Can you believe it’s June already? It seems like just a few weeks ago, we were working hard to elect our slate of candidates for the Fall 2014 election. By the time we see each other again this Saturday at our breakfast, we’ll be two months away from the first Republican Primary debate for the 2016 election. With a projected field ranging from 14 to 18 candidates, I hope you’ll find a candidate that you’re willing to get behind and volunteer for. There’s already nine officially announced.
This Saturday at our breakfast, our guest speakers will be Joe Allen and Stephen Greenway. Mr. Allen is the Executive Director of the Gwinnett Place CID. He’ll be discussing the challenges of improving the business community in and around the Gwinnett Place Mall area. Mr. Greenway is the new chairman of the Georgia Association of College Republicans. Read more
In the weeks and months to come, many of you will volunteer for the presidential candidate of your choice and fight the good fight in hoping that person prevails. After the primaries we will all come together and support whoever the nominee is to take back the White House.
Today I’m asking you to come together for another cause. That cause is fighting the good fight against cancer. We have a team in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Our team is called Pete’s Patriots. So named after Pete Dingleday, a Navy veteran and activist in the Gwinnett GOP that lost his fight against cancer. Even in the adversity of his own illness, Pete was a fighter till the very end.
Dear Fellow Republicans,
On behalf of the current and previous Executive Board, I extend a heartfelt thank you for attending our County Convention. I am encouraging each and every one of you to attend your District Convention as well as the State Convention. This is a great way to show your support for the Gwinnett GOP to the rest of Georgia.
As a personal note, I am very grateful and honored to be elected to serve as your Chairman for the next two years. As I stated to you at the Convention, no task will be beneath me in making sure we keep Republicans elected throughout Gwinnett. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns. Your new Executive Board is already hard at work determining the best course of action for the next two years.
Dear Fellow Republicans,
Where to start?
Two years is a long time – but it flies by so fast. In two years much has changed in the Gwinnett Republican Party, but much has remained the same. In two years, we elected a new US Senator, and we said goodbye to our dear friend, Joan Zellner.
As I look back on the last two years, I am so proud of the many things we accomplished together but you know me, I always want to do more.
Organizationally, we redesigned our party logo, reworked our party membership levels and most recently finalized a much needed change in our Rules to make it easier for our District Managers to coordinate efforts with existing Precinct Chairs and to find new Precinct Chairs and volunteers in every corner of the County in advance of the 2016 election cycle. We also discovered that Republicans make some pretty good chili.
The County Committee of the Gwinnett Republican Party will vote on several proposed changes to its rules at its meeting on March 12th, 2015. The proposed modifications make minor technical changes to the rules changes passed a the January County Committee Meeting, and are needed to clarify party elections at the March 14th County Conventions.
The proposed rules changes can be seen in this draft (PDF). Insertions are in blue italic, while deletions are in