Monday, April 7, 2008

Thank You Jim!

Tonight we held the monthly meeting of the SRCC. After conducting our regular business meeting we heard from Jim Ogonowski candidate for U.S. Senate.

Jim came in early and spent time speaking with our members. He had spent the entire day in western Mass going from coffee shop to coffee shop meeting with regular people like you and me. Something you would never see our Junior Senator doing. This is the second time I've seen Jim in western Mass in the last two weeks, and I want to thank him for for spending the time out here.

For more info on Jim, check out this commercial.

Don't forget his website:

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 7th Meeting

I would like to invite everyone to our next meeting Monday April 7th at 7:00 pm. We will have a special guest U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oganowski.

Jim Ogonowski is a farmer and small businessman from Dracut who recently retired as a lieutenant colonel after serving 28 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard. Jim first came to national attention on September 11, 2001 when the plane his brother was piloting was hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center. In the words of ABC News, Jim “stepped forward when others could only cry.”
Please try to make it out on Monday and show you support for Jim!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Jeff Beatty needs you!

The BEATTY BRIGADE Takes on the Holyoke Parade…

JEFF BEATTY is looking for a few good men and woman to march in the Holyoke Saint Patrick’s Parade!
Jeff Beatty is sponsoring a U.S. ARMY TANK!!!
This will be a great time, so please volunteer; we want to have 100 marchers
as a show of grass route support…
The Victory Van will be staged and be serving refreshments!!
The Holyoke Parade requires all marchers to be in uniform, we are asking for blue jeans/slacks, and TEAM BEATTY will be supplying the SWEAT SHIRTS and BEATTY BALL CAPS.

Please confirm your attendance as we have to expend approximately
$50.00 per person to outfit our participants…
(Of course a campaign donation to off set this expense would be sincerely appreciated.. Smile)

We hope to see you all in Holyoke on March 30th 2008, more details will be provided to those marchers as we receive your names

Kathryn Cantwell
Jeff Beatty US SENATE 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008


We held our organizational meeting at Trinity Church tonight. We had people from most Wards in attendance, and most of the Wards have been organized. Also, tonight we held elections for the Officers of the SRCC. The new Officers for 2008 - 2012 are:

  • Chairman - John A. Lysak, from Ward 8

  • Vice Chairman - Victor Davila, from Ward 6

  • Secretary - Alexander Sherman, from Ward 7

  • Treasurer - Frank Marazano, from Ward 7

We would like to thank Mary Jenewin-Caplin for her years of service to the SRCC. Mary served as the Chairman from 2004 to 2008. She was always willing to help out Republican candidates, whether it was for national, State, or local city positions. Her leadership was appreciated, and will be missed.

Mary Jenewin-Caplin with John Lysak

Next month, I will be taking over the duties of the SRCC Chairman. I look forward to working with the Officers and other members of the City Committee. There is a lot going on in Massachusetts this year, including a Republican primary for John Kerry's seat. We are going to need everyone's help in ensuring some Republican victories in these upcoming elections. For example, Springfield is a city of approximately 150,000, around 8,000 of whom are registered Republicans. However, we only have one Republican City Councillor, and no Republican School Committee members. And with Mary Rogeness vacating her seat as the only Republican State Representative in this area, it is crucial that we fight to keep Republican representation in our city.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Time to Organize.

I was just informed that we will be meeting next Monday March the 10th at Trinity Church on Sumner Ave. in Springfield at 7:00pm. The purpose of this meeting is to organize our ward committees. Here is an explanation of what ward committees do for those of you who don't know.

The basic legal organization of political parties in Massachusetts is the ward and town committee. Each political party may elect a ward or town committee consisting of three to thirty-five members in each ward of a city and in each town for a four year term.
Members of ward and town committees serve in the following capacities:
  • Represent their party at the local neighborhood level.
  • Promote the objectives of the party.
  • Work for the nomination and election of party candidates.

Here is an excerpt from the Secretary of States website:

Organization of Ward and Town Committees

Following the presidential primary elections, each elected ward, town and city committee is required by law to organize by meeting within ten days following the 30th day after their election. At this first meeting the committee will elect a chairperson, a treasurer and a secretary. The committee may also fill any vacancies that have not been filled at the presidential primary and has the right to break any tied vote for a position on the committee by choosing between the two or more candidates who were tied.
Any ward or town committee member who moves to another ward or town automatically loses his membership on the committee at the end of that calendar year, if they don’t resign sooner. Any member who changes party enrollment or unenrolls from the party immediately loses his or her membership from the committee. Vacancies may be filled by vote of the committee. A committee may also appoint associate members. There is no limit on the number of associate members, but associate members do not have the right to vote at a committee meetings.
A city committee is not separately elected, but is composed of the several ward committees in a city. At its organizational meeting, which is held between the 31st and 40th days after the presidential primary, the city committee is required to elect a chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer.

I hope to see you all there, this is very important to the growth of our party.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Calling all Republicans!!!

Election season is here. It's time to start taking back our city! We have seven State Representative and Two State Senators who represent our city. Only one of them is a Republican, Mary Rogeness, and she is retiring. We can't afford to lose her seat, we need to work hard to help whomever runs for that seat. But, we can't just concentrate on that seat. We need to find candidates and launch a city wide campaign against all incumbent Democrats.

If we start campaigns against all of them it will make it hard for them to support one another. And, don't be afraid of a primary. There are many of you out there who wont run if there is another Republican running, there is nothing wrong with a primary. A Primary election is a good thing because it keep your name in the news. No matter who wins it is good for the Candidate because they have kept their name out there. Plus the fact that they are coming off of a win helps build the momentum they need to challenge the Democratic Machine.

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