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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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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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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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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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