Friday, April 18, 2008

John Olver's opponent at our next meeting.



Nate Bech Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, will be appearing at our next meeting Monday April 21st at 7:00 pm.




Nate is a Springfield native, who now lives in West Springfield. Nate attended Colgate University in upstate New York and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in political science. During his college years I he spent two summers in Philadelphia working with inner-city kids. That was an eye-opening experience. he also spent a month one summer in the Gaza Strip. He has spent time learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ever since.




He is also a veteran who spent three-year contract as a lieutenant in the Tenth Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York. During that time he served in Afghanistan and in Iraq. After completing his Army service, he returned to the Middle East to continue learning about the region. He lived and studied in Cairo, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem.



Please come out and support this candidate.




We need to get out and help Nate collect signatures over the next two weeks. Nate is in our age group and it would be nice to have someone who represents US in congress. The idea having someone who can identify with issues affecting young people would be refreshing. Our youngest congressman in Massachusetts is going to be Fifty, Congressman Olver is going to be Seventy-Two in September.
I'm sure Congressman Olver has a lot in common with our average twenty or thirty somethings in MA.






This meeting will be open to ALL Republicans, not just young ones!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

St. Patricks Day Parade & other news.


Last Sunday we had the pleasure of marching in the St. Patricks day parade with U.S. Senate Candidate Jeff Beatty. Jeff was joined by a large contingent of supporters and a tank. Jeff is one of two Republicans running for John Kerry's seat. I am very happy with our Senate candidates, both of them know where western Mass is located! Unlike Senator Kerry.







Keeping a sharp eye out for John Kerry.






Eastlongmeadow Election Update.


I received this Picture of Eastlongmeadow Selectman candidate Ron Cutler in a confrontation with Current Selectman Jim Driscoll. According to the email I received. This picture was taken at a candidates forum that Jack Villamaino was not in attendance. It also stated that Selectman Driscoll has be attacking Ron Cutler on Local Access in Easlongmeadow.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Political Mixer




Last Thursdays political mixer with the Massachusetts Republican Municipal Coalition PAC and WMYR'S was a success. We had about fifty people in attendance, including U.S. Senate candidate Jim Ogonowski.





Jim Ogonowski talking with John Lysak



It was a very exciting evening, not only did we have Jim in Attendance but also we heard from Jeff Beatty's campaign Manager. The main part of the evening was to Honor State Rep. Mary Rogeness. She was presented a plaque from MRMC member Chanel Prunier.


Members of the YR's and MRMC with Mary Rogeness

We also had quite a few different Republican Delegates from all over the Commonwealth. Including State Rep. Don Humason and MFYR's State Chairman Rich Wheeler, and a slew of local candidates for office.

It was a great evening and I am looking forward to more events like this over the coming year.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Jeff Beatty needs you!


The BEATTY BRIGADE Takes on the Holyoke Parade…





JEFF BEATTY is looking for a few good men and woman to march in the Holyoke Saint Patrick’s Parade!
Jeff Beatty is sponsoring a U.S. ARMY TANK!!!
This will be a great time, so please volunteer; we want to have 100 marchers
as a show of grass route support…
The Victory Van will be staged and be serving refreshments!!
The Holyoke Parade requires all marchers to be in uniform, we are asking for blue jeans/slacks, and TEAM BEATTY will be supplying the SWEAT SHIRTS and BEATTY BALL CAPS.

Please confirm your attendance as we have to expend approximately
$50.00 per person to outfit our participants…
(Of course a campaign donation to off set this expense would be sincerely appreciated.. Smile)

We hope to see you all in Holyoke on March 30th 2008, more details will be provided to those marchers as we receive your names


Kathryn Cantwell
Jeff Beatty US SENATE 2008
kate@jeffbeatty.com
617-519-4342
http://www.jeffbeatty.com/

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Senate Race

This year, we have two Republicans running for John "Do-You-Know-Who-I-Am?" Kerry's Senate seat. They are Jeff Beatty and Jim Ogonowski. This video was on Jim's Website, and I thought that it was really clever.

video

The websites are:

Jeff Beatty: www.jeffbeatty.com

Jim Ogonowski: www.jimogonowski.com

I hope that you'll consider voting for one of these guys. Let's help John Kerry to retirement!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Upcoming social Event

The Western Mass Young Republicans
and the
Massachusetts Republican Municipal Coalition PAC
cordially invite you to a fundraising/networking event
With Special Guests:
State Rep. Don Humason & State Rep. Todd Smola
honoring the Career of
State Rep. Mary Rogeness of Longmeadow
Thursday, March 20th, 2008 @ 7pm.
At the Brigham Masonic Lodge
59 Winsor Street, Ludlow, Ma 01056
Tickets are $25 in advance, $40 at the Door
RSVP to Chanel @ GOPMuniPAC@gmail . Check made payable to the MRMC PAC
Online credit card donations accepted at www.MassRepublicanMunicipalCoalition.org

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

McCain in Mass.

As of last night John McCain is now the Republican nominee for President. After receiving an endorsement today from President George W. Bush; he has decided to to visit the all important Republican state of Massachusetts.







I received an Invitation today from Amber Hillman (daughter of Reed Hillman) here is a copy of it:








The event will be held on Wednesday March 12th 6:00pm, at the Taj Hotel in Boston. The cost for the event is $1000, but there is a significant discount for Young Republicans, which brings the cost to $250. This would be a good event if you want to show your support for the Party.


If you are interested please contact Amber Hillman at : amber.hillman@gmail.com







Why would McCain come to a blue state such as Mass?



Could it be that he's courting a VP? John McCain has not been able to raise substantial amounts of money. He only raised 12 million last month compared the 30 mil + raised by his Democratic counterparts. Having a certain politician from MA would be good for his war chest.




Could we be seeing the start of a McCain/Romney 08 Ticket?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Success!

Last nights meeting went off without a hitch. We had a great group of republicans from all over Western Mass. We had people from as far away as Lee and Greenfield. Almost all towns in Hampden county were represented.



Isaac Mass, Jeanne Boynton, and John Lysak



State Committee members Isaac Mass and Jeanne Boynton were in attendance. After they spoke we had Chicopee Ward 1 School Committee member Adam LaMontagne speak about growing the party. Then we heard from Mike Franco, Vice Chair of Western Mass Republicans. Mr. Franco spoke about Eastlongmeadow's upcoming elections, where Republican Candidate Ron Cutler will be Challenging Republican incumbent Jack Villamaino.
Adam LaMontagne & Keith McCormic
We had the privilege to hear from Keith McCormic candidate for State Senate, against the infamous Sen. Stanley Rosenburg. If you are interested in helping Keith go to his website: www.keithmccormic.com/
After all the speakers were finished we had a lively discussion about different ways to help out local candidates and about fundraising for the group. All in all, it was a great night, and I am very happy not only with the turn out but the enthusiasm shown by people in attendance.
I am looking forward to next months meeting on March 31st at the Greenleaf Center in Springfield, MA.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Republican Ward Committee

We have finally received the results for Springfield's Republican ward committees. Unfortunately, there was misunderstanding between the SRCC and the Election office. So, now only Wards 7&8 have organized Commitees.

Ward 7

ALEXANDER SHERMAN
CHRISTOPHER CAPUTO
DENNIS DESMARIS
FRANK MARZANO
GLORIA SIMMONS
JAMES KAUFMAN
JUNE FLANNERY
DONALD MOON
MARY KAUFMAN
DOUGLAS MACMILLAN
PAUL FLANNERY
DYRHAM CALDWELL
ROGER FRENCH

Ward 8

PRISCILLA LYSAK
JOHN LYSAK

TAMARA KELCEY
DENISE KELCEY

Four of the Ward Committee elected officals are members of our organization. (Their names are highlighted in red.)

Tonights the night!

Tonight is our first meeting. I'm getting excited, although I don't think it will be a huge turnout. I feel that it will be a great opportunity for young Republicans to meet. We will be discussing upcoming social events, and upcoming elections.

Also we are looking for fundraising ideas so we can support our local candidates.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

First Meeting

Good News!

The Western Mass Young Republicans has found a home. We will be meeting monthly at the Greenleaf Community Center on Parker street in Springfield.

Our first meeting will be help on Monday February 25th at 7:00pm.

This meeting is open to all Republicans from 18-41 years old.

Light refreshments will be served.