Jim Marchant was the speaker at our October 12 meeting

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Jim Marchant

Jim Marchant, former Nevada Assemblyman and Candidate for CD4, spoke about the Federal and State issues concerning our Nuclear Energy Policy future.

Jim discussed the economic benefits of Nevada becoming a consent state to accept Spent Nuclear Fuel.  He also discussed the next generation clean energy evolution as an opportunity for Nevada. New technology, modern recycling techniques and the exploding need for applied research toward clean air production means the public should be educated on this energy business. Jim believes that Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are the wave of the future.  SMRs are a type of nuclear fission reactor which are smaller than conventional reactors, and manufactured at a plant and brought to a site to be assembled. Modular reactors allow for less on-site construction, increased containment efficiency, and heightened nuclear materials security. SMRs have been proposed as a way to bypass financial barriers that have plagued conventional nuclear reactors. Creech Airforce Base is considering installing an SMR to evaluate the technology.

November 9 meeting - Life of a Modern Day Soldier

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Our guest speaker will be Major Sam Peters (retired) speaking on the life of a modern-day soldier and his return to civilian life.

While Sam was deploying worldwide and training Airmen and K-9s stateside, he was also a devout student.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  He finished his Master of Science in Administration, with focus on law, through Central Michigan University and holds a Graduate-Level Certificate in Organizational Finance from the University of Maryland University College.  Sam is a former board member/ current active member of the Rotary International Club of Summerlin.  As a Rotarian, he volunteers at McMillan Elementary, mentors the Junior Rotary Club, and aids logistics of clean-up of Police Memorial Park.  He has also worked on community projects for the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, St Baldrick’s Children’s Cancer Research, and many others.

Our meeting starts promptly at 10 am. in the Morris/Nelson Rooms in Independence Hall. Come a little earlier for coffee and conversation.

See you at our meeting!

Wayne Allyn Root Wows Record Audience at September 14 Meeting!!!

The Republican Club meeting on September 14 was outstanding!!!  About 250 enthusiastic Republicans jammed into the Nelson-Penn meeting rooms to hear  the dynamic Wayne Allyn Root speak on a wide range of topics, most related to the Trump presidency.  He described himself as Trump's number one supporter.  He's proud that President Trump seems to have listened to his suggestions on a number of issues, such as using defense department funds to build the border wall.  He previewed his Sunday September 15 column that "Trump is fundamentally changing the United States" with his judicial appointments, securing the southern border, and reigning in Iran.  "Dynamic" is certainly an understatement for describing Wayne Allyn Root's presentation!

Great Turnout for August 10 Meeting!

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Great turnout!

About 120 enthusiastic Republicans attended the Republican Club meeting on August 10.  We heard excellent presentations by our state elected officials:  Keith Pickard, Nevada State Senator, District 20; Melissa Hardy, Nevada Assembly District 22; and Glen Leavitt, Assembly District 23.  

They summarized the new laws from the 2019 Legislative Session, which was almost completely controlled by Democrats: How they will impact our finances, our social life, our rights, our health services, our right to know public information, and just about every aspect of our lives.  Almost all that was passed is contrary to Republican values.  

All candidates emphasized that a successful Republican Get-Out-The-Vote effort is critical to keep Nevada from turning even more blue.  After excellent presentations by our representatives there was an extended Q+A period.  Members gained much insight into the legislative process.  Our representatives are fighting an uphill battle with the Nevada legislature almost completely controlled by the Democrats. 

Senator Pickard showed off his “24” shirt, symbolizing that he won by only 24 votes.  It is likely that the excellent turnout of SCA Republicans provided that margin.  Senator Pickard provided the one vote in the Senate that prevented the legislature from having complete control of the agenda. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

In summary, Nevada has turned blue (for now), and we must unite if we are to turn it back to red again in 2020.  The candidates emphasized the need for Republicans to unite and not be divided by our few differences.  The question is, do we prefer a liberal Democrat or an "imperfect" Republican?  We must unite and vote Republican, because the Democrats will surely stick together.

July 13 Ice Cream Social a Big Success!!!

The first annual Summer Ice Cream Social on July 13 was a Big Success!!!  116 enthusiastic Republicans attended to socialize, win prizes and enjoy ice cream floats.  The attire was emphatically red, white and blue.  MAGA hats were abundant. A patriotic trivia quiz got everybody thinking:  Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?  What are the first 7 words of the Declaration of Independence?  Why is the US flag folded in a triangle?  The winning team got 19 out of the 20 questions correct --- congratulations!  A number of great raffle prizes were awarded, along with a 50/50 prize of $150.  And a great time was had by all, as you can see in the photos below.

Bronson Mack, SNWA, spoke to the Republican Club on June 8

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The Republican Club met on Saturday, June 8 to hear Bronson L. Mack, Public Outreach Manager for both the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Valley Water District. Bronson joined the organizations more than 16 years ago and is responsible for overseeing the communications and public outreach initiatives related to water resources, conservation, utility operations and the Springs Preserve.  Mack is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications. He is married with two great kids; he enjoys fishing, snowboarding and golfing in his spare time.   
 
Since our Association is changing our landscaping from 20-year-old ideas to xeriscape, the message he brought was very timely.  He discussed water resources and availability in the future, how SNWA is promoting conservation of water and how we can also.

He summarized his presentation as follows:

  • The long term drought in the Colorado River Basin has reduced inflows into Lake Mead, reducing water levels.
  • Shortage conditions on the river are expected in the next few years, which will reduce the amount of water available to Southern Nevada, Arizona, California and Mexico. 
  • Southern Nevada is well positioned to manage those shortage conditions through continued water conservation.
  • As long as we keep conserving, we will be okay.
  • To conserve, reduce your outdoor water use – that’s the water we only use once. Water used indoors is recycled and returned to Lake Mead.
  • Follow the seasonal watering restrictions (change your sprinkler clock seasonally), remove unused grass, and report water waste to the City of Henderson.
  • Visit snwa.com for more information…or call Bronson Mack at 702-822-8543.

 At the meeting we were also fortunate to hear from Larry Fossan, Landscape Supervisor for Sun City Anthem.  Larry reviewed the many actions being taken by our Association to reduce our water use.

Nevada Republican Central Committee Meeting in Carson City

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On April 27, RCSCA President Jackie Carroll, her husband Ron and RCSCA Board member Linda Buckardt attended the Nevada Republican Central Committee meeting in Carson City. Central Committee business included the 2020 elections, and pending legislation.   They also met with legislators for lunch and toured the capitol building.  Attendees were reminded “Don’t look back, that’s not where you are going.”  In the photo at left, Jackie and Linda flank Senate Minority Leader James Settlemeyer.

The 80th (2019) session of the Nevada Legislature concluded in June.  You won’t want to miss our August 10 meeting for a legislative wrap up.  Our guest speakers will be Nevada State Senator Keith Pickard, Assemblywoman Melissa Hardy, and Assemblyman Glen Leavitt.  Join us as they share their unique perspectives and insights of importance for all Nevadans.

Chuck Muth was great on May 11

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Chuck Muth, as usual, gave us a different perspective on our 2018 losses and on our future both in Nevada and nationally. His answers to questions were delivered in a manner that was both thought provoking and humorous! Chuck trains candidates to market themselves as a product through the use of high interest positions on the issues. He talked about knowing your strong points as well as your problems and to address those before the voter has the chance to ask you about them. He trains and consults all over the country for conservative candidates. He lectures, has written books, has a widely read blog and regularly appears on conservative talk shows.   Chuck Muth, is President of Citizen Outreach, Inc., a conservative 501(c)(4) grassroots lobbying organization that works on both state and federal issues.  Citizen Outreach Foundation generally supports public policies that protect individual freedom, limits government, provides for a strong national defense and encourages free market capitalism.   He generously donated a box of books which we sold and placed funds in our scholarship fund. He also donated a large boxed President Trump book (pictured below) that will be at our July Social as a choice for the 50/50 drawing. 

Meet the 2019 Republican Club Board of Directors

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Here is your 2019 Republican Club Board of Directors. From left to right: DC Collins, Daryll Ann Sulliman, Favil West, Past President Suzanne Arnona, Linda Buckardt, Don Manning, VP Trudi Dailey, Mary Bruner, Treasurer John McCarthy, President Jackie Carroll. Missing are Secretary Phyllis Washburn and Virginia Finnegan. Many thanks to all of them for stepping up to lead the Republican Club in these challenging times for conservative principles in Nevada and the country.

Congratulations to Andrew Buchanan, RCSCA Scholarship Recipient for 2018!

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Congratulations to our 2018 RCSCA Scholarship recipient, Andrew Buchanan! Our Education Committee (D.C. Collins, Linda Buckardt, Daryll Ann Sulliman, Jackie Carroll and John McCarthy) met with applicants and selected a recipient, Andrew Buchanan, to receive our scholarship in the amount of $1600.00. Andrew is pictured left with Kay Dwyer, past RCSCA President and founder of the club scholarship program. Applicants were asked to describe themselves and their goals in writing. They were also asked to write about their experience as a conservative attending UNLV. The following are Andrew’s responses:
About Andrew and Goals
“I am a college student. I slave countless hours and numerous days to achieve a better life for myself. I am going to college to be an electrical engineer, and I am currently taking the hardest semester I have ever taken. I am taking seventeen credits, and I have two jobs. This is my first semester of my junior year and it is by for the greatest challenge I have ever faced.
This semester is such a challenge because the work load never quits, and neither do I. I have no free time. I am always working weather it be school or my other jobs. On the side of school, I work for a retirement home as a server in their dining room, and for my second job I work as a tutor in the Academic Success Center at UNLV.
My life is busy, but it wasn’t always been like this. Back in high school I tried as hard as I could to get good grades, so my options would be better for picking my degree in college. Its ironic that through out my life people have always asked what I wanted to be, but it wasn’t up until I was sitting in the academic advising center picking my classes for my first semester in college that it mattered. I knew the pursuit of higher education was for me when I told the academic advisor that I wanted to be an inventor, and he didn’t look at me as if I was a child dreaming. He looked at me as if this idea of being an inventor was not unrealistic. This is when I knew I wanted to be an engineer."
About being a conservative on the UNLV campus
“Being a conservative while attending a University is not as easy as I thought it would be, and it has changed how I see my friends. Being a full time student with two part time jobs I often do not have the time to research current political views Conservative or Progressive. Many of my friends do not give the office of the President, held by Donald J Trump the respect that holding that office commands. With that being said I rely on my father to keep me up on current affairs. He believes in the constitution and has always taught me to speak what’s on my mind, ask questions, and do my own research.
Being a conservative while attending University has taught me that Progressives whether they are red or blue often make statements that are not true or are misleading. The main stream news is over ninety percent negative when it comes to our President, Donald J Trump. When you speak about something the president of the united states has said or done you are met with comments like homophobe, racist, xenophobe, ect. You must be careful and know your facts, so you can respond in a way that can defuse a conflict with a progressive Democrats. These democrats seem to have cognitive dissonance when our president is involved.
Attending this University has taught me how to become a better conservative. When you must be so careful about what you say around Progressive Democrats I feel it is discrimination against free speech. I wish there were more conservative Professor’s that taught at the University.

Attending this university in seek of a higher education has changed me, and showed me that even though the odds are against me I still have a right to stand up for what I believe in. What a great country we live in. A country where we are free to pursue our dreams and desires. I am proud to be a citizen of the United States. I’m proud to be a conservative thinker attending a University.”
Andrew will attend our January membership meeting, so we will get the opportunity to meet this exceptional young man.
Many of you have expressed how much you enjoyed meeting our past recipients and hearing them speak at our meetings. Thank you for your continued support of our scholarship program.