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Alcona County Republicans

Local involvement shapes a nation.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from our Meetings

Alcona County Republicans

Meeting Minutes

July 25, 2022


Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at 7:09pm.


Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee


Absent:

Molly Adkins, Trustee


Business:

Pledge of Allegiance & Invocation Given

To start the meeting, we stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance, and an Invocation was given by Gary Wnuk.


Geyer Balog – MI 106th District Representative Candidate Speech

Geyer Balog came to our small group and talked with us. You can see the entire speech with question and answers here: https://fb.watch/ev-uE62n3L/


Platinum Donation Thank You Card

Sandy from Phoenix Composites donated $500 to our party, and sent along a card. Carrie read aloud the card and also passed around a card from us, to sign so we can send it back as a small thank you for Sandy's generous donation.


Preparing for the August 2nd Primary

Carrie made up a small guide to the candidates that will be running on August 2nd for the primary. She printed them out and you can find it attached below.


Ballot Differences by Township

Every ballot will have the same candidates aside from the Precinct Delegates. Also, Millages will be different from township to township. There is no County Millage to vote on this time around.


Precinct Delegate via Write-In Ballot Option

If you wish to run as a Precinct Delegate for your Township, you can still do so via two methods. The first is to fill out an Affidavit of Intent and turn it into the County or Township Clerk by July 29th at 4pm. The second method is to fill out the same Affidavit of Intent and bring it with you to the polls and turn it in there. Just be sure to write yourself in and vote for yourself if you do!


Alcona County Fair – Friday Night

We need volunteers for the Alcona County Fair to work the front gate from 5:45-9pm. Please talk with Carrie if you are able to help out in this manner.


ACR Convention August 11th at 7pm at the CRCC

This is to send four delegates and four alternates (from the newly elected August 2nd primary pool of Precinct Delegates) to Lansing for the MIGOP Nominating Convention that is to be held on August 27th.


MRSC August 27th in Lansing

This is the nominating convention that is held to confirm the results of the 2022 Primary Election. The Endorsement Convention that was held earlier in the year, was a new convention for the MIGOP.


Treasurer's Report

Drew Wagener read aloud the report. You can find it attached below. Motioned and seconded to approve the report, all voted in favor of approving this report.


Meeting Minutes (June 27, 2022)

There were no minutes from this meeting as it was the County Commissioner Debate.


Resignations

Jaynee and Richard Germond resigned from the Alcona County Republican Executive Board as of June 29, 2022. We wish them the best with their endeavors moving forward. Jessica Dobbs read aloud their resignation letters and you can find them attached below. 


Resolution to Reject the Certified Results of the 2020 Presidential Election

This resolution was sent out to the Executive Board on July 22, 2022. Motioned and seconded to accept this resolution as presented. (Resolution will be attached below.) Roll Call Vote:

  • Carrie Mullins – YES
  • Jeff Dobbs – YES
  • Jess Dobbs – YES
  • Kris Anderson – YES
  • Greg Anderson – YES
  • Chris Wagener – YES
  • Molly Adkins – ABSENT
  • Drew Wagener – YES
  • Jim White – YES
  • William Sickner – YES
  • Larry Brozowski – YES

The Resolution is accepted by unanimous vote. Jessica will send it out to the respective parties.


Reimbursement for Ink

Carrie needs to be reimbursed for ink. Jess motions, Jim seconds. Roll Call Vote:

  • Carrie Mullins – YES
  • Jeff Dobbs – YES
  • Jess Dobbs – YES
  • Kris Anderson – YES
  • Greg Anderson – YES
  • Chris Wagener – YES
  • Molly Adkins – ABSENT
  • Drew Wagener – YES
  • Jim White – YES
  • William Sickner – YES
  • Larry Brozowski – YES

Carrie will be reimbursed for the ink she has used.


Fair Schedule for Staffing the ACR Booth

Carrie passed around a sign up sheet for the ACR Fair Booth. 


Annual 1st District Dues - $100 Owed

Larry motioned that we pay our dues owed. Jim seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote:

  • Carrie Mullins – YES
  • Jeff Dobbs – YES
  • Jess Dobbs – YES
  • Kris Anderson – YES
  • Greg Anderson – YES
  • Chris Wagener – YES
  • Molly Adkins – ABSENT
  • Drew Wagener – YES
  • Jim White – YES
  • William Sickner – YES
  • Larry Brozowski – YES

Approved. Chris Wagener will write a check to pay these dues.


July 4th Parade Updates

Parades went great, handed out tons of materials and candy. Jeff motions that we reimburse Greg and Kris for their purchase of the candy that was handed out. Larry seconds. Roll Call Vote:

  • Carrie Mullins – YES
  • Jeff Dobbs – YES
  • Jess Dobbs – YES
  • Kris Anderson – YES
  • Greg Anderson – YES
  • Chris Wagener – YES
  • Molly Adkins – ABSENT
  • Drew Wagener – YES
  • Jim White – YES
  • William Sickner – YES
  • Larry Brozowski – YES

Approved. Kris and Greg will be reimbursed for their purchase of the candy for the parades. 


Good of the Order

These are comments by those in attendance:

  • Jeffrey Dobbs, to create a resolution that is to be voted on digitally to enforce MCL 168.736b, which pertains to using only Black and Blue Ink Pens (not sharpies) for ballots at the polls.

  • If you wish to run against any current Executive Board member in the Upcoming Election to be held within 30 days of November 8th (date still to be determined), please email Carrie about your desire to run. 


Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • Alcona County Fair Updates

  • Core Team Meeting Updates

  • County & State Convention Updates

  • August Primary Updates

  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed


Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Jess, seconded by Jeff at 8:12pm. Next open meeting to be held on August 22, 2022 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs


Alcona County Republicans

Meeting Minutes

May 23, 2022


Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at 7:10pm.


Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee


Absent:

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Rich Germond, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee


Business:

Pledge of Allegiance & Invocation Given

To start the meeting, we stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance, and an Invocation was given by Ralph Rebandt.


Ralph Rebandt – MI Governor Candidate Speech

Ralph Rebandt came to our small group and talked with us. You can see the entire speech with question and answers here: https://youtu.be/eDcAK7ZU9Tw


Alcona County Fair

Booth at fair is already paid for. It was $35. We will have two tables to set up our booth with. We need silent auction item donations for the booth. We will want some volunteers to work the front gate collecting tickets and directing traffic. More information on this coming soon. Our booth at the fair will be on August 9-13th, Noon to 6pm everyday.


“2000 Mules” Movie Night?

Alcona County Grassroots Conservatives group might work with the ACR to host a viewing of “2000 Mules” at their meeting place. We would love to get an event together for Mid June or the beginning of July. Would love to have some candidates there as well for a meet and greet opportunity.


Resolution to Extend Election Records Retention for 2020 Election Past 22/24 Months

Carrie reached out to our County Clerk as well as some of the Township Clerks, and some of the township clerks have their ballots and others do not. Our County Clerk will attempt to retain her records for four years as she has in the past.

This resolution originally came from St. Joseph County.

Carrie read it aloud for all in attendance. You can find a copy of it attached below.

Jess Dobbs motioned to approve this resolution with the corrections that were mentioned during the live reading. Kris Anderson seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:

  • Carrie Mullins – YES
  • Jeff Dobbs – YES
  • Jess Dobbs – YES
  • Kris Anderson – YES
  • Greg Anderson – YES
  • Chris Wagener – YES
  • Molly Adkins – ABSENT
  • Rich Germond – ABSENT
  • Drew Wagener – YES
  • Jim White - ABSENT
  • William Sickner - YES
  • Jaynee Germond – ABSENT
  • Larry Brozowski – YES

Resolution passed unanimously and will be sent out after the corrections have been made.


Announcement: Decertify Michigan Petitions

Carrie has these petitions to sign today.


Announcement: Secure MI Vote Petitions

Carrie has these petitions to sign today.


Announcement: Write-In Precinct Delegate Deadline: July 29, 2022 @ 4pm

If you missed your opportunity to be on the ballot for your position as a Precinct Delegate, you can file to be a write-in candidate with the County Clerk. Simply fill out a Declaration of Intent with the County Clerk.


Treasurer's Report

Drew Wagener read aloud the report. You can find it attached below. Motioned and seconded to approve the report, all voted in favor of approving this report.


Meeting Minutes (April 25 and May 13, 2022)

These minutes are found on the Alcona County Republican's website. Motioned and seconded to approve these minutes, all voted in favor of approving these minutes.


List of Candidates from County Clerk

Following is the list of Candidates from the County Clerk and the position they are running for in the Midterms elections:

  • County Road Commissioner: Theodore R. Summers (R) – running unopposed
  • District 1 County Commissioner: David Jagst (R) – running unopposed.
  • District 2 County Commissioner: William Thompson (NPA) and Craig Johnson (R) and Robert J. Turek (R)
  • District 3 County Commissioner: Carolyn N. Brummund (R) and Joseph Lukasiewicz (D)
  • District 4 County Commissioner: Adam Brege (R) – running unopposed.
  • District 5 County Commissioner: John Terry Small (R) and Gary R. Wnuk (R)

We would like to invite all the Republican candidates to come to speak to our group. Perhaps even have a debate between District 2 and District 5 candidates. After debates we will discuss potential candidate endorsements by the party.


Good of the Order

These are comments by those in attendance:

  • Gary Wnuk, the Grassroots group will be doing endorsements. Constitution Alive course is mandatory for an endorsement from them. They can get the course materials from Gary. They want to help with the debate too.
  • Ralph Rebandt, Mike Lindell endorsed him. He says she has a big announcement coming up on either Saturday May 28th or June 2nd.
  • Breaking Update on Governor Candidates: Craig, Johnson, Brandonburg, Markey, and Brown did not have enough signatures to qualify to be on the August 2nd ballot.


Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • Debates & Endorsements
  • Alcona County Fair
  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed


Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Jess, seconded by Greg at 8:31pm. Next open meeting to be held on June 27, 2022 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs




Resolution Extending the 22-Month Retention Requirement

of the November 2020 General Election Records


WHEREAS, the Michigan Constitution, Article 2, Section 4, 1(h), and 2 establishes the people's “right to have the results of statewide elections audited;”


AND WHEREAS, a satisfactory statewide audit of the November 2020 General Election has yet to be conducted in the state of Michigan;


AND WHEREAS, the mandated 22-month requirement for retention of the November 2020 General Election records will expire September 2022;


AND WHEREAS, these records are critical to adequately audit the November 2020 General Election;


AND WHEREAS, the documentary '2000 Mules' ( https://2000mules.com/ ) has shown us even more evidence that warrants further investigation and that will take time to legally pursue;


AND WHEREAS, 52 United States Code 20701 states that records pertaining to “... any general, special, or primary election of which candidates for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives,... are voted for,” “...shall be retained and preserved, for a period of twenty-two (22) months...”;


AND WHEREAS, Michigan Compiled Law, 168.811 is confusing and states that

“All election returns, including poll lists, statements, tally sheets, absent voters' return envelopes …, absent voters' records …, and other returns made by the inspectors of election of the several precincts must be carefully preserved and may be destroyed after the expiration of 2 years following the primary or election at which the same were used. All applications …, all voter registration …, and all absent voters' applications must be carefully preserved and may be destroyed after the expiration of 6 years … All ballots used at any primary or election may be destroyed after 30 days following the final determination of the board of canvassers … or unless their destruction is stayed by an order of a court.”;


AND WHEREAS, here in Alcona County, our clerk has retained the county records from the November 2020 General Election, and just to be safe, she's keeping them until she runs out of room (in fact, she still has 2018);


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alcona County Michigan Republican Party hereby requests the contradictions in MCL 168.811 be clarified and remedied to the fullest extent of time possible;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alcona County Michigan Republican Party respectfully requests that the Michigan Legislature, the Senate, and the House, jointly resolve to extend the 22-month retention period to the fullest extent possible; by court order if necessary;


AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Alcona County Michigan Republican Party strongly encourages any and all bodies with standing to pursue the same legal remedy to extend the 22-month retention period requirement for the November 2020 General Election, and that this resolution be distributed to members of the Michigan Legislature, Michigan Republican Party officers and governing body, all Michigan County Republican chairs, the Michigan Township Association, the Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks, the Michigan Association of County Clerks, and the Michigan Association of Prosecutors (MAAP).


Approved by the Alcona County Michigan Republican Party May 23, 2022

/S/ Carrie Mullins, Alcona County Republicans – Chair

/S/ Jessica Dobbs, Alcona County Republicans – Secretary


Resolution Addendum 1


168.811 Election returns, records, and applications; preservation; destruction; time.

Sec. 811.

All election returns, including poll lists, statements, tally sheets, absent voters' return envelopes bearing the statement required by section 761, absent voters' records required by section 760, and other returns made by the inspectors of election of the several precincts must be carefully preserved and may be destroyed after the expiration of 2 years following the primary or election at which the same were used. All applications executed under section 523, all voter registration applications executed by applicants under section 497(3) and (4), and all absent voters' applications must be carefully preserved and may be destroyed after the expiration of 6 years following the primary or election at which those applications were executed. All ballots used at any primary or election may be destroyed after 30 days following the final determination of the board of canvassers with respect to the primary or election unless a petition for recount has been filed and not completed or unless their destruction is stayed by an order of a court.


52 USC 20701: §20701. Retention and preservation of records and papers by officers of elections; deposit with custodian; penalty for violation. 0701:

Every officer of election shall retain and preserve, for a period of twenty-two months from the date of any general, special, or primary election of which candidates for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, or Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are voted for, all records and papers which come into his possession relating to any application, registration, payment of poll tax, or other act requisite to voting in such election, except that, when required by law, such records and papers may be delivered to another officer of election and except that, if a State or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico designates a custodian to retain and preserve these records and papers at a specified place, then such records and papers may be deposited with such custodian, and the duty to retain and preserve any record or paper so deposited shall devolve upon such custodian. Any officer of election or custodian who willfully fails to comply with this section shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

(Pub. L. 86–449,title III, §301, May 6, 1960,74 Stat. 88.)




Alcona County Republicans - Meeting Minutes - May 13, 2022

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at

10:07am.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Rich Germond, Trustee

Absent:

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

William Sickner, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee

Business:

Reimbursement for Gas for Delegates & Alternates who Attended the State Convention (Q7:Y4)

A motion was made for $100 to Gary, Larry, and Bruce each, to reimburse for their gas costs (pending

receipts) when they attended the State Convention. Motion made by Jaynee, and seconded. Roll call

vote was called and is as follows:

• Carrie Mullins – YES

• Jeff Dobbs – ABSENT

• Jess Dobbs (Digitally) – YES

• Kris Anderson – YES

• Greg Anderson – YES

• Chris Wagener – YES

• Molly Adkins – YES

• Rich Germond – YES

• Drew Wagener – YES

• Jim White – ABSENT

• William Sickner – ABSENT

• Jaynee Germond – YES

• Larry Brozowski – YES

Motion passes unanimously.

Having Candidates Speak to our Group

We want to invite more Republican Candidates running in the upcoming Midterm election to speak for

our group. Invitations have been sent to several candidates, and some have accepted, while others have

declined. Most of the Republican Governor Candidates have declined, due to our Endorsement of Ryan

Kelley, however, a few are still unsure. We would also like to invite candidates for County

Commissioner and other local elections to speak to our group as well. This is an open invitation, and

we highly encourage all Candidates, regardless if their position has been endorsed by our party or not,

to come and speak to the people of Alcona County.

Donating to Endorsed Republican Candidates

Carrie read off how much candidates are getting regards to fundraising from Ballotpedia. She wants to

compile a list of candidates, check our budget, and see where the money will be most well spent. She

wants to know which seats are under threat versus those that are “locked in” if you will. There was a

motion to send $200 to the campaigns of Kristina Karamo for Secretary of State and Matt DePerno for

Attorney General. A roll call vote was called for each candidate, and is follows:

• $200 to Kristina Karamo for Secretary of State Roll Call Vote

◦ Carrie Mullins – YES

◦ Jeff Dobbs – ABSENT

◦ Jess Dobbs (Digitally) – YES

◦ Kris Anderson – YES

◦ Greg Anderson – YES

◦ Chris Wagener – YES

◦ Molly Adkins – YES

◦ Rich Germond – YES

◦ Drew Wagener – YES

◦ Jim White – ABSENT

◦ William Sickner – ABSENT

◦ Jaynee Germond – YES

◦ Larry Brozowski – YES

• Unanimously approved

• $200 to Matt DePerno for Attorney General Roll Call Vote

◦ Carrie Mullins – YES

◦ Jeff Dobbs – ABSENT

◦ Jess Dobbs (Digitally) – YES

◦ Kris Anderson – YES

◦ Greg Anderson – YES

◦ Chris Wagener – YES

◦ Molly Adkins – YES

◦ Rich Germond – YES

◦ Drew Wagener – YES

◦ Jim White – ABSENT

◦ William Sickner – ABSENT

◦ Jaynee Germond – YES

◦ Larry Brozowski – YES

• Unanimously approved

Local Candidates who are Running for Election and Helping Them

Carrie wants to get more information from our County Clerk, so we can get a list of the Candidates

running, ask them to speak, potentially endorse them, and potentially donate to their campaigns. She

hopes to have this information by the next meeting.

Alcona County Fair Table Staffing & Request for Ticket Takers

$35 to get the table, Carrie already sent in the check for this. The fair will take place August 9-13th. She

will send an email with the time blocks, and there will be 2 shifts per day of the fair. Kevin Boyett was

hoping we could send volunteers to help man the ticket booth as well as direct traffic for one of the

days. (Wed/Thurs/Fri). Carrie will have Kevin pick the day and we'll go from there. There is usually a

parade on the first day, and we will participate in that parade.

Resolution Regarding Extending the Record Keeping Deadlines for the 2020 Election

22 Months is the current deadline and it is quickly approaching. Carrie is going to look into US Code

51 of Federal Law, as well as any laws on the Michigan law books while composing this resolution.

She will email this resolution out for approval and digital voting once it has been completed.

Secure MI Vote Petition – Final Push

3 weeks are left to collect signatures for this petition. There has been rumors of the democrats paying

republican petition collectors to NOT collect signatures. (Unable to verify this rumor.) We hope to send

some volunteers to collect signatures at the Mikado Gun Show, tomorrow.

Carrie's Hard Drive Catastrophe

Her hard drive crashed and she lost a lot of data, for not only the Alcona County Republican party, but

also her personal business and Mikado Township data as well. She has sent her Hard Drive in to be

serviced and is hoping they'll be able to recover the lost data. It was roughly about 800+GB of Data.

$200 for Rent to CRCC

A motion to pay $200 rent to CRCC, motioned and seconded. Roll call vote is as follows:

• Carrie Mullins – YES

• Jeff Dobbs – ABSENT

• Jess Dobbs (Digitally) – YES

• Kris Anderson – YES

• Greg Anderson – YES

• Chris Wagener – YES

• Molly Adkins – YES

• Rich Germond – YES

• Drew Wagener – YES

• Jim White - absent

• William Sickner - absent

• Jaynee Germond – YES

• Larry Brozowski – YES

Unanimously approved

Good of the Order

“2000 Mules” will be showing tonight in Alpena at 7pm, at the Harborside Mall.

Heritage Side Baptist Church is showing “Monumental” tonight, about the founding of the nation.

Adam Brege is not being challenged as of yet, for his County Commissioner seat.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

– Alcona County Fair Update

– “2000 Mules” Movie Night?

– Resolution to Extend Election Records Retention Beyond 22/24 Months

– Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Drew, seconded by Jaynee at 11:08am. Next open meeting to be held on

May 23, 2022 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs

Alcona County Republicans - Meeting Minutes - April 25, 2022

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at

7:05pm. Pledge led by Carrie Mullins, invocation by Gary Wnuk.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Rich Germond, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee

Excused Absent:

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Main Topics

*A synopsis for the LRT Dinner was given by Carrie Mullins. Total profit from the event was over $2202.

*May 3, 2022 deadline for filing Affidavit of Identity to run for Precinct Delegate is fast approaching; don’t forget, it has to be notarized.

*The Michigan State Endorsement Convention in Grand Rapids is in the history books. Here are your candidates:

Attorney General

Matt DePerno

Secretary of State

Kristina Karamo

Supreme Court Justices

Brian Zahra

Paul Hudson

State Board of Education

Tamara "Tami" Carlone

Linda Lee Tarver

MSU Trustee

Mike Balow

Travis Menge

UofM Regent

Lena Epstein

Sevag Vartanian

Wayne State University Board of Governors

Craig Wilsher

Christa Murphy

The hand count audit went well. All of the numbers matched the tabulators. I stayed till about 10pm when the final numbers for the 2nd round came out.

*Letter to the RNC re: Log Cabin Republicans LGBTQ coalition was completed and has places for signatures on the back. Others can get signatures and send it in as well.

Business

Treasurer’s Report was read quickly by Carrie Mullins and accepted unanimously.

Minutes were skipped.

Movie – “Rigged”

Carrie Mullins used her laptop and the projector to set up a viewing of the movie Rigged (plot to defeat Trump).

Meeting Adjourned at 8:35pm.

Next meeting May 23, 2022

February 21, 2022 Core Team Meeting

Become a Paid Member to attend these meetings

Alcona County Republicans

Core Team Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2022

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at 1:09pm.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee

Rich Germond, Trustee

Absent:

William Sickner, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Business:

Pledge of Allegiance & Invocation Given

To start the meeting, we stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance, and an Invocation was given.

Endorsement Letters – Matt DePerno for MI Attorney General

Carrie edited the letter a little bit and will add the date onto the letter as well. (Placed the letter onto the letterhead as well.)

Motion to approve the letter via a roll call vote, made by Carrie, seconded by Jess.

Roll Call Vote:

  • Carrie Mullins – Yes
  • Jeff Dobbs – Yes
  • Jess Dobbs – Yes
  • Kris Anderson – Yes
  • Greg Anderson – Yes
  • Chris Wagener – Yes
  • Drew Wagener – Yes
  • Jaynee Germond – No
  • Rich Germond – Abstain
  • Molly Atkins – No
  • Jim White – Yes
  • William Sickner – Absent
  • Larry Brozowski – Absent

Precinct delegates that were present voted as well. As such, the motion passed. Precinct delegates will be added to the letter as well, and it will be sent out to Matt DePerno, County Chairs, and the MIGOP.

Attorney General Debate on February 18, 2022

This went great, and Matt totally rocked this out!

Log Cabin Resolution / Censure of Ronna & the RNC

Jess asked to strike line 8, which talked about Conversion Therapy. This one is different than what Gary Wnuk had presented to the group. He also inferred that he would leave the party should this not pass. Motion to pass this resolution, via a roll call vote, was made by Carrie, and seconded by Drew.

Roll Call Vote:

  • Carrie Mullins – Yes
  • Jeff Dobbs – Yes
  • Jess Dobbs – Yes
  • Kris Anderson – Yes
  • Greg Anderson – Yes
  • Chris Wagener – Yes
  • Drew Wagener – Yes
  • Jaynee Germond – No
  • Rich Germond – No
  • Molly Atkins – No
  • Jim White – No
  • William Sickner – Absent
  • Larry Brozowski – Absent

Precinct Delegates that were present voted as well. After the votes were tallied, the motion did not pass.

Secure MI Vote Petitions

Carrie has the updated petitions available for signing.

Unlock Michigan 2 Petitions

Carrie has these available for signing.

Let My Kids Learn (2 Part Petition)

This is a petition that will allow scholarships for kids in grades K-12, to let the money follow the child, can be used for tutoring to full tuition. Gives an incentive for companies and individuals who donate to the scholarship fund. Helps kids, especially those in poor learning environments. Would also help pay for homeschooling books and materials. More information can be found here: https://www.letmikidslearn.com/

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump Dinner Announcement

The 2022 LRT Dinner will be held on April 2, 2022 at the Lost Lake Woods Golf Club. Doors open at 5pm, with dinner starting at 6pm. There will be a silent and a live auction. Tickets are $45 each. Big thanks to Kevin Fiddle from Lost Lake Woods for sponsoring our fund-raising event!

Convention Information

4 Delegates and 4 Alternates will be going to the State Convention. Grand Rapids (Endorsement Convention) is on April 23, 2022 at the DeVoss Center. They have the Amway Grand and the Marriott Hotel reserved at discounted rates.

Carrie will provide more details as they reach her.

April 11, 2022 at 7pm, we will decide who gets to go to the state convention mentioned above.

Apportionment

Carrie will be doing the apportionment today after the meeting for anyone who wishes to see her in person, figuring out how many precinct delegates our county has.

Good of the Order

These are comments by those in attendance:

  • Jim White:
    Asked if the letter regarding James Craig was ever sent out. Carrie said she emailed it, but never heard anything back from anyone.
    We all agreed that it was time to mail them out.
    Jaynee motioned for the letter to be sent via certified, return receipt requested mail, to those who needs it sent to. Unanimously approved.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • Discussing Items From Winter Break
  • Planning LRT Dinner
  • Discussing April Endorsing Convention
  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Jaynee, seconded by Carrie at 2:11pm. Next open meeting to be held on March 28, 2022 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs

January 24, 2022 Core Team Meeting

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January 24, 2022

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at 7:09pm.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee

Rich Germond, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Absent:

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Business:

Pledge of Allegiance & Invocation Given

To start the meeting, we stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance, and an Invocation was given.

Endorsement Letters – Ryan Kelley for MI Governor

There was a motion by Jaynee to endorse Ryan Kelley for MI Governor, using the letter written by Jess & Jeff Dobbs. This was seconded by Jim. The motion passed unanimously.

Endorsement Letters – Kristina Karamo for MI Secretary of State

There was a motion by Jaynee to endorse Kristina Karamo for MI Secretary of State, using the letter written by Jess & Jeff Dobbs. This was seconded by Greg. The motion passed unanimously.

Endorsement Letters – Matt DePerno for MI Attorney General

Motion by Jaynee to table his endorsement until after the debate, seconded by Jim. Motion passes.

Attorney General Debate on February 18, 2022

Geyer Baylog is putting together a debate, and he wants Carrie to be one of the moderators for this debate. As such, we cannot have an endorsed candidate at this point, if she is to moderate the debate. The debate itself will be between Matt DePerno, Tom Leonard, and Ryan Berman, all of whom are running for MI Attorney General. It will be held at the Alpena Community College in the auditorium.

RNC and the Log Cabin (LGBT) Coalition

Gary Wnuk put together a resolution to censure the RNC over their coalition with the Log Cabin (LGBT) Republicans. Carrie wants to censure Ronna for forming the coalition against what is stated within the party's platform. Because Carries resolution is not written yet, discussion only was had.

However, Gary motioned to accept his written resolution to censure the RNC over the coalition with the Log Cabin (LGBT) Republicans. Drew seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. Gary amended his motion, to table the vote until everyone has had a chance to read over his resolution. The motion to table the resolution was passed.

Secure MI Vote Petitions

Due to a ruling from the MI Supreme Court, these petitions (that Carrie has at the meeting itself) need to update and include an additional stipulation for the circulators. As such, today is the last day to sign the current petitions that Carrie currently possess, until the updated ones can be obtained.

Unlock Michigan 2 Petitions

This petition is amending public health law to disallow the Governor and other people from doing lockdowns. (First one passed and repealed the 1945 law.) This one is so the Governor cannot have other agencies like MIDHHS, doing his/her dirty work for them.

However, Carrie read aloud to the group a warning from Ryan Kelley on this matter. ( https://ryandkelley.com/unlock-michigan-2-0-statement ) From this statement by Ryan Kelley, we can see that he is against this petition. Carrie does have petitions in case anyone wishes to sign them anyhow.

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump Dinner Announcement

The 2022 LRT Dinner will not be held in conjunction with the Alpena Republicans. The Chair of Alpena GOP gave his consent before he had had a chance to bring it before their board. The board voted against it. As such, we are looking for a new venue for this to be held. We would love to host it at the Lost Lake Woods Golf Club. The date is still April 2nd.

MIGOP Update

Upcoming Conventions:

  • County Convention is on April 11th
  • April 23rd in Grand Rapids is the State Convention
  • State Primary is on August 2nd and Election is on November 2nd
  • August 11th another County Convention
  • August 27th in Lansing for State Convention

There will be recruitment for Poll Challengers.

Redistricting Training – February 11th

There are three maps on www.mi.gov/micrc that you can go over. We will likely have house majority, but we're not sure on the senate.

April 1st Deadline for Precinct Delegates

Make sure you have your Affidavit of Identify forms in before this date, to the County Clerk! Everyone within the clerks' office is a notory.

Good of the Order

These are comments by those in attendance:

  • Bob Turek was brainstorming on a few different ideas for the elections.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • Discussing Items From Winter Break
  • Planning LRT Dinner
  • Discussing April Endorsing Convention
  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Carrie, seconded by Jessica at 9:01pm. Next open meeting to be held on March 28, 2022 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs

November 22, 2021 Monthly Meeting

4th Monday of the Month

Alcona County Republicans

Meeting Minutes

November 22, 2021

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at 7:09pm.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee

Rich Germond, Trustee

Absent:

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Business:

Pledge of Allegiance & Invocation Given

To start the meeting, we stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance, and an Invocation was given by Gary Wnuk.

Appointing Precinct Delegates

Six members of the community came forward at this meeting to become Precinct Delegates. You can find their names and townships below. Each one was nominated, accepted the nominated, and was approved unanimously by all present to become a Precinct Delegate within each respective township. They also took their Oath of Office after being appointed as Precinct Delegates. Congratulations everyone!

  • Jody Whipp – Caledonia Township
  • Jason Stodart – Caledonia Township
  • Joe VanDeweghe – Caledonia Township
  • Tim Pawloski – Hawes Township
  • Katherine Pawloski – Hawes Township
  • Judy French – Harrisville Township

RNC and the Log Cabin (LGBT) Coalition

The RNC did this move for vote, and for other reasons too. This was mentioned at the meeting to simply be put onto everyone's radar. Some feel that this alienates the Grassroots Republicans.

Endorsements Possibilities

We will be thinking about, discussing, and potentially endorsing candidates before the convention in April. Here are the candidates that are under consideration:

  • Attorney General:
    Matt DePerno vs Tom Leonard
  • Secretary of State:
    Kristina Karamo vs Beau LeFave
  • Governor:
    Ryan Kelley/Tudor Dixon vs James Craig

Should we choose to endorse any candidates, we will of course, send out notifications of such endorsements.

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump Dinner Announcement

The 2022 Lincoln-Reagan-Trump Dinner will be held in Alpena, jointly with the Alpena Republican Party, at the Aplex building. The date is April 2, 2022. Be on the lookout for more details!

Secure MI Vote.org Petitions Announcement

Carrie has gathered 20 petitions, and has received them from Steve Yoder. This is for working towards election integrity and security. Basically, there are a few points to this:

  1. Require partial social security number for voter registration
  2. Require photo ID for in-person voters
  3. Require Driver's License, State ID, Partial SSN or Photo ID on Absentee Ballot Applications
  4. Require voters who don't provide this ID to present ID in person within 6 days after election to have their vote counted
  5. Provide state-funded IDs to applicants with hardships
  6. Specify minimum times clerks must accept absentee ballots for in-person or dropbox delivery
  7. Prohibit officials from making absentee ballot applications available except upon voter request
  8. Prohibit donations to fund elections.

More than likely, this initiative will go to the ballot and have to be voted upon by the people of Michigan Go to www.SecureMIVote.org for more information.

Redistricting and Maps Announcement

Go to www.michigan.gov/micrc and check out the 9 proposed maps from the group (and some from individuals). “CD – Birch v2”, Sen. – Palm”, “Rep – Magnolia” are the most desired maps for the MRP. However, none of them are really “desirable”. You can see Gerrymandering happening with Midland, and Detroit, is of course, the worst of all.

But, go onto the website, look at the maps, place a pin, and then comment on the map that you want to. We recommend that you be negative about the individual spots, but positive on the map as a whole (in your comments). There will be 45 days of public commentary. After that period, 65 days until it's law.

Treasurer's Report & Minutes Report

Motion for these reports to be waived at this meeting by Jaynee. Seconded by Drew. All in favor unanimously, and so passed.

Reimbursement for Carrie Mullins for FFA Packets

Chris Wagener to write a check to Carrie Mullins for $170.91 that was used to mail the Full Forensic Audit packet to everyone in Lansing. Approved unanimously.

Resolution Opposing the National Popular Vote Compact

This resolution was included with the handouts at the meeting. Will include in the minutes as an addendum below. But basically, this resolution is to keep the Electoral College in place. This resolution was unanimously approved by the Executive Board members present.

Resolution for Party Unity through Transparent Vote Counting at April Endorsing Convention

One of the best things to ever happen if enough Republican Parties pass and enforce this. This resolution will be scanned and added as an addendum below. But the Executive Board unanimously voted upon and passed this resolution. Precinct Delegates who were present also unanimously voted on and passed this resolution.

Canvassing with the Tureks and/or SideKick App

Tureks FOIA'd (Freedom of Information Request) the list of voters, and it came in a huge excel file. Now they have it sorted out by Township, Road, and Street Address in numerical order. There are 241 pages to this excel file. The Tureks will hand this out to whomever wishes to help the canvassing effort. Basically you want to make sure there aren't any voters registered to vacant land/buildings, farm land, etc.

There is also the Campaign SideKick App, but there have been reports of it not working well with many phones. We recommend to do this the grassroots route, versus using the application. We also want to note that the app will pay you $0.25 per entry that you do within the application.

Vaccine Mandate Declaration Continued

The Alcona County Board of Commissioners failed our county yet again. They did not pass the “Declaration in Support of Vaccine Awareness and Medical Autonomy”. Jeff Dobbs and Bob Turek have been working together to try to get this thing passed. First as a resolution, and then after many failed attempts, as the declaration attached below. We hope in the future, to get something passed at the County level about this very important issue.

Good of the Order

These are comments by those in attendance:

  • Jim White wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Bob Turek mentioned what they were trying to do with the Declaration, which is to not only protect our freedoms, but also to see exactly who would vote on it and how. (Especially since this was the 4th time trying to get something similar to this passed.) Carolyn Brummund talked to Lisa and said she thought someone else would have voted for this to pass. He feels that now it is time to shame the County Board of Commissioners who voted not to pass this each and every time. He hopes that Jeff will write a Letter to the Editor to thank the two who voted for his declaration. And after that, to write another one that shames the three who did not.
  • Richard Germond noted that Jaynee might run for School Board in Alcona County. He said we need to get the vote out for her and the other person running for the other open spot. We have to also be wary about splitting our vote. (Too many candidates running for only 2 positions.)
  • Gary Wnuk wanted to comment that he does not see any good coming out of the RNC with the Log Cabin coalition.
  • William Sickner wanted to add to the School Board discussion, and said that Jim Slavinski might be running for School Board as well, but is waiting until 2022 to announce.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • Discussing Items From Winter Break
  • Planning LRT Dinner
  • Discussing April Endorsing Convention
  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Gary, seconded by Jaynee at 7:31pm. Next open meeting to be held on March 28, 2022 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs

Resolution Opposing "National Popular Vote Compact"

Resolution Opposing "National Popular Vote Compact"

Resolution for Michigan Republican Party Unity through Transparent & Efficient Hand Count at State Endorsement Convention

Resolution for Michigan Republican Party Unity through Transparent & Efficient Hand Count at State Endorsement Convention

A Declaration in Support of Vaccine Awareness and Medical Autonomy

A Declaration in Support of Vaccine Awareness and Medical Autonomy - This was NOT passed by your Alcona County Board of Commissioners... This and 3 others that were more in-depth than this one, they all shot down.

November 09, 2021 Core Team Meeting

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November 09, 2021

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at 10:02am.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee

Rich Germond, Trustee

Absent:

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Business:

Virtual Conference Call with Matt DePerno, MI Attorney General Candidate

Some notes from this Conference Call with Matt DePerno:

  • Running for Attorney General for MI
  • He has been an attorney for about 23 years, constitutional law, in Kalamazoo
  • He has been after many state and federal agencies
  • Has experience litigating claims on constitutional grounds
  • Because of the Whitmer Administration, around May/June 2020, he started counseling clients that we're being shut down due to lock downs, etc. Helping them to know their rights and what not to fight against the lockdowns.
  • “Can you ever be above your creator?” The answer is no, and somehow government is now above us, the people, and works against the people. The lockdowns were an extension of that.
  • This all led to the November 3, 2020 election. Lawsuit in Antrim County, Bill Bailey, Joe Biden won about 65% in Antrim County. Many people didn't believe those results were accurate. County Clerk was ready to certify those results, because she/he believed what the machine put out to them.
  • Because of the lawsuit, they learned a lot about the system and the machines, etc. We continue to see a real overreach of government and erosion of rights.
  • Down ballot issues is what really concerned his client, Bailey. Especially school board races. Issues that concerned local people and communities.
  • He's amazed at how the Dems and Marxists were able to infiltrate the school boards. And how it all comes full circle to the election and the manipulation of votes in Antrim County.
  • Best way to attack a country would be to attack the school boards, and teach Marxist ideas in schools, etc. Which is what we're seeing now. Saw it play out in the Bailey case as well.
  • Elections have consequences. (Look at the Biden Administration.)
  • We need to eliminate electronic voting machines. Vulnerable, susceptible to fraud, security problems.
  • The reports that were put out by DePerno and team, was used in all kinds of other states, and was even used to help get the audits in AZ started.
  • Nessel was trying to say that she was going to criminally investigate anyone who is trying to do law work against the 2020 election. That was DePerno's last straw, and what led him to run for MI AG.
  • Gave a speech 3 weeks ago, and Rachel Maddow and Morning Joe, played clips from that speech, and they interviewed Dana Nessel, and she said she was terrified of the speech and was fearing for her own safety because of that.
  • His Platform is to:
    • Eliminate Mask Mandates
    • Eliminate Vaccine Mandates
    • Eliminate CRT
    • Eliminate Voter Fraud
    • Restore the State to a Constitutional Republic
    • No longer allow our state to be run by un-elected dictators
  • We saw that these issues are so big with the US populace, that it completely flipped Virginia on it's head.
  • He sees that Republicans are starting to wake up.
  • He's getting ready to file a lawsuit in Kalamazoo to eliminate the mask mandates in Kalamazoo. Kindergarten to 12th grade has to wear masks.
  • The legislative branch has given it's plenary authority to the Governor, who has further given it to un-elected County officials. (health department) This is unconstitutional.
  • Clean up the state and eliminate the corruption, across the state, regardless of party.
  • Our state is the most corrupt in the country. (big shock lol)
  • No transparency in Michigan, with how the government interacts with The People.
  • 3 republicans in Lansing, told him he's not the candidate for our party. He told them that the AG isn't there to protect a certain political party. (IE: Like Nessel does for the Democrats)
  • We get our rights from God, and the Constitution protects those rights. (his belief.)
  • Jim White Asked about this: The Constitution was amended in 2018, that any citizen has the right to audit any election, and should be construed in the way of the voter. The amendment also states that congress has the ability to enhance these rights, but shall not pass any law that diminishes these rights. The legislature passed an enabling statute that the SOS has the right to control all elections and offices. (Which limits the constitution) He's working with Jovan Pulitzer to appeal that statute. He hopes to get it completed by December 15, 2021, to get the required signatures to get it to be a citizens initiative (180 days before the election of 2022) Still looking at how to fund the audit? (Will this bill be veto proof? Will it go into a referendum.) Yes, once we get the bill introduced to the canvassing board, and they approve the language, the legislative has the chance to pass the bill, and Whitmer will not be able to veto it. If they don't take it up, then it's a citizen referendum and will be put to the ballot.
  • He doesn't necessarily like citizens referendums either because it does move us more towards a democracy, but that's what we're working with right now. Republican led legislature did not take up the initiatives (like marijuana stuff), instead they did nothing and the dems got the required signatures and, he doesn't feel that's how our republic should operate. But we do need to work within these parameters. (Gary Wnuk asked about this.)
  • He wants to get rid of these rules that allow for Mob Rule. (Referencing the point above.)
  • Carrie said, he was endorsed by Donald Trump. Tom Leonard is who the MIGOP wants. What strategies does he have to win this campaign? Matt DePerno's answers:
    • 1) Meeting with district chairs, and calling delegates across the state, to see if we have more delegates than the establishment for the convention next year. They look good with grassroots across the state right now.
    • 2) After the convention, he believes he's the best candidate to beat Dana Nessel. Election Integrity, Mandates, and CRT are the biggest issues, and that's what people really care about. The other two candidates say they've seen no election fraud at all. They've done nothing about the mandates at all. Tom Leonard admitted he's been in his basement the last two years (in a news story). The only thing they're pushing and talking about right now is the redistricting issue. They're not gonna be able to campaign on any of the three main issues that are on everyone's minds right now.
  • Drew Wagener: Lawmakers are not making laws. They're now Regulators. Like, OSHA is going to enforce the vaccine mandates. What are your thoughts? DePerno agrees, and has been pushing with the legislatures, under the 9th and 10th amendments have powers that are reserved to the states, and the people. Includes all issues relating to elections. Unfortunately, our legislature has not grasped or taken hold of all those powers they have. Over the years, they've given power to judicial and executive branches. He's deeply concerned by this. They seem to only want to focus on campaigning. We need to change that. He feels that the AG has a role in that, in how the AG will enforce regulations, mandates, and EO's. He wants to eliminate that. DoE, doesn't want to get rid of CRT, we can eliminate the Department of Education. The AG's office is supposed to be there to protect the people. But the AG's office is always representing the the agencies against the people.
  • Rich Germond, how would you have these people enforcing what they're supposed to? Trump had issues with the DoJ, so how will DePerno overcome that? He's gonna work with the different agencies who have been there forever through multiple admins, and these career assistant AG's are liaisons, and they need to be let go. (IE: Do we have the same problem like Blinken did when Afghanistan). He says we can fire them in Lansing. One of Trump's huge problems was he was blocked repeatedly by un-elected bureaucrats. We need to change this.
  • Drew: If you were AG today, given the Biden OSHA mandate that came down, what are the 3 steps you would take? Join the other republican AG's in fighting that mandate. (Got a favorable ruling in the 5th circuit last week.) Biden might issue an EO on shutting down Line 5. We have an AG who does nothing against Biden because she agrees with him.
  • Get all the delegates out in the spring! :)

Update on Mailing of Full Forensic Audit Packet

They were received. The response has been zip. Sue Allor said to Kris Anderson, she received several copies of it. Because some people forwarded their copies to her, thinking they were from her area, so must be for Sue. Maybe get them from Sue and see if she still has them, so we can get them to the “correct” people... again.

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump Dinner

GOP endorsement convention is in April of 2022. So Carrie is hoping to have the LRT Dinner beforehand, to allow the candidates a chance to speak before the convention. Potential date is Saturday, April 2, 2022. Motion made by Carrie, Seconded by Gary Wnuk, Discussion ensued: 5-6pm drinks and mingling, 6pm dinner, 7pm silent auction, speakers, etc., usually 8-830pm end time. Carrie might contact Alpena to (Kevin Osbourne, new county chair for Alpena) share with Alpena at the Aplex. Jeff & Jess to donate a 1 hour family session. Dessert Auctions for the LRT dinner? (Kevin likes the idea.) Motion passes unanimously for the date to be April 2, 2022, and to work with Alpena.

Discussion on Bylaws & Endorsements

Article 8, Section 4. Jeff thinks a stolen election would constitute an exceptional circumstance. One thing we're all upset about is the MIGOP trying to do endorsements. Do we want to endorse before the primary or not? Jeff does. We have time, and we want people to have a chance to vet the candidates. We should answer the MIGOP. Endorse them, but tell people why you are and where they stand. Maybe do an electronic questionnaire to the candidates with a phone call follow up. Rate them based on that perhaps?

November 22, 2021 Potluck Party Meeting

Jim has 3-5 candidates for precinct delegates will go to that meeting, he wants them sworn in first before everything else goes under way at the next meeting. Carrie is adding this to the agenda. Gary as Chairman of the Alcona County Grassroots Conservatives group, wants to advertise his Constitutional Class at Family Heritage Baptist Church on January 8 & 9, 2022. Carrie added that to the agenda as well.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • Appointing Precinct Delegates
  • Constitutional Class Advertisement
  • FOOD! :D
  • Maybe some Non-Food Stuff :(
  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Gary, seconded by Greg at 11:33am. Next open meeting to be held on November 22, 2021 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs

October 25, 2021 Monthly Meeting

4th Monday of the Month

Alcona County Republicans

Meeting Minutes

October 25, 2021

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at

7:03pm.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Drew Wagener, Deputy Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Youth Vice Chair

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Jim White, Trustee

Rich Germond, Trustee

Absent:

None

Business:

Special Election Convention

Some new positions were filled, along with current acting positions were officially filled. See notes

below:

  • • Vice Chair – Jeff Dobbs
    • ◦ Nomination by: Carrie
    • ◦ Accepts nomination
    • ◦ Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote:
      • ▪ Rich – Yes
      • ▪ Jim – Yes
      • ▪ Linda – Yes
      • ▪ William – Yes
      • ▪ Jaynee – Yes
      • ▪ Molly – Yes
      • ▪ Chris – Yes
      • ▪ Drew – Yes
      • ▪ Kris – Yes
      • ▪ Larry – Yes
      • ▪ Jeff – Yes
      • ▪ Jess – Yes
      • ▪ Greg – Yes
      • ▪ Carrie – Yes
  • • Secretary – Jess Dobbs
    • ◦ Nomination by: Carrie
    • ◦ Accepts nomination
    • ◦ Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote:
      • ▪ Rich – Yes
      • ▪ Jim – Yes
      • ▪ Linda – Yes
      • ▪ William – Yes
      • ▪ Jaynee – Yes
      • ▪ Molly – Yes
      • ▪ Chris – Yes
      • ▪ Drew – Yes
      • ▪ Kris – Yes
      • ▪ Larry – Yes
      • ▪ Jeff – Yes
      • ▪ Jess – Yes
      • ▪ Greg – Yes
      • ▪ Carrie – Yes
  • • Treasurer – Chris Wagener
    • ◦ Nomination by: Carrie
    • ◦ Accepts nomination
    • ◦ Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote:
      • ▪ Rich – Yes
      • ▪ Jim – Yes
      • ▪ Linda – Yes
      • ▪ William – Yes
      • ▪ Jaynee – Yes
      • ▪ Molly – Yes
      • ▪ Chris – Yes
      • ▪ Drew – Yes
      • ▪ Kris – Yes
      • ▪ Larry – Yes
      • ▪ Jeff – Yes
      • ▪ Jess – Yes
      • ▪ Greg – Yes
      • ▪ Carrie – Yes
  • • Deputy Treasurer – Drew Wagener
    • ◦ William motioned to Reopen Convention. Jim seconded. Motion carried. Chris nominated Drew to be Deputy Treasurer.
    • ◦ Drew Accepts Nomination
    • ◦ Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote:
      • ▪ Rich – Yes
      • ▪ Jim – Yes
      • ▪ Linda – Yes
      • ▪ William – Yes
      • ▪ Jaynee – Yes
      • ▪ Molly – Yes
      • ▪ Chris – Yes
      • ▪ Drew – Yes
      • ▪ Kris – Yes
      • ▪ Larry – Yes
      • ▪ Jeff – Yes
      • ▪ Jess – Yes
      • ▪ Greg – Yes
      • ▪ Carrie – Yes
      • ▪ Lisa – Yes
      • ▪ Bob – Yes
  • • Event Planner – ???
    • ◦ N/A
  • • Trustee – Jim White, Rich Germond
    • ◦ Both Nominated by Jaynee Germond
      • ▪ Jim White: Accepts nomination (gave a short 60 second speech)
      • ▪ Rich Germond: Accepts nomination (gave a short 60 second speech)
    • ◦ Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote (for Jim):
      • ▪ Rich – Yes
      • ▪ Jim – Yes
      • ▪ Linda – Yes
      • ▪ William – Yes
      • ▪ Jaynee – Yes
      • ▪ Molly – Yes
      • ▪ Chris – Yes
      • ▪ Drew – Yes
      • ▪ Kris – Yes
      • ▪ Larry – Yes
      • ▪ Jeff – Yes
      • ▪ Jess – Yes
      • ▪ Greg – Yes
      • ▪ Carrie – Yes
      • ▪ Lisa – Yes
      • ▪ Bob – Yes
    • ◦ Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote (for Rich):
      • ▪ Rich – Yes
      • ▪ Jim – Yes
      • ▪ Linda – Yes
      • ▪ William – Yes
      • ▪ Jaynee – Yes
      • ▪ Molly – Yes
      • ▪ Chris – Yes
      • ▪ Drew – Yes
      • ▪ Kris – Yes
      • ▪ Larry – Yes
      • ▪ Jeff – Yes
      • ▪ Jess – Yes
      • ▪ Greg – Yes
      • ▪ Carrie – Yes
      • ▪ Lisa – Yes
      • ▪ Bob – Yes
  • • Youth Vice Chair/Director – Jaynee Germond
    • ◦ Jaynee Offered to be Youth Director since Frank stood down.
    • ◦ Jaynee gave a short 60 second speech about why she feels she would fit this position.
    • ◦ Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote:
      • ▪ Rich – Yes
      • ▪ Jim – Yes
      • ▪ Linda – Yes
      • ▪ William – Yes
      • ▪ Jaynee – Yes
      • ▪ Molly – Yes
      • ▪ Chris – Yes
      • ▪ Drew – Yes
      • ▪ Kris – Yes
      • ▪ Larry – Yes
      • ▪ Jeff – Yes
      • ▪ Jess – Yes
      • ▪ Greg – Yes
      • ▪ Carrie – Yes
      • ▪ Lisa – Yes
      • ▪ Bob – Yes

Gary Wnuk Announcement

Alcona County Grassroots Conservatives, will be holding a Constitution Class the second weekend of

January 2022. Talked a little about how horrible the State Department is and how entrenched they are

with the opposition. He is running for County Commissioner 5th District as a Republican Party member.

He gave a great shout out to Jim White.

Upcoming November Elections Notice

None this year!

Meet & Greet with Kristina Karamo

Meet Kristina Karamo on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10am at the Chosen Ranch Community

Center (483 E. Traverse bay State Rd, Lincoln, MI 48742), while also enjoying some donuts and cider!

Kristina is running for Michigan Secretary of State.

Meet & Greet with Ryan Kelley

Meet Ryan Kelley and Kristina Karamo on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 12pm noon at 910 E. Bay

Street (US-23), East Tawas, MI 48730. Pizza and pop will be served. Ryan Kelley is running for

Michigan Governor. If you can, please RSVP with Maureen at [email protected], however you

are still welcome to join if last minute plans allow you to do so.

National Popular Vote Movement – HB5343

Today, October 25, Carrie received an email about this movement from the Michigan Republican Party.

They sent her a letter and a resolution that opposes this movement to share with everyone. This

movement will literally strip the voice of everyone in the states not named “New York, California, or

Texas.”

We need everyone to contact the Michigan Board of Canvassers at [email protected]

and tell them to vote NO!!!

Carrie read aloud the resolution that was included in the email.

Some more details from the last minutes about this issue:

  • There is currently a Bill introduced into the Michigan House of Representatives, by State Representative, Matt Koleszar [D] from the 20th District, which is to enter into the agreement among the States to elect the President of the US by National Popular Vote... versus by the Electoral College as it currently works. This is something we should all look into for ourselves, as it will be on the ballot in 2022, should the Bill itself, sit unaddressed within the Michigan Legislature.
  • Link to House Bill No. 5343: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/billintroduced/House/htm/2021-HIB-5343.htm
  • It is important also, to note that Nevada did not pass this, even with a Democrat Governor. On November 3, 2020, Colorado voters were the first State in the Country to vote on this initiative, and they voted for it.

Precinct Delegates

Carrie gave an overview of the spots that are still open.

Jim White nominated Gary Wnuk for Mitchell Township Precinct Delegate. Jaynee seconded the

nomination. Gary accepted the nomination.

  • • Precinct Delegates & Executive Board Roll Call Vote:
    • ◦ Rich – Yes
    • ◦ Jim – Yes
    • ◦ Linda – Yes
    • ◦ William – Yes
    • ◦ Jaynee – Yes
    • ◦ Molly – Yes
    • ◦ Chris – Yes
    • ◦ Drew – Yes
    • ◦ Kris – Yes
    • ◦ Larry – Yes
    • ◦ Jeff – Yes
    • ◦ Jess – Yes
    • ◦ Greg – Yes
    • ◦ Carrie – Yes
    • ◦ Lisa – Yes
    • ◦ Bob – Yes

Treasurer's Report

Please see her report as attached below. The report is still waiting on the check from mailing the

packets to Lansing to be added.

Minutes Report

Meeting Minutes can be found on the Website. Carrie motions to accept them as presented on the

website. Jaynee seconds. Minutes accepted.

November 22nd – Last Meeting for 2021

Yes, this is Thanksgiving week. It will be the last meeting of 2021, and will also be a Potluck Party.

Bring a dish to pass, anything will do, and enjoy the company of your fellows before the winter break.

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump Dinner 2022

Dates will be finalized at the Core Team Meeting in November. Potential Dates to consider: May 14,

15, 21, 22 of 2022. We have some interest from candidates who wish to speak at this dinner already.

Good of the Order

  • Jaynee Germond – Update on Youth Groups
    • The kids are learning about the constitution, branches of government, etc. They're enjoying the material and it's encouraging to see them learning about how our government should work. Jaynee took a stand against masks, and is not following the mandate at the school. The Director called her and told her to be discreet. Jaynee told the children that the government has no right to tell them what to do with their bodies, but that their parents did. And if their parents told them to wear it, then to keep it on, otherwise they could remove their masks. The kids ripped the masks off right away.
  • Jeff Dobbs – Letter to MI GOP
    • At the last meeting, Jim brought up writing a letter to the 1st Congressional District, Jack Bergman, and the Michigan GOP, to oppose their blatant support for Chief James Craig for Governor. Jeff wrote this letter on Jim's behalf. Jeff read it aloud for those gathered to hear, and you can find it attached to the minutes below the Treasurer's Report. Some amendments need to be made to the letter, but it had overwhelming support from everyone gathered. Jaynee motioned to send the letter out after the amendments were made. Gary seconded this motion. We did a roll call vote, and it was unanimously approved.
  • Rich Germond – Local Canvassing
    • Rich recommended that everyone go home and think about people who would be fit to run for School Board and other important areas of our local government.
  • Linda Eberline – Quick Note
    • Remember to email about voting against the National Popular Vote movement!!!

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • FOOD! :D
  • Maybe some Non-Food Stuff :(
  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Carrie, seconded by Jim at 8:30pm. Next open meeting to be held on

November 22, 2021 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs




ALCONA COUNTY REPUBLICANS

TREASURERS REPORT

Account Balances as of October 23,2021

ACRC ACCOUNT

Beginning Balance ACRC Checking Account (Share Draft) as of September 30, 2021 - $911.04

lncome:

9/29/2021- Deposit $30.00

Total Income - $30.00

ACRC Checking Account Balance before Debits: $941.04

Debits:

10/4/2021 Building rent $200.00

Total Debits $200.00

Total Available Cash Assets ACRC Checking Account 938-040 $741.04


Beginning Balance ACRC Savings Account (Regular Shares) as of September 30, 2021 $335.89

Income: (interest) - $0.11

Total lncome: $0.11

ACRC Savings Account Balance before Debits:

Debits

Sub Total: Cash (Savings) Assets - $336.00

*Held in escrow of Oscoda County, not included in totals ($208.47)

Total Available Cash Assets ACRC Savings Account 938-000* $127.53

Total Available Cash Assets ACRC Account as of October 23,2021 - $868.57


ACR CORPORATE ACCOUNT

Corporate checking account beginning balance on September 30,2021 - $105.05

lncome:

Total cash assets corporate checking account 058-040 - $105.05

Corporate Savings account balance on September 30, 2021 - $5.00

Total cash assets corporate savings account 058-000 - $5.00

Corporate account total assets as of October 23, 2021 - $110.05

Submitted by Christine Wagener--Treasurer

23-Oct-21





LETTER TO MI GOP, JACK BERGMAN, & THE 1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

To whom it may concern,

This local group of Republicans from Alcona County Michigan have some important questions to ask of the MIGOP regarding the Establishment Party's broad support for a Gubernatorial candidate who is not for the people, not America First, and most importantly not Michigan First.


Why are you supporting James Craig for Governor of Michigan? Why are you choosing a "recently converted Democrat" above what We the People see as a much better choice for our conservative beliefs? 


Do you really want to support the candidate who stood lock step with Governor Whitmer and the Democrats as they knowingly obliterated our rights and freedom during the 300+ days of "15 Days to Slow the Spread"? Do you really wish for someone in office who sees his job as one that requires invasive surveillance of his constituents? Do you really wish to support a candidate for office who's police department knowingly prevented Republican Poll Watchers from doing their job on the night of (and days following) the election? James Craig is that man.


What real Republican voters see this as, is nothing more than trying to obtain a meager 15-25% of the Detroit Vote (from the MIGOP's own “internal polling” per Jason Roe)... all at the expense of sacrificing every single value that the real America & Michigan First Constitutional Conservatives believe in.


Here's a glowing record of just a few of Chief James Craig's recent “accomplishments” in Detroit...


Not only the above, but James Craig does not seem to want to stand with the people in our desire to facilitate of Full Forensic Audit of the 2020 General Election in Michigan. Weak platitudes that reflect the inadequate position of the MIGOP regarding election integrity is not enough.


We ask that you simply stand back. Outwardly supporting no candidate is a far better choice than supporting the wrong one.


Thank you.

Alcona County Republicans


October 14, 2021 Core Team Meeting

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Core Team Meeting Minutes

October 14, 2021

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at

10:10am.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Absent:

Jaynee Germond, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Business:

Linda Eberline – Kalitta & Other Updates

Kalitta has imposed a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate upon it's employees, to be fulfilled no later than

December 12, 2021. If you are not vaccinated by that date, you will be laid off without pay, and will be

unable to qualify for unemployment benefits.

Iosco Hospital has started to walk non-vaccinated employees off of their property in East Tawas.

Linda talked a little about a “Affidavit Process”, to combat these vaccine mandates issued by

employers. Basically, you make them sign an affidavit, that states that should any harm come to you for

being forced to choose between your job or the vaccine, the company and the direct person (HR

Director) would then be held liable for that harm. For more information about this process, please

contact Linda Eberline.

She also commented that there are protests being planned and underway in Iosco County.

Geyer Balog – Candidate for 106 th District Representative

Our current Representative, Sue Allor, is at her Term Limit, and so, Geyer Balog is running to replace

her when her term ends. He is currently the Montmorency County Republican Chairperson. He is also a

Montmorency County Commissioner. He stands for Vaccine/Medical Freedom, Election Integrity, 2A,

etc. He is also advocating for Grant Reform, especially at the County level. He's for having more power

to the County level, versus the State level, so County Commissioners can battle anything handed down

to them from the State, should they need to do so. He is homeschooled, and he is only 22 years old. It

was great hearing from him, hearing about his ideas, and learning more about his cause.

Redistricting Update – Carrie Mullins

Alcona and Alpena are under the 106th District, and that district might gain Montmorency and

Cheboygan Counties.

National Popular Vote Movement – HB5343

There is currently a Bill introduced into the Michigan House of Representatives, by State

Representative, Matt Koleszar [D] from the 20th District, which is to enter into the agreement among

the States to elect the President of the US by National Popular Vote... versus by the Electoral College as

it currently works. This is something we should all look into for ourselves, as it will be on the ballot in

2022, should the Bill itself, sit unaddressed within the Michigan Legislature.

Link to House Bill No. 5343: 

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/billintroduced/House/htm/2021-HIB-5343.htm

It is important also, to note that Nevada did not pass this, even with a Democrat Governor. On

November 3, 2020, Colorado voters were the first State in the Country to vote on this initiative, and

they voted for it.

Resolutions & Censure Packet

Carrie has completed the packet. She has a custom cover letter for both the Democratic Party and the

Republican Party. She plans to mail them out by the end of next week. She's going to start stuffing the

envelopes and do other preparatory steps imminently. She's also going to email it to all of the State

District Chairpersons, as well as to all of the County Chairpersons.

Call to Special Convention

Call to Special Convention will include officially voting into office the Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer,

Deputy Treasurer, Event Planner, Trustee, and other open positions. This convention is to take place at

the October 25, 2021 public meeting. Carrie will send out more information via email.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • Update: Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2022 Dinner (Need a Date Planned Now, May?)
  • Final Update on Packet to be Sent to Lansing, etc.
  • Special Election – County Convention
    • Vice Chair
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Deputy Treasurer
    • Event Planner
    • Trustee
    • Any Other Open Positions
  • Announcement by Gary Wnuk
  • Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Greg, seconded by Kris at 11am. Next open meeting to be held on October

25, 2021 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs

September 27, 2021 Monthly Meeting

4th Monday of the Month

Alcona County Republicans

Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2021

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at

7:04pm.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Chris Wagener, Treasurer

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Absent:

Jaynee Germond, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

Business:

Mackinaw Leadership Republican Conference Update – Carrie Mullins

Carrie attended the Mackinaw Leadership Republican Conference of 2021. She said there was a lot of

good speakers. Meshawn Maddock spoke and said that for anyone who is running for School Board

positions will receive a donation to their campaign from her. Carrie learned about Woke-ism at this

conference and some points were made. Such as, the Left's view on Afghanistan, economy inflation,

etc. She also learned some tips on how to defeat the left in this next election cycle. They recommended

to attendees that we should focus on defeating the left, while leaving those on the right alone for now.

They said that those who support Trump and his message, are more likely to be voted into office. And

of course, it's best to campaign early for your positions. They also mentioned a curious fact... Did you

know that ever since the pandemic started, standardized testing for students in schools has almost

completely vanished? The reason for this is because they don't people/parents to know just how bad the

lock-downs and forced masked and forced virtual learning has stunted the growth of children. Sean

Spicer was there and signed books for everyone. And Kristie Noem was there, and Carrie said her

speech was amazing. So much so that Carrie will place the video of Kristie Noem's speech online for

everyone to be able to watch as well.

Full Forensic Audit Packet to Michigan Legislators

We are presenting a packet intended to be sent to a majority of the State of Michigan's governmental

workers, and so we went over everything in it's entirety, and these are the following notes upon this

subject. This will be long, and I'll (Jessica) do my best to make them as concise as possible.

  • ● Opening Letter/Cover Letter (from Carrie Mullins)
    • • Talks about the items to be covered in the packet.
    • • It is a personal letter from Carrie.
    • • It covers some details from each Addendum 1-5
  • ● Addendum 1
    • • Read aloud to those who attended the meeting by Carrie.
    • • This demands a Full Forensic Audit of the Michigan Democratic Party, Michigan
      Republican Party, and all the legislators of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as
      well as, the Governor, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General of Michigan.
    • • William suggested a change to the second paragraph to say the following: “If free and fair
      elections are the stated objective of the MRP, MDP, Legislators and the Executive Branch,
      then the patent reticence to support the most succinct means of providing incontrovertible
      transparency on this topic is intolerable.”
    • • Carrie will remove the “P.S.” at the bottom of this addendum
    • • Kris moves to accept this addendum with the above changes
    • • Greg seconds this motion
    • • Roll Call Vote:
      • 1. Will: Aye
      • 2. Kris: Aye
      • 3. Chris: Aye
      • 4. Carrie: Aye
      • 5. Greg: Aye
      • 6. Jeff: Aye
      • 7. Jess: Aye
    • • Motion passes
  • ● Addendum 2
    • • Defines what a Full Forensic Audit is
    • • read aloud to the meeting
    • • Must define “AVCB” before it is used at the end of the addendum
    • • Will change “A hand recount of all the paper ballots in Wayne County, or more counties as
      needed examining voting machines to determine if there was any error and reviewing voter
      information for potential fraud”
    • • “Aforementioned” is one word
    • • Jessica moves to accept Addendum 2 with the above corrections
    • • Kris seconds this motion
    • • Roll Call Vote:
      • 1. Will: Aye
      • 2. Kris: Aye
      • 3. Chris: Aye
      • 4. Carrie: Aye
      • 5. Greg: Aye
      • 6. Jeff: Aye
      • 7. Jess: Aye
    • • Motion passes
  • ● Addendum 3
    • • Resolution Demanding a FFA (full forensic audit)
    • • Read aloud to the meeting
    • • Jim White suggested we add something to emphasize canvassing
    • • Under the conclusion, add “A full forensic audit, as well as physical canvassing, performed
      by an impartial third party must be conducted”
    • • “Please note, for future reference, we will NOT go away.” With “!” at the end instead of the
    • period.
    • • Kris motions to accept this addendum with the above changes
    • • Chris seconds this motion
    • • Roll Call Vote:
      • 1. Will: Aye
      • 2. Kris: Aye
      • 3. Chris: Aye
      • 4. Carrie: Aye
      • 5. Greg: Aye
      • 6. Jeff: Aye
      • 7. Jess: Aye
      • • Motion passes
  • ● Addendum 4 (Censure Resolution)
    • • Good to go and approved from last meeting
  • ● Addendum 5 (Resolution to Withhold Monetary and Provisional Support from GOP)
    • • This is a resolution to withhold physical and material support from the republican party and
      legislators in the state of Michigan
    • • Was read aloud to the meeting
    • • Needs to add commas after each “Whereas” statement
    • • Needs to update the MI Star Link to a URL instead of a “title”
    • • Fix this “Whereas, Rudy Giuliani, Patrick Colbeck, Mellissa Carone, and others presented
      irrefutable evidence of election fraud to the State Senate on December 2nd, 2020 and the
      State House of Representatives in November.
      • To this: “Whereas, Rudy Giuliani, Patrick Colbeck, Mellissa Carone, and others
        presented irrefutable evidence of election fraud to the State House of Representatives in
        November 2020, and the State Senate on December 2nd, 2020,
    • • Jess Motions to accept with above amendments
    • • Jeff Seconds
    • • Roll Call Vote:
      • 1. Will: Aye
      • 2. Kris: Aye
      • 3. Chris: Aye
      • 4. Carrie: Aye
      • 5. Greg: Aye
      • 6. Jeff: Aye
      • 7. Jess: Aye
    • • Motion passes
  • ● Addendum 6 (Censure of Michigan Senate and House of Representatives)
    • • A Resolution to Censure Michigan Senate and Michigan House of Representatives
    • • Will be made separate from the overall packet, because it covers something different (not
      audit related), and would also need full Executive Board approval for a digital Board vote.
Motion to Nominate Bob & Lisa Turek as Precinct Delegates
Carrie motioned to nominate Bob Turek and Lisa Turek as Precinct Delegates of Harrisville Township.
Greg seconds this motion. Bob and Lisa both accept the nomination.
    • • Roll Call Vote:
      • 1. Will: Aye
      • 2. Kris: Aye
      • 3. Chris: Aye
      • 4. Carrie: Aye
      • 5. Greg: Aye
      • 6. Jeff: Aye
      • 7. Jess: Aye
    • • Motion passes
Carrie swears them both in with the Oath of Office. Congratulations!

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2021 Dinner

Canceled for 2021, as it would put us over our $1000 waiver. So, we are moving it to next year (2022).

There is a County Convention and State Convention in April. So probably looking at May 14th or May

21st (those weekends) for the LRT Dinner. Carrie and Jeff will start calling around for speakers to

attend.

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

To be held on September 30, 2021 at 10am. Meet at Bugg Road and M-65 ready to clean!

Bylaws Overhaul

The bylaws were overhauled by the Executive Board recently, and you can find updated copies printed

out today, as well as online.

Treasurer's Report

A quick note, Kathy McLean has officially submitted her resignation letter. You'll find the Treasurer's

Report attached to these minutes as “ACR Treasurers Report 09 23 2021.pdf”.

Minutes from Last Meeting Approval

Motion to approve minutes as they will be presented on the website, made by Jess, seconded by

William.

  • • Roll Call Vote:
  • 1. Will: Aye
  • 2. Kris: Aye
  • 3. Chris: Aye
  • 4. Carrie: Aye
  • 5. Greg: Aye
  • 6. Jeff: Aye
  • 7. Jess: Aye
  • • Motion passes

Labor Day Parade Update

It went great! Lots of fun for everyone.

Redistricting Commission

District 5 for the Commissioners will be expanded into District 4. This will likely be the only change.

CRCC Rent for August – November

We need to pay the rent for our use of the CRCC building. It is $200 total for the months of August –

November. Greg motions that we pay this rent. Kris seconds this motion.

  • • Roll Call Vote:
  • 1. Will: Aye
  • 2. Kris: Aye
  • 3. Chris: Aye
  • 4. Carrie: Aye
  • 5. Greg: Aye
  • 6. Jeff: Aye
  • 7. Jess: Aye
  • • Motion passes

Special Election – County Convention

Carrie is calling a Special Election, or County Convention, for the following positions: Secretary, Vice

Chair, and Treasurer. Anyone who is interested in these positions should expect to receive more

information about how to run in an upcoming email from Carrie.

Bob Turek – New Censure Discussion

Based on Addendum 6, and he wanted to know why it's not geared towards our individual senator and

representative? He also wondered how the group felt about the County Commissioners, should they not vote on the Resolution for Medical Autonomy for a third time, especially if a majority of the Townships vote for it? Should there be a set course of action in this case? Would censure apply to them? Carrie mentioned that she is worried Censure may become overused, but isn't saying she wouldn't support it.

Public Comments

Jim White wants to write a letter to be sent from the Alcona Republican Party to the 1st Congressional

District, Jack Bergman, and the MI GOP, to tell them how disgusted we are with them trying to force

James Craig as the defacto nominee for the Governor 2022 race. Jeff volunteered to work with Jim to

write this up. Jim also wanted to remind everyone about the “Audit Michigan Rally” on October 9th

between 1-4pm in Alpena at the Aplex. Speaking at that rally will be Matt DePerno, Patrick Colebeck,

and Mike Detmer. Jess has been tasked to place this rally information onto the website.

Lisa Turek also had some comments. She mentioned that she FOIA'd the voter rolls from the County,

and they do not have them... So, she is now trying to ascertain if the Townships have them instead.

Once she obtains the voter rolls, she wishes to start a canvassing effort. She also mentioned that two

parents have filed lawsuits against the Alcona County School Board for their mask mandates on the

student body.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

– Update: Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2022 Dinner (Need a Date Planned Now)

– Update on Packet to be Sent to Lansing, etc.

– Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Update

– Special Election – County Convention Update

– Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Greg, seconded by Kris at 9:20pm. Next open meeting to be held on

October 25, 2021 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs



ALCONA COUNTY REPUBLICANS

TREASURERS REPORT

Account Balances as of September 23, 2021

ACRC ACCOUNT

Beginning Balance ACRC Checking Account (Share Draft) as of August 23, 2021 $421.04

Income:

8/26 hats, art donations, and Dave D membership $490.00

Total Income $490.00

ACRC Checking Account Balance before Debits: $911.04

Debits:

Total Debits

Total Available Cash Assets ACRC Checking Account 938-040 $911.04

Beginning Balance ACRC Savings Account (Regular Shares) as of August 23, 2021 $335.89

Income: (interest)

Total Income:

ACRC Savings Account Balance before Debits: $335.89

Debits:

Sub Total: Cash (Savings) Assets $335.89

*Held in escrow of Oscoda County, not included in totals ($208.47)

Total Available Cash Assets ACRC Savings Account 938-000* $127.42

Total Available Cash Assets ACRC Account as of September 23, 2021 $1,038.46

ACR CORPORATE ACCOUNT

Corporate checking account beginning balance on September 23, 2021 $15.05

Income: Deposit $90.00

Total cash assets corporate checking account 058-040 $105.05

Corporate Savings account balance on September 23, 2021 $5.00

Total cash assets corporate savings account 058-000 $5.00

Corporate account total assets as of September 23, 2021 $110.05

Submitted by Christine Wagener--Treasurer

27-Sep-21

September 2, 2021 Core Team Meeting

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Meeting Minutes

September 2, 2021

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at

10:16am.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Absent:

Kathy McLean, Treasurer

Jaynee Germond, Trustee

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

Business:

Packet to Legislators

We are presenting a packet intended to be sent to a majority of the State of Michigan's governmental

workers, and so we went over everything in it's entirety, and these are the following notes upon this

subject. This will be long, and I'll (Jessica) do my best to make them as concise as possible.

  • ● Opening Letter/Cover Letter (from Carrie Mullins)
    • • Talks about the items to be covered in the packet.
    • • It is a personal letter from Carrie.
    • • It covers some details from each Addendum 1-5 (with a 6th potential addendum added)
    • • 6th Addendum will be added, and needs to be reflected in this cover letter/opening letter
    • • Perhaps add a “D” next to Detroit Mayor Duggan's name, to represent the fact that he is a
      Democrat
    • • Will have to send this packet as a certified piece of mail (or restricted mail even) to the
      Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State.
  • ● General Notes
    • • These will be from all of us at Alcona County Republicans
    • • Carrie took what Jeff had written and edited it a little bit for one of the resolutions here.
    • • Signatures will come into play for these addendums
    • • In order to save a lot of money on stamps, we are hoping to take a trip to Lansing to hand
      deliver these packets
    • • Hardest part will be to get everyone's signatures onto the original packet. (Before signed
      copies are made to distribute.) Might do a “baton pass” type of signing thing.
    • • This packet will also be sent to the Board of Commissioners for Alcona County. (Not
      against them, but to keep them apprised of our actions.)
    • • A Press Release will be paid for to announce this packet.
    • • We all hope to have the packet finalized and ready to send/deliver by the end of this month
      (September).
  • ● Addendum 1
    • • Read aloud to those who attended the meeting by Carrie.
    • • This demands a Full Forensic Audit of the Michigan Democratic Party, Michigan
      Republican Party, and all the legislators of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as
      well as, the Governor, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General of Michigan.
    • • Carrie will rewrite the wording in paragraph 4, to include a reference to addendum 3.
    • • Carrie would like to add “Jocelyn Benson” to the 6th paragraph to this. (“Yet, you want the
      people of Michigan to simple be quiet and accept the word of a few Senators with no
      relevant expertise, over those of actual experts?”) We would insert her into the “the word of
      a few Senators & Jocelyn Benson”.
    • • Add Benson to the list, with a D by her name. Put down she graduated from Magdalen
      College in Oxford, UK, with a degree into Sociology. She also graduated from Harvard,
      before moving to Detroit to become a law clerk. Wording for this will need to be refined.
    • • Page 2, paragraph 1, add “nor is Benson” at the end of it.
    • • Page 2, paragraph 4, add the full section (from Dr. Turek) to this part. (The addendum,
      passed in 2018, proposal 3)
    • • Page 2, paragraph 9, add executive branch to “we call for the MRP, MDP,...”
    • • Page 3, paragraph 1, change “24 pages” to “the following attached pages”
  • ● Addendum 2
    • • page 2, paragraph 2, “read the following report”
    • • page 2, paragraph 2, change “didn't” to “did not”
  • ● Addendum 3
    • • Some minor syntax changes (comma's at the end of the “WHEREAS” statements)
    • • “prescribed by law” will be bolded and underlined
    • • 5th whereas, the wording has to be the same as the copy that people have signed.
    • • Adding “per the report” after “clear weaknesses in our election system” in the second
      “therefore” clause.
    • • Conclusion: first paragraph, “that need solved” to be changed to “needs solving” or
      something similar. (which require remedy)
    • • Second paragraph of conclusion, add “when there were so many Problems?”, after Benson's
      quote.
    • • Third paragraph, change the first “conducted” to “performed”.
    • • Third paragraph, change “up and up” to “either legitimate or accurate”.
    • • Third paragraph, change “hereon” to “from this time forward”
    • • Last line of conclusion, capitalize and bold “not” in “we will not go away”, and also change
      the period of that statement to an exclamation point.
  • ● Addendum 4 (Censure Resolution)
    • • Carrie motions to re-accept Addendum 4 because Kathy resigned as Treasurer, and Chris
      Wagener is appointed to the position of Treasurer until a Special Election can be held. (See
      more about this below the section of “New Treasurer”)
    • • Greg Anderson seconds the motion to re-accept Addendum 4 with changes specified.
    • • Roll Call Vote
      • 1. Carrie Mullins – Yes
      • 2. Jeffrey Dobbs – Yes
      • 3. Jessica Dobbs – Yes
      • 4. Chris Wagener – Yes
      • 5. Greg Anderson – Yes
      • 6. Kris Anderson – Yes
      • 7. William Sickner – Yes
      • 8. Larry Brozowski – Absent
      • 9. Jaynee Germond – Absent
      • 10. Molly Adkins – Absent
    • • Motion Passes.
    • • Will add “Addendum 4” to the top of the page
    • • Add Chris Wagener's name to the document to replace Kathy's name
    • • Will correct Jeff's name to “Jeffrey” instead of “Jeffery”
  • ● Addendum 5 (Resolution to Withhold Monetary and Provisional Support from GOP)
    • • This is a resolution to withhold physical and material support from the republican party and
      legislators in the state of Michigan
    • • This one needs the most editing.
    • • First the title, “A RESOLUTION TO WITHHOLD PHYSICAL AND MATERIAL
      SUPPORT FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND LEGISLATORS IN THE STATE OF
      MICHIGAN” to include MIGOP, Legislators who have not done anything to move anything
      forward. (Only grassroots movements have really done anything.)
    • • This current edition of this resolution came from the 11th Congressional District.
    • • “Monetary and Provisional support from” (instead of “physical and material support from”)
    • • “who are derelict of their duties” (to be inserted in after “legislators”)
    • • add commas to the end of each “whereas”
    • • sixth whereas to add quotations around the title of the article quoted
    • • will try to find an article from Michigan to quote instead of the Tennessee star one. (we
      found one from “The Michigan Star”)
    • • 5th where as to change “Michigan board of canvassers” to “Wayne county board of
      canvassers”
    • • we want to validate the 8th whereas before including it.
    • • 7th whereas to have “by Michigan state board of canvassers” after “certified”
    • • Carrie will go through the minutes of the state board of canvassers to find the part where the
      vote was flipped, and reference them in the 7th whereas.
    • • 9th whereas to add “November” to “November and December respectively”.
    • • Page 2, paragraph 1, make it reflect the new title, (withhold material and promotional
      support part)
    • • Page 2, paragraph 3, change “MIGOP” to “MRP”
    • • Once edited as prescribed above, will come to a vote for approval.
  • ● Addendum 6 (Censure of Michigan Senate and House of Representatives)
    • • Originally came from the 11th Congressional District
    • • Title to change “Censorship” to “Censure”
    • • Title to remove “Leadership” from both Senate and Representatives
    • • Last line (9th paragraph) of this resolution to change “Censorship” to “Censure”
    • • Change “the United States and State Constitutions” to “Constitution of the United States of
      America and the Michigan State Constitution”
    • • Third paragraph, put the quoted portion into italics.
    • • Maybe add the leadership names to the resolution in a whereas or in the introduction, to
      better specify whom we are censuring.
    • • This one will go out for a digital vote
  • ● Motion to Accept the Amended Addendums 1-3
    • • Kris Anderson motions to accept the amended addendums 1-3
    • • Greg Anderson seconds the motion.
    • • Roll Call Vote
      • 1. Carrie Mullins – Yes
      • 2. Jeffrey Dobbs – Yes
      • 3. Jessica Dobbs – Yes
      • 4. Chris Wagener – Yes
      • 5. Greg Anderson – Yes
      • 6. Kris Anderson – Yes
      • 7. William Sickner – Yes
      • 8. Larry Brozowski – Absent
      • 9. Jaynee Germond – Absent
      • 10. Molly Adkins – Absent
    • • Motion passes.

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2021 Dinner

We're hoping that Greg can see if we can rent out the Masonic Lodge to host this dinner. Carrie really

wants the “Swiss Steak Dinner” from there if we can rent it out. Other options for venues are welcome

to recommended to Carrie.

Harrisville Labor Day Parade

The Harrisville Labor Day Parade is this Sunday at 1pm. Line up for the parade on 6th St. at 12pm

(noon). Carrie will have candies and other grab-bags to give away to the parade-goers.

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

Our portion of the M-65 Highway is due for another cleanup activity from Alcona Republicans! At the

next meeting we will discuss the day and time that we'll plan to gather and make our part of M-65

gorgeous. The dates under consideration are from September 25th – October 3rd. The stretch is a 2 mile

stretch near McCullum and Buck roads. (It's a total of 4 miles to clean up. 2 miles on either side.)

New Treasurer

Unfortunately, our Treasurer, Kathy McLean, has to resign from her position. Her husband is worse off

than she thought, and requires more of her time and care, which leaves her little to no time to be our

Treasurer. As such, the position of Treasurer is open.

Carrie Mullins nominated Chris Wagener to become the next Treasurer. Chris Wagener accepts this

nomination. Kristina Anderson motions to vote Chris into the position of Treasurer. Jeffrey Dobbs

seconds this motion. A roll call vote was held.

  • • Carrie Mullins – Yes
  • • Jeffrey Dobbs – Yes
  • • Jessica Dobbs – Yes
  • • Greg Anderson – Yes
  • • Kris Anderson – Yes
  • • William Sickner – Abstain
  • • Larry Brozowski – Absent
  • • Jaynee Germond – Absent
  • • Molly Adkins – Absent

The motion passes, and therefore, Chris Wagener is our new Treasurer. Congratulations!

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • – Update: Harrisville Labor Day Parade
  • – Update & Vote on Packet to be Sent to Lansing, etc.
  • – Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup
  • – Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2021 Dinner
  • – Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Carrie, seconded by Jess at 12:43pm. Next core team meeting to be held

on September 7, 2021 at 1pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center. Next open meeting to be held

on September 27, 2021 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs

Aug. 23, 2021 Monthly Meeting

4th Monday of the Month

Alcona County Republicans

Meeting Minutes

August 23, 2021

Opening:

The Meeting called to order by Carrie Mullins at the Chosen Ranch Community Center (CRCC) at

7:07pm.

Present:

Carrie Mullins, Chairman

Jeffrey Dobbs, Vice Chairman

Jessica Dobbs, Secretary

Greg Anderson, Sergeant At Arms

Kris Anderson, Trustee

Jaynee Germond, Trustee

William Sickner, Trustee

Absent:

Kathy McLean, Treasurer

Larry Brozowski, Trustee

Molly Adkins, Trustee

Guest Speaker:

Ryan D. Kelley, Candidate for Governor ( www.ryandkelley.com )

Ryan spoke for about an hour and a half. He finished at 8:32pm.

Business:

Full Forensic Audit Resolution

We are presenting a letter demanding a Full Forensic Audit to the Michigan Democratic Party,

Michigan Republican Party, all legislators in the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as the

Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State. This letter is to officially advocate and demand a

Full Forensic Audit of the 2020 General Election in the State of Michigan. We feel that Benson has not

done any audit as defined by her office. We have a grassroots petition that was available to sign at the

Alcona County Fair, that will also be included in this letter.

Alcona County Fair Report

The fair this year was rather slow, because the company who was to provide rides for fair-goers to

enjoy, backed out of their job, two days before the fair was to take place. However, our booth was

present at the fair, and it seems those who attended, enjoyed their time there to talk to people who are

interested in what we are up to and all about. We also had some new members join our party because of

the fair. Both of our silent auctions sold as well. Congratulations to those who won the auctions!

Censure of McBroom, Theis, and Bizon

It was discussed about censuring McBroom, Theis, and Bizon, for violating their oaths of office for

authoring a report that included the following statement: “The Committee recommends the attorney

general consider investigating those who have been utilizing misleading and false information about

Antrim County to raise money or publicity for their own ends.” This statement in their report goes

against the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. They are asserting that anyone who

disagrees with their assessment of the 2020 General Election, should be investigated by the Attorney

General. In doing so, they have weaponized the State against Citizens who disagree with them.

Jaynee Germond motioned to approve this Censure letter. Jessica Dobbs seconded the motion. The vote

was done by a roll call. It stands as such:

  • Carrie Mullins – Yes
  • Jeffrey Dobbs – Yes
  • Jessica Dobbs – Yes
  • Kathy McLean – Absent
  • Greg Anderson – Yes
  • Lawrence (Larry) Brozowski – Absent
  • Jaynee Germond – Yes
  • William Sickner – Yes
  • Molly Adkins – Absent
  • Kristina Anderson – Yes

The motion is tabled as of now until the three absent members can vote on this issue. Should this

motion pass, Precinct Delegates will be emailed a copy of this letter, so they can add their names to it

as well, should they wish to do so.

Treasurer's Report

Carrie will transfer the money needed for the domain name of the website for the Alcona County

Republicans to stay active and registered to our party. (Treasurer was absent today, so no report other

than that, at this time.)

Board of Canvassers Recommendations

Jessica Dobbs, Drew Wagener, and Jaynee Germond all volunteered to be recommended for the Board

of Canvassers. Carrie will submit these names to the County Clerk.

Redistricting Update

Livingston County might be split up into 3 parts. Redistricting meetings are open to the public, and the

next meeting will be held on September 9, 2021 at 3pm. It will be held in the same room that the Board

of Commissioners meetings are held. The new software that they're trying to use for the redistricting

efforts, are straight from Jocelyn Benson's office.

Kristina Anderson as Trustee

There was a hiccup at the last meeting. We thought we went through the official process to have Kris

become a Trustee, but we messed up and somehow overlooked that. Whoops! So, tonight we took a roll

call vote to make her a Trustee. The motion was called by Greg, and seconded by Jeff. The vote went as

follows:

  • Carrie Mullins – Yes
  • Jessica Dobbs – Yes
  • Jeffrey Dobbs – Yes
  • Greg Anderson – Yes
  • William Sickner – No
  • Jaynee Germond – Absent
  • Molly Adkins – Absent
  • Lawrence (Larry) Brozowski – Absent
  • Kathy McLean – Absent

The motion was passed, and Kristina Anderson is officially a Trustee. Congratulations!

Harrisville Labor Day Parade

The Harrisville Labor Day Parade is coming up this Sunday, and we plan to attend! It will be held on

September 5, 2021, and lining up starts at 12pm on 6th Street. We plan to have a float in this parade.

The parade itself will begin at 1pm. If you would like to join us in the parade, please contact Carrie

Mullins.

Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2021 Dinner

Jessica Dobbs motions to have the Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2021 Dinner on October 2nd, 2021. Kristina

Anderson seconds this motion. Those still in attendance to the meeting (William, Jess, Jeff, Greg, Kris,

and Carrie) all voted yes, and the motion passed. More details to follow.

Grand Traverse County Resolution

Grand Traverse County passed a resolution for medical freedom. Dr Turek and his wife will be

presenting the same resolution to the Board of Commissioners on September 1, 2021. Alcona County

Grassroots Conservatives will be presenting a similar resolution that piggybacks off of this one.

Tentative Agenda for the Next Meeting:

  • – Update: Harrisville Labor Day Parade
  • – Update & Vote on Letter by Jeffrey Dobbs for Election Audit
  • – Alcona County Fair Staffing
  • – Lincoln-Reagan-Trump 2021 Dinner
  • – Other Agenda Items to be Added as Needed

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn, called by Carrie, seconded by Jeff at 9:28pm. Next core team meeting to be held on

September 2, 2021 at 10am at the Chosen Ranch Community Center. Next open meeting to be held on

September 27, 2021 at 7pm at the Chosen Ranch Community Center.

Minutes submitted by: Jessica Dobbs