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Hello Reagan Fans

This is going to be a dynamite meeting . . .

We are honored to have Anita Stapleton speak to us on Common Core and Millennial Member William Overton sharing his perspective on politics as a college student and young employee in today’s economy.

We have changed the venue to CB & Potts (1257 W. 120th Avenue in Westminster) for our June 4th Meeting.

The hoped for “opening night” at Amazing Grace Community Church will have to wait until later. However – the program is going to be extremely interesting with . . . .

We are changing the event – with the tickets being $5.00 for Members and $10.00 for Non-Members (no “Guest Option” for this meeting).  Food is not included in the ticket price.

We’ve given Chef Dan the night off . . . and each of you will be able to express your unique taste preferences by ordering off of the CB Potts Menu (yes, Patty the full menu).

So . . . Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with Dinner Orders taken during the Networking Time . . .

The program is going to be provocative and insightful. Our featured presenter is Ms. Anita Stapleton from Pueblo who has been a leader in “finding out what’s in it” when it comes to Common Core. Continue reading

Despite the last couple of years of tension in the Adams 12 Five Star School District, it appears that both sides of the negotiating table are finding a way to do what’s right by teachers and students.

During negotiating sessions earlier this month, members of the negotiating team representing both the district and the District Twelve Education Association hammered out what appears to be the final details of a contract, and without the snickers, rude comments, and sometimes aggressive behavior playing out in many other districts across the state.

“It’s been very positive,” said Mark Hinson, who has been chief human resources officer for the district for 17 years. “Negotiations are adversarial by design. It is stymied by feelings and reactions. But the dynamic of this team with two board members and the superintendent has been positive.”

The design, in fact, is one that is rare. Few if any districts, especially ones the size of Adams 12 – the state’s sixth largest with just under 39,000 students – incorporate board members or superintendents into their negotiation teams.

However, according to Hinson, this is the second year Adams 12 has moved in this direction. Adding interest-based bargaining — or “interest based strategies” as Adams 12 refers – is paying off, he said.

“It brings a new style and approach to bargaining,” said Hinson. “The process has changed the dynamic.”

Much of the motivation is based on a “beat Jeffco” theme, both in compensation and test scores. Not everything was positive. There was some eye-rolling and snickering between a couple of current and retired teachers when board of education member Norm Jennings suggested certain reform-oriented changes. For the most part, though, everyone agreed that education and how it is managed is changing. Continue reading

Adans County Commissioners Jan Pawlowski and Erik Hansen and state Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik of Thornton were among the Republicans who participated in Commerce City's Memorial Day Parade on Monday. (Handout)

State Rep. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City and Adams County Commissioner Steve O'Dorisio were among the Democrats who participated in Commerce City's Memorial Day Parade on Monday. (Handout)

The sun is shining — a rarity in Colorado these days, which is great for Commerce City’s 51st annual Memorial Day Parade, a must-be-seen gathering place for politicians even in a non-election year.

The parade, billed as one of the longest in the country, starts at 10 a.m. along a 1.5 mile parade route that begins at 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends at 6060 E. Parkway Drive near the King Sooper’s. The parade lasts approximately two hours. Last year, there were 130 parade entries.

After the parade ends, the Reagan Club invites participants to relax with the “cool conservatives” for a BBQ in the grocery store parking lot. It costs $5 per person for two hot dogs or one hamburger, a bag of chips, potato salad, baked beans, a bottle of water and a cookie.

Parade highlights from earlier years: Democrat Congressman Ed Perlmutter cartwheeling his way down the street.

Waves of Republicans marched in 2014 in Commerce City's Memorial Day Parade, which regularly attracts politicos in both parties. In the second row is Secretary of State candidate Wayne Williams with his wife, Holly, to his left, hoisting a small sign. Williams won is race. Williams won his race. (Ryan Massfeller/North Suburban Republican Forum)

H/T to Reagan Club Board member Jack Knight for taking the group photo of the Commerce City Parade marchers

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Memorial Day RCoC

steve house10 week update from the State Party.

I hear from a number of people that they don’t know what were up to at the state party. I realize that it is a little difficult to see what is going on when we don’t post our daily activities on Facebook, or in any other way, and we are not in the middle of an election, but that would be a bad idea given that we compete with other parties in this state. I would continue to encourage you to reach out to me directly if you need questions answered or just general information. The following is a list of activities done over the past 10 weeks:

1. Fund raising. – By far the most pressing issue and the one that takes up most of my time. Not just calls but visits to donors and meetings of donors.
2. Hired a finance director
3. Built a fund raising plan
4. Created a preliminary budget
5. 16 Lincoln Day Dinners/Lunches
6. More than 25 speaking engagements
7. Week with the RNC in Phoenix
8. Legal/contract negotiations on complaints and compliance. Settled all but one.
9. One on one work with the team to get to know them.
10. Review outreach plan

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Colorado Voices of Vision

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What: Commerce City Memorial Day Parade BBQ

Who: Anyone who is involved in marching, or helping out, in the parade

When: Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm after the parade ends (parade is 7:30am– 12:00pm noon)

Why: Fellowship and when the parade is over, relax with the cool conservatives at the Reagan Club BBQ, located in the King Soopers parking lot. Let the traffic clear out and you can cool down. It’s $5 per person for 2 hot dogs or 1 hamburger, a bag of chips, potato salad, baked beans, a bottle of water, and a cookie all prepared by Chef Dan.  You can buy your ticket in advance at: http://www.reaganclubco.com/memorial-day-bbq-tickets/

Where: King Soopers parking lot, Parkway Market Center, 4850 E 62nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022
Check the map below to see it’s the same place we were located last year.

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The Reagan Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at The Amazing Grace Community Church ( 541 E 99th Pl, Thornton, CO, 80229) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:00 p.m.. We feature different programs and speakers as we honor the 40th President. The Reagan Club of Colorado seeks to promote the Constitution, smaller government, lower taxes, personal freedom, helping candidates, and educating the public about one of our greatest presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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