Thursday, May 11, 2006

May 10, 2006
Meeting of the Oberlin College Republicans

Present: J. Bruno, B. Garrett, T. Hall, D. Hill, S. Lacki, D. Riczo

I. T-Shirts
- BG reported that there was a problem in the ordering process, but that everything seems to be on track now, and the CRs will continue with our order this semester
- JB suggested that if the CRs have funds remaining, it would make sense for order more t-shirts than we need at the moment, so we have them available next year

II. Possible Speakers for Next Year
- JB suggested the following speakers:
- Ben Stein ($25,000)
- Joe Scarborough ($18,000)
- Peter Schweizer ($3,000 - $5,000)
- Patrick Clawson (OC '73), Iran policy expert
- Jan Ting (OC '70), Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware
- TH suggested John Stossel

III. Other Program Ideas for Next Year
- JB recapped ideas previously discussed: voter registration (perhaps in Republican-dominated towns/precincts), recruitment events
- BG suggested holding visible events linked to important events related to conservatism (e.g. celebrate birthday of President Reagan)
- BG suggested advertising the group's website
- TH suggested holding events related to environmentalism because of strong student interest; suggested speaker Patrick Michaels (UVa Climatologist), possibly to debate Oberlin Prof. David Orr

IV. Elections
- JB ran for President for Fall 2006, DR ran for Secretary for Fall 2006
- Both elected unanimously

V. Party
- JB suggested holding an end-of-year party for active CRs and to thank our VP and graduating member BG for all his hard work throughout the year
- Tentatively scheduled for May 20

Thursday, May 04, 2006

May 3, 2006
Meeting of the Oberlin College Republicans

Present: J. Bruno, B. Garrett

I. End-of-Year Party
- JB suggested that the CRs get together around the end of the year to celebrate our successful semester and say thanks to graduating members

II. T-Shirts
- BG reported that he had contacted the firm that the CRs are using, but said that he had not yet heard back about our order.

III. Speakers for Next Year
- BG suggested that it would be great if the CRs could set its speaker series schedule before the beginning of the year, so the group could advertise the entire series at the beginning of the year, not unlike how the college's Convocation Series is advertised.
- JB and BG brainstormed ideas for speakers. Possible names were: Ben Stein, Joe Scarborough, Steve Largent, Mark Steyn, Daniel Pipes, Peter Schweizer, and others.