Central Committee:
Wayne Parke, Chairman
Mary Jo Kaiser, Political Director
Dottie Thomas, Vice Chairman
Lon Walters, Secretary
Farley Smith, Treasurer
Kevin Harrison, Editor
News and Upcoming Events for July 9, 2019


 Print Event Flyer HERE.
Get RSVP Form
Vanderburgh County Republican Party Reagan Day
Date :  Thursday August 1, 2019
Time:   Registration / Cash Bar  5:30 PM
             Dinner 6:15 pm
Where: Evansville County Club
3810 Stringtown Rd, Evansville
To RSVP contact Mary Jo Kaiser at :
812-425-8207 or Email beamerjo59@gmail.com


Volunteers are needed to staff the VCRP Tent during this year’s 4-H Fair. The 4-H Fair will be held July 22 – July 27, and volunteers are needed 4:00PM – 8:00PM daily. Duties will include distributing candidate information, passing out balloons to children, and promoting voter registration. The VCRP Tent is located near the 4-H Industrial Building .

To volunteer contact: Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 or beamerjo59@gmail.com


 County Commission Meeting-   Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019


   Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

County Commissioners

 County Council Meeting-   Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019


   Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
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County Council

  VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: GOP Headquarters
815 John Street, Evansville
 Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen

 VCRP Monthly Breakfast- Date: Saturday July 20, 2019
Where: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B
100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713
Time: 7:30 am – Doors Open; Program begins at 8:00 am and adjourns at 9:00 am.
Guest Speaker: State Senator Jim Tomes
 Contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 for more information.

 City Council Meeting-   Date: Monday, July 22, 2019


   Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
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City Council

EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting-
  Date: July 22, 2019
             Time: 5:30 PM
 Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building
                  951 Walnut St., Evansville

 Save the Date:


Event: Fun Shoot Fundraiser
Date : Saturday September 14, 2019
5010 E 1150 S, Haubstadt, IN 47639
Registration 10:45 <> Shoot starts at 11:00
Proceeds to benefit City Council At-Large candidates Ron Beane, David Christmas, and Vanderburgh County Republican Party.
Watch for more information.


Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch Golf Outing – August 26, 2019
Event: Friends of Suzanne Crouch
    Golf Outing
Date : Monday August 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 am Registration & Lunch Buffet
   12:00 pm Shotgun start
Location:   Oak Meadow Country Club
  11505 Browning Road, Evansville
Appetizers & cash bar after golf
  • $1500 Silver Sponsor
  • $1000 Lunch Sponsor
  • $1000 Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • $500 Double Hole Sponsor
  • $300 Single Hole Sponsor
  • $1000 Golf Foursome
  • $250 Single Golfer
 See Registration Form for more information
*Paid for by Friends of Suzanne Crouch

Local State House Members Receive Summer Study Committee Assignments:
Hostettler to serve on summer study committee on public policy –

State Rep. Matt Hostettler (Dist 64) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy, which examines some of the state’s top issues and recommends potential legislation. “During the interim, study committees will have the opportunity to investigate issues impacting Hoosiers that lawmakers can address during the 2020 legislative session,” Hostettler said. “The Interim Study Committee on Public Policy will be analyzing the commercial ticketing market, including the practice of ticket scalping, ticket resales, speculative ticketing and ticket-selling platforms.”
Learn more Here
McNamara to serve on key summer study committees

State Rep. Wendy McNamara (Dist 76) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Summer Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code, which reviews current trends with respect to criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration and treatment.McNamara will also serve on the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute, which is the state planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety and victim services.
Learn more Here
Sullivan to serve as vice chair of summer study committee on roads and transportation

State Rep. Holli Sullivan (Dist 78) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation, which examines issues impacting Indiana’s transportation infrastructure and recommends potential legislation.She was also appointed to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures 2020 Legislative Summit Host Committee, which will prepare and plan for the national legislative summit taking place in Indiana in 2020.
Learn more Here
 View the full list of  2019 interim committee assignments for members of the Indiana House of Representatives HERE.

View bills from the 2019 legislative session that Governor Eric Holcomb has signed into law.  click here


 Happy 243, America !

President Donald Trump celebrated America’s 243rd birthday last Thursday, July 4, 2019 before a massive crowd at the Lincoln Memorial. President Trump praised the U.S. Armed forces during an address expressing patriotism and pride in American exceptionalism during the Salute to Americacelebration.
With a single sheet of parchment and 56 signatures, America began the greatest political journey in human history.“  –   President Donald J. Trump, July 4, 2019
Read the text of the President’s remarks  HERE.
Senator Jim Tomes Independence Day Message:
Last week Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes issued the following Independence Day remarks as part of his weekly Senate Update Email. In case you missed it, are not on the Senator’s Email list, or would simply like to read it again, here’s a reprint:
Happy Independence Day!

Another birthday and how wonderful it is. This month 243 years ago, some very brave and remarkably intelligent men took a stand and set in motion the birth of a nation like no other nation on the globe. The 13 colonies, with an estimated population of 2.5 million people, decided for themselves to cut ties with Great Britain to run their own lives free of tyranny.

Though America is gaining some years, it’s still young in comparison to other nations. God has bestowed many blessings on this nation over the centuries, and as citizens we have much to be thankful for. We also have many responsibilities and duties to care for this country. There was a price paid by those patriotic people many years ago to secure the liberty, freedom and way of life that is enjoyed today. We have an obligation to remember that payment, and on this July 4th let’s keep that in mind.

Not only did our Founding Fathers take a stand for independence, they also built an incredibly strong foundation in the earliest days of the United States. We have the strongest and most well thought out Constitution in the world, and I believe Thomas Jefferson pointed out how much work it took to establish it.

In a letter to Justice William Johnson on June 12, 1823 from his home in Monticello, Virginia, Jefferson stated, “On every question of construction [of the Constitution] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

Be safe, and have a great Independence Day celebrating all the freedoms this great country offers.

Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area at these links:

Visit the Vanderburgh GOP 

page for daily updates.

  Mark Your calendar                CLICK on event for more information
July 9 (3:00 pm) County Commission Meeting
July 10 (3:30 pm) County Council Meeting
July 18 (6:00 pm) Crossroads with Christmas
July 20 (7:30 am) VCRP Monthly Breakfast
July 22 (5:30 pm)
July 22 (5:30 pm)
July 22 – July 27 VCRP 4-H Tent
August 1 VCRP Reagan Day 2019
August 12 (10:30 am)
August 26 (11:00 am)
September 14 Fun Shoot Fundraiser
September 27 Mayor Winnecke Golf Outing

  Make sure you add vandygop@gmail.com to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox!

         If you have any questions, contact Mary Jo Kaiser, VCRP Political Director, at

or (812) 425-8207.
                                                       Visit www.vanderburghgop.com