Firearms Training Opportunity with Rich Wyatt

Our Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner was a huge success this year, and brought in over $20,000 to help fund the Josephine County Republican Party. Our speakers, Lars Larson and Rich Wyatt, added tremendously to the success of the event.

Rich Wyatt has offered to donate $1,000 to the Josephine County Republican Party if ten people sign up for his 3-day firearms training course. Several people have already signed up so he only needs a few more to reach ten.

This is an incredible opportunity to be instructed by the finest firearms instructors in the US. Rich was one of only six Master Firearm’s instructors for Col. Jeff Cooper, the foremost international expert on small arms, who developed the modern technique of handgun shooting.

In this 3 day course, students will learn to effectively manage their handgun in most self-defense situations. Previous students have described this class as “a life changing experience.”

The course will take place at the 4,000 acre Gunsmoke training center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, from April 18-20. Lodging is available at the facility.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact Colt at Gunsmoke Training Center, (303)-456-4545, The cost is $750 per student.

Photo op with Rich Wyatt (of American Guns)

Rich Wyatt If you’d like a chance to meet Rich Wyatt and have your photo taken with him, he will be at the Taprock Bar and Grill from 4:00 to 5:30 PM on February 6, just before the Lincoln Day Dinner. (This is just across the street from the Taprock Event Center, where the dinner will be.)

The photos will be printed, and signed by Rich Wyatt. The cost is $50, which will be used to support the Josephine County Republican party.

Rich Wyatt is the owner and founder of Gunsmoke Guns, a business that sells and builds guns, which he started in the 1980’s. Recently his family and business were the subjects of the reality series American Guns on the Discovery Channel. The show follows the Wyatt’s lives as they build, sell and trade custom guns and also historic firearms. Rich is currently being featured on the Sportsman’s Channel.

In addition to his gun business, he has a 22 year background in law enforcement and is a noted firearms instructor. He served as an instructor alongside Col. Jeff Cooper for several years and was one of only six Master Instructors certified by the Colonel. He also traveled and hunted in Africa with Col. Cooper.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Rich Wyatt in person, and get a signed photo with him!

Lincoln Day Dinner, February 6, 2015 with Lars Larson and Rich Wyatt

LDD frontJoin your fellow Republicans for a delicious dinner at the TapRock Event Center on Friday, February 6, 2015. This is Ronald Reagan’s birthday, so the theme this year will be Reagan Ranch western. Arrive at 6:00 to socialize, greet old friends, and meet new ones. Dinner begins at 7:00.

Our guest speakers will be talk show host Lars Larson and Rich Wyatt, star of the reality TV show American Guns.

There will be a fun auction to benefit the Josephine County Republican Central Committee, with lots of great deals on all kinds of things you know you need (or at least want)!

There is limited seating for the 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner. Please call Keith Trahern (479-7179) or Nancy Trahern (660-1600) to find out about current availability. As always, thank you for your support!

Meet New Chair, Thank Old Chair

At our Fourth Tuesday get together, we’ll all have a chance to meet the new Chair of the Josephine County Republican Party, Joshua Robinson, who was elected earlier this month by the Republican Central Committee.

We will also have an opportunity express our appreciation to our outgoing Chair, Keith Trahern, our outgoing vice-Chair, Eric Schaafsma, and our outgoing Treasurer, Kathy Kelly — who has been volunteering her services for six years to keep us afloat! Our outgoing Secretary, Alan Koebrick, is our new Vice-Chair.

There will be an open mike so people can express their appreciation and good wishes to those who have made significant personal sacrifices to serve our party over these past years.

Please join us at 6:00 PM on November 25 to celebrate the results of the recent election, to thank our outgoing officers, and to congratulate our new ones.

The Black Bear Diner is at 1900 NW 6th St. See you there!

New Executive Commitee

On November 12, the Republican Central Committee held it’s biannual organizational meeting, at which we elect our Executive Committee, Delegate, and Alternate Delegates. (For more information on these elected positions, please see JoCo RCC Officers & Delegates.)

Please congratulate our newly elected Executive Committee and delegates!

Executive Committee
Chair Joshua Robinson
Vice Chair Alan Koebrick
Treasurer Joanna Lofaso
Secretary Sue Stout
Delegates to the State Central Committee
Chair Joshua Robinson Alternate #1 Keith Trahern
Vice Chair Alan Koebrick Alternate #2 Nancy Trahern
Delegate Ron Glynn Alternate #3 Eric Schaafsma

Many thanks to our previous Chair, Keith Trahern, Vice-Chair, Eric Schaafsma, Treasurer, Kathy Kelly, and Secretary, Alan Koebrick for their service to the Josephine County Republican Party!