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Membership meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month in the Ballroom of the MountainView Club House. Doors open at 3:45 PM and the program starts at 4:15 PM. Members are encouraged to attend.
This is an opportunity to hear distinguished speakers, candidates and elected officials present their views on current issues. During the past year we have had most of our local and State elected officials speak at our meetings. Both of our U. S.Senators have also spoken at our meetings. Members are encouraged to ask the speakers questions at the meetings.
You are invited to attend as our guest.
Board of Directors Meetings
Board meetings are held on the first Friday of every month in the Coyote Room of the SaddleBrooke Club House at 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd. Meetings start at 8:30 AM and are open to all members of the Club except when an executive session of the Board is called. Should any member wish to speak at any meeting they are encouraged to send an e-mail to the President, Mike Stites, to be placed on the program.We certainly couldn’t do it without you.
April 4, 2014 general meeting – courtesy of Bill George, photographer
February 19, 2014 general meeting
January 8, 2014 – courtesy of Bill George, Photographer
Pictured at left: Mike Stites, candidates Will Cardon, Justin Pierce, Michele Reagan, Wayne Larroque
At the SaddleBrooke Republican Club’s January 8, 2014 General Meeting, a forum was held featuring the three GOP candidates that are running for the office of Arizona Secretary of State. They are businessman Will Cardon, State Representative Justin Pierce, and State Senator Michele Reagan. Each was asked eight questions concerning the Secretary of State’s duties by the moderator, Wayne Larroque, plus questions from the audience. Their responses to the questions were insightful and provided a better understanding of their positions on a variety of significant issues.
The next meeting of the SaddleBrooke Republican Club will be held on February 19, starting at 4:15 pm in the MountainView ballroom. Candidates running for Congressional District 1 will share their thoughts, their motivation for seeking public office, and what they intend to accomplish if elected. Please put this date on your calendar and plan to join us for an educational and interesting presentation.
November Meeting: Obamacare Discussion: The SaddleBrooke Republican Club held its Annual Meeting on November 13, 2013 in the DesertView Theater. Prior to the meeting a PowerPoint presentation was shown honoring our Veterans. Vice President Roger Bogard opened the meeting and then the invocation was given by Pastor Ron Gannett and then Senator Al Melvin led the Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by a video honoring our Veterans and then VP Roger Bogard saluted the veterans present. Three candidates running for office were given one minute to introduce themselves.
Program Chairman Wayne Larroque introduced our program and panel speakers. He then showed a video lead by Gov. Huckleberry interviewing three Doctors on ObamaCare. Then our panel which consisted of Tom Jenny, Americans for Prosperity, Christine Corieri, Goldwater Institute, and Doctor Kwasman were given ten minutes to present their comments. Christine Corieri showed a PowerPoint presentation give the effects that ObamaCare is having on everyone. After their presentations it was opened up for a Q & A session. Several very interesting questions were asked of the panel.
VP Roger Bogard then congratulated the new members of the Board for Directors and Nominating for their election. Meeting was then adjourned.
Photos courtesy of club photographer, Bill George.
October Reagan Day Luncheon
September Meeting: Guest speakers: Doug Wolf, Pinal County Assessor and Lando Voyles, Pinal County Attorney.
June General Meeting Guest: Speaker Zack Taylor
In recent years the Border Patrol has been inhibited in its efforts to patrol the border by rules and regulations from other agencies, primarily the Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management. Their focus is environmental protection, not national security and they apply their rules to other government agencies regardless of impact on other missions. While on paper the Border Patrol has access to the lands managed by these other agencies, in actual practice their rules denied free access on an as-needed basis. In many areas this makes it easy for illegals to cross the board without detection.
The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers which Zack is chairman of are concerned about National Security and Public Safety. Please go their website: NAFBPO.org to learn more of the facts about things that are happening on our southern border.
May General Meeting: Our speakers were to be Sheriff Paul and County Attorney Lando Voyles, but Lando was unable to make it. So Sheriff Paul covered both areas.
Sheriff Paul reported that there has been a change in enforcement, they are more aware of victim violence and are helping those affected to come forward, now only about 15% report their attacks. The big change is in the culture in the County Attorney’s office and there interaction with his Deputies.
Now the County is working with the Sheriff’s Department. When Lando took over he requested a million dollars from the County Supervisors to overhaul his department and it was approved. Some of the changes:
- Fired 17 individuals that were dead weight.
- Has 44 attorneys and 2 Paralegals, now has 9 Paralegals, a great help.
- Now an attorney is assigned a case and stays with it, before at least 4 were involved.
- Now the attorneys go to the Crime Scene to see what happened.
- Found out that over 75% pled out or were forgotten and never came to trial. Now the Deputies see their cases move forward to trial.
- Found 100’s of cases raffled, past time to prosecute so lost.
- 80% are now being prosecuted.
The question of ICE payments to the Jail was brought up. It is being worked. Why they are above budget is that feds are paying $59.64 when the actual cost is $75 per inmate. So that is why the county is losing money.
Over 140 individuals attended and good questions were asked.
March Meeting: Speaker Ron Sable, President of Concord Solutions Ltd., a business consulting practice for commercial, government, and non-profit firms. He is a sought after speaker and executive coach with emphasis on leadership and integrity.
New Member Meeting: A New Member Meeting was held on February 18th at 5:00 pm in the MountainView ballroom. Bob Schwartz, Membership Chair welcomed everyone and gave a brief history of the Club. Additional comments were made by Mike Stites, President, Joanne Fairweather, Activities Chair and Roger Bogard, Vice President on their areas. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship, drinks and cheese tray.
Lincoln Day Luncheon – Keynote Speaker – Guy Fraker, Author “Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency”
February 9, 2013
Images by Bill George, SBRC photographer
January meeting – Guest Speaker Bruce Ash
Annual Christmas dinner
December 12, 2012
Images by Bill George, SBRC photographer, and Roger Bogard
March Meeting with Sheriff Paul, Images by Bill George, SBRC photographer
Images by Bill George, SBRC photographer
November Speaker: Colonel Jon Gold, U.S. Army Retired
“What I Learned in Bosnia, Kosovo and Palestine”
Imagine living in a horrifying time when good does not triumph over evil. Imagine knowing of a frightful place where women are property, where children are brainwashed, and where men murder unquestioningly. STOP imagining; this is not fiction. The place and time are here and now. World War III already started. The Radical Islamic Fundamentalists’ War Plan has 5 Fronts and is already succeeding all over Europe, Africa and Asia. The United States is their final objective and most Americans don’t believe we are even in a war!
Jon Gold, is a retired US Army Colonel and a 30-year career Intelligence Officer. In the mid 1990’s he was the Chief, Military Intelligence Officer assigned to the United Nations Pre-Deployment Forces (UNPREDEP) in former Yugoslavia. While focused on the security of American and United Nations forces in the region, he witnessed this asymmetric strategy unfold. This was a informative program and those present learned a lot!
Join today! Membership is only $30 a year for an Individual/Couple – or $50 for two years (save $10). You can also become a Lifetime Member for $300. Just click on Join/Renew to complete your membership in the Club.
Our Republican Club is one of the largest Republican Clubs in the country and counts among its Honorary Members Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Senator Jon Kyle, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Tom Morrissey, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.
Mike Stites, President
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
We certainly couldn’t do it without you.