Sunday, December 18, 2011

2012 Caucus Fast Approaching!

The Delaware County Republicans invite all interested Delaware County residents to attend the 2012 caucus. Business to be conducted includes the presidential preference vote, electing precinct leaders and delegates to the county convention, and proposing ideas for the party platform. All Delaware County precincts will meet at the West Delaware Middle School, located at 1101 Doctor Street in Manchester. The caucus will begin at 7:00 PM. Registration for participants will begin at 5:45 PM.

A caucus participant must be a registered Republican, 18 years old by election day 2012 and must reside in the precinct in which he/she is caucusing. Voter registration forms will be available at the registration area for individuals wishing to register as a Republican.

For additional information, visit the Iowa GOP caucus website, www.iowagop.org/caucus where you can find your precinct or download the Caucus App for your Android or iPhone. Also, watch our website for additional updates!

Michelle Bachman Campaign Visit Tuesday, December 20th

Michelle Bachman will host a meet and greet Tuesday, December 20th in Manchester at 2:30 PM. She will meet with all interested at the Pizza Ranch on West Main Street.

Rick Perry Campaign Stop Monday, December 19th

Rick Perry will be making a campaign visit to Manchester on Monday, December 19th. He will meet all interested at the Pizza Ranch at Noon.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ron Paul to Visit Manchester

Ron Paul will be hosting a town hall meeting on December 22 at 3:00 PM at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester.

What happens at a caucus?

Do you wonder what happens at a precinct caucus? It's more than just a vote. Essentially there are four main purposes:

1. Conducting the Presidential preference vote

One of the first orders of business after electing a chairperson and secretary is the Presidential preference vote. All delegates receive a ballot on which they mark their preferred candidate. Once all have voted, members of each precinct tally the votes. The results are announced and then relayed to the county and state parties to be combined with other precincts across the state.

2. Nomination and election of precinct representatives to the county central committee

Each precinct then nominates and elects two individuals to serve as representatives to the county central committee who voice the concerns of their neighbors to the local party. They also conduct official business for the county party in conjunction with other precinct representatives. Any individual can serve in this role from the precinct. The term is for two years and most central committees meet once a month. If you're interested be sure to volunteer during this portion of the caucus.

3. Nomination and election of delegates and alternates to the county convention

Each precinct also receives a predetermined number of seats to be filled at the March county convention by interested individuals. These people then meet with similar individuals from across the county to conduct a process similar to the precinct caucus at the county convention. Alternates are also chosen in case people initially chosen as delegates cannot attend. Those chosen to be delegates or alternates to the county convention will be those who are eligible to serve as county representatives to the congressional district and state party conventions. Again be sure to volunteer if interested.

4. Formation of party platform concepts

The last item is to begin submitting ideas for the party platform. The platform is the statement of beliefs for the political party. Is there something you believe the party should oppose or support? This portion of the caucus allows you to speak up and gain support from fellow citizens. Ideas generated at your precinct caucus are forwarded to the county party for debate and possible inclusion in the county's party platform, which is debated and adopted at the county convention.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rick Santorum visiting Manchester December 13

Rick Santorum will be making a campaign visit to Manchester on Tuesday, December 13th at 4:00 PM at the Fireside Restaurant.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Information for Candidates Interested in Attending 2012 Delaware County Caucus

The Delaware County Republican Central Committee invites campaign representatives to our 2012 Precinct Caucuses on Tuesday, January 3rd. All Delaware County precincts will meet at the West Delaware Middle School, 1101 Doctor Street, in Manchester. Registration for participants will begin at 5:45 PM. Official events will begin at 7:00 PM.

All precincts will begin the evening together to hear remarks from candidates. The following time limits will be strictly enforced:

Presidential Candidates or designee: 3 minutes
Congressional/Statewide Candidates or designee: 2 minutes
State Legislative/County Candidates or designee: 1 minute

Following the remarks, those attending will move into their respective caucuses to conduct official business.

If your campaign plans to have someone present to present, or if you have any questions, please contact Marcel Kielkucki, communications and public relations chairperson, at marcel.kielkucki@delawarecountyiowarepublicans.org

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2011 Delaware County Republicans Fall Dinner

Ben Lange to Speak in Manchester

On Thursday Sept. 29th Join Keynote Speaker
Ben Lange at the Delaware County Republican
Fall Dinner

Where: Delaware County Community Center

Time: Doors Open at 5:00 Dinner served at 6:00 Program at 7:00

Menu: Grilled Pork Ribeye, Sweet Potatoes, Pasta Salad, Baked Beans,
Fresh Vegetables with Dill Dip, and Many Desserts!

Tickets: $10.00 at the door or contact Don Piegors at cell phone
(563) 608-4967. Door Prizes include an Amazon Kindle e-reader!

Also speaking:
Iowa State Republican Chairman Matt Strawn
Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler
Local Republican candidates.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fw: Lt. Governor's meeting

 
 
Subject: Lt. Governor's meeting

Good Evening, I wanted to let everyone know that LT. Governor Kim Reynolds will be at the Fireside Pub and Steakhouse on Tuesday Sept. 20th at 11:00 to 12:00pm. Hope to see you there.  thanks  Jeff

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Recent Candidate Visits

In the past few weeks, Michelle Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum have visited Delaware County. If you have photos you're willing to share of these visits, please send an email to marcel.kielkucki@delawarecountyiowarepublicans.org and we'll post them to the website.

Straw Poll Transportation

If you are interested in attending this Saturday's Straw Poll, the following campaigns have buses leaving from Manchester:

Rick Santorum--Bus departs from the parking lot across from the courthouse at approximately 7:00 AM. Contact Cliff Bunting for more details.

Tim Pawlenty--Bus departs from the WalMart parking lot at 8:00 AM. Contact Marcel Kielkucki or Daniel Catlin, field rep for the Pawlenty campaign, at 334-796-3086 for details.

Michelle Bachmann--Bus departs from Lightning Lanes at 8:00 AM. Please contact Terry Griffith if interested at terrynteresa@gmail.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tim Pawlenty will be in Manchester Iowa - Friday Aug. 5th at 3:30pm

Tim Pawlenty will be in Manchester Iowa at the Pizza Ranch on Friday Aug. 5th at 3:30pm.

Please come by and meet Tim Pawlenty.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Upcoming Events

Today, Michelle Bachmann visited Delaware County to discuss her candidacy for President. If anyone has photos please contact Marcel Kielkucki (marcel.kielkucki@delawarecountyiowarepublicans.org) and we'll post them to the website.

Other upcoming events:

August 8th--The monthly central committee meeting will be at 7:00 PM at the Days Inn meeting room in Manchester.

August 9th--Former US Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum will visit Delaware County. He will be hosting a campaign event at the Pizza Ranch in Manchester at 3:30 PM.

August 13th--The Iowa GOP Straw Poll will be held at Iowa State University. A bus will be leaving on Saturday morning from the west side of the courthouse in Manchester. The bus is being organized by the Rick Santorum campaign. If you are interested in riding the bus, please contact Cliff Bunting or Doug Robbins.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Delaware County Fair Parade

Thanks to Charlie for driving his Ford in the parade tonight and throughout the year.

Delaware County Fair Parade

Thanks to all who volunteered to walk with year's parade unit. If you're headed to this year's fair, be sure to stop by our booth!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free Movie in the Park

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? How about watching a movie under the stars! The Delaware County Republican Party is sponsoring a free movie in the park on Friday, July 22nd at 8:30 PM, at the Tirrill Park Bandshell in Manchester. The movie "The Blind Side," rated PG-13, will be shown. Free popcorn will also be available. If necessary, the rain date is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd at 8:30 PM.

Help with County Fair Parade and Fair Booth

Terry Griffith is still looking for help with the Delaware County Fair Parade next Monday, July 11th. If you are interested in helping with the parade unit, please meet Terry in the staging area near the middle school at 6:30 PM. There are also still shifts available for the fair booth. If you can help, please contact Terry at terrynteresa@gmail.com

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes July 5, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes
July 5, 2011, at Days Inn , Manchester, IA

  1. Call to order by Jeff Madlom, at 7:07 p.m. at Days Inn, Manchester, Iowa. Agendas were distributed by Jeff M. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Jeff M.
  2. There were 15 members present and 3 guests: Charles Ankrom, Cliff Bunting, Jeffery Madlom, Doug Robbins, Terry Griffith, Michele DeBlieck, Bruce Nieman, Marcel Kielkucki, Brad Kimmerle, Rick Seeley , Al Meade, Gary Helmrich, Carla Becker, Shirley Helmrichs, and Kevin Glanz. Guests were Lee Hein, Lorene Duin, and Dan Zumbach.
  3. The Secretary minutes were motioned to be approved by Brad K. and seconded by Marcel K. Motion passed.
  4. Treasurer’s report: Deb Peyton absent.


  1. Announcements: Dan Zumbach announced his candidacy for senate from our district which represents all of Delaware County, part of Linn County and part of Jones County.


  1. Legislative Report: Lee H. talked about state budget passing, school fund/educational budget fared well and the intent to revisit the Lake Delhi matching fund support in January, 2012.


  1. Candidates’ Spotlight: Lee H. discussed about bodies to walk in parade. There was discussion of Presidental candidates visiting Manchester.
  2. Correspondence Report: none. Marcel
  3. No program


  1. Old Business: 2011 GOP Straw Poll in Ames. The debate is Aug 11 in Stevens Auditorium. Cost is $500 for 10 tickets. Delaware County Fall dinner is targeted for 9/15/11 at the fairgrounds. Starts at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00
    1. Standing Committees
  1. Finance/Fundraising Committee: Doug R discussed fall dinner information.
  2. Organization: Shirley H said they would work on this after Delaware Co Fair.
  3. Communications and Public Relations Plan is to get precinct representatives updated and put on our website and perhaps sent picture to Manchester Press.
  4. Candidates and Campaign Assistance: Nothing to report.
    1. Ad Hoc Committees
      1. Informational Technologies: Rick Seeley, Chair. There was discussion on website name which currently is: delawarecountyiowarepublicans.org.
      2. Scholarship Committee: Nothing.
      3. Parades and County Fair: Terry Griffith, Chair. Discussion for Delaware Co parade, the elephant, 3000 flyers to hand out for the free movie, and need for more walkers. Doug R, Jeff M., and Brad K volunteered to walk. Also discussion for workers for fair booth.
    2. Movie in the Park: Date has been set for Friday, July 22, rain date, July 23. Showtime is dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. with free popcorn.
  1. New Business—
    1. none
  2. Next meeting: August 8, 2011 at Days Inn meeting room.
  3. Adjournment: Motion made by Charles A, seconded by Brad K to adjourn meeting. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectively submitted by Michele DeBlieck

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Meeting Date Change for July

Due to the Delaware County Fair and Parade, the July meeting has been rescheduled. We will now meet on Tuesday, July 5, at 7:00 at the Days Inn meeting room in Manchester.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Request For Volunteers, Delaware County Iowa Republicans

Message From Terry Griffith:

Fellow Republicans, We have some things going on this summer that we need your help with. We have 3 parades coming up as well as the Delaware County Fair.

We need walkers and "elephant handlers" to do the parades. We will be handing out flyers at the Colesburg and Delaware County Parade promoting our "Movie in the Park" that will be held on July 22nd.

We also need some good Republicans to help man the booth at the Delaware County Fair on July 12th- July 17th.

Here are the parade dates:

July 4th 2PM start time Colesburg

July 11th 7PM start time Manchester-Delaware Co. Fair parade

July 30th 12noon start time Delhi- Delhi Days

Please email me at which parades you can help at. If you have children or grandkids, they are welcome to join in the fun.

Delaware Co. Fair Booth times: Tues, July 12 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm, 7-9pm Wed, July 13 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm, 7-9pm Thur, July 14 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm, 7-9pm Fri, July 15 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm, 7-9pm Sat, July 16 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm, 7-9pm tear down Sat night

If everyone on our committee or any other interested Republicans would fill a slot or 2, it would be make it easy and a hardship on no one.

Manning the fair booth is pretty low key. We mainly need friendly faces there to meet people and thus showing that us Republicans are really great people!

Please take a look at the parade dates and when you could help at the county fair. Please email me back. Thanks in advance!

Terry Griffith - terrynteresa@gmail.com
Delaware County Parade and Fair Booth Committee Chairman
terrynteresa@gmail.com

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jeff Madlom Delaware County Republican Chair with Governor Branstand

Jeff Madlom Delaware County Republican Chair with Governor Branstand at his Manchester stop on June 7th at the Pizza Ranch.

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes June 13, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes
June 13, 2011, at Pizza Ranch, Manchester, IA

  1. Call to order by Jeff Madlom, at 7:07 p.m. at Pizza Ranch, Manchester, Iowa. Agendas were distributed by Jeff M. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Jeff M.
  2. There were 11 members present and 2 guests: Charles Ankrom, Brad Kimmerle, Jeffery Madlom, Doug Robbins Don Piegors, Michele DeBlieck, Bruce Nieman, Dave Christensen, Brian Cook, Rick Seele, and Kevin Glanz. Guests were Lee Hein and Curtis Stricklund, Jones Co Chair
  3. The Secretary minutes were motioned to be approved by Brad K. and seconded by Dave C. Motion passed. (1 comment was received for May Minutes that all general Republicans were invited at the open house at Piegor’s.)
  4. Treasurer’s report: Deb Peyton sent printed report showing balance of $5785.97. Chuck A. motioned to approve, seconded by Don P., motion carried.


  1. Announcements: Received a thank you from Holly Prier for the scholarship she was awarded from the Republican Central Committee.


  1. Legislative Report: There was discussion on the nonpassage of the $2.5M marching fund proposal for restoration of Lake Delhi. The $350K is still funded for the study/analysis on Lake Delhi.


  1. Candidates’ Spotlight: Lee Hein, Monticello, Representing District 31 was present. Discussion followed about events/parades in which he may wish to participate. Was also discussed that Delaware County may want to promote a candidate for State Senate. Deadline is March to determine who candidates are. Discussion on which towns have a local newspaper and which ones print news releases on the Republican events.
  2. Correspondence Report: none. Marcel was in Minnesota. Doug R has contact list for all Republican presidential candidates.
  3. No program


  1. Old Business: Lincoln Dinner w/Donald Trump—dinner was cancelled and check for $750 is being returned to Treasurer.
    1. Standing Committees
  1. Finance/Fundraising Committee: Don Piegors, Chair. Pres Jeff M thanked Finance Committee and Don P for doing the open-house. Don said assistance for whom should be invited as a speaker for our Fall Dinner would be most welcome. Maybe for a September date.
  2. Organization: Jeff offered to assist Shirley H. with her committee. Shirley declined assistance. Jeff will stay in contact with her should she need assistance.
  3. Communications and Public Relations Plan is to get precinct representatives updated and put on our website and perhaps sent picture to Manchester Press.
  4. Candidates and Campaign Assistance: Nothing to report.
    1. Ad Hoc Committees
      1. Informational Technologies: Rick Seeley, Chair. See above in Communications section. New website has been set up. A big thank you to Rick S. Meeting was help at Hardees with Rick, Carla, Marcel, Jeff and Michele in attendance. Emails, calendars, pictures, etc. can now be posted to our website. There is also a YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts set up. Google Apps was used to set it up and the website is: delawarecountyiowarepublicans.org.
      2. Scholarship Committee: Discussion was held on scoring and presentation.
        1. It was discussed why pictures and articles submited to the Manchester Press Newspaper are not being printed. Jeff to investigate.
        2. Comment and discussion that it is a good process and award goes to a Delaware resident.
      3. Parades and County Fair: Terry Griffith, Chair. Discussion for parade at Edgewood—Charles A will drive antique car in the parade representing Republican Central Committee July 25th. There was discussion on float for the Delaware Co parade as well as the booth, candy to toss, etc.
    2. Movie in the Park: Date has been set for Friday, July 22, rain date, July 23. Showtime is dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. with free popcorn. Talking to the Castle Theatre for providing popcorn to us. Request goes to their board on July 13. Should know by June 29.


  1. New Business—
    1. Governor Branstad was in Manchester. Discussion followed, and members agreed it was a great talk and a good turnout. Picture of the Governor will be added to our website.
  2. Next meeting: July 11, 2011. A special meeting has been called by Jeff M for July 5th at 7:00 at Days Inn, due to the fair starting on July 11.
  3. Adjournment: Motion made by Charles A, seconded by Brad K to adjourn meeting. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectively submitted by Michele DeBlieck

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Central Committee Meeting Monday, June 13th

The next meeting of the Delaware County Iowa Republican Central Committee will be this coming Monday, June 13th. The county fair and upcoming parades will be discussed, along with other topics. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the Days Inn meeting room in Manchester. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Governor Branstad Town Hall Meeting

Governor Terry Branstad has announced he will hold a town hall meeting in Manchester on Tuesday, June 7th at 2:45 pm at the Pizza Ranch. It's part of the Governor's "Working Together for a Better Future" tour. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 Scholarship Winner Announced


The Delaware County Republican Central Committee is pleased to announce Holly Prier of North Linn High School as its 2011 scholarship winner. Annually, the Delaware County Republicans host a scholarship competition open to students from across Delaware County. Applicants must complete an application form and also compose an essay. Submissions are then reviewed by a committee who selects the recipient. Jeff Madlom, chairperson of the Delaware County Republicans, presented the award to Holly on Wednesday, May 11th at the North Linn High School awards ceremony. The Central Committee congratulates Holly and all area members of the class of 2011.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Delaware County Iowa Republican Central Committee Web Site

Welcome to the new Delaware County Iowa Republican Central Committee Web Site. We will begin to post news and other important information here. Please check back we make progress.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes May 9, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes
May 9, 2011, at Days Inn, Manchester, IA
  1. Call to order by Jeff Madlom, at 7:03 p.m. at the Days Inn in the Burrington Room, Manchester, Iowa. Agendas were distributed by Jeff M. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Jeff M.
  2. There were 13 members present and 2 guests: Cliff Bunting, Charles Ankrom, Phil Turnis, Brad Kimmerle, Carla Becker, Jeffery Madlom, Doug Robbins, Marsha Mescher, Don Piegors, Michele DeBlieck, Bruce Nieman, Terry Griffith, And Dave Christensen. Guests were Nancy Jones and Lee Hein
  3. The Secretary minutes were motion to be approved by Cliff B. and seconded by Brad K. Motion passed.
  4. Treasurer’s report: Deb Peyton sent message that 1 check was written to the fairgrounds for $100. Interest reported was $.65. Fairgrounds location has been moved to the northwest corner of the Quonset building.

  1. Announcements: none

  1. Legislative Report: none

  1. Candidates’ Spotlight: 1.Nancy Jones, Buchanan County, from Organize4Palin campaign passed out information cards. Nancy stated their goal was to be organized so when Sarah Palin announces her candidacy, Iowa will be ready. Nancy says she does not talk for S. Palin. 2. Lee Hein, Monticello, Representing District 31 was present. Discussion followed about new districts, and events in which he may wish to participate.
  2. Correspondence Report: none

  1. Old Business: Lincoln Dinner w/Donald Trump--
    A table for 10 has been reserved and the $750 sent in for the Lincoln Dinner with Donald Trump. Each person that has requested a spot is to pay our treasurer a check for $37.50 by June 10. A carpool is planned. Jeff M will distribute information regarding the carpool.
    1. Standing Committees
  1. Finance/Fundraising Committee: Don Piegors, Chair. There was discussion for an Openhouse at Don Piegors’ as a public relations event. Don passed an invite around the room. The event is June 5th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for Century Club member. Steve Luken is invited. Century Club members, officers of the Central Committee and their guests are invited and will receive invitations. Carla B. made a motion for $200 to be given to Don P for expenses. Cliff B. seconded, Motion carried.
  2. Organization: Jeff to discuss with Shirley H., or go to the executive committee..
  3. Communications and Public Relations: none
        1. Rick is redoing our website: it is down for now. He plans to put in on Google, which is a free site and will allow for automatic posts with You Tube, Facebook and Twitter.
        2. Information Technologies is working on a date to get programming and discussion completed.
  1. Candidates and Campaign Assistance: Cliff said Ben Lange is asking for feedback about a run against Bruce Braley. Discussion followed with a favorable responsive from the membership.
    1. Ad Hoc Committees
      1. Informational Technologies: Rick Seeley, Chair. See above in Communications section.
      2. Scholarship Committee: Jeff M. will present scholarship certificate to North Linn student on award night a certificate for $500.00 to Holly Prier.
        1. It was recommended that pictures be taken for submitting to the Manchester Press Newspaper.
        2. Award goes to a Delaware resident.
      3. Parades and County Fair: Terry Griffith, Chair. Discussion for parade funding for flyers and candy. Cliff Bunting requested $325 be given to committee and Charles A seconded. Motion carried.
    2. Movie in the Park: Date has been set for Friday, July 22, rain date, July 23. Showtime is dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. with free popcorn. A request for $500 for expenses was requested. Carla moved and Phil T seconded, motion passed.

  1. New Business—
    1. Delaware County Auditors office is now issuing passports to the public upon request.
  2. Next meeting: June 13, 2011
  3. Adjournment: Motion made by Charles A, seconded by Brad K to adjourn meeting. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Respectively submitted by Michele DeBlieck

Monday, April 11, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes April 11, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes
April 11, 2011, at Days Inn, Manchester, IA
  1. Call to order by Jeff Madlom, at 7:05 p.m. at the Days Inn in the Burrington Room, Manchester, Iowa. Agendas were distributed by Jeff M. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Jeff M.
  2. There were 17 members present: Cliff Bunting, Marcel Kielkucki, Charles Ankrom, Phil Turnis, Brad Kimmerle, Carla Becker, Jeffery Madlom, Doug Robbins, Marsha Mescher, Don Piegors, Michele DeBlieck, Gary Reeder, Bruce Nieman, Scot Ungs, Marcia Intorf, Brian Cook, Shirley Helmrichs.
  3. The Secretary minutes were distributed. Motion to approve was made by Marcel K and seconded by Charles A. Motion passed.
  4. There was no Treasurer’s report. Deb Peyton sent message that 1 check was written and we received a little interest. She will have a full report next month.

  1. Announcements: none

  1. Legislative Report: There was discussion on state redistricting—there are negatives and positives. Governor is reviewing it. It is likely a “go.”
  2. Candidates’ Spotlight: none

  1. Correspondence Report: A Tea Party flyer was sent around to the members. A Trump Flyer was also sent around the room.

  1. Old Business:
    1. Standing Committees
  1. Finance/Fundraising Committee: Don Piegors, Chair. There was discussion for an event at Don Piegors’ as a public relations event. Don passed an invite around the room. He would like to have the event June 5th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for Century Club member. Would like to invite Steve Luken.
  2. Organization: Shirley Helmrichs, Alan Mead Co-Chairs, no report.
  3. Communications and Public Relations: Marcel K, Chair
        1. Had planned to have a speaker, the regional director from Strong America Now, which is an Interest Group did not show.
        2. Contacted the Manchester Press who told Marcel that any political report in the paper must be a paid ad. Marcel asked if anyone saw an ad in any paper to let him know.
        3. Rick is redoing our website: it is down for now. He plans to put in on Google, which is a free site and will allow for automatic posts with You Tube, Facebook and Twitter.
        4. Henceforth Information Technologies will be a subcommittee under Communications.
  1. Candidates and Campaign Assistance: No report
    1. Ad Hoc Committees
      1. Informational Technologies: Rick Seeley, Chair. See above in Communications section.
      2. Scholarship Committee: Gary Reeder, Chair
        1. Kevin has a point system and a grid to evaluate applicants.
        2. There was discussion on who will be on the selection committee. Gary R has the 13 applications.
        3. Scholarship award is needed by May 4.
      3. Governor’s Forum Committee: Marcel Kielkucki, Chair. This is being removed as a committee.
      4. Parades and County Fair: Terry Griffith, Chair. Discussion: Terry was absent. No report.
    2. Movie in the Park: Dan Gilbert—no report since Terry was absent.

  1. New Business—
    1. Redistricting
      1. Discussion: Delaware County, Iowa is loosing a house and a senate incumbent, which creates a vacancy in Delaware County. Iowa is losing a house seat at the Federal level.

B. Candidates speaking to Central Committee
  1. Marcel requested ground rules for length of time for guests to speak, etc. Marcel moved that candidates be given 10 minutes to speak with a 5 minute Q/A session. Representatives for a candidate to be given 5 minutes to speak with a 5 minutes Q/A session. This was seconded by Brian C. There was discussion and the motion was passed.

C. Straw Pole discussion
  1. Discussion on who pays when a candidate comes to our area. Candidates pay for bus and usually offer refreshments.
  1. GOP Lincoln Day Tickets June 10th. Cut off date is May 1. Cliff B reported that in the past The Central Committee purchased a table for 10 at a cost of $750 and the attending members pay for ½ of their seat, at a cost of $37.50. Phil T moved that we reserve a table if sufficient interest. Each attending members will pay for ½ of the cost. Motion was seconded by Marcel K. Motion carried. Members are to contact Jeff M if interested. It will be on a first come, first served basis.
  2. Future Programs: Would like to contact Steve Lukan for May or June, possibly for June 13th.
  3. Additional Comments: Cliff mentioned that a conversation with VanderPlatz and that he has and is looking for support. Media is playing him as a 1 issue person.
  1. Next meeting: May 9, 2011
  2. Adjournment: Motion made by Charles A, seconded by Brad K to adjourn meeting. Motion passed and the meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

Respectively submitted by Michele DeBlieck

Monday, March 14, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes March 14, 2011

Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes
March 14, 2011, at Days Inn, Manchester, IA
  1. Call to order Jeff Madlom, at 7:05 p.m. at the Days Inn in the Burrington Room, Manchester, Iowa. Agendas were distributed by Jeff M. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Jeff Madlom.
  2. There were 15 members present: Cliff Bunting, Marcel Kielkucki, Charles Ankrom, Dave Christensen, Phil Turnis, Kevin Glanz, Brad Kimmerle, Deb Peyton, Carla Becker, Jeffery Madlom, Doug Robbins, Marsha Mescher, Don Piegors, Terry Griffith and Michele DeBlieck.
  3. The Secretary minutes were distributed. Motion to approve was made by Brad Kimmerle and seconded by Phil Turnis. Motion passed.
  4. Treasurer’s report was distributed. Deb Peyton reported the balance on hand as $6381.87.

  1. Announcements: none

  1. Legislative Report: none
  2. Candidates’ Spotlight: none

  1. Correspondence Report: none

  1. Old Business:
    1. Standing Committees
  1. Finance/Fundraising Committee: Don Piegors, Chair. Distributed Finance Committee Meeting minutes from March 1, 2011. Jeff M, Carla B, Brad K, and Dave C were present. Discussion followed. Decided committee should get with Deb P to prepare and present a budget to the Central Committee. Motion was made by Cliff B, seconded by Marcel K. to have a half-and-half drawing as a fund raiser at the Fall Banquet. Discussion followed and motion passed. There was discussion for an open-house at Don Piegors’ as a public relations event. Action item: Deb P to send Century Club membership to Terry who will forward to Don P. Discussion followed on ideas to establish cards for membership in Century Club with dates of active membership.
  2. Organization: Shirley Helmrichs, Alan Mead Co-Chairs, no report.
  3. Communications and Public Relations: Marcel K, Chair
        1. Marcel sent news release of meeting to KMCH. Manchester Press wants $60 to print. Marcel K. to inquire “why.”
  1. Candidates and Campaign Assistance: Bruce Neiman, Chair. No report
    1. Ad Hoc Committees
      1. Informational Technologies: Rick Seeley, Chair. No report
      2. Scholarship Committee: Gary Reeder, Chair
        1. Paul Moorhouse submitted letter requesting payment of $500 since he has completed requirements for scholarship. Motion by Cliff B and seconded by Carla B to send payment to Mr. Moorhouse.
        2. Action: Cliff B to call Gary to communicate deadline of April 1 for upcoming year.
      3. Governor’s Forum Committee: Marcel Kielkucki, Chair. Discussion: Terry G sent email to Casey Mills citing disrespect towards Delaware Co. He has received no response. Jeff M. was in Des Moines and asked for clarification and received no response.
      4. Parades and County Fair: Terry Griffith, Chair. Discussion: 50/50 raffle is not profitable at County Fair. Licenses are $70 and last event, we did not break even. Would like precinct reps to help with the fair parade. Asking where the fair booth will be located. Cost is $100. Reminder that fair booth may need refurbishing and that plywood will need to be set up, especially of booth is moved.
    2. Movie in the Park: Dan Gilbert
      1. We need dates and a backup date since we were flooded out last year.
      2. Dan to ask for a 1 week extension and will report back.
      3. Dates of July 22/23 for now and asking for backup dates of July 29/30.
  1. New Business—
    1. Future Programs
      1. Discussion: Do a program once every 3 months.
      2. Would be polite to have guest speaker go before meeting and then they would not have to wait around for business meeting to conclude.

B. Candidates requests for speaking to committee
  1. Could go at end of meeting so question/answer session could go as long as desired.
  2. Need to set up ground rules for length of time to speak, etc.

C. Email discussion
  1. Some members not receiving emails from Jeff. Jeff to work the issue.
  2. Membership would like to receive minutes electronically to shorten meeting time.
  3. Emails announcements—Jeff will distribute to the membership if event is in a bordering county
  4. Website: Jeff to contact Rick S to be brought up to date on website. Would like to publish minutes and possibly other reports on website. Jeff to call a special meeting with Rich and Michele to discuss website and how to push information or notification when something has been put on website.

D. General comments Jeff M attended “Day on the Hill in Des Moines—a good day overall. Had a little time with Matt Strawn, Secretary of Agriculture, Speaker Paulsen and 2 lobbyists. He then met with the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
  1. Next meeting: April 11, 2011
  2. Adjournment: Motion made by Marcel K, seconded by Charles A to adjourn meeting. Motion passed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Submitted by Michele DeBlieck