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

NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2014

Greetings!

PRCW Members and Friends,

We have a great New Year and new enthusiasm to support Republican values.  Please join us in the coming months as we prepare for an exciting primary election with a candidate forum in January and an overview from Wade Emmert of Dallas County GOP initiatives in February. We are also counting on you to renew your PCRW membership in January and promise to make your participation in PCRW worth the dues you pay. 

Many thanks to those who were involved at any level in our December Holiday Luncheon with Governor Mike Huckabee. It was an incredible event and we are grateful for the support of many faithful members who attended and brought guests and also the elected officials and candidates who served as generous sponsors. Thank you!  

We are looking for a great year of seeing you at PCRW meetings and events!
        
Sincerely,
Sandy Ammons signature
             
Sandy Ammons, 2014 President
  

 

2014 SLATE OF OFFICERS

  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 from the PCRW Holiday Luncheon 
featuring

Guest Speaker
Governor Mike Huckabee
 held on Tuesday, December 3
 
 
2013 Betty Marquis Award recipient Cindy Clendenen





   
2014 PCRW Board after swearing in by
State Senator John Carona 

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SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM ABOUT PCRW WITH OTHERS!

   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 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

 


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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
BY CONNIE KARCHER
 

The U.S. Legislature resumed session on January 3,2014. Legislators receive daily summaries of their constituents' preferences. Your efforts to contact them along with your friends, family, and colleagues throughout the U.S. make a significant difference in how these legislators draft and support legislation. To review bills that have been passed recently or are being considered, please refer to websites listed below:

(The Texas Legislature is not in session.)


 U.S. 113th Congress:

 

During December, 2013, Congress approved the budget for fiscal year 2014 / 2015 (October 2014 to September 2015).

 

On January 6, Janet Yellen was confirmed as the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning February 1. She is considered to be likeminded with Chairman Bernacke. An ongoing relaxed fiscal policy is anticipated with low interest rates and massive bond purchases.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/janet-yellen-confirmed-as-next-fed-chief/2014/01/06/14b38582-76f2-11e3-8963-b4b654bcc9b2_story.html

 

All staff members of the House and Senate have signed up for National Health Care. A portion of the cost is subsidized by the Office of Management and Budget.

 

For an ongoing outline of legislation that has been passed or is being considered, refer to:

 

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/b_three_sections_with_teasers/active_leg_page.htm

 

House of Representatives

 

Past activities for the House are posted daily at http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx?day=20140109.   

During the first week in January, the following bills were passed:

  • H. Res 455 was introduced to the House on January 8 and passed on January 9 as "Providing for consideration of the bill (
  • H.R. 2279) to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act relating to review of regulations under such Act and to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 relating to financial responsibility for classes of facilities; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3362) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require transparency in the operation of American Health Benefit Exchanges; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3811) to require notification of individuals of breaches of personally identifiable information through Exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" passed 223 to 186.

 The calendar for the week of January 13 is posted at: http://www.majorityleader.gov/Floor/weekly.html

 

The following bills will be considered for vote: 

 

 

- Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Womack / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 2274 - The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.J.Res- Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Harold Rogers / Appropriations Committee)

4) H.R. 2860- OPM IG Act (Sponsored by Rep. Blake Farenthold / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

5) H.R. 1233 - The Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

 

6) H.R. 3362 - Exchange Information Disclosure Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee)

  

Senate 

 

The Senate's Executive Calendar contains the following executive resolutions, treaties, and nominations reported out by Senate committee(s) and awaiting Senate floor action. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/executive_calendar/xcalv.pdf

 

During the first week in January, the Senate passed S.B. 1845 "Unemployment Insurance"

which has been sent to the House.

 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:s.1845:

 

In the upcoming week, the Senate will consider extending the Continuing Appropriations Act H.R.2775, which was extended only through January 15, 2014.  

  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.2775: 

 

pcrwlegislative@mail.com



2014 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 pcrwfriends@gmail.com or 214-356-7823.

 

Cathie AdamsAngie King
Joyce AlbanMerrie Ann King
Sandy AmmonsShari Krasner
Emily AndersonJo Anne Kroener
Kerby AndersonSally Larroca
Claudia ArmstrongChenza Lazof
Irmgard ArthurLynda Leake
Terry Beth AtkinCarole Lee
Beverly Scott BarraganGeorge Lewis
Diane BenjaminJeanne Lewis
Judy BennettJodi Lisle
Katherine BlairKim Locus
Donna BooeCarolyn Loy
Claire BostonPeggy Lundy
Hon. Dan BranchTerry Lynch
Jane BraschGail Madden
Susan BrattonCile Doran McCormick
Anne BrockKay McCrary
Leslie BrosiKristie McCrary
Brenda BrownLeanne McKinley
Dr. Mark BrownNancy McRae
Annis BuellWilliam D. McRae
Diane BumpasMorgan Meyer
Nan Elizabeth ByorumHon. Harriet Miers
Meriam CalabriaHon. Geraldine "Tincy" Miller
Hon. John CaronaMary Miller
Ann CarruthJudy Milner
David CarruthBeverly Morris
Cynthia CathcartAnita Oberwetter
Ruth ChambersSarah Parks
Amanda ChildsDebra Sue Payne
Beverly ClarkKatherine Phillips
Cindy ClendenenMarilyn Platt
Janis CoffeeAnn Quest
Joan CorbettFlorence Regan
Kathy CothrumTwila Richardson
Barbara Hunt CrowSue Ringle
Hon. Maurine DickeyBilly Leigh Rippey
Tiffany T. DivisCarolyn Robbins
Cynthia FarnhamJennifer Rogers
Anne B. FitzgeraldLinda Rogers
Michael FluscheCarol Rommel
Marjorie Winn FordSpring Rowell
Fred FraleyLisa Luby Ryan
Jean Jones FraleyEricka Salinas
Marcia Cluxton FrenchHon. Karen Gren Scholer
Caroline FungHarriet Scott
Gaylynn GeeBrigid Kroener Seay
Debbie GeorgatosCynthia Seskes
Tricia GeorgeHelene Shalom
Margaret GilbertAli Sharp
Jennie GilchristMerrie Spaeth
Mary GillKyla Stach
Carmen GlennLinda Staley
Diane "Louie" GormanSusan Stanzel
Susan GriffinJan Stewart
Cynthia GrubbKathleen Stone
Elaine HarmanMary Stone
Hon. Linda Harper-BrownSharon Strother
Will HartnettVenice Stuart
Wanda HenryLane Sullivan
Peggy HoltTrinka Taylor
Jan Gentry HowardKris Terry
Patty HoweTeresa Thrash
Vicki HowlandLisa Troutt
Mary Catherine HuffinesBetsy Turner
Jolie HumphreyKaren Vandermeer
Fredda IsenbergNorma Vardeman
Patti IveyInge Vastola
Doris JacobsMaria Viera-Williams
Meaghan Kroener JansonCandy Ward
Kaleta JohnsonRay Washburne
Ramona JonesJune Weber
Connie KarcherChart Westcott
Hon. Margaret KeliherJefflyn Williamson
Kim KellyLisa Hart Willis
Patty KendrickSusie Wilson
Kristina KiikKaren Wilson Smith
Urve KiikTish Witten
Barbara Womble
Laura Woodall


Political Ad Paid for by Park Cities Republican Women
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UPCOMING FOR 2014

JANUARY MEETING &
CANDIDATES FORUM
Tuesday the 28th
6:30PM Meet & Greet
7PM Event
Museum of Biblical Art
7500 Park Lane, Dallas
 
Featuring Texas House District 108
Candidates
Court Alley, Morgan Meyer & 
Chart Westcott
 
L to R: Westcott, Meyer, Alley

Join us for a glass of wine
and some lively debate!

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STATE SENATORIAL CANDIDATES Meet & Greet & FORUM
Senate District 16
Tuesday, 
January 14
Churchill Recreation Center
6906 Churchill Way, Dallas
6:30PM Meet & Greet
7-8:00PM Candidate Introductions & Debate
 
  
 
   
Senator John Carona, above, and
challenger Don Huffines, below
 
Hosted by
Pam Colquitt, Jan Mikol &
"Uptown Conservatives"
RSVP appreciated: precinct2056@gmail.com
or 214-808-2215
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 FEBRUARY MEETING 
FEATURING
DALLAS COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN
WADE EMMERT
"The State of Dallas Politics and
Winning Back Dallas County"

  

  

Tuesday, February 18  

Lunchtime meeting
11:30AM Meet & Greet
12 Noon Meeting
Museum of Biblical Art
7500 Park Lane

  

Sandwiches available for $5 each

  


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
512-463-0116
214-378-5751
 
Rep. Dan Branch
Highland Park, Dallas
512-463-0367
 
Rep. Linda Harper-Brown
Irving area
512-463-0461
 
Rep.Cindy Burkett
Sunnyvale area
512-463-0464
 
Rep. Stephanie Carter
North Dallas
512-463-0454
 
Rep. Kenneth Sheets
East Dallas, Lakewood
512-463-0244

 2013

Board Members

PRESIDENT  
Sandy Ammons
 
FIRST VP 
(Programs):  
Lane Sullivan
 
SECOND VP 
(Campaign Activities)  
Marilea Lewis  
 
THIRD VP 
(Membership) 
Jennifer Rogers
 
FRIENDS OF PCRW   
Cindy Clendenen
 
NEWSLETTER EDITOR  
Ali Sharp
 
RECORDING SECRETARY 
Gail Capps
 
TREASURER
Terry Lynch
 
BYLAWS
Lane Sullivan
 
 HISTORIAN   
Gaylynn Gee

PARLIAMENTARIAN  
Virginia Prodan
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS/
SOCIAL MEDIA
Kristie McCrary 
 
Committee Chairs:
 
Arrangements
Ruth Chambers
 
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
 
Young Professionals
& Student Outreach
Tracey Cox Klinge
 

 

Useful Contacts

 





Republican National Committee (RNC)



Rep. Dan Branch
 
Congressman Pete Sessions 
 
White House Comments Line: 
202-456-1111
 
Republican Party of Texas
512-477-9821
info@texasgop.org

 

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.

 

Membership

& 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): 
$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 
 
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