Women of vision, power, and purpose

May-June, 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

Member Bobbi Green is preparing to submit our information to our Directory Chairman to be printed.

She needs you to check your own info and let her know any changes.

Please also update your voter information as follows"

1,  Your precinct
2.  Your magisterial District
3.  Your Legislative District
4.  Your State senatorial District
5.  Your Congressional District

Please email her back at  ([email protected]) even if everything is correct.  Please let her know that.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday,May 12:

See flyer

Tuesday, May 19
GMRW Meeting
See flyer

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]

Members, we need volunteers for the following:

Committee Chairman
Publicity/Public Relations
Volunteer Hours
Work with Campaign Managers
Community Engagement Committee needs volunteers for the Naturalization Ceremonies
Member Gerarda Culpher at the Sully District canvass with Clerk of Court, John Frey..

Candidates are out knocking doors and contacting voters

and we need your help!  This is ongoing - please get involved!!  Scroll down to the bottom for campaign contact information. We have materials for you and will give you instruction.


FCRC Community Engagement Committee
The CEC has a very full event calendar for 2015! We have tables at many events and need volunteers to staff them! Contact me or Puneet Ahluwalia: [email protected] 
Events coming up:
  • Naturalization Ceremonies
  • ViVa! Vienna
  • Celebrate Fairfax!


Member Lola LeCraw speaking at the New Providence Republican Women about Farmers Market information booth.

Lola LeCraw has taken on the responsibility of manning the Farmer’s Markets in Fairfax County for the Republican Party. She is looking for leaders and volunteers who will give out literature to voters as they arrive at the markets. The commitment is for a few hours each week beginning in late spring and into the fall. This is a sure fire way to “touch” a voter with Republican information. Contact Lola to help with this most important way to reach voters.

Lola plans to visit the women’s clubs in the 11th District seeking leaders and volunteers as she organizes the Markets of Fairfax County.

2015 Virginia Federation of Republican Women State Convention
April 17-19

GMRW members: Linda Barlett, Ann Collins,Gerarda Culpher, 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 were inspiring at the VFRW Convention

Below is an excellent summary of the Convention written by our own Linda Bartlett.  It will give you a true picture of one of the most exciting political conventions we've ever attended. 

Our club received the VFRW Gold Award at the convention in recognition of the work we accomplished in 2014.  Congratulations to everyone who worked to achieve this recognition.
GMRW supports John T. Frey for his re-election as Clerk of Court.
GMRW Club Meeting, April 17,2015

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.

Guest Writer:  Ileana Johnson

The Climate Change Industry and the Hoax of Global Warming

I am not sure who coined the term “climate change industry” but it is an apt description of the snake oil salesmen who have become billionaires on the unfounded and irrational fear of debunked global warming and of climate change based on manufactured consensus science. The climate has been changing for millennia in cyclical periods dominated by either unusually cold or unusually hot temperatures. It is convenient to the promoters of the climate change industry to deliberately confound weather events with climate. Having declared that the “science is settled,” the global warming scaremongering environmentalists are moving on to the next target of limiting our property rights and freedoms via carbon footprint taxation.

The climate change industry is admitting through a Freudian slip that their agenda of climate change is “disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow.” Of course climate has been changing and we are in a cooling period now but truth cannot impede the liberal political advocates’ agenda of taxing rich countries more, spreading the wealth, and destroying our economy in the name of protecting the Earth.

The climate change industry has managed to transform a natural phenomenon of climate change into a global disaster that needs to be addressed by bureaucrats through carbon footprint taxation and through weather modification spraying of chemicals into the atmosphere. This spraying of chemicals (chemtrails) is really affecting the weather and the growing season for agriculture, reducing yield. The climate change industry has become such a religion of environmentalism gone berserk that they are now trying to ban farming.

Electricity costs are going up, smart meters that catch on fire have been installed everywhere in order to control people’s energy consumption and in-home ambient temperature, and many electricity generation plants are scheduled to be closed due to draconian EPA regulations. The government’s all-out assault to redress climate change through regulatory and financial control is having a serious impact on our economy, the coal industry, the oil industry, and on everybody’s lives.

The hypothesis that rich nations caused climate change by burning fossil fuels to produce energy has never been proven by IPCC’s computer modeling. The fact that now the hypothesis changed its name from global warming to climate change in the face of obvious 18 years of global cooling is enough evidence that the purveyors of the industry of climate change are desperate but are not giving up. Fleecing rich countries with carbon taxes is a very lucrative scam.

The real reason behind the global warming scare and why the United Nations’ alarmists have been driving us into forced submission of environmentalist stewardship is that they want capitalism destroyed and replaced with their vision of a utopian communist economy that has never worked across the centuries. These progressives have a problem with the Industrial Revolution, with “fossil fuels,” (They are not so fossil since the earth keeps producing them), with the only successful economic model that has provided generous income to all these hot-air spewing, idle bureaucrats, who have nothing better to do than meet in exotic locales planning the destruction of the goose that lays the golden eggs that feed their exorbitant lifestyles, salaries, bonuses, and pensions.

Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of U.N.’s Convention on Climate Change, disclosed the real reason for the climate change industry when she told us that they are not interested in saving the world from global warming Armageddon but they want to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

(Read more in my best-selling book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy”)

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



You are invited to hear how political correctness has changed America!!



      TUESDAY - MAY 19, 2015
11:00 AM

 BURKE, VA 22015

Panera box lunch menu will be emailed soon: RSVP [email protected]

Report on GMRW 2014 Survey

by Patricia Martell

In early March, the George Mason Republican Women’s Board decided to poll their members so that they could plan for future meetings and events based on the membership’s interests. Fifty five members and associated members were emailed the link asking that they participate in the 2014 Survey on the web site, Survey Monkey. Twenty two members contributed by taking the survey. Based on this small group of interested members, the following results were tabulated.

The first question asked the members to rate the 2014 meetings in order of preference. The lunch and tour at Mount Vernon was the most preferred meeting followed by the meeting at Gunston Hall with speaker J’aime Ryskind.

Question number two asked the membership to select their preferred meeting place. Sixty percent preferred the Kings Park Library followed by twenty percent preferring the Army/Navy Country Club. There were many comments on this question; comments such as wanting to rank the choices as opposed to picking the best. Some said the meeting place depended on the purpose of the meeting but that it is nice to have a specific place to meet. Others just wanted more space as needed by the activity.

The third question asked the membership for their preferred meeting time which showed 72% preferred the 11:00am choice while 28% preferred the 6:00pm choice. The comments were on clarification issues such as preferring 10:00am instead of 11:00am. All other comments addressed preferring evening or Saturday/weekends meetings. They thought 6:00 pm was too early in the evening for the meeting time.

When asked in which capacity the membership preferred to serve the Republican effort, most chose campaign activities followed by current issues. Five members out of the twenty two taking the survey elected to skip this question. From the comments, those who skipped questions may have had trouble with the sorting effort required in questions number one and four.

The last question asking for suggestions on any ideas the members would like to share. Here again, some had trouble rating individual items saying the first question was too hard because they did not remember some of the meetings described. There were comments on finding speakers of interest, increasing our membership and attracting younger members. Some explained why they did not answer a few questions such as they did not attend the meetings last year. Some wanted to make more use of professors from George Mason University or NOVA CC. Several suggested collaborating with other Republican groups on meetings and activities so we did not compete with each other for the same speakers. Members wanted speakers who are involved in current topics and suggested a follow up with suggestions of actions that could be taken at the grassroots level. They wanted to know what the women in the club could actually do to make an impact.

The board would like to thank all those who took the time to complete the survey. It gives an idea of what our members want and enjoy which we would like to address. Hopefully more members will participate when we send out our 2015 survey. Thank you and see “y’all” at the next meeting.


George Mason Republican Women’s Club

Club Meeting

April 14, 2015

King’s Park Library, Burke, VA 22015

11:30 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: Donna Moore, Kim Battaglia, Carolyn Espinosa, Hayley Einstein, Maura Lee, Anita Edwards, and Pam Henninger.

Bobbi Green gave the Treasurer’s report. The Treasurer’s report and minutes from the March 18th meeting were approved.

Guest speaker John Frey was introduced by Geraldine Davie. Mr. Frey is a candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia. He is also the son of GMRWC member Carol Frey. Frey has served as Clerk of Court for 24 years. He enumerated the duties he and his staff of 163 perform. During his tenure, he has made many changes, including improving the recordkeeping process. He emphasized that he and his staff are committed to customer service. He asked for support of his candidacy and was given a contribution from our club by Treasurer Green.

The next speaker, Martha Boneta, was introduced by First Vice President Patricia Martell. Martell described the ongoing struggle over property rights.

Bonetta described how her family came to buy Liberty Farm eight years ago, including the unanticipated expenses and the barriers created by a variety of sources. They were required to fence off 20 acres and threatened with a fine of $15,000 per day when hosting a birthday party.

Bonetta said that thousands of Virginians came to their support and she eventually created the “Bonetta Bill” to protect family farmers from the abuse Liberty Farm had endured. The bill eventually passed. Today the farm sells a full array of products and donates excess to the needy.

She and her family live in fear of the environmentalists and the unnecessary government restrictions. Bonetta quoted Ronald Reagan: Freedom is only one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for and defended.

Club member Brenda Brenner noted that Bonetta’s experience is not unique. Brenner described how government excesses have affected her small farm.

Guest Philip Hamilton asked to speak and talked about the necessity of property rights, and Tea Party, and Pro-life movements.

Member Lola LeCraw asked for volunteers to man the Republican party stands at Fairfax County Farmers Markets. Contact Lola for more information.

Other announcements:

Bobbi Green was elected the 11th District Chair for VFRW.

We still need members to serve as chairs of committees. Opportunities to serve include Publicity, Volunteer Hours, Newsletter Writers, and Outreach.

Supervisor John Cook needs letter writers.

Prayers were requested for Joan Schmidt’s son-in-law, Rich Loucks.

Rosemary Espinosa’s son is serving in the military.

Next meeting: Wednesday, May 19 at 11 am in King’s Park Library.

More club photos:


End of April and May Birthdays

Happy Birthday!!!

April 28       Esther Sparling

May 1          Joan Hebrance
May 1          Maury Eckel
May 6          Ledia Bernal
May 21        Michele Pfeffer
May 22        Trish Martell
May 26        Nancy Krakover

If we have missed your birthday, we apologize