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Archives for July 2012

July 2012 RCNMC Meeting – Fire Up for the November General Election!!

Tuesday, July 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, July 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at 55076 Van Dyke in Shelby Township (Van Dyke and 25 Mile Rd.).

The primary election will only be a week away but we will start looking at preparing for the general election.

As Obamacare will now be a leading issue in the general election, our first topic for this meeting will be a review of the Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare.  Local attorney David Maquera will provide analysis on the court’s decision.  We will also discuss how this impacts the upcoming election cycle.

Our second topic of the meeting will be Marksmanship Training presented by Victor Diaz, Coalitions Vice-Chair of the Michigan Republican Party.  Marksmanship Training inserts a Marine attitude into the political campaigning ground game. It is a 45 second close that if used will increase the closure rate of door-to-door campaigners from the national average of 7% to 40%. Imagine improving your ability to get your candidate’s yard signs up at a clip of 10 to 20 per day per person. Would that impact the race? Would that motivate or demotivate liberals? Come to the training and spend an hour to increase your effectiveness by 570%.

From this night, there will only be 14 weeks until Barack Obama is removed from office on November 6!

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


2012 Macomb County GOP Primary Candidate Guide

The RCNMC has compiled a candidate guide for Republican candidates for the August 7 primary for ALL of Macomb County.  This guide will provide a variety of information so you can be as informed as possible before heading to the polls.

A questionnaire was sent to all candidates with over 60 returning with answers as to why they are the best candidate for their role.  In addition the RCNMC is working on adding videos and aggregated web links for the candidates.

Click the links below to find the candidate profiles.  Check frequently as we will continue to add information straight through until the primary.





Conservative Republicans of Central Macomb July Meeting

Conservative Republicans of Central MacombDate:
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7 p.m.

Fern Hill Country Club
17600 Clinton River Rd., Clinton Township, Michigan 48038

Contact: Jim Nowc at jimnowc@gmail.com

Event Information:
Join us on Thursday, July 26, 2012 for our Candidate Meet and Greet.  So far, we have 6 local and national candidates confirmed.  They are:

  • Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon
  • Greg Dildilian, candidate for Michigan’s 9th Congressional District
  • Lynn Evans, candidate for State Representative 31st District
  • State Represenative Anthony Forlini, 24th District
  • Kim Meltzer, candidate for Clinton Township Clerk
  • Larry Rocca, candidate for Macomb County Treasurer
  • Juliana Sabatini, candidate for County Commissioner, 9th District
  • Steve Thomas, candidate for Macomb County Sheriff
  • Don Volaric candidate for Michigan’s 9th Congressional District
  • Todd Woodcox, candidate for Macomb County Sheriff
  • Mike Wrathell, candidate for Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney

We have extended invitations to all of the other Republican candidates and office-holders in our area and are waiting for replies. We will update our confirmed list of candidates each week. We also encourage any school board candidates that may not have yet filed to please feel free to contact us so we can get you on the agenda.

Special Guest Speaker

Starting off our evening will be Simon Haddad speaking about the DIA Millage.

Change of Venue

We also have a change of venue for our July meeting. Due to a scheduling conflict with Warfield Grille, on July 26, we will be meeting at Fern Hill Country Club, which is located at 17600 Clinton River Rd., Clinton Township, Michigan 48038.

Fundraiser for Kevin Karwowicz for Macomb County Commissioner District 13

Date:  Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

The Tavern at Tina’s (Patio),  50870 North Avenue, Macomb Township, MI 48042

More Info.: www.electkevincommissioner.com

Suggested Donation:  $20 per person

Event Information:

When: July 25th, 2012
Time: 7-10 pm
Includes: Brats, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, and Chips (Cash Bar)
Entertainment: Provided by Frank Ricci LIVE
Contribution: $20.00


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.

Macomb Township Meet the Candidates Forum

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Main Branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Romeo Plank & Canal Road in Clinton Township

Contact: Steven Stoll – Vice-chair MTRC (248-705-3813) , or John Wolfsberger – Chair MTRC (256-603-3462)

Event Information:
The Macomb Township Republican Caucus (MTRC), an affiliate of the Rebublican Committee of Northern Macomb County (RCNMC) will hold a “Meet the Candidates” forum for those seeking election to Macomb Township positions. These include Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and Trustees.  Also included will be Macomb County Board of Commissioners District 13, as it encompasses Macomb Township.

This event will take place on Thursday, 19 July from 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library located at Romeo Plank & Canal Road in Clinton Township.

This is not a debate style forum, but one where candidates will be allotted 3 minutes to explain their positions and why they are the best candidate. Incumbents (in alphabetical order) will be allowed to speak first, and are then followed by challengers (in alphabetical order). The sequence will be:

1. Supervisor – Grabow, Dunn, Missig
2. Clerk – Koehs, Imbronone
3. Treasurer – Goodhue, Christ
4. Trustee – Bucci, Krzeminski, Nevers, Freitas, Laing, Michaels, Napolitano
5. Commissioner – Sabatini, Karwowicz

This will be followed by a question and answer session encompassing the balance of the program. Questions to a particular position will be asked and answered by all candidates for that position. Each candidate will be allotted 1 minute to answer the question. The sequence above will be used, but will rotate with each question. Therefore the first question to the Supervisor position will be answered in the order Grabow, Dunn, Missig, and the second question will be answered Dunn, Missig, Grabow, etc. This format will follow for all positions.

Written questions will be asked by the moderators from those received from the audience and participants both prior to and submitted in written form during the forum. Provisions will be made for audience members to submit questions in written format on index cards during the forum. Oral questions from the audience will not be allowed. This is to insure that the following guidelines regarding questions are followed:

•No multi-component questions. Keep them simple.
•No questions directed at a particular candidate.
•Questions must be directed to a particular elected position.
•Questions must be on topic and relevant to the position.

General rules for all candidates and audience members:
• Candidates are asked to refrain from disparaging other candidates.
• Talk to your abilities rather than perceived shortcomings of your rivals.
• All participants are to be civil to each other and all in attendance.
• To ensure fairness to all candidates, allotted time will be enforced.

For questions or comments, please contact the forum moderators: Steven Stoll – Vice-chair MTRC (248-705-3813) , or John Wolfsberger – Chair MTRC (256-603-3462)


You’re Invited to a Special Event with Senator John McCain

Monday, July 16, 2012, 10 a.m. (doors open), 10:30 a.m. (program begins)

American Legion Post 351, 46146 Cass Avenue, Utica, MI

Contact: To RSVP or if you have questions, contact TeamMI@mittromney.com | (248) 270-8354

Event Information:
On Monday morning, July 16th, Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Miller will be holding an event at the Utica American Legion. The event will take place at 10 a.m. and will feature a meet and greet with the Senator and Congresswoman, starting around 10:30 a.m.  The focus of the event will be how to help unemployed veterans and veterans returning from overseas adjust to civilian life.

Click Here for a Flyer for the Event

The general public is welcome to come out to the event, especially the veterans of Macomb County so please come out and welcome Senator McCain to Macomb.

The address of the American Legion is 46146 Cass Avenue, Utica, MI.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the event.

Greg Cairns
Victory Field Representative

10th District vs 12th District Softball Game and Picnic

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 10 a.m. (starts), ~Noon (lunch), 2 p.m. (softball game)

Stoney Creek Metropark – West Branch “A” Picnic Area

Cost: $5 per adult, $10 per family

Event Information:
Join fellow Republicans for the Annual 10th District / 12th District Republican Picnic and Softball Game. The event will be held on Sunday, July 22 at Stony Creek Park.

All are welcome at this fun family event that is an annual tradition with Macomb Republicans and their friends from Huron, Lapeer, Oakland, Sanilac and St. Clair counties.

Picnic start: 10 a.m.
Lunch served: noon
Softball game start: 2 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family (including grandchildren) and includes hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob. Please bring a dish to pass (chips, cookies, etc.). Bring your own lawn chairs and beverages (beer and wine are allowed).

This will be the last 10th vs 12th District softball game!!

Reception for Kathy Vosburg, Chairperson Macomb County Board of Commissioners

Kathy VosburgDate:  Monday, July 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Home of Craig Sherman and Maria Silamianos Sherman
56 Oxford, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Contact:  RSVP  586.949.3810 or mail

Suggested Donation:  $100 per person

Event Information:
You are Invited to a Reception for Kathy Vosburg, Chairperson Macomb County Board of Commissioners

hosted by
Craig Sherman and Maria Silamianos Sherman
56 Oxford, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Monday, July 16, 2012 5:30 p.m.—8 p.m.

Suggested donation $100.00 per person

Culinary Expressions Catering Inc.
Washington Street Wine House

Music by Wyatt & Eddie

RSVP 586.949.3810 or mail

Make check payable and mail to:
CTE Kathy Vosburg, 47395 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI 48047

Credit card payments can be made on line at www.KathyVosburg.com

No corporate checks per Michigan campaign finance law


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.

Commissioner Don Brown’s Bar-B-Q Fundraiser

Don BrownDate:  Thursday, July 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Santino’s, 59259 Van Dyke, Washington Township, MI

More Info.: www.DonBrownforMacomb.com

Suggested Donation:  $50 per person

Event Information:
Commissioner Brown’s Bar-B-Q

Thursday, July 19th

59259 Van Dyke
Washington Township, MI 48094
North of 27 Mile on West Side of Van Dyke

Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Donation: $50.00 / person

Make checks payable to / send Committee to Elect Don Brown
6515 Old Coach Trail, Washington, MI 48094

More info: www.DonBrownforMacomb.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.

Fundraiser for Jared Maynard for Harrison Township Clerk

Date:  Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Terry’s Terrace, 36470 Jefferson, Harrison Township, MI

Contact: Jean Uhl at 586 264 1304 or at jaredmaynardforclerk@gmail.com

Suggested Donation:  $35 per person

Event Information:
The Committee to Elect Jared Lee Maynard is inviting you to a Fundraising Reception

On Wednesday July 11, CTE Jared Maynard will host a fundraiser for Jared Maynard for Harrison Township Clerk at Terry’s Terrace Restaurant.

Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages are provided.  A Cash Bar is available.

Suggested Donation $35
Please make your checks payable to CTE Jared Maynard
Please no corporate checks

You can RSVP by:
-Calling Jean Uhl at 586 264 1304
-by email at jaredmaynardforclerk@gmail.com
-by mail at
CTE Jared Maynard,
39742 Manor Drive
Harrison Township, MI 48045

We look forward to seeing you at the fundraiser!


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.