Military Outreach Night!
Join Us For Our Monthly
Happy Elephant Hour
Thursday, June 7th
5:30 - 7:30 PM
MILITARY OUTREACH NIGHT
Major Erick M. Armelin
Wounded Warrior Battalion West- Balboa
“Challenges of Transition to Family and Community”
Please join us for a festive evening honoring our soldiers, while enjoying the spectacular views overlooking the fairways of Santaluz.
At the Private Residence of Ginger and David Levy
7954 Entrada de Luz East
Santaluz – San Diego, CA 92127
Taco Bar and Margaritas!
$15 – Member
$20 – Non-Member
RSVP Required for Santaluz Community Access
Contact Zesty by June 6th
(858) 353-1929 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walmart and Target Gift Cards for needy military families at Camp Pendleton are greatly appreciated!
By: Cinda K Lucas, President
If not now, when? If not you, who?
Time to take back the White House and the Country!
Often when I am in front of college women speaking, I attempt to challenge them to think, to take action, to make a difference in their lives. After I get them hyped up they leave ready to tackle the next issue, paper, exam, room mate or boy friend situation because they know that "if it is to be, its up to me!"
OK, enough of the motivational jargon. NOW is the time for us to get off our duffs and get started making things happen. We can not sit, complacent hoping someone else will do all of the work. And I don't believe that our state is lost to the democrats and independents, but we need to give people a reason to fight and when we are armed with the information, we can lead the platoon into victory. That is where FRWF comes into play.
What are the most important issues for voters today - the Economy is certainly number one Am I better off right not than I was 4 years ago. Did "change" happen that improved my life and that of the people I love. Do I have the job I want? Keep the money I make to support my family?
Healthcare and affordability, education and providing the best teachers possible and no longer accepting mediocrity in education, just two more issues of concern facing voters. I'm sure there are other issues important to you and your families. Let me know what issues are important to you and we will cover them.
I am always amused by one very important quote from Margaret Thatcher, " The trouble with socialism is that you finally run out of other people's money." I always ask myself, " when did it get to be a problem that those who worked hard got paid and got to keep more than 50% of what they earned. Entrepreneurs and most major corporate Icons give back a great deal to their communities to help them run more efficiently. They help those in need and work for causes they believe in.
Must we all agree with every point a candidate makes in order to vote for him or her or do we vote for the person who has a good head on their shoulders, business and political successes under their belt, even in states where the majority voter does not vote by party lines. Does it irk you that the media has to drag up a story about what Mitt Romney did when he was in high school, 50 years ago. Read Obama's book that talks about him going off the deep end especially during his senior year of High school, drinking, and using drugs. He said that it was just what kids did. Ok, values, integrity and actual results is what we are looking for in a leader. Who they are and what they do to make a difference - NOW!
I am often asked...Why should I join FRWF?
1. Spend time with like minded people who want to make a difference in their community.
2. Become better educated and conversant about the issues that face our local, state and federal government that will affect us, our children and our grand children.
3. Find ways to hold the feet of the politicians to the fire, so they know that we elected them and we expect them to serve us well.
4. Monthly newsletter with valuable legislative and educational information.
5. Member only access to resources on the FRWF website
6. Meetings with some of the leading, political figures, candidates, authors and political movers and shakers who are making things happen.
7. Invitations to larger scale events at an "FRWF reduced rate"
8. Member rate savings for all FRWF events
9. Networking opportunities to work on areas of interest: legislative, public relations, voter registration, campaign & precinct work, programming, Happy Elephant Hour speakers, military outreach, reception, newsletter, talking points, Americanism or Ways & Means. Everyone should be on a committee as it is the best way to meet people and change the course of events for our future.
If those reasons aren't enough by joining FRWF you have the opportunity to have interesting discussions, hear exciting speakers, probe important issues and form enlightened opinions in order to encourage your friends, business associates and family to make good decisions about candidates and propositions and steer the country in the right direction all while enjoying the camaraderie of caring and enlightened people, not to mention the fun times.
Please email me or call me about speakers you would like to hear, issues you would like to discuss or forums you might like to become a part of. FRWF is your organization. This is an important election year, maybe one of the most important in recent history and we need you. If not now, when? If not you, who?
Honor Flight San Diego
By: Carol Sciotto, Corresponding Secretary
On May 11th 105 World War II veterans, an all expense-paid trip, boarded a charter US Airways Flight to Washington DC. They were surprisingly greeted in Baltimore with 400-500 person celebration. This was the start of a memorable and emotional weekend for the veterans in their 80's and 90's and some in wheelchairs, along with their chaperones (who paid their own way). They were all taken to the Hilton in Baltimore, After check in, they were off to a banquet dinner in their honor.
Honor Flight San Diego, formed in 2010, is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that hosts the trips to Washington D.C., to see the WWII Memorial, when it has gathered enough donations to fund them. Usually, the group takes about 20-30 veterans on a commercial flight. This time, thanks to $100,000 in matching grants from two San Diego County contributors, Honor Flight was able to charter a plane. The organizers were extremely happy, they feel a sense of urgency about their mission. Nationwide, the war's veterans are dying at a rate of about one every two minutes.
On Saturday May 12th, they pile into three buses, for a 10 hour tour of the Nation's Memorials. Honor Flight's mission is to have the surviving WWII veterans, see the World War II Memorial. They also saw the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam wall, the Korean War Memorial. They watched the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery and toured the museum at the Navy Yard. The guards at Arlington Cemetery do not stop for any reason. This day the guards halted in front of the World War II veterans, and gave a salute to them.. . this still chokes me up.
There were many stories filled with emotions and laughter. Memories filled with tears and grief. Then there was my father-in-law's love story. He was on leave in a small town in Italy when he saw a young lady outside a church. They started talking…my father in law is Italian, so he knew the language and that blossomed into a marriage that lasted 64 years, until Giuseppina passed away six weeks ago.
One surprise was strangers approaching them and thanking them for their service. This meant so much to all of them. The veterans never felt anyone cared.
Sunday May 13th, their trip home was awesome. They had all bonded. The aisles in the plane were full, the veterans that could stand, roamed the plane, they couldn't get enough of each other, more war stories, more laughter. The camaraderie was thick. Little did they know there were 1000 people, a band, military personal in uniforms, and goody bags, awaiting their return.
Dave Smith, chairman of Honor Flight San Diego and the volunteers that put this together, do an outstanding job. I also want to acknowledge Betty Alexy, FRWF Military Outreach chair. If it wasn't for the Military Program she put together a year ago, I wouldn't have know about it and would never have registered my father –in-law. The whole experience will bring poignant and fond memories for my husband (chaperone) in years to come.
(Pictured - Mr. Sciotto)
By: Dede Jones, Americanism
Benjamin Franklin (1708-1790)
I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing
proofs I see of this truth - that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if
a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that
an empire can rise without His aid?
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Franklin was a leading author, printer, political rhetorist, politician,
postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist,
statesman and diplomat. He earned the title of "The First American" for his
early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity. According to one
biographer, Franklin was a proponent of religion in general, and a sometimes
adherent to the precepts of Puritanism under which he grew up.
We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that "except the Lord
build the House they labour in vain that build it." I firmly believe this;
and I also believe that without this concurring aid we shall succeed in this
political building no better than the Builders of Babel. We shall be divided
by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and
we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And
what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair
of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and
I therefore beg to have to move that henceforth prayers imploring the
assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in
this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or
more of the Clergy of this City be required to officiate in that Service.
- A speech before the Constitutional Convention, July 28, 1787
I wanted to share with you what a wonderful experience I had on Saturday, March 24, asking for food donations for struggling military families. FRWF volunteers were passing out MOM food lists outside of Stater Bros. grocery store in Encinitas and explaining why we were asking for donations. Even though some patrons of the store ignored me when I tried to talk to them, the importance of the effort must have ‘sunk in'. Some of those people gave 2 bags of groceries or gave money on their way out of the store.
A cute little boy wearing his little league uniform and his father came up and received the list. They came out of the store with 5 items of everything on the list. The boy learned about charity and how important it is. Both the boy and his father knew that they could afford the donation to support our great military families.
While some of our past efforts to collect food have been more fruitful sometimes that's not everything. Times are tough. The economy has changed the volume of giving, but patriotic Americans still do what they can to help our military. We all need to participate in these wonderful opportunities to volunteer.
God Bless America and Americans,
FRWF Food Drive Volunteer
Happy Elephant Hour
On May 3rd, FRWF held their Happy Elephant Hour in Del Mar, at Chevy’s restaurant from 5:30-7:30 pm. Our guests were the Air Group One who gave us a brief history of their organization.
Air group one is the San Diego wing of the “Commemorative Air Force” a nonprofit organization headquartered in Midland, Texas. The CAF is a volunteer organization, with members from all walks of life dedicated to preserving the history of the people and planes of World War II.
On June 2-3, the residents of East County will have more to enjoy in the skies than the usual Lears and Beech Crafts. They will be able to see and hear what it was like seventy years ago when Gillespie Field played its part to help America win the war.
'Twas the Night Before Elections
'Twas the night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!
I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political c***.
When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw 'bama and his boys
They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!
He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink
He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart!
"On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi"
He screamed at the pairs!
They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn't stand up and fight!
So I leave you to think
On this one final note--
IF YOU DON'T WANT SOCIALISM,
GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!
Foreign Laws in Our Country??
ACT! For America
By Brigitte Gabriel and Frank Gaffney
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims, That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).
CAIR claims this bill would have the opposite effect - infringing upon Muslims' and others' right to freedom of religion. CAIR's real motivation, however, is not to safeguard the U.S. Constitution, but rather to promote the insinuation here of Shariah, a totalitarian Islamic political-military-legal doctrine.
Shariah requires and enforces discrimination against women, children, homosexuals, atheists, and members of other religions such as Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians, as well as Muslims who repudiate the dictates of that doctrine.
A review of the actual language of the American Laws for American Courts legislation shows that CAIR is deliberately and falsely characterizing it as anti-Shariah. As we shall see, ALAC is not targeted at either Shariah or Islam. ALAC is crafted to prevent the infringement in our court system on individual liberties by any foreign laws or legal doctrines, a phenomenon known as “transnational ism."
Unfortunately, increasingly, foreign laws and legal doctrines that would restrict or deny these liberties are finding their way into U.S. court cases, thanks largely to the rulings of transnationalist judges. In some instances, these judges are permitting the use of Shariah to adjudicate disputes on their dockets. Knowing that a legal challenge to American Laws for American Courts is hopeless, CAIR has stooped to launching dishonest and misleading attacks against an initiative designed to preserve our freedoms.
Nominations Committee for 2013
Fairbanks Republican Women Federated needs you to assist in selecting women for the 2013 slate of officers to be elected by the general membership in November. According to the FRWF By-laws, the Nominations Committee should be elected no later than the June meeting of the Board of Directors. We will be selecting 5 members whose duty will be to select names of members to be nominated for the positions on the Board of Directors. Please let Judy Malody at email@example.com if you are interested. The strength of our organization will be based on the women elected to the offices on the board.
Read and Know...
...what is happening in the US...."In this war, we know, books are weapons." Franklin D. Roosevelt
The David Horowitz Freedom Center combats the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror. The leftist offensive is most obvious on our nation's campuses, where the Freedom Center protects students from indoctrination and political harassment. Combining forceful analysis and bold activism, the Freedom Center provides strong insight into today's most pressing issues on its family of websites and in the activist campaigns it wages on campus, the news media, and in national politics throughout the year.
Here is a short list of books and pamphlets to read as provocative as they might be.
Occupy Wall Street: The Communist Movement Reborn by David Horowitz and John Perazzo
This pamphlet exposes the roots, the leaders, the rhetoric, the activities, and the hidden agendas of this radical movement.
Reforming Our Universities by David Horowitz
It's no secret that our universities have become hotbeds of radical leftist thought. In Reforming Our Universities, Horowitz describes his decade-long campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights that would give students some protection against the intellectual bigotry of their left-wing professors, against grade discrimination for expressing conservative opinions, and against the intimidation in class and out that is meant to prevent them from expressing opinions that diverge from the "progressive" orthodoxy.
Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't by Robert Spencer
Almost any liberal pundit will rail against the inequities of Christianity. About Islam, however, the Left is silent - except to claim a moral equivalence between the two. Robert Spencer not only refutes such charges, but also explains why Americans and Europeans must regain an appreciation of our Christian heritage if we ever hope to defeat Islamic supremacism.
Let Freedom Ring
“Let Freedom Ring” was the theme for FRWF's Annual Luncheon, Silent Auction and Fashion Show on May 3rd at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.
Red, white and blue table decorations adorned the tables as our members and guests were treated to a shopping experience with many local vendors.
A sumptuous lunch was served while our Mistress of Ceremonies, Kimberly Hunt introduced the daughters of our members, who were our models and fashions from ICONS Boutique in Encinitas. Kimberly Hunt is San Diego's Emmy Award Winning news anchor at KGTV/Channel 10.
Our very special guest speaker, Barbara Stone, who is a former National Republican Woman of the year, and a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Cal State Fullerton, interjected humor as she gave us insight into patriotism and politics.
At the conclusion of the event, there was excitement as the winner's names were announced for the silent auction that was available for bidding during the shopping and luncheon.
(Pictured top left: Cherie Ryan, Kimberly Hunt, Vivian Hardage)
To see all luncheon photos, visit our Facebook page.
Your Program Committee at Work!
Your never "too young" to participate in FRWF event planning! Here is Carol Sciotto, Mary Ann Bosanac, Cherie Ryan, granddaughter Christen Ryan Hodgson and Rosalie Gerevas finalizing plans for the Spring luncheon event.
Happy Elephant Hour
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Ginger Levy's Home Santaluz
Fly Your Flag
Happy Elephant Hour
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Happy Elephant Hour
5:30 – 7:30 PM
It is recommended that the flag fly from sunrise to sunset during the appointed holidays in the U.S.
FRWF Officers for 2012
President: Cinda K Lucas
Immediate Past President: Linda Dealy
2nd VP Programs: MaryAnn Bosanac
3rd VP Membership:
Treasurer: Jeannie Foulkrod
Recording Secretary: Dede Jones
Corresponding Secretary: Carol Sciotto
Parliamentarian: Judy Malody
DON'T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
BORN IN A NEW U.S.A.
- The Daily
For the first time, whites constitute the minority of babies born in the United States, a landmark figure that shows widespread changes in the country's racial and ethnic demographics.
Some 50.4 percent of 4 million children born in America between July 2010 and July 2011 belonged to nonwhite groups, according to Census figures released.
"This is an important landmark," said Roderick Harrison, a former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau who is now a sociologist at Howard University in Washington, D.C. "This generation is growing up much more accustomed to diversity than its elders."
Using raw census data, The Daily crunched the government's 2011 estimates to determine the top 10 states, along with the District of Columbia, that had the lowest percentages of white children under the age of one. They are: Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, D.C., Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Florida and New Jersey.
VOTER REGISTRATION OF NEW CITIZENS
June 20, July 25, August 29, September 19
For more information contact: Cherie Ryan, 760-942-3311
PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, JUNE 5th
by Edelweiss Geary, Legislative Committee Chairman
At this point in our nation's history, we face a very uncertain future. Our country is in a precarious financial situation, the world is a very dangerous place and Americans are nervous and unsure about the future.
Given these conditions what do Republicans have to do to elect a President and Representatives, who will work to restore the American dream?
One major step will be to shine some light on the truth. Democrats are making a lot of noise about how Republicans have either voted against bills to help the poor and/or women or have done nothing. This is the President's campaign against a "do nothing" Congress.
Here are the facts:
* Since taking office on January 3, 2011 the Republican House of Representatives passed a bill repealing the Obama Health Care bill.
*HR 2560 included immediate spending cuts to reduce the deficit by half next year and ensures that a Balanced Budget Amendment would have to be passed before the debt limit could be raised.
*HR 34 was passed which cuts $6.2 Trillion in government spending over the next decade.
*HR 1473 cut nearly $45 Billion in non defense spending from the previous year level.
* HR 839 terminated $29.9 Billion of TARP funding for a failed housing program.
*HR 1231 reverses the President's ban on offshore energy exploration.
*HR 1954 was rejected by a vote of 97 to 318 (all House Republicans voting no) because the bill contained no spending cuts per the President's request.
*On March 29 2012 the House passed a Budget Resolution.
*The Democrat controlled Senate has not passed a budget for three years.
*The majority of bills passed by the House die in the Democrat controlled Senate.
* The Democrats took over both houses of Congress on January 3, 2007.
*Nancy Pelosi never allowed Republican bills to come to the floor.
*Until President Obama took office the Democrat Congress passed continuing resolutions to keep government running instead of passing a budget.
To win this election, one thing Republicans will have to do is to fight to get the truth out about the Congressional record since 2007.
Republican Women need to talk to everyone they can and inform them of the true facts.
WE CANNOT BE SILENT!
Taking Points on
Props 28 and 29
VOTE NO on Both
• Allows politicians to serve 12 years in the State Assembly or State Senate or both
• As of now there is a limit of six years in Assembly and eight years in Senate
• Prop 28 is written to intentionally deceive voters
• Prop 28 doubles the amount of time politicians can serve in Sate Assembly
• Increases the amount of time politicians can serve in State Senate by 50%
• Strongly supported by labor unions and special interest groups
• Special interest groups and labor unions would not have to spend as much money getting candidates elected because turnover in State Legislature would decrease, which means they would have more money to spend on promoting harmful programs elsewhere
• Increases taxes on cigarettes by five cents per cigarette and one dollar per box, making the tax on cigarettes a total of $1.87 per box of cigarettes
• Would create a new governmental entity, a nine member “Citizens Oversight Committee” with carte blanche fund allocation
• $735 million collected by the tax increase, but those funds are allocated unwisely
• None of the tax revenue will necessarily go towards fixing the budget crisis
• Tax revenue created does not have to be spent in California or in the United States
• If passed, it cannot be amended by anyone for 15 years
• And the best one, in order to collect taxes from this prop, they need people to smoke!
• For more information, please go to www.readforyourself.org
These two propositions will be the last ones on the primary election ballot. The reason that primary ballot measures are prohibited is because the Democrats took that voting right away. Last year, in a last minute legislative maneuver, the Democrats in power banned propositions from the June primary ballot. Their reasoning was vague, but the real reason is that Democrats in power know that Republican votes more consistently in the primary elections.
IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Be a part of FRWF,
2012 will be our MOST important year in America and American politics! Our goal is to put Republicans in Washington, Sacramento and across the country. We need your membership and participation to help guarantee our future as a unified and independent nation, protect our country's founding principles and always supporting our valued military.
Renewing your membership now and bringing in ONE NEW member is the best way to help guarantee that we can spread the word, do the work, make a real difference and continue to be a part of this awesome effort and responsibility. Remember to include your spouse into our Men's Auxiliary, siblings, best buddies and neighbors!