A month-and-a-half before the November general election, the Moffat County Republican Women's Club is hoping to stoke the political interests of the community by hosting a speaker who's helped teach foreign governments about elections.
"I think it will be very interesting to hear about other countries' (electoral process)," said Corrie Scott, chairwoman of the Republican Women's group. "Maybe it will make us appreciate what we have in our country as far as the way we pick our leaders."
The Republican Women will host a special presentation Thursday by Henri-Karen Stone, a Gypsum resident and an instructor on a non-partisan teaching team at the Regional Women's Campaign School in Kuwait City in September 2005.
In Kuwait City, the objectives for the campaign school included:
- Provide political development training and encourage women to become politically involved in the Middle East and Africa.
- Highlight the political role of women in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Provide networking opportunities for women political leaders and activists.
- Identify ways to provide assistance to women seeking to participate in politics.
Stone's presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colorado Hwy. 13. The public is invited to attend the free, hour-long presentation. A chicken salad dinner will be available for $12.
Scott said the Republican Women's club meets a few times a year. They increase their activity during election years, she said.
Stone, who's been making presentations across the state and country, has been an active Republican.
When the opportunity presented itself to have her speak before the Moffat County group, the club jumped at chance, Scott said.
Stone's GOP resume includes serving as chairwoman of the Eagle County Republicans, president of the High Country Republican Women and working as Eagle County campaign manager for President George W. Bush and Governor Bill Owens.
Reservations for attending the presentation are accepted, but not required. To make reservations, call Pat Pearce at 824-3324.