2017: What a year!

As we come to the end of 2017, it strikes me that we have had quite a year!
Here's a quick summary:

January

> Gary Teal appointed TCRP Executive Director.
> Tracey Carroll appointed Deputy Executive Director.

March

> The annual TCRP Reagan Gala was held, featuring U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Land Commissioner George P. Bush, with 200+ people attending and resulting in a net profit of over $60,000.

June

> James Dickey elected Republican Party of Texas chairman (for unexpired term, ending in 2018)
> Matt Mackowiak elected TCRP chairman (for unexpired term, ending June 2018).

July

> 1st ever Summer Bash with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick with 300 tickets sold and 280+ people in attendance.
> TCRP hits $100,000 annual revenue goal.


September

> First TCRP-sponsored Abbott University training held (on a thunderous and rainy night!), resulting in more than 25 volunteers trained.
> Patrick McGuinness appointed TCRP Executive Vice Chair.

October

> TCRP moves into an expanded office on the same floor of our current building, to allow the party and the primary operations to be co-located (saving us money).
Michael Morris appointed Primary Administrator.
> TCRP expanded to ten full committees and approved the appointment of committee chairs.
> Second Abbott University training held, resulting in more than 20 volunteers trained.

November

> Joint 2018 Senate District Convention date and location was confirmed and announced - the earliest this has ever been done (SD 14, 21, 24 and 25, Saturday, Mar. 24, East Austin College Prep., 5800 E. MLK Blvd). Sponsorship info here!


> Our new website is unveiled on the NationBuilder platform -- TravisGOP.com.

December

> The annual TCRP Christmas Party was held at the home of Kent & Elise Grusendorf with over 150 people in attendance, including 16 elected officials and candidates (resulting in 150+ pounds of food and $250 donated to the Central Texas Food Bank).
> TCRP Chairman's Circle announced (see below for details).
> The primary ballot draw was held for all contested races in Travis County.
> TCRP's chairman, executive vice chairman, executive director, deputy executive director and communications director hold a planning meeting for 2018.

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WILL YOU HELP US KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM FOR 2018?

Can you help?

Please consider making a year-end contribution to the Travis County GOP here.

Any gift you can make will help us grow the party, elect more Republicans and advance conservatism in 2018.

Thank you!
Sincerely,
Matt Mackowiak, 
Chairman
Travis County Republican Party

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