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December Membership Update

December Membership Update

QC-STV Republican Women Federated MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Our final 2022 Membership Report to the General Membership is as follows:

93 PRIMARY MEMBERS (one Primary Member and Associate Member moved out of state)

We welcome our NEW Primary Members who will officially be reported to AZFRW and NFRW January 2023:

Please welcome to our Queen Creek-STV Republican Women Federated:
  • ROSEMARIE WOLFE (lives in Queen Creek)
  • DEBORAH COHEN (lives in Queen Creek)
  • DONNA EBERT (lives in Queen Creek)

Our Pay-on-Line for Membership Renewal and for Event Registration proved invaluable to growing our Membership. Arlene Stassinos will be working with Gayle Peters to send out Reminder Notices for Membership Renewal for 2023. AZ Federation of Republican Women has given February 20 as the final date for 2023 Renewal Membership. To expedite the Renewal process, we will encourage our Members to use our Pay-on-Line System and pay with a credit card.

Our members are valued and we want to recognize the incredible "seeds of greatness" of our Members!

The following women featured this month have seeds of greatness that continue to cultivate major influence to our local communities and promote conservative values!

Here are our Republican Women Federated in Queen Creek-STV that we would like to feature:
  • Deb Aritz had a shared vision to help us start our Republican Women Federated Club. Deb was one of our 22 original Charter Members on October 5, 2020. "Deb" as she would like to be called, (although her full name is Marilyn Deborah Aritz), heralds from Baltimore, Maryland, and eldest of eight children—all of whom are living and healthy! Deb has shared she has a medical background. She graduated from the College of Notre Dame with a BS in Nursing. Her nursing and management skills elevated her to senior-level positions within the commercial insurance industry including achieving Vice President of a medical malpractice company and just prior to retirement, President/CEO of an insurance affiliate. In addition to living in Maryland, Deb's field of work lured her to Philadelphia, Chicago, Manhattan, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where Deb met her husband, Pat Aritz (a strong supporter as one of our charter Associate Members). After Pat's retirement, they gravitated to Arizona to enjoy "The Good Life" which includes traveling overseas to visit Europe and other parts of the world. Since moving to Arizona, the Aritzes haven't looked back since they arrived! Deb counts her blessings being in an area where her conservative values are shared by so many others! We are most proud of having Deb and her husband Pat as active members of our Republican Women Federated of Queen Creek-STV! 
  • Pamela Brandis has graciously volunteered to be our Co-Chair of our 3rd Vice President of Ways and Means. Pam comes to our Republican Women Federated Club with a varied background of accomplishments. She was originally rooted in the Chicago area and moved to the West Coast to Seattle to attend college and to participate in the Washington Athletic Club Swim Team. At one point in Pam's athletic passion, she qualified as an International Swimmer and was given a scholarship on the men's varsity in Missoula, Montana.. Pam tried out for the Olympics Swim Team but did not qualify therefore, she returned to the University of Washington to resume her collegiate studies. Although Pam did not qualify for the Olympic Swim Team, she did qualify for the Olympic trials in kayaking. Pam was able to compete in kayaking in the trials but fell short to earn a spot on the team. Nonetheless, Pam proved she was not going to be a "quitter", but where she was not able to qualify on the USA Olympic Team in kayaking, Pamela was a clear WINNER when she was offered a teaching position at the University of Oregon in statistics and research. Although she lost a family member that same year, Pamela completed her Ph.D. at the University of Oregon and taught at the college level before deciding to relocate in Arizona. Now she lives her "Good Life" on the golf course and dancies her way at various Encanterra Events!
  • Darlene Reimer moved to Arizona in 1985 from her home state of Wisconsin. Darlene started her free-lance court reporting career in Wisconsin. Her Conservative values lured her to be active in both QC-STV RWF, and the San Tan Valley Republican Club, and most recently got re-elected as a Precinct Committeemen for Pinal County. Darlene shared her background as a court reporter which landed her in a Jail Cell (ask her about the details) to walk the red carpet after reporting a White House Conference. Darlene raised successful children of which one is a Professor at one of the local universities. Darlene claims one of her "seeds of greatness" lies in her piano and violin musical abilities. She even has an incredible green thumb when she cultivates her garden! Darlene is an affable woman who has friends that can attest to her sense of integrity and card-playing ability!

Do you know of a Queen Creek-San Tan Valley Republican Woman Primary Member that you feel worthy of being recognized? Talent? Career? Performance? Special feat? Please email or text your information to Arlene Stassinos, Membership. oggarlene99 @ .

"Happy Happy BIRTHday to"

  • Tena Clarke— 4 
  • Andi Hoff-- 8 
  • Ellen Gross— 14 
  • Kaye Feller— 15 
  • Kendyl Bird— 18 
  • Kandyce Smith- 20
  • Candice LoPresto—21
  • Arlene Stassinos—25

Arlene Stassinos
2nd Vice President Membership

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