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The following is a review of some of the monthly meetings and events hosted by the Westerville TEA Party. We look forward to you joining us for some of our future events.
May 12, 2015- Monthly Meeting
Heritage Action joined us to talk about their Sentinael Program. The is open to all conservatives willing to do the hard work of congressional accountability.
April 14, 2015- Monthly Meeting
The Fair Tax - Everyone, including Presidential hopefuls, is talking about tax reform these days. Our speaker, Steve Curtis (with the Ohio Fair Tax Group), introduced us to the FairTax - the only tax reform proposal that creates millions of new jobs, strengthens American businesses, and gets rid of the IRS.
March 10, 2015- Monthly Meeting
Local Westerville City police officers joined us to discuss the Militarization of Law Enforcement. Fantastic historical information about how Law Enforcement grew up was presented.
February 10, 2015- Monthly Meeting
For February, the group reviewed the survey and worked in small work groups.
January 13, 2015- Monthly Meeting
Greg Lawson of the Buckeye Institute joined us to discuss the breadth of local governments in Ohio and the need to be vigilant on watching them so we can keep local taxes in line, as those taxes are now as much of a problem as state taxes.
December 9, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
  The Westerville Area Resource Ministry shared with us and helped us understand their mission better this evening. We collected food for their pantry. Learn more at www.warmwesterville.org.

Afterwards, we hosted a Christmas Party for the group. We auctioned off a handmade, patriotic quilt and shared some goodies to celebrate.
November 20, 2014 - Movie Night
America - The 9.12 Project group joined us for our movie night featuring Dinesh D'Aouza's "America."

Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future. America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.

Someone once observed: "America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great."
November 11, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
Campaign for Liberty - After saluting our veterans, Don Stephenson educated the group about Campaign for Liberty. He discussed how the group came to be, their mission, the types of issues they focus on and how their model of activism works.
October 14, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
Dr. Dave Garrison: host of Faith and Liberty Talk Show - former candidate for Congress, top executive, dean of Ohio Christian University School of Business, and licensed attorney.

Dave gave us real information and the evidence to back up these statements. Dave has a talent for showing how government policy is to blame, as well as the steps that we need to take in order to turn this nation around to once again be '...great because she is good.'
 
September 9, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
  All State Rep. candidates were invited to a candidates night. (Gonzales wouldn't come with another candidate present.) Chad took the floor and introduced himself to the group.
August 12, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
Taking advantage of the beautiful summer weather, the group had a picnic so we could spend time getting to know each other. Great food and great fun!
July 22, 2014 - Special Event
We Will Not Conform - We attended local venues for the nationally broadcast, live event featuring Michelle Malkin and David Barton. It was an interactive experience where theatregoers worked with experts in pursuit of real, tangible strategies to wake up our friends and neighbors and make our voices heard in pursuit of the elimination of Common Core standards.
July 8, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
The Blue Star Moms - "mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes." www.bluestarmoms.org/  
June 10, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
  The Electoral College: Original Intent, How It's Broken and Why It Still Works.

In the course of the presentation, we saw how the Electoral College is about the last vestige of state sovereignty left. We continualy witness the attempts by "progressive" states to kill it or render it moot by awarding electoral votes on the national popular vote rather than the statewide vote or on the basis of the (original intent) vote in a given congressional district.
June 4, 2014 - Rally
The group joins Ohioans Against Common Core at the statehouse in a rally for the repeal of Common Core.
May 13, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
The National Federation of Independent Businesses - www.nfib.org - This was an excellent discussion about the true cost of Obamacare. A representative of the NFIB discussed how Obamacare impacts individuals and businesses and its important deadlines.  
May 9, 2014 - Movie Night
  We hosted the movie titled: "They Come To America: The cost of Illegal Immigration." This was a great opportunity to learn more about the cost of Illegal Immigration - for both the immigrants and Americans!
April 8, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
We hosted candidates for the primary election. Candidates in attendance: Meta Hahn - State Representative, Kevin Solveson - State Senate, Mike Kelley - Delaware County Commissioner, Eric Vennon & John Adams - U.S. Congress.
March 11, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
"Disaster Preparedness" - The topic this night was about basic preparedness. Do you have enough food and water to make it thru a week without electricity? What about an ice storm? Did you remember your medicines & your pets? We learned what you should prepare for and how and how you begin to prepare along with many other tips and information for you and your family.  
February 11, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
  The Energy From Thorium Foundation is a US-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of safe, clean and affordable energy. Our guest speaker was from the foundation and presented on the topic of energy from Thorium.
January 14, 2014 - Monthly Meeting
The Chairman of the Ohio Constitution Party was in attendance to inform the group about the Constitution Party, their platform and what they are up to in Ohio. It was a very informative evening.  
December 10, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
At this meeting, we discussed the Pros & Cons about the Article V convention and if it is possible to use the convention to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment for the U.S.
November 12, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
  Ohio Media Trackers own Jason Hart was with us discussing the Medicaid Expansion happening in Ohio. Learn more about Media Trackers at www.mediatrackers.org. Jason's presentation about the issue is on our website: Click Here
October 8, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
Springboro School Board and OSBLC President Kelly Kohls presented to our group this evening. Her presentation was about the current state of education in Ohio and being informed. You can review her presentation: Click Here. The event was recorded: Click here to see the presentation.  
September 10, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
We thank Carol Bicking for coming out and educating us on the Ohio Voter Integrity Project. Carol shared with us how you can get involved with data research and help the integrity of the voting process in Ohio.
August 13, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
The Westerville TEA Party hosted Mr. Randy Auler, the Westerville Parks & Rec Manager.

Mr. Auler shared with us how the city's Park & Rec department is doing and where they are heading. What a great opportunity to continue to learn about the city!

Visit www.Westerville.org to learn more about and get involved with our parks department!
July 9, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
The Westerville TEA Party hosted Mr. David Collinsworth, the Westerville City Manager. Mr. Collinsworth brought along Mayor Cocuzzi, Council Chair Mike Heyeck, and Council Member Jennifer French.

Mr. Collinsworth shared with us how the city is involved with economic development (i.e. job creation), City Services (i.e. parks, electric, street maintenance, etc.), and Safety (Police & Fire). What a great opportunity to learn about the city!

Visit www.Westerville.org to learn more about and get involved with our city!
June 28, 2013 - 4th Friday
We joined the community for Westerville's 4th Friday event. Our members did face painting for dozens of kids as well as passed out flag themed bracelets and temporary tattoos. This was a great time to join our community. Thank you to those who stopped by!
May 14, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
  The Westerville TEA Party raised $1,250 for the local ministry - WARM (Westerville Area Resouce Ministry - www.warmwesterville.org). The funds will be used by WARM to purchase a school bus that will be used to help further expand WARM's ministry to our community.
April 9, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
Local resident and Ohio State Representative Anne Gonzales spoke to the group. Representative Gonzales discussed the legislative process, how to work with your State Rep. and discussed some of the legislature currently making its way thru the process in Ohio.
March 15, 2013 - Movie Night
FrackNation - We hosted the movie FrackNation. The documentary discusses the drilling method known as "Fracking" and the biased controversy that has surrounded it.  
March 12, 2013 - Special Speaker
  Nationally known speaker, writer and physician - Dr. C.L. Gray joined us for our monthly meeting. Dr. Gray, from North Carolina, was in Columbus testifying before the Ohio House and was able to join us this evening. Dr. Gray heads up the organization "Physicians for Reform" - http://www.physiciansforreform.org/
February 12, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
Author and political analyst Matt Mayer joined us to discuss his book "Taxpayers Don't Stand A Chance." All in attendance were given a copy of the book.
January 8, 2013 - Monthly Meeting
For our January meeting, we hosted Bob Silliman the state coordinator for the Agenda 21 Coalition. Bob came out to educate us on what Agenda 21 is and how to work with our local representatives on the issue.
December 11, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
  For our December meeting, we heard from the group Oath Keepers.

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution. Our motto is "Not on our watch!"
October 9, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
We hosted a candidates night and heard from 4 candidates in attendance: Chris Long for U.S. House of Representatives, Valoria Hoover for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Philip Gerth for state board of education and Sharon Kennedy for the Ohio State Supreme Court.
September 11, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
  Before turning our attention to what we could do to help candidates for the general election, we spent some time reflecting on the September 11, 2001 attack on our nation. We thanked those at the meeting for either their military or first responder service.
August 14, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
Candidate for the U.S. House of Representative - 3rd District, Chris Long, was with us this evening discussing his candidacy and campaign.
June 12, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
Former TV personality Ben Piscotelli from the Franklin County Board of Elections presented to us. Ben discussed the BOE, how they work and how you can be involved - i.e. being a poll worker. Ben was a great speaker and his presentation was enjoyed by the group.
May 8, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
What a great presentation! Our friend, Jim Beck, presented on "Disaster Readiness." From a wind or ice storm to other disruptions, Jim taught us what it takes to be prepared. Do you have enough food & water just to make it a week without electricity due to a wind storm? We learned: What you should prepare for, how you should prepare, how you even begin along with many other tips and information for you and your family.
March 27, 2012 - Movie
Many in the group attended the nationwide, in-theatre movie released by Kirk Cameron titled "Monumental." It was a great time to meet in an informal setting but learn more about the founding of our country.  
March 13, 2012 - Celebration
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary! We reviewed our accomplishments along with those we had the opportunity to help.
February 14, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
Representatives from the Westerville South Young Conservatives group returned. They were there thanking us for helping them raise funds to help them attend CPAC this year.
January 26, 2012 - Special Event
  In conjunction with the New Albany/Gahanna 9.12 Project, we hosted the "Tax Town Hall" event at the Westerville Library moderated by local radio personality Chuck Douglas. Robert Wagner & Bill Yarbrough were panelists on the discussion about forms of tax collecting - from progressive tax structures to the likes of the fair tax. This was a great educational opportunity.
January 5, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
In attendance was Joe Garrett, a Delaware County township trustee. Joe is running for County Commissioner and was invited to talk about his campaign.
December 13, 2011 - Monthly Meeting
At our December meeting, we were fortunate enough to meet some of the students from the Westerville South Young Conservatives club. In addition, Bill Yarbrough discussed his candidacy for U.S. House of Representative.
October 11, 2011 - Monthly Meeting
For the October meeting, we hosted a candidate's night and invited all school board candidates. We had the opportunity to get to know the candidates in attendance and learn more about how they plan to represent the taxpayer while on the school board.
August 9, 2011 - Monthly Meeting
The campaign manager for Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom came out and discussed the Amendment that will be on the ballot in the fall.
July 4, 2011 - Parade
The Westerville TEA Party had an entry in the Westerville 4th of July parade. We appreciated the wonderful reception so many gave us this day!
June 14, 2011 - Monthly Meeting
Grassroots Training - Americans for Prosperity's Director of Policy, and past Ohio State Representative, Seth Morgan joined us to talk about joining the grassroots effort to see Ohio become prosperous, once again!
March 8, 2011 - Monthly Meeting
The first meeting of the Westerville TEA Party. Over 70 people attended the inaugural meeting and a great group of people was formed.
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