Convention Program

Friday, February 9

1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Convention Registration (Hotel Lobby)

3:00 p.m. Hotel Check-In begins

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Session:  Treasurer Training - Susan Barrick TDW Treasurer

5:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite opens

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Ava Winchester, Ava’s Live & Laugh (comedian), Cash bar available during performance

Silent Auction will be in the Ballroom--open until Gala Dinner on Saturday evening.

TDW Office located in the Blanco Room throughout the convention.

Saturday, February 10

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Hospitality Suite

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Convention Registration (Hotel Lobby)

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, Carol Jablonski, TDW President (Ballroom),

Pledges (U.S. and Texas) “Honor the Texas Flag; I pledge allegiance to thee,

Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

Moment of Silence

Business Meeting:

Welcome to Austin - Stephen Adler, Mayor of Austin

Introduction of Officers – Carol Jablonski

Greetings from National Democratic Party – Betty Richie

Greetings from Texas Democratic Party – Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa

Greetings from NFDW – Emma D. Allen, Chair of Rules Committee

Recognition of Financial Council and Elected Officials – Carol Jablonski

Minutes – Mary Ho, Secretary

Treasurer’s Report – Susan Barrick, Treasurer

Committee Reports:

  • Communications – Barbara Gardner, Vice President and Chair
  • Membership – Sharon Davis, Chair
  • Bylaws – Lenna Webb
  • Elections – Tammie Hartgroves

Election of Officers and Board

BREAK – during counting of ballots

Installation of Officers and Board – Honorable Fredericka Phillips

11:15 to 11:45 a.m. 30-minute break

Ballroom must be cleared to set up Star Awards Luncheon

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Stars Awards Luncheon

Keynote Speaker – Kim Olson, democratic candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Presentation of TDW’s 2018 Stars – Carol Jablonski and Cindy James

Presentation of Chapter Achievement, Chapter Newsletter and Scrapbook Winners, Carol Jablonski

President’s Awards:

Outstanding Member of the Year Award, Cindy James – intro by Carol Jablonski

Special Presentation to Carol Jablonski – intro by Cindy James

10-minute break

1:40 – 2:30 p.m. Candidate Forum, Into by Betty Richie

WORKSHOPS

2:35 – 3:25 p.m. Diversity (African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ, Millennials, 55+) in the Texas Democratic Party, panel discussion (Rose Simpson, Mari Regalado, Kat Sanders, Samantha Rueda, Vicki Moore)

2:35 – 3:25 p.m. Forum on the State of Texas Public Schools, Dr. Carla Morton, Vanessa Adia, Beth Llewelyn McLaughlin

3:35 – 4:30 p.m. TDW Website, Barbara Gardner & Merri Dennis

3:35 - 4:30 p.m. How to Elect Democrats in Rural Texas, Betty Richie and Jo Ann Jenkins.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Break – Hospitality Suite will be open

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception – Special Guests, Kim Olson and Mike Collier

7:00 p.m. GALA AWARDS DINNER

Dr. Mae Jackson Female Elected Official Award – Victoria Neave, intro by Jo Ann Jenkins & Bettie Richie

Oscar Mauzy Humanitarian Award – Sheriff Sally Hernandez, intro by Catherine Mauzy

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – The Honorable Sarah Weddington, intro by Donna Beth McCormick

Music during the Cocktail Reception and after the Awards Dinner provided by Kat Sanders.

IN THE INTERESTS OF CONSERVATION, PLEASE DROP YOUR HANGING NAME BADGES IN THE RECEPTACLE OUTSIDE THE BALLROOM DOORS AFTER THE AWARDS DINNER.

Sunday, February 11

9:30 a.m. – noon TDW 2018 Winter Board Meeting (Blanco Room), Breakfast provided for Board members

Thanks to the following individuals and chapters for their assistance with our Convention:

Registration – TCDWC

Hospitality Room – Vali and Bill Brannon

Silent Auction – Hood County

Star Awards and Gala Dinner Table Decorations – TDW of Central Texas