PURPOSE / HISTORY

To promote political education and the dissemination of information on our political system

To assist in carrying out the mission of the Republican Party, which includes: Providing leadership in government, protecting freedoms, promoting clean government with local emphasis

To provide a public forum for the discussion of all sides of issues of local concern

To encourage citizen involvement in government at all levels from serving on boards and commissions to running for office

To provide training for both candidates and Republican volunteers throughout the year

To provide an environment of “Fun, Fellowship and Program

History

The concept of the Pachyderm Club was developed in 1967 in Columbia, Missouri as an informal gathering of citizens with their legislator. Pachyderm founder George Parker had just become the first Republican elected to the Missouri legislature from Boone County since reconstruction and he had a strong desire to keep in contact with his supporters and constituents. He laid plans that each Friday he would return home to Columbia and have a luncheon with whoever chose to join him. The intention was simply to create a consistent forum for the interchange of ideas between himself and those in attendance, but ultimately became much more. The unofficial gathering became known as the “Noon at the Boone” group in recognition of the Daniel Boone Hotel where they meet each week. In 1968 the members decided to formalize their organization. They incorporated under the laws of Missouri and had a naming contest. The winning name was the “Grand Order of Pachyderm Clubs” a play on the words GOP. Pachyderm Clubs have since spread across the country and have been recognized by the Republican Party as a great resource.

The Jefferson County Pachyderm Club was chartered in April of 2013 and is proud to be the first chartered club in Jefferson County. We are committed work to achieve the mission and goals of the National Federation of Pachyderms.

 

Pachyderm Preamble

It is our belief that most of the corrupting influences in American Politics could be erased and government made more responsive by one basic improvement. That is, simply for more good citizens to participate in politics. “We get the government we deserve, not the one we wish for,” remains a guide-star for a free people. We offer a meaningful movement of political clubs as the most practical means by which a broad citizen participation in politics may be achieved.

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Contract for Political Participation

Whereas:

Free Government Requires Active Citizens

Therefore:

The Jefferson County Pachyderm Club Covenant to Our Community That:

We will strive to inform and involve all citizens in political participation.

We will assist in training candidates and volunteers in campaign techniques.

We will endeavor to present opposing viewpoints on political issues.

We will focus on the development of political leaders.

We will orient our members in the ideals of the Pachyderm Club movement.

We will support the purposes of the Republican Party and its ideals of liberty and justice for all.

 

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PACHYDERMS HAVE A NEW MEETING PLACE

 

WITH THE CLOSING OF OUR MEETING PLACE A FEW MONTHS AGO THE JEFFERSON COUNTY PACHYDERMS HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR A NEW MEETING PLACE.

AS OF NOW OUR MEETINGS WILL TAKE PALCE ON

THE SECOND, WENDSDAY OF THE MONTH, AT  JILLYS STAKE HOUSE IN HIGH RIDGE, 7:00 PM.

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Pachyderm Legislative Day in Jefferson City

April 9 th  2014
Pachyderm Legislative Day 
in Jefferson City
 
On April 9 th  our Missouri Pachyderm Federation Legislative Liaisons, State Senator Wayne Wallingford (R-27) and State Representative Dean Dohrman (R-051), will host our annual Pachyderm Legislative Day visit to Jefferson City for all Pachyderm Club members and their guests.
 
Legislative Day will commence at 9:00 AM in Room  225  of the State Capitol where we will meet with our host legislators and enjoy a light snack. We will then proceed to the House and Senate Galleries to watch our State government in action.
 
We scatter to visit our legislators (Republican and Democratic) to let them know that we have a high level of interest in upcoming legislation and inform them of issues that are important to us.
 
We will eat lunch in Hearing Committee Room 2 in the Capitol basement and listen to remarks from Republican State Auditor Tom Schweich (R). We will then go to the Missouri Highway Patrol Office for a Tour.
 
We look forward to meeting with you at the 2014 Pachyderm Legislative Day in Jefferson City. Please email David Schultz at davidgop-schultz@sbcglobal.net or call me at 417-393-9222to reserve lunch at the Capitol. Bring friends.
 
Bill McCoy
President
Missouri Pachyderm Federation 

bill.mccoy@xaxax.org

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Jefferson County Pachyderm Member Application

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January 8, 2014 Pachyderm Meeting w/ Bill Federer

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Special Recognition

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Pachyderms President, Linda Van de Riet, presenting Charter Secretary, Charles Groeteke, with a commemorative  plaque honoring his dedication and service to the founding of the Jeffco Pachyderm Club.

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THE 10 WORST REGULATIONS OF 2013

#1 Failed health mandates     #2 Finance for lawyers    #3 Mortgage micromanagement

#4 Diet dictates.    #5 Carbon inflation    #6 Pay-cap populism   #7 Billions for boilers

#8 Mail mandates  #9 Genetic-testing gag order #10 Forced flacking for Christmas trees

From the Heritage Foundation 12/30/13 web site www.heritage.org

 

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Watershed Workshop 2014

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Show-Me Institute Information

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PACHYDERMS AT THE HOUSE SPRINGS CHRISTMAS PARADE

Pachyderms @ House Springs Christmas Parade - 2013

President Van de Riet, First Vice President Bickowski, Secretary Haynes, former Secretary Groeteke,. Larry Haynes, Janis LaForest and Jim Terry joined in the celebration of the House Springs parade.  Even though the weather was a challenge, there were many colorful floats, wagons drawn by dogs, group of horses, colorful fire trucks and other Christmas displays.  The route was filled with many spectators.  The members of the Pachyderm Club handed out treats provided by Schroeder Sod Farms.  We were very happy to join in the festivities and thank the members of the Lions Club for this wonderful opportunity.

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FILING INFORMATION FOR APRIL 8 ELECTIONS

 

 

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFRENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY  FILE TO RUN FOR OFFICE !

The following is a list of most of the governing bodies in our county where there will be seats up for election in April . Filing opens December 17, 2013 and closes on Jan 21, 2013.

Jefferson County 911Dispatch: 

File at the Jefferson County Administration Center, County Clerks Office

Two four year terms in each of two Districts District 1 and District 2.

Boards of Education:

File at the your school district main office.

 

Crystal City:      3 seats            3 year terms

Dunklin:             3 seats            3 year terms

Fox:                     3 seats            3 year terms

Sunrise:              3 seats            3 year terms

Windsor:            3 seats            3 year terms

Desoto:               3 seats            3 year terms

Hillsboro:            3 seats           3 year terms

Festus:                 3 seats           3 year terms

Jefferson R-7:     3 seats          3 year terms

Northwest:           3 seats         3 year terms

SEWER BOARDS:

Glaze Creek  ?

Lake Adele ?

AMBULANCE BOARDS:     

File at the Jefferson County Administration Center, County Clerks Office.

Rock Township       2 seats                    3  year terms 

Joachim-Plattin      2 seats                    3 year terms

Valle                          2 seats                    3 year terms

Big River                   2 seats                    3 year terms

WATER BOARDS:

File at the Water District Office

Public Water Supply Dist. 1 (Barnhart) Sub-district 1.                               1 seat 3 year term

Public Water Supply Dist. 5 (Hematite) Sub-district 5.                               1 seat 3 year term

Public Water Supply Dist. 8 Cedar Hill) Sub-district 1 & 3.                        2 seats 3 year  term

Public Water Supply Dist. 12 (S.E. Jefferson County) Sub-district 2 & 3. 2 seats 3 year term

Public Water Supply Dist. 13 (Tishomingo) Sub-district 3 & 4                    2 seats 3 year term

ROAD DISTRICTS:

File at Jefferson County Administration Office, County Clerks Office

Festus Special Road Dist.       1 seat          3 year term

Hillsboro Special Road Dist.  1 seat          3 year term

FIRE DISTRICTS:

File at your Fire District Main Office or House.

Antonia                                        2 seats       1 seat 6 year term and 1 seat 4 year term

Cedar Hill                                    1 seat         6 year term

Goldman                                      1 seat         6 year term

Rock Community                       1 seat         6 year term

CITY ELECTIONS:

File at your City Administration Building or City Hall.

Cedar Hill Lakes      2 seats                                            2 year term

Crystal City               MAYOR           1                            4 year term

City Council  wards 1,2,3    2 year terms     ward 4      1 year term

De Soto City Council                          2                             3  year terms

Festus                      TREASURER     1                              2 year term

City Council     wards 1,2,3,4,                          2 year terms

Herculaneum         MUNICIPAL JUDGE     1              2 year term

Board of Aldermen            wards 1,2,3              2 year term

Hillsboro Board Of Alderman      wards 1,2,3,4           2 year term

Olympian Village                  NO INFORMATION

Pevely Board of Aldermen              wards 1,2,3                2 year term

This list was compiled from various sources and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Contact the County Clerks Office if you need more information. www.jeffcomo.org

 

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