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!
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
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
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
214-827-2979 Voice Mail 214-914-2515 Voice Mail
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.
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:
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)
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.
In the upcoming week, the Senate will consider extending the Continuing Appropriations Act H.R.2775, which was extended only through January 15, 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-356-7823.
|Cathie Adams||Angie King|
|Joyce Alban||Merrie Ann King|
|Sandy Ammons||Shari Krasner|
|Emily Anderson||Jo Anne Kroener|
|Kerby Anderson||Sally Larroca|
|Claudia Armstrong||Chenza Lazof|
|Irmgard Arthur||Lynda Leake|
|Terry Beth Atkin||Carole Lee|
|Beverly Scott Barragan||George Lewis|
|Diane Benjamin||Jeanne Lewis|
|Judy Bennett||Jodi Lisle|
|Katherine Blair||Kim Locus|
|Donna Booe||Carolyn Loy|
|Claire Boston||Peggy Lundy|
|Hon. Dan Branch||Terry Lynch|
|Jane Brasch||Gail Madden|
|Susan Bratton||Cile Doran McCormick|
|Anne Brock||Kay McCrary|
|Leslie Brosi||Kristie McCrary|
|Brenda Brown||Leanne McKinley|
|Dr. Mark Brown||Nancy McRae|
|Annis Buell||William D. McRae|
|Diane Bumpas||Morgan Meyer|
|Nan Elizabeth Byorum||Hon. Harriet Miers|
|Meriam Calabria||Hon. Geraldine "Tincy" Miller|
|Hon. John Carona||Mary Miller|
|Ann Carruth||Judy Milner|
|David Carruth||Beverly Morris|
|Cynthia Cathcart||Anita Oberwetter|
|Ruth Chambers||Sarah Parks|
|Amanda Childs||Debra Sue Payne|
|Beverly Clark||Katherine Phillips|
|Cindy Clendenen||Marilyn Platt|
|Janis Coffee||Ann Quest|
|Joan Corbett||Florence Regan|
|Kathy Cothrum||Twila Richardson|
|Barbara Hunt Crow||Sue Ringle|
|Hon. Maurine Dickey||Billy Leigh Rippey|
|Tiffany T. Divis||Carolyn Robbins|
|Cynthia Farnham||Jennifer Rogers|
|Anne B. Fitzgerald||Linda Rogers|
|Michael Flusche||Carol Rommel|
|Marjorie Winn Ford||Spring Rowell|
|Fred Fraley||Lisa Luby Ryan|
|Jean Jones Fraley||Ericka Salinas|
|Marcia Cluxton French||Hon. Karen Gren Scholer|
|Caroline Fung||Harriet Scott|
|Gaylynn Gee||Brigid Kroener Seay|
|Debbie Georgatos||Cynthia Seskes|
|Tricia George||Helene Shalom|
|Margaret Gilbert||Ali Sharp|
|Jennie Gilchrist||Merrie Spaeth|
|Mary Gill||Kyla Stach|
|Carmen Glenn||Linda Staley|
|Diane "Louie" Gorman||Susan Stanzel|
|Susan Griffin||Jan Stewart|
|Cynthia Grubb||Kathleen Stone|
|Elaine Harman||Mary Stone|
|Hon. Linda Harper-Brown||Sharon Strother|
|Will Hartnett||Venice Stuart|
|Wanda Henry||Lane Sullivan|
|Peggy Holt||Trinka Taylor|
|Jan Gentry Howard||Kris Terry|
|Patty Howe||Teresa Thrash|
|Vicki Howland||Lisa Troutt|
|Mary Catherine Huffines||Betsy Turner|
|Jolie Humphrey||Karen Vandermeer|
|Fredda Isenberg||Norma Vardeman|
|Patti Ivey||Inge Vastola|
|Doris Jacobs||Maria Viera-Williams|
|Meaghan Kroener Janson||Candy Ward|
|Kaleta Johnson||Ray Washburne|
|Ramona Jones||June Weber|
|Connie Karcher||Chart Westcott|
|Hon. Margaret Keliher||Jefflyn Williamson|
|Kim Kelly||Lisa Hart Willis|
|Patty Kendrick||Susie Wilson|
|Kristina Kiik||Karen Wilson Smith|
|Urve Kiik||Tish Witten|
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UPCOMING FOR 2014
JANUARY MEETING &
Tuesday the 28th
6:30PM Meet & Greet
Museum of Biblical Art
7500 Park Lane, Dallas
Featuring Texas House District 108
Court Alley, Morgan Meyer &
L to R: Westcott, Meyer, Alley
Join us for a glass of wine
and some lively debate!
STATE SENATORIAL CANDIDATES Meet & Greet & FORUM
Senate District 16
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
Pam Colquitt, Jan Mikol &
RSVP appreciated: email@example.com
DALLAS COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN
"The State of Dallas Politics and
Winning Back Dallas County"
Tuesday, February 18
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
Rep. Dan Branch
Highland Park, Dallas
Rep. Linda Harper-Brown
Rep. Stephanie Carter
Rep. Kenneth Sheets
East Dallas, Lakewood
FRIENDS OF PCRW
Special Advisor to the Board
Internal Review Chair
Laison to Elected Officials
New Member Packets
Get Out The Vote
& 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.
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
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the HOLIDAY LUNCHEON