George Mason Republican Women
George Mason Republican Women
Geraldine Davie: 703-464-8104
First Vice President
Patricia Martell: 703-250-5320
Second Vice President
Caroline Herrick: 703-6256-2414
Mikki Terry: 703-978-0205
Bobbi Green: 703-328-7260
Standing Committee Chairs
Public Relations,Volunteer Hours,Outreach
Special Committee Chairs
Literacy - B. Bush and M. Eisenhower projects:
Proposed 2015 GMRW Meetings. Please mark your calendar.
Tuesday, May 19 -
Please note CHANGE in DAY OF THE WEEK for
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]
Members, we need volunteers for the following:
Work with Campaign Managers
Work with Campaign Managers
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
11am - 2 pm
To highlight Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh on "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.
Delphi Technique Explained
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 AND THE FARMER'S MARKETS
2015 Market Schedule
Directions to the Markets are listed below. For other information about the Markets, call 703-642-0128, TTY 703-803-3354.Wednesday
*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 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COMES TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA.
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
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!!
The George Mason Republican Women’s Club
(Chartered June 11, 1962)
Invites You to Our Anniversary Celebration!
At the home of Founding Father, George Mason
10709 Gunston Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
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.
3. Smoked Turkey Breast: Smoked turkey breast,leaf lettuce,tomatoes,red onions and salt and pepper on Country Bread.
RSVP: Contact Bobbi Green at [email protected] (or 703-328-7260) to make your reservation and sandwich selection no later
than June 14.
Mail your checks for $35.00 to: Bobbi Green, Address: P.O. Box 152, Occoquan, VA 22125 or pay at the door.
Please Join Us
Wednesday, July 15,2015
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
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
138 N. ROYAL STREET
MAKE A RESERVATION BY JULY 8 WITH BOBBI GREEN AT [email protected] or call 703-328-7260
COST: $27.30 WHICH INCLUDES FIRST COURSE, ENTREE, DESSERT, COFFEE, TEA, OR SOFT DRINKS
YOU WILL PAY YOUR BILL AT THE RESTAURANT
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CAR POOL TO THIS EVENT.
George Mason Republican Women’s Club Meeting
May 20, 2015
King’s Park Library, Burke, VA 22013
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 Federalist.com. 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. . (www.stellamorabito.net) 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.
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