BELLEAIR – Belleair Women’s Republican Club will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding at a birthday bash luncheon Friday, April 4.
The guest of honor and featured speaker will be Florida’s First Lady, Ann Scott. A number of local officials are also expected to attend the event and bring official greetings recognizing the club’s golden anniversary.
“We are simply thrilled the governor’s wife has accepted our invitation to attend the anniversary event,” said BWRC President Claudia Thomas, in a press release.
“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 has already received a number of proclamations recognizing BWRC’s anniversary and achievements, including one from the City of Safety Harbor naming April Belleair Women’s Republican Club Month. She is hoping Mrs. Scott will bring birthday greetings to the club from her husband.
“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 BWRC Birthday Bash will be held at Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to Mrs. Scott’s appearance, plans for the event include special decorations, music and other entertainment, a display of club memorabilia and party favors.
“We are going to have an old-fashioned birthday party,” said Thomas. “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 the BWRC Birthday Bash, but must make a reservation and pay ahead of time, as space is limited.
The cost is $25, and payment must be received by April 1. Send checks made payable to BWRC to 410 Poinsettia Road, Belleair, FL 33756.
The Belleair Women’s Republican Club was organized April 6, 1964. New membership is open to any registered Republican believing in the principles of the Republican Party and intending to support its candidates.
Purposes of the club also include promoting 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.