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 16, 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
Mail RSVP To: Vanderburgh Country Republican Party
                815 John Street, Suite 110
                Evansville, IN, 47713
Make Checks Payable to: Vanderburgh County Republican Party


VCRP Monthly Breakfast will be this Saturday, July 20, 2019.

What: VCRP Breakfast
Date: Saturday July 20, 2019
Where: C.K. Newsome Center , Room 118A-B

100 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713

7:30 – Doors Open (Complimentary Continental Breakfast)
8:00 – Program
> Guest Speaker: State Senator Jim Tomes
> Chairman Parke provides update on political happenings

9:00- Adjourn

 Let us know if you plan on attending.
 Contact Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207 for more information.

Christmas Fundraiser this Thursday, July 18, 2019
Event: Crossroads with Christmas
 Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: Doors open 6:00pm / Dinner 6:30pm
8335 Eagle Lake Dr., Evansville
Guest Speaker: State Senator Jim Tomes
  $50 per person <> $75 per couple
 Italian Cuisine, Drinks, Desert & Cash Bar
  Sponsorships:  * Gold $500
*Silver $250
*Bronze $150
*Paid for by Committee to Elect David Christmas

 Holcomb announces re-election bid :
 Gov. Eric Holcomb kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday (July 13, 2019) with a rally at Knightstown’s Hoosier Gym.
      Learn more  :  Gov. Holcomb announces reelection campaign
 Combined Cash-on-Hand of $7.23 Million Also Sets New Record:
Coffee with the Governor- Evansville: Thursday, July 18 2019

After an incredible event at the historic Hoosier Gym in Knightsville that saw Hoosiers from all 92 counties in attendance and kicked-off this campaign for another four more years of growing Indiana, Gov. Holcomb is hitting the road – and he wants to see you!

Join Governor Holcomb for Coffee in Vanderburgh County
    When: Thursday, July 18th from 7:45am to 8:45am CT
    Where: The Pie Pan (905 N. Park Dr. Evansville, Indiana 47710)
     Please RSVP by July 17th at 5pm

VCRP 4-H Fair Tent:
Monday July 22 – Saturday July 27, 2019
 Show your support for Republican candidates next week while attending the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair and visit the VCRP Tent. The VCRP Tent is located near the 4-H Industrial Building (building #9). The 4-H Fair will run July 22 – July 27, and the VCRP Tent will be open 4:00PM – 9:00PM daily. We will be distributing candidate information, passing out balloons to children, and promoting voter registration.
If you would like to help at the VCRP 4-H Tent contact :
Mary Jo Kaiser at 812-425-8207, email

 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
 For more information visit

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

 County Commission Meeting-   Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019


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

County Commissioners

  VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: GOP Headquarters
815 John Street, Evansville
 Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen

 County Council Meeting-   Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019


   Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

County Council

 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.


 Summer committee will look at infrastructure, traffic flow:
(from 071219 News Update)

The summer and fall months are excellent opportunities for Indiana lawmakers to study and examine important issues facing Hoosiers and our community.

I was recently selected to 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. I 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.

Hearings and meetings typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, and can be viewed online at Members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify. To learn more about what I will be examining in the coming months, click here.

State Sen. Jim Tomes to serve on study committees:
(from 070919 Press release)
State Sen. Jim Tomes will serve on the following study committees and commission during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2020 legislative session:
· Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
· Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code
· Indiana Veterans’ Affairs Commission.
“Study committees provide lawmakers the opportunity to take a closer look at issues that are important to Hoosiers,” Tomes said. “I look forward to hearing testimony from stakeholders and experts in many different areas, including farmland preservation in Indiana as well as a multi-year review of current trends in criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration and treatment.”

When Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees that meet to review the state’s top issues, as identified by the General Assembly during the prior legislative session. Study committee topics are assigned by the bipartisan Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members – eight from the Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.

To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit To view a list of topics that will be examined, click here

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


 Veterans Seminar & Resource Fair – Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Hosted by 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm EST
   Location: Vincennes University -  Green Activities Center
120 W Harrison St., Vincennes,  IN. 47591
Review Event Agenda HERE

Braun announces bipartisan “Build America, Buy America” Act :(from 070919 Press Release)

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mike Braun (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (D-OH) today announced they will be introducing legislation this week to apply Buy America rules to all taxpayer-funded infrastructure and public works projects. Currently, Buy America rules have not been fully implemented with respect to all federal programs that provide grants for the construction of infrastructure. This means American-made iron, steel and manufactured products are required for some infrastructure projects, but not all. When Chinese- or Russian- made steel and other products are used instead of American products, it steals jobs from U.S. workers.

The Senators’ bipartisan bill, the Build America, Buy America Act, would implement Buy America rules across the board – ensuring that American taxpayer dollars are used to buy American-made iron, steel and manufactured products for any federally funded infrastructure projects.

“In Indiana, Made-in-America is more than a slogan: More Hoosiers are employed in manufacturing than in any other industry,” said Braun. “U.S. infrastructure projects ought to support workers and create jobs in South Bend and Gary, not in Shenzhen and Guangzhou.”

 Americans walked on the moon 50 years ago this Saturday –
Fifty years ago today, July 16, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong,  Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins embarked on the Apollo 11 space mission to place a man on the moon.  Four days later , July 20, 1969,  Armstrong relayed to mission control:
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed” . 
 Across the country and around the world people stopped to watch in awe as Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot onto another planetary body on July 20, 1969.  Upon placing his feet on the lunar surface, Armstrong radioed back to Earth, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
 Putting a man on the moon should rank as the greatest feat in human history. No other nation has repeated what America accomplished 50 years ago.  The only foot prints you will find on the moon were made by Americans.


Learn more  about Apollo 11:


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 18 (7:45 am) Coffee with the Governor
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
July 23 (3:00 pm) County Commission Meeting
July 31 (3:30 pm) County Council Meeting
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

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

or (812) 425-8207.
for more info. Thank you.