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September 18, 2014

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SEP 25 -- Waving to Win in 2014

We will be doing a Waving to Win every Thursday in Brandon from 5 till 6:30 PM. This week, we meet at the entrance to the Brandon Town Center on SR 60 (by Barnes and Noble). We had a great turn out this past week at Lumsden and Kings. All Republican and conservative non-partisan candidates and their people are welcome to join us. Please pass this information on to your contacts. 

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September 8, 2014

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SEP 18 -- Waving to Win in 2014

As we did in the final weeks of the 2012 election, we will be doing a Waving to Win every Thursday in Brandon from 5 till 7 PM. Starting Thursday (9/18), we will meet at Lumsden and Kings. The following week, we will go the entrance to the Brandon Town Center on SR 60 (by Barnes and Noble). We will move the location around to keep it interesting. All Republican and conservative non-partisan candidates and their people are welcome to join us. Please pass this information on to your contacts. 

 

 

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August 30, 2014

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SEP 9 -- Alafia Republican Club Meeting

The Alafia Republican Club will be holding its next meeting on Tuesday, September 9, at River Hills Country Club (3943 New River Hills Parkway, Valrico). Social time begins at 6 PM, and the meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

Our featured speaker for the evening will be COL (Ret.) Jim Waurishuk speaking on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This is a huge issue in the news lately, and Jim provides a uniquely qualified perspective on what the America response should be to this threat. With an anniversaries of 9/11 and the Benghazi attack, this coming week takes on additional importance.

Waurishuk is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former senior fellow with the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.  He is also former deputy director for Intelligence at U.S. Central Command, and a former White House National Security Council staffer. His most recent article on this ISIL issue can be linked HERE

Florida House Representative Jake Raburn will also be joining us to discuss his initiatives for the coming legislative session. 

Dinner is optional and will be ready about 6:15 for those interested. A cash bar is available for soda and alcoholic drinks. 

We have much to discuss, and look forward to seeing you there. 

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July 24, 2014

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AUG 15 - Movie Night at Beef's featuring "IndoctriNation"

On Friday August 15, we will be having a movie night at 7 PM at Beef O Brady’s at 4330 Bell Shoals Rd. We will be showing IndoctriNation, a film that exposes the government schools for their unconstitutional stand to remove God from said schools and to teach children anything but the truth about where they came from and why we learn. It is well done, serious and funny, and a must watch. 

Colin Gunn and his family travel in a big yellow school bus across America shooting a new documentary film that explores the origins of the American education system, the effects of public schools on the Christian family, and the turning of the hearts of parents to their children through home education. www.indoctrinationmovie.com

Movie Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JJW-JgHVac#t=48

 

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July 19, 2014

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AUG 12 - Alafia Republican Club Meeting

The Alafia Republican Club will be holding its next meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, August 12, at River Hills Country Club (3943 New River Hills Parkway, Valrico).

Gregg Prentice will be speaking on efforts to reduce voter fraud in Florida. This is a serious issue in our state, and is multi-faceted in the way that fraud occurs. We appreciate and support efforts that require great tenacity and attention to detail that he champions. We are looking for volunteers to help Gregg in his efforts.

Early voting starts August 14 for the Primary. We will also be hearing from perhaps as many 10 local candidates in their final appearance before the start of early voting. We will allow time for any candidate who wishes to attend to make their final appeals. 

Dinner will be ready about 6:15 for those interested. A cash bar is available for soda and alcoholic drinks.

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June 29, 2014

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JULY 8 -- Alafia Republican Club Meeting

The Alafia Republican Club will be holding its next meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, July 8, at River Hills Country Club (3943 New River Hills Parkway, Valrico).

The focus of our meeting will be Hillsborough County Commission races in District 7 (countywide). We will be hosting three candidates (in alphabetical order), Al Higginbotham, Don Kruse, Robin A. Lester, Tim Schock. We are allowing each candidate a total of 20 minutes to speak. Q&A will be allowed as time permits. This will be a lively and informative session helpful in deciding who would best serve Hillsborough on the County Commission.

Dinner is optional, and will be ready about 6:15 for those interested. All are reminded that these meals are what allow the club use of the meeting room. Cost of the meal is $15.

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May 28, 2014

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JUNE 10 -- Alafia Republican Club Meeting

The Alafia Republican Club will be holding its next meeting on Tuesday, June 10, at River Hills Country Club (3943 New River Hills Parkway, Valrico). Social time begins at 6 PM, and the meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

Our featured speaker for the evening will be COL (Ret.) Jim Waurishuk speaking on a variety of national security issues, with emphasis on Systematic Shortfalls in Nigeria, Libya, Syria and other countries. He has been a career senior intelligence and political-military affairs officer for nearly 30 years, and continues to work as a military staff advisor and consultant. He appears regularly on radio at the Tampa Bay Morning Show, The Schnitt Show, and the Malcolm Out Loud Show. His columns on National Security appear in the Tampa Times, The American Thinker, The Out Loud Blog, and other news publications.

Thomas Stallings of Cornerstone Church will also be returning to give us an update on his campus ministry at USF.

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May 7, 2014

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JUNE 20 - Movie Night at Beef's

On Friday June 20, we will be having a movie night at 7 PM at Beef O Brady’s at 4330 Bell Shoals Rd. We will be showing Honor Diaries, a film about Islamic ‘honor violence’ against women and girls. The movie seeks draw attention to save women and girls from human rights abuses – around the world and here in America.

Movie trailer:

http://www.honordiaries.com/

Megen Kelly discussed this movie with guests on the Kelly File:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR6wAAf_7PA

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April 13, 2014

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April Alafia Meeting

The focus of our meeting was Hillsborough County Commission races in District 4 (East Hillsborough). We hosted three candidates, Rick Cochran, Janet Dougherty, and Stacy White. We allowed each candidate a total of 20 minutes to speak. Q&A was allowed for each. This was a lively and informative session helpful in deciding who would best serve East Hillsborough on the County Commission.

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April 13, 2014

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March 2014 Alafia Meeting

The focus of our March meeting was Hillsborough School Board races in District 6 (county-wide) and District 4 (East Hillsborough). We are allowing each candidate a total of 10 minutes. In that time they will introduce themselves, and then address the following questions:

1. As a member of the Hillsborough County School Board, what would be your #1 priority?
2. Among your opponents, what makes you the best qualified candidate?
3. What is your position on Common Core?

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April 11, 2014

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January 2014 Meeting

Sen. Tom Lee spoke to us as did some USF College Republicans. Election of Club Officers topped off the meeting. The meeting was also covered by Frank Shearrow in the Osprey Observer.

http://www.ospreyobserver.com/2014/02/local-gop-club-holds-elections/

Alafia Republican Club Officers for 2014 are:

President -- Jeff Lukens

Vice President -- Michelle Metheny

Treasurer -- Mark Smith

Secretary -- Kelly Rickon

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September 10, 2013

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September 10, 2013

A powerful presentation by K Carl Smith of Fredrick Douglas Republicans (FDR) to the Tampa 912 last month. Many great points made. 55 minutes long, and worth every second of it.

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September 10, 2013

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September 10, 2013

The Republican Club of FishHawk out in full force!

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September 10, 2013

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September 10, 2013

Jeff, Chris and Russ at rally outside IRS office this past May.

Full story: Local Tea Party protests Tampa IRS

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September 10, 2013

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Alafia Kick-off Meeting at River Hills

We had a great kick-off meeting at our new meeting home of River Hills Country Club. Thanks to everyone who came out. 51 people in attendance to greet Congressman Dennis Ross.

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September 10, 2013

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Voter Registration in Alafia

Please be sure to Register to Vote!

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