Monthly Archive for October, 2011

12/06/2011 Local Voices

Always on the first Tuesday of the month, this is our monthly social event! Plan to attend, enjoy a tasty dinner, and get updates from local leaders.

These candidates have our support on Nov 8…

Don’t Forget to Vote…TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th!

The following candidates have our support:

So. Washington County (District 833) School Board
RON KATH
JOE RYAN
LESLEE BOYD

St. Paul Park Mayor
KEITH FRANKE

Please vote!! They need your support!

“Local Voices” meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 1st, in Afton

By: Karin Housley

Join us for our weekly “Local Voices” meeting this Tuesday, November 1st at 7 PM. (Social Hour begins at 6:00)

Afton House Inn
3921 St. Croix Trail S
Afton, MN 55001

Please join us as Washington County Attorney, and all around good guy, Pete Orput will be joining us at the Afton House Inn to talk about Identity Theft. He’ll share stories of the crimes he has encountered when it comes to the different types of identity theft. Ever wonder what can happen really happen on Facebook? Ever wonder what a restaurant clerk does with your credit card in the back room? Ever wonder if you really have to give out your social security number to the utility company? Pete will talk about all of these situations and how you can protect yourself from a huge hassle and a very scary situation.

Hopefully we will have some legislators at the meeting, and perhaps some candidates running for South Wash County School District 833 school board. (Vote November 8th!)

Social hour always starts at 6 PM, with the opportunity to order from their menu.

We’ve really enjoyed hosting our Local Voices Events at The Afton House Inn so we will continue to have them there. They are the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM, so mark your calendars:

Dec 6, 2011 – Judges Forum – Should our judges be elected or appointed, that is the question. It will be similar to this event held in Shakopee. Please come! Mark you calendar!

Dec 6, 2011
Jan 3, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Mar 6, 2012
And so on….

As always, we are lucky that our representatives continue to visit with us. Bring any questions that you have for them as they do enjoy hearing your concerns.

Hope you can make it!

The mission of Local Voices is to discuss issues affecting residents in the area, from Cottage Grove to Hastings, to Afton and the surrounding cities.

02/07/2012 MN Caucus

Mark you calendar! Minnesota Republicans will caucus on February 7, 2012. Plans are being made now…more details to be posted later…

Conservative Conversation –> Local Voices at the Afton House Inn

By Karin Housley

Join us Tuesday, October 4th at 7 PM (Social Hour begins at 6:00)

After extensive research (read: coffee talk) from our focus group (read: coffee drinkers) we’ve changed the name of our monthly gatherings to Local Voices. The consensus was that it might be easier to invite friends and neighbors to our event if we kept it nonpartisan, so there we have it – Local Voices.

The mission of Local Voices is to discuss issues affecting residents in the area, from Cottage Grove to Hastings, to Afton and the surrounding cities. We’re still going to keep our events light, fun and informative.

Social hour always starts at 6 PM, with the opportunity to order from their menu.

This Tuesday evening we’ll have State Demographer Tom Gillaspy talking about his task of having to predict Minnesota’s future for over three decades and the 2010 Census and how that could affect our Senate re-districting. He will also discuss the urgent concerns affecting Minnesotans – unemployment, baby boomers, and the task facing policy makers of how to pay for past promises that are currently resulting in “chronic deficits and cuts in services.”

Also joining us will be Minnesota’s Republican National Committee Man Jeff Johnson speaking about the 10 lessons he’s learned about politics and policy from his time in the House and on the County Board and how he’s taking what he’s learned to Washington DC to help Minnesotans.

As always, we are lucky that our representatives continue to visit with us, Rep. Denny McNamara, Rep. John Kriesel, Rep. Andrea Kieffer and Sen. John Howe wearing a freshly pressed suit. Bring any questions that you have for them as they do enjoy hearing your concerns.

We’ve really enjoyed hosting them at The Afton House Inn so we will continue to have them there. They are the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM, so mark your calendars:

Oct 4, 2011
Nov 1, 2011
Dec 6, 2011
Jan 3, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Mar 6, 2012
And so on….

Afton House Inn
3921 St. Croix Trail S
Afton, MN 55001

Have a great weekend! Hope to see you at the Afton House Inn this Tuesday!