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2021 MN CD4 Convention Friday March 19th

Minnesota Congressional District 4 is having a it’s Convention on FRIDAY evening March 19th. It is hopefully the last Zoom Convention Republicans have to socially distance themselves.  Networking with people from all around the Congressional District and from outside it to include non-partisan groups has been missed. It’s not really the same as in previous years, though we’ve learned some new skills because of the shared experience of the last year.


What: MN Fourth Congressional District Convention

When: FRIDAY March 19, 2021; Login at 6:00 PM, Gavel at 7:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Cost: $20 Registration for Bpou CD4 Delegates, Alternates, and Guests. 

  • Register by March 17 11:59 pm and here is how you register
  • Go to www.cd4-mngop.com/convention
  • Pay 2 ways: 1. Online at the above link, 2. By Post Mail by mailing a check payable to CD4 Republicans, 2355 Fairview Ave N #279, Roseville MN 55113 (if you are registering by mail call 763-843-9007 to receive a paper copy of the Convention Call)

Convention Business:  

  • Election of CD4 Republican Executive Officers (Chair, Deputy Chair, 6 Vice Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary)
  • Election of CD4 Republican State Executive Committee Representative
  • CD4 Constitutional Amendments
  • RPM Executive Officer Candidate Speeches, Other dignitary speeches
  • Other Business and Announcements

Candidates for Office Deadline is Monday March 15th

If you would like to run for an Executive Committee position please contact Nominations Committee (Christine Jacobson gopchrus47@comcast.net)


The CD4 Convention should be exciting as at least two of our Delegates, and newly elected Vice Chairs Mikki Murray and Sara Rasque-Michener are running for Executive Positions at the Convention. Mikki Murray is running for re-election as CD4 Chair. Sara Rasque-Michener is running to be the CD4 State Executive. Both in their efforts in the last 2 years have increased participation in St Paul despite last year being a pandemic year. We wish them good luck.

If you are not a HD 66B Republican Delegates or Alternate feel free to register as a guest, which is $20. We have separate Delegate & Alternate slates to CD4 & State Conventions to increase participation. We’re one of the few BPOUs in the State that does this.


Disclaimer: HD 66B Republicans do not receive any portion of the $20 or PCR money given to the CD4 Republicans. If you want to give  your PCR please consider giving it to HD 66B Republicans, keep it local.

2021 HD 66B Republicans Convention Feb 20, 2021 10 am to 12 pm

2021 HD 66B Republican Convention Call 

What: HD 66B Republican Convention

When:  February 20, 2021

Registration:  Send email to mnhd66brepublicans@gmail.com with “Register for 2021 HD 66B GOP Convention” in the subject line before 11:30 pm February 19, 2021. You’ll be put on a list to receive a link to log in or call into the convention.

Start: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Where: Zoom

Agenda Items:

Executive Officer Elections (Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chair of Fundraising & Finance, Vice Chair of Outreach, and Vice Chair of Technology & Data)

State Central Delegate and Alternates (1 Delegate and 3 Alternates)

HD 66B Republican Constitutional Amendment about bringing back the Full Committee Tabled (to make compliant with CD4 & State Party Constitutions)

Guest Speaker: Ramsey County Elections Manager David Triplett

CD4 Republican Executive Candidates Speeches (2-3 minutes each)

MNGOP Executive Candidates Speeches (2-3 minutes each) 

At Will Donations

-2021 PCRs accepted make payable to HD 66B Republicans

Other Donations $20 or less do not have to be annotated, above $20 will need name contact info, occupation, and the amount.

-Contact HD 66B Republicans Treasurer, Paul Vlahutin for details how to donate email mnhd66brepublicans@gmail.com

-It is not required to give a donation in order to participate in the HD 66B Republicans


Prior to the Convention Delegates and Alternates will be sent a Copy of the HD 66B Republican Constitution, Convention Rules, and a Convention Agenda.


To be elected in HD 66B Republicans, you must believe in most of the Republican Platform, and live within the boundaries of MN House District 66B. You do not need to be a delegate or alternate, but only delegates and alternates can vote. 

 

 

66Books Book Club: Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action,” March 6th, 6pm

Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action,” will be our book club, 66Books, second book to be discussed on March 6, 2021

What:  66Books Book Club Discussion of Simon Sinek’s Book, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action.”

When: Saturday March 6, 2021, 6:00 pm

Where:  On Zoom

Cost:  FREE (though we take at will donations $20 and under)


Why do you do the activities you do?  Why do you think the way you do?

Once you know your Why Statement you can start to connect to people to inspire them to action.


So why do people keep doing the same activities over and over again expecting different results? The answer is they don’t know their why.

Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle (Why How What) shows that if you communicate your why you grab your audience’s attention as you touch their emotions and the how and what will be heard fully.  Whereas if you lead with What and How your audience might not stick around for your why.  He uses Apple as an example on how they sell their computers and other devices.  They sell their why and after seeing their How they do it they entice you to What they are selling.

Why is powerful and it can break down barriers you’ve set up in your organization.  There is a follow up book called, “Find Your Why,” aimed at helping groups and organizations find out their Why, there are group activities in discovering the group’s Why.

Here is a resource to help you read the book:

Youtube Audiobook:

Sign Up For 66Books Book Club

Since we don’t currently have a list to send out to notify Book Club Members of the upcoming book, you’ll need to send an email to mnhd66brepublicans@gmail.com with the subject line of “66Books Sign Up List.” When we get a couple of days out from March 6th, an email will be sent out to those who sign up to confirm, and a link will be sent. Your email will be only used for the Book Club unless you opt-in to our other activities.

USCCA Concealed Carry Training IN St Paul (HD 66B) on Saturdays

We Republicans of House District 66B like to promote events in which anyone can participate within our boundaries of House District 66B.

What:  USCCA Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Training Class. You can get your CCW Certificate after completion of the class to get your CCW from the Sheriff’s Office.  The course is 5 hours of classroom training and 2 hours at the range.

Where: 973 Payne Ave, St Paul MN 55130 (on the edge of HD 66B and HD 67A)

When: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays

Who:  Daniel Ward II is a USCCA/NRA Instructor.  His class is open to 10 students on each date on a first come first served basis.

Cost:  $125.00 (to cancel one needs to request it 48 hours prior to the class)


It’s rare that any sort of Firearm Training takes place IN ST PAUL! most trainings take place in the Suburbs or within an hour’s drive from the Twin Cities.

You can go to the following USCCA Training link to register for the class: MN Concealed Carry Course.


What to Expect as a Student

You can pre-register for the class weeks in advance.  Look at what one needs to bring to the class, bring something to drink and munch on as a snack.

There is some prep work prior to arriving. You should download the free e-book called, “Concealed Carry Home Defense,” by Michael Martin, a Minnesota resident.  You can follow along in the book during class in order to fill out a worksheet which is provided.  It is easy to read with many color photos of the information you are studying.

You will cover the topics in the e-book during the 5 hour interactive instruction with a scheduled break. Here are the topics covered:

  • Developing a Personal & Home Protection Plan
  • Self Defense Firearm Basics
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • The Legal Use of Force (Reasonable & Deadly Force)
  • Violent Encounters & Their Aftermath
  • Universal Gun Safety Rules
  • MN Gun Laws (Duty to Retreat)

At any time Instructor Daniel Ward II will answer questions you have on the subjects.  He is patient with all students and respects them in where they are at in their knowledge of firearms.  It is okay if you’ve never picked up a firearm or are fearful of them he’ll help you become comfortable.

At The Range

After the 5 hours of classroom instruction, students leave to the range. Once students reconvene at the range, students are issued hearing protection and eye protection before they enter the range for the first time.

Basic requirements of CCW training is to show proficient knowledge and to be able to fire a weapon.  In order to help students understand the difference in calibers and the feel of their recoils, Daniel Ward II will have students fire 3 different types of calibers: .22LR, .38, and 9 mm.

Here are skills to learn at the range:

  • Clearing the handgun
  • Loading ammunition into a magazine
  • Universal Gun Safety Rules
  • Identify your Target and know what’s behind it
  • The Difference between Target & Front Sight Focus
  • Trigger Control
  • Becoming Comfortable with the Recoil
  • Range Safety

Instructor Daniel Ward II spends time with each student individually helping him or her to shoot properly.  No one is rushed through the training.


Universal Gun Safety Rules

Responsible Gun Owners follow safety rules in handling their firearm. Here they are:

  1. Treat all guns as though they are always loaded.
  2. Never point your weapon at anything  or anyone you don’t want to destroy or kill respectively.
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you decide to shoot.
  4. Always be sure of your target and what is behind it.

It is advisable to get Gun Owner’s Insurance in case you are in a Self Defense Incident.  USCCA says on their site this insurance is part of the membership, as well as more training to become a better shooter and a safer one. (We were not paid to say this, it is up to you to decide where you buy your insurance).


HD 66B Republicans does not get any money for promoting this course by USCCA.  Our Neighborhood Party Unit as a group is not associated or affiliated with USCCA nor with Daniel Ward II.

CCW is a topic people in St Paul and Minneapolis are interested in being the increase in violent crime and the City Governments looking to cut budgets to the Police Departments.  Self Defense is a non-partisan issue. ~~ Admin

I took this course on November 21, 2020, as a personal decision on my part.  I am a US Army Veteran who had not trained with handguns before. I wanted to get back into target shooting.  I wanted to write articles about CCW from the point of view of a first time gun owner.

— Tom Polachek, HD 66B Republicans Chair