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February 2014
Wise Women Want to Win Back Dallas County
Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 18th

Dallas County Republican Party Chairman 
Wade Emmert 
"The State of Dallas Politics and Winning Back Dallas County"

Tuesday, February 18th
Lunchtime Meeting
11:30 Meet & Greet
 Noon Meeting

Museum of Biblical Art 
7500 Park Lane 
Dallas, TX 75225
Sandwiches available for $5

PCRW is very thankful to the candidates running for House District 108, Court Alley, Morgan Meyer, and Chart Westcott. Thank you to the moderator Kerby Anderson.
Questions covered a wide range of topics including education, domestic violence, the budget, and legislation each would like to work on next legislative session. 
Learn more about the candidates by clicking on their name:



Early Voting 

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church,

 7611 Park Lane, Dallas 75225


You may vote at any Dallas County Republican Primary Location

(Check Here for more locations)


     February 18-21, Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

February 22, Saturday, 7:00 am-7:00 pm

 February 23, Sunday, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

      February 24-28, Monday - Friday, 7:00 am-7:00 pm

Election Day Voting Location 
 Tuesday, March 4th, 7am-7pm

Click Here To find where your precinct votes on election day




Tuesday, February 11 - Interest Group Meeting:

Learn about the nuts and bolts of the Republican Party process & hear about the Republican Convention process in 2014. Virginia Prodan, New Senate District 16 SREC Committeewoman

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

6531 Waggoner Drive, Dallas 75230

Home of Debbie & Eric Georgatos


Monday, February 17-
Dallas County Republican Party
               Executive Committee Meeting    


 Fellowship Bible Church 

02/18-02/28 - Early Voting 
Friday, February 28 - Reagan Day Dinner

Keynote Speaker
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:00 pm VIP Reception ★ 8:00 pm Dinner

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S. Lamar Street, Dallas

Honorary Chair
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Hon. Harriet Miers | Merrie Spaeth | Hon. Tincy Miller | Hon. Maurine Dickey
Buy tickets here:


U.S. 113th Congress: 


Congress will meet Monday, Feb 10, through Wednesday, Feb 12, then recess and resume 

on Tuesday, February 25. For an ongoing outline of legislation that has been passed or is 

being considered, refer to:


House of Representatives 


The House calendar for the week of February 10 is posted at:  Bills that are scheduled for a vote this week are listed below with hotlinks to their content and status:   

1)       H.R. 2431  "The National Integrated Drought Information Systems Reauthorization Act of 2013" (Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Hall / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)


2)       H.Res. 447  "Supporting the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine and their right to choose their own future free of intimidation and fear, as amended"  (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)


3)       H.R. 3578  "To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of an airman or an air traffic controller for a sleep disorder is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes" (Sponsored by Rep. Frank LoBiondo / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)


4)       H.R. 3448  "Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act of 2013, as amended" (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee)


5)       H.R. 3193  "Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013, Rules Committee Print" (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee)


6)       Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to the Debt Limit


7)       Committee Activity:  Financial Services Committee hearing on "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy"  (link)


Text and Status of BILLS that were considered during the week of January 13 (links)   

1)       H.R. 801 "Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2013"  No action.  In committee.


2)       H.R. 2274 "The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act," as amended.  Passed as amended 422 to 0.   Referred to the Senate.


3)       H.R. 2860 "OPM IG Act" (i.e. To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management may use amounts in the revolving fund of the Office to fund audits, investigations, and oversight activities, and for other purposes).  Passed the House 418 to 0.  Referred to the Senate and passed by unanimous consent.  Referred to the President.


4)       H.R. 1233"The Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2013."   Passed the House as amended 420 to 0.    Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.


5)       H.R. 3362 "Exchange Information Disclosure Act."   Considers bills H.R. 2279, H.R. 3362, and H.R. 3811.  Passed the House 259 to 154.  Referred to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


Text and Status of Other Bills that Recently Passed the House (links)   

1)       H.R. 7  "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014" passed 227 to 188 on Jan 28.  Referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.


2)       S 1901 to extend "Support for United States-Republic of Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation Act " passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent on Jan 27.  Passed the House without objection on Jan 28.  Sent to the President.


3)       H.R. 1791 "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis (disease prevention) capabilities."  Passed as amended: 391 to 2.  Referred to Senate HLS committee.


4)       H.R. 357 "To amend title 38, U.S. Code, to require courses of education provided by public institutions of higher education that are approved for purposes of the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate." Passed the House 390 to 0.  Referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.


5)       H.R. 3590 "To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes."  Passed the House 268 to 154.  Referred to the Senate.


For daily postings of 2014 House activities, please visit:   





The Senate's Executive Calendar contains a list of 2014 executive resolutions, treaties, and nominations reported out of Senate committees and awaiting Senate floor action.  Details can be found at: 


Since January 9, 2014, 157 unique nominations have been submitted and await consideration for appointments to U.S. government agencies, corporations, foundations and banks.  The nominations can be found in the link above and will be listed for the PCRW's February 18 meeting.    


Text and Status of Bills considered during the first week in January (links)   

S.B. 1845 "Unemployment Insurance."  A vote of 55 - 43 is being reconsidered by Senator Reid.     


Sample Republican Party Ballot (Candidates and 6 Propositions)


For Dallas County                       




Senator John Cornyn
 Rep. Dan Branch
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.





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 website for more information at

A membership form is available online--it's easy to join.


Thank you for your support 

and involvement in PCRW!


Cathie AdamsDiane "Louie" Gorman
Katherine Phillips
Joyce AlbanSusan GriffinMarilyn Platt
Mary Clare AlleyCynthia GrubbPatricia Plettner
Sandy AmmonsElaine HarmanAnn Quest
Emily AndersonLinda Harper-BrownFlorence Regan
Kerby AndersonWill HartnettTwila Richardson
Claudia ArmstrongWanda HenrySue Ringle
Irmgard ArthurPeggy HoltBillie Leigh Rippey
Terry Beth AtkinJan Gentry HowardCarolyn Robbins
Beverly Scott BarraganPatty HoweJennifer Rogers
Diane BenjaminVicki HowlandLinda Rogers
Judy BennettMary Catherine HuffinesCarol Rommel
Katherine BlairJolie HumphreySpring Rowell
Donna BooeFredda IsenbergLisa Luby Ryan
Claire BostonPatti IveyEricka Salinas
Dan BranchDoris JacobsKaren Gren Scholer
Jane BraschKaleta JohnsonHarriett Scott
Susan BrattonRamona JonesBrigid Kroener Seay
Anne BrockConnie KarcherCynthia Seskes
Leslie BrosiMargaret KeliherHelene S. Shalom
Brenda BrownKim KellyAli Sharp
Mark BrownPatty KendrickMerrie Spaeth
Annis BuellKristina KiikKyla Stach
Diane BumpasUrve KiikLinda Staley
Nan Elizabeth ByorumAngie KingSusan Stanzel
Meriam CalabriaMerrie Ann KingJan Stewart
John CaronaJoAnne KroenerKathleen Stone
Ann CarruthMeaghan Kroener - JansonMary Stone
David CarruthSally LarrocaSharon Strother
Cynthia CathcartChenza LazofVenise Stuart
Ruth ChambersLynda LeakeLane Sullivan
Amanda ChildsCarole LeeCatherine Taylor
Beverly ClarkGeorge LewisKris Terry
Cindy ClendenenJeanne LewisTeresa Thrash
Janis CoffeeJodi LisleLisa Troutt
Joan CorbettKim LocusBetsy Turner
Kathy CothrumCarolyn LoyKaren Vandermeer
Barbara Hunt CrowPeggy LundyNorma Vardeman
Jane Cumiskey Terry M. LynchInge Vastola
Maurine DickeyGail MaddenMaria Viera-Williams
Tiffany T. DivisCile Doran McCormickCandy Ward
Cynthia FarnhamKay McCraryRay Washburne
Anne B. FitzgeraldKristie McCraryJune Weber
Michael FluscheLeanne McKinleyChart Westcott
Marjorie Winn FordNancy H. McRaeJefflyn Williamson
Fred FraleyWilliam D. McRaeLisa Hart Willis
Jean Jones FraleyMorgan MeyerSusie Wilson
Marcia Cluxton FrenchHarriett MiersKaren Wilson Smith
Caroline FungGeraldine "Tincy" MillerTish Witten
Debbie GeorgatosMary MillerBarbara Womble
Tricia GeorgeJudy MilnerLaura Woodall
Margaret GilbertBeverly Morris 
Jennie GilchristAnita Oberwetter 
Carmen S. GlennSarah Parks 
 Debra Sue Payne 


President's Message 
Dear PCRW Members,
In the words of Abraham Lincoln "It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong."   Thank you for joining PCRW in supporting Republican values and for having the courage to stand strong with us.  We hope you will join us at our programs in the coming months.  
Sandy Ammons 





* Membership deadline is February 18th to be included in this year's directory.


* New Neighbor Committee 


Help deliver packets to
new residents every 
quarter. It is a
wonderful way to
welcome new people in
the community and tell
them about PCRW

This is a great way to 
get involved! If you
would like to be a part 
of the New Neighbor
Committee please 
contact Leanne
Mckinley at

Thank you to those on
 the committee for your hard work:

Beverly Morris
Candy Ward
Cindy Shipley
Stacey Branch
JoAnne Kroener
Michaele Frederick
Debbie Francis
Emma Lou Symmonds
Norma Vardeman
Jennifer Rogers



Board of Directors

Officers & Committee Chairs

 2014 - 2015



Sandy Ammons   


First Vice President Programs

Lane Sullivan  


Second Vice President Campaign Activities

Judge Marilea Lewis


Third Vice President Membership

Jennifer Rogers  


Friends of PCRW

   Cindy Clendenen   


Newsletter Editor

     Ali Sharp     


Recording Secretary

   Gail Capps    



     Terry Lynch     



     Virginia Prodan    



       Gaylynn Gee      



Angie King  


Committee Chairs 


Arrangements Chair

Ruth Chambers  


Assistant Membership Chair

   Ruth Chambers  


GOTV Chair

 Trinka Taylor 


Holiday Luncheon Chair

    Jennie Gilchrist    




Katie Blair

Carmen Gleen

Candy Ward 


Internal Review Chair

    Tiffany Wyde   


July 4th Chair 



Legislation Chair

Connie Karcher


Liaison to Elected Officials

Gail Madden  


New Member Packets Chair

Leanne McKinley  


Public Relations/Social Media Chair

Kristie McCrary  


Special Advisor to the Board

Debbie Georgatos 


Web Site Chair

Leslie Baker   




Ruth Kelton

Karen Vandermeer  






"Get going. Move forward. Aim high. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here." - Donald Trump

Ali Sharp
Newsletter Editor