​Dr. Laura Gutman

Issues Confronting Our Nation

Dr. Gutman is a founder of ICON, a conservative lecture series in Chapel Hill that focuses on "issues confronting our nation".  ICON's hope is to reach out to students from middle school to college age offering them a balanced education to counteract the leftist indoctrination they receive from public education. ICON lectures are also open to adult members of the community.  Learn more at  www.iconlectureseries.com

About Dr. Gutman in her own words:

     My background is as an Army brat as a child, where I lived in over 20 places before college, including several in early post-war Europe.  My husband was in the US Navy during Viet Nam, so I am very military-oriented.  I went through medical school and early medical training at Stanford, the University of Washington, and Duke.  We were stationed in Taiwan during the 1960s, then joined the faculty at U Washington, and then at Duke starting in 1971, where I was on the senior faculty in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology.  My major responsibilities included the medical care of children with tuberculosis and HIV.  I also worked in Fayetteville for 15 years at the Child Maltreatment Clinic, and had retired from both positions by about 2 years ago.

    For the past 10 years I have been on the Board of the national organization NumbersUSA, one of the three major organizations advocating that immigration policies should be formulated to benefit US citizenry.  I migrated to a deep concern for our immigration policies from a background in advocacy in environmentalism when I realized that population stress was undoing much of the efforts to achieve environmental goals, and have been immersed in these issues for about 30 years.

    Several of the specific issues I would like to address at the lunch meeting include:

The history of numbers of immigrants into the US, and the history of amnesties (there have been very very many) with their consequences.

The main organizations that work for the American public toward citizen-supporting policies.

Our major problem is mass LEGAL immigration, and media barely recognizing that fact.  Distortions experienced by natives from mass immigration on schools, health, incomes, safety, taxation, family formation, and environment.  We are importing poverty.  

Refugee program issues.

False assumptions that support mass immigration include:  "We NEED expanding population to create expanding GNP", and "We NEED mass immigration to care for aging population".  Top priorities to rectify the national well-being: Recognize that these problems are CHOICES we and OUR ELITE take due to perverse incentives (cheap labor, sympathy for stranger at expense of own citizens, padding voter base).  Mandate and enforce universal E-verify, and cease chain migration programs.  Align numbers of immigration permits with unemployment rates, rising wages at lower ends of scale, evidence of integration into main society (language skills, off welfare).


Nuts, breakfast bars, protein bars

2017 Executive Board

General Meeting Information


2017 General Meetings at Prestonwood CC

August 3

September 7

October 5

November 2

December 7

September 12 - Honoring Heroes Dinner

October 10 - Municipal Elections in Cary & Raleigh

November 7 - Municipal Elections all other towns and run-off elections for Cary and Raleigh if needed

Why We Are Here!
We enjoy each other’s company during our luncheon meetings, of course, but it was brought to my attention that it was time to reiterate the reason for our existence.  So here is our mission statement, which you can also find on the first page of our bylaws. 
Thank you all for being part of our club!  

The Republican Women of Cary and Southwest Wake County

 A member club of the National Federation of Republican Women

  The purpose of the club’s membership shall be to: 

 1. Increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. 
[2. Disseminate information to all State Federations and local units. NFRW]
3. Inform the public through political education and activity. 
4. Foster loyalty to the Republican Party at all levels of government. 
5. Promote the principles of the Republican Party. 
6. Work for Republican candidates in all elections, including non­partisan elections.
7. Support the objectives and policies of the Republican National Committee.
8. Perform any lawful activity not inconsistent with the foregoing..

September 12th, 2017

Honoring Heroes Dinner

​​featuring best selling author and award winning filmmaker

Dinesh D'souza

Embassy Suites, Harrison Blvd., Cary

Doors open 5 PM, ​Dinner & Program 7 PM

Wake GOP Fundraiser

Register now at Wakegop.org

2017 RWCSW Executive Board

President:  Cathy Fanslau
VP of Programs:  Donna Byers
VP of Membership:  Margaret Confalone
Treasurer:  Sheila Risk
Corresponding Secretary:  Ginny Suever
Recording Secretary:  Tony Mascherin

"Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God's children."    Ronald Reagan, 1985

Republican Women of Cary & Southwestern Wake

Trump wine for Auction at the August meeting!

The next Republican Women of Cary & Southwestern Wake luncheon will be held on Thursday, August 3, at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.


Check-in and social time begin at 11:15 AM, with lunch starting at 11:45 AM.

Please have your checks to "RWC" ready to speed up the registration process.

​Starting the meeting 15 minutes earlier will give our excellent speakers more time with you!


1. The cost of lunch is $15 for members and $20 for guests. You can pay by cash or check to RWC.  It will help expedite check-in if you have a check or exact change.

2. The cost of membership is $35.00.  If you're planning to attend the luncheon, you can write a single check for $50.00.

3. Reply early to guarantee yourself a seat as our club's membership has exceeded the room's capacity.  If we reach capacity we will start a wait list.  if your plans change, let us know ASAP so we can accommodate others that may be waiting for a seat.

Please RSVP to: rwcsw123@gmail.com.