2013 Calendar


C A L E N D A R  2013

Meetings begin promptly at 7pm and ends at 8pm (we’re going to keep them short) at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.

DECEMBER  2013

12/3 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting. Dr Greg Brannon for US Senate will be our guest tonight. He will address his platform of liberty and the constitution. He will arrive closer to 8pm. We will start our meeting at 7pm, then break at 7:45 until he arrives and resume meeting.

12/10 – 60 days before Candidate filing begins.  Find smaller government people to run for office!!

12/14 – CONGRESSMAN CHARLES TAYLOR’S DINNER:  WILL BE HELD  DECEMBER 14TH, 2013 @ CROWNE PLAZA RESORT.  More infowill be coming.

12/17 – Caldwell TEA Party CHRISTMAS PARTY! 6pm at AJ’s Steakhouse behind the fireplace.  Our quick guest speaker Bill Flynn candidate for US Senate and lots of cheer!! 🙂 We will do a White Elephant (Dirty Santa) gift exchange – $10 max value.

NOVEMBER 2013

11/5 – (I’m calling this a TEA Party meeting because you need to go –>) Obamacare Navigator to answer questions at 6pm.  Raleigh based, NC certified navigator entity, Disability Rights NC, will explain how Affordable Care Act will affect you, your family and your community.  LOCATION: Alexander Senior Center, 730 7th Street SW, Taylorsville, NC  28681.

11/5 -Election Day for municipal races.  Find a candidate you can support, put out a yard sign, and help them pass out electioneering info at the polls!!!

11/12 – Caldwell County Republican Party meeting at 7pm at the library.

OCTOBER  2013

10/9 – Wilkes GOP hosting Lt. Gov. Dan Forest at a townhall meeting.

“Shopping and Purchasing Health Insurance Through the Exchange/Marketplace.”  DATE: Nov 19th.  Andrew Kaiser from Broome Associated Insurance will share Obamacare individual mandate info with the group even as everything is changing by the minute.  I’m sure Andrew will have more answers than anyone else in North Carolina.  This is open to the public.  Please bring a friend!

11/19 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm at the library. CONFIRMED Andrew Kaiser from Broome Associates will be with us. Maybe you’ve heard him on the radio lately? His presentation is called “Shopping and Purchasing Health Insurance Through the Exchange/Marketplace.” He has become quite the expert on Obamacare and is in demand around the state. He has solutions, work aroundn and real life answers. If possible, he may bring another agent with a differing opinion for balance.

10/12 – Pisgah Inn Rally at noon.  Group meets at Ingles at 11am.  See link for details

10/15 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm at the library.

10/18 – Burke GOP Reagan Dinner with Keynote Speaker Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.  Tickets $30 each. 6pm – 8pm at Morganton Community House, 120 N King St, Morganton, NC . Call (828) 430-3099.

10/19 – At AB-Tech in Asheville, there is a very important Voter Integrity Project TrainingCalendar and details link. Event link to pay. Times: 9am – 5pm.

10/19 – At the Raleigh Convention Center, there is a Nullify Now rally. Times: 9am – 5:45pm.  All the info and details here. http://www.nullifynow.com/  Great speakers are scheduled.

SEPTEMBER  2013

9/8 – Caldwell County Republican Party meeting at 7pm at the library.

9/17 –  Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.  Showing the movie Shadow Government by Grant Jeffrey and Cloud Ten Pictures, and then a robust discussion.   Meeting link.

9/24 – Caldwell County Republican Women will host NC Senator Dan Soucek at 7pm at Shoney’s in Lenior.

9/28 – US Constitution Day celebration at Jomeokee Park.  Flyer.

  • Time: 10:30AM to 5:00PM
  • Location: 1140 Paces Place Rd, Pinnacles, NC  27043
  • Speakers include:  Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, NC Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin, Jan Morgan, Bill Flynn, Wild Bill, numerous NC Senate candidates.
  • Facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/382715891750258/

AUGUST  2013

8/14 – iCaucus vote closes for US Senate candidate Dr. Greg Brannon.  No other Senate candidates engaged in the iCaucus vetting process.

8/20 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.  Candidate for Caldwell County Sheriff Lance Wilson is scheduled.

8/22 – Dr. Ben Carson will be speaking at a fundraiser in Hickory at 6:30pm at the Convention Center.  Event link. Tickets are $75-$25 each.  Call Steve Bogdan if you need tickets, I think he has a few for sale.  Christians Aligned for Actions and Principles, Inc. is hosting Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Senate Chaplin Rear Admiral Rev. Dr. Barry Black, and Rev. Dr. Mark Harris. They’re expecting 2,000+ attendees.  The theme is “The Value of Education.” Dr. Carson will be doing a book signing from 9:00-9:30pm.

8/27 – Caldwell County Republican Women have NC Senator Dan Soucek as their scheduled speaker on this night.  He will be addressing the group and taking questions.

8/29 – Rep. MARK MEADOWS townhall in Morganton at 6pm.  See link for all locations.

JULY  2013

7/16 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.  Candidate for District Attorney David Learner is scheduled.  Discussion of Democrat handout from the Blackberry Festival this weekend “50 Signs You Might Be In The TEA Party.”  All candidates always encouraged to attend – invitations not required.

JUNE   2013

6/4 – NO Caldwell TEA Party meeting.  The Lenoir newspaper printed the wrong information.

6/7-8 –  NC GOP State Convention in Charlotte.  Keynote speaker at the big Saturday night dinner – KARL ROVE!?  At this convention, new Chairman and Vice-Chairman will be elected, NCGOP Platform and Plan of Organization will be adopted, and new Resolutions added. Link.  See the Candidates page for some details on these candidates.

6/13 – Lance Wilson for Caldwell County Sheriff is making a public announcement at the Caldwell County Library at 7pm.  POSTPONED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON.

6/18 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.  Talk about the bus trip, the results of the NCGOP convention.

6/19 – AUDIT THE IRS rally in Washington DC.  Bus trip only $20. All details here.

MAY 2013

5/7  – Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.  Agenda: 1) Re-cap the exciting NC11 District Convention, 2) Working on a speaker to explain the Voter ID bill, 3) iCaucus is revved up again interviewing NCGOP state chair and vice chair candidates, 4) Discussion about the Sheriff’s office, and 5) Details about South Carolina’s House passes NULLIFICATION of enforcement of Obamacare.

CANCELLED — 5/21  – Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.  Agenda tba.  Sorry, for the late notice.

APRIL   2013

4/2 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm.  Location might be at the old Super Dog location, otherwise it will be at the library.

4/6 – 2nd District GOP Convention from 12pm – 4pm at Dennis Wicker Civic Center (map), 1801 Nash St., Sanford NC Registration 12-2:00 PM.

4/6 – 6th District GOP Convention from 10am – 12pm at Stokes County Courthouse (map), 1012 Main St. danbury, NC 27016. Registration: 9:00am Fee: $15.00.

4/13 – 7th District Convention, Saturday,  9am – noon.  Sampson County Convention Center, Heritage Hall (map), 414 Warsaw Rd., Clinton NC 28328 Registration: 9-10 AM.  (I found conflicting information online.  Please verify the convention is at 9am, and not 9pm before you go.)

4/16 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting Tuesday at 7pm.  Dinner at 6pm. Location at Tres Gringos, 538 Wilkesboro Blvd / NC Hwy-18, Lenoir, NC  28645 (old Super Dog location).  The movie Agenda: Grinding America Down will be shown.  A discussion led by Dan Wilcox on building a network for communication when… the sh** hits the fan.

4/20 – 3rd Congressional District GOP Convention,  10am – 1pm at Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC (map).

4/27 – 11th District GOP Convention in Haywood County at Tuscola High School from 11:00am – 1:30pm.  Map link.  You must attend and sign up to be a District Convention delegate in March at the county convention.

MARCH   2013

3/1 – Graham County Convention from 6pm – 8pm at Microtel Inn & Suites, Robbinsville (map).  Precinct Meetings will be held in individual precincts 1 hour prior on the same day.

3/1-2 – Civitas’ Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) in Raleigh.  Guests: Michelle Malkin, Jim DeMint, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, james O’Keefe,  Speaker Thom Tillis, NC Senator Phil Berger, Artur Davis, and more….  See their website CLC2013.com.  Full pass $190, or Friday $140, Friday dinner only $50, or Saturday $50.

3/2 – Rutherford County Convention from 8:30am – 1:00pm at the Rutherford County Annex, Rutherfordton (map). Speaker: Rep. Mike Hager. 3/2 – Durham County Convention from 9am – 1pm at the Durham Public Schools Learning Center (map), 2107 Hillandale Road, Durham.

Saturday, March 2    (see NCGOP calendar for updates)
8:30am Rutherford County Convention
9am Durham County Convention
9am Stokes County Convention
9am Montgomery County Convention
10am Pamlico County Republican Party Open Headquarters
10:30am Meck Lincoln/Reagan
3/5 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting at Super Dog on Tuesday, March 5th.  New Meeting location for 2013.  We will be meeting at Super Dog on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.  Dinner at 6pm, if you would like.  Meeting at 7pm. We’ll watch 2016: Obama’s America after dinner.  Super Dog, 538 Wilkesboro Blvd / NC Hwy-18, Lenoir, NC  28645

3/7 – Nash County Precinct Meetings & Convention from 6pm – 9pm at the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College (map), 522 North Old Carriage Rd. Rocky Mount, NC.

3/7 – Alleghaney County Convention from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at Silver Dollar Music Park (map), 214 Glade Valley Church Rd., Glade Valley NC.  Speaker: NC Senator Dan Soucek.

3/7 – Lincoln County Convention from 7pm – 9pm at the Lincoln County Senior Center (map), 514 S. Academy St. Lincolnton, NC.

3/9 – Caldwell County Republican Convention at 9am registration.  Must be registered and in convention hall by 10am!  Doors will close at 10.  Location at the library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC  28645.

3/14-16 – CPAC 2013.  Link.

3/16 – NC TEA Coalition Meeting “Turning Up the Heat on the TEA Party Message” with Image and Message Roundtable on March 16, 2013 in Hickory. We are “Turning up the Heat on the TEA Party message”. Define our message to reach all people. The media insulted our intelligence by maligning the TEA Party and its true intent. We are here to “Take Our Message Back”. Join us to learn words that work on key issues such as Voter Integrity, Government-controlled Health Care Tax, Seal the Border & Sustainable Development. Reach people of all colors and ages with a “Common Sense” message. For details, see the link http://ncteacoalition.com/2013/02/17/nc-tea-coalition-conference-march-16/.  See the speaker’s bio’s here.

3/16 – Watauga County Convention from 9:00am – 12:30pm at the Watauga County Courthouse, 3rd Floor (map), 842 W. King St. Boone, NC.  Convention will begin at 10:00 AM.

3/16 – Alexander County Convention from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at East Alexander Middle School (map). Immediately following the Alexander County Reagan Day dinner. 1285 White Plains Church Rd., Hiddenite NC.

Saturday, March 16
9am Onslow County Convention
9am Watauga County Convention
9am Orange County Convention and Precinct Meetings
10am Carteret County Convention
10am Pamlico County Republican Party Open Headquarters
10am Pender County Convention
10am Union County Convention
10am Union County Convention
2pm Guilford County Convention
5:30pm Dare County Lincoln-King-Reagan Republican Dinner
6pm Alexander County Convention

3/19 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting at Library on Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm.  Obamacare is the greatest threat to American freedom and liberty.  We’ll watch Dr. CL Gray’s “The Determinators” in which he explains those who pay will make the medical determinations.  If the government is going to pay, then they will make your medical decisions.  Would you prefer Hippocrates or Plato to be your doctor? Understand the difference.  The movie is only 58-minutes long.  We’ll have a discussion after the movie.  We will also show this movie again on Friday and Saturday at the library.

[Super Dog was sold and is being remodeled as a Mexican restaurant “Tres Gringos”.  They will re-open the 1st of April.  Meetings will resume there in April.]

3/22 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting at Library on Friday, March 22nd at 4:00pm.  Obamacare is the greatest threat to American freedom and liberty.  We’ll watch Dr. CL Gray’s “The Determinators” in which he explains those who pay will make the medical determinations.  If the government is going to pay, then they will make your medical decisions.  Would you prefer Hippocrates or Plato to be your doctor? Understand the difference.  The movie is only 58-minutes long.  We’ll have a discussion after the movie.  We will also show this movie again on Saturday at the library.

3/23 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting at Library on Saturday, March 23th at 4:00pm.  Obamacare is the greatest threat to American freedom and liberty.  We’ll watch Dr. CL Gray’s “The Determinators” in which he explains those who pay will make the medical determinations.  If the government is going to pay, then they will make your medical decisions.  Would you prefer Hippocrates or Plato to be your doctor? Understand the difference.  The movie is only 58-minutes long.  We’ll have a discussion after the movie.

3/23 – Catawba County GOP Convention from 9am – 1pm at the Old County Courthouse, Newton, NC (map), 30 North College Ave. Registration opens at 9:00 AM.

Saturday, March 23
8am Wayne County Convention
8:30am Buncombe County Convention
9am Brunswick County Convention
9am Catawba County Convention
9am New Hanover County Convention
10am Chatham County Convention
10am Pamlico County Republican Party Open Headquarters
10am Surry County Convention
10am Chowan County Convention
10am Davidson County Convention
10am Dare County Republican Convention
12pm Cherokee County Convention
1pm Pitt County Convention

3/26 – Marriage March free bus ride to Washington DC.  See MarriageMarch.org for details.  The Supreme Court convenes to hear agruements in a case that could determine the future of marriage.  Email Dr. Pinckney or Betty Cotton.   Register early.  Crowne Plaza Hotel is $109 per night, double occupancy or more.  There is NO CHARGE for the bus trip.  You will need to bring money for your food.  We will be leaving at 2:00am on 3/26 from the Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 2525 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28601 and will start our trip home after the rally ends at 1:00pm.  Full local details here.

3/30 – Moore County Convention from 2pm  – 4pm at Sandhills Community College, Owens Auditorium (map). Registration: 12:30-1:45 PM.

February 2013

2/1 – Freshman US House member Rep. Mark Meadows’ (R) first Townhall Meeting from 6-7pm at the Library.  The Debt Ceiling vote is currently scheduled for the week of 2/4.  Do you have any questions about the debt ceiling?  Hopefully, he can explain what would REALLY happen if the debt ceiling is NOT raised. Maybe you have a question about the budget?  Please come and get directly involved in YOUR government.  Location: Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC  28645.  [update 1/23: Speaker Boehner is considering moving the Debt Ceiling vote for May.]

2/5 thru 28 – Moore County Precinct meetings held nightly at 7pm.

2/19 – Wake County Precinct Meetings from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at Exhibition Hall, State Fairgrounds (map). Doors open at 5:30, Meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

2/20 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 2/20, at 7pm at the library.  Come share your ideas there as well.  I think we’ll do a round table.  I need to share some statewide plans with you all for better, focused messaging for TEA Party groups.  Still on the table is changing our name — think of something great!  Several groups around the state have dropped “Party” from their names, but kept “TEA”.  How about a spin off group to educate non-political groups?  Elected officials and their representatives are welcome.  Other grassroots groups are welcome.

2/21 – C-POWER (Wilkes TEA Party) meeting at 7pm -9pm (dinner at 6pm.)  “This month’s program is of immense benefit for everyone, whether they are TEA PARTY yet or not.  If we will take small steps starting now to be prepared for practically anything, including a collapse of our currency, which is a very real possibility due to the irresponsibility of our corrupt government, the pain will be much, much less when it comes.  This month’s guest will show you how and anyone can do it.”  Arrive at 6pm for a great dinner at Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery, 201 Wilkesboro Blvd, N. Wilkesboro, NC. Restaurant phone # (336) 667-9464.  Meeting link.

2/23 – NC TEA PAC meeting in Greensboro from 2-9pm. $75 all day pass. $35 panel discussion and speakers only. $50 for VIP dinner.  CL Bryant, Dr. CL Grey, …  see their fb event link.

2/26 – Beaufort County Precinct Meetings from 7pm – 9pm at Beaufort County Courthouse, Superior Courtroom (map), 112 W. 2nd St. Washington NC.

2/26 – Asheville Tea Party is sponsoring the public forum –  The County Sheriff as Protector of Individual Freedom and The Constitution – with Oath Keeper Sheriff Chris Clinton and Freedom Forum Radio Host, Dr. Dan Eichenbaum.  The forum will be held Tuesday, 2/28, at 7 P.M. at the Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road, Skyland.  Flyer.

2/28 – CALDWELL COUNTY Republican Party PRECINCT meetings finally announced for Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6pm at your precinct’s regular voting location. YOU MUST attend this meeting, if you want to attend the County Convention or State Convention!! You must attend. Tell your friends. This was announced in the Lenoir News-Topic in the “Legals” section of the classified ads.  See article for more details.

January 2013

1/9 – Swearing In Day for the NC General Assembly.  Keep up with details here.

1/9 – “Honor Your Oath” rally from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.  Our very own Nicole Revels is a confirmed speaker.  Please go show the new Legislature your support to STOP OBAMACARE. Location: Halifax Mall, 300 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603. Parking is located nearby, around the area. This is the same day many legislators will be sworn in. Details on the rally are here: http://chooseliberty.org/ncc4l.htm

1/12 – Swearing In for state candidates in Raleigh takes place today.  Dan Forest invites us the his Swearing In, parade, and free Pig-Pickin’ in this post.  The majority of the Governor’s and Council of State balls and festivities are hosted by the Jr. League of Raleigh and posted here.

1/12 – There is a SC tea party coalition meeting in Myrtle Beach—Saturday January 12th all day—Motels are only $58 but totaling $78 including tax and fees for one night. TEA Party Social 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Kevin Shinault and leaders from two surrounding counties are going to learn and listen.  Kevin 336-339-5802

1/15 – Caldwell County Republican Women meeting with guest Bill Kennedy speaking about the importance of the 10th Amendment and Nullification. 7pm at the Caldwell County Public Library.

1/19 – North Carolina TEA PAC (conference) at River End in Greensboro.  Call Kevin Shinault 336-339-5802.  The focus of this conference is to learn Robert’s Rules of Order and party Plan of Organization.  Link.

1/26 – TEA Party Organizational Team (TEAPOT) first statewide meeting 10:30 am to 12:30.  Location:  Conover YMCA, Sparkman Building, Conover, NC  28613.  In the Red Barn behind YMCA.  All NC counties are invited.  TEAPOTs discussed and formed; lines of communication refined; share ideas for the coalition.  The plan for discussion includes a 5 point attack to issues with plenty of different ways for each of us to be involved.  Very specific plan of how we can have that collective voice without any one person getting glory or elected or co-opting what we are doing out of this effort.  Kevin 336-339-5802.   This Coalition will also be reaching out to existing organizations across the state such as Freedom Works NC, John Locke Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, iCaucus, Fredrick Douglas Foundation, Heritage Foundation, etc to offer them the opportunity to participate as a resource affiliate.

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