Garrett County Republican Women’s Meeting

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Garrett County Republican Women’s Club will host Dena Epenschied from the Leadership Institute.  The topic of Ms. Epenscheid’s presentation is “How to Grow Your Organization”.  All interested persons, regardless of political affiliation are invited to attend, with particular emphasis on those who serve in leadership positions in Garrett County volunteer organizations.

Dena graduated from Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky with degrees in Biology and Speech Communication. Dena serves the Leadership Institute as the Director of Grassroots Coalitions.  Much of her work has been focused on grassroots organizing, and training volunteers and fellow staffers.

Club President Luanne Ruddell explained, “This topic was chosen because the many hard-working organizations in our community are always seeking new members and generally rely on the same lists of people to accomplish all of the good work we read and hear about.  We are hopeful that Dena will provide ideas and motivation to assist us in reaching into the community to find others who are often willing to contribute, but just haven’t been asked.”

The event will be held at The Greene Turtle, McHenry, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  A dinner buffet will be provided, consisting of chicken strips, boneless chicken wings, cheese sticks, mozzarella caprese salad, apple pecan salad, caesar salad, cookies and brownies and 2 non-alcoholic beverages for $11.  To provide an approximate number of attendees to The Greene Turtle, those who are attending are asked to message the Garrett County Republican Women’s Facebook page or to contact Luanne Ruddell (at by Monday, May 13, 2019 to RSVP.