Skip to comments.Texas State Republican Convention Planning Thread
Posted on 06/05/2012 3:50:35 PM PDT by DrewsDad
Calling all Texas FReeper State GOP Convention Delegates.
This thread is intended to provide a means to organize any FReeper get-togethers(lunch/dinner) or other activities fro those attending the state conventions in Ft. Worth June 7th-9th.
We can plan around the various Convention Activities and the Tentative Agenda
Thursday, June 7
10:00 am First General Session
2:30 pm First Senatorial District Caucus Meeting
3:45 pm Breakout Session 1 - choose from many topics -Congressman Ron Paul
4:45 pm Breakout Session 2
8:00 pm Permanent Committee Meetings
Friday, June 8
7:00 am Prayer Rally
8:00 am Second Senatorial District Caucus Meeting
9:00 am State Nominations Committee Meeting
10:00 am Second General Session
12:00 pm Lunch Break - TFRW Luncheon
1:00 pm Parliamentary Procedure Training - All Invited
1:30 pm Speech by "President George Washington"
2:00 pm Third General Session
5:00 pm First Congressional District Caucus Meeting
6:00 pm National Nominations Committee Meeting
6:30 pm RPT Banquet Gala with Special Guests: Fmr. Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Ron Johnson & Senator John Cornyn
Saturday, June 9
8:00 am Registration and Tradeshow Open
8:00 am Second CD Caucus Meeting
10:00 am National Nominations Committee Meeting
12:00 pm Grassroots Club Reception
1:00 pm Final General Session Congressman Paul Ryan - Featured Speaker
See Post #4. It looks like Saturday Lunch is a also a possibility until the General Session starts at 1PM.
Y’all are welcome to stop by for Margaritas and Nachos.
In NY or are you in Ft. Worth?
In a normal year (this one was anything but because of redistricting court fights) all you need do is vote in the republican primary and then show back up after the polls close for your precinct convention, get yourself elected as a delegate to your county or senatorial district convention, attend that and get yourself elected as a delegate to the state convention where, if you want, you can try to get yourself elected as a delegate to the national convention.
Simple as that!
I now reside in the Southwest quadrant of Fort Worth.
About 15 minutes from downtown.
Texas hospitality is extended.
Joe T’s for sure! CASH ONLY! Anyone who is anybody goes to Joe T’s. :-) I can only come on Saturday - too far for me to get there after work in traffic on a weeknight. I would love to see some of my old FRiends!
I know all this information is out there, I just haven't taken/had the time to find it.
” By the way, most of the counties had no Precinct conventions because of the late primary.”
Ah, that explains it. Kind of stunning that knowing the usual process counted for nothing if you missed the small print. I’m blaming no one but myself, just saying.
So how were COUNTY delegates selected? The county convention is usually fairly closed but for delegates already first selected at the precinct level.
Without the precinct electing delegates, who composed the county convention I wonder?
BTW, congratulations to all the delegates, sincerely, especially those who will reject the socialist at the top of our GOPE ticket and all the RINOS who helped put him there, with their big cash, pals & connections, quiet support, and utter rejection of EVERYONE of the conservative candidates who were kept soundly and broke and some openly mocked. :)
Guess it will be a Romney coronation in Texas. Yuk. Wouldn’t spend a dime to enable that outcome.
I am rooting for all cogs to be thrown into the Establishment wheel and that of their candidate to get this stopped. This will get worse in the future if we prop up Romney. The Party is dead to me.
Here you go!! My hubby’s a delegate from Smith Co. Wish
I were going, but have 2 wedding jobs this weekend...
What are the expected “fights” this year at the convention? What do you think of the State chair?
I called the County Chairman months ahead of the primary & county convention. The process was “fluid” because of the election delays over re-districting. We had a series of email and phone exchanges. He knew this one had stirred the fire in my belly because of the tactics that GOPe were using.
I live in a county where there are few Republicans, has always been so since it was settled. (is changing)
I registered Republican out of college and voted for Richard Nixon with my first ballot for president. (voting age then was 21 and colleges did not like students voting & did not make it easy)
So can anyone attend this convention?
May others attend even if they are not delegates or alternates?
Yes, each delegate and alternate has the option to secure a guest pass. Guests may watch all convention activities as well as go to dinners and meetings held by numerous groups, candidates, and officeholders in conjunction with the convention.
All delegates and alternates are elected at county or senatorial district conventions that were held on either April 14 or April 21, 2012. At each local convention, a Nominations Committee recommended a slate of names to bring before the full convention for consideration.
Texas Hospitality for sure!!
Thanks for the kind invitation!
Not sure about those details. I have been registered for weeks. Been a number of years since I was at the TX Convention.
There is a method to have guests, but not sure if that option exists at the registration desk.
With a 1:00 General Session start, we could shoot for 11:00 or 11:15.
I’m here for the Platform Committee for SD 25 (Soon to be the Senate District held by Donna Campbell.)
From what I understand, I’m a captive and have given up all freedom of movement until Friday night. So y’all stop by and try to say hi!
Also, the Texas Alliance for Life will hold a reception on Thursday night at 5 PM -— in the Sundance area on 3rd Floor.
There appears to be 2 locations about equidistance, but I am guessing that the original location(opened in 1935) was likely near the stockyards:
2212 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
This is apparently CASH ONLY, but doesn't look too expensive($7-16).
I will be traveling in Thursday Morning and have limited internet access, so maybe one of you more connected folks can help keep this updated. If anyone has a DFW list, they might ping area FReepers to join us.
It might also be nice if someone could gather some cell phone numbers in case something changes.
it’s not that busy and they are very quick with their service-lotsa tables outside too and its nice!
I like the family dinner, it’s better than the fajitas IMO
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