President's Message

  Meet President DALE THOMAS   Dale has been a member our club since its inception in 2001. She was "bitten by the politics bug" when she worked as Finance Direcor for the re-election campaign in 1994 for Congressman Ken Calvert (43rd district). She claims, however, that her Republican roots go back as far as her grandmother's campaign efforts for President Dwight Eisenhower and her Air Force family's close friendship with Senator Barry Goldwater. She grew up in the Washington D.C. area and worked "on the hill" for various congressmen during summer breaks.  Most recently, Dale retired from her position as Vice President of Development for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. This 45 year-old organization, with more than 4,000 members, is well known for the high profile events it holds for such high profile speakers as Prime Minisiter Tony Bair, Senator John McCain and many other foreign leaders and dignitaries.  Dale lives in Oak Park with her husband of five years, Bob Thomas. She has two grown children, Brad Cowgill and Brooke Cowgill.

Meet President DALE THOMAS

Dale has been a member our club since its inception in 2001. She was "bitten by the politics bug" when she worked as Finance Direcor for the re-election campaign in 1994 for Congressman Ken Calvert (43rd district). She claims, however, that her Republican roots go back as far as her grandmother's campaign efforts for President Dwight Eisenhower and her Air Force family's close friendship with Senator Barry Goldwater. She grew up in the Washington D.C. area and worked "on the hill" for various congressmen during summer breaks.

Most recently, Dale retired from her position as Vice President of Development for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. This 45 year-old organization, with more than 4,000 members, is well known for the high profile events it holds for such high profile speakers as Prime Minisiter Tony Bair, Senator John McCain and many other foreign leaders and dignitaries.

Dale lives in Oak Park with her husband of five years, Bob Thomas. She has two grown children, Brad Cowgill and Brooke Cowgill.

President's Message

As the mother of a young man, I am having second thoughts about the world I brought him into. OK, I did it 36 years ago and it may be too late to discuss my judgement in the matter, however, today I am afraid for him and all the other male members of our society.

We live in a world where a woman can simply take it upon herself to accuse any man she may have a grudge against (personally or politically) of some sort of sexual harassment and totally destroy his life, his reputation, his ability to earn a living, and in some cases his marriage and family.  She doesn’t have to have witnesses, evidence, or even the truth on her side. She can simply plant the seeds of doubt into the minds of those around him and the damage is done.

I’m sorry but I grew up in a world where justice ruled and the accused was innocent until proven guilty. Apparently that is no longer the case.  Truth no longer matters if the presumption of guilt is there. I am afraid we have the #metoo movement to thank in this case. Is this outrage on my part the result of the Ford/Kavanaugh debacle?  You bet it is.

Please do not misunderstand me.  There are despicable men out there who have used their power to abuse and dehumanize women.  The Weinsteins, Cosbys and Lauers of the world should be fired, shamed, and thrown to the wolves.  Hang ‘em high! These are the men, however who have laid the foundation of what has become a woman’s right to choose- to choose who to destroy in the court of public opinion.

Do I for one minute think that Dr. Ford’s 35 year old experience happened – yes.  Do I think it was Brent Kavanagh- nope. It is incredible to me that this incident was brought to light mere days before a vote that would put a man with conservative values who believes in our constitution on the Supreme Court of the United States.  A situation that is totally intolerable to the democrats who hold office in this country.

They tried everything else to derail his nomination, so they were reduced to this tawdry disgusting desperate effort to bring this man down.  Typical. Dr. Ford and her attorney’s ties to democrats like George Soros are innumerable. Coincidence? I don’t think so. There is zero evidence that this incident occurred, particularly with the detail that is suddenly recalled. How many of us can recall when we were 17 much less what happened?  I would like to know if Diane Feinstein was ever in a ‘57 Chevy on Mullholland Drive but I fear we will never know – she isn’t nominated to the Supreme Court. God bless Brent Kavanaugh, his family, our justice system and any young man who doesn’t agree politically with his opponents.

And may God Bless us all.

Dale