Navajo Nights II

By Judy McCarty | Navajo Canyon Republican Women

If you missed our terrific “Navajo Nights” in July, you will want to mark your calendars now for our Aug. 10 reprise. This time, Barry Jantz, CEO of Grossmont Health District and retired La Mesa City Council member, will provide timely and informed comments and have time to answer lots of questions.

Barry Jantz will be the featured speaker at the next Navajo Nights. (Courtesy Grossmont Health District)

This informal event is for any Republican woman who wants to spend an evening with other like-minded women, meet new friends and partake in lively discussions. It’s also an excellent opportunity for those who can’t attend our daytime meetings.

“Navajo Nights” will be held once again from 6–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Black Angus Restaurant in El Cajon. (The restaurant is at 1000 Graves Ave. off Broadway — two blocks east of Parkway Plaza and plenty of parking.) Once again, we’ll have a wonderful assortment of heavy hors d’oeuvres and happy hour beverages — no need to eat dinner before you come!

We hope you’ll join us. Cost is $15 which you can pay at the door. Let us know you’re coming by sending your RSVP to (subject line: Navajo Nights.)

At the July get-together, good food, the chance to visit without our regular meeting calls to order, and then hearing from the energetic mayor of El Cajon, Bill Wells, made for a memorable evening.

Lots of good things are happening in El Cajon: a modern 10,000-square-foot animal shelter; the revitalization of the Performing Arts Center (ECPAC); the new four-star Marriott Hotel and Hilton Hotels coming in; and keeping the city’s parks for kids, not homeless tent cities. A lot of perceptions about El Cajon were changed!

All this, plus the new strength and stability of the city’s financial situation, buttressed our belief in the success of positive conservative approaches to governance. It was good to hear of the success of one of our San Diego cities.

We’ll be back at La Mesa’s Brigantine Sept. 13 with Brett Winterble, KFMB 760 radio personality as our speaker. For more information on all our activities, visit us at and also like us on Facebook.

—Judy McCarty is publicity chair of the Navajo Canyon Republican Women Federated.

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