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East Wake Republican Club

May 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

7:00 Meeting

Country Buffett
7114 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545

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Join us at 6:00pm for dinner!

Dr. Greg Brannon, candidate for US Senate will be our guest speaker.

Please make every effort to attend this month's meeting - and bring a friend!

Dr. Brannon’s story is not unlike the miracle so many in our great nation have experienced through hard work and God’s providence. Born in a working class neighborhood, Greg and his brother were raised by a single mom who set an example of hard work and determination.

In a tribute to this example, Greg was the first member in his family to go to college, earning a scholarship to attend Undergrad where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science in 1982; he earned his Medical Degree in 1988; completed his OB/GYN Residency in 1992; he became a Clinical Professor at UNC/ Wake AHEC from 1993-1994 before opening his OBGYN practice in Cary, NC in 1993.

With a patient network of more than 20,000 built over 20 years on compassion and trust, Dr. Greg Brannon is one of North Carolina’s leading voices on health care. He’s experienced firsthand a healthcare system in disarray.

Strongly committed to the sanctity of life, Greg is a Board Member & Medical Director of Hand of Hope Pregnancy Support Group, Medical Director of Gateway Pregnancy Support Group and is a member of AAPLOG, an organization of pro-life OBGYN doctors.

Having built his medical practice from the ground up, Greg embodies America’s entrepreneurial spirit, and has also been an angel investor in several start-up companies that span IT, energy, and other technology areas.

Greg and his wife, Jody, have been married for 25 years and have 7 children. Greg and Jody are committed to their community and helping others.

As a Christian, Father and devoted husband, Greg is involved in coaching his children’s athletic teams, was a Charter Family and Board member of Cary Christian School, is a leader in men’s Bible Study for over 14 years, and has traveled the globe on Christian and medical missions in Africa and Central America.

Feeling compelled to take action, in 2009 Greg began a mission to humbly communicate our Founders message with the desire to ensure that the American Dream, which he has been fortunate to live, will be available to future generations.

Greg has sought to enable North Carolinian’s to hold tightly to their individual Right to the American Dream through the tenacity of Truth found in our nation’s founding documents.

At his first speech in 2010, Greg spoke to a large Tea Party event in Winston-Salem, has been featured on WRAL news as a healthcare expert, and over the last few years has had the pleasure of sharing his passion for this country and its founding principles with dozens of Tea Party, Republican Party Auxiliary and Conservative groups across the state.

Dr. Greg Brannon is a hard-working, dedicated physician, not a career politician. His entrance into politics is indicative of his life’s work: a desire to diagnose problems and provide practical solutions.

April Meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2013

7:00 Meeting 

Come at 6:00pm for dinner

Country Buffett
7114 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545

Our special guest speaker will be Brian Balfour from the Civitas Institute. In keeping with our goal to educate and inform, we have been fortunate to get speakers from the premier think tanks and activist organizations in North Carolina to guide us as we decipher what our government is trying to accomplish.  There is no better organization that does more for conservatives in North Carolina than the Civitas Institute.

Brian Balfour is the Director of Policy and Adminstration specializing in budget and tax issues. He has worked for the Civitas Institute for four years, and has a master’s degree in economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Brian’s work has been featured on Fox News, the Drudge Report and Rush Limbaugh’s radio program. His articles have been published in several newspapers across North Carolina, including the Raleigh News & Observer, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record and the Charlotte Business Journal. Brian has also appeared on several radio and television shows across the state offering commentary on fiscal policy issues affecting North Carolinians.

Please make every effort to attend this month's meeting - and bring a friend!

March Meeting

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Smithfield's Chicken & BAR-B-QUE
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545

7:00 Meeting

Join us at 6:00pm for dinner!

Our special guest speaker this month is Jeff Mixon from Americans for Prosperity.  AFP-NC is part of the nation’s premier grassroots organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP-NC believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity. AFP-NC educates and engages citizen leaders in support of restraining local, state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limit. AFP-NC also actively supports legislation that expands economic freedom.

A native of Durham, Jeff Mixon is a public policy professional and an alumnus of North Carolina Central University.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, with duty in the Submarine Force and Marine Corps.  He is an Eagle Scout and currently serves as a member of the Mawat District Committee and a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America.

He has become a recognized policy expert on the issues of crime, election law, government spending and the second amendment and has appeared in the national media on CNBC and Salon.com. He can be heard regularly on local TV and talk radio around the state. He is a regular columnist for the Lincoln Tribune. Jeff is also a constitutional educator as a Fellow of the Liberty & Law Institute. Jeff has taught classes to hundreds of students at the high school and collegiate level on the US Constitution and Political Management.

Jeff  has been a Congressional staff member and was a director for the Civitas Institute before joining AFP.  Jeff developed a connection with eastern Wake County when he ran the campaign for the 13th Congressional District candidate, Vernon Robinson.  His efforts early on helped pave the way for us to finally get rid of Brad Miller!

We are very fortunate to have Jeff share his expertise on the events of the day and get his take on how the push toward responsible government is going here in North Carolina.

February Meeting

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Smithfield's Chicken & BAR-B-QUE
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545

7:00 Meeting

Join us at 6:00pm for dinner! 

Our special guest speaker will be newly re-elected NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby.  Justice Newby won a major victory in the last election by upsetting a liberal candidate whose political lineage runs deep in North Carolina. 

Justice Newby is a North Carolina native and received his B.A. degree in Public Policy Studies (magna cum laude) from Duke University and law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law.

Justice Newby interned with the U.S. Supreme Court, practiced law, and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Raleigh for over 19 years.  He is an adjunct professor of Law at Campbell University, has received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Southern Wesleyan University, and has received more awards and accolades from his peers than we have room to mention here. 

Justice Newby is an Eagle Scout and serves as Scoutmaster Emeritus of Troop 11 and as a board member of Occoneechee Council. He is the recipient of the Heroism Award for rescuing nine people from a riptide, of the God and Service Award, and of the Silver Beaver Award. In 2010, Justice Newby was named Scouter of the Year for his coordination of Scouting’s state-wide Report to the State, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Justice Newby has been married to Macon Tucker Newby since 1983. They have four children, Samuel, Ruth, Peter and Sarah. He and his family attend Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh where he is an Elder, Sunday School teacher and youth leader. 

Justice Newby joined the N.C. Supreme Court in 2004 and just won re-election to his second 8-year term.  We are truly privileged to have a man of his character on the Court, and we are doubly honored to have him as our guest for our February meeting. 

In our work session, we will finish addressing the delegate process and our February Precinct Meetings and talk about the County Convention coming up in March.  Come out and learn how you too can be a voting delegate and make a difference! 

Please make every effort to attend this month's meeting - and bring a friend! You won't want to miss this meeting!

January Meeting

Thursday, January 3, 2013 

Smithfield's Chicken & BAR-B-QUE
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545

7:00 Meeting 

Join us at 6:00pm for dinner! 

Our special guest speaker will be Senator-Elect Chad Barefoot.  Chad successfully prosecuted a tremendous campaign to unseat a long-time incumbent and insufferable liberal, Doug Berger.  Chad will give us a look into what is expected to be an exciting legislative session for Republicans!  Chad has a busy year as the new session begins and he is a new father

We'll also be discussing Precinct Meetings and what you can do to have a "seat at the table" in deciding the direction of the Republican Party.