Meeting Minutes: Thursday, January 6, 2011

posted Jan 16, 2011, 8:33 AM by Graydon Smith

Franklin Republican Town Committee

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 6, 2011



1.     Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chair John Jewell who led the committee and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance.

2.     Introductions: The Chair initiated self introductions of members and guests.

3.     Attendance: Fifteen people were in attendance:


4.     Minutes: Minutes from the meeting November 2010 meeting were e-mailed right after the meeting and are posted on the website.


5.     Treasurers Report: No report. Ray Fioravanti was not present.


6.     State Committee Reports: None. Linda is at the State Committee meeting where they are electing the Chair.


7.     Town Council: Glenn Jones gave an update on issues before the council. Members asked him many questions.


8.     July 4th : The chair said we need Volunteers for our booth to set-up, stock, staff over the course of the event and take down.

·       The Touhey’s are co-chairing overall committee and anyone able to volunteer for helping with that committee are certainly welcome.     


9.     Fall 2011 Local Election: The chair asked the members to respond to the question: “What are the qualities we want in candidates for Town Boards and Committees? Some of the responses were:

·       A solid set of republican core values and beliefs; living within our means, provide efficient and cost effective basic services, etc.  

·       An active listener

·       Working knowledge of the processes of local government

·       Willing and able to actively hold accountable those individuals responsible for expending town funds

·       Has “common sense” and uses it to make decisions

·       Actively communicates issues they are dealing with directly to the residents

·       Is always and easily accessible to all residents

·       Actively seeks opinions on issues directly from residents

·       Is currently an active volunteer in town activities; scouts, sports, schools, churches, fraternal organizations, etc. and therefore have name recognition


The chair and secretary will review residents to approach who may be viable candidates or who may know someone who would be a good candidate and those who may be willing to contribute to FRTC activities.


10. Old Business: (Items carried forward, no discussion this meeting)

·       Election Results- Discussion of what went right and what went wrong. Ideas for improvement here and around the state.

·       Letter to all Franklin republicans about stats and energizing them towards Glenn, Susan, Matt, Ed Anguish.

·       Oktoberfest Event

·       Charter Change for Franklin- Glenn Jones no show. Allan to e-mail and post mark-up of charter changes.


11. New Business: 


12. Next Meeting: The next full committee meeting will be at 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 3, 2011 in the training room at the Franklin Municipal Building.


13. Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.


Respectfully submitted;

Allan Fraser, Co-Secretary