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January President's Message

January President's Message

Happy New Year 2023 to each of our Members and Associates. We appreciate all that you do to support the Queen Creek – San Tan Valley RWF organization and we are looking forward to growing stronger in the upcoming year as we move toward the Presidential Election in 2024.

Everyone I know was devastated by the results of November 8 and for me, it has taken much soul searching and reflection to reach the point where I am again ready to jump in and continue this fight to save the greatest country the world has ever known from the enemies within who are working to destroy our America and our way of life.

The two questions I always come back to are "if not me, then who", if not now, when"? The time is now. And who is us. We cannot give up on ourselves or our country.


God Bless America and the American people.
Kaye Feller, President


Below please find our Board of Directors sharing messages for the New Year

HOW DO WE EMBRACE 2023 WITH OPTIMISM?

With continued support and prayers for our America First Candidates such as Karli Lake, Abe Hamadeh, Blake Masters, Mark Finchem…. many Arizonans had high hopes that justice would prevail even after the November 8 mid-term elections. This was far from the truth! Like my fellow Patriots, I felt confident the Judicial system would provide the opportunity for the presiding Judges to bring attention to the desperate need to promote clean and fair elections. Kari Lake, Abe Hamadeh, and Mark Finchem's lawsuits gave us hope! Then the devastating news became public Christmas Eve--the Judges threw out Kari Lake's lawsuit in addition to Abe Hamadeh's! Not expecting this decision so quickly, deflated my spirits severely. Once you experience that crestfallen feeling, this feeling of depression can be overwhelming! As we welcome 2023 with much trepidation, how can I, as Vice President of Membership for QC-STV Republican Women Federated contribute to the growth of our Membership let alone sustain the current Membership we already have? Wise advice from one of our Primary Members, an experienced lady in the political field, was shared just recently. Although she lost twice in a Congressional seat, her mantra was:

    1. "Get in touch with reality". Work on small things that are attainable as attending your LD General Meeting or attending your monthly Precinct Committeemen Meeting.
    2. Surround yourself with others who are like-minded as yourselves to encourage your active involvement. Stay away from "Negative Nancys" who will manifest your feelings of doubt. Avoid being vulnerable to negative press. In other words, "when the going gets tough, the tough get going". Tough it out….and let's get going!
    3. Be grateful we live in Pinal County, not Maricopa!
    4. We have a majority in the House and our newly-elected Congressmen and Congresswoman are eager to restore our country!
    5. The Republicans control both legislative branches in Arizona.

These are the "positives" for now. Know that we are NOT in control of the minds of these corrupt public elected officials. Therefore, we must look beyond our "free will". Nevertheless, I have resorted to the following message to get me out of this emotional slump.

Although Christmas has passed, it should remind us to look for God along the way of our lives and not get distracted by illusions around us. Our world's complexity can leave us feeling displaced, desperate, alone, neglected, and unimportant. Joseph and Mary felt that way, too. In the midst of all that captures and intrigues us in our self-created virtual worlds, is this longing for the anchor of faith to keep us grounded and make sense of it all? Only faith can give us the perspective to see what truly matters in life. We discover our divinely blessed humanity. The uncertain and challenging journey to Bethlehem gives way to the tender moments of birth and its embrace. Christmas softens us and slows us down a bit. It shows us Jesus as the light who enlightens everyone. It shows us the truth.

The faith that comes from Christmas calm our fears and allows us to go into the nighttime of our lives courageously. We are never lost or alone. We need to stop and savor more of life's moments before they slip away in time. God is with us, loving us, and leading us where we need to be. God is born again and again in every soul willing to give birth to His presence. God connects us, and provides us with a place where we feel safe and welcomed.

We can embrace 2023 with optimism if we individually can define and accept our purpose on earth. One of my most influential Biblical passages is my rudder that gives me guidance in life: "We know all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

May the blessings of Christmas be yours throughout 2023!

by  Arlene Stassinos, 2nd Vice President of Membership

I wish all of our members Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. "May the Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord cause His face to shine on you, and be gracious to you; and, the Lord lift up His face to you, And give you peace," (Numbers 6:24-26). To be under the almighty protection of God our Savior and to enjoy His favor as a loving Father, is so extremely comforting during these troubled times. The forces of evil, communism, globalism, woke-ism, etc., seek to dominate us, destroy the family structure, education, history, traditional values, and to demoralize us in all forms.

However, we will remain strong, resist, and continue to fight back, but with even more determination, in 2023. God is with us. We can each make many contributions toward this resistance. Dennis Prager often and famously says that if you are not a fighter, you can help the fighters. Opportunities to help the fighters abound, such as participating in our club's committees, writing emails to our state legislators through the Request to Speak system, donating to fighters like Prager U, Epoch TV, etc.

by Berta Lockhart, Americanism

Thank you to the QC – STV RWF Board of Directors for voting to confirm me as the First VP, Program for the 2023-2024 term. Our speakers for January and February are confirmed with a change of day and date for these two meetings. It will require a little flexibility – be sure to put the right date on your calendar.

Thanks to Kim Snow for arranging the great speakers in 2022. I look forward to inspiring information meetings in 2023.

If you have an idea for a speaker or topic you think would be beneficial for our members, please let Gayle Peters know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

by Gayle Peters, First VP, Program

I'm looking forward to a Happy New Year as VP of Ways and Means. As I am new to Arizona and new to QC-STV RWF, I'm not familiar with what is expected in fund-raising and how to do it. Therefore, I would like to introduce myself to my new club and learn on the job how it's done here in Queen Creek.

Back in early 2008, I met a woman at the gym wearing a "Romney" tee shirt. I was (foolishly) excited about supporting Romney and spoke to her about being a Republican in a Democrat state. She said the magic words, "You might like to join my Republican Women's Club." I was stunned. "There's a Republican Women's Club?" And thus began some of the happiest years of my life. I walked into the meeting alone and walked out with about 100 friends that first day. I became active, volunteering for whatever needed doing. When I learned my way around, I was appointed Americanism chair, then VP of programs, then Membership VP, and Chair of the Fashion Show Fundraiser twice. I attended every Conference and Convention, meetings of other clubs, L.A. County and Southern Division meetings. I met intelligent, talented, committed women. I hosted Board meetings often and became famous for my cranberry/orange scones.

In February we made the decision to move to Arizona. The first thing I did was look for RWF clubs in the Phoenix area. When we bought our home in Encanterra, I found the QC-STV club and immediately communicated with Kaye. She welcomed me in the way RWF members do. I was a friend before we met in person. Since joining I have met many of you, and everyone has been warm, welcoming, and friendly. I look forward to working for and with you in the next 2 years.

by Gail DeMario, Third VP, WAYS AND MEANS
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