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Governor DeSantis Visits Naples

Published Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Members of the Republican Club of South Collier County (RCSCC) were at North Collier Regional Park, Naples on Tuesday, December 10th when Governor DeSantis made an important announcement on education. He detailed his efforts to promote a more civics-based curriculum in Florida public schools. Under the Governor’s plan, all high school seniors would be required to take a civics exam. This is similar to an exam required by naturalized citizens which would measure civic literacy of graduating seniors. 

A spokesperson for the governor clarified that passing the exam won’t be a requirement for a student to graduate high school. Instead, the tests will help the state measure students’ understanding of the subject. 

DeSantis said it is critical for young people to prove they understand lessons of our Founding Fathers. He explained that 21% of young people can’t answer basic questions about government.

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Why We Are Number 1 Numbers, Updates and Trends for Collier County

Published Friday, November 22, 2019

Mark Strain was the guest speaker for the Republican Club of South Collier County (RCSCC) for their November meeting held at Hammock Bay Country Club. Strain provided the invited guests with Collier County numbers, trends, updates for 2020.

Mark Strain is the Collier County Hearing Examiner and Chairman of the Collier County Planning Commission. He has lived in all parts of the country and still thinks Collier County is the best place to live.

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Warm Welcome for McNees and Frazzano

Published Friday, October 11, 2019

On Friday, October 4th, the Republican Club of South Collier County held a Welcome Celebration for Marco’s new City Manager, Mike McNees and new Chief of Police, Tracy Frazzano. The private event was hosted by Isles of Capri residents, Don and Kim Mitchell at their elegant Old Florida style home overlooking Keewaydin Island.

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Lowest Crime Rate Seven Years in a Row

Published Saturday, September 28, 2019

Amira Fox, State Attorney for the 20th Judicial District was the guest speaker at the recent luncheon hosted by the Women’s Republican Club of Naples, Federated.

Great news! For the seventh year in a row, the 20th Judicial Circuit had the lowest crime rate among all 20 Circuits in the State of Florida. The newly released Florida Uniformed Crime Report System for 2018 is produced annually by Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tallahassee from data submitted statewide.

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February Friend-Raiser Member Appreciation Event

Published Monday, March 18, 2019
February “Friend-Raiser” an evening of music and mingling at Dave & Jeanne Rice’s Home Speaking for the Board Members, President Dave Rice, "truly APPRECIATED your involvement and we look forward to having similar social events in the near future." It was a casual evening with live music, meeting new friends and mingling with more»

Governor Chris Christie Preaches to the Choir

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019

Former Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was the keynote speaker at the annual Collier County Lincoln Reagan Celebration at the Naples Hilton.

The event was sponsored by the Collier County Republican Executive Committee in conjunction with all Collier County Republican Clubs, including the Caxambas Republican Club of Marco Island.

Christie also signed copies of his newly released book, “Let Me Finish,” which is currently Number 5 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

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Speaker John Boehner Packs the House

Published Friday, February 1, 2019

The Caxambas Republican Club’s first event for 2019 was a “sold-out” affair at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Over 150 members and their guests came to listen to the former 23rd Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner.

Marco resident Ed Adams, an Ohio native and longtime friend of John Boehner, introduced John as “A genuine American who always stayed in touch with his constituencies.”

Since Boehner left office three years ago, he has stayed busy with speaking engagements, has joined several advisory boards, and is writing a book. His book will include the lessons learned along the way, generously sprinkled with “Boehnerisms,” collected by his staff over the years, such as, “It does not cost anything to be nice” and “A leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk.”

John Boehner joined the board of a cannabis advocacy group, something he never dreamed he would do in a million years. During his travels, he has met many folks taking medical cannabis for PTSD and chronic pain with favorable results. He would like to see further research done on cannabis to discover its full potential as a medical drug.

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Guest Speaker John Boehner, 23rd Speaker of the House of Representatives, Packs the House!

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Subject: In case you missed it... John Boehner, 23rd Speaker of the House of Representatives, packed the house for CRC on January 28th at the Marco Island Yacht Club. For those who missed the event, here are some highlights of the successful evening.