Monday, July 30, 2012

Republican Roundup: July 30

This week:
Thursday, August 2:
Fundraiser for District 1 Commissioner Ham Wilson, Jr.
Where: The old Kat n Harry's location next to Jubilee on Fairview in Old Cloverdale
When: 5:30 p.m.
Details: Campaign kickoff and fundraiser to help reelect Commissioner Wilson.

Coming Soon: 
DATE CHANGE - Tuesday, August 7:
Capital City Republican Women 
What: School Cleanup
When: Tuesday morning
Where: Catoma Elementary School
Details: Students will be returning to school in August and we want to help make their campus shine. Join us as we clean up Catoma Elementary School. We'll spread pine straw, trim shrubbery and weed flower beds. With enough volunteers, we should be done in about three hours. Encourage your friends and family to join us in making Catoma Elementary School ready for the new school year. Call CCRW President Donna Robins at 262-3673. If you volunteer, please complete this waiver: School Volunteer Cleanup Release Form and bring it with you on cleanup day.

Wednesday, August 15
Eggs & Issues With Congressman Martha Roby
What: Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting
When: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Where: RSA Activity Center on Dexter Avenue
Details: Alabama's Congressional Representative, Congressman Martha Roby will discuss issues impacting business development, regional projects and the vitality of Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. Tickets are $25 for members (MCREC is a member) and $35 for non-members. Visit Montgomery Chamber of Commerce for more details and to make reservations.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ALGOP Chairman's Corner: 1 billion

Dear Friend,

In an announcement that can only be described as historic, Governor Bentley unveiled on Thursday morning a long-term saving strategy that would save Alabama taxpayers one billion dollars.

That’s right. One billion dollars!

Alabama Battleground Patriots - Defeat Obama! Sign up today!I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to grasp how much money that is. But when you describe it as $1 billion in taxpayer’s money, the picture becomes much clearer. That billion dollars represents the hard-earned wages of Alabama workers, sent to Montgomery in hopes that our elected officials would be good stewards.

Until the Republicans became the majority Party in Montgomery in 2010, we had 136 years of out-of-control Democratic spending. Alabama Democrats played fast and loose with the taxpayers’ dollars and common-sense budgeting practices were at the bottom of their priority list.

Things have certainly changed.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Republican Roundup: July 23rd

This week:

Tuesday, July 24:
River Region Republican Club 
What: Regular Meeting
When: 12 noon
Where: Farmers Market Cafe on North McDonough
Details: Guest speaker is Judge Reese McKinney. Come as you are, earlier or later, it does not matter. Just show up, go through the cafeteria line and come listen to Reese. You pay for your meal after the meeting. Feel free to bring a friend. For more information, call John Rice at 334-524-2100.

Thursday, July 26:
Capital City Republican Women
What: Luncheon meeting
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Capital City Club
Details: Alabama Director of Tourism Lee Sentell is our guest speaker. Come hear about one of the biggest industries in Alabama. You may discover a new vacation spot! Lunch is $22 with reservations to Brenda Newton at jannew3b@aol.com or 546-6992 by Tuesday, July 24.

Coming Soon: 

Thursday, August 2:
Fundraiser for District 1 Commissioner Ham Wilson, Jr.
Where: Kat n Harri's in Old Cloverdale
Details: Help reelect Commissioner Wilson by marking your calendar now for this "fun" fundraiser. More details will follow.

Saturday, August 11:
Capital City Republican Women
What: School Cleanup
When: Saturday morning
Where: Catoma Elementary School
Details: Students will be returning to school in August and we want to help make their campus shine. Join us as we clean up Catoma Elementary School. We'll spread pinestraw, trim shrubbery and weed flower beds. With enough volunteers, we should be done in about three hours. Encourage your friends and family to join us in making Catoma Elementary School ready for the new school year. Call CCRW President Donna Robins at 262-3673. If you volunteer, please complete this waiver: School Volunteer Cleanup Release Form and bring it with you on cleanup day.

Wednesday, August 15:
Eggs & Issues With Congressman Martha Roby
What: Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting
When: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Where: RSA Activity Center on Dexter Avenue
Details: Alabama's Congressional Representative, Congressman Martha Roby will discuss issues impacting business development, regional projects and the vitality of Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. Tickets are $25 for members (MCREC is a member) and $35 for non-members. Visit Montgomery Chamber of Commerce for more details and to make reservations.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

How You Can Help: Precinct Organization

Photo credit: Geoffrey Fairchild,
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The Precinct Organization Committee of the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee needs YOUR help
  • Provide assistance to all of the local candidates 
  • Identify local activities which will allow a GOP presence where we can recruit new members/volunteers 
  • Identify locations at Republican-friendly businesses who will allow a voter registration event and help find volunteers to man the tables 
  • Contact GOP-friendly businesses and ask for their support and help in getting our word out 
  • Contact neighborhood associations to get their support at any upcoming events, get publicity on their websites or in their neighborhood newsletters , and if they will not allow partisan activities ask if we can put voter registration forms in their new neighbor packets 
  • Contact local colleges for events and opportunities to hold a voter registration event after fall semester begins 
  • Identify Chamber of Commerce events which we can attend and meet the business community (we are members of the chamber) 
  • Identify Labor Day events that will provide opportunities for exposure/voter registration 
  • Review local activity calendars (community events and neighborhood events) to identify events where we can wear candidate t-shirts for candidate exposure
Once you have all the details and permissions required to participate in an event or sponsor an activity please, contact Sheila Munday at sbmunday@juno.com or Pat Wilson at pwilson517@aol.com.

We appreciate your help.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Event Roundup for Week of July 16th

This week:

Monday, July 16:

Montgomery County Republican Club

What: Meeting

When: 6:45 p.m.

Where: Faulkner University Cafeteria

Details:  Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan is guest speaker. New officers will be installed. The meeting is free, but we encourage you to support Faulkner University by purchasing dinner for $7.50.


Wednesday, July 18:

Capital City Young Republicans

What:  2012 Election Dinner

When:  6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Where: Sinclair's East

Details:  Here is your opportunity to get involved.  Join us for the CCYR 2012 Election Dinner. Wesley Helton intends to run for chairperson. Other open officer positions at this time are: co-chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary, state committeeman, state committeewoman. For further details, visit the event page on Facebook.


Coming soon:

Thursday, July 26:

Capital City Republican Women

What: Luncheon meeting

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Capital City Club

Details: Alabama Director of Tourism Lee Sentell is our guest speaker.  Come hear about one of the biggest industries in Alabama.  You may discover a new vacation  spot!  Lunch is $22 with reservations to Brenda Newton at
jannew3b@aol.com [mailto:jannew3b@aol.com] or 546-6992 by Tuesday, July 24.

Thursday, August 2:

Fundraiser for District 1 Commissioner Ham Wilson, Jr.

Where:  Kat n Harry's in Old Cloverdale

Details:  Help reelect Commissioner Wilson by marking your calendar now for this  "fun" fundraiser.  More details will follow.


Saturday, August 11:

Capital City Republican Women

What:  School Cleanup

When:  Saturday morning

Where:  Catoma Elementary School

Details:  Students will be returning to school in August and we want to help make their campus shine.  Join us as we clean up Catoma Elementary School.  We'll spread pinestraw, trim shrubbery and weed flower beds.  With enough volunteers, we should be done in about three hours.  Encourage your friends and family to join us in making Catoma Elementary School ready for the new school year.

Friday, July 13, 2012

REMINDER: MCRC Monday, July 16th

Please join us Monday for the July meeting of the Montgomery County Republican Club.  Our guest speaker will be John McMillan, Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.

The Club will also install its officers and board members for the 2012-2013 term.

The meeting will be held at the Faulkner University Cafeteria on Monday, July 16.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The meeting is FREE.  Dinner costs $7.50 and is optional, but we encourage everyone attending to support Faulkner by purchasing a meal.

MEMBERS: Dues for the coming year are due in July.  Annual dues are $15.  Please make your check payable to "MCRC" or "Montgomery County Republican Club".  We ask all new and renewing members to fill out a new membership application to help us keep our records up-to-date. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Two Quick Reminders for Today

REMINDER #1: Mike Hubbard will be signing books tonight at GOP HQ from 5:00 to 6:30. Bring a friend!

REMINDER #2: If you are handing out campaign materials for Judge McKinney on Saturday, today is the day to pick those materials up from the McKinney HQ on Zelda Rd from 10 am to 2:30 pm. PLEASE help out if you can.

Monday, July 9, 2012

This Week's Republican Roundup

This week:

Monday, July 9:
Capital City Republican Women 
What: Board meeting
When: 1 p.m.
Where: GOP Headquarters
Details: Regular board meeting.

Tuesday, July 10:
Montgomery County Executive Republican Committee Precinct Organization Meeting
When: 6 p.m.
Where: GOP Headquarters
Details: Join us as we plan our next steps in our precinct plan. For more information, email Sheila B. Munday at sbmunday@juno.com.

Thursday, July 12:
Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee: Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard 
What: Book Signing
When: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: GOP Headquarters
Details: Join us for a book signing with Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn. Speaker Mike Hubbard will sign copies of his book "Storming the State House." For your convenience, books will be available for purchase. Bring your friends! Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, July 14:
Volunteers Needed for McKinney Campaign 
What: Promote the Reelection of Judge Reese McKinney
When: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: State Farmers Market, Coliseum Blvd & Federal Drive
Details: Hand out campaign push cards and signs for Judge Reese McKinney at Farmers Market Day. We'll also host a voter registration table. Farmers Market Day attracts crowds and is fun for the whole family. Pick up campaign materials Thursday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Reese McKinney Campaign Headquarters (2920G Zelda Place on Zelda Road - across from Moe's Southwest Grille and Tang's Alterations). PLEASE HELP OUT. Voters need to know that Montgomery cannot afford to have this office fall into the hands of the Democrats.

John McMillan to speak at MCRC July 16th

What: Meeting
When: 6:45 p.m.
Where: Faulkner University Cafeteria
Details: Featuring John McMillan, Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries New officers will be installed. The meeting is free, but we encourage you to support Faulkner University by purchasing dinner for $7.50.






Sunday, July 8, 2012

ALGOP: From the Chairman


 Alabama Republican Party

It's easy to criticize our leaders, but I think it's more important to let them know we appreciate it when they do something right. I don't know if you've read some of the articles at the Montgomery Advertiser praising our Republican President Pro Tem, Senator Del Marsh, for the efforts he's made to clean up the mess left behind by the Democrats, but if you missed them you can find them at Republican Pro Tem Spending Half of Democrats, Democrats Left Thousands in Unpaid Bills, and Office Gave Bonuses, Increases. I'm grateful for all that Senator Marsh has done to bring fiscal transparency and responsibility to the Pro Tem's office and said as much in the op-ed I wrote below.

Speaker Hubbard Signing Books This Thursday at Montgomery GOP Headquarters

Join us this Thursday  for a book signing with Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn.

Speaker Hubbard will sign copies of his book Storming the State House. Books will be available for purchase. Bring your friends! Refreshments will be served. What: Book Signing



When: Thursday, July 12, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: GOP Headquarters




Saturday, July 7, 2012

Volunteers Needed for McKinney Campaign July 14th

What: Hand out push cards & signs for Judge Reese McKinney Campaign at Farmer's Market Day
When: Saturday, July 14, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: State Farmers Market, Coliseum Blvd & Federal Drive
Details: Pick up campaign materials Thursday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Reese McKinney Campaign HQ (2920G Zelda Place on Zelda Road - across from Moe's Southwest Grille and Tang's Alterations)

PLEASE HELP OUT. Voters need to know that Montgomery cannot afford to have the election center fall into the hands of the Democrats.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Operation: Call to Duty


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As Republicans, we respect the “call of duty” for the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces both here and abroad. We feel it is our duty to honor them by answering our own “call to duty.”

We will be collecting items to send to those service men and women deployed in dangerous areas overseas. Please help us honor them by contributing an item. Simply look at the list of approved items below and drop your items off at the Montgomery County Republican Headquarters on Vaughn Road. Once a box is full, we’ll send it off to our overseas contact for distribution.

Happy July 4th from the Montgomery GOP

  image by David Amsler, via Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0
Image by David Amsler, via Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0
Today we celebrate the freedoms won by America's founding fathers and defended by its courageous citizens - civilians, soldiers, first responders, and leaders.

We remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country, and those who serve today at home and in distant places.

Let us all work together to preserve those freedoms.