Please join us on Wednesday, September 21st, at noon, in the Stribling Room to hear this informed, interesting, and entertaining speaker. Reservations are required call Maribelle Hoerster, 429-6369 or Jerrie Owens 347-5623 by Saturday, September 17th.Borah Van Dormolen is no ordinary person. She is an accomplished soldier, business person, Republican political leader, legislative advocate, athlete, and community leader. In 2010 she was honored with “Distinguished Military Retiree” for Texas for her outstanding contributions to both active duty and retired service members and their families.Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Borah Van Dormolen has traveled a long way since her early days as a student at West Chester College, Pennsylvania. In 1974, she enlisted in the U.S. Army and rose through the ranks retiring in 1997 after 23 years with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She served in various command, staff and leadership positions, including a term as Professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was commander of logistics operations units for the U.S. Army’s largest and most powerful military formations, including the famed 1st Cavalry Division and 13th Corps Support Command.Borah and 5th generation Texas, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Rich Castle, her husband of 24 years, ventured into the business world establishing Design Technology Group, Inc. a highly successful manufacturing and marketing firm of outdoor stainless steel electric grills.Borah’s political activities are remarkable in their width and breadth. She is the National Committeewoman for the Republican Party of Texas. Holds a gubernatorial appointment to the Texas State Cemetery Committee. Serves on the Executive Committee of Maggie’s List a Political Action Committee dedicated to recruiting, training and electing women at the federal level. Additionally, she has served the Texas Federation of Republican Woman (TFRW) the second largest Federation in the country, as President 2006-2007, previously serving as Vice President of Finance and Legislation, Chairman of Leadership Development, District Director Coordinator and District Director of Senatorial District 24. Borah has applied her considerable leadership and teaching skills to campaign management seminars for the National Federation of Republic Women (NFRW) and TFRW. During the 77th Texas Legislature session, she served as Chief of Staff for State Representative Kent Grusendorf, (R-Dist. 94). Borah contributes significant amounts of time and talent to the Republican Party of Bell County in fundraising and grassroots organization. Borah is well respected as a Republican woman who willingly travels our great state, addressing Republican organizations and participating in conservative efforts all because of her deep belief in our Party and our principles.Borah is an important community leader serving as Past State Vice President for the Texas Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America; Past President and Director of the Central Texas Charter of the Military Officers Association; Current member of the Board of Governors for the Association of the United States Army, Fort Hood Chapter; Rotarian in the Salado Chapter; and past member of the Board of Directors for the Mill Creek Golf and Country Club and Central Texas Women’s Golf Association Benefactor and Life Member of the National Rifle Association and Texas State Rifle Association.