October 2021 Newsletter
BCR Monthly Morning Meeting - October 13
Boulder County Republican
Monthly Morning Meeting
~established 2006-
~2nd Wednesday~
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
7:00 AM

619 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO 80501
Johnny DiGirolamo

“It’s Not About the Badge”

Meet John DiGirolamo, author of “It’s Not About the Badge”, a new book about
the human side of policing, featuring Colorado officers. The book features
compelling personal and professional stories of small-town police.
The author will discuss the book and the current state of policing
DiGirolamo has been featured in radio interviews with Mike Rosen, Scott
Vorhees and Mike Hogan. He has also appeared on Colorado Public Television.
John DiGirolamo has a newspaper column in the Sangre De Cristo
Sentinel and previously published a collection of short stories, #12 Suicide. 
DiGirolamo is a retired CPA and worked in various management positions at
both small and large technology companies, and lives in Chaffee County, CO.
Books will be available for sale and will be signed by the author.

Please RSVP to:
Bradley Beck - Meeting Chairman
bradleycraigbeck@gmail.com or call 303-775-7473
Liberty Road Show - Oct 9
Chili & Beer Fest

Superior - Saturday, Oct 9
2:00 - 5:00
Join the BCR Liberty Road Show
Volunteer to help or stop by for a visit

Live music
2:00 Titonic
3:30 Phat Daddy

The Liberty Road Show is a booth with literature and information about the Republican party. It is an opportunity to visit with people and talk about freedom and liberty. Candidates are welcome to join us.
To volunteer for the Liberty Road Show contact :
Take Action
2021 Colorado Ballot Issues VOTER GUIDE
Poll Watchers are Needed !

Poll Watcher Training at BCR
October 6th
BCR office - 619 Ken Pratt Blvd.

You want to DO something! This job is the most flexible job there is where you can make a difference. Please consider taking this training and then putting it to use when you can during the upcoming election!

BCR needs volunteers to act as Poll Watchers in the upcoming election. Every year we learn more about the structure and processes involved with elections. It is critically important that we continue to be present and let the County know that we are watching.  
Please consider joining us. The next training is Wednesday October 6 at 6:30 pm. I hope you will join us!!! If you have questions, please contact Theresa at theresa@watsondb.com 
Redistricting Commission Website for maps and hearing schedule:
Supporting Local Candidates

It's GAME TIME! October 1st means our local candidates are going into turbo speed and we need everyone to pitch in with support. Please look at the candidate spread sheet and adopt a candidate. We need volunteers to canvass, write letters, donate and host Meet and Greets.
If your registration is current, you'll automatically receive a ballot in the mail beginning October 8. Send your ballot back by mail, drop it off at your Clerk & Recorder office, or return it to a 24-hour ballot drop-off box located throughout your city.
Finally, to ensure your ballot is counted you can track your ballot by signing up for "Ballot Trace."

GOTV - Get out the VOTE!
We need EVERYONE to vote in our local elections. I'm asking everyone to do your part to encourage your friends and coworkers to VOTE. Now more than ever people need hope and faith in the election process. Positivity is necessary to ensure people don't stay home and sit this election out. Here are some fun ways for you to help increase voter turn out this election:
Help Your Coworkers & Classmates Vote:
-Head to the polls after work and meet up for a post-voting mingle.
-Are you a morning person? Arrange a pre-work “coffee & vote”.
-Organize a lunchtime carpool to the polls.
Help Your Friends & Family Vote:
-Make a weekend plan to vote and brunch with friends.
-Plan to vote and dine. Order dessert to celebrate.
-Meet up to vote, then go to your favorite sports bar/movie theater.
Help Your Community Vote:
-Get your kickball team, running group or martial arts class to vote.
-Gather your youth group, book club, or fellow gamers and go vote!
-Organize a dorm/homeroom competition to get the most voters!

Candidates, if you haven't already designated a location for your campaign watch party, now is the time to start planning. Many candidates host their watch parties at a local, conservative owned restaurant or a hotel. You can also reach out to your county chairman to see if your headquarters is available.
You can make the party even bigger by coordinating with other local candidates and splitting the cost for food. Team work makes the dream work!

Candidate Go Bag
Welcome new candidates! Click here to get a copy of the Candidate Go Bag. It contains helpful information to run a great campaign!

Candidate Office Hours
If you're running for office you're invited to join me this Sunday, Oct. 3rd for optional Office Hours via Zoom. Grab your baseball cap & coffee and let's chat!
Time: Oct 3, 2021
8:00 AM Mountain Time
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 690 601 2669
Passcode: 818069

Let me know if you have any questions!
BCR Office
In Action and Here to Serve You!
Hours of Business:
Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm
unless otherwise noted

BCR Headquarters
619 Ken Pratt Blvd.
Longmont, CO 80501

Phone: 303-443-6606

In ACTION and here to SERVE! 

“In a sector where we usually have more work to do than we have staff to do it,
volunteers boost our collective power.”
  • Consider putting a few hours per week to help Save Our Republic by using your hospitality, communication, creative, reliability and sales/marketing skills at the BCR office. 
  • This opportunity offers ways to:
  • Use your skills and talents to help others get involved and informed
  • Meet other like-minded people in the community
  • Celebrate wins as we make a difference
  • It's easy to sign-up: Contact Sandra Holloway, Office Manager at 303-241-9709 or sandraholloway2010@gmail.com to begin training and discuss your availability.

  • Monthly Community Outreach: Topics change each month. October Topic: No More Mandates!  

  • Rand Paul says 'no more,' urges Americans to 'resist' lockdowns and mask mandates

  • "We don't have to accept the mandates, lockdowns, and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and feckless bureaucrats. We can simply say no, not again.".

  • Coffee/Snacks for Your Thoughts: What does AMERICA Mean to You? 

  • Patriots Sunday Movie Matinee will be on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2-4:30 p.m. October's Feature film will be "Fallen Angel: Call Sign Extortion 17".  On a moonless night in Afghanistan, on August 6, 2011, at approximately 2:22 AM local time, Gold Squadron of SEAL Team Six boarded a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, and lifted off for their mission. Flying just above the treetops, the helicopter rapidly entered the Tangi valley, headed for a small village. The team readied themselves as the pilot gave the signal to prepare the troops to exit the bird, “One minute… one minute.  But Extortion 17 and the personnel aboard would never reach their destination. Thirty Americans and one American military working dog were shot out of the sky – no survivors. This was the greatest single-incident loss of life in the history of the Navy SEALs, U. S. Special Operations, and in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.  Immediately following the military’s investigative report of the shootdown, questions were raised. Why did it take 17 minutes to fly a 10-minute mission? Why was the black box missing from the crash site? Why was the Fire Control Officer of the AC-130 Gunship flying above denied permission to engage the enemy preparing to mount an attack against the helicopter? Ten years later, these same questions are still being asked, but now as military personnel come forward, so do long awaited answers.  (https://fallenangel.film/  

  • Due to limited space at the office, please RSVP by calling the office at 303-443-6606, BC pinging "Sandra Holloway" or emailing sandraholloway2010@gmail.com by Friday, October 15, 2021.  A $5 donation is requested to help cover expenses. 
The purpose of the library is to provide a good resource for the Boulder County community and is hopeful that the library will bring a change and/or clarity some areas of thinking about our nation. If you have patriotic books in your possession you no longer need, we're requesting you to donate them to the library.
Trump Train Colorado

Trump Train Colorado is a movement dedicated
to putting America First and Making America Great Again
BCR Exec Committee Monthly Meeting - October 28, 2021
Boulder County GOP HQ
619 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont
Southwest corner of the intersection of Hwy 119 & Hwy 287
Executive Committee In-Person and Zoom meeting
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 28 - 4th Thursday

For changes to office hours check:
www.bocogop.org and call before you go: 303-443-6606
BCR Office open: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Longmont Republican Women

October 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Collision Brewing Company
& Restaurant
1436 Skyway Drive
SPEAKER: Deborah Flora

As Miss Colorado and 2nd Runner Up to Miss America, Deborah has seen every corner of our great state and after spending time in Hollywood as an Actress and Producer, she is passionate about making sure Colorado never becomes California. She’ll provide a fresh perspective on what’s going on from the School Board to the State House to our Nation’s Capital: how it impacts what we care about most, our families and our freedoms, and what we can do about it!

Deborah Flora is passionate about protecting our freedoms and empowering others to do the same. She is the Founder and President of Parents United America, launched to galvanize parents to stand for their right to be the primary authority in their children’s lives. As Director of Public Policy for Salem Denver, she works to keep listeners informed about what is happening in our Colorado and America and what every citizen can do to make a difference. An Advisory Board Member of the Leadership Program of the Rockies and a Member of the American Enterprise Leadership Network, Deborah is a national speaker who has performed around the world as 2nd Runner Up to Miss America. Her greatest motivation are the two wonderful children she and her husband, an 82nd Airborne Veteran, are blessed to be raising.

Deborah Flora is an award-winning producer, actress and national public speaker. As co-founder of Lamplight Entertainment, she has produced numerous projects, including the acclaimed documentary, Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good featuring Academy Award-Nominee and Winners Gary Sinise, Jon Voight and Robert Duvall.
Boulder Republican Women

LOCATION:  American Legion Boulder Post #10, 4760 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301 
TIME:  11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  
COST:  $25.00/person (Members & Guests) – Includes catered box lunch  
RSVP:  Online at: www.boulderrepublicanwomen.org  
OR Gloria Robinson, Hospitality Chairman, gdesellem@aol.com, 919-696-1247 
PLEASE RSVP by FRIDAY, October 15, by 5:00pm for planning 
Activists Extraordinaire
Be Informed About Upcoming Elections! We will hear from two of our own this month about their activism and engagement on various local issues.
Katie Lehr

Katie is a registered Republican but was a small L libertarian during the Ron Paul Revolution. She has since reverted to her factory settings as a dyed in the wool conservative. Katie has sworn off Progressives and is only taking applications for the game of life from fellow conservatives. 

A graduate of College of William and Mary with a degree in Economics Katie worked in banking in DC and then moved to Colorado to earn an MBA. After completing her MBA she worked briefly in manufacturing and soon thereafter started the high end audio company Ayre Acoustics.

After meeting her husband, Jamey Valentine, they started Jamey Valentine Construction, a local residential construction company. She is married with 3 children and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Katie was an early supporter of the great disrupter Donald J. Trump and continues to hope and pray for many disruptions in the future. 
Tara Menza

Tara is a local community activist who wants to ensure her children's freedoms are protected for tomorrow.

She advocates in her local school district for parental choice and fights against the Marxist permeation of critical race theory in the district's curriculum. Tara is passionate about being a productive community member. She is president of the Longmont Republican Women, a Team Lead for the League of Women Voters Boulder County Gun Safety Team, and a member of Leadership St. Vrain which focuses on providing parents and community members the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the school district.

Tara is a mom of six children and is married to a former Naval combat aviator and test pilot who now flies for Delta Airlines. In any spare time she has, she enjoys good food and wine, mountain biking, skiing, and flying with her husband in their personal airplane (which many of you saw recently at the Boulder GOP summer BBQ).  
November 2 is Election Day!

That’s right, there are several local elections and ballot issues calling for your attention. Ballots will be mailed out October 8th. In Boulder County, “local” elections are non-partisan, meaning that candidates are not identified with a particular party. It’s very important for all of us to get informed about who the conservative and moderate candidates are and then to support them. Elections have consequences! Let’s all do our part to be informed citizens   
The BRW October 19 meeting will focus on issues and candidates. This is a great opportunity to learn and gather information. It takes a lot of courage to be a candidate in Boulder County. Let’s come together and support them and do what we can to help them get elected.  
Please note our new meeting location is the Boulder American Legion at 4760 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301. We hope to see you there on the 19th!!! 
Check the BoulderRepublicanWomen.com website for information
BOCO GOP 2nd Amendment Alliance
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”

Grandpa's Pawn & Gun Booth

2AA will partner with the Pop-Up Event Action Team to have a booth at Grandpa’s Pawn and Gun in Longmont (usually) on the First Saturday of every month. We will work in shifts. To volunteer contact: bob@bocogop.org
Join us....
Second Amendment Activists!

Let’s Stand Up and Take Action!

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