PRCW Members and Friends,
Dear Friends of PCRW,
We thank Kerby Anderson, author and radio host, for a very enlightening and eye-opening presentation on "Understanding the Millennial Generation and Politics."
Our goal is to support Republican candidates in addition to informing, educating, and empowering women to become a positive part of the political process. If you have not already done so, we hope you will join this dynamic and passionate group of women as a member - become informed and have a voice in the political process. Please mark you calendar for one of our upcoming spring meetings. We look forward to seeing you!
PCRW President for 2013
Remember to Bring a Friend to the next meeting!
President Sandy Ammons with our beloved longtime member Betty Marquis.
PCRW expresses heartfelt condolences to Tincy Miller, children Vaughn, Greg, Cynthia and the entire Miller family on the passing of
on Saturday, February 23.
Vance was a GOP champion and leader. He will be sorely missed.
Rest in Peace, Borah Van Dormolen
You likely have already heard but we wanted to be sure that all our members knew that we have lost another great champion of Conservatism this week. It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of National Committeewoman Borah Van Dormolen. She succumbed to complications from a heart attack she suffered last week.
Borah has been a wonderful friend to the Dallas County GOP. She often gave inspirational talks at the DCCRW Power Rallies and was a favorite at many other Republican events. Her many accomplishments, both in the military and and the political arenas, were numerous. She led an impressive and inspired life of giving.
Borah was married to Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Rich Castle, her husband of 25 years. Services are pending.
We will all miss Borah deeply.
Photos from the
featuring Kerby Anderson
of the radio show
"Point of View"
Sue Ringle, Karen Watson, Guest Speaker Kerby Anderson, Jennie Gilchrist
and Kay McCrary
Brooke Simmons from the office of Susan Combs, PCRW board member Kristie McCrary, Lauren Christian from Susan Combs' office, and
board member Gaylynn Gee.
Terry Lynch, Nan Elizabeth Byorum and Debbie Georgatas with Dallas city council candidate
Jennifer Staubach Gates
NFRW Spring Board Meeting
Cindy Clendenen, Debbie Georgatas
with statue of Lincoln in Statuary
Hall during private NFRW night tour of the Capitol led by Rep. Louie Gohmert
Cindy Clendenen, Congressman
Congressman Michael Burgess with
This new section of PCRW's newsletter provides a brief update on pending legislation that is of
interest to PCRW members.
Your suggestions are welcomed. To follow Texas legislation
(active through May 24), please refer to: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Home.aspx.
Congressional legislation may be followed through their new website: http://beta.congress.gov/
"Balanced Budget Amendment" versus
Two opposing approaches (federal versus state) are initiating a balanced federal budget requirement.
a) U.S. House and Senate members have submitted several bills to propose an "amendment to the U.S. Constitution" (i.e. BBA). SJR 2 and HJR 2 have the most sponsors.
b) Texas House bills, HBJ 35 and HBJ 55, advocate Article V Constitutional Conventions. If 38+ states approve similar bills, the U.S. Constitution could be challenged. Compact for America, a Texas 501.c.4, is encouraging this, and hosting a nationwide 24-hour convention, on July 4, 2013, in Dallas.
Fifth Amendment--US Senate
Sen Cruz introduced S 505 to "prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the U.S. with the U.S."
a) Second Amendment - U.S. House and Senate
b) Second Amendment - Texas House and Senate
a) Companion bills (Assault Weapons Ban of 2013)
were introduced to "stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices." Bills: S 150 (Sen Feinstein, 22 sponsors) and HR 437 (Rep McCarthy, 66 sponsors).
b) Texas HB 972 and SB 182: "Related to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education" has 29 and 37 sponsors, respectfully. A public hearing is scheduled for March 14.
"Smart Meters"- Texas House & Senate
Texas House and Senate bills (SB241 and HB1171) have been filed in response to widespread concerns about wireless "smart meters" (installed statewide) to monitor electricity usage. A recent hearing discussed detrimental impacts to our health, safety, security, and independence from the Department of Energy's proposed national energy grid.
Eagle Forum & PCRW contact: Beth Biesel at email@example.com or 214.691.4180.
According to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB, established in 1957), sufficient water for Texas' growing population is the 83rd Legislature's focus. Numerous water bills (i.e. SB 4, HB 4, SB 22, HB 11, SB 224, HB 857, etc.) are already in committee (Natural Resources, Business & Commerce, Appropriations, Finance, etc.) and endorsed by mayors, industry, and state agencies. Concerns about agencies' expenses, wireless meters, private property rights, etc. are being researched.
Term Limits-Texas House and Senate
SJR 13 and HJR 42 have been referred to State Affairs Committees to "propose a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices." SRJ 13 modifies Article IV Section 2A and HJR 42 modifies Article III Section 7A of the Texas Constitution.
Budget Cuts--Senator Cornyn
On March 8, Sen Cornyn submitted a letter expressing concerns
with Napolitano's misleading information and "recent statements regarding the impact of sequestration on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)." http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/
SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM
ABOUT PCRW WITH OTHERS!
For decades PCRW has encouraged candidates to run for office, fostered Republican values in candidates and officeholders, and educated its members and the public on the important political issues facing Texas.
Please encourage your friends, family members, and work associates to join PCRW. There is no residency requirement and they can join at the level they choose.
PCRW members enjoy the following benefits:
- meetings featuring a variety of compelling, informative and interesting speakers;
- fall and spring evening events held in lovely private homes with the opportunity to socialize with other members;
- membership at the "Friends of PCRW" level includes invitations to special gatherings and private receptions with VIP guests.
Please consider bringing friends to our meetings or encourage them to look at our web site for more information at www.parkcitiesrepublicanwomen.org.
A membership form is available online--it's easy to join.
Thank you for your support and involvement in PCRW!
Sandy Ammons JenniferRogers
President, PCRW 2013 VP, Membership 2013
214-827-2979 Voice Mail 214-914-2515 Voice Mail
is a group of people within Park Cities Republican Women who have donated at an elevated giving level ($200) for the purpose of enhancing PCRW's ability to support Republican candidates through direct donations as well as through events that offer opportunities for Republican candidates to meet and connect with voters. PCRW thanks the members of Friends of PCRW for their generosity. For more information about the Friends program, please contact the Chair of Friends for 2013, Cindy Clendenen at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Cathie Adams||Shari Krasner|
|Joyce Alban||Jo Anne Kroener|
|Sandy Ammons||Shannon Langmade|
|Andie Anderson||Sally Larroca|
|Martha Archibald||Chenza Lazof|
|Claudia Armstrong||Carole Lee|
|Dr. Robin Armstrong||Jeanne Lewis|
|Terry Beth Atkin||Jodi Lisle|
|Anne Barlow||Kim Locus|
|Katrina Benedict||Carolyn Loy|
|Diane Benjamin||Peggy Lundy|
|Judy Bennett||Terry Lynch|
|Katherine Blair||Gail Madden|
|Donna Booe||Janet Mariani|
|David Boone||Cile McCormick|
|Claire Boston||Kay McCrary|
|Hon. Dan Branch||Kristie McCrary|
|Jane Brasch||Leanne McKinley|
|Anne Brock||Nancy McRae|
|Brenda Brown||William McRae|
|Dr. Mark Brown||Janet Medlin|
|Annis Buell||Hon. Harriet Miers|
|Diane Bumpas||Hon. Geraldine "Tincy" Miller|
|Nan Elizabeth Byorum||Mary Miller|
|Meriam Calabria||Judy Milner|
|Hon. Rose Cannaday||Rhonda Mooreland|
|Hon. John Carona||Eva Potter Morgan|
|Ann Carruth||Beverly Morris|
|David Carruth||Cecille Newberry Fernandez|
|Ruth Chambers||Carol Nichols|
|Beverly Clark||Anita Oberwetter|
|Cindy Clendenen||Barb Olsen|
|Camara Clifton||Debra Sue Payne|
|Janis Coffee||Katherine Phillips|
|Kathy Cothrum||Marilyn Platt|
|Jeanne T. Cox||Virginia Prodan|
|Barbara Hunt Crow||Ann Quest|
|Hon. Maurine Dickey||Cyndi Reynolds|
|Mary Ellen Dill||Joleen Reynolds|
|Tiffany T. Divis||Twila Richardson|
|Cynthia Farnham||Sue Ringle|
|Penny Farrall||Billy Leigh Rippy|
|Suzette Felder||Elizabeth Rivera|
|Anne B. Fitzgerald||Carolyn Robbins|
|Michael Flusche||Carolyn C. Rogers|
|Marjorie Winn Ford||Jennifer Rogers|
|Fred Fraley||Spring Rowell|
|Jean Jones Fraley||Lisa Luby Ryan|
|Judy Franklin||Helene Shalom|
|Marcia Cluxton French||Krista M. Schulman|
|Caroline Fung||Harriet Scott|
|Heather Furniss||Brigid Seay|
|Gaylynn Gee||Ali Sharp|
|Debbie Georgatos||Karen Wilson Smith|
|Tricia George||Dede Sons|
|Margaret Gilbert||Merrie Spaeth|
|Jennie Gilchrist||LaNeil Wright Spivey|
|Mary Gill||Linda Staley|
|Carmen Glenn||Susan Stanzel|
|Diane "Louie" Gorman||Mary Stone|
|Susan Griffin||Sharon Strother|
|Cynthia Grubb||Lane Sullivan|
|Elaine Harman||Trinka Taylor|
|Hon. Linda Harper-Brown||Kris Terry|
|Will Hartnett||Teresa Thrash|
|Jacquelyn Hill||Betsy Turner|
|Peggy Holt||Norma Vardeman|
|Cynthia Howard||Inge Vastola|
|Jan Gentry Howard||Kathy Wall|
|Vicki Howland||Candy Ward|
|Fredda Isenberg||Ray Washburne|
|Patti Ivey||June Weber|
|Doris Jacobs||Bill Whitehill|
|Meaghan Kroener Janson||Maria Viera-Williams|
|Hon. Karen Johnson||Jefflyn Williamson|
|Ramona Jones||Lisa Hart Willis|
|Sharon Jones||Tish Witten|
|Connie Karcher||Laura Woodall|
|Hon. Margaret Keliher||Erin Young|
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Political Ad Paid for by Park Cities Republican Women
Mark your Calendars
for the Texas
National Rifle Assn.
Tuesday, March 19th
12 Noon Meeting
7500 Park Lane
Tuesday the 16th
Texas Public Policy
Evening Meeting - Location TBA
Tuesday the 21st
The Liberty Institute
Museum of Biblical Art
11:30AM Meet & Greet
and looking ahead...
Mark your calenders for a special
featuring guest speaker
Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy
Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the country.
Mr. Gaffney is the publisher and associate author of Shariah: The Threat to America.
Mr. Gaffney also contributes actively to the security policy debate in his capacity as a weekly columnist for the Washington Times, TownHall.com, and Newsmax.com. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Wednesday, June 5
By Invitation only to PCRW Friends
Don't Miss the
REAGAN DAY DINNER
Make Plans to Attend
Dallas County GOP
Reagan Day Dinner
Featuring Guest Speaker
VIP Reception 6PM
Tickets are available at
or call the Dallas County
GOP office at 214-369-9555
after March 16, $125
Texas Faith &
It will be an exciting day of great events--a morning briefing session from conservative leaders on important issues and bills related to religious liberty, marriage/family, life and others, a rally on the South Steps at noon with the Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst speaking among others, and then time in the afternoon for folks to visit their legislators office. There will also be a dinner the night before (25th), hosted by CWA Texas, honoring Atty. Gen. Abbott as family-advocate of the year.
The website is:
You can get all the information and get tickets for the morning briefing session and lunch ($10), the noon Rally (tickets are free and not required, but people can register for a ticket if they choose) and the dinner the night before honoring AG Abbott (March 25 -Hosted by CWA, tickets are $40).
Dallas Eagle Forum will have a bus chartered to Austin for the day.
It will leave from Northpark 5AM and covers breakfast.
if you would like to join the bus group, please send a check for $50 to Dallas Eagle Forum, P.O. Box 600462, Dallas, 75360.
Questions? Contact Jennie Gilchrist
Saturday April 6th
to walk the
Mesquite Rodeo Parade
Anyone who would like to have a great time walking in the parade and supporting the Congressman in the community!
Contact: Bunni Pounds (Campaign Manager) at
TFRW Legislative Day is
Thursday, April 18.
Coming Up! DCCRW will provide a bus to Austin, departing Fellowship Bible Church at 5:45am and returns around 9:30pm.
The fee is $35 and includes bus transportation, breakfast on the bus and a meal on
the way home.
TFRW has several activities
scheduled for the day.
You must sign up for these activites separately. Wear RED and comfortable shoes. If you have never attended before you will be amazed at the sea of RED! We will visit our elected officials--bring your views on education, immigration, taxes and anything else you'd like to share with your representative and senator. They are excited about seeing their constituents in Austin! We will be recognized in both the House and Senate.
Fellowship Bible is located at
9330 N. Central, corner of Park Lane and Central Expy. Seats are limited--registration ends Friday, March 29.
Print out the form (see link below) and mail with your check for $35 payable to Dallas County Council of Republican Women. Mail to:Pat Bielefeld6821 Robin Willow CourtDallas, TX 75248 For more information, please call Cecile Newberry Fernandez at 214-893-0564 or email her:email@example.com
will occur each day at 8:00am to 9:00am beginning
Friday, May 17, 2013 and ending Saturday, May 18, 2013
Marriott Town Square,
Sugar Land, TX
: $125 if paid by April 1
Late Registration: $140
FRIENDS OF PCRW
Jo Anne Kroener
Special Advisor to the Board
Internal Review Chair
Laison to Elected Officials
New Member Packets
Get Out The Vote
Holiday Luncheon Chair
Trinka Taylor & Angie King
& Student Outreach
Tracey Cox Klinge
PCRW is among the largest Republican women's clubs in Texas, and is dedicated to supporting the election and appointment of Republicans to public office. PCRW was founded in 1960 and has worked diligently for more than 50 years to encourage qualified candidates to run for office, to support Republican values in candidates and officeholders, and to educate its members and the public on the important political issues facing Texas. Membership in PCRW is open to all registered voters who support the Republican Party.
More photos from the February Meeting featuring Kerby Anderson
RENEW for 2013
As a PCRW member you will have the opportunity to attend excellent and informative programs, enlightening political events, and fellowship with individuals who believe that government exists to protect the rights and freedom
of the citizens.
PCRW offers several levels of membership:
(women, primary club membership):
(men, and women who hold primary membership in another club):
(for students between the ages of 18-24):
(special giving opportunity with some enhanced benefits):
Please send your form and payment to
25 Highland Park Village,
Dallas, TX 75205-2789.
Click on "Join Today", fill out the form and pay with a credit card through Paypal. Contact Jennifer Rogers below to have a form mailed to you OR If you are uncertain whether or not you have renewed for 2013.
To have a form mailed call her at
214-914-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org