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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, Judy Harlan, Membership Secretary, 559-431-9631, Roberta Genini, Editor 559-435-7667,

JANUARY 2016 Edition XVII, Number 1

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SHERIFF MARGARET MIMS Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ramada Fresno North (Shaw Avenue & Freeway 41) MENU: Cobb Salad, Rolls and Chef’s Choice Dessert Check-in starts at 11:15 a.m. with lunch served at 12 Noon. All attendees must register for the luncheon. Luncheon costs $20. 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 To make a reservation by phone, call Una Freitas at (559) 224-3720 or email

Please note the unavoidable luncheon price increase due to an increase in the Ramada’s charges to FCCRWF.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I want to start 2016 by wishing FCCRWF members and their families a Happy New Year! I hope you had a blessed and restful Christmas holiday because the election season has begun. We need everyone to help elect Republicans in November—just imagining a Hillary Clinton presidency causes me to lose sleep! As local primary campaigns are beginning, I would like to explain a few FCCRWF policies. First, Republican Women clubs are not fundraisers for the Republican Party. FCCRWF has the primary responsibility of raising sufficient money each year to fund the programs, goals and obligations of the club. Individual FCCRWF members are free to contribute to candidates; however, the club itself cannot make monetary donations to candidates. Another policy is that FCCRWF and the FCCRWF president do not endorse during the primary when there is more than one Republican running for the same office. There are a few exceptions, but that is the general rule. I will try my hardest to be fair to all the candidates and give them equal time and access to the FCCRWF membership. Of course, club members are free to endorse and campaign for their favorite candidates and I encourage you to do so. When endorsing, please do not use the name FCCRWF; you are endorsing under your name only. continued

January 2016 Trunkline  

The January 2016 issue of the monthly newsletter for Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated

January 2016 Trunkline  

The January 2016 issue of the monthly newsletter for Fresno County & City Republican Women Federated