HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
New year…new beginnings… 2019 is going to be an exciting and busy year for the Republican Party, especially locally. While we are all members of one group, we must remember and respect that we are all individuals with our own preferences and ideas. This will be more apparent now as the candidate season fast approaches.
I agree with our Commander in Chief, when he said:
“We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” – Donald Trump
Additionally, let’s not lose sight on what our common ground is and why we elected Donald Trump to be our President of the United States of America in the first place:
“We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again.” – Donald Trump
We are well on our way toward this goal, but 2018 was a mixed bag for the Republican Party. Stafford County is rapidly changing. What worked in the not so far past to elect conservatives is not going to work anymore. We must work together and come up with new ways to invigorate the base and get conservatives to the polls.
President Trump really sums up what our theme should be for the year:
“I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.” – Donald Trump
The January Business Meeting is an important one for us and we have much to cover. Due to the holidays, we have missed quorum by a few votes for the October and December meetings. So, if you cannot make the meeting, please let me know and get a proxy.
Election of New Members
I have received many applications for membership. The name of the individuals who, thus far, are seeking membership to the SCRC are listed on the Agenda. Please note that we will be voting in each potential member individually.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS TO OUR COMMITTEE: it is strongly encouraged that you show up to our meeting on January 14th if you can. While it is not required for you to be present, this allows our membership to meet you and ask questions if the need arises. If you are unable to make the meeting, please let me know.
In addition to the Treasurer and the Magisterial Chair elections, we will now need to elect a Secretary. Heather Flynn has resigned her post due to a new job that conflicts with our meeting time. We wish her success in her new endeavors.
If anyone has an interest or is willing to step up to the post of Secretary, please let me know. This is an important position. Plus, I’m sure Tony DeTora will sincerely appreciate it!
I have included on the Agenda the Stafford County School Board’s Revised Proposed New Policy #2420, which is the Gendered Identity and Expression policy amendment proposal. I sent out a separate email with the upcoming dates, regarding this important issue, this past weekend. We will be discussing in our meeting what role the SCRC wants to have with respect to the proposed policy. It is worthy to note that the policy that passes, if any, will be the first in the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.
This matter is next up on the School Board’s Agenda as an information Item tomorrow, January 8, 2019 at 7:00pm. The School Board address is: 31 Stafford Ave, Stafford, VA 22554
Social Time Before the Meeting
As of now, we do not have anyone signed up to provide snacks or drinks for the January meeting. If anyone who has not yet volunteered wishes to help out, please let me know.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next Monday!
Yours in Liberty, yours in Freedom,
Adela C. Bertoldi