By Pat Boerner
Republican Women of California Navajo Canyon (RWCNC) held their spring dinner event on April 9 at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church with a theme of “News, Views and Mexican Food.” The event was a big success with radio and TV personality Brett Winterble as the keynote speaker. He informed the audience of approximately 150 people about the current state of political affairs in California and why Republicans have good reason to be optimistic about the future.
Our unemployment rates are among the lowest in our history, our economy is booming and people are actually able to save money for their retirement. Wages across the board have increased, but especially in the middle and lower income levels. When given a choice, people do not want to rely on the government to have their basic needs met. We take pride in a strong American work ethic and our right to pursue our dreams. Americans also like to be in control of their individual health care and do not want to be forced into the world of socialized medicine, which is what the Democrats are proposing. It will be a fascinating primary and election in 2020. Fasten your seat belts!
Susan Shelly will be the speaker at the RWCNC May meeting. Shelly is vice president of communications for the Howard Jarvis Tax Association. She publishes twice a week as an opinion columnist in 11 newspapers, including the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Daily News. Her topic will be “Blithering Idiocy: The self- inflicted policies that are destroying California and what to do about it.” We are also sure to hear about the ongoing battle to preserve Prop 13 and what we can do to defend it.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 14, at the Brigantine Restaurant in La Mesa at 11 a.m. Check- in begins at 10:30 a.m. and reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Cost is $25 and a full-course lunch will be served. Cash and checks are accepted, but no credit cards. These luncheons can sell out quickly so be sure to RSVP early to RSVPrwcnc@gmail.com to guarantee your seat. If you have questions, you may call or text Marjie at 619-990-2791.
For more information on our activities, please visit our website, RWCNavajo-Canyon.org and visit us on Facebook at Republican Women of California. Guests are always welcome and we are proud to see our membership has increased even beyond last year’s numbers.
At our June 11 meeting, we are looking forward to hearing Carl DeMaio, a nationally recognized government reformer and former San Diego City Council member, as our speaker. DeMaio currently hosts a daily radio show about news and politics on News Radio 600 KOGO from 3-6 p.m.
DeMaio serves as chairman of Reform California, which campaigns against tax increases and advocates for a variety of government reforms, including the repeal of the gas tax. Please save the date and plan to join us for this exciting and informative meeting.
— Pat Boerner writes on behalf of the Republican Women of California Navajo Canyon.