April 2017 Club Meeting

18 April 2017

Guernsey County Republican Club Meeting Minutes

7:00 PM – President Robert Morris called the meeting to order. Nancy Umberger delivered the invocation and President Morris led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Treasurer Nelson Roe delivered his report and updated the club on his action items from the previous meeting. Treasurer Roe was able to establish the separate checking account to separate the scholarship funds from the general fund. The second item being the search for a laptop suitable to handle the A/V needs of the club, as well as, provide a central repository for the accounting. Treasurer Roe stated that he was continuing to compare options and find an appropriate set of choices to bring before the club.

Secretary Michael Segrest then began his report with a discussion about the purchase on new club business cards. After some discussion, Gayle Heinton moved that 2500 cards be purchased and it was seconded by Central Committee Vice-Chair Darrell Fawcett. The motion carried unanimously at 7:08 PM. Secretary Segrest, having made the minutes available prior to the meeting, presented them for approval. Mrs. Umberger made the motion for approval and Mrs. Susan Smith seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously at 7:09 PM. The group was also updated on the migration of the website to its new server and the progress on the development of the new website.

President Morris then invited any visitors in attendance to introduce themselves. The club was joined by Bonnie Arnold and Lynn Oster, who were in attendance to listen to the meetings guest speaker.

Vice President Shelia Cochran introduced a program put on by Americans for Prosperity called the Grassroots Leadership Academy. If there is sufficient interest Americans for Prosperity would like to hold their Academy in Guernsey County.

President Morris then informed the club of the winner of the 2017 scholarship, as chosen by the scholarship committee. It was stated that the award presentation would likely be at the June meeting in the Green Room at Mr. Lee’s.

Elected Officials in attendance were then invited to speak. Seeing none present we moved on.

Vice Chair Fawcett then gave the report for the Central Committee. He stated that Don

Brown was confirmed to the Board of Elections. Also, he spoke about some upcoming events that were being worked out, including having a fair booth and possible speakers for the picnic.

Stephanie Dodd, & Robert Morris

Vice President Cochran then introduced our special guest speaker: Stephanie Dodd, our elected representative to the Ohio State Board of Education. Mrs. Dodd was there to fill the club in on what was happening with the State Board of Education and to speak specifically about the boards recent decision to continue with Common Core for the next five years. Mrs. Dodd led a lively discussion with a lot of opportunity for back and forth and questions. Mrs. Dodd took some questions with her and promised to report back, when she was able to give a complete answer.

The meeting was closed and adjourned at 8:29 PM.

 

Lincoln Day Dinner

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February 2017 Club Meeting

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Guernsey County Republican Club Meeting Minutes 

7:01 PM – President Robert Morris called the meeting to order. Commissioner David Wilson delivered the invocation and President Morris led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Morris then gave a brief report about the scholarship committee and it was noted that the scholarships are completely funded for 2017.

Vice President Sheila Cochran raised a question with the club about future meeting space with a more reliable Wi-Fi available. The club has the potential to bring in higher profile speakers, given the proper set up, but no official motion was made.

Treasurer Nelson Roe then gave his report on the state of the club finances, within which contained two new points of action to be taken. The first being Treasurer Roe’s belief that it is necessary to separate the club general fund and a scholarship funded into separate accounts. It was decided that Treasurer Roe would get more information and report back to the club with the steps needing to be taken. The second was the need to purchase a laptop for the club to facilitate independent and durable accounting and provide better A/V support for club meetings. It was decided that the officers would a couple of quality options and present them to the club. Gayle Heinton moved that a search for a laptop be initiated with options being presented to the club at the next meeting. County Recorder Colleen Wheatley seconded that motion and it passed unanimously at 7:11PM.

Secretary Michael Segrest, having made the minutes available prior to the meeting, presented them for approval. Mrs. Heinton made the motion for approval and Board of Elections Director Sandra Miller seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously at 7:12 PM. Secretary also presented mock ups of the logo design and business card design, with no criticism of either, the design will be completed and presented for approval.

Elected Officials in attendance were then invited to speak:

County Prosecuting Attorney Joel Blue spoke about his transition into the job and said that it was going well. The office was working through the backlog created by the transition and an Assistant Prosecutor was hired, who will be focusing on implementing cost saving methods.

Director Miller stated there would be no primary elections this spring, as no one filled to challenge, and that everyone that did file, was certified.

City Councilman Bryan Conaway said that the primary focus, at the moment, is the 2017 budget. He also added his praise to the development that was going on downtown that Mayor Tom Orr spoke about in the previous meeting.

Commissioner Wilson spoke briefly about new State and Federal provisions that will cost the county some revenue and impose some additional costs. He praised the his colleagues in the commissioner’s office for setting a standard of prudence with previous oil and gas revenue, that should help carry them through these changes.

Recorder Wheatley said that her office was seeing increased activity and that the Northeast portion of the county was especially seeing increased interest.

Recorder Wheatley then gave the report for the Central Committee. The Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Wednesday March 15, social hour beginning at 5:30pm, at the Guernsey County Senior Center. The cost will be $25 and it will be necessary to RSVP by March 13. The guest speaker will be State Auditor and candidate for Secretary of State Dave Yost. If you would like to provide items for the Chinese Auction, you can drop them off at Recorder Wheatley’s office anytime before the event.

Michael, Sheila, Craig, Robert, and Nelson

Vice President Cochran then introduced our special guest speaker: Craig Brown, who has been leading a campaign to get the Ohio legislature to formally recognize native Ohioan and first African American to play Major League Baseball, Moses “Fleetwood” Walker. Mr. Brown would like the legislature to name October 7 in honor of Mr. Walker.

 

The meeting was closed and adjourned at 8:09 PM.

 

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