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Presidents Message

Wow! It's been a hectic month so far and we're not done! The May meeting was great and everyone enjoyed learning about the Community Based Philosophy of our Prescott Valley Police Department and all the great community projects they participate with. THANK YOU PVPD for all you do! As our Caring for America project for May, we collected funds for the Prescott Valley Police Foundation which assists our PVPD with items that are outside the budget. We raised $400 for the Foundation, so a huge thank you to everyone!

The Prescott Valley Days Parade yesterday was a blast! We had so much fun and gave out all our small American Flags to children along the way. We heard lots of cheers and applause!

Next up and still in this month is the YCCA Home Show on May 22nd. We will be there selling raffle tickets for our gold jewelry set AND more importantly, registering voters as part of the Arizona 51 Project.

President Mary

Did you know?

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Maxine Dillahunty, PVRW Americanism Chair

Although this is technically the June Newsletter, it will arrive in May and well before MEMORIAL DAY which is Monday, May 31st. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. The purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made that ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

The specific origin of Memorial Day or Decoration Day, as it was first known, is unclear. After the Civil War, America’s need for a secular, patriotic ceremony to honor its military dead became prominent, as monuments to fallen soldiers were erected and dedicated, and ceremonies centering on the decoration of soldiers’ graves were held in cities and towns throughout the nation. After World War I, the day expanded to honor those who died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day became a national holiday by an act of Congress: it is now celebrated annually on the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day Services may be attended in Prescott at the Historic Citizens Cemetery, 815 Sheldon St from 9am – 10am. 

Guest speaker will be the Honorable Ken Bennett.

Period costume is permitted. 


In the war-torn battlefields of Europe, the common red field poppy was one of the first plants to reappear. Its seeds scattered in the wind and sat dormant in the ground, only germinating when the ground was disturbed, as it was by the very brutal fighting of World War 1. In 1915, John McCrae, a Canadian soldier and physician, witnessed the war first hand and was inspired to write the now famous poem “In Flanders Fields”. He saw the poppies scattered throughout the battlefield surrounding his artillery position in Belgium.


In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up your quarrel with the foe:

To you from falling hand we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

(Proper flag etiquette for Memorial Day is to fly your American Flags at

half staff until noon to honor our fallen heroes and then raise the flag to full height until sunset) 

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will feature our

Town of Prescott Valley

Council Members:

Brenda Dickinson

April Hepperle

Roger Kinsinger

Don Packard

Kendall Schumacher

(Lori Hunt will be out of Town)


We will present our

2021 Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Supergan

Looking forward to another great meeting! See you on June 1st!

1st VP Liz





(3250 E Gateway Blvd)

White Chicken Lasagna with Spinach & Mushrooms, Sauteed Vegetables

Meat Loaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sauteed Vegetables

Chef's Choice Vegetarian

All meals come with salads and

rolls and the famous

Goods from the Garden

Sweet Treat to go!




Tuesday, May 25th!

Please call

2nd VP Michael @ 818-515-6690

to make your reservation and be sure to give her your menu preference.


(Cash or Checks ONLY,

no credit cards)

A reservation made is a

reservation paid!


PVRW continues to grow!

Please welcome the following new ACTIVE Members and

add them to your Directories:

Arlene Rheinfelder 928-713-3113 arlenerheinfelder@gmail.com

20965 E Coyote, Dewey 86327

Kathy Zaccagnino 949-496-5022 zacckathy@gmail.com

1865 N Fleet St, Prescott Valley 86314


Selina Bliss: New email is: selinabbliss@gmail.com

Pg 14-Town of Dewey Humboldt should say

Mayor John Hughes

PS If any of you have Cableone email addresses,

please call or email President Mary

your new email as Cableone addresses

will be phasing out!!

2nd VP Michael has complimentary Directories for ACTIVE members.

If you have not received yours yet, please see Michael at our June Meeting. Associates may purchase our Directory for $10.


December Luncheon Holiday Event

has been moved from Dec 7 to Dec 8th.

More JUNE Meeting Details!



HUSD Family Resource Center has put out an appeal for boys and girls underwear in all sizes. The Family Resource Center can also use donations of clean new or gently used children's and teen's clothing. Please bring items you would like to donate to our June Meeting!

Thank you for making a difference with your Caring for America donations and contributions.


We have two lovely and patriotic books we will donate to the Prescott Valley Library with bookplates from NFRW in the front naming Prescott Valley Republican Women as the donor of the book.

Thanks to Lauren Hawkins & Liz Kennedy for the donations!

MELP Stands for the Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Program and is about donating books to our local libraries.



We need three ACTIVE members who are NOT on the Executive Committee to volunteer to serve on the Nominating Committee.

We will elect 3 at the June Meeting. Then, it's your job to recruit our leadership for the coming term (Jan 2022-Dec 2023) which means meeting officers & members and getting to know them. A report of your proposed slate will be presented by the Nominating Committee at our October Meeting and elections will be held in November. Please consider volunteering when I ask for some hands at our June Meeting! Thank you!

President Mary

May Meeting Minutes attached below for your review. Thank you!

Secretary Kay

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President Mary says name badges not only look great BUT they also help you remember names of your new friends! Get yours today by clicking below to print out the form! 

Name Badge Form 
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This is the lovely gold jewelry set I mentioned that we will be selling tickets for. Necklace, earrings and bracelet are all 14K Gold, pendant is not but looks fabulous with the set! It was generously donated by Charter Member Yoli Bounds to help us raise funds to firmly establish our new club! Thank you!!

Tickets are only $20 and we will draw the winner at our Holiday Membership & Installation Event on December 8th.

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May 22 YCCA Home Show from 9-5

Call President Mary to sign up at 928-830-3373. We'll be having fun, meeting people, selling raffle tickets AND registering voters! (Click on heading to download a Home Show flyer)



in the grass ampitheater area by Town Hall. We'll be registering voters and seeing lots of cute animals finding forever homes!

JUNE 24-26 AzFRW

State Board of Directors Meeting

at the Prescott Resort. We will have a vendor table selling tickets to win our lovely gold jewelry set! (Click on heading to go to more info)



IF you are interested in becoming a Voting Convention Delegate to the NFRW Convention in Orlando this Sept, you need to plan to run at the AzFRW State Meeting in June. Call President Mary to find out more information at 928-830-3373

Lots more details on both the State and National Conventions will be in the upcoming newsletters.

The most important thing for right now is to get your volunteer hours turned in THIS MONTH! See below for the campaign form.

Happy JUNE Birthdays!

Associate Member Katherine Schulte

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AzFRW State Board of Directors Meeting in JUNE is open to ALL Members. You must be registered to attend workshops or luncheons for the keynote speakers but you do not need to be registered to help our at our Vendor Table (selling raffle tickets) or to assist AzFRW in other areas such as Silent Auction Room or Registration.

The AzFRW STATE CONVENTION will be held October 21-23 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. State Convention is when Officers are elected as well as other Federation business may be conducted. We will elect our Region I Director at Convention along with sister clubs Flagstaff RW, Yavapai County RW and Granite Mtn RW as we all comprise Region I.

Conventions (both NFRW and AzFRW) is also when clubs are recognized for their Club Achievements. We need your Campaign Hours BEFORE June 1 and truly, every hour matters!

Info on the form below:


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