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Battle Born Bulletin


We Are Active Republican Women of Las Vegas

From Left: Maureen Karas, Heidi Smith, Lisa Krashner, Senator Barbara Cegavske, Dianne Robak, Marion Bond, Ruth Ann Schwarze, Cherie Wood, Carol Del Carlo

ARE Dedicated to Republican Party Values We RESPOND to the needs of our State & Country We WILL Make a Difference We

Our Mission Active Republican Women (ARW) of Las Vegas Nevada is a women’s political organization, bringing together women to positively impact the direction of our state and our nation. We come together as a collective force advancing the Republican Party and women through political access and participation.

Battle Born Bulletin Published 12 times during the year on the 1st day of each month. Newsletter Contact: Annette Barnes —

Active Republican Women of Las Vegas 889 So. Rainbow Ste. #146, Las Vegas, NV 89145

Mon Apr 1 @ 6pm - 8pm UR ARW Monthly Board Meeting O Y RK DAR A N M LE Thu Apr 18 @ 5:30pm - 8pm CA ARW General Membership Meet-

ing, Spanish Trail Mon May 6 @ 6pm - 8pm

ARW Monthly Board Meeting Thu May 16 @ 5:30pm - 8pm

ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail

ARW Programs 


May 16: Fashion Show

June 21: Steve Esh

President’s Message...Cherie Wood To those of you who couldn’t attend our March 21st meeting, you missed a powerful presentation by Dr. Annette Teijeiro on the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) otherwise known as Obamacare and what an abomination it really is to our American health care system. The plain fact is Obamacare isn’t health insurance or even health care for the so-called 47 million uninsured people because when you deduct the 10 million people illegally living here in our country along with those who will simply chose not to have insurance for one reason or another or are already on a government subsidized program, etc. , there are only approximately 12 million who will “benefit” from this new entitlement. But what it does do is provide the highest tax increase in our nation’s history! Dr. Annette’s carefully researched documentation revealed the IRS has 47 different taxes and regulations as reported by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with the passage of Obamacare. She went on to say the IRS is unprepared to enforce Obamacare. “It is unprecedented in recent history, the amount of responsibility the IRS is being given in an area that most people don’t think of as an IRS function….this is going to lead to problems, sir…they have to determine what enforcement mechanisms they’ll employ … how they go about determining who to audit and who not to.” Treasury Inspector General for the IRS, Russell George – March 5, 2013 in testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations. As “the choir” we already knew Obamacare was going to be a nightmare and just another expensive entitlement designed to appeal to the most uninformed and less fortunate American voter. The truth is it will be a financial disaster on ALL Americans by way of huge tax burdens, spiraling government costs and the inevitable loss of our freedom to choose a health care plan WE as free people really want! Obamacare is just another reality of our continued path down the road to communism. Click here to read all about each of these 47 taxes and regulations the IRS is unprepared to enforce Obamacare Continued Page 5... 3

Keynote Speaker — April 18th As a Las Vegas based journalist, Ron has worked for three decades in all forms of media—mainly known for his 25 years of TV news & Sports. Ron is also a contributor to Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism and Big Government web sites.

Ron Futrell

Ron will speak to us about the inner workings of the liberal media and whether there is a way to overcome it's skewed portrayal of the Republican party. This presentation will include a discussion of Ron's fascinating background in news casting, Republican politics, and as a sports promoter.

General Membership Meeting Mix and Mingle at 5:30pm; Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 6:00pm Please RSVP by Sunday March 16th to Chris Hall, 702-254-2688 or Diane Welch, Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lanes, Las Vegas, NV 89113 Entrance at the East Gate on Tropicana Blvd, west of Rainbow Blvd. Click here for Directions

Members $30, non-members $35; Cash, checks, credit cards accepted at the door. Or pay in advance

Specify dinner choice in Special Instructions

RSVPs are firm reservations and required for private country club access. No-shows will be billed.


May 2013

ARW Fashion Show!

The show will feature Eccoci fashions worn by our very own ARW members, escorted down the runway by some of our favorite male associate members. There will be beautiful clothes, wonderful food, and a gift for each attendee. Many thanks to Chris Hall for coordinating the event again this year. This program offers us a fun break from politics and the news.

DINNER MENU STARTER Fresh Fruit Plate w/ Zabaglione Dressing ENTRÉE London Broil Steak w/ Bordelaise Sauce, Au Gratin Potatoes & Sautéed Broccoli DESSERT Chef’s Sweet Selection VEGETARIAN ENTRÉE Vegetable Pot Pie

June 2013 Steve Esh, a NRA instructor and ARW associate member, will be speaking about gun safety and how to not become a victim. We will also have an officer from LVMPD who specializes in teaching personal safety. With our Second Amendment rights constantly under attack this is and extremely important topic you won’t want to miss.


President’s Message Continued from Page 3… I read an interesting letter to the editor last week which quoted an article by the Reverend William J.H. Boetcker. The letter writer, a former teacher of the classics, was so inspired and intrigued by the article that he cut it out and has had in his possession for many years. It is very timely and appropriate for the society we are sadly becoming today. “The 10 Cannots” You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small people by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich man. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. These are basic truths ALL Americans should believe in and live by. Most conservatives have this belief system by way of their political affiliation within the Republican Party. But in order for the Republican Party to believe in its members, The Party must embody these truths, as well. I believe it behooves all of us to inform as many of those who do not know or believe these statements to be true. We have our work cut out for us. Thank you, Mr. Salvatore J. Lamagra, Sr., for sharing your treasured classic. Cherie Wood

Special Announcements REMEMBER...Villas & Vineyards deposit deadline is May 15th

New RSVP contact information...Please note that from this point forward, meeting RSVP’s should be directed to either Chris Hall at 702-254-2688 or Diane Welch at

In case you missed it...ARW’s PayPal online payment system is implemented! You may now RSVP & pay for the monthly meetings as well as pay your annual membership dues through our website! We also offer credit card payments at check-in! We also want to encourage everyone to start paying ahead for your reservation either through the PayPal system or by sending your checks to our mailing address…889 So Rainbow Ste. #146, LV 89145—please go to the website for all the information.


Third Annual

Fashion Show

May 16th, 2013—6:00 pm Fashions Presented By


Beautiful Fashions, Great People & Gift for Every Attendee Fabulous Silent Auction items & terrific opportunity drawing prizes (so be sure to bring extra cash) Special Guest Models: Stavros Anthony, Ron Futrell, Phil Perine You won’t want to miss this! Please RSVP by Sunday May 11th Contact Cherie Wood @ or 702-480-7151

Mix & Mingle at 5:30 pm, Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 6:00 pm Members $30 and non-members $35; Cash, checks, credit cards accepted at the door. Or pay in advance via PayPal. Go to RSVPs are firm reservations and required for private country club access. No-shows will be billed.

Caring for America... Barbara Altman


This year we will be supporting Marion Cahlan-Edison Elementary School. This school has approximately 800 students, most of which are living at, or below. poverty level. The school’s population is highly transient, with a disturbing percentage identified as homeless, or living in a multifamily situation due largely to economic hardship. The needs of these children are many and varied. I am hoping that throughout the year our Active Republican Women will step up and lend support to these needy children. Following is an excerpt of the school’s wish list. To see the full list Click Here.

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Clothing, Backpacks, Hats, Coats, Shoes Copy Paper, Pencils, Sharpeners, Mini Whiteboards w/Markers Microphone/Music stands, Podiums Ki n dl e s, Mi m i i P ad s , i P ad protective cover Flashdrives (for teachers) Recognition Certificates, Testing prizes (pizza party, ice cream social) Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Physical Ed Supplies (see list) Musical Instruments (see list)

Anything you can do is greatly appreciated!! Thank you for support, Caring for America Chairman Barbara Altman

Legislative Corner...Melody Howard Over 800 bills are pending in the Nevada Legislature! You can view any or all of the pending bills. You can comment on any or all of the pending bills. To view the list of bills by subject: The list is in alphabetical order. Just click on the on letter of the subject you want to look up. If you would like to comment on a pending bill: When the form comes up, type in the bill number and click on whether you are for or against the bill. You may also leave comments...just remember to try to keep comments brief. And from the Republican Central Committee, here is a site for all “HOT BILLS” 2C+2013&utm_campaign=NRCC+Fall+Meeting+2012&utm_medium=email

Caring for American Soldiers... Patricia Derrick Here is an update on the current activities we are working on this year for the benefit of out troops and their families.

APRIL UPDATE 1. Girl Scout Cookies donated by ARW was presented to the Chaplin at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday March 30. We were just in time to see all the children at their Easter Egg Hunt. Pictures below. 2. Boots & Booties Military Baby Shower for expectant moms on Saturday May 11, 2013 noon at Eastside Cannery. This is for deployed partners or active-duty service women. Please donate baby items (see flyer next page) and donate your time. Sign up sheets will be on your table at the ARW April 18 meeting, 7 pm at Spanish Trails. 3. Operation WARM HEART, a Nellis Air Force Base project is asking for donations for children of the troops: school gear. Please join us in donating. Bring school gear items to the April 18 meeting. We will forward them to the Nellis Chaplin for distribution. 4. USO, located at McCarran Airport greets troops coming and going at the airport. They are requesting donations of travel sized items. See list and donate to this worthy cause for our troops being deployed. You’ll find a depository at the Caring for the Troops table on April 18. 5. In October 2013, a Saturday Nite DANCING with the TROOPS event will be sponsored by ARW to benefit USO. This will be a wonderful event at the Italian Club. Put it on your calendar and plan on joining us. Evelyn Cannestra and Annette Barnes are chairing this event. Las Vegas Entertainers will share their talent. It will be a toe- tapping event for all. 6. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be on your table at the April 18 meeting; how wonderful it is to feel the joy of sharing. 7. Last but not least: Letters to the Soldiers. Bring a letter to the April 18 meeting or write one on ARW stationery during the meeting. We will send them to the troops. A heart-felt thank you from the Caring for the Troops Team, Patricia Derrick, chair.


Boots and Booties Boots and Booties Military Baby Shower for expecting moms will be held on Saturday May 11, 2013 12 noon, at Eastside Cannery in Las Vegas for approximately 50 new and expecting mothers who have deployed partners or are active-duty servicewomen. All military branches of services are invited to participate. Gifts from the local community and flowers from expectant fathers.

ARW is donating gifts and Volunteering in this Event Baby Shower Requested Donations: MOST REQUESTED ITEMS: BATH TUBS & BATH TOYS Baby Clothes (Boys, Girls, Gender Unknown 3 months up to 12 months in size) Baby Girl Hair Accessories-Bows, Headbands, and Handmade items! Books Cribs Diaper Bags High Chairs Pack-n-Plays Strollers

Baby Socks, Baby Shoes Bath Tubs and Bath Toys Bibs, Utensils, Bottles Car Seats-Infant and Toddler Cloth Diapers-Example gDiapers, Gift Cards: Babies R Us, Wal-Mart, Target

Diapers size 2 or 3, Wipes Toys (Stuffed Animals-Rattles) Travel Size-Baby Shampoo, Baby Conditioner, Baby Lotion

BRING YOUR DONATIONS to ARW Thurs. April 18, 2013 7 pm Meeting Volunteers Needed: Set-Up Shower and Sit With Expectant Mothers Email:

ARW Caring for the Troops Patricia Derrick: Chairman

Call for questions or ideas. 702-804-1112.

Hosted by: Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 10047 and The Douglas J Green Memorial Foundation

Caring for American Soldiers... Patricia Derrick Please take a minute to look over the Caring for the Troops flyer. It is going to be a great year, but we need your help. If you will volunteer for just one event, I promise to make it painless and lots of fun. The short time I have been involved, I feel happier because I am helping the soldiers who do so much for all of us. Just go to and list the event you would like to join. ACTIVE REPUBLICAN WOMEN CARING FOR THE TROOPS—2013 Patricia Derrick Chairman: contact info - phone:804 -1112 1ST QUARTER CARING JANUARY

Girl Scout Cookies Thank You Melody Howard


We need volunteers to make these events come alive


OPERATION WARM HEART: Children and Homeless Veterans 2nd QUARTER CARING


OPERATION BABY SHOWER: Eastside Cannery on for 150 expectant mothers (either active


duty or wife of deployed. (Tricia Trowbridge & husband)


Veterans Hospital Guest House: Park Bench with Plaque 3rd QUARTER CARING


Veterans Hospital Guest House and Park Bench with ARW Plaque


Present OPERATION WARM HEART: Back to School Gear for children


USO: Product Collection Drive 4th QUARTER CARING




Program Nov. Mtg: Celebrating our Troops, collect toys/gifts for


Present OPERATION WARM HEART packages to families.


VOLUNTEER FOR ONE EVENT OR MORE: share your talents and ideas. Just pick ONE OR MORE events to join and indicate if you would like to be the leader. We welcome your energy. You will make a difference and make these events successful for our troops. Thank you for caring, Patricia Derrick LEADER


Sign up for the event you would like to Lead or Help OPERATION WARM HEART: Children and veteran families OPERATION BABY SHOWER VETERAN’S HOSPITAL: Guest House/PARK BENCH USO: Product Collection Drive

Evelyn Cannestra

Annette Barnes


EMAIL: PATRICIA DERRICK @: Just name the event you would like to participate in. You will instantly become a member of our caring & sharing team. Be sure to indicate if you would like to be a TEAM-LEADER for the event. Email TODAY! We need you and we appreciate you!!!

Did you know... 4th President: James Madison (1809-1817) Political Party: Democratic Republican Father of the Constitution President Madison was one of only two presidents (along with Washington) to sign the U.S. Constitution – the set of rules or laws governing the country – James Madison never thought the Constitution went far enough to protect individual rights. When he became president, he pushed Congress to pass the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments), which spells out and guarantees things like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to a trial by jury if someone’s accused of a crime. James Madison was called the “Father of the Constitution” because he worked very hard to create it, but he wanted to give credit to other people who worked on it, too. He said the Constitution was” the work of many heads and many hands.” The War of 1812 Even though the British has surrendered in the American Revolution, they hadn’t really given up. On the high seas, they kept stealing U.S. ships and cargo and even kidnapped American sailors – forcing them to serve in the British navy. In 1812 the United States had had enough and President Madison declared war on England, a kind of second war on independence. At first the War of 1812 didn’t go well because the U.S. wasn’t ready. The British invaded Washington and burned the Capital building and the White House. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a poem about the British bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812, which the U.S. eventually won. Jennifer Barrier

Calling all Republican women and men! Accessorize


your wardrobe! Purchase that “must have” for any


conservative as a gift, or get one for yourself...Remember, Mother’s Day will be upon us

OFFICERS: President 1st Vice-President 2nd Vice-President Recording Secretary Treasurer Immediate Past President

before the next meeting!

Cherie Wood Diane Welch Stephanie Reeder Kristene Fisher Priscilla Campbell Maureen “Mo” Karas

STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Achievement Awards Eleanor Mills & Alice Shillock-Clark Americanism Barbara Altman Budget & Finance Nancy Hambrick Boutique Judy Ferraro & Michele Bruce Bylaws Martha Kimpel Campaigns Melody Howard Caring for America Barbara Altman Caring for American Soldiers Patricia Derrick Chaplain Kristene Fisher Communication/Public Relations Jennifer Barrier Corresponding Secretary / Advertising / Promotions Christine Hall Decorations Gwen Barrett Fundraising Maureen “Mo” Karas Hospitality / Historian Margaret Helsper Leadership Alice Shillock-Clark Legislation Melody Howard Literacy / MELP Molly Governs Newsletter Annette Barnes Parliamentarian Kathie Slaughter Volunteer Hours Alice Shillock-Clark

Be sure to stop by the Boutique before April’s meeting begins! Get here early to peruse all the new items that

***NOTE: If you are interested in helping out on any com-

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mittee or have questions, please contact Cherie Wood via email or phone (702) 480 7151


VILLAS & VINEYARDS FUNDRAISER TRIP ITINERARY AND RESERVATION FORM _________________________________________________________________________________________________ August 16, 2013, Friday (tentative) 6:00 am Board bus to Getty Villa: Continental Breakfast, Mimosas & Prizes (5 hour trip) 11– 3 pm

Lunch at The Café and tour the Getty Villa – lunch certificate & tour included

3 pm

Board Bus to the Santa Monica Pier. Dine at Mariasol Cocina Mexicana, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Santa Monica Pier Seafood and others with great sea views! $25 voucher to use at any pier venue included.

6:00 pm

Bus leaves pier for Paso Robles – approximately 3 ½ hours.

August 17, 2013, Saturday (tentative) 8:00 am Board bus to Hearst Castle 9:30 am

Tour Hearst Castle and grounds

11:30 am

Board bus to Paso Robles

1:00 pm –

4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour, or Board bus to Paso Robles Historic District for shopping, dining, etc., Driver will pick group up at designated place and time to be determined by group.

August 18, 2013, Sunday 12:30 pm Board bus to return to Las Vegas (approximately 7 hours) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___ RESERVATION FORM Circle One: Double Occupancy ($460/person), Or Single Occupancy ($640/person) Name: _____________________________________________________________ Cell: ________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________ E-mail: _____________________________________ Sharing Room With: ______________________________________________ Cell: _______________________________________----Address: ___________________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________ CHOOSE ONE ACTIVITY FOR SATURDAY: ________________ Private Wine Tour will run about $50 - $85/person. Cost depends upon how many are interested Price announced late May . Billing for this will be additional and separate. Payment due by July 15/13. ________________ Visit Historic District – shops, restaurants, etc. (No additional charge)

PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Deposits (non-refundable): Double Occupancy $230 by 5-23/13; Balance $230 by July 15/13 Single Occupancy $320 by 5-23/13; Balance $320 by July 15/13 Pay and/or make payments On-line via Pay Pal at, or Make checks payable to Active Republican Women of Las Vegas Mail checks and registration form to: ARW; 889 So. Rainbow, Suite 146; Las Vegas, NV 89145

More Information: Maureen Karas, or 233-4884


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Email us at Numbers don’t lie, people do! Why don’t CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC mention any of these facts?

Those that are still working and paying higher taxes! Who is going to pay for all the entitlement programs?




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WELCOME ALL NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS Our membership Drive for 2013 is in full swing! When you become a Member of ARW, you are automatically a member of the Nevada Federation of Republican Women and a member of the National Federation of Republican Women. Your Voice and Opinions are very important! Join us and make sure your voice is heard across the Nation. Welcome this Months’ New Full Members: Vicky Zaones, Maria Cable, Louise Ferrara, Carol Collins New Associate Members: Jon Demmitt Welcome back returning Full Members: Suzan Bacum, Vonnay Brook, Pattie Shepard, Joyce Virgen Welcome back returning Associate Members: Richard Scotti, Michael McDonald, Mark Hutchison Thank you all: Sincerely, Stephanie Reeder – V.P. Membership

We always welcome new members! If you are interested in becoming a member or ARW... Fill out the form on the next page and send it Via US mail to 889 So. Rainbow Ste. #146, Las Vegas, NV 89145 or email to Stephanie Reeder

The NvFRW is signing up membership for the 2013 Regents Program If you are interested in becoming a Regent fill out the attached Application and bring it with you to our next meeting


ACTIVE REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF LAS VEGAS (Nevada) is a women’s political organization, bringing together women to positively impact the direction of our state and our nation. We come together as a collective force advancing the Republican Party and WOMEN through political access and participation.

ACTIVE Republican Women Membership Application 2013 Annual Dues--Check One: *New _________ Renewing __________ Member since: ________/_________ Member* ($30) ________ Associate* ($15) ___________ (If already a regular member of another club or men only) NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (As it appears on Voter Registration – Must be a Registered Republican to join) ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY and STATE: _________________________________________________________________________ ZIP: _________________________ PHONE NUMBER: ___________________________________________CELL NUMBER: __________________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________BIRTHDAY: ___________/___________________ Month Year *Referred/Sponsored by: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

*Please indicate if you’d like a name badge for an additional $10.00 Yes ____________ No____________

I am a registered Republican and I will support and work for the election of Republican Candidates for office and encourage loyalty to the Republican Party. _____________________________________________________________________ Signature

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Please make check payable to Active Republican Women and mail to: Stephanie Reeder-Membership Vice-President; 889 So. Rainbow Ste. #146, Las Vegas, NV 89145 Visit our website:


ARW’s Monthly Meeting—March 21

Diane Welch & Annette Teijeiro Cherie Wood, Diane Welch, Lynne Sloane, Bob Beers, Annette Teijeiro, Dr. Steven Surtich

Dave McKeon & Krystle McKeon

Gwen Barrett, Annette Teijeiro, Bob Beers, Dr. Steven Surtich

Eleanor Mills & Dave McKeon

Dave McKeon, Diane Welch, Krystle McKeon

Bob Beers Melody Howard, Kristene Fisher, Cherie Wood Gwen Barrett & Annette Barnes

Bob Beers & Jennifer Barrier Chris Hall & Dave McKeon

Annette Teijeiro



Silver State—RED STATE! Regents are members and friends who step up to a higher level of membership and commitment to the mission and goals of our Nevada Federation. Your generous annual donation of $100 is the financial backbone for our political and educational arm of NvFRW. Participation in the Regents program will insure that our Federation grows with pride in our in numbers, leadership strength and political involvement in electing Republicans throughout our state. Your generosity is vital to the continued growth of NvFRW. Join today and supports the following activities: Leadership Training This valuable training is sponsored by NvFRW Regents each year in both the North and South to provide leadership guidance to all club officers and interested members. Leadership materials are developed by your Executive Officers and are provided by Regents funding to all Leadership participants. Special projects and Political activities approved by vote of NvFRW Regents. - 2012 projects brought statewide recognition to the energetic work our Nevada Republican Women! - Regents funds allow NvFRW continued political relevance throughout Nevada Grants and Assistance - New club grants to assist initial expenses. - NvFRW Board may allocate grants to coalition groups from Regent funds. Hospitality Receptions Regents host receptions at NvFRW Board Meetings and Biennial Convention in appreciation for the wonderful support provided by members who make this program possible. Candidate Development and Campaign Training Survey of needs and resources to assist candidates. Possible registration fee assistance for NvFRW member candidates and NvFRW attendees. Scholarships previously funded by Regents will be paid by NvFRW "Jo Marshall Scholarship Opportunity Drawing" allowing ALL contributions to the Regents program to benefit NvFRW membership growth. Date Name


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This is the wish list for our children whom we are supporting this year. Please contribute as these children are in great need. I will be collecting at each meeting the items that you bring. If you can not attend a meeting, please contact me and I would be happy to meet with you. Thank you, Barbara Altman Chairman Marion Cahlan-Edison Elementary School Wish List Items: 1. Clothing, backpacks, coats, hats, etc. 2. Shoes 3. Copy paper 4. Pencils 5. Mini whiteboards and markers 6. Electronic pencil sharpeners 7. Whisper phones 8. Text exemplars tied to the Common Core State Standards (multiple copies of books) 9. Authentic literature (books) to be used for writing mini lessons 10. Poetry books 11. Phonics and fluency centers 12. Computer software for math and reading 13. Listening centers and CDs with books 14. Headphones (standard and with a recording device) 15. Microphone stand 16. Music stands 17. Podium for assemblies 18. Kindles 19. Mini iPads 20. iPad protective covers 21. iTunes gift cards to purchase educational apps 22. Flash drives (one per teacher) 23. Various certificates to recognize students for Honor Roll, Attendance, etc 24. Testing prizes such as pizza parties and ice cream socials Teacher Appreciation Week luncheon Physical Education 1. Flag football flags 2. Small rubber rings (12) 5-6 inches in diameter 3. Rhino skin foam balls (24) 4. Egg and spoon relay game (12) Pugg Pop-up goals Continued Next Page‌

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47 Taxes and Regulations the IRS Is Unprepared to Enforce Obamacare The GAO reports that the IRS has 47 different taxes and regulations it must enforce under Obamacare, They're not ready! "It is unprecedented in recent history, the amount of responsibility the IRS is being given in an area that most people don't think of as an IRS function ...[t]his is going to lead to problems, sir...''[t]hey have to determine what enforcement mechanisms they'll employ .., how they go about determining who to audit and who not to!' Treasury Inspector Genera/for the IRS Russell George -March 5,20I3 Testimony before House Committee on Appropriations You might already know about the twenty new or higher taxes in Ohamacare . What you might not know is that the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the IRS has 47 new taxes and regulations to administer in overseeing Obamacare, The IRS is not capable of doing all this, as the quote above confirms. Here is the list: 1.

Prohibits group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals.


Establishes a temporary reinsurance program to provide reimbursement for a portion of the cost of providing health insurance coverage to early retirees..


Imposes a penalty on health plans identified in an annual Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) penalty fee report, which is to be collected by the Financial Management Service after notice by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury).


Requires state exchanges to send to Treasury a list of the individuals exempt from having minimum essential coverage, those eligible for the premium assistance tax credit, and those who notified the exchange of change in employer or who ceased coverage of a qualified health plan.


Provides tax exemption for nonprofit health insurance companies receiving federal start-up grants or loans to provide insurance to individuals and small groups.

6. Provides tax exemption for entities providing reinsurance for individual policies during first 3-years of state exchanges. 7.

Provides premium assistance refundable tax credits for applicable taxpayers who purchase insurance through a state exchange, paid directly to the insurance plans monthly or to individuals who pay out-of-pocket at the end of the taxable year


Provides a cost-sharing subsidy for applicable taxpayers to reduce annual out-of-pocket deductibles


Outlines the procedures for determining eligibility for exchange participation, premium tax credits and reduced cost- sharing, and individual responsibility exemptions

10. Allows advance determinations and payment of premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions 11. Authorizes IRS to disclose certain taxpayer information to HHS for purposes of determining eligibility for premium tax credit, cost-sharing subsidy, or state programs including Medicaid, including (I) taxpayer identity; (2) the filing status of such taxpayer; (3) the modified adjusted gross income of taxpayer, spouse, or dependents; and (4) tax year of information 12. Provides nonrefundable tax credits for qualified small employers (no more than 25 full- time equivalents (FTE) with annual wages averaging no more than $50,000) for contributions made on behalf of its employees for premiums for qualified health plans.

13. Requires all U.S citizens and legal residents and their dependents to maintain minimum essential insurance coverage unless exempted starting in 2014 and imposes a fine on those failing to maintain such coverage.


14. Requires every person who provides minimum essential coverage to file an information return with the insured Individuals and with IRS

15. Imposes a penalty on large employers (50+ FTEs) who (1) do not offer coverage for all of their full-time employees, offer unaffordable minimum essential coverage, or offer plans with high out-of-pocket costs and (2) have at least one full-time employee certified as having purchased health insurance through a state exchange and was eligible for a tax credit or subsidy. 16. Requires information reporting of health insurance coverage information by large employers (subject to IRC 4980H) and certain other employers 17. Offers tax exclusion for reimbursement of premiums for small-group exchange participating health plans offered by small employers to all full-time employees as part of a cafeteria plan 18. Subjects new group health plans to certain Public Health Service Act requirements and imposes the excise tax on plans that fail to meet those requirements (Conforming amendment) 19. Authorizes IRS to disclose certain taxpayer information to the Social Security Administration (SSA) regarding reduction in the subsidy for Medicare Part D for high- income beneficiaries, (Conforming amendment) 20. Requires the independent institute partnering with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to implement a key national indicator system to be a nonprofit entity under section 501(c)(3). 21. Imposes a fee through 2019 on specified health insurance policies and applicable self- insured health plans to f und the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund to be used for comparative effectiveness research. 22. Imposes a 40 percent excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health insurance coverage on the aggregate value of certain benefits that exceeds the threshold amount 23. Requires employers to disclose the value of the employee's health insurance coverage sponsored by the employer on the annual Form W-2, 24. Repeals the tax exclusion for over-the-counter medicines under a Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Health Savings Account (HSA), or Archer Medical Savings Account (MSA), unless the medicine is prescribed by a physician. 25. Increases tax on distributions from HSAs and Archer MSAs not used for medical expenses. 26. Limits health FSAs under cafeteria plans to a maximum of $2,500 adjusted for inflation. 27. Imposes additional reporting requirements for charitable hospitals to qualify as tax- exempt under IRC 50l(c)(3) and requires hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment at least once every 3 years and to adopt a financial assistance policy relating to emergency medical care. 28. Imposes a fee on each covered entity engaged in the business of manufacturing or importing branded prescription drugs 29. Imposes an annual fee on any entity that provides health insurance for any US health risk with net premiums written during the calendar year that exceed $25 million. 30. Allows the deduction for retiree prescription drug expenses only after the deduction amount is reduced by the amount of the excludable subsidy payments received.

31. Increases the threshold for the itemized deduction for unreimbursed medical expenses from 7.5 percent of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to 10 percent of AGA (unless taxpayer turns 65 during 2013-2016 and then threshold remains at 7.5 percent).


32 Denies the business expenses deductions for wage payments made to individuals for services performed for certain health insurance providers if the payment exceeds $500,000 33. Imposes an additional Hospital Insurance (Medicare) Tax of 0 9 percent on wages over $200,000 for individuals and over $250,000 for couples filing jointly 34. Limits eligibility for deductions under section 833 (treatment of Blue Cross and Blue Shield) unless the organizations meet a medical loss ratio standard of at least 85 percent for the taxable year 35. Allows an exclusion from gross income for the value of specified Indian t r ibe health care benefits 36. Allows small businesses to offer simple cafeteria plans-plans that increase employees' health benefit options without the nondiscrimination requirements of regular cafeteria plans 37. Establishes a 50 percent nonrefundable investment tax credit for qualified therapeutic discovery projects 38. Requires employers to provide free choice vouchers to certain employees who contribute over 8 percent but less than 9 .8 percent of their household income to the employer's insurance plan to be used by employees to purchase health insurance though the exchange 39. Imposes a tax on any indoor tanning service equal to 10 percent of amount paid for service. 40. Excludes from gross income amounts received by a taxpayer under any state loan repayment or loan forgiveness program that is intended to provide for the increased availability of health care services in underserved or health professional shortage areas 41. Increases the maximum adoption tax credit and the maximum exclusion for employer-provided adoption assistance for 2 0 1 0 a n d 2 0 1 1 to $13,170 per eligible child 42. Extends the exclusion from gross income for reimbursements for medical expenses under an employer-provided accident or health plan to employees' children under 27 years.

43 Imposes an unearned income Medicare contribution tax of 3.8 percent on individuals, estates, and trusts on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of modified adjusted gross income (AGI +foreign earned income) over a threshold of $200,000 (individual) or $250,000 J oint). 44. Imposes a tax of 23 percent on the sale price of any taxable medical device on the manufacturer, producer, or importer 45. Amends the cellulosic biofuel producer credit (nonrefundable tax credit of about $1.01 for each gallon of qualified fuel production of the producer) to exclude fuels with significant water, sediment, or ash content (such as black liquor). 46. Clarifies and enhances the applications of the economic substance doctrine and imposes penalties for underpayments attributable to transaction lacking economic substance. 47. Increases the required payment of corporate estimated tax due in the third quarter of 2014 by 15.75 percent for corporations with more than $1 billion in assets, and reduces the next payment due by the same amount.

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Battle Born Bulletin - April 2013  

April issue ARW Newsletter featuring current political topics and activities our club is involved in

Battle Born Bulletin - April 2013  

April issue ARW Newsletter featuring current political topics and activities our club is involved in

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