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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Meet The Candidates!

Meet The Candidates!

Tuesday, May 29 from 5 – 7:30 pm

The June Primary election is just a few weeks away. 
Who will you vote for? 

 Club 54 is excited to offer an opportunity for you to meet with the two candidates for who want your vote for the 3rd Congressional District – Rick Newton and Jeff Byrd.  Their profiles are below.  The winner of the primary intends to remove Representative Ben Ray Lujan, Jr., the 2-term Democratic incumbent, from the halls of Congress!  We will present questions to the candidates, followed by questions from the audience.  Other candidates have been invited.  Watch for updates! 


WHEN:           Tuesday, May 29th.  Social hour from 5-6pm, program from 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE:         Hosted by Jim and Sheryl Bohlander at their home - address and directions will be sent with your RSVP confirmation.

COST:             $20.00 per person for SFFRW members; $25 for non-members.
                         The fee includes delicious appetizers and beverages. 

RSVP:    Mail to SFFRW, PO Box 31665, Santa Fe, 87594
                        Space is limited to 60 attendees.  Please RSVP early!  Only paid reservations
                        will be guaranteed.   Reservation form is below.



Born in Hannibal, MO (hometown of Mark Twain and the unsinkable Molly Brown), Rick chose New Mexico to be his home back in 1969 and has lived in Taos full time for the past 14 years.  His career includes 25 years working with Special Forces and Navy Seals operations; participating in the Soviet nuclear threat assessments, participating in finding sunken ships (and treasure) and other searches. Newton maintains a top secret security clearance. “I am committed to fundamental change from the path we are on and this change must be completed in 2 to 6 years. I will apply all I’ve learned from my career to bring real change and not allow Washington to change me into a career politician. I look forward to living under every law I help to pass.”  For more information, visit

Jeff was born in the rural town of Springer, N.M. and was raised on the small family ranch outside of Mosquero.  He has always considered the 3rd Congressional District home. Byrd earned an Agricultural Engineering degree from NMSU and worked as a project engineer at Environeering, Inc.  After the unexpected death of his father, he took over managing the ranch full time.  He is married to his wife, Suzanne, and has two sons.  I want to take the government back for the people as defined by the constitution. I will be a representative of the people; for the people.”  For more information, visit

Club 54, sponsored by the Santa Fe Federated Republican Women, is a social / political networking group that includes a Happy Hour Reception and includes a dynamic speaker on current political events.  Our events are open to men and women regardless of party affiliation who support common sense, fiscal conservative policies.   Membership is not required and guests are always welcome!


NAME ____________________________________  PHONE ___________________________

Enclosed is ___________ for _____ reservations for the May 29th Club 54.  $20 for members; $25.00 for non-members.   Fee includes appetizers and beverages.

GUEST NAMES _________________________________       MEMBER?   YES _____    NO_____

GUEST NAMES _________________________________        MEMBER?   YES _____     NO____

Make checks payable to SFFRW and mail to PO Box 31665, Santa Fe, NM  87594.

 To pay by credit card, contact Elaine Hausman, Treasurer, at 505-660-0283.

 RSVP no later than May 25th.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Special Club 54 Event - An Evening With Marita Noon - America's Voice For Energy

High Gas Prices - Bad For America, Good For An Election

* The inseparable connection between energy and freedom
* How high energy costs will threaten the economic recovery
* The politics of the Keystone Pipeline
* Can New Mexico be the next North Dakota “Boom State”

Marita Noon is Executive Director of Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy, author of Energy Makes America Great, and columnist at Marita has transformed the face of energy advocacy, building the now-national CARE into a group to be reckoned with. Her tireless enthusiasm and knowledge have brought American energy issues to the forefront.

Tuesday, March 27th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe (corner of Paseo De Peralta & Cerrillos)

Social hour from 5:30 - 6:15 includes delicious appetizers, beverages, and cash bar. Program begins at 6:15, followed by a question and answer session.

Members are $20 per person. Non-members are $25 per person.

Space is limited. Reservations are required and only paid reservations are guaranteed. Please RSVP to us via email at or by phone to 505-795-1292. You can mail your checks to SFFRW, PO Box 31665, Santa Fe, NM 87594. To pay by credit card (VISA and MC only), contact Elaine Hausman, treasurer, at 505-660-0283. If you have a credit card on file, just email us with authorization to charge your card.

“When energy costs go up, everyone gets hurt--but the poor are more severely impacted. Trapped into dependence, hope of personal prosperity is dashed.”

Marita Noon

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ladies of Liberty Gala!

Club 54 and the SFFRW are excited to announce the 2011 Ladies of Liberty Gala to be held on Saturday, November 12th at the historic La Fonda Hotel in downtown Santa Fe!

This year's gala will be a double celebration!

First, we will honor President Ronald Reagan, as this year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. His son, Michael Reagan, author and political commentator, will be our keynote speaker. He will share inspiring stories about President Reagan and share his ideas on what it will take to win in the 2012 elections.

We will also be recognizing Governor Susana Martinez with our Ladies of Liberty Award for her historic election as the first woman governor of New Mexico and the first Hispanic woman governor in the United States.

Early ticket price is $80 per person until September 15th, then the regular price is $100 per person.

To order reserved seats, you can buy a full table for 10 ($800 early price, $1000 regular price). Your group will have a reserved table and a sign to recognize you!

If you would like to be an underwriter of the event, which will pay for Mr. Reagan's appearance, the ticket price is $250. In addition to supporting this event with your donation, you will be invited to a private reception with Mr. Reagan, get an autographed copy of his book, The New Reagan Revolution, and will get VIP seating.

Our Red Elephant Silent Auction is an important part of the event. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to support our local and state candidates in the 2012 election. If you would like to donate an item or a gift certificate, please let us know.

To purchase tickets, please contact us at or mail your check to us at: SFFRW, PO Box 31665, Santa Fe, NM 87594. For more information, call 505-795-1109.

Only 300 tickets available, so please order soon!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

An Evening with Hanna Skandera

Department of Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera will be our special guest at the April 26, 2011 Club 54 event at Bishops Lodge.

Governor Martinez has promised bold change in New Mexico's education and Hanna Skandera has the experience and the history of results to make it happen - but will our State Legislators support these changes or stand in the way? Hear from Secretary Skandera herself on what her plans are and bring your questions!

WHAT: Club 54's Evening with Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera
WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Bishops Lodge Ranch Resort Ballroom
COST: Members: $20.00 per person. Non-members: $25.00 per person.
RSVP: Call 505-795-1109 or Email This will be a SELL OUT, so please RSVP early. Registration will close on April 22nd.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Join us for our next Club 54 reception on Saturday, January 22nd at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Enjoy delicious appetizers prepared by the Luminaria Restaurant. Cash bar. Cost: $20 per person. Registration starts at 4:30. Event is from 5-6:30 pm. RSVP via email at or by phone at 505-795-1109 by January 19th. You don't want to miss our guest speaker - here's a preview ....

The Terrorists Amongst UsNew Mexican FBI terrorism expert SSA Tymothy Burkey will discuss the threat of home-grown terrorism. Of particular concern to all New Mexicans is the recruitment of terrorists from our prisons, the unsecured border, drivers licenses for illegal aliens, and the fact that one of the most wanted terrorists, the Muslim cleric Anwar al-Alawki, is a Las Cruces native and is considered one of the world's most effective recruiter and motivator for al-Qaeda. You won't want to miss this important discussion about the continuing threat of terrorism against the United States and what concerns the FBI right here in New Mexico.

Club 54 is a social / political networking group sponsored by the Santa Fe Federated Republican Women. It is open to men and women, regardless of party affiliation provided they support the basic platform of the GOP.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ladies of Liberty Gala Update

As of August 11, we have only 10 seats available for the Gala. If you have already sent your check in, you should be OK. If you have not contacted us to RSVP, please do send us an email. It is likely that we will have some cancellations in the next week. You can be put on our waiting list and we'll call you as soon as a ticket is available. Email your request to