From The Chairman's Desk- September 7, 2014

Watch our calendar and send event announcements to especially when you see opportunities for our candidates.  

A note for handymen and women.  There are only a few weeks until the election and then you can help us collect all the campaign signs.  But until then, if you carry a screw gun and a hammer you can fix almost every sign problem.  Whenever you see a sign in distress, please take a moment to repair it to keep our candidates looking sharp.  And be sure to respect the signs of our opponents.  Never block their signs or move them.  Signs are a big investment for campaigns and for their volunteers that donate time and gas to place them.  Really, the very best place for a sign is in your yard.  We have them waiting for you at the office (9401 NE Covington Rd).  A sign at your home or business will garner votes from those who respect you.


Please attend candidate events to help raise much-needed campaign funds, and become acquainted so that you and your friends can make an informed choice in November.  In addition to the events listed below there are more non-candidate events on the calendar that might be of interest to you.


A TOASTMASTERS CLUB AT REPUBLICAN PARTY HQ??  September 9th 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Republican Party HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd
A Toastmasters Group at HQ on Tuesdays is being considered. If you would like to discuss the possibilities, please come to this information-gathering meeting.

The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver
Join Chuck Atkins at the beautiful Grant House to kickoff his general election campaign for Sheriff. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

CCRW CANDIDATE DINNER September 11th 5:30pm
Club Green Meadows, 7703 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver, WA, United States
Republican candidates will join us for dinner and give an overview of their campaign platform.  Confirmed candidates include Lauren Colas (treasurer), Peter Van Nortwick (assessor), Scott Weber (clerk), Chuck Atkins (sheriff), Jeanne E Stewart (commissioner).  $20 includes dinner.  RSVP by Sept 9th to Micheline Doan at

PORT OF VANCOUVER PUBLIC TOUR September 11, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Port of Vancouver USA, Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver
With all the attention on the transportation of energy products these days a tour of the Port of Vancouver, USA might be in order. Port issues are jobs issues. This is the final tour for 2014. This free tour will showcase the largest transportation project in the port’s 100-year history, the West Vancouver Freight Access rail project, as well as the diverse range of marine cargoes handled on port docks. For the full schedule check here: Port of Vancouver Public Tours

Cedars On Salmon Creek 15001 NE 181st St
Freedom Golf Tournament - Electing the Right Women Right Now! Details: To Benefit the Legislative campaigns of Lynda Wilson and State Representative Liz Pike! Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 • 1PM Shotgun Start • 4 Person Best Ball.  Beautiful Cedars on Salmon Creek in the heart of Clark County, Washington! $100 per player/$400 per four person team includes PRIZES & post tourney BBQ Dinner! Single players are welcome and will be paired with other golfers to form a team. See Facebook page for details.

Thomas Park, Underwood, WA
Sponsored by Skamania & Klickitat County Republicans WA & OR States, Cities and Counties Of the Greater Columbia Gorge Region.  All GOP candidates & office holders welcome. Candidates & office holders please contact or to confirm your attendance & speaking placement. Picnic grounds open at 11:30; Potluck begins @ 1:00 pm **Bring a salad or dessert to share** Burgers, hot dogs, and pop provided Horseshoes * Playground * Handicapped Parking * Restrooms Admission is free; donation to offset cost of food will be appreciated Contacts: Cam Thomas, Laura Cheney, Email: 

Note: If you are traveling East on Hwy 14 in Skamania County (as if coming from Vancouver), do not turn on Cook-Underwood Road until you have been through five tunnels and past the Fish Hatchery on the Columbia River. If you can’t see the White Salmon – Hood River Bridge, keep going on Hwy 14. There will be another opportunity to turn on Cook-Underwood Road just before the White Salmon River Bridge. Look for picnic signs

GO HAWKS! RE-PETE FUNDRAISING PARTY September 17th  5:00pm – 7:00pm
Shangri-La Farm 26300 NE Third Street, Camas
Re-PETE Fundraising Reception to Re-Elect Clark County Assessor Peter VanNortwick Go Hawks! Re-PETE! Better, Faster, Stronger! Please join us at a fun and casual fundraising reception to honor Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick and help him prepare for his next election. Hosted by State Representative Liz Pike. RSVP or Phone (360) 281-8720

THE AGE WAVE--A CANDIDATES’ FORUM September 18, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Gaiser Student Center, Clark College 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver
A Candidates’ Forum on Washington’s Aging Readiness.  State Legislative Candidates from the 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 49th Legislative Districts have been invited. Event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to Karen Wolfe at 360-735-5721 or  Coordinated by the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington and its Advisory Council.  Sponsors include AARP, ElderCare Alliance, Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby

Home of Marian and Bill Jackson, 6023 NW Michaelbrook Lane, Camas
Electing Right Women Right Now! Please join us at the Lacamas Shores home of Marian and Bill Jackson for a relaxing TGIF party to benefit the legislative campaign of State Rep. Liz Pike who is running for re-election to Washington's House of Representatives. RSVP by e-mail: or Phone: 1-916-833-4969 or RSVP to State Rep. Liz Pike e-mail or Phone (360) 281-8720. Friends of Friends are welcome too.

JOIN LIZ'S PARADE BRIGADE! September 209am – 11am
Prairie Tavern for line up, 14925 NE Caples Rd, Brush Prairie
Brush Prairie Spirit Parade If you would like to volunteer, please RSVP to: Lexi Abston Tel. (360)

Start your Saturday with a nice walk with Lynda Wilson in the Brush Prairie Parade. Then later that afternoon it’s time to knock on some doors in the 17th Legislative District with Lynda. Stay tuned for details by watching Lynda’s Facebook page or sign up for her email blasts.  Come for one or both events We’d love to see you.

Red Cross Building 605 E Barnes St, Vancouver
Electing Right Women Right Now! Please join us at the Red Cross Building at historic Fort Vancouver to benefit the legislative campaigns of State Senator Ann Rivers and State Rep. Liz Pike. Hosted by Arch Miller, Auditor Greg Kimsey, AJ Gomez, Washougal Councilman Brent Boger, Eric Golemo, and James Howsley. RSVP to Arch at or Tel. (360) 992-4324

City Hall, Aspen Room, 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver
Refreshing Solutions Hidden in Plain Sight.  Do the same problems keep coming up in your neighborhood again and again? Shifting the focus to a neighborhood's strengths can reveal hidden solutions. Come have a light supper with other Vancouver neighborhood association leaders and learn about the Appreciative Inquiry process. You'll get a chance to practice with real examples that you can take home and put to work right away. Let us know you're coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone! RSVP by September 22 to

Shangri-La Farm, 26300 NE Third Street, Camas, WA 9860
Fundraiser For Jeanne Stewart, Candidate for Clark County Commissioner hosted by State Rep. Liz Pike Electing Right Women Right Now! State Rep. Liz Pike invites you to enjoy gourmet pizza at Shangri-La Farm to help Jeanne Stewart prepare for her next election. RSVP to State Rep. Liz Pike e-mail or Phone (360) 281-8720.

NAMI SW WA DINNER CONCERT September 271:00pm – 4:30pm
Peachtree Restaurant 6700 NE 162nd Ave. #623 Vancouver
NAMI is the National Alliance for Mental Illness and advocates and treats those in the community. Look here for more information about NAMI. Come support a great cause and enjoy fantastic entertainment and food. They have wonderful sponsors and would like to have you supporting them as well. Many of our friends are involved in this organization. See our Calendar for more details including ticket prices.

CCRP WINE AUCTION September 27, 6pm – 8pm
The home of John Ley 444 NW Fremont St Camas, WA 98607
We're looking for someone knowledgeable about wine to help auction off the items.  Please contact Brenda Poletti if you can assist us.  The Clark County Republican Party cordially invites you to an elegant evening of music, mingling, delectable delicacies and a final fall wine auction fundraiser in support of our 2014 Republican Candidates and Campaigns. Admission to this semi-formal affair is: *$25 per individual or admission for 5 for $100 *AND 2 bottles per individual, couple, or group of 5 (The first bottle of wine is to share and the second is a specialty bottle to be entered into the auction.(vodka, scotch and cigars, etc. are also welcome).  

GENERAL ELECTION  November 4th  Ballots will go out around the middle of October.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee seeks six members
Application Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
The committee serves as an advisory group to the commissioners on matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian planning, funding and implementation of the county’s bicycle and pedestrian master plan. Details

VOLUNTEER!:  Everyone is welcome.  The Clark County Republican Party needs your talent: Please contact Brenda Poletti (  for the following opportunities:

Office manager needed:  This will probably be a (non-voting) board position.  Responsibilities include keeping the office reliably staffed M-F 9-5 (and possibly on Saturdays) as well as scheduling all events at the  office.  Board meetings are the first Wednesday of every month.  

Office Staff needed Mondays 3-5pm

Wine Auctioneer needed for September 27th wine auction.  

Lincoln Day Dinner Team Members will start meeting in October for the big spring fundraiser.  Want to join the team?  The 2013 and 2014 dinners were our highest fundraisers ever.  Lets make 2015 even better!

Retirement community forum organizer.  We’d like to find someone to organize candidate forums at local senior living communities.  Call Kenny Smith (360-521-8565) right away about this one if it piques your interest. 

Remember--The Clark County Republican Party is advising a NO vote on the proposed county charter in the November election.  There are now yard signs and literature available at Republican Headquarters, 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver.  We’re open 9am-5pm, M-F.  There is a lot of new content at the website devoted to defeating the charter at  They could use your help getting the word out.

Stop by GOP HQ at 9401 NE Covington Rd to pick up yard signs and literature to help get our candidates elected in November.

Feel free to call me.  I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party
360-521-8565 Cell
360-695-1609 Office

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