Monday, January 28, 2008

Buncombe County Republican Party Precinct Meetings and County Convention

Event details:
Saturday, March 1
Ferguson Auditorium of the Laural Building at AB-Tech in Asheville.
A donation of $5.00 will be requested from each attendee.

8:00 AM - Doors open for setup.
8:30 AM - Registration begins.
9:00 AM - Precinct meetings begin.
The precinct meetings are open to all registered Republicans in Buncombe County. Any citizen who is a registered Republican in Buncombe County by the end of the day on Thursday, January 31, is eligible to be elected a voting delegate to the County Convention.
9:30 AM - Buncombe County convention begins.
At the convention, we will elect a new County Chairman and elect delegates to the 11th District Convention (April 26) and the NCGOP State Convention (June 6-8).

Our precinct has 8 delegate positions that need to be filled! Becoming a delegate is an easy and important way to get involved with the Republican Party. To become a precinct delegate, you need to attend our 8:30 AM precinct meeting on March 1 and have at least 1 person from our precinct in attendance to vote for you. Precinct delegates will then be able to vote for district and state delegates at the county convention.

Blueprint for Victory Campaign School

Event details:
Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with a lunch break)
Simpson Hall, AB-Tech
FREE for WNC conservatives
Conducted by the Civitas Institute

This training includes all the elements that a successful campaign needs: practical, hands-on training in campaign planning, fundraising, and media.

The Blueprint for Victory Campaign School is not like any other campaign school - anywhere. It will not consist of boring lecture, after boring lecture on the same old campaign curriculum. The Civitas school is designed to provide conservatives with the practical knowledge and experience to be a winning candidate.

This school will be taught by seasoned campaign professionals, who have experience in helping candidates win. It is a great opportunity for conservative candidates, campaign volunteers, campaign managers, and campaign staff.

Please contact Betty Budd if you are interested in attending.

Lincoln-Reagan Day Fundraiser Dinner

Event Details:
Saturday, February 23
Reception at 5PM
Dinner at 6PM
Asheville Ballroom, in the Iwanna Building on Sweeten Creek Road

Senator Elizabeth Dole and three-time LeMans winner Roland Linder will be the featured speakers.

$50 per person for dinner
$250 for a sponsor (includes two reception tickets and two dinner tickets)
$500 for a patron (includes four reception tickets and four dinner tickets)
$550 for a table sponsor (includes two reception tickets and eight dinner tickets.

To RSVP, send your checks to BCGOP, PO Box 7363, Asheville, NC 28802. To pay with a credit card, click on the "Click and Pledge" icon in the left-hand menu on the Buncombe County GOP website.

11th Congressional District Republican Debate

Event details:
Thursday, February 21, at 7PM
YMI Cultural Center
39 S. Market St. in downtown Asheville

The 11th Congressional District Republican Debate will offer a unique opportunity to hear from all 3 Republican candidates for Congress. The candidates participating include (with information taken from their websites):
  • John Armor has met and worked with hundreds of state legislators from around the country. His work has ranged from unskilled labor, to advertising and public relations, to the practice of law, to writing books and articles. He has authored or co-authored 6 books, which include The Six O’Clock Man, Introduction to the facsimile reprint of Robert Yates’ Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention to Form the US Constitution, Why Term Limits?, Manzanar, The Mural Project, and to Restore Trust in America.

  • Spence Campbell enjoyed a distinguished career in the Military Intelligence Branch of the Army from 1967 until 1992, including two combat tours in Vietnam and service at the Office of the J2, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. From 1997 until 2004, Spence served as President of Ewbank & Ewbank Insurance and Real Estate in Hendersonville.

  • Carl Mumpower has served as a two term conservative voice and former Vice-Mayor on Asheville city council. Mumpower upholds a private psychology practice in Asheville and serves on various boards and commissions devoted to drug interventions, improving public housing, honoring veter! ans, and meeting the needs of children.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Welcome to Precinct 15!

Hello Republican neighbors!

I am your new Precinct Chairman for Asheville precinct 15 (technically 15.1). This blog will serve as a way to keep our precinct informed about interesting events, upcoming elections, or ways you can get involved. You can also leave questions or suggestions for me in the comments section.

I am excited to be doing my small part for the Republican party here in West Asheville and hope to meet all of my precinct members as time goes by!