Constitution of the Republican Party of Outagamie County

Constitution of the Republican Party of Outagamie County – PDF – Click Here

Please see our proposed Constitution by clicking on the link above.  This Constitution shall be addressed at a General Meeting on April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Coldwell Banker/NEW Title building at 5355 Schroth Lane, Appleton. 

A County Constitution must be approved by both the State and county members.  This proposed Constitution is currently seeking approval from the State.

Any amendments to this Constitution determined by the membership on April 25 will be subject to approval by the State.  If the State rejects the Amendment, than the Amendment will be withdrawn automatically and the current language of the proposed Constitution shall replace it.  This requirement is necessary so that we are guaranteed the Constitution be approved at this meeting.

The proposed Constitution was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee.

Lincoln Day Dinner Gala Reminder

Please send your invites back if you are able to join us.  If you did not get an invite but would like to attend please mail your name and a check to the address listed below.  Any questions feel free to contact Jim Duncan at 920-850-7989.


Lincoln Day Dinner Gala


Honorable Judge James Daley (Candidate Wisconsin Supreme Court)
Honorable United States Congressman Reid Ribble
Honorable Wisconsin State Jim Steineke (Assembly Majority Leader)
Honorable Wisconsin State Attorney General Brad Schimel

Monday, February 16th 2015
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 West College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

$40.00 Per Person $ 400 per table of 10

Business Dress Attire

Social Hour 5P.M. – Program 7:15 P.M.-Dinner 6:30 PM

Corporate Checks are not acceptable

Please send to Suite 201, 1033 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914 By February 10,with names of Guests



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THERE IS HEREBY CALLED, A COUNTY CAUCUS, pursuant to Article VII of the Constitution of the Outagamie County Republican Party, (hereafter OCRP) to be held at 5355 Schroth Lane, Appleton, WI 54913, commencing at 9:30 a.m. on January 24, 2015 for the transaction of the following business:

  1. To adopt the reports of the OCRP Chair and Treasurer.
  2. To adopt the report of the Credentials Committee.
  3. To adopt resolutions addressing issues not currently addressed in present/standing resolutions. As such this notice is the formal call to the OCRP members for the submission of resolutions to the OCRP Caucus. Any proposed resolutions not herein specified, should be submitted to Michael Stouffer, PO Box 304, Little Chute, WI 54140 or to Any proposed resolutions will be edited for clarity, checked for similarity to other standing resolutions and will be available for review on the OCRP web site, no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015. A maximum of thirty (30) minutes will be set aside during the caucus for the discussion of resolutions not previously submitted to the Resolutions Chairman. However, the Chair need not accept any such resolution if in his judgment, it is illegible, there are not sufficient copies (30) to allow informed consideration by the caucus, it is frivolous, the topic has already been addressed by a resolution previously presented to the Resolutions Chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin or the resolution contains assertions, assumptions or statements of fact that must have been verified prior to discussion by the caucus.
  4. To amend and approve the current OCRP constitution, which constitution, and amendments thereto,  is being mailed to the last known address of each member in good standing of the OCRP.
  5. To review and accept a list of delegates to serve at the 2015 8th Congressional District Caucus on March 7, 2015 and the 2015 Republican Party State Convention beginning on May 16, 2015. Such list consists of members of the OCRP in good standing.
  6. To elect four constitutional officers as submitted by the Nominations Committee and appoint such committee chairs as the Nomination Committee presents.
  7. To transact any other business that maybe necessary to obtain the objectives of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, the Republican Party of the 8th Congressional District, and the Outagamie County Republican Party.


  • 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Call to Order
  • 11:00 a.m. Adjourn

Please direct any questions or comments to:
Barbara Bieber, Chair
Outagamie County Republican Party (OCRP)
PO Box 1854
Appleton, WI 54912-1854
920-730-3933 (OCRP Office)
920-996-9437 (BB Home)

 (Please park in the back of the building and use the rear door which leads directly into the meeting room)


Come one, Come all to our Outagamie County Corn Roast at the Greenville Lions Park on August 26, 2014 5:00 – 8:00pm. We will be serving brats, burgers, hot dogs potato salad, baked beans and CORN! One beer, soda, or water will be provided.

Invited Speakers:
Ron Johnson
Roger Roth
Jim Steineke
Dave Murphy
Al Ott
Chris Klein
55th Assembly Candidate TBD on Aug. 12

Cost:$10.00 Purchase tickets at the Appleton Victory Center or call (920)730-3933

Have a Great Time with Like-Minded Republicans. Network with other hard working taxpayers. Seek solace with other patriots frustrated with the disgraceful performance of our president and federal government. Celebrate Wisconsin’s success financially & economically.

Outagamie County Corn Roast

Title: Outagamie County Corn Roast
Location: Greenville Lions Park (on Hwy 76)
Description: Come meet your elected officials and candidates at Greenville Lions Park with your Outagamie County Republican Party.
Start Time: 5:30
Date: 2014-08-25

Problem solving and Decision Making – What’s the Question?

By: John R. Lehman
55th Assembly Candidate

While I may be a new candidate for a partisan political office, I am not new to elected public service. As a five term, 15 year plus member of the Neenah School Board, I have much experience in balancing budgets, setting public policy, and balancing the wants and needs of the districts many stakeholders.

My training and 32 years experience as a mechanical engineer has taught me to search for the root cause when problem solving. No one wants to go to a doctor, or take their car to a mechanic, that is unable or unwilling to put forth the time and effort to identify or correct the root cause of a problem.

My approach to problem solving is to first identify and understand the current situation and determine the desired outcome. Next, I gather facts and information required to resolve the problem or situation. This may sound easier than it appears. The challenge is to determine fact from fiction, and to sort out relevant from irrelevant data. I then choose a solution or course of action which has the best chance for success in solving the problem or meeting the long term needs of the parties involved. I am no fan of treating the symptoms or kicking the can down the road.

In politics, as in business, one needs to be cautious of people with hidden agendas disguised as solutions looking for a problem. We need to elect people whose actions and behaviors are based on the core values and beliefs of our founding fathers. People who believe in limited government, free markets, personal liberty and independence. People who have demonstrated wisdom, sound judgment, and the courage to stay true to their convictions and core beliefs, even when in the minority.

If you want to learn more about my stance on today’s pertinent issues, or learn more about my background, please visit my web site at,

Chairman’s Page


Many changes have taken place since the last edition of the TUSK! The most notable news was the sudden retirement of Senator Mike Ellis which brought Roger Roth into the race for the 19th State Senate District. The retirement of Congressman Tom Petri does not affect us any longer but it is great to know that there are at least two viable GOP candidates for that important spot in the House of Representatives. The election of Dean Kaufert as the new Mayor of Neenah left the 55th Assembly District wide open for—at this writing—six GOP candidates. All of our GOP Assembly Representatives, (in no particular order) Dave Murphy, the 56th, Jim Steineke, the 5th, Al Ott, the 3rd, Gary Tauchen, the 6th, are up for reelection. Chris Klein is the GOP candidate for the 57th Assembly District! Other Representatives who have a small part of Outagamie County are in the 40th, and the 4th. We, Outagamie County residents, have a big job ahead of us this year….working hard to elect our great Governor Walker, Lt. Governor KIeefisch, AG candidate Brad Schimel, Congressman Reid Ribble, candidates for Secretary of State and State Treasurer as well as those listed above. Volunteers are needed in all of the above campaigns, which leads me to the following…..

Events coming up include the Appleton Flag Day Parade–help is needed to build the float!!! The theme this year is the US Marines. Please join the fun in this float building…contact Ted Lueders at 920-574-4014 to indicate your willingness to participate in both the building and actual parade participation. Calling all Marines!!!! Let Ted know if you are interested in riding on the float!!!

We plan to have a celebration in honor of Cody Splitt, for receiving the Bovay Award and also to recognize Senator Mike Ellis for his years of dedicated service in the state Legislature. Any help with the planning of these two events is encouraged…please call the OCRP at 920-730-3933 to volunteer.

There is also the opportunity to participate at the County Fair Booth, the planning of the Annual Corn Roast and the Octoberfest Booth.


–is now open at 609 W. College Avenue, the same place as in 2012. We continue to need help with decorating and a lot of other “handyman” type of assistance to be ready for events in this election season. We look forward to seeing everyone at informational and fun events at the Victory Center. But of course our main goal is to find as many Republicans and grassroots supporters to bring victory to all of our elected officials/candidates.

This year the center is staffed by the Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) field officer, Chris Schaefer. The hours of the center are daily, except Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the “reception desk”. Please give a call to the OCRP at (920) 730-3933 if you are interested in working a shift at the center. Also on RPW staff at the Center is Matt Henkel, who will be working for Roger Roth in that important race. Matt can be reached at 608-387-9519 to help with the Roth campaign. Chris Klein is also looking for volunteers for his campaign in the 57th District. This district is a very difficult one and requires boots on the ground to elect Chris. He can be reached at 920-740-7641 to help. A win in this district would be so great! Please take some time to work with both Roger and Chris.

A list of needed items at the Center, as of this writing, include: some comfortable chairs, a few tables, a microwave oven, and various ongoing supplies, i.e., paper towels, TP, snacks and beverages. Donated items are so appreciated. Donations help to defray expenses otherwise paid for by the OCRP treasury.


We are looking for Community Captains and will be going through the Outagamie County municipal wards to seek out individuals who are willing to step up to become a Community Captain (CC) in your ward. The CC will take charge of the ward in which he/she resides to help increase the turnout of Republican voters at the polls. The CCs are essentially grassroots leaders who maintain contact with voters in their neighborhoods. Whether it be making phone calls, knocking on doors while utilizing the dynamic mobile “app”, recruiting other volunteers or simply “self ID’ing” voters in their area. A CC takes charge of their ward/neighborhood in any way that works to find supporters. All levels of commitment are needed…if you can take charge as a CC or help out in any way between now and November 2014, you will be part of a winning team! This commitment will help the OCRP to make Wisconsin GO RED!!!! Please take a few minutes to think about this important “job” and call 920-730-3933 to volunteer.


The popular Pints & Politics has a new venue at the Gather Americana Restaurant, 213 S. Nicolet Rd., Appleton. Please mark your calendars for the FOURTH Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. ato join the camaraderie of like-minded Republicans.


The convention in early May this year was held at the Milwaukee Hyatt Regency and was fairly well attended by OCRP delegates. After a rousing session of speeches and resolutions, folks were able to enjoy the VIP reception and the Chairmen’s banquet. Mike Pence, Indiana Governor was the keynote speaker. There are two major individual RPW awards given each year…the Alan Bovay Award…one person from each district, and the Coles Bashford Award. An individual must first receive the Bovay Award to be eligible to receive the Coles Bashford Award. Cody Splitt received the Alan Bovay Award. Leigh Splitt, Cody’s daughter, accepted the Bovay Award for Cody. The County awards were given by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and the other prestigious awards were announced by Crystal Berg, longtime RPW volunteer This year, a special award–the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dave Anderson, a faithful loyal volunteer for many years. Next year’s annual convention will be in LaCrosse.


We are still looking for someone to help with the website, monitoring and keeping it up to date. If you are interested, please give me a call, 920-996-9437, to arrange a time to meet and discuss further information regarding the position. A working knowledge of Constant Contact is preferred but will welcome anyone who has the time and determination to update the website and continue to help with the online communications.

Thank you all for your continuing support and loyalty to the Outagamie County Republican Party. We need to be working on uniting Republicans under one umbrella….the only way we can defeat the Democrats. We are looking for some dedicated Republicans to join the Executive Committee. Each spot on the Committee will require a certain degree of participation in the events of the OCRP as well as a commitment to attend a meeting monthly. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call or email me. If you are interested in becoming involved on a regular basis, please arrange to attend an Executive Committee meeting.

I also wish to thank the following folks for participating in the Lincoln Day Dinner in February that were missed in the last issue of the TUSK: Leigh Splitt, Jeanne Leitzen, Chris and Steve Hanson, who were all an integral part of the program.

Barbara Bieber, Chair 2014