Wednesday, April 26, 2006

April 26, 2006
Meeting of the Oberlin College Republicans
MINUTES

Present: J. Bruno, D. Riczo, S. Lacki

I. Death Penalty Debate
- Debate will take place tomorrow (Thursday, April 27) at 8:00 p.m. in West Lecture Hall
- JB reported that Concert Sound will be recording the debate, assuming the participants are willing to allow that
- After the event, the recording will be made available as a podcast on the CRs website

II. John Fund Event
- JB reported for BG that the Ronald Reagan Political Lectureship Series will continue next Tuesday (May 2) with Wall Street Journal editorial writer John Fund
- Any CRs who are interested are invited to dinner with Mr. Fund at 5:45 p.m. the day of the lecture at Weia Teia; e-mail BG as soon as possible if interested
- DR and JB will distribute quarter-sheet flyers in dining halls on the day of the event

III. T-Shirts
- JB reported on behalf of BG that there is a college-approved t-shirt company in Lorain; the CRs will use this firm
- JB asked for ideas about shirt design, suggesting maroon-colored shirts with the CRs logo on the front and something on the back
- DR suggested "The Best Party on Campus!" for the back of the t-shirts
- SL called this "entertaining" and it was agreed upon
- BG will place order as soon as possible

IV. Lorain County GOP Pizza Party
- DR and JB will attend tomorrow (Thursday, Apri l 27), leaving Oberlin just before 4:30 p.m.
- CRs have 2-4 extra tickets, so JB will offer those spaces to students on the group's e-mail list

V. Recruitment Ideas
- JB suggested that the CRs must do a lot of recruitment to get freshmen and other underclassmen members next fall
- DR suggested using flyers and posters in unique, eye-catching locations
- JB suggested using e-mail and maintaining a strong presence in and around Wilder during first-year orientation

VI. Elections for Next Fall
- JB suggested that elections for officer positions for next semester should be held sometime soon (probably at the next CRs meeting)
- JB will sound out an e-mail to the group's mailing list
- Four positions will be available: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer