It’s been a tough year for everyone. At this time of year people stress out on not being able to live up to their usual family traditions. It is sobering to know people will be embracing Christmas in a different way as many have had to do without. So embrace your neighbor figuratively, let them know you care, clean off their sidewalk of snow when you know they can’t. Take another neighbor to the store to buy groceries when they don’t have a car or their car won’t start in frigid weather. Take turns digging out the nearest fire hydrant.
It’s nice to know our President is one of us and cares about us and is fighting for us. We HD 66B Republicans pray for the health and safety of our President in this tough uncertain time.
We’ll get through this together. So support each other, pray for each other.
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:
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).