The Oklahoma Republican Party will hold a massive 'restructuring' convention next week. The event will be held in Moore Oklahoma, at the campus of First Moore Baptist Church. Friday will feature a Gala dinner with Governor Kevin Stitt & Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell. Keynote speaker will be Ronald Reagan's post-presidency asst., Peggy Grande.
Earlier on Friday there will be more than a dozen political & campaign training classes offered to party members. There will also be committee meetings held later in the afternoon.
On Saturday, there will be a prayer breakfast from 7:30 - 9am with faith leaders and members of the cast of the movie, 'Unplanned'.
The formal convention gavels in at 9am with committee reports, election of new state leadership, and deliberating the many platform planks and proposed rule changes for the OKGOP.
If you attended your local precinct meeting, you're likely an authorized delegate to this convention. If not, you may attend as a guest. There are convention fees associated with the various events.
The State headquarters highly recommends preregistering via their website; https://register.okgop.com/
12:00 - 7:00 pm - Registration, Atrium
1:00-3:45pm - Breakout Sessions, Upstairs Classrooms
1:00-1:45pm Breakout 1- (Choose one) Social Outreach: Reaching your audience through newsletters, social media, and email services.- Mike Swetz Digital Campaigning: Using digital tools to identify and contact voters. -Drew Ryan
2:00-2:45pm Breakout 2 – (Choose one) Mail and More: Creating and tracking effective mail pieces-USPS Campaign Management: How to run a winning campaign on a shoestring budget-Rick Stubblefield
3:00-3:45pm Breakout 3 – (Choose one) Party Leadership: Nuts and bolts for County Chairs, Vice Chairs and Treasurers- Marsheila Prior Do You Want to Run for Office?: Pointers and training for those looking to put their hat in the ring-Lynn Windel
4:00PM—State Exec. Comm Meeting, Board Room
4:30PM—State Comm Meeting, Leadership Center
OKGOP Gala Dinner
- 6:00 PM – RECEPTION Honoring Oklahoma Republican Women Leaders
- 7:00 PM DINNER
- Welcome by Governor Kevin Stitt
- Remarks by Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell
- Keynote Speaker: Peggy Grande, Executive Asst to President Reagan “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future”- Ronald Reagan
- Presentation of Ronald Reagan Leadership Award TO Congressman Frank Lucas
- Presentation of Skip Healey Party Builder Award Presentation of Rising Star Award
Peggy Grande EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1989 – 1999 AUTHOR OF THE PRESIDENT WILL SEE YOU NOW
President Ronald Reagan chose Peggy Grande to work at his side for 10 years, and together they created a powerful partnership. Serving as his post-presidency Executive Assistant, Peggy was the liaison between Ronald Reagan and his staff, the public, local dignitaries and world leaders. She ensured that his events, travel, personal and political relationships and day to day operations were handled efficiently and effectively.
She drafted and managed correspondence for his original signature, reviewed invitations, scheduled visitors, appointments and phone calls and attended to a wide range of office and personal needs. Peggy traveled with him, serving as his post-presidency official photographer which gave her a behind the scenes view of his private interactions with everyone from the general public to heads of state, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Brian Mulroney, Helmut Kohl and even a saint - Mother Teresa.
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT EXACTLY 9am.
- 7:00 - 9:00AM - Convention Registration, Atrium
- 7:00 - 5:00PM – Vendor tables on display, Atrium
- 7:30 AM – Prayer Breakfast, Fellowship Center
- 9:00 AM – Convention Begins, Worship Center
- NOON – Buffet BBQ lunch, Atrium
- 5:00 PM – Convention Adjourns
Please plan to attend this year's Prayer Breakfast with special Guest Speaker, BROOKS RYAN, CO-star of the new movie that exposes the secrets behind the doors of Planned Parenthood.
Brooks plays Doug Johnson, husband of Abbie Johnson the woman who fought Planned Parenthood... and WON!
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.
Being a loving husband, Doug always supported Abby but opposed her working for an abortion clinic, faithfully praying until the day she quit.
Unplanned unfolds a fascinating transformation in the life of Abby Johnson, examining her journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to becoming a leading advocate for life and women in crisis. Unplanned reveals the challenges confronting Abby as she walked away from her job at a key Texas Planned Parenthood clinic and walked into the Coalition for Life office down the street. The film unveils that this incredible turning point was preceded by years of misguided hopes, searching - and a moment of pure awakening. Abby recounts her journey as an idealistic and impressionable college student that led to her position as a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She describes the dramatic moments in that clinic that changed her life forever and set her on a new path.
Join us as we hear from Brooks about his personal story of life, forgiveness and redemption. 1000 movie theaters will show #Unplanned opening weekend March 29 - find yours here: http://UnplannedTickets.com Tickets for the breakfast are $30 and can be purchased with other convention activity reservations at okgop.com
Tickets for the breakfast are $30 and can be purchased with other convention activity reservations at okgop.com
Phone: 405.528.3501 Email: Kyletta@okgop.com