The Results are in for Washington County Precinct Chairs — on to the County Convention

Meeting held at Elks Lodge in Bartlesville January 20th.  Several people tried to attend but were unable to find the building.  There are also some issues with how the meeting was called and if enough advance notice was given.  I have made a formal verbal (but witnessed) request to the chair for a copy of the executive committee members.  Another precinct chair has made a written request for the minutes of the executive committee meetings.  We’ll see what is produced and if it is done so timely.  It appears that Mike Dunlap plans to run for chair at the county convention.  That seems like a bit of a conflict of interest to me because he already holds an elective office.  It remains to be seen if the grassroots will permit such a thing to occur.

Anyway you may be able to add your name to the county convention list by contacting your precinct chair and letting them know of your interest so that they can turn your name in.  There is some discussion over the appropriate cutoff for that to occur, but suffice it to say if you don’t ask it sure won’t happen!

Apparently all the committees were set without input from the county committee once again, because we haven’t met in ages.  If I find out who is chairing the committees and when they are meeting I will let you know.  Right now it appears a precinct chair doesn’t need to know that information in this county.

Here are the results of the precinct officer selections from our meetings this week.

Washington County GOP Precinct Officers 2015

Washington County Republican Convention:

The Washington County Republican Party Convention will also be held at the Elks Lodge on February 21st with registration starting at 12 noon.

(Elks Lodge Address: 1060 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006)  Be sure you do a practice run on finding this if you don’t know because the name isn’t on the building and the street isn’t labeled, but a longtime resident will have no problem.  I sure hope we get better at welcoming newcomers and making things easier and following the rules and keeping things grassroots not top-down.  Ah well, I can dream can’t I?!

 

Information below from previous post about precinct meetings.  

Additional links and references that may be of interest.

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Washington County Precinct Map in Oklahoma:

Washington County PCT Map

 

Here is another way to find your precinct information:  Voter registration info – polling place and more

I got an email from one of the party officers the other day that our meetings in Washington County have been scheduled.  Here are the meeting details; and remember you must be registered Republican to participate in the Republican party meetings:

The Washington County Republican Party will be holding their Biennial Precinct Meetings on Tuesday January 20th at 7 pm at the Elks Lodge in Bartlesville,  OK.  (Elks Lodge Address: 1060 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006)

The Washington County Republican Party Convention will also be held at the Elks Lodge on February 21st with registration starting at 12 noon.

The party rules are here>>>

The party platform is here>>>

If you plan to bring resolutions to submit for consideration, please bring at least 3 copies!

Sandra Crosnoe

Washington County Republican Precinct Chair – Precinct 28

 

References:  The Official Call for the 2015 Oklahoma Republican Party State Convention

Sample OKGrassroots Resolutions from previous years here — and more!

What Does a Precinct Look Like and Do You Know Your Chair?

Full disclosure for those of you reading this who do not know me:  I am a Republican, so this is from a Republican perspective, but having said that, some things apply to both parties. Find out more if you are interested and get involved in your local community.

So here is what the Washington County Precinct Map in Oklahoma looks like:

Washington County PCT Map

 

Once you figure out your precinct, then you can find out who your precinct chair is — well you could if the party in Washington County had a website and shared that kind of information…. or if the state GOP published party officers at the precinct level.  But sadly not there either.  Here is the best I know based on the biennial meeting in 2013 and some special efforts that I went through to publish the names at the time:  Washington County Republican Precinct Leaders (2013).

Here is another way to find your precinct information:  Voter registration info – polling place and more

I got an email from one of the party officers the other day that our meetings in Washington County have been scheduled.  Here are the meeting details; and remember you must be registered Republican to participate in the Republican party meetings:

The Washington County Republican Party will be holding their Biennial Precinct Meetings on Tuesday January 20th at 7 pm at the Elks Lodge in Bartlesville,  OK.  (Elks Lodge Address: 1060 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006)

The Washington County Republican Party Convention will also be held at the Elks Lodge on February 21st with registration starting at 12 noon.

The party rules are here>>>

The party platform is here>>>

If you plan to bring resolutions to submit for consideration, please bring at least 3 copies!

Sandra Crosnoe

Washington County Republican Precinct Chair – Precinct 28

 

References:  The Official Call for the 2015 Oklahoma Republican Party State Convention

Sample OKGrassroots Resolutions from previous years here — and more!

OK GOP Invitation to Join the Party — April 20th in OKC

Join the Party 2013The 2013 Oklahoma Republican Party State Convention will be held April 19th and 20th at the The Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center- 737 S. Meridian Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. If you have questions, please call (405) 528-3501

WHAT: 2013 OKGOP State Convention – ‘Join the Party’

WHERE: The Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center 737 S. Meridian Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

WHEN: April 19th – 20th

Hotels

We have reserved special room rates April 19th and 20th at the following hotels that are conveniently located to our Convention hotel. When calling, mention that you are with the Oklahoma Republican Party:

  • Magnuson Hotel (State Convention host hotel) (405) 942-8511 $66/night
  • Hilton Garden Inn. Hilton Garden Inn at the Airport. 801 S Meridian Ave. Oklahoma City (405) 942-1400 $89/night

Vendor Tables Vendor tables can be reserved for $100. To reserve a vendor table, contact Polly at (405) 528-3501 or polly@okgop.com.

More information  here >>>

Register now!

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them and OKGrassroots

Washington County GOP – Proposed Resolutions for Consideration

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Proposed Resolutions for Consideration on Saturday March 2, 2013:

For more information on the meeting to consider these resolutions

see Order of Business and Rules – Saturday March 2nd here >>>

Oklahoma State Party Rules 2011 (pdf format)

Oklahoma State Party Platform  2012 (pdf format)

Washington County GOP Precinct Chairs

[Editor’s note:  I do not know who was on the committee or when they met.  These resolutions were given to me via email from Joe Beffer who chaired the Rules Committee and are posted here as information only.  I would note that two resolutions that were sent in by my precinct 28 are modified but referenced here./sc]

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them and OKGrassroots

Washington County Republican Convention – Order of Business and Rules – Saturday March 2nd

[Editor’s Note:  Joe Beffer has asked me to post the proposed rules and order of business for the Washington County Republican Convention on Saturday March 2nd. There is also a link to the Oklahoma State Party Rules and Platform included in this post for reference.  You may contact Joe via email jmbeffer_RMS@hotmail.com if you have any questions./sc]

OK_GOP_seal2-150x150WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

Report of The Rules and Order of Business Committee

SECTION 1. Order of Business

WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION Arvest Bank
March 2nd, 2013

12:00pm – Registration Open

1:00pm – Convention begins

1:30 – Registration Closed

  1. Welcome Grace Farmer
  2. Invocation John Kahre
  3. Flag Salute Connor Whitham
  4. National AnthemTBD
  5. Report from County Chairman and Vice Chairman  Grace Farmer, Chairman ‐ John Kahre – Vice Chairman
  6. Special Guest – Congressman Jim Bridenstine – 1st Congressional DistrictIntroduction by State Senator John Ford
  7. Legislative ReportState Senator John Ford, State Representatives Earl Sears, State Representative Steve Martin
  8. College Republican’s Report Connor Whitham – Oklahoma Wesleyan University College Republican Chairman
  9. Credentials Report Mark Keesling – Credentials Committee, Chairman
  10. State Convention Grace Farmer
  11. Election of Convention Chairman
  12. Treasurer’s Report Alex Schuettenberg – Washington County Executive Committee, Treasurer
  13. Approval of the minutes of the last convention Convention Secretary – TBD
  14. Rules Committee Report Joe Beffer – Rules and Order of Business Committee, Chairman
  15. Resolutions Report Charles Daniels – Resolutions Committee, Chairman
  16. Nomination Committee Report Dan Wimberly – Nominations Committee, Chairman
  17. Other Business

Adjournment

SECTION 2. RULES OF PROCEDURE

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A. PERMANENT ROLL

The permanent roll of this convention shall be that proposed by the Credentials Committee and approved and adopted by this Convention.

B. ACCREDITATION

  1. All issues of accreditation of delegates, or the contest, authenticity or other disputed matters related to accreditation and seating of delegates shall be referred to the Credentials Committee prior to its report to this Convention. Acceptance and approval of the Credentials Committee shall be conclusive of each such issue.
  2. An alternate may become an accredited delegate if certified by the Credentials Committee before the Credentials Committee report is accepted by this Convention.

C. VOTING

  1. Only accredited delegates to this Convention as reflected by the roll of this Convention, as reported by the Credentials Committee, and as approved by this Convention, shall vote on its deliberations.
  2. Voting upon all matters presented to this Convention shall be, preferentially, by voice vote or standing vote. The Chairman, if in doubt of the result of any vote, may call for a roll call vote. Any delegate may call for a roll call vote with or without a secret ballot, if approved by at least twenty‐five percent of the delegates to this Convention.
  3. In the event of a vote by call of the permanent roll of this Convention, the Chairman shall appoint three tellers of the vote. One teller shall be the Secretary of this Convention and shall conduct and report the voting under the direction of the Chairman.
  4. A quorum shall be equal to the number of the accredited delegates present during any given vote.

D. ELECTION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OFFICERS

  1. Election of County officers shall take place at Conventions falling on all odd numbered years.
  2. The Chairman of this Convention shall first call for the Report of the
    Nominations Committee. Following its report, the Chairman shall accept nominations from the floor, and seconds, thereto, for the office of Washington County Chairman.
  3. Sponsors of each nominee will be allotted a combined total of (5) five minutes for nominating and seconding speeches and/or for the nominee to speak in his or her own behalf. Nominees and sponsors will speak in the order of their nomination.
  1. The voting shall be as prescribed in Section 1 (C) of these rules, except that in the case of a contested election, the vote shall be by secret ballot.
  2. A candidate shall be deemed elected upon receiving a majority of the votes cast. A majority is defined here as any amount greater than 50.0 percent.
  3. Following the election of the County Chairman, the Convention
    Chairman shall call for nominations from the floor, in turn, for the offices of: County Vice‐ Chairman; the State Committeeman; the State Committeewoman; District 1 Committeewoman; and District 1 Committeeman. The election procedure shall be the same as that for the Washington County Chairman. Per state party rules, the County Chairman and the County Vice‐ Chairman shall be of opposite genders.

E. SELECTION OF DELEGATES TO THE STATE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

  1. Any delegate to the Washington County Convention electing to be a delegate at the State Convention on April 20, 2013 at the Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center in Oklahoma City, must nominate himself or herself, in writing, to the Secretary of the County Convention on or before Friday, March 8 2013.
  2. The Chairman shall then call for a discussion and motion as to the type of delegation to be adopted (i.e. “Open Delegation” or the “Delegate‐Alternate Type Delegation”)
  3. Voting shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Section 1 (C).

F. RESOLUTIONS

  1. All resolutions, whether substantive, declaratory, or endorsement, must be presented to the Resolutions Committee in writing before it begins its deliberations.
  2. All resolutions contained in the Resolutions Committee report shall be presented first collectively to the Convention for its approval.
  3. Any delegate may request, from the floor, to have any resolution in the report, considered and voted on separately.
  4. The remaining resolutions shall then be put before the Convention and voted on collectively.
  5. Voting shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Section 1 (C).
  6. Other resolutions, endorsements or motions of a declaratory nature considered and not brought forth by the Resolutions Committee, may be brought to the Convention from the floor under the order of business titled “Other Business”. Any such resolution shall first be submitted, in writing, to the Secretary of this Convention (prior to the conclusion of the Resolutions Committee Report) and then read to the Convention by the Chairman of the Resolutions Committee.
  7. Any resolution proposed from the floor shall require approval from 20 percent of the accredited delegates. Voting shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Section 1 (C).

G. GENERAL

  1. Any “Other Business” to be brought before the Convention shall be submitted, in writing, to the Convention Chair prior to the call for “Other Business”. Any such motion shall be read in its entirety to the convention and shall require 20 percent of present delegates to be moved to the floor.
  2. The rules of this Convention as set forth in this report may be suspended or amended by the affirmative vote of two‐thirds of the votes cast by the accredited delegates to this Convention.
  3. Any delegate may appeal a ruling of the Chair. Such appeal may be granted only upon the approval of twenty‐five percent of the accredited delegates to this Convention.
  4. Debate on any issue shall be limited to a total of six minutes, evenly split between the affirmative and the opposed.
  5. Any action of this Convention not specifically covered by the foregoing rules shall be governed by Rules of the Republican Party of Oklahoma as interpreted by the Chairman of this Convention. The Rules of the Republican Party of Oklahoma includes the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.
  6. Any delegate who attempts to shout down, disrupt, or hinder a delegate recognized to speak shall be warned by the Chair to cease. The second breach of this rule shall result in expulsion and forfeiture of the delegate’s right to participate in the convention.
  7. Guests or observers are not allowed in the area reserved for delegates to this Convention. They may not participate in or vote on any action taken on the floor of this Convention.
  8. Any motion to adjourn, qualified or unqualified, shall be out of order until after the conclusion of that section of the convention business entitled “Other Business”.

Attached to these Rules and made a part hereof is an ORDER OF BUSINESS for the Washington County Republican Convention 2013.

Respectfully Submitted by:
Joe Beffer, Tim Hazelwood, John Kahre, Greg Mathers, and Candy Roberts

Oklahoma State Party Rules 2011 (pdf format)

Oklahoma State Party Platform  2012 (pdf format)

Washington County GOP Precinct Chairs

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Getting Ready for our Precinct Meetings! Here is the Oklahoma Republican Party Platform and Rules for Easy Reference

Washington County Precinct Meeting February 7 at 7 PM

The Washington County Republican Party will hold a precinct meeting Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m. at Arvest Bank, East Side Branch, 4225 SE Adams Rd. The purpose of this meeting is to elect delegates to the county convention and to develop the county platform.
All registered Republicans are invited to attend and participate with other members of your precinct!
If you live in another county, check with your county leaders for details on your local meetings.
Note: Most precinct meetings occur the week of February 6th around the state in Oklahoma.
 A list of GOP County Chairmen is located here >>

Oklahoma GOP website (you can sign up for email online)

From the About page on Oklahoma GOP website:

History: Since 1906, the Oklahoma Republican Party has been working to make Oklahoma a better place for families and businesses to prosper. The OKGOP represents the values of most Oklahomans. We are the party of lower taxes, smaller government, personal empowerment, and individual responsibility.

The Republican Party has grown to become a powerful force in Oklahoma today. During the 2008 election cycle, the McCain-Palin ticket won 65.4% of the vote in OK, the highest percentage in the nation, thereby giving Oklahoma the title of “Reddest State in the Country.” In 2010, the OKGOP had the most successful election cycle for Oklahoma Republicans in state history- sweeping all eight statewide races, including Governor, and expanding majorities in both the state house and senate.

As Ronald Reagan put it, “A political party is a mechanical structure created to further a cause. The cause, not the mechanism, brings and holds the members together. I believe the Republican Party can hold and should provide the political mechanism through which the goals of the majority of Americans can be achieved.”

Statement of Principles:

We believe in limited government, individual liberty, and personal moral responsibility.

We believe Oklahoma should be a place of opportunity where people who work hard and abide by the rules can pursue their own dreams with a reasonable expectation of success.

As Republicans we believe:

  1. Our rights of life, liberty, and property are natural rights granted to us by God and protected by the Constitution.
  2. In the right to worship as we please without government intrusion or interference.
  3. The federal government’s power is constitutionally limited, yet responsible for protecting our sovereignty, establishing justice under law, and securing our liberty through a strong national defense and effective law enforcement.
  4. God is the Author and Creator of life and that all human life, both born and unborn, should be protected.
  5. In traditional marriage consisting of one man and one woman.
  6. It is the private sector and free market principles that best stimulate economic development rather than government subsidies or programs.
  7. Taxes collected at all levels of government should be used only for legitimate government functions, and those functions carried out efficiently so that tax rates may be kept as low as possible.
  8. That government closest to the people governs best and is preferred to centralized control.
  9. It is the right of every parent to act in his or her children’s best interest including choosing the form of education, whether public school, private school, or home school.
  10. We should welcome immigrants who want to legally seek freedom and opportunity, who want to work for a living and who will embrace our values, learn the English language, and respect our national sovereignty.

Click here to read the OKGOP platform

GOP Platform as adopted 050711

Click here for the OKGOP Rules

GOP Rules (as amended August 27, 2011)

Scribd documents uploaded and shared in several collections online for easy access; always verify with OKGOP website for the most updated information!

link to downloadable document for the rules if Scribd fails to embed properly in your browser: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/80346891?access_key=key-1115ivhg9i6rtqc357sy

link to downloadable document for the platform on Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/80348792?access_key=key-25gowhfya9ws73connff

Additional links added for reference (02/06/12):

OKGrassroots Resolutions Recommendations for 2012 (one is specific for Washington County)

link to downloadable document for the rules if Scribd fails to embed properly in your browser: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/80466080?access_key=key-1rjxu66qstr89x2r0rtc

OKGrassroots Collection of Documents on Scribd (more great information and prior year resolutions recommendations also)

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Cross-posted with OKGrassroots

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