Ellynne en Pointe: A break from the break

Ellynne en Pointe is on summer hiatus, but is taking a brief hiatus from the hiatus to bring you the following important updates. The regular weekly schedule for Ellynne en Pointe will resume shortly after Labor Day.

From the MD State GOP Chair:

Maryland State GOP Chair Diana Waterman invites you to attend the Maryland State Fair opening in Timonium on Friday, August 22. Be sure to visit the GOP booth in Exhibition Hall, open weekends and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; weekdays Monday – Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. The Fair runs for 11 days.

Diana also reminds us that August 18 was the 94-year-anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment being ratified and becoming law, which guaranteed American women the right to vote.

And she cautions us to keep in mind that not voting for the Republican candidate in the General Election on November 4 is equivalent to casting a vote for the Democratic opponent; united we win!

Candidate Updates

-Come learn the strategies and tactics used by the Dave Brat campaign to defeat Virginia’s Eric Cantor in the biggest upset in American political history at a Leadership Institute Training session on Sunday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in California, MD. “Winning Right in Maryland” will show you how to replicate this success for candidates Matt Morgan (Delegate candidate for district 29A), Deb Rey (Delegate candidate for district 29B), and Steve Waugh (State Senate candidate for district 29) and all GOP candidates in Maryland. The charge is $25 which includes lunch. The course will be taught by Christopher Doss, and is co-hosted by Zachary Werrell, campaign manager in the Primary election for David Brat. For more information you may contact:

-Maryland’s next Governor, GOP candidate Larry Hogan, will hold a fundraiser on Thursday, September 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lighthouse Restaurant and Dock Bar in Solomons.  General admission tickets are $100. You may RSVP to: (202)643-6093 or to

-Chris Chaffee, GOP candidate for the 5th Congressional District, will hold a fundraiser featuring chicken, ham and roast beef on Thursday, August 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #238 in Hughesville. Enjoy a Silent Auction and a Sit-Down Dinner with speaker Bill Cambell (GOP candidate for Comptroller of Maryland).The cost is $55 and you may contact his campaign manager, Tom Potter, at (301)751-1962 for more information.

-A Navy Football BBQ with Friends of Steve Waugh will be held on Saturday, September 6 from noon to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 2632 in California, Md. Steve is the GOP candidate for the MD State Senate in District 29. Tickets are $25 and for more information you may contact: (301)247-0627 or

-Matt Morgan,GOP Delegate candidate for district 29A, will hold a Campaign Tailgate Fundraiser on Sunday, September 7 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Cryer’s Back Road Inn. TVs will be on to watch the NFL Opening Day with the Redskins at Texans, and the Bengals at Ravens. Tickets are $20 and for more information you may contact: Follow him on Twitter at: Follow@MattMorgan29A.Tickets will be available at the door.

-Deb Rey, delegate candidate for District 29B, has just been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Maryland’s - and the nation’s - leading small business association. Deb holds a Fundraiser on Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m. at Scotland Beach Manor featuring appetizers, drinks, and music. Deb also has tickets for a Shotgun Raffle for a Beretta A400 XPLOR UNICO, Model J4OUY18 made-in-the-USA/Southern Maryland for $5 each. (Contact Also, look for Deb at the St. Mary’s County Fair, September 18 – 21. Contact Deb at:,, on Facebook at debreyfordelegate, and on Twitter at debrey2014.

GOP Events Around Town:

-The next meeting of the SMC Republican Club, Jim Davis, president, is scheduled for Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m. at D.B. McMillan’s Restaurant in the Wildewood Shopping Center with Guest Speaker Rita Weaver, candidate for the St. Mary’s County Board of Education. The meeting is free and open to the public (social hour starts at 6:30 p.m.). You may contact Jim at: for more information.

-The next meeting of the Republican Women of St. Mary’s Club, Deb Rey, President, is scheduled for Monday, August 25 at 11 a.m. at The Front Porch Restaurant in Leonardtown.  Meet guest speaker Boyd Rutherford, Maryland’s next Lt. Governor. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, you may contact:

-The Southern Maryland Lock-Up for Muscular Dystrophy Association Night and Fundraiser, sponsored by the SMC Republican Party, will be held on Saturday, August 30 at Regency Furniture Stadium; game time is 6:35 p.m. $6.50 of each ticket will be donated to the MDA Lock-Up. You may contact SMC RCC Chair Mary Burke-Russell at (240)925-1278, or Blue Crabs Representative Samantha at (301)373-1128. You may also contact: or (301)638-9788.

-The next meeting of the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee will be held on Thursday, September 4 at the F.O.P. Lodge on Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills at 7 p.m. This meeting is free and open to the public; all are welcomed to attend.

Community Events of Note

-Historic St. Mary’s City invites you to performances of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 21, 22 and 23. Thursday tickets are $10; Friday and Saturday tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military, and students, and $10 for those under age 11. Bring food, blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray. For reservations you may contact: (240)895-4978 or

-Historic St. Mary’s City holds Indian Discovery Day on September 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring traditional dances by the Tayac Territory Dancers. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for students, and are free of charge for those under age 5 and Friends members. For more information you may contact:, or (240)895-4990.

-The next production scheduled by the Newtowne Players at the Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park will be Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “Moon Over Buffalo” which runs from September 19 through October 5. The plot revolves around George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, as they receive word while on tour in Buffalo, NY that Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong; hilarity ensues. The production is directed by NTP Artistic Director Bill Farrar and stars Stacey Mulrooney as “Charlotte”, Greg Rumpf as “George”, Catherine DiChristofaro as “Rosalind”, Ellynne Brice Davis as “Ethel”, Jonathan Berry as “Howard”, JR Cook as “Paul”, Andrea Hein as “Eileen”, and Billy Klein as “Richard”. Producer is Robin Finnacom. For more information you may contact: or (301)737-5447.

At the Kennedy Center

-A Free Kennedy Center Show presented by the Safe Streets Arts Foundation, featuring former St. Mary’s County resident John Raley, will be held on Saturday, August 30 at 8 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This show, directed by Betty May, features short plays and other writings. Recommended for mature audiences, it is presented as part of the Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center. Local actor John Raley studied theatrical arts at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, The Studio and Shakespeare Theaters, The Studio Theater Acting Conservatory, and The Theater Lab. As a professional, he has appeared in 16 productions.

His local theatrical experience encompasses roles with: the Newtowne Players (“Captain Charlie” in Crabs Alive!, ”Puck” in Shakespeare in Hollywood, “Dr. Chumley” in Harvey, “Cletis” in Laundry and Bourbon/Lone Star, “Lenny Ganz” in Rumors, and “Etienne” in A Flea in Her Ear);  Port Tobacco Players (“Mr. Goldstone/Weber/Phil” in Gypsy, “Bookseller/Ensemble/Monsieur D’Arque” in Beauty and the Beast, and “Archbishop Thomas Cranmer” in A Man For All Seasons), the 2008 Stageworks Festival production of Ragtime as “Stanford White/Doctor/Fireman”, and as “John Hathorne” in the 2010 Southern Maryland Original’s production of Witch Hunt.

He is also a published author and playwright whose play, “One Man’s Broken Heart,” is one of the presentations in this year’s From Prison to Stage presentation at the Kennedy Center. This performance is free, no tickets needed, on a first-come, first-seated basis. For further information you may contact:   

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