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February Friend-Raiser Member Appreciation Event

Published Monday, March 18, 2019
February “Friend-Raiser” an evening of music and mingling at Dave & Jeanne Rice’s Home Speaking for the Board Members, President Dave Rice, "truly APPRECIATED your involvement and we look forward to having similar social events in the near future." It was a casual evening with live music, meeting new friends and mingling with more»

Governor Chris Christie Preaches to the Choir

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019

Former Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was the keynote speaker at the annual Collier County Lincoln Reagan Celebration at the Naples Hilton.

The event was sponsored by the Collier County Republican Executive Committee in conjunction with all Collier County Republican Clubs, including the Caxambas Republican Club of Marco Island.

Christie also signed copies of his newly released book, “Let Me Finish,” which is currently Number 5 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

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Speaker John Boehner Packs the House

Published Friday, February 1, 2019

The Caxambas Republican Club’s first event for 2019 was a “sold-out” affair at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Over 150 members and their guests came to listen to the former 23rd Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner.

Marco resident Ed Adams, an Ohio native and longtime friend of John Boehner, introduced John as “A genuine American who always stayed in touch with his constituencies.”

Since Boehner left office three years ago, he has stayed busy with speaking engagements, has joined several advisory boards, and is writing a book. His book will include the lessons learned along the way, generously sprinkled with “Boehnerisms,” collected by his staff over the years, such as, “It does not cost anything to be nice” and “A leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk.”

John Boehner joined the board of a cannabis advocacy group, something he never dreamed he would do in a million years. During his travels, he has met many folks taking medical cannabis for PTSD and chronic pain with favorable results. He would like to see further research done on cannabis to discover its full potential as a medical drug.

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Guest Speaker John Boehner, 23rd Speaker of the House of Representatives, Packs the House!

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Subject: In case you missed it... John Boehner, 23rd Speaker of the House of Representatives, packed the house for CRC on January 28th at the Marco Island Yacht Club. For those who missed the event, here are some highlights of the successful evening.

Honoring Our Women Veterans

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
On the 100th Anniversary of World War I, Marco Island issued a Proclamation “honoring our Women Veterans on the 100th anniversary of World War I and on behalf of a grateful community we thank them for their selfless service and sacrifice.
 
Whereas, women have been service in the U.S. Armed Forces since the establishment of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps at the turn of the century;
 
Whereas, over 34,000 served in the Nurse Corps and the enlisted ranks during World War 1 and;
Whereas, during World War II, more than 350 served as officers and enlisted personnel, 17,000 of whom served in combat theaters, and;
 
Whereas, many earned combat decorations, some were prisoners of war and some remain buried in the U.S. cemeteries overseas, and;
 
Whereas, since 1984 women have made indispensable contributions to the nation’s defense as members of the career regular and reserve forces and today there are thousands of women on active duty in the Armed Forces stationed throughout the world.”
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Local Republicans Hear From Their Leaders

Published Monday, October 29, 2018
Marco Island’s Caxambas Republican Club provided their members with a star-studded assembly of Republican heavy hitters recently. That evening they hosted a number of VIPs from all levels of government to speak about issues facing the State of Florida.
 
Some of those in attendance included Governor Rick Scott’s wife Ann, U.S. Congressman Francis Rooney, State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, State Representative Bob Rommel, Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Collier County Supervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards.
 
The event, at the Marco Island Yacht Club, will be the last one held prior to the 2018 General Election.
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Rooney and Florida's First Lady, Ann Scott Speak before Csxambas Republican Club of Marco Island

Published Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Caxambas Republican Club had our season kickoff meeting on Tuesday, October 16th at the Marco Island Yacht Club.  The meeting had guest speakers Congressman Francis Rooney and Florida's First Lady, Ann Scott.

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Florida’s 2018 Constitutional Amendments: What Your Vote Means

Published Monday, October 1, 2018

Among the choices voters will consider when they head to polls in November, will be the longest list of proposed constitutional amendments in Florida. The twelve (12) constitutional amendments will be the most on the ballot since 1998. Sixty percent of the vote is required to pass a constitutional amendment in Florida.

Many voters state that the language of the amendments are confusing, making it important to review the questions thoroughly beforehand. Know the difference between a “Yes” or “No” vote – sometimes the wording can be misleading. Visit the Collier County Supervisor of Elections website for more information about the November Election and for a sample ballot (colliervotes.com). Explanation of what constitutes a “Yes” vote is for clarification purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of the amendment.

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