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JUNE 6 Dinner

Our guest speaker
Lee Supervisor of Elections
Social Time: 6 pm
Dinner & Meeting
6:30 pm
Myerlee Country Club
Fort Myers

Action = Power

As we enter into the month of November, it’s time to begin making plans for the holidays. But this November also means we are just one year from an election in which we can take back the White House, and take back our country.

While it may seem that there is plenty of time to focus on the election, we need to start planning now. The Republican Primary will be held on March 15, 2016. The field of Republican candidates is large, and we need to be able to make an informed decision when we go to the polls.

Our October Newsletter contained the top ten GOP candidates, as determined by Real Clear Politics. The basic biographical information was given for those candidates, with a link for each one to their websites.

The Republican Party of Florida (www.Florida.GOP) is another source of information, and also has many opportunities with which to get involved.

I recently saw a quote: “When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed & powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better”-Unknown.

There are going to be many opportunities for each of us to get involved here in Lee County and we will keep you informed of those opportunities. Every little bit will help in the effort to take back the White House and restore our Country!

Let’s all get involved, and help bring back the principles upon which our nation was founded. 


  President Joyce Easton


       May 2017


         Although the final text of the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776, (it was actually signed on August 2, 1776) the United States had no official flag,
and numerous variations existed. It wasn't until a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, that an official flag of the United States was adopted:
“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

Since that time, there have been several instances in which an official "Flag Day" was suggested or celebrated, beginning as far back as 1861. In 1916, President Woodrow
Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June  14 as Flag Day.

In August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress, although Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. It is at the President's discretion to officially
proclaim the observance.

The week of June 14 is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag, and that the flag should also be displayed on all government buildings.

Although it is popularly thought that the flag with the stars in a circle on the blue field—commonly known as the “Betsy Ross flag,” was the first official American Flag, that is incorrect.

Also, it is not known if Betsy Ross actually created the “Betsy Ross flag,” and there is a dispute among experts, since there is no documentation. However, what is not disputed, is that Betsy Ross was responsible for the “five pointed star” seen on all American Flags. An expert seamstress, Betsy Ross was asked to produce a design with a six pointed star. However when she demonstrated her ability to fold fabric and with one snip, produce a perfectly symmetrical five point star, that design was readily agreed to.    

We hope to see you at our June 6 Dinner Meeting at Myerlee Country Club, 380 Myerlee Country Club Blvd. Fort Myers, FL , Cost is $ 25, cash bar, reservations are required.

Yours in Service,
Joyce Easton, President
Lee Republican Women's Club
June 2017