Women of vision, power, and purpose

June-July, 2015

George Mason Republican Women


Geraldine Davie:  703-464-8104

[email protected]

First Vice President

Patricia Martell:  703-250-5320

Second Vice President

Caroline Herrick: 703-6256-2414

Recording Secretary

Mikki Terry: 703-978-0205


Bobbi Green: 703-328-7260


Violeta Warner:

703 282-9779

Standing Committee Chairs

By-laws and Finance
Mary Pawlow

Campaign Activities
Gerarda Culiper

Carol Frey
Mary Williams

National/State Legislation
Mary Bell

Public Relations,Volunteer Hours,Outreach

Special Committee Chairs

Americanism/Caring for America:
Lynn Blankenship

Bobbi Green

Rosemary Espinosa

Social Media:
Violeta Warner
Mary Bell

Tech-Current Issues:
Edna Eckel

Carol Ford

Literacy - B. Bush and M. Eisenhower projects:
Geraldine Davie

Caroline Herrick


Jane Woods

Proposed 2015 GMRW Meetings. Please mark your calendar.

Tuesday, April 14 -
11:00 am
Kings Park Library
Speaker Martha Bonita

Tuesday, May 19 -
11:00 am
Kings Park Library

Wednesday, June 17 - 11:00am

Wednesday, July 15  - 11:00am
NFRW National Headquarters

Tuesday, August 18 - 11:00am

Tuesday, Sept. 15 - 11:00am
Kings Park Library

Tuesday, October 20 - 11:00 am
Kings Park Library

Tuesday, Nov. 17 -
11:00 am

Friday, December 11 - 7:00pm

Please note CHANGE in DAY OF THE WEEK for
April, May, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov.

Needed Now:

Precinct Captains We're outnumbered by Dem EOs in Fairfax County, so please consider becoming one. You learn a lot about the election process and you get paid!!for the Springfield District

"One Team - One Fight"

Contact Geraldine Davie at [email protected]


Are you creative? Can you plan events? Then we need you to plan creative and fun ways to fundraise for GMRW.  This is an opportunity for you to use your creativity while helping us maintain the foundation of our club.   Find a friend and work together on this committee.
The current fundraising team of Jean Bradley, Mary Pawlow, and Mikki Terry has been in place for 3 years.  They have done a fabulous job and now they intend to take a well deserved rest.  We have always appreciated the hard work they put forth for the club on this committee.
When selected, the new team will meet with the present team to ensure a smooth transition and bring everyone up to date on the status of our inventory items. 
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the dynamic women in our club. 
Find a friend and work together on this fun committee.

Members, we need volunteers for the following:
Committee Chairman
Work with Campaign Managers

Would you like to advertise our club events in and around Fairfax County?
It's really quite simple and requires a few minutes each month. 
All you need is a computer and a few email addresses. 
Contact me at [email protected]

Gunston Hall Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
11am - 2 pm
To highlight Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh on "Climate Change Hoax"
Please mark your calendar and join us at the 18th century Georgian mansion near the Potomac River in Mason Neck.   Come in support of this historic Virginia landmark.This month's speaker will be Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, author, senior columnist for Canada Free Press, radio commentator for Liberty Express Radio and Butler on Business, speaker, and free lance writer.  Her topic is: The Climate Change Hoax.

About our Speaker:

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh was born Ileana Apostolescu in Ploiesti, Romania during the communist era of Nicolae Ceausescu.   A survivor of communist utopia and its indoctrination, she immigrated to the United States in 1978 and became a proud naturalized American citizen in 1982.

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh earned four college degrees in the United States, a Bachelor of Arts in German, a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Foreign Trade, a Master of Arts in German, and a Doctor of Education with emphasis in teaching Economics and Foreign Languages.

Dr. Johnson Paugh taught Economics as an adjunct professor for 30 years. As a teacher of gifted high school students, the author taught German, Italian, and Latin.  Because Ileana speaks six languages, she worked over the years as a translator for various legal and scientific organizations.

She currently gives speeches around the country on the topics of communism, education, naturalization, UN Agenda 21, and comparative economics.

 Dr.  Johnson Paugh published in 2011 a book about her 20-year experience with communist life,

Echoes of Communism,” available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Short essays describe health care, education, poverty, social engineering, and confiscation of property, among other subjects. Her second book, “Liberty on Life Support,” deals with American exceptionalism, the economy, education, and climate change.

Her third book, “UN Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy” was a best seller at Amazon for two years.

The newest book release is “Communism 2.0: Twenty-Five Years Later,” an expose on how communism has evolved into global communism.

Dr. Johnson Paugh is a freelance writer for Canada Free Press. Her articles appear in many publications in the United States.

She was a frequent radio commentator on Butler on Business, Liberty Express Radio, Republic Broadcasting Network, and on Silvio Canto’s Blog Talk Radio.

She is invited on numerous radio shows around the country and appeared on Canadian television twice with Brian Lilley discussing Agenda 21. She travels often and speaks around the country and abroad.

The author lives in the D.C. area.

Recap of May Meeting

May 19.2015:  We had an exciting and well attended meeting at the Kings Park Library in Burke. 
Our speaker, Stella Morabito Green, spoke about the many forms of "Political Correctness" in use today and how these PC tactics are meant to isolate and control.  Stella's power point presentation provided us with a deeper understanding of the topic.  During the Q & A the "Delphi Technique" was mentioned as a strategy used to manipulate people at a meeting.  For more information on this technique, please click the link below.    
Delphi Technique Explained
Thanks to all who helped make our meeting a was truly a club effort.

Guest Writer:  Gary Porter

Constitutional Corner: Let’s Celebrate Our Independence – and Our Dependence

July 4th 1776 – Independence Day. We declare our independence from Great Britain and fight a war; we win, they lose - end of story, right?

But did the thirteen British colonies declare their independence or their dependence on July 4th 1776? Perhaps both.

That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.”

That sounds clear, the fifty-six men crowded into the Pennsylvania State house were ready to assume “the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle[d] them.” With those signatures they became thirteen independent nation-states, each having the power to “levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.” Sounds pretty independent to me.

But let’s look at those familiar words again. What else did they declare that day?

They declared that that they were “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” Hmmm, so their rights came from God did they? Did they purchase those unalienable rights? No, they were a free gift. Could they have obtained them anywhere else? No, the Creator of the Universe was the sole source. It sounds to me like they were completely dependent on God for those rights. And having those rights was critically important; those rights were absolutely necessary to enjoy life, liberty and to pursue happiness; that is, they depended on God to supply the rights that made freedom possible.

On what else were they dependent?

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” So we see that government, good government, just government depends on the people for its just powers. And if the people choose not to delegate their sovereign powers to government, what’s a government to do? But is the giving of sovereign powers to a government a “one-way street?” Not according to the Virginia Ratifying Convention of June 1788. They said that “the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression.” Governments are dependent, totally dependent on the people for their sustenance.

In 1821, Chief Justice John Marshall said of the Constitution that “The people made [it], and the people can unmake it. It is the creature of their will, and lives only by their will.” He could as easily have said this of representative government; it is totally dependent on the people.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” So let’s see, the people must depend on who to set things right when a government becomes tyrannical? Themselves. No one else can do it. They are totally dependent on their own action to obtain “new guards.”

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms.” Hmmm, once again, did the colonists sit back and let others petition for them? No, there was no other country to depend on; once again they depended on themselves – they took action, they did not sit silent.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren.” The colonists tried depending on their “Brittish brethren,” how’d that work out? No help there. Their brethern were “deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.” Because of this their “Brittish brethren” would remain “Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.” They could depend on it.

Finally, we find the men who signed this document “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions.” What if God did not grant their appeal? On whom else could they depend? No one. They were dependent on God and God alone for judging their actions and they knew it.

But the colonists already knew their cause was just; they knew their Bible, they knew their God, and they knew His standards of liberty and freedom.

The signers were now ready for one final statement of dependence: “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” They were totally dependent on God for His divine protection, and they depended on each other to remain steadfast in the cause.

So let’s celebrate our independence on July 4th (remembering of course that it was on July 2nd that Richard Henry Lee’s independence resolution gained the votes needed for passage). Let’s do it with “Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more” as John Adams would have wished.

As we did on Memorial Day just a few weeks ago, let’s remember the sacrifice of those who fought, bled, died, and eventually persevered to obtain our freedom on the fields of America.

But let’s also not forget to celebrate our dependence -- our dependence on God for our unalienable rights, our dependence on the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of that noble cause, and our dependence on each other to remain vigilant today as our government increasingly ignores the source of its powers. Let us not give the good Mr. Adams reason to repent:

"O Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it."

Gary Porter is the Executive Director of the Constitution Leadership Initiative.  Contact him at:  [email protected]


Lola Lecraw is hard at work organizing teams to man the Fairfax County Farmers Markets. 
Working with Lola are GMRW members:  Ledia Bernal, Hayley Einseln, Lynn Blankenship, Beverley Cavataio, Brenda Brenner, Janie Lawlor-Savitske, Ramona Weaver, Jean Bradley, and Kim Battaglia.  This is truly what a club activity looks like.
Volunteer opportunities are still available for this important "ground game" activity. 
Lola especially needs team leaders so please contact Lola at 703-517-1259 or [email protected]
Thank you Lola for spearheading this important County activity.  You not only talk the talk but you are walking the walk. 

2015 Market Schedule

Directions to the Markets are listed below. For other information about the Markets, call 703-642-0128, TTY 703-803-3354.

*McCutcheon/Mount Vernon: May 6 – December 16: 8 a.m.–Noon

Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program!

*Oak Marr: May 6 – November 18: 8 a.m. - Noon
Oak Marr Recreation Center, 3200 Jermantown Road

*Wakefield: May 6 - October 28, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road

*Annandale: May 7 - November 12,  8 a.m. - Noon

Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike

*Herndon: May 7 - November 12, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Town Herndon, 700 Block of Lynn St., By the Red Caboose
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program!

*Government Center: May 7 – October 29, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy

*McLean: May 1 - November 20, 8 a.m. - Noon

Market closed on May 16 for McLean Day preparations
Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road

*Kingstowne: May 1 -October 30, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
In the Giant parking lot, 5935 Kingstowne Towne Center


*Burke: May 2 - November 21, 8 a.m. - Noon
VRE parking Lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway

*Reston: May 2 - November 14, 8 a.m. - Noon
Market closed for Multicultural Festival
Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore Drive
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program!


*Lorton: May 3 - November 8, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
VRE parking lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd.
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program!

* = Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Our Literacy Committee will donate a book about Virginia to Garfield Elementary school in Springfield. The book is entitled "Virginia An Alphabetical Journey Through History" written by Betty Shepard w/Peter W. Barnes & Marsha Lederman, illustrated by Marsha Lederman.
This beautifully illustrated book "presents people, places, and events that have defined and shaped the Commonwealth of Virginia throughout its existence." 
This is the third book GMRW has donated to Garfield in two years.
The 2015 GMRW Directories will be distributed at our June 17 meeting at Gunston Hall by Treasurer Bobbi Green.
Thanks go to Carol Ford for putting together this member information booklet.  The directory includes  information on our elected officials as well as our GMRW bylaws. It's the place to go when you need to contact your local, state, or federal representatives. 



 Here is member Mary Bell with Gov. Scott Walker at a recent fund raiser in Great Falls Virginia.  Lookin' good Mary.

GMRW members. Taken May 18, 2015 in Great Falls, VA

Welcome Citizens:

On Friday the Fairfax County Community Engagement Committee, headed by Theresa Speake, welcomed new citizens as they left the swearing in ceremony at the Government Center. Committee members handed out red bags to each new citizen that included information about the Republican Party and the many candidates who are running for office this Fall. It was a happy event for everyone.
The next swearing in ceremony will take place on July 4 at Mt. Vernon. Join us!!

GMRW member Mary Tanzer with Brian Wolfe, candidate for Fairfax County Sheriff.

From left to right are Sang Yi, Candidate 37th District in Virginia's House of Delegates, Theresa Speake, and Geraldine Davie.

Celebrate Fairfax:

GMRW members Gerarda Culiper and Violeta Warner at the Celebrate Fairfax with John T. Frey, up for re-election for Clerk of Court.

The George Mason Republican Women’s Club

(Chartered June 11, 1962)

George Mason

Invites You to Our Anniversary Celebration!

At the home of Founding Father, George Mason

Gunston Hall

10709 Gunston Rd, Lorton, VA 22079


11:00 am - 2:00 pm

SPEAKER: Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh


* 11:00 - 11:30 am - Social

* 11:30 - 12:30 - Luncheon, an indoor picnic catered by Panera

* 12:30 - 2:00 - Program with Speaker: Dr. Ileana Paugh

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh was born Ileana Apostolescu in Ploiesti, Romania during the communist era of Nicolae Ceausescu.   A survivor of communist utopia and its indoctrination, she immigrated to the United States in 1978 and became a proud naturalized American citizen in 1982. Shearned four college degrees in the United States, a Bachelor of Arts in German, a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Foreign Trade, a Master of Arts in German, and a Doctor of Education with emphasis in teaching Economics and Foreign Languages.

Cost: (including Gunston Hall room rental): $35.00 per person with a $10.00 on-site rebate to the first 15 members who attend

Lunch: Provided by Gunston Hall/Panera and will include a classic salad, your choice of café sandwich (from the following list), cookie and drink.
     Café Sandwich Choices:

     1. Sierra Turkey : Smoked turkey breast with chipotle mayo, field greens and red onions on Asiago Cheese Focaccia.
     2. Mediterranean Veggie: Zesty peppers, feta, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cilantro jalapeño hummus on Tomato Basil
     3. Smoked Turkey Breast: Smoked turkey breast,leaf lettuce,tomatoes,red onions and salt and pepper on Country Bread.
     4. Tuna Salad: Special recipe tuna salad, leaf lettuce, tomatoes and red onions with salt and pepper on Whole Grain.
     5. Smoke Ham & Swiss: Smoked ham,Swiss,leaf lettuce,tomatoes and red onions with salt and pepper on Rye

Contact Bobbi Green at [email protected] (or 703-328-7260) to make your reservation and sandwich selection no later
June 14.
Mail your checks for $35.00 to:  Bobbi Green, Address: P.O. Box 152, Occoquan, VA 22125 or pay at the door.
Check should be made out to GMRW.
We look forward to seeing you at Gunston Hall.


Please Join Us

Wednesday, July 15,2015

11:00 am

Marion E Martin Center

124 N. Alfred Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

The NFRW headquarters was built in 1829 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings
We will tour the building first then meet with NFRW President, Kathy Brugger for a short history of the Republican Women's movement. 
After that we will lunch at nearby Gadsby's Tavern where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams once ate.  Gadsby's is an historic landmark with old world charm and is known as "The most historic restaurant in the United States." 

Lunch at Gatsby's Tavern

12:00 Noon



                               CHOOSE AN ENTREE AND A DESSERT
MAKE A RESERVATION BY JULY 8 WITH BOBBI GREEN AT  [email protected] or call 703-328-7260



George Mason Republican Women’s Club Meeting

May 20, 2015

King’s Park Library, Burke, VA 22013

11:10 am.

President Geraldine Davie called the meeting to order. The invocation was led by Rosemary Espinosa, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. New members were introduced: Kim, Donna, Carolyn, and Haley.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Bobbi Green. Copies of the document were available at each table. Green noted that the bulk of the work was done by the Fundraising Committee, chaired by Jean Bradley with members Mary Pawlow and Mikki Terry. Since the funds raised give us the ability to demonstrate support for candidates, it would be good to find a project that appealed to everyone. We need to form a new committee as the current committee has said that they are on to new challenges, but available for advice.

Green then read correspondence from John Frey and Gerarda Culipher, and the granddaughter of Jane , a dedicated member.

Trish Martel introduced our speaker, Stella Morabito, on the topic of political correctness. She is the senior contributor at The She delivered a powerful presentation, noting that there is a clear emphasis on “group think” and penalizing divergent thinkers. We must challenge political correctness by using logic rather than emotion. We are functioning in an environment that questions the value of free speech.

Davie thanked Morabito for the stellar presentation, and complimented Martel for the fine program. Davie suggested that it might be helpful if we provide Morabito with copies the GMRWC monthly newsletter. Morabito noted that her website provided more information on political correctness. . ( Davie then complimented Violetta Warner on the high quality of the newsletter.

Davie said that Lola Lecrow was unable to make the meeting, but that the project she is heading up, getting Republican reps to man tables at the region’s farmers’ markets. Davie said that she was going to accompany Lacrew to the Clifton chapter to offer support for the farmers’ markets project.

Several George Mason RWC colleagues attended a training sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. Carolyn Herrick said the training was free and focused on supporting entrepreneurial activity. Herrick encouraged every one of us to sign up for the remaining sessions, scheduled for May 29, June 2, June 22, July 6 and July 20.

Morabito suggested that we familiarize ourselves with Limiting Faithfully in a Culture of Fear; How to Understand Political Correctness and Resist the Push to Conform; and Social Psychology.

The club has been told by the Library staff that we can not collect money on library grounds. Green contacted county staff to seek further clarification. We cannot do silent auctions, collect either cash or checks, do 50:50 or ticketed “opportunities”, or collect payment for lunches. This means we’ll have to change our procedures, initially by asking staff to send checks well in advance of the meeting or event.

By a voice vote, the Minutes for our April meeting. as printed in the newsletter, were approved.

Member Reports:

Green announced that the club was awarded the Gold award at the Short Pump conference. We will make the Platinum the goal for the Tyson’s Corner conference. Kudos were given for the fund raising done at the conference.

Linda Bartlett, the president of the Virginia Republican Women’s Club, reminded us to reserve the date (August 29) and location (Petersburg) for the 2nd annual Boots on the Ground. The Battlesea Villa is located there and is in desperate need of restoration, much like the city of Petersburg where not a single public school is accredited. We hope that the Boots on the Ground event will serve to engage and support productive change.

Davie closed the meeting at 1 pm. She reminded members that the June meeting is at Gunston Hall, our namesake’s home. Members who have not taken the tour should take advantage of the opportunity to do so.


May 31.    Pam Heminger

June 5.     Lynne Blankenship
June 21.   Caroline Herrick

If we have missed your birthday, we apologize