March Meeting – Nina Hendee

Nina HendeeVRW will celebrate Texas Independence Day and the Battle of San Jacinto at our March meeting. Mrs. Nina Hendee, commissioned Admiral in the historical Texas Navy will share stories about the heroes of Texas liberty and the spirit and sacrifices made to free Texas from tyranny.

Nina and her husband, Edd, own and operate the Taste of Texas Restaurant, one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. Mrs. Hendee started her speaking career with area school children, sharing her love of Texas and its rich history. Approximately 13,000 Houston area students look forward to the Taste of Texas field trip each school year where they hear great tales of our Texas forefathers, tour the restaurant, and enjoy a lunch, compliments of the owners.

An active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Speakers Committee, Nina has won the coveted “Mega-Mouth” and was named Speaker of the Year 2015. She has been involved with HLSR for over 25 years.

While staying very active in politics, the restaurant business, numerous charities and Second Baptist Church of Houston, Nina and her husband Edd find their greatest joy in their children and grandchildren.

~ Kathaleen Wall, Programs

March 2017 Newsletter

If you are like me, you thought things might calm down once we got past the elections last November. I never dreamed they would turn out so Fantastic State and Nationally and so dismal Locally.  Things have done anything but calm down!

For those of you who may have been out of the country, or haven’t been out of the house, read the paper or listened to the news, Village RW were in the news again!  We had a very exciting monthly meeting, and had Congressman Culberson update us on Capitol Hill. 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this meeting such a great success!  We had about 135 attending (inside), with many more who would have liked to attend… friendly and not so friendly!  Registration, security, membership, greeters, Eleanor as gatekeeper, Marri and her husband Roy taking the professional photos of the members with the Congressman, each one of you played a role in the success of this meeting.

We must stay vigilant and work at making sure our elected representatives are responsible in carrying out the principles that got them elected! We only have about 60 days to get proposals on the floor of the Capitol that we feel strongly about!  I hope you will join me for TFRW Legislative Day, April 6.  We will have a bus to take us to Austin early in the morning and return the same day after our day at the Capitol.  There are only 15 seats left on the bus, so please send me your RSVP if you would like to go.  VRW is an Elite Patrons Club and the TFRW President is one of our members, so we will have front row seats!  TFRW also has a fundraising party the night before Leg Day, called Boots and Belles. The Registration forms are in this newsletter.

March is membership month, VRW is off to a healthy start with over 173 members before the March meeting!  Remember the incentive to get 2 friends, or strangers, to join before the end of March, and your lunch will be free in April!

Kathaleen Wall, VRW First VP, will be hosting the meeting in my place as I will be out of the country.  It is going to be one you do not want to miss!  Wear your Texas C&W clothes and come hear Nina Hendee, the best Texas History storyteller I have ever heard!  We will also be highlighting VRW members who have ancestors that played a role in starting our great Texas Republic.  There will be door prizes and more!  RSVP today!

See you on Legislative Day… It is an exciting time to be a Republican Woman!

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February 2017 Newsletter

The first 100 days, and we are off to a great start!  It is crazy trying to keep up with the new President!   I am just plain giddy!

  • The process of defunding Sanctuary Cities and securing our borders has begun.
  • Took the necessary steps to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
  • Stood up for Israel and passed the necessary resolution that calls for the repeal of the U.N.’s anti-Israel resolution.
  • Temporary Immigration block from certain countries the last Administration declared dangerous to the US, until vetting can be improved.

Trump’s election rallied the market to all-time highs, including the Dow climbing over 20,000 for the first time in history. 

But Beware of FAKE NEWS  examples…

The latest Media narrative suggest that Trump had excluded the CIA from the National Security Council.

Only one problem, The CIA has not been part of the national security forum since 2005. http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/trump-adding-cia-back-to-national-security-council-white-house/

George Soros is financing the protests at the airports but the Media would have you believe all this is spontaneous. This man is an enemy of our Republic and way of life.

Billionaire liberal activist George Soros is helping fund the airport protests against President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban refugees from war-torn Syria indefinitely and suspend visas from seven countries for at least 30 days, as PJ Media reported Sunday. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/liberal-activist-soros-funding/2017/01/29/id/770919/

Soros, a Hungarian-American, reportedly lost $1 billion after President Trump’s election, having backed Democrat Hillary Clinton against him this past fall, and plotting a stock market hedge. He also put hundreds of thousands of dollars into defeating a number of our local Republican Candidates.  They have made it no secret, The Democrats and Soros want to turn Houston BLUE.

Now this,

“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, announced Monday morning that the party intends to target… John Culberson of Houston.”              
            Texas Tribune, 1/30/2017

I hope you will join me for the February VRW meeting, featuring our own Congressman Culberson.  You will have an opportunity for a professional photograph to be taken with the Congressman and get the inside scoop on what is happening in DC!  Exciting Times!

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February Meeting – John Culberson

John CulbersonVillage Republican Women are pleased to welcome to our February meeting, U.S. Representative, 7th District, John Culberson. Congressman Culberson will be discussing The Inside Story on DC 2017.

John will share highlights of what to anticipate from DC now that we have renewed opportunity with our Republican led government. This is a pivotal moment in our American history.

Congressman Culberson is one of the most senior members of the House Appropriations Committee where he leads the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Subcommittee. He is charged with providing the federal law enforcement officers with the resources to protect our lives and property and his authority also allows him to advocate for national investment in medical and scientific research. Congressman Culberson is also on the Homeland Security Subcommittee and the Transportation Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee.

John and his wife, Belinda, have been married over 25 years and have a twenty year old daughter, Caroline. They are members of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.

~ Kathaleen Wall, Programs

January Meeting – Paul Simpson & Alan Vera

Village Republican Women are pleased to welcome to our first meeting of 2017, Paul Simpson, Harris County Republican Party Chair and Alan Vera, Chairman of the Ballot Security Committee, Harris County Republican Party. Paul will be discussing Winning in 2018 and Alan’s topic is Insuring Election Integrity.

Paul SimpsonPaul Simpson is serving his second term as Harris County Republican Party Chair.  His activities in Harris County Republican politics for over thirty years have included campaigning, recruiting, mobilizing, organizing, poll watching, election judging, conventioneering and fundraising.  Paul also served for twenty years as a Republican precinct chair, during which he was also district chair, legal counsel, and treasurer. Paul is a lifelong Republican.  He was State Chairman of the Louisiana Teenage Republicans and mobilized young people for Conservative Republican campaigns in college.  He is a partner with the law firm of McGinnis Lochridge, a practice centered on oil and gas matters.

 

 

Alan VeraAlan Vera has been elected Chairman of the Ballot Security Committee, Harris County Republican Party since 2014.  He is one of the original founders of True the Vote, a grassroots effort to restore integrity to U.S. elections.  He has written many state specific election observer curriculum, trained many thousands of observers and supervised in over twenty states.   He wrote the election observer curriculum for Wisconsin in 2012 and trained over 1,000 observers for the recall election of Governor Scott Walker – in person, online, and via video conference. Alan is President of Quest Business Agency with responsibility for all marketing strategies and clients.

~ Kathaleen Wall, Programs

January 2017 Newsletter

YAHOO!!!    2017 IS FINALLY HERE…AND NOT A DAY TOO SOON!

Forget making resolutions and instead give thanks and count your blessings! 

Health and freedom are at the top of my list. You know “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Obama and the Liberals are out of our way Nationally, onward and upward!

My family is healthy and I live in the greatest country in the World with a new Republican President being sworn in this month.  And to top it off, Republicans will control the Senate and the House!  I have never felt so positive about the future of this country. I don’t think I am alone, just look at the stock market and everyone you talk too.  Even those that didn’t vote for Trump are saying so far they are pleasantly surprised.

But, we have a huge challenge ahead of us here locally.  We lost all the qualified, experienced local judges and so many local officials. I hope you will all join me at the January 25th meeting to hear the details of the November elections and the challenges we have going forward.  Alan Vera will give us the inside story of the voter fraud that is taking place in Harris County and across the states.  Chairman Paul Simpson will fill us in on the details of his game plan going forward. Women, Hispanics and the younger generation are the key to whether Harris County and the Republican Party will thrive or decline.

Bring your friends, 2017 will be an exciting, fun and fruitful new year for VRW and the USA!

 

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November Meeting – Salute to Veterans

Please invite any Veteran you know to be a guest at our lunch

We would like to personally thank them!

Freedom is not Free, and we have so much to be thankful for because of the sacrifices of our military men and women. Join VRW as we honor our Veterans at this month’s meeting.  Our speaker will be Col Gerald L. Smith, Director of the Texas A&M University Veteran Resource and Support Center.

Col Jerry Smith

Colonel Jerry Smith graduated from Texas A&M with a BA in Political Science and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the US Marine Corps in 1982. During 30 years of service as an Artillery Officer, he held 6 command tours with 2 combat tours (Iraq 2003 & Afghanistan 2007).  Other military assignments included 8 years in higher education: 3 years as the Marine Instructor at Rice and Prairie View A&M; 1 year instructing at the USMC Command & Staff College; and 4 years as the Texas A&M University Professor of Naval Science from 2008-2012.  He has 3 Master’s Degrees:

  • MA in International Studies – Troy State – 1988
  • MS in Military Studies – USMC Command & Staff College – 1997
  • MS in Strategic Studies – National War College – 2005

Since 2012, Col. Smith has been the Director of the TAMU Veteran Resource & Support Center.

The Colonel will be discussing the transition our veterans must make when they return home and the support system that is available to help them.

~ Kathaleen Wall, Programs

 

 

 

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November 2016 Newsletter

It has been eight long years for this country, but we are now one week away from electing our new President.  The outcome of this election will be felt all over the world. I know we always say “this is the most important election you will vote in”, but I truly believe THIS ONE IS!  With the exception of the Abraham Lincoln election, never have the differences in the two party’s platforms been clearer.  The future of this country, the direction it will go in for our children and grandchildren will be either a socialistic society or the dream of our founding fathers, a society based on individual liberty.

I hope you will join me in praying for God’s guidance on the voters of this great country. Please find something to do, each and every day until November 8, to help our Republican candidates. If we lose, I believe it will be because of the female vote.  We must work harder to bring more women into the political process.  Our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers paid a price for our privilege to vote.  Education, education, education, the Republican Party is the party for Women!  No thanks either,  to our elected officials who put their own interests above the well being of the country.  There will be hell to pay for them…. We have that goal to look forward to next year!

I have faith that the silent majority will rise to the challenge!  We must all do our part!  Do not buy into the liberal media and bogus polls!!  Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you are driven to get up and do something about it!  We had 17 qualified experienced Republican candidates, but Mr. Trump was the answer to the voters who had had enough of the status quo.  He won by the largest vote of any candidate in the history of the party.

He has brought thousands of new voters to the polls.  He has sacrificed millions and millions of his own dollars to try to help this country. None of the Republican Establishment has given that much! The Trump Rallies say it all! The movement seems to be spreading to the Independents. Law Enforcement, Unions, Blue Collar Workers, groups that have never endorsed a candidate are endorsing Trump.

Believe in Miracles…. Get out and Vote…. Be a part of this Great Movement To Take Our Country Back!

See ya on the Other side at our next meeting November 16th!

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October Meeting – Congressmen McCaul & Poe

We’re honored to have two of our Texas congressmen, Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Ted Poe (TX-2) as speakers for our October meeting.

Congressman Michael McCaulChairman McCaul will discuss the most dangerous and unexpected threats to our national security – and the call for needed serious actions to protect us.   Rep. McCaul became Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security in January 2013, and has oversight of the Department of Homeland Security ensuring it is able to carry out its core mission of protecting the American people from terrorist attacks.  As Chairman, he has prioritized the threat of international and domestic terrorism, border security, cyber security, airport security and fixing dysfunctional management within DHS.

Now in Failure of Imagination:  The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland – and How to Thwart Them, the sitting chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, who receives daily intelligence about threats materializing against America, depicts in real time the hazards that are closer than we realize.  In this compelling and action-packed narrative, Chairman McCaul outlines realistic scenarios that could inflict more damage on the nation than any attack we’ve yet faced.  He then explains how our vulnerabilities were created, why our enemies are actively contemplating them and what we can do to solve them before it’s too late.  Blue Willow Bookshop will have this book for sale at our luncheon.

 

Congressman Ted PoeCongressman Poe is a strong advocate for lower taxes, free markets, a limited, accountable government, and individual liberty.  He serves on the House Committee of the Judiciary and House Committee of Foreign Affairs.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Terrorism Subcommittee.

Poe came to Congress after spending 30 years in the Harris County Courthouse, first as a prosecutor and then as a criminal court judge.  As Judge, Poe garnered national medial attention for his creative sentences dubbed “Poetic Justice.”  Poe’s common sense and nonsense approach to law has helped him to be a successful advocate for his district.

This year, Poe is 1 of only 34 Members of Congress in both the House and Senate to have legislation signed into law.  In September 8, 2016, Congressman Poe returned to Congress to continue fighting for Texans after spending 8 weeks in MD Anderson Hospital fighting Leukemia.  Congressman Poe has been overwhelmed with support and prayers and is thankful for his progress.

~ Kathaleen Wall, Programs

 

 

 

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October 2016 Newsletter

VRW Members, we had a record 170 attendees at the September meeting and we expect just as many to hear our two Congressmen at this months meeting! Make your reservations early, there is limited seating!

Are these quotes getting you discouraged?

“He is nothing but a B-List TV personality. He has no business being in politics.”

“He’s dangerously ignorant about international affairs. The Russian leaders will walk all over him.”

“He has no filter – doesn’t think before he speaks.”

“Until recently, he was a Democrat. He’s not a real Republican. He hasn’t paid his GOP dues.”

“He used to be Pro Choice. Now, suddenly he’s Pro Life?”

“He’s a loose cannon. No one wants HIS finger on the nuclear button.”

“His opponent has the experience and political savvy to be president. He does not.”

“He’s just not presidential.”

“His temperament disqualifies him from ever being Commander-In-Chief.”

“He’s proven himself to be mentally unstable.”

“The military will never accept him as Commander-In-Chief. He’s not smart enough.”

“Most Republican voters will just stay home rather than go out and vote for him.”

“He’s almost 70. Much too old to be president.”

“Evangelicals will never support him.”

“He says ‘(Let’s) Make America Great Again’. How dare he say we aren’t still great?!?!”

“90 percent of Republican state chairmen judge him guilty of ‘simplistic approaches,’ with ‘no depth in federal  government administration’ and ‘no experience in foreign affairs.'”

“After all his gaffs, he doubles down on them instead of admitting he made a mistake.”

“He’s threatening to upend our treaties and relationships with our allies by demanding that they pay for their own defense!”

“Because of his gross factual errors he might take rash action and needlessly lead this country into open warfare!”

“He’s racist, xenophobic, and fuels the fires of hatred!”

“You shouldn’t take him seriously. He has a penchant for offering simplistic solutions to hideously complex problems and a stubborn insistence that he is always right in every argument.”

“The rising turnout of his voters are not loyal Republicans or Democrats and are alienated from both parties because neither takes a sympathetic view toward their issues.”

“He wears the disdain he draws from the GOP elites as a badge of honor. Henry Kissinger’s championing the other GOP candidate and attacking him are actually helping him!”

“The fact that he could be deemed a serious candidate for president is a shame and embarrassment for the country.”

The New Yorker observed that his appeal “has to do not with competence at governing but with the emotion he evokes… [He] lets people get out their anger and frustration, their feeling of being misunderstood and mishandled by those who have run our government, their impatience with taxes and with the poor and the weak, their impulse to deal with the world’s troublemakers by employing the stratagem of a punch in the nose.”

“Is he Safe? …he shoots from the hip … he’s over his head … What are his solutions?”

“Voters want to follow some authority figure, — a leader who can take charge with authority; return a sense of discipline to our government; and, manifest the willpower needed to get this country back on track – Or at least a leader from outside Washington.”

 

They were said of Ronald Reagan before he was elected! Just 35 days….get out there and help elect Trump/Pence! Help at the campaign center, work at the polls, make phone calls from your home…

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