Seneca County Republican Party
John McCain in Tiffin October 30 2008
John McCain in Tiffin, October 30, 2008
committee meeting Thursday
The Seneca County Republican Central Committee will meet Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 pm at the Board of Elections office, 71 S. Washington St., Tiffin. The meeting is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Parking is available in the adjacent county lot or the city lot across the street.

If you would like to join the committee, we have vacancies in precincts Fostoria 1B, Fostoria 3A, Fostoria 4B, Tiffin 2B, Green Springs, Clinton B, Eden South, Hopewell C, Liberty A, Loudon North, Seneca B, Thompson Township, and Attica Village. Reply to this email to send an application or request more information.

We need a Chairwoman and Treasurer for the committee. Jim Cline has agreed to serve as treasurer if there are no other applicants. Any current committee member is eligible.

We have a location for headquarters, but will need a coordinator and many volunteers to keep it open. Anyone can help – not just committee members. Thanks to Phil Engle for offering space at 93 N. Washington St., Tiffin, next to Fort Ball Pizza. This is the same location we used from 2006-2012.

Here is the agenda for Thursday's meeting:

Seneca County Republican Central and Executive Committees
Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 pm
Board of Elections office, 71 S. Washington St., Tiffin
David W. Koehl, Chairman


Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call

Approval of the minutes of the last meeting

Acting Treasurer's Report

Election of new Treasurer

Election of Chairwoman

Hog Roast – Candidates Night


Yard signs

New Business


Monthly Luncheon – Second Wednesday of every month, Fort Ball Pizza back room, 91 N. Washington St., Tiffin, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – come and go as your schedule permits, everyone welcome - next dates September 12, October 10, November 14
voting equipment demo
The Board of Elections will meet Thursday, September 6 at 5:00 pm for a demonstration of voting equipment. Members of the public and poll workers will be able to view it and probably try it. Your comments and questions are appreciated.

Try to get the salesman to answer the question “How much does it cost?” I have been asking since 2015, and still don't have an amount. Other companies are also being considered. The current equipment will be used in November, and the new system is expected to be used in May, 2019.
Heritage Festival Parade Sept. 15
Join us for the Heritage Festival Parade, Saturday, September 15. Republican candidates and officeholders will march or drive together. Assembly starts at 9:30 am, with the parade starting at 10:30 am. If you plan to drive, contact Judd Nearhood at 419-345-2023 or email ASAP. Anyone wanting to walk with us can just show up. Judd will have our starting location after September 8. He is campaign manager for Bill Reineke.
John McCain in the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War
final words from John McCain
A true American hero passed away this week. If you did not get a chance to read it, here is John McCain's final statement in full:

My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for 60 years, and especially my fellow Arizonians, thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead. I've tried to serve our country honorably. I've made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them. I've often observed that I am the luckiest person on Earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I've loved my life, all of it.

I've had experiences, adventures, friendships enough for ten satisfying lives and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets but I would not trade a day of my life in good or bad times for the best day of anybody else's. I owe the satisfaction to the love of my family. One man has never had a more loving wife or children he was prouder of than I am of mine. And I owe it to America to be connected with America's causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people brings happiness more sublime that life's fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves.

Fellow Americans, that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world's greatest republic. A nation of ideals, not blood and soil. We are blessed and a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. We are 325 million opinionated, vociferous individuals. We argue and compete and sometimes even vilify each other in our raucous public debates.

But, we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country, we'll get through these challenging times. We will come through them stronger than before. We always do. Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening. I feel it powerfully still. Do not despair of our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history, we make history. Farewell fellow Americans. God bless you and God bless America.
God bless John McCain.

David W. Koehl
Chairman, Seneca County Republican Party
Member, Seneca County Board of Elections