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 Exec. 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 Clark 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! 

Judge Russell Kruse gave the invocation.


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




Linda Niendick and 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. 


Dinner is served!

A few of the tterrific 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 and Doris Strickler. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

MRP Chair Todd Graves to keynote Lafayette County Republicans Annual Lincoln Dinner on April 27th in Wellington, Missouri. Also featuring MRP Exec. Director Austin Stukins with remarks by Sen. Denny Hoskins and Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer.




Lafayette County Republicans
2017 LINCOLN DINNER

THURSDAY, APRIL 27th

Keynote: 

Todd Graves 

Chair of the Missouri Republican Party



MRP Chair Todd Graves

•••


Also featuring...

MRP Exec. Director Austin Stukins


•••


AND SPECIAL REMARKS BY:

Senator Denny Hoskins (21st SD)

Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer (53rd LD)



MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Former Senator David Pearce,
now Senior Policy Coordinator for State Treasurer Eric Schmitt

•••


Reception with appetizers, punch and coffee: 6 PM

Dinner at 6:30 PM, catered by Nadler's

Location: CCC event center, 710 W. 224 Highway, Wellington, Mo.

Directions: click here.




TO RESERVE TICKETS:

• Please respond by April 24th

• Tickets $30 per person

• Platinum Sponsor (table of 8) $500 and name in program

• Gold Sponsor (4 tickets) $250 and name in program

• Host Sponsor (2 tickets)  $100 and name in program


Make checks payable to: Lafayette County Republican Central Committee
Mail to: Kay Hoflander, PO Box 603, Higginsville, MO 64037


Note: For donations over $100, please indicate where you work.  Also, please include your city, state and zip code and your email address. 


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









Thursday, March 23, 2017

SAVE THE DATE --Lafayette County Republicans set annual Lincoln Dinner for Thursday, April 27th



Lafayette County Republican Central Committee
2017 LINCOLN DINNER

Sketch by Harland Mieser of Concordia, MO 



Reception with appetizers, punch and coffee: 6 PM

Dinner: 6:30 PM, catered by Nadler's

Location: CCC event center, 710 W. 224 Highway, Wellington, Mo.

Directions: click here.





Keynote: Todd Graves, chair of the Missouri Republican Party

Todd Graves



Other program information:



Former Senator David Pearce will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
(Pearce is currently the Senior Policy Coordinator for Missouri Treasurer Eric Schmitt.)



Remarks by:


Senator Denny Hoskins (21st Senatorial District)





Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer (53rd Legislative District)


• • • • •


Special thanks to the Lafayette County Federated Republican Women for decorating.




TO RESERVE TICKETS:

• Please respond by April 20th

• Tickets $30 per person

• Platinum Sponsor (table of 8) $500 and name in program

• Gold Sponsor (4 tickets) $250 and name in program

• Host Sponsor (2 tickets)  $100 and name in program


Make checks payable to: Lafayette County Republican Central Committee
Mail to: Kay Hoflander, PO Box 603, Higginsville, MO 64037


Note: For donations over $100, please indicate where you work.  Also, please include your city, state and zip code and your email address. 


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





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Monday, January 30, 2017

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lafayette County Republicans to meet January 26th. BBQ dinner at Dempsey's in Concordia. Program on Trump-Pence Inauguration.

Lafayette County Republican 

Central Committee and Friends

Dinner Meeting


Thursday, January 26th


6:30 PM

Dempsey's BBQ (formerly Biffle's)
Concordia, Missouri

• Order from menu •


Program by Linda Niendick, County Clerk, and others who attended the January 20th Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States - Donald J. Trump