2012 Calendar


C A L E N D A R

Meetings are at 7pm at the Caldwell County Public Library,
120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC, 28645, unless otherwise specified.

I have an idea: Let’s start making the rounds to some other TEA Party groups in Hickory, Wilkesboro, Statesville/Yadkin Valley, Asheville, Blue Ridge, Boone, and Ashe.

There are no upcoming meetings scheduled.  Take a break.

DECEMBER 2012

12/1 – Meeting with North Carolina TEA, 912 Project, We-the-People groups from around the state in Winston-Salem.  More details to be posted.

NOVEMBER 2012

11/1 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting at 7pm at the Caldwell County Public Library.  We will be watching the movie “The Hope & The Change”.

11/1 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

11/3 – GOP meeting for Election Day poll workers Saturday at 5:30 pm at the GOP HQ’s, on the corner of Harper Ave and Church St, Uptown Lenoir, NC 28645.  (Shares parking lot with Saint James Episcopal Church.)

11/3 – Harry Potter in Lenoir Downtown Lenoir presented by Hibriten High School PTA.  link.

11/6 – General ELECTION DAY 6:30am – 7:30pm  State Board of Elections.  Volunteers needed to work at local precincts today.  Call Judy Steele 758-0635, or Steve Bogdan 726-8670.

11/6 – Caldwell TEA Party After-the-Election dinner and party beginning 7pm at Super Dog in Lenoir on Wilkesboro Blvd (Hwy-18) immediately after the polls close.  There will have wi-fi (bring your laptops) and a big screen TV with cable.  Support this new local business – buy your dinner here!  He’s staying open as late as we want to watch all the results come in.  Everyone is welcome for the celebration!!  If Obama wins, Christine is shaving her head.   ~~~ Obama won.  :( My husband was not amused by my wager.  We negotiated, and I cut half my hair off.  I’m still working on losing the rest.  Everyone has said, “Don’t do it.  We get it.  Don’t do it.”

11/8 – No meeting for Caldwell TEA Party.

11/12 – Training for Lt. Governor’s Provisional Ballot count observation.  There will be two 20-minute conference call times: 10am and 7pm on Monday. Here is a letter from Forest. Many eyes are needed to ensure fairness.  Email Hal@danforest.com to enroll and get the conference call details.  In the email he needs your name, phone number and county you can watch.  Linda Coleman (D) lost the race by 11,000 votes, but is already posturing for a union funded re-count. Contact Linda Coleman  info@lindacoleman.org to observe for her campaign.  — I just got word: Dan Forest will be doing training tomorrow (Tuesday).

11/15 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting at SUPER DOG at 7pm.  We will talk about plans for the next year, please come.  I have training programs to talk about. I need everyone’s input.  Also, there are more and more reports of voter fraud around the country.  —  SORRY ABOUT THE LATE LOCATION CHANGE.  JUDY IS OUT OF TOWN AND I FORGOT TO HAVE SOMEONE PICKUP THE KEY.  :(   Super Dog, 538 Wilkesboro Blvd / NC Hwy18, Lenoir, NC  28645

11/16 – Election’s Canvass Day to finalize all the votes in Caldwell County and across the state.  This is open for observation.  For the time, call Caldwell County Board of Elections at 828-757-1326.  It may be at 11am on Friday.

Meeting on TUESDAY, 11/20, at 5:45pm at Super Dog.  I attended a great meeting today in Kernersville with 63 TEA Party leaders from central NC.  There’s a plan and a date for a NC TEA-PAC Conference scheduled for January 11-12, 2013, tentatively in Greensboro with a nationally recognized speaker.  (I’ll let you know who they’re trying to get at the meeting.)  I’d like as many of you to attend this meeting as possible so I can explain the focus of the NC TEA-PAC Conference.  I need to gauge the level of interest for such an event.  One generous person present at the meeting today promised to pay for the room expense for the conference.  Tuesday, TUESDAY, TUESDAY, Tuesday!  Location: Super Dog, 538 Wilkesboro Blvd, Lenoir, NC  28645

I have an idea: Let’s start making the rounds to some other TEA Party groups in Hickory, Wilkesboro, Statesville/Yadkin Valley, Asheville, Blue Ridge, Boone, and Ashe.

OCTOBER 2012

10/1 – Caldwell Liberty PAC and Caldwell Patriots hosting a School Board Candidate Q&A Forum at 6:30pm at the library.  Please make an effort to attend this event.

10/3 – PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – Denver, Colorado.

10/4 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting at 7pm at the library.  Showing Glenn Beck’s “The Project” or another video.

10/4 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

10/4 – Burke County GOP Meeting.  6pm dinner.  7pm meeting.  At Granny’s Kitchen in Ichard, exit 116 off I-40.

10/8 – Caldwell County Republican Women meeting at 6:30pm at the library.  Special guest Register of Deeds Wayne Rash.

10/9 – Caldwell County Board of Elections candidate training meeting at 5:30pm downstairs at the county offices in the Board of Elections office.  Open to all.

10/9 – Caldwell County Republican Party meeting, 7pm, at the library.

10/11 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting – moved / cancelled.  Please go to C-Power meeting.  See below.

10/11 – C-POWER meeting (Wilkes TEA Party) with guest Stephen Eldridge to speak about issues regarding the Fair Tax and why it might not be so “fair.”  Link.  Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery, 201 Wilkesboro Ave, North Wilkesboro, NC  28659.  Phone 336-667-9464.  Meeting is at 7pm.  Dinner is at 6pm.  Great food.  Great people.  Great info and guests.

10/11 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

10/11 – VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – Danville, Virginia.

10/12 – Voter registration deadline.

10/12-14 – OKTOBER FEST in Hickory.  Caldwell Republican Club (PAC) will be sharing a booth with Catawba Valley TEA Party (PAC) all day Saturday, 10/13.  Last year we saw so many people, ate great food, unique handmade crafts, and the beer garden!!!  Caldwell Republican Club will have November Endorsements lists to pass out.

10/13 – Door knocking in Shelby (Cleveland County) from 9:30am til about 4pm.  Call Christine 828-474-0022 for more info.  This is for a HIGHLY competitive State Senate race conservatives can’t afford to lose!

10/13 – Foothills Young Professional Republicans meeting at a local Morganton restaurant.  5pm board meeting. 6pm general meeting.  Link.

10/15 – Dan Forest has a meet and greet in Boone tomorrow. Everyone is welcome. If you have friends near there who would like to meet Dan, please invite. It’s from 5:00 to 6:30pm at Hollar and Greene Produce Company, 230 Cabbage Row, Boone, NC 28607

10/16 – PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – Hempsted, Illinois.

10/16 – Gubernatorial debate number 2 of 3.

10/17 – Caldwell County Republican Women will host a School Board Forum, 6:30pm at the library.  I think this was cancelled?

10/18 – Early Voting begins (October 18-November 3).  Citizens can register and vote on the same day during One-Stop Early Voting.

10/18 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting at 7pm at the library.  Guest: Soil and Water candidate Allen Tolbert will attend.

10/18 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

10/19 – WWNC radio debate between Mark Meadows (R ) and Hayden Rogers (D).  Link.

10/20 – McCrory et al in Wilkesboro at 9am.  See details here.

10/20 – Simm’s Molasses Festival at Simm’s BBQ in Dudley Shoals.

10/22 – PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – Boca Raton, Florida.

10/25 – A community showing of 2016: Obama’s America will take place on Oct. 25th at 7pm at the Caldwell County Publican Library in Lenoir . Everyone is welcome and it’s free.  Come get a better understanding of Obama’s roots and world view.  Love him or hate him, you don’t know him until you’ve seen this movie.  From the website: “2016 Obama’s America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world’s most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man’s past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, ‘If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?’”  http://2016themovie.com/about/

10/25 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

10/27 – “Freedom Under Fire II” premier in Statesville from 4-6pm. Link.

SEPTEMBER 2012

9/1 – Caldwell County GOP Headquarters Grand Opening and ribbon cutting at 2pm.  There will be candidates and refreshments.  Location: In Uptown Lenoir on the corner of Church and Harper.  Look for the big green McCrory banner.

9/1 – Caldwell County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.  NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby is the guest.  6:30pm at the HUB.

9/1 – Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC.  All day.  Crafts, candidates, great food, and apples!!

9/1 – DNC community event –  The world’s premier improv group, Second City, returns to the Community Performance Center in Rock Hill to kick off the 2012-2013 Main Stage Series on August 31 & September 1, 2012. Doors open at 7 pm.  Cost is $45. Do polling numbers & spin doctors have you reeling? Second City for President doles out laughter at the expense of both sides of the aisle, as well as improv comedy that is decidedly unpolitical, uncensored, and unabashedly hilarious. So, “Vote for Funny!”  LINK.

9/3 – 8 – Democrat National Convention (DNC) hosted in Uptown Charlotte creatively named Charlotte in 2012.  http://charlottein2012.com

9/3 – DNC CarolinaFest2012 is a family friendly celebration that will bring more Americans than ever before directly into the heart of convention activity, including an opportunity to witness delegate caucus meetings that will occur in Uptown. The free event will feature interactive expositions, family oriented activities, live music, and speakers.  CarolinaFest will highlight products and services created by American workers in an Uptown Charlotte location that is open and accessible to more families than any convention kickoff in history.  The day long event will take place on Tryon Street where residents can utilize local public transportation to attend the celebration.

9/3 – Americans For Prosperity bus tour: Obama’s Failing Agenda.  Traveling across the state.  They will be in Charlotte from 2:30pm to 7:30pm.  Link. Register today.  (Cal Thomas will be the evening guest in Hickory 9/4 and Greensboro 9/5. Michelle will re-join in Raleigh on 9/6.))

9/4 – DNC community event – A Day in the Water at 3pm.  Link.

9/4 – DNC community event – George Washington Alumni Attending the DNC at 6pm.  Join fellow GW alumni, students, faculty and friends for a happy hour during the DNC! Mingle with old friends, reconnect with GW and have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni. We will gather at Crave Dessert Bar, just a few blocks away from the Convention Center! There is no cost to attend, and GW will provide drinks and appetizers. Please register your attendance in advance.   LINK.

9/4 – 60 PLUS Association will be honoring Mark Meadows for his promises to be a good steward of Medicare.  5:00pm to 6:00pm at the Caldwell County Library.  Everyone is invited. Mark will be there.  Link. 60PLUS.org

9/4 – American’s For Prosperity bus tour: Obama’s Failing Agenda.  Traveling across the state.  They will be in Hickory from 5:00pm to 8:30pm.  Link. Register today. 5:00 p.m.  Phone Bank opens.  7:30-8:30pm Townhall with FoxNews commentator Cal Thomas.Location: Hickory Convention Center, 1960 13th Avenue Dr., SE, Hickory, NC.  (Cal Thoms will be the guest 9/5 in Greensboro. Michelle Malkin will be the guest 9/3 in Charlotte and 9/6 in Raleigh.)

9/4-6 – Libertystock 2012 – Here’s another event in Charlotte running “opposite” of the DNC convention. http://www.libertystock2012.org/ This one is in Charlotte at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Moorehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204.  Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/OccupyTheDnc2012

9/5 – Rock the Red! LINK. [LOCATION CHANGED 9/2/12] A CONSERVATIVE festival with political speakers and live entertainment at it’s best!! Come on down to Hunter Farm, 13624 Providence Road, Weddington, NC, on Sept. 5th, 2012, and be a part of “ROCK THE RED”… Admission is only $5 and parking is free for this outdoor location.  Featured entertainment will be Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, Lee Brice and The Heritage Values Bus will also be on hand to register voters, and discuss their initiative “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote.”… The event is intended to concentrate on lending an alternative voice to the DNC so let’s make plans now and get er’ done!!  Promo videoVolunteer link.  The website went down Sunday, 9/2/12, the most current in formation is available on facebook for now.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be there amongst others.

9/6 – An INVITE: The Hibriten High School PTA is hosting a School Board Candidates Q&A session this Thursday, Sept 6 at 5:30pm in the media center at Hibriten High.  Confirmed coming are Annette Swanson, Charles Woodie, Tim Hawkins, Linda Coffey, Rob Bratcher, and Bob Henson. This is our general membership meeting but is open to the public. If anyone from the Caldwell Republican Club or the CC Tea Party would like to come, please know they are welcome. Thanks, Maleah Haas

9/7 – Voter requests can begin for Absentee Ballots.  Last day to request Absentee Ballots is Nov. 5th.  Call Caldwell County Board of Elections at 828-757-1326.

9/8 – DNC in Charlotte – Obama addresses the crowds – time and location TBA.  (This  info comes from news media sources, but is not listed on the website.  There are no official event listed, except CarolinaFest2012 on 9/3.)

9/9 – Foothills Young Professional Republicans meeting at Meedo’s Express at 3pm.

9/13 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm, at the library.  November Voter Guides will be distributed at this meeting.

9/13 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

9/14-15 – Survival & Preparedness Show (Friday 11a-7p, Saturday 9a-7p)  at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960-A 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC  28601.  http://www.selfrelianceexpo.com/hickory  Schedule below:

Friday
11:30 – 1:00 Putting Together a Bug Out Bag with – Jack Spirko
1:00 – 2:30 Preparedness of, by, and for the Kids – Jeff Foster
2:30 – 3:20 Sprouts as an Essential Part of Food Storage – Connie Nielsen
3:30 – 4:20 Preparedness not “Pre-Scaredness” – Mark Price
4:30 – 5:20 Everyday Preps for Everyday People – Sylvia Britton
5:30 – 6:50 Active Shooter Awareness – Adam Francis
Saturday
9:30 – 11:00 Modern Survival Philosophy – Jack Spirko
11:00 – 12:30 Self Reliant Health – Healing Through Knowledge & Truth – Dr. Christopher
12:30 – 1:20 Working Smarter Not Harder-Tips for Preppers with Disabilities
1:30 – 2:20 William Forstchen – Author of One Second After
2:30 – 3:20 Food Storage 101 – Donna Miller
3:30 – 4:20 Preparing your Child For School Emergencies – Donald Green
4:30 – 5:20 How to Plan Effectively/Long Range Hunting – Presented by Invictus
5:30 – 6:20 Survival Medicine: When Help is NOT on the Way – Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy

9/15-16 – Gun Show in Hickory at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

9/15 – Senator Warren Daniel BBQ and Bluegrass, 4-7pm in Morganton.  Link.

9/15-16 – Gun Show in Hickory.  Volunteers needed to help pass out November voter guides.  Email caldwellteaparty@yahoo.com if you can help.

9/20 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm.  The Caldwell County Fair starts next week.  Can you help work the booth?  ALL CANDIDATES WELCOME to the meeting.

9/20 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

9/21 — John Tedesco (R), Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will be at Shoney’s in Lenoir Friday, Sept. 21, at 12:00 for a meet & greet/Townhall. He has many good ideas about how to fix our schools.  Come by and say hello and show him that Caldwell County is proud to be conservative. Hope to see you there.

9/21-23 – Maitas In Boone rallye weekend.

9/22 – Big NC Constitution Day Tea Party Rallyat Jomeokee Park and Campground in Pinnacle on Sept 22nd at 11:30am – 4:00pm. Picnic starting at 11:30.  Speakers at 1:00pm. Contact Kevin Shinault on facebook.  Jomeokee Campground, 1140 Paces Place Rd, Pinnacle, NC  27043.  Call Kevin at (336) 339-5802.  Link.  Facebook flyer link. Facebook event link.

9/22 – Asheville Tea PAC Congressional Forum and Meet and Greet the Candidates Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 9:30am -5pm.  Hayden Rogers (D) and Mark Meadows (R) to address the group from 11am-1pm.  Where: Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road, Skyland (Asheville), NC 28776, on the Second Floor.  Skyland FD 828-684-6421.    Congressional debate was CANCELLED due to Democrat Hayden Rogers backing out of the forum.

9/25-30 – Caldwell County Agricultural Fair.

9/26 – BIG EVENT with 26 candidates (or representatives) for discussion, questions, and meeting.  Please attend if possible.

9/27 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm, location at the library. (Yes, this is a change.)  See you there!

9/27 – Caldwell County Democrat Party HQ phone bank every Thursday 5-8pm until the election.  Call for US House candidate Hayden Rogers or other candidates.  Call 828.758.7807  Caldwell County Democrat Headquarters is on Harper Avenue across from Sonic.

9/29 – Asheville TEA PAC is having a Machine Gun Social fundraiser link.  11am – 3pm in Brevard, NC.

AUGUST 2012

8/1 – NCVictory2012 Center training, Wednesday, at 3PM for a second training and phone bank session.  Contact: Roger Kumpf, Regional Field Director, NC Victory 2012 Campaign, 828.291.3321, Kumpf@ncgop.org  www.Facebook.com/AshevilleVictory2012

8/2 – Catawba County GOP – Our speakers for the August 2 meeting are NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby and Dan Eichenbaum. Dan will give a presentation on the subject of Agenda 21. The men and women meet at Adrian Shuford YMCA off Emmanuel Church Rd, in The Sparkman Building, also known as the Red Barn. The women’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. The men’s social time is 6-6:30 p.m. with their business meeting beginning at 6:30. The women will join the men at 7 p.m. for a joint meeting to hear the speakers. Please come and stay informed. 2012 election may be the most important election in the history of our country.

8/2 – Burke GOP meeting at Granny’s Kitchen in Ichard, exit 116 off I-40.

8/4 – NCVictory2012 Center in Hendersonville, Saturday, beginning at 3PM.  It is a “Super Saturday” so hopefully we will have enough folks trained that Henderson County can join the 12 other NC offices making a contribution to what we hope is the biggest day of Republican voter contact in the history of NC. Contact: Roger Kumpf, Regional Field Director, NC Victory 2012 Campaign, 828.291.3321, Kumpf@ncgop.org  www.Facebook.com/AshevilleVictory2012

8/4 – Leadership Institute TRAINING SEMINAR – 10am-4pm, $15,  includes box lunch, 2 morning training sessions, and two afternoon training sessions at the Skyland Fire Department in Fletcher, NC.  Arrive at 9:30am for registration.  Senator Jim DeMint will do a featured video address to the group.   All grassroots activists, campaign managers and candidates are encouraged to attend. To learn more about this event and to RSVP, please click on the following link: http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Training/school.cfm?schoolID=20687

8/9 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 8/9, 7pm, at the library.  There is a various list of agenda items (precincts, Rock the Red, latest news), but sorry I don’t have any candidates at this meeting.

8/9 – C-POWER (Wilkes TEA Party) has a great meeting at 7pm, dinner at 6pm.  Speaker: Jeanette Doran – Executive Director and General Counsel at NC Institute for Constitutional Law (NCICL). The main topic of discussion will be “Taxes, Penalties and Bureaucracies created by the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare),  What You Need To Know”.   Location: Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery restaurant, 201 Wilkesboro Blvd, N Wilkesboro, NC 28659.  Meet in the room on the ‘far right’.

8/13 – GOP NC11 District meeting at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Asheville.  6pm dinner.  7pm meeting.

8/13 – Caldwell County Republican Women meeting at the library at 6:30pm.

8/14 –  Caldwell County GOP meeting, 7pm at the library.  Chris Emanuel will be representing Pat McCrory, candidate for NC Governor.  This will be a good place to bring your questions.

8/16 – Boone TEA Party meeting will be held on the 16th at the Watauga Library at 7 pm.

8/22 – Mark Meadows, Republican nominee for NC11, will host Congressman Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, will be the special guest at a breakfast in Asheville. For more info Link.

8/23 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm, at the library.  School Board candidates have been invited.

8/27-30 – RNC Convention in Tampa for national delegates. http://www.gopconvention2012.com/

8/31 – DNC community event – The world’s premiere improv group, Second City, returns to the Community Performance Center in Rock Hill to kick off the 2012-2013 Main Stage Series on August 31 & September 1, 2012. Doors open at 7 pm.  Cost is $45. Do polling numbers & spin doctors have you reeling? Second City for President doles out laughter at the expense of both sides of the aisle, as well as improv comedy that is decidedly unpolitical, uncensored, and unabashedly hilarious. So, “Vote for Funny!” LINK.

July 2012

7/2 – Rep. Patrick McHenry with Mark Meadows, candidate for Congress, at the Caldwell County Library.   Please come greet, or meet, them both.  [update after midnight 7/3: My apologies – I didn’t post the time!?!? 5:30-7:00pm.  But a lot of good it does you all now.]

7/4 – Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!  Enjoy America, American Exceptionalism, freedom, and liberty.  Yee-who!!!  Join us in Collettesville at 4pm for parade and fireworks.

7/7 – Burke County TEA Party FREEDOM RALLY.  All July 17th Run-off candidates invited. Confirmed: Vance Patterson and Mike Causey.  10am – 1pm in Morganton on the Square.  Tentative: Mark Meadows and Dan Forest.  The others are pending replies.

7/7 – Vance Patterson BBQ at his headquarters on Lenoir Blvd in Morganton at 1pm.  Come by and eat.  Talk to friends about the candidates.  Shake Vance’s hand.  Location: Vance’s HQ, 125 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC.

7/8 – Foothills Young Professional Republicans meeting at Meedo’s Express (old Taco Bell) at 3pm.

7/9 – Caldwell County Republican Women covered dish dinner with NCFRW President Dena Barnes at 6:15pm at the library.  Coffee and Chocolate Basket will be raffled drawing will be held this night. :)

7/10 – Boone TEA Party “We are having a planning meeting Tuesday night, July 10th  at the Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street  in Blowing Rock at 7pm. It is short notice, I apologize, but please join us if you can.”

7/11 – Precinct walking with Dan Forest. Time 2-6pm.  Meeting location Walmart Parking lot in Lenoir at 2pm.  From Dan Forest, “I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday. We will be campaigning in Caldwell County on Wednesday afternoon – we’d love for you to join us at 2:00 pm at the Wal-Mart on Blowing Rock Blvd. We’re having a great time meeting voters across NC and would love for you to be a part of it. Then, we will be at the Tea Party meeting at 7:00 pm. Thank you for inviting me and thanks for all you are doing.”

7/11 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, WEDNESDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Our Guest will be Dan Forest, candidate for Lt. Governor will stop by. NOTE POLL WORKERS: Let me know which candidates you want to pass out literature for at the polls on July 17th.  I will have candidate info for you.

7/12 – NCVictory2012 Day!  Phone banks will be full of volunteers to Get Out The Vote (GOTV).  If you would like to participate http://ncvictory2012.com, and click “Get Involved” button.

7/13-14 – NC Young Professional Republicans (YPR) convention in Charlotte – “Combat Charlotte”.  NCYPR President, Jonathan Bandy says, “Come join us at the Young Republican Political Action Conference in Charlotte on July 13-14, 2012.  www.yrpac.com.”  Prices and registrationSchedule.  Great speakers – $99 for YPR members includes 4 meals and great conservative speakers ($155 for non-members).

7/14 – Last day of Early Voting 8am – 1pm in Lenoir – downstairs in the County building (on the backside of the building where you pay your county taxes).

7/14 – Blackberry Festival 10am-4pm in Uptown Lenoir.

7/14 – NC TEA Party meeting for the eastern part of the state.

7/16 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, MONDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Anyone who can work a poll, please come to the meeting. This is a great activity for your older kids and college students to do while their out of school. Please find a friend or neighbor to help. This election will define some of the candidates you to vote for in November. I don’t care who you want to support. YOU DECIDE THAT, but please come to the meeting so we can get organized. I have campaign literature from candidates.  Also, anyone who wants to make calls from their own home, please come to the meeting or call me 828-754-8039.

7/17 – RUN-OFF ELECTION DAY.  Early voting begins 6/28-7/14.  6:30am – 7:30pm at your precinct.  State Board of Elections link for info.

7/19 –  Boone TEA Party – next meeting will be “Next Thursday evening July 19th at Watauga Library at 7 pm. Our Special Guest will be Kyle Hall with Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. Please gather your friends, neighbors, families, total strangers and join us for some lively discussion about our nation’s future!”

7/21 –  TEA Party meeting hosted by Darin Moser and Kevin Shinault.   July 21st Saturday at 9:30 at Rowan –Ryans restaurant in Salisbury Bring an idea or two. Invite another patriot who helps in your tea movement–and another county!  NC Central Tea Party Coalition at 9:30 for tea party leadership in grass roots counties.  We, just Tea Parties, share in our best ideas to make our tea parties grow and to defeat Socialism and Obama this fall.  Also on the agenda is a discussion the Big NC Constitution Day Tea Party Rally at Jomeokee Park and Campground in Pinnacle on Sept 22nd.

7/21 – Conservative movement / NC TEA Party / GOP leadership meeting in Statesville for the western part of the state.  Location in K&W Cafeteria, 1175 Glenway Drive Statesville, NC 28625.   Time: 12-2pm.  This is a follow on meeting to the one held last weekend in Raleigh discuss fall activity planning and other issues of common interest.

7/26 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at the library.  Re-cap the 2nd Primary Election, share the results, and begin November 2012 plans.    Caldwell TEA Party has had requests from outside organizations for support – member discussion is needed to determine our involvement.  [Note: Sorry to anyone who came to the meeting on Wednesday night.  Meetings are back to Thursdays now, since the campaign trail is kinda quiet.  We’ll keep the meetings on Thursdays for a while now.  Again, I’m sorry if I was unclear.]

7/26-28 – Mitt Romney Bus in NC.  Link.

7/30 – NCVictory2012 Center training, Monday, at 3PM for the kickoff training and initial phone bank session.  Contact: Roger Kumpf, Regional Field Director, NC Victory 2012 Campaign, 828.291.3321, Kumpf@ncgop.org  www.Facebook.com/AshevilleVictory2012

JUNE 2012

6/1-3 – NC GOP Convention at Koury Center in Greensboro.  Convention info http://www.ncgop.org/convention/UPDATE: The NGOP passed an anti-Agenda 21 resolution unanimously and quickly!!!!!!  I was so excited to see the party getting publicly on board with fight Agenda 21.  I also want to say how blessed I am to have my mom there with me and my 20-year old daughter.  This was my daughter’s first state convention and she was in her own element there – networking with the best of them!

6/4 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, MONDAY, 7pm at the Library.  I’ll deliver the voter guide in it’s final form (no candidate answers yet).  We have some important information to discuss about the iCaucus candidate endorsement participation. It is really important to understand the process. I’m going attempt to explain it fully. I’ll walk everyone through registration, and as many question as possible. I did two iCaucus interviews last week. There are four more planned for this week. YOU ALL WILL BE INVITED TO HEAR THE INTERVIEWS AND VOTE ON THE BEST CANDIDATES IN THE RUN-OFF RACES. Everyone is welcome – even candidates.

6/5 – 6/13 – iCaucus voting period for Secretary of State run-off.  Please click the link and follow the instructions to register, listen and vote.  Instructions to register and get voting –> http://ashevilleteapac.org/?p=810

6/7 – Burke GOP meeting at Granny’s Kitchen in Ichard at exit 116 on I-40.  6:00 pm dinner, 7pm meeting.  [update: great meeting! Laurie Moody, Vice Chair, asked for help at the Burke GOP HQ between now and November election, help with technology, phone banking, training, and new ideas.  This is a great bunch of people!!]

6/7 – C-POWER (Wilkes TEA Party) meeting, 6pm dinner, 7pm meeting.  http://www.cpower.us/page3.html

6/7 – Cherokee 912 hosts Congressional Forum with Meadows and Patterson.

6/8 – Dinner with Dan Forest at Little Richard’s BBQ in Yadkinville at 6:00pm.

6/8 –TEA Party Express Bus will be in Statesville, NC at Lakewood Park’s main stage from 6:30-7:30pm tonight (Day 8). I hear Mike Pendergraph, US House candidate for 9th District Pendergraph, will be there. http://www.teapartyexpress.org/4473/reclaiming-our-future

6/9 –TEA Party Express Bus will be in Hendersonville at 11am.  See link for exact location. :) http://www.teapartyexpress.org/4473/reclaiming-our-future  [Update: Mark Meadows addressed the crowd at Patton Park with a great speech about the three tenets of his campaign – “life, liberty, and less government.” Mike Causey, candidate for Insurance Commissioner, spoke to the crowd.  Vance Patterson did not attend.]

6/11 – Asheville Tea Party to Host NC-11 Congressional Forum with Vance Patterson and Mark Meadows on Monday at Lone Star Restaurant, Arden, 6 pm.

6/11 – 11th District Executive Meeting, Ryan’s Steakhouse in South Asheville at Ryan’s off I-26 exit 33. Meeting begins at 7pm.  Optional dinner begins around 6pm (buffet $10.87).  All Republicans in the district are welcome.

6/11 – Caldwell County Republican Women member meeting, 6:30 pm social time, 7pm meeting.  Clerk of Courts Sandy Cannon will be the guest.

6/12 – Caldwell County GOP Executive Committee meeting, 7pm, library.

6/12 – Blue Ridge Tea Party Patriots to Host NC-11 Congressional Forum with Vance Patterson and Mark Meadows at the Bay Breeze Restaurant, Hwy 25 in Hendersonville, 6:30 pm.

6/13 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, WEDNESDAY, 7pm at the Library.  confirmed:  Mike Causey, candidate for Insurance Commissioner, and representatives from Tony Gurley and Dan Forest campaigns for Lt. Governor. Vance Pattersonand Mark Meadows candidates for US House will attend.  John Tedesco candidate for NC Secretary of Public Instruction. Ed Goodwin candidate for NC Secretary of State. — I am simply going to ask these candidates the questions from the Run-Off Voter Guide. Allow you all to have time to ask questions in a 7-minute “speed dating” format from 8:00-8:30.

6/14-18 – iCaucus voting period for Secretary of State run-off.  Please register and request a ballot from .  After you are registered, you will receive automatic notices to listen and to vote for candidates on OUR JULY 17th BALLOT as they become available online.

6/17 – Vance Patterson family BBQ in Waynesville from 1-6pm.  Info link.

6/18 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, MONDAY, 7pm at the Library.   Confirmed: NC Secretary of State candidate Kenn Gardner and NC Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Richard Alexander.  [update: Mr. Gardner did not attend.  I found out on Friday that he had a family emergency. ]

6/22 – Catawba County Young Professional Republicans door knocking with Tony Gurley in Catawba county in the early afternoon before the meeting.

6/22 – Catawba County Young Professional Republicans & Americas for Prosperity hosts candidates from all statewide races at Pin Station, in Newton at 6:30pm.

6/25 – Caldwell County Republican Women’s Executive Board Meeting.

6/26 – Haywood County GOP Congressional Candidates Forum, 7 – 9pm at Old Haywood County Courthouse – 3rd Floor.

6/27 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, WEDNESDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Voter Guides will be ready to handout, July 17th poll workers needed, phone callers needed, what the iCaucus endorsements mean, yard signs, etc….

6/27 – Henderson County Republican Men’s Club Forum with Congressional candidates, 7:30 – 8:30 AM,  at the Opportunity House.

6/28 – Early Voting begins for run-off election.  6/28 to 7/14.  Election Day is 7/17!

6/28 – Transylvania County Tea Party Forum with Congressional candidates, 7 – 8pm, at Community Service Building, Brevard, NC.

6/29 – Madison County GOP Poor Man’s Supper, 6 – 8 pm. Madison County Ag Center with guest Mark Meadows, candidate for US House.

6/30 – Supporters of Mark Meadows have been invited by Caldwell and Burke Friends of Mark Meadows for an ICE CREAM SOCIAL at the Lenoir Recreation Center in shelter #3.  Music, make your own ice cream sundaes, see old friends and enjoy yourself.  Bring a chair.  The event will last from 3-6pm.

MAY 2012

Cancelled 5/1 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting.

5/1 – Caldwell County GOP Executive Meeting, 7pm at the library.  All registered Republicans are welcome.

5/3 – Burke GOP meeting 7:00pm (6pm for dinner) in Ichard at Granny’s Kitchen (see April calendar for the directions).

5/3 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, Thursday, 7pm at the Library.  VOLUNTEER MEETING.  I will have a list of all the polling places for May 8th, so we can plan where to have people for the day.  Election day is from 6:30am-7:30pm, and I can use anyone for any amount of time – 30-minutes to the full 13-hours.  It’s fun and you might see all your neighbors at the poll.  Please some out and help on Tuesday.  This is a our best opportunity to have your favorite candidate on ballot in November.

5/5 – C-POWER (Wilkes TEA Party) Marriage Rally and March. For more details https://caldwellteaparty.org/tag/c-power/  Mike Jones also needs some volunteers for the event: grilling, parking, serving. :)

5/8 – Primary ELECTION DAY!  6:30am – 7:30pm  State Board of Elections. I need an army of volunteers – 20-40 would be excellent!  I would like each to hand out  Caldwell TEA Party voter guides -OR- your favorite candidate.  I need people for as many hours as possible during the day – 2 hours, 4 hours, 12 hours!  We’ll deliver food to you.  Email me at abcgates3@yahoo.com

5/14 – NC 11th District Meeting in South Asheville at Ryan’s off I-26 exit 33. Meeting begins at 7pm.  Optional dinner begins around 6pm (buffet $10.87).  All Republicans in the district are welcome.

5/15 – Caldwell GOP special meeting to election a new chairman and other officers, 7pm at the library.  Only open to Executive Committee members – no guests.  (In case there is any question, I am not running for Chairman.)  UPDATE: Sam Yearick was elected Chair and Jo Murray was elected Vice Chair.

5/17 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at BASIC GRILL in Lenoir (not at the library, and not Shoney’s!) Basic Grill, 538 N Wilkesboro Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645.  I’m so sorry for the terrible confusion. Re-cap the election, share numbers, what worked, what didn’t work, how was YOUR experience at the polls?, share with others about how easy it is, and get ready for July 17th run-off election (4 offices will be contested), and make a plan.

5/22 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, Tuesday, 7pm at the Library.  Vance Patterson will be there.  Mark Meadows will not be attending.  We might have time for a quick planning meeting, a vigorous discussion about voter guide questions, etc…  Who is available on July 17th?  That is election day for the run-off.  Keep that date open for YOUR FAVORITE candidate(s).  LATE UPDATE: Debbie Meadows will attend in Mark’s place.

5/29 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, Tuesday, 7pm at the Library.  Last week (5/22), I passed out a first draft of the run-off voter guide.  I told everyone to cross off any questions they hated and add questions they wanted to see.  Bring them back, so tonight we can get more of it hammered out. I want to release it in Mid to Late June. (Note: I worked with Sandy and Judy on the Voter Guide for 5 hours on Friday.)  I might post it here…. hmmm?  Look for it.

APRIL 2012

4/3 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, TUESDAY, 7pm at the Library.  NEW FORMAT:  Informal Q&A with candidate for US House Vance Patterson.  We will use this new format with a close, round table discussion getting to know the heart of a candidate.   NOT   OPEN   TO  OTHER  CANDIDATES,   OR   THEIR   REPRESENTATIVES.  This was a very successful format when we tried it on 3/6.

4/4 – DAN FOREST stopping in Lenoir on the BubbaOne bus.  4-7pm at Bo’s Family Fun, 1115 Bowling Rock Blvd (Hwy-321), Lenoir, NC 28465.  Note: “Bo’s does not endorse this candidate, but is happy to be a good neighbor.”

4/5 – C-POWER meeting in Wilkesboro 6pm.  (C-POWER is Wilkesboro’s TEA Party group.)

4/7 – Caldwell Republican Club event at the Fairgrounds from 5-8pm with free hot dogs, sodas, short stump speeches from endorsed candidates, Bluegrass music, and lots of Meet and Greet time!  Everyone is welcome.  Free admission.  Link.

4/9 – Caldwell County Republican Women hosting Dr. CL Gray at 6:30 at the Library.  Dr. Gray is the co-founder of Physicians for Reform.  He has written an authoritative book against Obamacare and is just about to begin a national speaker tour in May.  Everyone is invited.

4/10 – Caldwell County GOP meeting, 7pm at the library.

4/10 – Vote for Marriage NC Rally -Tuesday, April 10 • 7:00 p.m. • WHS Auditorium.  Boone TEA Party hosts: A crucial issue has been placed before NC voters. North Carolina is the only Southern state that does not already have a ban on same-sex marriage enshrined in its constitution. Equip yourself with the facts of this important proposed amendment to our NC Constitution. Let’s come together for community prayer and to hear from a primary sponsor of the NC Defense of Marriage Amendment. NC District 45 Senator Dan Soucek and the Executive Director of the Christian Action League, Rev. Mark Creech as well as other community leaders will discuss the importance of voting for this legislation. Check out VoteForMarriageNC.com and christianactionleague.org.

4/12 – Breakfast with the Speaker.  “Dear Caldwell TEA Party, I’m inviting folks to a breakfast to meet Speaker of the House Thom Tillis. Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 am J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. This is a community event open to all. The breakfast is dutch treat and cost will be $8.50 per person.  Thank you, Edgar Starnes, NC Representative.”

CANCELLED 4/12 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at the Library.

4/13 – Vance Patterson meet and greet at the library at 4:30-6:30pm.  www.VanceNC.com

4/14 – Burke TEA Party Tax Day Rally – noon – until whenever.  At the Old Courthouse Square in Morganton.  LouAnn, Warren, and Amanda Parks are heading up this event.

4/14 – 11th District GOP Convention.  Registration begins at 10am.  Convention begins at 11am.  Location: Tuscola High School, 564 Tuscola School Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.  Luncheon costs $15 and will immediately follow the Convention – beginning between 12:30 and 1:00 pm.  If you have any questions, please contact David Sawyer at 828 488 2842 or dasawyer13@msn.com. There will be elections for State Executive Committee and District Officers.  This is really important Party stuff.  You must attend if you want to serve on a statewide committee, or go to the Republican National Convention.

4/17 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, TUESDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Our confirmed guests will be Kenny West (R) candidate for US House.  Agenda 21 info presentation.

4/18 – “A Rally for Friends of Mark Meadows” at the library 5:30-7pm.  MeadowsForCongress.com

4/19 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at the Library.   Confirmed: Jeff Hunt (R) candidate for US House, and George Robinson (R) candidate for NC Senate, and a representative from Mitt Romney’s campaign.  A quick Marriage Amendment speaker.  —– DO NOT MISS THIS MEETING!

4/19 – EARLY VOTING starts. 8am-5pm(?)   SBE linkCounty BE linklink.

4/20 – Defense of Marriage rally Tri-City Baptist (just off I-40) in Conover at 7pm.  Tammi Fitzgerald and many other great speakers.

4/21 – Breakfast with Justice Newby at 9am.  Invitation from Burke GOP: “Meeting personally with a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Paul M. Newby is a notable event. This is your opportunity to spend time with one of North Carolina’s most influential people. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby will be at Granny’s Kitchen in Icard this Saturday April 21st at 9am to meet constituents and speak on issues in North Carolina.   Join us for a dutch treat breakfast with Justice Newby.  Please contact Sandi Walker if you plan to attend. 893-0640 or email dollsanddesign [at] embarqmail [dot] com.”  Granny’s Kitchen is just off I-40 at exit 106.  (I believe this is hosted by Burke GOP.)

4/21 – Burke County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at the Community House in Morganton on N. King Street.  Justice Newby will be the Keynote Speaker.

4/23 – Spence Campbell will be hosting a Meet-and-Greet at his home at 1601 5th Avenue West in Hendersonville from 5:30pm until 7:00pm on Monday, April 23. My home is located across from 5th Avenue Travel, in between Wetmur Street and Westbrook Road.  Spence wrote, ” I invite all of you to join me at my home to hear a little more about me, my views, and to ask whatever questions you may have. All are invited – regardless of political affiliation – and no RSVP is necessary. I hope to see you there.”

4/23-25 – Neighborhood walk and door knocking in Hibriten and Little River precincts.  Meet at 9am (location tba) starting on Monday.  Call 754-8039 if you are interested.  Mark Meadows and Dan Forest are the candidates whose campaign literature will be passed out.  It will be fun!!  — If anyone knows of other candidate campaign activity, please share the details with us at caldwellteaparty@yahoo.com.

4/24 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, Tuesday, 7pm at the library.

4/27 – Caldwell County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at Cedar Rock CC.  Call Gary Whisnant for info and tickets 828-320-6395.  Justice Newby is the keynote speaker. CANCELLED

4/26 – Invitation for Caldwell TEA Party:  Breakfast with Dan Forest.  Personally meet with a North Carolina candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.  This is a great time to meet Dan Forest one more time before the election.  Dan Forest and the Bubba1 bus will be at Granny’s Kitchen in Icard this Thursday April 26th from 7:30-9:30am to meet with voters and speak on issues in North Carolina.  Join us for a dutch treat breakfast with Dan Forest. Granny’s Kitchen is just off I-40 at exit 116.

4/26 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Candidates I know to be coming: David Scholl for Secretary of Public Instruction.   (I will add to the calendar today as people confirm.  I’m waiting to here from a couple more candidates.)  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!

4/28 – Illegal Immigration Forum at Mitchell Community College in Statesville.  Guests:  Register here.  There will be three, possibly four, sessions in the seminar on illegal immigration:

  • Sheriff Larry Dever from Cochise County AZ,
  • Mike Culter former INS Agent, and regular FoxNews guest
  • Sheriffs from Alamance and Rockingham counties,
  • and possibly a special early visit from Sheriff Arpaio from Maricopa County, NM..

4/30 – Defense of Marriage rally Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church in Hudson at 7pm.  Mark Creech and others to be speaking.

MARCH 2012

3/3 – 11th District for Republican US Congressional Candidate Forum in Asheville.  9:30am at ABTech at the Ferguson Auditorium.  Contact Robin Ramsey Buncombe County Vice Chair.  http://www.ncgop11thdistrict.org/  — THIS IS EVENT WAS CANCELLED.

3/3 – Caldwell County Republican Convention registration is ONLY from 9:00am – 10:00am at the Caldwell County Library in Lenoir.  Precinct meetings to begin immediately after registration.  The Convention begins at 10:45 am.  You must be in the room and registered before 10:00am to participate!  Open to ALL Caldwell County registered Republicans.  Please make time to attend this Saturday morning grassroots political gathering. It’s easy to be involved and see our American process work; you just have to be there.  “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” ~Ghandi.  Get involved.  If not now, when?

3/6 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, TUESDAY, 7pm at the Library.  NEW FORMAT:  Informal Q&A with two candidates (US House Mark Meadows and NC Senate Dan Soucek).  This will be a new format with a close, round table discussion getting to know the heart of a candidate.  Meadows will be up first, then Soucek will take the Q&A seat around 8pm.  NOT   OPEN   TO  OTHER  CANDIDATES,   OR   THEIR   REPRESENTATIVES.  If this is a successful format, we will, by invitation only, have other candidates back for this same format.

3/10 – The Caldwell County Republican Party will be hosting an 11th District Republican Congressional Candidate BBQ / Straw Poll on Saturday March 10th, 2012 at 5pm the Caldwell County Fairgrounds located in Lenoir, more details coming soon …. http://www.caldwellncgop.com/  $20 donation to come cast your vote for US Congress.  Stump speeches will be given and baby kissing will abound!  PLEASE GO CAST YOUR VOTE and bring a friend!  — Caldwell County GOP said “they don’t need the TEA Party’s participation,” so I quit promoting it.  Thank you to all the TEA Party people who did attend.

3/12 – OPEN TO EVERYONE Caldwell County Republican Women meeting at 7:00pm at the Library.  Defense of Marriage Amendment panel discussion.   See their website for details ccncrw.webs.com   Confirmed panelists: 1) Dan Soucek – NC Senator,  2) Mary Frances Forrester – from Concerned Women for America, and wife of traditional marriage champion Sen. James Forrester – sponsor of this legislation on the ballot in May, 3) Tami Fitzgerald – lobbyist from VoteForMarriageNC and NCValues,  4) TJ Rohr – Libertarian Lenoir City Councilman, and 5) Nicole Revels – CCRW member, young person, and liberty advocate

3/14 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, WEDNESDAY, NEW TIME 10-11:30am at the Library.  Tentatively Our guests will be Caldwell County Commission candidates.

Added an extra DAYTIME Wednesday meeting for Jan., Feb., Mar. 2012.

3/15 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Our guest will be Bill Stone speaking about the job of the NC Governor.  I will be talking about some really important election details:  it’s time to pick a candidate and get behind them, social media use for your candidate, some races will be over May 8th (County Commission, US House, and NC House), iCaucus participation, VoteForMarriageNC.  Also bus trip tickets need to be paid as soon as possible – I need your $35 soon (at this meeting would be great).

3/24 – March on Washington -12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Coordination has been confirmed for Tea Groups Across the US to rally on the Supreme Court in conjunction with opening arguments for Obamacare!  The rally will be across the street from the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. will be held Saturday, March 24th.  Link for our most current information.  I was notified today, the bus trip is expanding to church groups by their request.  “Multiple physician groups have come out in strong opposition to the Obamacare legislation….”  LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO RESERVE A SEAT ON A BUS.  We will have 4 – 5 buses for the trip.     “““““    email asap — caldwellteaparty@yahoo.com  PAYPAL LINK.

3/27 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting will move to Burke County GOP location for a US House debate and Straw Poll at the CoMMA, 401 South College Street in Morganton at 7pm.  This is a free event.  Everyone from the 11th District is invited.  (Directions from Lenior (NC 18S): Turn Left onto South Sterling Street..Go four blocks…Turn Right onto Erwin Street…Continue two blocks…COMMA is on the Right.)

3/27 – Caldwell County Republican Men’s Club meeting at AJ’s Steakhouse in Lenoir on Hwy 321 at 7pm (6pm for dinner).

3/29 – Caldwell TEA Party / Caldwell County Republican Women’s joint meeting — All County Commission candidates invited to give remarks and take several questions:  Clay Bollinger, Phil Ingle, Ben Griffin, Arnold Wilson, Randy Church, Tommy Courtner have confirmed.  Jeff Branch has not confirmed yet.  Everyone in the community is invited to this meeting.

FEBRUARY 2012

2/7 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, TUESDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Our guest will be US House candidate Kenny West (R) from Hayesville, NC.  Other candidates and/or their representatives will be present as well.

2/16 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Important guest Guest Pete McIllwain will join us with news about the state of affairs regarding the Middle East.  (McIllwain’s bio to be posted soon.)  Please bring 3 friends. I promise it will be well worth it!  You won’t like what you hear, but you’ll be more informed.

2/18 – Defense of Marriage Rally and free breakfast addressing the Primary Ballot issue all North Carolinians will be voting on in May.  Saturday from 9am – 11am at Granny’s Kitchen, 3448 Miller Bridge Rd, in Ichard.  located off I-40 at Exit 116.  Hosted by Mark Meadows candidate for US House, “The threat of our state’s definition of marriage is real.  In fact, NC is the only remaining southern state that has not protected the definition of marriage in its constitution.”

2/22– Caldwell TEA Party meeting, WEDNESDAY, NEW TIME 10-11:30am at the library. This is our second daytime meeting.  Since many of those who were at the last meeting were new to the group, I think we will talk about the information on the website, facebook, and twitter.  There are so important political activities coming up that I would like to discuss.  I’ll share candidate info from the internet with everyone so you can do your own research.

2/13-29 – Filing period for federal offices with NC State Board of Elections link.  (Rumors are swirling about possible changes to the filing date, Primary election date because of re-districting lawsuits filed by the Democrat party.  There is a possibility the filing dates will be pushed back to April, the Primary in July, and Run-off date in August in North Carolina.  But nothing is firm yet, 1/18/12.)

2/27 – Caldwell County Republican Women’s Club Executive Board meeting 6:30pm at the library.  Meeting open to all Republican women.

2/27 – Caldwell County Republican Men’s Club meeting at AJ’s Steakhouse in Lenoir on Hwy 321 at 7pm (6pm for dinner).  Open to all Republican men.

2/28 – Kenny West is hosting a Townhall & Meet and Greet at the library.  6:30pm Meet and Greet. 7:15pm Townhall meeting.

JANUARY 2012

1/3 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, TUESDAY,  7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.  This will be a business meeting roundtable open to all.  On the agenda: elections, candidates, phone banks, finding “your candidate”, and other business. Information on Defense of Marriage Amendment. If possible, we will try to get the Iowa Caucus results and discuss them before we go home.

1/5 – Burke County GOP meeting.  6pm dinner at Granny’s Kitchen in Ichard just off exit 116 on I-40.  7pm meeting.  This is one of the friendliest meetings you’ll ever attend!

1/18 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting, WEDNESDAY, NEW TIME 10-11:30am at the library. This is our first daytime meeting. Our guests: NC Senate and Caldwell County Commission candidates.  Mike LaBrose, Ben Griffin, and Clay Bollinger will join us, but Rob Bratcher will not be able to attend.  NC Senator Dan Soucek will be in Raleigh and will not be able to join us, but will be there tomorrow night.   NC Senator Warren Daniel will not be able to join us, he will be in Cleveland county at a TEA Party meeting tomorrow. :)    It looks like this will be a County Commission focused meeting.  We held a quick straw poll.  We will vote again 1/19 and combine the totals for a snapshot.

1/19 – Caldwell TEA Party regular meeting, THURSDAY, 7pm at the Library.  Our guests: NC House, NC Senate and Caldwell County Commission candidates.  Jordan Greene, NC House candidate has confirmed, as well as Representative Edgar Starnes and NC Senator Dan Soucek will join us this evening.  County Commissioners and candidates will join us again also.  Quick Straw Poll will be taken and combined with the results of yesterday’s meeting count and then up here.

For both the 1/18 and 1/19, if you are someone who is considering running for Caldwell County Commission, NC House, or NC Senate in any political party, please stop by and introduce yourself.  We would love to meet you.

1/23 – Caldwell County Republican Women’s Club Executive Board meeting 6pm at the library.

1/23 – Caldwell County Republican Men’s Club meeting at AJ’s Steakhouse in Lenoir on Hwy 321 at 7pm (6pm for dinner).

1/27 – Townhall hosted by Congressional candidate, Dr. Dan, to discuss the issues with 11th District citizens.  5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Burke County Library, 204 South King Street, Morganton, NC 828-437-5638.  http://drdan4congress.com/2011/12/28/town-hall/  link to his website.  [It’s hard enough to get a elected politician to hold a townhall, but Dr. Dan is running for office and wants to hear what you have to say.  Please go hear what he has to say, how he says it, and get informed.]

1/31 – Pat McCrory to announce his run for NC Governor on this day in Greensboro from 5-7pm(?).   link.

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