RCAC Newsletter
Chairman Raja Letter Regarding Future Initiatives
Dear Committee Members,

As the Chair/Vice-Chair meeting held last week at iHeart Radio Studios, we reviewed your survey feedback and identified the top initiatives for RCAC to focus on based upon your feedback. The initiatives and leads for each initiative are included below:

Priorities Lead(s) Email
Strategic plan D. Raja DR@ceiamerica.com
Fundraising for RCAC D. Raja DR@ceiamerica.com
Training new committee members Dave Majernik dmajernik@verizon.net
Messaging for RCAC Sam DeMarco sdemarcoii@aol.com
Messaging for RCAC Barbara Ann Henitz bahh@zoominternet.net
Messaging for RCAC Jeffrey Hodgkinson hodgkinsonjw@yahoo.com
Best Practice for attracting millennials Anissa Corey anissa@synergypgh.com
Getting candidates for local offices Joe Melaragno jvmelaragno@gmail.com
Shared databases Nate Locklin nate@locklin.org
 Building new committees in the city  Ellen Melrose e.melrose@comcast.net
 Building new committees in the city  Bob Hillen bobhillengop@hotmail.com

Our approach is to have the lead(s) create teams to determine the strategy, plan and best practices that can be used by all RCAC committees for each initiative. The lead(s) shall have the option to create best practices over a 2 month period using a standard SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis and then overlaying this with the current trends and approaches already available from organizations such as Americans for Prosperity etc. The lead(s) are scheduled to present the strategy, plan and best practice(s) at the next Chair / Vice-Chair meeting and then be available to roll the same out across the RCAC committees over the next two months. The lead(s) will then present the results of the roll out across the RCAC committee at the Chair / Vice-Chair meeting following the 2 month rollout duration. We will then look for new leads to embark on the next set of initiatives over the next 4 month duration.

If you are interested in joining any of the above teams to create the strategy, plan and best practices for any of the initiatives, please directly contact the lead(s) listed above. On behalf of RCAC, I encourage each of you to join a team that interests you and thank you in advance for your participation.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact me at 412-600-8078 or dr@ceiamerica.com.

Thanking you,

D. Raja
RCAC Chair
RCAC Leadership Election June 25
In person voting for RCAC Leadership positions will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 100 Fleet Street, Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

Committee Member must deliver in person or send by U.S. Mail, the sealed outer envelope containing the Official Absentee Ballot envelope to the RCAC by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016.
Committee Member Training Workshop July 16
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9 am
RCAC Office, 100 Fleet Street, Room 205

The workshop will provide useful information and helpful hints on the topics of Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots, Nominating Petitions, Election Day Activities, Door-to-Door Visits, Literature Distribution, Political Phone Calls, Poll-Watching, and Party Structures. The presenters will be experienced grassroots veterans.

Registration at 8:30.  Will be done by noon.

To signup for the program, please call GOP headquarters at 412-458-0068 or send an email with your contact information to  director@rcac.net .  Advance notice would be greatly appreciated.

The Workshop is useful to new volunteers and committee members and those wishing to improve their skills in preparation for the 2016 Presidential campaign.

A free continental breakfast with bagels, fruits, coffee, and juice will be provided.
Lenny McAllister Needs Your Help
Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of Lenny McAllister's campaign for U.S. Representative of the 14th District.  He currently is on the short list as speaker at the RNC convention.  With your help, we can make it happen!
Lenny requests the following:
Please sent 2-3 emails a week to the email contacts below informing them that  "...we want to see Lenny McAllister as a speaker at the Republican Convention in Cleveland"  
Katie Walsh
Young Republican's Happy Hour June 21
Taco Tuesday anyone? Come join the Young Republicans of Allegheny County at Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurante & Cantina located at 5505 Walnut Street in Shadyside for their first monthly YRAC Happy Hour!

Bring your friends and meet them on the top floor around 6:30 p.m.
Please contact Anissa Coury at anissa@synergypgh.com with any questions or concerns. 
Lenny McAllister Meet & Greet June 21

Lenny McAllister Fundraiser June 23

Mt. Lebanon Republican Committee Golf Outing and Picnic June 25

Inform RCAC of Upcoming Events
Between now and the fall General Election, there will be many community events such as parades, community days, and festivals happening thorough out Allegheny County.   RCAC would like to partner with the local committees, and candidate campaigns in ensuring a presence at these events.  We believe this is an excellent opportunity to recruit volunteers and committee members, distribute candidate information, and register individuals to vote. If you are aware of any upcoming events, please email the details to John Schnaedter at Director@rcac.net.
Republican Committee of Allegheny County Internship
Location: Green Tree, PA
Position: Part Time / Unpaid. Compensation is available for travel.  
The Republican Committee of Allegheny County is currently looking for motivated, politically interested individuals for internships. Initially, the position will require 15-20 hours a week. Certain weeks will require more time than others, depending on the political schedule. This is a great opportunity to build valuable campaign experience and establish long lasting relationships in the world of Pennsylvania politics. 

 Duties will include:
  • Coordinating events
  • Voter Contact / community outreach
  • Attending local events
  • Assisting office and campaigns
  • Research
  • Social media
  • General office tasks

Please email your resume to:

John Schnaedter

Executive Director


Words of Wisdom

"..... access to care is inferior in countries with nationalized health care systems.......These systems directly cause long waits for serious medical care, including diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other diseases; force use of antiquated technology; restrict by government committee the most private of individual choice of treatments like new drugs and medical technology; result in inadequacies in screening for life-threatening disease; and generate underperformance in outcomes."  --Dr. Scott Atlas from "In Excellent Health"

Trivia Question

What are "Ghost Teachers" in Pennsylvania?
A. Dead teachers who haunt Pennsylvania classrooms.
B. Teachers without a sun tan.
C. Teachers who are on sick leave
D. Public school teachers who leave the classroom to work full time for the teachers union and continue to earn a public salary, benefits, pension and seniority.

RCAC Needs Your Support
RCAC is the voice of the Republican Party in Allegheny County providing guidance and support to candidates and volunteers. RCAC maintains an office space and staff year-round. Our goals include increasing the registration of Republican voters and assist in electing Republicans to office. To donate please click on the "Donate" button on the top menu bar at our web site at www.rcac.net or make out a check to "RCAC" and send to Republican Committee of Allegheny County, 100 Fleet Street Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.  We would encourage all Republicans to please consider assisting us with financial support.  
Where Do Your Dollars Go?
  • Cost and maintenance of the RCAC Headquarters office
  • Technology: Phones, Computers, Website, Facebook outreach
  • Education & Services to Voters and Candidates
  • Training for Candidates and volunteers
  • Providing Caucuses, Assemblies, and Meetings as mandated by State Law, and our RCAC By-laws
Trivia Answer
 Answer:  D.  Ghost teachers are those who work full time for the teachers union and still earn a public salary, benefits, pension, and seniority.  Sixteen teachers in the Philadelphia school district collectively earned $1.5 million paid by the taxpayers to work for the union during the past school year.