2018 Gallery
Keep Texas Red

August 9, 2018
Barbara Bush Literacy Project
Empowering Irving's next generation through reading. The Irving Republican Women generously donated a set of early reading books by Dr. Seuss to the Irving Public Library. The library recently wrapped up its annual Summer Reading Challenge, which provides educational programs and reading materials aimed at keeping young minds busy during the summer break.

Lynn Maher, President Elena Blake, Irving Public Library's Interim Director Ben Toon, Vice President Campaigns Pam Brown, Library Services Supervisors Corine Barberena (Programs), and Michael Kirwan (Collections) at the South Irving Library’s Kids Zone presenting books to the Irving Public Library.

August 16, 2018

DCRP Minority Engagement Committee members Maria Garcia, Eugene Ralph, Larry Miller and Elena Blake (President of IRW) registering folks at the Big Town Mall Gun Show in Mesquite.

August 29, 2018
The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce hosted their August Membership Mixer State of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the DFW area at the Courtyard Dallas Carrollton and Conference Center.

Enjoying the mixer were Tony Ortiz, Empower Texans, Karen Liu Pang, newly elected president of the chamber, Elena Blake, President of the Irving Republican Women and Representative Matt Shaheen.

September 8, 2018
Chris Salcedo hosted the debate between Marc Veasey and Willie Billups candidates for CD33. Except that Veasey was a no show!

Kelly Paulsen, Michael Avari, Chris Salcedo, Elena Blake and Sharon Kappers having fun with Chris Salcedo, a veteran broadcaster, author and a political analyst.

September 18, 2018
Texas Regional Conference 2018 hosted by Greater Dallas Asian America Chamber at UTD Naveen Jindal School of Business,

Newly elected president Karen Liu Pang of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber (center), Elena Blake, President of IRW and friends.

September 21, 2018
Senator Ted Cruz stopped on his way into the debate at SMU's McFarlin Auditorium Friday evening and surprised the hundreds of patriots at the sold-out Cruz Debate Watch Party at Dave & Busters.

Brenda, Elena and Elaine checked in guests at Dave & Busters.

September 22, 2018
The 10th FFAP Fashion for a Passion by ATG Against the Grain Production, Saturday, a non profit dedicated to Producing films, media and events that promote awareness and unity of Asian American culture, artistry and identity,

Wesley and QC Stone, founders of The Source of Hope, Tammy Nguyen, founder of the ATG Against the Grain Production, Elena Blake, President of IRW and DCRP Minority Engagement Vice chair and Kimberly Lambert, The Source of Hope.

October 4, 2018
Leadership Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce 2018 Jennings and Flor Smith Community Service Award

Pam Brown, Vice President, Campaign Activities/Legislative and Beth Bowman, President of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.
Pam was awarded the 2018 Jennings and Flor Smith Community Service Award for over twenty years of revitalizing and working on Leadership Irving-Colinas.

October 27, 2018
Third Annual North Texas Celebration of Life benefiting Texas Right to Life. Keynote Speaker: Pam Tebow. Hyatt Regency Dallas

Sharon Kappers IRW member, Elena Blake, IRW President and Judy Porter. DCRP Communications Director

November 12, 2018
IRW general meeting at IHOP Restaurant with guest speaker Ismael Ortiz, Jr. (Junior), Ambassador for Carry the Load. Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families.

Elena Blake, IRW President, Ismael Ortiz, Jr. (Junior) and Tina Aviles, IRW Vice President of Programs

November 14, 2018
GDAACC Women’s Business Conference. The theme of the conference: The Power of “We” Moving Forward The goal of the Women’s Business Forum is to engage, edify, enhance and develop others especially women to become successful in their business, career, and life. FunAsia Richardson

Judy Porter, DCRP Communications Director, Karen Liu Pang, GDAACC President and Elena Blake, IRW President

November 24, 2018
Preparing soup for the Source of Hope Feeding the Homeless Program at the Cornerstone Baptist Church Kitchen. The Source of Hope empowers and provides hope to individuals in need.

Elena Blake, Lisa Hiroms, Levi Hiroms Sam Hiroms and Vanessa Y. Serrano.

December 8, 2018
Texas Right to Life Christmas Dinner at The Ranch in Las Colinas.

Susan Fountain, Jim Graham, President Texas Right Life, Elena Blake and Carol Smith.

December 10, 2018
Minority Engagement Christmas Party at DCRP Headquarters and dinner at Asian Mint.