Political Peacock
September 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

THINK LIKE AN ORIGINAL

We are the heirs of some uniquely courageous and adventurous individuals who thought well outside the box. We are unique. We are pioneers. Most of all, we are originalists. Placing these shared roots in the context of the U.S. Constitution, we must continue to be originalists in order to protect and preserve those grand and wonderful ideas that have shaped our America. 

In September, we focus on the Second Amendment, often referred to as the right to keep and bear arms. The original text states,

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights ratified in 1791. In other words, these are the rights of all Americans. As an original thinker, the text means exactly what it says and what the framers intended. Sadly, many members of the judiciary have abandoned the text that they took an oath to uphold. They believe that our rights come from a living document. You may ask, what in the word does that mean? Paper is not living. But, in their world, it means whatever you decide it means. After all, they reason, we are not living in 1791. Indeed, we are not. But we are living in a dangerous world and surrounded by an increasingly powerful and expansive government. That was true in 1791 just as it is today. We must continue to respect the inspired words of the brave men who risked it all to enshrine certain truths on pieces of paper. The ink is long-since dried, so let's think like an original.

May God continue to bless this great nation.

  Bonnie Jackson
Featured Speaker
We welcome Wesley Dumey of Apopka, Florida who is proud to be standing up and fighting for conservative values. He has a strong interest in the Second Amendment and enjoys introducing people new to the sport of “exercising one’s constitutional rights.”

Mr. Dumey earned a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University, and earned a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of South Florida. He works as a consultant in the software industry, and has business interests around the central Florida area.
OUR SEPTEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 AT 12 NOON. PLEASE ARRIVE BY 11:45.
REMEMBER TO RSVP BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.

Lunch is $25 by reservation only . Please bring cash or check.

Remember that we are a non-profit organization existing to promote Republicans and conservative causes. The RSVP deadline exists to provide final numbers to our caterer. If you find that you are unable to attend after the deadline, we are sorry to miss you but we expect that an RSVP will be honored. Please be courteous and send payment to reimburse us for your lunch. Not doing so hurts our bottom line. Remember, WE ARE REPUBLICANS AND THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 'FREE LUNCH.'

To RSVP and for reservations, please use this link:

Please do NOT forward your Evite email to anyone or they will be registering under your email address and you will be responsible for payment of any reservation not honored.
Lunch will be Pasta Primavera: Sautéed Mushrooms, Red Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Fresh Garlic, White Wine Marinara. Served with a Garden Salad: Fresh Spring Mix, Cherry Tomatoes, English Cucumber and Red Onion.
Lunch is catered by Dominick's Restaurant in Winter Springs. Check out their full menu here.

Membership
If you would like to see your name here, consider renewing your membership at the Patron, Angel or Saint level. We are incredibly grateful for all of our members' generosity and support!

Saints $150
Jeanette Carrier, Ann Chilton, Nancy Davis, Sandy Dwyer, Colleen Finwall,
Catherine Harvie, Bonnie Jackson, Amber Jade Johnson, Peter Weldon (assoc. member)

Angels $100
Tabitha Miller, Julia Rankin, Shelley Sullivan, Ellie Warner, Shara White

Patrons $60
Patricia Bender, Susan Burrows, Jean Carrero, Judy Jobman, Sonya Levine, Janet Paladino, Barbara Russo, Pauline Weingarten


"Saints" receive a professional WPRWF name badge to wear at meetings or whenever you represent us in the community.
For the Benefit of the Club
These lovely pillows were created by our member and Treasurer,Pauline Weingarten. Each pillow is 20" in size and is hand-made with feather and fiber inserts, zippered closure, and hand-made tassels. Pauline uses a hand-carved block printing process, so that each of her creations is unique.

The pillows will be available for sale at the meeting and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Winter Park Republican Women, Federated. The regular price of each pillow is $199, but Pauline is offering each pillow for $179 for the month of September.

She will also have a canvas tote bag for sale. The tote has a rope handle, magnetic closure, and inside zippered pocket. She is offering the tote for $39 to members and guests only during the month of September.
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Our meetings are held at noon on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the:

Winter Park Country Club
761 Old England Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
 
Meetings are for registered Republicans only .