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Houston Co. Republican Women Meeting, Thursday, July 27, 2017, OUR SPEAKER is Melissa Rea, Development Director. for Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, AL. Houston County Republican Women will meet Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM at the Wiregrass Rehab Center at 795 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL. Lunch is $10.00 per person. To make your reservation, please call 334-392-0705 or email us at hcrwlunch@gmail.com. If you plan to attend the meeting and if you plan to have lunch, reservations are REQUIRED!! Be sure to have your reservations in by NOON, TUESDAY, July 25, 2017. It is very important to call your reservation in or email it before the DEADLINE and It is very important to call in your reservation to be sure that The Wiregrass Rehab will prepare enough food for everyone. We no longer keep a standing Reservation List!! Go to our Website www.hcrw.us or Facebook Page Houston County Republican Women to learn more about HOW to become a member. The cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. We also invite men to become a member of Houston Co. Republican Women. Ladies, bring your husband, or friend to come and join us!! Forms for membership are on our website, www.hcrw.us or they will be on the tables at the meeting. We need your Help! Please come out and learn more about how YOU can help your City, State and your Country! We need your Help to “Get Our Country Back Again”!!!

Attached is a photo of the guest speaker, Melissa Rea. Her Bio is listed below:

Melissa Rea is a native of Graceville, Florida and a graduate of Graceville High School. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a Master’s of Science in International Relations. She is married to Capt. Anthony Rea and they have two children.
As a third grader growing up in Graceville, Fla., Melissa Rea fell in love with the Wiregrass Museum of Art. Fast forward to 2016. When her husband, Capt. Anthony Rea, decided to retire from the U.S. Army, they agreed they wanted to return to their southern roots. That decision led Rea to check out the possibility of joining the WMA staff. Keeping an eye on all things related to the museum while living in Illinois, Rea learned of the position of director of development.

As the new director of development, it’s Rea’s responsibility to implement the vision of the museum’s board of directors through the creation of a strategic plan to ensure the museum’s growth. It’s a task she relishes.

Melissa says, she wants the museum to be a place that reflects the community and a place where we can challenge their interests. To do that, I have to look toward the next “This building is a place for inspiration.

Rea is also interested in expanding the museum’s outreach to area schools. She says WMA already works with Dothan City Schools and Houston County Schools to bring art to the elementary-age students.

She also stated the museum loves collaborating with other institutions and organizations. It is through those collaborations that the museum helps support local and regional artists.