Thursday, January 19, 2012

Madison County Republican Women

First Lady Dianne Bentley spent some time with the Madison County Republican Women on Tuesday while she was in Huntsville. She attended a luncheon at the Holiday Inn downtown and spoke to the ladies and gentlemen about living in the Alabama Governor's Mansion. She refers to the Mansion as a grand ole lady, describing her as tall, stately, and grand. However, much upkeep is needed to preserve the history of this Alabama landmark. One of her goals as First Lady is to preserve the architectural and historical integrity of the home and to create a furniture archives for future first families to use.

The First Lady concluded by thanking the women for their support and encouragement.

Madison County Stand for Life

'Stand for Life' marks rally protesting Roe v. Wade

Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 3:53 PM     Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7:41 PM
-- Two brave women made life-changing decisions by allowing the babies they couldn’t care for to be adopted -- and those decisions continue to bless her own family,  Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley told a crowd of nearly 100 Tuesday at the annual Stand for Life.
“People ask which two of our four sons are adopted, but we always say we’ve loved them for so long, we can’t remember,” Bentley said.
Bentley was the keynote speaker at the hour-long rally that also included Alabama Chief Justice Chuck Malone; former Chief Justice Roy Moore; state Sen. Clay Scofield; U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’ wife, Martha, who read a letter from Brooks, Madison County Commission chairman candidate Wayne Parker; County Commission candidates David Michael Smith from District 2 and Scott Jones from District 3, local activists and clergy.

Stand For Life 2012


Last week, First Lady Dianne Bentley traveled to Greenville to speak to the Rotary Club and tour some of their education facilities. Her first stop was the Board of Education. Inside are two programs that promote early learning and education. The ages of the children range from a few months to a few years and teachers implement various classroom techniques to prepare the children for school. The First Lady was able to read to the pre-k children that day and commented about the honesty of that age. She said that it is one of her favorite groups to read to because they will let you know what they are really thinking.

After her visit, she traveled to Beeland Park for the Rotary meeting. She had a warm welcome from all the members and enjoyed lunch. She spoke about reading and education. During her speech, she shared statistics important to their community and urged them to stay involved in the lives of the community children.

The First Lady enjoys visiting the communities of Alabama and hopes to continue to do so while she serves the people of our state.