Monday, September 4, 2017

9-4-17 Briefs


Labor-Day Is An ‘Irish Holiday,’ As The Irish Created The Union Movement

The MCRC Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) monthly meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 5 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix.

A Rally for Law Enforcement will be held between 1-3 pm., Wed., Sept 6 at the City Council Chamber, 200 W Jefferson St., in Phoenix. Police supporters are invited to attend the council meeting to show support for the Phoenix Police Department for the good job they did during President Trump’s Jan 22 Rally in Phoenix. Contact: Nohl Rosen

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words.

Yavapai County PC Rick Hennessey: Jim Dutton had some good points! 9-3-17 Briefs But nowhere in the bylaws does it say that you need 2/3 of the vote to remove the Chairman. All you need is 50 plus 1 to remove any Executive officer including the Chairman.

 Editor’s Note: AZGOP Bylaws can be downloaded at Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws. Special Meetings:’ (Article III, Section C) and (Article IV— OFFICERS, Section D.) Removal of Officers are posted below to help alleviate some of the confusion.ft

Article III, Section C. Special Meeting

Special meetings may be held at any time.

1. A written call issued by the state chairman, or signed by 20% or more of the members of the state committee representing at least nine counties, or signed by 40% of the voting members of the executive committee; and

2. Written notice of the call containing the information herein required being mailed to every member of the state committee by the secretary at least ten days before the meeting.

The call and notice must contain the time and place of the special meeting and the object or objects thereof. Any call must be delivered to the secretary at least thirty days before the date of the proposed meeting. In the event of a call issued by members of the state committee or of the executive committee, the secretary shall immediately notify each person or group who may be threatened by the object of the meeting and give them ten days to inspect the call and challenge any questionable signatures. If at the expiration of such time, the required number of qualified signer’s remains, the secretary shall mail the notice of the notice of the call.

No business other than that stated in the notice of call shall be transacted at a special meeting.

D. Quorum

One third of the members of the state committee must be present in person or by proxy and representing at least eight counties in order to constitute a quorum for any meeting. If a quorum shall fail to attend at the time and place fixed for any meeting, a majority present in person or by proxy may adjourn the meeting from time to time without notice other than an announcement at the meeting until a quorum shall be present, at which time any business may be transacted at the original meeting.

E. Proxies

At all meetings of the state committee, members shall be entitled to vote in person or by proxy given to a qualified Republican elector of the county, congressional district, and in counties of 500,000 or more population, legislative district where member resides. Every proxy shall be attested by a notary public or two witnesses other than the principals. A proxy shall be in effect for only the meeting for which it is given. A proxy shall be in substantially the same form as at the Appendix.

F. Manner of Voting

In every ballot the votes shall be counted individually. A roll call vote shall be taken on the demand of 10% of the members present in person or by proxy. No voting by unit rule shall be permitted. On any vote utilizing a written ballot, the resulting vote count (Teller’s Report) shall be read to attendees and included in all copies of the minutes.

Article IV— OFFICERS, Section D. Removal of Officers

An elective officer of the state committee may be removed at any time by a vote to that effect by the membership of the state committee, but an elective officer may not be removed at a special meeting unless his/her proposed removal is set forth in the notice of the call of the meeting as one of the items of business of such meeting. Appointive officers shall serve subject to the pleasure of the state chairman.

LD18 PC Mike Bertocchi: I find that those who wish to quit before the battle has been fought are the same ones who talk a lot; then complain that too much is expected of them. I voted for Jim O'Conner when he ran for the same office as John Lines and lost.  Maybe he should get up and try again.  The attitude that you keep trying until you win is the attitude that was normal when this country was founded.  Please don't call me and cry that they are all wanting to remove their names from the petition.  First of all, who are "THEY" and why are you taking what "They" say as the only path in this uprising?  What about those who signed the constitution even when they knew retaliation was sure to come their way.  That was real courage against real retaliation.

     I also heard that those who sign the petition would be black-balled.  Really, what is it they are going to do to black ball you?  Are you not going to be allowed to get signatures for candidate's petitions or are you not going to be able to walk you district and pass out literature or maybe they are not going to allow you to vote for the establishment candidate. How about you’re not going to allowed to put candidate signs in your yard?  Some have even called for us to join another party. Let’s wait until we see what happens.  Stay in the party as a precinct committee person but don't vote or show up at meetings and see how far they get without a quorum. Stand your grounds, If we don't make it this time we have another chance in February. I have doubts that Gabby Mercer was involved in this letter to quit.  She has never stuck me as a quitter. I am most concerned with the smear campaign against Marianne Ferrari.  At least she did something besides complain. Go ahead and reply to me.  If I think your reply is worthless I will delete it. Contact:

LD13 PC John Powelson: It is my belief that Joe Arpaio does not need any further remediation of his offense to the court. As I read Effects of a Presidential Pardon, no crime has been committed as a result of the pardon which has undone all that was done.

Brian Reilly, Former LD22 PC: Arizona State Senator Bob Thorpe wrote: “He [John McCain] also seems to have ignored the fact that Arpaio was convicted for merely following state and federal laws when he turned illegal immigrants over to federal officials.” 9-3-17-Briefs In my opinion, had Sheriff Arpaio and his troops followed the U.S. Constitution, especially the 4th and 14th Amendments, Arpaio would not have faced civil contempt hearings and a criminal contempt trial verdict of “guilty”. It is my opinion that any conservative who supports and defends the U.S. Constitution and considers Sheriff Arpaio’s actions in light of the 4th and 14th Amendments, would be hard pressed to support his actions. I would also suggest that President Trump was uninformed when he offered his friend and political supporter, a pardon.

LD23 Liz James: I think "Briefs" replies should be restricted to "legal" PCs and not "former" PCs as with Brian Reilly and his essay’s regarding Sheriff Arpaio's pardon by President Trump.

White House/RNC List Of Recommended Places To Donate Funds to help the Hurricane Harvey victims:

·         The Salvation Army –; or 800-SAL-ARMY

·         The United Way -; or text UWFLOOD to 41444

·         The SPCA of Texas -

·         The SPCA of Louisiana -

·         The Houston Humane Society -

·         The Louisiana Humane Society -

·         American Red Cross –; 800-RED-CROSS; or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Fountain Hills VFW Post 7507 is gathering donations to be joined with Phoenix VFW Post 9400 to go to Houston to the flood victims. Fountain Hills donations (needed items listed below) can be delivered to the Veterans Donation and Consignment Shop, 9624 Monterey Drive, Building 2) adjacent to the Fountain Hills Post between 9 am-5 pm, Tuesday through Thursday noon. If neither are open, donations can be left in the space between the two buildings. Items most in needed are, cleaning supplies bleach, brooms, mops and rags; food/liquids of all kinds, clothes (new or gently used), shoes/socks, under wear, baby food, formula, diapers, wipes, blankets/sheets, personal hygiene items, paper plates and bowls, plastic utensils, school supplies, back packs, animal gear, animal food, and kennels. Please be sure all your donations are NEW or very lightly used. All Fountain Hills donations will be delivered Thursday afternoon to VFW Post 9400 in Phoenix to be consolidated with other donations for departure on Friday morning. Anyone desiring to make individual monetary donations can make checks payable to Texas VFW Foundation and deliver to the Post or the Veterans Consignment and Donation Center or mail checks to the Texas VFW Foundation, Disaster Assistance, P.O. Box 14468, Austin, TX 78761.  As approved at Saturday's Business Meeting, the Post 7507 has already made a $1,000 donation to the Texas VFW Foundation.  Contact: VFW Post 7507 Adjutant Boe James 480) 836-5520 or  (website)

AFA Team: President Trump has declared a National Day of Prayer.  Please join the President and fellow worshippers along with the team at AFA in prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, our President and his family, our country. trump-proclaims-september-3-2017-national-day-prayer

Attention PCs: Submit your ideas for AZGOP Bylaws revisions by using this form.

Arizona Project will not meet on Mon., Sept 4 (Labor Day), according to Chairman Ron Ludders. AP will resume meeting on Sept 11 with speaker Ted Hayes at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix. Contact Ludders at 602.677.1496

A “Women for Flake” Breakfast is scheduled at 8 am., Fri., Sept 8 at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E Missouri Ave., in Phoenix with Iowa US Sen Joni Ernst. RSVP to Jess Yescalis at or 602-400-5683. Honorary Co-chairs – Ambassador Barbara Barrett, Cheryl Flake, Caryll Kyl, Cindy McCain, former Gov Jane Dee Hull. Host committee – JaNae Adams, Nichole Barney, Jenn Baughman, Betsey Bayless, Leslie Berry, Parshelle Brimhall, Beth Coons, Meghan Cox, Lisa Dale, Kristen Desmangles, Karen Diethelm, Dawn Giles, Deb Gullett, Sharon Harper, Lisa James, Michelle Jorgensen, Julie Lind, Cheryl Lombard, Jane Lynch, Elaine Miner, Amy Nelson, July Nelson, Kim Owens, Sheryl Palmer, Kimberly Riches, Heather Sandstrom, Kellee Schlink, Kathy Senseman, Jane Sherman, Angela Tahiliani, Erika Voeller, Brandy Wells, Connie Wilhelm, Jim Willems, and Kimberly Wold.

Contract with America’s Veterans (CAV) needs volunteers to man its booth between 8 am-1 pm., at the Sept 23 Stand Up for Veterans at Glendale Community College Student Center, 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302. E-mail Chairman Alex Meluskey at if you can cover for an hour or more. Free haircuts for veterans. Free lunch for veterans and their families. Learn about social services for veterans. Contributions to Contract with America's Veterans and Their Families

Anyone Interested In A Leadership Role in the Ahwatukee Tea Party should sent an email to with your contact information.

Trump-Hints-At-Ending-Us-Trade-With-All-North-Korea-Partners-After-Mnuchin-Vows-More-Sanctions Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that the U.S. will meet any North Korean threats with “effective and overwhelming" military response.

Arizona Federation of Republican Women, Region VIII is hosting an Arizona State Capitol Museum Tour, at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6 at 1700 W Washington in phoenix. Free parking available in Wesley Bolin Plaza (east of the museum). Participation limited. Admission is free. $2 donation per person suggested. Reservations: Allison Mary



The Maricopa County Recorder's Office will hold proposed reprecincting meetings at 6 pm., Sept 5 in the Paradise Valley Community College, RmQ120A, 18401 N 32nd St in Phoenix and at 6 pm., Sept 13 in Scottsdale (1 mile off of 101 on Indian School then Turn right on Granite Reef.)

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) meeting is at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 5 at Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W. Greenway Rd, Peoria, 85381. (Behind the Greenway Medical and Professional Center, off 75th Ave.) They will be discussing rogue cities working to undermine the constitution and violate their oaths of office, example, the Phoenix City Council and Mayor working behind the scenes with the ACLU to possibly create a "Sanctuary City" harboring those in our country illegally. 

Mark Spencer, from Judicial Watch, will give an update on current issues and CSPOA’s Rick Dalton will also speak. Contact Chr .Randy Miller, LD 21 PC, (623) 866-3544.


The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will tour the Arizona State Capitol Museum at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6. Reservations deadline if Aug 31. RSVP to: Allison Mary at

Arizona Federation of Republican Women, Region VIII is hosting an Arizona State Capitol Museum Tour, at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6 at 1700 W Washington in phoenix. Free parking available in Wesley Bolin Plaza (east of the museum). Participation limited. Admission is free. $2 donation per person suggested. Reservations: Allison Mary


The Colorado River Team Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs. Sept 7. Speaker tba. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at


Central Republican Women of Phoenix welcomes AZ Treasurer Jeff DeWit as the speaker for their returning Fall meeting to be held on Saturday morning Sept 9. Registration is 9:30 AM; meeting starts 10AM at the University Club - 39 E. Monte Vista Road, Phoenix.  $30 for Breakfast/brunch - RSVP by this Sunday 9/3 with Jan Webb at and please give her your selection of french toast with bacon & eggs or turkey Salad - beverage included. 

The Center for Arizona Policy Citizen Forum is scheduled between 9 am-2 pm., Sat., Sept 9 at the Arizona Christian University, 2625 E Cactus Road in Phoenix. $20 per person.
Sat., Sept 9. Contact 602-424-2525.

The Wounded Heroes Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled Sat., Sept 9 at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. 6:15 registration. 7:am shotgun start. Entry forms must be in by Sept 2nd. Entry Fee Includes: green fee, cart, range balls, tee package, team photo and post tournament lunch. Post tournament lunch, scoring and raffle will be held at: Frasher’s Smokehouse, 3222 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ 8501. See www.azheroestohometowns or Kathy @


The Lincoln Republican Women will meet with former AZ state Senator /Rep Jonathan Paton for dinner at 6 pm., Mon., Sept 11 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 – Social. 6 pm meeting; 6:20 pm dinner; 7 pm program. Paton will address the campaign to split the 9th Circuit Court and put AZ in a new 12th Circuit Court of Appeals. He will also address changes since 9-11 attacks in remembrance of 9/11/2001. Reservations: Bring cash or send check made out to “LRW” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Call her at 480-368-2777 or email her at


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