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2013

Battle Born Bulletin

MEMBER OF NATIONAL F EDERATION OF REPUBLICAN W OMEN MEMBER OF NEVADA FED ERATION OF REPUBLICAN W OMEN

We Are Active Republican Women of Las Vegas

From Left back row: Myrna Addad, Mary St. Martin, Heidi Harris, Chris Hall, Irene Albrecht, Erin Wood Front row: Annette Barnes, Stephanie Reeder, Janice Wilson, Martha Kimpel

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


Mon June 3 @ 6pm - 8:30pm

R ARW Monthly Board Meeting OU Y RK DAR Sat June 22 @ 10am MA LEN ARW General Membership MeetCA

FUNDRAISER

ing, Spanish Trail

Mon July 1 @ 6pm - 8pm

ARW Monthly Board Meeting Thu July 19 @ 5:30pm - 8pm

ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail

ARW Programs

ARW’s annual fundraising event needs your participation! Villas & Vineyards weekend get-away for lovers of wine and historical architecture

June 22: Safety Symposium Featuring Gen . Mike Butchko **Note: This is a Saturday Meeting** 

July 19: Legislative Update

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! Deposit due June 15!! SEND YOUR RSVP AND DEPOSIT TODAY

President’s Message...Cherie Wood Is there an Assimilation Anarchy going on here in the United States? Certainly we can all see it happening in the news in European countries such as Britain, France and Sweden who are experiencing a huge assimilation problem which is a direct result of their multi-culturalism policies. The immigrants’ true culture is assimilation is a sign of weakness. These countries have allowed specifically huge populations of Muslims to immigrate to their land, completely keeping to their own customs, language, religion and values, instead of expressing a sense of appreciation for the opportunity of a better life. Now these immigrants have begun to rage against innocents in their new homelands with acts of violence so unbelievable to all rational human beings. The sense of righteous indignation of these terrorists is beyond comprehension. But it is not just in Europe that this sense of assimilation weakness breeds. Here in our own country we have allowed immigrants legally here or not to forego the need to assimilate to our proud American cultures. Instead, we make it too accommodating (i.e. election ballots, store signs, ATM machines, marketing labels, etc.) to those who do not speak our language nor wish to teach their children our language. I read an article recently by a local reporter praising our Governor's recent decision to spend $50 million in state funds over the next 2 years for the English Language Learners program. But did you know the article stated that nearly 85% of the children in these programs were born in the United States! So here we have 85% of children being taught English in our public schools paid for with our hard earned tax dollars because the parents don’t teach their children English during the first 5 years of their lives! Really, it's the taxpayer’s responsibility? But why not! Heck, watching our nation's leaders dodging any accountability on the current IRS, Benghazi and AP scandals is a perfect example of not taking responsibility! While shopping at a local Target store recently, I witnessed a Hispanic-speaking family with their toddler happily listening to an electronic toy that played musical Spanish word games! Spanish word games toy for a toddler who could be just as easily playing with an English word game electronic toy learning English and having fun at the same time!. What a novel idea which would certainly help the little tikes as they enter kindergarten and maybe even help the parents learn English at the same time? If you Google Spanish language toys you will see what I’m talking about----companies like Hasbro and Fisher Price make these toys and offer more Spanish speaking toys over bilingual toys on some sights as much as 3 to 1. These toys are for children ages 2 and up so for what are these toys really intended? Assimilation…? Really? Continued Page 5... 3


ARW Safety Symposium — Saturday June 22nd, 10am Keynote Speaker

Gen. (Ret) Mike Butchko

Come join us for a morning full of tips regarding gun safety and training, 2nd Amendment rights, personal safety, computer safety, and keynote speaker Gen. (Ret.) Mike Butchko catching us up on the current state of our national security. There will be giveaways and informational tables set up for you to ask questions and gather more information. We will have a lovely brunch between presentations and time for you meet and mingle with our speakers. This is sure to be a popular event, including our male counterparts and associate members. Make your reservations to attend early! *This Saturday morning event takes the place of our regularly scheduled June evening meeting. Please mark your calendar accordingly*.

General Membership Meeting—Saturday, June 22 Mix and Mingle at 9:30am; Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 10:00am Brunch will be served during presentations Please RSVP by Sunday June 16th 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

July 19, 2013—Legislative Update Our July meeting will include a Legislative Update by four of our regular and associate members just fresh from the legislative session. Come loaded with your questions for this panel of both veteran and freshman legislators. In addition to the update, Alice Clark, Leadership Chair for NvFRW will provide a Leadership presentation. This interesting topic also fulfills points towards our Achievement Award. It's sure to be an interesting meeting and you won't want to miss it.

An Evening with Sherm Frederick, columnist for the Las Vegas Review Journal 4


President’s Message Continued from Page 3… Last, but certainly not least….what a lovely Fashion Show we had for our May meeting! A big THANK YOU to Chris Hall and all the lovely models and their handsome escorts who helped make it a great success! Margaret Helsper with her generous donation of many of her own new and gently used gorgeous bags along with others, did a fantastic job generating a frenzy of tickets sales that resulted in many, many happy winners!! An absolutely great time was had by all!

Maureen Karas and Cherie Wood had the honor of representing ARW at the Honor Flight Welcome Home May 5th

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 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 www.arwlv.com for all the information. 5


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

ARW is counting on YOU to make this trip happen! Deposits are needed by June 20th ARW Meeting!


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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NFRW Spring Conference...Maureen Karas Nevada Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day and Spring Board Meeting You will be proud to know that six of your Active Republican Women members attended the 2013 NvFRW Legislative Day and Spring Board Meeting May 16th and 17th in Carson City and Minden, Nevada. Representing you was Diane Welch - 1st Vice President, Stephanie Reeder – 2nd Vice President and ARW Nominating Committee Chair for NvFRW, Priscilla Campbell – Treasurer and NvFRW Budgets Chair, Barbara Altman – Caring for America Chair & NvFRW Scholarship Chair, Alice Shillock Clark – NvFRW Leadership Chair, and Maureen Karas - NvFRW Southern Director and ARW Immediate Past President. Friday evening, Mendy Elliot – Secretary of Washoe Republican Women and NvFRW Fundraising Chair, gave a presentation on Maggie’s List, a federal PAC “dedicated to electing fiscally conservative women to Congress” whose Vice Chair is Sue Lowden. Also speaking on Maggie’s List was Nevada Senator Barbara Cegavske. Maggie’s’ List financially supports women candidates who stand for fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security. You will be hearing more about Maggie’s List later this year at the October 11th and 12th NvFRW Biennial Convention being held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. The Spring Board meeting convened Saturday morning. Business primarily centered around elections to fill vacancies on the NvFRW Executive Board and to elect 7 NvFRW Delegates-At-Large to the National Federation of Republican Convention in Louisville, KY this September. We are pleased to report that Maureen Karas will be one of those Delegates-At-Large. Congratulations! New “Acting Officers” are these: Sherry Dilley – 1st Vice President, Lynne Hartung – Treasurer, Linda Colavechio – Northern Director and Heidi Smith – Nominating Chair. The day’s festivities were enhanced with some wonderful guest speakers who each spoke to their area of expertise this legislative session. Speakers included Lt Governor Brian Krolicki, Nevada Senator Barbara Cegavske, Nevada Senator James Settelmeyer and United States Congressman Mark Amodei. A special thank you from all of us to these wonderful Nevadan public servants.

Stephanie Reeder, Mo Karas, Diane Welch, Alice Clark, Priscilla Campbell, Barbara Altman

Maraya Evans, Brian Krolicki, Sherry Dilley

Stephanie Reeder


Did you know...Jennifer Barrier 7th President: Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)

Political Party: Democrat Andrew Jackson came from humble beginnings in the Carolina colonies. His early life was fraught with tribulations from the onset when his father died three weeks before he was born while returning from a trip across the Appalachian Mountains. Young Andrew joined the local militia at age 13 and served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. His older brother Hugh died during the Battle of Stone Ferry in 1779, where both Andrew and brother Robert were captured by the British. While in captivity, both brothers contracted smallpox, and days after their release, Robert died. Exacerbating Andrew’s already precarious situation, his mother died of cholera soon afterwards in November, 1779. Young Andrew found himself alone and orphaned at age 14. Not to be foundered, Andrew Jackson soon found his place in the world. Raised by his uncles, Jackson became a successful lawyer in his late teens. He soon rose in political prominence, serving as a member of the Tennessee constitutional convention, Tennessee’s first member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a brief tenure as U.S. senator, and a judge in the Tennessee Supreme Court. Jackson was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia, ascended to the rank of Major General. He defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, and was soon dubbed a national hero. He was very popular among his troops, who gave him the moniker “Old Hickory” that stayed with him throughout his life. Jackson ran for president in 1824, but lost to John Q. Adams after closed-door dealings by the House of Representatives shut out Jackson, splitting the Democratic Republican party in half. Jackson eventually won the election of 1828 as a member of the new Democrat party after a rather testy and repugnant campaign with John Q. Adams. Unfortunately, Jackson’s beloved wife Rachel died two months before he took office. President Jackson did not submit to Congress in policy making, and was the first president to take command of his power to veto. Known as the “people’s president” for his ardent beliefs in personal freedom and individualism, he tried to abolish the electoral college believing that the citizenry should elect our presidents rather than a collective body of electors. His greatest feat as president was his hostility towards the Second Bank of the United States, theoretically a private institution, which he thought to hold too much sway over economic policy. He vetoed its recharter bill, charging it as a government-sponsored monopoly. His presidency was not without controversy. He forcibly removed several eastern Indian tribes to the Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma, and is laid blame for the suffering incurred during the infamous “Trail Of Tears.” After completing his second term, Jackson retired to his Tennessee plantation where he later died of tuberculosis on June 8, 1845 at the age of 78. Andrew Jackson is widely regarded as one of most influential and aggressive presidents in U.S. history, where many of his policies provided lasting changes. Fact: Pet parrot had to be removed from Jackson’s funeral for swearing.


Leadership Corner...Alice Shillock-Clark A leader for the day… Each in her own way… Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (Attributed to Margaret Mead.)

2013

We have a FANTASTIC buy on photo albums! Just perfect for those graduation keepsake photographs.

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

GREAT buys at a tiny price! Stop by before the meeting for the best selection

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

Pick up an accessory for yourself or someone you know. Also, ask about our clearance items.

***NOTE: If you are interested in helping out on any com11

mittee or have questions, please contact Cherie Wood via email lvcsw@yahoo.com or phone (702) 480 7151


Caring for American Soldiers… Patricia Derrick

O n e p e r c e n t o f ou r p o p u l at i o n i s do i n g 1 0 0 % o f t h e f i g h t i ng ! We n e e d 1 0 0 % o f A m e r i c a n s w or k i n g t o s u p p o rt o ur t ro o ps a n d t h e i r f a m i l i e s . B y p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n C AR I N G F O R T H E T RO O P S E V E N T S , A RW w o m e n a r e s h o w i n g t h e i r a pp r e c i a t i o n w h i l e c o nt r i b u t i n g t o t h e U S O ’ s l o n g - s t a n d i n g a b i l i t y t o s up p o r t t h e t r o op s a n d t h e i r f a m i l i e s .

BOOTS & BOOTIES BABY SHOWER was held on May 11 honoring 50 expectant mothers of actively deployed servicemen and active duty mothers. Fourteen ARW members were on hand to sit with expectant mothers to enjoy lunch and guide the mothers through the process of receiving their beautiful gift baskets. It was a wonderful event shared by ever yone in attendance.

Honor Guard All the moms being “Showered”

Cherie holding Maddox Guyon-Rodas flanked by parents Jobeths & Ruben

Gift Baskets & Diaper Cakes ARW Volunteers 12 Some of the donations


Caring for American Soldiers… Patricia Derrick

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: W ayne 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 w ith 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!!!


ARW Message Board

Congratulations, ARW Volunteers Achieve 26,000 hours... The ARW Club tally for 2012-2013 volunteer reporting is in and we have achieved more than 26,000 hours! The top individual submissions of the year go to Maureen Karas, our immediate past president, with a whopping 6202 hours, (is anyone surprised?) and Stephanie Reeder, VP Membership, who has dedicated 4100 hours to Republican campaign and volunteer activities for our Club. Third place goes to Barbara Altman, Caring for America Chair, with 4,000 hours of ARW dedication! A special thanks to Maureen, Stephanie, and Barbara and all our members who have made countless contributions of your time--everything from election caucus and campaigns, to voter registration and fundraising. The volunteer hours are part of the Achievement Award submittals to our National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). Eleanor Mills, chair for Achievement Awards, will submit all program points to NFRW by May 31st. Thank you all for a job well done !!

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The time has come to stand behind those who have stood up for us and demand the Senate vote to defund Obamacare. The house has voted some 30 plus times, yet the Senate never has. There used to be no chance. But as the issue becomes more unpopular, and problems are arising, and 21 D-Senate seats are up for reelection next year, many in red states, we have our best chance right now, before it is implemented. We are asking you to join grassroots organizations nationwide to write both of your Senators during the second week of June. If we approach this with large numbers, we can be successful. We also ask that you forward this to your members, friends and family who are like minded. We also encourage those with smart phones to check out an app that allows you to write congress as easy as sending a text, and it eliminates any party affiliation. App can be found at www.9818.bythepeople.us. I know many who just love it and it increased participation. It is time we put US back in USA. The tide is changing with gun control failure, Benghazi, and now IRS. Please join us and pass this on.

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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: Blanca Buonomo

Welcome New Associate Members: Bob Beers, Joan Dimmitt, Diane Eddington

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 *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: http://.arwlv.com

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ARW’s General Meeting—May 16

Cherie Wood & Michael McDonald Cherie Wood Ron Futrell

Margaret Helsper

Pretty in Pink Gwen Barrrett Heidi Harris

Nelly Segal & Nancy Hambrick

Patricia & Steve Derrick Erin Wood & Jodi Peritz

Janice Wilson Michele Bruce

Cherie Wood & Chris Hall Mo Karas 19


ARW’s Annual Fashion Show—May 16

Starvos Anthony, Phil Perine, Chris Hall, Michael McDonald

Martha Kimpel Martha Kimpel with Phil Perine Myrna Addad with Stavros Anthony Myrna Addad

Erin Wood

Mary St Martin with Phil Perine Mary St Martin 20


ARW’s Annual Fashion Show—May 16

Stephanie Reeder

Stephanie Reeder & Stavros Anthony

Irene Albrecht Irene Albrecht & Phil Perine

Annette Barnes & Stavros Anthony Annette Barnes

Heidi Harris Heidi Harris flanked by Stavros Anthony & Phil Perine

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

I am a republican because…

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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


Arw June2013 newsletter