Thank you for visiting the Austin Republican Women (ARW) website. The members of ARW have worked hard for 60 years to serve their community and to elect Republicans to local, state and national positions.
I hope you will attend one of our monthly meetings, which are held the first Thursday of the month, to hear one of our exciting speakers and network with engaged Republican women who share your values. Please feel free to contact email@example.com with any questions on how you can get involved today!
Please join us at our Tribute to Veterans Luncheon
ARW provides lunch for our veterans and active duty military in appreciation of their service.
Invite veterans and active duty military you know.
Please include branch and time of service when making reservation.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
11:30 – 1:00
Please be there and seated by 11:55
Austin Country Club
4408 Longchamp Drive
(off Westlake Drive at 360)
$30 cash or check only
Speaker: Jerry Singleton, Air Force Lt. Colonel, Ret.
After graduating from the Air Force Academy, Jerry attended pilot training at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas. He then completed advanced helicopter training after which he was sent to Southeast Asia. There he was assigned to an Air Base in Northern Thailand flying rescue missions over North Vietnam. While on such a mission flying a CH-3C (Call sign “Jolly Green”) on November 6, 1965 he was shot down over North Vietnam. After evading the enemy for five days he was captured by the North Vietnamese. Jerry was held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for more than seven years. He was released on February 12, 1973. Jerry then attended Dallas Theological Seminary and finished his Air Force career as a chaplain. (Military awards include: Silver Star ; Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross [with “V” device]; Bronze Star [3 with “V” devices]; Purple Heart ; and the Prisoner of War Medal. Upon retiring from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1985, Jerry attended graduate school in Accounting at the University of North Texas and became a CPA. He retired in 2002.
In 2008 Jerry married the love of his life, his wife, Geri. Between the two of them they have four sons and 14 grandchildren. Jerry and Geri currently live in Burleson, Texas.
RSVP Deadline is Tuesday, November 1 at noon http://austinrepublicanwomen.org/rsvp/