From the Chairman's Desk-February 22, 2015

Support our County Councilors

Although the Columbian and some activists were merciless to the two Republican County Commissioners for the past couple years, the voters wisely chose another Republican, Jeanne Stewart, for the third position last November.  This is the first time in memory that Republicans held all three seats. 

The Councilors (formerly commissioners) hold regular public hearings in the Public Service Center, sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St. on Tuesdays beginning at 10 a.m. with the exception of the first Tuesday of the month when the hearings begin at 6 p.m.

We encourage you to attend the meetings to show your support.  The room is often filled with opposition.  Your friendly face would be a welcomed addition.  This week Josephine Funes Wentzel, a former PCO, has organized a prayer rally prior to the 10:00am meeting.  You will find details below in the “Coming Events” section.  For background on the current discussion regarding “In God We Trust” see this Reflector article.

Seriously, CCRP needs your input:  Please get out your magnifying glass and open this link to view the positions we’ll be voting on this year.  Which of these people should we encourage to run for re-election and which should we replace?  Please send your advice to or call 360-521-8565.  We need this information right now so we can find the right candidates to serve you.

 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

Public Service Building 1300 Franklin St, (We will meet in the courtyard in front.)
WHAT: Rally / Prayer Meeting at the Clark County Councilors Building as they meet regarding displaying “In God We Trust” on their wall.  We encourage you to bring a sign that you could display. Some sign examples would be: “WE TRUST IN GOD!” “Without God we are nothing”, IN GOD WE TRUST, etc.

NOTE: Last meeting organizers of the atheists, freedom from religion, humanists & wicca groups from Portland, Vancouver & Tacoma showed up and rallied against this. They probably will organize and return so please come and stand with us!  For more information: Campaign for Christ Josephine Funes Wentzel (360) 241-8789

For the full news release click here.
14th Legislative District Reps. Norm Johnson and Gina McCabe are holding an hour-long telephone town hall. The program is similar to a call-in radio show in which people may call and ask questions over the telephone, and participate in surveys.  To participate residents can call (509) 724-2954 during the event. If listeners have questions during the call they can press the star (*) key on their telephone keypads.  For more information about Rep. McCabe, visit:  For more information about Rep. Johnson, visit:

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB February 26th5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Like it or not, we are all public speakers!  Join us each Thursday and improve your speaking skills.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view.  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 March 5th, 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 promote your point of view.

STATE OF THE COUNTY March 12th 3:30p – 5:30pm
Skyview High School, 1300 NW 139th St, Vancouver
Vancouver, WA – Councilor David Madore, chair of the Board of County Councilors, is scheduled to present State of the County remarks on Thursday, March 12, along with Councilors Jeanne E. Stewart and Tom Mielke.  Plans call for newly elected Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins and newly appointed Acting County Manager Mark McCauley to be on hand for short presentations.

The councilors also will recognize volunteers for extraordinary efforts in 2014. They urge those attending to bring non-perishable food, household supplies or financial donations for local food banks.  A food drive has been a key part of State of the County in recent years. Donations in 2014 provided nearly 3,000 meals. More than 10,000 families turn to the Clark County Food Bank and partner agencies each month for help meeting basic needs.

Please put this date on your calendar for the 2015 version of the greatest party in the Party, the Lincoln Day Dinner.  Details to follow.

Clark County Republican HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
By advertising to the public through various media, we hope not only to provide an opportunity to get to know more Republicans, but to show off our beautiful, centrally located, fully staffed and frequently used office and to raise enough money to pay for one year's worth of utilities. With the 2016 General Election coming up soon, this is a great opportunity to start new relationships, seek new support, and inspire to Be The Party!  We’ll need volunteers, clothing racks and tables.  Please call Brenda at 503-380-6918 to help.

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

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party 

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