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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH
Celebrate the Holidays with the Boulder Republican Women
Traditional Potluck Dinner and Installation of 2015 Officers
Bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice
Sunday, December 7th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Hosts: Beverlee and Buel White
Also please bring a new unwrapped toy or canned goods/dry goods to benefit Sister Carmen
MEMBERS ONLY - SPOUSES, GUESTS WELCOME
RSVP by Friday, December 5th – PLEASE!
Patt Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 442-3787
CHECK OUT 2014 COLORADO ELECTION RESULTS
You can get all the results on this link:
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT - November 2014
I am writing this message on November 1st, before election results are in. I have been working at the County Clerk’s office in Boulder opening ballots with a bi-partisan team of 3 or 4 depending on the number of ballot pages. Yesterday, we worked from 9:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.-missed Halloween! From now on, start time varies—end time will be ‘until finished.’ Needless to say, I am looking forward to the conclusion of this 2014 election!
BUT, the story and commitment cannot end on November 4th, no matter which candidates win. The war waged on Republicans will continue, and most likely will intensify right up to the 2016 Presidential election. In addition to maintaining political awareness and staying engaged with our elected officials, we must reach out to non-Republicans particularly in the minority community.
This election season, my political activities have been limited to Republican activities. Derrick Wilburn, Founder of the American Conservatives of Color, a Republican, has pointed out numerous times the ineffectiveness of gatherings of Republicans, speaking to Republicans, about Republicans or about Republican issues on which they agree. We must reach out and do more.
One step at a time. Win or Lose, or Win Some, Lose Some this November, we must keep moving forward and outward in anticipation of the 2016 Presidential election.
Following are a trio of ways in which we may remain actively involved and reach out. Your suggestions of other organizations are welcome.
Heritage Action is a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation. Rebekah Brown, Western Regional Coordinator, speaker at the October BRW meeting, is looking for SENTINALS. Heritage Action is the response team, tasked with reviewing current regulations in Congress, taking a position based on conservative policies, keeping a Scorecard of the Republican and Democrat voting records, and giving weekly updates, by phone and email to Sentinels on current issues. Sentinels are encouraged then to call, email, or write to their Congressman urging a yea or nay vote and why. To sign up to be a Sentinel, go to heritageaction.com or call Rebekah Brown at 202-316-3930.
Project Veritas. James O’Keefe works to expose the Washington establishment, uncovering ‘brazen lies by candidates,’ voter fraud, and other attacks on our democratic system by using undercover investigations. To sign up to receive newsletters and email calls to action, go to http://www.projectveritas.com.
American Conservatives of Color. Founder and Republican, Derrick Wilburn has a 5-point plan to show us how to engage with the minority communities. We need to get out and establish relationships, and show the face of Republicans as we are, not as the Democrats paint us. Asking for votes comes later. To sign up for the newsletter, and join, go to www.acofc.com.
MESSAGE FROM COLORADO CHAIRMAN RYAN CALL:
Now that Republicans have won, it’s time to demonstrate how Republican principles will help improve the lives of Colorado families.
Over the coming weeks and months, our newly elected officials will assume the roles and responsibilities that Coloradans have entrusted to them. They will be a check on the failed leadership of President Obama and harmful Democrat policies, and Republicans will offer common sense solutions to the many challenges facing our state and nation.
And as we continue to build on the progress we have made, it’s clear that our Party, our state and our nation will have brighter days ahead, and that’s because of fantastic supporters like you.
CONGRATULATIONS KEN BUCK,
KEN BUCK elected GOP Freshman Class President.
Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, who will become a congressman in January, was elected freshman class president by his fellow incoming GOP representatives.
Congressman-elect Ken Buck was elected freshman class president today.
The crop of new congressional Republicans, which numbers 42 at this point, voted Buck into the leadership position.
"I am honored to earn the support of my fellow freshmen," Buck said. "I told them our constituents sent us here to get work done, and I intend to use this leadership position to hold our class together and use our united voice to push for action from day one."
Buck, the Weld County district attorney, was elected to Congress on Nov. 4. He will take the seat now held by Republican Cory Gardner, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Denver Post 11/13/14
Minutes of the BRW Membership Meeting, October 21, 2014 at 95 a Bistro & Sushi
President Beverlee White called the meeting to order at 11:30 am. Gerry Gifford gave the inspiration, and Mark Baisley led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Beverlee White introduced and welcomed guests and new members.
Minutes of the May and September 2014 meetings were approved.
Treasurer’s Report – we have a balance of $3033.78.
Nominating Committee Report - Theresa Watson thanked outgoing President Beverlee White for her service, and presented the committee’s nominees for 2015 officers: Susie Littmann–President, Theresa Watson–1st VP, Susan Mueller–2nd VP Membership, Susan Kolwicz–Secretary, and Carolyn Hauser–Treasurer. No nominations were made from the floor. All nominees were elected unanimously. Theresa reminded the club that in 2016, several offices will be vacant.
Support the Troops - Gerry is collecting mugs and supplies through November, for delivery to veterans sometime in Dec. Contact Gerry Gifford (303) 997-8161 or DIGiff@aol.com.
Announcements – Bev is taking orders for our Quiche Fundraiser for Support the Troops. Quiches will be delivered at the Nov. meeting.
Bev announced events for Bob Beauprez today at Boulder Victory Headquarters, Boulder, and also October 28 here. Flyers were available for the “Doggone Good Night” event Oct. 30 in Broomfield.
Bev welcomed George Leing, Candidate for Congress CD2. He thanked members for their support, and spoke about his campaign and the importance of getting out the vote.
Bev and Susie Littmann introduced the speakers:
Mark Baisley, Vice Chair CO Republican Party - Get out the Vote and ballot issues, including Amendment 68 and Prop 104.
Jean Paxton, Pres. Broomfield RW - Ballot Issue 3A
Amber Clay, Colorado Farm Bureau – No on Proposition 105
Rebekah Brown, Heritage Action for America –helping citizens to influence our elected officials on conservative issues.
Q & A followed, with discussion on other issues, judges, and ballot counting integrity.
The Nov 18th meeting topic is “About Our Schools: the good news, the bad news…”
Sharon Keck won the 50/50 split.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:30pm.
Respectfully submitted by Susan Kolwicz, Secretary October 22, 2014
“The greatness of America doesn’t begin in Washington; it begins with each of you—in the mighty spirit of free people under God, in the bedrock values you live by each day in your families, neighborhoods, and work-places. Each of you is an individual worthy of respect, unique and important to the success of America. And only by trusting you, giving you opportunities to climb high and reach for the stars, can we preserve the golden dream of America as the champion of peace and freedom among the nations of the world.”
Ronald Reagan, 1983
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - THE DENVER POST
RE: Lamar Savages high school football team
Re: “Lawmaker’s effort goes too far on Indian names, mascots,” Nov. 2 editorial.
Thanks for letting us know that Democratic state Sen. Joe Salazar is threatening to withhold funding to those schools that don’t toe the line and get a mascot that American Indian groups and the government approve of. You are right — this should be a local matter. What is next? Animal rights groups must approve animal mascots? It is clear the Broncos would not pass muster, as these groups are against use of horses in rodeos.
Susan Mueller, Boulder
This letter was published in the Nov. 7 edition.
Welcome to the Boulder Republican Women Website!
We appreciate your interest and welcome your membership.
Boulder Republican Women (BRW) is a part of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) and together we help to make up the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). NFRW is one of the largest grassroots political forces in America.
Together, we work to promote the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party --
- self reliance
- limited government
- a strong national defense
- elect Republican candidates
- inform the public through political education and activity
- increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government
Be sure to check out our website and see what conservatives are doing in Boulder County. We currently have 167 members and offer, both, full and associate memberships. BRW Luncheon Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Along with great food and friendship, each meeting includes an 'always informative' guest speaker. Visit our Events Calendar for more information.
7 Reasons You will Vote Republican this Year
Mark Baisley, 10/27/14 TownHall.com
1. National Defense – This primary responsibility of the federal government has been effectively mismanaged for a good six years now. The world has always had an abundance of narcissistic jerks bent on world domination. But between 1783 and 2008, they operated more like delusional street-crazies. Their lusts were tethered by the knowledge that if they acted on their impulses, the United States military would shock them back to bearable behavior. But evil villains are evidently not intimidated by our current Sissy In Chief. The President will need the added pressure of Republican control in both houses of Congress to support his international spine.
2. Health care –Now that the Democrats have invited government bureaucrats into every one of our body cavities, it is time for the citizens to respond as if they still have some measure of self-esteem. Ideally, Obamacare will be uprooted and replaced with free-market systems in 2017. But while the President has two years left to complete his vision of socialized medicine, it is critical that both chambers of Congress are controlled by the loyal opposition.
3. National debt of $17,000,000,000,000 – Only a conservative-controlled Congress will bother to develop a plan to recover from the current 17 trillion dollar debt. And only a balanced budget constitutional amendment would deliver the nation from its current path of self-destruction. With the possibility of a Republican president and Republican controlled congress just two years away, we cannot afford to miss the rare opportunity to entertain a balanced budget amendment.
4. Energy – Controlling Washington’s ridiculous spending spree is only one half of the solution necessary to recover from America’s enormous debt. Paying down all those zeros will require an economic explosion akin to the dot-com era. Fortunately, the nation is sitting on natural resources that can provide exactly that. And displacing the religious environmentalist Democrats with pragmatic business Republicans will release America’s natural entrepreneurial spirit to pull energy out of the ground and sell it to the rest of the world for a tidy profit.
5. Supreme Court Justice Nominees – We are extremely fortunate to have made it this far with only two Supreme Court Justices having been appointed by the radical President Obama. The ages of the remaining justices dictate that more replacements are imminent. In the unfortunate circumstance where Barack Obama would nominate one or more additional justices, a Republican Senate would be able to non-consent another Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
6. Illegal Immigration – By now, it should only be a mystery to the New York Times that the Democratic Party has been flooding the U.S. with illegal immigrants toward increasing their voter base. Even Republican senators will need reminding from their base to behave according to the party platform on this topic. But a conservative majority in the Senate could help get the nation back to inviting only those who will contribute to the American dream rather than overwhelm our culture with conflicting interests.
7. Epic Lame Duck Syndrome – Elected officials who have no fear of voter reprisal in the final phase of their term will sometimes take actions that would otherwise ruin their chances of re-election. The last significant example of this is Bill Clinton’s impressive list of pardons and commutations for an unsavory group of thieves, tax cheats and drug traffickers. But the Obama Administration reportedly has plans to go non compos mentis as he golfs his way to the finish line. With unprecedented arrogance and a demonstrated disregard for the Constitution, only a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate will be able to withstand the behavior that promises to fly out of the West Wing between now and noon on January 20, 2017.
Support of the Troops!!!
Please bring your donations to the Luncheon Meetings
Paperback books, toiletries, AA & AAA Batteries, Band Aids, Beef Jerky, Candy, Canned Chili & Fruit, Carmex, Chapstick, Cough Drops, Dental Floss, Eye Drops, Flashlights, Lotion (travel size), Mouth Wash & Toothpaste (travel size), Tooth Brushes, Neopsorin, Nuts, Drink Mixes (i.e. Crystal Light), Pop Tarts, Postage, Shampoo & Conditioners (travel size) & white cotton socks.
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