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NEWSLETTER

 MARCH 2013
Greetings!

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!

  

 
Sincerely,
 
 Sandy Ammons signature
Sandy Ammons
PCRW President for 2013 
 
Remember to Bring a Friend to the next meeting!

  

Betty & Sandy pledge 
President Sandy Ammons with our beloved longtime member Betty Marquis.

  

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PCRW expresses heartfelt condolences to Tincy Miller, children Vaughn, Greg, Cynthia and the entire Miller family on the passing of
Vance Miller 
on Saturday, February 23.
Vance was a GOP champion and leader. He will be sorely missed.
 
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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  

February Meeting

featuring Kerby Anderson 

of the radio show 

"Point of View"

 

Group w KAnderson

Sue Ringle, Karen Watson, Guest Speaker Kerby Anderson, Jennie Gilchrist 
and Kay McCrary

Feb 2013 Mtg group

Brooke Simmons from the office of Susan Combs, PCRW board member Kristie McCrary, Lauren Christian from Susan Combs' office, and 
board member Gaylynn Gee.

 TLynch, NanByorum, JStaubachGates

 Terry Lynch, Nan Elizabeth Byorum and Debbie Georgatas with Dallas city council candidate 

Jennifer Staubach Gates

 

 

NFRW Spring Board Meeting

in

Washington D.C.

 

CClen, DGeorg in DC

 Cindy Clendenen, Debbie Georgatas
with statue of Lincoln in Statuary 
Hall during private NFRW night tour of the Capitol led by Rep. Louie Gohmert


CClenden, LGommert
Cindy Clendenen, Congressman 
Louie Gohmert

MBurgess, CClendenen
Congressman Michael Burgess with
Cindy Clendenen

  


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LEGISLATIVE WATCH
 

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/

 
  

1)

"Balanced Budget Amendment" versus 
"Constitutional Convention"
 
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.   

  

2)

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."    

  

3)

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.

4)

"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 ncriver@me.com or 214.691.4180.

http://www.ferc.gov/eventcalendar/files

 

5)

Water- Texas

 
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. 
The bills follows TWDB's "2012 State Water Plan" and "2013 Legislative Priorities & Appropriations."   http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/

  

6)

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.    

 

7)

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/    
 
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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

sandyammons@tx.rr.com           Jennyrogers@sbcglobal.net

 214-827-2979 Voice Mail               214-914-2515 Voice Mail

 

  


PCRW "Friends"
 

 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 pcrwfriends@gmail.com 

or 214-356-7823.

  

 PCRW FRIENDS

 

Cathie AdamsShari Krasner
Joyce AlbanJo Anne Kroener
Sandy AmmonsShannon Langmade
Andie AndersonSally Larroca
Martha ArchibaldChenza Lazof
Claudia ArmstrongCarole Lee
Dr. Robin ArmstrongJeanne Lewis
Terry Beth AtkinJodi Lisle
Anne BarlowKim Locus
Katrina BenedictCarolyn Loy
Diane BenjaminPeggy Lundy
Judy BennettTerry Lynch
Katherine BlairGail Madden
Donna BooeJanet Mariani
David BooneCile McCormick
Claire BostonKay McCrary
Hon. Dan BranchKristie McCrary
Jane BraschLeanne McKinley
Anne BrockNancy McRae
Brenda BrownWilliam McRae
Dr. Mark BrownJanet Medlin
Annis BuellHon. Harriet Miers
Diane BumpasHon. Geraldine "Tincy" Miller
Nan Elizabeth ByorumMary Miller
Meriam CalabriaJudy Milner
Hon. Rose CannadayRhonda Mooreland
Hon. John CaronaEva Potter Morgan
Ann CarruthBeverly Morris
David CarruthCecille Newberry Fernandez
Ruth ChambersCarol Nichols
Beverly ClarkAnita Oberwetter
Cindy ClendenenBarb Olsen
Camara CliftonDebra Sue Payne
Janis CoffeeKatherine Phillips
Kathy CothrumMarilyn Platt
Jeanne T. CoxVirginia Prodan
Barbara Hunt CrowAnn Quest
Hon. Maurine DickeyCyndi Reynolds
Mary Ellen DillJoleen Reynolds
Tiffany T. DivisTwila Richardson
Cynthia FarnhamSue Ringle
Penny FarrallBilly Leigh Rippy
Suzette FelderElizabeth Rivera
Anne B. FitzgeraldCarolyn Robbins
Michael FluscheCarolyn C. Rogers
Marjorie Winn FordJennifer Rogers
Fred FraleySpring Rowell
Jean Jones FraleyLisa Luby Ryan
Judy FranklinHelene Shalom
Marcia Cluxton FrenchKrista M. Schulman
Caroline FungHarriet Scott
Heather FurnissBrigid Seay
Gaylynn GeeAli Sharp
Debbie GeorgatosKaren Wilson Smith
Tricia GeorgeDede Sons
Margaret GilbertMerrie Spaeth
Jennie GilchristLaNeil Wright Spivey
Mary GillLinda Staley
Carmen GlennSusan Stanzel
Diane "Louie" GormanMary Stone
Susan GriffinSharon Strother
Cynthia GrubbLane Sullivan
Elaine HarmanTrinka Taylor
Hon. Linda Harper-BrownKris Terry
Will HartnettTeresa Thrash
Jacquelyn HillBetsy Turner
Peggy HoltNorma Vardeman
Cynthia HowardInge Vastola
Jan Gentry HowardKathy Wall
Vicki HowlandCandy Ward
Fredda IsenbergRay Washburne
Patti IveyJune Weber
Doris JacobsBill Whitehill
Meaghan Kroener JansonMaria Viera-Williams
Hon. Karen JohnsonJefflyn Williamson
Ramona JonesLisa Hart Willis
Sharon JonesTish Witten
Connie KarcherLaura Woodall
Hon. Margaret KeliherErin Young
Urve Kiik
Angie King
Merrie Ann King
 

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Political Ad Paid for by Park Cities Republican Women

Mark your Calendars 
for the 
March Meeting
 
featuring
 
George Pond
Advancement Officer
for the Texas
National Rifle Assn.
 
Tuesday, March 19th
11:30 Coffee,
12 Noon Meeting
Museum of 
Biblical Art,
7500 Park Lane
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS!
Save these
Dates:
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Special Evening
April Meeting
Tuesday the 16th
featuring
Brooke Rollins
President, 
Texas Public Policy
Foundation

 

Special 
Evening Meeting - Location TBA 
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May Meeting
Tuesday the 21st
featuring
Kelly Shackleford
President/CEO
The Liberty Institute
Museum of Biblical Art
11:30AM Meet & Greet
12Noon, Meeting

and looking ahead...

Mark your calenders for a special
June 5th 
FRIENDS EVENT
featuring guest speaker
Frank Gaffney
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
6:00-7:30pm

By Invitation only to PCRW Friends


Don't Miss the
REAGAN DAY DINNER
Saturday,
March 23rd

 
Make Plans to Attend
the exciting 
Dallas County GOP
Reagan Day Dinner
Featuring  Guest Speaker
Wisconsin Governor
SCOTT WALKER
VIP Reception 6PM
Dinner 7PM
Tickets are available at
or call the Dallas County
GOP office at 214-369-9555
 
Tickets $100, 
after March 16, $125
 

Texas Faith &
Family Day 
State Capitol
March 26th

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 for details. 

Volunteers
Needed
for 
Jeb Hensarling
(TX-5)
Saturday April 6th
to walk the
Mesquite Rodeo Parade
9:15 AM
 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 
972-271-7788 or bunni@jebhensarling.com for the instructions and to volunteer.
2013
Legislative
Day
Coming Up!
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.
(Lunch is on your own.)
   
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 Bielefeld
6821 Robin Willow Court
Dallas, TX  75248

For more information, please call Cecile Newberry Fernandez at 214-893-0564 or email her:
cecileemily@hotmail.com  

NFRW
Region 4
Conference

 NFRW Region 4 Conference 
will occur each day at 8:00am to 9:00am beginning 
Friday, May 17, 2013 and ending Saturday, May 18, 2013 

Location: Marriott Town Square, 
Sugar Land, TX 
 
Registration: $125 if paid by April 1 
Late Registration: $140 
Contact: Marilyn Davis at marilyndavis17@gmail.com 

 2013

Board Members

PRESIDENT  
Sandy Ammons
 
FIRST VP 
(Programs):  
Jennie Gilchrist 
 
SECOND VP 
(Campaign Activities)  
Marilea Lewis  
 
THIRD VP 
(Membership) 
Jennifer Rogers
 
FRIENDS OF PCRW   
Cindy Clendenen
 
NEWSLETTER EDITOR  
Ruth Chambers  
 
RECORDING SECRETARY 
Gaylynn Gee  
 
TREASURER
Terry Lynch
 
BYLAWS
Lane Sullivan
 
 HISTORIAN   
Ericka Salinas

PARLIAMENTARIAN  
Angie King
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS/
SOCIAL MEDIA
Kristie McCrary 
 
Committee Chairs:
 
Arrangements
Jo Anne Kroener
 
Special Advisor to the Board
Debbie Georgatos
 
Hospitality Co-Chairs
Brenda Brown
Trinka Taylor
 
Legislation Chair
Connie Karcher
 
July 4th Chair
Leslie Baker

  

Internal Review Chair
Tiffany Wyde
 
Laison to Elected Officials
Sue Ringle

  

New Member Packets
Leanne McKinley
 
Get Out The Vote
Trinka Taylor

Yearbook Co-Chairs
Tiffany Wyde
Jennifer Lang

Holiday Luncheon Chair
Louie Gorman
Co-Chairs
Trinka Taylor & Angie King
 
Young Professionals
& Student Outreach
Tracey Cox Klinge
 

 

Useful Contacts

 





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.

 

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Kerby Anderson +woman  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:

Active Member 
(women, primary club membership): 
$50 
 
Associate Member 
(men, and women who hold primary membership in another club):
 $30
 
Student 
(for students between the ages of 18-24):
 $15  
FRIEND of PCRW 
(special giving opportunity with some enhanced benefits)
$200

 


Please send your form and payment to 
PCRW 
25 Highland Park Village,
#100-840, 
Dallas, TX 75205-2789.  
You may join online through the PCRW website
 
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.
 
Jennifer Rogers, 
Membership Chair 
To have a form mailed call her at 
214-914-2515 or jennyrogers@sbcglobal.net