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TRUNKLINE President’s message Helloooo ORWF!!!
I am so sorry that you did not get a newsletter for
February. My husband and I went on a wonderful vacation and came home just in time for the birth of our ;irst grandchild. I am afraid I played catch up all month. A huge thank you to Susan Custer and all of the amazing ORWF Board for doing all things ORWF while I was away, including running the February luncheon meeting. Here it is March already and it is an election year with June elections looming in just a couple of months. Time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. What does it mean to be a Republican in this era of the left? I was watching Russia’s march into the Crimean Peninsula and the response of the world. It occurred to me that after WWII as the free nations of the west picked themselves up and licked their wounds; they took their newly won freedom and moved steadily to the political left. All of the so called free world governments are either extremely left leaning, socialist, or want to be communists; including unfortunately, the United States. The only entity standing between complete leftist control, the last beacon of conservative thought and possibly a conservative government is the American Republican Party. The only thing standing inside the Republican Party keeping it strong are conservatives. I am watching the frustration with some in our party, I am seeing postings on Facebook encouraging people to re-‐register” Decline to State,” show those Republicans that they can’t mess with social conservatives, take your ball and go home. My answer as a social conservative; this is not the time to split the only entity that has a chance of winning the battle for free market capitalism and traditional values. Has the Republican Party been in<iltrated by progressives? Of course: there are a few. In this world of leftist domination of thought it is amazing to me that we have anyone left who will still stand up for conservative principles. However,the answer to this is not to re-‐ register as a Decline to State. When you register as a “Decline to State” you are thrown into the same soup broth as all of the liberal Decline to States and both parties assume you are liberal. All you do is pull the
Republicans further to the left because they think that is where the votes have gone. This is the time to ;ight, to hold our Republicans strong. The next generation of Americans will not have the bene;it of anything but liberal training. Because of the in;iltration into our schools by the left through Common Core and the Teachers unions, we may be the last generation who will stand for capitalism, free markets and conservative principles. At this moment Big government is failing everywhere you look, now is the time for those of us with solutions based on individual freedom to stand up. Join us. Prop up Republicans and ;ight big government with the evidence of its failings. Learn about Smart Growth and Common Core. Talk to your children and grandchildren. We cannot allow the Democrat agenda of big government to have power over every aspect of our lives. There is still time to save the future. This is an important election year. We can identify the races across the country where we can help. We have local city council races, they need our help. We are also losing our freedom through regional planning boards and ORWF is training activists to be able to understand the language and the impact of these unelected bureaucracies. We can still make a difference. We are here at this moment for a reason.
Join ORWF, join other conservative women in our ;ight for America. You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the <irst step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justi<ied our brief moment here. We did all that could be done — Ronald Reagan God bless you all, Saundra Waecker
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Good Bye Sandy Faulkner
we are hearing that the memorial service and celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 29; I will send out a notice as soon as I know for sure
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Ways and Means
Calendar for March
From Candi Candi Szabo 3rd Vice President Ways & Means
March 10, 2014
San Diego County RWF Luncheon Bahia, San Diego March 10, 2014
Central Committee meeting , Rancho Bernardo March 12, 2014
ORWF Luncheon meeting El Camino Country Club, Oceanside
WOMEN ON TARGET
We will be having another Women on Target, Wednesday, May 21st. That is our very popular women-only event where we go out to a beautiful outdoor shooting range in Escondido and are taught how to safely use firearms. Lunch is served and it’s a very informative and entertaining day. We will have the sign up sheets at our March 12th luncheon, there’s only room for 25 ladies, so sign up early. AMAZING BIRTHDAY CANDLES
March 29, 2014
Politics 101, could be cancelled if Sandy Faulkner’s memorial is scheduled for that day. TBA March 25, 2014
ORWF Board Meeting April 2, 2014, CFRW, Southern Division meeting, coming to Carlsbad
Women on Target Join us Wednesday, May 21,2014
We still have birthday candles for sale. They were a great hit of a fundraiser last year and brought in lots of money. They make a fun gift as well as putting one on your favorite person’s cake. I’ll have them out on the back table every month, but if you find you need one in between, call me and you can come by and pick one up anytime. They are $7.00 for one, or 3 for $20.
OCEANSIDE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED! MARCH 12, LUNCHEON SPEAKER FOR ORWF Our children and
Our speaker and our program presented by
First Vice President, Programs, Susan Custer firstname.lastname@example.org
Darcy Brandon is an award-winning landscape architect who has been practicing in Southern California for over 20 years. She has developed landscape plans for homeowners, developers and builders and has seen the impact of government regulations, policies and fees affect the building industry at large, as well as, individual homeowners. She has spent countless hours researching Sustainable Development and, most recently, Common Core State Standards. After 2008, Darcy became politically active with local candidates, elections and speaking to local groups about the impact government regulations were having on property rights and development. She is a member of the Carlsbad Republican Women Federated, San Diego/Orange County Chapter of Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, Stop Taxing Us, and California Eagle Forum and a life-long Republican.
What is Common Core Come and find out? Politics 101 March 29, Cathy Hamilton’s home Veterans of North County fundraiser and military teddy bears for sale call Kathy Clark or Joan Parro 760-439-1378
Darcy has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona and an Agricultural degree from South Dakota State University. She lives in Carlsbad with her husband of 23 years; has a daughter who will be graduating from college in May and her son is a junior at La Costa Canyon High School
Join us for our luncheon Speakers Meeting
Where: El Camino country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside When: Wednesday March 12, 2014 11:00 am: Meet and Greet 11:30 am: Meeting called to order 12:00 pm: Lunch is served, Chicken Parmesan, Cobb salad or fish 12:30 pm Guest Speaker, Darcy Brandon, Common Core
RSVP for lunch: Doris Garrison 760-439-8148 !
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Article by Mary Baker
The Birth of Smart Growth Sustainable development is the precursor to smart growth and it has become the international blueprint for living in the 21st Century. In 1992, at the Rio de Janeiro United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Earth Summit, Agenda 21* was introduced as the comprehensive global plan that would eradicate the communal threats of social, economic and environmental injustice. The plan was adopted by more than 178 governments including the United States of America. President George H. W. Bush pledged, on behalf of the American people, to commit to a plan of action that would be implemented in every area in which humans have an impact on the environment. To ensure “effective follow-up of UNCED,” and to provide assistance, the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created “to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels.” In 1993, President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order No. 12852 and created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. In addition to working with ‘Captains of Industry’, he contracted with the American Planning Association (APA,) an independent, non-profit educational organization that “provides leadership in the development of vital communities”, to create a blueprint for sustainable development and implementation strategies. The subsequent manual was !
called: Growing Smart and incorporated President Clinton’s request to develop “bold, new approaches to achieve our economic, environmental, and equity goals.” The blueprint which took seven years to complete became the legislative guidebook for local governments and was named: Sustainable America: The New Consensus. By 1999, President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore had the framework they needed to address the “increasing public interest in “sprawl” and other land policy challenges.” With the support of the Clinton Administration, Al Gore spearheaded the Livability Agenda and the Lands Legacy Initiative. These new U.S. initiatives promoted the concept of Smart Growth. “The aim of the agenda [was] to help communities across America grow in ways that ensure[d] a high quality of life and strong, sustainable growth.” In 2001, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) generated a report stating that man was responsible for global warming. The IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC. (Continued on Page 8) PAGE 5
OCEANSIDE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED! (Continued from Page 7) In June 2001, President George W. Bush requested the U.S. National Research Council to research and report on the societal and ecological impacts of global warming on America. “President Bush made a policy statement on June 11, 2001, following release of the NRC report and completion of a cabinetlevel review of climate change options. In that statement, the President acknowledged that the world has warmed and that greenhouse gases have increased, largely due to human activity, but emphasized that the magnitude and rate of future warming are unknown. The President then outlined the U.S. approach as rejecting the Kyoto Protocol and favoring voluntary actions, increased scientific research, better technology, and market mechanisms.” Despite Bush’s rejection of the Kyoto Protocol, numerous congressional acts were proposed and many approved that would support the treaties greenhouse gases reduction targets. On June 8, 2001, Senator Byrd proposed S. 1008 which amended the “Energy Policy Act of 1992 to develop the U.S. Climate Change Response Strategy, with the goals of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, minimizing adverse short-term and longterm economic and social impacts, aligning the Strategy with U.S. energy policy, promoting sound national environmental policy, establishing a research and development program that focuses on bold technological breakthroughs that contribute significantly toward greenhouse gas stabilization, establishing a National Office of Climate Change Response within the Executive Office of the President, and for other purposes.”
The act was approved by the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on August 2, 2001. Since then, with the renewed support of the Obama Administration most federal agencies including the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), and numerous non-profit organizations such as Smart Growth Network, Smart Growth America, Local Government Commission, Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy and the National Association of REALTORS have used smart growth principles and the threat of global warming to influence local and state governments to adopt progressive paradigms for change. *A comment on Agenda 21~The U.S. Congress never ratified Agenda 21 so there is no direct mandate coming from the United Nations or loss of American sovereignty. Growth management is not a new idea and many planners and US cities were adopting these schemes prior to the Rio Summit in 1992. The topic of Agenda 21 often becomes a distraction when smart growth’ers’ debate pro-growth’ers’ on land use, transportation and environmental issues. But let us not be naïve and ignore the supreme influence the principles of sustainable development had on the American Planning Association and President Clinton when he approved Sustainable America: the new consensus back in the 90s. It is also difficult to ignore the fact that the US reports to the UN on its progress implementing sustainable development in America. (Go here.) This is the reason why I mention Agenda 21 when I describe the birth of smart growth in the US.
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ORWF Executive Board 2014 President Saundra Waecker 2275 Oceanview Rd. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 email@example.com (H) 1-760-492-1774 B'day: Jan. 28
1st V.P. Program Susan Custer 390 Mainsail Rd Oceanside, Ca92056 firstname.lastname@example.org 760-672-1954 B day ?
2nd V.P. Membership: Pat Berry 5086 Milos Way Oceanside, Ca. 92056 (H) 1-760- 216-6254 Bâ€™day: Oct. 8 email@example.com
3rd V.P. Ways & Means Candi Szabo 372 Islander St. Oceanside, CA 92054 firstname.lastname@example.org 760-439-3530 B day Aug. 28zabo
Recording Secretary Colleen Vogel 4692 Barcelona Way Oceanside, 92056 colleen email@example.com B day Sept. 18 Corresponding Secretary Doris Garrison 226 Walsh St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 No Email (H) 1-760- 439-8148 B day Jan. 7
Treasurer Mary Azevedo 1783 Woodbine Place Oceanside, Ca. 92054 MaryZ@mary-z.com firstname.lastname@example.org 760-439-5979 office 760-505-6566 cell B day March 9
Advisor Joan Parro 3328 Malta Way Oceanside, Ca. 92056 email@example.com (H) 1-760-967-4346 (C) 1-760-208-8506 B day June 27
Parliamentarian Kathy Clark 3395 Corsica Way Oceanside, Ca.92056 firstname.lastname@example.org (H) 1-760-439-1378 B-day Oct-27
Joan (Kelly) Pelekis 3685 Vista Campana N. Unit 6 Oceanside, Ca.92057 email@example.com (H) 760-754-1472 (I) B day Oct -4
Hedge committee: Cathy Hamilton Pam Chambers Pam Connolly
Congratulations ! January Mary Azevedo our Volunteer of the Month February Katherine Ballinger our Volunteer of the Month. Hurray!!! Janie Booth; Our new Chaplain. Welcome aboard and God bless you, we need you. We Still need Volunteers! Positions open and hoping to be filled:.... Campaign and Precinct Voter Registration Legislation Scholarships Caring for America If you see yourself in any of these positions or in anything we are involved in call me Saundra Waecker. 760-492-1774 New Member, A big welcome to Paula Yokoyama I have attached a new member form along with the newsletter, if you havenâ€™t renewed, please do and if you have,find one other person and sign them up. PAGE 7