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Rae Lynne Chornenky featured speaker at ACRW meeting

August 14 marks an important date in the history of the Archuleta County Republican Women’s group.

Rae Lynne Chornenky from Washington D.C., president of the National Federation of Republican Women, will be the featured speaker at the ARCW meeting held at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Officers from the Colorado State Federation of Republican Women will also be present.

This is both an honor and humbling experience, because the ACRW group is the only Republican Women’s group in Colorado where Chornenky will be speaking.

Members of our local club have also gained recognition on the national and state level, as club president Marilyn Harris was recently elected second vice president of the Colorado State Federation of Republican Women. Club vice president Mary Ann Smith has been asked to travel the state, giving speeches on behalf of Republican Women.

Chornenky’s stay will be a pleasant and memorable experience because of the generosity of R.D. Whittington of The Springs EcoLuxe Resort and Spa, providing accommodations. We are most grateful to him.

In 2012, Rae Lynne Chomenky of Arizona was elected NFRW president and took office in January. Previously she served as first, second and fourth vice president of the NFRW. Her involvement with NFRW since joining in 1994 has also included serving on the NFRW board of directors, membership committee, program and achievement awards committees, served as vice chair of the NFRW Bylaws Committee and as NFRW state presidents coordinator.

Chornenky earned a bachelor’s degree (graduating magna cum laude), master’s degree in counseling and juris doctorate, all from Arizona State University. She has practiced law for 28 years and currently owns her own business, making her sensitive to the issues of running a corporation. In 1995, Chornenky retired from the superior court bench and went on to serve as a legislative attorney for an Arizona cabinet-level agency, drafting extensive legislation and successfully lobbying state budget issues, laws and regulatory acts. She has appeared in television, radio and print media, as well.

All are welcome to come and hear this distinguished NFRW president speak.

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