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Mon Mar 4 @ 6pm - 8pm UR ARW Monthly Board Meeting O Y RK DAR A N M LE Thu Mar 21 @ 5:30pm - 8pm CA ARW General Membership Meet-



ing, Spanish Trail Mon Apr 1 @ 6pm - 8pm

ARW Monthly Board Meeting Thu Apr 18 @ 5:30pm - 8pm

ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail


Apr 18: Ron Futrell

May 16: ARW Fashion Show

BattleBulletin Born



President’s Message...Cherie Wood I wanted to give a big Thank You to member Brenda Flank, founder of the Conservative Alliance for Community Growth, who so brilliantly stepped in at the last minute as our President’s Day/Black History Month sole speaker on February 21st. Brenda very eloquently conveyed the message of the GOP’s history of championing civil rights on behalf of all minority people and that most in their communities can and do have the same conservative values of the Republican Party. Messaging, however, is indeed the way to transition that message effectively. I say nothing could be truer for our cause but there are other ways, as well. Republicans are at a structural disadvantage within the Electoral College. Democrats start out with California and New York in their column and 220 electoral votes in the bag every single election. Do you want to end voter fraud for the future of conservative politics? We already have documented proof of entire precincts voting 120% for the Obama Ticket in the last election and in other precincts, not ONE vote being cast for the Romney ticket. I’d say those are pretty unbelievable odds even given the circumstances of their battleground state status. So let’s lobby to have “Winner Take All by Congressional District”! This would in no way dismantle the Electoral College and it is totally constitutional. It’s Federalism as its best

and preserves the Electoral College and empowers the states. In fact, Maine and Nebraska already do this. You see, State Legislatures have been given the power under Article Two Section One of the Constitution to award their electors in the manner they see fit. Founding Father James Madison said states should award their electors in the way that derives the most benefit for their state. For America’s first 150 years, states awarded electors in various ways; winner take all for the whole state, winner take all by Congressional District; proportionally, sometimes, even the Legislatures themselves would just decide who would get their Electoral votes. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that Progressives popularized the “Winner Take All” rule that we have in most states today. In other words, if you win the popular vote in a state, you get all the Electors in that state. Conservatives have been paying the price ever since. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin alone would have shifted around 65-70 electoral votes into Romney’s column depending on how you look at the map. And that doesn’t even account for Florida. Continued Page 3...

Keynote Speaker — March 21st Dr. Annette Teijeiro discusses the impact of Obamacare on individuals and employers. This information is sure to be informative and sobering as we learn how unaffordable the "Affordable Care Act" really is. Dr. Annette Teijeiro

Don't miss it!

General Membership Meeting Mix and Mingle at 5:30pm; Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 6:00pm


Please RSVP by Sunday March 16th to Cherie Wood @ or 702-480-7151 Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lanes, Las Vegas, NV 89113

STARTER Classic Caesar Salad

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

ENTRÉE Salmon Piccata Roasted Potatoes Seasonal Sautee Veggies DESSERT Chef’s Special Selection VEGETARIAN Vegetable Lasagna

be billed.


April 2013

Ron Futrell

May 2013 Ron Futrell 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 newscasting, Republican politics, and as a sports promoter.

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.

President’s Message Continued from Page 1… Let’s put it another way: If those states had operated this way, Mitt Romney would have won the Election. What the current system has given us is ten “Battleground States” deciding the election every year. This has led to a Federal Government empowered to trample on the rights of citizens in non-battleground states without political consequence, while they buy off the voters in the Battleground States. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin all have Republican Governors and control of the Legislature right now. That will likely never happen again in our lifetime. The Virginia Legislature is currently considering this measure. This message by Ken Blackwell of the Tea Party Victory Fund and others are flooding these State Legislatures with calls and letters in support of this bill, letting Legislators know that this bill has their support. We have a historic opportunity right now to put another 65-70 electoral votes into the GOP column and hold our leaders accountable. Even though Nevada’s Legislature is not Republican controlled, we do have a “Republican” Governor who should consider supporting the same measure for our state. We are, after all, not California…….yet! Cherie Wood

The Republican Party History

From the Beginning Abolishing slavery. Free speech. Women's suffrage. In today's stereotypes, none of these sounds like a typical Republican issue, yet they are stances the Republican Party, in opposition to the Democratic Party, adopted early on. Reducing the government. Streamlining the bureaucracy. Returning power to the states. These issues don't sound like they would be the promises of the party of Lincoln, the party that fought to preserve the national union... Click here for full article

Special Announcement In case you missed it...It is my great pleasure to tell you that ARW has implemented the PayPal online payment system! This is especially exciting because this process will make our RSVP’s, meal payments and membership dues payable through our website! We also offer credit card payments at check-in! I’m so excited to bring all this new technology to our club which should make check in much faster and with greater ease. 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.

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.  Clothing, Backpacks, Hats, Coats, Shoes  Copy Paper, Pencils, Sharpeners,  Mini Whiteboards w/Markers  Microphone/Music stands, Podiums  Kindles, Mimi iPads, iPad 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)

In addition to items, your time is also appreciated. A couple of upcoming activities that you might consider donating time to are: 

Career Day: Friday, March 22nd from 8:00—10:30 a.m. Anyone who would like to speak to the students about their careers and accomplishments is welcome.

Nevada Reading Week: Feb 25—Mar 1. Come in and read to the students or bring books.

If you can find the time to contribute to either of these events, please let me know and I will add your name to the list. Thank you for support, Caring for America Chairman Barbara Altman

Something to think about... Meriam-Webster Dictionary Definitions Politically Correct: conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend someone’s political sensibilities--should be eliminated. Double Standard: a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another. Covet: To desire (what belongs to another) inordinately or culpably Culpable (culpably): meriting condemnation or blame especially as wrong or harmful

Surprising how all these societal “Progressive” beliefs are used so effectively today in controlling American citizen’s thoughts through media, politicians and certain acceptable organizations. Cherie

Literacy Center...Molly Governs INTERNET SAFETY FOR KIDS AND TEENS This article is the third of three planned articles on Internet literacy and safety. Judging by the amount of information that Is available on the topic of Internet safety for our children this article will only touch upon some of the important tips plus point ARW members to some websites for further ideas and activities to keep our next generation safe in the world of electronic information. The following are some everyday safety tips for children using the Internet: 

For younger children use content blockers and filters. This type of software scans the Internet sites for images and blocks those that contain certain key phrases.

For older teens there is tracking software. Tracking software allows parents and supervising adults to track the teenager’s path online. By using this type of software it lets the teen know you trust them and gives them more freedom online while at the same time lets an adult see if the student is using appropriate sites while online.

It is important to remain vigilant. Even when using filters, and content trackers kids figure out ways to get around them.

Talk to your kids about what to do when something inappropriate or scary pops up on the Internet. Not all adult sites post industry ratings identifiable by blocker and tracker software.

Adult supervision and involvement cannot always be replaced by any software. Continue to monitor what your kids do online regularly without stepping into the role of an Internet cop.

If a child uses a mobile device monitoring Internet use will be more difficult to control and monitor. Keep communication lines open with the child.

Some useful sites for Internet Safety for children and teens: Internet Safety Tips for Elementary School Kids: This site gives suggestions, safety tips, strategies and activities for elementary school aged online users. Safety Tips from the FBI: The FBI website presents not only online safety tips for kids, but a history of the FBI, about their police dogs, games, what it is like to belong to the FBI, how to investigate a crime and much more. Net Smartz Workshop: This is a website that gives some basics on preventing cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate material, online predators, and revealing too much information. A rich collection of many other current topics and discussions can be found on this site. Parent Further: A site that speaks directly to parents. Net Literacy: http// Young Net Literacy volunteers present a series of public service announcements in short videos on all aspects of Internet safety. It is an extremely well done website.

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 USO: United through Reading & DANCE WITH THE TROOPS TOYS & GIFT DRIVE (December 2013)

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... WOMEN IN ELECTIVE OFFICE 2013 In 2013, 97 women serve in the U.S. Congress. Twenty women serve in the Senate and 77 women serve in the House. The number of women in statewide elective executive posts is 76, while the proportion of women in state legislatures is 24.1 percent. Congress: In 2013, women hold 97, or 18.1%, of the 535 seats in the 113th U.S. Congress — 20, or 20%, of the 100 seats in the Senate and 77, or 17.7%, of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives…. Of the Twenty women serving in the Senate, 16 are Democrats and 4 are Republican... Seventy-Seven women from 31 states serve in the House; 58 are Democrats and 19 are Republicans... Statewide Elective Executive Offices: In 2013, 76 women hold statewide elective executive offices across the country; women hold 23.4% of the 320 available positions. Among these women, 38 are Democrats, 38 are Republicans...Full article COPYWRIGHT 2013. Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). Cawp\Informationservices\Factsheets\Fact2013\FS-Elective(02-13).wpd

2013 ARW LEADERSHIP TEAM OFFICERS: President 1st Vice-President 2nd Vice-President Recording Secretary Treasurer Immediate Past President

At The Botique

Stop by the boutique this month, before the meeting begins, for the best selection of political merchandise. Bring your cash or checks! ….and don’t forget to stock up on our Patriotic items. These are sure to make great gifts.

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 Chaplin 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

***NOTE: If you are interested in helping out on any committee or have questions, please contact Cherie Wood via email or phone (702) 480 7151



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FEBRUARY 4, 2013 True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against Supervisor of Elections Over Mishandling of Allen West Recount By Katie Pavlich

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… 1.




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You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally. Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more or our money. The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work). Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the right of the people. The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual. Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe”. You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion. Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government. Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones. You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

Voter integrity group True the Vote (TTV) filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Lucie County Florida Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker for failing to uphold election law and for failing to enforce record inspection rights...Click to read more

An Update on Wasteful Spending in Washington from the House Majority Whip’s Office More on this issue...



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ARW’s Monthly Meeting—February 21

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: Janis Jo Bertels – Mari St. Martin New Associate Members: None Welcome back returning Full Members: Bernadette Anthony—Judith Ferraro—Persia Golden Martha Kimple—Lynne Sloane Welcome back returning Associate Members: Stavros Anthony – Maraya Evans Michael Kimpel – Ken Small Thank you all: Sincerely, Stephanie Reeder – V.P. Membership

Only 7 days left to get your renewal in!! Beat the deadline deadline— —pay online at If sending a check, please drop an email to Stephanie to alert her that it’s on the way. ARW needs your support for our efforts & to stay in good standing with the National Federation Fill out the form on the next page and send it in Via US mail 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

________________________________________________ Date

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:


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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$100 Yearly dues enclosed Include my husband (additional $100) (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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Battle Born Bulletin - March 2013  
Battle Born Bulletin - March 2013  

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