Meeting convened at Monday, October 17th, 2016 7:35 p.m. at Forest Home Twp. Hall

Randy Bishop: Pledge:  Brenda Rickgers: Invocation : Welcoming of new members:

Treasurer’s Report: Laura Bogdan: State (Campaign) Acct. $x,xxx.xx: Corporate Acct. $x,xxx.xx  (These numbers are after 1000 Trump yard signs were paid for. Still have 250 signs to be distributed.) Cheri Hogan was recognized for her efforts in getting signs distributed and collecting donations for them.
Randy: ACRP leads other counties in number of signs put out.

Secretary’s Report: Read 9/19/16 meeting minutes: Motion to approve: Kim MacMaster, 2nd. Doctor Hoadley. Approved. Can be viewed at

Chairman’s Report: Trump signs are to go up after the Dems signs, on Saturday for a “last impression”.  “Volunteer Saturdays” will be held for the next three Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.  James Hoage will have campaign materials for all candidates available: Volunteers needed; at following locations in;

Elk Rapids, @ 127 Lake Street, Bass Lake Condos #5: Pam LeHoy.

Bellaire, 321 N. Bridge Street, Forest Home Twp. Hall: Jim Gurr.

Mancelona, North Country Cars & Credit (131 S. M88 next to Napa Auto Parts) Cherie Hogan.

Randy will post a link for training of poll watchers and pole challengers.

You have till Tuesday Nov. 1st. to apply by mail, for absentee ballots. Suggests you apply at Clerks office. A review of the ballot followed.  Each box is an office: To vote straight Republican, mark the Republican box at the top of the page. At county level all candidates are running unopposed with exception of 3rd. Dist. County Commissioner, who has an opponent. For MI Supreme Court: Viviano and Larsen are listed in two separate boxes. (Two witnesses along with the clerk are present when absentee ballots are counted.)

Discussed possible voter fraud. Vicki Bishop, who serves on the Antrim County, Board of Canvassers: offered assurance that the election process in Antrim County is secure. Jim Gurr: concurred. Randy: stated that we may not get the final election results for several weeks. Suggests wearing Red to the polls, to show visual support for Trump.

Important to get out and vote: If enough people get out and vote in the 1st District, we could offset the votes for Hillary in Wayne County.  In Antrim County, absentee ballots are being returned in record numbers.

Christian Marcus: Lon Johnson is using “crisscrossing” tactics (says he won’t be attending, then when Bergman schedules an event elsewhere, Johnson shows up and takes photos with an empty chair).

Motion to adjourn: Christian Markus,  2nd: Greg Valerio, Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.