November 17, 2018

September 2012 RCNMC Meeting – Focus on Ballot Initiatives with Manny Lopez

Date:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

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

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349 or rob@rcnmc.com

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

This meeting will focus on upcoming ballot initiatives.  Manny Lopez, managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, will be discussing the initiatives this evening.

Manny Lopez Biography

Manny Lopez is managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential. Lopez comes to the Center with 14 years of journalism experience, most recently as editorial page editor at The Detroit News. He also spent time with The News as an editorial writer and automotive editor, winning awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and broke the national news stories about the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies. Lopez also spent four years as associate editor of the Kansas City Business Journal before joining The News. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the university of Kansas and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Detroit Mercy.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s website, www.mackinac.org, now has a dedicated page to the ballot initiatives with in-depth information.

From this night, there will only be 6 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.

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Victory Through Unity – Now is the Time for the GOP in Macomb County to Pull Together

Rob Montilla

RCNMC Chair
Rob Montilla

The Primary Elections are over and we Republicans now know who our candidates will be to take on the Democrats in November.  For many municipal races, the primary winners will run unopposed so they are guaranteed victory – congratulations to all.

However, as every election has winners, every election also has candidates that didn’t make it across the finish line.  In Northern Macomb County, we had some grueling and sometimes nasty primary races that left candidates and their supporters with bitter feelings.  This certainly is not unusual for hotly contested races.

But now that the primary election is past, it is time to put aside our past divisions and focus on the general election.  This is where all of us as Republicans need to be united as the biggest objective now is to remove Barack Obama from the Presidency.

The Republicans have a great ticket with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  They are going to bring ideas and solutions to the national discussion about how to restore our country’s greatness.  It is our job to put Macomb County in the win column for them.  Every Republican in the county must be committed to this goal.

History will not care about the divisions faced in some of our local races or who emerged as a power broker from a county convention.  History will care about who we elect as our next President of the United States.  And history will care whether we lost our Constitutional Republic or if we won it back.

Our goal is clear: elect Mitt Romney as the next President of the United State and Pete Hoekstra as the next U.S. Senator for Michigan.  This will not be easy and every one of us will have put in extra effort to make this happen.

What we do not want is to wake up on the morning of November 7, the day after election day, and find out that Barack Obama won and then question whether we could have done something more.

I look forward to standing side-by-side with you as we fight for victory in November.

Rob Montilla,
Chairman, Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County

Macomb Township Republican Caucus August 2012 Meeting

MTRCDate:
Monday, August 20, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Location:
Hamlin Pub
48929 Hayes Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48315

Contact: John Wolfsberger at  john.wolfsberger@hotmail.com or (256) 603-3462.

Event Information:
The August 2012 meeting of the MTRC will be held on Monday, August 20 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at the south west corner of Hayes and 22 Mile Rd.in Shelby Township.  This event is open to the public.  There will be a social “hour” before the meeting from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.  Attendees can order from the delicious Hamlin Pub menu.

This month’s meeting will feature a legislative update from State representative Tony Forlini.

For more information, contact John Wolfsberger, Jr. at john.wolfsberger@hotmail.com or (256) 603-3462.

August 2012 RCNMC Meeting – Focus on County Elections

Date:
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

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

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349 or rob@rcnmc.com

Event Information:
The next meeting of the RCNMC will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at 55076 Van Dyke in Shelby Township (Van Dyke and 25 Mile Rd.).

This meeting will focus on the upcoming county elections.  Macomb County has four countywide positions that are open as well as all 13 Board of County Commissioner seats.  Candidates will be in attendance to give you an opportunity to hear their platform, ask questions and talk about ways to get these candidates elected.

Invited to this meeting are:

Countywide

  • Debera Guenther, candidate for Clerk – Confirmed to Attend
  • Larry Rocca, candidate for Treasurer – Confirmed to Attend
  • Mike Wrathell, candidate for Prosecutor – Confirmed to Attend
  • Steve Thomas, candidate for Sheriff – Confirmed to Attend

Board of County Commissioners

  • Don Brown, incumbent and candidate for district 7 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Gary Lusk, candidate for district 5
  • Jim Carabelli, incumbent and candidate for district 6
  • Jim Perna, candidate for district 12
  • Joe Sabatini, incumbent and candidate for district 13 – Unable to Attend
  • Juliana Sabatini, candidate for district 9 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Kathy Vosburg, incumbent and candidate for district 8 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Mary Kamp, candidate for district 1 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Randy Shafer, candidate for district 3
  • Ron Albers, candidate for district 4 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Zach Eineman, candidate for district 10

From this night, there will only be 10 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.

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RCNMC Fall County Convention Walkthrough

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

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.

The RCNMC has prepared a Convention Walkthrough guide that will provide information on how the convention will be conducted.  This guide includes rules and other documentation for the convention as provided by the Michigan Republican Party.

If you are a first time Precinct Delegate (congratulations!!) or are unfamiliar with the convention process, please check out the guide so you can be prepared going in to the event.

Click Here to See the County Convention Walkthrough

 

For your connivence we have also created a one page sample agenda.

Macomb County Fall Convention Quick Sheet copy

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

Date:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Location:
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.

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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.

Federal

State

County

Municipal

June 2012 RCNMC Meeting – Focus on Education for 2012

Date:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Location:
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, June 26, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at 55076 Van Dyke in Shelby Township (Van Dyke and 25 Mile Rd.).

The topic for this meeting will be focused on Education.  Due to the passage of recent legislation, school board elections will now be held in November if even-numbered years.  This will give a broader electorate the opportunity to decide on the path of education in Macomb County.  Various presentations will be provided on the state of our educational system and what we can do to improve the situation.

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

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Macomb Township Republican Caucus June 2012 Meeting

MTRCDate:
Monday, June 18, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Location:
Hamlin Pub
48929 Hayes Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48315

Contact: John Wolfsberger at  john.wolfsberger@hotmail.com or (256) 603-3462.

Event Information:
The June 2012 meeting of the MTRC will be held on Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at the south west corner of Hayes and 22 Mile Rd.in Shelby Township.  This event is open to the public.  There will be a social “hour” before the meeting from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.  Attendees can order from the delicious Hamlin Pub menu.

For more information, contact John Wolfsberger, Jr. at john.wolfsberger@hotmail.com or (256) 603-3462.

RCNMC Crosses 100 Member Milestone!

RCNMCAt the May Meeting/Candidate Meet-and-Greet, the RCNMC added five new members giving our group a total of 101 dues paying members.

In the past 16 months, the RCNMC’s membership has quadrupled, showing the increased interest in the Northern Macomb Area for helping Republicans get elected to office.

With five months left before the general election, the RCNMC continues onward to the next membership goal of 150 dues paying members.