Guernsey Republican Club Meeting Minutes of December 13, 2016
President Robert Morris opened the meeting with a welcome and invocation. Mayor Tom Orr led the pledge to the flag. This being the club’s annual Christmas Party, a brief recess allowed members to enjoy dinner provided by Mr. Lee’s restaurant.
The meeting resumed and the minutes of the November meeting were approved as written. Copies of the treasurer’s report were available and filed for audit.
The nomination of Officers for the 2017 year were presented as follows:
President – Robert Morris
Vice President – Sheila Cochran
Secretary – Mike Segrest
Treasurer – Nelson Roe
There were no other nominations from the floor and nominations were closed. The nominees received a unanimous vote from the membership and the required quorum present.
The members expressed appreciation to the outgoing Secretary Susan Smith and the outgoing Treasurer Gayle Heinton for their dedication and service to the club.
United States Representative Bill Johnson acknowledged the outstanding opportunities ahead under the leadership of President Elect Trump and a majority of Republicans in the congress. Johnson expressed the need for patience as the tasks before the congress and the country are enormously challenging and will take time and the cooperation of both political parties and their constituencies.
Ohio Senator for the 20th District Troy Balderson expressed gratitude for the opportunity extended to him to serve Ohio as both a Representative and a Senator. Balderson offered a historical summary leading up to and including the birth of Jesus Christ which is the reason for Christmas.
Additional attending elected officials recognized by the club included: [alphabetical order]
Judge Craig Baldwin, 5th District Court of Appeals
Judge David Bennett, G.C. Probate & Juvenile Court
Tony Brown, G.C. Auditor
Teri Dankovic, G.C. Clerk of Courts
Skip Gardner-G.C. Commissioner
Suellen Johnson, Cambridge City Auditor
Tom Orr, Cambridge City Mayor
Colleen Wheatley, G.C. Recorder
Several items were offered to promote the Republican Club Scholarship program by Chinese auction. The items were distributed to winning ticket holders.
The members donated toys to the Secret Santa program which were delivered by Dave McKim.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:30pm.