Current news items of interest to Brunwick County Republican Women

BCRW Congratulates BCGOP

BCRW congratulates BCGOP on their very successful 2012 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner spearheaded by Mr. John Pannullo. The event was held at Sea Trail Conference Center, Sunset Beach, NC, Saturday, April 21st. It was a wonderful event with a good time had by all. Keynote speaker Dr. William Bennett shared his thoughts on the current state of our nation and some special memories of President Reagan. There were many local and statewide candidates and elected officials present. Special congratulations to Mr. Troy Price of Calabash who was most deservedly named 2012 BCGOP Man of the Year. Thank you, BCGOP!

Joan Kinney Wins State Award

BCRW wishes to con­grat­u­late Joan Kinney, recip­i­ent of the Order of the Longleaf Pine.  The award is given by the governor’s office in recog­ni­tion of notable public service such as contributions to their communities, extra effort in their careers, and many years of service to their organizations.  Con­grat­u­la­tions Joan!

Ginny Quaglia Wins Local Award

BCRW wishes to congratulate Ginny Quaglia, recipient of The Brunswick Beacon‘s Citizens’ First Amendment Award.  The award is given in recognition of a community member who has stood up for the First Amendment, freedom of information, and the public’s right to know.  Congratulations Ginny!

Board of Elections Announce Early Voting Schedule

On 2/20, the BOE agreed to the following locations & schedule for early voting during the 2012 primary.
North Brunswick High School
The Brunswick Center, 1513 N. Howe St. Southport
National Guard Armory, Shallotte
Schedule is April 19 – May 4 open 10:00 to 6:00 pm Mon – Fri, Sat 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
May 5 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Board of Elections Office
Schedule is April 19 – May 4 open 8:30 to 5:00 pm Mon – Fri. Closed Sat & Sun.
May 5 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

BCRW Receives NCFRW 2011 RISE Award

NCFRW Coastal Region VP President Helen Pannullo brought back the the Club’s Cardinal Award from the Winter Board Meeting which was held in Greenville, NC, February 10-11. BCRW President Kathy Lawler was presented with a Cardinal pin. BCRW is a proud member of the Cardinal Club for the fourth year consecutive year. Congratulations BCRW!

NC Supreme Court Rules for DA Jon David

In the matter of David vs. Jolly, the NC Supreme Court found in favor or DA Jon David & vacated the April 2011 order by District Court Judge Jerry Jolly which had ended the traffic court program in Brunswick County.

Even in the name of its inherent power, the judiciary may not arrogate a duty reserved by the constitution exclusively to another body, nor may it violate the constitutional rights of persons brought before its tribunals. Furthermore, doing what is ―reasonably necessary for the proper administration of justice — means doing no more than is reasonably necessary. The court’s exercise of its inherent power must be responsible — even cautious — and in the spirit of mutual cooperation among the three branches.

The very genius of our tripartite Government is based upon the proper exercise of their respective powers together with harmonious cooperation between the three independent Branches.

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C. L. Gray Sounds Alarm About Obamacare

C.L. Gray, practising Physician, Chair and Founder of Physicians for Reform, discussed his latest book, Battle for America’s Soul, at the November meeting.

picture of cover of Battle for America's Soul

We face an immediate choice: do we look out for the needs of the individual patient or do we look out for the needs of the State?  Obamacare looks out for the needs of the State, with frightening results.  We must repeal it!

Kathy presented Dr. Gray with  Picture of the front cover of 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazyas a token of our appreciation.