Lunch with Ward Connerly | June 11, 2016

Ward Connerly is an American political activist, businessman, and former University of ward-connerly-acri-org_California Regent (1993–2005). He is also the founder and the chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, a national non-profit organization in opposition to racial and gender preferences. He is considered to be the man behind California’s Proposition 209 prohibiting race- and gender-based preferences in state hiring, contracting and state university admissions, a program formerly known as affirmative action.

Join us for lunch, raffles, and a great speaker.

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May Monthly Meeting

AZ Senate Candidate Panel

Are you looking for more information about the candidates for AZ Senate? Come and meet them! Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey, and Clair Van Steenwyk will be joining us for Q&A. John McCain was asked to join us, but we have not yet received confirmation that he will attend.

Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm
Pyle Adult Recreation Center
655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, Arizona 85282
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April Meeting: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss our April 25th meeting. Dr. Carl Goldberg, a historian (PhD in Russian history) who has devoted over 13 years to intense study of the Quran, the Haddith, and the writings of Islamic scholars and Imams, both old and new, will discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. This is sure to be an informative and interesting meeting. Invite your friends!

Date & Time: April 25
6:30 PM
Location: Pyle Adult Recreation Center, Tempe

Your Junk is Another’s Treasure


Clearing out your closet? Downsizing your house? Kids heading off to college? Want to get organized?

Whatever your reason might be, if you have too much stuff, consider donating it to the Tempe Republican Women’s Spring Garage Sale.

Donating items for the sale is easy. To schedule merchandise pickup from your house, call 480.306.2545 or email President Jessica Merrow. Items can also be dropped off beginning March 18 at 2009 E Caroline Ln, Tempe.

The sale will take place on:
Friday, March 25 | 7AM-6PM
Saturday, March 26 | 7AM-2PM

Important dates for Tempe’s March 8 General/Special Election 

Publicity pamphlets will be mailed to each household with a registered voter Feb. 4 and early ballots will be mailed beginning Feb. 10 for the city’s March 8 General/Special Election. The deadline for voter registration is Feb. 8

Post Date: 01/29/2016 3:00 PM

Nikki Ripley
City of Tempe

TEMPE, Ariz – Publicity pamphlets will be mailed to each household with a registered voter Feb. 4 and early ballots will be mailed beginning Feb. 10 for the city’s March 8 General/Special Election.

The deadline for voter registration is Feb. 8. All registered voters on the Permanent Early Voter List will automatically be sent an early ballot.

Two early voting sites will operate in Tempe from Feb. 16 through March 4:

  • Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Palo Verde West (Room 181) on the ASU Tempe Campus, 330 E. University Drive. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking in ASU’s Fulton Center garage will be validated for up to one hour.

The names of one Mayoral candidate and six City Council candidates will appear on the ballot. In addition, a city Charter amendment, Prop 485, will appear on the ballot. It proposes to lower the campaign contribution amounts a candidate can accept.

There will be one election in the spring rather than a Primary Election and a General Election. According to a city Charter amendment approved by voters in 2012, if no more than two candidates file nomination petitions for each vacancy, the city does not have to hold a Primary Election. In that case, the General Election can instead be held on the date the Primary Election would have been held.

Offices to be filled through the March 8 election include the Mayor and three City Council seats. The certified candidate for Mayor is Mark Mitchell. Certified candidates for City Council are: Phil Amorosi; Irina Baroness von Behr; Ernesto Fonseca; Kolby Granville; Randy Keating; and Joel Navarro. Elected candidates will be sworn in to four-year terms in July.

Vice Mayor Corey Woods is not seeking re-election to the City Council.

Election details, including candidate contact information, voter registration and more are available at

South Tempe Council Forum

This is an opportunity to get to know the candidates and decide upon who you would like to represent you.

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Arizona Community Church, 9325 S Rural Road, Tempe

We will be soliciting questions from all neighborhoods who were invited to the Corona South Tempe Character Area Planning Process.   Please submit your question to no later than Sunday, Jan 24, 2016.

The format will allow a one minute introductory statement and a one minute response to each question and a one minute closing statement.

Brought to you by:
South Tempe Forum Planning Group

It’s Time to Celebrate


RSVP today for the annual Christmas Party!

It’s time to celebrate a wonderful year and come together for the holidays. The Christmas party will take the place of the December meeting and is sure to have you feeling festive.

December 7, 2015 | 6:30PM
Free for members
$15 for associate members and guests

If you want to participate in the “dirty Santa” exchange, bring a wrapped gift valued at no more than $10.

RSVP for members | RSVP for associate members and guests