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January & February 2022 - Chairman's Corner


Jan / Feb 2022

We made it!!!!!! Now to start working toward a new election cycle. Our Candidate Recruitment Committee is working hard to line up people to run for offices. Alan Jenkins is lining up people for County Council and School Board. If you or anyone you know is interested let Alan know 803 940 0825.


Our December went quite well. Although we didn’t have meetings, we had a great Christmas Party. There were 55 people there and lots of getting to know each other. The food was special. We owe a great “Thank You” to Janice Likes for her organizing of the event. She always does a good job.

We talked about the Candidate Recruitment and Training Committee and how they are starting to work on vetting people to run. Alan Jenkins from Whitmire is the chairman of this committee. Philip Stanley is co-chair.

Tammy Johns gave an update on the social media where she will have oversight.

There will be no meeting in December. We voted to have a Christmas Party. It will be held at the Fairview Community Center on December 16. 7pm. No cost, simply bring your favorite dish to share.


Our first meeting in January was cancelled due to so many people with covid. Next meeting will be February 14 at the Old School in Prosperity. 10:30


Our January 20 meeting was cancelled due to covid and quarantines. Our February 17th meeting, we will meet at the Depot in Prosperity at 7pm. Our speaker will be Attorney General Alan Wilson.


The Newberry GOP dues will come due in January. They are $35/person and $50/couple. You may pay at the meetings or mail a check to Newberry GOP, PO Box 131, Prosperity, SC 29127


Fellow Republican, No matter how involved you may become in the political process, every citizen should know how to lobby their government. And that means grassroots lobbying! Especially now that the legislative session for the South Carolina General Assembly has started, you should know how to contact your state legislators and how to effectively let them know how you feel. Knowing how to effectively lobby, and actually doing so, is what gives conservatives a voice in the development of public policy. It’s not enough to show up at the ballot box every few years and elect some people to office. You’ve got to keep an eye on them once they get in, even the one’s you may be friends with. Then let them hear from you when necessary. That’s the essence of grassroots lobbying. Effective grassroots lobbying is a team effort. In any team sport, the players are supposed to work according to their individual responsibilities for the overall benefit of the team. The better they work together, the more likely they are to reach their goal – winning. You have to know the rules, the positions, and the key players. At the same time, a winning team needs to be strategic in its overall game plan and consider the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition as well as their own. Whether in grassroots lobbying or actual campaign politics, “the game” is pretty much the same. You don’t have to pay too much attention to the way things are going to know that it’s more important than ever before that conservatives build winning “teams” of players at the local level to offer support to public officials in advancing public policy, or to bring heat when it’s necessary. All the more reason for you to either join local grassroots lobbying team or start one of your own. Instead of complaining, make a point to reach out to some people who think like you do today and get started. What’s stopping you?

Thanks for all you do for our Party, Drew McKissick SCGOP State Chairman

PO Box 131

Prosperity, SC 29127

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