Sunday, December 11, 2016

12-11-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor Web Master John Strasser


clip_image002A Night To Honor Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Wife Ava, is scheduled at 6 pm., Fri, Jan 13 at the Fountain Hills Community Center Ballroom (13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268). Price: $50 per Ticket (all proceeds after costs are donated to Extended Hands Food Bank of Fountain Hills). This is not a political event but a tribute to a man and his wife for their years of service. Since 1992, Sheriff Joe and his wife have been a serving Maricopa County and protecting our community. We are grateful for his years of service to not only our nation as a US Army Veteran but also as our Sheriff.  All sales are final. No refunds. RSVP:

The Arizona Project Christmas Party Potluck scheduled at 6:30 pm., Mon., Dec 12 has some interesting guests lined up including Tom Ramsdell, the “political conscience” of Pinal County and newly re-elected Pinal County Supervisor Steve Miller, along with Steve Kates aka Dr Sky of KFNX radio show "Call To Rights", and D-Man of Talkin’One Rockin’Radio and his producer Mr Ray. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

Aaron Gidwani, MCRC Western PC Coordinator, will be singing in Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 pm., Sun, Dec 11 at the LDS Church, 325 W Coral Gables Drive in Phoenix. Free admission and refreshments. All welcome to attend. See O Holy Night

The East Valley ChoraleThe Songs of Christmas” – an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas music - will be performed by a 90-voice choir with singers from 45 churches and a 20-piece orchestra will perform at 6 pm:

  • Sun, Dec 11- 6 pm - College View Baptist Church, 1810 S. Longmore, Mesa (no orchestra)
  • Sun, Dec 18, 7 pm - Mesa Regal RV Park, 4700 E. Main Street, Mesa.

A free-will offering will be received

LD23 PC Ronald A. Smith: I whole heartily agree with Boe James's argument that Dr. C.T. Wright deserves a position as State Committeemen. I therefore have submitted my resignation as an elected State committeeman from LD 23 and have requested that Dr. Wright be appointed in my place. "Tweek alert" While retired Naval Officers ponder a problem, former enlisted Marines adapt and overcome.

LD23 Credentials Chair Lynn Breyer: In life, there are two sides to every story. This is the side Boe James did not tell in his letter Saturday. I've run the credentials committee for the past three LD23 Chairmen. I run it by the book! And because of that position, I know many, if not most, of the PCs in LD23. Let me tell you, LD23 is afloat with wonderful, hardworking and dedicated Precinct Committeemen. Many of them hold down jobs, are invested in other organizations and give 100% to the position of Precinct Committeeman in LD23. They volunteer for whatever is needed in an engaged LD. Every one of those who submitted their names to become State Committeemen were well worthy of election. LD23 had 119 seats to fill. There were many more applicants than that. Some of the PCs are fairly new to the district. The people they voted for were likely those they have met at events/meetings or while working with LD23 to help candidates. It's normal and rational to vote for those you know and work beside. The 202 PCs present in person or by proxy voted the way they saw fit. I doubt any one of them voted against anyone, including Dr. Wright or Mark Lewis, both admirable men named by Boe James. These are busy men and don't get to all the events and so are unknown to many. It's unfortunate that everyone who submitted to run could not be elected. If LD23 made the rules, they would have been. But the rules were followed and 119 were fairly elected. I take exception to anyone who would engage in the shaming that has become so much a part of the political landscape. It's neither constructive nor serves any good purpose.

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Grassroots Tea Party Activists will hear from AZGOP Chairman candidate Frank Thorwald at 6:30 pm., Wed., Dec 14 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix. Thorwald served the Reagan administration and is currently the Chairman of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Arizona.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement celebrating John Kennedy's victory in the Louisiana Senate race: "Congratulations to Senator-elect John Kennedy on winning this race and joining our Republican majority in the Senate!" said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. "This win caps a year of historic Republican wins up and down the ballot, and with 52 seats in the U.S. Senate, we are excited for Republicans to confirm a conservative Supreme Court justice and begin working with President-elect Trump to pass an agenda of change for the American people. Whether it's winning the White House, Congress, or state-level races, Republicans have much to celebrate this year, and the RNC is ready to get to work to Make America Great Again."

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women( AzFRW) are sponsoring a Gun Basket Raffle that includes a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class at Ted’s Shooting Range in Queen Creek. $10 per tickets. Only 800 available. AzFRW Clubs selling 25 or more tickets by the June AZFRW meeting will receive five free tickets. The drawing will be held at the AZFRW Fall meeting. Tickets holders do not need to be present to win. Contact: AZFRW 3rd VP Mary Baumbach at or 602-206-1189.

A New Border Patrol Union Radio Show starts at 3 pm, Sundays on 790 KNST in Tucson on Sunday

Submitted By Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: The Obama Legacy, something we never expected…Something very interesting in the Wall St J. this morning. Something very positive about Obama, who has been obsessed with his legacy. The real Obama legacy he leaves behind is:

1.  A Republican President

2.  Republican Vice President

3.  Republican control of the Senate

4.  Republican control of the House

5.  Republican control of 31 state houses

6.  A majority of Republican governors  ~ 36 of 50

7.  Republican control of a majority of county governments

8.  Republican control of a majority of city governments

Now THAT is  “Hope and Change.”

He did for us what we couldn't do ourselves.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ely: Who knows what stimulate (someone's) interest in or enthusiasm for believing in something. Would it be facts, conjecture, up-bringing, or whatever?   But that not withstanding, in any political organization one must access just what the leaders of that organization believes in since that belief will guide the direction of leadership in that organization.  As noted in Happy Warrior: Robert Graham Wants To Be Donald Trump's Pick For RNC Chair And Make The Party Of Lincoln More Unified And Inclusive Than Ever Before ,”As party chair, he (Graham) fought back an attempt to censure him by disgruntled Republicans and deftly played both sides of the party’s longstanding divide over U.S. Senator John McCain, who is variously loved and loathed by the GOP faithful.”.  And without noting any notable accomplishments by Mr. Graham, remember how ‘PRO’ the articled was about Mr. Graham?   Remember that in a previous ‘Arizona Town Crier’ email the few hundred readers were asked if anyone wanted to respond and address Mr. Graham’s tenure.  Leadership!  In business one must follow the direction of the boss (leader) or can be fired.  In the military one must follow the direction of the boss (leader) or can be punished.  In a volunteer organization the chair (leader) must adhere to the will of the membership or should be fired.  In a previous Arizona Town Crier mail there was a request for any comments about Mr. Graham’s tenure as chair.  There were no favorable responses but a couple of interesting replies.

Panther TEK Is Holding Special Holiday Fundraisers to help the Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry that is in desperate need of donations to keep operating. The Pantry distributes pet food to those in crisis, particularly through the holidays. Panther TEK is donating a portion of every gift certificate purchased during the Dec 12-18 Small Business Service Week. Contact Nohl Rosen at 480-980-8541 OR WWW.PANTHERTEKIT.COM

Call to Action: Mommy Lobby AZ is asking for parents, grandparents and concerned citizens to attend a meeting scheduled at 9 am., Wed. Dec 14 at the Arizona Department of Education Bldg.,1535 W Jefferson St., in Phoenix where the Arizona Standards Review Committee will be voting on the “new” Arizona’s K-12 Academic Standards, containing the original Common Core Standards. The Mommy Lobby AZ need physicals bodies present to send a message to the committee that Arizonans do not want another Common Core Rebrand.  Mommy’s will provide stickers and badges to make their presence known. For More Information: text 480-745-5289.

Obama's Last Play For Ethnic Identity Politics …What on earth is Mena, you ask? It is the new ethnic group created by the Obama administration to cobble together Americans with origins in the Middle East and North Africa. The group will comprise people as varied as ethnic Berbers, Arabs, Israelis, Persians, and many more. According to proposals by the Office of Management and Budget, Mena may be on the 2020 census.

AZ Heroes To Hometowns Annual Salute a Soldier 5K Run honoring wounded veterans is scheduled to start at 9 am., Sat., March 11 at Freestone Park, 1045 Juniper Road in Gilbert (corner of Lindsay/Juniper Road between Guadalupe and Elliot Roads). $40 5K Run/$30 5K Run for Military or $25 1 Mile Walk. Register at    or Register early and receive a $15 discount on the 5K by using code SAS15– good until Dec 31st, 2016. Military use MIL10 for $10 off until Dec 31st or WALK05 for $5.00 off 1 mile walk until Dec 31st, 2016. Contact: Kathy Pearce @ or Mail to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

Editor’s Note: Just a reminder that announcements are limited to 300 words. If longer, they will be edited to conform to policy. Briefs does not endorse, nor does it post endorsement between GOP candidates.

Dan Schultz' Series On What It Means To Be A PC. Schultz produced this five point series a few years ago with teleprompter and a professional film production company and are posted on the Yavapai Committee’s Resources page.

Attention Republican Group Leaders: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either or – Editor Frosty Taylor

The Mandatory Meeting for all Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen will be held on Sat, Jan 14, 2017. Location tba.

The Mandatory Meeting for all Arizona Republican State Committeemen is scheduled for Sat., Jan 28, 2017. Details tba.


DEC 10

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am, Sat., Dec 10 (second Saturday instead of the usual third Saturday) in the Florence High School Adm Bldg, 1000 S Main St. in Florence. Contact: PCRC Secretary Mary Rodriguez

The AZRA West, North and South Chapters will meet jointly at 9:15 am., Sat., Dec 10 at the Northwest Service Facility Building, 12975 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85378 for a Breakfast Christmas Potluck. Contact: AZRA West Chapter President Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente at (623) 312-7054.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club Christmas Party is scheduled at 10:30 am., Sat., Dec 10 at Gainey Golf Club: 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. Secretary of State Michele Reagan will speak and Rags Allen Trio will perform. Visit for details.

DEC 11

The Eastside Republicans, Tucson Republican Women and LD10 will hold their 4th annual “Support the Troops, Sun., Dec 11 at the Tucson Country Club, 2950 N Camino Principal. Please bring homebaked cookies (6 cookies per zip bag) between 12:30-3:30 pm.  Bake 3 dozen total or more if you wish. Join the Tucson Republican Women for lunch - $25 per person. RSVP by Thurs., Dec 8 to Parralee at 250-5073 and Caroline at 722-7447.

Dec 12

Arizona Project is hosting a Potluck Christmas Party from 6:30-9pm, Mon., Dec 12 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenix. Phoenix.  Quests are asked to bring a side to share; the main dish will be provided.  A-L please bring: Appetizer, chips, side dish. M-Z, please bring soda, diet soda, desserts. RSVP to Beth Jamison at 602-882-5501 or Christmas Chair: Aaron Gidwani 602-821-9076 Merry Christmas!

DEC 13

Arizona Heritage Alliance Board’s Annual Meeting is scheduled from noon until 2 pm., Tues., Dec 13 at the Nina Mason Pulliman Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S Central Ave in Phoenix. RSVP/Contact:

DEC 14

President-Elect Trump's Economic Advisory Council Member and Compact for America's National Spokesman Steve Moore is coming to Phoenix to make the case for the deep regulatory and fiscal reforms of the Prosperity Compact before the Arizona State Legislature in Phoenix at 10 am., Dec 14. Check our facebook page regularly for an RSVP opportunity!

Call to Action: Mommy Lobby AZ is asking for parents, grandparents and concerned citizens to attend a meeting scheduled at 9 am., Wed. Dec 14 at the Arizona Department of Education Bldg.,1535 W Jefferson St., in Phoenix where the Arizona Standards Review Committee will be voting on the “new” Arizona’s K-12 Academic Standards, containing the original Common Core Standards. The Mommy Lobby AZ need physicals bodies present to send a message to the committee that Arizonans do not want another Common Core Rebrand.  Mommy’s will provide stickers and badges to make their presence known. For More Information: text 480-745-5289.

DEC 15

Politics on the Rocks 2016 Annual Holiday Victory Party featuring Governor Doug Ducey is scheduled at 6 pm., Thur., Dec 15 at The Montauk located at 4360 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale). Admission: A new toy for Toy for Tots. Chairman Charles Jensen says members of the Arizona legislature and AZGOP will be among their guests. RSVP Politics on the Rocks National Committee

DEC 17

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will feature KFYI radio personality Mike Broomhead at 9 am., Sat., Dec 17 at its annual Christmas Party in the Fountain Hills Community Center. Attendees are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.  Attendees are invited to bring a food item, although not required to participate in the pot luck breakfast.  Contact: Secretary Boe James

The Yuma Territorial Gun Show is planned from 9 am to 5 pm., Sat & Sun, Dec 17 & 18 at the Yuma Civic Center.

Dec 18

The Yuma Territorial Gun Show is planned from 9 am to 5 pm., Sat & Sun, Dec 17 & 18 at the Yuma Civic Center.

Dec 20

Highway69republicans will meet a 6 pm, Mon., Dec. 20 at the VFW Post 10227, on ro road to Fain Lake Park, just behind the Moose Lodge, 2375 N 5th St., in Prescott Valley to hear Michelle Easton, founder of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute – a leadership training for young women. $9 each. Social house 4:30 pm. RSVP to 632-3150 with number of seats needed. See


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