(Note as you read this, whether you are close enough to attend this Chapter or not, Chapters like this meet all around the country. You can start one, too, by contacting the national office at 202-488-7000 or [email protected].)
Lakewood CWA Chapter of Concerned Women for America (CWA) continues to meet regularly after 30 years. Actually, it might as well be called the Pauline Bostron Chapter, as Pauline was the organizer, hostess and educator of the group for most of those years.
Pauline passed away on January 22 of this year at the age of 91. Her love of God and this nation, which He so graciously allowed her to be born into, were the driving forces behind a life of educating Christian women, her children and grandchildren in the hope that the America she was given would continue to bless those in the next generations.
Over 25 years ago, Mary Ann Bruno became the official CWA Prayer/Action Chapter Leader. Her strong prayer focus has been a tremendous blessing. Choosing a timely devotional or faith-building book and reading a chapter at a time over several months has been our key ingredient to any victory of which we have been a part. She continues to direct us to do all things with prayer and faith in our Savior Jesus Christ.
The meetings are always full of lively discussions; each lady brings an item of political or social interest as they have concern; the discussion often leads to stronger positions that can be articulated in each member’s circles of influence. When it seems useful, letters are drafted and sent under the signatures of Chapter members. Books, book titles, and opportunities to attend Christian and political events are shared. Congressmen, state senators and representatives and leaders of organizations have come to visit Chapter meetings and shared issues, concerns and prayer with the group.
The group recently attended a Voice of the Martyrs event held in Denver. They have attended the pro-life event at the State Capitol as a group several times; a member of the group served as a CWA lobbyist at the state legislature many years ago, and a number of political and Christian activities have been attended and participated in by members of this Chapter over the years. Chapter members have served as Precinct Committee Women and District Captains and organized voter registration events and candidate and issue forums at their respective churches.
The Pauline Bostron Chapter of Concerned Women for America meets, generally, on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a Chapter for those who believe that prayer changes things and are interested in discussing the political and social agenda of our city, state and country Lively discussion is an energizer and a concern for our nation requires you to do something. As this Chapter ages, there is much to share with the upcoming generation. Call Mary Ann Bruno, (303)239-8293 if you are interested in attending their next meeting. You will be glad you did!