U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei.
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The Fernley Republican Women’s meeting Aug. 15 will feature guest speaker Congressman Mark Amodei, CD-2, who will update the organization on the House of Representatives and his take on what’s happening in Washington, D.C. The public is invited.
The meeting will be at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Born in Carson City, Amodei attended Carson High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduation, he attended the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, where, in 1983, he received his law degree. From 1983-87, Amodei served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, after which he worked as a lawyer in the private sector. He was president of the Nevada Mining Association from 2007-8.
Amodei was elected as a Nevada assemblyman and served from 1996-98. He was elected twice as a state senator and served from 1998-2010. During that time, he was President Pro Tempore for six years. In a special election on Sept. 13, 2011, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He left for Washington the next day and has been representing the people of Nevada ever since.
The FRW’s Caring for America Program collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank, and the Armed Forces/Homeland Security Program collects cleaning supplies, food and personal care items along with donations of funds for the Veterans Guest House in Reno. The Literacy Committee collects new and lightly 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 may be sent to the FRW at P. O. Box 412, Fernley, NV 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.
For information, contact Vida Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the FRW website fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.