5:24 p.m.Jan. 17, 2016

Intermountain Republican Women Federated will start the New Year with a meeting in Mainstage Theater. Guest speaker Shawn Moran, a U.S. Border Patrol agent, will discuss policies affecting border security and other border issues.

The meeting will be catered by The MainCourse Restaurant and will be held Monday, Jan. 25. Mainstage Theater is at 626 Main.

Recommended check-in and social time will be at 10:15 a.m. Intermountain’s 2016 president, Sandy Hurlburt, will call the meeting to order at 10:45.

Board members continuing to serve for the year 2016 are: Nora Simon, first vice president, programs; Carol Stipp, second vice president, membership; Mary Lou Kohl, third vice president, ways and means; Jerrilynn Myers, treasurer; Joan Gansert, secretary; and Claudia Weringa, corresponding secretary.

In addition to being a Border Patrol agent, Moran is vice president and spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council, representing more than 16,500 Border Patrol agents and support staff.

He has 18 years experience as a Border Patrol agent and a thorough understanding of the policies affecting border security.

He has been the NBPC Spokesperson on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Telemundo, Univision and PBS. He has also done numerous radio, satellite radio and print interviews. In December 2013 he guest-hosted the Roger Hedgecock Show on the San Diego Union Tribune television channel.

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Shawn Moran will be the guest speaker at the Intermountain Republican Women Federated meeting on Jan. 25.

Moran started his career as a field agent in 1997 at the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station. He served in several enforcement roles at the Imperial Beach Station as well as an emergency medical technician. In 2004 he was decorated for lifesaving actions performed in the line of duty.

Moran transferred to the El Cajon Border Patrol Station in 2011. He has been involved with the National Border Patrol Council since 1998 and served as the secretary of Local 1613 from 2003 to 2004 and first vice president from 2005 to 2013. He was elected a vice president of the National Border Patrol Council in 2009 and is serving his fourth term. He lives in Solana Beach with his wife and two sons.

Persons interested in attending the meeting must make a reservation by Jan. 18. Group members living in Ramona with last names starting with A through L may call Pam Sturgeon at 760-703-9963 for a reservation. Ramonans M through Z may call Millie Klein at 760-788-5801, and Julian/Santa Ysabel members may call Mary Lou Jones at 760-765-1725.

Cost is $16 per person.

For more information, contact Hurlburt at 760-789-0220 or

Intermountain Republican Women Federated welcomes members, spouses and guests from Ramona, Julian, Santa Ysabel and surrounding areas.