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December 2010 • Volume 6, Issue 12           •    arwomen@aol.com          •   www.azfrw.org/clubs/arw.htm

Inside This Issue:                                   President’s Message
 President’s Message
4	
                                                     Dear ARW Members and Associates,
 Event Calendar
4	
 Membership Report
4	                                                    December marks the completion of my first year as pres-
 Christmas Party
4	                                                    ident of the Ahwatukee Republican Women’s Club. This
 & Installation of Officers                           past year has been filled with both unexpected challenges
 Treasurer’s Report
4	                                                    and unimaginable rewards. Thanks to all of you for the
 Photo Gallery
4	                             Loraine Pellegrino patience you have shown as I settled into this position and
 Americanism
4	                                                    for trusting me with this honor for another year. It is truly
 Legislative Report
4	                            a privilege to serve as President of ARW and a delight to be associated with such
 Members Corner
4	                            an impressive group of intelligent, thoughtful and talented women.
 Leadership Directory
4	                            I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ARW Executive Board as well as
 Membership Form
4	                            all of the committees for their support and for their dedication to the success of
 And much more!
4	                            our organization. Our outgoing 2nd VP of Membership, Christine Opheim, did an
                              amazing job boosting our membership to our highest levels and creating positive
                              visibility within the Federation. Mary Ann Reith served ARW as Treasurer with
                              the utmost integrity and competence. Thank you both so much!

                              With gratitude I welcome the newly elected and soon to be installed Executive
                              Board for 2011. Your willingness to give of your time and talent to ARW is
                              appreciated by all.
       ARW                    Please join us on Tuesday, December 7th for our Christmas Party and Installation.
                              Details of the special evening are included in the newsletter.

                              May you have a blessed Christmas and may God Bless America and
                              all of our troops in harm’s way, wherever they may be and bring them
                              home safely.

                              Sincerely,
Newsletter                                                                         ARW Annual
Deadline:                     Loraine Pellegrino
Please submit your            Loraine                                             Christmas Party
written contribution          Pellegrino                                         Tuesday, December 7th
to Jill Perry at
ARWomen@aol.com.                                                                       6:30 - 9:00 pm
                                                                 Don’t miss
                                                                  this fun                See page 3
Information must be
                                                                                          for details.
submitted before the last                                         evening!
Friday of each month.
Event Calendar                      Members Are Treasures
                                                                                                  ARW
ARW Christmas Party                 By Christine Opheim
• Tuesday, December 7th             copheim@rocfs.com
• 6:30 pm
• See page 3 for details            It is definitely a season of JOY at ARW!
                                    As we wind down 2010 I am proud to say
                                    that we are going into the New Year with
LD20 GOP Annual
                                    43 Members and 16 Associates of Ahwatu-
Holiday Party                       kee Republican Women. There was a time
• Sunday, December 12th             when that was the Club’s total annual Membership, and here we are kicking
• 5:00 - 7:00 pm                    off the calendar year with a very healthy list of renewed Members and Associ-
• Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta         ates. THANK YOU for your commitment to the 2011 ARW Club! While
  590 N. Alma School Road #35       the message is clear that renewals are due NOW, and we are well on our
  Chandler, AZ 85244                way to 100% renewal, there are still 66 members from 2010 that have yet to
• $10 per person                    renew. In addition, I know you have many, many more like minded friends and
                                    colleagues that are potential guests and future ARW Members to help support
• RSVP by December 5th to           Republican mission.
  Diane Ortiz-Parsons at:
  Preference@cox.net                2010 was a pivotal year for Republicans, but we all know the job is far from
                                    done. While I have chosen to take on a new role in 2011, as “Member” rather
                                    than “Membership Chair”, hopefully you will join me in support of the new
ARW Transition
                                    Membership Co-Chairs in their efforts to continue to build the Club and help
Board Meeting                       shape our community and nation. Congratulations to Lucile Fraas and Mary
All Members Welcome!                Baumbach for their commitment to ARW as the new Membership Co-Chairs!
• Thursday, December 16th           Please help them in their efforts by renewing and recruiting with a vengeance
• 4:15 pm                           in 2011!
• The Home of Loraine Pellegrino
  1233 E. Squawbush Place           p.s. Just a reminder if you have not picked up your Badge at Registration
  Phoenix, AZ 85048                 during a recent meeting to please look for it at the annual ARW Holiday party,
• 480-460-7101                      or ask a friend to grab it for you. The Membership Committee is no longer
                                    retaining badges for Members, and we would like to hand out as many badges
• Please RSVP
                                    as possible to avoid postage fees. THANKS!!

NFRW 36th Save the          date!
Biennial Convention
• September 29 – October 2, 2011
• Kansas City, Missouri             Happy Birthday!                                     Welcome New
• Watch for more information
                                    December:                                           ARW Members!
                                    02 ..... Eve Morse                                  • Marilyn Bigelow

                    Merry           06 ..... Nancy Kubisko                              • Sophia Johnson
                                    11 ..... Lucille Fraas                              • Susan Thompson
                   Christmas
        AR W                        11 ..... Chuck Fraas
 AR W
                       &
                                    15 ..... Ed Pellegrino
                    Happy           17 ..... Melissa DeLaney
           AR W
                   New Year!
                                                               Celebrate!

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                                   Ahwatukee Republican Women

                                            You and your guest
                                         are cordially invited to our

            AR W                    Annual Christmas Party
   AR W                                        and
                             Installation of 2011 Board of Officers
                   AR W                  Tuesday, December 7, 2010
                                             6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
                                  At the home of Brian and Debbie Smith
 Members are
                                 1450 W. Bridge Street, Phoenix, AZ 85045
 asked to bring:
                                              (480) 460-9025
 A-J :
                                   All Elected Officials have been invited.
 Appetizer or
 Side Dish
                                     Please RSVP by December 4th
                                        to Loraine Pellegrino at
 K-O :
                                   ARWomen@aol.com or (480) 460.7101.
 Holiday Cheer
 (Wine, Egg Nog,
 Punch, etc.)             The ARW “Caring for Community” holiday charity will be
                          to collect items for Hope House, “A Home of Hope and
 P-S :                    Community for Young Women”. The following items are
 Salads                   needed:
                          •	 Personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, body or
 T-Z :                       hand soap, hair spray / gel/ mousse, disposable razors,
 Desserts                    pads or tampons, band-aids)
                          •	 Paper products (toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels,
                             napkins, plates or cups)
                          •	 Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, dish
                             soap, sponges, disinfecting cleaning wipes,
                             all-purpose /glass / bath cleaners)
                          A representative from Hope House will attend
                          our Christmas party to share information
                          and receive our donations.

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                            ARW Executive                                                                  District 20 Republicans
                                                                                                          Announce Election Results
                            Board Elect 2011
The following officers were elected by acclamation at the                                             The Legislative District 20 Republican Party (LD20GOP)
                                                                                                      announces the results of their organizational meeting,
Annual Meeting on November 23rd and will be installed at
                                                                                                      which was held December 1, 2010. Over 96% of Pre-
the Christmas Party on December 7th:
                                                                                                      cinct Committeemen (112) voted in the election.
President ............................................................ Loraine Pellegrino
                                                                                                          Congratulations to the new LD20GOP Board:
1st Vice President – Programs................................. Karen Keefe
                                                                                                         Anthony Miller ............................................. Chairman
Co-2nd Vice President – Membership ............. Mary Baumbach
                                                                                                         Roger Dickinson ................................ First Vice Chair
Co-2nd Vice President – Membership .................... Lucille Fraas
                                                                                                         Jeni White ....................................... Second Vice Chair
3rd Vice President – Fundraising............................Debbie Smith                                 Ed Pellegrino ..................................... Third Vice Chair
Treasurer ...................................................................... Laura Phipps            Bill Baxter ........................................Fourth Vice Chair
Recording Secretary ........................................... Melissa DeLaney                          James Troutman .............................................Treasurer
Communication Secretary ............................................... Jill Perry                       Sophia Johnson ..............................................Secretary



  Treasurer’s Report
  Statement of Receipts
  and Disbursements
  November 30, 2010                                                                                         “Christmas is a state of mind.
                                                                                                           It is found throughout the year
 Checking Account Balance
 10/31/10 .....................................................$5291.61                                   whenever faith overcomes doubt,
                                                                                                                hope conquers despair,
  ReCeiPTs:
  50/50 ......................................................................................75.00         and love triumphs over hate.”
  Cookbooks............................................................................. 5.00
  Donations ...........................................................................165.00                         - Ronald Reagan 1981
  Membership........................................................................450.00
  Associate Membership.......................................................90.00
  Total Receipts ................................................ $780.00
  Total ..........................................................$6071.61                              Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!
 DisBURseMeNTs:
  Refund, Garage Sale ..........................................................125.00
  Total Disbursements ..........................................$125.00
 Total ...........................................................$5946.61

 PeTTY CAsH
  Petty Cash ............................................................................20.00
  Total Petty Cash .............................................. $20.00
  Total Amount on Hand 11/30/10 ............$5966.61

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                           Arou nd Town With
              Ahwatukee Republican Women
                              Left: Darlene
                              Wedington-Clark,
                              Armed Services
                              Committee Chair,
                              gives directions for
                              our Pocket Flag
                              Project for the troops




                                                                                               Above: Nominating
                                                                                               Chair, Laura Phipps
                                                                                              conducts the election
                                                                                               for the ARW 2011
                                                                                                Executive Board
                  Right:
                Folding
                Pocket
                  Flags




  Below: Guest Speaker:
      Sal DiCiccio,
Phoenix City Councilman
                                                       Below: Priscilla Poese (left) wins the ARW 50/50 “Opportunity”




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                                                                  A Gift of Liberty
Ed it o r i al E xege sis                                         From the 1st Congress
                                                                  The American people, in December of 1791, received a Christmas
                                                                  present to be treasured. Unlike the “Christmas present” that Pelosi
                                                                  and Congress gave us in December, 2009, with the government takeover
                                                                  of health care, the intent of this gift was to prevent encroachment on
                                                                  our liberties by an ever-more-powerful federal government. Today, we
                                                                  observe December 15th as Bill of Rights Day. On that date in 1791,
                                                                  the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, our cherished Bill of
                                                                  Rights, achieved ratification.

                            The model for our Bill of Rights was found in the Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, in
                            June, 1776. Mason, an influential and politically active Virginia landowner and neighbor of George Washing-
                            ton, was a strong opponent of slavery and a champion of freedom and the rights of the individual. According
                            to Thomas Jefferson, Mason was “The wisest man in his generation” (Jefferson borrowed concepts from the
                            Virginia Declaration when writing the Declaration of Independence). Following Virginia’s lead, several more
                            colonies soon adopted declarations of rights. By 1783, every state had a bill of rights in some form.

                            When the Constitution for our new nation was completed in September, 1787, though, there was no
                            provision for a specific, protective bill of rights, and a number of delegates to the Constitutional Convention,
                            including Mason, refused to sign, arguing that the document would give too much power to the federal
                            government. The heated controversies and opposition in the state conventions continued as the Constitution
                            proceeded through the ratification process. However, after it was suggested by some of the Constitution’s
                            supporters that states could submit amendments, such as a bill of rights, following ratification, the document
                            was able to achieve approval from the required 2/3 majority of the states, assuring its adoption.

                            The new constitutionally-created Congress of the United States assembled for the first time in New York,
                            on March 4, 1789. In addition to bills of rights submitted as Constitutional Amendments by Virginia and New
                            York, there were nearly 150 other various amendments submitted to that first Congress. Deliberations got
                            the total number down to 12, which included those intended to limit the power of the federal government
                            and protect basic individual and states’ rights. These were approved and sent to the state legislatures for
                            ratification. The Congressional preamble to the amendments begins as follows:

                              “THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed
                               a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive
                               clauses should be added”

                            Two of the 12 amendments, dealing with Congressional
                            representation and Congressional pay, failed, but the remaining
                            10 that were approved by the specified ¾ majority of the states
                            became known as the Bill of Rights.

                            Among other things, the First Amendment to our Constitution
                            allows for the free exercise of religion, unencumbered by Con-
                            gressional prohibitions. May our Christmas and Hanukkah ob-
                            servances be celebrated accordingly (and joyously), and may God
                            bless America and preserve our liberties in the new year.

                            Priscilla Poese,
                            Americanism




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   Legislative Update
Final budget figures for the month of October, 2010 have been released and can be found at www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm.

If you are unable to use the link, you can also go to our website, www.azleg.gov and look under “Legislature” and the
information will be under Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the drop-down menu.

• First the good news: October marked the third consecutive month of year-over-year growth in General Fund
  Revenues. General sales tax collections showed positive growth compared to the prior year – for the first time
  since December, 2007. It looks like the recession may indeed be over.

• Now for the bad news: Even though revenues are up, they are still behind our projected forecast for July-October
  by $41 million.

Allow me to wish you “Happy Holidays” and a prosperous New Year.

Sincerely,

Representative John McComish
Majority Leader
Legislative District 20




             Caring for Community
                            Introducing Our Newest Caring for Community Project:
                            Hope House, “A Home of Hope and Community for Young Women”
                            Hope House is a residence in Phoenix for young at-risk homeless women. It offers them a haven
                            of safety, stability, support and hope, and is part of Neighborhood Ministries’ outreach. Through
                            the programs at Hope House, the young women can develop life and job skills, learn to make posi-
                            tive choices, and experience emotional, mental and spiritual growth, which will help them reach
                            self-sufficiency.

                            ARW will be collecting items for donation to Hope House at the ARW Annual Christmas party
                            on December 7th. Requested items include:
                            • Personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, body or hand soap, hair spray/gel/mousse,
                              disposable razors, pads or tampons, band-aids)
                            • Paper products (toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, napkins, plates or cups)
                            • Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, dish soap, disinfecting
                              cleaning wipes, all-purpose or bath cleaners, glass cleaner, sponges)

                            A representative from Hope House will be at our Christmas party
                            to share more information and receive our donations.


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         Co rn e r
Me m be r s ’
                ’ Tis the DUI Season
                     Holiday Advice from Michael Muñoz
                The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without family visits, Christmas
                parties, graduations and office parties. Oftentimes, these celebrations bring
                plenty of festive – and alcoholic – beverages. As a result, over the next several weeks your local police agencies will
                be doubling their efforts to safeguard your family by keeping drunk drivers off the road.
                Even if you’re not drinking, or don’t plan to drive, it’s good to know your rights in case a friend or family member
                is stopped for a DUI. Below are some basic suggestions for your convenience.

                1. Don’t drive a vehicle after drinking: This first suggestion, while obvious, is the only way to guarantee you
                   won’t get a DUI. If you have been out drinking, you should call a cab or arrange to have someone to pick you
                   up and drive you home.
                2. Strictly obey all traffic laws: It’s time to brush up on your high school drivers education classes. DUI task-
                   force officers are trained to stop all vehicles, even for minor traffic violations. While this may seem absurd, it is
                   perfectly legal.Therefore, use your blinker at all turns and during lane changes, come to a complete stop at stop
                   signs, and drive within the speed limit. Also, make sure your headlights, brake lights and license plate lights are in
                   working condition.
                3. Have your license, registration and insurance ready: You should always have your driver’s license, vehicle
                   registration and proof of insurance on hand while driving. Not having the proper documents gives a police of-
                   ficer reason to proceed with their investigation.
                4. Be polite: Your initial interactions with a police officer can pay off down the road – as long as you are courte-
                   ous. Rude behavior, foul language and combative actions only help the officer justify your arrest, and all will be
                   documented. Furthermore, prosecutors are more likely to give a better plea offer to someone who was noted
                   to be polite in the police report.
                5. You don’t have to answer questions: When an officer approaches your window, one of the first things he
                   will ask is whether you have been drinking and, if so, how much. It is common to respond with “two drinks”
                   – regardless of how impaired he/she may be. While this may seem like a safe answer, it actually empowers an
                   officer to do a full DUI investigation.
                     So what should you do if you get stopped? If you think you may have had too much to drink, you may want
                     to politely refuse to answer questions. While you will still may be arrested due to any signs or symptoms of
                     impairment (bloodshot eyes, slurred words or alcohol odor), you will not have given the officer additional evi-
                     dence. Or, you could politely ask the officer why you’ve been stopped, ask for your ticket and be on your way.
                     If an officer continues to ask more alcohol-related questions, it is your right not to answer any questions until
                     you have had the opportunity to speak to a lawyer.
                6.    Do not submit to field sobriety tests or DRE examinations: If an officer asks you to count, touch your
                      nose, walk a line or follow a laser pointer or pen with your eyes, you should politely refuse.These are forms of
                      field sobriety tests and are designed to give officers more evidence to spot impaired drivers. Another test is a
                      DRE or drug recognition examination, which helps an officer determine whether you may be under the influ-
                      ence of illegal or prescription drugs. It is your right to refuse these tests as well. It’s important to recognize that
                      the results of any such test will be documented in a police report, and could be used against you during future
                      prosecution. And note, sometimes officers will ask you to do one without a formal request. Pay attention and
                      refuse all field sobriety tests.
                7.    Refuse a portable breath test (PBT): In Arizona, it is your right to refuse a portable breath test, This test
                      is typically done on the spot using a device that the officer can hold in his/her hands. If you are unsure whether
                     (cont’d., next page)

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   Members Corner,                                                                                      cont’d.
                to take this test, the best strategy is to tell the officer you will not take any tests until you have the opportunity to call
                a lawyer. NOTE: This breath test is different than a breath test conducted at a DUI taskforce site or at a police station that is
                equipped with an intoxilyzer machine.
           8.   But you sHOULD submit to blood or breath tests**: Confused yet? If you are arrested and have already had a
                chance to speak to an attorney, you should let the officer conduct a blood or breath test.Why? First, when you received
                your driver’s license, you agreed that if you refuse a blood or breath test, the MVD can suspend your license for one
                year. Second, even if you still refuse the test at this point, the officer can get a warrant signed by a judge to allow one
                anyway. Furthermore, by agreeing to the test, it’s possible that your license will only be suspended for 90 days. NOTE:
                The breath test mentioned here is taken on a machine either at the police station or in a DUI task force van. It is not the same
                as the portable breath test (PBT) mentioned in #7 that you are allowed to refuse. **There are times when it may be good
                legal strategy to refuse a blood or breath test. But you should talk to an attorney before making that decision.
           9.   Exercise your right to an independent blood test: After you submit to a blood or breath test, Arizona law gives
                you the right to your own independent test. Make sure you request an independent test because it can be an important
                tool when defending a DUI case.
           10. Request to speak to a Lawyer: As emphasized throughout this list, when possible you should request to speak with
               a lawyer before allowing an officer to complete any part of a DUI investigation. This includes field sobriety tests, as well
               as blood and breath tests. At this point, the officer should stop questioning you while you call an attorney. If an officer
               arrests you first, he/she should let you call an attorney before resuming the DUI investigation. In addition, remember to
               ask your attorney about any consequences associated with MVD and your privilege to drive.
           Please have a safe and fun holiday season and, as always, don’t drink and drive. These tips are meant to educate our com-
           munity members about their constitutional and legal rights. However, they do not guarantee future results.

           Author: Michael Munoz, a Tempe-based attorney, is a former Major Crimes prosecutor at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
           He also is an associate member of ARW and a former 2010 Republican candidate for Justice of the Peace. After the campaign,
           Mr. Munoz opened the Munoz Law Office. He can be reached at (602) 345-1071 or email at Michael@MunozLawAz.com.




Become a Precinct Committeeman
The office of precinct committeeman ("PC") has been has been called "the most powerful office in the world" because the
PC is the closest structured political officeholder to the registered voter. A registered voter has no vote in internal Party policy;
a precinct committeeman does. A PC elects district, county and state party officers, delegates to the Presidential convention and
RNC members. PCs sent to the Pres. Convention vote on what policies the party platform will be advocated in the next 4 years.
Through a monthly meeting, PCs interact with their elected Party officials to influence legislation.
Here's the point: the Party does have good conservatives in it who are willing to take
positions of Party leadership, but they won't get elected into those positions unless the Party has
a solid majority of conservatives in the PC ranks.As a PC, you can devote as much or as little time
to other PC tasks such as helping to get out the vote on election day and informing the voters in
your precinct about the best candidates, how best to vote on initiatives, etc. Politics matter.... look
at the outcome of the last election. But to be able to vote for the Party leadership, a conservative
registered Republican voter must be a PC. It's that simple.
For additional information contact Loraine Pellegrino 480-460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.

Arizona Republican Party | 3501 North 24th Street | Phoenix, AZ 85016
phone: 602.957.7770 | fax: 602.224.0932 | email: info@azgop.org
                                                                                                                      Happy Holidays

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                                  ARW General Meeting Minutes
                                                   Tuesday, November 23, 2010
                                                         Grace Inn – Phoenix
                                    Annual Meeting ~ Executive Board Elections 2011
                                   Guest Speaker: Sal DiCiccio, Phoenix City Councilman

6:41 pm ~ Call to Order by ARW President, Loraine Pellegrino
   • Welcome
   • Recognize Candidates and Elected Officials                                                      Happy Holidays
   • Recognize visitors
                                                                                                       from ARW!
invocation: Marilyn Astroth
Pledge of Allegiance and Presentation of the Colors –
Troop #375 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Foothills Ward.

Americanism: In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Boys Scouts, Scoutmaster, Mark Skidmore, gave a brief history of Scouting
and the Scout Oath.

BUsiNess-
Recording secretary - Carol Wilson - Minutes from the October meeting were posted for review and included in the November
Newsletter. As there were no corrections, the minutes stand approved as posted.
President – Loraine Pellegrino introduced Darlene Wedington-Clark, Armed Services Committee. She thanked members for dona-
tions to the Troops and gave Pocket Flag folding instructions to be folded during the meeting.
1st VP Programs – Mary Baumbach announced no meeting in December/ Christmas Party details. Next general meeting: Tuesday,
January 24 at the Grace Inn until further notice.
2nd VP Membership – Christine Opheim happy to announce 10 more renewals tonight, encouraged everyone to renew early. Our
goal is 75 renewals by January.
3rd VP Fundraising – Debbie Smith held the 50/50 drawing with the pot being $140, split at $70.
Treasurer – Mary Ann gave our current balance at $5,546.61
Guest speaker – Phoenix City Councilman, Sal DiCiccio introduced by 1st VP Programs, Mary Baumbach. The Councilman spoke
about the City Budget and took questions from the audience.
Rep. John McComish - state Legislative Report and thanked everyone for their help in the election.
Nominating Committee – Laura Phipps thanked her committee and announced the candidates for the 2011 ARW Executive
Board individually, having them come forward, and asking for any nominations from the floor for each. There were none and the
Executive Board was elected as follows:
   President ..............................................Loraine Pellegrino                                  Chr
                                                                                                                   istm
                                                                                                             Par        as
   1st VP Programs .................................Karen Keefe                                                  ty!
                                                                                                            Dec
   Co-2nd VP Membership ...................Mary Baumbach                                                  7th
                                                                                                                emb
                                                                                                                    er
                                                                                                             .
   Co-2nd VP Membership ...................Lucille Fraas
   3rd VP Fundraising .............................Debbie Smith
                                                                                                                     ARW
   Treasurer .............................................Laura Phipps
   Corresponding Secretary.................Jill Perry
   Recording Secretary..........................Melissa DeLaney (unable to attend, however, sent a letter Laura read from the podium)

Loraine thanked Dee Gordon, the Grace Inn and everyone for attending. We folded 300 Pocket Flags for Soldiers.
Meeting adjourned: 8:32PM
Respectively submitted by Carol Wilson, Recording Secretary

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                            Ahwatukee Republican Women
                                          Leadership Directory 2010
   President ............................................... Loraine Pellegrino    Americanism ........................................ Priscillia Poese
                                                             (480) 460-7101                                                             (480) 460-2460
   1st VP – Programs ............................... Mary Baumbach                 Awards................................................... Mary Baumbach
   (Immediate Past President)                        (602) 206-1189                                                                          (602) 206-1189
   2nd VP – Membership ........................ Christine Opheim                   Boutique Chairperson........................ Jill Norgaard
                                                (480) 283-9540                                                                  (480) 283-0060
   3rd VP – Fundraising ........................... Debbie Smith
                                                                                   Caring for Community....................... Eve Morse
                                                    (480) 460-9025
                                                                                                                               (480) 759-6216
   Treasurer ............................................... Mary Ann Reith
                                                                                   Chaplain................................................. Marilyn Astroth
                                                             (480) 460-1210
                                                                                                                                             (480) 496-5829
   Recording Secretary ........................... Carol Wilson
                                                                                   Education Chair ................................... Jacqueline Anderson
                                                   (480) 460-0680
                                                                                                                                       (480) 759-3903
   Corresponding Secretary .................. Jill Perry
                                                                                   Historian (Scrapbooking) .................. Margot Kelly
                                              (480) 598-0900
                                                                                                                               (480) 460-5578

                                                                                   Legislative Chairperson...................... Karen McComish
   ARW Committees                                                                                                                (480) 496-6943
   Armed services (support our Troops)
                                                                                   Parliamentarian .................................... Marj Miner
     Darlene Wedington-Clark............(480) 343-5750                                                                                  (480) 893-3635
     Tracy Hunter ..................................(480) 388-4017
     Kathleen Tubbs ...............................(480) 893-9150                  Publicity ................................................. Susan Hernandez
                                                                                                                                               (480) 219-5497
   Bylaws Review
     Marilyn Astroth ..............................(480) 496-5829
     Mary Ann Reith ..............................(480) 460-1210
     Carol Wilson...................................(480) 460-0680

   Fundraising ~ Boutique Chairperson
                                                                                  Ahwatukee
     Jill Norgaard ....................................(480) 283-0060
                                                                                  Republican
   Hospitality
     Mary Pellegrino ..............................(480) 907-5397                 Women
     Cynthia Towne ................................(480) 759-1431
     Anne Zurmehly ..............................(480) 706-6149                   Mission Statement
   special events                                                                 To educate, inspire and encourage participation in
     Karen Keefe ....................................(480) 759-1774               the political process by volunteering our time and
     Dee Gordon ...................................(480) 893-0300                 resources to elect Republican candidates and pro-
   sunshine Committee:                                                            mote Republican ideals of peace through strength,
     Kathleen Tubbs ...............................(480) 893-9150                 prosperity through individual responsibility and
     Carol Hageman ..............................(480) 861-4264                   liberty through limited government.



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                            Ahwatukee Republican Women
                                             Membership Application 2011
Date:________________________________                                                                                 New                Renewal
Dues are by Calendar Year, January 1st to Deccember 31st


Name: ____________________________________________ Birth Date (Month/Day): ____________________

spouse: ___________________________________________ Birth Date (Month/Day): ____________________

Address:________________________________________________________________________________________

City & state: ___________________________________________                                Zip: ________________– ________________
                                                                                                Last four digits necessary for National mailings
Occupation: ____________________________________________________________________________________
(Required by law for a Political Action Committee) If not employed, list; Homemaker, retired, private tutor, volunteer.


Elected Official or Candidate (position)?                    ________________________________________
Home Ph: ______________________ Work Ph: ______________________ Cell Ph:______________________

e-Mail: _________________________________________________________________________________________
         (Please print e-mail and notify us with changes. This is our preferred means of communication.)

Precinct # _______________________                         Are you a registered Republican?                   Yes            No
              (On Voter Registration Form)

How did you hear about ARW? _____________________________________________________________

COMMiTTees / iNTeResTs: Please indicate any Committees that you may have interest in participating on and some-
one will be in touch with you with more information.
   Fundraising                          Campaign Activities                                    Community Outreach / Service
   Hospitality                          Hotline / Telephone / E-mail                           Leadership
   Membership                           Publicity / Media                                      I can help where needed

 i DO         DO NOT wish to be listed in a Roster available to ARW members only.

ANNUAL DUes: ARW Membership dues cover the calendar period from January 1st to December 31st
  $25.00 - Active Member
  $10.00 - Associate Member
       (Women with active membership in another Federated RW club, Republican men and spouses)

TOTAL eNCLOseD: $ ______________                            Check #____________              Cash____________

Please make checks* payable to “ARW” or Ahwatukee Republican Women.
* All bank charges for checks returned for insufficient funds and all stop payment charges
  shall be paid by the party issuing the original check.

Mail to:        Mary Ann Reith, ARW Treasurer
                1763 E Salt Sage Drive
                Phoenix, AZ 85048-9427
                Ph: 480-460-1210 • E-Mail: ARWomen@aol.com

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