Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lafayette County Republicans Calendar of Upcoming Events - Fall 2017

Cafe located in lower level of CCC building, Wellington, Missouri.

THURSDAY, AUGUST  24th -- Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County will meet at 7 PM at the Cafe in the Community Christian Center, 710 MO Highway 224, Wellington, MO. Public is invited and refreshments will be served.

Speaker: Lauri Phillips, community coordinator for Rachel House, an organization dedicated to helping meet then emotional, spiritual and physical needs of those who seek assistance with unplanned pregnancies.

Election of officers for 2018-19 will also be held.

Dempsey's BBQ, Concordia, Missouri. 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th -- Lafayette County Republican Central Committee and Friends will meet at 6 PM at Dempsey's BBQ in Concordia, MO.  Speaker: TBA.

Main Street, Lexington, Missouri.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 -- Joint meeting of the Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County and Republican Central Committee and Friends. Candidate carry-in dinner, 6 PM. Details TBA. Location: P&H Event Center, 1111 Main Street, Lexington, MO.

Program: Republican candidates running in 2018 for both local and statewide offices are invited to speak as well as currently elected officials.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30th -- Lafayette County Republicans Christmas party and dinner at Linwood Lawn, 13845 Higginsville Road, Lexington, MO. Time and details TBA. Save the date! Reservations requested with details to follow. Visit: http://linwoodlawn.com.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thank you to all for attending and participating in our "Salute to Agriculture" event and summer picnic on June 15th in Lafayette County.

Thank you to all for a great "Salute to Ag" event last night in Lafayette County. More than 200 people attended our summer picnic at the farm home of Neal and Linda Niendick, sponsored by the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee. We were honored to have Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and MO Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn be our special guests and address the crowd. They spoke about the past, present and future of agriculture in Missouri and the challenges ahead. A big thank you to local 4-H kids and county high school FFA chapters who attended and helped with the event. Some of the 4-H members brought their show calves and pigs and Katahdin sheep to display. A special treat was having Lt. Governor Parson's granddaughter sing the National Anthem. and the new Missouri State FFA President, Abby Bertz, addressed the group as well. Several county elected officials and State Representatives attended including our own Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer as well as State Senator Denny Hoskins. We have to mention the food. It was simply delicious: backyard grilled steak sandwiches, deep-fried potatoes, baked beans, salads, and pie and ice cream! Thank you again to everyone who participated in the program, donated to make this event possible, and/or volunteered to work the event. It was indeed a perfect summer night and old-fashioned patriotic picnic on the farm!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Register now for "Saluting Agriculture" event in Lafayette County. Date: Thursday, June 15th. Time: 6:30 PM. See details below.

RSVP now for Lafayette County Republican's Annual Summer Picnic with special guests: 

Lt. Governor Mike Parson 

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn

Location: Farm home of Neal and Linda Niendick, 13875 Highway 131, Wellington, MO.

Reservations:  strongly recommended; no charge for dinner, but donations always welcome.

RSVP: kayhoflander@yahoo.com

Lt. Governor Mike Parson

MO Secretary of Agriculture Chris Chinn

BIO: Michael L. Parson was elected Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor on November 8, 2016. He was victorious in 110 of Missouri’s 114 counties, winning by a margin of more than 290,000 votes. He received the most votes – 1,459,392 – of any Lieutenant Governor in Missouri history. Parson was elected in 2010 to serve the 28th District in the Missouri Senate. Before being elected to the House of Representatives in 2004, Parson served as the Polk County Sheriff and six years in the U.S. Army. While in the Missouri Senate, Parson chaired the Small Business, Insurance & Industry Committee and during his first two years served as Majority Whip. While serving in the House of Representatives, he was chair of the House Rules Committee. He sponsored and co-sponsored several landmark pieces of legislation including Missouri’s Castle Doctrine which strengthened 2nd Amendment rights, and the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment which guarantees all Missourians the right to farm and ranch.

BIO: Chris Chinn, a fifth generation Missouri farmer from Clarence, was named Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture in January 2017 by Missouri Governor Eric R. Greitens. Director Chinn has held leadership positions in agriculture on the local, state and national level for more than 12 years, working to move the state’s agriculture industry forward. As a trailblazer in ag advocacy, Chinn has established her brand through social media and public speaking. Her blog and Twitter audiences have attracted more than 10,000 faithful followers who have tuned in to hear her farm story. Through her outreach, she stands up for both rural and urban Missouri by bridging the gap between farmers and consumers and contributes to the advancement of the state’s No. 1 industry. 

Paid for by: Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, Heidi Kolkmeyer, Treasurer.


Lafayette County Republicans

BLOG:  http://lafayettecountyrepublicans.blogspot.com/

WEBSITE:  http://lafayettecountymogop.com/

TWITTER: http: twitter.com@Lafcopolitics 

EMAIL: centralcommittee@lafayettecountymogop.com

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/lafayettecountyrepublicans

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Large off-election-year crowd attends Lafayette County Republican Lincoln Dinner on April 27th.

With 'All Eyes Forward' Lafayette County Republicans look to 2018 and 2020 election years with enthusiasm and are ready to get to work!

Thanks to the large group of volunteers and guests who attended our recent Lincoln Dinner celebration.

Here is the evening in pictures. What a wonderful evening it was, too, with inspiring speakers and, as always, delicious food from Nadler's Catering. Thank you to everyone who helped plan the event and volunteered.

Lafayette County Lincoln Dinner 2017

The big screen at the Community Christian Center welcomed guests. A Lee Greenwood video of Trump's Inauguration was shown on this screen as well. This is an excellent event venue that we are grateful to have available every year for our Lincoln Dinner.

Todd Graves, MoGOP Chair

Austin Stukins, Executive Director of MoGOP.

David Pearce, the master--Master of Ceremonies.

Kay Hoflander, MoGOP Vice Chair, and Todd Graves MoGOP Chair.

Steve Solomon, State Committeeman 21st Senatorial District with
 Austin Stukins, MoGOP Executive Director.

Always eat dessert first! Nine dessert choices!
Thanks to Nadler's Catering of Wellington for a their usual delicious dinner.

State Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer (53rd District) discusses the new Missouri Bicentennial License Plate, soon to come.  Kolkmeyer served as chair of the Bicentennial License Plate Committee.

Michael Clarke of Senator Roy Blunt's Kansas City office presented a certificate and an American flag flown over the inauguration ceremony for President Donald Trump. This was a gift to Lafayette County Republicans from Senator Roy Blunt. Eric Kolkmeyer auctioned the flag and certificate as a fundraiser for the Central Committee.

Colleen Wieligman greeted Lincoln Dinner guests as they arrived.  A table with information from our local FRW Club was available for anyone wanting to join FRW or gain more information about the local group.

FRW Welcome Table

UCM College Republicans and UCM Young Americans for Freedom joined us at our LD 2017.
From left: Rob Twitchell and Mollie Swift of Young Americans for Freedom; Olivia Sobaski, Chair of UCM College Republicans; Katie Cupp, Chair of UCM Young Americans for Freedom;
and Emma Ringsdorf, UCM Young American for Freedom.

Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer congratulates Alice Jarman  who recently received Lt. Governor Mike Parson's Senior Service Award. Kolkmeyer nominated her for that honor. Ceremonies were held at the Capitol this week.

Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer with Lafayette County Recorder JoAnn Swartz.

Kay Hoflander, county chair, with Emily Kolkmeyer Wilson and her  baby daughter Mia.  Miss Mia drew the winning raffle ticket from the basket. And she pulled it out on her first try. Thank you Mia! 

Associate Circuit Judge Russell Kruse gave the invocation.

Linda Niendick, County Clerk, with Steel Shippy of the MO Secretary of State office.

County Clerk Linda Niendick and Lafayette County MoFRW President Lana Crain.

Another adorable Baby Mia photo. 

Pledge of Allegiance is always an important moment at any Republican event.

Steele Shippy of Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's office discusses Voter Photo ID implementation in Missouri.

Steve Solomon, State Committeeman of the 21st Senatorial and Secretary of  the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, introduces Chairman Todd Graves.

Linda Niendick and Lana Crain present Kay Hoflander, county chair and vice chair of the party, with a plaque on behalf of the Central Committee and the local FRW Club. The plaque featured a replica of a recent feature story on Kay from The Missouri Times magazine.

Linda Niendick, County Clerk, discusses the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and asks the audience to think about the words as they say the Pledge.  Thanks Linda for these meaningful remarks that are so important to remember.

Lisa Kolkmeyer, secretary of the county FRW Club, leads the audience in singing the National Anthem.

Beautiful flowers and table decorations by the Lafayette County Federated Republican Women's Club. Each year they  provide the decorations for our Lincoln Dinner, and we cannot ever thank them enough. Lovely flowers ladies. Thank you! 

A reception before our event features yummy appetizers and a punch that was just Wow. Thank you to all the volunteers who provided the goodies. It's so much fun to meet and greet before our event. 

Meet-and-greet reception in the cafe area of the CCC. 

Dinner is served!

A few of the terrific silent auction items on hand for bidding. Thanks to all who brought them.

This was a hit. A coffee table collectable book on President Donald Trump.

We girls had a blast at LD 2017 in Lafcoland.
From left: Miss Mollie Swift, Kay Hoflander, Lana Crain, president of the local FRW Club, and Doris Strickler, treasurer of Lafayette County FRW and Committeewoman from Lexington Township. 
Mark Schroer has some help at the front desk  from Heidi and Eric Kolkmeyer's kiddos, Alea and Lucas. Pictured from left, front: Eric, Alea, Heidi, Lucas and Mark Schroer. Back, from left: Sally Nadler of Nadler's Catering, Steve Solomon, State Committeeman and Austin Stukins, MoGOP Exec. Director. 

Pictured: Heidi Kolkmeyer, treasurer of Lafayette County Central Committee and Committeewoman from Clay Township.
Heidi is a master at managing our 50-50 raffle each year at our LD. She also keeps our books and bank records and files our MEC reports. She makes it look easy, but we know it's not. We can't do all this without her. Thank you Heidi!

Pictured: Mark Schroer, Vice Chair of Lafayette County Central Committee and committeeman from Clay Township.  Mark always mans the desk at our Lincoln Dinners, checks people in and handles the money. We can't thank him enough for taking care of all this for us year after year.