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Florida’s first lady to celebrate Republican women’s club golden anniversary

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BELLEAIR — The Belleair Women’s Republican Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an April 4 “Birthday Bash” luncheon featuring Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott.
 
A number of local officials also are expected to attend the event to recognize the club’s golden anniversary.
 
“We are simply thrilled the governor’s wife has accepted our invitation to attend the anniversary event,” club president Claudia Thomas said. “Her attendance emphasizes the importance of this special day.  Fifty years is quite a milestone for our group, one of the oldest, most active and most respected women’s Republican clubs in the state.”
 
Thomas already has received a number of proclamations recognizing the club’s anniversary and achievements, including one from the City of Safety Harbor naming April as Belleair Women’s Republican Club Month and hopes the first lady will bring birthday greetings from her husband, Gov. Rick Scott.
 
“It would be just wonderful to have our governor take note of all the club has done to promote Republican candidates and causes in Pinellas County over the last 50 years,” Thomas said.
 
The celebration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane. In addition to Scott’s appearance, plans include music and other entertainment, a display of club memorabilia and party favors.
 
“We are going to have an old-fashioned birthday party,” Thomas said. “We spend most of the year being serious about issues and elections. For the club’s 50th, we just want to have some light-hearted fun.”
 
Registered Republicans are welcome to attend but must make a reservation as space is limited. A  payment of $25 must be received by April 1. Send checks made payable to BWRC to 410 Poinsettia Road, Belleair FL 33756.
 
For more information, send an email to wattsp7@aol.com or sherriemorton@tampabay.rr.com. 
 
The Belleair Women’s Republican Club was organized April 6, 1964. Membership is open to any registered Republican who believes in the party’s principles and supports its candidates. The club promotes an informed electorate, increasing the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government and broadening political understanding and knowledge of government at all levels.

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