The NETTP Steering Committee and Board of Directors

We are blessed within the NE Tarrant Tea Party to have talented and dedicated patriots on our Steering Committee and Board of Directors.  It takes a lot of volunteers to do what our tea party does.  Here are the faces behind the scenes.  All of these folks give vital input at our steering meetings, and their official roles are listed as well…

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fran

Fran Rhodes is the newest member of the NETTP Board, and has been a member of the Steering Committee since 2011.  Fran is Coordinator for our Liaison group, and Citizen Lobbyist group, and serves on the events committee.  Fran has been active with the NE Tarrant Tea Party since 2010, after becoming dissatisfied with the direction government was taking in 2009.  She also serves as secretary to the North Fort Worth Alliance, an alliance of neighborhood HOAs in far north Fort Worth, who work with City and County officials and regional groups and neighborhoods to improve quality of life and services in far north Fort Worth.

Fran earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 1998 from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.  She is currently employed at Re-creations, a division of BKM Total Office of Texas in Dallas.  Fran lives in north Fort Worth with her husband, Michael.  They have 4 grown children, 2 grandchildren, and a noisy, talkative parrot named Jesse.  Her hobbies include sewing, quilting, gardening, and singing in the choir at Keller United Methodist Church.

Fran’s previous volunteer leadership experience includes roles as President, Vice-President, and various committee chairs for The American Business Women’s Association, PTA, The Greater Keller Womens Club, The Women of the American Church in Paris  (Bloom Where You’re Planted), and the The American Womens Group in Paris. She lives in Keller.

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Charlie Levitt

Charlie Levitt, Steering Committee member – Charlie also serves as our merchandiser and sales manager.  He is a life long resident of Fort Worth and  lives in Haltom City, is a US Army veteran and is happily married to a Texas sweetheart named Rosie!

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Allan Solmon

Allan Solmon, Board and Steering Committee member – Allan is our banker, handling all deposits, check payments, etc.  He lives in Bedford.

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Fred McCarty

One of the original co-founders of NE Tarrant Tea Party, Fred McCarty not only serves on the Board and Steering Committee for NETTP; he also acts as the Treasurer for the NETTP PAC (the only office legally required for a PAC, an entity with the power to endorse candidates and donate funds).  That PAC endorsed six candidates in the 2012 Primary… and all of them won their Primary elections!  He serves often as an Election Poll Worker, having been trained by True The Vote to identify voter fraud.  Fred lives in Grapevine with his wife, Julie, and his daughter, Zoey, where they attend the First Baptist Church of Grapevine.

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Janna Easton

Janna Easton, Board and Steering Committee member- Janna is currently serving as VP. She is also serving on the Events team. Janna is retired and became politically active when Obama ran for President in 2008. She started out as an activist in the Ft Worth 9-12 group, and then in 2010 joined the NETTP. She is also an active member in the Metroplex Republican Women and the Northeast Tarrant Republican Clubs. She has attended the Texas Republican Convention. Janna worked for the Jeff Cason and Jonathan Stickland campaigns for State Representative; also she has blocked walked in Hobbs NM for John McCain, San Antonio for Matt Beebe and in the HEB area for Ted Cruz and other conservative candidates. She traveled to Austin this past year as a Citizen Lobbyist. She served as President of the District 92 Conservative Collation PAC. Recently her husband Darl Easton ran for Euless City Council, and she worked on his campaign. She is a member of First Baptist Euless. Janna is a proud grandmother of 2 beautiful grandchildren who live in Albuquerque. Her desire is to help leave this country so her grandchildren can still be free from financial and moral ruins.  She lives in Euless.

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Julie McCarty, President

Julie McCarty is President of NE Tarrant Tea Party.  Prior to co-founding NETTP in early 2009, her political involvement was minimal; but since then she has helped to grow NETTP to over 2000 members, making it one of the largest and most powerful tea parties in Texas.  She was recently featured on Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss the IRS attack on tea parties, and was subsequently asked to return when NETTP filed a lawsuit against the IRS.  In the 2012 campaign season, Julie volunteered for several victorious campaigns, including those for four new conservative State Reps from NE Tarrant County: Jonathan Stickland (whom she recruited), Giovanni Capriglione, Matthew Krause and Stephanie Klick.  During this time Julie also served as a Texas State Leader for the Rick Santorum campaign and as a Grassroots Coordinator for 13 other states for Santorum as well.  She was then elected as 1st delegate to the National Republican Convention in Tampa.  Besides her political involvement, Julie manages her family’s real estate investment properties, and she homeschools her daughter Zoey.  She, along with her husband Fred, and Zoey, resides in Grapevine and attends the First Baptist Church there.  Her favorite pastimes include traveling and organizing, something that she gets to do a lot of lately as she travels to various tea party and GOP clubs to teach them how to replicate what NETTP has accomplished.  You can contact Julie at heyjuliesue@gmail.com.

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Donna Whiteside Smith, CPA, is the Secretary of the Board of NE Tarrant Tea Party. She has been a part of NETTP since its start up. As Secretary of NETTP, she records and maintains the minutes, corporate filings and tax filings, and other important documents. This would include the original application for exemption that was sent to the IRS in the fall of 2010. She was one of the preparers and reviewers of NETTP’s application for exemption with the IRS. Since 1983 Donna has been an auditor for, and since 1996 a shareholder of, Guinn, Smith & Co., a public accounting firm dealing largely with tax-exempt organizations. This experience has given her in-depth knowledge how a nonprofit organization obtains its tax-exempt status. As a result, when NETTP received, after a very long wait, the IRS response to its application for 501(c) (4) status, she and her husband Bob Smith, knew immediately that this was no routine response. Only time would reveal the depth and breadth of the problems at the IRS suggested by that inappropriate and intrusive questionnaire! In addition to her CPA certificate, Donna earned a Certified Financial Planner certification from the American Institute of CPAs. Donna, who lives in Grapevine, has three sons, two grandchildren, and one great-grand son. Other loves of her life include a very large Maine Coon cat, a tiny chihuahua, and two exotic birds. On the rare occasion there is time to spare, she gardens, sews, tries to catch up on best-selling books, and (generally futilely) attempts to teach her macaw, Deacon, new words.

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Bob Smith is our Treasurer for our Board and serves on our Steering Committee. Bob is a founding member of NETTP. He lives in Grapevine and is the point of contact for our focus group, Grapevine Tea Party. He is a CPA and has been practicing for over forty years. His practice concentrates on tax-exempt organizations and provides accounting, auditing, tax and management consulting to over 500 organizations in 36 states. Bob recently was the guest of Freedom Works in a two day meeting in Washington, D. C., where he was involved with a press conference with Representative Michelle Bachman, Representative Louie Gohmert, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul. He met with Representative Darrel Issa and his investigative staff concerning the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS. Bob is also a founding member and Treasurer of the Tea Parties of Texas PAC, a new group whose purpose is to support conservative candidates for the Texas Legislature and local Texas political offices.

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The NE Tarrant Tea Party is a 501c4 organization (pending).  We also have a separate PAC, or Political Action Committee, which is a legal organization with the right to endorse, raise and contribute funds, and campaign for or against candidates and issues.

The NETTP PAC consists of:

  • Fred McCarty, Treasurer
  • Tom Moore
  • Susan Peabody
  • Ellen Lopez

Contact Us

To contact NE Tarrant Tea Party, please send an email to heyjuliesue@gmail.com.  We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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What We Believe

Promoting constitutional governance in every precinct in our districts, one voter at a time.

We believe in…

  • Personal responsibility
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Limited government
  • Rule of law
  • National sovereignty
  • Traditional two-party system

Cities We Serve

The NE Tarrant Tea Party includes the following North Texas cities…

  • Bedford
  • Colleyville
  • Euless
  • Grapevine
  • Haltom City
  • Haslet
  • Hurst
  • Keller
  • N Richland Hills
  • Richland Hills
  • Southlake
  • Trophy Club
  • Watauga
  • Westlake
  • Anyone outside these zip codes who would still like to join us is more than welcome, though we encourage you to also join a group in your area where you can receive information specific to your area.

Meeting Place

We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at Concordia Lutheran Church at 3705 Harwood Road Bedford, Texas 76021.

Our meetings are usually from 6:30–8:00pm. Check the calendar for exact dates and times.

Dress:  Come as you are!

 

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We are strictly a grassroots organization.
All projects we take on are funded solely by our members.

Checks should be made out to “NE Tarrant Tea Party” and sent to:

NE Tarrant Tea Party
3617 Greenbriar Ct.
Colleyville, TX 76034

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Tea Party compilation

The NETTP is a compilation of tea parties for the following areas:

  • Grapevine Tea Party, Grapevine TX
  • Southlake Tea Party, Southlake TX
  • Colleyville Tea Party, Colleyville TX
  • Hurst Tea Party, Hurst TX
  • Euless Tea Party, Euless TX
  • Bedford Tea Party, Bedford TX
  • Keller Tea Party, Keller TX
  • Watauga Tea Party, Watauga TX
  • Haltom City Tea Party, Haltom City TX
  • Richland Hills Tea Party, Richland Hills TX
  • North Richland Hills Tea Party (NRH Tea Party), North Richland Hills TX (NRH TX)
  • Trophy Club Tea Party, Trophy Club TX
  • Westlake Tea Party, Westlake TX
  • Haslet Tea Party, Haslet TX