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Don Fletcher

Don Fletcher

Don Fletcher has lived in Idaho County Since 2007.  I became a card carrying republican to participate in the 2012 Presidential Caucus.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:23

ICRCC March Minutes

There was no quorum so no business could be conducted - again - at the March meeting.
Please put April's meeting on your calendar. We need to have a quorum so we can conduct the business that needs done.
April 21st @ 6:00 p.m.
Patricia Menough
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:59

ICRCC February Minutes

Idaho County Republican Central Committee
February 17, 2015

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee meeting was called to order by Chairman Marge Arnzen at 6:04 p.m. in the Super 8 Motel Meeting Room in Grangeville, Idaho on February 17, 2015 with 13 out of 27 Central Committee members present. This did not constituted a quorum. Therefore no business could be conducted. There were also 3 visitors and one Commissioner.

A prayer was given by Scott Perrin and the pledge was recited.

The minutes were read. A motion by Eric Hook and 2nd by John Brandt.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 14:33

ICRCC January Minutes

Idaho County Republican Central Committee

January 20, 2015


The Idaho County Republican Central Committee meeting was called to order by Chairman Marge Arnzen at 6:05 p.m. in the Super 8 Motel Meeting Room in Grangeville, Idaho on January 20, 2015 with 17 out of 27 Central Committee members present. This constituted a quorum. There were also 6 visitors.

A prayer was given by George Casteel and the pledge was recited.

A thank you was voiced to Deanna Hall, Skip Brandt, Mark Frei and James Zehner and James Rockwell for their service to the County.

A dessert was provided by Becky Crea and Betty Alm.

The minutes of the November 2014 meeting were read. There was one correction. The minutes were approved by voice vote as read. Correspondence was received from Ted and Wendy Lyndsley for the basket sent as a thank you for the use of the Super 8 conference room without charge.

The upcoming Lincoln Day Dinner was discussed as follows:

  • Will be held on February 28th at Greencreek

  • Nancy Arnzen will cater again this year

  • Christ Troupis will be our guest speaker

  • Times were set as follows:

    • 5:00 p.m. – Social

    • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner and Auction

    • 7:00 p.m. – Guest Speaker

  • Paul Anderberg will be asked to be the Master of Ceremonies. Marge called later to say he had accepted.

  • Tickets will be prepared and printed by the Menough’s

  • Theme will be: Education – what do we do now>

  • Cost will be the same as last year

  • Decorations Committee will consist of Scott Perin, Sally and Clay Baker and any others that can help decorate the hall on the 28th

    • We need some new decorations as the old ones are beginning to wear out

    • Sally Baker will look into getting more

  • The Bar will have Beer and Wine only. This is due to licensing requirements. Becky and Brendan Crea and Nick Arnzen will handle

  • Auction

    • Peaks to Prairie will donate a tree

    • The Hangout will donate a quilt

    • Donna Wassmuth will donate a print of John Wayne

    • Leeann Callaer will also donate two prints

    • Erick Hook will donate an item

    • Other items as procured

  • Invites need to be sent to all government officials from the Governor on down (Marge called later to ask that our Congressional members be included). Patricia Menough will handle.

  • Desserts: Committee members are asked to bring bar cookies

  • Printed program: Betty Alm




Clay Baker gave a report of the fine we rec’d for not filing a report on time. He said he called them and told them the date and number and how Deanna had been given the run around for a number and that we were not paying any fines. We have not heard anything since.

The survey rec’d from the Freedom Foundation is still being worked on.

The outcome of the resolutions that were being presented by our legislative reps to the State Central Committee are as follows:

  • Paul Shepherd decided to take his to the legislature personally

  • Sherry Nuxoll’s resolution on the right of a child to have natural parents was tabled and her resolution of schools being required to provide Bible based course if requested was not discussed.


Jon Menough gave a report of the Central Committee Meeting held in Boise on Jan 9th and 10th.

Of the proposed rule changes submitted, the Rules Committee sent three (3) rule changes to the floor. All three (3) passed:

  1. Changed the rule to make certain the current edition of Roberts Rules are used

  2. Clarified who were the voters on the Hall of Fame Committee.

  3. Established optional procedure’s for absentee voting on Presidential caucuses. The use of this rule is up to the local Committee Chair.

Resolutions: all Resolutions submitted were passed and will be sent to the Legislature.

  1. Parents may choose which school to send their kids to

  2. Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – remove from Obamacare

  3. Independent review of Technical review. IDOT holds fund and does not pay in a timely manner

  4. Oppose Common Core

  5. Support the Legislature in taking back public lands

  6. Oppose any further purchase of lands by the Feds

  7. Repeal the sales tax on food

  8. Push to get rid of caucus IF the governor and legislature approves a Primary in March instead of May

  9. Oppose

  10. Apportionment of Presidential delegates instead of winner takes all

  11. There is a law on the books now that says if a school district passes a temporary levee and that same exact levee passes four (4) elections, then the levee becomes permanent.

A proposed Resolution in support of Fully Informed Juries was read by Justin Goodman. A motion was made by Jon Menough and seconded by Clay Baker to pass this resolution along to Paul, Shannon and Sherry.

Becky Crea gave a report on a program entitled Rocky Mountain Heights in Colorado. The program showed how four (4) liberal families changed the state from conservative to a liberal state.


  • Mark Frei was sworn in on January 12th and then went home to participate in the delivery of a baby girl into his family

  • Jim Chmelik was elected chairman

A video was shown titled Demystifying the Judicial Branch.

A motion was made by Clay Baker and seconded by Deanna Hall. The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted by:

Patricia Menough



Saturday, 06 December 2014 11:38

ICRCC November Minutes

Idaho County Republican Central Committee
Out of November 18, 2014

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee meeting was called to order by Vice President Clay Baker at 6:05 p.m. in the Super 8 Motel Meeting Room in Grangeville, Idaho on November 18th 2014 with 15 out of 27 Central Committee members present. This constituted a quorum. There were also 13 visitors.

A prayer was given by George Casteel and the pledge was recited.

The minutes of the October 2014 meeting were read. There were no corrections. Deanna Hall made a motion to accept with a second by Thomas Igo. The minutes stand as read.

Clay Baker gave a review of the movie Blue that was shown at the October meeting and stated that it was very good and all should make an attempt to watch this movie.

A discussion followed concerning the election outcome and the various editorials/letters in the Free Press.

The Treasurers report.


  • A letter from the Secretary of State’s Office was received. We are being assessed a $50 fine for not filing a report. Deanna tried to contact them to show that she had sent the report prior to the deadline and was stonewalled. Clay Baker will contact and argue the point that we did send in this report prior to the deadline.
  • The Committee received a thank you note from Mark Frei for our campaign contribution.
  • A survey was rec’d from the Freedom Foundation. Clay will talk to Marge about filling out and returning this survey.

Old Business:

  • Mary Adler shared that Paul Shepherd and Sherry Nuxolls resolutions are being rewritten and will be presented ________________________
  • The right of a child to have natural parents – Sherry’s
  • Legal right requiring schools to provider Bible based courses if three or more students request them – Sherry’s
  • A resolution calling for the reinstatement of the marriage definition – Paul’s

New Business:

  • A discussion concerning the cancelling of the December Committee meeting. A motion was made by Donna Wassmuth and seconded by Deanna Hall. The motion carried. The December meeting is cancelled.
  • There will be a meeting by Sherry Nuxoll to give a report of her attendance at the National Pro Family Legislation Conference in Texas. This meeting will be on November 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Super 8 Conference Room.
  • The Lincoln Day Dinner speakers were presented. We have a choice between Christ Troupis or Steve Yates. Christ would be speaking on Common Core – what to do now and Steve would be talking on Security. A discussion followed on the various choices. Jon Menough made a motion that we ask Christ Troupis and Mary seconded that motion. By a show of hands, the vote was 12 to 4 in favor of the motion.
  • There was a discussion of Scott Perrin’s essay that Marge Arnzen forwarded via email to Committee members. Scott stated he had sent a copy to Raul Labrador and is currently awaiting his response.

Commissioners Report

  • Skip thanked the Committee for its support.
  • Mark is currently in Moscow, ID attending a school on County Finances
  • DEQ has new regulations proposed for landfills. If these go through the cost to the County will go up. The regs concern garden waste.
  • The County Commissioners agreed to contribute to the Lands Council.
  • It does not make sense to sell our lands.
  • Doing so loses 95% of our revenue
  • Scott Perrin asked what the basis was for the new DEQ regs being suggested. Were they Toxicology based or concern for fish and water. And where can we find a copy to read
  • Jon Menough said that
  • the EPA drives all these things and
  • that the EPA is under orders by Congress to make new rules every five years.
  • Skip said we need to put pressure on the DEQ to keep these regs from becoming the law.
  • A discussion followed.

Guest Speaker:
Dan Proskine, a concerned American and businessman from Kamiah, spoke the origins of the Constitution.

A motion was made by Deanna Hall and seconded by Jon Menough to adjourn the meeting and the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Respectfully Submitted by:
Patricia Menough

Senator Sheryl Nuxoll has recently returned from the ProFamily Legislative Network Conference in Texas where she attending insightful briefings from leading experts from a variety of fields. She has returned with a substantial amount of valuable information to share with all Central Committee Members and the general public of Idaho County.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:42

ICRCC - Corrected Minutes for October 2014

Idaho County Republican Central Committee
October 21, 2014

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee Meeting was called to order by Chairman Marge Arnzen at 6:10 p.m. in the Super 8 Motel Meeting Room in Grangeville, Idaho on October 21st with 13 out of 27 Central Committee members present. A quorum was present.

A prayer was given by Jon Menough and the pledge was recited.

A motion was made by Jon Menough and seconded by Deanna to accept the minutes of the September meeting. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:03

Shameful Se7en

The shameful Se7en contribute a collective $160000 to a liberal group to run a racial attack against Chris McDaniel in Mississippi.  Our own Mike Crapo(RINO?) Senator contributed $5000.  Perhaps he was DWI -- #DonatingWhileIntoxicated.

Read it all at SenateConservatives.com

July 17th, 2014
For Immediate Release
Chairman Barry Peterson
Idaho Republican Party
For Immediate Release:
Suit filed to Enjoin unauthorized call of Central Committee Meeting for August 2, 2014 in violation of State Party Rules
TWIN FALLS, ID -- Today, State Chairman, Barry Peterson, and six members of the Idaho Republican Party Executive Committee, LeeAnn Callear, Vicky Purdy, Bryan Smith, Todd Hatfield, Marla Lawson and John Cross, filed a lawsuit in the District Court in Twin Falls against Mike Mathews and Cindy Siddoway, the two party members who illegally issued a call for a special meeting of the State Central Committee while unilaterally declaring that all state party offices were vacant.


                "It is with great regret that we have had to take this legal action to enforce State Party Rules. Since June 12, 2014, much effort has been put forth to sit down with Governor Otter to resolve this issue. With no response from the Governor, this action is necessary to uphold the integrity of the Party and the Party Rules." 


                "The power of the Governor's office reaches every nook and cranny of the state's political realm. Yet, the Republican Party is self-governing and has over the years established Rules to operate under. When some feel they are not bound by the Rules, does that mean that power makes right and we can set the Rules aside? For some it does. But I believe for the majority it is still important to operate within the Rules."


                "With communication and cooperation, a reasonable solution to this issue can be found. Contrary to some opinions, this dispute is not because I wish to remain Chairman. The objective is to work with and respect the Rules of the Party. With the support of the Governor, we can find an answer."




For more information, contact the Idaho Republican Party Chairman, Barry Peterson, 208-343-6405.


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Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

ICRCC Minutes May 27, 2014

Idaho County Republican Central Committee

May 27, 2014


The Idaho County Republican Central Committee Meeting was called to order by Chairwoman Marge Arnzen at 6:10 p.m. in the Super 8 Motel Meeting Room in Grangeville, Idaho on May 27, with 21 out of the 24 Central Committee members present. John Menough led the opening with prayer and the Pledge was led by Marge.


The minutes of the April meeting were read and corrected.

Idaho County Republican Central Committee

April 15, 2014

The April Idaho County Republican Central Committee Meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Chairman Marge Arnzen. The meeting was opened with prayer lead by Jon Menough and following was The Pledge was led by Chairman Arnzen. There were 15 committee members present and 20 guests. The March minutes were accepted as e-mailed with spelling errors corrected.

Candidates running for Offices in Idaho County were introduced.

Each spoke, and speaking were:

  • Cody Funk: Coroner,
  • Abbie Hudson: Idaho County Treasurer
  • Deanna Hall: Idaho County Treasurer
  • James Zehner: County Assessor
  • Kathy Ackerman: County Clerk/Auditor
  • Mark Frei: County Commissioner District#2
  • Skip Brandt, County Commissioner Disrict. #1
  • John Eynon, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • District Court Judge: Judge Brudie.


The RCC Meeting began at about 6:30, following the presentations.

The Treasurers report shows, we have $8,220.94 at this time.

Chairwomen Marge Arnzen noted that the Candidate Forum would be at the Senior Center on May 3, beginning at 12 noon, and running to about 3:00. The Hang Out in Cottonwood will supply food for the Forum for approximately 50 people. The Central Committee is asked to supply cookies. Moved and seconded we spend up to $200 for food on May 3

Joan Mider reported that Integrity in Government Pac.wants to put out photo flyers for 6 Republican Candidates for state offices. There was much discussion and it was noted that these flyers will be inserted in the Money Saver and Shopper. This should have Clearwater, Nezperce and Idaho Counties well covered. A motion was made for the ICRCC to have 20,000+ printed and distributed next week. The cost of these campaign flyers to the Central committee will be about $2,000. It was moved seconded and carried we contribute $2,000 to this project, and this would also be assisting the Clearwater County and the Pack toward covering expenses. 

Campaign Yard signs were distributed, plus many candidate brochures.

Skip Brandt, Idaho County Commissioner reported there had been a telephone hearing last week on the Garbage Lawsuit. They are awaiting a decision.

The next meeting, our reorganization meeting, will be on May 27 th at the Super 8.

Betty Alm, Secretary ICRCC.

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