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

I tend to think of myself as a sensitive, caring person.   I don’t torture small animals. I cry at sad movies. I always thank a vet for their service. I donate to the charities of my choice. I take in my neighbor’s mail and packages when they are out of town and I tip well. Not so bad. Therefore it has come as a great shock to me to learn that because I have conservative values, I support the Constitution of the United States and our President, I follow the laws of the land and I own a red baseball hat, I am a heartless monster.  Who knew?

The fact that I am unable to shed tears over small children being separated from their families who have entered our country ILLEGALLY defines me as the worst sort of monster. Let me think.  If I commit a crime and break into your house does it make it ok if I bring my children with me? Oh wait!  If they arrest me for committing that or any crime, should I be allowed to keep my family together when they haul me off to jail?    At the time that I made the decision to commit a crime, did I not take into consideration that there may be a negative long term effect on my children. Did I not think that perhaps by committing a crime I was endangering my family and my children?  Maybe I am confused.  I was under the impression that we were a country of laws and if you broke those laws you would need to face the consequences.  As an American citizen, if I am arrested my children will most likely end up in a foster care system that is more broken than the immigration system. We seem to have become be a country of soft hearted, soft headed liberals who are using small children and a broken immigration system they refuse to fix as a weapon to try and undermine our President.

Entering our country ILLEGALLY is a crime.  What part of that is unclear to the bleeding heart American people?  Here’s a shocker - There are LEGAL means by which you can achieve entrance to the United States and not lose your children. Is it tough and does it take a long time? Yes.  Ask anyone who has done it legally and ask them if it was worth it.

OK I’m a heartless monster for believing that just maybe there could be some gang related activities involved in these efforts to come into our country. Real monsters who could be trafficking children and using them to influence the bleeding hearts of some Americans and gain entrance to our country for nefarious purposes. Shouldn’t we try to find out before welcoming them into our lives?

Imagine my surprise today when I learned that United Airlines is now offering free flights to ILLEGAL immigrants to assist with the reunification of families. Seriously?  Does that open the door for so much more ILLEGAL opportunity? Where is MY country??? If I am a monster so be it.  I won’t be using my United miles anytime soon.  

God Bless, 

Dale