From the Chairman's Desk-April 5, 2015

Lincoln Day Dinner is Just Around the Corner!

Dear Michael -- 

The Lincoln Day Dinner
 is our most important fundraiser of the year.  This year our Keynote speaker is Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma who has a practical, free-market solution to the high cost of medical care.  It is no secret that the pricing of surgical services is at the top of the list of problems in our dysfunctional healthcare system. Bureaucracy at the insurance and hospital levels, cost shifting and the absence of free market principles are among the culprits for what has caused surgical care in the United States to be cost prohibitive. It is clear that something must change.  Please invite your doctor, dentist, and other medical provider friends.  Dr. Smith’s model is gaining popularity around the nation and your friends will thank you for the invitation. 

Purchase your tickets today at  Contact Katja at 360-771-4858 if you want to volunteer, have auction items to donate, or wish to connect with someone about becoming a sponsor.    

Open Offices for 2015.  Tomorrow (see below) the Freedom Foundation is offering an introduction to running for office.  If you or someone you know is interested in running for one of these offices feel free to join us.  The names listed are the people currently holding the office who may or may not run for the office again. 

FREE Constitution Course from Hillsdale CollegeThe Meaning and History of the Constitution. Since first posting the link we have been hearing from many that they are enjoying the presentations and the supporting documents  Click here  for the free course.

This Saturday night--Alan Keyes and KrisAnne Hall to speak at Cowlitz Lincoln Day Dinner--April 11th. We have a special relationship with Cowlitz County since we share not just a border, but we share the city of Woodland, which is partly in Cowlitz and partly in Clark.  If you can support 2 Lincoln Day Dinner events this year, we encourage you to make the trip to Longview.  It is sure to be a crowd pleaser and comes 6 weeks before ours.  Click here for the flier and here for the Facebook event page.

 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 direct them to

Round Table Pizza 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA
If you, or someone you know, plans to run for office please attend.  Scott Roberts from the Freedom Foundation will present a basic campaign plan for the August primary.  An RSVP by replying to this email would be appreciated, but not required.

1300 Franklin, 6th Floor Hearing Room, Vancouver, WA.
Do wonder how our elected servants decide how to vote on issues?  The county councilors have public hearings everyTuesday.  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 a 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 this Tuesday.  Surprisingly these ideas even have the support of the Columbian.  This hearing will be at 6pm since it is the first Tuesday of the month.  Clark County is on the threshold of beginning their collective bargaining negotiations so now is the time to pass these resolutions.  These ideas are good for both union members and taxpayers.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB April 9th, 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.

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.

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. 

JULIE OLSON CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF May 15th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Shangri-La Farm 26300 NE Third St, Camas
Julie Olson is running for the new Clark County Council District 2 position which will be on the ballot this November as a result of the County Charter approved by voters last fall.  RSVP to Rep. Liz Pike 

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.)

Become a Contributor

Many have asked how to contribute financially to this all-volunteer organization.  A monthly contribution specifically to keep us in our terrific office space can be set up here.  There are other ways to contribute listed here. Of course, you can always deliver your contribution to the office which is dependably staffed Monday through Friday from 11:30am - 4:30pm by volunteers.  The address is 9401 NE Covington Rd.  Call 360-695-1609 to speak with office staff or call Chairman Kenny Smith any time at 360-521-8565.

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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