Repost from RedState.
ColdWarrior requested that I write up my experiences in becoming a Precinct Committeeman, and as you all know, he is a fairly persistent fellow.
Two meetings, yes, just two meetings is all it took.
Our local GOP has a monthly City Committee meeting, 2nd Monday of the month. Lasts an hour.
Upon attending my first one, I filled out a form, paid a membership dues of $50.00, good for two years. That allowed me to be nominated. The second month, I was confirmed. Simple as that.
I have attended 4 monthly meetings so far, the most recent was the annual Mass Meeting, where all the precinct committee members are once again confirmed and recognized. Other party business went on at the Mass Meeting as well, including preparation for the convention to be held in May for election of the our 2nd District Chairman. Now that is an important election, as the Chairman is the one who is critical to getting VA -02 back into the hands of the GOP. I am a delegate to the Convention, so is my husband. No charge.
Let me tell you what else has occurred as a result of a simple phone call, a couple of meetings and filling out a form. Our GOP City Committee has a Saturday morning breakfast meeting every week. An inexpensive breakfast buffet works for me. Current business is addressed, then we have speakers. GOP officials from City Council and the School Board are often there.
With pride we have a prayer, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and sing God Bless America. You have to know how nice it is to have an opportunity to participate in such activities and not have to hide one’s patriotism.
The speakers we have had include local government officials, state Congressional Delegates and Senators, City Council and School Board officials. We receive information and updates on events happening locally and at our State House. I’ve learned about budget shortfalls, City Council and School Board funding concerns, light rail, (ongoing mess) and how it all interacts with our State Capitol in Richmond.