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Important Upcoming Dates to Add to your Calendar
Monthly Luncheon - Holiday Gala at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort: 12/07 · 11 AM shopping/12 PM program.  DON'T FORGET: Toys for Tots donations
Senator Rick Scott - 12/10 11 AM to 2 PM · Off the Hook Comedy Club, Naples
Joe Concha - 12/15 5 -9 PM Naples Grande Beach Resort 
Remembrance Wreaths for Veterans - Join Blue Star Mothers at a wreath laying ceremony for local veterans on December 17th 
Donate Calendars - Donate new/used 2023 calendars Nov. 1 through Jan. 13. Drop off locations: Collier County Sheriff substations, headquarters and the
Collier County Courthouse Lobby 

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ARMED SERVICES
Faith Engagement
LEGISLATIVE
CARING FOR AMERICA
President's NEWS

A Call to Action

Dear WRC Naples Federated Sisters, Members and Friends,

This is the time of year we are reminded to be grateful for all of our blessings while we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. For many of us Hurricane Ian brought a tidal wave we didn't expect. Then the red tsunami we were expecting didn't happen. But with every tragedy and disappointment there is always something to be thankful for. Hurricane relief efforts are bringing our community together in unexpected ways with unexpected acts of kindness and generosity.

In the midst of the loss of life and destruction of the Civil War, on 10/3/1863, President Lincoln established a day of "thanksgiving and praise to our Father who dwelleth in heaven."

"I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States ... to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise."

We are blessed to live in the Free State of Florida where all of our campaign and election integrity efforts were rewarded. Our governor and his cabinet received a resounding mandate from the electorate, as did both branches of the state legislature. SWFL is blessed with uncompromised commitment from our law enforcement officers to keep us safe.

Next Tuesday is Giving Tuesday. Please consider the following causes:

--Our member Yvette Benarroch, VP of FFRW, is organizing a toy drive for "Toys for Tots." If you are so generous as to bring an unwrapped toy to our next luncheon on December 7th, Yvette will deliver.

--Our member Barbara Salkow, President of Blue Star Mothers and member of our Armed Services Committee, asks that you please honor a fallen hero by sponsoring a wreath. The link to purchase a Remembrance Wreath is WreathsAcrossAmerica.org. (https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/)

--When you start accumulating 2023 calendars from friends and businesses, please donate them to the Collier Sheriff's Annual Calendar drive to assist their Planning For Success Program. If you bring calendars to our December or January meetings, Laura Rothballer, Chair of our Armed Services Committee, will deliver.

Our December 7th holiday luncheon is a fundraiser for Hurricane Ian relief. Special guest speakers will speak about their programs to help the community recover. If you haven't already, please sign up for the luncheon to help support these charities.

Please remember God's blessings while you enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving, with gratitude for what we have and for a future full of hope.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathi Lewis, President
WomensRepublicanClubNaples@gmail.com
774-722-1707
CAMPAIGN AND ELECTION INTEGRITY COMMITTEE NEWS

UPCOMING NOVEMBER 8th ELECTION

Update 11/10/2022:

WOW!

In the state of Florida, we saw a RED TSUNAMI! Locally in Collier, we saw the school board change hands with a full sweep of the new challengers winning!  At the state level, we gained FOUR REPUBLICAN HOUSE SEATS and retained OUR BELOVED GOVERNOR DESANTIS! And for our state and country, we retained SENATOR MARCO RUBIO who works relentlessly for the state of Florida!

FLORIDA VICTORIES!
US SENATOR MARCO RUBIO
GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JEANETTE NUNEZ
ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHLEY MOODY
DISTRICT ATTORNEY AMIRA FOX
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JIMMY PATRONIS
AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER WILTON SIMPSON

FLORIDA CONGRESIONAL DELEGATION VICTORIES!
FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION PARTISAN BREAKDOWN BEFORE ELECTION:
16 REPUBLICANS, 9 DEMOCRATS, 2 VACANCIES
FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION PARTISAN BREAKDOWN AFTER ELECTION:
20 REPUBLICANS, 8 DEMOCRATS

GOVERNORS RACE VICTORIES!
RON DESANTIS, FLORIDA
JOE LOMBARDO, NEVADA
BRIAN KEMP, GEORGIA
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, ARKANSAS
GREG ABBOTT, TEXAS

US SENATE RACE VICTORIES!
MARCO RUBIO, FLORIDA
J.D, VANCE, OHIO
RON JOHNSON, WISCONSIN
TED BUDD, NORTH CAROLINA
KATIE BRITT, ALABAMA

Now we must continue to move forward with our agenda of strong conservative values and continue to recruit and support strong Repulbicans for 2024. 
GET BUSY; THERE'S WORK TO BE DONE! Join the WRC Committees of Campaign/Election, Legislative and Education.
JOIN IN THE CRUSADE TO TAKE BACK AMERICA!

 

LITERACY & EDUCATION NEWS

Patriot Render's Launch is a Success!

SIGN UP to be a reader with Collier County Schools:
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

WRC's Literacy and Education Committee experienced a major success with their Patriot Reader's Launch at First Baptist Academy last week. We were asked to partner with The Literacy Coordinator of Collier County Public School to read to their kindergarten and first grade classes!

CCPS has designated five schools for us to read to from October 2022 through April 2023. Each school has anywhere from 4 to 6 kindergarten and first grade classes which could easily calculate to 50 to 60 classes for the Patriot Readers to read to during this school year. The Patriot Readers will continue to read from the authorized books we have purchased and will continue to request donations towards purchasing more of these books.

This announcement means we must all be ready and signed up through the CCPS VOLUNTEER PAGE by next Monday, if you will be reading during the months of October through December 11.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM THE CCPS VOLUNTEER PAGE:

Current Volunteers: All volunteer applications expire every June 30th. If you wish to volunteer during the 22/23 school year, please submit a new volunteer application by clicking the link VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.

Effective July 1, 2022 the District implemented some significant changes to the volunteer program to simplify and enhance the application and screening process. These changes include:

  • Expedited application approval process at the school
  • Online volunteer portal to take badge pictures [coming soon!]
  • Expedited badge printing process at the school
  • New designation of "Volunteer" [replaces former Level 1/Level 2] designations
  • New volunteer badge template for enhanced security
  • Fingerprints are now only required for volunteers participating in overnight or out-of-county trips

If you are a current or former volunteer, these changes will require you to complete a NEW volunteer application form. You will be issued a new volunteer badge once approved. Former Level 2 volunteers will NOT be re-fingerprinted unless participating in an overnight or out-of-county trip.

The five designated CCPS schools are:

Palmetto Elementary
Shadowlawn Elementary
Lavern Gaynor Elementary
Poinciana Elementary
Parkside Elementary

Time is of the essence to become certified by CCPS if you want to volunteer from October through December of this year.

Please contact Lytra Wilson with any questions.

lytrawilson@yahoo.com

239-600-8872

The Books We Are Reading:
Our Pledge Our Promise
OUR PLEDGE OUR PROMISE:
The Pledge of
Allegiance Explained
By Sheri Wall
$11.95
American Symbols
AMERICAN SYMBOLS:
What You Need To Know
By Melissa Ferguson
$6.95
ARMED SERVICES & AMERICANISM COMMITTEE NEWS

MILITARY CLOSET

The WRC Naples Armed Services Committee is assisting our local chapter of BLUE STAR MOTHERS with sending care packages to our deployed military heroes overseas. At our monthly luncheon meetings, there will be a box for donations of needed items for the care packages. Monetary donations are also welcome in order to pay for the postage to mail the packages. 
 
Please visit the Armed Services table at our next luncheon with your contribution or contact Laura Rothballer munksmom96@yahoo.com.
Armed Services Committee List July 2022 Newsletter

WOUNDED WARRIORS OF COLLIER COUNTY:
HELP NEEDED

The WRC Naples Armed Services Committee would like to provide a home cooked meal for the residents of the recently opened Alpha House, which is transitional housing for Veterans recommended by the David Lawerence Center, St Matthews House and the Hunger and Homeless Coalition. These Veteran residents take care of the home, and assist their community by initiating food drives, seasonal gift baskets and helping elderly neighbors. 

To learn more about WWCC visit WWCollier.org

If interested in making a meal once a month for the residents of Alpha House, please contact Laura at munksmom96@yahoo.com

FAITH ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE NEWS

FAITH ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

A few words from Marilyn Romeo, member of the Faith Engagement Committee ...

FEET PREPARED WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE

To "Be still and know that I am God" will prepare our feet for the gospel of peace.

In this chaotic atmosphere of negative news and fierce political battles, we have assurance in The Word of God through Sacred Scripture, the living document filled with wisdom, and the sound advice of the heroic voices of faithful citizens.

The courageous voices in our midst encourage us to become aware of the problems in our world today and the assurance that He is with us.

Now is the appropriate time in our American history that is offering us the opportunity to unite our religious faiths in a firm effort to engage in this moral war and to strengthen our American legacy.

Isaiah 54:10

"Though the mountains leave their place, and the hills be shaken, My love shall never leave you, nor My covenant of peace be shaken says the Lord ..."

Ephesians 3:20

"Now to him who by the the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think"

Austin Ruse, Author of Under Siege

"Heroes are those who confront evil and charge the sniper's nest. That is the situation we are in. In His great providence, God has allowed a great evil to come upon our land. But He has also sent us, in His great providence to do something about it ... We are the Lord's hands and feet on this earth and better days rely upon us."

Our forefathers sacrificed even their sacred honor in their pursuit of liberty. What are we being called to sacrifice?

Marilyn Romeo
Faith Engagement Committee

If you would like to read more:
The Whole Armour of God

If you are interested in more
information and joining this committee
please contact Donna at thewagnersnaples@gmail.com

The Armor of God
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE NEWS

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

STATE: Governor Ron DeSantis First DeSantis for Governor Campaign Ad: https://youtu.be/WyZ-RRvNz0s Gov. DeSantis keeps fighting for our civil liberties
  • Gov. DeSantis fights leftist corporations’ attempts to use ESG to control how people live | Fox Business
  • Religion belongs on public life, Florida tells teachers | The Washington Post
  • DeSantis announces education agenda tour promote school board candidates | tallahassess.com
Be Sure to Vote in the August 23, 2022 Primary Summer Newsletter from Collier County Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer Edwards News & Views Summer 2022 (constantcontact.com)
FEDERAL:
  • Biden Administration
    • President Biden is sending your tax dollars to Africa and you’ll be seeing red when you find out why | Patriot Political
  • Senator Rick Scott
    • Sen. Rick Scott Issues Weekly Update on Biden’s Inflation Crisis - U.S. Senator... | senate.gov
  • Senator Marco Rubio
  • Representative Byron Donalds
  • Representative Mario Diaz Balart

LOCAL:  Collier School News
  • Nearly 90 books will carry content warning labels in Collier County Schools | Wink News
  • What Do You Think? Here is the book "Unpregnant." | Good Reads

The committee the district organized has 3 community representatives and 5 district/educators. Perhaps there should be more parents on the advisory committee? All ideas are welcome!

WRC DOES NOT ENDORSE ONE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE OVER ANOTHER. THE FOLLOWING IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY:

Right before the primary, Naples News ran a hit piece on Collier School Board Candidate Moshier. Moshier is fighting back. Letters of CCRC and Timothy Moshier's Attorney regarding Naples News hit piece | Constant Contact

Collier Schools

National recognition for Mason Classical Academy

Congratulations to Mason Classical Academy, founded and lead by Collier County School Board Candidate Kelly Lichter and lauded by candidates Rutherford and Moshier. This academy has been NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED by the US News & World Reports and was awarded 98.03 out of 100, placing it in the top 2% of schools nationwide. They clearly announce it is the #1 public high school in Naples and the #1 public high school in Collier County.

Furthermore, they report: "The total minority enrollment is 44% with 24% of the students economically disadvantaged. Students are only selected by lottery in the county. This outstanding record is achieved at the same time as the existing public school system which has over 40% of students failing to maintain grade level standards in reading or math!

For more information on the US News & World Report go to: best high schools


Democrat Team Building Exercise! A Must See!! https://youtu.be/OGPo6ufLhD
TO JOIN THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:
EMAIL WRCLEGIS@GMAIL.COM
TANA PAGE, CHAIR
ELAINE LEPPERT, VICE CHAIR
VICKI LUBBEN, EDITOR
   
CARING FOR AMERICA COMMITTEE NEWS

CARING FOR AMERICA COMMITTEE

WE NEED YOUR HELP

The Caring for America Committee needs your help to bring Hurricane Relief to the communities of Harmony Shores Mobile Park and Palm Lake Mobile Park. These communities lost everything and they need our help. They are currently without electricity.

I would encourage gift cards but if you have items then I would be happy to pick them up. The gift cards give us the ability to buy WHAT IS NEEDED.

If you are unable to give gift cards the basic items needed are: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, cleaning tools, blankets, hygiene products, baby diapers, baby wipes, etc. 

We will give you a full report and account for every penny spent. Thank you so much!

Please contact:

YVETTE BENARROCH

2nd Vice President

Florida Federation of Republican Women

yvetteffrw@gmail.com

239-253-8507

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