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Archives for January 2012

January 2012 RCNMC Meeting – Steele for Regent / Township Supervisor Forum

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Hamlin Pub, 55076 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp., MI

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349

Event Information:

The next meeting of the RCNMC will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at 55076 Van Dyke in Shelby Township (Van Dyke and 25 Mile Rd.).

This month’s meeting will have two special features: a visit from candidate for U-M regent Dr. Rob Steele and a Township Supervisor Forum.

Dr. Rob Steele

Dr. Rob Steele

First, come meet Dr. Rob Steele who is running for U-M Board of Regents.  Dr. Steele formerly ran for Congress and is now setting his sights on bringing a Conservative approach to how state dollars should be used for college costs.

Next, join us as local Republican Township Supervisors tell us the latest happenings in their community and discuss what is in store for 2012.  This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about this critical role in township government.

All Republican Supervisors in the North Macomb area have been invited including:

  • Charlie Bohm, Ray Township  (Attending)
  • Cindi Greenia, Richmond Township (Unavailable)
  • Dan O’Leary, Washington Township  (Attending)
  • Jim Tiganelli, Bruce Township (Attending)
  • John Paterek, Armada Township  (Attending)
  • Rick Stathakis, Shelby Township  (Unavailable)
Join us from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. for social hour and dinner from the fine Hamlin Pub menu.

Macomb Township Republican Caucus January 2012 Meeting

Monday, January 30, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Hamlin Pub
48929 Hayes Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48315

Contact: John Wolfsberger at (256) 603-3462.

Event Information:

Come join the Macomb Township Republican Caucus as we work to build a strong grassroots organization for GOP victory in Macomb Township in 2012.

The Macomb Township Republican Caucus is an affiliate of the Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County.

Candice Miller: 2012 is the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime

Candice Miller

Congresswoman Miller

by Congresswoman Candice Miller

Happy New Year!

2012 has arrived and we are now entering perhaps the most important election year of our lifetime. Over the past three years we have seen President Obama and his allies in Congress have expanded the reach of government into nearly every aspect of our lives without regard to the limits of the Constitution or the liberties we all hold dear. We have seen the Democrats explode federal spending, run record deficits and drive our national debt over $15 trillion. In just one term President Obama will accumulate as much debt as was accumulated from George Washington to Bill Clinton.

In 2010 the American people spoke loudly by electing 63 more Republicans to the House and giving our party the majority. Their message was clear…stop the over spending, respect the Constitution and put take the focus away from the expansion of government and place it on expanding the economy.

House Republicans heard the call of the American people. We voted to repeal Obamacare. We put in place new rules to require that every piece of legislation include a citation of Constitutional authority before it can be considered. We passed a responsible budget that not only put the budget on path to balance, but also to pay off our national debt. We have conducted vigorous oversight that has uncovered government scandals like Solyndra and Operation Fast and Furious. We have sought to roll back burdensome regulations that kill jobs and stifle economic growth. We have worked to put in place an all of the above energy strategy to make our nation energy independent, expand our economy and create jobs. We have stood strong in support of economic liberty and against greater dependence on government. As a result we have stopped the expansion of big government and turned back the tide of higher spending but the job is not yet done because, unfortunately, the Democrats have not gotten the message and refuse to work with us the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

President Obama and his allies continue to demand job killing higher taxes to spend even more on ever bigger government. They refuse to work with Republicans on tackling the issues that threaten our fiscal future. They refuse to open our vast energy reserves to exploration. They refuse to roll back regulations that kill jobs. They refuse with us to build a better future for our great nation.

In order to get done what needs to get done we need another election and a clear verdict from the American people. We must defeat President Obama and Senator Stabenow and elect a President and a Senate that will put the needs of the nation ahead of political considerations. We need a President and a Senate who understand and respect the limits on government enshrined in our Constitution. And we all need to work together to make this happen. We need to inform our families, our friends and our neighbors of the important issues in this election and get them to the polls.

I know we can make this happen because we just did it in 2010. I look forward to working with you to make certain that we achieve our goals and make our nation stronger for our children, grandchildren and future generations.

Let’s get to work!



Member of Congress

SHUR January Meeting with Chief Circuit Court Judge David Viviano

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Nick’s 22nd Street Steakhouse
48900 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Twp, MI 48317

Food and non alcoholic beverages will be served.

Contact: Philis DeSaele at (586) 254-1284 or

Event Information:

SHUR is honored to announce that Chief Circuit Court Judge, David Viviano will be our guest speaker at the January 25th meeting.

Judge Viviano will be speaking on the “Rule of Law” among other topics.

David F. Viviano is a graduate of Hillsdale College (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Michigan Law School (Juris Doctor). He previously worked at two nationally-recognized law firms before starting his own firm in Mt. Clemens. Judge Viviano also served as City Attorney for the City of Center Line. Since his term began on January 1, 2007, Judge Viviano has served in the Civil/Criminal Division of the Court. Judge Viviano has also led the Court’s eFiling Pilot Project. In addition, Judge Viviano was recently chosen by the Michigan Supreme Court to participate in a pilot project to test reforms to the jury system in Michigan. David’s sister, Judge Kathryn A. Viviano, currently serves as a Judge in the Court’s Family Division. David’s father, Judge Antonio P. Viviano, served as Probate Judge from 1993 until 2002, and a Circuit Judge from 2003-2010.

For more information about the meeting or to RSVP please contact Philis 254-1284 or desaele@wideopenwest.com

Click here for a flyer for the event.

Michigan Republican Party Regional Training for Victory

Michigan Republican PartyDate:
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Macomb Victory Center
13285 Hall Rd.
Utica, MI 48315

Contact: Janice Nearon at (517) 243-3583

Event Information:
Steve Ostrow, Political Director,  at the State Party is going to do a Regional Training.  The training will be held at the Macomb Victory Center on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7 p.m.  The Victory Center is located at 13285 Hall Road, Utica, MI 48315.

This is a great opportunity to grasp the magnitude and importance of the election cycle we are going to face.

The training is meant to give an overview of the 2012 election cycle, both from a national perspective and what we have going on here in Michigan. To that end we lay out specific goals for voter identification and GOTV phases of that campaign and a description of the methods and tools we are going to use in order to achieve those Voter ID and GOTV goals. There is also a short portion at the end on the significance of volunteers and volunteer recruitment.

Please join us on the 26th.

With your help we will be successful in 2012.

Janice Nearon
Deputy Chair

AFPF-MI / Macomb Young Republicans – School of Choice Panel & Program

Americans for ProsperityDate:
Friday, January 27, 2012, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Aspen on Hall
20333 Hall Rd.
Macomb, MI 48044

Event Information:

Please Join Americans for Prosperity Foundation, along with the Macomb Young Republicans for a special panel and live broadcast feed featuring Dick Morris, along with Michigan experts Sen. Phil Pavlov, Rep Tom McMillin and more!

Food and refreshments are provided.  Please register at: http://schoolchoicmichigan.eventbrite.com/


Union Conservatives US Senate Debate

Union Conservatives

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

University of Michigan Dearborn – Social Sciences Department
4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128

The event is free but space is limited.  Tickets are available here: unionconservatives.eventbrite.com/

Event Information:
In association with the University of Michigan Dearborn College Republicans, Union Conservatives is hosting a debate like no other! Union members are setting the stage for a senatorial debate. Confirmed candidates are: Scotty Boman, Clark Durant, Gary Glenn, Randy Hekman, Pete Hoekstra, Peter Konetchy, and Chuck Marino.

Sponsored by unionconservatives.com.


Are You Registered to Vote for the Presidential Primary?

The 2012 Presidential Primary in Michigan is fast approaching.  All voters for the primary must be registered by Monday, January 30, 2012.  Be sure to vote in this critical primary to help determine the candidate who will challenge Barack Obama in November.  The primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 28.

Click For a List of Links for Voter Registration in Your Community

The following is a list of Republican candidates that will be on the primary ballot:

Here are key dates of note for the Presidential Primary:

Date Event
January 30, 2012 Last date to register for presidential primary.
By 4 p.m.,
February 17, 2012
Write-in candidates file Declaration of Intent forms.
By 2 p.m.,
February 25, 2012
Electors who wish to receive an A.V. ballot for the presidential primary by mail submit A.V. applications.
Up to 4 p.m.,
February 27, 2012
Electors qualified to obtain an A.V. ballot for presidential primary may vote in person in clerk’s office.
Up to 4 p.m.,
February 28, 2012
Emergency A.V. voting for presidential primary.
February 28, 2012 Presidential Primary


Jaime Greene Elected New RCNMC Treasurer

Jaime GreeneRichmond City Council member Jaime Greene has been elected the new Treasurer of the Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County (RCNMC).

Greene was elected unanimously by the RCNMC Executive Committee to fill the post after former Treasurer Eric Ventimiglia resigned.

“Jaime is a fantastic selection to fill this critical role,”  said RCNMC Chairman Rob Montilla.  “She has been a great supporter of the RCNMC and is a staunch champion of Conservative values.  She will be a valuable leader in pushing for Republican victory in 2012 in North Macomb.”

“Thank you to Eric for his service. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve and believe my honesty and integrity will be a good fit for the Treasurer position,” Greene said.  “It is also my desire to be a helpful addition to the Executive Committee offering a different local perspective. I can’t wait to get started!”

Greene will assume the Treasurer post effective January 1, 2012 and will hold the role until the next RCNMC election in the 1st quarter of 2013.