Idaho County Republican Central Committee
December 17, 2013
The Idaho County Republican Central Committee with 14 committee members present and five guests was called to order at 6:10 by President Marge Arnzen. Morris Seubert led the opening prayer, and Marge lead the pledge to the Flag.
Commissioner Skip Brandt introduced Speaker Jim Clapperton who spoke as a representative of the State of Idaho Lands Management Department.
Jim informed us that the State Lands are divided into two levels; one is Idaho State Lands the other Endowment Lands. The State lands have been reorganized in the last year and Tom Schultz is the new director.
The reorganization is helping them to better fight fires on Idaho State Forests. In this roll the goal is to put fires out. Fire repression is paid by the tax payers.
Idaho State Endowment Lands were granted to the state when Idaho was organized. The primary beneficiary is the public schools. The money generated for schools comes from timber sales. When the funds come they go to a fund, and only the interest is to be spent. The base endowment funds are left to grow and grow to benefit other endowments. 247 Million Board feet are harvested annually. For the last five years they have been harvesting old growth timber called pulp.
The December ICRCC Minutes were approved as mailed.
So far $250 has been donated for the Idaho Patriot Academy Scholarship. The Central Committee will add an additional $250 to this amount. $400 will be given to a student.
Treasurers Report: The amount on hand is $4,965.77. Moved seconded and carried that two bills be paid, one for Meeting Room Thank You Poinsettia sent to Super 8, $31.79 and to Don Fletcher for web site monitoring $124.00.
Scott Carlton a guest was introduced; he is the new Nezperce County Republican Central Committee Chairman and also a representative for Rual Labrador.
Lincoln Days will be on March 8 at Green Creek Community Hall. . Nancy Arnzen will cater the meal, consisting of Italian Steaks with trimmings. Cost of tickets is $25 single and $45 double. Sheriff Doug Giddings will be Master of Ceremonies. Speakers will be and Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Foundation and Elizabeth Hodges for the Patriot Academy, the central committee will bring desserts to be auctioned off. Committees needed are bar, advertising and tickets and decorations. Becky Crea volunteered to do the bar.
Bob Neugebauer newsletter and blog publisher of the Gen State Patriot is looking for people to write letters. With many issues coming up it would be good to turn the propaganda around and write letters to the newspapers beforehand and also to our legislators. If you want to volunteer to write letters contact Russ Smerz,
Idaho State Republican Convention is in Boise at the Riverside Hotel Jan. 3&4.
Mary Adler spoke of a “Common Core Pause Bill” which has been given to Paul Shepherd, and he will take a look at it. He is on the Education Committee.
Announcement of Nezperce Lincoln Days is Feb. 7.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 Light refreshments were served.