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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 Sharon Gerardi, President, 559-325-1525, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2015 Judy Harlan, Membership Secretary, 559-431-9631, Edition XVI, Number 11 Roberta Genini, Editor 559-435-7667,

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Assemblywoman Shannon Grove “Be a Conservative Champion” Special Christmas Music by Victori Pianists Joseph Gerardi & Grace Nye Christmas Bake Sale Christmas treats will be available for purchase.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ramada Fresno North (Shaw Avenue & Freeway 41) MENU: Mixed Greens Salad, Turkey with Dressing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, &Chef’s Choice Dessert Check-in starts at 11:15am with lunch starting at Noon. All attendees must register for the luncheon. Luncheon costs $18. Vegan (no meat or dairy) or Grilled Chicken (no dairy and gluten-free) available if requested at the time of reservation. Payment accepted at the door with reservations or pay online at To make reservations email us at or call Una Freitas at (559) 224-3720.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Club membership is more than recruiting; educating new members is just as important. Fred Vanderhoof, Chairman of the Fresno County Republican Party (FCRP), was the special guest at the FCCRWF New Member Orientation Breakfast at Café Via on Saturday, November 7. This is Fred’s third stint as Fresno County chairman, but he has dedicated service to the FCRP since 1992. Fred asked FCCRWF members to be politically active in 2016. Another guest was Mary Alice Kaloostian, District Director for State Senator Tom Berryhill. Mary Alice simplified the “life cycle of legislation” as it moves from an idea to a law. She gave a moving account of her passion for the Republican Party that started with a campaign in her elementary school. Edie Kassabian spent part of her youth as a “Nixonette,” so learned politics at a young age like Mary Alice. Edie reviewed the FCCRWF programs and highlighted ways members can get involved. Cheryl Storer, CPA (retired), explained that FCCRWF is political organization consisting of 527 clubs whose purpose is education. The club does not directly donate to candidates. Cheryl reminded members that donations to FCCRWF or candidates cannot be deducted from one’s income taxes. My talk focused on the Republican Party platform. A platform is the declared policy of a political party and contains the core principles and goals of the party. The platform is put together by grassroots Republicans, not continued

November 2015 Trunkline  

The November 2015 issue of the monthly newsletter for Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated

November 2015 Trunkline  

The November 2015 issue of the monthly newsletter for Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated