March 15th – Post Card Writing & Social Media Training, GOP Office 6 PM
March 19th – NVRA Meeting, Hampton Inn, Carson City, 10 AM, See Agenda below
March 23rd – Washoe County Rep. Central Committee Meeting
June 13th – KrisAnne Hall, WCRA
June 14th KrisAnne Hall, CTL
Washoe County Republican Assembly
Minutes for Mar. 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
KNPB Channel 5 Offices
1670 North Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89503
Call meeting to order: by President Vicky Maltman Time 6:15 P.M.
Pledge of Allegiance: Jim Bradberry
Prayer: Craig Newton
Call Meeting to order – President Vicky Maltman
Reading of the minutes from the Feb. 7th meeting. Jane Lyon moved and a 2nd was made by Craig Newton to accept the minutes with corrections. After discussion, the motion passed.
George Lee:Treasurer’s Report: $100.00 was moved to the checking account. The balance is $1,631.93, subject to audit.
Craig Newton: Craig reported that Kris Anne Hall will be coming to this area in June. Speaking dates will be:
June 12th Mon. – Carson City and maybe the 13th for lunch
June 13th Tues. – The WCRA at 6 PM with possibly the college Republicans
June 14th Wed. – The Conservative Talk Luncheon at 11 AM at King Buffet & Evening at Susanville TEA Party
June 15th Thurs. – Chester TEA Party and also at Gray Eagle
New Members Roger Edwards & Harry Rogers are new members.
Jim Benthin: The WCRCC will be having post card writing and Social Media training (twitter) on March 15th (Wed.) and for the following 4 weeks. Craig Newton will be teaching the social media training at each event.
Post Card writing event. The Washoe County School District is considering a new Sex Ed. Program (SHARE). All members are encouraged to send post cards to WCSD President Angela Taylor opposing the new SHARE Program. The WCSD already has a sex education that meets all the Nevada state requirements. The school district needs to focus on academics, only 15 % of WCSD high school graduates in Washoe County are college ready.
Pres. Vicki Maltman: The WCRCC has requested that all Republican Groups contribute for the umbrella coverage insurance policy for the GOP Party and all the clubs. Joannah Schumacher moved and 2nd by Tim Stoffel to authorize up to $250.00 to WCRCC for the blanket insurance policy. The motion passed.
George Lee moved to amend the motion to after the election of WCRCC officers in April. The Motion with the amendment failed.
Joannah Schumacher recommended that this discussion be brought up after the election.
Visitors were welcomed to the meeting.
Heidi Ganser: Heidi Gansert voted against the platform of the Rep. Party by voting for the ERA amendment. The WCRA will be writing Heidi Gansert a letter concerning her ERA vote in the Senate and her voting record.
Joannah Schumacher moved to draft a letter to Heidi Gansert after input from Harry Rogers. The draft letter would be sent out to members for approval and then send to Heidi Gansert. A 2nd was made by Yvonne Maxwell. After discussion the motion passed.
Discussion of new laws and BDR’s: This Thursday, the legislature will be considering a bill AB 43 to remove the property tax cap and raising taxes.
Governor Brian Sandoval: Gov. Sandoval was a Federal Judge and is thinking about voting for Nevada to become a sanctuary state. A letter will be written to Governor Sandoval opposing Nevada becoming a sanctuary state. All members should contact the Governor and demand that Nevada support the rule of law. We need to win the public opinion war. We need to write letters, emails, phone calls, and visits to the Gov. Harry Rogers will be asked to write a letter and all members are requested to continue contacting the governor.
Providing food for our meetings: Discussion for ideas to pay for food at WCRA meetings was brought up. We could do pot luck, pizza’s, tacos, sphagetti.
Jim Bradberry moved that whoever brings the main dish could submit the receipts for food and get reimbursed for money spent. The motion was discussed and passed.
Jeanne Herman: Report on flooding and federal loans. In Lemon Valley the road needs to be elevated. Water comes into the lake and all the surrounding land is almost the same level. A construction company may contributing to the flooding in Lemon Valley. The Gov. viewed the area. Last night there was a meeting at the school. Twice as many people came than could be seated in the elementary school. A report will be made and distributed.
Jeanne Herman The Land Bill has a wilderness portion. We need to support Republicans in Congress and in the future seek a land bill, returning land to Nevada. Washoe County Commissioners are traveling to Washington DC on tax dollars.
Tim Stoffel: The Washoe County Commission has said they are waiting to see what the state does on exotic animals. The state law would put excessive restrictions on exotic animals. There is a rumor that the Washoe County Animal Control Board may be dissolved. This would do a disservice to all residents of Washoe County.
John Potash 775 250 7625 [email protected] Exotic Animals The Washoe County Commission will be discussing new laws to regulate and tax animals. Watch for notices of future Washoe County meetings.
Report on the new laws on exotic animals. Bill AB 238 attacks private ownership and future ownership of exotic animals. Public safety is not the main issue concerning this new law. The law will start in the Assembly. The NAC should deal with exotic animals. Most counties and cities already have rules on the books. All members are encouraged to contact all assembly members. The county is postponing their law until the state deals with exotic animals.
Report Edward Mento: Last year Congress passed Justice Against State Sponsored Terrorism Bill. This bill is now being lobbied against by foreign nations. Nevada is ground zero, Saudi Arabia is spending 1 ½ million a month on P R programs for A YEAR AND A HALF. One group is in Nevada and one is in Roseville. They are advocating a change to present laws, stating that US servicemen could be arrested or sued. This is not true. Our country will take care of you. In combat people die and the US pays for deaths. We pay reparations. Veterans are being told they could be sued. Vets are being misled. This PR Group is offering money and trips to Washington D.C. to tell lobby legislators that the present law needs to be changed. There is Evidence that Saudi officials helped 9 11 Hijackers. Host nations are being held responsible for terrorism. Firms are being paid to recruit vets and pay them to lobby Congress for Saudi Arabia. McCain and Graham support this change in the law.
Juanita Cox reported that the NVRA will be meeting after the Nevada State Central Committee meeting this next weekend Sunday, March 19, 2017. The meeting will be at the Hampton Inn ( 10 Hospitality Way, Carson City ), registration at 9:30 AM and the meeting will start at 10:00 AM. The cost is $20.00 for the Prayer breakfast, followed by the meeting. The NVRA will need a President And a secretary, Future meeting requirements may be quarterly or twice a year. Work is going on in Vegas to restore the Republican Assembly down there.
Cost $20 each
Location Hampton inn 10 hospitality way, Carson city
Time 9:30 check in 10:00am start
Breakfast : muffins, fruit, cheese, coffee, tea, etc
Elections and working on bylaws
There will be a national meeting in Arizona this year.
Ellen Shaw: There is a national program on March 15th, to write post cards of support for Pres. Trump. Post cards are 38 cents at the post office. The address is:
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Pres. Vicky Maltman: Dems are using social media to raise support against Pres. Trump. There is a lawsuit by NPRI against Heidi Ganser. Abuses on VA are being investigated.
Motion to adjourn Pres. Vicky Maltman moved to adjourn. The motion passed.
Minutes by James Benthin, Secretary
Minutes approved on