Delaware County Republican Central Committee Minutes
September 12, 2022
7:00 p.m. - Old 20 Auctions
Present: Roger Helmrichs, Judy Eckman, Cher Delperdang, David Marks, Cindy Birkenholz, Kevin Glanz, Simon Miller (Grassley Campaign), Robert Kugel, Doug Robbins, Paula Robinson, Bernie Hayes (SCC District 2 Member), Bruce Nieman, Lee Hein, Jeff Madlom, Clarence Slife, Craig Johnson, Susan Johnson, Lynn Sheets, Jean Gross, Jill Miller, David Weber, Cliff Bunting.
Roger called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with everyone uniting in the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made by Cliff, seconded by Doug to approve the August minutes as written. Motion carried. Motion by Bob seconded by Doug to approve the Treasurer's Report as presented. Motion carried.
Craig Johnson who is running for the new House District 67 spoke and wanted to acknowledge his wife Susan who has been helping throughout this campaign season. That extra support is always helpful. He thanked our local group for putting out campaign signs. He would like some additional help distributing door to door flyers and note pads. He also said he will be at our October 15 fundraising dinner. He reminded us of the importance of supporting all our state candidates this year. There was some discussion on the CO2 pipeline proposal which is not settled and very controversial. Iowans are not in favor of the eminent domain issue as is evident by the many signs posted around the state. This will be a topic again for the upcoming legislative session.
Bernie Hayes who is currently on the State Central Committee from our district is running for the District 39 State Senate opening. He spoke about the food expense at our District Convention and the expenses that created for Buchanan County who hosted it. There were about 200 delegates not in attendance that food was prepared for. The State party ending up covering half the expense and Buchanan County Republicans had a fundraiser for the additional cost. This is something that needs to be addressed for the future. He also encouraged us to support David Barton and his Faithwins.org organization which is encouraging the church community to get involved by registering new voters which has great success in certain areas.
Lee Hein also was present and he said he would like to donate his leftover campaign funds to our Central Committee.
Action Item: Motion by David Marks, seconded by David Weber to accept the $$ from Lee Hein. Motion carried.
Simon Miller from Grassley's campaign was present and he urged people to support Chuck Grassley and get out the vote.
Bruce mentioned that you can go to the Iowa Farm Bureau website and see their endorsements this election cycle.
Delaware County Fall Event Saturday October 15.
**50 signs were purchased to advertise this event and have been given to those who volunteered to place them. There are some left for anyone wishing to have or place some. Be sure and ask before doing and pick up the signs after the election to be used another year.
**Cher asked for a few more volunteers to help serve the meal so no one is trying to do two jobs at once.
**Advertising - Roger said there will be an announcement on KMCH.
**Action Item: Motion by Doug Robbins, seconded by Dave Weber to spend up to $400 to place an ad in the Shopper about our dinner. Motion carried.
**Action Item: Motion by Pete Buschman, seconded by Kevin Glanz to reimburse Cher for mailing materials and postage for the 200 dinner letters sent plus items purchased for the silent auction with receipts totaling $426.71 given to our treasurer. Motion carried.
Clayton County's Lincoln Dinner is this Thursday, September 15 at Johnson's in Elkader. Kim Reynold's Harvest Festival is Saturday, October 1 at Paul R. Knapp Learning Center in Des Moines at 4:00-7:00 and is $50/person.
Roger, Jeff and Bob have been working at placing campaign signs around the county. Doug brought all smaller yard signs from storage to our meeting. Those present were encouraged to take what they wanted for themselves or others. The leftovers will be at Cliff Bunting's lean-to for anyone to pick up. We are encouraged to return all signs after the election.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Jean Gross, Secretary
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