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Beaufort County Republican Party Events

December 4th: Greater Bluffton Republican Club Meeting

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Local Pie - 15 State of Mind St, Bluffton, SC

  • Guest Speaker Senator Tom Davis will be giving a legislative update
  • 5 p.m. Social hour
  • 5:45 p.m. Meeting (upstairs room)
  • Public is welcome

December 9th: HHI 1st Monday Republican Lunch Group

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12 p.m.

Aunt Chiladas, 69 Pope Avenue, HHI, SC

  • Guest Speaker - Rep. Jeff Bradley
  • Held on the 2nd Monday due to the Thanksgiving holiday and many people being away
  • HHI 1st Monday Republican Lunch Group: "While we have 'Republican' in our name this meeting is non-partisan. For the past 20 years we have had several meetings that are non-partisan or non-political."

Past Events

November 18th: Beaufort TEA Party Meeting

Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fuji Teppanyaki Restaurant -  97 Sea Island Pkwy #202, Beaufort, SC

  • Beaufort School Superintendent Frank Rodriquez and Director of Communication Jim Foster
  • The School Bond Referendum has passed. Where do we go from here? What are the visions for our school districts future? You ask the questions and get the answers directly.
  • Join us, bring friends and family. This involves our entire county's future.
  • https://beaufortteaparty.webs.com/

November 12th: Beaufort County Republican Party Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Quality Inn at Town Center

2001 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC

  • Guest Speaker Cindy Risher, 1st Vice Chairman of the SCGOP
  • 5:30 p.m. Social hour, 6 p.m. Meeting

Great opportunity to attend an event if you've been thinking about joining the BCRP!

November 7th: Hilton Head Island Republican Club Pizza Meet the Candidates

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mangiamo’s - 2000 Main St, HHI

(off the circle at the entrance to Hilton Head Plantation)

  • Special Guest - 1st Congressional District Republican Candidate Kathy Landing
  • Comments from the candidate followed by a Q + A
  • Complimentary pizza + salad
  • Please contact John Pastore (843) 368-4859 or Richard Geraghty (843) 290-9224 with questions or for additional details

November 6th: SC01 Republican Candidates Forum

Hosted by the Greater Bluffton Republican Club

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc. - 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville

  • 5:45 p.m. Meet + Greet
  • 6:15 p.m. Candidate forum

Candidates attending:

November 4th: HHI 1st Monday Republican Lunch Group

 

Monday, November 4, 2019, 12 p.m.

Aunt Chiladas, 69 Pope Avenue, HHI, SC

  • Guest Speaker - Dr. Frank Rodriquez, Superintendent Beaufort County School District 
  • He will discuss his vision for the future of public education in Beaufort County. With a new Superintendent and almost completely new board, we should expect great things from them.
  • HHI 1st Monday Republican Lunch Group: "While we have 'Republican' in our name this meeting is non-partisan. For the past 20 years we have had several meetings that are non-partisan or non-political."

November 2nd: Beaufort Republican Women's Club Fall Luncheon + Installation of Board Officers

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

The Royal Pines Tavern at Ladys Island Country Club

139 Francis Marion Circle Beaufort, SC 29907

  • Italian buffet, $22.50 inclusive, cash bar
  • Guest Speaker David Zeoli, CWP Instructor
  • Invited Candidates include: 

Kevin Phillips, PR Town Council

Chris Cox, 1st SC CD

Mike Covert, 1st SC CD

Nancy Mace, 1st SC CD

  • Please RSVP by October 29th to itischerie@gmail.com or (843) 812-5354
  • Please remember that a reservation made is a reservation paid

November 14th: Talk to Tom {Davis}

Fat Patties Restaurant - 207 Bluffton Road, Bluffton  

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Senator Tom Davis will host this public forum to discuss issues that include: widening/repairing I-95, increasing K-12 teacher salaries, reforming our state's energy-production sector, building the ocean terminal planned for Jasper County, improving access to health care, cleaning up “Mt. Trashmore” and more!
  • Senator Davis has held "TALK TO TOM" forums on a regular basis since he was elected to the Senate in 2008
  • Click here to register or for additional details

October 29th: 1st District Reception

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6 p.m.

The Home of Mr. Chuck Strauch

49 N. Calibogue Cay Road, Hilton Head Island, SC

SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick cordially invites you to a 1st District Reception Dedicated to taking back the 1st Congressional District in 2020! Click here for details + sponsorship information.

October 22, 2019: Talk to Tom {Davis}

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5-6:30 p.m.

Bricks On Boundary - 1422 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC

  • Senator Tom Davis will host this public forum to discuss issues that include: widening/repairing I-95, increasing K-12 teacher salaries, reforming our state's energy-production sector, building the ocean terminal planned for Jasper County, improving access to health care, cleaning up “Mt. Trashmore” and more!
  • Senator Davis has held "TALK TO TOM" forums on a regular basis since he was elected to the Senate in 2008
  • Click here to register or for additional details

 Please consider attending and inviting others to do the same. Registration is encouraged for the purposes of providing complimentary refreshments, but not required to attend.

October 21st: RWSBC October Membership Meeting

Monday, October 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express + Suites - 35 Bluffton Road, Bluffton

(Behind Katie O’Donalds)

  • “Get Acquainted Evening” with the Republican Candidates for SC 1st Congressional District 
  • Q + A with candidates, if time permits
  • 5:30 p.m. Social hour
  • 6 p.m. Meeting
  • Republican Women of Southern Beaufort County (RWSBC)
  • Questions or details, please contact Mary Amonitti maryhhirealtor@gmail.com

October 10th: “The Importance of Civility in Our Public Discourse”

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6 p.m.

Congregation Beth Yam - 4501 Meeting St, HHI

  • Guest Speaker: The Honorable Tim Scott, S. C. Senator
  • Topic: “The Importance ofCivility inOur Public Discourse”
  • Presented by the Judie Aronson Social Justice Initiative
  • Moderator: Rabbi Brad Bloom
  • All are welcome to attend

October 10th: 14th Circuit Victims Services Center Grand Opening

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

108 Traders Crossing, Okatie

  • Several speakers, including S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson
  • Parking is limited, please carpool if at all possible

October 3rd: Talk to Tom {Davis}

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6 p.m.

HHI Branch Library - 11 Beach City Rd, HHI, SC 

  • Short presentation by Senator Tom Davis on the issues being considered by the state legislature
  • Extended Question + Answer session
  • Topics to be addressed, but not be limited to: transportation funding, school funding, energy, the Jasper port, medical cannabis and the cleanup of the Able Contracting site
  • Senator Davis has held "TALK TO TOM" forums on a regular basis since he was elected to the Senate in 2008
  • Click here for additional details

October 2nd: Greater Bluffton Republican Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Local Pie - 15 State of Mind St, Bluffton, SC

  • Guest Speaker Dr. Christina Gwozdz, Beaufort County Board of Education, Chairwoman
  • 5 p.m. Social hour
  • 5:45 p.m. Meeting (upstairs room)
  • Public is welcome

September 18th: BCRP Member Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Hampton Inn  - 29 William Pope Dr, Bluffton

  • Guest Speakers will be the incoming Superintendent of Beaufort County School District, Dr. Frank Rodriguez + Beaufort County Board of Education Chair Dr. Christina Gwozdz
  • 5:30 p.m. Social hour, 6 p.m. Meeting
  • Come meet Dr. Rodriguez and listen to an update on the state of our school district
  • If you would like to support Rep. Bill Herbkersman's efforts to send aid to the Bahamas, please bring any donations to the meeting and we will deliver to him {see below suggested items}
  • Nutrition: Canned food, dry food, water, baby food
  • Personal supplies: Tarps, batteries {any size}, toilet paper, paper towels, soap; mosquito repellent, hand sanitizer, wipes, female hygiene products, basic over-the-counter medications {such as Tylenol, Advil, aspirin, first-aid kits}
  • Clean Up supplies: Mops, bleach, rags, cleansers like Pine-Sol, buckets, brooms, wipes, heavy-duty trash bags

September 16th: Beaufort TEA Party Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fuji Teppanyaki Restaurant -  97 Sea Island Pkwy #202, Beaufort, SC

September 16th: RWSBC Membership Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:45 a.m.GT International Cafe (behind Santa Fe Cafe) - 807 William Hilton Pky, HHI

  • Republican Women of Southern Beaufort County (RWSBC)
  • Please reserve your spot by contacting, Mary Amonitti maryhhirealtor@gmail.com
  • Guest Speaker - Ashleigh Jacob, Beaufort County Administrator

Opportunities for Activism

Beaufort County SC GOP Republican Party Absentee voting

October 25th: WELCOME PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BENEDICT COLLEGE AND SOUTH CAROLINA

Local sign wave and rally to greet President Trump to South Carolina and Benedict College. Please bring all your Trump gear (flags, signs, shirts, hats). Let's support our President!


Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204


Please go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-president-trump-to-south-carolina-sign-wave-rally-registration-78471786225?fbclid=IwAR29yegmLCZcb1LMWZq__YHcZC2MdZBObCZSGIfpB-Sy1-E51SSHO2z_ouo to register and for more information.  

In-Person Absentee Voting Starts October 14th!

In-person absentee voting for the following elections held on November 5, 2019 will start on Monday, October 14, 2019.

  • Town of Bluffton General Election (Town of Bluffton Residents ONLY)
  • Town of Port Royal General Election (Town of Port Royal Residents ONLY)
  • School Bond Referendum Special Election (Countywide)

Sending Relief to the Bahamas

Rep. Bill Herbkersman is flying disaster relief supplies to the Bahamas. 

This area is totally decimated and its people left with nothing. If you would like to help in the effort, please see the below drop off locations and suggested items needed.


Drop Off Locations:


Suggested Items:

  • Nutrition: Canned food, dry food, water, baby food
  • Personal supplies: Tarps, batteries {any size}, toilet paper, paper towels, soap; mosquito repellent, hand sanitizer, wipes, female hygiene products, baby powder, diapers, basic over-the-counter medications {such as Tylenol, Advil, aspirin, first-aid kits}, bubbles {for the kids}
  • Clean Up supplies: Mops, bleach, rags, cleansers like Pine-Sol, buckets, brooms, wipes, heavy-duty trash bags
  • Not recommended - water and clothing


Please contact Barbara Nielsen with questions or for more information:

bnielsenhh@netscape.net  |  (843) 290-8650

Past Opportunities

September 10th: Heartbeat Bill Hearing

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10 a.m.

Senate Gressette Office Building, 1101 Pendleton St., Columbia, S.C. 29201

  • The Heartbeat Bill (H3020) passed the SC House of Representatives in April by an overwhelming bi-partisan majority and moved to the Senate.  
  • A subcommittee of the Medical Affairs Committee has been appointed to spend the day - the whole day September 10, 2019 - hearing testimony.
  • The hearing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Please contact South Carolina Citizens for Life with questions about this event and organization: 803.252.LIFE (5433)  |  sccl@sclife.org 

August 29th: Speaking Event with Joe Cunningham

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:30 pm

Lowcountry Presbyterian Church - 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC

  • Representative Joe Cunningham will be giving a speech on Climate Change. The event is to start at 5:00 p.m.
  • Joe Cunningham is a co-sponsor of Bill HR1 - This bill would add $4.3 BILLION in new spending through 2029, according to the Institute for Spending Reform. It would also require candidates for President and Vice President to submit 10 years of tax returns, lower the voting age to 16, allow for automatic voter registration, restore voting rights to convicted criminals and much more.