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· Services for Former Yavapai County Republicans Chairman Johnny Johnson will be held at 11 am., Sat., Feb 7 at Prescott Methodist Church, 505 W Gurley St., Prescott. Johnson was very active in the Yavapai Republican Party, was a member of the Yavapai Republican Men's Forum and YRMF Board Member. He served as an Arizona State Committeeman, long time PC and was also a long standing member of the Sons of the Revolution. There will be a private interment at the Prescott
· The Saga of Little LD19 - ‘Phantom Proxy PCs’ By Joseph Hobbs - Long-time GOP activist. LD19 PC and 3 term LD19 MCRC EGC Member-at-Large: Background- LD19 has 9 State Committee seats. Election results on Nov 17, 2014 were contested. The final Jan 24 AZGOP Credentials Report shows that three LD19 PCs registered in person, six PCs by proxy.
At the Jan 24 AZGOP Statutory meeting, all six LD19 proxies were voted by one person who had attended one LD19 meeting all year. Six “phantom proxy PCs” - who never attended a meeting in LD19 were voted in unison by a PC who attended only the final LD19 meeting. This PC never contributed to any work in our LD, performed any duties, nor offered any financial support– however, showed up at the final LD19 meeting with proxies.
Proxy Abuse denied six hard-working LD19 PCs participation in the State Organizational meeting. Instead LD19 was represented by six “phantom proxy PCs” who had never attended a single LD19 Meeting.
The morale in our “Little LD19 That Could Not” has been devastated. Republicans are fed up and are leaving. Many who worked hard all year long are in Shock at what has happened – fully legal per our bylaws - but disgusting and contemptible in practice.
There is not much appetite for trench warfare in LD19. We liked the days when we baked cookies to raise funds, supported our two ‘first-ever’ LD19 Republican candidates on the ballot, walked the neighborhoods, made phone calls, and believed in the GOP. We had many proud moments resulting from hard work by a few dedicated PCs. And then one PC showed up with a pile of proxies in hand. Some in the West side GOP are celebrating this as a huge “victory.” Many of us are in serious doubt about the intent of the “party.” The multiple credentials voting tags around the neck of one PC represent the “phantom PC proxies” for people who displaced real live people who were not allowed to vote at the state meeting. What shall we do in LD19 with such abuse by the “party” and what confidence can we expect from the “party” to remedy the proxy abuse? - Joseph Hobbs, LD19 PC
· An Update On Public Access And The Bureau Of Land Management’s Travel Management Rules in the Box Canyon area of the Hassayampa River is on the 8 a.m, Fri., Feb 6 meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission scheduled in the Wickenburg City Council Chamber, 155 N. Tegner St. in Wickenburg. Full agenda, www.azgfd.gov/commission and click on the “commission notice/agenda” link.
· The Association Of The U.S. Navy Phoenix Saguaro Chapter is hosting an informal dinner for the Chief of the Navy Reserve Vice Admiral Robin Braun at 6 pm., Sun., Feb 8 at Haymaker Restaurant Company 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Dress for civilians is business casual, for military members Navy service dress blues or military service equivalent. 50 seats available. $25 per person, including dinner. AUSN members $20. Social 6:30 pm; dinner 7:30 pm, Remarks 8:15 pm. Doors open for Meet and Greet, social time 6:30 - 6:45 pm: Buffet-style dinner commences 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Admiral's Remarks and Questions 8:15 pm. RSVP to Carol Culbertson, CAPT, USN (Ret.), Chapter President Tel: 602.943.7834 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Gun Rights Across America And Riders USA are hosting the Third Guns Across America Rally to say, "Celebrate the 2nd (Amendment) " on Feb 21 at the Arizona State Capitol from noon until 2 pm. Celebrate our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. They have a line up of speakers, vendors, raffles and more. See flyer Event page here: www.facebook.com/events motorcycle parade information http://www.ridersusa.net/event-1843924 .
· The Russell Pearce Radio Talk Show is on KKNT 960 The Patriot at 6 pm every Saturday evening. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles will be Pearce’s guest on Feb 7. Call in 602-508-0960. www.ThePatriot.com http://www.russellpearce.com/
· The Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) Day at the Capitol runs from 9 am-2:30 pm, Wed.,Feb 11 at Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W Washington St., Phx. Visit with Gov Doug Ducey, capitol tour, visit Senate and House sessions, lunch with legislators. Adult tickets: $10 | 17 and under: $5 purchase tickets. Download flier. http://www.azpolicy.org/
The Paradise Republican Women and the UMOM Women’s Auxiliary will meet for their annual Birdsong luncheon at Sat., Feb 28 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale . $50 per person. Contact: Anthea Dyer, PRWC, Caring for America Chair 480-657-7440 www.prwc.org
· Congresswoman Martha McSally led a special order discussion on the House floor about border security this afternoon. Shown on C-SPAN or online here: http://www.c-span.org/live/
· Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:
· Gov Doug Ducey Announced The Appointment Of John Cocca as director of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. Cocca has served as assistant chief of police for the Scottsdale Police Department since 2001, most recently in the Investigative Services/Professional Development Bureau and previously in the Uniformed Service Bureau. In his current role, he oversees a staff of 175 personnel responsible for all facets of law enforcement, including violent and property crimes; narcotics; criminal intelligence; special assignment/SWAT; gang investigations; a multi-agency drug task force; forensic services and more.
· Former Graham County Sheriff Mack Needs Help. Mack suffered a heart attack recently and is recovery from surgery – however, complications have slowed that recovery and added financial strain on the family. See help sheriff mack To donate directly to a bank account at Wells Fargo, Account Richard Mack, Routing Number: 122105278, Account Number: 2816818385. Be sure to get a receipt. If you wish to verify that the family received the donation, send a note to email@example.com
· Phx City Council Sal DiCiccio #6: If you thought the casino being built by Glendale was something that won’t impact you, think again. Last year the federal government ruled that one Arizona tribe can unilaterally build a casino in ANY unincorporated property WITHOUT any zoning requirements. Last year, the Salt River Pima Indian Community - one of the tribes fighting to stop this nonsense - asked me to address the US Congress. I witnessed first-hand how federal bureaucrats give passes to tribes to build new casinos. Although there are several state and federal requirements, current laws do not close legal and executive action loopholes. I asked city staff to prepare a report indicating what I found in my investigation. report. Our Arizona congressional delegation has proposed legislation to close the loopholes to prohibit any new casinos from being built in Maricopa County until at least 2027, which is when the tribal gaming compacts expire. Senators McCain and Flake sponsored the Keep the Promise Act (S 152) in the US Senate while Congressmen Franks and others have sponsored the identical bill (HR 308) in the US House. Congressman David Schweikert took me down near the house floor as he worked the issue with other congressional leaders. The Cocopah Indian Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Hualapai Tribe, and others in our state, are trying to stop the spreading intrusion of Indian gaming outside of reservations. But, the media has portrayed this as a city vs. tribe or a tribe vs. tribe conflict, when in fact, it is something that could impact all of us. These tribes believe that a promise was made to Arizona voters to keep Indian casino gaming on the reservations. Like our congressional delegation, they believe this promise must be kept.
· As Part Of The Coconino County Republicans Lincoln Day Fundraiser, Canyoneers, Inc. will be selling drawing tickets for a 7 day, 6 night full motorized Grand Canyon River trip. Tickets: $10 each, will be sold before, during and after the dinner. The drawing will be held as soon as 200 tickets are sold. Raffle tickets: Send a check payable to CCRC c/o Treasurer Dan Edel at 3120 West Tami lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Include name and phone number of purchaser so winner can be contacted. Tickets will be mailed to out of town purchasers once payment is received. Contact: Joan Harris at 928-226-0502.
· Maricopa County Republican (MCR) Officers For 2015-16:
ü Chairman – Tyler Bowyer
Executive Director – April Riggins
ü First Vice-Chairman – Jeni White
ü Second Vice-Chairman – Aaron Borders
ü Secretary – Matt Eberle
ü Treasurer – David Ludwig
· AZGOP officers for 2015-2016:
ü Chairman Robert Graham
ü 1 Vice Chair Parralee Schneider
ü 2 VC Gabby Saucedo-Mercer
ü Secretary Linda White
ü Treasurer Jonathon Lines
· The Valentine’s Day And 103rd Statehood Celebration will be held from 10 am-12:45 pm, Sat., Feb 14 at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in the Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington St., Phx.
ü 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A rare glimpse of the love letters between Arizona’s First Governor, George W.P. Hunt, and his wife, Duett Ellison, are on display courtesy of the Arizona State Archives.
ü 11 a.m. – Noon. Reenacts the letters written by Governor Hunt (Don Shields) and his wife, Duett Ellison (Mary rown). Their trials, tribulations and lasting love are conveyed through specially selected letters they exchanged over the span of their 14-year courtship.
ü Noon – 12:45 p.m. Secretary of State Michele Reagan hosts the 103rd birthday of Arizona with the Statehood Day Celebration; including:
• Presentation of the Polly Rosenbaum Award to Cynthia Childrey, the dean and university librarian at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library.
• The award ceremony of the Arizona Educational Foundation’s winning entries to the Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest from each of three grade-level categories: 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12.
7th & 8th Grade Category Winners:
o 1st Place: Aarjav Pandya, Payne Junior High School, Queen Creek
o 2nd Place: Ryan Bernardino, Vista Verde Middle School, Phoenix
o 3rd Place: Gabriella Garcia, Cambridge Academy – Marley Park Elementary School, Surprise
o Honorable Mention: Udochukwu Nwosu, Payne Junior High School, Queen Creek
9th & 10th Grade Category Winners:
o 1st Place: Jessica Myers, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale
o 2nd Place: Tillena Trebon, Northland Preparatory Academy, Flagstaff
o 3rd Place: Hope Yi, Hamilton High School, Chandler
o Honorable Mention: Ari Cohen, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale
o Honorable Mention: Sophie Phaturos, Holbrook High School, Holbrook
11th & 12th Grade Category Winners:
o 1st Place: Elliot Smith, Hamilton High School, Chandler
o 2nd Place: Tye Housley, Benson High School, Benson
o 3rd Place: Emilee Henriquez, Red Mountain High School, Mesa
o Honorable Mention: Bree Rath, Gilbert Classical Academy, Gilbert.
· Congressman Paul Gosar: Attention all high school students in Arizona's fourth Congressional district. The 2015 Congressional Art Competition has begun and I want to see your best work. This is your chance to have your artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol Building. rules for the competition: www.gosar.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition
· Yavapai County Republicans are considering forming a new evening Republican club for those who find difficulty in attending luncheon meetings. Interested persons should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas/suggestions.
· The Yavapai County Republicans Lincoln/Reagan Dinner and the "Wearing of the Green" dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm, March 21 at the Prescott Resort. 5:30 pm cocktails. Sen Jon Kyl has been invited to be the speaker. Confirmation pending. Congressman Paul Gosar will introduce the speaker.Contact: Nettie Lamerson 928-499-0344, or call Republican HQ 928-776-4500.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, Feb 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N Central Ave., (south of Indian School) to hear KFYI Talk show host Terry Gilberg address higher education. 5:30 pm social. $22 – full dinner. RSVP to TravelingTina@cox.net or call 623-934-9730.
· Starting Feb 5, The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6 pm., at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in last building behind church. Feb 5 they will hear Robert John address city business. www.coloradoriverteaparty.org
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
· The Newly Formed San Tan Valley Republican Women’s Club will meet at 4:30 pm, Fri., Feb 6 at the Terrace at Johnson Ranch, 30761 W Golf Club Drive, San Tan, AZ 85143. Light appetizers - $6.50. Membership $20, (includes local $6, NFRW $10 and AzFRW $4.) Contact: Teri Grier email@example.com 520-483-3562.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
· The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Feb 7 at the SCW Foundations building (Quail Room), 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, Arizona. 8 am, coffee and donuts. Admission $2. Speaker: Loren Spivack "The Free Market Warrior" back by popular demand. Spivack also authored "The New Democrat" a parody, based on a famous children's book, and "The Gorax". Both books will be available at the meeting. Contact: John Neal firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Tempe Republican Women/Arizona Federation Of Republican Women Region 6 Social is scheduled from 11 am-1 am, Feb 7 at Mi Amigos Restaurant, 1264 S Gilbert Road, Mesa. $15 per person. RSVP email@example.com
A Support Rally For All Law Enforcement Officers is scheduled from 10 am –noon, Sat., Feb 7 in front of the Department of Public Safety- DPS (Capital), 14 N. 18th Ave, Phx, Az (18th Ave & Adams /Washington). Contact: Barbara Heller at Barb Heller firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9
· The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., Feb 9 at The Puerta Vallarta Restaurant (rear dining room, park in rear), 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey AZ, 86327. 5 pm social hour. This meeting will be done by SKYPE on a big screen with Michael Farris so can see the audience and will be able do Q&A at the end. Farris has been a leader on Capital Hill for over 30 years and is widely recognized for his leadership in the defense of homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American Sovereignty. Order from menu.. Limited seating. RSVP for seating. TO JUNE 928-632-4661 http://www.highway69republicans.com
· The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum will meet at 11:30 am., Feb 9 at St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Speakers: Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and Yavapai County Assessor Pam Pearsall on Prop 117. Cost: $18 each. Reservation deadline noon, Thurs., Feb 5. RSVP: Bob Luzius at (928) 717-2551 or email@example.com
· Embry Riddle RU College Republicans will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Feb 9 at the ERU-King Engineering Bldg. to hear American’s for Prosperity AZ Director Tom Jenny. Contact: Joey Cilano firstname.lastname@example.org
· A Coffee With Rep Kate Brophy McGee is scheduled from 8-9 am, Mon., Feb 9 at the Pheonix Police Sergeats & Lieutenants Association Office, 8821 N. 7th St., #210, Phoenix. Open to the public.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
· LD26 Is Conducting A “Build A Bill” Session with Senate President Andy Biggs’ on how to influence legislation in Arizona at 7:30 pm, Tues., Feb 10 in the City Of Mesa Utilities Community Room, 640 N Mesa Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85201. Bring note pads and pens. No admission fee. Donations appreciated. Contact: Matthew Papke email@example.com 480 - 242 - 2208.
LD29 will meet at 7 pm, Feb. 10 at Kings & Associates Realty, LLC, 6006 N 83rd Ave, Suite 201, Glendale, AZ 85303. Contact: Chairman Alan Gaugert 623-330-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Nick Dranias Invited You to Compact for America's “States Take Charge: Saving the Nation with the Compact for a Balanced Budget” at 3:30 pm, Tues., Feb 10 Ballroom East, Mountainview Country Club, 38759 South Mountain View Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85739.
· The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm, Feb 10 at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road to hear Trevor Laky, Southwest Regional Coordinator Heritage Action for America. Laky is the former UofA College Republicans president and interned for Congressman Matt Salmon. Sonoita/Elgin Tea Party Website
· The Mingus Mountain Republican Club meets at 11:15 am., Tues., Feb 10 at the VFW Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood, AZ. $11 per person. Speaker Paul Lenze on "The ISIS Factor and The Terrorist." RSVP: Niles Haton (928) 649-1643 or Mingus_Mountain@hotmail.com
· The Verde Valley Republican Women's Luncheon is scheduled at 11 am., Feb 10 to hear AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham poolside at the Sedona rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ Poolside. $17 each. RSVP: Erna Sesek (928) 284-4248 or Sesek@q.com
· The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots meet Feb 10.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Those Attending The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Feb 11 luncheon are asked to bring Children’s Patriotic books for their Caring For America project, small items for the mystery boxes and bottles of win for the fundraiser. Speaker is Rae Chornenky, immediate past president of the National Federation of Republican Women. RSVP: arrowheadrwluncheons Expect an e-mail confirmation that your reservation has been received, typically within 24 hrs. If you do not receive one, try again or contact Lezlee at 602-885-2939. Reservations deadline: 5 pm., Fri, Feb 6. Cancellations must be received by then also or you may be billed for the meal. Republican guests are welcome as always, a maximum of two times before membership will be required. Spouses are welcome and may join as Associate members if desired.
· The Center for Arizona Policy’s Day at the Capitol with Gov Doug Ducey is scheduled from 9 am-2:30 ;pm, Wed., Feb 11 at 1700 W Washington St., Phx. Tour of the Capitol, lunch with legislators, remarks from Gov Ducey, legislative leaders and CAP President Cathi Herrod. Adult Tickets: $10 | 17 and under $5. Contact CAP for group rates. Event recommended for ages 10 and up. Flyer Click here
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