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TEXAS YOUNG REPUBLICANS HOST 2011 LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: “HELLO’S & HANDSHAKES; PARLIMENTARY PROCEDURE, & EFFECTIVELY PASSING BILLS”
Austin, TX-January 18, 2011 -
Political etiquette, parliamentary procedure, and legislative and lobbying process were all part of the 2011 Texas Young Republican Federation Leadership Seminar held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum this past weekend in Austin, TX. The event coincided with other significant happenings in Austin, including the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 9th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature and Governor Perry’s Inauguration.
“Thank you Texas Young Republicans who came to our TYRF 2011 Leadership Seminar,” states Kristy Moore, Chair of the Texas Young Republican Federation.” What a GREAT day for TYRF! From a “handshake” to the “shakedown” on how legislation gets passed and parliamentary procedure keeps decorum and an agenda on task – Texas Young Republicans placed a HUGE brushstroke across Texas grassroots leadership and politics this past Saturday, Thank you for your investment!”
The fundamentals of parliamentary procedure, the importance of a proper handshake, and a how-to of writing and lobbying effective legislation were all part of the leadership seminar. Award winning speaker Jan Goss, CEO of Austin School of Protocol, Senate Parliamentarian Karina Davis, and Representative Wayne Christian (HD 9), all spoke during the day. The 2011 TYRF Leadership Seminar was made possible by the following sponsors: TX US Congressman Bill Flores, Jan Goss CEO of Austin School of Protocol, House Representatives Jimmie Don Aycock (HD 54), Sarah Davis (HD 134), Linda Harper Brown (HD 105), Allen Fletcher (HD 130), Debbie Riddle (HD 150), Dan Branch (HD 108), and Dr. Charles Schwertner (HD 20); the Williamson County Republican Party, CenTex Young Republican Club, Austin Nuts, Absolute Software, Tiff’s Treats, and Water 2 Wine.
“Wow! What a show of support and gratitude from elected officials and candidates for the more than 6000 volunteer hours the Texas Young Republicans contributed this election season,” states TYRF Finance Chair Elizabeth Miller Niles. “Through our sponsor’s financial contributions they also showed how much they believe in the Republican Party’s need to reach out to the young professional vote and to train them in the art of campaigning and legislative action. On behalf of TYRF, I express my sincere thanks to the many that supported this initiative! I look forward to working with many more officials who support our tireless efforts to recruit and train leaders.”
“Events like these would not be possible without the help of our elected officials and other conservative participants and leaders in the political process,” adds TYRF Special Events Director Sylvia Mayer.
Congressional candidate Dr. Donna Campbell, who fell only 15,000 votes (8 percentage points) short of defeating Democratic incumbent Lloyd Doggett, spoke on Sunday as did Representatives Stefani Carter (HD 102) and Ken Sheets (HD 107). An energetic speaker, Dr. Campbell spoke about the job-killing Obamacare legislation and how we must remain vigilant in our fight to halt it. Freshmen Representatives Carter and Sheets spoke about the challenges and new experiences facing freshman legislative representatives just completing their first week in office. Dr. Campbell, Representative Carter and Sheets, and Freshmen State Representative James White (HD 12) sponsored the TYRF Winter Board Meeting held on Sunday.
The Texas Young Republicans would also like welcome two new chartered Texas Young Republican Clubs to the federation: The El Paso Young Republicans and the Northeast Tarrant County Young Republicans. These two new groups are headed by Russell Booth and Giovanni Capriglione respectively. Lastly, the Texas Young Republican Federation unveiled their new website on Sunday. Go to www.texasyoungrepublicans.com and check it out!