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Battle Born Bulletin Affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women NOVEMBER 2012 ARW Programs next 3 Months Nov 16: Honor our Military Dec 20: Holiday Celebration Jan 17: ARW Plans for 2013 (guest speaker to be determined)

Mark Your Calendar Oct 20 - NOV 2 EARLY VOTING -----------------------------------------------------------Mon Nov 5 @ 6pm - 8pm ARW Monthly Board Meeting -----------------------------------------------------------Tue Nov 6 GENERAL ELECTION MAKE NEVADA RED! -----------------------------------------------------------Thu Nov 15 @ 5:30pm - 8pm ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail Honor our Veterans Nomination taken from floor and election of new ARW 2013-14 Officers -----------------------------------------------------------Mon Dec 3 @ 6pm - 8pm ARW Monthly Board Meeting -----------------------------------------------------------Thu Dec 20 @ 5:30pm - 8pm ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail Christmas Party Installation of new ARW Officers for Biennium 2013-14 -----------------------------------------------------------Sat Jan 5 @ 9am-4pm ARW Retreat at Spanish Trail Country Club (no Monthly Board Meeting) -----------------------------------------------------------Thu Jan 17 @ 5:30pm - 8pm ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail SPEAKER TBD

ARW member and former 1st VP, Estela Vaden, was featured in Las Vegas Review Journal article on October 14, 2012: The Latino Vote: Presidential candidates pursue splintered bloc

President’s Message…

Maureen M Karas

I am writing this on Sunday with cautious optimism, a mere 9 days away from what I believe will be a Republican Victory across this great country, and God willing, Nevada as well. I implore you to do all you can to help Team Nevada and our candidates GET-OUT-THE-VOTE. Victory depends upon our success at delivering voters to the polls. Just yesterday, I had the good fortune of attending some Nevada Day festivities in Carson City including the parade and a rally for Senator Heller and Congressman Amodei. The excitement and enthusiasm of the crowds was contagious. Complete strangers came up to me to talk, seeing my Romney pin, or gave me a thumbs up. It is a good time to be a Republican! It is even better to have a candidate, Mitt Romney, who stands for individual liberties, freedom, a limited federal government and a free market economy based upon capitalism. And although our Democrat competitors like to carry the banner of values, it is Mitt Romney the person whose life of service and charity is emblematic of trust and righteousness. ______________________________________ On November 15th at ARW’s General Membership Meeting, you will be voting for ARW’s new Executive Board whose service will carry the club through the 2013-2014 Biennium. This is such an important event for ARW, and I know you will want to be in attendance to exercise your vote! Although the nominating committee has carefully selected a slate of candidates, additional nominations will be taken from the floor for each office: President, 1st Vice President Programs, 2nd Vice President Membership, Secretary and Treasurer. All will be installed at our December meeting. As I near my end of service as your President, I am blessed to introduce you to a slate of amazing women whom your Nominating Committee has carefully selected to be candidates for your new Executive Board. PRESIDENT: CHERIE WOOD, 1st Vice President ARW, 2nd Vice President NvFRW, and NV Representative –Membership Committee NFRW. Cherie is a born leader who has lived her life following a deep moral compass, exemplified in her family, business and Republican Women relationships. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and small business owner. As women, we know that in order to achieve these blessings, one has to be well organized, bright and a selfstarter. Cherie is all of these and more. Many of you may have seen two “I am a Republican Women” You-Tube videos produced by the NvFRW Regents and on the ARW website. Cherie not only chaired this committee, but the inspiration was hers. How great it is to have an idea, convince others to join-in and see it through execution. This is the kind of leadership, both innovative and executive, that will continue ARW on the path of excellence.

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Monthly Membership Meeting Thursday, November 15, 2012 HONORING OUR MILITARY

GUEST SPEAKERS: Doug Bradford, Executive Director of the McCarran USO The USO’s Mission

AND Karen Cinnamon from the new VA Hospital Overview and Update on Donation & Volunteer Opportunities at Spanish Trail Country Club Spanish Trail Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89113 Enter at East Gate on Tropicana Blvd. Directions: Click Here Mix and mingle at 5:30;  Meeting starts promptly at 6 P.M. Members $30 and non-members $35 cash & checks accepted at the door

Please RSVP by Sunday, November 11, 2012 to Maureen Karas or 702-233-4884 RSVPs are firm reservations and required for private country club access. No-shows will be billed




1ST VICE PRESIDENT PROGRAMS: Diane Welch, 1st Vice President ARW Diane is a legal professional with knowledge valuable to ARW; she is a lawyer and the current Assistant General Counsel for the College of Southern Nevada. Her legal career spanning 17 years includes positions as Law Clerk for the 8th Judicial Court, Dept. VI, research analyst and legal research assistant. Your board has benefited from Diane’s participation as she always has a legal eye on our activities with the public and/or media. She is also a military daughter, wife and mother – three generations of military working to insure our freedoms as Americans! 2nd VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP: Stephanie Reeder, ARW Treasurer Stephanie is a people person who has never known a stranger; just the sort of person who will be terrific at growing our membership. She is a deeply spiritual woman, wife, mother and grandmother several times over! Her experience as your Treasurer make her a perfect fit for this position since she is familiar with quarterly reports and our membership roster. SECRETARY: Margaret Helsper, ARW Hospitality Chair Margaret is ARW’s secret weapon! Not only is she the woman who persuades you to buy tickets for Hospitality’s “Opportunity Drawing”, she is the creative expert involved with


Holiday Celebration

many of our special events and fundraisers. If Margaret were not a nurse practitioner, she surely would have been an artist! Besides her love of art and desire to promote wellness, she is a wife, mother, grandmother and small business owner. Margaret has successfully married her “creative nursing” with her computer skills to make a living. She measures success as the ability to make a difference with her family and community while keeping joy in her heart. This goal has served her well for more than 50 years! TREASURER: Priscilla Campbell, ARW Assistant to the Treasurer, Treasurer – Republican Women of Southern Nevada PAC, and Budget & Finance Chair – NvFRW. Professionally, Priscilla is an Accountant who worked as an Accounting Manager for a large firm and Controller for a Restaurant chain. As a volunteer over the last 7+ years, Priscilla has shared her skills with the Nevada Republican Party and the Republican Women of Las Vegas. Recently, Priscilla offered to mechanize ARW’s accounting records by putting them on Quick Books – no easy task! Priscilla is a wife and life-long Republican whose full time job” with no pay” (Ha) is volunteering! I hope this gives you the information you need to help you with your voting decision later this month. And better yet, I hope to see each and every one of you on the 15th at Spanish Trail. Please join us for this important election and also to thank our military, active and Veterans, for their selfless service to our wonderful country. See you next month!


Kicking off New Year SPEAKER To Be Determined

General Membership Meeting Thursday December 20th

General Membership Meeting Thursday January 17th

At Spanish Trail Country Club

At Spanish Trail Country Club

LEGISLATIVE CORNER Las Vegas Summerlin Headquarters 9640 West Tropicana Avenue, Suite 106 Las Vegas, NV 89147 Las Vegas Centennial Hills 6955 North Durango Drive Suite #1112 Las Vegas, NV 89149

Henderson 8915 South Pecos Road, Suite #17A Henderson, NV 89074



Mesquite 355 W. Mesquite Blvd Suite C80 Mesquite, NV 89101

Email or call (702) 307-0601.


WE MUST GET THE HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT TO WIN !!! (see following page for actual early voting turnout)



...more Nevada Voter Registration Statistics

Early Voting Turnout Results in Nevada Including Absentee Voting


CLICK HERE FOR MOST UP-TO-DATE VERSION and More Early Voting Statistics

ARW Women at various Romney Rallies in October

__________________________________________ GET THE WORD OUT ! ADVERTISE IN OUR NEWSLETTER SEE OUR ADVERTISING BOARD __________________________________________

Caring for the American Soldier By Diane Welch, Chair of ARW Caring for the American Soldier

Please come to our November membership meeting where we will honor our veterans and active duty military and hear a recap of our club's efforts to support these warriors. Our speakers will be Doug Bradford, Executive Director of the McCarran USO who will accept ARW's donation and talk about the USO's mission. Also Karen Cinnamon from the new VA hospital will talk about volunteer and donation opportunities at the hospital. We will also take a look back at how our club's generous donations to support our military were used over the past year.

2012 ARW LEADERSHIP TEAM OFFICERS: President ! ! 1st Vice-President! 2nd Vice-President! Recording Secretary ! Treasurer! !

Our members can feel proud of the impact their generosity has had this past year and going forward. In November and December we will continue our patriotic bucket collection for holiday help for young enlisted families at Nellis. For information on any of these outreach activities, please contact Diane Welch at or by calling (702) 373-6522. God bless America! God bless our Troops!

ARW member, Cecilia Aldana, was featured in Las Vegas Review Journal article on October 11, 2012: Conservative Latino group well-funded, unwelcome

Maureen Karas Cherie Wood Marty Wright Alice Shillock-Clark Stephanie Reeder

STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Achievement Awards! Eleanor Mills Americanism/Chaplain! Kristene Fisher Budget & Finance!! Nancy Hambrick Boutique!! ! Judy Ferraro & ! ! ! Michele Bruce Bylaws! ! ! Martha Kimpel Campaigns! ! OPEN Caring for America! Barbara Altman Caring for American Soldiers Diane Welch Corresponding Secretary Christine Hall Decorations ! ! Gwen Barrett Legislation! ! Melody Howard Hospitality / Historian! Margaret Helsper Literacy / MELP! ! Molly Governs Parliamentary! ! Kathy Slaughter Volunteer Hours! ! Alice Shillock-Clark Webmaster & Newsletter! Iris Stone

***NOTE: If you are interested in helping out on any committee or have questions, please contact Maureen Karas via email or phone (702) 233-4884

At the Boutique ... Stop by the boutique this month, before the meeting begins, for the best selection of political merchandise. This will be the last month to purchase the "Vote Them Out" collector's item playing cards. They make great stocking stuffers! Bring your cash or checks! ….and don’t forget to stock up on our Patriotic items. These are sure to make great gifts.

SUBMIT YOUR 2011 VOLUNTEER HOURS TO ARW! If you are a full ARW member we’d appreciate your submitting volunteer hours. Right now we are collecting hours for June-December 2011.

What qualifies:

Activity A: Campaign, GOP precinct, registering voters, RNC convention. Activity B: All other, such as: travel to/from Board Meeting, Leadership Meeting, attendance or prep activities for NFRW, NvFRW, ARW conventions, serve on ARW committees or gather contributions for committee requests, prep time for ARW committees, listed on page 7 under ARW Leadership Team

How to qualify:

Put your hours in an email to Alice Shillock-Clark, Provide a monthly total by key activitiy (A &B). You may also go to our website to download the form and send by email or “snail mail” to Alice. Click here for details.


Larry Eckhardt, the “Flagman” Stratfor: U.S. Presidential Elections in Perspective NPRI’s ‘Piglet Book’ reveals hundreds of millions in government waste

Obama’s “Catholic Plan” Presidential Approval Index History by Rasmussen

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ARW is accepting ads for our newsletter The price list for the ads is as listed below: $100.00 Bus. card size $150.00 1/4 page $200.00 1/2 page $250.00 full page The price list is for a full year.  Ads for a short period of time will be pro-rated.   Anyone interested in placing an ad or has any questions may contact Chris Hall at 254-2688 or chrisbmw12000@yahoo .com Put your life story on vIdeo

ARW’s Monthly Membership Meeting, Thursday October 18, 2012

We are signing up new members and renewals now for 2012/2013. Fill out this form and send in OR come to our next meeting to sign up

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