Women Veterans of LA President to Speak at Wednesday’s RWC Meeting

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Submitted by Republican Women of Central


Anna Sanders, known to many in Central and nationally as the president of Women Veterans of Louisiana, will be the guest speaker at the Republican Women of Central’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon to be held Wednesday, January 18th at Sammy’s Grill in Central. This meeting will be the annual kickoff to the 2012 club year and the federal and municipal elections.

Doors open at 11:30a.m., meeting and luncheon begin promptly at 12p.m.

All registered Republicans are invited to attend and join RWC’s efforts to promote involvement, education, empowerment and increased participation of voters in the political process. RWC is a chartered club of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.

Membership renewals for 2012 are due before January 31.  Renewals are $35 per year for ladies who are active voting members and $25 for associate (non-voting) members who are men or ladies who are primary members of another LFRW club.

The 2012 Executive Committee and Committee Chairwomen will also be introduced. Each renewing and new member will receive a 2012 RWC Guidebook and have the opportunity to meet many new people in all branches of government, community and state leaders, and those who champion various causes.

Women Veterans of Louisiana has received many “salutes’ for all they do for women and men in the armed services, offering generous support globally for active duty and veterans. They seek to be involved and support all issues that face women in the armed services.  

Among these are providing provide care packages specifically to female soldiers who are deployed in Afghanistan, assist military units in their family day events, and make presentations to schools, churches and organizations.

The group was the recipient the "Women Veterans of the Year Award for 2010" by the Governor’s Office and the Veterans Administration Office at the Women Veterans Conference in Alexandria that year. Locally, the group was given the "Hand It On" Award from WAFB for their continuing programs to assist, honor and remember women veterans.

 Since 2008, these courageous women have participated in 115 funerals for women veterans in the state.

“We teach a class at LSU twice a year on Women in the Military during WWII,” says Sanders.

“We flew with WWII veterans to Washington DC with Louisiana Honor Air, bringing these veterans to see the WWII Monument along with all the other monuments in DC,” she added.

They also take part in all the Veterans Day Parades in Port Allen, Gonzales and Livingston.

Donations to the Women Veterans of Louisiana will be accepted the meeting. More information can be found on their Facebook page. RWC will support their efforts as well as the ongoing efforts for Blue Star Moms of Louisiana in 2012.

Cost to attend the meeting including lunch and door prize drawing are $15 for members, $20 for guests and non-members.

To become a member, sponsor or for upcoming event information, please email, visit our website at, LIKE our Facebook fan page at Republican Women of Central, Louisiana or contact Betsy Barnes, RWC First Vice President  (225)333-0018.

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