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Summary of Meeting - January 24, 2012

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The ICRCC met January 24, 2012 at the Super 8 Hotel Meeting Room.

There were 15 committee members present, and 12 guests. Also welcomed was Katie Higgins, our web site designer and manager.

Minutes were read, and then corrected by Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings who suggested a change with regards to the law enforcement issue with the Forest Service. It should read; the countys jurisdiction would not change, the forest service would expand.

Treasurers report: $2,239.50. We have paid $500 in attorney fees to help fund the fight over the redistricting issue.

Old Business:

We have received only two donations to our Community Core Supporter drive. We will carry on; and leave it at $250.

Lincoln Day Dinner, Feb. 25: Tickets were distributed, and all are encouraged to sell 5 tickets. Featured Speaker will be Sheriff Doug Giddings; also present will be Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador, Superintendent Tom Luna, and Representatives for Senators James Risch and Mike Crapo. Marge has commitments for Auction items, but she needs a few more. Shane Arnzen will be auctioneer.

Redistricting:
Old plan L87 has been declared unconstitutional. This committee is being reformed.

New Business:

Caucasus
The caucus has been moved from Super 8 to the Grangeville Elementary Cafetorium (old gym). Coffee, water and cookies will be served. Only Republican voting. Committee members' assistance will be needed. A Caucasus planning committee was formed; members are John Solberg, Eileen Uhlenkott and Marge Arnzen.

Mid-Year Meeting Report
Attending were State Committee Members John Solberg, Eileen Uhlenkott and Marge Arnzen. John noted that 11 resolutions were presented and 8 were adopted. He spoke of one resolution titled Suffrages for the Counties. If passed we would reinstate representation of one Senator for each county, and Representatives would still go by district population, that being two per district.

Upper Lochsa Land Exchange.
There were extensive informative discussions by all three commissioners on the Upper Lochsa exchange. As a show of support from the Central Committee we called a special session to meet Tues. the 31 of January for an Informative meeting with the commissioners and representatives of Rep. Raul Labrador and Senators Risch and Crapo. The meeting will be at 5:30 at Super 8.