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2016 Dallas GOP Reagan Day Dinner Irving Republican Women’s Club receives the “Club of the Year Award”.


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Past Events

Monday, June 13, 2016

Texas Center for Proton Therapy

1501 West Royal Lane

Irving, TX 75063

Upstairs in the Fellowship Room

Check In:  6:30 PM

Program:  7:00 to 8:00 PM

Reception:  8:00 to 8:30 PM


Frank Gaffney

Speaker: Frank Gaffney

Topic: “Syrian Refugee Crisis”

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.

Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the country. On Secure Freedom Radio, Mr. Gaffney addresses current and emerging threats to national security, sovereignty and our ways of life. Featured guests have included Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, Donald Rumsfeld and many current and former policymakers and elected officials.

Mr. Gaffney is the publisher and associate author of Shariah: The Threat to America (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010).  With an introduction by former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, New York Times bestseller Andrew C. McCarthy and Lt. General Harry Soyster as well as contributions from the 19-member Team B II, this highly acclaimed report provides a comprehensive and articulate “second opinion” on the official characterizations and assessments of the threat of political Islam as put forward by the US Government. Shariah: The Threat draws upon the work of the Center for Security Policy and offers practical steps for mobilizing the our law enforcement, our elected officials and the American public to defend out country from those who would do us harm. 

Mr. Gaffney also contributes actively to the security policy debate in his capacity as a weekly columnist for the Washington Times,, and He is a contributor to and his columns also appear periodically in, and He is a featured weekly contributor to Lars Larson’s syndicated radio program as well as Greg Garrison’s show and a frequent guest on syndicated programs with hosts like: Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Hugh Hewitt, Janet Parshall, and Jim Bohannan. In addition, he appears often on national and international television networks such as Fox News, CNN and BBC.  Over the years, his op.ed. articles have appeared in such publications as: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, National Review, Newsday, American Legion Magazine, and Commentary.

In April 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations. He acted in that capacity for seven months during which time, he was the Chairman of the prestigious High Level Group, NATO’s senior politico-military committee. He also represented the Secretary of Defense in key U.S.-Soviet negotiations and ministerial meetings.

From August 1983 until November 1987, Mr. Gaffney was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle.

From February 1981 to August 1983, Mr. Gaffney was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Tower (R-Texas). And, in the latter 1970’s, Mr. Gaffney served as an aide to the late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson (D-Washington) in the areas of defense and foreign policy.

Mr. Gaffney holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Mr. Gaffney’s leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including: the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award (1987), the U.S. Business and Industry Council’s Defender of the National Interest Award (1994), the Navy League of the United States’ “Alfred Thayer Mahan Literary Achievement Award” (1999), and the Zionist Organization of America’s “Louis Brandeis Award” (2003).

Mr. Gaffney was born in 1953 and resides in the Washington area.


Monday, May 9, 2016


Lisa E. Benton 
Topic: “Caliphate Rising: America Warned”

(See more about Lisa below)

**Attention new location

Texas Center for Proton Therapy

Monday, May 9, 2016
1501 West Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75063
In the Fellowship Room

Check In:  6:30 PM

Program:  7:00 to 8:00 PM 

About Our Guest Speaker

Lisa E. Benson 

For 15-years, Lisa Benson has been at the forefront of uncovering, exposing and doing all she can to dismantle terror networks within the United States.  For more than 25-years, she has been a tireless Pro-Israel advocate, lobbyist, and development advisor for institutions of scientific research, Israel foreign policy and security and humanitarian organizations established in the Middle East.

Lisa is not only a national security and foreign policy analyst, public speaker, radio broadcaster and leader of a growing national citizen-based mobilization to protect the American Homeland, The National Security Task Force, she is also the Founder of THE QUEEN ESTHER PROJECT – a nonprofit dedicated to educating on the atrocities and genocide of persecuted Christians, Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities in harm’s way of Islamic Jihad.

The hallmark of all her efforts are the collaborations she has created with 40 esteemed national security leaders working with her and her initiatives – they are military experts, former CIA, former FBI, and researchers and analysts from Policy Centers and Think Tanks in Washington, D.C.

She readily admits she did not seek out a career in national security, it found her. Days after the 9-11 attack, Lisa was contacted by the esteemed Steven Emerson who was at the time the only counter- intelligence expert working to educate the American people on al Qaeda – Steve Emerson asked her to lead an effort to find the resources to go undercover in mosques and help fund efforts to educate America on the threat of a Nuclear Iran – Lisa has worked with many leaders in national security deciding to take her knowledge and expertise to the airwaves and directly work with the America people two-years ago.

Currently, Lisa has the ears of a national and international audience each week on Salem Media, the nation’s leading national conservative talks, 960 The Patriot each Sunday afternoon as the voice of the Lisa Benson Radio Show for National Security Matters – 4pm Eastern heard throughout the nation.

Lisa is the daughter of a Concentration Camp Liberator chronicled in the United States Holocaust Museum who taught her to NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER END UP IN A PILE OF RUBBLE!  Lisa is the ONLY Jewish woman in America on AM radio addressing National Security and Pro Israel concerns using her BIRTH NAME and not a pseudo name.  She is the mother of two sons; she hails from Phoenix, Arizona, and has been welding the issue of the US Southern border INSECURITY crisis with infiltration and penetration of the Muslim Brotherhood in communities across America.  You can count on Lisa to connect the dots for you and offer solutions to the terrorist threat we face in America.

With 30,000 podcast listeners, and a world-wide audience, Lisa is eager to deliver a message to Americans on best to stop the penetration of radical Islam in America.  Lisa Benson is the Executive Producer of a new film, “Caliphate Rising: America Warned” which will be released later this year.

Founder: The National Security Task Force of America



February 8th Meeting:

Please join us at IPI (Institute For Policy Innovation) @

Tower 1320
1320 Greenway Drive, First Floor Conference Room
Irving, Texas 75038
Check in:  6:30 PM
Program:  7:00 to 8:00 PM, Q&A to Follow

Our Guest

  Locke Neely

Security Specialist
Locke’s training and experience in security and criminal investigations as an Agent with the U.S. Secret Service and Department of Defense, combined with his legal education and the practice of law in the areas of complex investigations, employment law, workplace violence, and forensics, allow him to bring a unique expertise to his current role as Vice President of Global Risk Operations at Trident Response Group. Additionally, and as a result of this unique combination of experience, Locke has access to an extensive global network of current and former federal agents, military special operations personnel, forensic experts (including accounting, computer, and handwriting), and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, ready to meet the special needs or challenges of his clients.

Locke’s excellent working relationship with numerous government agencies including the F.B.I., the U.S. Secret Service, and the U. S. Attorney’s Office; and his continuing liaison with Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Authorities are invaluable assets to TRG clients.


January 11th Meeting

Doug DuBois, Jr.

Executive Director of the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA)

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Senator Don Huffines, SD 16 presents letter of service and appreciation to IRWC




December 14th Meeting

IRWC Christmas Party and Installation of Officers




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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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