Chatham RTC: 2015 Archives

CHATHAM REPUBLICAN HOLIDAY PARTY MONDAY, DEC 7TH.

Pizza Poster_0001.jpg

|

CHATHAM REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETS MONDAY, NOV 2, 5:30, CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER


Our regular monthly meeting takes place Monday.

Below are the minutes of our October 5th meeting:

2015.10.5 CRTC Meeting Minutes.pdf

Here is the agenda for Monday's meeting:

2015.11.2 CRTC Meeting Agenda.pdf

Click on each link to read and to print out copies to bring to the meeting.

|

CHATHAM REPUBLICANS MEET, MONDAY, JUNE 29, 5 P.M., CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER

THIS MONDAY, REPUBLICANS MEET AT CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER AT 5 TO 6:30. WE WILL REVIEW 4TH OF JULY PLANS, HOLD OUR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE STRAW VOTE AND DISCUSS HOW THE DEMOCRATIC LEFT IS SEEKING TO DESTROY PRIDE IN AMERICA AND OUR YOUNG PEOPLE'S INCENTIVE TO EXCEL AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. FOR PREPARATION, READ THIS NAUSEATING ARTICLE. WE'LL ALSO CHOOSE THE PATRIOTIC MUSIC WE WANT TO PLAY IN THE PARADE.

TO ACCESS THE MINUTES OF OUR JUNE 1, 2015 MEETING, CLICK ON LINK BELOW:

2015.06.01 CRTC Minutes.pdf


CHATHAM REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITEE
MEETING, JUNE 29, 2015, Chatham Community Center, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
AGENDA
Fran Meaney, Chairman, presiding

-Welcome, Pledge, Introductions, Reports of Secretary and Treasurer.
-July 4th Parade – Report on Status on Vehicles, equipment, riders, marchers. We need everything to be in excellent order and to have sufficient marchers and riders if we are to participate. To volunteer to ride or march, call Marie Acton before Monday at 5 at 508 945 2150.
-March 1 2016 Chatham Republican Town Committee election.
Decision to be made: Number of members for the Chatham RTC 2016-2020, can be 3 to 35, to be elected March 1m, 2016.
Current committee number allowed: 35. If desire to change, Sec State must be
notified by August 3, 2015. Must decide today.
- Outreach status
-2016 Election Schedule briefly reviewed
-Discussion of Supreme Court decisions
-Discussion of possible summer or fall Lower Cape Republican fundraiser
-9th Congressional 2016 race status
-Presidential preference straw vote (our eighth)
-Other business
-Adjourn

|

CHATHAM REPUBLICANS MEET MONDAY, MAY 4TH, 5:30 p.m., PATE'S RESTAURANT, MAIN STREET, CHATHAM

For a change of pace and a chance to have a bit of a social at the end of the business meeting, we will be gathering for the May meeting at Pate's.

We are delighted that the two men running for the two open selectmen's slots will be joining us for "an exchange of views": Dean Nicastro at 5:45 and Cory Matters at 6:15. With town meeting coming on May 16th and the Warrant just having been delivered, there should be plenty to ask and talk about. 15 minutes for each session.

AGENDA
(working around our selectmen sessions, subject to change)

Welcome, Pledge, Introductions, Reports of Secretary and Treasurer. The minutes of our April meeting are here:

2015.04.06 CRTC Minutes.pdf

Outreach report - Ethel Shafter
Abraham Lincoln 150th Observance Report -- Fran Meaney
July 4th Parade - need committee and committee chairman
Review of upcoming fundraising events
2016 Election Schedule
Most important issues for 2016 elections
Discussion on world, national, state and local matters
(e.g., Iran, black deaths, opiate crisis, Baptist Cemetery)
Presidential preference straw vote (our sixth)
Vice Presidential possibilities
9th Congressional 2016 race
Other business

At the end of the business meeting, we hope folks will stay for a half hour or so to chat and enjoy a libation. Pate's (Bob Gardner) would no doubt be happy if some of us stay for dinner. Fran will be staying and others no doubt will, too.

Cartoon of the week:

Thumbn<br />
ail image for Hillary transparency.jpg

It was just learned that more than 1100 contributions to the Canadian arm of the Clinton Foundation were not reported at all as required by the agreement made between incoming Secretary of State Clinton and the Obama administration.

|

CHATHAM REPUBLICANS MEET MONDAY, MARCH 16, 5 TO 6:30, CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER

REMINDER.

On Monday, March 16, Chatham Republicans will meet at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street at 5 until no later than 6:30. This meeting takes the place of the meeting normally held on the first Monday of the month. All Republicans, Libertarians and conservatives are welcome.

Yes, we will again conduct our straw vote on your preferred Republican presidential nominee. Governor Walker has finished first every month since our first vote in December, although he was tied once by former Governor Bush.

We will also conduct for the first time a poll on the issues you think are most important heading into the 2016 elections.

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome by Chairman Fran Meaney and Self-Introductions of Attendees.
Report of Secretary Marie Acton and Vote to Approve minutes of February meeting.
February minutes: 2015.02.09 CRTC Minutes.pdf
Report of Treasurer Sam Black and Vote to Approve Treasurer's Report.
Chairman's Report.
Report of Outreach Chairman Ethel Shafter.
Report of Media Relations Chairman Bob Shafter.
Year of Lincoln Discussion.
Discussion of National, State and Local Issues.
Discussion of Presidential Candidates.
Poll on Most Important Issues for 2016 Election.
Vote on Republican Presidential Candidate Preference.
Other Business.
Adjourn.

Please print out a copy of the agenda and bring it with you to the meeting.
2015.3.16 CRTC Meeting Agenda.pdf

Also print out the list of what could be the major issues of the 2016 election and bring it along to the meeting. Look it over and be ready to indicate what you think should be or might be the top three issues in the presidential election.
WHAT ISSUES WILL BE IMPORTANT IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS.pdf

Finally, print out the ballot to use in voting for your presidential preference.
Straw Vote Ballot Mar 16 2015.pdf

Everyone who attends can vote on the candidates and the issues.

|

CHATHAM REPUBLICANS MEET, MONDAY, FEB 9TH, 5PM, CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER

Our meetings are scheduled to run from 5 to 6:30. We welcome visitors from Chatham and surrounding towns for our discussions. All may participate.

Minutes of our January meeting were circulated with our notice of this meeting. They may also be read here.

2015.01.05 CRTC Minutes-.pdf

This is the YEAR OF LINCOLN. 1865 was the climactic end of the four years of Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War. 1865 was a year of joy, horror, historic accomplishment and great loss. For more, click here.

150 years ago, in 1865, the Civil War was won by the United States of America, the Union was preserved, slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and President Abraham Lincoln was murdered for what he had accomplished.

AGENDA
Chatham Republicans' Meeting, February 9, 2015, 5 p.m.
Chatham Community Center

Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome, Introductions
Secretary Marie Acton's report and approval of January minutes.
Treasurer's Sam Black's report
Media and Outreach Report - Bob and Ethel Shafter

Arrangements for Free Movie Showing, Thursday, February 12, Lincoln's Birthday, 3:30, Chatham Community Center: "Lincoln," the acclaimed motion picture telling the story of President Lincoln's efforts to get the needed Democratic votes in the House to approve the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Lincoln. We will briefly review the happenings of the eventful year of 1865 and what led up to it. What meaning does Lincoln's life, words and actions have for us today?

Massachusetts. A Republican administration is finally in charge of Beacon Hill after eight years of one arty wasteful spending, taxation, ineptitude and corruption. Charlie Baker has put together a team of Democrats, Independents and Republicans. Will it help him with the desperately needed clean-up and a restoration of concern for those paying the bills of government?

National. In Washington, though Republicans now control both Houses of Congress, President Obama appears to be ignoring that fact and is determined to do what he wants and to block whatever Congress and the American people want. Can Congress successfully defend the Constitution and begin to remedy the damage Obama has done to the nation's economy and national defense? We'll discuss.

Presidential preference voting. We will hold our third monthly straw vote on presidential candidates. All who attend can vote. In December Gov. Scott Walker finished first; in January Gov. Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tied for first. The straw ballot has over 20 names on it (and a line for a write-in) so there are choices to be had.

Future events.

Other business.

|

2015 -THIS IS THE YEAR OF LINCOLN - 150 YEARS SINCE 1865

2015: THE YEAR OF LINCOLN

150 YEARS SINCE 1865

This is the 150th anniversary year of the end of the Civil War and the death of Abraham Lincoln, America’s greatest president. 1865 was one of the most momentous years in the history of America.

It was in the year 1865 that the Union was preserved, slavery was permanently ended in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and President Lincoln was martyred for his belief in freedom and equal opportunity for all.

Abraham Lincoln is of singular importance to every American and has a special place in the heart of every Republican. Lincoln was a founder in 1854 of the Republican Party, which had as its express purpose the elimination of slavery. Lincoln went on to become the first Republican president. As Republicans, we take special pride in being his heirs.

In this YEAR OF LINCOLN, we honor and give thanks for the sacrifices President Abraham Lincoln and so many others made for a united nation and a new birth of freedom for the millions of our fellow Americans and their descendants.

The four years of Lincoln’s presidency and the Civil War were exactly 150 years ago. Chatham Republicans have been honoring President Lincoln for each year of his leadership as president and this, the most important memorial year, is when all the pain and suffering, the heartbreak and sorrow and the benefits of victory all came together in an extraordinary climax.

The freedom of slaves in rebellious territories that was accomplished in 1863 with Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation as Commander in Chief of the nation’s armed forces needed to be made permanent and extended to all blacks and others in servitude before the end of the war – and that was done.

In 1865, freedom forever for all slaves in the United States was achieved by Constitutional Amendment, the Civil War ended with the surrender of the South, the Union was preserved and the President who had freed millions of human beings from slavery and preserved the Union was assassinated.

In 1865, 150 years ago, slavery and involuntary servitude, which had existed in America for more than 250 years, long before the Declaration of Independence, were banished forever from the United States of America with the 13th Amendment. Rebellious states which had seceded and commenced the war, were brought back into the Union and, tragically, President Lincoln was murdered for bringing about a "new birth of freedom" for millions of African-Americans and their descendants.

Abraham Lincoln.jpg

THE FATHER OF FREEDOM


Since Massachusetts was the epicenter of the national anti-slavery movement, it is no surprise that Massachusetts abolitionists flocked to the Republican Party.

That devotion to freedom and opportunity for all in the Republican Party continued after Lincoln's death, with Massachusetts Members of Congress often leading the way battling in the post-Civil War years, when the states of the Democratic South adopted and enforced Jim Crow laws and practices,

Republican Congresses worked to counter them. Republican Congresses adopted the 14th Amendment (1868, equal protection for all) and the 15th Amendment (1870, granting the vote to all those of “any race, color, or previous condition of servitude).

In the adoption of all three of these amendments, Massachusetts members of Congress were in the forefront, Charles Sumner in the Senate and John Baldwin in the House being among the most prominent.

The Civil Rights Act of 1875 introduced by Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner and co-sponsored in the House by Massachusetts Congressman Benjamin J. Butler was enacted by the Republican Congress and signed into law by Republican President Ulysses S. Grant. It guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury service.

The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was just one of the major pieces of legislation passed by Republican Congresses after the Civil War. Those include the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the four Reconstruction Acts of 1867 and 1868, the three Enforcement Acts of 1870 and 1871, as well as the three Constitutional Amendments (13, 14 and 15) adopted between 1865 and 1870. In 1883 the Supreme Court struck down the Civil Rights Act of 1875 as unconstitutional, under the 14th Amendment, saying it only prohibited discrimination by states, not individuals.

The result of the rejection of the 1875 Civil Rights Act was widespread segregation, discrimination and an increase in black migration to the North. As well captured by the motion picture "Selma," protests grew and grew, with Martin Luther King Jr emerging as the dominant champion for the nation doing what was right. His most significant statement for the cause of justice --- "I Have A Dream" --was made at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 before tens of thousands.

The provisions in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 MLK Jr fought for were essentially the same as those in the Civil Rights Act of 1875 stricken down by the Supreme Court. This time, the act was upheld under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

Even in 1964 and 1965 when the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts were enacted by a Democrat Congress, a greater percentage of Republicans voted for them than Democrats, still hobbled by Dixiecrat-style Members of Congress. Republican votes in both cases were essential to the passage of both Acts.

The first significant dates in this YEAR OF LINCOLN come this weekend, on Saturday, January 31and Sunday, February 1. It was on January 31, 1865, 150 years ago, that the 13th Amendment, which made permanent the freedom of all slaves throughout the United States, finally squeaked through the House of Representatives. It had passed easily through the Senate in 1864. On February 1st, President Lincoln added his signature to the Amendment approved by Congress.

Although Republicans were in the majority in the House as well as the Senate a handful of Democratic votes was needed in the House to reach the required 2/3ds majority. President Lincoln’s vigorous activity (some say “wheeling and dealing”) to secure those Democrat votes is the principal subject of the 2012 motion picture “Lincoln.”

After Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment, it was sent out to the states for ratification and became fully effective in December,1865. (3/4th required, achieved December 6, 1865; Amendment certified and declared effective and in force December 18, 1865 by Secretary of State Sewall).


January 31. To commemorate this enormous accomplishment, Chatham Republicans will hold a simple ceremony on Saturday, January 31 at Chatham's Civil War Memorial at the intersection of Main and Seaview Streets at 10 a.m. We will honor Abraham Lincoln and the men of Chatham whose names are inscribed on the monument who fought in the Civil War to save the Union and put an end to slavery. .

Monday, February 9th - regular meeting of February 2 rescheduled. At our meeting of Chatham Republicans on Monday, February 9th, at 5 p.m. at the Community Center, we will briefly review the year of 1864 leading up to the Year of Lincoln’s major events as well as the four years of Lincoln's presidency. South Carolina had already seceded before he was sworn in as president. We will also discuss progress on Beacon Hill, the national situation as well as the shaping up of the presidential race. We will hold our third presidential preference straw vote.
All who attend can vote.

Thursday, February 12th. On Lincoln’s Birthday, Thursday, February 12th, starting at 3:30, Chatham Republicans will present, free of charge and open to all, young and old, the acclaimed motion picture “Lincoln,” which chronicles the strenuous efforts President Lincoln and his fellow Republicans in the House undertook to secure the last handful of votes needed to attain the 2/3rds required by the Constitution to get the 13th Amendment to the Constitution through Congress.

We plan to commemorate other significant Lincoln-related events during the course of the year. To view an abbreviated chronology of significant dates in the four years of Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War, click on the link below.

THE YEAR OF LINCOLN CHRONOLOGY 1861-1865.pdf

|
WE ARE THE PARTY OF LINCOLN.
WE STAND FOR FREEDOM AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL.



Contact: Diane Bronsdon 508 945 9218
C R Facebook
GREATEST THREATS TO THE U.S.
ISLAMIC SUPREMACISM
ISLAMIC TERRORISM
RADICAL ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION
ISLAMIC HATRED OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS
Watch
To help us do our part to keep America strong and well informed, just click below. Donate Now!

News
Syndication
rdf
rss2
atom

Links
Michael O'Keffe District Attorney
Leo Cakounes Barn.Cty Commish
Sheriff Cummings
Hot Air
Legal Insurrection
National Review
Power Line
Pajamas Media

Causes:

Semper Fi Fund
Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops
Wounded Warrior Family Support
New England Center and Home for Veterans
Search
Chatham Info
Archives
Monthly Archive

Category Yearly Archives
Archives

Categories