January 2017

1/10   Executive meeting is on Tuesday the 10th at 7:00pm at our downtown Headquarters has been cancelled due to increment weather.

1/24 Tuesday-The Republican Men’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at AJ’s Restaurant in Lenoir.  Superior Court Judge Dan Kuehnert will be our guest speaker.  Come on out and get to know our Superior Court Judge.  What an opportunity to meet an official you vote on.  Bill Stone, (who was appointed by Pat McCrory) with the Board of Elections will talk about the law changes that have been established after this last election.   We will also talk about the election of new officers for the Men’s Club that will be voted on in our February meeting on 2/28.  Come early for a dutch treat dinner.  District Attorney David Learner asked to join the fun and will also attend this meeting.  He has a finalized court case he wants to share with us all.

1/24 Tuesday– Women’s Club meeting will not be at Bud’s Diner and this month meeting has moved to AJ’s Family Restaurant instead.   Come to AJ’s at 6pm for a Dutch treat dinner and meeting starts at 7pm.  The women are suggesting that they will just come on over to the Men’s Club meeting on the other side of the restaurant and listen to our guest speakers too.  They are very welcome and it’s going to be fun to join the two meetings this month.   God Bless, Steve Bogdan President of the Men’s Club

February 2017

2/7 Tuesday–  Executive Meeting at our Headquarters  at 913 West Ave. Downtown Lenoir at 7PM  Please note that this is the first week in February due to Valentines day conflict.

2/28 Tuesday Men’s Club meeting at AJ’s Family Restaurant at 7pm.  Please come early for a Dutch treat dinner.  This meeting will be a membership night and voting night for new officers.  You must be a paid member in order to vote.  The yearly membership fee is only $10. 

2/28 Tuesday Women’s Club meeting at 7pm Location TBD.  

March 2017

3/2  Thursday there will be a social meet and greet at our headquarters, 813 West Ave.  Downtown Lenoir.   Our guests will be Destin Hall, our State Representative for Caldwell County and Deanna Ballard, our State Senator for our County.  The time will be 6pm until 8pm.  This will be an up close meeting with our elected officials and a good time to ask them your questions and concerns.  The owner of Domino’s Pizza has offered to bring  pizza for us to share.  We will provide beverages until we run out.

3/11   Saturday:  County Convention at Lenoir Public Library  Please consider coming to this important meeting.  We will be electing our Officers.    All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend this very special meeting.  Come and get involved.  This is how you get to go to the National and State Conventions.

Registration 9am

Precinct Convention 9:30-10:00
County Convention 1000-12:30
3/13 Monday  11th District EXCOM Meeting, Asheville.
3/14 Tuesday  CCRP EXCOM & Party meeting at Party HQ’s starts at 7pm
3/25  Saturday – We are having our Lincoln/Reagan dinner at 7pm at 1841 Café in downtown Lenoir on Main street.  Our Key note speaker will be our two term Lt. Governor Dan Forest.  This will be an opportunity to meet Dan Forest up close and personal.   We are very fortunate to have him come to Caldwell County and it should be and event in demand so please contact us if you desire to attend this dinner/meeting.  The price will be $40 per person to the first 80 people.  Please contact Steve Bogdan at 828-726-8670 to RSVP and information to send check.  Thank you! UPDATE:  Michele Nix, our NCGOP Vice Chair will be there speaking and to bring in Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.  She is a very dynamic speaker and will do the invocation.   Menu:  Chicken Masala with mixed vegetables, garlic red skin mashed potatoes, roll, beverage coffee service with homemade desserts.  Fully catered with buffet style service.
3/28 Tuesday  will be our monthly Men’s and Women’s Club meeting.  The men meet at AJ’s Steakhouse at 7pm.  Come early for a Dutch treat dinner.
Women’s Club meet at Bud’s diner at 7pm.  Come early for a Dutch treat dinner.  Good speakers usually come to these meetings.

April 2017

4/1 Saturday  We are going to have our Headquarters open from 4pm until at least 7pm and maybe longer.  Today is the first day of the monthly Cruise Inn rally in downtown Lenoir.  Come on by and say hello.  Ask questions and even register to vote or change party affiliation.  Come and get your photo taken with Trump with our life size cutout. 

4/11 Tuesday:  CCRP EXCOM & Party Meeting at Party HQ’s, Lenoir.

4/25 Tuesday:  Women’s Club  meeting.  All Republican women are welcome to attend this meeting.  Just come on down and enjoy.  We meet at Bud’s dinner at 7pm in their private room.  Please come at around 6pm for a Dutch treat dinner.

4/25 Tuesday:  Men’s Club meeting:  Our guest speaker will be Superior Court Judge Dan Kuehnerdt.  All Republican men are encouraged to come to our meetings.  They are very informative.  Many issues will be discussed concerning Republican party business.  Please come early at around 6pm for a Dutch treat dinner with everyone.

4/29 Saturday:  11th District Convention
April 29, 2017
Registration opens at 10:30 a.m.
Registration closes at 11:30 a.m.
Registration reopens at 12:30 p.m.
Registration closes at 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.
Convention begins at 1:30 p.m.
Pisgah High School
1 Black Bear Drive
Canton, North Carolina
Convention Chair
David Sawyer

May 2017

5/6 Saturday:  Booth at Butterfly Festival Open at 9am until closing of event. 

5/6 Saturday:  Our Headquarters will be open during the Cruise Inn.  Opening around 3pm after the Butterfly Festival.  Open until event finishes.  Come on down to register to vote and/or change party’s to Republican.  There will be refreshments and popcorn.  Come on in to ask questions.

5/9 Tuesday:  CCRP EXCOM & Party Meeting, at party HQ’s

5/23 Tuesday:  Women’s Club meeting will be at Bud’s Diner at 7pm.  Please come early for a Dutch treat dinner.   Guest speakers TBD.

5/23 Tuesday:  Men’s Club meeting will be at AJ’s Family Restaurant at 7pm.  Please come early for a Dutch treat dinner.  It’s a good time to talk freely with some of our elected officials.  This months guest speaker is, Caldwell County’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steve Stone.  This meeting, since there will be much interest from everyone, it will be open for women to attend.  Men, bring your wife’s.   Dr. Steve Stone is involved so much more in Caldwell Co. then just the schools.  Please come and have your questions  ready and meet our Superintendent of Caldwell County Schools up close and personal.  This will be a fun meeting. 

June 2017

6/2 Friday – 6/4 Sunday:  GOP State Convention in Wilmington.

6/13 Tuesday:  CCRP EXCOM & Party meeting, Party HQ’s, Lenoir

6/27 Tuesday:  Men’s Club meeting at AJ’s Family Restaurant at 7pm.   Come early for a Dutch treat dinner.  Women’s Club meeting at Bud’s Restaurant at 7pm.  Come early for a Dutch treat dinner.   Please consider coming to these meetings and get to know some of your fellow Republican’s.

July 2017

7/7 Friday:  “PRE-HEAT PARTY & DOWNTOWN EXTRAVAGANZA” Put on by the Chamber of Commerce.  Many activities going on from 6pm until 10pm.  We will hold our HQ’s open during those hours.

7/8 Saturday:  Booth at Blackberry Festival, Lenoir.  Look for our booth in front of our headquarters at 813 West Ave. downtown Lenoir.  From 10am until closing around 6pm.  Come by for popcorn, elephant hand fans.

** Summer Vacation NO Meetings**  NO MEN’S CLUB and Women’s Club meeting in July

August 2017

8/8 Tuesday:  CCRP EXCOM & Party Meeting, Party Hq’s Lenoir

8/19 Saturday:  “Meet Your Elected Officials Picnic” You are cordially invited to come out and meet your elected officials on Saturday, August 19th at the Mulberry Recreation Center 720 Mulberry Street SW, Lenoir. (covered site to the right of the building) from 1pm until 4pm.   Bring a lawn chair!  Last year, over 100 people came and enjoyed good food/fellowship.  The food cost is $10.  Expect to see and talk with many of your local officials and candidates.  Food is 1/4 pound all beef hot dog with chili, and sides.  Baked beans, watermelon, chips, beverages and SNOWCONES.             Please RSVP to purchase food tickets in advance for accurate food count to

Steve Bogdan 828-726-8670 

8/ 22  Men’s Club meeting at AJ’s family buffet restaurant on 321 in Lenoir.  Come early for a Dutch treat dinner.  Bill Stone will be our key note speaker.  He is involved with the Board of elections and will tell us about the new election laws coming our way and many changes are coming due to redistricting.  He is also with the Trustees of our community college and they are working on new developments with the new Happy Valley Medical Center.  This meeting with Bill Stone will be very informative and I encourage y’all to come on out.   

8/22 Women’s Club meeting at Bud’s diner on Wilkesboro Street at 7pm.  Come early for a Dutch treat dinner.                              

September 2017

9/12 EXCOM meeting at our Headquarters 813 West Ave. Downtown Lenoir at 7pm.  All registered republican’s are encouraged to come to this very informative meeting.  You will meet our District Attorney David Learner and Superior Judge Dan Kuehnert and many other elected officials.

9/26 Men’s Club meeting at 7pm at AJ’s Family Restaurant.  Please come early for a Dutch treat dinner and good seating.  This month, representatives from the CPA (Coalition for a Prosperous America) will be our key note speakers.  National TV super stars Dan DiMicco and Jeff Ferry, will be here in Lenoir at this meeting presenting a power point presentation on the International economic potential changes coming from the Trump administration.  Dan DiMicco is on the Trump’s economic advisory team.

9/26 Women’s Club meeting will be a AJ’s steakhouse this month and will share in the Men’s Club meeting.  Come early for a Dutch treat dinner.



October 2017

Smok’n in the Foot Hills Festival.  We will have a booth during these two days.  We hope we get the location right in front of our GOP Headquarters @ 813 West St.  downtown Lenoir.  See y’all there!

October 14th Saturday:  Our 4th Annual GOP Golf Tournament will be at Cedar Rock Golf and Country Club.  Please call Steve Bogdan at 828-726-8670 and leave a message for more information and to sign up.  It will be the typical 4 man Captain’s Choice format and entry fee will be $200 per team of 4.  Individual fee will be $50.  Additional optional skirt/mulligan package for an additional fee of only $5 per person.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and last place.  There will be door raffle prizes which include rounds of golf for 4 with cart.  Anyone who enters can win.  Last place team will win a dozen golf balls so everyone has a chance of winning a prize.  Closest to the center of the fairway prize.  You only have to hit a 100 yard shot to be closest to the line down the middle of hole #6.  Anyone can win that prize and all par threes will have closest to the pin  prize of a dozen golf balls.  A nice buffet lunch will be included in your entry fee.  Invite your friends to come on out and watch and play.  If you are not playing, you can buy your lunch and hang out with everyone and just listen to our PA systems Patriotic music being played.  If you are interested in being a Hole Sponsor for $100, please call Steve Bogdan @ 828-726-8670  We can’t just sit back on our winning streak.  We do need the continued funds to keep our Conservative values,  Constitutional Republic and Free market principles front and center.  This is a Fundraiser for the Caldwell County Republican Party.  Thank you for your continued support and to all who contribute and play in this years Golf Tournament.  Sincerely, from the Caldwell County Republican Party.

November 2017

Men’s Club meeting at AJ’s Restaurant at 7pm

Women’s Club meeting at Bud’s Diner at 7pm

December 2017

No ECOM meeting in Dec.

No Men’s and Women’s Club meeting this month.

Christmas Celebration Dinner TBD