Announcing Lexi Lassiter, 2015 Winner: Turner Maurice Gauntt Jr. Exemplary Citizen Award
Alexis Lassiter is a remarkable young woman whose high school attributes, achievements and character mirror those of Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr.’s. Lassiter, a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to completing the Business Foundations Certification program. Graduating fifth in her class from Athens High School, she achieved Distinguished Honors, becoming an Athens Public Education Foundation four-year scholar.
Through high school, she participated in numerous school and community activities. As a debate team member from grades 9-12, she participated in Policy debate, Duo Interpretation, Prose, and Extemporaneous Speaking on district, regional and state levels. She earned Texas Forensic Association (TFA) State qualification and was the highest Junior National Forensic League (NFL) point earner.
As an active member of the Athens High School Drama Department, she participated each fall in production, her characters ranging from a zombie in Maul of the Dead, to Miss Hannigan in Annie, to the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland. Each spring, she competed in the One-Act Play on district, regional, and state levels. Her department earned second place at the state competition, and she received two All-Star Cast awards on district and regional levels.
All four years of high school Lassiter was a member of Key Club and Student Council, becoming Parliamentarian of Student Council her sophomore and junior years, and Vice President her senior year in addition to serving as Key Club President. She was inducted into the National Honors Society at the end of her sophomore year, and became Community Service Officer her senior year, planning community service activities and making outside opportunities available to other members.
In addition, Lassiter participated in countless community service projects: fundraising for typhoon relief; breast cancer awareness; soup kitchen; Humane Society; collecting toys for the Fire Department; sending care packages for overseas military members; and working the city-wide “Pancake Day” with Kiwanis, for example.
Outside of school, Lassiter participated in summer musicals at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center along with being a First Presbyterian Church of Athens youth group member. She served as Youth Representative on the Youth Advisory Council.
Lassiter was also an ambassador for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar the summer following her sophomore year. This seminar pushes young adults toward leadership through volunteering for service projects, listening to successful motivational speakers, and having collaborative discussions where students gain more ambition to change the world. Lassiter enjoyed the seminar so much she decided to return as a Junior Facilitator the following two years and plans to continue. She is happy to log more than the required 100 hours of community service each year to catalyze the excitement and growth of each student who attends HOBY.
A strong sense of community persists in the small town of Athens where Lassiter grew up. Joining organizations that embrace and enhance such an essence has been entirely heart-warming for her.
Though Athens provided Lassiter with so much, she is excited to see what the University of Texas at Austin has in store for her and her future.
For more information about the Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr. Exemplary Citizen Award, and to nominate a student, visit us at: https://constitutingamerica.org/the-turner-maurice-gauntt-jr-exemplary-citizen-award/
2015 Constitutional Champion Award: Congressman Bob Goodlatte
Constituting America recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their strong allegiance to upholding the very laws outlined in our U.S. Constitution and to carry forward the intentions of our Founding Fathers. This year our Constitutional Champion Award goes to Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
In the 113th Congress, Bob Goodlatte was elected to serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which is called the “lawyer” for the House of Representatives because of its jurisdiction over matters relating to the administration of justice in federal courts, administrative bodies, and law enforcement agencies. It also has the important responsibility and jurisdiction of the impeachment process.
An especially important role the House Judiciary Committee holds is Guardian of the U.S. Constitution. It also has jurisdiction over Amendments to the U.S. Constitution – among many other items.
For the first time in history in 2011, under the leadership of Chairman Goodlatte and the House Judiciary Committee, the House read the Constitution on the House floor. This tradition has been continued in 2013 and 2015, at the beginning of each Congress.
Chairman Goodlatte worked to go one step further on this symbolic gesture – he led the effort to require a Constitutional justification for every piece of legislation introduced – and he has continued to work to strengthen that requirement every Congress.
But Chairman Goodlatte hasn’t just symbolically defended the Constitution by having it read on the House floor and requiring members to justify legislation they introduce by citing the jurisdictional clause in the Constitution for their legislation – the Chairman has stood up for the Constitution at every opportunity – stood up to and shined a light on executive power grabs on issues ranging from the Affordable Care Act, to immigration, to the EPA. Chairman Goodlatte has utilized legislative action, the power of the purse, and even helped bring litigation against aggressive executive branch overreach in order to maintain the checks and balances and separation of powers designed by our founders and outlined in the U.S Constitution.
Chairman Goodlatte has a deep appreciation for, and most importantly, understanding of our United States Constitution and our country’s founding principles, and we could have no better defender of the U.S. Constitution than House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte: Constituting America’s 2015 Constitutional Champion!
Constitution Day Dinner Celebration
September 12, 2014
Las Colinas, Texas
2014 Constitutional Champion Award: U. S. Senator Ted Cruz
The Constitutional Champion Award
Constituting America recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their strong allegiance to upholding the very laws outlined in our U.S. Constitution and to carry forward the intentions of our Founding Fathers. This year our Constitutional Champion Award goes to Senator Ted Cruz.
In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office.
Propelled by tens of thousands of grassroots activists across Texas, Ted’s election has been described by the Washington Post as “the biggest upset of 2012 . . . a true grassroots victory against very long odds.”
National Review has described Ted as “a great Reaganite hope,” columnist George Will has described him as “as good as it gets,” and the National Federation of Independent Business characterized his election as “critical to the small-business owners in [Texas, and], also to protecting free enterprise across America.”
Ted’s calling to public service is inspired largely by his first-hand observation of the pursuit of freedom and opportunity in America. Ted’s mother was born in Delaware to an Irish and Italian working-class family; she became the first in her family to go to college, graduated from Rice University with a degree in mathematics, and became a pioneering computer programmer in the 1950s.
Ted’s father was born in Cuba, fought in the revolution, and was imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Texas in 1957, penniless and not speaking a word of English. He washed dishes for 50 cents an hour, paid his way through the University of Texas, and started a small business in the oil and gas industry. Today, Ted’s father is a pastor in Dallas.
Before being elected, Ted received national acclaim as the Solicitor General of Texas, the State’s chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted was the nation’s youngest Solicitor General, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General of Texas.
In private practice in Houston, Ted spent five years as a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice. The National Law Journal has called Ted “a key voice” to whom “the [U.S. Supreme Court] Justices listen.” Ted has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century. From 2004-09, he taught U.S. Supreme Court Litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.
Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.
Ted and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline and Catherine.
Our Military Constitutional Champions:
This award is in recognition of our military heroes who served our country and swore under oath to serve our country and uphold the U. S. Constitution. These patriots not only served our country in the military, but they have also demonstrated exemplary service to their communities.
COL (Ret) Tom Adcock served for more than 25 years in the U. S. Army before embarking on a 17 year second career leading a team of engineers for a Washington, District of Columbia, based firm. Presently he resides in McLean, Virginia, with his wife Betty. In 1957 Tom earned his B. S. Degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and in 1963 he earned an M. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His U. S. Army troop assignments included Platoon Leader in the 25th Infantry Division’s 125th Signal
Battalion in Hawaii, Division Radio Officer for the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, Battalion Operations & Intelligence Officer of the 54th Signal Battalion in Vietnam, Commander of the 51st Signal Battalion in Korea and Commander of the 1st Signal Brigade in Georgia. For his service in Vietnam, Tom was awarded the Bronze Star and two Air Medals.
Tom’s military non-troop assignments included teaching advanced Electrical Engineering courses at West Point, Deputy Chief of the Switching Division and Executive Officer for the Defense Communications Engineering Office of the Defense Communications Agency, Chief of Tactical Satellites, Satellite Branch of J-6 in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of the Satellite Branch of the NATO Integrated Communications System Management Agency, Chief of the Long Range Plans Branch of the NATO Integrated Communications System Management Agency and the U. S. Army’s Training & Doctrine Command’s System Manager for Tactical Automatic Switching.
After retiring from the Army in 1982, Tom became the Director of Engineering, and three years later a partner, in the legal & technology firm now known as Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs with site and system responsibilities for cellular, microwave, paging, radiotelephone and specialized mobile radio. Tom coordinated and supervised the design and construction of the initial cellular systems in more than 10 percent of the 734 U. S. cellular markets. While severing in this capacity, Tom was a licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
The results of Tom’s research while at MIT 1961 – 1963, entitled “Error Statistics with Optimum Pulse Position Modulation,” is Reference 1 in the text “Principles of Communication Engineering” by John M. Wozencraft and Irwin Mark Jacobs. Tom’s publications include “Rolling Out PCS Service,” America’s Network, August 1995; “PCS Q&A,” Cellular Business, May 1994; “Special RSA Highway Cells,” Cellular Business, September 1988; “New Rules for Microwave Radio,” Mobile Communications Business, November 1987; “Cellular Business Expanding Fast,” Washington Technology, October 1987; “An Introduction to RSAs,” Cellular Business, January 1987; and “RSA Design and Construction,” Cellular Business, January 1987.
COL (Ret.) Stan Cass is a retired career Army officer and operates Cass Farms Co. at Briggsdale with his son, Randy, and his family. He attended Colorado A&M for two years before going to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He graduated from there in 1957 and later received a BS and MS in Meteorology from Texas A&M. He also attended numerous schools as an Army aviator, including the Army Project Management School, Command and General Staff College, and Army War College.
He was decorated for both valorous and meritorious service. He received the Legion of Merit, with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Distinguished Flying Cross, with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Bronze Star Medal, with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Meritorious Service Medal, and twenty-six Air Medals. He was a Master Army Aviator with approximately 6,000 hours of flying time, in both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
Prior to retirement from the Army in 1986, with 29+ years of service, he had most recently been the Project Manager for development of the Hellfire Missile System, a multi-service weapon now extensively used in Iraq, etc. Prior to that he had numerous tours in the States including Ft. Rucker Aviation Center and seven years in the Pentagon; three years in France and Germany; and two tours in Vietnam, the last being Commander of the 11th Combat Aviation Group.
Since retirement he has lived in Ault, CO, and now Eaton, with his wife, and has been farming/ranching at Briggsdale. He also has married daughters living in Florida, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. As an active Mason and Shriner, he is a member of Occidental Lodge #20, AF&AM, and is Past Master three times. He is a life member of the VFW; a member of the American Legion; and is past President of the Northern Colorado Military Officers Association. As a co-chairman of the Weld County Veterans Memorial Committee, he played a significant role in getting a Veterans Memorial built in Greeley, that has become a standard for other cities/towns.
He served a total of seven years as a Trustee and Mayor Pro-Tem of Ault, and almost three years as Mayor; has been Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of the West Greeley Conservation District Board for twenty four years; was president of Colorado Tillage Association; and was president of Ault Sertoma as well as District Governor of a three state area. He recently served as chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation serving Greeley and Weld County, and is Vice President of Legacy Land Trust in Fort Collins. In late 2011 he was inducted into the Colorado Conservation Hall of Fame. In 2008, he founded the Honor Flight of Northern Colorado that has so far enabled over 1,600 WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans to see their Memorials in Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. (USN Ret.) Bob Smith earned a Masters in Aerospace Engineering and is a decorated Combat Fighter Pilot with 132 missions flown in Korea, as well as being a candidate for the Apollo Program. His design and production experience include being the Chief Project Engineer for the F-8 Crusader Airplane Programs; and Program Director of A-7 Corsair II airplanes [both for LTV (formerly Chance Vought) Company]; and Project Director of the B-2 Bomber program.
Bob is also well known in the Electric Vehicle EV industry, having worked with GM, Ford, and the Electric Vehicle of America Association. Bob is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EV Tech Inc. and his experience includes, Vice President-Engineering and Marketing for Turbomeco Engine Corporation; Vice President-Engineering for Electrical Vehicle Power, and Executive Director of the Central Electric Power Coalition, a non- profit made up of electric utilities, Universities e.g. Texas A&M and Oklahoma University, and commercial companies, that promote Electric Vehicles.
The Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr. Exemplary Citizen Award
This $4,540 scholarship is awarded annually by an esteemed panel of judges through Constituting America. The scholarship is named for Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr. the father of Constituting America’s Founder, Janine Turner. Turner Maurice “Tex” Gauntt, Jr. was born in Dallas, TX, the son of Turner Maurice Gauntt, Sr. and Marguerite McKinzie Gauntt. He graduated from Athens High School where he excelled academically and athletically. His accomplishments included National Honor Society, President of the Key Club, Captain of All-District Football and Basketball teams, Captain of the Athletic Assciation, Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award, President of the Senior Class, and Most Handsome. He was considered one of Texas’ best high school quarterbacks. His outstanding record led to an appointment to West Point by Congressman John Dowdy of the 7th District of Texas.
During cow year at West Point, Tex roomed with Bruce Turnbull and “Andy” Andrews. Having attended college for two years and the USMA Preparatory School before joining our class, Andy excelled at academics. He was famous for retiring early and then maxing the next day’s classes! After lights out, Tex and Bruce studied by flashlights under their Red Boys. Bruce recalls that at the reveille cannon blast, Andy would shoot out of bed, switch on the sink light, and sing as he shaved. Meanwhile Tex and Bruce yearned for peace and quiet. A trip to Hoffman’s Hardware in Highland Falls resulted in the purchase of a camera flash bulb which was screwed into the sink light fixture. The next morning when Andy hit the light switch, the flash bulb exploded in a blinding flash. Andy reeled backwards crashing over chairs and desks. So ended Andy’s early morning antics.
Firstie-year Tex was selected as Company Commander of I-1. This came as no surprise to those who knew him. He was greatly respected and admired. His leadership qualities were evident from his first days at West Point. Under his leadership the company was awarded the Trill Prize for Best Company and two drill streamers.
Tex roomed with Jack Apperson, the Company Executive Officer, and Dana Mead, the Battalion Commander. Jack recalls Tex doing vertical pushups by standing on his hands, feet straight up, back against the wall, pushing up from the floor.
Before Graduation Parade, rumors circulated about our class running, instead of marching, to join the reviewing party. In 1957 the reviewing party included General Maxwell D. Taylor ’22, then Chief of Staff, United States Army, in addition to the Superintendent and the Commandant of Cadets. At the command for the graduating class to march forward, a rebel yell erupted from H-1’s Rabble Rousing Carl Burgdorf. He pulled out a hidden Confederate Flag and took of running like a jack rabbit. Despite I-1’s proximity to running companies on both flanks. I-1’s firsties marched on, not missing a drum bet, mainly because their leader, Tex, was having none of the rabble running.
Instead he led the company with back straight, chin set, and eyes forward. Both Jack Apperson and Tom Adcock recall Tex turning his head slightly to his right and commanding. “Don’t run, don’t run!” Of the 24 cadet companies all but four ran. The runners soon learned that they would spend major parts of their final cadet days confined to their rooms.
Tex was commissioned in the Air Force. His first training was at Hondo Air Base. While there he met Janice Agee who was attending Trinity University in San Antonio. They were married on Dec. 22, 1957. Tex was assigned to the Strategic Air Command and was selected to pilot the revolutionary, delta-winged B-58 Hustler. This bomber was capable of flying at Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound). B-58 crews were elite, hand-picked from other SAC bomber squadrons. Tex became SAC’s youngest B-58 squadron commander.
In 1965 an in-flight emergency occurred on Tex’s B-58 as an engine caught fire during a training flight over Arkansas. He ordered his two crewmen to bail out and received permission to land his aircraft. He was able to land his B-58 safely despite the engine fire. Unfortunately a heart arrhythmia was found during a post-incident physical exam. He was told he could never return to Air Force flight status, which was a huge disappointment.
Tex telephoned close friend and classmate Stan Cass to transfer to Army Aviation, but before the transfer began, Braniff Airlines made Tex an offer too good to refuse. The couple returned to Texas where Tex joined Braniff and in time moved into the captain’s seat. His career with Braniff was a grand one until Braniff went out of business in 1992. In keeping with his love of flying, Tex became an instructor with High Power Aviation in Grand Prairie until 2012. In 2006 he received the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award from the Federal Aviation Administration. He also flew for Conoco Phillips, flying to and from the north shore of Alaska. In 2012 he was presented an award for Leadership, Professionalism, and Exemplary Contribution.
Tex also became a Real Estate Broker and opened his first office with wife Janice in 1968. He created Texas’ first real-estate franchise. This award-winning company later became Century 21 Lake Country at Eagle Mountain Lake. It and a second office in Colleyville are now owned by son Tim.
Tex’s love for flying was exceeded only by his love for his family. He was proud of them and almost any conversation quickly turned to his wife, children, and grandchildren, and their many successes. He was survived by wife Janice, his son Tim and Tim’s wife Roslyn Gauntt, his daughter, actress Janine Turner (Gauntt), and grandchil- dren Tiffany Gauntt, Turner M. Gauntt IV, Bobby Gauntt, and Juliette Turner. His family loved and adored him and wishes him blue skies and tailwinds forever.
Turner Gauntt always believed that we are blessed to live as citizens of the United States. He loved our country and was willing to sacrifice for her. He was an inspiration by encouraging others to study history, to value lessons learned from both history and great patriots, and to be of service to others. He valued our country’s founding principles and our founding fathers’ wisdom. This award recognizes a recent high school graduate whose character mirrors these values.
This year, our Exemplary Citizen Award winner is Austin Dobbs, a freshman at Baylor University.
Austin Dobbs is a remarkable young man whose high school attributes, achieve ments and character mirror those of Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr.’s. Dobbs was Valedictorian of his graduating class from Quitman High School in Quitman, Texas with a 5.4 grade point average. He was Captain of the football team and Captain of the track team. He received All-District Honors for his positions as wide receiver and defensive back and was named First Team Academic All-State as well as serving as Treasurer and Vice President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Academically, in addition to being Valedictorian, he was President of the National Honor Society, President of the Debate Club, Student Council Vice-President and Senior Class President. He was a State Qualifying Debater for his junior and senior seasons, deemed as one of the top five debaters in the state of Texas and was the State Silver Gavel winner as 2nd in the State of Texas 2013. He received countless academic and character awards within his community. His church and community ser- vice is astonishing with 775 hours served, which includes Program Director of DASH – Drugs, Alcohol, Safety, and Health.
Dobbs is a freshman at Baylor University as a pre-law student pursuing political science as his major. After completion of his undergraduate degree, he anticipates joining what he believes to be one of the greatest branches of our military – the JAG program – because, in Austin Dobb’s words, “everything in this world must be earned and I am intrinsically inclined to repay the world for the countless opportunities with which I have been presented.” He lives by his mother’s motto “ To whom much is given, much is required”. Constituting America, Janine Turner (Gauntt) and the Gauntt Family are proud to present Austin Dobbs with this award in Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr.’s name.
Constituting America’s First Annual Harold Simmons Award for Excellence in Constitutional Teaching
Harold Simmons was a remarkable, generous, and gifted man who exemplified the American Dream. Mr. Simmons’ first job was as an investigator for the U.S. Civil Service Commission, then as an Assistant Bank Examiner at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and an assistant loan officer at Republic National Bank. After five years, he decided he would rather work for himself. So at age 29, Harold became an entrepreneur when he purchased a small drugstore near SMU in Dallas. He ultimately built a chain of 100 drugstores. His combina- tion of value investing philosophy and conservative financial discipline, combined to create a diversified portfolio that grew substantially over the course of his career. Mr. Simmons was
actively involved in philanthropy with his wife, Annette, and served on various honorary and executive boards. Mr. Simmons also received several local awards for his unwavering support and involvement with Dallas- based charities. Harold Simmons was a man of few words but giant actions. He once said, “Life has been good to me, and I want to be good to life.” This philosophy led to the establishment of The Harold Simmons Foundation in 1988. The Foundation focuses on education, health care, social welfare, civic improvement, and the arts.
Constituting America’s First Annual Harold Simmons Award for Excellence in Constitutional Teaching recognizes a teacher who has demonstrated leadership in her field and innovative ways to educate her students, in the spirit of Harold Simmons who believed that quality education was essential to success in life.
Our first annual teacher award winner is Beverly Zearley. Beverly is an enthusiastic elementary school music teacher whose passion is to instill a love for the United States along with a love for music in her students. Believing she was born with patriotism, as a child Beverly would stop whatever she was doing and put her hand over her heart whenever she heard the National Anthem. She has integrated teaching the National Anthem and the Constitution to her 1st – 5th graders into her elementary vocal music curriculum. Because of her dedication, Paramount Terrace Elementary has been a “National Anthem Project All Star School” from 2006 to the present. Beverly organizes an annual program where students and parents gather around the flagpole so students can share what they have learned about the National Anthem and the Constitution.
It is no surprise that in 2012 Beverly was selected to represent her campus as Teacher of the Year and was chosen as a finalist for Amarillo ISD’s Teacher of the Year award. With 23 years of teaching experience, Beverly loves keeping in touch with former students and is currently teaching the children of two former students. Beverly maintains a bulletin board each year in the hallway outside her classroom where she posts newspaper clippings and articles about ex-Paramount Terrace Elementary students. In 2010, Beverly helped organize “Madison’s Bash,” a fundraising event to help a former student battling a rare throat cancer, and Beverly continues to help fundraise for childhood cancer in memory of Madison.
Beverly loves traveling, especially when it involves camping with her family in New Mexico and Colorado. She has traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand as an adult sponsor for a mission trip, and in 2010 she had the privilege to travel to Spain as a sponsor with the Amarillo Girl Concert Choir. Beverly served on the Board of Directors for the Amarillo Youth Choir from 2007-2012. Beverly has attended the same church all of her life and enjoys teaching middle school girls and singing on the Praise Team and in the choir. She has served on The Church at Quail Creek’s women’s ministry since 2010 and has taught Sunday School for sixteen years. Beverly is a graduate of West Texas A & M University. She has been married to Vernon for 24 years and is the proud mother of two daughters, Ashleigh, age 20 and Andrea, age 16.
We wish to thank our very generous sponsors:
AT&T Hodges Capital Holly and Phillip Huffines Babes Chicken Dinner House Restaurants and the Vinyard Family
Harold Collum Denise and David Fuller Buck Howard Bruce Leadbetter Lockheed Martin Mary Kay Cosmetics Darlene and Ron Mead Linda and Bob Moak Elise and Jeff Pistor Dennis Stephens/Ben Leman
We wish to thank the following for their generous donation of goods or services:
Babes Chicken Dinner House Restaurants – Dinner Discounts (www.BabesChicken.com) Zonderkidz/Blink Publishing – “Our Constitution Rocks!” by Juliette Turner Dunham Boooks – “A Little Bit Vulnerable” by Janine Turner Kroger Company – Beer, Wine and Flowers (www.Kroger.com)
Mary Kay Cosmetics – Gift Bags (www.MaryKay.com) Don Nabb and DRN Productions – VIP Reception (www.DRNShowBusiness.com) The 440 Alliance Cello Quartet – Musical Performance (www.The440Alliance.com) Foundation Sound and Video – Video, Lighting, and Sound (www.Foundation-Studios.com)
Honorary Event Co-Chairs:
George P. Bush William S. Davis COL (USA Ret) Thomas G. Adcock COL (USA Ret) Stan Cass RADM Robert L. Smith, USN (Ret.). The Honorable John Cornyn The Honorable Joe Barton The Honorable Michael Burgess The Honorable Bill Flores The Honorable Sam Johnson The Honorable Steve Stockman The Honorable Ken Paxton The Honorable Patrick Fallon The Honorable Jeff Leach The Honorable Scott Sanford State Rep-Elect Matt Shaheen The Honorable Patricia “Pat” Hardy The Honorable Geraldine “Tincy” Miller
Harold Collum Denise and David Fuller Janice Gauntt Freddie and Don Hodges Holly and Phillip Huffines Judi and Gary Martin Kit and Charlie Moncrief Elise and Jeff Pistor Jocelyn White The Vinyard Family(Babes Chicken Dinner House Restaurants)
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Robin Jackson Photography: CA Store: Sherry Watters Dunham Boooks Zonderkidz/Blink
Frankie V’s Kitchen
Richard Hopkins (Bedford Gold and Silver)
The Brick Saloon, Roslyn, WA. (Diner from Where Northern Exposure)
Laurie Cockrell Holly Haas-Black Amazing Lash Studio Janine Turner Constituting America Janine Turner Cathy Thorogood
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$500 Portrait Package & display board Armful of Gifts 2 Hand Painted Wine Glasses $80 value “Holding Her Head High”, Autographed Juliette Turner, “Our Presidents Rock”
2 Constitution Quest Games & display board Large Wood Cross from Janine’s Ranch Gift Basket 2 Hours of Animal Training / Coaching Patriotic Quilt
1776 Movie and Illustrated Book Duo Northern Exposure Complete Set DVDs Patriotic Pillow Special Occasion Call & Display Board Animal Communication & Display Board 2 nights at Hidden Star Retreat for 12 Guests + Amenities Loose gem. 19k Ametrine
Tickets, T shirt & Cap
3 Books Golf Lessons – Golf Links Full Set of Eye Lash Extensions Creative Works (Books, Moves, CD’s, DVD’s etc) Complete Set of CA’s Documentaries and 90 Day Studies Keynote Speaker on Behalf of Constituting America Cake
SEPT. 2014 GALA AUCTION DONATIONS:
Claffey Pools Fort Worth Opera TinasPilotShop.com / MarcAir TalionFirearms.com, LLC President George H. W. Bush Doro Bush Koch *Listing as of September 8, 2014
Horse and a 7 night trip to Kentucky for the races with deluxe acomodations in a private villa in the Griffin Gate Resort with a spa package, a dining package and a golf package during the Keeneland race season 2014-15.
Poolside Basket Ball Game Tickets for 2 to Performance of Hamlet Flight Training & Flight Bag AR-15 Range Time / Instruction with Janine Turner Presidential Socks “My Father, My President”, by Doro Bush Koch
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