Sun Lakes Republican Club Minutes
When: Wednesday November 9, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Room
Who: approximately 80 people
- Chairman Michael Tennant led the attendees in the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Bobby Moeller played the National Anthem on his harmonica as the attendees sang along.
- Michael discussed some of the irregularities he observed at the polls (Nov.9th). Many others in the room had the same or similar experiences with ballots unable to be read. He suggested that if a person had a problem on election day or observed one, they could contact the Maricopa Country Republican Chairman, Mickie Niland, or the State Chairman, Kelli Ward and/or the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors spokesperson Bill Gates. They can also contact the Arizona Attorney General if they think they saw something illegal, Mark Brnovich.
- Our first speaker, Cindy Biggs, was introduced by Carolyn McCorkle. Most American citizens are familiar with “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” and the historic role that Paul Revere played in our nation’s founding. But how many of us learned about the other important midnight ride by a famous delegate from Delaware, Caesar Rodney that made our Independence possible?
Cindy Biggs, civics instructor and wife of our U.S. Congressman Andy Biggs, delighted us with a living history portrayal of this famous American and his role in the founding of our Republic! She also reminded us of the tie that binds our national charter The Declaration of Independence to our U.S. Constitution. This was a history lesson with an emphasis on the constitution, its conception and its purpose and the necessity to protect it so it can protect us from tyranny. Our freedoms are spelled out within it. She said this election cycle is NOT about “protecting democracy”, it is about “protecting the REPUBLIC” as set forth in the constitution. You can see the speech here:
- Our key note speaker, Keith DeGreen, was ill this evening and so we were treated to an extended period time with AZ Senator JD Mesnard instead. He explained in detail what was going on with the election and the vote casting and the irregularities. There was about a 45 minute Q&A time as he went over the various ballot issues and possible out comes of various races. The votes may not be all counted until next week. Each state has their own set of rules and protocols and if we want a quicker resolution then we need to change those protocols we have been using. The attendees agreed overwhelmingly that there needs to be some kind of consequences for those who were in charge of the election for the mistakes and sloppy execution of their duties.
- The 50/50 raffle was $144. The winner donated their winnings back to the club. (Thank you , Janet!)
- There will be no regular December meeting of the SLRC. Instead of meeting December 14th, we are having our Christmas Dinner Dance on December 7th. There are still tickets available! You can buy tickets up until November 28 by contacting the SLRC Secretary “PK” at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-883-0662.