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 Republican Women of Baltimore County        Volume No.1       Issue No.7        Date: October 2008

                      Upcoming RWBC Meetings

Many of our club members are working hard to help make the MFRW 2008 Fall Convention
in Timonium, MD a huge success. Therefore, we will not have an October meeting. Don’t
forget that if you register for the MFRW convention and come to help, our club will reimburse
you for your registration. For more information about the convention, go to and
click the white box which reads “ in the spotlight.”
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 19th at Broadmead Retirement Community
located at 13801 York Road in Hunt Valley, 21030. The meeting will begin with a buffet
dinner, which will start serving at 6:30. At approximately 7 pm, the meeting will be called to
The speaker will be Martin Kaiser, builder of covert electronic surveillance devises “that
could bring down a government” and author of Odyssey of an Eavesdropper
My Life in Electronic Countermeasures and My Battle Against the FBI, by Martin Kaiser
With Robert Stokes.
The cost is $23/person, payable at the door. Cash is preferred. RSVP to Anne Lee, 410-
527-1552 as soon as possible. Reservations are necessary for attendance, and should be
made no later than November 16th. Those who have made reservations are responsible to
pay for their meal whether they attend or not. Thanks for your understanding.

                    McCain/Palin Fundraiser/Rally
Calling all “Hockey Moms---Pit Bulls in Lipstick,” and men who are not afraid of strong
women! A Tribute to our First Female Vice Presidential Nominee, Governor Sarah! This
fundraiser-rally is hosted by Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey, and will be held at the Timonium
Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 11th to support the McCain/Palin ticket. Money
raised will be used to purchase campaign materials so that we flood the state with
McCain/Palin lawn signs, bumper stickers, etc.
Make your checks payable to: BCRCC P.O. Box 7876 Baltimore, MD 21221. There
are still tickets available, and you may purchase tickets at the door.
The Obama-Biden ticket has lots more money than our side, so efforts like this help to show
that "McCainiacs" and "Palin Power" is having a big effect in Maryland, too.
If you're only going to be attending one fundraiser before the election, let this be the one.

                       A Message from Patt Parker,
                  Chair, Maryland Women for McCain
                                         Dear Friends,

Only 24 more days and the election will be just about ready to wrap up. It seems hard to
believe. But now is the time to really start networking, volunteering for phone banks, sign
waving, debate parties, and precinct activities. Please contact your local Maryland for
McCain group. You can find it by going to You can see where
they are located or sign up as a volunteer and be sure to put your county as part of your
information so the correct people will contact you. If none of those work for you, let me know
and I will forward your name to someone I know in your area.

URGENT NEED: We need help in Annapolis every day from 10:00 AM thru 8:00
PM. Please call 410.263.2125 and ask for Lee to schedule a time, email me at or just come by 15 West Street in Annapolis…very close to
State Circle.

Something you can do right now! Women do wonderfully well at networking and chatting with
friends. Please take a minute to reach out to your friends and family by email, phone or in
person and talk with them about why you are supporting McCain and Palin in this election.
You have so much more influence that what is being said by the media…. or in some cases, the
candidates. People want to hear from people they know. Their vote will make a difference!

Short Notice Opportunity: Maryland volunteers will deploy to Virginia on Oct 18, 2008.
We will travel on our own (caravan if possible) to Fairfax County. The good McCain folks
there will supply drink, lunch, materials and instruction! We will be taken care of well! Please
let your county coordinator or me know your name and the date you are available if you would
like to travel.
Thank you for all you do! Working together we CAN make a difference in this election.

Patt Parker

Chair, Maryland Women for McCain

               Maryland for McCain Phone contacts
Chris Cavey
Maryland Campaign Chairman
John McCain 2008
410-239-7200: office
443-465-1002: cell

Jim Shalleck
Maryland Operations Vice Chairman
John McCain 2008
National Website
Maryland Website
Volunteer Sign-up

                     Local Volunteer opportunities!

I am pleased and excited to share with you the opening of our new Baltimore County
Headquarters located at 5024 Campbell Blvd., Suite R, Baltimore, MD, 21236 (across
the street from the White Marsh Hilton Garden Inn). Initially, this will be the pickup location
for McCain/Palin and Andy Harris yard signs and bumper stickers and as we progress, we'll
be doing phone banking as well.
However, the headquarters will be manned solely by volunteers and this means you! Our goal
is to keep it open Monday-Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturdays/Sundays from 12pm to
8pm. Any time you could give to the cause us would be greatly appreciated.

Feel free to pass this along to any people you know that would like to get involved. Just let
me know when you'd like to man the desk and how many hours. I'm putting together a calendar
so we don't have any overlap. Remember, we can't have a successful HQ without you!

Gloria Murphy OR, 410-905-8683

                           Andy Harris needs you!

Tuesday Night Phone Banking (begins on Sept 9)
White Marsh- near the mall
7939 Honeygo Boulevard # 212, Nottingham, MD 21236
(across from the Giant)
6:00 - 8:30
Coordinator: Kathy Szeliga-

Wednesday Night Phone Banking (begins on Sept 10)
Jacksonville Andy Harris Office
Klien's Office Building- lower level
Paper Mill Rd between Jarrettsville Pike and Robcaste Rd
6:00 - 8:30
Coordinators: Bob Huber- and Anne Sunderland-

Vote Plan.
We will need lots and lots of volunteers Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and ELECTION
DAY. Pencil it in now on your calendar and plan to be there for the fun, fun fun!

Please call with questions or to volunteer:
Kathy Szeliga, Andy Harris for Congress
cell- 443-570-1555



Do we want an Obama Administration? No! That is why NFRW
is sponsoring a letter-to-the-editor campaign entitled, Focus on
Election 2008! We are asking all our members to write letters to
their local newspapers on issues important to you! A letter to the
editor provides an excellent opportunity for you to advocate a
message in your own words. Follow 10 steps that will get your
letter published.

If your letter gets published, please notify NFRW at for possible use in our
newsletters and magazine. Good luck, and get out an important message!

1. Make sure to use talking points
NFRW offers weekly talking points that will help you establish your letter! and also offers talking points online.

2. Make sure it has an interesting opening
Your first sentence should capture the attention of the editor. Additionally, the first sentence needs to
explain why you are writing!

3. Make it short
Generally speaking use less than 200 words. Newspapers limit the number of words that can be printed in
each section.

4. Make it simple
Pick one topic, stay focused and on-point.

5. Make it personal
Tell the editor how this affects you, your family, your community, etc.

6. Make it relevant and timely
Write a letter that is relevant! Make sure you are responding to a current event.
7. Make sure you check your grammar and spelling
Check to make sure your spelling is correct and that the submission is grammatically accurate.

8. Make sure to include contact information
Always include your contact information. All too often special interest groups are sending form letters to
the editor. Make it known that you are a concerned citizen.

9. Make sure you submit it multiple ways
Be savvy, use e-mail, fax and mail to get your message delivered. You can find contact information by
going to

10. Follow up
Call them to follow up on your letter.

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     at for possible use in our
 newsletters and magazine. Good luck, and get out
                 an important message!

Republican Women of Baltimore County Club Officers:

President Laura Rew, 410-329-2146
Vice President Carol Randall, 410-329-
Secretary and newsletter editor Sara
    Tompkins, 410-771-8006
Asst. Treasurer Vicki Hamilton, 410-

Webmaster Sheila Faulstich, 410-900-6298,

  The Republican Women of Baltimore County is a member club of the Mary-
land Federation of Republican Women.

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