2016    C A L E N D A R

Meetings at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645, downstairs in the meeting rooms at 7pm

October 2016

10/14 – Voter Registration deadline.


Early Voting / One-Stop Voting
Lenoir Board of Elections
(Weekdays)  — 8:00am – 5:00pm
Oct. 20-21,
Oct. 24-28,
Oct. 31-Nov. 4th
(Saturdays)  — 8:00am – 1:00pm
Oct 22 & 29
all precincts                                               local details

Nov 8th — 6:30am – 7:30pm             state details

November 2016

11/8 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY – voting from 6:30am-7:30pm. As of August, NO ID REQUIRED, since the Federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals over-turned our NC Voter ID Law, ID is not required. It is in the courts and anything could happen.

December 2016

12/13 – Caldwell GOP Christmas Dinner at 1841 Cafe 7pm. UPDATE: This was the best dinner they have ever hosted. About 50 people were there filled with cheer and taking pictures of the beautiful room and each other around the tree!



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October 2016

Destin Hall fundraiser in October. Details to be announced.

September 2016

9/6 – Caldwell TEA Party – no meeting.

9/10 – Annual Caldwell GOP Golf Tournament at Lenoir Municipal Golf Course. Open to public. Spectator’s welcome. Music. Good food for sale!  RSVP to Steve Bogdan at 828-758-4460. $50 per player.

9/20 – Caldwell TEA Party – no meeting.

9/20-24 – Caldwell County Fair.

9/26 – Trump v. Clinton Debate. Monday night, a record breaking 100-million people are expected to tune-in. News article link:

August 2016

8/9 – Caldwell County GOP meeting at the new Headquarters in Downtown Lenoir. Open 12-2pm weekdays and 3-8pm on Saturdays when there are activities downtown.

8/16 – NO ———Caldwell TEA Party meeting. We’re working on a Voter Guide. At upcoming meetings, we will be focusing on School Board.

8/23 – Caldwell GOP Men’s Club hosting ..(I’m getting the info)…..  At AJ Steakhouse in Lenoir. 6pm for dinner. 7pm Meeting time.

8/23 – Caldwell Federation of Republican Women hosting Cherre Berry, NC Secretary of Labor.

8/27 – Caldwell GOP Picnic at Mulberry Recreation Center from 3-6pm. Candidates, candidates, candidates!  They are throwing hot dogs and burgers on the grill.  RSVP to Steve Bogdan 828-758-4460. Tickets for food are $8 each. (It’s free if you’re not eating.)

8/27 – Jim Davis fundraiser for NCGOP. All Council of State Republican candidates. Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train ride on the steam engine train. I’m not sure, but I am assuming this will be on the first class cars.

JULY  2016

7/18 – 7/21 – RNC national convention in Cleveland, OH.

7/26 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting at the library at 7pm. Odie Crist is our guest.

JUNE  2016

6/4 – Early Voting ends.  Link.

6/7 – Election Day.

Early Voting / One-Stop Voting
only at Lenoir Board of Elections
May 26, 27, 31 & June 1, 2, 3 — 8am – 5pm
June 4 — 8:00am – 1:00pm


all precincts
June 7th — 6:30am – 7:30pm


MAY  2016

5/3 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.)

5/6-8 – NCGOP state convention in Greensboro at the Kory Center. LINK   *** UPDATE: What a “show” of how the group in control can drag their everloving feet through the most mundane details to purposefully run out of time to do the business of the convention – again. “Ooops, we’ve run out of time. All items will be held over for the State Executive Committee to decide. Thank you for coming. Go home.” BTW that’s the same group that ousted State Chairman Harnet the week before while he was out of the country. Yeah, they can really move a process if it’s in THEIR best interest. What a show. :/

5/17 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting. Planning meeting for the June 7th Primary Election. Volunteers are needed for the week during early voting 8am-5pm. MORE volunteers are needed on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7th between 6:30am and 7pm.  The task is to pass out literature alerting voters which candidate for Supreme Court Justice is the Republican and which three are the Democrats. The voters can make their decision.  This is very important, as the balance of decision making could shift to the Dem’s if the Republican doesn’t win. Right now the NC Supreme Court is 5 Repub and 4 Dem.

5/26 – Early Voting begins. 5/26-6/4. Link.

April 2016

4/5 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.)  7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.

CHANGED TO 4/27 ——4/16 – Republican 11th District Convention at North Henderson High School. National Delegates will be elected at this District Convention.

4/19 -Caldwell TEA Party meeting. Our guest is Appeals Court Judge Richard Dietz who is running for Appeals Court after being appointed by Governor McCrory in August 2014. He has much to say about why judges are important and a few words about NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Edmunds. Background info LINK. As usual, all candidates welcome. (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.)  7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.

4/23 – NC Senate District 45 Meeting to appoint someone to Dan Soucek’s Senate seat. Open to members of the Executive Committees of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell and Watagua County Republican Party’s. Only voting members of those ExecComm will be eligible to vote. When? Saturday at 10am. Where? 842 W King Street, Boone, NC.  For details, contact Dallas Woodhouse

4/27 – GOP 11th DISTRICT CONVENTION – Wednesday – Registration opens at 5:00pm. Convention begins at 6:00pm. Location: TC Roberson High School, 250 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC.  Open to District Delegates elected at our County Conventions. Guests can register and watch.

4/30 – NCGOP State ExecComm meeting to removed Hasan Harnett as State Chairman. Registration opens as 9am and closes at 10am… in Raleigh. All the info I have is here

March 2016

3/1Caldwell TEA Party meeting –  All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.)  7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.

3/15 – ELECTION DAY Primary Election – This is the most important election of the cycle!! This is when you pick YOUR favorite Republican or Democrat to put forth in the General Election in November. Cast your vote in this election.

3/15 – NO MEETING – Caldwell TEA Party – Gathering at __tba___ location to watch results come in this evening.

3/19 – Caldwell County Republican Party COUNTY CONVENTION and PRECINCT meetings. Registration begins at 8am. Doors close and registration closes for the County Convention at 9am. Precinct meetings and precinct elections 9-10am. Held at the Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.

February 2016

2/2Caldwell TEA Party meetingMeet your candidates in a speed dating-style evening. Candidates will have separate tables in the large room and 7-minutes to answer your questions. A bell will ring and you will move to the next candidate’s table to ask questions. DEANNA BALLARD (NC Senate), DR. ROSEMARY STEIN (Superintendent of Public Instruction), LARRY HOLMQUIST (US Senate), AJ DAOUD (NC Secreatry of State). All candidates welcome. (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.

2/4 – Greg Brannon, candidate for US Senate, will host a townhall at the Broyhill Civic Center at 6pm.

2/16Caldwell TEA Party CANCELLED due to the possibility of bad weather.

2/20 – Burke GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. 6pm. Tickets $10 each. Many speakers scheduled: Cherie Berry, Warren Daniel, judges, etc… Tentative: video conference with presidential candidiate Donald Trump.

2/27 – Caldwell County GOP Saturday will be our Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner.  This year, it will be held at the Lenoir Public Library at 6PM.  We still are working on Buck Newton who is running for the NC State Attorney General position.  Keep your fingers crossed for a YES from him.  I’ll keep y’all posted on that one.  Cost:  $12 and the food will be pulled pork BBQ with fix’ns and dessert and Beverage. More details and contact info here.

January 2016

1/5 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. Dr. Rosemary Stein, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Lynn M Taylor, an anti-Common Core activist.  All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.)  7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.

1/19 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. We are looking to have Caldwell County Commision candiates at this meeting. Also candidates Deanna Ballard (NC Senate), Robert Brawley (NC Governor), and Michael LaPaglia (NC Secretary of State). All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.)  7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.

1/23 – Caldwell County Republican Party presidential STRAW POLL and DINNER at the Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir 6pm-10pm $20 each.  Republicans and Unaffiliated voters welcome.

1/23-1/24 – CE Gun Show at Hickory Metro Convention Center.

23 Responses to CALENDAR 2016

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  12. Cliff Muncy says:

    The “” website states on it’s “Why Marriage Matters” page, as follows, “Protecting the interests of children is the primary reason that government regulates and licenses marriage in the first instance.” I believe there is a major element of misinformation which we may be missing here. Marriage is a union defined and instituted by God. The government should not be allowed to require permission in order for us to do something which was instituted by God in the first place. This site says that it is licensed by the government as a “protection” for the children; and yet, there are many cases throughout history which illustrate that just the opposite is true. This licensing by the state in fact implies a sense of “ownership” of the children by the state. The state licenses your marriage, and therefore they gain some say-so over what becomes of its fruits (the children).

    My wife and I were married without a license under what is called a Covenant Wedding Ceremony. It is a lawful ceremony and union, but is still not widely recognized by the (de facto) state of North Carolina. To us, we would rather not invite the state into our relationship, but allow our covenant to stand on it’s own between myself, my wife, and God. I would encourage the readers here to seek out more information concerning marriage to confirm what I am saying. I would like to leave you with a few resources so that you can do your own research. Most of the resources can be found in and at the end of the following blog post:

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  23. Toni Pierce says:

    Dear Tea Party Leader,

    Promoting voter registration is one important way Tea Party groups can make an impact on the future of America. As we gear up for the 2014 midterm elections, we invite you to post our free online voter registration tools on your website!

    Our Voter Lookup Tool lets you check on whether your friends and family are registered to vote, and our Voter Registration Tool lets you fill out a voter registration form for your state online, print it, sign it, and mail it in. Both are very simple to download and very easy to use.

    To add these tools to your website:

    1. Go to and click on

    2. Fill out the form. This will generate customized links and HTML code for your organization.

    3. Give the links and code to your webmaster to upload to your webpage.

    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Tina Lazzell at
    Thank you for your commitment to make a difference in our country


    Toni Pierce


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