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Join Us on December 18th for Some Holiday Cheer: Upscale Singers and Dr. Kelli Ward!

Tickets to our December luncheon are selling much more quickly than normal. Is it possible that we might sell out? That certainly would be a first! Already 120 of you have made a reservation. Don’t be left out. Purchase your tickets today!

Keeping with our December luncheon tradition, we change things up a bit in December by providing some Christmas Cheer. And we have a special treat for you this year! Members of the premier Scottsdale singing group, Upscale Singers, will entertain us.

Dr. Kelli Ward will join us as well. She will talk about what we need to do to keep Arizona red in 2020. Plus, Dr. Ward will install Palo Verde RW’s 2020/2021 Executive Board: Karen Goldinov, President; Gayla Coletto, 1st VP-Programs; Judy Clouse, 2nd VP-Membership; Cindy Hill, 3rd VP-Community Outreach; Mary Reitz, Secretary; and Joan Lang, Treasurer.

To make a reservation, click here: 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, December 13th 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 Caesar Salad Chicken Cordon Bleu Seasonal Vegetables Rolls and Butter Chocolate Prada Cake Coffee and Tea  

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

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October 23: Scottsdale City Council Members Suzanne Klapp and Kathy Littlefield Talk About the Three November Bond Initiatives and the State of Scottsdale

Please note that we are scheduled to meet on the fourth Wednesday in October, not the third, as is typical for our monthly luncheons.

On October 23, Scottsdale City Council members Kathy Littlefield and Suzanne Klapp are on tap to talk to us about what’s happening in Scottsdale. Most importantly, they will answer our questions about the upcoming three bond initiatives that Scottsdale residents will vote on in November. Don’t miss this meeting! Arm yourself with the facts before you vote on these very important initiatives that will impact Scottsdale’s world-renowned quality of life for years to come.

For a detailed list of the projects that fall within each bond, click https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/elections/bond-2019-project-list.

We hope to see you there!

To make a reservation, click here: 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, October 18 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

Chicken Francese with Angel Hair Pasta

Grilled Tomatoes

Garlic Sticks

Tiramisu

Alternative Menu

Palo Verde RW Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad

Fruit Cup

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September 18: Candidate for Maricopa County Recorder, Stephen Richer, to Provide Details on the November 2018 Election Irregularities Under Democrat County Recorder Adrian Fontes

Stephen Richer

Following the November 2018 election in Arizona and all the shenanigans surrounding it (specifically in Maricopa County), both before and after the election (remember the ballot counts that when on and on and on?), the Arizona Republican Party asked Stephen Richer to conduct an independent review of the County Recorder’s Office. Stephen did as he was asked. And he did it at no cost to the Arizona Republican Party. Join us on September 18 to find out the results of Stephen’s discovery—problems, concerns and irregularities so troubling that Stephen is now running to become the next Maricopa County Recorder.

About Stephen Richer: Stephen is a lawyer at one of Arizona’s oldest large law firms, Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, Christie. Previously, Stephen worked for the American Enterprise Institute and the Cato Institute, which introduced him to some of the top conservative and libertarian thinkers in the world.  Stephen holds three degrees, including a law degree from The University of Chicago Law School, and he won a number of awards while in school including USA Today All-Academic Team, Phi Beta Kappa, and National Merit Scholar Finalist.

We hope to see you there!

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, September 13 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

Prime Rib Sandwich

Potato Salad

Strawberry Shortcake

Alternative Menu

Palo Verde RW Grilled Chicken and Veggie Salad

Fruit Cup

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Governor Ducey Stands Up to the Anti-American Bullies

For those of you who might have missed it, today Governor Ducey took a stand against anti-American bullies and said “hell no” to Nike.

Well done Governor Ducey, well done.

Arizona Gov. Slam-Dunks Nike: ‘We Don’t Need to Suck Up to Companies’ That Denigrate Our History

From the article at PJMedia, by John Ellis:

“For the naysayers of Gov. Ducey, this isn’t a First Amendment issue. No company, including Nike, has a constitutional right to financial incentives subsidized by taxpayers. Apart from either greed or a doubling down on their anti-American stance, nothing is stopping Nike from setting up shop in Arizona. Likewise, Ducey hasn’t ordered Arizona stores to stop selling Nike products (he hasn’t even come close to hinting that). Arizona residents remain free to purchase whatever they want from Nike.”

Click here for the whole story.

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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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