May 2018 Newsletter 
President Mary Carter
VP Programs Darlene Casella
VP Membership Terry Krogen
Treasurer Sue Lapham
VP Ways and Means Sarita Silen
Recording and Corresponding Secretary Rosalin Schiller

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Luncheon Meeting

Thunderbird Country Club
70-737 Country Club Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270
11AM Social - 11:30AM Meeting - Lunch at Noon

**Valet parking is available**

With Guest Speaker

James D. McFarlin

“Three tech truths you will be taking away this summer” – Cyber Security

James D. McFarlin is a former Air Force officer and Silicon Valley high-tech CEO. Jim is an internationally-read author and national speaker on cybersecurity, cybercrime and cyberterrorism.

McFarlin serves as cybersecurity technology advisor to the Rancho Mirage Emergency Preparedness Commission and is active in the CyberPatriot National Youth Education Program; which provided 2018 cybersecurity education and scholarships for 20,000 high school students nationwide.

McFarlin’s bestselling novel “AFTERSHOCK”, is a Mission Impossible-style cyber thriller, which includes complete power grid failure, fake news and a conspiracy to take down a sitting president. Although it was written before Donald Trump became President, it does sound familiar. Aftershock is available from Amazon and Kindle.

Jim’s talk will certainly give us something to ponder, in the mysterious world of cyber security.
Darlene Casella
Vice President - Program Chair


  • Chicken papaya tower, chicken citrus salad, cranberries, garden greens, lavender dressing

Vegetarian Alternative:

  • Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad, Tomatoes, Red Peppers, Greens, Basil Vinaigrette
  • Must be ordered at time of reservation


  • Mixed berry trifle
Reservations must be made by preceding Friday May 11th
Email Pam Levin 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.


It is hard to believe that the Season is almost over. Many of you will be going back to your cooler homes and we wish you safe travels and a wonderful summer.

As the temps heat up here so has President Trumps approval ratings. His first State visit with French President Emmanuel Macron has been a huge success. Though they differ on some issues they agree on many. They show respect for each other and a genuine friendship that is very apparent. Commentators on Fox News pointed out that Democrats could learn a lesson in how to work to reason and listen to the other side and come to a mutual agreement that would work for to show respect for the office of the Presidency!

While we are on a summer break, the issue with North Korea will be in the news, primary elections will be happening across the country and the Supreme Court will be reaching decisions on important issues such as the President's Travel Ban. We will have a great opportunity to show our conservative spirit, our values and our patriotism and love for this country.

See you in September.

Mary Carter, President


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

Volunteer Hours

Volunteer activities encompass all Republican activities-attendance at these luncheons, all campaign work such as registration of voters, and the time it takes to drive. Include activities from January 2017 until now. Volunteer forms are available at the meeting or contact Sarita Silen.
If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Terry Krogen, V.P. Membership, at or 760-285-8694

Soapbox Derby

Hello Members 

It was my pleasure to attend the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Annual Street Fair and Car Show and be a spectator/cheerleader to the ASYMCA Soapbox Derby.

The active duty children the ASYMCA serves often face exceptional challenges while growing up. The Soapbox Derby helps bridge that gap and creates opportunities to bond with non-military kids and build new relationships.

This year RMRWF sponsored four cars and what fun it was to see this little girl be the first to cross the finish line. There were 1st 2nd &3rd place awards in 3 age groups, And “Choice Awards” that where presented. All photos can be viewed on the Club's website.

Melanie Sklar
Liaison to the Troops


California State RWF is getting in line with most other states to revise the bylaws and be more in line with the California Republican Party.  This will have no effect at the club level.  The new bylaws will take affect om 2020.  We want you to know what is going on and will keep you informed.

President Mary Carter


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Rancho Mirage Republican Women Federated
PO Box 152
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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