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April 2014
Wise Women Want to Learn from Merrie Spaeth a Communications Guru
Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 15th

Merrie Spaeth

President and CEO of Spaeth Communications

   Merrie Spaeth has a unique background in media, government, politics, business and

 entertainment. She is a pioneer in communication theory, executive training and coaching. Merrie is acknowledged as one of the most influential communication counselors in the world.


   Merrie was a White House Fellow assigned to FBI Director William Webster. She

 then served two years as director of public

 affairs for the Federal Trade Commission, and in 1983, President Reagan appointed her as

director of media relations at the White House where she introduced satellite interviews and created the electronic White House News Service. In 1987, she founded Spaeth Communications, Inc., which provides strategic communication counseling and training for a wide range of individuals, companies and institutions.  

                    Tuesday, April 15th  
                    6:30 pm Meet & Greet
                    7:00 pm  Meeting
     Wine and appetizers will be served.

                    Meadows Museum 
                    5900 Bishop Blvd.
                    Dallas, TX 75205

Republican Precinct
 Chairs are Needed in Dallas

Precinct chairs represent an integral part of County politics. Precinct chairs have the responsibility to keep their precinct informed about candidates, PCRW meetings, and the Dallas County Republican Party. Candidates will seek the endorsements of precinct chairs and will(may?) invite precinct chairs to political events, such as election night and campaign fundraising. Please return application to:

Precinct Chairs Needed:
2008          2027
2014          2030
2221          2222
2225          2226



Mark Davis, host of "The Mark Davis Show" on 660 AM The Answer, addressed the Park Cities Republican Women. He emphasized the importance of straight ticket voting in November and reiterated how Democrats win Dallas County by voting straight ticket. He believes negative campaigns are effective when candidates in the primaries share many of the same political beliefs.  Looking forward to the Attorney General run-off in May, he knows that Texas will be well represented by whoever wins the Republican primary. Mark Davis made a point to thank State Senator John Carona for his servant's heart and congratulate Don Huffines. It was a great privilege to have Mark Davis at PCRW! 



Pictures from April Friends Event with Admiral Walsh


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - General Meeting:  

 Merrie Spaeth

CEO,Spaeth Communications & Former Reagan 
White House Media Relations Director
"The GOP Message and the Media"
6:30 p.m. Meet/Greet   ~  7:00 p.m. Program
Meadows Museum at SMU - 5900 Bishop Blvd., 75205
(PLEASE note the change in location for this meeting - Meadow Museum on the SMU campus! Free parking underground)


Monday, April 21, 2014 
Opening of Dallas County Republican Party 
Party begins at 6:30 
9669 North Central Expressway Suite 100
Municipal Election Dates
Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 10, 2014
First Day of Early Voting Monday, April 28, 2014
Last Day of Early Voting Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Election Day Saturday, May 10, 2014


 Early voting locations 

* Begins 1st business day after President's Day 

Primary Runoff Election Dates
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, April 28, 2014
Early Voting May 19 through May 23, 2014
Election Day Tuesday, May 27, 2014





U.S. 113th Congress


U.S. House of Representatives 


House calendar for the current week


Daily posts of all 2014 House activities 


Since the March 18 PCRW meeting, the House has voted on bills with limited debate on topics ranging from amending the  Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Congressional Budget Act, and authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard to just name a few.Click Here to read more about the House bills.


U.S. Senate


The Senate continues to confirm nominations.  During the past few weeks, district judges, federal department administrators and a few ambassadors have been confirmed. 


Senate legislative activity includes passing bills about sovereignty in the Ukraine, Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, and Cooperative and Smaller Employer Chairty Pension Flexibility Act among many more.


Click here to get the full report of the Senate.


The Daily Activity Summary is worth viewing on a regular basis.  It contains the floor schedule, actions, bill numbers, nominations for federal positions, members' voting details, etc. Click Here     


Report to Park Cities Republican Women's Club - April 2014

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.


Heritage Foundation's extensive research shows our taxpayer dollars are being wasted on early childcare programs. Note that recently the Senate passed S.1086. Click Here to read more.



"Common Core: Fundamentally Transforming U.S. Sovereignty"

"Common Core is much more than federalized education...the goal of Common Core is the transformation of America from a sovereign nation to an interdependent one." Click Here to read more.







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!


Consider joining PCRW at the Friends level for special events and speakers. Our monthly meetings are informative and fun, becoming a "friend" takes it to the next level. This is a special giving opportunity with some enhanced benefits. We are thankful to our 122 members that have joined at the Friends Level.  This helps us to further support our Republican Candidates.


Current list of friends

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. 


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 





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an election judge, bilingual clerk or 
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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


Holiday Luncheon Chair

    Jennie Gilchrist




Katie Blair

Carmen Glenn

Candy Ward 


Internal Review Chair

    Tiffany Wyde


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








"Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!" James Monroe

Ali Sharp
Newsletter Editor