Republican Women to hold elections
On Nov. 9, 2013, the Republican Women of Clallam County came together to elect their new slate of officers for 2014-2015. Elected were:
President, Anne Stiles;
1st VP, Susan Brautigam;
2nd VP, Anita Ready;
Secretary, Martha Ireland;
Treasurer, Nola Judd.
Awards were given to help our veterans, including • Voices for Veterans – $650 • Homes for Our Troops and project of North Peninsula Building Association building a home for Marine Corporal Ammon Lang – $600
Following are photos from the November meeting.
Sequim, WA – On August 10, 2013, former Seattle Seahawk and Dallas Cowboy, and current pastor Dr. Ken “Hutch” Hutcherson, shared his testimony, a sermon, and answered questions from the audience. Co-sponsored by the CCRP and RWCC, “Hutch talked about living through the final days of segregation and how it affected him, and how his attitude changed when he became a Christian. His energetic responses to questions about all topics political offered encouragement to the packed house of citizens who turned out at Sequim Bible Church to hear him speak. Hutcherson has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and is an outspoken advocate for freedom and conservative government policies. He has been battling bone cancer for 13 years, and was supposed to have been gone some 5 years ago according to doctors, but as he says, God is the one Who decides when he will go. You can view videos and read his blog at hutchpost.org.
The Republican Women’s Barn Sale was a great success! Thanks to all who came and participated, as well as the folks who came and bought “stuff”! The proceeds will go toward helping our veterans’ organizations, as well as the next year’s “Award for Excellence”.
Following are some photos from the event (click on image for larger view):
Bonny Hazelett wins Award for Excellence from Republican Women’s Club
- Bonny and her father Mike Hazelett.
- Penny Marinaro introducing our 2013 Award of Excellence winner, Bonnie Hazelett.
- Bonny Hazelett and Elaine.
- Bonny reading her winning essay.
- RWCC “worker bees”: Louise Fager, Gayla Heisel and Janette Chrysler.
Republican Women of Clallam County (RWCC) believe education and community involvement are important and therefore created the RWCC Award of Excellence. The 2013 award was offered to seniors in the Sequim, Port Angeles and Crescent school districts. Students vying for the 2013 award were required to submit an essay on the subject, “Do Free Markets Work?”Essays were judged and a winner was selected by an RWCC committee staffed by former educators.
At their June meeting, RWCC president Elaine Chandler presented the 2013 Award of Excellence prize of $500 to winner Bonny Hazelett, from Crescent high School in Joyce. Bonny plans to attend Olympic College in Poulsbo this fall, to begin her goal of becoming an attorney.
The Award of Excellence will be offered in 2014. RWCC invites the public to attend future fundraising events to help support local students as well as current military personnel & veterans.
Bonny is graduated from Crescent HS June 15th 2013, and Penney Sanders-Thiemen (chair of the awards committee) gave her a certificate of excellence at the graduation ceremony.
Freedom Foundation speaker discusses litigation at RWCC meeting
On Monday, Jan. 10 following the presentation for the Award of Excellence, a Public Forum was held, featuring David Rolland, Director, the Stiles Center for Liberty, where he manages litigation for the Freedom Foundation. David addressed various issues and then answered questions.
Upcoming Events include Barn Sale, Shoe Box Project
The next event is a Barn Sale on June 29th at Ireland Farms, Kitchen-Dick Rd & Spath Rd. In addition, the second annual “Operation Outreach” will be on October 6, 2013 at Sequim Masonic Lodge.
Thanks for helping our soldiers!
We would like to thank the community for its very generous response to the “Shoe Box Project” for the troops spearheaded by the Republican Women of Clallam County.
Earlier this month we packed and mailed 14 large boxes of items, weighing 143 lbs. to an Army platoon in Afghanistan and an Army Major and his squad also in Afghanistan. Both recipients have local ties. Donations included personal items, socks, cards, games, jerky, trail mixes, energy bars, candy and handwritten notes.
Again thank you! You have helped bring a bit of home and caring to our deployed young men and women, the 1% who have volunteered to serve their country to protect our freedoms.
President, Republican Women of Clallam County
PS: A very special THANK YOU to those pictured who helped pack all those boxes. We are now looking for donations of items to replenish our stock of items so that we can send out a second mailing this spring. An empty donation receptacle box is awaiting your generosity at CCRP HQ.
Thanks to Ryan Bailey, formerly of the deployed JBLewis-McChord Army Platoon and Penny Marinaro, we have the addresses of these fine young men and women.
If you have items for our “Shoe Boxes for deployed troops”, please drop them off at CCRP HQ. There is a donation box located by our RWCC storage locker. We will be packing and sending off boxes soon. We would love to have handwritten notes to include with the boxes; personal notes from “home” mean a lot!
Items for the Shoe Boxes
- CLIFF BARS, OR SIMILAR KIND OF ENERGY BARS
- BOOT SOX WITH EXTRA CUSHIONING
- SHOULDER STRAP PADS TO CUSHION HEAVY PACKS
- DRIED FRUIT MIX
- HARD CANDY
- TRAIL MIX
- HONEY ROASTED NUTS
- BARS OF SOAP*
- TOOTH BRUSHES
- LARGE HAND WARMERS (Walmart: 3 – 18 hour, large, per package)
- PERSONAL NOTE/LETTER to the deployed troops
- HAND LOTION *
- ZIPPO WIND PROOF LIGHTER (no lighter fluid thru the mail)
- TRAVEL SIZE PACKETS OF KLEENEX
- DECK OF PLAYING CARDS (as of 01/23/13 we have an ample supply)
- MAGNETIC TRAVEL GAMES: CHESS, CHECKERS, SCRABBLE, ETC. (available at Dungeness Kids or Walmart, etcs.)
UPCOMING MEETING DATES
SEPTEMBER: Monday, September 9, GOP Headquarters, 6:30 PM.