January 21, 2014 Minutes for Idaho County Republican Central Committee (ICRCC) Meeting
The Idaho County Republican Central Committee with 15 committee members present and twelve guests was called to order at 6:00p.m. by President Marge Arnzen. John Menough led the opening prayer, and Marge lead the Pledge to the Flag.
Mary Adler introduced John Eynon as “a man for our time”. John is running for Idaho State Superintendent of Education. He has been married for 41 years, and he and his wife have two married sons. He is well versed in Education in many areas. He has 15 years
of teaching experience. In 1997 he was chosen Teacher of the Year in Idaho County Schools. He is also a USA Retired Navy Commander, and while in the Navy received many awards.
Why specifically is he running? John said he is running as a Concerned Grandfather. Also he has been asked to do so by parents, teachers and with encouragement from Idaho County Republicans.
What are the Issues? Number one is that voices of parents are being disregarded in Proposition 1, 2, &3. Student privacy and security needs to be strengthened. He will support private ownership of lands, and if elected would sit on the State Land Board. He questions ASPEC purchasing; He is opposed to Common Core. He wants to see Idaho solutions for Idaho Students. He is prolife, and supports the second amendment.
It was also noted that Jim Chmelik will announce on Feb. 1 that he is running for Idaho State Lieutenant Governor.
The December minutes were approved as e-mailed.
Treasurers Report. We began the month with $4,935.37. After the bills were paid we had $4,409.98. We will send two payments of $589 equaling $1178.00 to Idaho State GOP. This is the remainder of the money we have been assessed by the ID GOP.
John Menough, State Committeeman attended the Winter State Central Committee Meeting in Boise Jan. 3 & 4, 2014. He reported that the Rules Committee is staying with the “Caucus”. He feels the state is moving in the right direction. Jim Chmelik received the Idaho GOP Hall of Fame Award for “Outstanding Elected Official” on his efforts with the Lands Issue.
It was also announced that Jim Chmelik will announce on Feb. 1 that he is running for Lieutenant Governor.
Lincoln Day Dinner
The LDD dinner will be held at Green Creek Community Hall beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour. And food will be served beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meat will be Italian steak... Guest Speakers are Elizabeth Allen Hodge; Idaho Patriot Academy and
Wayne Hoffman speaking on the Health Exchange. Chairman of various tasks, Caterer is
Nancy Arnzen; Becky Crea, Bar & organizer of the Auction items; Sally Baker,
Decorations, Donna Wassmuth, Tickets; Printed Program, Betty Alm; 50/50 Raffle
tickets sold at the door, Dianna Hall. During the Social Hour the candidates will be
invited to meet and greet the banquet attendees. It was finally decided the RCC will
bring bars or cookies for dessert. Ticket cost is $45 per couple and $25 for single under
18, $15. These prices are unchanged from 2013.
Mary Adler, on Common Core: She and a group met with several legislators, in fact
twice. There is a forum tomorrow, (Jan. 22) at 3:00 in Boise in the Joint House, roll
playing will be three supporting CC and 3 opposed. There is also a bill in both House
and Senate to withdraw from SBAC tests and Senator Steven Thayn is the author.
Commissioner Skip Brandt congratulated Jim C. and John E.as they step into a world of
politics. Commissioner Brandt noted that garbage collection is going well. Walco has
appealed the judges ruling, the next decision will come Feb. 24, 2014.
Also on Feb. 2, at 1:30 p.m. the Dredge Mining Hearing will take place against the EPA, which is wrong on this issue. He encourages attendance at this hearing.
Kevin Cvitko will take over the ICRCC web page. Don Fletcher is helping him. Kevin
encourages all to visit this website.
Also Russ Fulcher is running for Governor and Lawrence Denny is running for Secretary
The next meeting will be Feb. 18.