Jackson County REPUBLICAN HQ is NOW OPEN!!
Come out and say hello....volunteer and GET INVOLVED!
We had an OX Roast Dinner to support the local Republican Clubs and Candidates! Attended a dinner with Former UN Ambassador John Bolton and have tirelessly made phone calls and door knocked so everyone knows to Get Out The Vote!
The State Fall Board meeting of the WVFRW will be taking place THIS Saturday October 11th along with Super Saturday with Steve Westfall door knocking all of Jackson Co. Please come out and show your support for a truly wonderful dedicated candidate!
Next month will be our election of club officers for the 2015-17
Fourth of July Celebration
With a birthday theme in mind we crafted a giant birthday cake, celebrated the Independence of our Nation and the founding of our state. We threw beads to the crowds so that everyone could be adorned in red, white and blue! The enthusuiasm from the people lining the streets was so uplifting, hearing shouts of 'Yea! Republicans' and the like...it makes me proud that we can pull together and represent our ideals and that our community can see that we have presence! I think this will encourage more people to be confident in expressing their ideals and opinions and realize that, at least here in our little corner of the world its good to be a REPUBLICAN!
WV Spring Board, Martinsburg
JCRW President Carol Kalwa-Pickron attended the NFRW Legislative Day and Board Meeting with WVFRW President Gladys Lemely. The event help everything from changed to the NFRW By-Laws to meetings with our Legislative Leaders, we even heard from Sen. Rand Paul the morning after his Filibuster! There was a surprise visit from Newt Gingrich as well as updates from many of the clubs, special committees and Dist. 8 (our division) speant an afternoon together brainstorming, discussing and planning events, activities, ideas for member retention and recruitment initiatives. We are hoping to have the FIRST regional meeting here in Ripley WV in October along with a campaign management school! Things are really moving forward ladies, there is so much to be excited about!
The WV Spring Board, hosted by M,artinsburg, is also almost here. April 5-6. The cost is 35.00/person. There will be room available to ride with the ladies from Parkersburg WV if your interested but do not want to drive. We are asked to donate an item for the auction. Lodging is available at the Holiday Inn for 95.00/night. I have a reservation at the Days Inn across the street if anyone is interested in staying there. Hope to see you in Martinsburg!
February 8th at the Charleston Marriott Hotel
WVGOP Lincoln Day Dinner. The JCRW and friends were invited to hear Special Guest Speaker Shelley Moore Capito as she announced her plans to run for Senate in 2014. We also heard prior to Mondays press conference all the positive changes our new Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has made in only a few short weeks. Former Secretary Betty Ireland was also in atendance to speak about Maggies List the PAC to support fiscally conservative women candidates. WV Chairman Conrad Lucas was our host for the evening and if all goes well will also be our guest speaker at Aprils meeting. It truly was a festive evening, celebrating our success from the last election and energizing us for a big push to dominate in 2014. There is much to be done throughout the state and it begins now and with us. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting and remember** our Legislative Day at the Capitol 18th 9-3! (Pictured from Left: Darlene Wheeler, Kelly Pickron, Carol Kalwa-Pickron, Conard Waybright, Carolyn Waybright, Jeff Waybright, Edwina Waybright, Don Michael and Phyllis Michael)
January 14th at the Charleston Marriott Hotel
JCRW President Carol Kalwa-Pickron and Secretary Christina King attended the Republican Inaugural Reception and Dinner for Attorney General, Senate and House Minority Leader. The Gala was a wonderful event and it was so nice to see so many familiar faces from the campaign trail. WVFRW Preseident Gladys Lemley and National Committeewoman Melody Potter were alos in attendance. WVGOP Chairman Conrad Lucas and our own Senator Mitch Carmichael and Delegate Steve Westfall were also there and happy to spend a few minutes talking with us. The theme of the event seemed to be not to revel in our immediate and local state success from the election, but to look ahead into 2014. To be on the lookout for qualified individuals that would be good candidates and great elected officials. To know that we are only as strong as those we send to congress and elect to work in our best interests. We will see many obstacles in the coming year and our best hope is to be sure we recruit and continue to work tirelessly to advance the Republican Party in both candidates and agenda.
We also had the pleasure of being introduced to an inspiring group of young people called Generation Joshua. The GenJ groups are children 12-21 who are politically active, conservative and Christian. They hope to positively change politics by advancing Christian Principles. If you are unfamiliar with them please check them out on YouTube or Google.
On a personal note, I had the pleasure of being seated next to a woman at dinner from Upshur county who was expressing her concern over not being able to find an active republican group in her area. After a lengthy conversation about who we were and what the JCRW goals were in comparison to local Executive Committes she said that sounds EXACTLY like what shes looking for. I introduced her to Gladys Lemley and she left with names and numbers to contact locally! Please take every opportunity to talk about what your passionate about (especially thr JCRW) you never know when it could make a difference for someone! ~Carol