2015 – Club Meetings and Events

 

PAST REPUBLICAN CLUB MEETINGS

November 16th, 2015 – Freehold Township Deputy Mayor Anthony Ammiano stepped in for the scheduled speaker, John Curly, Monmouth County Freeholder, who was unable to attend because of illness.

Mr. Ammiano, being newly reelected to the Freehold Township Committee, spoke about the dynamics of the recent election campaign. While he and Mayor Thomas Cook were reelected to the Township Committee, and John Curley and Christine Giordano Hanlon, were also successful for their county positions, the candidates for the New Jersey Assembly, Caroline Casagrande and Mary Pat Angelini were not.

Both he and Mr. Cook felt that the anticipated low voter turnout, and State issues related to the Governor strongly contended by PACs, while not the only factor, was major factor in their defeat. Mr. Ammiano felt that perhaps more visibility of these candidates in certain municipalities may have overcome the close margins in their outcomes.

Messrs. Ammiano and Cook thanked everyone for their support, and were looking forward to the upcoming year, along with the rest of the Township Committee, Messrs. Lester Preston,and David Salkin, and Ms. Barbara McMurrow, in continuing to make Freehold Township a model place for its residents.

Club Board Member Corey Folta announced that the December meeting would be suspended for the upcoming holidays and that telephone calls, email and text messages, along with posts on the Freehold Township Republican Club Website and Facebook will announce the speaker and details of the January 18th, 2016 meeting.

October 26th Meeting – Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk – returned to the Freehold Township Republican Club as the key guest speaker to bring attendees up to date with the four major services of the Clerk’s office as well as other programs offered.

The first and perhaps the most important is the recording office. With about 30 employees, it is responsible for accepting, recording and filing any document related to property within the county and make them available to the public.

The function generates $55 million in revenues each year in fees that are shared between the State and the County for their respective operating expenses. LINK TO POST for more information.

September 28th Meeting – Rosemary D. Peters, Esq., Monmouth County Surrogate,  spoke to a very well attended meeting of Freehold Township Republican Club.

She discussed the complexity of the issues addressed within the Surrogate’s office, how it serves County residents and beyond, and plans for its future. LINK TO POST for more information.

June 22nd Meeting – Paul Smith, owner and president of an identity protection company located in Avenel, NJ  shared his experience in helping clients with fraud, identity theft, wallets stolen, and credit card abuses, just to name a few issues we are all vulnerable. Paul spoke of everyday awareness when we answer an email, use a credit card, answer a solicitation call, and other common activities, that threaten our identities and privacy. While difficult to completely stop, he made suggestions to provide some degree of protective measures we can enact.

Christine Hanlon introduced herself and made a few brief comments on changes within the County Clerk’s office and plans for its future. Ms. Hanlon will return after the summer break on September 8th to expand on the Clerk’s Office. LINK TO POST for more information.

April 27th Meeting– Senator Jennifer Beck spoke and answered questions about anticipated poor voter turnout for upcoming election; NJ budget and the impact of public employee pension and health benefits; funding the Transportation Trust Fund and gas tax; education reform and more – LINK TO POST  for more information.

March 23rd Meeting- Enhancing Awareness of the Club – Mayor Cook’s potholes update, Committeewomen McMorrow’s announcements  LINK TO POST

February 23rd Meeting – Guest Speaker Joseph M. Ettore of the Monmouth County Engineering Department – LINK TO POST

January 26th Meeting – CANCELLED DUE TO BLIZZARD

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