Thursday, November 09, 2006
The Commentary and What's Next?
Ok, so this wasn't what we envisioned when we started planning the SAT. However, the election results will prove how much resolve we all have about loving the country God gave us and what our civic obligations should be.
I just wrote a stinging indictment of our culture, not exactly as a reaction to the results of the election, but as a wake-up call before the culture-at-large starts making all kinds of bad decisions. I had Steve Thorn, the CHESCA webmaster put it up on the web:
I would suggest you get something to drink before you start into it.
You students should start your own commentaries up. It will help to build your skills on framing.
Pray for all the wonderful candidates that lost Tuesday night, and their families. That would include Ken Blackwell, Rick Santorum, Jim Ryun, that's right, Ned's Father, and countless others who have been friends of ours.
What do you students think of things?
Stark County Gen J Club
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Get details from the CHESCA site about SAT
Ok, so the blog has been a little thin lately, but only because our SAT has kicked into full gear and we are now in Day 4. If you want to read more about the journaling of the SAT, go back to the CHESCA site at:
That will give you all the details to our activities, including pics. Man, there's a lot to remember. A lot of memories...I will be posting more details, including our big bash.
Mr. Blackwell, God speed!
Stark County Gen J Club
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Less than 48 hours away from our first SAT
Here we are, just less than 48 hours away from our very first Student Action Team! Exciting stuff. Mr. Pope's wife Rhonda just delivered their baby today, just in time to ramp up to SAT. So, here we go, four days of intense campaigning. An education in a very practical sense.
We have negotiated with the Stark County Republican Party to have a designated area for us to have our devotions and prayer to start our activities. However, they wanted to give us breakfast every morning so we will be eating at 9:00AM and hitting the phones at 10:00AM. We break for lunch around 1:00PM and the afternoon is a potporri of sign waving, door-to-door campaigning, and phone calling. All the stuff that will win elections. Four days of intense campaigning. Is everybody ready for this?
Mr. Pope and I worked on a press release that we sent out to area newspapers. Tomorrow afternoon, around the 3:00PM hour, I will be interviewed in a quick two-minute format on WNPQ 95.9 The Light's Suzy Thomas, so listen up for that. Who knows, maybe one of the newspapers will interview when we are on location.
Then at the end, the BIG ELECTION NIGHT BASH, complete with food, TV/Internet coverage on returns, fellowship, etc. Wow, will we be tired or what? But it will be lots of fun.
I can see our club really growing after the SAT is all over. Already, we have someone from Summit County interested in joining, along with a scattering of others. By the end of the school year, we should have a huge club.
Ok guys and gals, saddle up! Be ready to work on Friday!
Stark County Gen J Club Adult Sponsor
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The New Happenings of Stark County Gen J
You students need to recruit more new members to our club. If you need any help in doing this, let me know and I will assist you.
We actually have two blogging areas. This one here, and an area in connection with Generation Joshua's national website:
Our adult sponsor in charge of local activities has scheduled one more group outing to Republican HQ to phone bank. He is still trying to find a good day for everyone. Adult Sponsors, remember that if your student is signed up for the Student Action Team (SAT) GenJ will be expecting them to commit some time on the phones in the last week of the campaign.
Let's keep up the pace. But pray for strength, it will be maddening up until Nov. 7th. We're gonna have lots of fun the week of Nov. 1 - 4.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
We did it! We launched ealier last month and now we met on Thursday, Sept. 28 and our students elected the officers. Each student running had to present a candidate speech and they were voted on by their peers in the club.
Randy Pope, who had earlier been a candidate in the Ohio 61st House District, is now running our internal Student Action Team, separate from Virginia Headquarters. He has arranged for our students to make calls at the Stark County Republican HQ's this coming Thursday evening, and door-to-door lit drops in North Canton on Saturday afternoon. We're getting started earlier than the Virginia organized SAT's because our candidate is behind in the polls.
Last Thursday evening, after the meeting, we had over 793 newsletters Right to Life of Stark County just received, hot off the press, so RTL asked us to put edge sealers and address labels on them. Our students and adult sponsors went right to work! We finished them that night.
We're all starting to feel real good about our club. Hopefully, before this school year is out, we can get them to blog here.
We're busy all the way up through the November elections.
One of our student officers went out tonight and recruited other stundents, not yet Gen J members, to make phone calls for a candidate by the name of Debra Owens-Fink for the Ohio State Board of Education. She is currently an incumbent that has held the line on Intelligent Design and she is a firm friend, politically, to home educators. So we are busy there, too.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Stark Co. Gen J is taking off!
That was some meeting tonight, wasn't it? Ned Ryun was everything that I thought he would be. He's the man! His presentation was outstanding.
Before the meeting started, I asked him how he started with Gen J. He said the concept was originally a brainchild of him and his brother combined. Then, they pitched it to Home School Legal Defense Association and explained to them that there was a need to put home schooled students into productive rolls by giving them a grassroots experience in working with candidates "on the ground". So, they succeeded in convincing HSLDA leadership, and the rest, as he said, is history. Evidently, Tennessee is a state in which Generation Joshua has had some of the most success, but he is hoping to replicate that kind of success, here in Ohio. There are several other clubs located around Ohio.
Monday, May 01, 2006
First Stark County Gen J Meeting
We had our very first Stark County meeting on Tuesday, April 25th. Six students were in attendance and we have officially started the club. I am including a couple of pics for your viewing. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th. If you are interested in attending, we would like you to consider becoming a member. The following link
Stark County Gen J Club Adult Leader