From the Chairman's Desk-May 24, 2015

The Big Event Is Here!

Lincoln Day Dinner May 30th!
Final week!  Our big event, the Lincoln Day Dinner is this Saturday!  Please purchase tickets today at

The Lincoln Day Dinner Team has arranged a wonderful evening for you with Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma and with popular speaker, Trevor Loudon.  The team has carefully selected items for our auction to raise funds to support this all-volunteer organization.  Many corporate sponsors have contributed to the success of the evening and some of their logos can be seen below.  Please promote their businesses at every opportunity.  Their support has made this event possible and is greatly appreciated.  A complete list of sponsors will be included in next week's newsletter.

We don't want anyone to miss out.  Please share our Facebook event page with your friends.  Come by the office to pick up flyers.  The office is staffed Monday through Friday 11:30am – 5:30pm.  The phone number is 360-695-1609.  You can also print them from this link.

Bill Bryant Announces Candidacy for Governor!  Bill Bryant has asked us to share his video announcement with you.  We’ll be hearing a lot more from him in the months ahead in preparation for his 2016 run. You can learn about him here:

Mary Benton Announces Run for County Councilor Position 2:  (For the full announcement click here)
Contact: Mary Benton-360-574-7369
…Benton, a resident of Clark County for 27 years, said: “I have always been very involved in our community as a PCO and through my children’s many activities, but now as my youngest son graduates from high school, I’m ready to contribute at a higher level.”… …Benton stated that her desire to run for County Council stems from her concerns over rising property taxes and the erosion of private property rights, especially in the rural areas. “I have lived in this county a long time and plan to live out my life here, and I want my kids to be able to raise their families here too,” she said. Benton concluded by saying: “We need to continue the County’s successful effort to create more opportunities for jobs here at home, and you do that by reducing the barriers to business entry. “Benton can be contacted via her website at or by email at:

Become an election observer!  There is just one day per year where you can be certified to watch the elections process.  This year it is June 4th.  Please attend this evening certification so we can add your name to the list of Republican observers.  Details below.

 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


FREEDOM FOUNDATION MEET & GREET May 26th 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Round Table Pizza 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA
You're invited to join the Freedom Foundation for a Vancouver Meet & Greet! Hear the latest on how they are taking on the public unions to make government more transparent, limited and accountable. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in this important effort.  Please RSVP to or by calling 360-771-5201. Look forward to seeing you there!

Cancelled--REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB May 28th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
NOTE:  Toastmasters is cancelled this evening due to Lincoln Day Dinner Planning activities.

The Heathman Lodge, 7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver
Advanced Registration Required.  $100.  RSVP to this email.  Medical professionals are invited to meet Keith Smith M.D. for a private luncheon and Q&A session.  “Learn how financial advocacy for patients represents the key to regaining control of your practice and medical care in this country.”  --Keith Smith M.D.

VIP RECEPTION May 30th 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver
Presenters, Elected Servants and Century Club Plus members are invited to a Dignitary VIP reception prior to the Lincoln Day Dinner.  Century Club Plus members are those who have contributed $150 or more to the party during the past year.  Many achieve Century Club Plus status with a one-time contribution and others with monthly contributions.

And the most important event of 2015!
CLARK COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER May 30th 5:30pm – 9:30pm

The Heathman Lodge, 7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver
Please invite your friends and purchase your tickets to our Lincoln Day Dinner.  The success of Dr. Keith Smith and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma will be an inspiring subject.  We’ll be encouraged to promote free-market medicine in Washington State.  Wouldn’t it be great if Clark County Republicans lead the way? 

Also joining us is 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.  Get your tickets here.

Vancouver Community Library 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
The workshop will include local human resource specialists. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion as well as individual one-on-one counseling.  The panel will discuss resume building, interviewing skills, networking, and other important aspects of the job-seeking process.  Click here for more information.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB June 4th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
CCRP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
The Toastmaster’s group has been very well attended, but we still have room for you.  This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings or in the elevator.  An excellent opportunity for new candidates.

Please note Date Correction:
ELECTION OBSERVER TRAINING June 4th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Elections Conference Room 1408 Franklin St, Vancouver
This two-hour training is required for any person who wishes to become an elections observer and is only offered one day each year.  CCRP desires interested Republicans to help us assure fair elections by attending this class and signing up for one or more shifts during the ballot-counting process.  This is an easy way to learn something new and help the citizens of Clark County have confidence in the elections process.

Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, 100 Columbia St Vancouver
The Jobs Fair will include employers from a variety of industries seeking qualified candidates.  Employers who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact Pam Peiper in Jaime’s Vancouver office at (360) 695-6292.  Click here for more information including a link to participating employers.

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.)



The Clark County Republican Party appreciates yearly donors like the businesses shown above and, who generously provide the popular wine tour for our auction each year. If you need a ride to or from this year’s Lincoln Day festivities, please give them a call at 503-234-2400.  Mention that you are a Republican and save 15% on the ride!

Also sponsoring this year is Woodland Truck Lines and Trade Star Logistics.  Welcome new sponsors!

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

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party 

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