NEXT BREC MEETING: April 27, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Deicke Auditorium at Hoffman Park, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL
  • 6:00 pm – sign in
  • 7:00 pm – meeting called to order

Minutes of the March 23, 2015 Meeting to follow before the Meeting. 

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP REMINDER:  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit request for Excused Absence to Membership@BrowardGOP.org.  Please include your name, precinct number and the meeting date that you wish to be excused from. According to our County Constitution, BREC members with unexcused absences for three consecutive meetings are subject to automatic removal from BREC membership.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION OF STATE COMMITTEEMAN

State Committeeman Ryan Anderson will be relocating to Miami to pursue his career, and therefore has submitted his resignation to the Board, effective immediately.  The Board has accepted his resignation and wishes him every success in his career and future endeavors.   A vacancy is now created at both the County and State Executive Committee levels.  In view of an important RPOF State Executive Committee Quarterly Meeting scheduled in May, it is vitally important that this vacancy be filled and Broward County be fully represented at both the County and State Executive Committee levels.

Accordingly, Notice is hereby given for a SPECIAL ELECTION to elect a State Committeeman to complete the current four year term ending in 2016, to be held at the next regularly scheduled BREC Meeting on April 27, 2015.   Under RPOF Constitution Article V, Section 2, RPOF Rule 4A and BREC Model Constitution Article 111, Section 3, a vacancy in the office of State Committeeman shall be elected by majority of BREC Members at a meeting duly noticed and called for that purpose in which a quorum has been established.    Nominations for State Committeeman will be from the floor.

RNC and RPOF Elections Held Jan 16-17

The Republican National Committee (RNC) met in San Diego for its annual meeting and election.   Sharon Day, RNC National Committeewoman and Peter Feaman, National Committeeman, were both re-elected, and Sharon Day was re-elected as RNC Co-Chairman, along with Reince Priebus, for another term.  Sharon Day is the first person to be elected to a third term as a National Committeeman or woman.

On Jan 16-17,  the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) held its annual meeting and elections of Caucuses and Executive Officers, electing BLAISE INGOGLIA as CHAIRMAN and JOE GRUTERS, Vice Chairman.

Ingoglia and Gruters ran on campaigns promising a more Grassroots-friendly and responsive RPOF, pledging more tools, technology and resources to Florida’s 67 Republican County Executive Committees to successfully elect Republicans in 2016!

There were four Candidates for Chairman, including the then RPOF Chairman Leslie Dougher (Clay County), Blaise Ingoglia, current Vice Chairman and State House Representative (Hernando County), Kurt Kelly, Precinct Committeeman and former State House Representative (Marion County) and Eric Miller, Precinct Committeeman (Martin County).  Ingoglia won on a second ballot with 132 votes to  Chairman Leslie Dougher’s 90 votes.  Dougher was endorsed by Governor Scott, former RPOF Chair Lenny Curry and other high profile Republicans and had served as RPOF Chairman since May 2014, following the resignation of Chairman Lenny Curry to run for Mayor of Jacksonville.

Joe Gruters, the new Vice Chairman is the immediate past Chairman of the Sarasota Republican Party. Gruters won 118 to 101 over Candidate Kathleen King, former Secretary of RPOF.

The new Secretary is Kristy Banks, replacing Kathleen King, and Treasurer Jeff Howell was re-elected.

Also, on January 16, Christine Butler, Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee, and Ryan Anderson, Broward’s State Committeeman, were each elected to the RPOF Executive Board, representing Congressional Districts 23 and 20, respectively.  Precinct Committeeman Chad Lincoln was elected as Alternate for Congressional District 23.  In this election, Broward picked up  one additional seat; together with Sharon Day’s automatic seat on the Executive Board as RNC National Committeewoman, Broward County now represents three seats on the RPOF Executive Board.   The Executive Board consists of representatives elected from the 27 Congressional Districts, the RPOF Officers, RNC National Committeeman and Committeewoman and Gubernatorial appointees.

CONGRATULATIONS to our RNC and RPOF winners!   Florida has the Team in place to lead our State to Victory in 2016!

Your Chairman,
Christine

NEXT BREC MEETING: February 23, 2015

  1. Monday, February 23, 2015
    • Deicke Auditorium at Hoffman Park, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL map
    • 6:00 pm — sign in
    • 7:00 pm — meeting called to order
  2. IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:¬† If you have missed 2 or more consecutive meetings and wish to remain in BREC, you must request an excused absence(s) before you miss a 3rd consecutive meeting.¬† According to our County Constitution, “Prior to missing such third consecutive meeting, any member may request, in writing, that an absence be excused indicating the reason for such absence.”¬† Otherwise you will be automatically removed from the BREC membership list.¬† Send your written request for an excused absence to Membership@BrowardGOP.org.¬† On your email, please remember to list your NAME, PRECINCT #, and the MEETING DATE that you would like to be excused from.

NEXT BREC MEETING: January 12, 2015

  1. Monday, January 12, 2015 (First meeting of the new year)
    • Deicke Auditorium at Hoffman Park, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL
    • 6:00 pm — sign in
    • 7:00 pm — meeting called to order
  2. IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:¬† If you have missed 2 or more consecutive meetings and wish to remain in BREC, you must request an excused absence(s) before you miss a 3rd consecutive meeting.¬† According to our County Constitution, “Prior to missing such third consecutive meeting, any member may request, in writing, that an absence be excused indicating the reason for such absence.”¬† Otherwise you will be automatically removed from the BREC membership list.¬† Send your written request for an excused absence to Membership@BrowardGOP.org.¬† On your email, please remember to list your NAME, PRECINCT #, and the MEETING DATE that you would like to be excused from.