From the Chairman's Desk-April 12, 2015

We're Up Next!

Congratulations to the Cowlitz County Republican Party!

We’re very proud of our friends in Cowlitz County for putting together a fantastic Lincoln Day Dinner last night.  A successful Dinner raises money while inspiring and entertaining the members.  They appeared to be wildly successful with record attendance and a flawless program.  Organizing these events take a great deal of volunteer effort.  Our Lincoln Day Dinner is 7 weeks away, on May 30th, and we seek your participation. 

Here are ways you can make the Clark County Lincoln Day Dinner a success: 

Ideas for donations:

Baskets of items from other cultures                          Jewelry
Basket filled with books                                             Paintings, glass artwork, or sculpture
Basket filled with pet items                                        Beach house, mountain cabin for a weekend
Basket of spa items                                                  Fine furniture: patio, wine rack, gas grill
Home improvement basket                                         Guns, ammo
Financial services                                                      Home, business cleaning service

Or anything you can think of that will generate excitement and raise funds for your CCRP.
To discuss a donation or arrange a pickup Contact Katja at 360-771-4858

All money raised supports candidates and political efforts in Clark County.  There are no paid positions in this all-volunteer organization.  Please act today.


Open Offices for 2015.  We’ll keep this list here until filing week, May 11th-15th.  If you need any information about these open offices please give us a call.  The names listed are the people currently holding the office.  They may or may not run for the office again.  Talk to your friends, family and neighbors about serving in these positions.

 Coming Events
The events listed may or may not be organized, sponsored or endorsed by the CCRP.  If you have events that you would like to see listed, please send them to

1300 Franklin, 6th Floor Hearing Room, Vancouver, WA.
The county councilors have public hearings every Tuesday.  Your point of view is not often expressed in those meetings, but your opponents are well represented.  From this link you can find agendas, documents and links to CVTV recordings of each hearing.  You can verify your lack of representation by listening to those hearings.  It should be your call to action.  If you are in favor of the transparency in collective bargaining and giving employees a choice resolutions you should probably make your position known.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB April 16th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Want to boost your communication skills?  Join us each Thursday 5pm - 6:30pm at HQ.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you effectively present your point of view.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB April 23rd, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Join us each Thursday and improve your speaking skills.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings or in the elevator.  This week we will start with a 30 minute educational presentation that has had terrific reviews and then continue with related Table Topics.

Clark County Elections, 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Contact the elections office for details (360) 397-2345, or e-mail:

Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater, 218 W 12th St, Vancouver
A conference to combat the culture of death and protect human life from true conception until true death. Click here for the list of nationally-renowned speakers which will begin riveting educational presentations at 10 A.M.  Contact Bernice Jones 360-518-1208; or Ann Makar 360-910-1907 for additional information.

CINCO DE MAYO WITH THE STARS  May 5th, 4:00pm – 8:30pm
40 et 8 Bingo Parlor - 7607 NE 26th Ave Vancouver, WA
A Fundraiser for the Friends of the Veterans Garden Project, This should really be some great party. Great food, beverages and gourmet desserts included with the world class entertainment and all for just $15 a person if you get an advance ticket. Plus a great silent auction too. Tickets are available on line at and at all Riverview Community Bank branches. All proceeds will go to build the Veterans Community Gardens at the Mabry Work Center.

CLARK COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER May 30th 6:00pm – 9:30pm
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver
Tickets on sale now for our most important fundraiser of the year!
How did Dr. Keith Smith and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma become the nation's leading free market medical provider?  The Surgery Center posts their prices online, does not accept insurance, and charges patients a fraction of the cost of big hospitals.  As our 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner Keynote speaker, Dr. Smith will show us how free-market practices will allow people to obtain world-class medical care while the Affordable Care Act collapses under its own weight.  Here is Dr. Smith on Stossel:

Also joining us will be Trevor Loudon from New Zealand to speak about Magna Carta on its 800th Anniversary and why the United States Constitution is under continual assault.  You'll be exhilarated to hear him describe why your country's success is so important to an outsider from across the globe.  Come hear these great speakers at our largest fundraiser of the year, the 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner.  Tickets will go on sale this week for the May 30th event! 

Clark County Republican HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
It is time for spring cleaning!  We would gladly accept your gently used donations for the garage sale. Drop them off at the republican headquarters M-F 11:30-5:30.  (Please, no mattresses, old computers or not-so-nice couches, etc.)

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

We encourage you to visit your city and county websites regularly to find ways to serve and connect with your community.  News, civic projects, community events, volunteer opportunities and jobs will all be found at these sites.

Clark County Here is a new listing for Substance Abuse Advisory Board

Battle Ground
La Center


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

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party 

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