The Republicans of Pike County Club met on March 2, at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. A prayer was offered and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Following a carry-in supper, Gale Frolos, the club’s president, called the meeting to order.
Under old business, members were reminded that the Lincoln Day event would be held on May 19, at the VFW Hall in Bowling Green.
A suggestion was made and approved to rename the event, Lincoln-Reagan Day, rather than Lincoln Day Dinner. Mary Nell Bruggen asked if the items for the silent auction could be brought to the April club meeting. There will also be a live auction, if suitable items are donated.
Cheryl Ward reminded the group that it was time to consider whether the County Republicans would be hosting a booth at the Pike County Fair. A motion was made, seconded and the club voted to have a booth at the fair. The group also approved having an ad in the Pike County Fairbook.
Gale Frolos announced that there are still vacancies on the Pike County Republican Central Committee that need to be filled. Anyone willing to fill a vacancy is invited to attend the March 20 meeting of the Republican Central Committee.
The group will meet at the Subway Restaurant in Bowling Green at 6:30 p.m.
A man and a woman are needed for Buffalo, Ashley, and Salt River townships. Indian Township and Prairieville Township each need a committeman.
Representative Jim Hansen, of Frankford, was present. He announced that he had been appointed by the leadership within the House of Representatives to head a committee to study the state’s prison system.
The offices of Presiding Commissioner, Circuit Judge, Collector, Treasurer, Prosecuting Attorney, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, and Recorder of Deeds, will be up for election or re-election in 2018.
Anyone considering running for one of those positions on the Republican Party ticket, should contact Gale Frolos or come to a county central committee meeting prior to filing.