Meeting the District one Group at a Time


Jan 02:  Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Glyndon (R-O-G) Coordinating Council

  • 7:30 pm.  All Saints Episcopal Church, Glyndon, 203 E Chatsworth Ave, Reisterstown
  • SynopsisR-O-G Opposes State Redistricting Plan, saying it crosses over too many natural and political boundaries...police say main activity is theft from sheds and vacant homes...County libraries now offer free e-book downloads....electronic business signs must hold each image at least 15 seconds...a major shopping towne center, Foundary Row, is under development at the former Solo Cup property (Reisterstown & Painters Mill Roads)...members welcomed Larry Smith for Congress and graciously offered their encouragement

Jan 03:  Featured Speaker:  Friends of 32nd District Republican Club

  • 7:00 pm. Severn United Methodist Church, 1215 Old Camp Meade Rd, Severn
  • Synopsis:  Met with a vibrant club of thoughtful patriots.  Heard a great suggestion on looking into expanding Maryland's refinery capacity -- something America is short on.  Will do.  Responded to a question on what sets me apart from Dutch with respect to National Intelligence by explaining that I'm a formally trained Army Intel officer with a longstanding "backstage pass" to the Intel Community, while Dutch only sees what agencies want to show him.  My firsthand experience will make it impossible for agency heads to fool or mislead me.  Here's what Jon Moynihan of The Patch  wrote about the event.

Jan 04:  Baltimore County Campaign for Liberty

  • 7:00 pm.  Holiday Inn, 9615 Deerco Rd, Timonium
  • Synopsis:  Received a terrific update on 2nd Amendment issues and the coming legislative session from Delegate Mike Smigiel (MD-36).  Mike is clearly one of the hardest working and most astute delegates in Annapolis.  Stay on the cutting issues of Maryland's politics and hear "the rest of the story" -- subscribe to his official blog at

Jan 05:  VFW Post 6694 Dundalk Memorial Post

  • 7:00 pm.  VFW Post 6694, 6712 Pine Ave, Dundalk
  • Synopsis:  Inspiring night!  I met Mr. Chick Doludos, who tricked his parents into signing his enlistment papers in 1943 and served the Marines in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam.  Also met Mr. Steve Mason, from State HQ, who served three tours as a Green Beret in Viet Nam and came home to teach college and high school.  The VFW needs OIF and OEF veterans to join its ranks -- not only for the camaraderie, but also for the help they provide navigating VA claims and the scholarships they make available to members' children.  Salute.

Jan 08:  Sunday Breakfast Club:  MD-42 Delegate Bill Frank's Pre-Session 2012 Breakfast

Jan 09:  Featured Speaker:  Baltimore County Republican Central Committee

  • 7:00 pm.  Holiday Inn, 9615 Deerco Rd, Timonium
  • Synopsis:  Robust meeting with very high attendance.  Debuted the 2012 Town Hall Tour slide deck including my Winning Game Plan for America.  The buzz is definitely building...

Jan 10:  VFW Post 9083 Parkville Memorial Post

  • 7:00 pm.  VFW Post 9083 Parkville Memorial Post, 8123 Harford Rd, Parkville
  • Synopsis:  Decided to join this post and agreed to help them with their Quartermaster duties!!  Their previous one passed away just last week and I am proud to honor his service by offering the Quickbook skills I gained as a small businessman to help keep their Post charging forward. 

Jan 11:  Anne Arundel County Campaign for Liberty

Jan 12:  Featured Speaker:  East Baltimore County Republican Club

Jan 13:  Route 40 Business Association Luncheon

  • 11:30 am.  Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood
  • Synopsis:  Harford County Executive David Craig keynoted with a good update on Harford County including the major impact of BRAC, which will ultimately bring about 100 new defense contractor companies to the county and has already brought a Wegman's.  Kohls and JC Penney are coming too.  With a growing employment rate in Harford Country and the nation's third largest increase in average wages, the county posted a $38 million surplus last year!!

Jan 14:  Release Gig:  The An Poitin Stil

  • 9:00 pm.  The Still, 2323 York Road, Timonium:

Jan 15:  Sunday Breakfast Club:  Uncle Eddies Restaurant

  • 8:00 - 10:00 am.  Uncle Eddies, 424 Eastern Blvd., Essex, 410-686-1321

Jan 16:  Baltimore Highlands Community Association

  • 7:00 pm.  Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave, Halethorpe
  • Synopsis:  Looking forward to their Spaghetti Dinner on Feb. 11 and the Baltimore Highlands Parade, April 28th.  Heard some very encouraging news about growing economic development in this heart-of-Baltimore community.  Moses Rodriguez, BHCA President, 443-527-5772

Jan 17:  VFW Post 2621 Essex-Holly Neck Memorial Post

  • 8:00 pm.  VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Rd, Essex

Jan 18:  Towson American Legion Spaghetti Dinner

  • 5:00 pm.  Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd, Towson
  • Synopsis:  Great $8 dinner -- including an ice cold beer and home cooked brownies!!  Met a Marine who fought in the Chosin Reservoir in Korea.  They were cut off for three weeks and it got down to 35 degrees below zero...  Semper Fi !

Jan 18:  Featured Speaker:  Baltimore County Women's Republican Club

  • 6:30 pm.  Patrick's Restaurant, 550 Cranbrook Rd,  Cockeysville
  • Synopsis:  Oversubscribed crowd!!  Sent me away with marching orders to get a new picture for my palm card "because I don't look that old in person!"

Jan 18:  Featured Speaker:  Overlea-Perry Hall American Legion

  • 8:00 pm.  Overlea-Perry Hall Post #130, 8666 Silver Lake Drive Perry Hall
  • Synopsis:  Bi-partisan crowd uniformly agreed its time for Dutch and his ilk to give the next generation a shot at fixing this mess!!

Jan 19:  Greater Towson Council of Community Associations

  • 7:30 pm.  Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Avenue , Baltimore
  • Synopsis:  Big crowd!  Towson's got it goin' on...  Learned about the effort to add elected members to Maryland school boards.  Evidently, we're one of the last states in the country that has its school board members selected by the governor.

Jan 21:  Featured Speaker:  Harford County Republican Women

  • 11:30 am.  Bellissimo's, 510 Marketplace Dr., Bel Air
  • Synopsis:  Canceled because of ice & snow.  Shucks!

Jan 21:  Release Gig:  The Ashland Cafe

  • 8:00 pm.  The Ashland Cafe, 10810 York Rd, Cockeysville, 410-666-3838

Jan 22:  Sunday Breakfast Club:  The Ashland Cafe

  • 8:00 - 9:45 am.  The Ashland Cafe, 10810 York Rd, Cockeysville,

Jan 23:  Jessup Improvement Association

  • 7:00 pm.  Jessup Community Hall, 2920 Jessup Rd, Jessup
  • Synopsis:  Robust, lively crowd -- many of whom are brand new to District 2 from District 3.  I look forward to seeing everyone again at their Pancake Breakfast on Feb 19!

Jan 24:  Bowley's Quarters Community Association

  • 6:30 pm.  St. Mathews Lutheran Church, 3620 Red Rose Farm Road, Middle River
  • Synopsis:  Nice presentations on Essex Sky Park, condominium zoning issues, and the merger of Constellation Energy and Exelon.  Oh yeah, they heard about the Larry Smith for Congress campaign too!!

Jan 25:  42nd District Republican Club

  • 7:30 pm. East Towson Carver Center, 300 Lennox Avenue, Towson
  • Synopsis:  Don't miss their Pancake Breakfast and Candidate Forum February 25th!!

Jan 26:  Northern Baltimore County Republican Club

  • 7:30 pm.  Parkton American Legion, 19520 York Rd, Parkton

Jan 29:  Sunday "Breakfast" Club:  Military Service Members Benefit Bull Roast

  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm.  American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marilyn Ave, Essex, 410-599-4261

Jan 30:  Middle River Rotary Club

  • 6:00 pm.  Jad's Restaurant & Lounge, 137 Back River Neck Road  Essex

Jan 31:  Baltimore Rotary Club

  • 12:15 pm. Baltimore Hyatt Regency, Inner Harbor, Baltimore