President ~ Penny Sattgast
1st Vice President ~ Catherine Barranco 2nd Vice President ~ Beka Zerbst
3rd Vice President ~ Heidi Engelhart
4th Vice President ~ Kirsten Bradsky
Secretary ~ Laci Sosa (not pictured)
Treasurer ~ Connie Wagner
Member at Large ~ Jeni Boerger
Member at Large ~ Tina Mullaly (not pictured)
Member at Large ~ Paula Van Sharrel (not pictured)
Member at Large ~ Terri Jorgenson (not pictured)
Past President ~ Sandy Rhoden
SDFRW Year in Review By Catherine Barranco
As the year comes to an end and we enter a new one, so does my presidency of SDFRW. It has been a pleasure to work with so many women of
strength and passion for our state and our nation. I stepped in to serve under abnormal circumstances 18 months ago. We started out in a small, rocky fishing boat with winds from all sides and a couple of holes in the hull. But today, we are a mighty ship gliding full steam ahead. With the challenge of the year 2020, I believe it has happened only to open our eyes and give us the courage to do what looks to be a more challenging year than the last. In fact, it is amazing what we accomplished, ‘despite’ spending most of the year in a pandemic. The way we continue to preserve our way of life and protect our constitution is through having a strong voice, serving with ‘boots on the ground’, and to stand united. We all know that the world is run by those who ‘show up’.
It has been exciting to draw out the gifts and talents of these ladies and utilize them for very good things. We have enjoyed unity and are becoming a better, well-oiled machine as we move forward. I thank our club Presidents for stepping up to do great things in their communities, as well as secretaries and treasurers who have duties to fulfill. We have some outstanding members. Our full Executive Board has dealt with challenging decisions and have worked through both hardships and blessings together in a positive way. I’m thankful for our treasurer, Tina Mulally, who goes above and beyond her duties to make things run smoothly. I am proud to hand off the gavel to my 1st Vice President, Penny Sattgast. She has been extremely engaged and will do a wonderful job as our next President. I’m thankful for every member of SDFRW and for the support I have received during my tenure.
May we realize that “Hindsight is 2020” as we look forward to the unknown new year, and remember that life is what we ‘purpose’ to make it.
May you all be richly blessed in the coming months and years. “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
Dear SDFRW members,
What an amazing honor and privilege it is to have been elected to serve as your new President for the 2021-2022 term! I am so proud to belong to an organization that has worked tirelessly to make a difference amidst the many obstacles that 2020 has inherently placed before us. Under the leadership of President Sandy Rhoden, SDFRW has accomplished so much, as she has truly put us ‘on the map’ as an organization that knows how to put ‘boots on the ground’!
I am excited to keep our ‘boots on the ground’ efforts moving across all focus areas and plan to not only continue our youth engagement efforts, but grow them exponentially, as our youth are the future of the Republican party and will be the ones left to protect and defend our freedoms.
2 Timothy 4:7 states, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
Under my leadership, I will work towards ensuring that our organization:
1- Continues to fight the good fight: (as we promote good republican candidates and stand up to liberal ideas and infiltration into our schools and public policies).
2- Finishes each race: (as we work hard and support one another to achieve and deliver real results with our identified goals).
3- Keeps the faith: (as we always remember that God guides us and gives us our strength through all our endeavors.
God bless every one of you, and have a Merry Christmas!
Penny Sattgast- SDFRW President-Elect
Helping Families with Loved Ones Overseas.