January 2016

“Our tears fall silently, our hearts grieve quietly but God hears our cries and shares our sorrow.”

The past couple of months have been tough ones for ARWC.  Two of our Board members have lost family members.  Carolyn Leman lost her youngest daughter, Nicole in a terrible hiking accident in New Zealand.  Kay Schuster lost her sister, Suzy in her long battle with cancer.  Suzy, her mother, Maxine and sister-in-law Chelsea are all members of ARWC.

Please keep both of these families in your thoughts and prayers.  Because of these events we have decided to delay our Lincoln Day Dinner, which is usually held in February.  As soon as rescheduled we will let everyone know.

We do have several great events scheduled and you can read about them in this newsletter. Many of us are also involved in the Alaska Presidential Preference Poll March 1, 2016 and District meetings that will be held shortly afterward. At these district meetings delegates will be elected to the State Convention April 28-30, 2016 in Fairbanks.

It is important you become involved in selecting the next Republican candidate for President.  If you wish to participate in this selection you must first attend the PPP (link to ARP website for PPP locations) on March 1, and to be considered a delegate to the State Convention you must attend your district convention. Many of our members serve as District and party officers and we commend you on for your service.

ARWC would like to congratulate all the members and member’s family members who have stepped forward to run for office.  This is a difficult decision and we are proud of each one.  ARWC currently has 8 members in the AK Legislature, 2 women on the ANC Assembly and 1 woman on the school board. Please watch for postings showing how you can help all those putting their hats in the ring.

We are proud to announce that ARWC has the most women in office than any club in the State!

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