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Effectively promoting Republican values and candidates in North Texas since 1960.



PRCW Members and Friends,

As many of you know, Park Cities Republican Women (PCRW) was founded in 1960 and for decades has been dedicated to supporting the election and appointment of Republicans to public office. Please join us this fall as we continue to diligently support Republican values in candidates and officeholders and educate members on the important political issues - as you will see in the great programs we have planned in the coming months.  
We hope to see you at the November meeting.
Sandy Ammons signature
     Sandy Ammons
        PCRW President for 2013
Photos below from the October Issues meeting held
at the home of Trinka Taylor














  President                                                       Sandy Ammons

  First Vice President (Programs)                       Lane Sullivan

  Second Vice President (Campaign Activities)   Marilea Lewis

  Third Vice President (Membership)                 Jennifer Rogers

  Recording Secretary                                       Gail Capps

        Treasurer                                                       Terry Lynch

        Historian                                                        Gaylynn Gee

        Parliamentarian                                              Angie King 

        Newsletter Editor                                           Ali Sharp

        Bylaws Chair                                                   Virginia Prodan

        Friends of PCRW                                             Cindy Clendenen  



 Photos above from the TFRW convention in San Antonio

PCRW Holiday Luncheon 
Tickets on Sale Now!

Guest Speaker
Mike Huckabee
Tuesday, December 3
10:30-11:15 Friends Reception
11:00-11:30 Registration
11:30 Luncheon

Dallas Country Club
4155 Mockingbird Lane

 Regular Reservations
Individual $150 each
Table of 10, $1,500

Patron Reservations
Preferred seating, invitation to private post-luncheon reception
 Individual $250
Table of 10 $2,500
Table purchaser will be recognized in all print

Patriot - $5,000
One (1) reservation at Gov. Huckabee's table, Nine (9) Patron reservations, recognition in print, private post-lunch reception, 
signed book
Liberty - $2,500
Four ($) Patron reservations, recognition in print, post-lunch reception, signed Huckabee book
Freedom - $1,000
Two (2) Patron reservations, recognition in print, post-lunch reception
Red - $500
One (1) Patron reservation, recognition in print, post-lunch reception 
Enclose your check made payable to PCRW PAC, and mail, with names of guests, to:
Terry Lynch, PCRW, 25 Highland Park Village, #100-840
Dallas, 75205-2789
For credit card charges, contact Terry Lynch @
Register on line at

Don't Miss it!

Photos from PCRW's October Meeting
featuring speaker Cynthia Grubb



   RENEW FOR 2014!!

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

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



Legislators receive daily summaries of their constituents' preferences. Your efforts along with your friends, family, and colleagues throughout Texas and the U.S. make a significant difference in how these legislators draft and support legislation. To review bills that were approved by the follow specific bills, their sponsors, committees, and progress, please refer to the primary websites for U.S. and Texas legislation below:    


Texas Congress.

The next session will commence in January, 2015.


On November 5, 2013, Texas residents approved all 9 proposed Amendments to the 

Texas Constitution.   


Amendment No. 6 (S.J.R. 1)

was approved by 74% of voting Texans, but 18 counties voted against it, including Austin, Bastrop, Lee, Fayette, and Lavaca, according to Independent Texans. The amendment authorizes appointment of 3 Senator and 3 House members to supervise the recently appointed 3-member Texas Water Development Board, which have not been appointed.   Donors to the $2.1 million Texas Water PAC, sponsored by Speaker Strauss, include water-intensive energy & natural resource and construction interests in desalination and dam contracts. Donors are listed below:


H.B.2 Abortion Law -

Attorney General Greg Abbot reports that his appellate filing with the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals resulted in support of H.B.2 (passed this summer) by overturning a lower federal district court's ruling that found a section of House Bill 2 to be unconstitutional.  "Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, every clinic performing abortion must be staffed by doctors with admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away from their facility."


Immigration & Foreign Legislation -

Mexico's House and Senate are considering changes to their Constitution to allow foreign investments in Mexico. The Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. anticipates this will occur by year-end or within one year. According to Governor Perry, this would increase employment in Mexico, changing the immigration patterns between U.S. and Mexico.




Elections -

Primary elections for Texas Senate and House members will occur in March, 2014, to determine candidates for November, 2014, elections.


U.S. 113th Congress: For a summary of active legislation, refer to:


House of Representatives. The calendar for the week of November 12 is posted at:  

  • S. 252- PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • S. 330 - HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (Sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • S. 893 - Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Sen. Bernard Sanders / Veterans' Affairs Committee)
  • H.R. 2922 - To extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds (Sponsored by Rep. George Holding / Judiciary Committee)
  • H.Res. 196 - Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch / Judiciary Committee)
  • H.R. 2871 - To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Howard Coble / Judiciary Committee)
  • H.R. 982- Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Blake Farenthold / Judiciary Committee)
  • H.R. 2655- Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)
  • H.R. 3350- Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee)
  • House Committee Activity
    Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "ObamaCare Implementation: The Rollout of" (Wednesday, November 13th, at 9:30 a.m.)


Senate. The Executive Calendar

is composed of eight sections and updated each day the Senate is in session. It identifies executive resolutions, treaties, and nominations reported out by Senate committee(s) and awaiting Senate floor action.

  • On Tuesday, November 12, the Senate executive session will consider the nomination of Cornelia T. L. Pillard to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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.


Cindy Clendenen at or 214-356-7823.


 2013 FRIENDS 


Cathie AdamsAngie King
Joyce AlbanMerrie Ann King
Sandy AmmonsShari Krasner
Claudia ArmstrongJo Anne Kroener
Irmgard ArthurSally Larroca
Terry Beth AtkinChenza Lazof
Beverly Scott BarraganLynda Leake
Diane BenjaminJeanne Lewis
Judy BennettJodi Lisle
Katherine BlairCarolyn Loy
Donna BooePeggy Lundy
Claire BostonTerry Lynch
Hon. Dan BranchGail Madden
Jane BraschCile Doran McCormick
Susan BrattonKay McCrary
Anne BrockKristie McCrary
Brenda BrownLeanne McKinley
Dr. Mark BrownNancy McRae
Annis BuellWilliam D. McRae
Diane BumpasHon. Geraldine "Tincy" Miller
Nan Elizabeth ByorumMary Miller
Meriam CalabriaJudy Milner
Hon. John CaronaBeverly Morris
Ann CarruthAnita Oberwetter
David CarruthSarah Parks
Ruth ChambersDebra Sue Payne
Beverly ClarkKatherine Phillips
Cindy ClendenenMarilyn Platt
Janis CoffeePatricia Plettner
Joan CorbettAnn Quest
Kathy CothrumFlorence Regan
Barbara Hunt CrowTwila Richardson
Hon. Maurine DickeySue Ringle
Tiffany T. DivisBilly Leigh Rippey
Cynthia FarnhamCarolyn Robbins
Anne B. FitzgeraldJennifer Rogers
Michael FluscheSpring Rowell
Marjorie Winn FordLisa Luby Ryan
Fred FraleyEricka Salinas
Jean Jones FraleyHarriet Scott
Marcia Cluxton FrenchBrigid Kroener Seay
Caroline FungCynthia Seskes
Gaylynn GeeHon. Karen Scholer
Debbie GeorgatosHelene Shalom
Tricia GeorgeAli Sharp
Margaret GilbertMerrie Spaeth
Jennie GilchristLinda Staley
Mary GillSusan Stanzel
Carmen GlennJan Stewart
Diane "Louie" GormanMary Stone
Susan GriffinSharon Strother
Cynthia GrubbLane Sullivan
Elaine HarmanTrinka Taylor
Hon. Linda Harper-BrownKris Terry
Will HartnettTeresa Thrash
Peggy HoltBetsy Turner
Jan Gentry HowardNorma Vardeman
Vicki HowlandKaren Vandermeer
Mary Catherine HuffinesInge Vastola
Fredda IsenbergMaria Viera-Williams
Patti IveyCandy Ward
Doris JacobsRay Washburne
Meaghan Kroener JansonJune Weber
Ramona JonesChart Westcott
Kaleta JohnsonJefflyn Williamson
Connie KarcherLisa Hart Willis
Hon. Margaret KeliherKaren Wilson Smith
Kim KellyTish Witten
Kristina KiikLaura Woodall
Urve Kiik
Susie Wilson

Political Ad Paid for by Park Cities Republican Women
November Meeting

Colonel (Ret)

Jack Pryor


Tuesday November 19th


"Border Security and

Legislative Recommendations"


As a distinguished combat veteran, Colonel (Ret.)Jack Pryor has 35 years of experience in the US Military, education and senior management positions in industry and international business. In September 2011, Col.Pryor published a strategic assessment of border security in Texas titled: "Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment" that was commissioned by Todd Staples, the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agri-culture, which documents numerous aspects of border crossings, avail-able resources, letters from Texas requesting federal assistance, and his recommendations. He continues to meet quarterly with sheriffs and mayors in every border county from Texas to California.


Col. Pryor's education includes three Master's degrees: National Defense & Strategic Studies, Educational Administration and Secondary Education. He has directed US drug control policies in Latin America as the Director of Counter-narcotics of the USSOUTHCOM, and has been an advisor to the President of Panama and key cabinet ministers regarding their nation's reconstruction strategy and bridged communi-cations between the Government of Panama and the US diplomatic and military missions. He advises senior government officials in four Latin American nations and leaders in international corporations.


A 59-page executive summary of this 200-page report is linked below:

Home of
Kay & Rick McCrary
6431 Lakehurst Drive, Dallas 75230
11:30 Meet & Greet 
12 Noon Meeting
Sandwiches available for purchase


Want to have your
State Representatives on Speed Dial?

 See the Austin phone numbers for area Texas State Representatives 
and Senators below.
Website for all Texas House
and senate members:
Sen. John Corona
Rep. Dan Branch
Highland Park, Dallas
Rep. Linda Harper-Brown
Irving area
Rep.Cindy Burkett
Sunnyvale area
Rep. Stephanie Carter
North Dallas
Rep. Kenneth Sheets
East Dallas, Lakewood


Board Members

Sandy Ammons
Jennie Gilchrist 
(Campaign Activities)  
Marilea Lewis  
Jennifer Rogers
Cindy Clendenen
Ruth Chambers  
Gaylynn Gee  
Terry Lynch
Lane Sullivan
Ericka Salinas

Angie King
Kristie McCrary 
Committee Chairs:
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
Trinka Taylor & Angie King
Young Professionals
& Student Outreach
Tracey Cox Klinge

PCRW Fall Nights at the Gun Range

Join PCRW members for nights of fun, fellowship, and guns firing! 

Thursday, November 21st

Thursday, December 19th


6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Elm Fork Gun Range

10751 Luna Road

Dallas, TX  75220



Trinka Taylor 214-346-9005

Chart Westcott 214-364-2883


Useful Contacts


Republican National Committee (RNC)

Rep. Dan Branch
Congressman Pete Sessions 
White House Comments Line: 
Republican Party of Texas


Capitol Hill: 202-224-3121 

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.



& Dues

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): 
Associate Member 
(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.  
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