For political junkies like me, this season in the election calendar is Nirvana. In the presidential primary, the Republican candidate list is set. I’m loving all of the nationally broadcasted debates as they showcase Republican ideas on display. While we may have disagreements on our preferred nominee, lets enjoy the fact that we all agree any of our Republican candidates will be a major improvement over the current administration. While the field is set, the calendar remains fluid, so stay tuned…..closer to home we have many qualified candidates, some who are FRWF members, running for local or state offices. A very high profile contest is heating up for the mayor of City of San Diego…..speaking of which, mark January 20th on your calendars for a Mayoral Candidate Forum, coinciding with our annual membership luncheon. For all of us, there had never been more opportunity, or a more critical time to get personally involved in a campaign….please, pick your candidate and roll up your sleeves! In the mean time, check out the FRWF calendar for many of our upcoming events that I know you’ll want to enjoy. If you haven’t had a chance, please take a moment to explore out new website; www.fairbanksrepublicanwomen.com - and remember to ‘like’ us on facebook!
ARE YOU READY? NOW IS THE TIME!
!!! END OF YEAR RE-UP !!!
1/2 PRICE MEMBERSHIP FOR ASSOCIATES
(Members of our Sister federated clubs)
If you are disgusted with the policies and politics of Sacramento and Washington DC, and you would like to meet other women who share your conservative values, we invite you to consider FRWF.
Fairbanks Republican Women Federated has been an important factor in insuring San Diegans make informed votes for over 15 years. Our organization plays a major role in Rancho Santa Fe and the greater San Diego community which could not be accomplished without your continued support and influence for these many years. We have a great history as a club and NOW is the time to step up and do it again!
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!
*Always my message to you…”Your job is to get your one new member to join”……..
Please, make our new website part of your routine…
Maybe put a tag line on your email signature to include it for your friends and associates.
History Lesson Test on Social Security TRUE OR FALSE TODAY?
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program
- That participation in the program would be completely voluntary.
- That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual income.
- That the money the participants elected to put into the program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year.
- That the money the participants put into the independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and would only be used to fund the S.S. Retirement Program and no other.
- The annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
All of these are not true today. (Please read below)
- No longer voluntary
- Now it is 7.65 on the first $90,000
- No longer tax deductible
- Under Johnson the money was moved to the general fund and spent
- Under Clinton & Gore up to 85% of your S.S. can be taxed
Happy Elephant Hour
Happy Elephant Hour is BACK! On Thursday, Oct. 6th, at Chevy's in Del Mar, the group enjoyed margaritas and yummy Mexican food. Our special guest speaker was Ruben Barrales, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He spoke about his extensive background and chamber issues. Ruben also generously donated a signed "Bush 41" book, for FRWF to use at our next auction.
Barrales has a background in both government and private industry, with experience as an elected official and as an advocate for business. In 1992, Barrales became the first Latino elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. After reelection, he became president of the board in 1996. In 1998, Barrales was the California Republican Party nominee for state controller.
Barrales also served for five years as deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, acting as the president’s liaison to state and local elected officials. Prior to joining the president’s staff, Barrales was president and CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a civic organization of Silicon Valley business, government, and academic leaders that advocates for public policies favorable to Silicon Valley’s technology-driven economy.
Barrales has held several key appointments, including service on the California Speaker’s Commission on State and Local Government Finance, on the California Commission of Local Governance for the 21st Century, and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Barrales grew up in Redwood City, California, and received a joint B.A. in political science and administrative studies from the University of California, Riverside, in 1984.
Military Outreach Update
The FRWF 2011 Ball Gown project for the Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton collected 80 gowns. On Sept 16, almost 800 military wives at Camp Pendleton eagerly awaited a chance to choose their special gowns. With a total collection of about 3000 gowns wives had a number of very lovely gowns from which to choose. The residual gowns from Pendleton went to Miramar, 29 Palms and two other military bases. Thank you to all who contributed.
The Military Outreach Committee assisted in a Food Drive for Military Outreach Ministry (Camp Pendleton) on Saturday, October 22, at Stater Bros grocery store in Encinitas. All food collected from the drive will go to needy military families who apply for the services. The food is then delivered by MOM to selected sites on base.
On Nov 1, the Military Outreach Committee is conducting a Care box packaging event from 3-5 PM at CA BOTANA. For those who wish to participate please check the online announcement of items needed for the boxes. Items will be collected at all FRWF events or may be dropped off at CA BOTANA in advance. Please help us brighten the holidays for our troops serving abroad.
Christmas Toy Drive
Please consider donating to FRWF's Children's Christmas Toy Drive by bringing toys to our Annual Holiday Party, December 15th. Wal Mart gift cards and cash donations are also welcome. Toys and gift cards will be contributed to local needy military families at Camp Pendleton and the U.S. Air Station Miramar. Look for more information.
Wine Workshop at the Gerevas Vineyard
The last Friday in August featured one of the most enjoyable FRWF fund raisers of the year.
The evening was warm and delightful with close to fifty people treated to a tour of one of the most beautiful and picturesque vineyards in all of Southern California, the Gerevas Vineyard. The evening took place less than two months after the Gerevas Sangiovese took First Place, "Best in Class" at the 2011 San Diego County Fair.
Ron and Rosalie were superb hosts for an evening of fine wine, tasty hors d'oeuvres and a wonderfully entertaining educational workshop conducted by Eddie Osterland, America's 1st Master Sommelier. His discussion, centered around his brochure, Power Entertaining Tips, dispelled age old myths about wine, and how to really impress the knowledgeable wine connoisseur.
If you missed this event, and if we're lucky, this fund raiser might be held again next year.
Stand Up for Women
On Thursday, October twentieth, a sold-out crowd held their breath as the featured speaker of the Stand Up for Women Luncheon, Marina Nemat, author of the international best-seller book Prisoner of Tehran captivated her audience. Marina, an Orthodox Catholic Iranian with Russian heritage, was arrested and thrown into prison when only 16 years old. Tortured and often left unattended in her prison cell, she was forced to marry her jailer who continued to torture and rape her. She survived by reaching deep into her heart and soul with her strong sense of faith. Marina emphasized the importance of speaking out about torture and rape publicly to ensure that the world does not forget thousands of innocent Iranian women and girls who are subjected to this deplorable treatment every year.
In addition to Marina, two other women with similar backgrounds also spoke at the luncheon. Anne K. Ream founder and chief Executive Director of the Voices and Faces Project, also a rape-survivor, has been a strong voice in support of the victims of rape, trafficking and domestic violence. In her moving short video many women spoke about their experience and the shame of living with rape. The Voices and Faces Project works to make connection with these women and to give a voice and a face to rape, domestic violence and to create a strong support system for the victims.
Fary Moini, born in Iran and now a U.S. citizen, spoke of her work in Afghanistan and Pakistan to build schools for girls and women. As a volunteer, Fary risks her own life to travel to these countries and convince the elder tribal leaders, all men, to allow her to hire female teachers. Her attempts have been highly successful with her schools enrolling more and more women and girls each year. The Rotary Club of Golden Triangle and the William H. Donner Foundation are the main source of her funds for the continued improvement of the schools in these two countries.
The luncheon was the second in the series: Stand Up for Women, end violence, exploitation and oppression, sponsored by FRWF to promote women’s rights. A special FRWF thank you to our co-sponsors: The Voices and Faces Project, United 4 Iran, and Bleeding Edge Design photography. Thanks also to Stephanie Hanson for making this event possible. Master of ceremonies was FRWF’s dear friend, Carol Le Beau.
Where Has Obama Gone Wrong in Creating Jobs for the American People?
Two years ago, President Barack H. Obama was bold in his optimism for job growth in American, promising that his stimulus spending plans would create 3 million jobs by the end of 2010. It didn’t work, the Obama jobs deficit now stands at 6.7 million jobs and counting. What could he have done to pave the way for businesses to create new jobs?
- Do Less, Not More: For the last 2 ½ years, we have seen the federal government spend more and regulate more. Instead, the government should step back and free America’s businesses to grow, thereby creating jobs.
- Restore Confidence, Eliminate Uncertainty: One of President Obama’s favorite talking points is that wealthier American should “pay their fair share” of taxes, threatening to raise rates on small businesses and investors. That rhetoric might play well in populist circles, but his calls for the redistribution of wealth at the expense of the most productive elements of the economy has a real cost provoking uncertainty. He should press Congress to make current tax policy permanent or at least extend the current tax policy until the economy returns to near full employment.
- Get Spending Under Control: The President has tried massive government spending to stimulate the economy, and what are the results? Deficits, 9.1 percent unemployment, 14 million unemployed and a reduced credit rating. He should be concerned with reforming entitlements and getting spending under control.
- Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations: In the first six months of the 2011 fiscal year, 15 major regulations were issued with annual costs exceeding $5.8 billion. These regulations drive up the cost of doing business, discourage investment and leave businesses waiting on the sidelines until they have more certainty about their future.
(From the www.askheritage.org website)
Save the date: Thursday,
From 6:30 until 8:30 pm
Lynn and Dr. Steve
prepared by the board!
Toy Drive for the Military Children
Invitation coming soon
Military Care Box Packaging
CA Botana Warehouse
9365 Waples Street
San Diego, 92121
Happy Elephant Hour
5:30 – 7:30 PM
2730 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, 92014
No Happy Elephant Hour in December
FRWF Annual Holiday Party
Lynn and Dr. Steve Wheeler
More Information to come
Annual Membership Luncheon
& Mayoral Candidate Forum
Fairbanks Country Club
FRWF Officers for 2011
President: Linda Dealy
1st VP: Farrah Douglas
2nd VP: Adrienne Cisneros-Selekman
3rd VP Membership
Treasurer: Carol Sciotto
Recording Secretary: Judy Malody
Parliamentarian: Farrah Douglas
I CALLED MY STOCKBROKER AND ASKED HIM WHAT I SHOULD BE BUYING.
He said, “If the current administration is in office much longer, canned goods and ammunition are you best bet.”
EDUCATE YOURSELVES ON IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES!!
Did you know that Obama has signed into law 21 new or higher taxes…….find out which tax hikes will destroy the most jobs?
Check out the comprehensive list from Americans for tax reform website.