LCRW Newsletter - Sept 2011 by xiagong0815


									              Leavenworth County Republican Women
                         September, 2011
From the President:

   Although this summer was a hot one, it sure did seem to go by fast. It definitely will
go down as one of my worst due to having three emergency room visits and two
admissions due to a gastric bug. I have never been so sick. Anyway, I am glad the ordeal
seems to be behind me. My only problem now is consequent allergy sensitivity.
    I have missed all the fun political activity while I was sick and look forward to our
upcoming LCRW meetings.
   Please remember those who lost their lives ten years ago this September 11, 2011,
including those brave heroes who were passengers on Flight 93 and the brave firefighters,
policemen, and volunteers who gave their all.
                                                                   Sabrina Valenta

From the Vice-President:

    The fall convention of the Kansas Federation of Republican Women (KFRW) was
held August 20th in Overland Park. The afternoon included a luncheon meeting with a
speaker, followed by a business meeting. At the business meeting, the current KFRW
officers were re-elected for the 2012-2013 term, and two items relevant to Leavenworth
County were addressed.
    The first was the presentation of the charter to the new Leavenworth County
Sunflower Republican Women's club. Sandra Bohne accepted the charter on the club's
behalf. The second was the reading of the Parental Rights Amendment Resolution
submitted by the LCRW for State and National consideration. This resolution was
spearheaded by our Legislative Chair Donna Gillett and by member Rebecca Cahill. I am
proud to report that the resolution has been forwarded to the National Federation of
Republican Women (NFRW) for consideration at the Biennial Convention this fall.
    The NFRW has a national convention every 2 years and each club has the opportunity
to send a delegate and alternate to represent them in Federation business and elections. I
will be our delegate, and Connie O'Brien is the alternate delegate for our club. The
convention will be in Kansas City, Missouri, from September 29 through October 2.
 Those who are officially registered for the convention may attend the general and
educational sessions. However, others may purchase tickets to participate in certain
luncheons and are welcome to visit the exhibit hall.
    Also open to all members and guests, is a pre-convention tour of the Eisenhower
Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday, September 27. There will be bus
transportation from Kansas City Missouri ($50), or you may drive to Abilene and join the
tour for $25, which includes lunch. If you would like more information, please see me or
Sabrina Valenta.
                                                                   Barb Paulus
From Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, subject of last month’s book club:

    "Men of passive tempers look somewhat lightly over the offences of Britain, and
still hoping for the best, are apt to call out "COME, COME, WE SHALL BE
    But if you say you can still pass the violations over, then I ask, Hath your house
been burnt?...Are your wife and child destitute...? Have you lost a parent or child by
their hands and yourself the ruined and wretched survivor? ...If you have, and still
can shake hands with the murderers, they you are unworthy of the name of
husband, father, friend or lover and whatever may be your rank or title in life, you
have the heart of a coward, and the spirit of a sycophant."

    Electing the 2012-2013 Nominating Committee                               PLACES TO GO

     Our bylaws call for a two stage process for election of officers.   Sept. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at
The first stage will be at the September meeting of this odd-            Tampico’s Restaurant:
numbered year. The president will open the floor for nominations of      Mid-month town hall with
members to a nominating committee.                                       Jim Mullins from Americans
    In a small organization such as LCRW, nominations to a               for Prosperity.
committee frequently are made by members from their seats. No            Sept. 19, 11:30-1 at
second is required, but sometimes one or more members will second        Riverfront Community
a nomination to indicate endorsement. It is wise—but not required—       Center: Regular monthly
to ask someone if they will serve on the committee before                meeting of LCRW.
nominating them.                                                         Leavenworth County Clerk
     No one member may nominate more than one person for a               Janet Klasinski will speak on
position on the committee. If more than three members are                the new election laws.
nominated, we will vote by paper ballot. Election of nominating          Reservations by Sept. 15 to
committee members is by a majority vote of credentialed members.
A "credentialed" member is an attendee who is a full member of the       Sept. 23, 1 p.m.: Book club
LCRW and who has paid her current year dues. Associate members           at Dana Meredith’s (1017
are not permitted to vote. Full members should check-in at the           Wellington Dr.). Barack
credentialing table to receive a special voting card.                    Obama’s Rules for
                                                Donna Gillett            Sept. 29-Oct. 2: NFRW
                                                                         biennial convention in
                                                                         Kansas City
                  This Month’s Book Club                                 Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m. Town hall
                                                                         at Lansing Community
                                                                         Center: Rep. Steve Johnson
  I’ve attended the last two book clubs and found the discussion, as
                                                                         will speak on KPERS.
well as the books under consideration, stimulating and thought-
                                                                         Oct. 17, 11:30-1: LCRW
provoking. I expect no less of this month’s event.
                                                                         monthly meeting and
    September’s selection is Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution:
The Alinsky Model, a pamphlet book by David Horowitz. David
                                                                         Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30:
Horowitz was himself a radical in the ‘60s. His website
                                                                         Midmonth town hall fearlessly reveals the left and its allies.
                                                                         Nov. 11: Leavenworth
    Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution will be available at this
                                                                         County Veterans Day Parade
month’s meeting as well as upcoming town hall meetings for $2.
                                                                         and Freedom Fest
This month’s book club will be held September 23 rd at 1 p.m. at
                                                                         March 10, 2012: Presidential
Dana’s. She is a gracious hostess and is making plans for a big
                                                                         election caucus
turnout for this meeting. Don’t disappoint her!
                                                                         November 6, 2012:
                                   Juanell Garrett                       Presidential election

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