SADDLEBROOKE REPUBLICAN CLUB AUGUST GENERAL MEETING
Our August general meeting will be on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at HOA 2 Mountain View Ballroom. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Come hear the news from the Republican National Committee (RNC), direct from AZ Committeeman, Bruce Ash, a noted expert on all things GOP related in AZ. Committeeman Ash is well known for speaking from the heart! Remember that August 28th is the date of the GOP Primary and this meeting is a perfect time to hear from AZ Committeeman, Bruce Ash, with his expertise as our elected committeeman since 2007. He will bring a reminder to all SBRC members to vote in this mid-term election to make sure the best GOP candidates win and have full support to beat their Democrat challengers on November 6, 2018. Let’s hear what RNC has been doing!
Bruce Ash was elected as the National Committeeman from Arizona in June 2007. As a member of the RNC, he has served on the Resolutions Committee and is currently Chairman of the Standing Committee on Rules. He is President of Paul Ash Management Company, LLC and managing partner of ACW American Properties, LLC. Ash has previously served as a co-founder and board member of the Bank of Tucson, Yuma Community Bank, Sun Community Bancorp and First California Southern Bancorp. He also has his own radio program on Sunday mornings in Tucson.
Nonmembers are welcome to attend this meeting but are encouraged to make a $5 contribution to be used by the club to support local republican candidates in the next general election. Contact Terry Marchione, at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about becoming a member or visit our website, www.saddlebrooke-republican-club.org/ to learn more about our club.
Open letter from the Board of Directors of the SaddleBrooke Republican Club
July 21 , 2018
SaddleBrooke Republican Club Members,
The SaddleBrooke HOA2 Board of Directors has adopted new policies relating to the use of HOA2 facilities by clubs and groups. These new policies affect the SaddleBrooke Republican Club (SBRC), forcing the Club to make some decisions regarding its operations and its relationship with the HOA2.
The impact of the new policies depends on whether the Club remains a registered club or elects to become unregistered.
Currently the SaddleBrooke Republican Club is a registered club. As a registered club, the SBRC must comply with all of the new HOA2 policies. Chief among those is the policy that only residents of HOA2 and HOA1 can be members of the club. If the SBRC remains a registered club under the new policies, the Club would be required to terminate the memberships of any current member residing in the Ranch, Catalina, Oracle, Oro Valley or anywhere else outside of SaddleBrooke. In addition, as a registered club, if the SBRC were to allow nonresidents to attend the meetings, the SBRC would lose its ability to use the ballroom for free and would have to pay a rental fee of $240 an hour for use of the Mountain View Ballroom.
There are some advantages to being a registered club:
- The inclusion in limited HOA2 posting of club activities in emails sent to residents.
- The use of facilities for free only if all members are residents of HOA1 and HOA2
- Priority in scheduling rooms for meetings
The option of being an unregistered club is available to the SBRC and would involve the following conditions:
- Unregistered clubs must pay for the use of the room.
- The SBRC would not be able to be included in HOA2 emails sent to residents to announce club activities.
The advantages of becoming an unregistered club are significant for the operation of the SBRC under the new HOA2 policies:
- Nonresidents can remain members of the Club.
- Nonresidents can attend the SBRC meetings.
- Since the SBRC will be required to pay rent for the room even if it remains registered (unless nonresidents are excluded), there is no financial advantage to remain a registered club. *Please note that by having an open bar before, during and after the meeting and having finger foods available, the rent will almost certainly be waived.
- The policy regarding inclusion in HOA2’s group and club announcements has changed and the SBRC would be limited to posting announcements only twice a year. The Club has the ability to notify members by email, through the SBRC website and through the Saddlebag Notes as well as the Saddlebag Progress which makes the benefit of being registered significantly lessened.
- There will be no effect on the membership of the Club, the Club’s goals and purposes or how the Club conducts its operations will not be changed in any way.
The Board of Directors of the SaddleBrooke Republican Club believes it is in the best interests of the Club to become an unregistered club to fulfill our desire to be an inclusive club. We value your input on this issue. The club has been asked to make this decision by August 1st. Please feel free to communicate by email or phone with our President or Vice President if you have questions or concerns.
SaddleBrooke Republican Club Board of Directors
Patricia Tarner, President
Paul Herr, Vice President