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Agenda for Monday Meeting - Sorry about short notice

Posted by [email protected] on March 26, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

REMINDER: Meeting on Monday. Please help out and pay your dues. Dues paying members get a vote.

Meeting Agenda for 3-27-2017

7:00 pm. Harrisville Township Hall, 114 S. Poor Farm Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740

Sign-in / Attendance Please arrive 15 minutes early

Call to Order 7:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance Led by Lawrence Brozowski

Invocation Pastor Whitten

Business

1 min. – Minutes in the New Year Carrie Mullins – Video’s to be Posted and Distributed via Link

1 min. - Treasurers Report David Dionne – read into the record

20 min. - Chairman’s Report Lawrence Brozowski – Planning for 2017 Events

a. Celebrating our successes

b. Goals for 2017

c. Replacing Stabenow

d. Finding Candidates for Office and Volunteerism

e. New Meeting Structure and Additional Items

Open to the Public

3 minutes per speaker – Questions, Concerns, Feedback, etc.

Reports

5 min. – Carrie Mullins February 10th and 11th Caucus and Convention Report

5 min. – Youth Chair Report Frank Dimercurio / Chosen Ranch, 4971 Beaton Rd. – Chosen Ranch Update

New Business – Open to Public, Dues paying members have a vote

5 min. Summation of Core Team Meeting from March 14, 2017 by Carrie Mullins

5 min. Approval of the Bylaws – Edited to include a Fiscal Year

Adjournment 8:30 PM (approximately)

Next Meeting April 24, 2017 at 7 pm at Harrisville Township Hall

Note: Speaking times are approximate.

Alcona County Convention 1-26-17

Posted by [email protected] on January 24, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year - We will be electing Republican Party Officials on February 10th and 11th, 2017

Alcona County Republicans

 

Please note that if you wish to become a Precinct Delegate, the Alcona County Republican Committee can appoint you on a permanent or temporary basis. For those who wish to do so, you must attend the Alcona County Convention. The public is welcome to come and see the process.

 

OFFICIAL CALL TO THE ALCONA COUNTY CONVENTION

 

There shall be a meeting of the duly elected Precinct Delegates and the At-Large Delegates to the Alcona County Convention at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at the Harrisville Township Hall, 114 S. Poor Farm Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740.

 

The purpose of this meeting shall be to elect 3 delegates and 3 alternates to the February 10th, 2017 District Caucus and the February 11th, 2017 Michigan State Convention. Both will be held at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel in Lansing, MI. The purpose of the State Convention is to elect 14 Congressional District Chairs, 98 members of the Michigan Republican State Committee (14 of whom are the Congressional District Chairs), 1 State Chair, 1 State Co-Chair (who shall be the running mate of the State Chair), 1 Outreach Vice Chair, 1 Coalitions Vice Chair, 1 Grassroots Vice Chair, 1 Ethnic Vice Chair, 1 Administrative Vice Chair and 1 Youth Vice Chair.

 

Precinct delegates and certain at-large delegates given the preference under Rule 8 of the Convention Rules, but who cannot attend the county convention, must notify the Chair of the Alcona County Republican Committee (Lawrence Brozowski – Chairman ([email protected])) or the following designee (Carrie Mullins – Secretary ([email protected] ) in writing (the “Notification”) of the person’s intention to become a delegate or alternate delegate to the state convention. The notification can be in any written form, including by letter or email, and must be received by the Chair of the Alcona County Republican Committee (or designee) by no later than the start of the Alcona County Convention on January 26, 2017. Failure to provide the notification as provided herein shall mean that the person shall not be given the preference under Rule 9 of the Convention Rules. It is not necessary to send a notification if a person attends the County Convention.

 

Precinct Delegates elected at the August 2nd, 2016 Primary Election, and Precinct Delegates elected to permanently or temporarily fill vacancies to the State Convention, as well as the most recent Republican nominees for County and State Legislative offices, the Michigan Congressional Delegation, the Republican National Committeeman and National Committeewoman from Michigan and Michigan Republican Party Officers (see Rule 5C) where such person resides in Alcona County will be considered eligible to vote at this convention.

 

Signed,

 

Lawrence Brozowski

 

Chairman, Lawrence Brozowski, Alcona County Republican Committee

 

https://www.migop.org/2017-state-convention" target="_blank">https://www.migop.org/2017-state-convention - Official information about the caucus and convention can be found here. Hotels, candidates, agenda, etc.

 


October 24 ACR Meeting Agenda

Posted by [email protected] on October 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting Agenda for 10-24-2016

 

7:00 pm. Harrisville Township Hall, 114 S. Poor Farm Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740

Sign-in / Attendance Please arrive 15 minutes early

Call to Order 7:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance Led by Lawrence Brozowski

Invocation Pastor Whitten

 

BUSINESS:

1 min. - Minutes of last meeting Carrie Mullins via emailed video playlist – If anyone wants a written copy, let Carrie know. She needs your name and address.

1 min. - Treasurers Report David Dionne – read into the record

5 min. - Chairman’s Report Lawrence Brozowski – TIME FOR ACTION! - HANDOUT

 

SPEAKERS:

10 min. – Sue Allor

10 min. – Jaynee with the Trump Campaign from Oregon

Floor will be Open for Any Other Candidates to Speak

5 min. each - Possibly Carla Brimm…

5 min. – Gary Wnuk – Candidate for the 5th District Commissioner

 

PRESENTATIONS:

10 min. – Carrie Mullins – Nov. 8th Ballot Differences - HANDOUT

10 min. – Carrie Mullins – Making Calls, Knocking Doors, Lists and Instructions - HANDOUT

***CALL TO ACTION: Please help us during this final push before the election to contact as many people as possible and GET OUT THE VOTE!

5 min. – Youth Chair Report Frank Dimercurio / Chosen Ranch, 4971 Beaton Rd. – Chosen Ranch Update

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Nov. 11th Party – Election Results and Statistics – Potluck?
  • Winter Hiatus – We’ll be back March 27, 2017
  • Re-Election / Election of ACR Officers
  • Any dues paid will be valid until we start in 2018
  • In 2017 we will be focusing on Resolutions, Petitions and Legislation

 

Adjournment Time 8:30 to 9 PM

 

AFTER THE MEETING – Hillary’s America – If we get 5 or more people who want to stay and watch the movie, we will have a viewing. I’ll bring some popcorn. Don’t forget your drink. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.

 

Celebration Party November 11, 2016 at 7 pm at Harrisville Township Hall

Bring Your Own Drink. If you want to bring something for everyone to nibble on you can. There will be snacks and I may even bake some cookies or even pumpkin pie.

Republican Campaign HQ Grand Opening - Oct. 8

Posted by [email protected] on October 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On October 8, the Oscoda Campaign Headquarters open. They are located at 209 S. State, the old Real Estate One office, just north of Mill street on the river.

 

 

 

Opening at 11AM, Saturday, October 8

 

M-S 11AM - 6PM (volunteers permitting) thru Nov 7.

 

Grand Opening - Ribbon Cutting: Saturday, October 8 at 1:00PM

 

Pizza and soft drinks 1 -2:30pm

 

 

On October 12 – Iosco Meet and Greet from 5:30 to 6:15 pm in East Tawas. Michigan Republican Party Chair, Ronna Romney McDaniel will be stopping at the East Tawas Headquarters at 900 E. Bay St. (US 23) from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop in and say hello.

 

 

There was a mistake in the newsletter. The October meeting of the SSRWC will be the 24th at Hsings at 11:30. With at least one speaker scheduled at this time, being Sue Allor and possibly Nancy Huebel.

 

Meeting Agenda for September 26th

Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2016 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Meeting Agenda for 9-26-2016

7:00 pm. Harrisville Township Hall, 114 S. Poor Farm Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740

Sign-in / Attendance Please arrive 15 minutes early

Call to Order 7:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance Led by Lawrence Brozowski

Message from Karen Pettalia – Read by Carrie Mullins. Moment of silence for Peter Pettalia.

Invocation Pastor Whitten

 

Business

1 min. – Meeting Minutes Carrie Mullins – The minutes were emailed and in the form of video. The videos were uploaded to YouTube and a Playlist was created to share with everyone. This will be done from now on. If you don’t have internet access or can’t view the videos, and want a printed paper copy of the minutes, you may request it, and I’ll work on getting a copy to you. I will have to create a written version from scratch based on the videos; so please be patient. I’ll also need your address.

1 min. - Treasurers Report David Dionne – read into the record

5 min. - Chairman’s Report Lawrence Brozowski

Speakers

20 min. Lt. General Jack Bergman running for Michigan’s 1st District US Representative

10 min. – Discussion

20 min.Sue Allor running for Michigan’s 106th District State Representative

10 min. – Discussion

? (may not be able to attend) 15 min. – Casey Rhodes – Alpena Office Manager (224 East Chisholm, Alpena, MI 49707)

Michigan GOP has an office in Alpena with a Call Center – Looking for Volunteers

Reports

5 min. - Event's Report  Carrie Mullins - Resolution to Prevent Refugee Resettlement in Alcona County

5 min. - Vice Chair Report Gary Wnuk – Transgender Guidelines Passed by MI BOE

5 min. - Youth Chair Report Frank Dimercurio / Chosen Ranch, 4971 Beaton Rd. – Chosen Ranch Update

New Business

10 min. Paying 2016 dues to the Congressional District retroactively - $75

Carrie Mullins – Data Center – Phone List – Walk List – Talking Points and Script

Profits of and what to do with the rest of the Trump/Pence Signs

Handout: Contested Races – So people can promote our candidates

Countywide Drug Interdiction Millage Increase in regards to H.U.N.T.

 

Adjournment Time____8:45 to 9 PM____

Next Meeting October 24, 2016 at 7 pm at Harrisville Township Hall

We will be going over the ballots for all the townships.

Note: Speaking times are approximate.

 

We will probably have yard signs and literature at this meeting.

 

September 21st 10AM, 26th 7PM - Meetings

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)

There is an Alcona County Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday the 21st at 10 am in Harrisville (106 5th Street). Carrie Mullins will be speaking about a Resolution to help prevent the resettlement of refugees in the county. With the aid of Jeff Johnston (Iosco County Republicans Chairman) this resolution passed in Iosco County. A copy of the resolution is below. Please attend if you are interested and able.


We will also be going over this at the Alcona County Republicans meeting on the 26th at the Harrisville Township Hall, 7PM.


Jack Bergman, Sue Allor, Jeff Johnston and Casey Rhodes (Alpena GOP Office Manager) will be at that meeting.


CALL TO ACTION: TELL EVERYONE. We want a big crowd for these speakers. Our meetings are open to the public. EVERYONE is welcome to attend. Even Democrats (as long as they behave).


Carrie Mullins

Alcona County Republicans - Secretary

 

A RESOLUTION DECLARING ALCONA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONER’S OPPOSITION TO THE RELOCATION OF REFUGEES FROM THE UNITED STATES REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM IN THIS COUNTY AND THE REJECTION OF STATE FUNDS TO ASSIST IN THE PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS, the Alcona County Board of Commissioners is the elected governing body authorized to adopt appropriate ordinances and resolutions to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Government has indicated that thousands of refugees from the Middle East will be relocated to the United States in the next few years through the Refugee Resettlement Program; and

WHEREAS, at a hearing held October 22, 2015, FBI Director James Comey issued a warning about the FBI's inability to screen Syrian refugees entering the U.S; and

WHEREAS, this resettlement process will create financial areas of concern with refugees and their families presenting unfunded burdens to schools, law enforcement, living arrangements, and health care providers for the foreseeable future; and

 

WHEREAS, the Alcona County Board of Commissioners hereby expresses its concern over United States Refugee Resettlement Program, and any possible State expenditures for the program in this county: and

WHEREAS, the Alcona County Board of Commissioners strongly favors a moratorium on all refugees coming into the state until the vetting problems and other problems associated with the Refugee Resettlement Program can be addressed by Congress;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Alcona County Board of Commissioners does not approve of the state proceeding with the United States Refugee Resettlement Program and rejects the expenditure of federal and state funds to assist the United States Refugee Resettlement Program in this County.

August 22nd Meeting Agenda

Posted by [email protected] on August 20, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting Agenda for 8-22-2016

7:00 pm. Harrisville Township Hall, 114 S. Poor Farm Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740

Sign-in / Attendance Please arrive 15 minutes early

Call to Order 7:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance Led by Lawrence Brozowski

Invocation Pastor Whitten

 

Business

1 min. – Treasurer’s Report David Dionne – read into the record

 

2 min. – Minutes Report Carrie Mullins – summarized for the record

 

3 min. – Voting Report Gary Wnuk or Carrie Mullins – Results from the August 2nd Primary

 

2 min. – Convention Report Gary or Carrie – Results from the Alcona County Convention

 

5 min. – Event Report Gary Wnuk (Resolution Petition), Carrie Mullins, David Dionne will all report on experiences from the Alcona County Fair.

Speakers

20 min. – Kathy Vichunas – 1st District Commissioner running for re-election

10 min. – Discussion

 

20 min. – Sgt. Scott Stephenson – H.U.N.T. Millage appearing on the November 8th Ballot

10 min. – Discussion

 

Other Reports

2 min. – Web Activity Update Carrie Mullins – First Membership paid online. Facebook and website productivity.

 

5 min. - Youth Chair Report Frank Dimercurio / Chosen Ranch, 4971 Beaton Rd. – Chosen Ranch Update

 

New Business

5 min. Individuals can endorse David Riffel for 23rd Circuit Court Judge

Endorsements for Jack Bergman and Sue Allor


Adjournment Time____8:30 to 9 PM____

 

Next Meeting September 26, 2016 at 7 pm at Harrisville Township Hall

 

Note: Speaking times are approximate.

 

Meeting Agenda for July 25th

Posted by [email protected] on July 20, 2016 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting Agenda for 7-25-2016

7:00 pm. Harrisville Township Hall, 114 S. Poor Farm Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740

Please arrive 15 minutes early – Check the Tri-Fold Board and Sign In

Call to Order 7:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance Led by Gary Wnuk

Invocation Pastor Whitten

2 min. – Treasurer’s Report David Dionne – read into the record

5 min. – Event Report

  • Gary Wnuk – Barton City and Glennie Parades
  • Carrie Mullins – Mikado Days Parade and Booth

SPEAKERS: We invite ANY CANDIDATE to come and speak as it is the last chance before the Primary.

 

8 min. – Vice Chair Report Gary Wnuk – Update on the Resolution to Prevent Guidelines from Destroying Family in Michigan

15 min. – Minutes, Special Edition by Carrie Mullins

  • All Candidate Interviews Summarized - HANDOUT
  • Ballots for all areas of Alcona County reviewed.
  • Two County Proposals: Seniors and MSU Extension Millages
  • Contested Races

 

5min. – AC Convention

  • August 11th, 7PM at Harrisville Township Hall
  • MRP State Convention August 27th, 9AM in Grand Rapids
  • Ultimate Goal: Election of Collegiate Board Members to appear on the November 2nd ballot and Election of 16 Presidential Electors

 

5 min. - Youth Chair Report Frank Dimercurio / Chosen Ranch, 4971 Beaton Rd. – Chosen Ranch Update

 

New Business - 10 min.

  • Trump Signs - Motion to purchase 50 Signature Series Trump Signs with wires to sell for $10 each – Presented by Carrie Mullins.
  • Reducing the cost of T-shirts to $10
  • Sign-up Sheet for the Alcona County Fair, August 16 - 20

Adjournment Time____8:30 to 9 PM____

Next Meeting August 22, 2016 at 7 pm at Harrisville Township Hall

Note: Speaking times are approximate.

July 25th FREE EVENT about AGENDA

Posted by [email protected] on July 11, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

July 4th and July 9th Parades

Posted by [email protected] on June 30, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

COME ONE, COME ALL!

JULY 4th Parades:

ACR will be in the Parade in Barton City, MI which starts its line up at 10 AM.

Following that, we will be in the Glennie Parade which starts at 2 PM.

JULY 9th we will be attending the Mikado Days Parade and Event.

These aren't big places, so I don't think you'll get lost in the "downtown" areas.


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