January 2019 Newsletter
President Mary Carter iwmary@yahoo.com
VP Programs Darlene Casella darlenecasella@msn.com
VP Membership Terry Krogen tkrogen@aol.com
Treasurer Lisa Zepeda lzepeda@iwgr.com
VP Ways and Means Kristine Parrish kristinesparrish@gmail.com
Corresponding Secretary Sue Lapham hslapham@aol.com
Recording Secretary Rosalin Schiller rosalin.schiller@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Luncheon Meeting

Avondale Country Club
75800 Avondale Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211
11:00AM Social - 11:30AM Meeting - Lunch at Noon

**Valet parking is available**

With Guest Speaker

Bryon Walls

Bryon Walls has been speaking on the subject of crime safety since the 1980’s when he worked for Citizens Against Crime in Nashville before becoming the national director of Citizens Against Crime, which has events in more than 40 cities, and made presentations to more than 20,000 people. Byron was named National Speaker of the Year in 1996.

Bryon was the opening act with Phyllis Diller at the Purple Onion in San Francisco and for Mort Sahl at the Hungry Eye. He sang with the New Christy Minstrels and with Glen Yarborough and the Limelighters. He has appeared with Rosemary Clooney at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, was in the movie Starman with Jeff Bridges, and ABC Movie of the week “Country Gold” with Linda Hamilton and Lonnie Anderson.

Bryon’s skills developed during his years as a professional comedian, actor, and singer. His experience combined with a love of teaching make him a charismatic and powerful speaker.

This will be a fun and entertaining meeting that you will not want to miss. Bring a friend.
Darlene Casella
Vice President - Program Chair


  • Braised beef pot roast served with mashed potatoes and vegetables

Vegetarian Alternative:

  • Penne pasta primavera
  • Must be ordered at time of reservation


  • Strawberry Truffle
Reservations must be made by preceding Friday, January 11th
Email Pam Levin
pamlevinrwf@gmail.com or call 760-837-7100
**Cost $35 Member $40 non member
Payable in cash or check at check in.
A Reservation made is a reservation paid.


Happy New Year! With the coming of 2019 wouldn't be wonderful if we could do one of Hillary's famous 'resets' and from this day forward the country would be united. Imagine the 2016 election results with the democrats disappointed but not psycho. People would understand that the dems taking back the house on the midterms wasn't the end of Trump's winning agenda. Perhaps both sides could come up with grand ideas for the country and 'compromise' was once again not a dirty word.

Nancy and Chuck would be dining with President Trump and Melania in the White House commenting on how lovely the trees had been at Christmas, especially the red ones. The silly talk about impeachment would be only a small chuckle before desert. All together they would plan the Big Beautiful Wall and even if Mexico didn't pay for it the security was worth every penny. Laws would be changed so people could legally come to the United States easier and quicker and become valued citizens. CNN and NBC would see the error of their ways and send a message that they were mistaken and do see how the Russian story was a hoax.....the world, at least the United States would be a better place, just like when we were kids.

Well, one could hope. It's a fresh start so let's see how it goes.

Mary Carter, President


At our December meeting, RMRWF was honored to host Marines from the 29 Palms Base. Thanks to the Armed Services of the YMCA for their coordination in organizing the Marines to Thunderbird Country Club.

And…thank you to our members who brought so many toys for the Marine children. Patrick Byrne, Director of the ASYMCA, was overwhelmed by your generosity. (See photo below.)

But, the biggest thank you goes to all of you who donated to the Marine families either through donation envelopes or purchased fundraiser tickets, including those who participated in the raffle and silent auction at the event. APPLAUSE to you! Through your generosity, we were able to donate Wal-Mart gift cards totaling $10,000.

The gift cards and toys were given to the most needy families at the ASYMCA holiday party.

Sue Lapham
Liaison to the Troops

If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Terry Krogen, V.P. Membership, at tkrogen@aol.com or 760-285-8694


Your Sunshine Chairman is requesting that you keep her informed of any and all occasions that need to be acknowledged by a card. Such things as births, deaths, marriages, health issues, happy and sad, all deserve recognition. If I don't hear from you, someone who could use a bit of cheering up would be overlooked. Let's don't let that happen. Just drop me a line or email me.

Many thanks,
Dodie Brocken
Have Questions? Contact Us
Like Us on Facebook
Rancho Mirage Republican Women Federated

Our mailing address is:
Rancho Mirage Republican Women Federated
PO Box 152
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Casey Vassios Media · 45350 Taos Cv · Indian Wells, CA 92210-7125 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp