March Monthly Meeting

The members of the Washington County Republican Club will hold their March meeting on Wednesday March 22nd – 7 P.M. at the Funkstown American Legion Post 211 ballroom entrance.

Curt Wood, Instructor for the Criminal Justice Program in the Washington County Schools Public Service Academy, will be the guest speaker for the evening. The Public Service Academy, located on Frederick St. in Hagerstown MD is considered part of the Washington County Technical High School. We are looking forward to a very interesting, informative presentation by Mr. Wood. Attend and learn about the opportunities available to WC students.

Looking ahead to the month of April, we are excited to have our Western Maryland Delegation visit with us.They will speak about the 2017 Session in Annapolis and give us an update. Mark your calendars to join us that evening to learn what was accomplished, that will affect all of us.
The date is Wednesday, April 26 – 7 PM Funkstown American Legion Post 211 the ballroom entrance. Be part of this event!

The Washington County Republican Cub is looking forward to a productive and exciting year! You can attend our functions without being a member, but if you wish to become a member of the WCRC, you can do so at any one of our monthly meetings. Please look for our event notifications. We also offer voter registration for all MD residents on site.

Letter by Donny Ravas published by the Herald-Mail

3-2-17 I attended US Maryland 6th District Rep. John Delaney’s Town Hall meeting between 8 and 9 pm:

He opened with a short Bio and opened the floor for questions, but then continued about what he is up against in this GOP lead Congress (he has become a very polished speaker than when I met him in 2012 running for his first term).
In a short summary, he mapped out how he categorizes what he is for and what he is against and it is a 3-point plan. He uses a certain stratagem on determining his support or nonsupport on the current administration’s policies and legislative bills being introduced as follows;

-Good, (if the policies are in line with his ideology, then he wholeheartedly supports it)
-In Between, (If he feels that the policy does not meet his standards but it is not entirely bad or good, he’ll fight to shape it more to his liking)
-Bad, (These would be bills and policies he feels represents the worst for Americans overall, and he swore to fight them with everything that he has such as any overhaul of Obamacare (healthcare to him is a right).

Although he can be very persuasive with his demeanor, (not quite silver tongued but he is improving on his craft), I had a couple agreements on his Veteran Issues, his claim to believe in God’s judgment and his own experienced business philosophy, to me he failed on the foundation of what makes our American Republic great and exceptional, and I rather hold onto the individual freedoms and liberties, being law abiding and responsible rather than the progressive collectivism and utilization of more government programs. For Instance;

-One, there was no invocation (or moment of silence?) and or Pledge of Allegiance (regardless of party this is a show of respect for all who have sacrificed, facing horrific struggles in their lives, those who love America and it unifies us even if it only lasts for a few minutes). For the hour that I was there, none of this happened.

-Two, where was the mention of the rule of law regarding Illegal Aliens and or our US Constitution that guides Rep. Delaney’s path and decision making process? This was omitted, never mentioned in his 3-point plan on support or non-support but he shared that he is very global savvy in his approach. So where does the rule of law and US Constitution come into play with the Representative who swore an oath to uphold and defend the USC?

Who knows, but that is our guideline, our rights, our protections against tyrannical and totalitarianism forms of government, the very same issue he was raising with this current 40+ day old Trump administration…funny, huh? However, this said, the Town Hall was civil and there were great questions raised.

Lastly, Rep Delaney’s message is conflicted, he talks about how successful he was in a capitalist form of government with his own business coming from modest roots (basically from nothing he “built” his business), but he apologizes a few sentences later about Capitalism leaving those less fortunate in its wake and that this is an obligation for him to help them out. Okay. Is he being mysterious here, is this some sort of conundrum? Maybe, but it almost sounded like “guilt” for those who are successful compared to those who will not get out of bed or help improve their own situations, i.e. his point was aimed at more government handouts…I subscribe to being self-reliant and self-sufficient to the best of my ability, less government dependency. I am not talking about those who are unable to help themselves but capitalism is not to blame for this. His message although well spoken (and I am sure he has said this a time or two previously) was somewhat all over the place, I would agree with him then his next sentence I was shaking my head, or finding myself grunt (hmm) out loud.

I believe that Rep. Delaney means well and he is a charmer, and he claims he doesn’t go party all the way, everything that I have witnessed by him so far, was a rubber stamp for ex-president Barrack Hussein Obama policies and agenda. From there it is up to you to research and decide, just my two cents.

Monthly meeting reminder

A reminder, the Washington County Republican Club meeting is coming up on, Wednesday February 22, 2017 – 7PM, at  the Funkstown American Legion Post 211.

We will start with our business meeting, after which we will briefly discuss the continued opposition and shameful behavior of the left.

Seems they are not hearing what they are preaching, both sides working together, really? Our 45th president has been in office since

January 19 2017 and the protests are ongoing. What can we do to stop it and who has the right answers?

Next will be our guest speaker for the evening, Roy Queen, a club member. By popular request, he will again present a slide presentation on the Convention of States Project.  What you can do to return our country to its original vision of a limited federal government, that is of, by and for the people!    Please ask your Delegates and Senators to support current resolutions in Annapolis, sponsored by Delegate Tony McConkey ( HJ0007 ) and Senator Gail Bates (SJ0003 ) that will help restore power back to our State Legislature and the citizens of Maryland!

If you missed this program last year, here is your chance to do so now, bring family and friends to learn more on this important issue.

Please remember, your 2017 Wash. Co. Rep. Club dues are due now. You can pay at the meeting or by mail. Dues are $ 25.00 per person or $35.00 per couple, make checks payable to WCRC and mail to our treasurer:

Ray Foltz, Sr.
17510 Virginia Ave.
Hagerstown – MD 21740

Thanks, your membership card will either be mailed or given to you at the next meeting. You need not be a member to attend our meetings, however we hope you will seriously consider joining, nothing like being around like minded people. It takes people power and numbers to help fix what is wrong in this country now, let’s get working on this together.

Remember to mark your calendar for the next meeting of the WCRC on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 7PM, at the Funkstown American Legion Post 211.

Election Activities!


If you would like to help volunteer to greet voters and hand out Republican Voter Guides at the Washington County Early Voting Center, we could use your help!

General Early Voting Period
Thursday, October 27, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 8AM to 8PM Daily
Location: Washington County Early Voting Center
101 Tandy Drive (behind the Detention Center), Hagerstown, MD 21740

Ideally we would like someone there at all times to simply say hello and greet voters, and encourage them to vote REPUBLICAN from Donald Trump, ALL THE WAY DOWN THE TICKET!!!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Washington County Republican Headquarters Officer at 5 East Oak Ridge Drive Hagerstown, 301-739-2118. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will call you back! You may also contact myself; Jerry DeWolf at 301-799-8793.

We have plenty of Palm Cards to hand out, that were recently mailed out to over 25,000 Republican Households in Washington County. We will have them available each day to hand out to voters the help them know who to vote for, especially for the BOE.

Click here to sign up for a time slot for early voting:


-Election Day Volunteers Needed for polling centers!!!

If you would like to help out at any polling center during election day, please contact Ginger Bigelow, who is coordinating those efforts. We need more volunteers!!!

-Election Day Rides

On Election Day, we will have volunteers standing by at the Republican Headquarters, to take people to the polling centers around the county. If you know someone who might need help getting to a polling location, please have them call the Washington County Republican Headquarters Office, ON ELECTION DAY ONLY, and ask for a ride to their voting center. This is for Washington County Residents ONLY. Please call:


Come out and join the REPUBLICANS of Washington County Celebrate a historic victory at Hager Hall, 901 Dual Hwy, Hagerstown, MD 21740 from 7:30-11:30pm

Price is just $10/person, pay at the door—-MUST RSVP no later than 11/4/16—
Includes: Light hors d’oeuvres; meatballs, finger sandwhiches, veggie platters, etc.

We will be live streaming the election night coverage on the big screen in the ball room.

We absolutely need a head count as soon as possible. You may respond to this email, my facebook page, message me, text me, call me, or Call Barbara Hovermill at 301-223-7834. We cannot hold tickets like we have in the past. We must have an accurate headcount for the food!

After the elections: We will be closing out the Republican Office on Wednesday November 9th.

October Meeting Canceled – Event in Hancock, MD

The Washington County Republican Club is CANCELING our October meeting for this Wednesday October 26, 2016 (4th Wednesday). Instead, we will take part in the Hancock Halloween Parade, in Hancock, MD.

We will gather at 6:30 PM in Hancock’s Widmeyer Park for assignment in the parade. All Republicans interested in joining us are welcome. If you have T-shirts from GOP candidates, please wear them; we may have some to share. Show you care and your pride for the GOP!

Be part of this fun event, see you there!!!

More information will be coming out soon about upcoming events, including a SignUp Genius for helping out at Early Voting. Thank you all!

Lewis Porter of MD 20 – 20 Watch To Speak At September Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Washington County Republican Club will be held Wednesday September 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Funkstown American Legion, Dixon – Troxel Post 211, Ballroom Entrance, 12 North Westside Ave., Funkstown, MD 21734.

After a business meeting, it will be our pleasure to welcome as our guest speaker Mr. Lewis Porter. He is the head of an organization called, “MD 20 – 20 Watch.” Mr. Porter started the group after he personally became aware that voter fraud was indeed going on in the state of Maryland, in Baltimore City to be exact, during the 2012 elections.

After realizing that voter fraud in MD was real, he dedicated his life of bringing his findings, facts, evidence, recommendations to the voters in MD. His group is working with voters and concerned citizens hoping to bring voter fraud to everyone’s attention and join his movement to STOP this criminal activity !

Have you ever thought about voter fraud and what it does to our voting process? The WCRC urges all voters and citizens to attend this meeting on Wednesday Sept. 28 – 7PM at the Funkstown American Legion. Bring family, friends neighbors etc.and bring paper and pen, we are sure you will want to take notes of Mr. Porters presentation. He will not only talk on the issue of voter fraud, but will offer information on what all of us can do, to help eliminate this terrible crime !

Our meetings are always open to the public, even if you are not a member of the club, however we would be proud to have you join us anytime. Dues are still only $25.00 per person and $35.00 per couple. All are welcome !  VOTER REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON SITE !!!