Tempe Republican Women Officially Endorse Closed Primaries

TRW Close Primaries

February 23rd Meeting and Other Upcoming Events

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Please join us at the Pyle Rec Center at 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe, at 6:30PM for our February Meeting. Tyler Bowyer, newly elected chair of the Republican Party of Maricopa County, will be our guest speaker.

Tyler Bowyer is a 7th generation Arizonan, millennial activist, digital marketing professional and former Regent on the Arizona Board of Regents. As a Governing Board Member for Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, Tyler investigated long-term strategies to reduce tuition and increase accountability through public university quality assessment standards.
Most recently, Tyler was Chairman for the Republican Party of Chandler, Sun Lakes and Gilbert. His team combined a nucleus of GOP activists and provided resources which resulted in the first clean Republican sweep in modern Chandler election history. Tyler and his wife Lauren reside in Chandler with their two children Brooks (5) and Avanelle (6 months.)

SRP Solar Rate Increase: Let your voices be heard by attending SRP’s Public Comments session during their meeting. 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9, SRP headquarters, 1521 N. Project Drive, Tempe.

Tempe Republican Meetup: Boulders on Broadway, 530 West Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282, 6:30PM, Feb 19th. First ever social meetup for Republicans in Tempe!  Free to attend. No speakers. Just good food, good fun, and good friends. Invite your family and neighbors. Please note the date change to Thursday, the 19th, because of Valentine’s Day.

Door to Door for TRW: Did you miss out on our first neighborhood canvassing event for TRW? That’s ok, because there are more where that came from! Join us at the Dunkin Donuts on Warner/McClintock at 10:30 on February 21st where we will have volunteer t-shirts, maps, and walking lists. Don’t miss out ladies! This is how we grow our club!

Tempe Budget Meeting: The City of Tempe will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 25 to inform community members about the city’s operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgets. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Tempe History Museum located at 809 E. Southern Ave. Be sure to be there to make sure we are sending our city into the right direction.

 

Jan Meeting Updates

Thank you all who showed up on Monday for our first meeting of the year! I am happy to report that we gained a few new members that night.

We had a very educational meeting, with our speakers Matt Papke (speaking on city updates and issues) and Andrew Munoz of Solar City (speaking on SRP’s rate increase and the latest solar controversies in our state.)

Below are some links and articles to follow up on the topics discussed. Our speakers requested us to post these, so that our members may review and take action where they feel it is needed. Voices from both sides on some of these issues were in attendance at our meeting.

Tempe Public Records Request: Click Here

SRP Rate Increase Protest Petition: Click Here

No matter what your opinion is on this issue, TRW feels it is extremely important to communicate to our members that the next SRP meeting, regarding the solar rate increase, will take place on February 9th at 8:30am at the:

SRP PERA Club
1 E. Continental Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Of course, this is a working day for many of us. But many in the Tempe community will be in attendance, from both sides of this issue. If you have an opinion on the rate increase that you would like to share with SRP, we highly encourage you to attend, if possible. The final vote is February 26th.

Finally, and of equal importance, Tempe will be hosting an open forum on the city’s BUDGET! Oh yeah. Time to inject some fiscal conservatism into those conversations.

The forum will be held at 6PM in the Community Room at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern Ave.

A webpage has been created with updated details of the process and dates for City Council discussions and votes on the budget. There is also a SURVEY on the webpage, www.tempe.gov/budgetplan, which will be live from Feb 25th to March 27th. 

We are looking forward to a strong year in 2015. Let’s go get ‘em ladies!

January 26th Meeting, 6:30PM

Please join us for our January 26th meeting at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave. 6:30PM

Speakers this month, so far, include Matt Papke (former city council candidate), who will speak on the latest updates on the East Valley light rail development, and Andrew Munoz of Solar City, who will speak on the latest solar legislation coming through to our state.

We have some big announcements coming this month and you won’t want to miss out on this meeting.

See you all there!

How Do We Get Our Name Out There???

By getting ourselves out there! This weekend, TempeRW and LD 26 Republicans were stationed at the Tempe Library. We talked to a lot of friendly people about how to get involved in the party and picked up some new additions to our email lists. Thank you to all who stopped by and thank you to LD 26 Republicans for joining us out there!

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Join Our Christmas Party!

You Are Invited!

December 8th, 6:30PM — 2009 E Caroline Ln, Tempe

Tempe RW’s Annual Christmas Party!

Please bring a $15 gift for exchange in our “dirty Santa” game (only required if participating in the game)

Admission/Food is FREE if you join TRW/renew at or before the party. $10 for guests.

MEMBERS – RSVP by Dec 6th by clicking here to email us: tempeazrw@gmail.com

GUESTS may pay by using this link: Pay with Debit/Credit Card OR by remitting payment to: Tempe Republican Women’s Club – 7562 E Belleview St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257

Please RSVP by Dec 6th. At-the-door registrants will be charged $10 for late registration.

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Meeting November 17th

Please remember that our meeting is on the 17th of November, 6:30PM at the Pyle Center (655 E Southern Ave, Tempe.) We need as many in attendance as we can, as we will be voting on bylaws and club officers at this meeting.

Post-official club business includes Jill Norgaard, a member of neighboring club Ahwatukee Republican Women and recently elected to the House of Representatives in Legislative District 18, who will speak on her victory and her plans for the upcoming legislative session.

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ALSO! Don’t forget that we are meeting at the Pyle Center on Nov 15th, 10 AM, to carpool to the Packages from Home Packing Party. Please let us know if you plan on attending. tempeazrw@gmail.com If you are driving yourself, the address for PFH is 1201 S 7th Ave # 50, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Donate Books for Children First Academy!

Hi All,

Don’t forget that we are collecting books for Children First Academy of Tempe, a local charter school for low-income and homeless children.

The preferred list of books is on our Google Docs, which can be accessed here to add your name next to the book you wish to purchase: Book List

The last day that we will be collecting the titles will be our November meeting on the 17th. So please get them gathered up and bring them with you to the next meeting. Please remember to review the titles on your own. The titles were not reviewed for approval by TRW and come only on recommendation of Children’s First.

We have also listed several MELP approved books for the grades levels involved.

Most of these titles can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Scholastic, and in used bookstores.

Please email merrowjessica@gmail.com for more information or if you need someone to pick up your books to be donated.

October 27th Meeting

Join us October 27th, 6:30PM, at the Pyle Center (655 E Southern Ave) as we welcome Alan Korwin as our guest speaker.

Alan Korwin, author of six books and co-author of eight others, is a full-time freelance writer, consultant and entrepreneur with a twenty-five-year track record. Alan is one of the nation’s leading Second Amendment gun-rights experts, with more than two decades of work in the field. He is a founder and two-term past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association, which has presented him with its Visionary Leadership award, named in his honor, the Korwin Award. He has received two national awards for publicity work as a member of the Society for Technical Communication, is a past board member of the Arizona chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and has been active with the speaker’s bureau for the Wash., D.C.-based news-media watchdog, Accuracy In Media.

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September 22nd Meeting – Robert Graham as Guest Speaker

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Join us for our first post-primary meeting as we welcome AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham as our speaker!

As Republicans in Tempe, we faced a brutal primary season with low Republican turnout and a few key defeats. It’s time to pull ourselves back up and get back out there to fight for our Republican nominees. Chairman Graham will be showing us some of the latest and greatest from the state party and will be speaking about what we can do to fight for victory in the general election.

We are also pleased to announce that Tempe Republican Women has partnered with Children’s First Academy for a book drive that we will be holding between now and the November meeting. Children’s First Academy is a non-profit, open enrollment charter school dedicated to helping homeless and needy children in Tempe. We have worked with their staff to get a list of approved books for the upcoming school year. Please see here for the list they sent over.

Please note, not all of the books have been reviewed by TRW for content or message. Before purchasing any of the requested books, TRW recommends that its members review each title to ensure that you are not purchasing a book that runs contrary to your principles.

As well as the specific titles they listed, they also requested donations of any books for 6-8 year olds. As part of our AZFRW and NFRW guidelines, we are encouraged to donate books from the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project listing. Within the age range requested (6-8) are titles such as:

Arnold, Nancy — Pioneer Pups (October 2014)

Fisher, Verna — Colonial Families (Ages 4-8) (2011)

Fisher, Verna — Colonial Farms (Ages 4-8) (2011)

Fisher, Verna — Colonial Food (Ages 4-8) (2010)

Fisher, Verna — Colonial Towns (Ages 4-8) (2011)

Fisher, Verna — Colonial Traditions (Ages 4-8) (2011)

Moberg, Julia — Presidential Pets: The Weird Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived in the White House (Ages 6-9) (2012)

Montalvan, Luis Carlos — Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog (2014)

Pfundstein, Valerie — Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood (2012)

Most, if not all, of these titles are available on Amazon.com. Bookman’s in Mesa (Southern/Country Club) has an extensive children’s section where you may be able to find inexpensive, used copies of the titles requested. The class sets are available online through various providers.

Please donate what titles and quantities you can. A box will be at the meeting to collect what you bring in. You may also drop off books at 2954 S El Dorado St Mesa, 85202 (Jessica’s home) at any time. A box will be by the front door. Should you purchase one of the titles above, please use this link to mark your name next to it on our checklist so as to avoid duplication.

 

Please email Jessica at merrowjessica@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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