Aug 2017 Central Committee Meeting

NOTE: The Ike Box closes at 8pm in the summer so the meeting will start promptly at 6pm

Fellow Republicans,

Our August 17th meeting will be an important one if you want to have an influence on the Platform of the Oregon Republican Party. For those who are unaware, the Platform is essentially the document outlining our position as Republicans on core issues, essentially our values statement. These are divided into sections called planks.

Every 2 years a delegation from each county gathers together to consider changes to our Platform document. Each delegation includes both your elected delegates, and a certain number of bonus delegates based on the population of the county. In Marion County, we get to send an additional 11 Bonus delegates to our 6 elected ones. At our August 17 meeting, we will have an election for these bonus delegates and also for 11 alternates.

To qualify, you must have been a registered Republican for at least 180 days. Being an elected or appointed Precinct Committee Person is desirable (they are the body who gets to vote on these bonus delegates) but not required. This is a great way to have a short term but measurable impact on the direction of the party. Our deadline for reporting the Marion County delegation members to the Platform Convention is September 1st

There are costs involved. Registration is $145 for the 3-day event and as it is in Bend, hotel accommodations for a minimum of 2 nights (if you want to attend the Thursday Evening events) should be considered. The party will have a discounted rate onsite through the venue (the River House) for $105 per night + tax.

To view the current platform document, see the ORP website here >

The tentative schedule of events is posted below. For more information, please send an email to or call and leave us a message at (503) 364-0747

Jeff Heyen, Chairman
Marion County Republican Central Committee
Phone: 503.580.3912


Thursday, October 26th
1:00-4:00pm Workshops & Training Session
5:30-8:30pm Mix & Mingle

Friday, October 27th
7:30am Credentialing & Registration Opens Exhibit Hall
9:00am State Convention convenes
Call to Order – Bill Currier, ORP Chairman
Noon Luncheon Speaker: TBA
1:30pm Platform Breakout Sessions to 4:30pm
6:00pm Private Reception and Photo Op to 6:45pm
6:00pm Reception-Banquet Hall – No-Host
7:00pm State Convention Banquet: Speaker: TBA

Saturday, October 28th
8:00am Credentialing Exhibit Hall
8:30am State Convention Reconvenes
Ratify Oregon Republican Party State Plaform
11:45am Platform Convention Adjourns
Noon Luncheon Guest Speakers: TBA Exhibit Hall
1:30pm Credentialing
2:00pm ORP State Central Committee Meeting Exhibit Hall
4:00pm Adjournment of ORP State Central Committee Meeting

August 17, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
The Ike Box
299 Cottage St NE
Salem, OR 97301
United States
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Jeff Heyen · · (503) 580-3912

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