Solano Republican Women Federated
Laura Douglas Paws For Purple Hearts 2 April 2018

Paws for Purple Hearts


The Laura Douglas, Client Services Manager, and her service dog are visiting our group on 4/2/2018 and come from the organization's office located in Rohnert Park, CA.

Founded and led by the famous canine researcher and inventor of the service dog concept, Dr. Bonnie Bergin, Bergin University is the first and only university in the world that focuses on training dogs and learning about dogs. Through its unique mission to advance human-canine studies, it produces the world's best dog trainers and helps us breed the highest quality service dogs in the world. Although Paws for Purple Hearts is now separate from Bergin University, it's a cause that is near and dear to Dr. Bergin. Today, she still actively engaged with Paws for Purple Hearts as board member.

Dr. Bonita (Bonnie) Bergin invented the concept of the Service Dog to assist people with mobility limitations in 1975. At that time, she founded Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), the first nonprofit to train and place Service Dogs.

After leaving CCI In 1991, Dr. Bergin founded the Assistance Dog Institute, which was formally designated a university in early 2004. Today, growing Bergin University of Canine Studies is the only university dedicated to teaching service dog trainers in the world.

The distinguished Dr. Bergin has been honored with numerous awards including the prestigious Presidential Points of Light Award; Oprah Winfrey's "Use Your Life Award"; "What Matters" HBO TV; Council on Disability Rights Individual Achievement Award; and Alumni of the Year Sonoma State University

"The whole point of Paws for Purple Hearts is that it builds on the time-honored tradition of soldiers giving a hand to other soldiers, just like we did on the battlefield together." - Steve Moore, Sergeant, U.S. Army (Ret.)


Our Long History
"Paws for Purple Hearts" is the first program of its kind to offer Canine-Assisted Warrior TherapyTM, also known as Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention, to Veterans and active-duty military personnel.

60 Dogs We've Deployed
5267 Therapy Session Participation (session slots filled) *Many Warriors attend multiple sessions*
3527 Lives we've directly improved


5 Mar 2018

We are working with Kevin Kiley's office to speak at our March meeting. If unavailable, we have an important video, hosted by Carolyn Cotton.

Thank you

Allison Olson 5 Feb 2018

Allison Olson

Using Social Media



Allison Olson: guest speaker for SRWF on February 5, 2017.

Allison Olson, CFRW Advocate with the California Legislature, attends committee hearings and maintains working relationships with legislators as part of her duties.  She works with the volunteer CFRW Legislative Analysts who assist her in reviewing bills introduced in the legislature. After CFRW takes an official position on a bill, our Advocate is our liaison between the membership and the legislature to advocate our position.  An electronic weekly legislative update is distributed to our members, keeping members informed and current as well as providing ACTION ALERTS when it is appropriate to ask members to write letters, call in to local radio stations and get the word out on good or bad legislation.
     The CFRW Advocacy Office is the eyes and ears for our State Legislature. Through our full time office staff and volunteers, the Federation has a say in the direction taken by our elected representatives.  CFRWs Advocacy program is unique in the whole NFRW structure and becomes more vital than ever by working with Republican legislators and keeping the members informed and involved.  CFRW has evolved into a most efficient voice for women involved in government.  The program has enabled us to seat many women in political appointments, influence legislation and make our presence felt.
     The ADVOCACY PROGRAM GOALS are to influence legislation and maintain a CFRW presence in state government in accordance with CFRW objectives.
     Contact Info: ADVOCATE'S OFFICE 916 442-4084. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Jim McCully 8 Jan 2018

Jim McCully

Jim McCully, Regional Vice- Chair, Northwest C.R.P.
Born and raised in Washington, DC in a political family. Raised and schooled with Palestinian Christian and Muslim Arabs in the Diplomatic community.  
B.A. in Criminal Justice/Psychology 1972
M.P.A. ( Masters of Public Administration)  1984
D.P.A. ( Doctorate of Public Administration)  1995
USMC 1963-66
USAR 1982-88
Law Enforcement career started in 1967
Uniformed police officer/ Supervisor for the Prince Georges County, MD. Police Department (5 years)
Special Agent U.S. Secret Service (7 years) Washington Field Office and New Haven, Connecticut Field Office.
Served 4 Presidents (Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan), traveled extensively with Dr. Henry Kissinger while he served as Secretary of State.
Served as a Special Agent/Assistant Special Agent -in-Charge/ Acting Special Agent in Charge with the Office of the Inspector General, Office of Organized Crime and Labor Racketeering, Los Angeles Field Office ( 5 1/2 years)
Director of Public Safety and Security for the U.S. Department of the Navy at the Long Beach and Mare Island Naval Industrial Complexes. ( 12 1/2 years)
Criminal investigator for Solano County assigned to Homicide and 3 strike cases ( 7 years)
Suisun City Police Department as a Lieutenant/ Investigator/Internal Affairs and Background Investigations for potential sworn and non- sworn police personnel (3 years)
40 years in the Criminal Justice field
Member and Foremen of the Solano County Civil Grand Jury ( 2 years)
International Vice President of Risk Management Senaste Corporation (2 years)
Member/ Officer/ Chairman Solano County Republican Central Committee (6 years)

4 Dec 2017 Installation Luncheon

Officer installation

by Camille LaSardo

Mon Dec 4 at 11a.m. Sharp!

At Evelyn's


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