News: Upcoming 2015 Agenda

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Important dates to keep in mind:

October 29th Kris Paronto  and Veteran’s Recognition.  See Info below:

Texas constitutional amendment election, November 3, 2015. 

November 16th Honoring Blue, Recognition of our Local Law Enforcement. 

December Christmas Party and 2016 Officer Installation, watch for specifics.

Special Event


October 29th


The Irving Republican Women’s Club and the Coppell Republican Women are hosting Kris “Tanto” Paronto at a very special Veteran’s Day event on Thursday, October 29 at Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 N. O’Connor Rd, Irving 75062. Mr. Paronto was part of a CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012 helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for more than 13 hours. In his presentation, 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI”, Kris tells the insider account of what happened during the 13 hours of assault.

The program of the evening will be:

5:00 pm – VIP Check-in – Vestibule
5:30pm – 6:30pm -VIP Private Reception with Kris $50 per person (Includes main event admission)
6:15pm – Check-in for Main Event – Vestibule
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Main Event with Guest Speaker Kris Paronto in the Grand Ballroom  ($10 per person)
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Q&A
Books will be available for purchase, $30 each at both the VIP reception and the Main Event. Kris will be happy to sign your book.


To reserve seating, contact Elena Blake,   Please make checks payable to IRWC, mail to Elena Blake, 812 Murl Drive, Irving, Texas 75062. 

RSVP is requested by Monday, October 26th.  Valet Service will be provided. 

Sponsorships are also available.  Please see attached flier for event details.  VIP admission is included in sponsorship and will have preferred seating. If interested, please contact Elena Blake, or Kit Whitehill at  We hope you will join us and meet the man who risked his life for those in Benghazi and for you! Kris is a Hero, Veteran, Author, Speaker and US Army Ranger.

We would like to thank the following sponsors:

         Presenting Sponsors
Congressman Kenny Marchant,  24th District
Representative Pete Sessions, 32nd District
Hon. Jennifer and Carlos Balido
          Sustaining Sponsor
Senator Don Huffines, District 16
Hon. John Carona
Dallas County Council of Republican Women
Irving Republican Women’s Club
Deborah Guerriero
          Friend Sponsors
Hon. Geraldine “Tincy” Miller
Justice Lana and David Myers
Justice Bill and Kit Whitehill
Hon. West and Linda Mays
Coppell Republican Women
Dallas County Young Republicans 
Susan Fischer
Hon. James and Vicki Goode
Chris McNutt
Terry Pellow
Brenda Swinton
Pam Martin Varnell
Karen Watson, GOP Buzz

Past Events



The Irving Republican Women’s Club, the Republican Party of Texas and the Texas Asian Republican of North Texas will once again partner to host an Asian American Republican Reception. This year the event will be held September 10th at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving and James Ho, former Texas Solicitor General, will serve as our guest speaker.  Our emcee is Karen Gren Scholer, a principal of Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, PLLC.  Part of the evening’s program will be to honor our military.

2015-06-08-chuck devore and others June meet

Eric Mahroum, Representative for Matt Rinaldi, Todd Martin, District Administrator for Congressman Kenny Marchant, Elena Blake, IRWC President, The Honorable Chuck DeVore and Tom Giovanetti, President of The Institute for Policy Innovation at the IRWC June Meeting.

2015-06-08-chuc devore and Shawn Leigh-june meeting

The Honorable Chuck DeVore, Vice President of Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation signing his book “The Texas Model: Prosperity is the Lone Star State and Lessons for America” for new Associate Member Shawn Leigh.

2015-06-08-chuck devore and elena blake

I Elena Blake, President of the Irving Republican Women’s Club chatting with The Honorable Chuck DeVore at the June IRWC Meeting.


David Dang, President of Ben Thanh Plaza, LLC, Elena Blake, President of Irving Republican Women’s Club, Blessie Macaraeg, Treasurer of the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Chau T. Q. Stone, President of The Source of Hope attended the TCAACC May social/networking event in Arlington.


The Irving Republican Women’s Club and the Institute for Policy Innovation hosted at their May meeting guest speaker Lauren Hammer, Director of Public Affairs in Chairman Christi Craddick’s office at the Railroad Commission of Texas. In attendance were Eric Mahroum, Representative for Matt Rinaldi, Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Elena, Lauren and Wes Mays, Coppell City Council. The Railroad Commission of Texas is the state agency with primary regulatory jurisdiction over the oil and natural gas industry, pipeline transporters, natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline industry, natural gas utilities, the LP-gas industry, and coal and uranium surface mining operations.

Hear dynamic conservative speakers each month at the Irving Republican Women’s Club regular meeting: 6 p.m. chat and dine; 7 p.m. meeting Regular Meeting Location: I-HOP Restaurant, 900 Market, Irving TX
facing Hwy 635 just west of MacArthur. Join us. Click Speaker Agenda for details. RSVP to Elena Blake (214) 213-6368 or e-mail