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  Resolution for Joan Zellner by
    GA House of Representatives


Letter from John

Jan. 17, 2014. What a wonderful tribute to Joan Zellner this morning at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens in Buford. Many thanks for the moving remarks by Melvin Everson, BJ Van Gundy, Buzz Brockway, Sue Everhart and Rob Woodall at her service today. A very moving letter from former Congressman John Linder was read. So nice to see so many Republican friends at this final farewell to a great and hard-working lady! It was wonderful to see former district and Gwinnett county GOP Chairs as pall bearers. Greater Gwinnett Republican Women will miss her VERY much! In fact, many Republicans across the county and state will all miss her.

Gwinnett GOP and
GGRW celebrate life
of Joan Zellner. We
shall miss her!
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   ▪ GGRW March 2014 E-News

Report from the GFRW State Convention October 26, 2013 
by Joe Dendy, Cobb GOP Chairman

GGRW Christmas Gala - Dec. 9   Mimi's -- Mall of GA Area

GGRW - E-News October 2013


NFRW National Convention
SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2013
Louisville, KY
 Celebrating our 75th Anniversary

View photos and official convention program

Bettye Chambers of GGRW
attended  the NFRW National as 
a voting delegate. 
Click here to view photos by Bettye

GGRW -  E-News August 2013


GGRW Members at the NFRW SE Regional Conference in Atlanta

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Prisca Villa, Carol Field, Linda Williams

July 19 - 20
NFRW Summer 2013
Southeast Regional Conference
Atlanta, GA
Hosted by GA Federation of
 Republican Women
Click here to read more
Long list of outstanding national speakers



United We Stand!
Republicans Standing Together and Standing Strong!


In Memoriam 
Our friend and colleague
Lynn Breck


GA GOP State Convention--
Congratulations to the
New GA GOP officers


 ▪ View Photo page from the GA GOP State Convention in Athens on
May 17 - 18, 2013

Above:  Bettye Chambers of GGRW was presented the GA GOP Pioneer Award by outgoing chairman Sue Everhart, and Convention Chairman.  Randy Evans.

Joan Zellner
and Peg Murray
enjoy Fri. night's Victory Celebration in Athens

GGRW was well represented at the
GA GOP State Convention in Athens.
Congratulations to the new officers of
the GA GOP

GGRW E-News - June 2013
GGRW E-News - May 2013

GGRW E-News - Apr. 4, 2013

Donna Sheldon introduces her Congressional Campaign in CD-10
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▪ Karen Handel to run for open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia - View video made at State Convention in Athens.
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GGRW  in the News

GGRW Presents Books to Collins Hill Christian School in Lawrenceville

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The books are part of the National Federation of Republican Women’s Mamie Eisenhower Library project, of which GGRW is an award winning member. L - R: GGRW President
Peg Murray -
Dan Huff, School Administrator - Rep. Buzz Brockway and his wife Christa Brockway, a volunteer at the school, their three daughters - Hope, Grace and Joy all of whom attend the school.
View Press Release

GGRW Officers in other services
GFRW Red Coat Day with GA First lady- Feb. 15, 2013 - Attending from GGRW: R. Sec. Linda Williams, Carol Field and Jackie Scott.
Linda at left.
Click here to view video -- GFRW Red Coat Day

GGRW Treasurer Sara Snyder is Division 02 Staff Officer, Public Education
Flotilla 02-09 Staff Officer, Public Education - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. She is on
NFRW/GFRW Homeland Security Committee and is Chair of that GFRW Committee.

GGRW VP Vanessa Green received the Gwinnett GOP Volunteer of the Year award for 2012. In addition to being one of the top three phone bankers, Vanessa helped out at  outreach events and was a regular fixture at meetings.
GGRW C. Secretary and webmaster Bettye Chambers is a Regent in NFRW. She also served as Chairman of the NFRW Website Assistance Committee. She has built and maintained many Republican websites
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VOTE 2014

   ▪ Gwinnett to play role in
     primary runoff contests

     Gwinnett Daily Post, May 23 by  
     Camie Young - excellent article!

 General Primary/ election

 To view the results of the 2014 
 General Primary/Nonpartisan
 election click here

      ▪ May 20 - Primary
       ▪ July 22 - Primary Runoff
       ▪ Nov. 4 - General Election
Dec. 2 - State and Local  
         General Runoff Date

   ▪ Republican Ballot
       ▪ Gwinnett
Polling Locations
GA -  My Voter Page
More about elections on
          GA S.O.S.  website
     ▪ More about Gwinnett


GA 2014 Legislative Updates
by Rep. Buzz Brockway

 Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4| Week 5
Week 6| Week 7 | Week 8

▪ Local Women’s Club Garners National Award

(Marietta, October 26)  The Greater Gwinnett Republican Women (GGRW) have been awarded The Diamond Award, the highest Award presented by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) at the 28th Biennial Convention of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women (GFRW) on October 26 at the Hilton in Marietta.

The Diamond Award is presented to clubs who exhibit excellence in categories of  Membership Development, Programs, Campaign Activities, and Community Relations.

The Award was presented by GFRW President, Rose Wing, to GGRW president Peg Murray who accepted on behalf of the club.  Also present from GGRW were Secretary, Linda Williams, Treasurer, Sara Snyder, Corresponding Secretary, Bettye Chambers and member Carol Field,

President Murray said, “I am so proud
of every member of our Club, each of whom contributed to this Award.  The Diamond Award is a testament to our adherence to solid conservative ideals through our work and time on Republican causes.”
The GGRW meets the second Monday of the month at the Uptown Grille in Suwanee.  For additional information visit the web site at



▪ Sen. Renee Unterman receives award from Fay Brown of GAFP
She is recipient of the 2013 Family Medicine Legislative Champion of the Year Award. Read press release
    Read press release from RW of Hall.

▪ Senator Renee Unterman appointed to Governor's Office for Children and Families Board
   Read complete list
Women for Karen Handel Kickoff event on  Sept. 25 from 6pm to 8pm at the Intercontinental Buckhead hotel.  View Invitation


Sen. Unterman of Buford Introduces Statewide Alzheimer’s
and Dementia Task
Force Plan --

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Delegates to
Republican National Convention in
August 27 - 30, 2012

from this area

  Above: Debbie Dooley, Heather Alvarez, Joan Zellner, Julianne Thompson, Jason Thompson,
Kathy Hildebrand.  Not in this photo: B.J. VanGundy, Bill Reynolds,
Peggy Green, Richard Ward, Judy Bailey,John Merritt

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  Republican National Convention in Tampa - Click here to follow daily  events of the GA Delegation

Attention GGRW Members!
See Campaign Volunteer Award
Tally Sheets
Help GGRW Win Another Diamond Award!
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Read more at NFRW
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Conservative News of
the day in Georgia

GA Pundit
Georgia Politics, Campaigns and Elections

Vote on 2013 GAGOP
Convention Resolutions


Congratulations to Rachel Little (GGRW Member) who was elected Chairman of the Gwinnett Republican Party at the county convention on March 9, 2013

Congratulations, also, to Mary Adamski who was elected Gwinnett GOP 2nd Vice Chairman.


GGRW at Gwinnett GOP Convention, 3/9/13  - Bake Sale
Carol Field, Linda Williams, and Prisca Villa behind our bake sale display.Thanks to the awesome efforts of Linda Williams who masterminded the décor of the bake sale table, and the efforts of super saleswomen, Carol Field and Prisca Villa to make the GGRW Bake Sale a complete success. 

E-News Mar. 2013
E-News Feb. 2013

View photos from the recent Tribute to Sue Everhart, GA Republican Party Chairman, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. This wonderful event was sponsored by the 6th District GOP.

Jan. 14 -- Guest Speaker Sue Everhart, GA GOP Chairman
In keeping with GGRW's theme for 2013 (Women making a difference), Sue  reflected on the challenges met and conquered during her three terms as the first female Chairman of the GA GOP. Her advice to Republican women was most valuable and very much appreciated.

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2014 GGRW  Membership Letter
and Application
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bring to next meeting if you
have not already done so.


View meeting schedule for 2014
GGRW Meetings
Meetings: 2nd Monday evening
of each month
Dinner and social begins at 7 p.m.
Meeting at 7:30
      O ‘Charley’s Restaurant
830 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043-5483

(770) 237-3788
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July 14, 2014 -- GGRW Meeting

TOPIC: Workforce Development
SPEAKER: Melvin Everson



View Photo Page of the June 9th GGRW Meeting

June 9, 2014  GGRW Meeting
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  Bonnie Perdue, wife
of senate candidate, David Perdue, will join the GGRW at the Monday June 9 meeting to address the club and answer questions about her husband’s candidacy. Social hour before 7pm, meeting starts at 7:30.

June 9, 2014 Meeting
 Mike Beaudreau will also speak at the June 9 meeting of the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women.  Beaudreau, a former Gwinnett County Commissioner, is running for the Senate Seat formerly held by Don Balfour who lost in a contested primary on May 20.  Mike will be facing off against P.K Martin in a run off election on July 22.  Mr. Martin was unavailable for that date due to previous scheduling conflicts.  Please join us at this meeting and bring your friends to join in the political process.

May 12, 2014 Meeting

Topic: Energy/Environment
with Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton. He discussed
Nuclear Project, Solar and the EPA's War on Coal. This was a most interesting meeting with many questions from our members. Thanks To Chuck Eaton for a great job on this most important topic. 
▪ April 14, 2014 Meeting

Topic: Tax Reform 
With Congressman
Rob Woodall speaking
On April 14, The Greater Gwinnett Republican Women, (GGRW)  presented it’s fourth themed meeting of the year, “Tax Reform and Related Tax Issues”, led by Congressman Rob Woodall who worked on the Fair Tax Book, with former boss and Fair Tax author, John Linder.  Rob addressed progress in the tax arena and other issues impacting our tax system. 
March 10, 2014 Meeting at Mimi's   
  - Candidate Forum
Congressional District 10 Primary 
Participating in this forum were the following candidates who did an excellent job of presenting their ideas and plans

Donna Sheldon

S.Mitchell Swan

It was the honor of the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women (GGRW) to offer the public a forum for the 10th Congressional District. This event will was held on March 10th at Mimi’s Restaurant in Buford, at 7:30.  The candidates  shared their views and plans for the office. They   answered questions sub-mitted from attendees on issues of importance to those who will vote for this very strategic office. B.J. Van Gundy was the moderator for this event and did an outstanding job. All candidates were invited, and the four who attended were Gary Gerrard, Jody Hice, Donna Sheldon and S. Mitchell Swan.
February 10, 2014 Meeting
Healthcare Overview,
US and GA

Many thanks to Senator Renee Unterman for doing an outstanding job in discussing the Healthcare issues plus a number of other bills which have been introduced and passed in the Ga Senate. It was also nice to have Steve Handel present who gave a brief update on Karen Handel's campaign. Our crowd was very small on the 10th due to the approaching snow storms.
▪ January 13 Meeting
Monday night, January 13, the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women (GGRW) held their monthly meeting at Mimi’s in Buford.  Over 35 attended to hear President Peg Murray give a tribute to Joan Zellner on her passing this month.  Former President of GFRW, Rose Wing, was there to present GGRW with the Diamond Award pin, which the club won in November.  President Murray accepted the award in honor of the memory of Joan Zellner, the embodiment of what this achievement award stands for.  The pin, will be buried with Joan.
Mark Rountree, noted political consultant, was the guest speaker who gave a very interesting and informative talk to the group on how Republican need to embrace cultural diversity to continue to win elections.  There were also representatives from the Kingston and Broun campaigns for senate, as well as candidate Dahlys Hamilton who is running for state house.
▪ December 9, 2013 -- GGRW Christmas Gala 
Congressman rob Woodall

View Photo page from the Dec. 9 GGRW Christmas Gala
GGRW Christmas Gala - Dec. 9   Mimi's -- Mall of GA Area. Read invitation and invite your friends!  Bring gifts to exchange -- $10 limit on cost.
▪ November 11, 2013 Meeting

View the video we have been waiting for -- Dinesh D'Souza Speech at NFRW 37th  Convention!

Noted author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza spoke to the National Federation of Republican Women's 37th Biennial Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on Sept. 22, 2013.  A video of his blockbuster presentation is now available and was shown at our November GGRW November meeting.  It was an enjoyable evening watching and discussing this video. He is the genius creator of "2016" and is making another one called  AMERICA!  which will be out in 2014. Read convention program and view many photos and videos from the convention.
▪ October 14, 2013 Meeting
Rosanna Szabo, Gwinnett Solicitor General|

For the past year, GGRW has had the honor to welcome Women Making a Difference to our monthly gatherings. October’s meeting was a continuation of this trend, as Rosanna Szabo, Gwinnett’s Solictor General, shared with the members and guests how she makes a difference in the judicial system, the community, and in her family’s life.  We have known Rosanna from a long association with GGRW and enjoyed her being with us on October 14. It was a most informative presentation by Rosanna!
Peg Murray. GGRW President





GA General Assembly



GGRW Officers 2013
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Peg Murray

Vanessa Green
Vice President
Linda Williams
Sara Snyder
Bettye Chambers


Welcome to A New “Conservative” New Year! 
You are cordially
invited to join the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women

 ▪ GGRW promotes an informed electorate through political education

 ▪ GGRW ensures good government by  active political participation

 ▪ GGRW believes in loyalty to the  Republican Party, its candidates, and its ideas

 ▪ GGRW works for the  election of solid  conservative candidates in any way possible

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Our Mission

1. Promoting an informed electorate through political education;

2. Increasing the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active political participation;

3. Fostering loyalty to the Republican Party and promoting its ideals;

4. Supporting the objectives and policies of the Republican Party and working for the election of the
Republican Party's nominees;

5. Facilitating cooperation among other Republican women's organizations.

Members of the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women are "grass roots" volunteers who represent the community
at large. The GGRW supports the Republican ideals, Republican candidates and enthusiastically contributes its energies
and efforts to those issues and people.




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