New Member Tea
A Cool, Crisp Day for Afternoon Tea
By Karin Walker
A delightful time was had by all those who were present at the PWRC New Member Tea on April 28th. This annual event had been especially missed over the past two years and it was marvelous to gather again as PWRC Member, Kate Marshall, opened her lovely home to close to 50 people. Gail Plamondon began with a moving prayer followed by Lisa Schuster leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The delicious mini-sandwiches, deviled eggs, spinach cakes, variety of light fare and desserts were eagerly consumed along with hot tea and coffee served in style.
PWRC President, Jennifer Ellington, presented our most recent club award, the Maryland Shield Award and our newly elected 1st Vice President, Helene Meister, was officially introduced. Extraordinary recognition was given to our longest running member, Jane Leeson. Jane has been an exceptional pillar to PWRC and has remained a member for 50 years. Jane has served in numerous board positions, club committees and as a valued mentor to countless members.
Our phenomenal speaker, Ms. Nicole Bennett spoke with great enthusiasm on "America, Strength and Civility." As the 1st Vice Chair of the Maryland GOP, Nicole inspired and entertained us with her personal stories and referenced her deep affection for our country and its flag.
Over a dozen recent new members to the club were recognized and an exciting Membership Drive was launched that afternoon. Our fashionable group looked extra festive in their dresses, hats and smiles while many photos were captured.
We encourage Montgomery County Republican women and men to join our wonderful Club today. We are a place where conservatives come to feel welcome here in Montgomery County. Check us out at: www.potomacwomensrepublicanclub.com