September 21: A Conversation with Rep. Kate Brophy McGee

We hope that you enjoyed your summer.  And now it’s time to get back at it!

Please join us on September 21 to hear Rep. Kate Brophy McGee speak on the legislative process as well as hot legislative topics as well as Prop 123. Rep. Brophy McGee has been in the Arizona state House of Representatives since 2011. She represents Legislative District 11. The district includes North Central Phoenix, Biltmore, Arcadia and the Town of Paradise Valley.

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Representative Brophy McGee is Chairman of the House Banking & Financial Services Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Children & Family Affairs Committee. Representative Brophy McGee serves as the co-chair of the Joint Legislative Child Protective Services Oversight Committee. She is a member of the Child Help Arizona Board and the Flinn Foundation’s Bio Sciences Roadmap Steering Committee.

Following the discovery of over 6,000 cases of child abuse that went uninvestigated by Child Protective Services, Representative Brophy McGee was tapped to serve on key gubernatorial and legislative committees tasked with reforming the troubled agency. She sponsored the legislation establishing the Department of Child Safety as a stand-alone agency during an historic May, 2014 Special Session of the legislature.

We hope to see you there!

On the Menu:

Prime Rib Sandwich

Side Salad

Triple Mousse Dessert

Coffee/Tea/Wine Bar

When:

11:00 a.m. Social

11:30 a.m. Program/Lunch

Where:

Grayhawk Golf Club: 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale

REMINDER! The cost of the luncheon is now $30 whether you are paying credit card, check or cash!

To make a reservation for our luncheon, contact us by email: pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com, or call Sherry Gray at 480.220.7405.

Please note that reservations are REQUIRED. And a reservation MADE is a  reservation PAID!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Speak on June 15th

Our special guest on June 15th is Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Join us as the infamous sheriff discusses the job of keeping our streets safe and the criminals in line within Maricopa County. We hope to see you there!

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Meeting Details:

11:00 a.m. Social 11:30 a.m. Program/Lunch

Grayhawk Golf Club: 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale.

The cost of the luncheon is $27 if paying by credit card. Pay with cash or by check and the cost is $26. To make a reservation for our luncheon, please contact Sherry Gray by email at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com, or call her at 480.515.3638.

Please note that reservations are REQUIRED. And a reservation MADE is a reservation PAID!

June Menu: Filet Mignon Chop Salad, Angel Food Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream, Coffee/Iced Tea/Wine Bar

 

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Palo Verde RW Says No to the Legalization of Marijuana in Arizona

No to Marijuana

A Resolution pointing out the reasons to vote against legalizing marijuana in Arizona passed unanimously at our April 20th meeting! We already have enough problems with alcohol addiction and doctor prescribed pain killers. Why would we want to legalize another drug that will lead to even more substance abuse? We must vote no on the legalization of marijuana in our state. Here’s why…

Resolution Against Legalizing Marijuana in the State of Arizona

WHEREAS, Since the citizens of Colorado were the first to vote to legalize marijuana in 2012, “teen use [of marijuana] has risen dramatically and is now 74 percent higher than the national average;” and

WHEREAS, Since legalization of marijuana in 2012, “Colorado has seen an increase in marijuana-related traffic fatalities, hospitalization and emergency visits, as well as marijuana-related calls to poison control centers;” and

WHEREAS, “Today’s marijuana is a harmful, psychoactive, addictive substance that is much more potent than ever before – at least five times more powerful than the marijuana of the 1970s;” and

WHEREAS, “The American College of Pediatricians reported grave risks for youth: ‘Marijuana is addicting and has adverse effects upon the adolescent brain, is a risk for both cardio-respiratory disease and testicular cancer, and is associated with both psychiatric illness and negative social outcomes;’” and

WHEREAS, “The U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado reported that illicit or black market drug activity in Colorado has not subsided since legalization and in fact, has increased;” and

WHEREAS, “The initiative permits possession of one ounce of marijuana (60 marijuana joints) and an additional six marijuana plants per household (one plant can produce a rough average of 300 joints), one home could easily produce 1,800 joints under the proposed law;” and

WHEREAS, “We know the costs associated with drop-outs, suspensions, and expulsions are exceedingly high, more than $400,000 per high school student in Arizona, and that marijuana use increases the risk of dropping out and lowers educational outcomes for youth”; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Palo Verde Republican Women strongly urge all Arizonans to vote NO to legalizing marijuana when voting in the general election to be held on November 8, 2016.

Sources:

Information against legalizing marijuana not ‘questionable,’ Seth Leibsohn, chair; and Shelia Polk, vice-chair; Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/letters/2016/02/13/legalize-marijuana-arizona/80288750/, Retrieved March 13, 2016.

Legalize marijuana? No, there’s too much guesswork, Seth Liebsohn, http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2015/08/10/legalize-marijuana-guesswork-con-leibsohn/31428865/ Retrieved March 13, 2016

 

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Dan Saban, Candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff, to Speak at May 18th Luncheon

On May 18th, Dan Saban will join us to talk about why he is running for Maricopa County Sheriff. Saban, a Republican, is running to unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the August 2016 primary election.Dan Saban

About Dan Saban: Dan Saban is an accomplished, award-winning law enforcement professional with more than 35 years of public and private sector experience in policing, management and business consulting.

Dan’s career began as a deputy with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and continued with the Mesa Police Department where he worked his way up from patrolman to Commander. By this time, Dan’s solid reputation as a distinguished public safety leader was established and he was recruited by the Town of Buckeye to be Police Chief. In Buckeye, he transformed and reshaped a growing department, raised the standards of professionalism and performance, and rebuilt trust and respect for his officers in the community. Dan is married with three children and five grandchildren. (Retrieved from dansabanforsheriff.com, 4/25/16)

Meeting Details:

11:00 a.m. Social; 11:30 a.m. Program and Lunch

Grayhawk Golf Club:

8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale, Arizona

To make a reservation for our luncheon, contact Patty Prosin by email: pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com, or call her at 480.656.4746.

On the Menu:

Cobb Salad

Strawberry Cheesecake

Coffee/Tea/Wine Bar

 

 

 

 

 

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Attend Our April 20th Luncheon to Hear Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWitt Talk About “The State of the State Treasury”

Jeff DeWitPlease join us on April 20th! Our keynote speaker is the always entertaining Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit. DeWitt will speak to us about “The State of the Arizona State Treasury,” a presentation that will include a look back on his first year in office. Additionally, DeWit will provide us with information about the operations of the State Treasury, how funds are invested, plus provide us with an update on the Arizona economy and our state’s economic outlook.

Additionally, Palo Verde RW member Cathy Riggs, candidate for Justice of the Peace, will speak briefly on why she is running and is qualified for this office.

About Jeff DeWit: Jeff DeWit was elected to his first term as Arizona State Treasurer on November 4, 2014.  He took office January 5, 2015 as Arizona’s 33rd State Treasurer.

As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer DeWit oversees more than $13 billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments. Treasurer DeWit also serves as the Chairman of Arizona’s State Board of Investment, and State Loan Commission. He also serves as the State’s Surveyor General and is a member of the State Land Selection Board.

Treasurer Jeff DeWit is a successful Financial Professional with over 22 years of experience.  He started his career in finance in 1992 at one of the largest brokerage firms in the country, moving up quickly to become one of Smith Barney’s youngest fully licensed Investment Professionals.  In the mid-90s Jeff became a Market Maker in financial futures contracts as one of the youngest Full Members of the CME as well as a Full Member of the Chicago Board of Trade.

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April 20th Meeting Details:

11:00 a.m. — Social

11:30 a.m. — Program/ Lunch Grayhawk Golf Club:
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale

The cost of the luncheon is $27 if paying by credit card. Pay with cash or by check and the cost is $26.  Checks are preferred but credit cards are accepted.

To make a reservation for our luncheon, please contact Patty Prosin by email at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com, or call her at 480.656.4746.

On the Menu: Corn Chowder with Chicken Salad Croissant, Blueberry Crisp with Ice Cream, Coffee/Tea.

 

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On March 16th, Join Us To Hear Personal Stories Of What It Was Like To Be A Christian Living In Iraq

Mona-Oshana-picPalo Verde Republican Women will next meet on March 16th. Our keynote speakers are Mona K. Oshana and Sam Darmo.

Ms. Oshana will talk about her family’s struggles to live under and ultimately escape the cruel, totalitarian rule of Saddam Hussein. She also will speak about the politics and policies that have led to the dismal situation currently facing the persecuted communities of the Middle East.

Sam Darmo was born Iraq and is an Assyrian activist. Mr. Darmo will speak on the political and historical implications of these persecuted communities as well as offer specific solutions for what must be done now.

About Ms. Oshana:  Mona K. Oshana was born in the Middle East and is a Christian with a heart for humanitarian causes. Ms. Oshana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She is a host of the “Mona K. Show” on 1280 AM (KXEG) every Thursday at 4 pm. She also is a speaker and blogger, plus the executive director of Power of Three (PO3), a non-profit organization. Ms. Oshana has authored several books: Look Beyond the Fire, a personal story highlighting the human rights of the Iraqi people under Saddam Hussein and Dear Man, which examines the roots of the gender conflict, describing the damaged relationship between men and women.Sam Darmo (1)

About Mr. Darmo: Sam Isaac Darmo was born in Iraq, graduated from the Academy of Science in Baghdad, and relocated to the United States in 1978. Mr. Darmo is an Assyrian archivist and an Assyrian TV and radio personality. He founded Assyrians for Justice in 2003, and has participated in many national and international meetings and conferences. Most recently in March 2015, Mr. Darmo attended the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights council at the United Nations in Geneva. He was there as a delegate of the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq.

11:00 a.m. Social; 11:30 a.m. Program/Lunch

Grayhawk Golf Club: 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale

The cost of the luncheon is $27 if paying by credit card. Pay with cash or by check and the cost is $26. To make a reservation for our luncheon, contact Patty Prosin by email: pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com.

Please note that reservations are REQUIRED. And a reservation MADE is a reservation PAID!

March Menu: Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Cole Slaw, Chocolate Prada Cake, Coffee/Iced Tea/Wine Bar

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Our February 17th Keynote Speaker is Alex Meluskey for U.S. Senate, plus Guest Speaker Chuck Schmidt from Yes on Prop 123

Alex MeluskeyPlease join us on February 17th!  Our keynote speaker is Alex Meluskey, candidate for U.S. Senate. According to Meluskey’s campaign website, he is running because as a citizen he is gravely concerned with the lack of direction, lack of principles and lack of citizen representation in our country.  Alex states that he is in a unique position to shift his business interests into the hands of others so that he can focus his energies on giving others like himself a voice he feels the people do not have. Alex sees too few leaders in Washington standing up for the people. The people deserve leaders who will be direct with where they stand on issues and what they plan to do. After that, the leaders must be accountable to their promises. Alex will be direct, honest and accountable to the people for his promises. For more information please visit http://www.meluskey.com/.
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Also speaking in February is Chuck Schmidt, a member of the Arizona State Board of Education, having been appointed by Governor Ducey in January 2015.  Mr. Schmidt is representing Yes on Prop 123 which will be coming up for a vote in our state on May 17th. This is Governor Ducey’s education plan to allow additional and sustainable funding that our schools currently do not have. The plan increases base per-pupil funding to $3,600 a year; provides $3.5 billion in additional education funding over 10 years WITHOUT raising taxes; establishes certainty for much-needed K-12 funding by infusing the education system with funds from the State Land Trust and protects the state’s general fund in times of economic downturn. For more information please visit http://yesprop123.com/. Note: Palo Verde RW likes to bring to our members both sides of the issue. The opposing view to Prop 123 will be presented at our April meeting by Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit.
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February 17th Meeting Details:

11:00 a.m. Social
11:30 a.m. Program/Lunch

Grayhawk Golf Club:
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale

The cost of the luncheon is $27 if paying by credit card. Pay with cash or by check and the cost is $26. To make a reservation for our luncheon, contact Sherry Gray by email: pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com.

Please note that reservations are REQUIRED. And a reservation MADE is a reservation PAID!

February Menu:
Chicken Pot Pie
Red Velvet Cake
Coffee/Iced Tea/Wine Bar

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