GOP News Notes November 16, 2016

 

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                  GOP News Notes

                         November 16, 2016

 

 

 


We did it!  Thank You, Thank You
I wanted to take this opportunity to express to each of you that helped with the election.  We could have done better in Montgomery County, but we took the Presidency and kept our wonderful Congressman, Morgan Griffith.
I remember back to our Mass Meeting in March of this year.  I spoke about “Volunteerism” and how much we needed for as many people as possible to get involved.  I said, “If you were to wake up on Wednesday morning after the election and found out that we have a Democratic President, the first thing you will say to yourself would be, why didn’t I help more?”  Well, you did.
Every time a need arose, we had volunteers.  You are all so great!
Now we can be assured of a Conservative Supreme Court, a larger and better Military, trade reforms, an actual reduction of federal regulations, an eye to the budget imbalance, and more.  You can look at all these issues and look at our Republican Creed.  It’s all there.  And you rose to this challenge!
I salute you all.  You deserve the credit.  I could list all the names of so many that stood up and said, “I can do that”.  But I would need much more space.  Our Sub-Committees all responded.  I am such a lucky person, in that, I have met so many new friends.  I hope to meet more.
And now, on to next year.  We will be having a Christmas Party. It would be great, even if you can only stay for a short time.
We will have our next monthly luncheon in January at Custom Catering.
I hope everyone can come.
Lastly, Go Trump!
Bob Dickenson, Chairman, Montgomery County GOP
Victory Party
All Republicans are invited to a Victory Party on Sunday, November 20. Come any time between  3:00-5:00PM  and celebrate our sweet victories with fellow Republicans !!!  Finger food and drinks will be available. The party is at the Republican Headquarters, 1655 Roanoke Street (End of mall behind Long John Silvers).  Trump/ Pence signs will be available!  Precinct Captains be sure and call your poll greeters and invite them to the victory party,
Christmas Party
Our Christmas Party will be Sunday, December 18th, at Nick Rush’s house, from 3:00 to 5:00. Nick’s address is 820 Hillcrest Dr.  Hillcrest Dr is the first right off of Depot St after passing Radford St going toward I-81.   After getting on Hillcrest it is a few blocks distance to Nick’s house on the left.  Everyone is invited!
Get Ready for Another Big Election Season
The elections of 2017 are going to again be important.  Besides the three state races, Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General there are three local House of Delegate races, Nick Rush of the 7th District, Greg Habeeb of the 8th District and Joseph Yost of the 12th District and several important local elections in the county and towns.  As you may know the state elections each has multiple candidates so there will be need for studied selection of the best representative in voting for the March primary.  The Montgomery County District Supervisors have three races; Annette Perkins of District A, Gary Creed of District C and Todd King of District D. Gary Creed who normally votes conservative will not be up for reelection so we need to have a candidate for this position.  The Montgomery County School Board has three races; Gunin Kiran of District A, James Lyons of District C and Jamie Bond of District D.  For the Town of Blacksburg, besides the Mayor Ron Rordam Council Members; Susan Anderson, Krisha Chachra and Cecile Newcomb are up for election.   The town of Christiansburg has the Mayor, D Michael Barber and Council Members; R Cord Hall, Steve Huppert and Bradford J “Brad” Stipes up for election.
For information concerning Montgomery County GOP activities contact our Chairman, Bob Dickenson, email: sbdickenson@nrvunwired.net

November 5 Pre-Election

GOP Montgomery County News Notes

Election Night Party at Headquarters:  We will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 to watch election results come in.  Scottie Dickenson is heading this up and she plans to serve pizza and soft drinks.  Coordinate with Scottie; earlyimpressions@nrvunwired.net or 808-3887 or Shirley Martin; shimar57@msn.com or 808-8905, your help will be greatly appreciated.
We Still Need Election Poll Workers: A big election effort is poll workers who talk with voters as they approach the polls on election day.  Many workers are needed.  After being recruited workers are trained on what to do and how to do it.  Mostly, it amounts to being friendly and appreciative of the people’s effort to vote. Handouts are distributed. Mark Hoover is working on last minute details now. Give him a call at 230-7920.  Call today!
Election Day Rides: Steven McBride with the Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is offering to provide rides to the polls on Election Day.  His phone number is (303) 507-5396 and email address at mcbridsg@vt.edu.
“Get Out The Vote” rally: At headquarters on Monday, November 7th, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  It has been confirmed that Morgan Griffith will be in attendance.
Christmas Party: There will be a Christmas/Victory Party in December.  I am lucky enough to have someone that I really trust to head this up, Shirley Martin.  She will coordinate with our own, Nick Rush, to pool our resources and have something nice.  More details to follow as we get closer to December.
A Big Thank You!: This campaign season has been long and has been very emotional at times.  A great deal of work has gone into everything we have been able to do so far.  More work is required before all this ends. our Chairman Bob Dickenson wants to take this time to personally thank each and every one of you who have done so much.  Thank you, thank you.  You are all super-heros to him!
Headquarters: Montgomery County GOP HeadQuarters is at: 1655 Roanoke Street,  Suite G, Christiansburg, Va  24073, phone: 540-251-3248. The headquarters is behind Long John Silvers on the left side of the building, Suite G. Hours open are: Saturday November 5, 10AM-8PM, Sunday November 6, 1PM-8PM and Monday November 7, 10AM-8PM.  Open hours for the day of the election is 10AM-9PM. For information concerning Montgomery County GOP activities contact our Chairman, Bob Dickenson, email: sbdickenson@nrvunwired.net

Our mailing address is:
Montgomery County Republican Party
P.O. Box 997, Christiansburg, VA 24068

October 27, 2016 Luncheon

Montgomery County Republican Party Luncheon
Thursday – October  27,  2016
(last monthly luncheon of 2016)

Custom Catering, 902 Patrick Henry Drive (off North Main Street)
Blacksburg
Doors Open at 11:30 A.M., BUFFET at 11:45 A.M.

BUFFET $ 10.00 Includes everything

Speaker:    Dr.  BOB  DENTON

Department Head, Virginia Tech

Department of Communications

–   Political  Analyst   –

All members of the
Virginia Tech College Republicans
may attend the luncheon
FREE OF CHARGE – BUT- you MUST
*RESPOND to THIS e-mail announcement
NOT LATER THAN
NOON WEDNESDAY-
OCTOBER 26,  2016

*Please RSVP to Dean Dowdy at:  deangop456@gmail.com     or     953 – 2281

News Notes October 16, 2016

GOP News Notes October 16, 2016

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Viewing of Hillary’s America:

The DVD, The Secret History of the Democratic Party will be  shown at GOP Headquarters Monday- Friday at 2 and 6PM.  It is about 2 hours long. The DVD will also be shown Saturdays at 2PM.  There are a few copies of the DVD available to check out for 2 days.  The DVD is based on a book by the same name written by Dinesh D’Souza. Everyone is welcome to come to HQ and watch the DVD during the weeks before the election.  Our doors are open!

About the Amendments:

There will be two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution on the November 8th ballot. The Montgomery County GOP is encouraging a yes vote for both amendments.  The first amendment has to do with Right to Work.  Virginia has a Right to Work law in the Virginia Code.  This amendment will put the Right to Work law into the Virginia Constitution.  The logic being that if the law is in the constitution it will be more difficult to change.
The second amendment has to do with property tax exemptions. This amendment allows localities the right to exempt property that belongs to surviving spouses of any law enforcement officer, firefighter or any other first responder killed in the line of duty.

Election Poll Workers Needed

A big election effort is with poll workers who talk with voters as they approach the polls on election day.  Each of the twenty-three Precincts in Montgomery county are manned from 6AM -7PM by at least two people.  Many workers are needed.  After being recruited workers are trained on what to do and how to do it.  Mostly, it amounts to being friendly and appreciative of the people’s effort to vote. Handouts including sample ballots are distributed. The co-chairs are Mark Hoover, who’s cell phone is 540-230-7920 and can be reached at: hoover402@comcast.net. and Glenn Cochran at: glenn.cochran.bv6q@statefarm.com. Glenn’s cell phone is 540-250-3560.  Call today!

Headquarters:

Montgomery County GOP HeadQuarters is at: 1655 Roanoke Street,  Suite G, Christiansburg, Va  24073, phone: 540-251-3248.  contact Harry Collins for information, email: harryfcollins@gmail.com and  cell phone: 540-815-1126.  Hours are 10AM-8PM, Monday-Friday and 10AM-2 PM Saturdays. We need help to staff the HQ!  A lot of citizens come in to talk, and to get bumper stickers, yard signs and other literature.  If you need campaign material come see us, we try to keep well supplied. The headquarters is not far from 460 behind Long John Silvers on the left side of the building, Suite G.

Election Night Open House:

We plan to have the GOP Headquarters open  late the night of the election so we can watch the election returns together.  Come join us!
For information concerning Montgomery County GOP activities contact our Chairman, Bob Dickenson, email: sbdickenson@nrvunwired.net   10/16/16

Party for First Debate

Large Logo2Assuming that everything goes as it is now planned with the first debate we will have a debate party at GOP headquarters on the night of Monday, September 26, 2016 beginning shortly before the 9 PM ET debate starts.  All Republicans are invited! Come boo and hiss with fellow believers. We will have pizza and soft drinks and the plan is now to stay open until the fat woman sings! Come join us, it should be a good time. Montgomery County GOP HeadQuarters is at: 1655 Roanoke Street,  Suite G, Christiansburg, Va  24073, phone: 540-251-3248.  contact Harry Collins for information, email: harryfcollins@gmail.com and  cell phone: 540-815-1126.  The headquarters is on the left side of the building, Suite G,  behind the Long John Silvers not far from 460.

September Luncheon

MCGOP LOGOMontgomery County, Republican Party Luncheon

Thursday – September  29, 2016

Custom Catering
902 Patrick Henry Drive (off North Main Street), Blacksburg
Doors Open at 11:30 A.M. BUFFET at 11:50 A.M.

BUFFET $ 10.00 Includes everything
Speaker: Delegate Glenn Davis
Represents Virginia’s 84th District,
Plans to Run for Lieutenant Governor 2017

All College Republicans that RSVP to the fact will receive a free lunch.

RSVP to Dean Dowdy  email or call 953-2281

August Luncheon

Roaring Elephant emblem1Montgomery County, Republican Party Luncheon

Thursday – August  25, 2016

Custom Catering
902 Patrick Henry Drive (off North Main Street), Blacksburg
Doors Open at 11:30 A.M. BUFFET at 11:50 A.M.

BUFFET $ 10.00 Includes everything
Speaker:    Delegate  Rob  Bell
Represents Virginia’s 58th District

Plans to Run for Attorney General 2017

Grand Opening GOP Headquarters

hqfrontOur Montgomery County Headquarters had a grand opening on August 13, 2016. The address is: 1655 Roanoke Street Suite G, Christiansburg VA 24073. It is to the left of the area of Al’s Deli behind Long John Silver’s off of Route 11, close to 460. The phone number for the Headquarters is 540-251-3248

Speeches including ones by 9th District Representative Morgan Griffith, 7th District Delegate Nick Rush, and Sheriff Hank Partin. Also speaking were Delegate Rob Bell, primary candidate for Attorney General and Jill Vogel, Glenn Davis and Bryce Reeves, primary candidates for Lt Governor.

Harry Collins is the potential Chairman of the HeadQuarters Subcommittee and is in charge of staffing the HQ. He can be contacted at: email: harryfcollins@gmail.com 540-815-1126.  Picture below curtesy of David Pearce.


Chris Tuck at July Luncheon

Chris Tuck pictureIf you missed Montgomery County Supervisor Chairman Chris Tuck’s presentation at the monthly GOP luncheon July 28, 2016, you missed an example of democracy in action.  After  the last November election of Darrell Sheppard to District E,  the board including Tuck of District B; Todd King of District D;  and Gary Creed of District C has a conservative majority.  Tuck pointed out aspects of the Republican Creed upheld by the board since that time.  Two aspects, in particular, are noted: fiscal responsibility and good stewardship of natural resources. Continue reading Chris Tuck at July Luncheon

Unit Committee Call

Montgomery County Republican Party

 

Attention All Montgomery County Republican Party County Committee Members

 

I, Bob Dickenson, Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party, do hereby issue a call for a County Committee meeting of the Montgomery County Republican Party at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, VA .

Please attend or send a proxy (a quorum is needed).  Remember the proxy must be from your District and NOT a current member of the County Committee.

AGENDA – August 18, 2016

Call to Order

Convene Meeting

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Republican Creed

Approval of June 28, 2016 Minutes (Previously Distributed)

Treasurer’s Report

Election of 1st Vice President by Vote of Committee

Naming of New Sub-Committee Chairmen

NAACP Fundraiser

AARP Announcement

New Headquarters

Door Knocking Initiative

State Central Committee Meeting

New MCRP Logos

Chairman’s Remarks

 Adjournment

 


PROXY:  A duly elected member may be represented by proxy only by a Republican party member from the same district who is not already on the County Committee.  All proxies shall be in writing and shall be signed by the maker of the proxy.

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that I _____________________________________________________

of District ___________ do hereby constitute and appoint ________________________________________________,

my true and lawful attorney, to vote as my proxy at the meeting of the Montgomery County Republican County Committee on the ____ day of _____________________________, 20 ______, or any adjourned meeting thereof and for me and in my name, place and stead to vote upon any question that properly may come before such meeting, with all power I should possess if personally present, hereby revoking all previous proxies.  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this ______ day of ______________________20____________.

 

 

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