The newsletter of the Alamance Republican Women of North Carolina
Dr. Ada Fisher, Sheriff Terry Johnson Round Out 2011 Speakers
Mark your calendar now for Nov. 3, as we welcome Dr. Ada Fisher as our guest speaker. Dr. Fisher is an engaging, humorous speaker who is certain to deliver an unforgettable message. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., but an optional buffet dinner is available at 6 p.m. The ARWNC member will also vote its 2012 board at our November meeting.
Dr. Ada Fisher will speak at our meeting Nov. 3. Don't miss this delightful speaker!
According to HipHopRepublican.com, Dr. Fisher was previously a Medical Director of Amoco Oil Company and is a physician. She is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and is Diplomat of the American Board of Disability Analyst. She is licensed secondary education teacher for mathematics and science, as well as the N.C. Republican National Committee Woman.
Our last meeting of 2011 (Can you believe it's that time of the year already?) is Dec. 1, when we welcome Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson as keynote speaker for the induction of the 2012 board.
We have an exciting lineup of speakers already scheduled for 2012, so be sure to keep the first Thursday of each month open and join us. If you've joined us for previous meetings, you know our speakers challenge, enlighten, entertain and empower us - so important as we head into a crucial election year. If you are new to our organization, see a "who's who" of our guest speakers at our website.
Spread Christmas Cheer with the Alamance Republican Women
The Alamance Republican Women of North Carolina Caring for America Committee will be working with Allied Churches for our winter community project. Our objective is to help spread a little Christmas spirit to residents of the Allied Churches shelter. There are currently 45 homeless men and 25 women in the program at the shelter, all of whom are working to get themselves on a path to a permanent residence. The guests of Allied Churches are allowed to stay at the shelter for a period of 90 days during which they pursue academic studies, worship services, Bible studies and counseling sessions. The services provided help connect the residents to agencies that can help encourage them to get out every day into functioning society.
At Christmastime, this can sometimes be a "forgotten" group. We would like to make small Christmas gifts of care essentials to distribute to the guests of Allied Churches shelter. These bags may consist of items such as socks, candy bars, toiletries, pen/paper etc.
There is also a kitchen on site that feeds the residents, as well as anyone who walks in need of a meal. The shelter and kitchen have a critical needs list of items such as detergent, bleach, toilet paper, trash bags, cooking oil, canned fruit and so much more. It would be great if we could give them a hand with these as well.
There will be a collection jar at our meetings for donations towards this endeavor. If you have a way to acquire donated items useful to this project, that would be much appreciated.
Anyone interested in helping the committee with this project, please contact Liz Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will need shoppers, care package assembly volunteers, volunteers to help with baked goods and volunteers to bring the gifts on the day chosen. Stay tuned to ARWNC communications, such as the Trumpet Connection, our website and Facebook page, to learn when that date will be.
Thanks to the generosity and the caring spirit of our members and surrounding community, we are able to successfully complete our mission of Caring for America.
Alamance Republican Women of North Carolina is an organization of women dedicated to the Preservation of freedom and American values.
Our Mission is to elect GOP candidates by volunteering our time and talents, empower women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds to participate in the political process, and inform our members & friends about legislative issues.
The Trumpet Connection is edited and designed by Leigh Ann Whittle, ARWNC Public Relations Coordinator.
At a recent fundraiser, Michelle Obama said, "We stand at a fundamental
crossroads for our country, we're going to make a choice that will impact our
lives for decades to come...let's not forget what it meant when my husband
appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court Justices...let's not forget the
impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come..."
I've been involved in varying degrees of political work for over 20 years. I can
think of several times that we were told by our GOP leaders that "this is the
most important election of our lifetime!" As a student of History, I took those
comments with a grain of salt. In one sense, every single Presidential election
we hold could potentially change the course of our nation's history. We've had
Presidents lead us to independence, through wars with foreign nations, and even
through a war within ourselves. Any of these men could have led us in an
entirely different direction. However, the recent series of Occupy Wall Street
protests and the continued failed leadership of our current Commander in Chief
have convinced me that yes, indeed, Election 2012 is the most important election
most of us will ever see. If given another four years in office, Barack Obama
has made it clear that he will not only push his liberal legislative agenda but
stack the Supreme Court with judicial activists who believe it is their right to
re-write the Constitution of this great land.
We must understand what is at stake here. Michelle Obama and the Democrats know
what they are fighting for. Their agenda is clear and is being marched down the
streets of cities across America. The age-old idea of class warfare is being
embraced by increasing numbers of our youth, and our message of economic freedom
and free market principles must ring loud and clear during these days. There
are, however, more important things than money. I can't get one picture from
these protests out of my head. It is of an OWS protestor trampling our nation's
flag in the middle of Central Park. That picture, more than anything else,
should motivate us to do everything we can to defend the freedoms that our
soldiers have fought and died for under that flag.
The Alamance Republican Women are committed to staying the course and doing
everything we can to ensure that the blessings of Freedom are handed
down to our children and grandchildren.
We have an exciting new Membership Drive in which ALL membership renewals and
new memberships will be valid until Dec. 31, 2012. For more information,
see below. Please take this opportunity to join us in our important work
of electing Republicans, informing citizens about current issues, and empowering
women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities to participate in the political
process. There is a place for you in our organization, and it would be a
privilege to have you on board. Together, we can take back our nation and
preserve the freedoms that we all hold dear.
ARWNC had a presence at many
festivals this fall, including the Plaid Festival in the Village of Alamance
Oct. 1. This coming year, it is crucial that we get our name and message out
in front of voters. Won't you help us? There are plenty of opportunities
for you to help enact true change in 2012.
"[The Democrats] say that the United States has had its
days in the sun, that our nation has passed its
zenith.... My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that