MONTGOMERY COUNTY FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN

Celebrating Over 60 Years of Republican Activities

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WELCOME TO THE CHEVY CHASE WOMEN'S REPUBLICAN CLUB

President’s Greeting:

I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve as President of the Chevy Chase Women’s Republican Club and hope we have a productive and satisfying year. As Ronald Reagan once commented, “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority and don’t interfere.” I certainly have found great people and hope to do as he recommended.

As CCWRC Presidents before me, my goals for the year are to keep increasing the membership, continue our community involvement and promote Republican values. I will work with as many members as possible in the realization of these goals and have a good time in the process.

I look forward to seeing you at the club’s monthly events which are planned to provide a broad and varied agenda of interest to all. I ask our loyal members to continue their support for the success of our organization by participating in our club’s political, charitable and social activities.

Joan Pleiman, President CCWRC


An Event to Remember for CCWRC
New Members to Meet all Members
CCWRC 21 New Members gather in friendship and fun

At the home of long time member Dolly Rasmussen over 50 members and guests enjoyed the encouraging, rousing talk by Kelly Schulz,Secretary Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation welcoming the clubs 21 new members. Encouraged by the Secretary's remarks plus the presence and supporting talk of long time member and former National Committeewoman, Joyce Lyongs Terhes, this annual event evidenced the comradeship existing between MCFRW members throughout Maryland.


THEY DID IT AGAIN – HONOR CAREGIVERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES

CCWRC hosts their Caregivers Event With Gratitude and Fanfare

“Freedom isn’t free – we honor these brave caregivers and the soldiers they care for, thank them for their sacrifice” beautifully said by CCWRC Caring for America Chair, Carol Bowis, who has organized this event for 4 years. Thanks to a bus provided by The Yellow Ribbon Fund and the beautiful music played by bagpiper, Dan Friz, 15 caregiver ladies were welcomed in grand style at the home of Jayne Plank.

Club members and non members raised donations and each caregiver was presented with a Target gift Card and cash. The caregivers shared brief stories of their tragedies and triumphs, all presented with a positive and inspiring attitude. Guest speaker, Dava Guerin author of “Unbreakable Bonds – the Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed”, who highlighted stories of caregiver women.


Jayne Plank (hostess), Bagpiper Dan Fritz, Carol Bowis (event chair), Dava Guerin (speaker)

Carol Randall, MFRW President, Joan Pleiman, CCWRC President, Betty Kuck (club member)

CCWRC host an original Just Desserts event highlighted by admired well known speakers

An exuberant atmosphere among the 75 attendees at this early evening event, evident by the many rounds of applause and depth of the Q&A session, resulted in an evening long to remember for members and guests. Expressing their deep appreciation to the speakers on behalf of the club, CCWRC President, Joan Pleiman and chairman of this event, 2nd VP Nancy Griffin, remarked that "We thank Roger Arnoff, Editor at "Accuracy in Media" and Four Star Admiral James Ace Lyman, for their significant contributions to the community for expressing their objections,both verbally and in writing,against lies,and for reporting events as they occur," a caveat for media to keep citizens informed of true facts.


Nancy Griffin (chair of event) - speakers - Joan Pleiman (CCWRC President)

Speakers - Nancy Griffin

The Washington Post quotes CCWRC Member Nancy Griffin at Governor Hogan's Enthusiastic Inauguration

"While campaigning for him in Montgomery County, she [Nancy] heard over and over from voters who were tired of partisan bickering, tired of taxes and tired of a government that they believed had fallen out of touch. The Country and its people have to be first," said Griffin of Potomac. "The rest will fall in place".

Outstanding Recognition from the Md. State Federation of Republican Women

CCWRC Receives Awards for Best in four categories

- MOST EFFECTIVE CLUB PROJECT - "GREAT GATSBY GALA FUNDRAISER"
- BEST BLACK AND WHITE NEWSLETTER
- BEST COLOR PRINTED NEWSLETTER
- LITERACY PROGRAM - Recognition for club's commitment to literacy and public service, assuming the privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship, providing leadership necessary to preserve the rights ad freedoms of our Country and upholding the values of the Republican Party


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Political Lunch Bunch - Thursday, June 25, 2015
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HOLD THE DATE: FUNDRAISER GALA - Saturday, September 19, 2015
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CCWRC OFFICERS:
PRESIDENT Joan Pleiman joanpleiman6@yahoo.com
1st VP Kerry August augustkt@yahoo.com
2nd VP Nancy Griffin hskrbill@aol.com
TREASURER Margaret Anne Strand margaretannestrand@gmail.com
RECORDING SEC. Patty Painter pattypainter@verizon.net
CORRESPONDING SEC. Gail Quigley gailq@verizon.net