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Battle Born Bulletin


We Are Active Republican Women of Las Vegas

Mari St. Martin, Barbara Altman, Max Gans, Cherie Wood, Gary 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 —

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

Mon Sep 9 @ 6pm - 8:30pm

R ARW Monthly Board Meeting OU Y RK DAR Thurs Sep 12 @ 5:30-8pm MA LEN ARW General Membership MeetCA

ing, SpanMembership Drive — Bahama Breeze


Mon Oct 7 @ 6pm - 8:30pm

ARW Monthly Board Meeting Thu Oct 17 @ 5:30pm - 8pm

ARW General Membership Meeting, Spanish Trail

ARW Programs 

September 12: Membership Event @ Bahama Breeze

October 17: Mark Hutchison

November 21: Douglas Bradford

**Save the Date** Dancing with the Troops October 24th, 7pm to … Italian American Club Tickets $30—$100

President’s Message...Cherie Wood

As you all know, our long awaited Villas & Vineyards Fundraising trip to the Getty Villa, Santa Monica Pier and the beautiful wine country of Paso Robles was last weekend. Twenty of us embarked on a luxurious brand new coach for a very early morning ride to LA all the while dining on delicious quiche, fruits, mimosas and engaging conversations. Our driver Rick of LD Tours, was such a delight and as all of us would agree--very easy on the eyes!! The Getty museum was enthralling, housing so many historical artifacts--truly a sight to see. Early dining on the Santa Monica Pier--namely Marisol's for Margarita's and Mexican food for some of us--was a delight, as well. The southern California weather was just as it always is supposed to be--beautiful! The 3 hour ride to Paso Robles was pleasant enough whether some watched movies or just watched the beautiful scenery as we drove along the coastline in the quiet comfort of our coach. Soon we would all be sound asleep in our rooms, looking forward to another fun-filled day touring Hearst's Castle, enjoying the wines of several local vineyards and or exploring the many activities of the Olive Festival in town. However, as you will read in the accompanying letter, one of our members experienced a medical emergency that would bring all of us a little closer and retrospective of how fortunate we were to be in Paso Robles, CA when help was in need. We are all very thankful that our dear friend fully recovered. Thank you all for your caring thoughts and actions on her behalf. And I'm so grateful to be a part of this great club! Mo, take it from here........

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Annual Membership Drive

Sail Away to Bahama Breeze for our annual Membership Event We will hear from Michael McDonald, Chairman of the Nevada Republican Party & Dave McKeon, newly elected Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party. We’ll enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres & a cash bar. Take this opportunity to ask our local & state party leaders about plans to turn Nevada Red?

General Membership Meeting—September 12th Mix and Mingle at 4:30pm; Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 5:00 pm Please RSVP by Sunday September 8th Chris Hall, 702-254-2688 or Priscilla Campbell, Bahama Breeze, 375 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas NV 89146 (Corner of Flamingo & Paradise) Members $30, non-members $35; Cash, checks, credit cards accepted at the door. Or pay in advance

Specify dietary restrictions in Special Instructions

RSVPs are firm reservations. No-shows will be billed.


October 2013

November 2013

Senator Mark Hutchison will discuss his freshman legislative session and his recently announced campaign for Lt. Governor.

Doug Bradford, USO Las Vegas Center Director & Marianne Wojciechowicz, USO Programs Manager will recap our “Dancing with the Troops” event and share upcoming USO events & updates.

You won’t want to miss it!

Special Events SAVE THE DATE!! November 1st “Bunco Bash” Hosted by Michelle Bruce 4

President’s Message Continued from Page 3… August 20, 2013 Dear People: Recently, twenty members of my club, Active Republican Women of Las Vegas, spent a weekend in Paso Robles on the final leg of our Villas & Vineyards bus tour. While there, one of our members experienced a serious medical emergency. Fortunately, she is fine now, but for a couple of days we just did not know how this was all going to end. Late one night, I called your 911 for help. In a matter of minutes, your Emergency Medical Service arrived and went to work. Soon we were all on our way to the Twin Cities Community Hospital. Not having any transportation of our own, another lady and myself ended up riding to the hospital in the back seats of a fire truck. Upon arrival at the hospital, emergency staff immediately tended to the patient. Although it was very late and chilly in the hospital, it wasn’t long when the hospital administrator on duty brought us two warmed blankets. She asked if we wanted water, or if there was anything she could do for us. My friend and I were so comforted by her and all of the hospital staff. This caring and concern for our well being continued through night. When it came time to return to the hotel, a policeman in the area arrived to take us. Later in the day, staff at the Black Oak Best Western where we were staying transported our member’s luggage and glasses to the hospital. They also resettled our patient’s roommate into another room to make her more comfortable. I cannot remember a time when I have experienced an entire community coming together to help strangers. I want to say thank you to your EMS team, thank you to the Fire Department and to the Police Department. Thank you to everyone – staff, doctors and nurses – at the Twin Cities Community Hospital. And finally, a big thank you to the staff of the Black Oak Best Western for taking care of our group like we were their family. Residents of Paso Robles and Templeton should rest well knowing their emergency first responders are top notch. And, tourists wanting to have a wonderful vacation in wine country should put Paso Robles on their list. The hospitality could not be better. I know I speak for our entire club – thank you for jobs well done! Maureen Karas Active Republican Women of Las Vegas

Thank You!!!

"I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to those of you who sent cards and the beautiful floral/plant arrangement to us after my husband's brother's death. Rowen "Del" Wood was only 49 and left behind a wife of 22 years, 3 children, 7 grandchildren and a multitude of close friends and customers in his small town of Lebanon, Missouri. One of those customers, the Holiday Inn Express, when learning his family from Las Vegas was coming in for the funeral, gave all of us complimentary rooms for the three days we were there. He made a such a difference with his customers and this was the least they felt could be done in his honor. Losing a sibling is very hard. I lost my youngest sister when she was just 47, 2 1/2 years ago. Del was the youngest in Gary's family, too. While his sudden death left the whole family grief-stricken, the saddest part was watching his 5 young grandsons ages 5 to 12 standing together at his casket crying and touching him as they said their goodbyes. The obvious impact Gary's little brother made on those boys and 2 little toddler girls makes you realize what is truly important in this mortal world. Rowen "Del" Wood made a difference in those children's eyes and with so many others. He will truly be missed." Cherie Wood 5






WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2013 6:00 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M. PLEASE RSVP TO TREVOR MACALUSO AT 702-242-1414 OR TMACALUSO@OCTOBERINC.ORG OR KATE SZAFRAN AT 702-242-1414 OR KAS@OCTOBERINC.ORG Paid for by Committee to Elect Mark Hutchison Contributions to Committee to Elect Mark Hutchison are not deductible for federal tax purposes. *Senator Heller and Congressman Heck seek only federally permissible contributions from sources consistent with federal regulations, subject to federal limits and prohibitions

Literacy...Molly Governs Since we live in and Information Age & society it is important to be responsible citizens and users of all types of information. The chart below has be posted in the Battle Born Bulletin before, but with the start of a new school year it is presented here for both students and educated adults to draw upon when obtaining information from different sources.

Caring for American Soldiers… Patricia Derrick US O D ANC E: Dancing with the Troops This dance is a Benefit for USO of Las Vegas, Nevada Scheduled Date for Dance: Thursday Oct 24, 2013 7-11 pm Italian American Club 2333 E Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89104

702 -457-3866





Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

*Slim Jims,

Travel Games

*Eye Drops *Deodorant *Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher

*Beef Jerky,

*SOCKS White cotton tube

Hand and Body Lotion Moisturizing Lotion *Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss *Chapstick *Wet Wipes Foot Powder Rewetting Solution for contacts Tampons w/applicators for gun barrels *Shaving Cream Disposable Razors (twin blade) Chafing Cream Kleenex Individual Packages Chafing Paste Shower Gel *Hand Sanitizer *Talcum Powder Shampoo Conditioner Ear Plugs Toothbrush containers Sewing Kits Q-tips

*Power Bars, *Granola Bars Hard Candy: jolly ranchers, Lifesavers, etc. *Gum Instant Oatmeal *Sunflower Seeds & Nuts; Cans of nuts (with pop top) Single serving packets of: tea, lemonade, Gatorade, hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee, Kool Aid etc Small packages of Seasoning: mustard, hot sauce, ketchup, salt, pepper) Individual packets: tuna, chicken salad, Tuna Packets Canned Meat: Vienna Sausages Cocktail Franks, SPAM, etc. Cases of Bottled Water Cans of Fruit (with pop top) Microwave Popcorn

*Batteries (AA, AAA,C,D) Patriotic “Thank You” Cards support notes Small Paint Brushes Stationary, envelopes, pens Magazines: Car, sports, Health & Fitness, Readers Digest Quaker Oat Bars *Salted Peanuts Care Package Postage" costs approx. $14 to mail overseas Fruit Roll Ups Crossword Puzzles Word Search Puzzle books Playing Cards Video Games: Travel Games Chess, Checkers *Hand Warmers to put in gloves and boots

Caring for American Soldiers... Patricia Derrick


Caring for America...Barbara Altman We will be having a Liberty Day Event with Marion Cahlan-Edison Elementary School on Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00am . Our speaker will be Richard Scotti who will be running for District Court Judge. The children will be able to ask questions and we will be having an essay contest. We will be giving out first, second and third prizes to the winners and all the children will be given certificates of participation. I hope some of our ladies will plan on attending as we will be discussing the Constitution. The School address: 2801 Fort Sumter Drive, North Las Vegas, NV. 89030 Telephone: 702-799-7103


8100 Westcliff Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89145 Phone (702) 242-2273 Fax (702) 673-4771

PressRelease Contact: LaCheyva M. Edmonis Phone: (702) 673-4732


THE FASHION WORLD AND ICLV ARE COMING TOGETHER TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN LAS VEGAS. The International Church of Las Vegas will be the site for the 3rd Annual Fashion Show and Dessert Tasting, “Cultivating Beauty”, on Friday September 27, 2013. This city wide event will showcase clothing from local retail stores, as well as performances by the Sun City Aliante Steppers and recording artist Beth Williams. Euphoria Institute is sponsoring all hair/ make-up needs for this year’s event. It is guaranteed to provide a night of enjoyment for everyone. This elegant evening will be held at 8100 Westcliff Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89145. Table Seating Tickets are $20.00 per person, the doors open at 6:30pm. The event begins at 7:00pm. Proceeds will benefit many local nonprofit organizations including the Dream Center Las Vegas and the Walter Hoving Home, in their efforts of prevention and awareness of Human Trafficking in Southern Nevada and directly help both women and children out of this industry. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the International Church of Las Vegas website.


For additional information contact: LaCheyva Edmonis, Fashion Show Director Telephone Number: (702) 242-2273 Fax Number: (702) 673-4771 Tickets can be purchased at 10

Nevada Federation of Republican Women Women=Results Committee Presents “Candidate and Worker Bees” Workshop As presented by: The Leadership Institute of Washington DC Open to all Republican Women Topics include: Deciding when to run, organizing a staff, raising funds, public speaking, and much more. The cost is $25.00 and includes lunch In the North the workshop is: 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, November 1, 2013 At ‘The Bosma Group’ Office, 401 Ryland Street, Reno In the South the workshop is 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, November 2, 2013 At the Spiedini Restorani, in the Marriott, 221 N. Rambart, Las Vegas For information contact: Sherry Dilley, Or Linda Colavechio, Space is limited for both events so please register early. Make check out to NvFRW and mail with the form below to: Linda Colavechio, 1288 Kimbles Way, Gardnerville, Nv 89410 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name (print) ____________________________________ Amount included $_______ Phone number or email contact ___________________________________________ Event location you will attend: Las Vegas or Reno (circle one) Any special meal requirements? __________________________ Are you a club member? Yes / No (circle one) If yes, which club?__________________________ Club membership is not required to attend

Additional persons may be listed on the back 11

Membership Corner

Hi Everyone, We welcome all new MEMBERS TO ARW. We are very excited about the upcoming new year. Election years are busy, exciting and very rewarding, knowing that we have done all we can to make our Community and Country strong in Liberty and Justice. Our Membership drive for this next year officially starts with the September Meeting at the Bahama Breeze. See flyer on page … for Date and Time. Early time for the Happy Hour is Scheduled. All non-members that come to the membership meeting and register for membership will receive their 1st year Membership free. All current members that wish to renew membership can also do that at the September meeting. I will have a little gift for those who renew at the Bahama Breeze I am looking forward to a great year with 100% renewal of membership. Let’s all join together to get the JOB done.


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


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:


ARW Editorial Page Brilliance in Three Parts. . .

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Email us at **Detroit , MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961 **Buffalo , NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954 **Cincinnati , OH - (3rd) since 1984 **Cleveland , OH - (4th) since 1989 **Miami , FL - (5th) has never had a Republican mayor **St. Louis , MO - (6th) since 1949 **El Paso , TX - (7th) has never had a Republican mayor **Milwaukee , WI - (8th) since 1908 **Philadelphia , PA - (9th) since 1952 **Newark , NJ - (10th) since 1907 Part I ....... A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.

Einstein once said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'

B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats .. yet they are still POOR.

C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.

Part III:

D. In three generations, there will be no Democrats.

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

I love it when a plan comes together!

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

Part II:

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

10 Poorest Cities in America and how did it happen? City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level 1. Detroit , MI 32.5% 2. Buffalo , NY 29.9% 3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8% 4. Cleveland , OH 27.0% 5. Miami , FL 26.9% 5. St. Louis , MO 26.8% 7. El Paso , TX 26.4% 8. Milwaukee , WI 26.2% 9. Philadelphia , PA 25.1% 10. Newark , NJ 24.2% What do the top ten cities (over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." ~ Abraham Lincoln **************************** "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian." ~ Henry Ford 14

Leadership Corner...Alice Shillock-Clark A leader for the day… Each in her own way… If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder sister, and hope your guardian genius. (Addison)


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

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 com15

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



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ARW is accepting ads for our newsletter Get your business noticed! Great Prices! $100.00 Bus. card size $150.00 1/4 page $200.00 1/2 page $250.00 full page Advertising pricing is based on full year. Pricing for half-year or quarter-year available upon request. To place an ad or if you have questions please contact Chris Hall at 254-2688 or


Red, White & Blue Gala — July 13

Sonny Reeder, Virginia Finnegan Stephanie Reeder, Priscilla Campbell, Jeff Campbell

Piers Tueller, Cary Hutchison, Senator Mark Hutchison

Congressman Joe Heck

Alice Clark, Michelle Fiore, Eleanor Mills

Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Cherie Wood

Wayne Root, Stavros Anthony

17 Nancy & John Hambrick

Silent Auction Table

Mo Karas & Kevin Cass

Victoria Seaman, Niger Innis, Julie Herford, Special Friend

ARW’s Membership Meeting—August 15

Judy Ferraro, Gwen Barrett

Alice & Bob Clark Barbara Riolo, Michelle Bruce

Diane Welch, Sherm Fredrick

Gwen Barrett, Judge Michael Villani

Judge Valerie Adair, Judge Michael Villani, Sue Lowden

Special Friends from Spring Mountain Republican Women

Sherm Fredrick Kristine Fisher, Kay Butchko, Gudren Fruehling


Sue Lowden, Diane Welch, Chris Hall

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.

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

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