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Part 1: 2012 Fall County Convention Home

This County Convention Walkthrough has been written for Precinct Delegates both new and veterans.  Its purpose is to educate and provide a guide for the convention’s rules and order of operations.  In addition, this walkthrough provides an explanation of events, processes and votes that may occur during convention.  Please contact the RCNMC if a section needs clarification or if you have a concern or question.

The Fall County Convention will be held on August 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palazzo Grande located at 54660 Van Dyke in Shelby Township, Michigan.

Click Here for a Map to the Palazzo Grande

The purpose of this county convention will be the election of delegates and alternates from Macomb County that will go to the State Convention, held on September 7-8, 2012 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Macomb County District 9 will elect 88 delegates and 88 alternates.

Macomb County District 10 will elect 82 delegates and 82 alternates.

The purpose of the State Convention will be to elect 16 Presidential Electors and the Republican nominees for the Michigan Supreme Court, State Board of Education, the Wayne State University Board of Governors, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees and the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

Below are links to documents that have more detailed information on these conventions.

2012 Fall County/State Convention Rules

County Convention Packet

Call to Convention

Robert’s Rules of Order, newly revised, are expected to be used for all rules not specified by the Michigan Republican Party or adopted by the county convention delegation where possible.

The following sections will walk you through what to expect in the county convention as derived from the current Rules put forth for the conventions by the Michigan Republican Party and experience from past conventions.  Depending on who is elected as the chairpersons of various roles in the convention, the actual outcome may differ from what is presented here.

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    Somebody put a lot of time into adapting the Party County Convention Rules for this notice. The availability of the rules and procedures for all delegates to the County Convention and the means by which delegates to the State Convention are selected ought to improve the efficiency of the County Convention, in contrast to what some have called a hi jacked convention last time around. Hope Barb Van Syckle is up to handling all that is to take place.

  2. Unfortunately she wasn’t. There were individuals there tonite that wanted to file vacant precinct delegate positions and she didn’t allow that to happen.

    It was also status quo and the delegates for the state convention obviously were chosen in advance and there was not even the chance to have discussion to see if those chosen were non-precinct delegates.

    I see why people don’t involve themselves in politics. It’s corrupt and Ms. Van Syckle was unprofessional and actually rude to those that attempted to address issues that were of concern.

    It was unfortunate that these people are doing this to the party. There was a glimmer of hope when Rob was nominated to chair the 10th District. I really wish that had transpired. People really need to start doing the right thing and not be afraid to ensure transparency.

    That did not happen at the convention this evening.

    • Carolyn, and all other ELECTED precinct delegates. I attended the State County Convention Seminar in Lansing. District chairs sometimes referred to elected delegates as “wackos” and asked for tips on how to control and cow them. The fact that the Party can have elections on the publics dime and get away with the trickle down leadership from a supposed grass root party is ridiculous. It is a mockery and a fqarce. I tried to warn the newbies about what was about to occur. FYI Jan Nearon was there and did not say or act in anyway untoward about the delegates. Jan has decency and class. The rest, well just ask Stan, he calls all the shots.

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