Thursday, August 29, 2013

YCRC Call for Mtg. 5 Sept 2013

Greetings, Fellow Republicans,

I hope you all have enjoyed the “Summer Break” and are rested and ready to hit the ground for these last 67 days of campaigning!


Attached and below, please find the Call for the 5 Sept. YCRC meeting.  Please note the venue change to Bruton High School’s auditorium.


t I’ve learned that many Republican Committees throughout our Commonwealth strive to grow their membership by rotating meetings throughout their localities, especially those whose geography stretches lengthy distances so that the same people aren’t always having to travel long distances to every meeting. In other words, they take turns to ease the travel burden as well as to reach possible new members in those areas. Several YCRC members have brought up that they would like some meetings to be nearer to them since York County does stretch across quite a lengthy distance from our southern area next to Hampton & Poquoson all the way up to Williamsburg & James City County. In that effort, for the next few meetings, we will be rotating throughout York County, usually to YCSD schools, to meet in each of our five districts. In addition, meeting in the auditoriums will allow us more space to break into our district/precinct groups for campaign/election/other planning.

If you have any friends who are upper York County residents, please invite them to join us on Sept. 5th at Bruton HS since we’ll be in their neighborhood! A membership form is attached.

BHS: 185 E. Rochambeau Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23188. If you take I-64W towards Williamsburg, take the Camp Perry exit, turn left at the stop sign. (Camp Perry entrance will be to your right.) Turn right at the light onto E. Rochambeau. Bruton HS will be on your left – you’ll want the 2nd driveway into the school as the first one is the BHS exit (one way in, one way out).


t On the Call’s agenda, please note that Bob D’Eramo’s name has been re-added to the list of possible new members for election. Bob was introduced at a 2012 meeting and had his application form mistakenly filed as having been voted in as a member, but he was not as he missed the next meeting. He has been unable to return to a YCRC meeting since Jan. due to recovering from serious injuries in a near-fatal car accident, but he let me know this summer that he’d like to return. He’s now back on the list and will be voted on at the next regular YCRC meeting he attends. We look forward to having Bob join us, again! (Many thanks, again, to Bob for allowing YCRC to place our booth in front of his Ben & Jerry’s shop on Water St. for the Yorktown 4th Celebration!)


t The 6 June minutes will be sent in another email before the 5 Sept. meeting for your review.


t Don’t forget – if you cannot attend the meeting, a non-YCRC member who lives in your York County District can attend in your place as your proxy so you’re not  counted as absent. Since YCRC must follow RPV Party Plan rules, if you miss three (3) consecutive meetings, you resign your membership and lose all voting/speaking privileges. A proxy form is attached for your convenience.


I look forward to seeing you all next Thursday, 5 Sept., at Bruton High School to hear Suzanne Obenshain speak about Mark’s campaign and to organize our grassroots’ Get Out The Vote efforts to help our Republican candidates WIN in November! We only have 67 more days left to work towards VICTORY!!


For God and Country,



Lynda Fairman

Chairman, York County Republican Committee



As Chairman of the York County Republican Committee and pursuant to the YCRC Bylaws, I, Lynda Fairman, do issue this Call for the general meeting of the York County Republican Committee to be held Thursday, 5 Sept. 2013, at 7:00 pm at Bruton High School Auditorium, 185 E. Rochambeau Dr., Williamsburg, Virginia 23188 for the purpose of conducting business as stated in the following/attached Agenda.



5 Sept 2013


I. Call to Order / Opening Ceremonies                                                           7:00 – 7:05 PM

A. Invocation, Pledge, Republican Creed

B. Welcome Guests


II. Program / Guest Speakers                                                                         7:05 – 7:35 PM

A.    Mrs. Suzanne Obenshain, wife of Sen. Mark Obenshain – candidate for Virginia Attorney General


III. Roll Call / Handle Proxies / Determine Quorum                                       7:35 – 7:50 PM


IV. Announcements                                                                                        7:50 – 8:00 PM

A.    York Republican Women’s Club – Mary Clark

B.    Cuccinelli-Jackson-Obenshain Campaign Update– Tim Pogge

C.   Other: (sign up form upon arrival)


V. Chairman’s Report / Comments                                                                8:00 – 8:05 PM


VI. Approval of 6 June 2013 YCRC Mtg. Minutes                                         8:05 – 8:010 PM

A.    Distributed via email prior to mtg.


VII. Introduction of Prospective Members                                                      8:10 – 8:15 PM

A.    New applicants applying tonight

B.    2012-2014 members seeking reinstatement after missing 3 consecutive mtgs.


VIII. Officer, Committee Reports                                                                   8:15 – 8:40 PM


IX. Unfinished Business                                                                                  8:40 – 8:50 PM                      

A. Consideration of new members introduced at previous meetings, if in attendance: Philip Bogert, Jeffrey Bramick, Gary Brocksmith, Miles Burcher, Bob D’Eramo, Robert Harrell, Conni Jones, Jeremy Melish, Carol Meredith, David Meredith, Sharra Odom, Lisa Wallace

B. Consideration of 2012-2014 members seeking reinstatement after three (3) consecutive YCRC meeting absences introduced at previous meetings, if in attendance: Delbert Curtis, Norman Ingram, Bobby Rapp, Tu Ritter


X. New Business                                                                                             8:50 – 9:10 PM

A.    Issue regarding Nat’l Park Service preventing use of Victory Monument grounds – Tom Nelson

B.    Other (sign up form upon arrival)


XI. Adjournment                                                                                              9:10  PM

·         We must exit building by 9:30 PM