Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Thanks to the Commissioner

The club extends its thanks to SJC Commissioner Jimmy Johns for speaking to guests and members at the June 15 meeting regarding his perspective on current issues in the county. Also, we appreciate all the new members who joined the RCGSA that evening and the many guests and candidates who attended. 

You can find all the latest info on the upcoming elections on the St. Johns County election web page, -- everything from who your elected officials currently are, to candidate information, to how to register.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Republican Club Reconvenes; Change in Program

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Republican Club of Greater St. Augustine reconvenes this month (June 2020) in a new venue. Unfortunately, we are not able to hold the debate we had planned between St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns and challenger Christian Whitehurst due to a scheduling issue for Mr. Whitehurst. Instead, Mr. Johns will be our featured speaker.

The new location is the Growers Alliance Cafe, known for their outstanding Kenyan coffee, located at 322 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Monday evening, June 15, and attendees may from the coffeeshop's menu of sandwiches, pastries, beer, wine, and coffee.  

Guests, visitors: $5 per person (does not include food)
Members: No charge (does not include food)
Membership in the RCGSA is $30 per year for a couple, $20 individual, and $5 student. Dues may be paid at the meeting by cash or check (made payable to RCGSA).

Friday, April 24, 2020

Keeping the Faith

Residents enjoy the re-opening of Butler Beach
We are looking forward to getting together once again at the club's next meeting, which will be scheduled as soon as we're allowed to do that. :-)  As usual, the club will send emails to notify members when that happens, and this web page will show all the details.

In the meantime, we are grateful that our county commission has opened our beloved beaches during the morning hours (6 a.m. to noon) every day for walking, swimming, and other "active" activities. (Guess I'll have to wait a little longer to sit in my beach chair and work my favorite word finds.) Still, it feels great to stroll along the surf once again, and even grab some to-go food afterward to support our local merchants!

Be sure to wear your Trump hats and proudly display your Trump 2020 bumper stickers to show our continued support for the President and his handling of this crisis. His critics, as always, have been loud and numerous--let's show that they do not speak for all Americans.

Take care, and we hope to see you soon!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Good Info from Mayor Upchurch

Tracy Upchurch, Mayor of the City of St. Augustine, joined the RCGSA at O.C. White's for the March 10 club meeting. He updated us on a variety of projects around the city, including possible plans for future development at the Broudy Liquor site at U.S. 1 and King Street as well as behind the Target store on U.S. 1. The Mayor also discussed the city's effort to possibly acquire downtown King Street, which now belongs to the Florida DOT, in order for the city to make its own decisions on how to handle that corridor in the future. We appreciate the mayor taking time to talk to the club and field a wide variety of questions from members.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Special arrangements for March meeting

Our March 10 meeting, featuring the mayor of St. Augustine (see sidebar) will take place at the popular O.C. White's Restaurant in downtown St. Augustine, just south of the Bridge of Lions. Where to park? No problem. O.C. White's has reserved 60 spaces for our attendees in their lot on Marine Street, first come, first served. So arrive by 5:30 p.m. to get your parking spot and have time to socialize before the program begins at 6:30. See you there!

Reminder: Dues are (past) due! Membership in the Republican Club of GSA continues to be a great value, at just $30 per couple, $20 individual, and $5 for students for the year. If you have not yet paid for 2020, please bring dues to the next meeting, in cash or check (make checks payable to RCGSA). Remember, you must be a paid-up member to vote in the April election of club officers. Thank you! 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bringing new LIFE to Florida

UPDATE: The parental consent bill passed in the FL legislature on 2/20/2020 and is headed for the Governor's desk! A big "thank you" to our FL reps and senators.
A brand new group, Florida Voice for the Unborn, has formed in Tallahassee to promote pro-life legislation in our state. Now under discussion in the capitol is the parental consent law, rightly requiring a parent's permission before a minor can have an abortion. You can find out how to help pro-life legislation get passed in Florida by following the group on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest, all @UnbornVoiceFL. Or visit their website at FloridaVoiceForTheUnborn.com.

Friday, February 14, 2020

New! Republican HQ on North Ponce de Leon Blvd

Come check out the new Republican campaign headquarters, where you can volunteer to help staff the office or get trained for getting out the Republican vote this election. Address: 3149 North Ponce de Leon Blvd in St. Augustine, in the Depot Plaza just north of SR 16. Phone them at 904-717-2016.

They are holding a Trump Victory Leadership Initiative training session at the HQ on February 19 at 7:30 pm, followed by a MAGA meet-up party to watch the Trump rally. Call to reserve your spot. 

Also, RPOF Regional Director Sheila Sweeney conducts one-on-one training for phone bank and door knocking out of the HQ, and you can text her or email her to set up a convenient time: 239-440-4353 or ssweeney@flvictory.com.

You can follow the St. Johns County Republican Party on Facebook at @SJCREC. 

Please consider volunteering--every little bit makes a difference