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Port Angeles, WA 98362
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Meeting featured My Choices executive director as guest speaker

The Republican Women met  in Sequim on Monday, September 8 at The Sequim Worship Center to learn about the My Choices program which helps young men and women make good choices about relationships. Executive Director River Sussman offered valuable information about the program serving our community in the way of offering free prenatal testing, as well as free supplies for the mother and newborn where needed.  The program also offers insights to high school students in various classes about the risks of STDs.  River then gave a tour of the Sequim facility. There were several new ladies in attendance, having been invited to join us, and a couple of new members as a result.
The meeting also covered support of the Republican candidates who are currently running, updates on local issues and several other topics.  Next meeting in October will include several of the candidates – more information to follow.

 

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For more information contact:

Stephanie Noblin, RWCC Publicity – sn@larrynoblin.com

RWCC:     Don’t forget to bring your

donations to headquarters for the RWCC Shoe Box effort.  Those gifts

will be shipped to our military men and women soon.

Republican Women of Clallam County

announces the

2014 Achievement Award Essay Contest

Essay topic:  Why is the Supreme Court important in the balance of powers: executive, legislative & judicial branches?

Two Achievement Awards will be given.  First prize = $500.00, Second prize = $300.00.

Submitters must be currently enrolled as a high school senior attending a public, private, or home school located in the Port Angeles-Sequim, Crescent, or Forks School Districts and planning to attend a post secondary institution.

By submitting an essay, the submitter declares that the essay is his/her original work, that they received no more than limited assistance from others, and that the work does not violate the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.  Any quotations need to be appropriately footnoted.

Essays should demonstrate the submitter’s knowledge of history, civics and government. Essays must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word, or plain text format, must be not less than 400 words and cannot exceed 500 words in length, double space, Times New Roman 12 font and must be in English.

Essays will be judged on the following: content, as well as style, grammar and spelling.

Judging Criteria:

  1.  Knowledge of the theme: 30 points.  You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work.  Demonstrate you have researched the issue appropriately.
  2. Theme development: 35 points.  Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as who, what, where, when and why.  Relate the topic to current events.
  3. Clarity of ideas: 35 points.  Write your essay in an easy-to-understand format.  Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the topic.

Submissions must be received on or before 11:59 PM on April 4, 2014.  Submissions must be submitted via email to the Achievement Award Committee at kpstorst@aol.com . The email message must include the following information about the submitter: full name, age, full residence address, telephone number, email address, school currently attending and name(s) of parent(s)/guardian, name of the institution you are planning to attend.  The essay must be included either as an attachment to the email or in the body of the email. Only one essay will be accepted per submitter.

The decision of the judges is final and non-reviewable.  The winner of the Achievement Award will be notified on or about the first of May.  The winner will be publicly announced and the Achievement Award presented at the May or June RWCC scheduled meeting, the second Monday of each month.  The winner will be invited to read his/her essay at the RWCC awards meeting and receive the Achievement Award in person.  The winner’s family will be invited to attend.

All submitted essays become the property of the Republican Women of Clallam County to use, reproduce, or distribute as it sees fit in its sole discretion, including publication on the Clallam County Republican Party website, although the authorship will be acknowledged.  In addition, by submitting an essay, the submitter grants permission to the Clallam County Republican Party to use her or his name and photograph for publicity purposes, including, but not limited to, announcing the winner of the Achievement Award in a press release for local newspapers.  Accordingly, the Achievement Award will be presented at the schools’ award night or graduation, whichever is appropriate.

For more information about the Republican Women of Clallam County Achievement Award Essay contest or these rules, contact the Scholarship Committee:  Penny Thiemann at 360-452-9456.

Click here to download a copy of the above criteria.  RWCC 2014 Achievement Award Essay Contest

Click here to download the Application Form.  RWCC submission form 2014 Essay Contest

 



Share the Love 2014

The Republican Women of Clallam County send boxes to our military at home and abroad.  You can “Share the Love” by donating to the items sent to them, or money, designated for that purpose.

Click here for Shoebox items list –
( not listed, but can be added are packets of Instant Coffee!)


Republican Women new officers elected for 2014-2015

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.


 

Hutch-shares-700pxRWCC co-sponsored Dr. Ken “Hutch” Hutcherson in Sequim

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

On Monday June 10, the RWCC held its regular business meeting at Monterra Community Clubhouse, from 6:30 to 7:00 PM.  The agenda included the presentation of our $500.00 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, to Bonny Hazelett, Crescent High School, for her winning essay.  Bonny’s family was there for the presentation and her reading of the winning essay. Here are some photos of the event:
  1. Bonny and her father Mike Hazelett.
  2. Penny Marinaro introducing our 2013 Award of Excellence winner, Bonnie Hazelett.
  3. Bonny Hazelett and Elaine.
  4. Bonny reading her winning essay.
  5. RWCC “worker bees”:  Louise Fager, Gayla Heisel and Janette Chrysler.
(Photos by Jan Fagan)

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.

REMINDER:  We are still collecting items for “Shoe Boxes” to send to deployed troops.  For your convenience we will have our big collection box available at the meeting.
3 Amigos helping

“3 Amigos” – L-R George Chandler, Dick French & Peter Heisel.


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.

"Helpers"  L-R George Chandler & Dick French

“Helpers” L-R George Chandler & Dick French

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.

 

Elaine Chandler
President, Republican Women of Clallam County

"A Happy Packer" Gayla Heisel

“A Happy Packer” Gayla Heisel

 

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

  1. CLIFF BARS,  OR SIMILAR KIND OF ENERGY BARS
  2. BOOT SOX WITH EXTRA CUSHIONING
  3. SHOULDER STRAP PADS TO CUSHION HEAVY PACKS
  4. JERKY
  5. DRIED FRUIT MIX
  6. HARD CANDY
  7. TRAIL MIX
  8. HONEY ROASTED NUTS
  9. BARS OF SOAP*
  10. TOOTHPASTE
  11. TOOTH BRUSHES
  12. FLOSS
  13. LARGE HAND WARMERS (Walmart:  3 – 18 hour, large, per package)
  14. DEODORANT*
  15. PERSONAL NOTE/LETTER to the deployed troops
  16. HAND LOTION *
  17. SUNSCREEN*
  18. ZIPPO WIND PROOF LIGHTER (no lighter fluid thru the mail)
  19. TRAVEL SIZE PACKETS OF KLEENEX
  20. DECK OF PLAYING CARDS (as of 01/23/13 we have an ample supply)
  21. MAGNETIC TRAVEL GAMES: CHESS, CHECKERS, SCRABBLE, ETC. (available at Dungeness Kids or Walmart, etcs.)
All donated items must be new, unused and preferably out of the box. *Items: unscented, please.

 UPCOMING MEETING DATES

SEPTEMBER:  Monday, September 9, GOP Headquarters, 6:30 PM.

BUSINESS MEETING. Selection of a Nominating Committee for 2014-2015 officers.  OPERATION  OUTREACH details TBA.
OCTOBER:  Monday, October 14, Monterra Clubhouse, 22 Circle Drive, 6:30 PM.  ELECTION OF 2014-2014 OFFICERS.
At  7:15, following our meeting, we will open to the public for a presentation by Frank Springbob, addressing the issues and concerns surrounding the installation of “Smart Meters”.
NOVEMBER:  Saturday, November 9, Monterra, 10:00 AM.
END OF THE YEAR POTLUCK BRUNCH.  Installation of officers for 2014-2015.
DECEMBER:   NO MEETING.

Since there were questions about home robberies that were not addressed at our March meeting with the Sheriff Benedict because we simply got off on other subjects with Bill and ran out of time, we have scheduled another open forum to get your questions answered.
RWCC will be hosting two presentations at 7:15 PM, Monterra Clubhouse, 22 Circle Drive, 98362, following our regular 6:30 PM business meeting: The first will be by the Sheriff’s Community Policing Services, followed by Mark Nichols speaking to the role and function of the County Prosecuting Attorney.
Invite your neighbors and friends to join us to find out what we can do to secure our homes.

REMINDER:  We are NOW collecting items for our JUNE 29 GARAGE SALE!!  Please bring your white elephants and other “collectibles, in gently used condition, that you no longer need or use, to the IRELAND FARM between now and JUNE 28. Please box and seal with tape any items that you plan on leaving for more than a couple of days before the sale–we want to keep the spiders out!!!
I would ask that you please give Martha phone call or send her an email to be sure when it is convenient to deliver.  Thanks!
If you need someone to pick up your items then call me to schedule:  582-9859