April 2017
Thank You To Our Annual Sponsors

 To Our New Members!

Please extend 
a warm welcome:

Active  Members

Dr. Kaete Archer
Corey Bailey
Amy Blake
Christina Demaria
Linda Dolente
Susan Hammerling
Laura Hazlett
Ruth Kaufhold
Diane Masterson
Carol Meehl
Linn Murray
Janet Scioli
Pam Stamm
Kathryn Treschl

Associate Members

Ronald Thomas

April Birthdays

Dorothy Russell
Helen Franta
12 Julie Richardson
Carla Wren
Ellen Albritton
Ruth Oblack
Ayn Samuelson
19 Ron Frye
21 Susan Blesch
24 Lillian Kohler
25 Grace Boyd
27 Mary Fontaine
Dale Abrahams
Sheryl Denan
30 Cristina Gonzalez
30 Amy Blake

Upcoming Events

April 10

BFRW Meeting

Duran Golf Club
11:00 AM

April 20


May 8

Holiday Inn Hotel

September 14-17

NFRW Convention


October 27-29

October FFRW Convention

Cocoa Beach

November 4

Honor The Veterans & Military
and Fundraiser Auction


Don W. Murphy
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
To Be Guest Speaker At
BFRW's April Luncheon

Since opening on January 12, 2016, nearly 1,700 veterans and their families have been laid to rest at the new 318-acre Cape Canaveral National Cemetery located in Scottsmoor, in northern Brevard County. 

The cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 163,000 Veterans for the next 100 years.

Last month, the new columbarium opened, which features 7,200 niches for placement of cremation urns.

Don W. Murphy is Director of the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.  Mr. Murphy is responsible for all burial, maintenance and administrative operations at the new cemetery and does so with the utmost in grace and empathy.

Mr. Murphy joined the National Cemetery Administration in May 1992 as a Clerk Typist at the Nashville National Cemetery and subsequently held positions as Cemetery Administrator and Cemetery Caretaker.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Murphy was the Deputy Director of Memorial Programs Service (MPS) in Washington. He held the title of Chief of Operations from March 2006 before it was re-designated as Deputy Director.

Mr. Murphy is a U.S. Army Veteran. He served with the 101st Airborne Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Murphy on

April 10,  2017
11:00 AM

at the

Duran Golf Club
7032 Stadium Parkway | Viera

Plate Lunch is $20 
Salad, Chicken Marsala, Dessert

Vegetarian & Gluten Free Available

Cancellations accepted 48 hours prior to meeting.
No shows and late cancellations will be billed.

or Call 321-727-1212

RSVP Deadline: Monday - April 5 at 12 Noon

President's Message

Greetings to all and Happy Springtime, 

This is the time for growth of the Republican Party and we need to continue striving to register more Republicans in Brevard

Since the Independent Party is no longer being recognized by the State of Florida, 14,000 individuals  were placed in the NPA category.   We will be helping the BREC contact these individuals and urge their registration  to Republican .  If you want to help with this, please let me know. 

We will be helping set up Voter Registration  through out the county and  need your help. 

If you know of any events, festivals, etc  coming up that would permit us to set up a voter r egistration  table, please contact me. 

President Trump needs our  help and we need supportive Letters to the Editor sent to the newsmedia and social media. 

Our club recently became a member of the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce and will be attending their events.  If you are a member and want to help, please let me know. 

Deanna Reiter will be leading the April meeting with the assistance of Debbie Colangelo

Elaine Scott Bridgman and I will be in Tallahassee  at the FFRW Legislative Days.

I look forward to seeing you all in May for our Women's Health Forum. 

Go Trump!
Beth Young
President, BFRW
District Executive, FFRW

All New 
Co-Chaired  B
Elaine Scott Bridgman 
Liz Oros

The BFRWomen Mean Business will present a forum and round table discussion about public relations strategy for small business. 
The meeting to be held at the  Remax Elite Training Center at  602 Farcenda Place in Melbourne from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. and is open to all BFRW members. 
A former Director of Promotion and Tourism for the City of Baltimore and Public Relations Firm CEO, Elaine Scott Bridgman, Author/Motivational Speaker, will discuss how to best " Blow Your Own Horn" and get your company noticed, through editorial prerogative and best communicate with business writers and editors.
She will offer tips about interesting "hooks", events, story strategy and rules of the road.  
Agatha K Hall, a licensed financial consulatant will assist with information about Do's and Don'ts of social media promotion.  
Next meeting:

Thursday, April 20
5:00 to 7:00 PM

We pledge to uplift and refer one another every third Thursday each month.  Bring your own refreshments.
We expect to grow into one of Brevard's most effective, rewarding, and active networking, and leads groups.
Elaine Scott Bridgman:
Liz Oros:

 Scholarships Available For High School And College Students 

Lillian Banks Scholarship $1,000 for female or male high school senior or college student.  

Deadline April 28, 2017

Visit  www.brevardfederatedrepublicanwomen.org,  Click COMMUNITY OUTREACH, 
for more info and applications.

Contact and submit to: 

Diane Norwood Steven
BFRW Scholarship Chairman
or grandkids80@gmail.com

Paid for and approved by the BFRW, Inc.

Send submission requests, questions or comments to: 
Beth Young