Polly and I spent a very exciting weekend at The Dorchester Conference in Seaside, Oregon.As you can see, it was sunny and very cold when we arrived on Friday. It changed quickly...
...and snowed on us, Saturday and Sunday - but we didn't let that stop us from having a great time.
The conference is a policy discussion event, which includes US congress members, state legislators, Republican officials, and volunteers from around the state. Each day different topics are discussed in small groups, votes are taken and results are announced. It is a great way for voters to influence law makers and party officials.
Here is Polly with Congressman Greg WaldenWe ran the State of Oregon Republican Party booth in the exhibit hall. We had a few volunteer helpers to spell us, but we were at the booth most of the time. We sold mementos, and signed up people to be precinct committee persons. We also sold tickets to the Michael Steele event, on Thursday.
Polly explains it all to the crowd.
One of the interesting speakers was Michael Zak, who spoke on the history of the Republican Party. He had a booth close to ours and spent lots of time chatting with us.
After we got home, we had to freshen up and head out immediately for a friend's little boy's 3rd birthday party.
Long week in preparation, long weekend, long day long sleep!