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President Donald & First Lady Melania Trump Christmas Card Response

HD 66B Republicans:

One of the first actions I asked for after being elected the Chair of HD 66B Republicans in November 2017 was to have a Christmas Party in December 2017.  Our bpou comes out for Precinct Caucuses and to our BPOU Convention then it seems we don’t do anything other than help candidates out when they run.  So having a non-political event such as a Christmas Party was big.  You can see the photos of this event on our website photos.

Sara Rasque-Michener graciously opened her house up to other HD 66B Republicans on December 9, 2017.  She had quite a spread of holiday treats both healthy and traditional fare.  We got to meet her husband, St Paul Police Officer “Durango” Dan Michener, who plays well on his acoustic guitar when he was jamming with Mike Heilman who brought along his guitar to the party.

Governor Candidate Jeff Johnson & his wife Sondi attended and contributed to our Toys for Tots box and the 2nd Harvest Heartland box.

Kelly Gunderson, the Grassroots Director of Americans for Prosperity-MN made a stop to share in Christmas Cheer.

One of the things all delegates, alternates, officers, and guests were able to do was to sign Christmas Cards going to Vice President Mike and Second Lady Karen Pence, and also one to President Donald & First Lady Melania Trump.

After the Christmas Party was over I sent the Christmas Cards about 2 weeks prior to Christmas.


Then I went to my mailbox on February 7, 2018.  I was sorting through my mail and I saw a unique envelope with a simple return address on it.  The postmark was February 5, 2018 (I’ve never seen snail mail move that fast).  It looked like the kind of envelopes I had received years ago when I was a soldier in the US Army when I used to occasionally write to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush who were my Commander-in-Chiefs in the late 1980’s.  It said simply, “The White House, Washington DC 20500.”

So I carefully opened it up and this is what it said:

A Response from President Donald & First Lady Melania Trump for the Christmas Card HD 66B Republicans sent.

Thanks you for thinking of us during this very special time of year. Your thoughtfulness adds to the joy of the season.  We send our best wishes to you and your family for good health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year.

God bless you,

Donald Trump    Melania Trump


At our BPOU Convention on Saturday, March 10, 2018 I brought out an Easter Card for attendees to sign.  I also sent that card to the First Family for Easter shortly after.

I’m planning on sending a Birthday Card for June 14, 2018 for President Trump (also the anniversary of the US Flag adoption and the birthday of the US Army).

— Tom Polachek

HD 66B Republicans Chair

 

Coffeehouse Poetry Slam at the Hub Featuring Melissa Lozada-Oliva April 13, 2018 7-9pm

 April is National Poetry Month.  There are several opportunities in the area during the month of April to try your hand at being a Bard.  This is one of them another, is the 9th Annual Wordsmiths Toastmasters Poetry Contest on April 23rd at Hamline University’s Giddens Learning Center room 106-W.  We’ll post more about that one in another post.  ~~ admin


Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Blythe Baird Email: bbaird02@hamline.edu
Location: The Hub (basement of HU’s Bush Student Center)
Sponsor: Programming Board (HUPB)

Description: Coffeehouse Poetry Slam description

HUPB presents… The April Coffeehouse POETRY SLAM featuring MELISSA LOZADA-OLIVA!

This event is free and open to the public! This event is also the LAST Coffeehouse Poetry Slam of the year!! Don’t miss it!

Where: The Hub (basement of HU’s Bush Student Center, 1537 Hewitt AveHamline Campus Map & Virtual Tour (the Google Map doesn’t list where this is and the address is missing as well it’s to the west of the Leonidas Hamline Statue on the north side of the street across from Giddens Learning Center)

When: Friday, April 13th, 2018

Sign-up to slam: starts at 6:30 pm
The show: starts at 7 pm

Anyone is welcome to sign up. No experience required!
1st place receives $100, 2nd place receives $50!

Coffee and treats (good ones- like cake pops and chocolate covered strawberries) will be served!

Rules of the slam:

• There will be 8-10 slots for people to sign up at 6:30 pm. If we get more sign-ups than that, we will draw randomly from those who signed up to fill the slots.
• There will be 3 rounds in which each poet will read a poem that they wrote, either from memory or off of some sort of technology(phone or paper). Eliminations will occur each round. Typically we go from 8 to 4 to top 2.
• Randomly chosen audience members will rate each poem on a scale of 0.0 to 10.0.
• Each poem has a time limit of 3 minutes and 10 seconds, and half a point will be deducted for every 10 seconds over the limit.
• Props & musical accompaniments are not allowed and will incur a penalty if used. (Props include using clothing for emphasis, or any other thing on stage that is not a body part or your voice.)

Questions? Email HUPB@hamline.edu or bbaird02@hamline.edu

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a spoken word poet & educator living in New York by way of Boston. She is the author of chapbooks Plastic Pajaros & Rude Girl is Lonely Girl!(pizza pi press) & peluda (Button Poetry), which explores the intersecting narratives of body image, hair removal & Latina identity. Her works have been featured on Buzzfeed, REMEZCLA, Glamour Magazine, Huffington Post, Upworthy, The Guardian, and her mom’s Facebook statuses. She is currently an MFA candidate at New York University.

Check out one of Melissa’s poems here:


We are posting this article as Hamline University is within the boundaries of House District 66B.  We are not connected to, or associated with Hamline University.  The featured poet is not exactly Conservative and may appeal more to the students at this Liberal Arts University but she has free speech rights like everyone else.  This is a courtesy, we copied this from the Hamline University Website: Hamline News — admin

Coffee with a Cop

Meet the Central District officers, ask questions, and learn more about the officers that work in your community. This is an opportunity for positive dialogue and community engagement.

  • When: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
  • Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: Dar’s Double Scoop, 1048 Rice St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117
Coffee with a Cop at Dar's Double Scoop
Coffee with a Cop at Dar’s Double Scoop

Can’t make March, 21st, 2018, a second opportunity  the morning of March 29th, 2018 at White Castle on White Bear Ave. Enjoy a cup of coffee with some East District police officers.  Use this as an opportunity to ask them questions and have a dialogue to get to know your officers in East District better.

  • When: Thursday, March 29th, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: White Castle, 1601 White Bear Ave N., Saint Paul, MN 55109
Coffee with a Cop at White Castle
Coffee with a Cop at White Castle

Coffee with a Cop is coordinated by the SPPD Engagement Unit:

  • SPPD Community Engagement Unit
  • 367 Grove Street; Saint Paul, MN 55101
  • 651-266-5485
  • Email
SPPD Districts
Saint Paul Police Districts

www.stpaul.gov/departments/police

367 Grove St.
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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651-291-1111

Police Emergency
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How is the SPPD Doing?
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MN HD66B Convention is March 10th

Attention Delegates, Alternates and Republican Residents of Minnesota House District 66B:

The HD 66B Republicans Convention will be on Saturday March 10th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Rice Street Library. The MN House District 66B Convention shall be composed of the delegates and alternates elected at the February 6th, 2018 HD66B Caucus.

  • Location: Rice Street Library
  • Address: 1011 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117
  • Registration: 2:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Convention Starts: 2:30pm to 5:00pm
We are asking for an at-will donation of $5 to cover convention supply expenses (e.g paper/printing costs of agenda, constitution, etc.). Cash, Check, Credit/Debit cards excepted. If you would like to make a PCR Donation, we’ll have forms available.

We are also requesting attendees bring an item to donate to 2nd Harvest Heartland.  Please go to this link for suggested items to donate.

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Food Collection Bin for Second Harvest
Our convention agenda may consist of:
  • 2018 State and Local Candidate Speeches
  • Nominating and voting on CD4 Convention delegates (CD4 Convention Date: April 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm)
  • Nominating and voting on MNGOP State Convention delegates (MNGOP State Convention Date: June 1st and 2nd, 2018)
  • Discussion and vote of any platform resolution(s) brought forward from February 6th Caucus
  • Discussion and vote of a HD66B Constitutional Amendment to have the Office of Treasurer be a voting member
  • Other business/motions delegates would like brought forward

Please Note: A person doesn’t have to be an HD66B delegate or alternate to attend the convention or be nominated and voted on to be a delegate or alternate for the CD4 and/or MNGOP State Conventions.  However, only HD66B Delegates (or alternates seated in place of a delegate) can vote on candidate nominations, any motions or amendments, and other required business during the meeting.

To attend on March 10th you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. A resident within MN HD66B
  2. Eligible to vote and will be at least 18 years of age on November 6th, 2018
  3. In agreement with the principles of the Republican party of Minnesota
  4. Have voted or affiliated with the party in the last general election or intend to do so in the next general election.

To be nominated and voted on to be a delegate at the CD4 and/or MNGOP State Convention, you must:

    1. Meet the above requirements
    2. Be in attendance at the MN HD66B Convention on March 10th, 2018

Go to the link below for the current MNGOP Party Platform

2016 Standing Minnesota Republican Party Platform

Map of HD66B

MN House District 66B 

(on the map of HD 66B the number of W6P3 was changed to W6P7)

66B Map

Precincts of House District 66B (Ward Precinct)

W1P16     W4P12     W4P13     W5P2     W5P3     W5P4     W5P5

W5P8      W5P9     W6P1     W6P7


Stay Informed – Links to Other Republican Websites

MN Congressional District 4 Republicans
MN GOP

Stay Informed – Meet the Current Republican Candidates Running for State or Federal Office

Governor (Candidates are listed in alphabetical order)

Attorney General

State Auditor

Senate – Class 1 (running against incumbent Amy Klobuchar)

Senate – Class 2 (filling Al Franken’s seat)

Congressional District 4

  • Currently there are no Republicans challenging Congresswoman Betty McCollum

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