Luncheon and fashion show honor ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’

By Judy McCarty

It’s Flag Day and it’s the end of the Primary Election Season — we’re celebrating! “Stars and Stripes Forever” sets the theme of the Navajo Canyon Republican Women’s annual Luncheon and Fashion Show fundraiser June 14 at the Bali Hai Outdoor Pavilion on Shelter Island from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fashions by Mira Mesa’s Dress Barn in various sizes will be modeled by our own members and once again we will have our popular opportunity drawings for baskets of goodies and door prizes. The Bali Hai’s delicious lunch buffet and no-host cocktails will complete the day.

Tickets are $40 each. For any questions and to RSVP, email or call Glenda at 619-284-9958. Send checks payable to NCRWF to 4432 Swift Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92116. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our charity, Shelter to Soldier.

The California GOP primary has settled down since only one presidential candidate remains. All the local candidates are working very hard to get your attention and your vote. These candidates don’t get all the publicity, but they are just as important. Whoever you choose, be sure to vote.

Seventeen impressive candidates participated in our recent NCRWF community forum from mayor to county supervisor to city attorney to judge. I hope you were there to mark your ballot.

In addition, 13 Federated Republican Women are candidates for the GOP Central Committee and you will find some listed in your specific ballot. They are: Allyson Smith, Delores Chavez Harmes, Debbie Lenson, Claire Plotner, Gina Roberts, Judy Rees, Sandy Waeker, Jeannie Foulkrod, Jean Roesch, Waskah Whelan (our NCRWF candidate), Martha Doiron, Myssie McCann, Paula Whitsell.

One final point in the primary election: If you registered as an Independent Party member, you are a member of that party and cannot vote in the Republican Party Primary. You will have to re-register as a Republican by May 23 to get a Republican ballot.

There will be no meetings during summer but we’ll be busy registering voters at the Del Mar Fair and at the new citizen ceremonies in downtown San Diego and volunteering at GOP headquarters to help elect our many excellent Republican candidates running for local office. It’s all a lot of fun, and if you’d like to join us, contact

We’ll be back at the Brigantine for our regular luncheon meeting Sept. 13. You won’t want to miss that meeting because all the contentious ballot propositions and proposed tax increases and bond issues will be reviewed to make you an informed voter.

For more information on all our activities, visit us at our fantastic new website, and also check us out on Facebook.

—Judy McCarty is publicity chairman for the Navajo Canyon Republican Women Federated. Reach her at

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