Idaho County Republican Central Committee
July 17, 2012
The Idaho County Republican Central Committee July 17 meeting was called to order at 6:05 by Chairman Marge Arnzen. The chairman then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
There were 16 committee members present and 8 guests.
approved. There was no treasurer’s report.
Minutes were read and The Chairman noted that the Constitution Booklets had cost 25 cents rather than 30 cents for the 1000 we ordered. A decision was made to order a second thousand. The booklets cost $250 per order.
Idaho State Convention Reports:
John Solberg gave a report on the Idaho Republican Resolutions Committee. He reported they started out with 16 presented resolutions, five were rejected. He expects that in January we will have a real fight regarding the open primary.
Berry Peterson is the new GOP Idaho State Chairman.
Joan Mider was on the Platform committee. The members were broken down into five groups. They worked to simplify the Republican Platform. The object was to review the entire platform, making it more concise and up to date. When done the group felt their work made the platform more streamlined. (Their platform work is online.(pdf file))
Soon the Resolutions drawn up will be available. Those attending felt the convention went well. There were two Sargent's of Arm, and both functioned very well keeping the meeting running in good order. All felt the choice of location at CSI (College of Southern Idaho) was excellent.
During the convention at the Region II Meeting there was a motion made to study a PAC.
Those attending from Idaho County felt it was better to concentrate on Idaho County, District 7 and then the State.
Marge also displayed the 5 Star Award Plaque earned by Idaho County. To earn this award Idaho County fulfilled five points 1.Full Pay Quota, 2. Fill all Precinct Committee Spots, 3. Fill all legislative Seats on the Ballot, 4. Fill all the County Office seats on the Ballot 5. Hold /Participate in a Lincoln Day Event. John Solberg added that 25 counties were given this award in the State.
4th of July Reports
The Declaration of Independence was read at the beginning of the Parade by John Menough. The Rodeo committee did not care to have it read during their function. We did hand out the Constitution booklets during the parade. We did question if the broadcasting of the Deceleration was well heard.
The volunteers with the Gun Raffle Booth at Art in the Park sold 161 tickets. Working the booth were Howard Donaldson, Becky Crea and Morris Seubert. Don Fletcher helped with set up.
The Parade will begin at 11:00. Jim Chmelik will get the trailer there the morning of the 28th at 9:00. We will read the Deceleration of Independence from the Theater area.
Elroy Taylor will check into the details. It was suggested we read it at the beginning.
We will also hand out the Constitution booklets in Kooskia, Kamiah and Cottonwood.
Idaho County Fair
The Fair dates are August 15-18. At the booth we will hand out the booklets, sell Gun Raffle Tickets the Meet and Greet, and Sept. 15 tickets as well. There will be information on our Republican Candidates both National and State.
Meet and Greet September 15, 2012
It was moved and seconded we hold this function at the Grangeville Country Club. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. The rent is $350, plus 200 for cleanup fees, which will be reimbursed if the facility is left in good shape. A committee of Dawn and Paul Shepherd, Becky Cream and Betty Alm will work on the details. Betty will have tickets printed.
Fund Raising Items
Discussion on Caps and T-Shirts. Don Fletcher has designed a logo and it is thought we would put it on the front of a good cap and the Idaho and US Flags on the back. Cost is unknown. A motion was made and carried we find out. There was also a motion made seconded and carried we sell T-Shirts. A committee was formed to check on shirts, and caps. They are Doug Giddings, Don Fletcher, Amy Rose and Becky Crea.
Skip Brandt spoke of the State convention, and how impressed he was that Idaho County had a full delegation.
- Commissioners are close to an agreement contract for 1⁄2 the county. There are three others that have contacted him with interest.
The Forest Service is in flux, and two months behind with the forest
- The Travel Plan for the Nezperce will be coming out and will tell us where we can travel.
- There is one more year on the SRS Funding. This funding helps roads, bridges and schools.
- Clearwater Basin Collaborative, meetings to be held the next two days. But.. Congressman Rual Labrador has introduced the Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act of 2012. If enacted it would replace the SRS program in certain communities. The legislation would authorize pilot programs, in partnership with states to encourage local forest management in order to generate revenues required to fund local services. This concept was first brought to his attention by a group of county Commissioners in Idaho.
It was also noted that Ken Roberts has been appointed to the Idaho Tax Commission.
- Clearwater Basin Collaborative, meetings to be held the next two days. But. Congressman Rual Labrador has introduced the Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act of 2012. If enacted it would replace the SRS program in certain communities. The legislation would authorize pilot programs, in partnership with states to encourage local forest management in order to generate revenues required to fund local services. This concept was first brought to his attention by a group of county Commissioners in Idaho.
- It was also noted that Ken Roberts has been appointed to the Idaho Tax Commission.
Paul Shepherd complimented Skip on his E-Mail Rebuttal to Idaho County Drop Dead.
Paul also wants any regulations we deal with to be given to him so he can begin to draw
up legislation to back off various regulations.
Americas Top States for Business lists Idaho in 2012 as number thirteen.
Becky Crea attended the Adjenda 21 meeting. The Lady who ran it would come to speak to us if invited. Becky felt this is good for all to know. This program shows that the UN wants to take over America, through a program called “Smart Growth. The goals of the smart program push for 1. Increased Gas prices, 2. Manipulation Transportation Patterns, 3. Forcing people to Migrate from Rural Areas to Cities, 4. Denying Human access to tracts of land, 5. Populating Reduction/limit number of children, 6. Seizure of private property.”
The meeting adjourned at 7:40. The next meeting will be August 21, 2012.