I want to take a minute to give you a quick update on what has been a very busy month. First of all, thank you for selecting me as your chairman. I promise to prepare this party for what is certain to be an exciting future! The Board and I have already met on two separate occasions, and there have been many other meetings with local party members, and with members of the state organization.
During our first board meeting we assessed the skills of our individual board members and deployed them into subcommittees that hit the ground running! These subcommittees are now infecting others in our community with enthusiasm to contribute their complimenting skills to achieve our party objectives.
Our plan is to build a strong foundation so that we can grow an organization that will succeed in 2020, and for many years to come. That foundation will include an improved IT infrastructure that will exceed our aspirational dreams in 2017, a communications platform where we set the narrative, a newly renovated functional headquarters, and a highly effective and efficient organization. As these plans continue to develop we will keep you informed.
Our Treasurer is developing a budget in 2019 that will allow us to accumulate a war chest unlike anything our party has ever seen! We will deploy these funds along with an effective database and an efficient candidate campaign platform in 2020 to get our candidates elected and re-elected. The so called “blue wave” that impacted our state in 2018 will be in full retreat in 2020! But to do that we will need your help.
One great way to help is to join us at the Lincoln Day Dinner on June 15, at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. In years past we have had as many as 800 people attend. Given the enthusiasm and optimism I see in our party, I think we can do better than that in 2019. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so let’s make it a tremendous success! Invite your friends, sponsor a table, donate items for the silent auction, and come enjoy yourselves and listen to the wonderful speakers we have scheduled. This is the year that we will come roaring back, and the Lincoln Day Dinner will be the event to kick it all off.
From myself and the entire Executive Committee, we are honored to serve all Larimer County Republicans. Thank you for this special privilege. I want you to know that we are working very hard to make sure that Republicans succeed in our county, in our state and in our great nation!
Chairman, Larimer County Republican Party