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Sussex Republican Women prepare for new club year; next meeting set Feb. 27

February 22, 2019

Sussex County Republican Women’s Club held a luncheon meeting Jan. 23 in the clubhouse at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown. The first order of business was to discuss changes to the club’s by-laws and announce the nominating committee members tasked with selecting a new slate of officers for next year.

Club member Gale White spoke about the Dictionary Project. This is a national program which purchases dictionaries for third-grade students all over the country. The dictionaries are distributed for children to keep so they may not only improve their own English language skills but also help other family members at home. Many students in area schools have parents and grandparents whose primary language is Spanish, so the dictionary is an important tool to improve multigenerational literacy. So far, more than 1.3 million students have received dictionaries this year, and over 31.4 million cumulatively. SCRWC is proud to have sponsored over 1,000 of these books, and local third-graders at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School were among the recipients. For more information go to www.dictionaryproject.org.

SCRWC will hold its next luncheon meeting at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Sussex County Association of Realtors office, 23407 Park Ave., Georgetown. Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker and House Minority Leader Daniel Short will be the featured speakers. For required reservations, contact Carol Andrejko, ccandrejko@aol.com or 302-945-8737.

The mission of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club is to assist in the election of Republican candidates, act as an advocate for the Republican Party’s principles, and empower women to participate in the political process. SCRWC, the largest Republican Women’s Club in Delaware, has been actively engaging women in the political process for more than six decades. For more information, visit www.scrwc.net.