Louisa VA Tea Party meeting minutes for Thursday, August 25, 2016
The meeting came to order with Jack
Bertron, coordinator, asked Joanne Boenig to say the prayer, followed by
Ponch leading the pledge of allegiance. Jack then asked Joanne Boenig,
secretary, to give the last month's meeting minutes. Jack then followed
up by thanking everyone for participating in the Louisa's agricultural
fair which brought in $162 in donations. Jack then asked Frank Vayo,
treasurer, for the treasury report. After expenses and donations from
the agricultural fair we have a total of $399.77 in the kitty. Graven Craig, from
the GOP, spoke about having yard signs for Trump and Pence, which range
from $1.25 for the small yard signs and $31 for the 4 x 4 signs. Graven
then spoke about the mock elections at Louisa County High School,
October 7 between 8am to noon or 1pm and how volunteers are needed for
the GOP. Jack then spoke about how to get the young people interested in
the tea party, therefore, we need to come up with new and creative
ideas for this mock election. We also need tea party members to
volunteer to man the tea party booth.
Graven Craig went on to mention that they need, for the GOP,
volunteers to register people for voting,
as well as, volunteers for Dave Brat and Donald Trump's campaigns.
Graven also mentioned how we need to register to vote nursing home
resident's, such as the Democrats have been successfully doing in prior
Jack then asked Ralph Brickey if he had
been attending any of the Board of Supervisors meetings. He said he
hadn't, however, Ralph said they did pass the rifle ordnance in the
County of Louisa.
Jack finally introduced our guest speaker of the evening, Ponch K McPhee.
a syndicated radio host, a small business owner, a collector of
antiquities and a member of the James Madison Museum Board of Directors
at Orange Virginia. PONCH is
a historian, public speaker, campaign advisor, writer, historical
document researcher, constitutional strategist and defender of religious
liberty as defined by the signers of the Declaration of Independence
and the US Constitution. At this time PONCH is
finishing his book publication, which is a 21st-century innovative
methods and solutions of restoring and saving the republic, it is
tentatively titled "More Common Sense ". PONCH is a strong advocate for
preserving the 1st, 2nd and 10th amendments. He is also a creative
modern artist and is a recognized host of two worldwide FM radio shows.
PONCH spoke about Saul Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals" from which he got the idea to start his own book. In
his book, he wants to inspire more common sense methods and solutions
to educate, inspire patriotism, through media and innovated methods. He
would like to promote capitalism through the new electronic age to
inspire our young people to learn their history and what our country is
all about by our founding fathers. PONCH says,
he feels are patriotism is being lost and we need to renew it to keep
our country and get it back to where it came from. His upcoming website
After Ponch's presentation our meeting came to a close.
August 25th, 2016