Minot Area Republican Council


The Minot Area Republican Council (MARC)’s latest newsletter is below. MARC Meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month at the Vegas Motel starting at 6:30 p.m.

MARC Newsletter

June 2011

Dear Fellow Republicans:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  We had a fun evening on Tuesday May 3rd with our post legislative session dinner.  Brian Kalk was our MC.  We had good conversation with our fellow republicans and a fine buffet dinner at the Vegas Hotel.  We also got a chance to “Roast” our “Dirty Dozen” for their contributions to our Great State of North Dakota.

Public Announcement:  The city of Minot Special Election will be held on Tuesday June 14th in one vote center. Voting will take place at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, 420 3rd Ave SW.  Polling site hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Absentee Ballots are currently available.  Please contact the Ward County Auditor/Treasurer’s office at 857-6420 to obtain an application.  This special election is in regard to City of Minot Ordinance 4380.

 Republican Women:  Come one, come all – to a “Button Blitz” meeting to be held Thursday June 9th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the back room of the Greenhouse Café.  We will be “carding up” the buttons to take to businesses for sales beginning this weekend.  These buttons are for admission to Roosevelt Park on the 4th of July Festival and provide us a source of fund raising dollars.  We also need help selling the buttons at the gates on the 4th of July.  Call Carol at 852-5786 if you can help.

Republican Women:  We are in the planning stage for a “Summer Garden Party!”  This will be a new event with a tour of lovely gardens in a private home with accompanying delicacies to taste.  Stay tuned for more details.

 Get ready for the State Fair in July.  We need volunteers to man the Republican Booth at the North Dakota State Fair July 23rd through 29th.  District Chairmen should contact Blake Krabseth to coordinate your dates.  Volunteers can call Blake directly if you can’t make it the date your district has assigned.  Blake can be reached at 720-1786.  If you would like to walk in the State Fair Parade with one of our elected officials, give Jim Simons a call at 240-8277. 

District 40 Fund Raiser.  Everyone is invited to help District 40 start off the 2012 campaign with a fund raising evening at the home of Steve Zahn in Rice Lake.  We are looking to hold this event in early August.  Stay tuned to this newsletter for further details.

 MARC Volunteers needed.  If you would like to help your fellow Republicans, feel free to attend our MARC Meetings scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month at the Vegas Motel starting at 6:30 p.m. 

If you have information you want us to include in our next newsletter, please email Jim Simons at


Todd Wegenast
MARC Chairman

Upcoming Events:

Thursday June 9, 2011 – Republican Women “Button Blitz” Greenhouse Café 6:30

Monday July 4, 2011 – Republican Women Sell Buttons at Roosevelt Park

Saturday July 23, 2011 – State Fair Parade

Monday August 22, 2011 – Republican Corn Feed – Sleep Inn