TRUNK LINE FRESNO COUNTY & CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED Affiliated with the California & National Federated Republican Women THE LARGEST ALL WOMEN’S VOLUNTEER POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES
+,++,++,++,++,++,++,++,++,++,+ Cheryl Storer, President, 559-325-1525, firstname.lastname@example.org OCTOBER 2013 Judy Harlan, Membership Secretary, 559-431-9631, email@example.com Roberta Genini, Editor 559-435-7667, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edition XIV, Number 10
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013 LUNCHEON AT THE RAMADA INN ROOM SHAW A - Freeway 41 and Shaw East Off-Ramp
Join us for our monthly luncheon featuring our guest
JIM FRANKLIN Senior Pastor Cornerstone Church and Radio Host of KMJ’s “Jim Franklin Live” “Sacramento Democrats Unhinged— The Supermajority’s Attack on Christian Values and the Family” Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch starting at 12. All attendees must register for the luncheon. Luncheon costs $18. BBQ Chicken & Ranch Wraps, House Chips & Dessert. Vegan / dairy-free or gluten-free options are available if requested at the time of reservation. Payment accepted at the door with reservations, or pay online at www.fresnorepublicanwomen.org For more information, call Una Freitas at (559) 224-3720 or email@example.com The Central Valley Blue Star Moms will be collecting individual size items (beef jerkey, cookies, protein bars, gum, card games, etc.) to send to troops in Afghanistan at this meeting.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I want to thank all of the members who worked so hard to bring us a very successful “Woman of Distinction” event. We could not have asked for a better honoree than the Honorable Judy Case, Fresno County Board of Supervisors member. And a big thank you to Jennifer Lipp, Mistress of Ceremonies, who added such a lively spark to the meeting. No wonder she is so popular on KMJ 580 AM. ELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT AND SO IS YOUR VOTE! Ladies, we have just 16 months to help elect another conservative Republican to fill Judy Case’s district seat and to fill the seat from which Supervisor Phil Larsen is retiring. This is why Republican Women need to be working different events to talk to people and give them hope that their vote does count! We can do more at the local level and just as important is the election coming up for the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) President and board on October 26 at the CFRW Convention in Stockton and elections for a new President and executive board at the CFRW-Central Division Convention to be held November 16 at San Luis Obispo. We need 7 delegates for the CFRW election and 15 delegates for the Central Division. We had booths at the Central Valley Women’s Conference on September 17 and at Clovis Fest on September 21. We will be working the Fresno Fair as we always do. So help me keep the ball rolling to change the direction that this country is going. Everyone I have talked to at these events understand we have a national and statewide problem…too many LIBERALS. See you October 24 th for another outstanding meeting!
Look for the ladies offering opportunity drawing tickets at the FCCRWF October luncheon! Our very showy patriotic jewelry will be for sale at the luncheon as well!
FCCRWF Wants to Brighten a Republican Woman’s Day By Connie Silva, Sunshine Committee
Do you know of a member who has had a recent bereavement, an illness, or who could just use a kind word of encouragement? Please let me know at 559-276-2386 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Do not forget to inform me of contact information for the person who might appreciate a card or other greeting from FCCRWF.
Cheryl Storer, President
CARING for AMERICA By Evelyn Thompson, Caring for America Chairman
At the October luncheon, FCCRWF will be collecting donations of items to help the Central Valley Blue Star Moms send packages to their sons and daughters who are still serving in Afghanistan. We need individual size items… things like beef jerky, Pringles, cookies, protein bars, caffeine gum, card games, puzzles…etc. Thank you to J.D. Bennett for alerting us to this fine cause. The Central Valley Blue Star Moms website is www.cvbluestarmoms.org
Republican women (from left to right) Vera Bryan, Paula Guzman, Yvonne Eytchison and MaryAnn Dews register voters and spread the word about FCCRWF at the Central California Women’s Conference September 17.
Congratulations to California Republican Woman Kathy Brugger who was unanimously elected NFRW President at the 37 th biennial convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Kathy Brugger
Nomination Committee Report: Election of FCCRWF Officers for 2014 From Adair Murphy, Chairman
Committee Members Kathy Miller, Diane Seymour, Martha Kistler, Lois White, and Mary Jane Barbian, Alternate At the September 26 meeting the Nominating Committee placed in nomination the following members. No additional nominations were made from the floor. The following members will be the slate for election to be held at the October 24 meeting.
President—Cheryl Storer First Vice President—Sharon Gerardi Second Vice President—Jessie Robb
Recording Secretary—Susan Abbott Treasurer—Kathy Miller Membership Secretary—Judy Harlan
Fresno Veterans Day ParaDe IncorPorates as not-For-ProFIt organIzatIon (WoulD not Be aFFecteD By goVernment shutDoWn – oh, the WonDers oF gettIng thIngs Done WIth the PrIVate sector!) The Fresno Veterans Day Parade Committee, which recently incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in California, announced with pleasure during the summer that Table Mountain Rancheria is the 2013 Veterans Day Parade Sponsor. Now in its 94th year of tradition, the Fresno Veterans Day Parade is the largest veterans parade west of the Mississippi. In keeping with tradition, each year the parade pays tribute to a different branch of the military; this year, the United States Merchant Marines will be recognized. The Fresno Veterans Day Parade brings national and worldwide attention to the military and to Fresno, through its broadcast on the Pentagon Channel; available on base to more than 1.3 million service members who live and work on more than 368 military bases, camps and installations in the U.S. The Pentagon Channel is also available to service members and their families serving overseas in 178 countries. Locally, the parade is televised each year on NBC affiliate, KSEE 24. Parade organizer Lisa Tripp has taken charge since the passing of Air Force Veteran William Dietzel, who had been the parade’s organizer since 2000 and is largely credited with increasing the parade visibility and popularity from street-side to worldwide in 2007. The 2013 Veterans Day parade promises to be another great success, increasing recognition of the service and sacrifice of generations of veterans to our great Nation. For 2013 parade entry forms and more information, including ways to support the parade, please contact Lisa Tripp via email at email@example.com, or leave a message on the Fresno Veterans Day Parade Official FB page. Visit the organization’s website at http://www.fresnovdp.org/ about.php
Reminder to Get Out Those Recipes for FCCRWF’s December 5 Bake Sale! By Yvonne Eytchison, Second Vice President
Please feel free to call me, Yvonne Eytchison, at (559) 322-5988, with any questions you may have about contributing an item to FCCRWF’s “second annual” Holiday bake sale! We are looking forward to another very successful one, and of course we need you!
From CFRW Southern Division: CONTACT GOVERNOR BROWN AND TELL (PERSUADE, BEG, ASK, ORDER) HIM TO VETO THE FOLLOWING BILLS! 1. AB 8 (Perea, D): Would impose higher taxes on vehicle registration, tire purchases and smog abatement in order to fund the “Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program and the Air Quality Improvement Program.” It is very similar to SB 11. 2. AB 48 (Skinner, D): Again, another bill chipping away at our Second Amendment rights. AB 48 would prohibit the manufacturing, selling, purchasing, or using of a weapon with a “large capacity magazine,” meaning any feeding device capable of more than 10 rounds. 3. AB 154 (Atkins, D): AB 154 would allow nurse practitioners, mid-wives, and physician’s assistants to perform abortions. Why do the Democrats in the legislature seem to think it is OK to pawn off major surgical procedures for women to mid-level healthcare professionals? This is a huge step backwards in women’s health rights. HOW TO CONTACT THE GOVERNOR: Call the Governor: (916) 445-2841 Post to the Governor’s Twitter @JerryBrownGov Send the Governor an opposition letter: Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.” George Washington – From about.com
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” G. K. Chesterton – From about.com
SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT on the Republican Women Candidates for CFRW President By Roberta Genini, Editor
The CFRW Convention is October 25-27 in Stockton, so it is time to meet the two candidates running for CFRW President. FCCRWF is happy to present here each candidate’s campaign statement. The following is the text of Roseann Slonsky-Breault’s campaign statement:
To be a good leader means being proactive, working with the team and building the steps to reach our goals. A good leader puts in place creative and future looking programs which carry us toward those goals and ensuring we do not have to spend time ‘putting out fires’. The leader makes clear what our responsibilities are, what our membership wants and needs, develops systems to put this in place, and supports our organization all according to our charter. I have done these things in business, as Alameda County Central Committee Chair, and in numerous and varied positions at NFRW, CFRW State, CFRW Northern Division and at my home club.You may access my brochure at http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/ download/get/file/1114009317604-34/roseann-2.pdf As CFRW Northern Division President my team set goals, in a critical election year, that increased our treasury with the outcome that we were able to attract better speakers and developed tools which educated and prepared our membership to be strong messengers in their communities and enabled them to better and more actively work on campaigns and actively promote and support legislation to accomplish their goals. WE EXCEEDED OUR GOALS! Our team enhanced and developed our website to ensure easy access to tools which assisted our membership to further their needs. Our team recognized that not all members are computer active so we also put in place additional ways to reach these members. We also enhanced our website to make it easier to find, and attract and develop potential new members. WE EXCEEDED OUR GOALS! We involved our membership and developed ways for accessibility to volunteer opportunities— helping to elect our candidates at the local, state and national levels. Our wonderful website manager and Victory 2012 Committee Chair set up a victory 2012 site for members and any Republicans looking for information on how they could bring the message to the electorate in their area. My experiences as an elected member of our Central Committee and, as its County Chair, helped us identity how we could partner to make this happen. Our website manager continues to develop and grow these tools so we can increase this in the 2014 election. WE EXCEEDED OUR GOALS! Our leadership workshop presented us with the opportunity to address voter fraud and to get our division involved in the prevention of this ever growing problem. We developed activities that trained our membership in being poll workers and observers. Our membership is involved with the Election Integrity Project and working toward placing initiatives on the ballot. As leader in our Federation I have developed the environment in which the concerns of our membership can be addressed and programs developed to make the difference. WE EXCEEDED OUR GOALS! WORKING TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!” Roseann
ǡ Some of what you can expect from me as CFRW President. Professionalism. I will always conduct myself as a professional woman should, especially as a professional Federated Republican Woman should. I come from the business world and recognize that CFRW is a powerful, allͲwoman professional organization with a serious purpose. We can undermine all we stand and fight for if we are not the best we can be, to the world and to ourselves. Leadership! We are a political organization with common values and principles. I will be a CFRW leader who will voice these values and principles to the general public. Inspiration! I am a realistic optimist. Our clubs need to believe that change is possible, and we are obligated to keep up the fight. Republican Women simply don’t give up. I believe and will strive to convey that belief. Communication! Using the modern and traditional tools available to us efficiently and on target, I will keep members informed and encourage meaningful involvement. (Details available)
Leadership Development! I will open up leadership opportunities including leadership training for our members, and search for and identify accomplished members in order to create other voices for Writing, Speaking, and Watching, representing the Federation and issues important to us. Modernize Our Tools and our Visual Appeal. (Details available) Coordinate with the California Republican Party to Elect Republicans. (Details available) Fair and honest Federated Jurisprudence! I will stand up for the CFRW, its bylaws and rules, in any conflict, internal or external. At the same time I will conduct the CFRW Executive Committee in a manner which protects the rights and hears the concerns of any individual member of CFRW involved in a verifiable conflict. The application of fair treatment should be a natural expectation in any American organization.// While what to expect from me is important for the future, the best way to judge the best candidate is based upon the past. Results really do count.
Nancy as President, CFRW, Southern Division In the last two years serving as CFRW Southern Division’s leader, we – officers, committees, clubs, counties and members working as a team Ͳ have accomplished many things. If we had known at the beginning what our results would be, we would have said it couldn’t be done. But it was. Such as (but not all): Earning the CFRW Membership Eagle for the first time in 5 years (it’s more difficult for the large division) Creating a Voter ID initiative, aimed for the November 2014 ballot. Guard My Vote, Inc. We wanted to be able to show that something politically meaningful could come out of the Federation. This was a catharsis to the 2012 election results. Developing a new club in Imperial County, now Southern Division has 8 counties in the Federation. We set out to do this, and we did it. Southwest RWF is now doing amazing work with new citizens, and more. Making available on the website the “Red Book” series, in English and Spanish – differentiating Democrats and Republicans and what each really stands for. A great persuasion tool. An updated and vetted Speakers’ Roster, the first in several years. Maintained by Ann Grivich. CRP and CFRW working as a team. We worked with Tom Del Beccaro and now Jim Brulte (Andy Vidak). 2014 is critical. We must have harmonious teamwork between the Party and the Volunteers. Radio Ads! We raised over $20,000 which is being used solely for marketing the Federation (Southern Division for now), with measurable results. Listeners respond, saying “I felt you were speaking to me.” (Radio clips are available on request.) I can’t tell you how gratifying the results have been, and all thanks to our members and friends who raised the money, understanding that we are not a secret society, but one about which to shout to the world. Respectfully Nancy Eisenhart Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org or 818Ͳ389Ͳ0423
DO YOU KNOW? Education Committee
…that the October 10 Read to Know Book Club selection is Personal Faith, Public Policy; The 7 urgent issues that we, as people of faith, need to come together and solve by Harry B. Jackson. The selection for November is The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic by Mark Levin. Amazon’s description of this much-talked-about work includes the following: “The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and the delegates to each state’s ratification convention foresaw a time when—despite their best efforts to forestall it—the Federal government might breach the Constitution’s limits and begin oppressing the people. Agencies s u ch a s t h e I R S a n d E PA a n d p ro gra m s s u ch a s O b a m a c a re demonstrate that the Framers’ fear was prescient. Therefore, the Framers provided two methods for amending the Constitution. The second was intended for our current circumstances—empowering the states to bypass Congress and call a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution. Levin argues that we, the people, can avoid a perilous outcome by seeking recourse, using the method called for in the Constitution itself.” Mark Levin is now heard every weekday evening at 6:00 p.m. on KMJ 580 AM.
A Backyard “Meet and Greet” With Our New State Senator
Friday, October 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Avnell Daniels, $20 per person. To RSVP or for more information, email email@example.com or call Sharon at (559) 292-5414.
PLEASE MAKE PLANS!
October 11 .................... “Wine & Tapas” meeting with State Senator Andy Vidak October 24 .................... FCCRWF Monthly Luncheon/Meeting, Ramada Inn October 25-27 .............. CFRW Convention in Stockton November 7 .................. FCCRWF Board Meeting, Sierra Grande Clubhouse November 14 ................ Read-To-Know Book Club at Adair Murphy’s November 15-17 .......... CFRW-CD Convention in San Luis Obispo December 5 .................. FCCRWF Christmas Party and Installation of 2014 Officers
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CFRW Central Division 1st Place Newsletter-- 2008 & 2009, Large Clubs
+,++,++,++,++,++,++,++,++,++,+ Inside This Issue . . . October 24 Luncheon: Great Speaker and 2014 Officers Election Bake Sale Coming in December…Have You Thought Up Something Good? Get to Know the Candidates for CFRW President Governor’s Desk Awash With Bad Bills…Let’s Just Say NO. Time Once Again to Honor The Brave
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The September 2013 issue of the monthly newsletter for Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated