By Judy McCarty
Since Election Day is a higher priority than our regular meeting day, we have moved our meeting of the Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Federated (NCRWF) to Tuesday, Nov. 15. Everything else remains the same. We’ll meet at The Brigantine in La Mesa; check-in time for the 11 a.m. meeting is 10:30 a.m. A full-course luncheon will be served at noon, followed at 12:30 p.m. by our speaker, Jason Roe.
Roe, co-owner of Revolvis consulting firm, is a favorite speaker due to his work as Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s political consultant (particularly on Chargers issues) and on numerous campaigns throughout the country. We are looking forward to his analysis of campaign results. Cost of the luncheon meeting is $20 and reservations are required. Please RSVP to NCRWF99@gmail.com or call 619-990-2791.
Registering voters is one of our club’s primary missions and we’ve garnered many new voters in October. As usual, we were at the New Citizens ceremony and registered many new Americans. Oktoberfest in La Mesa was another chance for us to exercise our civic leadership. NCRWF had a booth for all three days of Oktoberfest and braved the heat and the crowds to spread our Republican message.
We spoke to more than 800 people and conducted a straw poll to gauge which issue was most important to them. Here are the results in order of most important:
- Military/national security.
- Immigration/border security.
- Foreign policy/trade.
Thanks to volunteers Kathy Petersen, Ruth Weiss, Kat Culkin, Gloria Harpenau, Nancy Murnahan, Waskah Whelan, Marjorie Faris, Lois Gubitosi, Jan Lewis, Maryann Alianelli, Sandra Giordano, Marie Buesing, Carolyn Lawson, Pat Dolbeck and Charlotte James. Also, special thanks to Glenda Boerner, who coordinated this project, and San Diego GOP’s Alex Phillips and intern Skyler Shibuya for their help with logistics.
Although campaign activities kept us very busy in October, we also devoted time to our Hearts4Heroes project. Several of our members decorated 400 hand-made Valentine’s cards to be delivered to veterans on Veteran’s Day. We want them to feel remembered and appreciated for their sacrifices.
Reminder: Last day to register for the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 24.
It’s a long ballot with many tax and bond proposals and propositions. Fellow San Diegans have spent months running for non-partisan and partisan local, state and national offices — they deserve thoughtful consideration. Please make your choices and then make them count by voting.
Membership in NCRWF is open to any woman who is a registered Republican. For more information on all our activities, visit navajocanyonrwf.org and Facebook.
—Judy McCarty is publicity chair for the Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Federated. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.