Celebrating Over 60 Years of Republican Activities




CCWRC Members, Friends, National Security Experts, all Celebrate Republican Election Results at Club's Annual Meeting

Amid the glamour of a beautiful ballroom and the surrounding ambiance prevalent among 100 members and guests, Chevy Chase Women's Club hosted their Annual Meeting with the installation of the 2017-18 Executive Board followed by a stimulating panel discussion on National Security. Together with former CIA Officer and strategic policy and intelligence agent, Clare Lopez, as moderator, panel speakers Four Star Admiral James "Ace" Lyons and General Bob Scales (both Ret.) agreed that we need missile defense worthy of the name. Emphasizing that the "the biggest threat is in the Middle East - our civilian electric grid is unprotected", Clare Lopez added that "we are fighting to live free of Islamic law - we face a global Jihad." Reporting that we cannot have open borders", a panelist said that in the last week or so since Trump was elected, "we are already much more secure". Q&A opened a plethora of audience and panel members exciting exchange of ideas and concerns ending with regret that this dynamic interchange had to end.

As appropriate at an Annual Meeting, the club wanted to honor a most valuable volunteer member, who was very instrumental in accommodating biannual fundraisers, as well as providing sage advice gleaned from her vast experience as a Navy wife. An accomplished tennis and golfer player, she has volunteered at the White House, provided musical accompaniment for many club events and, as a "treasure to our club", Dolly Rasmussen was awarded a plaque as the "heart" of the Chevy Chase Women's Republican Club."

CC President elect Nancy Griffin with newly elected Exec. Board

Panel members: Major General Robert Scales, moderator Clare Lopez and Peter Huessy

CC member Nancy Mattson, former Dist.6 Congressional candidate Amie Hoeber

CC President elect Nancy Griffin, Admiral James "Ace" Lyons

CC member Dolly Rasmussen with CC President Joan Pleiman

Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey Captured the Audience at CCWRC's Meet and Greet Luncheon

She spoke on the importance of the 2016 election and why Republicans need to Unite and and Vote for our Republican Nominee

Ellen Sauerbrey, educator, legislator and diplomat, was a member of the House of Delegates and has served as House Minority Leader. President George W. Bush in 2001-2 appointed Ellen as delegate to the UN Commission on Human Right and as Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council with the status of Ambassador. She emphasized all the negative impact Hillary would have on the values and individual rights afforded Americans and why Republicans must elect Trump.

Ellen with CCWRC members

Ellen with CCWRC members

Nancy Griffin, CCWRC 2nd VP and chair of the event, with Ellen

An Informative and Fun "Let's Talk Politics"
CCWRC Event with Candidates, Authors, National Policy Experts Discussing National Defense, Election Integrity

CC and other MCFRW members: Prudence Kravitz, CC President Joan Pleiman, MCFRW President Anne Koutsoutis, CC 2nd VP Nancy Griffin, New Member Ann Marie Hughes

Over 70 Republican MCFRW members and friends on March 8 heard well versed speakers elaborate on national policy issues at the home of host Nancy Griffin, 2nd CCWRC VP, enjoying another "Let's Talk Politics" event. Legislative District 6 Congressional Candidate, Amie Hoeber who worked at the National Security Council, discussed her compaign issues.

Hans Von Spakovsk, Heritage Foundation, spoke about voter fraud and efforts to undermine election integrity. Focusing on national defense issues, a strategic policy and intelligence expert, Claire Lopez, discussed a wide range of Islamic efforts. And all of this informative and enjoyable evening occurred in only 3 hours. Be sure to attend another "Let's Talk Politics" event and ask your friends.

CCWRC Member Katie Holland Receives Prestigious MCGOP Award


First voting Republican in 1992 Katie Holland's political venue has significantly changed from her former lifetime Democrat days to actively become involved with Republican County and State candidate campaigns. Katie worked in the Michael Steele 2010 campaign as well as in the race of a CD4 candidate against Donna Edwards. She then attended the 2012 MoCo GOP convention becoming convinced of her affinity with Republican ideals thus changing her registration from Democrat to Republican. After volunteer work with the Hogan campaign she joined the Hogan transition Annapolis office.

Presently Katie "zeroes in" as she reports on building LD20 for the GOP, volunteering to increase voter awareness of qualified, capable Republican candidates for office-- thus winning this award.


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9/13 - Let's Talk Politics - 6:30 - snacks
Home of Nancy Griffin, 12437 Ansin Circle, Potomac
RSVP: or 301-762- 2852
Speakers: Roger Arnoff, Editor of "Accuracy in Media", Brian Wilson - broadcast veteran, Dan Cox - U.S. Congress candidate

9/22 - Political Lunch Bunch - 12:30 - Attman's Deli - 7913 Tuckerman Lane - Potomac

9/28 - Caring for America Luncheon - shower for kitchen and bath housewarming for Wounded Warrior's Family moving into home in Chevy Chase for these families, guests asked to bring housewarming gifts for kitchen or both.
Luncheon cost: $37 payable to CCWRC -
Checks for donations: mail to Nancy Mattson, 9604 Barkston Ct. Rockville, MD 20850
Questions: Call Carol Bowis - 301-229-1121

PRESIDENT Joan Pleiman
1st VP Kerry August
2nd VP Nancy Griffin
TREASURER Margaret Anne Strand
RECORDING SEC. Patty Painter