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September 12, 2022

"Is the U. S. Constitution Still Relevant"


Gordon Lloyd, Ph.D. commemorated the 232nd anniversary of the creation of our nation's founding principles. Dr. Lloyd explored artistic interpretations and other resources to share the story of the framing of our country. Dr. Lloyd is senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center and is Robert and Katheryn Dockson Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He holds a Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate School.


TORWF presented this program in association with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Learning Center led by Chief Learning Officer Anthony Pennay.

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August 25, 2022

School Choice Strategies


"School Choice is the greatest social issue of our time." We were fortunate to present Michael Alexander the lead proponent of Californians For School Choice Education Freedom Act where parents receive a stipend of $15,000.00 per year per child and can choose the K-12 school of their choice for their child. The money will follow the child not the zip code. Michael is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and a graduate of U. S. C. Law School. This is an ongoing project and will be on the California ballot in 2024.
Join the team at California School Choice

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July 28, 2022

Membership Challenge


Thank you to our members who sponsored new members. Manuel Vega, founded Save Our Service members (SOS) to aid families of service members who die from non-combat illnesses while still enlisted. His heartfelt presentation of his son's death from lack of proper care just 12 days after taking his oath of service while training in the U. S. Marines. The organization helps families work through the channels of government for answers and recourse. We respect and admire our men and women in the military for their dedication.

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June 2022

Wealth Preservation - Tom Russo


Tom shared information on the current economic situation and ways to consider protecting one's assets.

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June 2022

Candidate for CA Assembly and TO City Council


Candidate for California Assembly 44 Lori Mills (right) and Thousand Oaks City Council candidate Halla Maher (left) gave reasons to elect them to office. Both women have our community interest at the heart of their campaign and deserve our vote November 8, 2022.







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June 2022

Vote


Vote June 7, 2022 By now you have received your June 7, 2022 Primary Election ballot as designated by the California Secretary of State. An insert in the envelope lists all vote centers and drop off boxes. It is always best to surrender your mailed ballot and vote in person on paper ballot at a vote center.

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April 2022

CANDIDATE FORUM


CANDIDATE FORUM
5:30 P.M. THURSDAY APRIL 21, 2022
Westlake Village Inn
Provence Room
31943 Agoura Rd.,
Westlake Village, 91361
Meet and support Republican Candidates
A new Wall Street Journal poll released March 11, 2022 depicts what is being described as a "5-alarm fire for the Democratic Party." "Biden, Democrats lose ground on key issues."
Moderator Kevin McNamee

  • Anthony Angelini Conejo Park and Recreation
  • John Barrick Ventura County District Attorney
  • Bruce Boyer Ventura County Clerk/ Registrar of voters
  • Commander James Fryhoff Ventura County Sheriff
  • Jeffi Grigenti Los Angeles County Supervisor District 3
  • Lori Mills California Assembly District 42
  • Christian Morales California Governor
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March 2022

Barak Lurie


Barak Lurie is a former atheist who turned to God after using logic, science, and probabilities. He is the host of The Barak Lurie Show, a popular and riveting radio program, in which he gives a big picture look at politics, religion and the law, heard Sunday mornings 10:00 A.M. on AM 870, KRLA in Los Angeles. His books, Atheism Kills and Atheism Destroys, with insight, stories, and humor Lurie treats atheism as a destructive force.

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August 19, 2021

Celebrating Conservatism


Celebrating Conservatism
Graham Ledger with three decades as a TV talk show host and anchor on One America Network since 2013, is a 2 time Emmy Award winner for his best news writing skills, a 2 time Golden Microphone winner, previously 12 year anchor at KFMB San Diego. His opening line in his TV show, "Stand by! The doors are locked and the 'PC police' are not getting in" has become an iconic idiom among constitutional conservatives. A national speaker his Podcasts can be viewed on Rumble.

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March 2022

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE
Commander James Fryhoff


Commander James Fryhoff Ventura County Sheriff Department. Candidate for Ventura County Sheriff





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March 2022

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE
John Barrick


John Barrick - Senior Deputy District Attorney Ventura County. Candidate for Ventura County District Attorney

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February 2, 2022

Eric Early - The Left's Worse Nightmare

Candidate for California Attorney General

Attorney at Law; radio host; patriot

Learn how California can return to a law and order state where our children are safe to play and walk to school.
Eric will support law enforcement. He called Governor Newsom "gutless." He supports the 2nd Amendment; will work to incarcerate people who commit crimes; do everything possible to outlaw the Critical Race Theory in California.

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February 22, 2022

Caring For America


Members of TORWF are active in the community in numerous ways. One important program is supporting the JAMES STOREHOUSE FOUNDATION in Newbury Park. After seeing a great need for children in foster care Stacy Dewitt and her husband Pastor Kirk Dewitt founded JAMES STOREHOUSE FOUNDATION which supports displaced children with clothing, placement, counseling. Their warehouse has supplies of every sort to care for children from crib to college. Through generous donations they were able to obtain a home for girls transitioning from foster care. The girls must be either in school or have a job. They have follow up counseling and support as needed. At the kind invitation from Stacy we recently had the opportunity to tour the lovely home in Ventura. With contributions from TORWF members and friends Donna O'Connor, Caring For America Chair, TORWF donated kitchen and housekeeping supplies.




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January 2022

School Choice


TORWF collected signatures for the School Choice Initiative, a statewide effort initiated by Michael Alexander, Chairmen of Californians For School Choice to give parents their rightful place in their children's education. Dr. Kevin McNamee brought us up to date on the current initiatives.

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December 9, 2021



Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon

Beacon of Light Ecumenism Award

Rev. Dr. Gary Alan Dickey

Rev Dickey served as pastor at the Methodist Church, Westlake Village 14 of his 50 years as faith leader. As a member of the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association he supports and thanks members of different religious communities. He has guided and given spiritual support to people of all faiths during tragedies in his community.

Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award

Stacy DeWitt

Stacy saw a need of children abandoned, abused, neglected and without a home and with her husband Pastor Kirk De Witt founded James Storehouse. As Executive Director Stacy works daily with foster children from crib to college in home placement, counseling services, fulfilling all personal needs, and assistance in Housing after transitioning out of foster care.

Beacon of Light Americanism Award

Jennifer Horn

Jennifer began her radio career at age 12 assisting her father Michael Horn at his radio shows. Many years of experience in radio have prepared her for her superiority as radio host on "The Morning Answer" 6:00 - 9:00 A.M. on 870 A.M. KRLA and 590 KTIE heard by millions of listeners. Her clear, incisive reporting, and sense of humor makes early morning listening a delight.

Beacon of Light Freedom Award

Christopher Rake, M. D.

Dr. Rake was fired as 16 year anesthesiologist at UCLA Medical Center for refusing mandated Covid-19 vaccination. "This is what happens when you stand up for freedom...I am willing to lose everything." He formed "Citizens United For Freedom" for people against mandates.

Beacon of Light Patriotism Award

Grant Stinchfield

Emmy Award winner Grant partners with Jennifer Horn on 879 AM and 590 AM 6:00 - 9:00 AM while still hosting his daily Newsmax TV show. His sharp wit, love of country, staunch patriotism, excellent news reporting make him a joy to listen to. For 25 years our Beacon of Light Awards have been given to exemplary men and women who have accomplished great things in many fields. We commend them all for making our community and country a better place to live in "one nation under God, with Liberty and Justice for all."









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November 11, 2021

Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021


Veterans dayThousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated meeting at the Westlake Village inn was a great tribute to all veterans. Veteran Bob Donovan, U. S. Air Force, a leader in the local Veteran's community spoke of his time with Operation Gratitude which has sent millions of boxes to deployed military, first responders and their families and of the relationships he has found among the leaders, staff and volunteers of the organization. Each veteran present related their experiences. Thank you all for your commitment. You have made our country safe, a bastion of freedom and liberty. The final words in the Declaration of Independence the authors state, "we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and sacred honor." Our charge is to continue these sentiments.

Bob Bramant, U. S. Navy David Hernandez, U. S. Navy
Kathryn Carle, U. S. Air Force,
National Guard
Ken Mayer, U. S. Navy
Michael Di Spaltro, U. S. Army Joe Mueller, U. S. Marine Corps
Bob Donovan, U. S. Air Force Ann Shires, U. S. Army
Sal Fasulo, Ron Widdel, U. S. Army
Bob Harper, U. S. Marine Corps Donald Wiley, U. S. Navy


Our country is facing challenges in various parts of the world. Presently our men and women in military service are serving valiantly in many arenas. We continue to support their efforts and our local law enforcement in any way we can. Thank a deputy or policeman when you see them. They appreciate it.

"I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."

Dwight D. Eisenhower Last lines in speech to troops in 1944 Normandy
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September 15, 2021

A Conversation on the Constitution


A Conversation on the ConstitutionOur annual Constitution Day event was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA on September 15, 2021 with our special constitutional scholar Gordon Lloyd, Ph.D., professor at Pepperdine University, School of Public Policy, Malibu, CA. Dr. Lloyd and Anthony Pennay, Director of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Learning Center in conversation for over one hour on what our U. S. Constitution stands for in present time. A delicious catered reception was held prior, sponsored by the members of the Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated. The event was held outdoors in the beautiful Reagan Library courtyard. An excellent teaching tool, the full program can be viewed on the Reagan Library past events website.

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May 13, 2021

Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon

Sara Young Jackson
Sara Young Jackson
Sara Jackson assumed her duties as Chancellor at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA in August 2019 and leads major initiatives to help the University endowments while cultivating meaningful relationships around the world. She has been in leadership positions at the school since 1978 and involved with Pepperdine since 1957 when her father Norvel Young became its third president. Her background in marriage and family therapy enabled her to design and launch Pepperdine Volunteer Center and the Center for the Family.

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May 13, 2021

Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon


Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon
Our annual Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon postponed from December 2020 was held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Sherwood country Club, Thousand Oaks in the main dining room to a capacity attendance. Reverend Doctor Gary Alan Dickey's bagpipes escorted the honorees to the dining room, offered the invocation and was our excellent master of ceremonies. The awards were presented by Mr. Hassan Kheradmandan to four remarkable persons who have excelled in their fields.

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May 13, 2021

Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon

Mark Alan Lunn
Mark Alan Lunn
Elected in 2010, to the position of Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters. "Preserving History-Protecting Democracy" Mark has increased efficiency of all departments, works under budget, promotes civic education. On November 3, 2020, 429,922 ballots were cast, the highest ever, in spite of the pandemic precautions, the election and count was efficiently organized. Mark served in law enforcement as California Highway Patrol for 34 years. He directed the funeral of Ronald Reagan Operation Serenade. Mark was elected V.P. of County Recorder Association of CA.

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May 13, 2021

Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon

Frank Visco
Frank Visco
Frank Visco along time driving force in the Republican Party, was past Chairman of the California Republican Party and given the high honor of being selected as a member of the Electoral College. While in the U. S. Air Force he was a recipient of the Freedom Foundation Patriots Award. His philanthropic endeavors include development of homeless shelter, the Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities, the YMCA, and others. In the past his company produced parts for stealth fighter and Space Shuttle programs. He is president of Visco Financial Insurance Services.

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May 13, 2021

Beacon of Light Awards Gala Luncheon

Rob McCoy
Rob McCoy
Rob McCoy as senior pastor of Godspeak Calvary Chapel, Newbury Park, CA, has followed the U. S. Constitution's 1st Amendment and kept his church open during the pandemic at great personal sacrifice. People come from far and near to listen and learn how to restore their freedoms granted to us by God. Rob left the corporate world to follow his spiritual pathway, even resigning from the Thousand Oaks City Council to support his congregation. He is a great supporter of youth such as Turning Point USA. Pastor McCoy meets with ministers around the country for them to encourage their congregants to be active in their civic duty, to remain knowledgeable in current news, and vote. He supports youth especially Turning Point USA.

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April 21, 2021

Spring Happy Hour - Membership Outreach

Members, associate members, and friends met at the Stonehaus, at the Westlake Village Inn, Westlake Village for a delightful time of fun, conversation, delicious wine and hors d'oeuvres hosted by President Beatrice Restifo to thank our members for their participation and support to achieve our goals during the past year during the Covid-19 restrictions. Thank you to the Stonehaus staff for their caring, professional service.

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March 25, 2021

COVID - 19 Vaccines vs Self Immunity

The Case Against MasksJudy Mikovits, Ph.D. Virologist Judy Mikovits, Ph.D. has been involved in extensive research on HIV-Aids and other ailments starting as early as 1991. She has prolific articles on her research. Dr. Mikovits related aspects of her research on the corona virus, wearing masks, and vaccination therapy for all. Her recent books include "Case Against Masks";

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Natasha TreneNatasha Trenev "How Your Gut Health Impacts Your Disease Risk" Natasha Trenev, a developmental scientist, is known as the 'Mother of Probiotics.' A decade of research and long-time family history in the field, led to Natasha's development of the first revolutionary method of producing an effective and scientifically validated single strain probiotic product. Natasha and her husband Yordan opened a state of the art manufacture location in 1982 introducing the use and benefits of probiotics to consumers around the world.

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February 11, 2021

TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY

Stephen FrankStephen Frank is a long time conservative Republican activist, human rights activist, Publisher and Editor of the California Political Review. He writes for other publications as well. "Freedom is a human right." His insightful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, straightforward reviews of lawmakers and public officials brings the reader up to date on the good and bad actions facing Californians. He presents background information many times omitted in local newsprint or news media. Steve was a candidate for Chairman of the California Republican Party in February 2021. This dinner program at the Original Pizza Cookery was well attended even during the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

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January 14, 2021


John Jay original marble statue-Photo John WurtsJohn Wurtsis a direct descendant of founding father John Jay, a man of great achievement as a signer of the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War and the first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. John Wurts is a great patriot and we were honored to have him relate his family history and the great responsibility we all have to pass on our country's history to future generations. John traces his genealogy back to Adam.



John Jay original marble statue-Photo John Wurts

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November 12, 2020

Celebrate Victory

Don JansDon Jans is a lifelong student of history specifically Russian history, the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. His books on Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Fascism, and Progressivism) define these ideas and the dangers to our Republic and way of life. We know the public school system is actively teaching some of these principles beginning in the lowest grades. Don helped us understand how the American public has grown to accept the transformation as a part of ordinary daily life without realizing what is happening. Don gave the basis of these ideologies and how they are attacking the foundation upon which the United States of America was founded, and how we can prevent their spread to our citizens and youth. No matter who presides in the White House the left will continue relentlessly in spreading their toxic agenda. Don's books were available for sale: My Grandchildren's America; Setting Brushfires of Freedom; Two Visions of America; Road to Tyranny.

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October 21, 2020

Guarding our Freedom and Liberty

Trump Card
Dinesh D'Souza Written and directed by acclaimed film maker, scholar, best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza's latest film, TRUMP CARD, is an expose of the socialism, corruption of the left, and the deep state. The film shows that God given liberties given to American citizens by our founders are in danger, the need of protecting and preserving our liberties from the left, and what can be done to save them. The film was presented at a dinner meeting well attended by teens.

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