At the membership meeting on October 14, the State of Nevada Popular Annual Financial Report booklets were made available to members. This 24 page report contains detailed information on Nevada state spending, revenues, health and social services, education, public employee compensation and benefits, an economic outlook and policy prescriptions. The numbers, grafts and charts in the booklet contain information of interest to all Nevadans. While some of the content in the booklet may appear to support a stance on certain recommendations, we wish to remind our members that the club does not take a position on any issues. We are purveyors of information. We strive to provide our members with information on the current political scene so they may arrive at their own conclusions.
Councilman Anthony, (pictured on the left) an announced candidate for CD4, and former Councilman Beers, (pictured on the right) an announced candidate for State Treasurer, spoke at our membership meeting on October 14. Both speakers updated members on the current political situation and what's been happening in our valley since the tragic event of October 1st. Members asked questions of both speakers and gained a new perspective on current events and the upcoming political race. We appreciate our speakers for stopping by. It was time well spent.
It's not a typo! Our next RCSCA meeting will start one hour earlier at 9:00 a.m., for the November meeting only. The Veterans' Club will host a special celebration for our veterans on November 11. We moved up our meeting time to allow everyone to attend both functions and ease any parking congestion.
Our guest speaker on November 11 will be Wayne Allyn Root. Media across the globe has branded Wayne as “the Capitalist Evangelist.” A former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee now back to the GOP, Wayne is a fierce, enthusiastic and relentless champion of Reagan conservatism, economic freedom and capitalism.
He is also one of the most popular syndicated columnists in the conservative world- with millions of readers at sites like Fox News, TheBlaze, TownHall, Breitbart, PersonalLiberty and Daily Caller. His columns often appear in The Washington Times.
Wayne is the author of three national best-selling conservative books. Wayne's new business and personal development book, “The Power of RELENTLESS” was ranked as the #1 bestselling business book in America in August of 2015. You can feel Wayne’s energy, enthusiasm and intensity in every page.
On the business side, Wayne is one of a kind. Most businessmen go by the standard titles “Chairman, CEO or President.” Wayne prefers “CE” standing for Capitalist Evangelist…"CR”- standing for Chief Rainmaker……and “HEB” standing for Human Energizer Bunny. Wayne is a graduate of Columbia University, Class of '83. He resides in Henderson with his family. Bring your questions and plan to join your fellow conservatives for this most unpredictable meeting! We hope to see you soon!
Photo above shows CD-3 candidates Dave McKeon, Victoria Seaman, and Senator Scott Hammond, the Republican candidates for CD (Congressional District) 3. They all spoke at the Republican Club meeting on September 9. Ed Williams, campaign manager for Dave McKeon, also spoke about the Nevada past, present and future Republican situation. Each of the candidates has supplied us with a personal message or a biography as follows.
By: David O. McKeon, Republican Candidate for Nevada Congressional District 3 (pictured below at left with his wife, Krystle) Our country is best when we: - Honor our Veterans and ensure they receive their earned benefits - Enforce our laws - Wisely spend our hard-earned tax dollars within a balanced budget - Deliver skill based education for good paying jobs - Have healthy families and patient-centered healthcare There’s the rub. It takes a bold leader to go beyond words and take action. When I won the election as Clark County Republican Chairman in 2013, I pledged we would work together to turn Nevada red in a “tidal wave”. I boldly stood up to then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. With your support, we won historic victories in Nevada for Republicans in 2014 and I will boldly do it with you again in 2018. I am David O. McKeon and I am again seeking your support to represent you in Congress. My wife Krystle and I look forward to sharing our Plan to Win with you at the September 9th meeting of the Republican Club of Sun City Anthem or at McKeonForNevada.com.
By: Victoria Seaman, (pictured below second from left) supplied the biography below: In 2014, Victoria Seaman was the first Republican Latina elected to the Nevada Legislature in state history. Victoria was elected by her colleagues to serve in the leadership role as Assistant Majority Whip of the South. She was appointed to serve on the Committee on Commerce and Labor (Vice Chair), the Committee on Judiciary, and the Committee on Legislative Operations. Victoria brings her 25-years plus in business, into her campaign to represent the taxpayers and voters of CD 3. She was one of only thirteen of sixty-three legislators in the 2015 Legislature to vote against the largest tax (commerce) increase in Nevada history. She proudly stood by her campaign promises to reform education while opposing new and higher taxes. As an entrepreneur, Victoria created and managed Day Spa’s and designed and manufactured a high-end Esthetician product line. Victoria oversaw the daily operations of both companies, and after growing both companies successfully, she sold them in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Victoria is currently a Business Broker with First Choice Business Brokers in Las Vegas.
By: Senator Scott Hammond (pictured below, second from right, with three of his children) My name is Scott Hammond, and I’m running for Congress in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. As a former high school teacher, I saw firsthand the struggles that students in Nevada’s education system face, and that’s why, when I was elected to the Nevada Senate, I made education my top priority. Together, we created new opportunities and choices for Nevadans including Education Savings Accounts (ESA’s). I was proud to have been the sponsor of that legislation, and I was proud of the thousands of Nevadans who signed up for an ESA. Providing these opportunities is common sense – it’s the type of common sense that we need to see in Washington, DC. I’m running for Congress to improve our education, work to foster a small-business friendly environment, and stand up to the Washington DC establishment that has stood in the way of Nevada’s growth for too long. If you agree with me that we need conservative leadership, I would appreciate your support.
Daryll Ann Sulliman introduced the candidates at the meeting (shown bottom right).
An Evening With Author Andrew Carroll was presented for SCA attendees by the RCSCA and co-sponsor Anthem Authors on September 26. Andrew (pictured on the top left) spoke about his latest project, the "Million Letters Campaign", to seek out and preserve at least 1,000,000 war-related letters and correspondences from every conflict in U.S. history. Andrew shared a selection of his favorite letters, which began with an actual letter from the Revolutionary War and ended with a selection of letters from Afghanistan and Iraq. He also discussed his new book, My Fellow Soldiers, about General John Pershing. Several attendees contributed letters to Andrew's project. It was a very special and informative evening. Pictured on the top right, from left to right: Daryll Ann Sulliman, Andrew Carroll, Anthem Authors President Robert Turtle and Suzanne Arnona.
The Republican Club awards scholarships of $1,000 or $1,500 each year to one or two outstanding UNLV College Republicans. These scholarships are funded by membership contributions through the 50/50 drawings, and the coffee donations. Kay Dwyer has done an outstanding job in coordinating the vetting and selection of candidates. This year’s scholarship winners are Serrina Nasrollahi (in red at right) and Haley Roser, (in blue at left). They each received a $1,000 scholarship.
Haley Roser plans to earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Haley's goal is to continue her studies in graduate school and become a Certified Nurse Anesthetist. Eventually, she would like to participate in medical missions around the world. Haley credits her grandparents, who raised her, for instilling her conservative values.
Serrina Nasrollahi is a pre-med student whose goal is to graduate next year and enter the UNLV Medical School's 2020 class. She worked through the National Science Foundations REU Program as an undergraduate biologist during the winter of 2015 for a month and a half in Northwestern Ethiopia. Her research involved testing artifacts with a procedure, called amino acid racemization, in order to study the foraging behaviors of man during the Middle Stone Age. Serrina credits her father for inspiring her conservative values.
These fine young people give us great hope that the country’s future is in good hands. We wish them every success in all their future endeavors!
Links to resources ...
- Nevada Legislature
- Southern Hills Republican Women
- Republican Men's Club of Clark County
- Clark County Republican Party
- Senator Dean Heller
- Nevada Republican Party
- National Republican Party
- Governor Bryan Sandoval
- Wayne Allyn Root Political Commentator
- Hillsdale College Online Courses
- The Drudge Report
- The Mark Levin Show
- The Sean Hannity Show
- The Rush Limbaugh Show
- The Heritage Foundation
- Fox News