What are Pachyderm Clubs?
We are a Republican group patterned after civic clubs with programs centered around government and politics
- Pachyderm club memberships are open to all Republicans
- Pachyderm club meetings are open to the public
- Pachyderm clubs are controlled locally, yet operate within an established standard framework
We offer a meaningful movement of political clubs as the most practical means by which a broad citizen participation may be achieved.
“We get the government we deserve, not the one we wish for”
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OUR PACHYDERM CLUB, AS A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization, DOES NOT ENDORSE ISSUES, OR CANDIDATES IN A CONTESTED PRIMARY ELECTION.
Our Pachyderm club hopes to increase citizen participation in politics in Lake County.
Our officers for the upcoming year 2023 are:
- Micah Robertson – President
- Linda Sauer – Vice President
- Julie Reffner – Secretary
- Marcia Amrine – Treasurer
Board of Directors besides the officers are:
- Ted Becker
- Nancy Becker
- Frank and Michal Delgado when available
- Kathy Recny
- Agnes Rinehart
March 2023: If anyone else would like to volunteer to be on the Board of Directors – we welcome more volunteers! We will be meeting at the Fire Hall on Regatta Road in Polson one hour before the first Pachyderm guest presentation each month (second Friday of the month).
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Meeting Minutes – Feb 9, 2024
Micah opened the meeting with the invocation
Meeting Minutes – Jan 26, 2024
The time is now.
Meeting Minutes – Dec 8, 2023
Micah opened the meeting with a prayer at 12 noon
Meeting Minutes – Nov 10, 2023
Micah opened the meeting with the invocationThe group said the Pledge of AllegianceAnnouncements:2024 Pachyderm annual dues are now dueTracy spoke about the movie night on the 10th showing the movie Police State at the Polson Rural Fire Station. Movie will begin at 6:30 – there will be food for dinner/snacksTracy announced that Lake County lost PL280 lawsuit – the County Commissioners are discussing with the attorneys what next steps to take. We need to support the commissioners as they work through the next steps.Next meeting will be December 8 – Carolyn Hall, Lake County Superintendent of Schools will be the speaker. This will be the last Pachyderm meeting for 2023. Our first meeting in 2024 will be on January 12 and will will have the Polson Police Chief, Sheriff Don Bell and hopefully the Tribal Police Chief as speakers.Guest speaker for the meeting was Gubernatorial candidate Tanner SmithTanner was born and raised in Stevensville. He played football in high school as well as the bass clarinet. Tanner graduated from high school in 1993 – he was born in 1975.Tanner is a Ronald Reagan conservative. He did not plan on being in politics but when the government decided to mask the children he changed his mind and got involved.Tanner is an excavation contractor and snowplow business owner. He is a member of the Lakeside School Board. As a school board member they successfully removed teachers with rainbow flags in their classrooms and successfully removed furries. There is a conservative shift on the school board.Tanner ran for the Montana House District 12 seat and is now a State Legislator who is running on the defense.Tanner worked to remove dispensaries and homelessness. Montana has 4 times the dispensaries as Colorado and we know what is happening to Colorado. The dispensaries are what prompted Tanner to run for governor.The homeless issues stem from our governor – bad policies.Our state is unsafe now – homelessness and illegals. People are getting hurt. If you do not live here – then leave. Tanner says Montana is our home and we need to maintain it and keep it like it is your house.We have high crime and drug issues.The mother of Tanner’s first three children died from alcohol abuse – his wife died at the age of 45.Montana needs to get serious about punishment for crimes – double down on conservatismWe are in line with California, Oregon and WashingtonNo Means NO!We have property tax issues – we live in the Treasure State and we will use our natural resources to support our state. WEmake revenue from logging and mining – we must use our resources.Cleaning/thinning the forest helps maintain a healthy forest and supports our wildlifeWe need to break the backs of liberals – continue fighting the fightGianforte is suing counties over the mills for cutting the taxes in their countiesThe Water Compact is a concern – we need to say no to tribal governments! They need to get over their victimhood. We all need to get on the same page to be successfulUnder Tanner’s watch, no one will be flying a drone over us – the balloon would not have happened.Tanner does not ask attorneys for permission. The attorneys can deal with the aftermath.Montana is the #1 state for out of state license plates. People purchase RV’s and come here to get them licensed due to the limited regulations and inexpensive licensing fees. Before any out of state vehicle is able to be registered here, the owner must create an LLC to license the vehicle. There were 31,000 LLC’s set up as a result and 31,000 single jobs specifically tied to the licensing/LLC process.The dispensaries have also created a lot of jobs in the drug industry in Montana.There is a dual justice system in Montana! Gianforte will not stand up for us. Zoe Zephyr received $80 in fines for breaking the legislature rules and raised $37,000 within hours to cover her legal fees. All cases involving the Zoe incident were dismissed. We must prosecute the little stuff to stop the big stuff.Tanner supports Rosendale and TrumpCourageousness is contagious – he has the message!Montana is decayingThe Convention of States could address the issues we are seeing. He attended the meeting in Kalispell – supports the Convention of States.Currently Montana is a Shit show!We are dealing with good vs evil.Tribal housing is a great example of what government housing looks likeThe Reservation system needs to be disbanded – we are all Americans and we need to be of service to others!We need to get back to our American Values.Teachers unions are running the stateTanner has more experience than Gianforte.We must continue what we have been doing to fight the compact. We have had draughts historically and never experienced the low lake levels we saw this year – we need to sue!We need to be lucky to be alive and be Americans!Tanner does not feel we should be trying to be on the world stage – need to find a balance without becoming another Silicon Valley! Tanner voted no on the data centerWe should not be using existing water/energy grids for technology – this changes the dynamic of Montana!Tanner wants to be sane and live in a safe place.Tanner would sign a bill that would stop lawyers from buying their way into the systemLawyers are needed to write the LLC’s sp lawyers are getting rich off of the LLC’s.Tanner does not listen to the EPA.He will double down on conservative principlesEverything can be fixed but we need true conservatives. The Governor needs to represent the peopleAustin Knudsen is upset with Tanner Smith because he is running for Governor.Most politicians have been in politics too long and have become part of the swampHe says he would be governor with love, humility, compassion but firm.We must support law enforcement – let them do their jobTanner is independant – does not need the government.Tanner is 100% in love with Montana and will fight for us – take the high road while telling the truth.He will start his grassroots movement in January – is a straight shooter.Tanner believes he has been called to run for governor for his kidsHe is not afraid of any skeletons in his closet!Tanner calls into the Aaron Flint show every couple of weeks.People do not fall in love with the person – they fall in love with their politics