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.


September 22nd Meeting – Robert Graham as Guest Speaker


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.

Responsible Party Techniques

Hello Everyone,

We are very excited for this Friday’s cocktail party at the Sheraton! Take the I-10 to the Broadway exit and head North of Broadway on 52nd St, it’s just on the left. Doors open at 7PM.

Every year, TRW encourages safe, responsible social events. Should you indulge a little too much this Friday, and don’t have a designated driver, please consider:

Calling a Cab: Discount Cab can be reached at 602-200-2000.

Getting an Uber ride: https://www.uber.com/

or Reserving a Room at the Hotel! http://www.sheratonphoenixairport.com/

Don’t chance it. It’s not worth it.

Hope to see you all there!

July 11th Cocktail Party!

It’s that time of year again! With no general meeting this month or the next (it’s too hot for politics here), TRW has scheduled our annual cocktail party. We will have some very special items offered in our raffles, including the following items which were donated to us:

           $50 Gift Certificate – Outback Steakhouse

           TARS (Teen Age Republicans) T-Shirt

            2 $25 Gift Certificates for Forefathers

            Plus more!

$25 for members, $30 for non-members. Price goes up $5 for at the door purchases. Admission includes 2 drink vouchers.

This year, we are excited to inform you that we will be offering candidate tables so you will have the opportunity to mingle socially with your local candidates.

To purchase your tickets or if you are a candidate and would like to purchase space for your table to distribute literature, please click here: Paypal

Please drink responsibly.

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May 27th Meeting

This month we are pleased to announce Tom Morrissey, candidate for LD 18 Senate, and Don Jans, author of “My Grandchildren’s America” as our speakers this month.

6:30, May 27th (Tues, not Monday this month), Pyle Center at Rural/Southern

This is the last “working” meeting until Autumn, as this summer is dedicated to our luncheon, cocktail party, and potluck. We have a lot of exciting things to cover, so please be sure to attend.

After the meeting, we re-convene at Spokes on Southern(Mcclintock/Southern) for a casual discussion of the speakers. Last time, we even had several candidates attend our After Hours. Thank you Matt Papke, Alice Lukasik, and Jeff DeWitt for joining us!

See you all there!



Tempe 2040 General Plan

2040 Election

By state law, each city is required to pass a 10 year plan. These plans are required to be approved by the voters of the city, but many voters we speak with do not know what is in the plan or are confused by it.

The 2040 plan will guide the physical development of the city over the next ten years. 

TRW has not voted to take an official stance on the 2040 General Plan. Because of this, we cannot encourage a vote for or against, although many of our members have extremely strong opinions regarding this topic.

Please read the plan for yourself, 2040 General Plan, along with the land use maps on the same page. Decide for yourselves if this is the direction you want the city to take. 

Linked here, is a run down of the argument AGAINST the plan from some of our members.

The election is May 20th for those of you without early ballots.

If you have any questions, please email us at tempeazrw@gmail.com

UPDATE: Gubernatorial Panel

TRW is pleased to announce that Al Melvin will be joining our lineup of panelists.

Don’t miss out on this meeting. You have an excellent opportunity to learn more about the candidates for an extremely important office in our state.


Gubernatorial Panel – April 28th – Mark Your Calendars!


TRW Secretary of State Panel – March 24th

grand-canyon-arizona-27921139Join us March 24th, 6:30PM, at the Pyle Center for Tempe Republican Women’s secretary of state panel discussion with Wil Cardon and Justin Pierce. We have a lot of other great speakers lined up as well, full agenda posted below.

Time for Q&A will be provided, so please come prepared. Because of time constraints, questions will have to be limited to 30 seconds.

6:30 – 6:45 —Meet and Greet/Sign-In
6:45 – 6:55 — Call to order/Committee reports
6:55 – 7:05 — Mark Brnovich for Attorney General
7:05 – 7:15 — John King (School Board)
7:15 – 7:20 — Charles Boles for Justice of the Peace
7:20 – 7:30 — SOS Panel. Overview of panel rules and format/Main Speakers Introduction of Themselves(2 minutes each)
7:30 – 7:50 — 5 Main Question Q&A (30 sec questions from board + 1 Minute Answers)
7:50 – 8:15 — Q&A from Audience (30 sec questions + 1 minute answers)
8:15 – 8:20 — Raffle Drawing, announcements and close of meeting

TRW Meeting with guest speaker Donald Critchlow of ASU

February 24th, at the Pyle Recreation Center at Rural/Southern, please join us to listen to speaker Donald Critchlow. 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

Bring your questions and don’t forget that there is a TRW – After Hours discussion planned after the meeting. Meet us at Spokes on Southern at McClintock/Southern (just down the street from the meeting) to discuss what we learned and thought of the speaker, as well as to give us some social time with other members of the club. We will be there right after the meeting and at least until 10PM.

From Wikipedia:

Critchlow is the author of six books, a textbook, and twelve edited books:

  • When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Changed American Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, in press 2013).
  • The Conservative Ascendancy: How the GOP Right Made Political History (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press,2007; Expanded and Revised edition, Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2011)
  • Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman’s Crusade (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005)
  • Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government in Modern America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)
  • Studebaker: The Life and Death of an American Corporation (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996)
  • The Brookings Institution: 1916-1952: Expertise in a Democratic Society (DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois Press, 1984)
  • Debating the Conservative Movement (co-authored with Nancy MacLean) (Lantham, Maryland: Rowman and Littfield Publishers, 2009

Critchlow was born in Pasadena, California in 1948, and graduated from Maryville High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1968 and received his M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1978) from the University of California, Berkeley. Critchlow was an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, before moving to Saint Louis University inSt. Louis, Missouri as a professor of history. In the fall of 2010 he accepted a distinguished professorship, the Barry Goldwater Chair of American Institutions, at Arizona State University.

He is founding president on the Institute for Political History, a non-profit education foundation that sponsors the Policy History Conference, graduate travel awards, and other academic and historical projects.


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