From Derek J. Howell, Chairman, Republican Central Committee of Harford County:
Starting the Year Off RIGHT
Since I was given the honor to serve as chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Harford County in late November 2012, I have been actively meeting with Republican elected officials from the county. I am grateful that during the month of December, with the busy Christmas season, so many Republican officials took time out of their schedules to meet with me. I also had the pleasure of attending County Executive Craig’s “Red Sweater” holiday party as well as successful events for Senator J.B. Jennings, Delegate Donna Stifler and Central Committee vice-chairman, Teresa Reilley.
Last weekend, vice-chairman, Teresa Reilley, and I had a very successful “roundtable” meeting with the presidents and vice-presidents from the Harford County Republican Club, Rt. 40 Republican Club, Harford County Republican Women and the North Harford Republican Club. This “roundtable” meeting allowed us to unite the Republican Central Committee and Republican clubs across the county and come together to discuss how we can build a stronger Republican Party in Harford County. I am very grateful to the leadership of these clubs for taking time out of their weekend to meet and put forth new ideas for a stronger Republican Party.
This year will no doubt be a busy year as we are gearing up for next year’s 2014 gubernatorial election. I have proposed an event to recognize and thank Century Club Members for their support of the Republican Party. Central Committee member Kim Wagner graciously stepped forward to help plan this upcoming event. More information will be put forth in the near future about this and other upcoming events. Needless to say there is more to be seen in 2013.
Finally, I set a new vision for the Republican Central Committee of Harford County, which is “R. U. F.I.T. to be a Republican.” “R. U. F.I.T.” stands for: Recruiting; Uniting; Fundraising; Informing; and Training. We need to “RECRUIT” new Republican voters and Republican candidates for office; “UNITE” the Republican Party across Harford County; “FUNDRAISE” to ensure financial assistance is available for Republican candidates who run for office; “INFORM” Republicans and residents of Harford County about the important work elected Republican officials are doing in the County and in Annapolis; and offer various “TRAINING” sessions for Republicans, Republican candidates and citizens of Harford County.
Let me personally invite you to attend our next Republican Central Committee meeting on February 20, 2013, which will be held at 220 S. Main Street (second floor conference room), Bel Air, Maryland. We begin at 6:30 PM. If you would like to join the Republican Party and/or help the Republican Party become even stronger in Harford County, please contact me at: HarfordRepublican@gmail.com.
Derek J. Howell
Republican Central Committee of Harford County