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GMRW Meeting 5/19/2015

GMRW Meeting 8/19/2015. Guest Speaker: Stella Morabito Green. Stella writes about society, culture and education. Her essays have appeared in The Federalist, Washington Examiner, American Thinker, Public Discourse, Human Life Review, New Oxford Review. Thank you Stella for the great lecture and presentation on Political Correctness.
April 17-19: VFRW Convention

GMRW members: Linda Barlett, Ann Collins,Gerarda Culiper, Mary Pawlow,Geraldine Davie,Bobbi Green,Mikki Terry Mary Bell and Jean Bradley at the 2015 VFRW CONVENTION in Short Pump near Richmond. Republican women are inspiring
Photo taken at the Virginia Federation of Republican Women Convention at Short Pump, Va. on April 17, 2015 Here is Delegate Rob Bell (son of GMRW member Mary Bell) explaining the way the Delegates use the electronic voting box which sits on their desks in the House of Delegates. He takes this to schools when he gives talks about how a law is passed for 4th grade civics classes. Standing next to Rob is GMRW member Bobbi Green.
Photo taken at the Virginia Federation Of Republican Women Convention in Short Pump Virginia on April 17. The members of George Mason Republican Women had just presented John Whitbeck, Chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, with a check for his Virginia Grassroots Challenge where every dollar contributed would be matched 3 times over by Virginia political activists who know how important our state will be in the 2015-2016 elections. Included in the photo are from left to right: Bobbi Green, Ann Collins, John Whitbeck, Geraldine Davie, and Mary Bell

April 14, 2015

We were fortunate to have two amazing speakers for our club meeting this morning. John T. Frey,Clerk of Court of the Fairfax County Circuit Court spoke to us about the important service that the Fairfax County Circuit provides to residents of Fairfax County and Fairfax City. Martha Boneta, champion fighter for Property Rights of Virginians.
April 11,2015

Campaign Kick-Off of John T. Frey in support of his re-election for Clerk of the Fairfax Circuit Court. — at Springfield Golf & Country Club.


You are invited to meet a real-live fighter for Property Rights of Virginians




Come hear her tell her “DAVID AND GOLIATH” story and why “Property Rights” are important to you

RSVP TO BOBBI GREEN AT [email protected]

Here is what has been written about Martha Boneta:

“A Landmark Agriculture Bill is now Law in Virginia because of Martha.”

As stated in the Farmer-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on July 1, 2014. “…bill HB268 (SB 51) becomes law in Virginia today, protecting certain activities at agricultural operation from local regulation.”

They continue to say that the “law marks the latest chapter in a controversy that attracted nationwide attention in 2012 when the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64=acre farm. No longer allowed to sell the vegetables she had harvested, Boneta donated the food to local charities lest it go to waste. Fauquier County officials threatened Boneta with $15,000 per day fines for hosting a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls without a permit, and advertising pumpkin carvings. Seeing the county’s action against Boneta as a brazen effort to drive her off her land, Virginians from all walks of life rallied to her defense.

John T. Frey
serves as the Clerk of the Fairfax Circuit Court, the largest circuit court in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Up for re-election this year is John Frey, Clerk of the Court in Fairfax County. This is one of the most important jobs in Fairfax County and we want to make sure it remains Republican. John is the son of GMRW member Carol Frey and he has our full support for re-election. We pledge to work on his campaign and will do whatever is necessary to insure his re-election.

March 18,2015: GMRW Meeting

We had an exciting membership meeting last Wednesday at the home of Caroline Herrick.
Our speaker, Braddock District Supervisor JOHN COOK, spoke to us at length about the issues facing the voters of Fairfax County today.  He brought us up to date on:  transportation, taxes, domestic violence, mental health, police protection, community involvement, and the Public School budget.  He also briefed us on the urgent need to bring more private industry into Fairfax County.  He is truly a "hands on" political leader.
All in all it was an informative evening and we again thank Caroline Herrick for hosting.
Our club donated to John Cook's campaign and now we need to call his office and volunteer to help get him elected.

March 3, 2015:  Volunteer Appreciation Dinner given by the Fairfax County Republican Committee

Those of us who work elections were recognized last night at a special dinner given by the Fairfax County Republican Committee. It was a great evening and I'm proud to be a part of this fine group of hard working political volunteers. We work to secure the future of America for everyone.
On a lighter note, why do I always get to stand next to the tallest person

by GMRW President Geraldine Davie

VFRW Legislative Day- January 15, 2015

Five members of GMRW drove to Richmond for the VFRW Legislative Day on January 15.  There were approximately 300 members at lunch and the room was awash in a sea of red jackets.  This meeting drew Republican women from all corners of Virginia. Congratulations to Linda Bartlett for providing us with a day that highlighted the strength of Republican women.  Senators and Delegates from all corners of Virginia lunched with VFRW members. 

January Meeting

We began the year on January 21st with our first speaker, Erin Anderson. She gave us an inside look into Border Security and National Security. She showed us how illegal drugs, human trafficking, money laundering, and border security are all part of the same problem and how they impact our National Security…timely information indeed.


                                               December 13,2014 "Wreaths Across America"

Members of the George Mason Republican Women's Club were at Arlington Cemetery on Saturday to honor the memory of the heroes who fought for America's Freedom and Liberty.   Violets Warner, Lynne Blankenship, and Geraldine Davie (along with friend Pam Heminger) were among the thousands who took the metro to the cemetery and experienced the moving placement of wreaths on the grave stones of American men and women whose service to America will never be forgotten. The day was memorable and we are already planning next year's visit.

George Mason Republican Women wished each other a Happy Holiday Season full of joy and good will at the Army/Navy Country Club in Fairfax.  Our dinner was excellent and, judging from the noise in the room, we enjoyed each other's company though out the evening.  The 2015 Board members were sworn in and everyone prepared for a new and exciting 2015 as members of GMRW. 

The 2015 Board members were sworn in and everyone prepared for a new and exciting 2015 as members of GMRW. 
2015 GMRW Board Members:  President-Geraldine Davie; 1st Vice President-Patricia Martell; 2nd Vice President-Caroline Herrick; Recording Secretary-Mikki Terry; Treasurer-Bobbi Green.

We also remembered Jim Terry, husband of 2014 Co-President Mikki Terry, who passed away early that morning. Jim was a big supporter of GMRW and we will always remember his last presence at our November meeting.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mikki as she manages through this difficult time.

Mikki and Jim at last year's Christmas Party

RVP Advance, December 5-7th, 2014

Some Young Republicans came by Rob's suite and he quickly gave them campaign stickers and also "Future Delegate" stickers.  They were a sharp-looking group of young men!
Delegate Rob Bell talking to some ladies at his Hospitality Suite.
Newly-elected Congresswoman Barbara Comstock pictured here with Mary Bell, made the rounds thanking people who had supported her campaign.
RPV Chairman Pat Mullins congratulated Susan Falconer who won the 2014 Leadership Award from RVP. She was so excited she could hardly believe it!
In a calmer moment, John Whitbeck congratulates Susan for her award.
The most interesting panel discussed the legal issues our Commonwealth is facing. On the left is Michael Carvin who will represent the people before the Supreme Court of the United States on the Obamacare issue. 
Delegate Rob Bell with his mother before the gala dinner on Saturday night.

GMRW members taken during lunch at last weekend's RPV ADVANCE in Chantilly, Va. The weekend was filled with all things political including the Va. candidates who ran during this past election cycle. There were workshops and debates on many hot political topics including the Constitutional Convention, Opposition Research, the 2015 Republican agenda in Richmond, and many more.
The hospitality suites were very well attended on Friday night.
— with Linda Bartlett, Mary Bell and Geraldine Davie.
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana spoke at the gale dinner--and he ended by announcing that he had just heard that the run-off results from his home state, and that the Republicans had added another Senator to our numbers in the U.S. Senate. That was exciting news for us to hear to finish the Advance.

November 4, 2014 - Election Day
Get Out and VOTE!!!

Members of the George Mason Republican Women's Club were hard at work at the Ed Gillespie for Senate Campaign HQ.
Geraldine Davie and Violeta Warner working at Rolling Rd, Springfield polling place.

Members of GMRW at birthday party and fundraiser for JOHN FREY...Clerk Of The Court. We heard John speak of his many duties at the Courts in Virginia and how important it is to help him win re-election next year. Left to right are: Geraldine Davie, Ann Collins, Mary Frey (mother of John), Gerarda Culipher, and Mary Bell

George Mason Republican Women attended a Health Care Town Hall with Susanne Scholte. The main focus of the town hall was how to address the current health care crisis. Discussed was how federal employees and retirees health benefits could be affected by ObamaCare. There was also a discussion on long-term solutions for affordable, quality health care.
Congressman Joe Pitts (Chairman of Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee), and Thomas Barker (Former Acting General Counsel of HHS) along with Susanne Scholte, lead this informative and lively program.

Celebrating America and Ensuring Our Personal Freedoms

Guest Speakers:

Roy Spicer: Director, Disabled American Veterans National Appeals
Cathy Gillespie: Representing Senatorial Candidate Ed Gillespie
Bunny Monroe: Constitution Teacher
Sang Yi: Chairman Asian Engagement,FCRC Community Engagement Committee.

The title of her talk is: “America’s Noble Heritage” and she plans to show how, in Mary Bell’s words, the Founders “incorporated many of the tenants of the Hebrew/Christian religions into our Founding Documents.”



May 23, 2014: Today we welcome 100 new Americans at the Fairfax County Government Center Naturalization Ceremony.  God Bless our new US Citizen and God Bless America. This community service was sponsored by the Republican women's Community Engagement Program. Thanks to Lolita Manchano-Smoak, Marta Saltus, and Theresa Speake from the Community Engagement

Photos by Lolita Manchano-Smoak

Community Engagement
MAY 14, 2013:  The George Mason Republican Women’s Club Celebrated The Women of the 11th District, namely
Suzanne Scholte, 11th District Candidate for Congress and
Linda Bartlett, VFRW President. We're truly inspired and will strongly support both women.

4/16/14 GMRWC Meeting:  A Panel Discussion on Promoting an Informed Public through Political Education and Activity.

Hi GMRW Members, 
This past weekend many of our members went to Norfolk, Va. to attend the VFRW (Virginia Federation of Republican Women) Convention.  
We were inspired by the women we met from all parts of Virginia and came home energized.  
We also elected our own LINDA BARTLETT as PRESIDENT of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women.  We congratulate her and pledge to work to support her upcoming agenda.
A special "thank you" goes out to Jean Bradley and Mary Pawlow who operated our fund raising table at the convention.  They were very successful at selling items that financially benefited GMRW, in spite  of heavy competition.
Below are photos of the members of the GMRW on the last day of the Convention.
All in all we had a great weekend in Norfolk representing you.
Mikki Terri
Geraldine Davie
Co-Presidents GMRW - 2014

March 19, 2014 GMRWC Meeting.  
We had a very exciting meeting on Wednesday at the beautiful home of Bobbi Green.  We are very grateful to Bobbi for her gracious hospitality and thank all who brought such delicious luncheon selections for us to share.
Along with Bobbi, we need to thank Trish Martell for the enlightening meeting she planned.

Pictures by Mary Bell

January 15,2014:  Meeting at Geraldine Davie's home.
Theme: Legislative Day
Event: Silent Auction


Christmas Party 2013

Through the excellent hospitality of Mary and Bob Bell and the expert planning of Violeta Warner and her committee, GMRW celebrated a lovely and lively Christmas Party with tons of wonderful pot-luck food and an evening topped off with a Christmas sing-a-long.  Special congrats to new Co-Presidents Mikki Terry and Geraldine Davie, 1st VP Mary Tanzer, 2nd VP Trish Martell, Secretary Nancy Krakover, and continuing and indispensable Treasurer Bobbi Green. Mary Pawlow conducted a successful "Opportunity," that netted funds for the treasury and terrific prizes for the "lucky."  (Bobbi Green won again-this is becoming a habit.) In addition, we gathered lots of new gifts for the Bethany House Christmas Celebration as well as $720 that will help those distressed families.  All in all an uplifting and wonderfully fun time.  Much thanks to all who made it possible.

 Sing Along - Joy to the World

"Competent, concerned, informed — underlined — intelligent women vote Republican,” she said. “We need to not go the road of California or Detroit or any of these other places,” Linda Bartlett

She said she’s supporting Cuccinelli, in part, with the economy and jobs in mind.

Be Kind to Animals:

If you have any donation of sheets, towels, blankets, animal beds that you are interested in providing to homeless animals to make their nights warmer and a gentle bundle of softness for them to lie on, please email Gina Lynch at [email protected]  The cats and dog thank you very much for making their stays in the shelter a bit more comfortable.


September 11, 2013 - Patriot Day

GMRWC members with Bryan Wolfe, Republican Nominee for Sheriff


Emma Healy, GMRWC youngest member. So adorable!!

Welcome New President, Mikki Terry!

At right:  Ginny McGraw with Rae Lynn Chornenky at NFRW HQ in July. Thank you Ginny fro being President January - July,

 Message from the President

June 2013:

Anniversary Lunceon at Gunston Hall

Guest Speaker:  Teiro Cuccinelli woth Ginny McGraw, GMRWC President

GMRW Meeting 5/23/2013 Guest Speaker: Hester Peirce, Author & George Mason Senior Research Fellow with Ginny McGraw, GMRWC President

GMRWC Meeting: 5/23/2013

PROGRAM for the Meeting:


  1.  "DODD-FRANK: What It Does and Why It’s Flawed"

Author & George Mason Senior Research Fellow:  Hester Peirce

Q & A

More that 360,000 words in length, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is the longest and most complex piece of financial legislation in American history. The nature and magnitude of its effects, both intended and unintended, will become clearer as regulators exercise the broad discretion given to them under the law.

In this new book, the contributors ask whether the law is an effective response to the financial crisis that so deeply rattled our nation. Taking a hard look at the law’s celebrated objectives, they reveal that it not only fails to achieve many of its stated goals, it also creates dangerous regulatory pathologies that could lay the groundwork for the next crisis.” Book Review

2.  The Conservative Melting Pot PAC

    Founder, editor, political pundit, & strategist:  Crystal Wright

    Q & A

    "Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C. Some would say she is a triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat dominated city. She’s contemplating moving back to her home state of Virginia, where her vote would count for something. By day, Crystal is a communications consultant and editor and publisher of the new website, Crystal earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University." from Conservative Black Chick

    Here's a link for more info about The Conservative Melting Pot PAC

    February 2013

    WOMEN'S HEALTH DAY, 2/16/13

    On February 16, 2013, GMRWC sponsored Women's Health Day at South Run Recreation Center. Laurie Strickland, SRRC Fitness Director spoke to us on strength and fitness for women. We also received information about Physical Activity,Heart Attach,Stroke and Osteoporosis.

    Laurie Strickland, SRRC Fitness Director. THANK YOU LAURIE.

    For more photos, see PHOTO GALLERY.

    January 2013

    Guest Speaker: Cameron Seward, Heritage Foundation Assoc.

    If you missed our meeting on 1/19/13, you missed some fun and stimulating conversation!

    Summary of 19 January 2013 Meeting

    How appropriate for this particular moment in time that we had this particular meeting. Think of the Roman God Janus, from whom January takes its name. Janus was the God of transitions, of endings and new beginnings. As you remember, he had two faces – one looking back and one looking to the future. This month, let’s put the past behind us, learning the lessons we need to learn from the past, and using those lessons to form our future actions.

    Cameron Seward’s speech pointed us toward the future and where we can make a difference. I’ll summarize briefly:

    1. We must be informed on issues. Cameron recommends the website for the Heritage Foundation to find conservative position papers on issues. Go to their website and find a lot of information on issues and more:

    1. We must be united. Cameron meant by this that if we go to the Heritage Foundation website and read position papers, we can share with others the same information that our Conservative Representatives and commentators on Fox receive. In short, we will all be speaking with a united voice.

    1. We must bypass the liberal media and COMMUNICATE our message ourselves! If your talent is in expressing yourself through the written word, write letters to the editor, write to your representatives, write to friends, family, etc. Even if you don’t like to write, you can forward information from other sources (like Heritage) to contacts through email, twitter, facebook, and so on. And of course, talk to everybody you meet!

    1. A different Point I would add about being united is that we should stay connected. There’s strength in numbers! Join the Fairfax County Republican Committee. Join a Republican Women’s Club. Attend events with like-minded people. You might be surprised how networking at events will add so much to your arsenal of mental ammunition!