Arrowhead Republican Women hosts "Desert Jewels," a successful fashion show and luncheon, in March.
Arrowhead Republican Women
The dedication and determination of the members of Arrowhead Republican Women have produced successful and fulfilling years. Our membership has continued to climb. We have been presented with certificates for the highest percentage of club growth for the 100+ club.
Our 2013 membership theme “Renewal Round-up,” 2014 “Explore-Educate-Elect,” and our continuing 2015-2016 theme “Get Potted-Plant Yourself in ARW and Watch Us Grow” have enticed women to join us and work toward our goals. It has been especially gratifying that new members have expressed an interest in accepting positions on our Executive Committee.
Our fundraising efforts have enabled us to offer our members sizable scholarships to attend both the state and the national conventions. Our 2015 “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” fashion show and luncheon at Briarwood Country Club was well received, as was its 2016 follow-up event “Desert Jewels.”
Through our ARW website and local newspapers, Arrowhead’s programs have enticed local women who are interested in hearing elected officials and knowledgeable men and women in their fields to attend our monthly meetings. Our 2014 Primary Candidates’ Forum opened our doors to the public to hear over 30 candidates. What an amazing turnout we produced! ARW is looking forward to hosting a follow-up Candidates’ Forum June 2016. All Republican candidates running for county, state, and national office have been invited to speak to our community at this free event.
We continue our Caring for America projects. We contributed supplies to Pets for Vets, the New Life Center through Hope’s Closet Thrift Store, and My Nail Friends. We’ve donated patriotic books to schools and suitcases for Phoenix foster children. Several ARW members annually attend AZ Stand-down to assist our vets in obtaining vital services, as well as donate needed supplies. ARW is beginning a new project, “Pockets On Wheels,” in which supplies are being donated for hand sewn walker bags to be donated to nursing home residents. These are also available for purchase in the community as a way to replenish supplies to continue donations in this self-sustaining project.
For over 20 years, Arrowhead Republican Women members have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand for the success of our club and for the Republican Party.
-- Bonnie Hochberg, president
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