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On June 19th, Head of the Phoenix-based Joint Terrorism Task Force, Todd Kopcha, to Speak on the State of Islamic Terrorism

FBI Counter-Terrorism Expert, Todd Kopcha

Join us on June 19th to hear FBI Counter-Terrorism Expert, Todd Kopcha, speak on the state of Islamic Terrorism, both here in America and in the world. Todd has spent more than 20 years investigating and monitoring Islamic radicals on behalf of the FBI. He’ll enlighten us as to what continues to be done to prevent terrorists from striking us on our soil.

We hope to see you there!

This is the last meeting until September. Because so many of you head for cooler climates in the summer, we take both July and August off. If you can’t make it to our June 19th meeting, we will see you in September.

https://pvrwluncheon.eventbrite.com

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder. If it isn’t there, please call Linda Rizzo at (480) 766 – 6606 and leave a message with your name and number. Linda will call you back.

Reservations close on Friday, June 14 at 10 am. Once reservations are closed, it is no longer possible to cancel a reservation and get a refund.

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 

On the Menu

Back by Popular Demand!

Trio Salad: Chicken, Tuna, Egg

Fruit Cup

Rolls & Butter

Raspberry Sorbet

Alternative Menu

Palo Verde RW Grilled Chicken and Veggie Salad

Fruit Cup

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On May 15th, Border Patrol Union President and Fox News Contributor Art Del Cueto to Discuss the Deadly Consequences of Illegal Immigration

As president of the largest union representing border control agents, Art Del Cueto knows the border. He also knows that the Democrats and the mainstream media don’t want us to know what he and his agents know.

Art Del Cueto speaks as President Donald J. Trump looks on.

That’s why it is important for you to attend our May 15th luncheon. Join us in May to hear the real truth and consequences of our current border policies with Mexico. See you there!  

About Art Del Cueto: Art has been with the Border Patrol since 2003. His first duty station was Casa Grande, Arizona, where he helped in the effort to establish a new substation at Three Points, Arizona. Throughout most of his career, Art patrolled the Tohono O’odham reservation, assisting on numerous drug and smuggling cases. He responds to over 90 percent of all significant incidents within the Tucson Sector including shootings, accidents, and agent assaults. As an agent who is fluent in Spanish, Art routinely leads the questioning of apprehended subjects.

Art has also worked for the National Border Patrol Council for the last ten years. He currently serves as President of Local 2544. Prior to working for Border Patrol, Art worked for a maximum-security state prison in Tucson. Art is originally from Mexico, deriving his U.S. citizenship through his father, but grew up in Douglas and has lived in Arizona for most of his life. 

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   

On the Menu Turkey BLT on a Croissant, Fruit, Home-made Potato Chips, Vanilla Ice Cream with Wafer and Chocolate Sauce  

Alternative Menu Palo Verde RW Grilled Chicken and Veggie Salad Fruit Cup

Reservations:

To make a reservation, click the following link:

https://pvrwluncheon.eventbrite.com

To make a reservation, after clicking on the link above, at our Eventbrite web page, simply click on the TICKETS box and purchase your ticket. Major credit cards are accepted. You will receive an email confirmation along with your ticket.

Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the luncheon.

The cost of the luncheon is $35. Your reservation MUST be made by Friday, May 10th at 10 am to ensure a seat.

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Kristy Dohnel is the Recipient of Palo Verde Republican Women’s First Arizona State University Scholarship!

Palo Verde Republican Women’s club is proud to announce its first Arizona State University (ASU) scholarship endowment winner: Kristy Dohnel. The scholarship is awarded through ASU’s Political History and Leadership program.

Kristy Dohnel

The Palo Verde Republican Women scholarship endowment fund was three years in the making. And it was exemplary vision and leadership as well as over-the-top perseverance and commitment to success by Palo Verde Republican Women Past President Joan Lang and Immediate Past President Jan Stephenson that enabled the club to fund the endowment to the tune of $64,000 (and growing), well exceeding the original goal of $25,000! As it currently stands, the endowment ensures at least two scholarships per year—in perpetuity— to be awarded to deserving conservative students attending ASU.

Roxane Barwick, Manager, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, informed the club of the school’s selection in early April. At the same time, she thanked all of the club’s members for their generosity in creating this scholarship endowment to support students in the ASU Political History and Leadership program.

According to ASU, Kristy is well-deserving. She currently works for Congressman David Schweikert and was selected as one of only two women in the country for the Dorothy Andres Kabis Memorial Internship by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) this summer.

More can be learned about Kristy in an online article entitled History Undergrad Wins Prestigious Summer Internship in Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2019). According to the article, “Kristy Dohnel grew up in a small town of around 4,000 people; she lived in a mobile home on a 100-acre ranch. From little Bishop, California, she moved to Tempe to attend Arizona State University. Upon arriving, Dohnel didn’t know a single person on campus, but that didn’t stop her from getting involved.

“She is now two and a half years into her undergraduate degree and has pushed herself to participate in the political community both on campus and off. Before attending ASU she had no prior experience in politics, just an interest in the topic.

“Dohnel landed an internship on a U.S. senate campaign, where she rose to the role of campaign scheduler and became a precinct committeeman in her legislative district. At the same time, she joined her local Republican women’s club and the political history and leadership club at ASU.

“She is now working for Congressman David Schweikert as a community outreach liaison on top of pursuing her bachelor’s degree in U.S. history and a certificate in political history and leadership from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies as well as a minor in political science from the School of Politics and Global Studies.”

Palo Verde Republican Women club members are happy to learn of their first scholarship winner. And they look forward to watching Kristy’s continued success upon graduation. Congratulations Kristy Dohnel!

Information about Kristy Dohnel was retrieved on April 19, 2019 from https://asunow.asu.edu/20190402-history-undergrad-spend-summer-intern-washington-dc

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Center for Arizona Policy’s Cindy Dahlgren to Speak on the Equal Rights Act and the Devastating Effects Its Implementation Will Have On American Society

cindy-dahlgrenAccording to the Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), “the federal government should stay out of the business of imposing a newly imagined and ever-evolving sexual ethic on the entire nation.” But that is exactly what will happen should the Democrat-sponsored Equal Rights Act pass in congress.

While the Equality Act sounds like a great bill–afterall, who would be against equality? asks CAP at their website. But it’s not really about equality. What it IS about is using the full weight of the federal government to impose the ever-evolving sexual revolution on the American people, under threat of punishment or loss of federal funds.

Join us and hear CAP’s Cindy Dahlgren explain how the Democrat-backed Equality Act threatens our fundamental freedoms of speech and religion; threatens the privacy, safety and opportunities for women and girls; undermines parental rights; and codifies transgender ideologies into federal law.

We all must arm ourselves with the facts so we can help spread the word before it is too late! Please join us on April 17th. We hope to see you there.

About the Center for Arizona Policy (CAP): CAP’s heart is to create an Arizona where the sanctity of human life is protected from its very beginning to its natural end; marriages and families are strengthened and supported by public policy, not attacked or weakened; and religious freedom is affirmed and protected, free from government interference.

The cost of the luncheon is $35. Your reservation MUST be made by Friday, April 12th at 10 am to ensure a seat. For a faster check in on the day of the luncheon, please pay by cash or check!

To make a reservation, send an email to pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com. You do not have a reservation if you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of sending your email.

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours, YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION.

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

On the Menu:
Apple & Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast
Mashed Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Fresh Berries in a Crispy Pastry
Rolls and Butter
Coffee and Tea
No Host Wine Bar

Alternative Menu:
Main Course: Palo Verde RW Grilled Chicken and Veggie Salad
Dessert: Fruit Cup

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Women Power! Arizona GOP Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward and Maricopa County Chairwoman Rae Chornenky to Speak at Our March 20th Luncheon

Stronger (2)You know it, I know it. We’ve got our work cut out for us in 2020 ! After what we saw happen in November 2018, the Democrats smell blood and will do whatever they can to turn Arizona completely blue. But who better than these two beautifully strong and intelligent women to unite us and lead the charge to ensure this does not happen! Recently elected Arizona and Maricopa GOP Chairwomen Dr. Kelli Ward and Rae Chornenky will speak to us about their plans (which will involve each and every one of us) to keep our state in Republican hands. And to ensure President Trump prevails here as well. Our president will need our Electoral College votes for sure!

See you there!

Cheryl Pelletier
President, Palo Verde RW

The cost of the luncheon is $35. Your reservation MUST be made by Friday, March 15th at 10 am to ensure a seat. For a faster check in on the day of the luncheon, please pay by cash or check!

To make a reservation, send an email to pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com. You do not have a reservation if you do not receive a confirmation within 48 hours of sending your email. Contact Monica Yelin at 516.423.0330 if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation of your reservation within 48 hours, YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION.

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

On the Menu
Chicken Enchiladas
Beans and Rice
Chocolate Prada Cake
Coffee and Tea
No Host Wine Bar

Alternative Menu
Main Course: Palo Verde RW Grilled Chicken and Veggie Salad
Dessert: Fruit Cup

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February 20th Luncheon: Celebrating Our Club’s $63,000 ASU Scholarship Endowment for Conservative College Students!

We Did It! Now Please Help Us Celebrate!Did it
In 2016, our club set out to accomplish what many thought a Herculean task: to raise $50,000 for an ASU endowment scholarship fund to support conservative students attending ASU’s Political Thought & Leadership program.
And because of an incredibly generous group of Palo Verde Republican Women, we not only met our goal, but we exceeded it! As of today, our endowment totals $63,000! Enough to provide two sizeable scholarships per semester, in perpetuity! So…
It’s about time that we celebrate!
Join us on February 20th as Dr. Donald Critchlow, the program’s director, and others discuss the status of the ASU program, how the program is impacting conservative students, as well as how our club’s endowment will help finance the educational needs of deserving ASU conservative students for years to come.
But that’s not all! We’ll hear from Faith Graham, a member of Arizona’s Teenage Republicans (TARS). She will brief us on her experience attending last year’s annual trip to Washington DC. Faith was able to partially fund the trip with a donation made to her by our club!
Meeting Details:
The cost of the luncheon is $35. Your reservation MUST be made by Friday, February 8th at 10 am to ensure a seat. For a faster check in on the day of the luncheon, please pay by cash or check!
To make a reservation, send an email to pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com. You do not have a reservation if you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of sending your email. Contact Monica Yelin at 516.423.0330 if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours, YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION.
Meeting Time:
11:00 a.m. Social
11:30 a.m. Program/Lunch
Meeting Location:
Grayhawk Golf Club
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House, Scottsdale
On the Menu:
Beef Lasagna
Garlic Bread
Tiramisu
Coffee and Tea
No Host Wine Bar

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January 16th Luncheon: 550 KFYI Morning Show Host Mike Broomhead

Mike BroomheadIf you aren’t listening to Mike Broomhead week day mornings, then you are really missing out! Tune in to 550 AM KFYI Monday through Friday from 6 to 10 am (just before Rush Limbaugh) and he will keep you up to date on both local and national political news.

From kfyi.iheart.com: “Mike Broomhead is the fastest growing name in talk radio today! Mike has been with KFYI since 2005. He uses his business and life experience to address the issues that Arizona citizens face today. Rooted in fiscal and social conservatism, Mike leaves no doubt where he stands on any issue. He fights for the freedoms of Americans and brings the hottest issues of the day to his listeners. Mike initially made a name for himself speaking at the largest pro-troops rallies in the country. He was called upon to debate against the anti-war crowd on both television and radio and is now highly requested around the country to speak at events. Mike also had the privilege of being the master of ceremonies for two Presidential visits in 2004.”

We hope to see you and your friends on Wednesday, January 16th! NOTE: The last day to RSVP is Friday, January 11th, by 10 am.

To make your reservation, send an email to pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com. Type or copy and paste this email address into the “TO” section of your email (because too many of you were having problems with our email link, we’ve decided to provide the email address without the link).

Program Details
The cost of the luncheon is $35. Your reservation MUST be made by Friday, January 11th at 10 am to ensure a seat. For a faster check in on the day of the luncheon, please pay by cash or check!

To make a reservation, send an email to pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com. You do not have a reservation if you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of sending your email. Contact Monica Yelin at 516-423-0330 if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours, YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION.

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 

On the Menu: Chicken Pot Pie, Marble Cheesecake, Coffee and Tea, No Host Wine Bar

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