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Again, this is historical information and provided for research
Skipp Porteous managed to gain access to a few meetings and came
out with various information, including the following:
Tysons Corner meeting
Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
May 1-2, 1998
- Richard K. Armey
U.S. House of Representatives
- Robert H. Bork
American Enterprise Institute
- Christopher Cox
U.S. House of Representatives
- John Doolittle
U.S. House of Representatives
- Michael P. Farris
Paeonian Springs, Virginia
Home School Legal Defense Association
- Jim Gilmore
Governor of Virginia
- Susan Brackin Hirschmann
Chief of Staff to Rep. Tom DeLay
- Lawrence Kudlow
American Skandia Investment Services, Inc.
- Maurice P. McTigue
Center for Market Processes
- James C. Miller III
Citizens for a Sound Economy
- Jim Nicholson
Republican National Committee
- William J. Olson
Attorney at law
- Howard Phillips
- Alan Reynolds
- Mark Skousen
Winter Park, Florida
Forecasts & Strategies
- Timothy Teepell
- Marie Wheat
Deputy Staff Director, Senate Oversight Committee
- Chris Wilson
Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates, Inc.
- Genevieve Wood
Standing Committee Workshops
Defense and Foreign Policy
Howard Phillips, chairman
John Stormer, vice chairman
- The Challenges for Today's Military
House of Representatives (MD-06)
- United Nations International Court
America's Surivival, Inc.
- Where's the Threat!
House of Representatives (SC-02)
Woody Jenkins, chairman
Theodore Baehr, vice chairman
Law & Justice
- Making Media Wise Children
Good News Communications
- Mass Communication as Mass Control
Institute for Media Education
- Children's Right to Innocence and Protection
Protecting America's Children
- The Internet: The Media's New Frontier
Enough Is Enough
Edwin Meese III, chairman
Paul Pressler, vice chairman
- Stop the Invasion: Equipping Communities to Win Against SOBs
(Sexually Oriented Businesses)
National Family Legal Foundation
- Political Targeting by the IRS
Western Journalism Center
- Stonewalling by the IRS
Mark R. Levin
Landmark Legal Foundation
- Tobacco Legislation
Edwin Meese III
Dick Dingman, chairman
Richard Viguerie, vice chairman
- United Seniors Association vs. Shalala: The Battle for Health Care
Kent Masterson Brown
- When the System Doesn't Work
- 2000 Census
Thomas B. Hofeller
- Pending Suits Against Clinton
Jim Miller, chairman
Mark Mix, vice chairman
- Social Security: A System in Crisis
Work Recovery, Inc.
- National Right to Work Act
National Right to Work Committee
- The Politics of Social Security
House of Representatives (SC-01)
Phyllis Schlafly, chairman
- Illegal Pornography on the Internet
Enough Is Enough
- Paycheck Protection Initiative
Americans for Tax Reform
- Why Sovereignty Issues Are Important to Families
Concerned Women for America
- Abstinence Funding in Welfare Reform
- Compassionate Care for the Dying
Life Issues Institute, Inc.
Members in attendance
Gary Aldrich, Arthur D. Ally, Kris Ardizzone, Richard K. Armey, Edward G.
Atsinger III, Theodore Baehr, Mariam Bell, Morton (and Helen R.) Blackwell,
Michael Blocker, Earle A. Bronson, Pam Burress, Sandra Butler, Kenneth W.
Campbell, Charles S. Carriker, John W. Chalfant, James N. Clymer, Guy M. Condon,
Robert L. Cone, Darden Coors*, Holland H. Coors, Jeffrey H. Coors, William L.
Creedon, T. Kenneth Cribb Jr., James C. Czirr.
Brad Dacus, Beverly Danielson, Diana D. Denman, Richard B. Dingman, James
Dobson, John Doolittle, Ann Drexel, Greg Drexel, Daniel Duggan*, Charles H.
Dunlap III, Kathy Dupuy*, Thomas F. Ellis, Ron Ensminger, Kristy Epperson*,
Stuart Epperson Jr.*, Stuart W. Epperson, Joseph Farrah, Michael P. (and Vickie)
Farris, Edwin J. Feulner Jr., Peter Foy, Kevin Freeman, Foster S. Friess, Kevin
(and Anne) Gentry.
Edith D. Hakola, Thor Halvorssen*, Colin A. Hanna, Nancy H. Hansen, Sara
DiVito Hardman, Benjamin Hart, Seamus Hasson, Richard Hendrix, Donna Hearne,
Harry Helton, Carl Herbster, Matthew Herbster*, Don Hodel, Mary Reilly Hunt,
Reed Irvine, Lorena Morrill Jaeb, Louis "Woody" (and Diane) Jenkins, Margaret
Jenkins*, David Keene, Richard Kimble, Cliff Kincaid, Dora Kingsley, Larry
Beverly LaHaye, Lee LaHaye, Tim LaHaye, David Lane, Reed E. Larson, Jerry
Ledzinski, Tim LeFever, Andrew Lester, Mark Levin, J. Keet Lewis, Jay
Lifschultz*, David Linton*, Chris Long, Scott Maclellan, Laurel Ann MacLeod*,
Marlin Maddoux, Marion "Mac" Magruder Jr., Shannon Magruder*, Carolyn Malenick,
Pat Matrisciana, Bob McClellan, Jim McCotter, Liz McCotter*, Shannon McCotter*,
Ken McKim*, Edwin Meese III, F. Andy Messing Jr., Eugene Meyer, James C. (and
Demaris H.) Miller III, Chuck Missler, Mark Mix, Stanley Monteith, Mark
Montini*, Pat Mooney*, Sam Moore, Thomas S. Moorman, Duane Motley, Rob Muskett*.
Richard B. (and Christi) Neill, Patrick J. Nolan, Grover Norquist, Phillip V.
Olsen, William J. Olson, Merrill Oster, Eric Owens*, J.A. "Jay" Parker, Colleen
G. Parros, Carmen Pate, Patrice J. Peterson*, Brad Phillips*, Howard Phillips,
Thomas L. Phillips, Larry Pratt, Paul (and Nancy Avery) Pressler, Paul Pressler
IV, Penny Pullen, Ron Robinson (and Michelle Easton), Gregory D. Rohrbough*, Ron
Mark Sanford, Terry Scanlon, Rick Scarborough, Frederic "Rick" Schatz, Blaine
Scheideman, Phyllis Schlafly, John Scribante, Dal (and Barbara) Shealy, Abe
Siemens, John K. Singlaub, Mark Skousen, Rich Shipe*, Eunie Smith, LaNeil Wright
Spivy, Ted Squires, Darla St. Martin, Steve Stockman, John A . Stormer, JoAnn
Strickler*, Kathleen Sullivan, Gaylord K. Swim.
James E. Taylor, Timothy Teepell*, Kristine Thompson*, Herbert W. Titus,
Timothy E. (and Rachelle) Twardowski, George Uribe II*, J. Corbin Van Arsdale*,
Balint (and Barbara) Vazsonyi, Richard A. Viguerie, Gray Wakefield, Phyllis
Weaver, Judi Westberg-Warren, Diana Weyrich, Marie Wheat*, Don (and Lynda)
Wildmon, Alvin Williams, John (and Barbara) Willke, Chris Wilson*, George
Witwer, Jim (and Lenora) Woodall, Jared R. Woodfill*, Maria Zentara*.
* Youth Council member
Parentheses indicates attending spouse
Guests in attendance
- Walt Barbee Founder and now president emeritus, the Family
Foundation; delegate, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1996 Republican National
Convention. Mason Neck, VA. Spouse Margaret. Sponsored by Morton
- Hans Peter Boyce North coast regional director of advancement,
Prison Fellowship Ministries; former vice-president of operations,
Foundation of American Christian Education; University of Bridgeport, CT.
Washington, DC. Spouse Andrea. Sponsored by Thomas Moorman.
- Jennifer Bragg Director of community relations, Sunrise
Assisted Living; active in College Republicans, student government and
community volunteer work; B.A., John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR.
Annapolis, MD. Sponsored by Chris Tyrrell.
- Brian Jay Burt Student, Harvard Law School; president, HLS
Society for Law, Life & Religion; organizer, Family 2000 Conference;
managing editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; founder,
Defense of Marriage Alliance; member, Federalist Society. Cambridge, MA.
Sponsored by Jonathan Roberts.
- G. Earl "Virginia" Carson Former national president, Pro
America, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Society of
Colonial Dames of America. Los Angeles, CA. Sponsored by Martha Mullin
and Peggy Cies.
- Trevor Cazemier Legislative assistant to Canadian Parliament
member Rob Anders; member, Reform Party of Canada; member, Progressive
Conservative Party; former president, Forerunners; awarded first place, Sir
Winston Churchill Debate Society, 1994. Ottawa, ON. Sponsored by Mark
- Stephen Clouse Founder and president, Stephen Clouse &
Associates, Inc., a video-fundraising firm; past recipient, Telly Award and
Addy Award. Marshfield, WI. Spouse Ellen. Sponsored by Morton
- Lori Cole Collegians coordinator, Eagle Forum. Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by Phyllis Schlafly.
- Christina Coors Development officer, Susan B. Anthony List
Foundation; daughter of Jeff and Lis Coors. Washington, D.C. Sponsored by
- Robert Cummins President and founder, Fargo Electronics, Inc;
founder and president, Freedom Club; supporter, Salvation Army, World
Relief, Opportunity International, Young America's Foundation, Center of the
American Experiment, and Minnesota Family Council. Eden Prairie, MN.
Sponsored by Carolyn Malenick and Robert Cone.
- Todd Dexter Vice-president, Killion, McCabe and Associates.
Dallas, TX. Sponsored by Tom McCabe.
- Peter Dingeldey Program manager, CACI, Inc.; former vice
president, Search Advisors International Corp.; retired captain, U.S. Navy
Reserve. Falls Church, VA. Sponsored by William Creedon and Preston
- Rebecca Eddy Public relations, Judicial Watch; former employee,
Huston Foundation; member, Elijah Gate Christian Center. Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by Larry Klayman.
- Scott Fehrenbacher President, Institute for American Values
Investing. Redmond, WA. Spouse Joan. Sponsored by Arthur Ally.
- J. Herbert Fisher Jr. President and CEO, Fisher Management
Company; president and CEO, Friendship Foundation, Inc.; board member,
Encounter Ministries and Value Retail; president, St. Armands Towers
Association. Lancaster, PA. Sponsored by Jim Dobson.
- Lee Fletcher Chief of staff Congressman John Cooksey (LA-05);
founder and president, the Fletcher Group; former district manager and
agriculture specialist for Congressman Jim McCrery; former political
appointee, White House liaison office for Secretary of Agriculture under
President Bush; B.S., Louisiana Tech University. Washington, DC.
Sponsored by Mark Montini.
- John Flores Senior counsel, National Law Center for Children
and Families; member, National Coalition for the Protection of Children and
Families. Fairfax, VA. Sponsored by Mariam Bell.
- Davis W. Ford President, HOT LLC; delegate, Texas Republican
Conventions (1988-1998); member, Resolutions Committee State/County
Republican Conventions. Amarillo, TX. Sponsored by Steve Stockman.
- Mark Gillen Executive director, Paragon Project; executive
director, Refugee Outreach, Inc.; member, World Affairs Council,
Pennsylvania Economy League and Local Government Council; certified teacher.
Elverson, PA. Spouse Kim. Sponsored by Robert Cone and Carolyn
- Steve Goss Founder, Arizona Parents for Traditional Education;
precinct committeeman, Republican Party; school board vice president, First
Southern Christian School. Tucson, AZ. Sponsored by Martin Angell.
- Darin Hassig Launching his own management consulting and
professional speaking business; member, Scottsdale Baptist Church; graduate,
Arizona State University. Sponsored by Somers White.
- Mark Herbster Sales representative, Vess Lighting Co.; son of
Carl Herbster. Independence, MO. Spouse Amy. Sponsored by Carl Herbster
and Robert Cone.
- Michael Herbster Field representative, the Wilds at the
Rockies; son of Carl Herbster. Blue Springs, MO. Spouse Amy. Sponsored
by Carl Herbster and Robert Cone.
- James G. Hogg President and founder, Whittlesey & Associates,
Inc.; past member, Human Resources Planning Society, Strategic Leadership
Forum, Employment Management Association, and American Marketing
Association. West Chester, PA. Sponsored by John Hanna and Faith
- Erik Hower Executive director, Conservative Leadership PAC.
Arlington, VA. Sponsored by Mark Montini.
- Donna Rice Hughes Communications director, Enough Is Enough.
Fairfax, VA. Spouse Jack. Sponsored by Judi Westberg-Warren.
- Ralph W. Hughes Chairman, Florida Engineered Construction
Products Corporation, Tampa, FL; active in local and state politics.
Sponsored by Lorena Jaeb.
- Wilhelm Keller CEO, Mixpec Systems; Swiss-American businessman
who wants to become more involved in conservative pohtics. Sponsored by
- Eric Knox President and CEO, American Target Resources, LLC;
director, Majority Fund, Republican National Committee; former projects
coordinator, Senator Paul Coverdell; former acting associate director of
political affairs, White House office of political affairs; board of
directors, Clemson University Washington-Baltimore Area Alumni Association;
B.A., Clemson University, SC. Manassas, VA. Sponsored by Richard
- Jim Leininger Founder and chairman of the board, Kinetic
Concepts, Inc.; founder, Medical Assistance League of Miami, FL; founder,
Texas Public Policy Foundation and Children's Educational Opportunity
Foundation; member, Economic Development Foundation; founder, HomeCourt
America. San Antonio, TX. Spouse Cecelia. Sponsored by Robert Cone and
- Tracy Leininger Student; daughter of Jim Leininger. San
Antonio, TX. Sponsored by Robert Cone.
- Richard Lester Retired physician; former chairman of radiology,
Medical College of Virginia, Duke University, and University of Texas Health
& Sciences Center; former president, Meharry Medical College; contributes to
numerous conservative organizations. Norfolk, VA. Spouse Louise.
Sponsored by Andy Lester.
- Michael Lofrano President, DM1 USA; member, board of directors,
DM1 USA. Roseburg, OR. Sponsored by Joe Farah.
- Marguerite "Peg" Luksik Chairman, National Parents Commission;
founder and chairman, MOM's House; co-author, Outcome Based Education:
The State's Assault on Our Children's Values. Johnstown, PA.
Sponsored by James Clymer and Howard Phillips.
- Scott Malfitano Community relations team, Friess Associates;
general manager and director of marketing for a Delaware company that worked
to incorporate more than 100,000 new companies in just 12 months; managed a
specialty products company that traded in all fifty states and eight
countries; co-chair, Gramm for President in Delaware; former personal
assistant to former Governor Pete du Pont; former member, vice-presidential
candidate Dan Quayle's 1988 advance team. Greenville, DE. Sponsored by
- Sheila Maloney Executive director, Eagle Forum. Washington, DC.
Sponsored by Phyllis Schiafly.
- Mark Masters CEO, DM1; former editor and founder, New
Dimensions magazine. Grants Pass, OR. Sponsored by Joseph Farah.
- Steve Melchior Attorney in practice; worked closely with Judge
Roy Moore in recent controversy over displaying the Ten Commandments in his
courtroom. Cheyenne, WY. Sponsored by Paul Pressler.
- William G. Mills President of several companies in Lafayette,
Louisiana; involved in commercial real estate, oil, and gas investments;
finance chairman, Louisiana Republican Party; co-creator, New Life
Foundation, Acadiana Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Citizens for Quality Life;
former member, Louisiana Energy PAC; former board member, Louisiana
Independent Oil and Gas Association. Lafayette, LA. Spouse - Sandra.
Sponsored by Woody Jenkins.
- John Min candidate for GOP congressional nomination; managing
partner, Olympia Group; former development director, Washington State
Republican Party; agency owner, Allstate Insurance; delegate, 1995 UN World
Youth Leaders Conference where he advocated democratic principles. Seattle,
WA. Spouse Esther. Sponsored by David J. Linton.
- Alex X. Mooney Candidate, Maryland State Senate; former vice
president, CNP Action, Inc.; member, Knights of Columbus; former staffer,
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett. Frederick, MD. Sponsored by Morton Blackwell and
- David C. Nott President, Institute for Human Studies;
president, Center for Market Processes. Fairfax, VA. Spouse Carola.
Sponsored by Kevin Gentry.
- Bill Parker President, Christian Community Network. Philomont,
VA. Sponsored by Timmy Teepell.
- Susan Pezzi Private medical practitioner. Huntington Valley,
PA. Spouse Pio. Sponsored by John Stormer.
- Jayne Plank President, Jayne H. Plank and Associates and Jayne
H. Plank Real Estate; board member, Montgomery County Republican Club;
former director of intergovernmental affairs, Department of State,
1982-1987; former mayor, Kensington, Maryland; former president, Maryland
Municipal League; former president, Maryland Association of Elected Women;
B.A., George Washington University. Kensington, MD. Sponsored by Holly
- Ed Priddy COO and CFO, Richardson Labs; B.A., University of
Colorado. Meridian, Idaho. Sponsored by Paul Pressler.
- Eric Putman Senior development officer, Leadership Institute;
member, National Society of Fundraising Executives and Planned Giving Study
Group of Washington, DC; former member, Alexandria Republican City
Committee; former delegate, Virginia GOP state convention, 1996; B.S.,
Purdue University. Arlington, VA. Spouse Cara. Sponsored by Mark
Montini and Morton Blackwell.
- Ken Raasch President and CEO, Media Arts Group, Inc., a $75
million a year business which distributes the artwork of Thomas Kincaid and
others; committed Christian and conservative leader; former president, First
Med Corp Inc.; former president, Trustec Financial Group; B.A., CalPoly, CA.
San Jose, CA. Sponsored by Woody Jenkins.
- Richard Rahn President and CEO, Novecon Ltd.; policy chairman,
Business Leadership Council; former vice president and chief economist, U.S.
Chamber of Commerce; former executive vice president and member of the
board, National Chamber Foundation; former editor- in-chief Journal of
Economic Growth; former executive director, American Council for Capital
Formation; Ph.D., Columbia University; M.B.A., Florida State University;
B.A., University of South Florida. Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Beverly
- Sam Rashid President, Holtec Corporation; national vice
chairman, NFIB Leadership Trust. Brandon, FL. Spouse Geri. Sponsored by
Lorena Jaeb and Ann Drexel.
- Ron Ray Publisher, Institute of Media Education; former
assistant secretary of defense under Secretary Weinberger. Arlington, VA.
Spouse Eunice. Sponsored by Ted Baehr.
- Rod Robinson President, Waltco Truck Equipment Co.; board
member, Hy-Production, Inc. and National Truck Equipment Association;
member, NE Ohio Roundtable, Eagle Forum. Tallmadge, OH. Spouse Linda.
Sponsored by Barbara Monteith.
- Frank M. Sands President, Sands Capital Management, Inc.;
former chief investment officer, the Capital Management Group; former
member, board of directors, Arlington Community Foundation, Arlington
Hospital Foundation, Inc., the Bank of Northern Virginia, and the National
Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts; M.B.A., Colgate Darden
Graduate School of Business Administration; B.A., Dickinson College.
Arlington, VA. Spouse Marjorie. Sponsored by Beverly Danielson.
- Mary Beth Schermerhorn Finance and marketing for Homestead
Village, Security Capital Group. Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by Mark Montini.
- Douglas Scott President, Life Decisions International,
Washington, D.C; challenged the agenda of Planned Parenthood; former
associate director, Life Advocacy Alliance; former vice-president for public
policy, Christian Action Council; executive director, Arizona Right to Life;
executive director, Human Life; currently serves on the board of directors
of American Collegians for Life; author of several books supporting the
pro-life cause; gained political asylum for a Chinese family threatened with
forced abortion. Sponsored by Chris Tyrell.
- Lester Searer Owner and manager, mobile home park; retired from
Union Carbide Corp.; member, executive committee, Constitutional Party of
Pennsylvania; chairman, Luksik Action (campaign committee); volunteer,
Buchanan for President, 1992 and 1996. York, PA. Spouse Janice.
Sponsored by James Clymer and Howard Phillips.
- Scott Peter Siems National collegiate director, Students for
America; director, Purdue Students For America's Campus Enterprise Zone;
president, Purdue Bible Fellowship; alumni representative, Congressional
Youth Leadership Council. West Lafayette, IN. Sponsored by Jonathan
Roberts and Ed Noble.
- Scott Southworth Research assistant, Wisconsin State Assembly
(Rep. Sheryl Albers); member, American Legion, National Rifle Association,
Big Brothers, and United Way; named most influential person, UW-Madison
Campus (1996). New Lisbon, WI. Sponsored by Jonathan Roberts.
- John T. Stirrup Manager of government affairs, KPMG Peat
Marwick; administrator, KPMG PAC; former administrative assistant,
Congressman Thomas Coburn (OK-02); former director of congressional
relations, Department of Commerce; former congressional liaison officer,
Department of Housing and Urban Development. Spouse Heidi. Sponsored by
- Andrew Strachan Senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Cannel
Valley; former pastor, Grace Bible Church (Louisiana); doctorate, Golden
Gate Seminary, California; M.Div., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary,
Oregon; B.A., Southeastern Bible College, Alabama. Carmel, CA. Spouse
Jennifer. Sponsored by Kevin Freeman and Jerry Ledzinski.
- Helen Rhea Stumbo Owner, Carmellia & Main; chairman of the
board, Enough Is Enough, a national group which promotes moral values;
strong pro-family conservative; husband ran for office on pro-family
platform. Spouse Mayor John Stumbo. Sponsored by Judi Westberg- Warren
and Ted Baehr.
- Aubrey Thoede CEO, Dirt Free Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc.;
delegate, Texas Senatorial District 7, 1998. Houston, TX. Sponsored by
- Trace Thuriby Weapons system program manager, United States Air
Force; conducts prison and youth ministry; B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy;
M.B.A., Katz Graduate School of Business;. Bedford, MA. Spouse Kristin.
Sponsored by Jerome Ledzinski.
- Lisa Van Riper - Executive director, Putting Families First
Foundation. Greenville, SC. Sponsored by Morton Blackwell.
- Ken Weary Director of operations, the Leadership Institute;
former area director, College Republicans, 1995); B.S. and student senator,
South West Texas State University. Arlington, VA. Sponsored by Mark
Montini and Morton Blackwell.
- Dean Webb Assistant to the president, Christian Financial
Concepts; commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.); delegate, National Republican Party
Convention, 1988 and 1996; graduate, U.S. Naval War College. Gainesville,
GA. Spouse - Shelby. Sponsored by Larry Burkett.
- Shyla Bae Welch Communication coordinator, Enough Is Enough;
M.S., Regent University. Fairfax, VA. Sponsored by Judi Westberg-Warren.
- Francie Whittenburg Self-employed; member, Republican National
Committee's Presidential Task Force; former first lady, City of Amarillo.
Amarillo, TX. Sponsored by Steve Stockman.
- Brent Winters Republican nominee, Illinois 19th Congressional
District. Charleston, IL. Spouse Susy. Sponsored by Phyllis Schlafly.
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