Friday, November 27, 2009

Women for Karen Handel Luncheon Jan 5

Join Georgia's Secretary of State and Republican Candidate for Governor, Karen Handel for the Kick-off Luncheon for Women for Karen on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 with special guest Adm. Marty Evans, USN (Ret.).

A lifelong conservative Republican, Karen Handel brings a unique blend of executive, political and business experience to public service in Georgia. Currently serving as Georgia’s first Republican Secretary of State, she is exceptionally qualified to lead our state as Governor.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30

Women for Karen Handel
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Street: Seven Concourse Parkway
City/Town: Atlanta, GA

About Admiral Marty Evans, USN (Ret.)

Marsha J. Evans’ distinguished career has combined both military service and leadership of the nation’s premier non-profit organizations. During her nearly 30-year career with the Navy, Evans distinguished herself as one of only a handful of women to reach the rank of rear admiral, and gained a reputation for forging new ground for women in the military. Admiral Evans held a variety of command positions overseeing multi-million dollar budgets and thousands of employees.

She was the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and the first woman to command a U.S. naval station (Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay Area). In 1992, she chaired the task force that developed a strategy to address the gender-based issues that gave rise to the Tailhook situation. Among the actions that resulted was the opening of assignments to women onboard Navy combatant ships. She held the top positions at the Navy Recruiting Command, where she managed 6,000 employees in1,200 locations and recruited more than 70,000 officers and sailors annually, and then at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. She retired in 1998 as rear admiral.

In January 1998, Evans assumed leadership of Girl Scouts of the USA, the largest organization representing girls in the world, with troops in every zip code of America. Evans revolutionized the 90-year old organization and modernized its vision and programs for its nearly three million young members. Under her leadership, Girl Scouts created cutting-edge programs in science, technology, sports, money management and community service.

Evans updated Girl Scouts’ image, enhanced its recruiting practices, and increased its number of adult volunteers to nearly one million, the highest number in the organization’s history. Throughout Evans’ tenure, Girl Scouts enjoyed a continuous increase in young membership and reached an unprecedented level of diversity as African-American, Asian and a record number of Hispanic girls discovered the organization.

From August 2002 through December 2005, Evans was the 13th President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, the largest and one of the nation’s most distinguished humanitarian aid organizations. With an annual operating budget of more than $4 billion, the Red Cross assists millions of Americans each year by providing urgent aid to victims of disasters, teaching safety preparedness and lifesaving skills, collecting, processing and distributing nearly half the nation’s blood supply, and assisting Armed Forces members and their families. The American Red Cross also provides help and hope to victims of disasters and disease in more than 30 countries.

In 2005 alone, under Evans’ leadership, Red Cross volunteers and staff assisted the victims of more than 70,000 natural- and human-caused disasters, from single family fires to large-scale events including the evacuation of a major American city; collected almost 6.5 million units of blood; trained more than 12 million people in lifesaving skills such as first aid and CPR; helped thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected; responded to extraordinary humanitarian emergencies including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma and the devastating December 2004 tsunamis in South Asia; and made major progress in eradicating measles in Africa.

Over 1.3 million families received direct emergency Red Cross assistance in the wake of the hurricanes and the flood of New Orleans. For her leadership of the Red Cross response, Non-Profit Times named her “Executive of the Year” for 2005.

During her nearly three-and-a-half years at the Red Cross helm, Evans led the charge to create programs and establish business practices that were inclusive of all populations. She championed the development and implementation of the Red Cross Diversity Business Model and incorporated diversity into the Red Cross five year strategic plan as an organizational priority. To this end, with the input of more than 6,000 Red Crossers, community leaders and other partners and stakeholders, she developed the 2003 Strategic Plan to focus resources on the programs and services communities needed most.

Additionally, Evans led the Red Cross in implementing a bold, new initiative, Together We Prepare. With five simple steps – make a plan, build a disaster kit, get trained, give blood, volunteer – people in communities prepared themselves, their families, schools, businesses and neighborhoods for the unexpected. She also forged a new, cooperative relationship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, enabling the Red Cross to move forward with its blood processing modernization strategy and plans.

Today Evans speaks to business and community audiences on leadership and diversity issues. Along with her position on the Board of Directors with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), she’s director of the Office Depot, U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, Weight Watchers International, the North Highland Company and Huntsman Corporation.

Evans has been honored with numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. She was a 1979-80 White House Fellow. The White House Fellows Association awarded her the 2002 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award. In 2005, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute honored her with the Four Freedoms Award.

“Marty,” as she is known to friends and colleagues, is from Springfield, Illinois, home of the LPGA State Farm Classic. She graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with an AB in Diplomacy and World Affairs. She later earned a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from Tuft’s University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her degree was supplemented by professional studies at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and the National War College in Washington, DC.

Evans, an avid golfer, lives with her husband, Jerry Evans, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Op-Ed: Dems ooze hate‏

"I guess the Georgia Democratic Party has changed their name to the DemoHate party of Georgia," said Tim Echols, campaign manager for John Oxendine. "Having failed miserably at winning elections based upon policy and ideas, Roy Barnes and party chair Jane Kidd and the liberals at the Georgia Democrat Party have launched their third hit piece on John Oxendine.

Echols said that last week, using the time honored Clinton tactic of politics of personal destruction, the Democrats have asked on their website whose the most corrupt politician in Georgia.

"Our first observation is they made a glaring oversight by failing to include Roy Barnes," said Echols. "Secondly, this valuephobic Democratic party has clearly telegraphed that they intend to ooze only hate, maybe because they know they can’t win the election in 2010 if the election policy and issues."

Echols said being called corrupt by the Democrats of Georgia is a little like being called ugly by a frog.

Source: Oxendine Governor 2010

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Join Karen Handel for a Football Tailgate

Join Georgia's Secretary of State and Republican Candidate for Governor Karen Handel and the "Bring It On" Campaign for Governor for a pre-game tailgate before the Georgia/Georgia Tech game on Saturday, November 28. We will be on the 5th Street Bridge with the Green Tent so come on by and visit with Georgia's next Governor, Secretary of State Karen Handel. Things get underway at 4:00 PM and go till kickoff. You don't have to go to the game to come out for the tailgate!

Karen says, "Come out and join me at this pre-game tailgate! Whether you're a Dawgs Fan or a Jackets Fan, it will sure to be a great time! Hope to see you there! If you have questions, please contact Clint Murphy at ".

Event: Join Karen Handel for a Football Tailgate
"Karen Handel for Governor! Bring It On! "
What: Sporting Event
Start Time: Saturday, November 28 at 4:00pm
End Time: Saturday, November 28 at 8:00pm
Where: 5th Street Bridge
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Judson Hill: Remembering Veterans Day‏

Please remember our heroes and their families today. It is through their courage and sacrifices that our security and our freedoms are guaranteed. There is a poem I am sure you have likely seen before, but I want to share it with you again, because it summarizes well what we owe our veterans. May God continue to bless our Veterans!

* It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given you freedom of religion.
* It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given you freedom of the press.
* It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given you freedom of speech.
* It is the veteran, not the protester, who has given you freedom to assemble.
* It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given you the right to a fair trial.
* It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given you the right to vote.
* It is the veteran, who salutes the Flag, who serves under the Flag, whose coffin is draped by the Flag.

Please thank our soldiers and their families for their service. Whether they serve in the Persian Gulf, elsewhere around the world or here at home we applaud you and pray for you. We also pause today to remember those troops stationed at Ft. Hood who were killed or injured. If you wish to do more, for $25 you can sponsor a United States Organization care package for one of our soldiers serving overseas. To learn more, please visit:

Thank you for the opportunity to serve!

Best regards,

Sen. Judson Hill
Paid for by Friends of Judson Hill

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Karen Handel on Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, we salute everyone who has served in defense of our great nation and preserved the liberties that we enjoy today.

We also offer a special prayer for the tens of thousands who are stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world. And please keep in your thoughts and prayers those who were killed in the Fort Hood tragedy a few days ago.

We should be ever mindful of the sacrifices that our men and women of the military -- and their families -- make for us each and every day. We give thanks to those who have strengthened our liberties, all too often at great personal costs to them and their families.

Please join Steve and I in lifting up a prayer for all our veterans and their families on this day. Pray also that we, as a country, remain worthy of their sacrifices.

Thank you,
Karen C. Handel

(Handel is a candidate for Georgia Governor)
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jones Speaks to Catoosa County Patriots

Jeremy Jones, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the US House to represent the 9th District of Georgia, spoke on Tuesday, November 3rd to the Catoosa County Patriots at their scheduled meeting. Jones was invited to share his ideas and opinions on current events affecting Georgian’s. Before his speech Teresa Tatum, co-founder of the Catoosa Chapter, shared a video explaining the difference between a Democracy and a Republic.

Mr. Jones was grateful for the opportunity to speak to the newly founded group and was honored to be the first congressional candidate to speak to the group. “This group, and groups similar, will be in power soon. I am seeking the Republican nomination because I believe in Republican values. Our problem is many elected Republicans act more like Democrats than they do Republicans.” Jones emphasized he was in this race before the Republican incumbent, Nathan Deal, decided not seek re-election and run for Governor. “I choose to run, not for a job promotion, and not because the door was open. I entered the race because professional politicians have had their turn. It is time to allow a citizen to represent the citizens. It is my goal to De-power DC.”

In sharp contrast to the professional politicians running, Mr. Jones allowed his entire allotment of time to be used for questions from the group. “It is time people seeking office stop talking and start listening.”

After the event, many people stayed to ask Mr. Jones more questions, and thank him for running. Several people signed up as volunteers for his campaign. “It should be a wake-up call to the other professional politicians, the people at these events have, for the most part, never been a part of a campaign, but are now ready to support a newcomer such as myself. The status quo is finished, we will win, and we will depower DC!”

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Georgia GOP Needs Volunteers November 2

The Georgia GOP is asking for volunteers Monday night November 2 from 5:00-8:00
p.m. to make calls for two Georgia state legislative races.

While they are not in Cobb County, we have the chance to help make a difference
in districts where low turnout could make a GOP win possible. The calls will be
to solid Republican households to help increase turnout.

For more info or to confirm you can help e-mail Toby Carr at [].

Phone Bank Office:
Fulton County Republican Party Headquarters
ParkSide Shopping Center
5920 Roswell Road
Suite B-115
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Source: Cobb County Republican Party

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