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Battle Born Bulletin

MEMBER OF NATIONAL FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEMBER OF NEVADA FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN

We Are Active Republican Women of Las Vegas

From Left: Annette Barnes, Stephanie Reeder, Marty Wright, Kristene Fisher, Judy Ferraro, Betty Fitzgerald, Michele Bruce, Nancy Fiorello, Eleanor Mills, Patricia Derrick, Cherie Wood

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 — albarnes2550@gmail.com

Active Republican Women of Las Vegas 889 So. Rainbow Ste. #146, Las Vegas, NV 89145 www.ARWLV.com ARWLV@ymail.com


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July 1 @ 6pm - 8:30pm

R ARW Monthly Board Meeting OU Y R RK DA Thurs July 19 @ 5:30-8pm MA LEN ARW General Membership MeetA C

FUNDRAISER

ing, Spanish Trail

Mon

Aug 5 @ 6pm - 8:30pm ARW Monthly Board Meeting

Thu Aug 16 @ 5:30pm - 8pm ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail

ARW Programs 

July 18: Legislative Update

August 16: Sherm Frecrick

 September 12: Membership Appreciation @ Bahama Breeze

ARW’s annual fundraising event needs your participation! Villas & Vineyards weekend get-away for lovers of wine and historical architecture LAST CALL!! TIME IS RUNNING OUT SEND YOUR RSVP AND PAYMENT TODAY

President’s Message...Cherie Wood July 17th will be a very important day for our Clark County Republican Party.  This is the  day we all must a end and vote for a new direc on of leadership if our county party is to  survive. Sadly, the CCRP has had a failure of leadership under our current Chair Cindy  Lake.  It is not o en we have the opportunity to choose between two polar opposites:  the status quo or a leader with a vision, a plan and a track record of proven results.  We  are fortunate to have such a man in Dave McKeon who is running for County Chair. His  vision and leadership skills are far superior to what is so lacking from our current leader.   Go to this web link to see for yourself the debate that was held on Friday, June 7th  between Cindy Lake and Dave McKeon and their respec ve messages.  h p:// vimeo.com/67956956    As a fellow woman, I would have liked nothing more than to see Cindy Lake succeed in  leading our county party. She was given the opportunity to lead and bring us all together  a er a frac ous division in the party.  She was given the opportunity to show true  leadership, to rise above all the pe ness and divisiveness.  A er all, we are all supposed  to be true Republicans yet, she chose to lead with the same conten ous divide.  Instead  of garnering stakeholders of all fac ons to come together, she pandered to only those  whose visions were the same as hers.  She had the opportunity to be a leader yet she  chose to be a follower.  Instead of prac cing a leadership style of inclusiveness, Cindy  chose to alienate those Republicans whose views differed from hers and her followers.  As a leader, Cindy could have had the support of all our federated Republican women  clubs yet she chose to not to join one nor involve herself in our goals.  As a leader of our  county party Cindy was primarily tasked with raising money and registering Republican  voters. She failed miserably at both, spending $11,000 to register only 1300 GOP voters  in primarily Assembly District 9. It takes money to effec vely run a large county party such as Clark County. Donors  must feel a sense of trust and confidence before they write checks. Trust and confidence comes from having a business  plan,  meline and a scorecard of achievements. The Chairman is supposed to be suppor ve of the Republican slate of  candidates.  Many of you may remember how Cindy tried to have me thrown out of the September CCRP mee ng  when I challenged her Facebook rants against our party nominee, Mi  Romney. The presiden al elec on was less  than2 months away at that point and our County Chair was very obviously unsuppor ve.  Go to this link to see what I  was referencing at that September mee ng. h p://www.ralstonreports.com/blog/gop‐cannibalism‐chapter‐ 6768#.Ubu0J9j2Wgc   Continued Page 5... 3


Legislative Update

Join some of ARW’s favorite legislators for an interactive panel made up of John Hambrick, Michelle Fiore, and Barbara Cegavske. They will review the legislative session for us and answer all of your questions.

General Membership Meeting—July 18 Mix and Mingle at 5:30pm; Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 6:00 pm Please RSVP by Sunday July 14th

Chris Hall, 702-254-2688 or Priscilla Campbell, cillajeffy@embarqmail.com

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.

U P C O M I N G

August 2013

September 2013

Membership Appreciation Event at Bahama Breeze! This fun and festive evening will feature entertainment by Eric Golub, a conservative comedian. Invite your friend and family and help us sign up new members.

An Evening with Sherm Frederick, Award winning columnist for the Las Vegas Review Journal. We will also take time to honor our past Presidents

Special Events — Save the Dates August 24th

November 1st “Bunco Bash” Hosted by Michelle Bruce

“Hot August Nights” Pool Party,

Hosted by Priscilla Campbell 4


President’s Message Continued from Page 3… Dave McKeon‘s ac ons, on the other hand, are speaking louder than just his words. His work in the Filipino Community,  which represents 8% of the LV popula on, brought in two gentlemen who were broadcas ng LIVE to a Filipino radio sta on  the night of the debate.  Also there was a videographer recording the en re event for Dave’s website. Community outreach  and media promo on translate into more votes for our Republican candidates and will result in ge ng more Republicans  elected.  It is  me for a change. A new direc on is sorely needed. Please help Dave improve our county party by vo ng for Dave  McKeon on July 17th! Dave is the only one running for the office with a vision and the leadership we so desperately need if  our party is going to succeed to win anymore elec ons.  He is our best hope and I support him.  As a fellow woman, Cindy, I  would have liked to have supported you. You not only let the Clark County Republican Party down, you let a lot of  Republican women down, as well.  

Literacy...Molly Governs Clark County Public Library Summer Reading Program… Children have until August 3rd to participate and win prizes for the books they read this summer. The link to the Clark County Public Library Summer Reading Program is: http://sr.lvccld.org/evanced/sr/homepage.asp

Special Announcements DONATE TO OKLAHOMA TORDADO VICTIMS! Members who wish to support those affected by the tornados in Oklahoma bring your cash donation...we will have a separate donation box set aside.

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 welchd167@gmail.com It’s Fast! It’s Easy! 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 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 www.arwlv.com for all the information. 5


LAST CALL!  SIGN UP TODAY! CONTACT MAUREEN KARAS - mmkaras@yahoo.com or 223-4884

ARW is counting on YOU to make this trip happen! Seats still available...Don’t miss this amazing trip!


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 www.arwlv.com, 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, mmkaras@yahoo.com or 233-4884

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Barbara Vucanovich; Nevada’s “Silver Lady” By Jennifer Barrier

We are saddened by the recent death of Barbara Vucanovich, the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress. She died just two weeks before her 92nd birthday of complications from a broken pelvis after a fall she took in February of this year. Known as Nevada’s “Silver Lady,” she served as a Republican in the House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District from 1983 to 1997. Her resume’ included stints on House Interior, Natural Resources, and Appropriations Committees, and the Sub Committee on Military Construction. She served Nevada with distinction and an unwavering devotion to duty in serving the citizens of our great state. She championed the rights of senior citizens when she fought, and subsequently won, for the repeal of the source tax, which prevented more than one state from collecting income taxes on retiree pensions. As a cancer survivor, she championed the funding for early cancer screening and treatment. She fought for equal pay for women, opposed abortion, and supported the death penalty. During her final term she was elected as Republican conference secretary, the first Nevadan to serve a leadership role in the House. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich was a staunch conservative who knew no bounds in serving the people of Nevada. During her first Congressional campaign, she boldly exclaimed, “What Congress needs is a tough grandmother!” That is exactly what we got from her, and she will be sorely missed.


BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! First Annual Red, White, and Blue Gala Fundraiser Keynote Speaker: House Minority Whip Congressman Kevin McCarthy July 13th at the Venetian PLEASE CONTACT MAUREEN KARAS FOR PLACEMENT AT AN ARW TABLE Maureen Karas—mmkaras@yahoo.com or call 702-233-4884


Legislative Corner...Melody Howard END OF 77th (2013) SESSION SENATOR BARBARA K. CEGAVSKE

It has been a great honor to serve the state of Nevada representing the citizens of District 8. I was first elected to the Nevada Legislature in 1996. Due to term limits, this was my last legislative session and my term ends in November 2014. I was fortunate to serve under four governors and have seen numerous legislators come and go. I have also worked on many issues in hopes of making Nevada a better place to live, work and raise a family. Democrats currently have a majority in both houses of the Legislature. Members of the majority party fill the key positions of power in both houses, such as the chairs of the standing committees. However, the minority party still has a voice and Republicans successfully shaped the debate on many important issues. This newsletter provides an update of major topics discussed during the regular and special sessions. The Budget Every session, the most urgent matter is the State budget. The Legislature has the power of the purse. Only the Legislature can levy taxes and authorize the expenditure of State revenues. Unlike Congress, the Legislature must pass a balanced budget. Our outlays cannot exceed our income. Economic recovery has been slow in Nevada but there are good signs on the horizon. Unemployment is down and revenues from sales and gaming taxes are rising for the first time in years. At the beginning of the session, Governor Sandoval presented a proposed budget of approximately $6.4 billion in General Fund expenditures over the next two years, which is a slight increase over the $6.2 billion budget for the current biennium. Most of the new funds were targeted towards education. The Governor also proposed extending several taxes that were set to sunset but made it clear he would not support tax increases. The final budget approved by the Legislature is lean and conservative, with no new taxes. Significant new investments were made in education, including funds for full-day kindergarten, reduced kindergarten class sizes, and English language learner programs. The Legislature also implemented a new funding formula for higher education that shifts funding from northern Nevada to southern Nevada. Funds were provided to institutions in northern Nevada to help mitigate the loss. In addition, the state restored a 2.5 percent pay cut for State employees but retained six furlough days. Taxes The majority party argued that taxes needed to be increased to adequately fund education. However, the Governor vowed to veto any tax increases and Democrats ultimately had insufficient support to meet the two-thirds vote requirement for new taxes. One bill proposed by Democrats would have increased the Modified Business Tax, which is a tax on the payrolls of businesses. I opposed this tax increase because it would have suffocated our fragile economic recovery. A second proposal was dubbed the “Fun Tax” by the media. It would have expanded the existing live entertainment tax by charging an 8 percent levy on admissions and concessions at places of sport or entertainment such as movies, baseball games, the NASCAR Races, and the Electric Daisy Carnival. I had grave concerns about taxing entertainment when it is such a fundamental part of Nevada’s economy. Neither of these bills came up for a vote of the Legislature. The Legislature also discussed several other significant tax proposals this session. First, the Legislature refused to deal with an initiative petition backed by the teachers union. This measure would impose a margins tax on the receipts of businesses


and dedicate the revenues from that tax to education. I and many of my colleagues are seriously concerned about the effects that such a tax would have on Nevada businesses. Unfortunately, the Legislature failed to take a position on this proposal or to propose an alternative. It will be on the ballot for the 2014 General Election and we can only hope that the voters will choose wisely. The Legislature also approved for the second time a proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution to change the way we tax mining. If approved, the Legislature would have the ability to increase taxes on the mining industry. I have opposed a tax increase on mining because it will certainly be harmful to an industry that is one of our State’s largest employers and taxpayers. This question will now be placed on the ballot at the next general election. The Legislature did approve two bills that delegated authority to boards of county commissioners to increase taxes. I firmly opposed both of these measures because they sidestep the constitutional requirement that the Legislature increase taxes with a two-thirds vote. The first bill authorizes the Clark County Board of Commissioners to enact an ordinance with a two-thirds vote to impose an additional sales and use tax rate of up to 0.15 percent for police officers. The second bill authorizes the Washoe County Board of Commissioners to enact an ordinance with a two-thirds vote that imposes a sales tax of 0.25 percent and a property tax of 5 cents on each $100 of assessed value, for capital projects in the Washoe County School District. Education I have been a member of the Senate Committee on Education for many years and I have worked hard to ensure that our students are taught by quality teachers. This year, the Legislature built upon the efforts of the 2011 Session to create a more robust teacher evaluation system that takes into account student achievement. The new system will be fully vetted in the 2013-2014 school year and will be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year. The Legislature also took bold steps to change graduation requirements. The High School Proficiency Exam does not match the curriculum being taught and will be phased out. In its place, students will need to take four end-of-course exams beginning in 2014-2015. Students in 11th grade will also be required to take a college and career readiness assessment, but the results will not be used to determine eligibility for a diploma. Schools will no longer be allowed to hand out certificates of attendance for students that do not meet the requirements for graduation. For those who are concerned about the state of public morals, the Legislature considered a very worrisome measure that would have greatly expanded the scope of sex education in our schools. Fortunately, this bill died when it did not come up for a vote in the Senate. Firearms After the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, reforming firearms laws became a national cause. Here in Nevada, there was a strong push back by those, including me, who strongly believe in Second Amendment rights. The most prominent piece of anti-gun legislation would have expanded background checks for firearm purchases to most private sales. In a bit of sleight of hand, it would have required a separate method for those background checks than is currently used with the Nevada Department of Public Safety. This bill passed the Senate and Assembly with all Republicans voting against it. I am pleased to report that the Governor vetoed this bill. Other measures that failed included purchasing bans on certain rifles, magazine round limits, and excise taxes on purchases of firearms or ammunition. However, some pro-firearm measures also failed including eliminating the need for a permit to carry a concealed firearm or allowing permit holders to carry concealed firearms on college campuses. Foreclosures Foreclosures continue to be a significant challenge in Nevada. To address the continuing foreclosure crisis in Nevada, the Legislature approved the bipartisan “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights.” This bill expands protections provided to some borrowers under the national mortgage settlement to more homeowners. This bill gives homeowners the tools to stay in their home and work more directly with their lenders. For example, it requires lenders to inform borrowers of possible alternatives before filing a notice of foreclosure. It also prevents a lender from initiating foreclosure proceedings while a loan modification is being considered. Lenders also have to decide whether a borrower qualifies for a loan modification before initiating foreclosure. In addition, the lender is now required to provide a single point of contact for a borrower requesting a foreclosure prevention alternative.


Marijuana Marijuana was another major issue during the legislative session. The Legislature approved a bill which allows for medical marijuana dispensaries. I opposed this measure because marijuana is still prohibited under federal law for medicinal purposes. A proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use failed, but this issue will likely resurface in future sessions since recreational use of marijuana is now permitted in Colorado and Washington.

Same Sex Marriage Another issue that should concern all of us is same-sex marriage. As you are no doubt aware, the Nevada Constitution provides that only marriage between a man and a woman will be recognized or given effect in this State. The Legislature has approved a proposal to amend the Constitution to allow same-sex marriage. This measure passed both houses. It will now be held until next session when it will be placed before the Legislature again. If it is approved in 2015, it will go on the ballot at the 2016 General Election. Driver Authorization Cards To improve road safety, the Legislature approved a bipartisan bill that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver authorization cards to legally drive in Nevada. This card will be valid for one year and cannot be used for federal or State identification purposes. In addition, the Department of Motor Vehicles cannot release any information related to the presence of any person to enforce immigration laws. This bill is modeled after similar legislation in Utah, where road safety has improved since the legislation went into effect. The bill will also reduce demand for fake driver’s licenses, increase State revenues by charging a fee for the card, and stimulate the economy by encouraging the purchase of vehicles and insurance. Energy The Legislature also approved a major energy bill dubbed “NVision,” that will move Nevada away from coal-fired power plants and will mandate investment in renewable energy and natural gas. The bill requires certain electric utilities to file a comprehensive plan with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada for emissions reductions from coal-fired electric generating plants and for the replacement of these plants with increased capacity from renewable energy facilities and other electric generating plants. This bill had unanimous support in the Senate and had bipartisan support in the Assembly. I remain concerned about the impact this legislation will have on NV Energy ratepayers. Other Bills I am proud to report that I was a primary sponsor of 13 successful bills during my last session. One of my major bills passed by the Legislature directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study concerning the governance structure of and funding methods for community colleges in Nevada. This bill could have a major impact on the future of higher education in Nevada. I was also a primary sponsor on a bill that ties school attendance to the ability of teenagers to obtain a driver’s license. Conclusion As you can see, the laws approved in the last session will have an impact on all Nevadans. I worked hard to collaborate with my colleagues on common sense legislation that will benefit State residents. I also fought against measures that would be detrimental to the State’s fragile economic recovery or did not reflect the values of my constituents. Thank you to all of you who have been involved in the Legislative process. Your input helps ensure that the Legislature fulfills its role as the People’s branch of government.


Leadership Corner...Alice Shillock-Clark A leader for the day… Each in her own way… A leader must develop strong beliefs, articulate and act on those beliefs, and be accountable for the results. (Mayor Rudolph W. Giullani)

2013

Be sure to stop by the Boutique before the event begins for the best selection!

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

We have some GREAT buys at a tiny price!

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

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


Caring for American Soldiers… Patricia Derrick

One percent of our population is doing 100% of the fighting for our rights. We need 100% of Americans working to support our troops and their families. By participating in CARING FOT THE TROOPS EVENTS, ARW members are showing their appreciation for these brave men and women while contributing to the USO’s longstanding ability to support the troops and their families. CARDS TO THE SOLDIERS: USO will continue sending ARW “Cards to the Soldiers” each month. Please participate by picking up a card at the “CARING FOR THE TROOPS” table when you arrive at the monthly dinner meeting. During the meeting, fill out the card, by sharing your thoughts and appreciation to the soldiers who are fighting for our blessed country. They will receive your card while deployed all over the world. The cards will be taken to the Las Vegas USO immediately. Doug Bradford, USO Las Vegas Director, will personally send the cards to 9 USO’s around the world, to be hand delivered to American soldiers deployed around the world. Due to operational security of the soldiers, we will not know specifics beyond delivery to 9 USOs worldwide. Donations: Table Donations with a gift for you. Each table will have a donation pail, passed around the table for donations. Each table will tally their own donations for the evening. This month, the prize for the winning table is a Professional matted color photograph of the Statue of Liberty for each person sitting at the winning table. The Statue of Liberty is a reminder of the freedom we enjoy everyday, largely because of the efforts of our soldiers in the Military. Just by sitting at the winning table, you will take home this token of freedom to enjoy with your family or give-away to a worthy veteran. Each month the winning table will receive a surprise gift of appreciation from ARW Caring for the Troops Committee. USO donations: Doug Bradford commented on the wonderful items the USO received last month. We are all taking an inventory of items donated so they will not be forgotten. Pick up the Wish List at the Caring for the Troops table (also attached). Operation Warm Heart: School items for children, journals for teens will be delivered to Nellis Chaplin Sergeant Randy Bach (inventory maintained). DANCING WITH THE TROOPS ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB THURS OCT 24 We are working on the details of this event that we hope will become an annual event! NEXT YEAR- USO IS LIKELY TO BE TAKING THIS EVENT TO THE WYNN TO SHARE WITH THE CELEBRITY POPULATION OF LAS VEGAS. IT IS AN HONOR FOR ARW TO HOST THIS USO FUNDRAISER. Here are plans thus far... Check In: Pin-Up girls will pin the Corsages & Boutonnieres on each guest and then accompany them to their seats. Silent Auction: USO’s Doug Bradford will auction off military items Celebrity Possibilities: Wayne Newton, Terry Fator USO Videos during Cocktail Hour: USO historical w/ Bob Hope and others. Toast the Troops: toast each branch of the military Buffet Dinner: Italian dinner with all the trimmings. Dancing with a Soldier: During a designated time period, Uniformed soldiers from all 5 branches of the military will dance with attendees, as monitors collect a donation and snap a photo of the dancers. Entertainment: ARW’s Evelyn Cannestra and her celebrity friends. A sincere thank you is in order for all ARW members, just for being members. We understand you are busy in your everyday life and ARW is just one more thing to do, but it is a worthy cause and we don’t take your participation lightly. You are the reason we exist and we thank you whole heartedly.

Sincerely, Patricia Derrick.


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 arwtroops@gmail.com and list the event you would like to join. ACTIVE REPUBLICAN WOMEN CARING FOR THE TROOPS—2013 Patricia Derrick Chairman: contact info - arwtroops@gmail.com phone:804-1112 1ST QUARTER CARING JANUARY

Girl Scout Cookies Thank You Melody Howard

FEBRUARY

We need volunteers to make these events come alive

MARCH

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

APRIL

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

MAY

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

JUNE

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

JULY

Veterans Hospital Guest House and Park Bench with ARW Plaque

AUGUST

Present OPERATION WARM HEART: Back to School Gear for children

SEPTEMBER

USO: Product Collection Drive 4th QUARTER CARING

OCTOBER

USO: "UNITED WITH READING" and ARW host "DANCE WITH THE TROOPS"

NOVEMBER

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

DECEMBER

Present OPERATION WARM HEART packages to families.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

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

HELPER

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

USO BENEFIT; DANCING WITH THE TROOPS TOYS & GIFT DRIVE (December 2013)

EMAIL: PATRICIA DERRICK @: arwtroops@gmail.com. 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!!!


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                                                              Cartoon Background      The man in the mortarboard flogging the Democra c donkey is Rex Tugwell, the leader of FDR’s “Brain Trust”, a character out of  academia. The Brain Trust was supposed to come up with new ideas to help America. The two mortarboard‐wearing kids in the wagon  represent recent Ivy League college graduates hired to staff the New Deal. The cartoonist from the conserva ve Chicago Tribune, Mr. Orr,  is calling them socialist “pinkos” (term that wasn’t then in use, “pinkies’ is what Orr called them).   BTW, only yesterday I learned that the term “Ivy League” (which usually refers to athle cs) was coined in 1934 by a sports writer. The Ivy  League colleges (Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and Penn) are notorious for their snobbery and eli sm.  They are the favored des na on for the children of the elite who run America. George W. Bush was a “legacy” student at Yale, meaning  that he got into Yale without running the gauntlet that common folk must run to get through the rigorous screening done to applicants.  Dubya got into Yale easily just because his daddy (George H. W. Bush) and granddaddy (Presco  Bush) both graduated from Yale. Timmy  Geithner is a 1983 graduate of Dartmouth College and got in as a legacy because his daddy, Peter F. Geithner, is a 1954 Dartmouth grad  and also worked at the Ford Founda on for 20 years.   The most prominently featured man shoveling money off the wagon is Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace, who was known for his  socialist leanings. Most us are aware that FDR confiscated gold in 1934, but most people are not aware that the gold confisca on was a  clause in the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1934. It is also important to remember that 90% of the American popula on lived on farms  during the Depression.   The man behind Wallace is Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior and director of the Public Works Administra on. As head of the PWA,  Ickes had a lot of say on what and where public works projects were built. The biggest of course was the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ickes  was well‐known for backing many other socialist endeavors. Ickes was also the father of Harold M. Ickes, a key player in the Clinton  administra on.   The other man behind Wallace was a mystery to me. In fact, I had trouble reading the label on him in the cartoon. That man is Donald  Richberg, who was called “assistant president” in the FDR administra on. Both he and Ickes came through Chicago poli cs and were  leaders of the Progressive movement there. Both Ickes and Richberg were key players in pushing the Na onal Industrial Recovery Act  which imposed fascist codes of conduct on American industry which dictated how key industries in America were to be run. The Na onal  Recovery Administra on was ul mately struck down by the Supreme Court in 1935, which decision led to FDR’s effort to “pack” the  Supreme Court with more coopera ve jus ces.   The significance of this cartoon is that it depicts the visible signs of manipula on by the financial elite that runs America, which was in full  control of the country back during the Depression, for decades before that and for the decades leading up to the present.   D. Dial   16


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WELCOME ALL MEMBERS Our membership Drive for 2013 is still 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.

OUR MEMBERSHIP IS GROWING AND SO IS THE ECITEMENT. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF BIG CHANGES TAKING PLACE IN THE WAY OUR COUNTRY IS BEING RUN. ACTIVE REPUBLICAN WOMEN ARE GOING TO BE IN THE FORE FRONT OF ORGANIZING, INFORMING AND GETTING THE TRUTH OUT TO OUR NEVADA VOTERS. BE PART OF THIS NEW EXCITING ADVENTURE. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND OUR MEETINGS DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS, LET US KNOW. WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS FOR YOU TO STAY IN TOUCH AND INVOLVED. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO SET UP SATALITE CLUBS FOR MEMBERS THAT CAN NOT MAKE THE REGULAR MEETINGS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED ABOUT MEETING AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND LOCATIONS LET US KNOW AND WE WILL ASSIST YOU. DON’T LET YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE STOP YOU FROM DOING WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT. LET US BE THE CLUB IN LAS VEGAS THAT HAS 100% PARTICIPATION.

Thank you all: Sincerely, Stephanie Reeder – V.P. Membership

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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

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I am a registered Republican and I will support and work for the election of Republican Candidates for of ice 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: http://.arwlv.com

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I am a republican because…

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I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

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I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability

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I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

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I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

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I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.

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I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

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I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

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I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

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Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.


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