2016 C A L E N D A R
Meetings at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC 28645, downstairs in the meeting rooms at 7pm.
12/13 – Caldwell GOP Christmas Dinner at 1841 Cafe 7pm. UPDATE: This was the best dinner they have ever hosted. About 50 people were there filled with cheer and taking pictures of the beautiful room and each other around the tree!
11/8 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY – voting from 6:30am-7:30pm. As of August, NO ID REQUIRED, since the Federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals over-turned our NC Voter ID Law, ID is not required. It is in the courts and anything could happen.
Donald Trump wins!!!! He won by 2.9 million votes nationwide. He painted the country red! Hillary only won in urban areas, but the there is a definite shift to the right.
10/14 – Voter Registration deadline.
10/20 – EARLY VOTING BEGINS.
Early Voting / One-Stop Voting
Lenoir Board of Elections
(Weekdays) — 8:00am – 5:00pm
Oct. 31-Nov. 4th
(Saturdays) — 8:00am – 1:00pm
Oct 22 & 29
all precincts local details
Nov 8th — 6:30am – 7:30pm state details www.ncsbe.gov
9/6 – Caldwell TEA Party – no meeting.
9/10 – Annual Caldwell GOP Golf Tournament at Lenoir Municipal Golf Course. Open to public. Spectator’s welcome. Music. Good food for sale! RSVP to Steve Bogdan at 828-758-4460. $50 per player.
9/20 – Caldwell TEA Party – no meeting.
9/20-24 – Caldwell County Fair.
9/26 – Trump v. Clinton Debate. Monday night, a record breaking 100-million people are expected to tune-in. News article link: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/296818-trump-clinton-debate-expected-to-shatter-ratings-records
8/9 – Caldwell County GOP meeting at the new Headquarters in Downtown Lenoir. Open 12-2pm weekdays and 3-8pm on Saturdays when there are activities downtown.
8/16 – NO ———Caldwell TEA Party meeting. We’re working on a Voter Guide. At upcoming meetings, we will be focusing on School Board.
8/23 – Caldwell GOP Men’s Club hosting ..(I’m getting the info)….. At AJ Steakhouse in Lenoir. 6pm for dinner. 7pm Meeting time.
8/23 – Caldwell Federation of Republican Women hosting Cherre Berry, NC Secretary of Labor.
8/27 – Caldwell GOP Picnic at Mulberry Recreation Center from 3-6pm. Candidates, candidates, candidates! They are throwing hot dogs and burgers on the grill. RSVP to Steve Bogdan 828-758-4460. Tickets for food are $8 each. (It’s free if you’re not eating.)
8/27 – Jim Davis fundraiser for NCGOP. All Council of State Republican candidates. Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train ride on the steam engine train. I’m not sure, but I am assuming this will be on the first class cars.
7/18 – 7/21 – RNC national convention in Cleveland, OH.
7/26 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting at the library at 7pm. Odie Crist is our guest.
6/4 – Early Voting ends. Link.
6/7 – Election Day.
Early Voting / One-Stop Voting
only at Lenoir Board of Elections
May 26, 27, 31 & June 1, 2, 3 — 8am – 5pm
June 4 — 8:00am – 1:00pm
June 7th — 6:30am – 7:30pm
5/3 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.)
5/6-8 – NCGOP state convention in Greensboro at the Kory Center. LINK http://ncgopconvention.com/ *** UPDATE: What a “show” of how the group in control can drag their everloving feet through the most mundane details to purposefully run out of time to do the business of the convention – again. “Ooops, we’ve run out of time. All items will be held over for the State Executive Committee to decide. Thank you for coming. Go home.” BTW that’s the same group that ousted State Chairman Harnet the week before while he was out of the country. Yeah, they can really move a process if it’s in THEIR best interest. What a show.
5/17 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting. Planning meeting for the June 7th Primary Election. Volunteers are needed for the week during early voting 8am-5pm. MORE volunteers are needed on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7th between 6:30am and 7pm. The task is to pass out literature alerting voters which candidate for Supreme Court Justice is the Republican and which three are the Democrats. The voters can make their decision. This is very important, as the balance of decision making could shift to the Dem’s if the Republican doesn’t win. Right now the NC Supreme Court is 5 Repub and 4 Dem.
5/26 – Early Voting begins. 5/26-6/4. Link.
4/5 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.
CHANGED TO 4/27 ——
4/16 – Republican 11th District Convention at North Henderson High School. National Delegates will be elected at this District Convention.
4/19 -Caldwell TEA Party meeting. Our guest is Appeals Court Judge Richard Dietz who is running for Appeals Court after being appointed by Governor McCrory in August 2014. He has much to say about why judges are important and a few words about NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Edmunds. Background info LINK. As usual, all candidates welcome. (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.
4/23 – NC Senate District 45 Meeting to appoint someone to Dan Soucek’s Senate seat. Open to members of the Executive Committees of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell and Watagua County Republican Party’s. Only voting members of those ExecComm will be eligible to vote. When? Saturday at 10am. Where? 842 W King Street, Boone, NC. For details, contact Dallas Woodhouse email@example.com.
4/27 – GOP 11th DISTRICT CONVENTION – Wednesday – Registration opens at 5:00pm. Convention begins at 6:00pm. Location: TC Roberson High School, 250 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC. Open to District Delegates elected at our County Conventions. Guests can register and watch.
4/30 – NCGOP State ExecComm meeting to removed Hasan Harnett as State Chairman. Registration opens as 9am and closes at 10am… in Raleigh. All the info I have is here http://dailyhaymaker.com/?p=14613.
3/1 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting – All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.
3/15 – ELECTION DAY Primary Election – This is the most important election of the cycle!! This is when you pick YOUR favorite Republican or Democrat to put forth in the General Election in November. Cast your vote in this election.
3/15 – NO MEETING – Caldwell TEA Party – Gathering at __tba___ location to watch results come in this evening.
3/19 – Caldwell County Republican Party COUNTY CONVENTION and PRECINCT meetings. Registration begins at 8am. Doors close and registration closes for the County Convention at 9am. Precinct meetings and precinct elections 9-10am. Held at the Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.
2/2 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting – Meet your candidates in a speed dating-style evening. Candidates will have separate tables in the large room and 7-minutes to answer your questions. A bell will ring and you will move to the next candidate’s table to ask questions. DEANNA BALLARD (NC Senate), DR. ROSEMARY STEIN (Superintendent of Public Instruction), LARRY HOLMQUIST (US Senate), AJ DAOUD (NC Secreatry of State). All candidates welcome. (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.
2/4 – Greg Brannon, candidate for US Senate, will host a townhall at the Broyhill Civic Center at 6pm.
2/16 – Caldwell TEA Party CANCELLED due to the possibility of bad weather.
2/20 – Burke GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. 6pm. Tickets $10 each. Many speakers scheduled: Cherie Berry, Warren Daniel, judges, etc… Tentative: video conference with presidential candidiate Donald Trump.
2/27 – Caldwell County GOP Saturday will be our Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner. This year, it will be held at the Lenoir Public Library at 6PM. We still are working on Buck Newton who is running for the NC State Attorney General position. Keep your fingers crossed for a YES from him. I’ll keep y’all posted on that one. Cost: $12 and the food will be pulled pork BBQ with fix’ns and dessert and Beverage. More details and contact info here.
1/5 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. Dr. Rosemary Stein, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Lynn M Taylor, an anti-Common Core activist. All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.
1/19 – Caldwell TEA Party meeting 7pm. We are looking to have Caldwell County Commision candiates at this meeting. Also candidates Deanna Ballard (NC Senate), Robert Brawley (NC Governor), and Michael LaPaglia (NC Secretary of State). All candidates welcome! (Please email us to let us know you are coming, so we can share it with our members.) 7pm at the Caldwell County Library, 120 Hospital Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645.
1/23 – Caldwell County Republican Party presidential STRAW POLL and DINNER at the Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir 6pm-10pm $20 each. Republicans and Unaffiliated voters welcome.
1/23-1/24 – CE Gun Show at Hickory Metro Convention Center.