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1  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Republican JP Selection Caucus 8/8 on: July 28, 2018, 10:22:26 AM
The Fairfax Republican Party will hold its Justice of the Peace Selection Caucus on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 7 pm at Peter Fitzgerald's home at 139 Brick Church Rd. in Fairfax.  Anyone interested in being on the November ballot can contact me at petefitz_05454@yahoo.com, or 802-355-6719 to put their name in the running for selection at the caucus if unable to attend. 
2  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Bike and Sewing Machine Collection on: September 07, 2017, 08:58:42 AM
Reminder - BIKE & SEWING MACHINE COLLECTION – This weekend
Just a reminder about the Knights of Columbus bike and sewing machine collection to benefit “Pedals for Progress” this weekend.  Used and unwanted bikes in reasonable condition and sewing machines in working condition will be shipped to poor and needy people in third world countries.  We ask for a $10 donation with each bike/sewing machine to help defray the cost of shipping.  No bike? Monetary donations are always welcome.  All donations are tax deductible.  You can drop off bikes/sewing machines at our collection on Saturday, September 9th from 9 AM to 1 PM at “Paul’s Car Wash” on Main Street, Fairfax or at Ascension Church in Georgia.  If you cannot make the collection or if you have no way to transport bikes, give us a call and we will arrange for a pickup.  Any questions, call Bob Thompson at (802)881-6629.  For more information about “Pedals for Progress” go to www.p4p.org .  Please consider donating that bike or sewing machine that is collecting dust in your garage and help improve the quality of life for a poor family overseas.  Thank you for your donation.
3  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Re: Mary Beerworth for Fairfax State Representative on: October 17, 2016, 07:21:08 PM
Great interview, Mary!  Phil Scott and Randy Brock need all the help they can get to turn the state's economy around, and I know you will be a strong supporter of their agenda. 
4  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Re: Photos from Republican Meet and Greet 9/23/2016 on: September 28, 2016, 07:31:39 PM
 We had a great time at the meet and greet on Friday night.  Thanks for all who attended, it was good to see everyone there!
5  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Re: Voting Mary Beerworth for State Rep. in the GOP Primary next Tuesday on: August 08, 2016, 07:59:12 PM
The polls are open from 7am to 7 pm, I hope you'll support Mary tomorrow! 
6  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Re: Justice of the Peace Nominating Meeting on: July 31, 2016, 01:46:19 PM
Meeting will be at my house on 139 Brick Church Rd. 
7  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Justice of the Peace Nominating Meeting on: July 31, 2016, 12:40:23 PM
The Fairfax Town Republican Committee will meet on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 PM to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace on the November general election ballot.  If you are interested in being a Republican candidate please contact me at petefitz_05454@yahoo.com.  Hope to see you there, or contact me if you are interested and not able to come to the meeting. 

Peter Fitzgerald, Fairfax Republican Chair
8  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Looking for Republican Candidates for Fairfax Representative on: May 15, 2016, 08:52:56 PM
The Fairfax Republican Committee is seeking candidates for the Republican nomination for the Vermont House.  The following article outlines the reasons we'd like to see more Republicans in Montpelier.  Although it was written for Washington County, it applies to all of Vermont.  If you are interested in helping to bring affordable, common sense government to Montpelier, please contact me.  The Franklin County Republican party provides ongoing support to candidates, and weekly candidate meetings are held to help your campaign.  It's a lot of work, as outlined in the article, but will be very rewarding to provide an alternative for change in Vermont. 

State House Candidates Wanted

The following editorial was written by John Fitzhugh, Washington County Republican Committee chairman, a past counsel to governors and former president of Union Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
This is a call for help.

Gov. Shumlin and the Democrats’ super majority in the Legislature are bankrupting our state, making it unaffordable for young and old, and driving many to leave the state.

This simply must change. There is an urgent need to bring financial sense back to the State House. Over the past five years, the state has increased spending twice as fast as our citizens’ incomes have risen. There are plans to spend over a billion dollars on information systems over the next decade.

And, but for the federal government sending our taxes into a financial black hole known as Vermont Health Connect, the state would be bankrupt from this ill-conceived effort.

Without more forward-thinking legislators, Vermont will continue down its current path of using taxes as a means of social engineering and of creating more and more bureaucracy. Now is the time for a few good men and women to step forward and be part of a force for change.

The Washington County Republican Committee is looking to recruit state Senate and House candidates for election this November. Candidates must file petitions and the necessary paperwork by May 26.

Of the 18 legislators currently serving in Washington County, five are Republicans, 11 are Democrats and two are Independents. All five of the Republican legislators — Sen. Bill Doyle, Barre Town Reps. Francis “Topper” McFaun and Robert LaClair, and Berlin/Northfield Reps. Patti Lewis and Anne Donahue — are running for re-election.

Let’s be clear: Becoming a legislator, or even running for election, is a lot of work. Although legislators receive about $12,000 a year and expense reimbursement, the work is pretty much full time from January through mid-May, and probably a day a week for the rest of the year responding to constituent questions and attending district functions.

The best candidates have a love of public service, the flexibility in their lives to accept the schedule a legislative position requires and a strong desire to improve the lives of their fellow Vermonters. Previous public service on a school or select board is certainly helpful, but legislators come from a great variety of backgrounds.

What does it mean to be a Republican? There is no litmus test, but here are some fundamental concepts which have served the Republican Party well since its founding in 1854:

— The power of government should be limited in order to maximize to every citizen the opportunity for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” as Thomas Jefferson so eloquently wrote in the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

— Individuals and their families, not government at any level, are the building blocks of our society.

— To the extent possible, initiative for change and improvement in our lives should come from the private not the public sector, because competition leads to better results, greater efficiency and more participation and ownership by people in their own future.

— Taxes are necessary for the raising of revenue for essential government services, but since they are essentially the taking of another’s property, they should be imposed fairly and with great reluctance.

— Government has a responsibility to spend tax dollars wisely and carefully. If it cannot assure that it will, the money should be returned to the citizens.

For a more complete listing of Republican principles, check out the party’s platform at http://vtgop.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0bf81e70b77be4ed6466f9716&id=dfeb4441e3&e=0e9330871d.

The Republican Party has a glorious history. Some of our greatest presidents, starting with Abraham Lincoln, were members of the Grand Old Party (a nickname sometimes shortened to GOP). Vermont governors Deane Davis, Dick Snelling and, most recently, Jim Douglas were Republicans.
9  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Re: Fairfax Republican Caucus on: April 20, 2016, 07:08:01 AM
Don't forget the caucus tomorrow night at 7, this is the start of selecting delegates to the national convention so take part in history! 

I hope to see you at the caucus...
10  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Fairfax Republican Caucus on: April 14, 2016, 06:24:29 AM
Hi all,

This is the official notice of the Fairfax Republican Caucus to nominate delegates to the state convention.  It will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm at my home at 139 Brick Church Rd.  Brick Church Rd. is in North Fairfax, and we are the 5th house on the right - an old farmhouse with a red barn. 

All delegates will need to be members of the town committee.  If you are not already a member you can join the committee at the Caucus.  The state convention will be held at the Sheraton in South Burlington on Saturday, May 21.  Fairfax can elect 7 delegates and alternates. 

As usual, we will have pies for the caucus.  If you'd like to bring a pie, let me know what kind so Karen doesn't make one too!

See you at the caucus!

Thanks, Pete Fitzgerald, Fairfax Republican Chair
11  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Fairfax Republican Party upcoming events on: March 12, 2016, 08:47:39 PM
1. GOP Calcutta - I have five tickets to sell, what I can't sell I pay for so please help me out!  Email me with your ticket order, they can be picked up at the door.  If more than five couples go we'll ask  for more!  If you're interested, please email me at petefitz_05454@yahoo.com. 

        You are invited to attend the Franklin County Republican Calcutta Dinner!       

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Elks Club in Saint Albans

Social Hour and Cocktails begin at 6pm

Dinner at 7pm with Calcutta immediately following

$3600 Grand Prize!!!

$130 Per Couple (2 dinners and 1 draw in the Calcutta)

We have numbers 66-70, if you have a preference let me know.

2. GOP Caucus for Vermont State GOP Convention - Will be held at my house on 139 Brick Church Rd on Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm.    Karen will make pies.  We will be choosing up to 7 delegates and 7 alternates for the state convention at the Sheraton in Burlington on Saturday May 21st.  If you can't make the caucus but are interested in participating in the convention let me know, it's an all day event starting at 10 am and going until 6:30 pm. 

Hope to see you at the Calcutta and the Caucus!

12  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / BFA Nordic Citrus Sale - Orders Due November 12! on: November 05, 2015, 07:11:58 PM
The BFA Nordic Ski Team is taking orders for their citrus sale in the coming week, for delivery direct from the grower between November 30 and December 16.  Available fruits are:

Navel Oranges- 10lb, 20lb, and 40lb boxes

Grapefruit - 10lb, 20lb, and 40lb boxes

Mixed Orange and Grapefruit - 10lb, 20lb, and 40lb boxes

Pricing for all boxes - 10 lb - $25  20 Lb - $32  40 lb.  $44

New this year!  Mandarin Oranges -  2 - 5 lb bags (10 lb total) for $32! 

to order - Contact Ben at 802-578-5634 between 7 and 9 pm, or email kfitz05454@yahoo.com.  The BFA Nordic Ski Team thanks you for your support! 
13  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Re: Fairfax Republican Caucus on: September 14, 2015, 07:24:18 AM
See you on Thursday evening at 7 pm!
14  Fairfax News / Political Issues/Comments / Fairfax Republican Caucus on: August 17, 2015, 10:29:15 AM
The next organizational caucus for Fairfax Republicans will be held at my home (139 Brick Church Rd.) on Thursday, September 17th at 7 pm.  We will be electing town officers, including a chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer.  If I am re-elected chair, I hope that someone will step forward to be vice chair  who could succeed to the chair in 2017, as this will be my last term as your chair.  Or if someone would like to take over now, I'm open to that too! 

As usual, I will ask Karen to make pies.  My goal is to have attendance exceed the number of pies she bakes! 
15  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Knights of Columbus and St. Luke Church - Bonfire at Fitzgeralds is on! on: June 18, 2015, 07:25:42 AM
I've checked the weather and it looks like Saturday will be a beautiful day, so the bonfire is on!  We are on 139 Brick Church Rd (entrance to Windtop), go past Windtop, we are the 5th house on the right.  Sometimes GPS will bring you to the 3rd house, just look for the farm equipment and big pile of brush on the right a little farther down! 

The ground is a little soggy, so bring some dry footwear, and your favorite chair!  See you then.  Starts at 8:30 pm. 
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