Meeting Minutes May 5, 2011

posted May 9, 2011, 5:16 PM by Graydon Smith   [ updated May 9, 2011, 5:22 PM ]
Franklin Republican Town Committee
Meeting Minutes
Thursday, May 5, 2011
  1. Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m. by Chair John Jewell who led the committee and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  2. Introductions: The Chair initiated self introductions and the sign in sheet was circulated.

  3. Attendance: About  18 people were in attendance:
  4. Minutes: Minutes from the meeting April, 2011 meeting were e-mailed right after the meeting and are posted on the website.

  5. Treasurers Report: 
      • General Fund: $453.00 (after $500 check to last year’s essay winner)
      • Scholarship Fund: $916.15 (after spending $300 for July 4th booth)

  6. Mike Soter, Bellingham Selectman: Spoke about his successful campaign. Spent about $5200. Mike got 677 out of approx. 1200 votes. Need to find candidates to jump start their own campaign. 1000 mailings, 850 door to door, Milford radio didn't work, but RI radio did WNRI-1380. Came from Worcester. Was Democrat at one point in time. Town committees are key drivers and supporters. Only need good candidates. As soon as one election over need to recruit for next one. Great asset for mailing, developing, signs, etc. 2 ½ has to be a standard issue in any republican campaign. Don Keller show 1-2 weeks before the elction on local cable. 

  7. State Committee Reports: None

  8. Old Business: 
    • 4th of July Booth-Ray F.: Corn dogs (new) and root beer floats, but new feezer, and “power-aid”. 5 days starting on Thursday. Mike Soter offered to loan us his freezer. 
    • Del Arnold-Registrar: New registrar will be Anne Wooding replacing Mary Beth Fraser. Del will be retiring the end of June, 2011. Explained what’s involved.

  9. New Business:  
    • Scholarship Committee- 13 essays have been submitted by Franklin seniors including one who has consistently worked on our fundraisers. 
    • A. Fraser moved to have a 2nd scholarship for $250 in addition to the $500 one we already have. Motion amended by D. Grillo and 2nd by F. Symmes to have 2 - $500. Approved by a show of hands.  Mike Soter will donate $125.

  10. Next Meeting: The next full committee meeting will be at 7:30 pm, Thursday, June 2, 2011 in the training room at the Franklin Municipal Building. 

  11. Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted;
Allan Fraser, Co-Secretary