Tuesday, October 25, 2011

REMINDER: CCRW Meet & Mingle Tonight

The Capital City Republican Women invite you to a Meet and Mingle on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at  GOP Headquarters, 2801-V Vaughn Plaza Road.

We   welcome   Amy   Blankenship   of   Corporate Relations  at  Alabama  Power  Company.    She  works with grassroots organizations across the state and can teach us how to use our voice for activism to oppose overbearing and job-killing regulation.  An attorney, Ms  Blankenship  served  as  counsel  to  Senators  Jeff Sessions  and  Sam  Brownback  on  the  U.S.  Senate Judiciary  Committee.    While  there,  she  participated in the confi rmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Come hear what she has to say and bring a friend!

$10; Light Refreshments; R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 21
Brenda Newton at jannew3b@aol.com or 546-6992


Monday, October 24, 2011

REMINDER: Judge Tommy Bryan at Tuesday's River Regions Meeting

Judge Tommy Bryan of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals will speak at Tuesday's meeting of the River Region Republican Club. The meeting will take place at 12:00 noon at the Farmer's Market Cafe in downtown Montgomery. Judge Bryan will share his thoughts about upcoming events in Montgomery.

The meeting is open to everyone. Please make plans to attend - and bring a friend!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Presidential Straw Poll Results

The Montgomery County Republican Party held a straw poll at the Republican Roundup on Thursday, October, 20th.  Here are the results:



Votes %
Cain, Herman 70 38.7%
Romney, Mitt 38 21.0%
Gingrich, Newt 22 12.2%
Perry, Rick 16 8.8%
Paul, Ron 9 5.0%
Bachmann, Michele 4 2.2%
Santorum, Rick 1 0.6%
Huntsman, Jon 0 0.0%
Johnson, Gary 0 0.0%
Karger, Fred 0 0.0%
Moore, Roy 0 0.0%
Roehmer, Buddy 0 0.0%
Undecided 21 11.6%
Total Votes Cast 181


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Funeral Arrangements for Amos Harris

Here are the memorial and funeral arrangements for Amos Harris:

Thursday:
  • 6 pm - Viewing
  • 7 pm - Reflection

Friday:
  • 12 noon - Funeral
  • 11 am - Viewing

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Amos Harris: 1931-2011

Amos Harris was a friend of mine. Not a long-term friend or a childhood friend or a business friend, just a friend. A friend who was interested in me, and a friend in whose company I was comfortable.

I last saw him several weeks ago, but was too busy to sit down and talk to him. Now he’s gone, and I really didn’t get a chance to say good-by or how much I appreciated him.

The Montgomery Advertiser, surprisingly, had a good article about Amos and his Nat King Cole society on Saturday. It reviewed his life; how he started and advocated for the NKC Society. His wife, Rozelia, was honored and his family was mentioned. His Air Force and Police careers in Korea and Chicago were also mentioned, but try as they would, the Advertiser could not really give Amos complete accolades. They didn’t really know him.

But we knew him. We all know that his life was an open book; and he was always glad to tell you about his many life experiences, and more importantly, his ideas, concerns, and thoughts.

He was a generous man, a serious man, a citizen, a patriot and he really had a great sense of humor. Maybe he was a man ahead of his time when you think about reaching out and freedom and equality. I had long conversations with Amos about a lot of things and tried to be his friend. I liked him.

But the one thing the Advertiser wouldn’t touch or even honor was the fact that he was one of us – Amos Harris was a Republican.

Not a Republican on the surface, or in the heart of debate, but a Republican deep down and persistent in his belief that Republicans, more importantly, Conservatives have the right answers to our current challenges in these United States. He was passionate about this Club and its members. He wanted us to do the right thing, and he wanted us to someday to be able to reach out to his neighborhood and those who have not given our principles consideration.

I know he was a man of faith, and I would take pleasure in seeing him again on the other side. But in the meantime, I will miss my friend Amos Harris.

Chuck Carver,
Montgomery County Republican Club

Friday, October 14, 2011

In Memoriam: Amos Harris

We wish to express our condolences to the family of Amos Harris, upon his death Thursday, October 13th. Amos was a veteran of Korea and an active member of the Montgomery County Republican Club and the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee.

A funeral is planned for Friday, October 21 at Mt. Zion AME Church in Montgomery.  We will pass along details as soon as they become available.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CCRW Meet & Mingle - October 25th

The Capital City Republican Women invite you to a Meet and Mingle on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at  GOP Headquarters, 2801-V Vaughn Plaza Road.

We   welcome   Amy   Blankenship   of   Corporate Relations  at  Alabama  Power  Company.    She  works with grassroots organizations across the state and can teach us how to use our voice for activism to oppose overbearing and job-killing regulation.  An attorney, Ms  Blankenship  served  as  counsel  to  Senators  Jeff Sessions  and  Sam  Brownback  on  the  U.S.  Senate Judiciary  Committee.    While  there,  she  participated in the confi rmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Come hear what she has to say and bring a friend!

$10; Light Refreshments; R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 21
Brenda Newton at jannew3b@aol.com or 546-6992


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Applications Available for RNC Internships

The Republican National Committee has announced that they are accepting applications for the 2012 Internship Program. They have requested the help of Alabama Republican Leaders to assist in identifying and encouraging outstanding undergraduate students to apply for the internship.

If you know someone who might be interested in pursuing this internship, please direct them to Shana J. Kluck, communications director, Alabama Republican Party. She can be reached at 205-586-5751 and skluck@algop.org.

Monday, October 10, 2011

James Sumner at MCRC - Monday, October 17th

At next Monday's meeting of the Montgomery County Republican Club, we welcome Alabama Ethics Commission Director James Sumner.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Dinner is $7.50 per person.

To RSVP, e-mail Chuck Carver at chuckcarver@knology.net or call 334-868-0051.

Friday, October 7, 2011

REMINDER: Join us at the 2011 Republican Roundup October 20th

The 2011 Republican Roundup is just two weeks away.  The event is free, but we are asking everyone to register in advance.  Register here, or call (334) 356-6261.