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Countering the Whitmer-Nessel-Benson Troika


Please come to our May membership meeting Monday, May 6th.

6:00 pm Business Meeting
7:00 pm Speaker
Northern Lights Recreation
8865 M-119
Harbor Springs


Our Speaker will be Steve Yoder, our 1st District Co-Chairman.

Steve will update us about GOP party issues, and how the district reps, activists, and other Republicans in Michigan are countering the radical plans of the new Democrat state leadership troika of Whitmer-Nessel-Benson. What with the coming recreational marijuana commercial ventures and now the redistricting fiasco, there is much work to do!

The public is welcome.

Opportunities for Civic Duty

Emmet County is looking for a few good women and men!

From the website: “The Board of Commissioners appoints Board and Committee members from a pool of applicants when positions become available. Openings occur on committees at various times throughout the year.  Please feel free to submit an application at any time and it will be held and considered should an opening on a committee become available.”

Current Open Positions: Planning Commission, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Construction Resource Committee (1 openings Plumbing Contractor)
Economic Development Corporation (2 openings)
Historical Commission
Parks & Rec (2 openings)
Regional Prosperity Board (2 openings)
Sanitary Board of Appeals

Fill out this form if you are interested, and return it to Juli Wallin, County Clerk. Note: These appointments are for one year terms, and the term expires on 12-31-19.

Bossladies Bond, Make the Rounds

Geri Szymanski, ECRP chair, and Laura Cox, MIGOP chair, at a Lincoln Day Dinner in Mackinaw City hosted by the Cheboygan Republicans.

Speaker Chatfield: Opening Act for POTUS

Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena. Thousands of folks watched the rally outside the arena on a jumbotron. #MAGA2020

The President is Coming to Michigan!

The 2020 presidential campaign has begun! Information about how to obtain free tickets for this rally, here.


Zako: Dealing with the Social Pathology of War

Proud MI alum, Dr. Lou

Dr. Lou Zako, ECRP vice-chair and Petoskey News-Review editorialist, has been carefully weighing in on the topic of social pathologies – difficult issues such as poverty and racism.

In his most recent column,  the good doctor discusses war. Specifically, how a strong military not only discourages war but it also discourages isolationism. Quote: “So one may ask what is a better treatment for war? I would submit that a militarily-dominate U.S., recognized by every nation on earth as a beacon for freedom, in alliance with other freedom-loving nations, is a far better deterrent to war than a feckless UN, the majority members of which consists of dictatorships.”

Read it all, and note that this column features a bonus – a mention of Lou and M.J.’s mission trip to the small African nation of Rwanda.

A Drug Awareness Presentation

Trooper Hebner

Please join us at our March 4th, 2019 meeting, 7 p.m. at the Northern Lights Recreation conference room on M-119 in Harbor Springs. We have invited two speakers to discuss current drug trends in our community. They will explain the new recreational marijuana law, the rise of opioid use, and vaping.

You will not want to miss this informative, provocative presentation.

The speakers are …

Susan Pulaski, Community Health Supervisor, Health Department of Northwest Michigan; Project Coordinator, SAFE in Northern Michigan

Trooper Corey Hebner, CSO, MI State Police, 7th District, Gaylord post

Team Emmet

Here’s our precinct delegates – representing Emmet County and the First Congressional District – at this weekend’s MIGOP convention which was held in Lansing.

Note: Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, in the center, with his daughter, Payge, and parents, Rusty and Betty Chatfield.

Cox Visits Harbor Springs

Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party chair candidate, campaigned in Emmet County tonight! Laura, a former ICE special agent, met with convention-bound-for-Lansing precinct delegates and also made some new friends. #GrandOldParty


  • ECRP Meetings/GOP Events

    Fall Funraiser! Join us on Oct. 20th from 4-6 pm at Uncle Frank's Apple Town in Brutus. $15 per person - hay ride, corn maze, cider, and a donut. Contact for more information.

    -The ECRP executive committee will meet on Feb. 7, 2019 @ 6:15 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation conference room. Agenda items: logo and membership fees. Note: Due to an incoming winter storm, this meeting has been cancelled.

    -The Emmet County Republican Party will host its first General Meeting of 2019 on Jan. 7, @ 6 p.m. at the Northern Lights Recreation conference room.

    - Visit our Victory Center which is located across from the Bay View golf club. Current hours of operation: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11-5; Wed. 11-7; Sat. 11-3; Sunday closed. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Janet at 231-330-4800.

    -The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on April 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room. Commissioner John Stakoe and Activist Scott Smith will be speaking on the topic of public transit in Emmet County.

    - The first ECRP General Meeting of 2018 will take place on Jan. 22 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center. A program on child trafficking will be presented.

    - The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on October 30th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room in Harbor Springs. Petoskey School Superintendent John Scholten will be speaking about the upcoming education millage.

    - The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on August 28th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room. KC McAlpin, Little Traverse Township precinct delegate, will be speaking about immigration reform.

    - ECRP Executive meeting, Monday, July 19, 2017, 6:00 - 6:50 pm, @Northern Lights Recreation Center

    - Emmet County Republican Party monthly meeting, Wed. April 12, 7pm @ Northern Lights Recreation Center; Speaker: County Commissioner Charlie MacInnis

    - Emmet County Republican Party meeting, Monday, March 13; 7pm at Northern Lights Recreation Center

    - March 4, 2017, Pro-Trump flashmob in Petoskey at 200 E. Lake Street from noon to 2 pm.

    February 10-11, 2017 MI GOP State Convention in Lansing

    - February 2017: NO GENERAL MEETING of ECRP or of the Executive Board

    - January 9, 2017: Jesse Osmer, Speaker
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