Happy 2014 to everyone! Can you believe it’s been 14 years since we all thought our computers and ATMs and other equipment would suffer drastic failures with the new century?? Alas, we have new worries with computer hacking, government spying, IRS scandals, a failure of leadership in many instances, and, of course, the ever lovely Obamacare.
Now that I have soured your mood, chins up again and look forward with me to a year of great possibilities. A year where we can increase our numbers in Congress, elect a new Republican Governor and other officers, keep our Republican majority in the AZ House and Senate, and elect and support more local Republican candidates.
Our Club has a long history of campaign involvement. We have past and present elected officials, campaign managers, headquarters’ volunteers, and precinct committeemen. Please strive to help in whatever way you can – we will keep you informed as to ways you can help.
When our new Board met informally just before Christmas, we agreed that more emphasis should be placed on campaign involvement and election reform. Our third goal is perhaps less noble, but you can forgive our desire to have a bit of fun – after all, the Club is turning 90 this year! We are the oldest of the Republican Women’s Clubs in Arizona and we intend to celebrate with style. Look for upcoming events that will bring some much needed lightheartedness.
On a personal note, I thank you for putting your faith in me and for giving me an AWESOME Board! I had the privilege of being President for two years, 20 years ago, before email and with two young daughters. Now my girls are grown, the internet is making our lives easier (ha!), and maybe I have more wisdom with less agility. I treasure this Club and those that served before me and I want all of you to treasure it with me. Ladies (and Gentlemen) – Start your engines – It’s going to be one heck of a journey.
Tiana Smith, President
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