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”
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.
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.
Free Government Requires Active Citizens
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.
Meeting times and places to hear about the City & County merger. If interested
CONTACT LINDA VAN RE VIET— FOR MORE INFO ON THE MEETINGS LISTED–YOU-NEED TO SIGN UP SOON!!! MEETINGS FILL UP FAST
WED 4/3 6PM S. LINDBERGH BLVD
THURS 4/11 6PM O’FALLON PARK YMCA 4343 W FLORISSANT AVE N. ST LOUIS
TUES 4/16 6PM THOMAS DUNN LEARNING CENTER 3113 GASCONADE S. ST LOUIS
THURS 4/25 6PM CENTER OF CLAYTON 50 GAY AVE CLAYTON MO
MARCH 30TH 9 AM ROAD CLEAN UP HWY M
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 417-393-9222to reserve lunch at the Capitol. Bring friends.
Missouri Pachyderm Federation
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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