Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
Melissa Clement, executive director of Nevada Right to Life, is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Fernley Republican Women, Sept.15 at the Fernley High School auditorium, 1300 Highway 95A.
The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The public is always invited to attend.
Combining a lifetime passion for politics with a deeply imbued need to stand for the littlest among us, Clement fights for the unborn and the elderly in the legislature, school boards, and in the community. In her opinion, there are two types of people – pro-life and going to be pro-life. Having come from the going to be group, she believes hearts and minds are won, one at a time, through gentle persuasion, humor, and compassion. Clement is a graduate of Reno High School and holds a BS in Marketing and a MA in Political Science from the University of Nevada. She represents Nevada on the board of directors of the National Right to Life Committee.
The FRW’s Caring for America/Adopt-a-Soldier Program collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank, along with donations of funds and care items for their adopted soldiers. The soldiers need single serving food items, personal care items and, most especially, cards and letters from home. The Literacy Committee collects new or slightly used children’s books for Bow Wow Books, an organization that teamed up with the Fernley library. Bow Wow Reading Dogs are non-judgmental certified therapy dogs who listen to children reading aloud. The dog’s handler has been educated on how to help readers learn to read. All contributions for these important programs will be greatly appreciated. Financial contributions can be sent to the FRW at P. O. Box 412, Fernley, Nevada 89408.
Fernley Republican Women is a group of women (and men as associate members) who share similar conservative values and ideals, and who are dedicated to increasing the influence and effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation.