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Bandera County Republican Women chose Lila Ward as their new Club Secretary and gave current Club Treasurer Ama Baker membership duties during Feb. 5’s club meeting, which also featured a presentation from Club President Carolyn Rutherford on “Texas ready” and emergency preparedness.

“Nobody is evely completely ready for an emergency,” said Rutherford during her presentation, given as the arrival of spring brings the possibility of flooding, tornadoes and other severe weather in Bandera County.

Rutherford said Bandera County residents possibly wait up to three days for assistance from state or federal emergency management services should a wide are event take place.

According to Rutherford’s presentation, the first step in emergency preparedness is to make a written plan and share it within the family. Plans should include provision for building a kit or box containing items needed during a possible three day wait for help, including a document bag and provisions for a three-clay of non-perishable food and fresh water.

Rutherford recommended collecting three gallons of water per day for each household member and each pet. This three-gallon personal supply would be in addition to water collected to flush toilets and for bathing.

She also suggested the emergency kits contain medicine and hygiene items, communications supplies, comfort items and lighting sources with fresh batteries.

Putting together a backpack for each member of the household was also outlined should residents have to walk out of an area to reach help.

Following the presentation, the club resumed its business meeting by reviewing over the 2021 Special Event schedule, and Susan Junker reported on the update of the club’s bylaws and provided a detailed handout of the club’s 2021 goals.

Rebecca Green gave a talk on “what it means to be a Republican.”

The next meeting of the Bandera County Republican women will be on March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Silver Sage Dining Room. The guest speaker will be Lynn Haueter, the Bandera County Republican Party Chairperson.