Local Republican Party to elect new officers next week
Special to the News
The Coosa County Republican Party will not be having its regular public meetings during November and December. This will be a period to take a break from the election and to consider some reorganization of the party.
Instead of the November public meeting, the regular Fourth Quarter Executive Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the E-911 building in Rockford. All associate members and anyone interested in becoming an Associate member are invited to attend.
This meeting will be to review the party’s executive member positions and to elect the new officers for the next four years as instructed in the bylaws. Officers are chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and treasurer, and they are elected from the Committee membership.
This membership is made up of two seats from each County Commission district, 10 at-large seats and ex-officio (elected officials). Districts 2 and 4 will have open seats, with possible others announced at the meeting.
All Executive Committee members are elected from the associate membership who make up approximately 125 citizens from Coosa County, and the party wants to be sure all members have an opportunity to volunteer themselves to help make the policies and decisions of the party.
The Executive Committee meets quarterly, but there are also other committees organized who meet as their tasks dictate.
The Policy Committee is required to meet monthly to review the minutes from the Executive Committee and to follow up on any business that was voted on. The Events Committee is responsible for special activities that are planned and organizing refreshments for the monthly meetings. Other committees are appointed as needed. The local party is looking for fresh ideas and new energy.
After the election of the county chairman, there will also be an election for the five seats Coosa County has on the State Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican Party. One seat is reserved for the chairman, the Place 1 seat qualified during the election cycle and will be held by Judge of Probate Richard Dean, and the three remaining bonus seats are up for nominations and election. Only the chairman’s seat is required to be a member of the County Executive Committee.
SEC members are required to join the Capitol Club of the Alabama Republican Party at a cost of $280 per year and attend two meetings of the SEC each year. For this volunteer of time, SEC members receive discounted tickets for statewide events where they can meet state and national elected officials, celebrities and receive information directly from the Alabama Republican Party. Training options are also available for people wanting to become more involved and knowledgeable about the party and Republican policies.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Coosa County Republicans or have any questions, please contact the party at firstname.lastname@example.org.