The Inside Scoop on Lexington & Concord

Atlantis September 3 – “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” was more than a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and oh and how! Raconteur Steve Leonard spellbound the September RCCPBC audience with the behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes surrounding the events of April 18-19, 1775, when the British marched to Lexington and Concord, and skedaddled back to Charlestowne. A few of the juicy tidbits included:

  • Revere never yelled “The British are coming!” but rather, “The Regulars are out!”
  • The “criers” network established by the colonials led to 68 villages and towns being notified overnight to send their militias toward Battle Road
  • The wives sent bandages and food to the skirmish fronts all day while the young boys served as couriers passing the latest news to the incoming militias
  • 8 of the 9 colonials killed at Lexington were shot in the back
  • The bedraggled Redcoat soldiers, who had spent two hours in a cold swamp, marched a day and a half without rest and very little food, wore square-tipped boots, which they put on foot one day and on the other foot the next
  • Colonial rifles were far superior to British muskets
  • Gen. Gage’s American wife was the spy who informed the Americans of the plan to seize arms, ammunition, Adams and Hancock at Lexington and Concord
  • The British suffered 273 losses to the Americans 94
  • And many other riveting anecdotes to humanize this dramatic inauguration of the Revolutionary War and reflect upon the character of this founding generation

The next meeting of the Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1st at the Atlantis Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Our guest will lead a scintillating discussion on the progress of a Convention of States, via Article V of the Constitution, as a pathway to change. Please bring a friend.

Lobster Fest 2015

Support the Republican Party and join us for our 14th annual lobsterfest hosted at Broken Sound Country Cub in Boca Raton. The event will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and a desert. Featuring Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera,Congressman Ron Desantis, Congressman Jeff Miller and many more to come!

A Return to Jeffersonian Principles

Atlantis June 4 – Spearheading the national attempt to return the Republican Party to its core principles, representatives from the Liberty Caucus explained their mission to the RCCPBC at their June monthly meeting.  Florida State Chairman Matt Nye and National Chair Bob White described how this growing faction within the GOP wants to highlight the bedrock foundation of the Party and hold the RINOs’ feet to the fire.

“We need to return to those Jeffersonian beliefs – smaller government, lower taxes, individual responsibility, and free markets – in order to revitalize the GOP at every level,” said Nye. He noted how at Tallahassee, well-heeled special interest groups controlled the legislative agenda and quashed individual initiatives, thereby leading to the Liberty Caucus’s “Come Clean Florida” campaign.

White added that the group – self-described as “The Conscience of the Republican Party” -did not hesitate to endorse candidates who committed to their principles, or withhold their support if they did not. He outlined the caucus’s strategy for expanding the organization, making its presence felt at national forums, and promoting its influence within the ranks, as opposed to the Libertarian Party, which in the end, only helps the Democrats win elections.

The next meeting of the Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County will take place on Thursday, August 6th at the Atlantis Country Club at 6:30 p.m. The featured guest will lead a scintillating discussion on the Second Amendment. Please bring a friend.

Liberty Caucus and the Grand Prize

  We hope to see you and your friends at the Thursday, June 4th meeting at 6:30 p.m. to hear from the Republican Liberty Caucus’s Matt Nye, National Chairman and Bob White, Florida Chairman..  They’ll tell the history of the group, its purpose and how they operate on the national and local levels. They’ll discuss –maybe even answer– the question, Can We Elect a Libertarian-Leaning Presidential Candidate in 2016? Our members will find RLC’s “Come Clean Florida” campaign finance reform initiative of particular interest.  Should be a very interesting evening -y’all come!


The next meeting of the Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County will take place on Thursday, June 4th, at the Atlantis Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a friend.
For more information, please contact Club President Steve Ledewitz, 561-733-9277.

Middle East Battles Occur on US Campuses, too

Atlantis May 7 – Florida Regional Director for CAMERA Nadine Richterman brought home to the membership the ugly truth about a separate Middle East war being fought for hearts and minds right here on North American campuses: the unending onslaught against Israel by the well-financed Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice in Palestine.

The veteran educator explained to the audience that the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America stood as the bulwark against the ceaseless propaganda, outlandish distortions, unending delegitimizing campaigns, and hate-and-hostility vitriol spread by sympathizers from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Israel bashers, and the Palestinian radicals.

“Their sole purpose is to call for the elimination of Israel,” she said. “They even sponsor Israel Apatheid Week, to sow the seeds of hatred and the demonization and boycotting of Israel. They hope to radicalize students, and by intimidation and threats of violence, thwart any resistance.”

Richterman cited case after case of bigotry and violence being used as propaganda tools to brainwash uninformed and naïve collegians; and how CAMERA had established 150 chapters across the land to combat these attacks with effective strategies and counter-mobilizations. She added that through Fellowships and grass roots “Emess (Truth) for Israel” activities, massive outreach programs had strengthened Jewish and non-Jewish awareness of the true intent of these anti-Israel campagners, and fostered the next generation’s pro-Israel leaders.

The next meeting of the Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County will take place on Thursday, June 4th, at the Atlantis Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a friend.

Barnett Brings Fresh Energy & Ideas to REC

Atlantis January 8 – Newly-elected Palm Beach County Republican Party Chairman Mike Barnett revealed his “vim and vigor approach” to rejuvenating the crucial Palm Beach County Republican electorate, priming for the 2016 Presidential Campaign and beyond.

After summarizing the warm reception the new REC officers received in Tallahassee at Rick Scott’s inauguration ceremonies, the Governor’s vocal recognition of the important role the Haitian and black communities played in his re-election, and the plethora of clergy omnipresent at all the events, Barnett gave special thanks to GOP political consultant Larry Horist for his fantastic success in fundraising in just his first month of activities.

He then delineated his mix of old and new talents making up the REC Board and reviewed how resuscitation would proceed. He listed the re-introduction of the weekly email communicator “The Wire” to keep members fully informed, the expansion and re-organization of REC working teams in all the County’s municipalities, the soon-to-be unveiled new REC website, outreach to the local Tea Party and their membership, the establishment of a Speakers Bureau which will be free and open to the public, and hopefully, a Book Club, to better educate ourselves and our constituents.

“We need to raise the leadership profile of the Republican Party and corral Independents and newcomers into the GOP fold” he emphasized, committing himself and his team to work tirelessly to achieve this goal.

Barnett noted that there would be no REC meeting in January in order to better prepare the groundwork for the February 11th meeting, and added that the Lincoln Day affair would take place at Donald Trump’s elegant Mar-A-Lago March 6th, with a likely presidential contender as guest speaker.

Elections for Florida’s State GOP Board are to be held very shortly, Mike announced, and he hopes to win a seat there, too, further highlighting PBC’s importance in the state apparatus. Anyone with new ideas or suggestions to enhance the GOP’s position in the County is sincerely invited to contact Mike at 561-686-1616 or email him at:

The Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County’s next meeting will take place on Thursday, February 5th at the Atlantis Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a friend.

Mike Barnett seeks REC presidency

Mike Barnett

Next GOP Central Club Meeting

On Thursday, November 6th, we will feature Nick Tomboulidesas our guest speaker, who has had a whirlwind year scampering across the country setting up Term Limit movements on college campuses and consulting with Ford Motor Company. He will share his adventures with us and provide an overview of these critical Term Limit activities nationwide. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm and first-time visitors are welcomed at no charge. Hos d’oeuvres begin around 6. For more info, call Steve Ledewitz at 561-733-9277.

Additionally, this Sunday is the heaviest of the Early Voting dates and we need volunteers to hand out palm cards, leaflets and hold posters at the following locations:  Hagen Ranch Road Library in Delray, West Boca Library on State Rd 7 in West Boca, the Old Boca Library on Boca Raton Blvd (2nd Ave.) at Palmetto Park, the Lantana Library on Lantana Rd., and the Wellington Library on 1951 Royal Fern. Please, we need to counteract the paid volunteers the Democrats will have out on view. For more information, please contact Anita Carbone at 561-346-7787 or at

Poll Watchers – a Letter from the Rick Scott Campaign

Governor Scott’s re-election campaign is in the process of recruiting poll watchers for Early Voting and Election Day for the November 4, 2014 General Election. We appreciate your time and effort as a poll watcher for the Republican Party of Palm Beach County in past elections and now we need your help again for the 2014 General Election.

We need tons of volunteers to fill all the polling locations on Election Day as well as the early voting sites in Palm Beach County. You will play a vital part in protecting the fundamental constitutional rights of all Florida’s citizens—regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or political persuasion. I know I do not have to tell you how important this election is. We have over 15 Early Voting sites and approximately 500 Election Day polling locations to cover in Palm Beach County, so the success of our Poll Watcher Program for the 2014 General Election depends on you. The Democrats will have people at every pollinglocation and we need to counter this and can only accomplish this with your participation. Please reply to my email with your name, address, daytime phone number, and date of birth. The Elections Office needs your date of birth to certify you.

Thank you in advance for your help and contribution to our success in the 2014 General Election. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ryan Walker
South Florida Deputy Political Director
Rick Scott for Florida
(561) 373-7626

“Washington’s Corruption is Chicago on Steroids”

Atlantis September 4 – Longtime political consultant and Chicago native Larry Horist offered rare insight into Barack Obama at the Central Republican Club monthly meeting, calling his mind a mixture of the ruthless, power-hungry David Axelrod and the socialist idealogue Valerie Jarrett. “He is the most dangerously inept president in American history,” he said, “and the only one not bred into its culture. He grew up overseas and then was raised in the 60’s by the haters and the radical leftists. His perception of America is skewed, so that the first thing he does as President is take a trip around the world to apologize.”

He characterized Chicago as a “banana republic” – one party rule, one party City Council, one party bids and contracts, one party at union negotiations – and that Washington was Chicago writ large. “If the Democratic Party wasn’t legal, it would be a crime syndicate,” he chuckled.

“Their only goal is to enhance their power, and by doing so, control their constituencies,” offering as proof the inner cities of Detroit, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, et al, all Democratic bastions, all heavily black, and all home to the worst school systems in the country. “They never afford the blacks the ladder of opportunity the way they did to other immigrant groups, yet they blame the Republicans for their misery and play the message game to win their votes,” he explained.

Horist called for a reduction of Government size and scope to tackle America’s myriad problems, stressing that the first Constitutional obligation of the Fed was to provide for the common defense, which meant protecting the borders, and not to expand the welfare business.

He went on justify abolishing both the IRS and the Dept. of Education, dissolving public sector unions, and to ridding America of Harry Reid by winning back the Senate.

Next month’s meeting on Oct. 2nd will not take place at Atlantis as usual, but rather at PBC’s Republican Headquarters, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 210, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, in West Palm Beach. We will be manning the phones to get out the vote for Republican candidates, in the all-important upcoming November General Election.

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