Thursday, August 29, 2013

YCRC Call for Mtg. 5 Sept 2013

Greetings, Fellow Republicans,

I hope you all have enjoyed the “Summer Break” and are rested and ready to hit the ground for these last 67 days of campaigning!


Attached and below, please find the Call for the 5 Sept. YCRC meeting.  Please note the venue change to Bruton High School’s auditorium.


t I’ve learned that many Republican Committees throughout our Commonwealth strive to grow their membership by rotating meetings throughout their localities, especially those whose geography stretches lengthy distances so that the same people aren’t always having to travel long distances to every meeting. In other words, they take turns to ease the travel burden as well as to reach possible new members in those areas. Several YCRC members have brought up that they would like some meetings to be nearer to them since York County does stretch across quite a lengthy distance from our southern area next to Hampton & Poquoson all the way up to Williamsburg & James City County. In that effort, for the next few meetings, we will be rotating throughout York County, usually to YCSD schools, to meet in each of our five districts. In addition, meeting in the auditoriums will allow us more space to break into our district/precinct groups for campaign/election/other planning.

If you have any friends who are upper York County residents, please invite them to join us on Sept. 5th at Bruton HS since we’ll be in their neighborhood! A membership form is attached.

BHS: 185 E. Rochambeau Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23188. If you take I-64W towards Williamsburg, take the Camp Perry exit, turn left at the stop sign. (Camp Perry entrance will be to your right.) Turn right at the light onto E. Rochambeau. Bruton HS will be on your left – you’ll want the 2nd driveway into the school as the first one is the BHS exit (one way in, one way out).


t On the Call’s agenda, please note that Bob D’Eramo’s name has been re-added to the list of possible new members for election. Bob was introduced at a 2012 meeting and had his application form mistakenly filed as having been voted in as a member, but he was not as he missed the next meeting. He has been unable to return to a YCRC meeting since Jan. due to recovering from serious injuries in a near-fatal car accident, but he let me know this summer that he’d like to return. He’s now back on the list and will be voted on at the next regular YCRC meeting he attends. We look forward to having Bob join us, again! (Many thanks, again, to Bob for allowing YCRC to place our booth in front of his Ben & Jerry’s shop on Water St. for the Yorktown 4th Celebration!)


t The 6 June minutes will be sent in another email before the 5 Sept. meeting for your review.


t Don’t forget – if you cannot attend the meeting, a non-YCRC member who lives in your York County District can attend in your place as your proxy so you’re not  counted as absent. Since YCRC must follow RPV Party Plan rules, if you miss three (3) consecutive meetings, you resign your membership and lose all voting/speaking privileges. A proxy form is attached for your convenience.


I look forward to seeing you all next Thursday, 5 Sept., at Bruton High School to hear Suzanne Obenshain speak about Mark’s campaign and to organize our grassroots’ Get Out The Vote efforts to help our Republican candidates WIN in November! We only have 67 more days left to work towards VICTORY!!


For God and Country,



Lynda Fairman

Chairman, York County Republican Committee



As Chairman of the York County Republican Committee and pursuant to the YCRC Bylaws, I, Lynda Fairman, do issue this Call for the general meeting of the York County Republican Committee to be held Thursday, 5 Sept. 2013, at 7:00 pm at Bruton High School Auditorium, 185 E. Rochambeau Dr., Williamsburg, Virginia 23188 for the purpose of conducting business as stated in the following/attached Agenda.



5 Sept 2013


I. Call to Order / Opening Ceremonies                                                           7:00 – 7:05 PM

A. Invocation, Pledge, Republican Creed

B. Welcome Guests


II. Program / Guest Speakers                                                                         7:05 – 7:35 PM

A.    Mrs. Suzanne Obenshain, wife of Sen. Mark Obenshain – candidate for Virginia Attorney General


III. Roll Call / Handle Proxies / Determine Quorum                                       7:35 – 7:50 PM


IV. Announcements                                                                                        7:50 – 8:00 PM

A.    York Republican Women’s Club – Mary Clark

B.    Cuccinelli-Jackson-Obenshain Campaign Update– Tim Pogge

C.   Other: (sign up form upon arrival)


V. Chairman’s Report / Comments                                                                8:00 – 8:05 PM


VI. Approval of 6 June 2013 YCRC Mtg. Minutes                                         8:05 – 8:010 PM

A.    Distributed via email prior to mtg.


VII. Introduction of Prospective Members                                                      8:10 – 8:15 PM

A.    New applicants applying tonight

B.    2012-2014 members seeking reinstatement after missing 3 consecutive mtgs.


VIII. Officer, Committee Reports                                                                   8:15 – 8:40 PM


IX. Unfinished Business                                                                                  8:40 – 8:50 PM                      

A. Consideration of new members introduced at previous meetings, if in attendance: Philip Bogert, Jeffrey Bramick, Gary Brocksmith, Miles Burcher, Bob D’Eramo, Robert Harrell, Conni Jones, Jeremy Melish, Carol Meredith, David Meredith, Sharra Odom, Lisa Wallace

B. Consideration of 2012-2014 members seeking reinstatement after three (3) consecutive YCRC meeting absences introduced at previous meetings, if in attendance: Delbert Curtis, Norman Ingram, Bobby Rapp, Tu Ritter


X. New Business                                                                                             8:50 – 9:10 PM

A.    Issue regarding Nat’l Park Service preventing use of Victory Monument grounds – Tom Nelson

B.    Other (sign up form upon arrival)


XI. Adjournment                                                                                              9:10  PM

·         We must exit building by 9:30 PM


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yorktown Art Stroll; Civil War Soldier visits Seaford Summer Fun

2nd Annual Yorktown Art Stroll scheduled for September 29

August 22, 2013


   The Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County invite the public to celebrate Arts Month in Yorktown for the Second Annual Yorktown Art Stroll on Sunday, September 29th from 11 a.m. to 6 p. m. 
   This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.  You will have an opportunity meet the artists and chat with them about their artwork.  Oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, glass, drawings, photography, jewelry, pottery, painted furniture, basketry and turned wood will all be represented.  Maps will be available for you to locate a favorite artist or discover a new one. 
   Many local restaurants and businesses will remain open after 6 p.m. for your continued enjoyment.
   Artists interested in participating should contact Mary Grimsley at
   Jointly sponsored by The Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County, the event is free and open to the public.  Special thanks to the York County Arts Commission for their sponsorship.  Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout Yorktown.  The free trolley will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout historic Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing.
   This event will be held rain or shine.  For more information on Yorktown Art Stroll, call Kathleen Wahl at 757-288-0761 or visit

Seaford Summer Fun program visited by Civil War soldier

August 22, 2013


   York County Summer Fun Program hosted "A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier" at Seaford Summer Fun Site.
   Tim Green, education specialist with Endview Plantation, visited the Seaford Summer Fun Program in July.  The program included a presentation of reproduction uniforms and artifacts.  The living conditions endured by soldiers during the Civil War were a favorite topic of conversation.  Participants enjoyed the stories Mr. Green shared and the hands-on experience with items from a Civil War soldier's backpack.
   For more information about additional Parks, Recreation and Tourism programs, call 890-3500.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NRA-ILA Campaign Events Yorktown/Williamsburg/Newport News

This is Trey Ramsey, Campaign Field Representative for the NRA-ILA.  As we know, November is creeping up quickly.  I would like to inform you of our volunteer opportunities in the area so that we can make a positive impact in ensuring that our 2nd Amendment rights stay firm in Virginia.  I can use all the volunteer support I can get! Everyday we have canvassing opportunities (just send me your address and I will compile a list of houses near you that you can distribute the NRA's endorsement literature to) and phone banking networks (in a week or so we will have a call-from-home network in place where you log-in online at the NRA-ILA site and call from a provided list).  Below is our current schedule.  If you can volunteer at any of these events please let me know:

LANGLEY SPEEDWAY IN HAMPTON (volunteer= free admission) Meet @ 5pm

 August 31- Southern Mod

October 5- Modified Madness



August 10- 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA (10:00am-3:00pm)



October 5th and 6th- Newport News Park (10:00am-5:00pm)



Friday, October 18 5pm-10pm

Saturday, October 19 10am-10pm

Sunday, October 20 12:30pm-6:30pm



August 24- Newport News

September 7- Yorktown

October 26- Williamsburg


VIRGINIA BEACH GUN SHOW (free admission)

October 12 & 13-Virginia Beach Convention Center
Thanks again for signing up to support the NRA-ILA's efforts in Virginia,
Dean "Trey" H. Ramsey III
NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative
M.A. Government-Regent University
B.S. Political Science/History-Lee University