Voting will have taken place at the AzFRW and the NFRW conventions that will include some bug changes, including new board members and a new AzFRW President! At our September meeting, our TRW delegates and convention attendees will deliver a recap of the exciting and important events that took place.
Also, Loren Spivack, founder of “Free Market Warrior” and author of the recently published “The New Democrat” a parody history of the Obama administration, will talk to us about American politics and economics.
Convention is a week away! Seemed like this last year has been a blur trying to prepare for this very special event.
Thanks to the hard work of everyone, TRW has received confirmation that we will be recipients of the Gold Award from AzFRW and the DIAMOND award from NFRW. Woo-hoo!!! Good job to everyone who helped to make this happen. Both the state and the national federation have some very particular criteria and we scored very high with these awards.
Some of you may or may not be aware that we will be voting on some big changes at both the state and national convention, including new board members and a new AzFRW President! At our September meeting, us who are delegates and attendees will deliver a recap of the exciting and important events that took place. There are a lot of interesting (and controversial) issues being addressed at this convention, so trust me when I say you won’t want to miss our September meeting.
Are you planning to attend the conventions this year? Check out the AzFRW Convention schedule so that you can plan your time. Then, the NFRW Convention, will bring together nearly 1,300 Republican women who are political and business leaders in their communities and states for three days of planning, education and networking at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. View the schedule of events.
At the August meeting (Monday, August 24), a motion was made and carried by the members of Tempe Republican Women to oppose the Charter Amendment that would allow for the creation of a publicly (i.e. taxpayer) financed election system in Tempe.
The clean elections measure was explained to the members by Political Education Chairman Darryl Jacobson-Barnes. The resolution is currently scheduled to be on the March 16 primary election ballot. To voice your opposition, email the city council and the mayor or leave them a message at 480.350.8110.
Tempe Republican Women was established in 1947 with the mission to Politically educate its members, the community and all voters; Increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active political participation; and, contribute to our community by supporting civic and charitable activities. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit temperw.org.
Help plan the future of the Tempe Public Library. The library staff is inviting you to share your ideas at the Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
They staff would like to know which library services you use most often; which public programs you value most; what should be added, enhanced, or removed from the array of services and programs already offered? The Town Hall will be led by a facilitator using rotating small table subject discussions, as well as a general community conversation.
Can’t attend, fill out the online survey.
Welcome our four newest members: Betts Paine, Connie Schmuck, Linda Parker, and Kim O’Brien! We look forward to meeting you at our next meeting!
Although there were a variety of regional differences that caused the Civil War, the most visible was the debate over slavery. When Abraham Lincoln won election in 1860 as the first Republican president on a platform pledging to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America.
The incoming Lincoln administration and most of the Northern people refused to recognize the legitimacy of secession, fearing it would discredit democracy and create a fatal precedent that would fragment the no-longer United States into several small, squabbling countries. Join us at our August 24th meeting and find out some interesting facts and things you may not know about the Civil War.