From the Chairman's Desk- September 21, 2014

Final Fundraiser Just Days Away!

Watch our calendar and send event announcements to especially when you see opportunities for our candidates.  BTW, all the candidates would like your help.  Give them a call and ask what they need.  Have you noticed that there are twice as many Republican women running for office as Democrat women?  Many of our Republican women have events this week.  Please come cheer them on.

One last chance to raise funds for candidates and issues before the fast-approaching election.  Attend our wine auction this Saturday 9/27.  (See listing below).  Have a terrific evening and help our candidates power across the finish line!

Check out the calendar as there are more non-candidate events that might interest you.

NEW SEASON FOR JOBS, WITH LISA ROSS! September 22nd5:00pm – 7:00pm
The Academy. 404 E Evergreen Hwy. Come in the entrance that faces C Street. 
Join Lisa and a panel of local job creators as we discuss real ways to create a culture of job creation here in Clark County. Among those scheduled to appear on the panel are Port Commissioner Jerry Oliver, AJ Gomez, owner of Global Security, Grant Merrill, owner of Dirty Hands Brewery, and Clark County Commissioner David Madore.  Please RSVP to $50 minimum suggested donation. Everyone will receive a free copy of Sean Emerson's book, Economics for Occupiers.

Red Cross Building 605 E Barnes St, Vancouver
Electing Right Women Right Now! Please join us at the Red Cross Building at historic Fort Vancouver to benefit the legislative campaigns of State Senator Ann Rivers and State Rep. Liz Pike. Hosted by Arch Miller, Auditor Greg Kimsey, AJ Gomez, Washougal Councilman Brent Boger, Eric Golemo, and James Howsley. RSVP to Arch at or Tel. (360) 992-4324

City Hall, Aspen Room, 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver
Refreshing Solutions Hidden in Plain Sight.  Do the same problems keep coming up in your neighborhood again and again? Shifting the focus to a neighborhood's strengths can reveal hidden solutions. Come have a light supper with other Vancouver neighborhood association leaders and learn about the Appreciative Inquiry process. You'll get a chance to practice with real examples that you can take home and put to work right away. Let us know you're coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone! RSVP by September 22 to

Shangri-La Farm, 26300 NE Third Street, Camas, WA 9860
Electing Right Women Right Now!  State Senator Ann Rivers and State Representative Liz Pike invite you to a fundraising Pizza Party to help Jeanne Stewart win her election for Clark County Commissioner. RSVP to State Rep. Liz Pike e-mail or Phone (360) 281-8720.

NAMI SW WA DINNER CONCERT September 27, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Peachtree Restaurant 6700 NE 162nd Ave. #623 Vancouver
NAMI is the National Alliance for Mental Illness and advocates and treats those in the community. Look here for more information about NAMI. Come support a great cause and enjoy fantastic entertainment and food. They have wonderful sponsors and would like to have you supporting them as well. Many of our friends are involved in this organization. See our Calendar for more details including ticket prices.

CCRP WINE AUCTION September 27: 6pm – 8pm
The home of John Ley 444 NW Fremont St Camas, WA 98607
The Clark County Republican Party cordially invites you to an elegant evening of music, mingling, delectable delicacies and a final fall wine auction fundraiser in support of our 2014 Republican Candidates and Campaigns. Admission to this semi-formal affair is: *$25 per individual or admission for 5 for $100 *AND 2 bottles per individual, couple, or group of 5 (The first bottle of wine is to share and the second is a specialty bottle to be entered into the auction (vodka, scotch and cigars, etc. are also welcome).  RSVP via text or voice to 360-771-4858.  Facebook event listing

BASIC FIREARM SAFETY CLASS September 28th: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
GOP HQ 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver 
Ordinarily you could expect to pay $70 to $100 for this NRA class, but because the Clark County Republican Party is offering this as a community service, we are making the class available to residents of Clark County for only $35! Your first obligation as a gun owner is to be a RESPONSIBLE gun owner! Lessons include: Rules for safe gun handling Firearm types, terminology, and unloading procedures Ammunition types and components; Cleaning and storing firearms.  In 2012, American firearm manufacturers produced roughly 8.3 million firearms for sale in the U.S., a new record, up 33 percent from the 6.2 million produced for American customers in 2011. There are solid indications that 2014 will surpass previous records.  It stands to reason that many of the recipients of these firearms are first time gun owners.  Contact Richard Colwell for more information:

SIX PUBLIC SESSIONS.  Sponsored by Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

The Clark County Republican Party Recommends a NO Vote on the Home Rule Charter in November.  These meetings will probably be PRO-charter sales pitches.  Please attend and help present the Anti-charter viewpoint via your questions, which are encouraged by the Library.
September 28, 3:00pm – 4:00pm  Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver
October 26:30pm – 7:30pm  Washougal Community Library 1661 C Street, Washougal
October 7, 6:30pm – 7:30pm  Ridgefield Community Library 210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield
October 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm  Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, BG WA
October 226:30pm – 7:30pm  Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Avenue, Vancouver
October 286:30pm – 7:30pm  Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Road, Vancouver,

Camas High School, 26900 S.E. 15th St., Camas.
These candidates and their opponents have been invited to the event: U.S. Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, 18th LD State Rep. Liz Pike, 18th LD State Rep. Brandon Vick, and Jeanne Stewart, candidate for Clark County Commission.

GENERAL ELECTION  November 4th.  Ballots will go out October 15th.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee seeks six members
Application Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
The committee serves as an advisory group to the commissioners on matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian planning, funding and implementation of the county’s bicycle and pedestrian master plan. Details

Everyone is welcome.  The Clark County Republican Party needs your talent: Please contact Brenda Poletti ( for the following opportunities:

Office manager needed:  This will probably be a (non-voting) board position.  Responsibilities include keeping the office reliably staffed M-F 9-5 (and possibly on Saturdays) as well as scheduling all events at the office.  Board meetings are the first Wednesday of every month.  

Office Staff needed Mondays 3-5pm

Lincoln Day Dinner Team Members will start meeting in October for the big spring fundraiser.  Want to join the team?  The 2013 and 2014 dinners were our highest fundraisers ever.  Lets make 2015 even better!

Retirement community forum organizer.  We’d like to find someone to organize candidate forums at local senior living communities.  Call Kenny Smith (360-521-8565) right away about this one if it piques your interest. 

The Clark County Republican Party advises a NO vote on the proposed county charter in the November election.  We have added a NO ON CHARTER resource page to our website.  The best source for Anti-Charter information remains

The Clark County Republican Party also recommends a NO vote on I-594.  Here is what the NRA has to say about Washington’s initiative:

Stop by GOP HQ at 9401 NE Covington Rd to pick up yard signs and literature.  We also have Vote NO Charter signs and this week believe we will have Vote NO I-594 signs. 

Want to set up a monthly donation to help us keep this terrific office?  Please click here.
Feel free to call me.  I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Clark County Republican Party
360-521-8565 Cell
360-695-1609 Office

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