From the Chairman's Desk-April 19, 2016

Republican Party HQ is located at 9401 NE Covington Rd in Vancouver, WA.  Hours of operation are Noon – 4pm M-F.  We have yard signs and campaign literature for many of the candidates.  Would you like to help at the office?  We could especially use help on Thursdays or help expanding the hours.  Contact the office at 360-695-1609.

If you have items for the calendar or newsletter, send them to media@clarkrepublicans.com


Chris Vance, our candidate for Senate, sent this video for you.  You can learn more about his plans to retire Patty Murray at: https://chrisvanceforsenate.com/.

Lincoln Day Dinner June 4th.  Would you like to help this year's event?  The Lincoln Day Dinner is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the past three have been record-breaking successes.  Could you can become a corporate sponsor at levels of $10,000, $5,000, $2500 or $1000?   We also need donations of quality items & services for our live and silent auctions.  Maybe your business has a service or product you can donate, as has been the practice of such great supporters as Creekside Painting, Erik Runyan Jewelers, Global Security & many others.  If you are not a business owner maybe you have other ways to contribute, like a timeshare vacation, or?  If you have attended our dinner in the past you know how popular these items are and how important the funds raised are to the success of the organization.  We have a high quality speaker in Bill Whittle and tickets will soon go on sale at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2016.  Contact Kenny at 360-521-8565 KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com if you have interest in contributing.

Clark County Republican Party goes to the fair!  The fair runs from August 5 through the 14th and we have the same great location.  The cost of the booth is $1500 once again this year.  Thank you to everyone who made donations last week to help cover the expense.  You can still make contributions athttps://clarkrepublicans.nationbuilder.com/one_time_donation or mail a check to CCRP, PO BOX 205, VANCOUVER, WA  98666.  It is greatly appreciated!

Youth Program: We had a great turnout of young people to assist us at the caucuses and convention.  If any still need certificates for senior projects or resumes please contact Katja at katjadelavar@clarkrepublicans.com.

Voter Registration deadline April 25.  There are just a few days left to register to vote online or by mail for those wanting to vote in the presidential primary.  You can register at www.myvote.wa.gov and you can pick up registration forms at the county elections office at 1408 Franklin or at our HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd.

Election observers heading back to work.  If you are a certified election observer you can expect a call from us shortly as you will be needed for the presidential primary in May.  If you would like to become an observer or just want to learn about the election process, please note the June 8 training in the “Coming Events” section below.  Only certified observers are allowed on the floor during ballot processing.  Training is only offered one day per year so don’t miss this opportunity.  The June training comes too late for observing the presidential primary, but is still early enough to observe in the August primary and the November general election.  

Our Statewide candidates need your support.  Be sure familiarize yourself with these campaigns:

Governor: Bill Bryant
Secretary of State: Kim Wyman
US Senate: Chris Vance.  
Lt. Governor: Marty McClendonJavier FigueroaPhillip Yin
State Treasurer: Duane Davidson and Michael Waite 
State Auditor: Mark Miloscia

We support the supporters of all the candidates!  Here are local leaders for the presidential candidates:
Ted Cruz - contact Vanessa Amundson dansvan@hotmail.com 360-833-2231 & Michael Ware mkirbyware@gmail.com 360-608-5986
John Kasich – No local contact person – feel free to add your name.
Donald Trump – Joel Mattila   360-903-9940 JoelDMattila@gmail.com

Donate to your local Party!  Set up monthly contributions to provide reliable ongoing support for the Party here.  You can also mail your check to: Clark County Republican Party, PO Box 205, Vancouver, WA  98666.  As an all-volunteer organization we very much depend on your generosity to responsibly conduct the business of the Republican Party in Clark County. 

Coming Events (also found on our calendar)
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 media@ClarkRepublicans.com

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB April 21, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Would you like to improve your communication skills? This is a brilliantly designed program that helps improve both your speaking AND thinking skills.  Efficient and fun!  Please join us and become more competent in public settings.

TRUMP FOR CLARK COUNTY ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING April 21, 7:00pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Please join us at this organizational meeting so together we can Make America Great Again by turning out Clark County voters for Donald Trump! We need every hand on deck NOW, as the primary election is right around the corner! Please click the Facebook link and RSVP now, invite your friends (click on that "Invite" button in upper right corner), and share on your Facebook page!!!  If you can't make it Thursday at 7PM, we will meet again on Saturday, April 23, at 3:30PM.  Please contact Joel Mattila at 360-903-9940 orjoeldmattila@gmail.com for details.

TRUMP FOR CLARK COUNTY ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING April 23, 3:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Please join us at this organizational meeting so together we can Make America Great Again by turning out Clark County voters for Donald Trump! We need every hand on deck NOW, as the primary election is right around the corner! Please click the Facebook link and RSVP now, invite your friends (click on that "Invite" button in upper right corner), and share on your Facebook page!!!  Please contact Joel Mattila at 360-903-9940or joeldmattila@gmail.com for details.

Deadline to register by mail or online, or update your registration  April 25

COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING April 26, 10:00am
Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver
These council meetings have been rather shocking.  We really need people to attend and express their views.  You can also watch these live or recorded at www.cvtv.org .  Watch some of the past meetings and it will become obvious that we need more Republican participation. 

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB April 28, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Would you like to improve your communication skills? This is a brilliantly designed program that helps improve both your speaking AND thinking skills.  Efficient and fun!  Please join us and become more competent in public settings.

Get Out the Kraft Vote for the Primary Election! April 30, 10am
Clark County Republican Party HQ - 9401 NE Covington Rd., Vancouver
Join Vicki Kraft, Candidate for State Representative (R), 17th Legislative District, Position 1 to help Get Out the Kraft Vote for the Primary Election!  She believes strongly in the need to improve Accountability and Fiscal Responsibility in Olympia. As the 17th Legislative District Chairman, she's been working with legislators on these areas already and will continue her efforts.  We'll have breakfast treats, coffee and water to start out the day.  We'll meet at CCRP HQ at 10:00-11:00am to hand out maps, walking lists and a script. If you have a smartphone / tablet you want to use we'll quickly get you access to the walking list online.  We'll plan to wrap up formally at the doors by 1:00pm. However for those that want to stay out longer, we'll be at the CCRP HQ office until 3:00pm.  RSVP: by Sat., 4/30 to ConnieJo@VickiKraft.com if you can join us.  Thanks so much for your help in advance!  Vicki

Presidential Primary 18-day voting period begins - regular ballots mailed  May 6

Deadline for new Washington state voter registration (in person only)  May 16 - 

WASHINGTON STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION May 19 – 21
TRAC Center in Pasco, WA
Our 105 Delegates will join 1400 more from across the state to choose 11 statewide delegates and alternates and 3 delegates and alternates per Congressional District to represent us at the National Republican Convention.  We will also adopt a party platform and debate resolutions.

Washington state presidential primary May 24

CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER June 4 
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver
Enjoy a great night with friends and help raise funds for the Clark County Republican Party.  Keynote Speaker Bill Whittle, an American conservative blogger, political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, and author.  Tickets will soon be available at http://www.clarkrepublicans.org/ldd_2016.

ELECTION OBSERVER TRAINING June 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Clark County Elections Office, 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Take a look at the vote counting process.  Hear a description of the steps involved and see the equipment and the steps taken to verify a fair election.  This class certifies you to become one of the party's official observers if you desire, but the class is also for anyone with an interest or concern in ballot counting process.  Register with Kenny Smith 360-521-8565 KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com

2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION July 18 – 21
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

 

Call me.   I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Chairman
Clark County Republican Party
KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com 
360-521-8565

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