Sunday, May 22, 2011

This Wednesday: Young Republicans Spring Social

Who: Capital City Young Republicans Club
What: Spring Social
When: Wednesday, May 25th, 6-9pm
Where: The Exchange,  Marriott Renaissance, 201 Tallapoosa Street in Montgomery
Contact: Lori Frazier, Chair, 334-294-3676 or frazier_lori@hotmail.com

Please join us on the patio at the Exchange and bring a friend! Individuals do not have to be members to attend. All House and Senate Republicans are invited to come out and celebrate with us.

Friday, May 20, 2011

River Region Republicans May Meeting: Bryan Taylor

Join the River Region Republicans at noon on on Tuesday, May 24th at the Farmer's Market Cafe downtown.  This month's guest speaker will be State Senator Bryan Taylor (District 30).


Lunch is optional (but recommended!) and reservations are not necessary.  Please join us!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Two New Videos from Sen. Dick Brewbaker

State Senator Dick Brewbaker (District 25) has posted two new videos over at his website, dickbrewbaker.com.  The first is an update on the Tenure Reform Act.  The other is a tribute to those who have responded in the aftermath of the April tornadoes in Elmore County.




We hope you enjoy these.

Monday, May 16, 2011

CCRW Welcomes T.J. Maloney on May 26th

We welcome the Alabama Republican Party Executive Director T.J. Maloney as guest speaker at our May luncheon meeting. He moved here from Virginia with a long history of managing and working campaigns all over the county. It was a 2008 Alabama congressional campaign where he met his future wife, Tanya, a native of Heflin, Alabama.  A self-described “political hack” that lives for politics, he reads many political biographies and follows online news around the country. T.J. became interested in politics late one October night in 1989. His father woke him up to watch television and to witness “history in the aking.” He watched as the Berlin Wall was torn down and he realized there was a wide world around him and politics often shapes the course of human events.  We look forward to meeting T.J. and hearing what the  Alabama Republican Party has planned.

Our menu is slow-cooked organic chicken, smoked  cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. For  dessert, we’ll have raspberry creme brulee. Rolls, coffee, and tea will complete the meal.  The cost is $22 per person with reservations to Brenda Newton at jannew3b@aol.com or 546-6692 by noon on Tuesday, May 24. Those making reservations and not attending will be billed by CCRW. Please allow 24 hours notice for cancellations.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

ALGOP, RNC Newsfeeds Now Available

We moved a few things in the right columns around and added news feed for the Alabama Republican Party and the Republican National Committee at the bottom of the sidebar.

If you have suggestions for other things you would like to see here, please tell us in the comments.  We appreciate your feedback!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Young Boozer to speak at Monday's MCRC Meeting

State Treasurer Young Boozer will address the Montgomery County Republican Club on Monday, May 16th at the Faulkner University cafeteria.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The club will be accepting donations to help tornado victims in the Jackson County community of Flat Rock.  The Club has already pledged $200, and is asking its members to match (or exceed!) that amount.  Checks should be made payable to the Flat Rock Community Club.

The nominating committee will also present its slate of nominees for the 2011-12 MCRC offers and board. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

For more information or to RSVP, E-mail Michael Quattlebaum at Michael@QuattlebaumVictory.net or call 334-328-5982.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Reapportionment Hearings Next Week - Your Input Needed

Reapportionment time is here again, and voter input is critical to helping legislators make wise decisions about the drafting of new district boundaries.  If your schedule permits, we strongly encourage you to attend one of the five public reapportionment hearings scheduled for May 10, 11, and 12.

Hearings will be held in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Selma.  The Montgomery hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in the Joint Briefing Room (807) at the Alabama State House.  More information about the schedule is available at the Alabama Legislature's website.

Teenage Republicans Collect Cleaning Supplies for C.S.S.

Area teenage Republicans hosted a community service event at the GOP headquarters and collected cleaning supplies for Catholic Social Services.  Learning that food stamp recipients are not allowed to purchase non-consumable goods, the group saw a need in the community and offered to help.    Shown here are club members from both Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and St. James.  They are:  (left to right front row), Lexie Segrest, Barbara Bradley, Chad DuBois, Dallas O’Mara, and Keith Pendley; (left to right back row), Hayden Ellis, Jacob McAlpine, Aidan Gilbert, and Elizabeth Karst.  Not pictured is Madeline Pendley.  The teenage Republicans hope to meet again as a group for events in the future.  For more information about teenage Republican clubs, please contact Jean Bradley at 409-9097.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MCRC Helps Overlooked Victims of the April 27th Tornadoes

Tornado in Jackson County, Alabama on April 27

April 27, 2001 was a day of destruction in Alabama that will certainly exceed any natural disaster that our state has ever known. Media coverage of the damage in Tuscaloosa is heartbreaking and images are beyond comprehension but the devastation also extends into communities with names that were unknown to many Alabamians before that tragic day.

One such small, rural community is Flat Rock, located in Northeast Jackson County on the sandstone plateau of Sand Mountain. The local economy consists of family farms or small poultry producers, and economic resources are limited. Unfortunately, media coverage isn’t as extensive or focused for these rural areas yet the needs of these residents are just as intense.

The Board of the Montgomery County Republican Club has elected to “adopt” the community of Flat Rock and has made a monetary contribution to The Flat Rock Community Club to aid residents in their recovery efforts. Rural areas of Alabama are typically located far from a metropolitan base and do not have access to an expanded volunteer support structure. The Flat Rock Community Club is a 501(c)(3) and all monetary donations are tax deductible.

The MCRC is asking all club members to consider making a donation to The Flat Rock Community Club at our next monthly meeting on Monday, May 16th, 6:45 p.m. at the Faulkner University Cafeteria. For more information, please contact Marcia Chambliss at (334)562-3999 or (334)462-9322.