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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



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