This is a busy week. Last Saturday we had our 6th District Committee meeting. Today I’m attending a GOP luncheon in Roanoke. Tomorrow I attend my first State Central Committee meeting since my election. And tomorrow night I’m attending the Page County GOP Jamboree. That takes me from the far south of the district to the far north of the district. But I figure the best way to properly represent you is to get to where you are so that you can talk, and I can listen.
Now if I didn’t already have enough to do, 6th District Chairman Scott Sayre has appointed me to chair one of the district’s six standing committees. These committees are designed to see that all the work gets done, everyone is involved in the work, and no one person is overwhelmed by all that must be done.
I chair the Technology Committee. We will be dealing with database development as well as working to improve our social media presence. We have a lot of work to do to catch up with where we should have been a long time ago.
Ken Adams chairs the Issues and Resolutions Committee. This committee will deal with the issues that we need to address as a committee. These might be statements by a political friend or foe, media reports, or some issue that we feel needs to be raised. After studying the issue, this committee will make recommendations to the entire district committee for our consideration.
Matt Tederick chairs the Elections Committee. They are charged with developing quality candidates and helping them get elected. They also take the lead in determining method of nomination and in helping local units and legislative districts with those same responsibilities.
Nate Boyer was asked to be Finance Committee chairman. His committee will be responsible for generating the funds that we need to operate as a committee.
Anne Fitzgerald is ideally suited to chair the Standardization Committee since she co-authored some of the RPV’s procedure manuals. We have discovered a lot of dissimilarities in the various units’ bylaws and mass meeting calls that have led to some confusion. We would like to see all of the units adopt documents that follow certain guidelines as to how the documents themselves are set up while still letting each unit determine the content of their documents.
Virginia’s new National Committeewoman, Cynthia Dunbar, will head the Political Development Committee. This committee will focus on recruiting new voters as well as district-wide activities and events.
The Sixth District Committee’s bylaws allow the chairman to appoint other committees as the need arises. Chairman Sayre believes that we need to utilize the massive amount of talent and experience we have available on the district committee. He believes in delegating responsibility to people who have the ability to do the job. He continues to coordinate all of the committee’s efforts, but he gets far more done by spreading the workload.
If you would like to be involved with any of these committees, let me know your contact information, and I will pass your name on to the appropriate chairman. My email is Doc@VoteDocTroxel.com.
Steve “Doc” Troxel, Ph.D.
P.S. I don’t plan on sending out an email next week due to the July 4th weekend. Honor our liberties by doing something to help safeguard them. Recruit a voter, write a letter to the editor, pray that God will have mercy on our country and give us good leaders.