NRA Board of
Meadows has been nominated as a member of the Board of Directors of the National
Rifle Association by that organization’s Nominating Committee.
Carolyn is a Life Member of the NRA.
She grew up in a hunting and competitive shooting family. She is the wife of
Bob Meadows and the sister of Doc Dodgen, who are also Life Members of
NRA. They have a 50 yard shooting range
on their property with two benches for bench rest competition practice and
informal matches. Carolyn’s first
association with the NRA was through her employment at Lockheed where she
coordinated hunter and gun safety courses for the Lockheed-Martin Employee
Association Gun Club.
Carolyn believes that the goals and
purposes of the NRA are among the most important issues facing the world today
and that all of our basic freedoms depend upon our Second Amendment Rights. After spending two months in Australia
soon after very strict gun control was mandated there, she realized but for the
active participation of people like her, our guns and liberty would likewise be
forcefully taken and our guns turned into a worthless heap of metal. This
experience was instrumental in her commitment to increased involvement in NRA
Legislative Action. Carolyn is the three
term Republican National Committeewoman from Georgia
and serves on the Executive Committee, Rules Committee and Site Selection
Committee for the 2004 Convention. At
the 1996 Republican National Convention, Carolyn served on the Platform
Committee where she helped to ensure continuing support for Second Amendment
rights. She has held senior management
positions in campaigns for pro-gun candidates for local, state and national
offices. Mrs. Meadows is on the Advisory
Committee for Republicans Abroad and has lectured in Paris,
Italy; and the University
of London. As a political speaker
on the state, national, and international levels she has a built-in forum to
promote our pro-gun cause. Carolyn says,
“I know our constitutional rights and I am prepared to defend and protect those
rights through the power of the pen and the spoken word.”
She was personally responsible for
getting Wayne LaPierre to speak to the University
of Georgia College Republicans
where hundreds of young college students were exposed to the “Word” according
to Wayne and several new NRA
Members were recruited. Carolyn served
on the 2001 NRA Nominating Committee.
Currently, she is working with the NRA representatives and consultants
in Georgia to
promote the NRA within the state political ranks and is on the Board of
Directors of the Jett Williams Law Enforcement Shoot-Out held in Tennessee.
Even though she is a Republican, she works effectively with Democrat and
Republican office holders on Second Amendment issues
Carolyn is actively recruiting and
signing up members to the NRA at political gatherings throughout the
state. She says, “I feel it is vital to
increase our membership to build our clout with the politicians.”
Her gun club, the River Bend Gun Club,
Inc., has endorsed her candidacy for the NRA Board of Directors.
Please vote for Carolyn Meadows for
NRA Director in the 2003 election.
Ballots will be included in the February issue of the NRA magazines.