Events 8 – 3 – 2012

Sunday August 5: Castleton Republican Annual Family BBQ, 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Crystal Beach, Route 30 North, Lake Bomoseen. Rain or Shine. Meet many of the 2012 candidates and enjoy a great meal.

For reservations and details contact:

Al Gustafson 273-3953

Gary Turgeon 774-8329


Sunday August 5: Allen West Coming to Vermont – Grass Roots Families of Vermont Diane Tardif, Pat & Roger Crocker, Ellie & Glenn Martin, Linda Kirker, Sue & Doug Santerre, Lenore Broughton Invite You to a Summer Reception to Honor Congressman Allen West, FL-18 Armed Services & Small Business Committees

6:30-8:30 PM

The Country Club of Vermont

Waterbury, Vermont

(See directions below)

6:30-7:30 p.m. Private Reception–$50, $250, or $500 Donation

7:30-8:30 p.m. General Reception & Address by Col. West–$10 Donation

RSVP Private Reception by July 31st by Calling 802/863-2006  If you cannot join us but would like to donate online:  A maximum donation of $5,000 is allowed per FEC law.

Directions: 1-89 To Exit 10-Waterbury/ Stowe; Route 100 north toward Stowe; 1.5 miles take right onto Guptil Road; take first right onto Country Club Road


August 7th: Tuesday 6:30-8:00 Jeffrey Wennberg of Vermonters for Healthcare Freedom will be holding a Healthcare Town Forum at the Essex Grange, 118 Center Rd. (rt. 15) Essex (Map and directions)


August 11th: Monthly Green Mountain Patriots Meeting Results of some important polling; and discussion of how this could be helpful in upcoming elections will be shared. Also, some candidates running for office have asked to address the group. The presentation will be based on the results of a poll that True North Reports did a while back. In order to take advantage of the opportunities presented in the poll, we need to begin by doing some home-work. One way to start is by doing candidate research on your State Representatives and potential candidates for that position. Such an effort would be a good supplement to the coming presentation on the opportunities in the coming election. The research would be aimed at uncovering public statements/promises and positions on issues stated that could be used in the coming campaign. One good place to go for such research is the local town weekly newspaper, if there is one. Some newspapers have archives on articles written on various subjects. There should be numerous articles on elected officials from the district that the paper covers. Another good place to do such research might be the Town Library. Finally, there are the Chamber of Commerce and Ethan Allen Institute voter scorecards. Both can be accessed from the following article: If people who plan on attending our next meeting would bring such research findings with them, we could take a look at how the material could be used.  (Map and directions)


August 12th: 3-6 pm. “Vermont Taxpayer’s Picnic…Your Buck Counts!” 41 Lawrence Height Jericho. Also, Ellie Martin who is coordinating this picnic, is in need of help.  If you can help out please give Ellie a call at 343-8049


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