TDW Convention 2020 – Standing Tall, Stepping Up!

February 7-9, 2020

Wyndham Garden Hotel and Conference Center

3401 South I-H 35, Austin TX

Friday, February 7

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

3:00 – 7:00 p.m.          Convention Registration (Hotel Lobby)

5:00 p.m.                     Hospitality Suite Opens

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.          Pod Bless Texas with Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno (Lady Bird Lake Room)

The Silent Auction will remain open in the Ballroom through the Gala Dinner Saturday evening.

The TDW Office is located in the Blanco Room throughout the convention.

Saturday, February 8

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

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


Welcome & Call to Order: TDW President María Regalado

Pledges (U.S. and Texas) “Honor the Texas Flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

Welcome & Introductions, María Regalado

Welcome to Austin, Mayor Steve Adler

Greetings from the Texas Democratic Party – Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa

Greetings from the Democratic National Committee –

Greetings from the NFDW – Hon. Susan Shelton, NFDW Recording Secretary

Recognition of Elected Officials

Recognition of TDW Finance Council, Chapter Officers, & Introduction of Officers

Minutes – Mary Terry

Treasurer’s Report – Kenna Giffin

10-minute Break

Committee Reports:

  • Communications – Kassandra Elejarza, Vice President and Chair
  • Finance - Joyce Franklin, Chair
  • Membership – Barbara Gardner, Chair
  • Bylaws – Carol Jablonski, Chair
  • Elections – Tammie Hartgroves, Chair

Election of Officers and Board

Installation of Officers and Board –

30-minute Break – The Ballroom must be cleared to set up Star Awards Luncheon.

11:45 – 1:30 p.m.     STAR AWARDS LUNCHEON

Presentation of Star Awards – María Regalado and Sue Barrick

Presentation of Chapter Achievement, Chapter Newsletter and Scrapbook Winners

President’s Awards Presentations

Texas Democratic Women Member of the Year Award –

CANDIDATE FORUM 1:30 - 2:30     

  • U.S. Senate Candidates
  • U.S. Representative Candidates
  • Candidates for Texas House & Senate
  • Statewide Judicial Candidates
  • District Judicial Candidates

WORKSHOP SESSIONS I: 2:35 – 3:25 p.m.        

  • workshop one
  • workshop two
  • workshop three

WORKSHOP SESSIONS II:  3:35 – 4:30 p.m.        

  • workshop one
  • workshop two
  • workshop three

4:30 – 530 p.m.   Break – Hospitality Suite will be open

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Cocktail Reception


Dr. Mae Jackson Female Elected Official Award

Oscar Mauzy Humanitarian Award


Sunday, February 9

9:30 a.m. – noon     Winter Board Meeting, Sue Barrick presiding (Blanco Room)