October 27, 2020

Archives for March 2012

SHUR March Meeting with Rep Jeff Farrington and State Rep Candidate Sean Clark

Monday, March 26, 2012, 7 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:

Guest Speakers State Representative Jeff Farrington and Candidate for State Representative Sean Clark

Every 10 years, after the census, redistricting takes place. The state has changed the boundaries in Sterling Heights dramatically. In so doing they have created an open seat that encompasses much of Sterling Heights and a small portion of Warren.

State Rep Jeff Farrington will be speaking on what is going on in Lansing as well as telling us where his new district boundaries are.

Candidate Sean Clark will be telling us about himself (why he is running, what he stands for, etc); and will tell us which part of Sterling Heights is in his district.

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

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Macomb County Republican Women’s Club April Meeting

Monday, April 9, 2012 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Macomb GOP Victory Center
13285 Hall Rd., Utica, MI

Contact: Michelle Trosper at (586) 566-0749

Event Information:
“Michigan Fair Tax” with Ron Babin, Vice President, Michigan Fair Tax Association.
Talking Points Training
Legislative Updates

Location: Macomb GOP Victory Center, 13285 Hall Rd., Utica, MI
Contact: Michelle at 586.566.0749 or mcrwc2012@gmail.com
Information: www.mcrwc.info

Campaign Kick-Off Party for Richard Batchelder for Shelby Township Clerk

Richard BatchelderDate:  Thursday, March 22, 2012, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Marcus Grill, 55690 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI

Contact: Richard at (586) 703-1771 or r.batch24@gmail.com

Suggested Donation:  $50

Event Information:
Campaign Kick-Off party for Richard Batchelder for Shelby Township Clerk on Thursday, March 22, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Marcus Grill 55690 Van Dyke Shelby Township, Suggested donation $50. Enjoy a family style diner with a choice of lemon chicken or pork chops, vegetable, salad, soft drink and coffee. Cash bar available.  Call Richard at 586-703-1771 or contact me at r.batch24@gmail.com. Tickets will be available at the door.


Listing of this event does not constitute endorsement by the RCNMC.  This event is listed as a service for Republican candidates for office in the North Macomb County area.

Conservative Republicans of Central Macomb March Meeting

Conservative Republicans of Central MacombDate:
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7 p.m.

Warfield Grille
34275 Utica Rd. (just south of 15 Mile Rd.), Fraser, MI

Contact: Jim Nowc at jimnowc@gmail.com

Event Information:
The next  general meeting of the Conservative Republicans of Central Macomb (CRMC) will be held on Thursday, March 22 at the Warfield Grille at 34275 Utica Rd (just south of 15 Mile Rd) in Fraser at 7 p.m. Guest speakers for this meeting will be Dan Bernard, a lawyer who will be discussing ObamaCare and the Law, and Greg Dildilian, candidate for Congress who will discuss why he is running for the nomination to run against Sander Levin..

The CRMC serves the Mount Clemens, Fraser, and Clinton Township residents. All residents of these municipalities are welcome to join our group. Our focus is on local matters, but we will discuss any matters important to our members.

For questions, please contact Jim Nowc at jimnowc@gmail.com.


Candice Miller: Massive Michigan Air National Guard Cutbacks Must be Prevented

Candice Miller

Congresswoman Candice Miller

by Congresswoman Candice Miller

On April 18, 1775, 237 years ago, Paul Revere rode through the Massachusetts countryside announcing that the British were coming. In response to that call, citizens of the militia, the Minutemen, came forward from their homes to face the strongest army in the world because of their belief in the cause of liberty. This idea of the citizen militia dedicated to defending freedom has been the basis of the defense of America from our founding. Today, this dedication still burns brightly, embodied by the men and women who serve the cause of freedom in the U.S. National Guard.

Only since World War II has our nation maintained a large standing army, but the Guard has been the constant defenders of freedom throughout our entire history. In every conflict since the revolution, the contribution of the Guard has been indispensible. Since Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Guard have stood shoulder to shoulder with their active duty counterparts to make certain that America could fight its enemies across the globe while also valiantly performing their responsibilities to defend our homeland and respond to disasters.

We all understand the dire fiscal situation our nation finds itself today, and cost efficiencies must be found throughout the federal budget, including the Department of Defense. The Air Force recently released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 that includes draconian cuts to the Air National Guard across the nation. If implemented, these cuts would eliminate the 107th Fighter Squadron of the Michigan Air National Guard based at Selfridge, which flies A-10 ground attack aircraft. The 107th recently returned from Afghanistan where they performed brilliantly supporting our forces fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida. Other elements of the Michigan Air Guard would also be impacted across the state, totaling a net loss of more than 800 jobs, according to Air Force estimates.

The Air Force is asking the Air Guard to absorb fully 59 percent of the aircraft cuts, even though the Air Guard currently represents 35 percent of our air capability while only accounting for 6 percent of the budget. So in order to meet its budget targets, the Air Force is proposing massive cuts to the most cost effective part of the force. I do not oppose these cuts out of parochial interests about job losses here in Michigan, but because they simply do not make any sense from a budgetary or a readiness perspective.

Since the announcement of these proposed cuts, 49 governors and every adjutant general of the National Guard in America has written to the secretary of defense, urging reconsideration of these cuts. I am proud to say that Gov. Rick Snyder and Maj. Gen. Greg Vadnais of the Michigan National Guard have been at the forefront of this fight.

Now the effort to reverse these cuts moves to Congress, and I am pleased to report that I recently led the effort to organize each of the members from Michigan in the House of Representatives to urge a thorough review of these cuts by our colleagues who sit on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. It is my hope that members of these committees will ask the tough questions of Air Force leaders and continue the effort to roll back this policy, which is fiscally indefensible and would harm the end strength of our air capability.

Last year, I helped lead the fight to give the commanding general of the National Guard a seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. That was an effort that leaders of the active duty services opposed, but was approved because the people’s representatives understood the important role the Guard plays in our national defense and they deserved a seat at the table. We can and must win this fight also.

While the administration has said that it would demand shared sacrifice to meet tight budgets, its proposed cuts fall too dramatically on the Air Guard. These cuts must be reversed so that we can maintain the best defense our nation has had since our founding: the citizen soldiers of the Guard. Just as the Minutemen rose to defend our freedom in the revolution, it is now time for members of Congress to hear the Minuteman call and rise up to defend the Guard.



Member of Congress

U.S. Representative Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, represents Michigan’s 10th Congressional District.

March 2012 RCNMC Meeting – U.S. Senate Candidate Pete Hoekstra

Tuesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 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 feature Pete Hoekstra, candidate for United State Senate.

About Pete Hoekstra:

Pete Hoekstra

U.S. Senate Candidate Pete Hoekstra

Pete Hoekstra is a successful politician, businessman, and leader. He represented Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. Congress from 1993 to 2010. Previously, he worked at Herman Miller. He graduated from Hope College in 1975 and earned a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan.

Over his 15 year career at Herman Miller, Pete worked in product development, product management, dealer development, rising through the ranks to become Vice-President of Marketing.

In the U.S. House, Pete has served on numerous committees including Education and Labor, Budget, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He also was privileged to participate in the development of the Contract with America that in 1994 laid the foundation for Republicans to capture the House for the first time in 40 years.

Working on a bipartisan basis with a Democratic President, Pete and the Republican Leadership in Congress, helped balance the budget for four years in the late 1990s, led the way to overthrowing the results of a corrupt Teamsters Union election, and was instrumental in reforming the Intelligence Community in response to the terrorist attacks of 2001 and the report of the 9/11 commission. Pete has continued to work for reform in education and government, advocating for increased flexibility for parents and states.

Pete and his wife Diane have been married for over 30 years, reside in Holland , and have three wonderful children, Erin, Allison, and Bryan. Spending time with family is Pete’s greatest enjoyment, followed by running, biking and golfing.

Join us from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. for social hour and dinner from the fine Hamlin Pub menu.

Wild Game & Campaign Fundraiser for State Rep Andrea LaFontaine

State Representative Andrea LaFontaineDate:  Monday, March 19, 2012, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Creek Center Banquet Hall, 72025 North Ave., Armada, MI

Contact: RSVP to votelafontaine@gmail.com or (586) 651-5180.

Suggested Donation:  $40.00/person, $75.00/couple, sponsorship available.

Event Information:
Please join Rep. LaFontaine for a Wild Game & Campaign fundraiser on Monday, March 19th, 2012 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Creek Center Banquet Hall (Armada Knights of Columbus), 72025 North Ave., Armada, MI.

$40.00/person, $75.00/couple, sponsorship available.

Please make non-corporate checks payable to: Citizens for Andrea LaFontaine OR donate online via PayPal.

RSVP to votelafontaine@gmail.com or (586) 651-5180.


Listing of this event does not constitute endorsement by the RCNMC.  This event is listed as a service for Republican candidates for office in the North Macomb County area.


Campaign Kick-Off Party for Nick Nightingale for Shelby Township Trustee

Nick NightingaleDate:  Thursday, March 15, 2012, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Esplendido Mexican Cuisine, 50285 Mound Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48317

Contact: Nick at (586) 805-0383 or NickNightingale@email.com

Suggested Donation:  $50

Event Information:
Campaign Kick-Off party for Nick Nightingale for Shelby Township Trustee on March 15th from 5:30-8:30 pm at Esplendido Mexican Cuisine 50285 Mound Road Shelby Township, Suggested donation $50. Enjoy a buffet style dinner of Mexican cuisine, pizza, salad and soft drinks. Cash Bar Available. For ticket information call Nick at 586-805-0383 or contact him at NickNightingale@email.com. Tickets will be available at the door.


Listing of this event does not constitute endorsement by the RCNMC.  This event is listed as a service for Republican candidates for office in the North Macomb County area.

RCNMC Hosts Elected Officials Forum with Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7 p.m.

The Aud, 68931 Main St., Richmond, MI

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349

Event Information:

The Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County (RCNMC) is hosting the 2nd Annual Elected Officials Forum as a special event with the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Aud in Richmond, Michigan.

This forum, titled “Focus on Local Government” is an opportunity for the local business community to meet with elected officials from around the Richmond Chamber member area. This event provides an educational look into how government can impact local business.

Forum guests include:

  • Don Brown, Macomb County Commissioner
  • Ken Goike, State Representative
  • Andrea LaFontaine, State Representative
  • Karen Ottenbacher, Lenox Township Treasurer
  • Tim Rix, Mayor of the City of Richmond
  • David Rushing, St. Clair County Commissioner
  • Barbara Spencer, Columbus Township Treasurer
  • Joe Stevens, Casco Township Trustee
  • Paul Stewart, Richmond Township Planning Chair
  • Kathy Vosburg, Macomb County Commissioner

The forum is free of charge and is open to the general public.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the informational program starting at 7 p.m.  Coffee and desserts will be available.

Click Here for a Flyer for the Event

Click Here for the Event’s Press Release


Spring Campaign Kickoff for Michael Flynn for Shelby Township Treasurer

Date:  Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Palazzo Grande Banquet Center, 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Contact: For more information: (248)608-1506 or Flynn2012@aol.com

Donation:  $100 per person

Click Here for a Printable Flyer for the Event

Event Information:
You are cordially Invited to the Spring Campaign Kickoff

Michael Flynn For Shelby Township Treasurer

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Palazzo Grande Banquet Center, 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316  (Just south of 25 Mile Road)

Featuring select entertainment by Opera Divos and Pianist Brian Leduc, Tenor

Strolling Dinner – Open Bar

$100 per person

For more information: (248)608-1506 or Flynn2012@aol.com



Listing of this event does not constitute endorsement by the RCNMC.  This event is listed as a service for Republican candidates for office in the North Macomb County area.