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DFRW Year in Review

DFRW Year in Review

This has been one of the most challenging weeks of our life and our nation’s history….one that could and will change our country, one way or another. 

 

We have all worked hard for the outstanding candidates we had last year, so I thought I would like to say thank you to the volunteers and the candidates, as well as recap some of those achievements in Delaware.

We started the year with training…some leadership for our members 2020 and largely candidate and campaign trainings for dozens of candidates and campaign volunteers.   DFRW, in partnership with the Delaware GOP, brought in-person training workshops to Dover through the renowned Leadership Institute, where we were able to train, feed and accommodate dozens of men and women at the DFRW Building in Dover.    

Once the pandemic hit, we shifted to a variety of online training sessions with NFRW’s, Holly Robichaud, who many of you know from her prior in person training sessions here in Dover.   

We had a great slate of statewide candidates, all of whom have participated in various Republican training programs over the last five years. 

We had some great candidates at many levels up and down our state.  

 

Our four clubs maintained and increased their 2020 membership numbers, over the 2019 numbers.  Congratulations. Just a reminder that each federated club in Delaware is a part of the Delaware Federation which is art of the National Federation….55,000 strong and counting!

DFRW members serve on both the boards of our clubs and the Building Fund, in addition to their local DEGOP Regions in a variety of capacities.    In a small state like Delaware, we wear many hats.   I am very proud of the accomplishments of our clubs and the support and resources we have provided the candidates, in spite of the limitations for meetings, etc. 

In terms of civic engagement, our clubs provided scholarships, donations and volunteers for candidates and their campaigns, support for veterans in need, whether it was socks or clothing for female veterans returning to work and civilian life, to name a few. 

 

Thank you to State Representative Ruth Briggs King for keynoting out 68th Annual Convention and all who hosted and participated.

 

Enjoy some photos from 2020, including convention.

151st General Assembly to Meet for the First Time

151st General Assembly to Meet for the First Time

 Delaware General Assembly Begins its 2021 Session  Tuesday

 

The members of the 151st Delaware General Assembly will meet for the first time Tuesday as lawmakers begin their 2021 legislative session.
 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, legislators will start their new session as they ended their last one — virtually.
 
Tuesday’s action in the House of Representatives will include the administration of the Oaths of Office, the adoption of House Rules, and the examination of the Certificates of Election.
 
While the General Assembly is meeting virtually this session, the public will have an opportunity to watch a live stream and will also be able to playback the recorded proceedings.
 
Committee meetings will be streamed online and citizens will be able to offer testimony during the virtual events.
 
The guidelines below outline how the public can watch and participate. These protocols are new and are a departure from how the legislature streamed and archived content last year:
 
  1. To watch the House and Senate’s LIVE session proceedings: Go to legis.delaware.gov. Click on the appropriate link under “Live Proceedings” (near the upper right corner of the page).
  2. To watch the House and Senate’s recorded proceedings: Go to legis.delaware.gov. Go to “MEETINGS & ARCHIVES” (found at the top right corner of the page) to access the archived material on YouTube.
  3. For the public to watch legislative committee meetings: Go to legis.delaware.gov. Go to the “Legislative Calendar” (middle left side of the page) for the list of committee meetings. Click on the appropriate committee meeting and then select “meeting link” to sign-up to receive a ZOOM link for that event. There will be an opportunity for public participation.
  4. There are currently no plans to record and archive committee meetings, so they will only be accessible as they are streamed.