Call for a Mass Meeting

The Waynesboro Republicans are men and women of principle. Their goal is to defend the Constitution, with energy, courage and good humor.

February 09, 2018

Waynesboro Republican Committee
Official Call for a Mass Meeting of the Waynesboro Republican Committee
of the Republican Party of Virginia

          As Chairman of the Waynesboro Republican Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Ken Adams, do hereby issue this notice and call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Waynesboro Republican Headquarters, Willow Oak Plaza, 901 West Broad Street, Waynesboro, starting at 7:00 pm local time on February 26, 2018 for the following purposes:

  1. Elect a chairman of the Waynesboro Republican Committee.
  2. Elect members of the Waynesboro Republican Committee.
  3. Elect Delegates and Alternates to represent Waynesboro at the Republican 6th Congressional District Convention which shall be held on May 19, 2018, at the JMU Convocation Center, 895 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, starting at 10:00 am local time. At the Convention, the Delegates will elect a Chairman for the Republican 6th Congressional District Committee, elect three Regional Vice-Chairmen of the Republican 6th Congressional District Committee, and nominate a Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives. The Waynesboro convention delegation shall have a maximum of 395 Delegates and 395 Alternates.
  4. Transact such other business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting.

Qualifications for Participation

All legal and qualified voters of Waynesboro under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.

Filing Requirements

         Persons who are candidates for election as Committee Chairman, Committee Members, Convention Delegates and Convention Alternates are required to file a form, which is a written statement of intent, by US Mail or physically hand-delivered, to the Vice Chairman of the Waynesboro Republican Committee, C. R. Barrett, 401 Ridge Circle, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980. The form must be received no later than 5:00 pm on February 19, 2018. The form for pre-filing to be a candidate is attached to this Call. Postmarks do not govern.

         Important Notice: Pre-filing forms that are left at Ms. Barrett’s front door or affixed to her mailbox or otherwise deposited on her property shall not be valid and shall not be accepted.

Pre-filing Fee for the Office of Chairman of the Waynesboro Republican Committee

All candidates for the office of Chairman of the Waynesboro Republican Committee are required to pay a filing fee of $300.00. The fee must be enclosed with the pre-filing form for the office and is not refundable.

Registration Fee for the Mass Meeting

The State Party Plan of the Republican Party of Virginia states, “If the purpose of the Mass Meeting or Party Canvass is solely to elect persons to Party office, then the amount of the registration fee” shall be included in the Call. (Article VIII, Paragraph 2.d.) Accordingly, a Mass Meeting registration fee of $10.00 in cash per person shall be required, payable at the door of the Mass Meeting. Checks, credit cards, debit cards and crypto-currency shall not be accepted.

Should the Mass Meeting be cancelled as described below, then there would be no Mass Meeting registration fee.

Voluntary Registration Fee for the District Convention

To help defray the costs of holding a convention, a voluntary registration fee of $20.00 is requested of each person filing for election as a Delegate or Alternate to the District Convention.

Failure to pay the requested voluntary filing fee will not result in disqualification.

The Chairman of the Waynesboro Republican Committee recommends that all those who are filing to be Delegates and Alternates to the District Convention pay the voluntary registration fee.

What happens if the number of persons who pre-file to be Committee Chairman, Committee Members, Convention Delegates and Convention Alternates does not exceed the maximum allowable number

If only one person pre-files to be Committee Chairman, then that person shall be declared elected.

All persons who pre-file to be Committee Members shall be declared elected.

If the number of persons who pre-file to be Delegates and Alternates does not exceed 395 Delegates and 395 Alternates, then all those who pre-filed shall be declared elected.

If the Committee Chairman is declared elected and if the Committee Members are declared elected and if the Convention Delegates and Alternates are declared elected, then the Mass Meeting shall be cancelled.

Beginning on February 22, 2018, a status report on pre-filing and the Mass Meeting will be posted on the website of the Waynesboro Republican Committee, WaynesboroRepublicans.com. If computer access is not available, persons may call Ken Adams for information at (540) 942-1880.

Proper Notice

The Call for this Mass Meeting shall be published on February 9, 2018 on the websites of the Republican Party of Virginia, the Sixth Congressional District Committee and the Waynesboro Republican Committee.

Copies of the Call were sent via email to all members of the Waynesboro Republican Committee and the Chairman of the 6th District Committee on February 9, 2018.

Waynesboro Republican Committee
Official Filing Form
Mass Meeting, February 26, 2018

I am filing for:

___ Committee Chairman

___ Committee Member

___ 6th District Convention Delegate

___ 6th District Convention Alternate

___ My $20.00 voluntary registration fee for the 6th Congressional District Convention is attached. (Make check payable to the Waynesboro Republican Committee.)

___ My $300.00 required non-refundable filing fee for Committee Chairman

is attached. (Make check payable to the Waynesboro Republican Committee.)

I do hereby declare that I seek to be elected to the Republican Party office(s) noted above. I certify that I am a qualified and registered voter, and reside in the City of Waynesboro. I am in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intend to support the Republican nominees in the next General Election.

Name:________________________________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address, if different: ___________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Email address: _______________________________________________________

Telephone Number: _____________________________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________________________________

Mail or deliver form to: C. R. Barrett, 401 Ridge Circle, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
Postmarks do not govern. Deadline for filing is February 19th at 5:00 pm.
Paid for and authorized by the Waynesboro Republican Committee.

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