Solano Republican Women Federated
Debbie Bacigalupi 1 May 2017

Debbie Bacigalupi, MBA, CMP, CS: national speaker on local and global agendas

Debbie Bacigalupi, MBA, CMP, CS: national speaker on local and global agendas will be our guest speaker for SRWF on May 1, 2017. She will discuss issues with Agenda 21.
Debbie Bacigalupi is a Californian cattle rancher who is in demand throughout the west as an educational speaker at conferences, meetings, radio shows, podcasts, and colleges, covering but not limited to Sustainable Development, the Global Action Plan "2030 Agenda," Regionalism, Cap-n-Trade (AB32 and SB375), property rights, water and water rights, dams and "renewable" energy, "conservation," land use, California's agriculture, ranching and farming issues in the Western US, environmental treaties, and related issues.  She teaches "Ag in the Classroom" at elementary schools as a CA Cattlewomen member.
Ms. Bacigalupi's dynamic and big picture presentations are a result of the countless meetings and conferences she attends related to Climate Change, Environmentalism, Regionalism, and more.  Some include the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the 2015 UN Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), the 2013 Navigating the American Carbon World on Cap-n-Trade, the 2014 Western Governors Association Crucial Habitat Conferences, the 2011-2013 "Visioning" meetings for the One Bay Area Plan/Plan 2040/Regionalism, and many Fish and Wildlife meetings and hearings on the Endangered Species Act - wolves, spotted owl, Coho salmon, sage grouse, etc.  
Ms. Bacigalupi co-produced and inspired timely documentaries: BLUE, NO WATER NO FARMER NO FOOD, FISH OR FOUL (Klamath River Dams), and WOLVES IN GOVERNMENT CLOTHING - all focusing on how aggressive environmental policy is harming rural America.  Discouraged by the erosion of rural America, she ran for Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, in 2012.   She is also responsible for hosting many town halls and conferences on these issues.
Ms. Bacigalupi was a 2016 runner up for California Republican Woman of the Year.  She holds a BS degree in Business, a Masters in Business Administration, is a Certified Meeting Professional, a Certified Sommelier, and former Congressional Candidate.  Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion to free rural America and change lives through education inspired her to open her own business with Rodan+Fields [see below] to help fund her passion.  She is Senior Editor of Technocracy.News.
Contact information: cell phone 650-417-1674. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Kathryn McCormick 3 Apr 2017

Detective McCormick
Detective Kathryn McCormick has been with the Fairfield Police Department for 15 years.  She began her career as a patrol officer in 2001.  After several years on patrol Det. McCormick was transferred to the Special Operations Division.  As the Special Operations officer Det. McCormick acted as a liaison between the police department and other departments within the city during planning meetings for proposed developments throughout the City of Fairfield.  She was later promoted to Corporal and returned to patrol.  In 2015 Det. McCormick was selected to the Investigations Division where she began as a property crimes detective.  In February 2017 she moved over to the Family Violence Unit and is now responsible for investigating crimes against children, sexual assaults, and domestic violence.
She also holds several collateral assignments within the Fairfield Police Department as well.  She has been a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team for over 10 years and is currently an assistant team leader for that group.  Det. McCormick is also a member of the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) and assists in traffic collision reconstruction for major injury and fatal collisions that occur within the City of Fairfield.  Along with those duties she is also a Press Information Officer which includes being a member of the Fairfield Police Department’s social media team, and is a NRA certified Refuse To Be A Victim instructor.
Det. McCormick will use her knowledge as a Refuse To Be A Victim instructor, and her 15 years of police experience, to provide us with tips on personal safety at home, while on the internet, and provide us with things to think about while out in public.

Nicole_Maxwell_Stinnett 6 March 2017

Nicole Maxwell-Stinnett

Blue Star Mothers








Nicole Maxwell-Stinnett

President of Vintage Valley Blue Star Mothers (VVBSM) will be our guest speaker for March 2017. VVBSM is a non-profit (501{c} 3), non-partisan, non-political organization, and is a support and service group covering Solano, Napa, and Yolo Counties in the State of California.
Primarily, this involves sending letters, care packages, holding events, arranging for family meet-ups, and finding ways to honor family members for their sacrifice. Members are mothers, fathers, family, and friends of military personnel who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.    
The Solano County chapter also holds regular visits to wounded warriors, firstly to deliver care packages, but also to give them someone to talk to, or to see other ways that they can help out. Sometimes, this even involves going to cemeteries and placing wreaths or flowers on the tombstones of the fallen. Meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday at 301 North Orchard Ave. Vacaville 7pm-8pm Next event: Mar 4 9 AM Troop Packing Party Orchard Baptist Church. You can e-mail Ms. Stinnett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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SRFW Meeting begins at 11 am sharp!

Thank you for your prompt attendance!

 Nicholas S. Francois

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Born in Sacramento and raised in Elk Grove my entire life, I didn’t travel very far to UC Davis for higher education. Although I didn’t get involved into politics until college, I always loved politics and history. So when coming to Davis, I joined the Davis College Republicans where in my first year, I became Secretary; in my second year I became Executive Director and Vice Chair, and now in my third year I happily serve as Chair. Also in my second year, I had the pleasure of being elected to the state board for the California College Republicans, serving as Capital Region Vice-Chair.
Though I’ve loved being a College Republican and will continue to be very active in my final college year, I have also ventured out to other political organizations, such as re-chartering and becoming President of the Sacramento Log Cabin Republicans and becoming Relations Coordinator of Davis AIPAC. With these several positions/organizations, an internship, a fraternity, and classes, I stay busy, well diversified in my work/volunteer experience, and sleeping is my hobby.
In my free time, I like dancing in the rain and long walks on the beach… just kidding, though that does sound fun. I enjoy traveling, playing board games, and satisfying my obsession with the color orange by collecting everything in the color orange."





Anthony L. (Tony) François 3 Oct 2016

Lunch meeting on Monday, October 3 at 11:00 AM

Anthony L. (Tony) FrançoisAnthony L. (Tony) François
Senior Staff Attorney
PLF National Headquarters
(916) 419-7111



Background / Education
Mr. François graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco in 1987, with a Bachelor in Science degree in Mathematics and a Four Year Certificate in Liberal Arts from the Saint Ignatius Institute, and as the Distinguished Military Graduate from the Army R.O.T.C. program at University of San Francisco.  He then served as an Infantry Lieutenant in the United States Army in the former West Germany, witnessing the fall of the Berlin Wall, and in combat in Southwest Asia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.

Upon leaving the military, Mr. François attended law school at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Pre-Trial Civil Practice, and from which he graduated cum laude with a J.D. in 1996.  
He went on to private practice in water and environmental law, assisting in the litigation of numerous water right claims before the Nevada State Engineer and in the Snake River Basin Adjudication, including the adjudication of Wayne Hage’s Pine Creek water rights, as well as the defense of private water rights in the long running series of litigation against the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District brought by the federal government.

In 2003, Mr. François joined the California Farm Bureau Federation as their California government affairs representative on all water issues, and in 2007 he joined KP Public Affairs, California’s largest contract lobbying firm, where his government relations practice included water policy, greenhouse gas regulation and energy policy, and environmental regulation.

Mr. François joined Pacific Legal Foundation’s National Litigation Center in 2012.  He and his family reside in Sacramento.


Practice areas
Environmental Regulations
Property Rights
Water Rights




Gaylon Kastner 1 Aug 2016

Lunch Meeting, August 1, 2016 at 11:00 at 625 Jackson Street Fairfield, Ca


Gaylon Kastner

The youngest of eight children, native Oklahoman, Gaylon Kastner, moved to California at the age of four.  She met and married her husband, Bill in Napa.  They had two sons, one of whom is deceased.

Gaylon loves spending time with her five grandchildren who are the children of her son, Bill, Jr. and his wife Jennifer.

She has been a licensed Real Estate agent since 1989, but has since retired.  Gaylon’s primary expertise lies in merchandising, sales and creative window displays.  She enjoys many hobbies, and is an avid health enthusiast who enjoys walking daily.

Since moving to Napa, Gaylon has been an active member of her community.  She has served on various school boards and has participated in many other school-related events.  She has worked on Supervisor campaigns and was Precinct Co-Chair twice.  Gaylon was active in the George Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Meg Whitman campaigns, and served on the Napa County Republican Central Committee.    She served as a two-term President, and eleven years on the board of one of Napa’s most successful non-profit organizations. This year she will mark her 26th year of service, donating more than 20,000 hours of community service.



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