Friday, December 1, 2017

12-1-17 Briefs


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

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 State Committeeman--I want to express my great pleasure on reading that Joe Neglia has announced his candidacy for the position of Member at Large. I know Joe to be an ardent conservative. I also know him to have an energetic and focused mind. We can count on Joe Neglia to hold the feet of everyone on the committee directly to the fire. Lastly, but most importantly, Joe has a well-developed knowledge of parliamentary procedure. So he will NOT be silenced by being simply told, for example, that he is "out of order."  Go, Joe!

Fountain Hills PC Nancy Plencner:  Honestly, do we have ANY priorities in print journalism today?  Our State newspaper of record the Arizona Republic, which continues to off load their national news coverage to a pitiful USA Today insert has just hit an all-time low in its Nov 29 publication.  Coverage of a potential international crisis as a result of North Korea's missile test barely made it above the fold on the front of the skimpy four page USA Today national section.  What was splashed all over the front and back pages (comprising 50% of the entire section) was the titillating coverage of "Diversity in the Grammy Awards!"  No less than 13 Grammy photos accompanied the in depth expose of the 2018 music award program.  In contrast there was not one photo of the missile launch that could wipe out Washington, D.C. accompanying the minuscule coverage of a potential nuclear holocaust.  Just pathetic! 

Steven Slaton, Chairman of the Official Navajo County Republican Committee to CC: AZ Chairman Jonathan Lines, AZGOP Secretary Gabby Mercer and AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich: On Nov 8, all elected Navajo County Republican Precinct Committeemen (PCs) received from a Jim Oakley Vance (an elected PC), a notice “call for and notice of meeting” - the purpose of which was to remove the NCRC Executive Board and rescind the bylaws. This “call” or “notice of a meeting” is void and non-compliant, here is why:

     ARTICLE III page 6: 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 (30) days before the date of the proposed meeting. In the event of a call issued by Voting Members or by 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 (10) 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 Call. (Only the secretary can do this, no one else not Mr. Vance).

     Article III Item C page 6 of bylaws for a Special Meeting: Special meetings may be held at any time by: A written call issued by the County Chairman, or signed by twenty percent (20%) or more of the Members representing at least three (3) precincts, or signed by forty percent (40%) of the members of the Executive Committee; and Written notice of the call containing the information herein required being mailed to every Member by the Secretary at least ten (10) days before the meeting.

      Those who signed the call for a meeting did not reach the threshold of 3 PRECINCTS they only have 2 precincts with signatures. No Executive Committee signed the call letter. This, as well, voids out a call for a meeting.

     Article III Item D Quorum: A quorum for the transaction of any business of the NCRC shall be at least one-third (1/3) of the elected NCRC OFFICERS or appointed NCRC OFFICERS. They should be, in person or by proxy to be represented by a person. If the number necessary to constitute a quorum shall fail to attend in person or by proxy at the time and place fixed for the Statutory or Mandatory Meeting or fixed by call and notice.

      None of the elected or appointed NCRC officers will be at this illegal meeting, which does not recognize this as an official meeting of the NCRC. Mr. Vance failed to follow the NCRC bylaws, and special meeting requirements as stated above. There has to be a quorum for any meeting. No quorum no meeting. It was stated in the call letter bylaws changes were not received by those who signed this call letter, proper notice of the bylaw changes for review. I have the mailer receipts when they were mailed and they all voted “yea” to approve the bylaws changes. We have this recorded not only in the minutes we have the tape recording as well. Editor’s Note: Also see Things Heating Up In Navajo County GOP – Again

PC Joe Hobbs: A vote on Dec 14 by the Republican controlled FCC is expected to fully Restore Our Internet. The Chairman of the FCC, Agit Pai (a true friend of Conservatism and Competition) has said that “he has the votes” to fully dismantle the Obama-era FCC Net Neutrality regulations. (The misnomer “Network Neutrality” was a gigantic HOAX, and was nothing short of a massive seizure of hundreds of billions in private, competitive Internet Service Provider corporate infrastructure investment which the entire World depends on for all economic activity!). President Donald Trump-appointed Agit Pai’s plan will completely jettison the 2015 democrat FCC rules thereby completely Restoring Our Internet. The free World has dodged a bullet and competitive, free-market innovation will continue unrestrained by Federal bureaucrats and unnecessary “regulations” trying to fix something that is not broken. The agency is expected to approve rolling back the democrat attempted seizure at its meeting on Dec 4, 2017. Unfortunately there is a huge false narrative and destructive agenda that has been created by the leftist democrats that is similar to their Global Warming HOAX. Truth, facts, technology, rationality and our Constitution do not seem to matter. Over the past few years I have been fighting their intentional “misinformation” campaigns about Net Neutrality and have published a factual description and expose’ of their Net Neutrality HOAX. Take a look at this concise, in-your-face expose’ of the democrat HOAX   RESTORE-OUR-INTERNET-Takeover-Internet-ebook

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CANCELED: The Yavapai County Republican Women 2nd anniversary “The Roaring 20’s” has been canceled.

Candidates Are Asked to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at or for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are .

AZRA West member John Wilson was momentarily left off the cutline photo in yesterday’s Briefs. 11/11-30-17-briefs Wilson is a LD29 House candidate.

To Donate To The AZRA Westside Chapter/Phoenix Children’s Hospital First Annual Toy Drive can contact chapter chairman Cid De La Fuente at (623) 312-7054 or

Christmas Cards For Deployed Troops. If you wish to send a Christmas card to one of the American deployed military personnel, please bring the sign card to the Sat., Dec 2 Arrowhead Republican Club Women’s luncheon between 11am-1 pm. Financial donations will be accepted to provide gift cards to families of deployed troops. Check should be made out to ARW.

AZ Heroes to Hometowns would like to make sure every Wounded Hero family in need gets a new pair of pajamas and a toy. Drop off locations: AZ Heroes to Hometowns - 40 W. Brown Rd. Ste. 105, Mesa AZ 85201 (by appointment call 480.330.1632) All items must be new. Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags are always appreciated. Contact founder Kathy Pearce 480.330.1632

The Fountain Hills “Stroll in the Glow” is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Sat., Dec 2 at the Avenue of the Fountains. Free admission. Free parking. There will be carolers, carriage rides, a live nativity scene, the Community Band, hot cocoa stands, a Letters to Santa Station, and Santa .Every year Fountain Hills spends weeks putting thousands of lights up on the Avenue of the Fountains for the holiday season. After dark, a brief ceremony ends with the master switch being thrown, bathing the Avenue in a multicolored glow of holiday cheer! The Avenue of the Fountains is closed and shops stay open late and serve holiday treats and beverages, musicians play holiday music on the sidewalks, Santa arrives by fire truck to take requests from hopeful children. There will also be a special booth where children can write letters to Santa! The first 200 groups/individuals will receive a FREE photo souvenir with Santa Claus!

Get Well Wishes To Alex Harris, Yavapai County Republican, who recently had foot surgery.

The Sun City West Republican Club will hold Statewide contested Republican Candidate Forums starting in January, 2018. SCWRC scheduler Clair Van Steenwyk is asking participating candidates to contact him with short bios at or call @ 623-322-9979 for scheduling as follows: Jan – Supt of Public Instruction, Feb – AZ Corporation Commission, March – AZ Secretary of State, April – AZ Treasurer, May – LD22 legislative candidates. The forums will be held at 8:30 am on the first Saturday of each month at the Foundation Building, 144565 W RH Johnson, SCW.

The LD24 Christmas/Holiday Social is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thur., Dec 21 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. Light snacks, beverages. No formal meeting will be held in December, according to LD24 Chairman Barry Wong Participants are asked to donate non-perishable food for the needy (soup, box Mac/cheese, pasta, etc). Guests confirmed to attend include Sen Kate Brophy McGee, Rep Maria Syms, Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips, Phoenix Councilmaln Jim Waring, Maricopa County Deput Recorder Matt Morales and Supt of Public Instruction candidates Frank Riggs and Jonathan Gelbart.

Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen need to mark their calendars for the Jan 13, 2018 MCR Mandatory Meeting. THE AZGOP Mandatory meeting is Jan 27, 2018. Details tba for both meetings.

The Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity is gearing up for the 2018 session of the Arizona Legislature with a series of (free) dinners in which the AFP-Arizona will discuss its draft 2018 Legislative Agenda with grassroots activists. To sign up for one of the sessions go to: Thurs, Dec 7 in Ahwatukee and Thurs, Dec 14 in Prescott Valley   To set up agenda planning meetings in other locations contact Tom Jenney at

Volunteers Interested In Helping Spotlight Black-Footed Ferrets for the AZ Game and Fish Dept’s ferret recovery program Aubrey Valley and the Double O Ranch Dec 7, 8 and 9 (Thurs, Fri, Sat nights) should contact Jennifer Cordova at 928-422-0155 by Dec 5. Volunteers will be conducting a 30-day post release survival search for the 21 ferrets released on Nov 9. They will also be looking for kits (babies) that were not trapped in the fall. Spotlighting begins at 9 pm and runs through 6 am the following morning.

Frosty & Sue GoodchildBriefs Editor Frosty Taylor (white vest) and long-time Republican activist Sue Goodchild of Prescott Valley met for lunch in Chino Valley  with Leslie White of Arizona’s For Prosperity to chinwag about numerous GOP issues. Between the two 80 year olds, they know where most of the AZGOP political skeletons are scattered over the past 50 years.  Leslie White photo


Nov 30

Lydia Abril Hosts The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.

Dec 1

Firearms Expert Alan Korwin will be at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show Fri-Sun, Dec 1-3 at the Phoenix Fairgrounds. Korwin will speak at the Sat., Dec 2 lunchtime. Discount admission coupons, times, directions:

CANCELED: The Yavapai County Republican Women 2nd anniversary “The Roaring 20’s” is scheduled from 6:30-9:30 pm., Fri., Dec 1 at the Prescott Club, StoneRidge Golf Course, 1601 N Bluff Top Drive in Prescott Valley. See details Event Details or Register and purchase ticket(s)

The Tucson Trump Meetup – Make America Great Again (MAGA) will meet between 5-9 pm, Fri., Dec 1 at the House of Bards, 4915 E Speedway. No reservations needed.

Dec 2

The Pima County Republicans leadership initiative (RLI) training is scheduled at 3 pm. Dec 2 at GOP HQ, 1740 E Fort Lowell Rd Suite 140), followed by a little door knocking at 4:30 pm. RSVP training-tickets or Dan Duffey, RNC Regional Field Director Southern Arizona at (520) 800-4450.

The Pima County Republican Women’s Silver Tea is scheduled between 10 am-1 pm., Sat., Dec 2 at the home of Jeanie Merideth, 6210 N Camino Pimeria Alta Tea, light refreshments, installation of 2018 officers & presentation of Ruth Gaddis Jeffries Award. RSVP to Susan: 520-275 3443 or

Arrowhead Republican Women will meet at 11:45 am, Sat., Dec 2 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave in Sun City West with Alex Meluskey, syndicated radio host and Chairman of Contract with American Veterans , who will address giving back to America's veterans and their families. Members will be signing holiday cards to send to deployed troops and providing holiday assistance to local families thanks to Debbie Lee of America's Mighty Warriors - Reservations required or by contacting Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224. . $20 payable at the door. Doors open at 10:45 am.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am, Sat., Dec 2 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd.  Coffee and donuts are available for $2, which helps pay for the room rental.  All Republicans from the Sun Cities, Surprise, and surrounding areas are welcome to attend to hear Gerald "Jerry" Sheridan who has been associated with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for four decades.  He will speak about the complex operations at the Sheriff's Office. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity, 623-214-8010 www.GOP.SCWCLUBS.COM


The Tempe Republican Women’s Christmas Party will be held at 7 pm., Dec 4 at Floridino's on 590 N Alma School Rd #35, Chandler, 85224. Doors open at 6:30pm. Dinner at 7 pm. No charge for members or associates. $15 - guests. Attendees are asked to bring a small wrapped gift (value of $10 or less) for exchange in the “Dirty Santa” game. RSVP to

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club’s Holiday Gathering is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Mon., Dec 4 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort – Scottsdale McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 pm – meet and greet. 6 pm – meeting, 6:20 pm – dinner, 7 pm program with Peter Gentala, General Counsel and Vice President for Government Affairs & Public Policy at Childhelp. Congressman David Schweikert has also been invited. $35 per person. Reservations required. RVSP deadline Nov 30. Send check made out to “LRW” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or bring cash. Contact Kaufman at 480-368-2777

The AZ Project Annual Christmas Potluck Party is scheduled between 6-8:30 pm., Dec 4 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd in Phoenix. Please bring a dish to share.  Contact: Anita Gerulis 602-670-4303.


A “Red Hot & Blue BBQ” is scheduled between 6-8 pm, Dec 5 at the home of Debbie and Bill Cheatham, in support of Rep Jill Norgaard and Maria Syms, and LD20 House candidate Shawnna Bolick and featuring Diamondbacks Legend Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez.


Dec 6

The Sun City Republican Club Christmas party and installation of new officers will be held between 6-8 pm, Wed., Dec 6 in the Sundial East Hall, 14801 N 103rd Ave, Sun City. Treats, snacks and drinks (BYOB), holiday music and GOP cheer. Contact Patti at 1-713-557-5800.


The Colorado River Tea Party’s Annual Christmas Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm. Thur., Dec 7 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (last building behind church) in Yuma. Participants are asked to bring a salad, veggie or dessert. The rest is provided. Also bring a ‘white elephant’ gift. Hosted by Chairman Sally Kizer, Vice Chairman Cecil Boelts, Secretary Cora Lee Schingnitz, Treasurer Nancy Smith and Sargent at Arms Dick Gale. RSVP to 928-210-1219 or

An Arizona Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled at 10:55 am., Thurs., Dec 7 at Wesley Bolen Memorial Plaza in Phoenix in memory that 183 Japanese attacked US Military and Naval facilities on Oahu in the in the Hawaiian Islands without warning.

Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) will host MATFORCE Executive Director Merilee Fowler address the latest news on “Marijuana, the Arizona and the National Landscape” and “the Opioid crisis in our state” at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Dec 7 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. She will also give an update on youth use of drugs in Yavapai County., drug related deaths in the community, the plans that marijuana advocates have to pass another Initiative legalizing recreational “pot”, and what to do to keep your kids off drugs. Desserts to be served. Contact: Andrea Kadar

The Pima County Republican Committee’s Holiday Party is scheduled at 5 pm., Thurs., Dec 7 at the Radisson Hotel, 6555 E Speedway Blvd. Open seating, dinner & cash bar. $30 per person thru Nov 29. $45 per person after Nov 30. Arizona’s National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash will the speaker. Contact:

Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., Tues., Dec 7 at the University Club Garden, 39 E Monte Vista Road in Phoenix for a Christmas celebration and to hear nationally known guitarist Jay Soto. 5:30 pm – social, 6:15 pm – dinner, $30 includes dinner/program. RSVP to Jan Webb by Dec 3 at or 602-318-1010.



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