Friday, August 29, 2014

Athens GOP Meeting - Monday, September 8th at 6:00pm

The Athens GOP will hold an important meeting on Monday, September 8th at 6:00pm.  Secretary of State and Athens native Brian Kemp will address the Athens GOP.  Following the speech we will have a presentation from Dr. Cham Dallas and Dr. Ed Rollor regarding disaster management in Georgia and the US.     Both directors will take questions from the audience at the end of the presentation.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, September 8th!

Meeting Date and Time
Monday, September 8th at 6:00pm - The Athens GOP meets the 2nd Monday of every month

Meeting Location
The Country Inn and Suites is located at 236 Old Epps Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606. The hotel is behind Applebees and is on the same road as the entrance to Hilltop Grille.  Click here to view map.  

Secretary of State Brian Kemp

Brian Kemp will give members of the Athens GOP an update on the Secretary of State's office and will take questions from the audience. Be sure to check out the "GA Votes" App, brought to us by the Secretary of State:

Georgia and International Disaster Management 
Dr. Cham Dallas & Ed Rollor 
Dr. Cham Dallas on CBS discussing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
Disaster Management is a growing field, especially since 9/11, and is an important facet of political and governmental attention. UGA's Institute for Disaster Management is very active here in Georgia and around the world in addressing these critical issues.

Emergency Communications for the State of Georgia and Clarke County 

This short presentation describes the work of the Georgia and Clarke County Amateur Radio Emergency Service in preparing our hospitals, Red Cross and government facilities with volunteer backup communications.

This presentation will be given by Dr. Ed Rollor

About Dr. Cham Dallas 
Dr. Dallas is Professor and Director of the Institute for Disaster Management at the University of Georgia. He has also been a State Delegate to the Republican Party many times in Georgia over the past 25 years. He has a national/international reputation in toxicology and emergency preparedness and response, including over 30 years of experience. For seven years, Dr. Dallas was the Director of one of the largest University toxicology programs in the country, with 50 professors at the University of Georgia. He is also expert in issues regarding radiation contamination, which has been established after a decade of research, teaching, and humanitarian efforts in Chernobyl-contaminated areas. This included over a dozen scientific expeditions to the areas with the highest degree of radioactive contamination at Chernobyl, and 6 trips to the radiation-contaminated areas resulting from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. CNN broadcast a one hour documentary on his Chernobyl research on the 10th anniversary of the accident (for this and other national news segments on FOX, CBS and CNN concerning disaster management research by Dr. Dallas, see For five years he was the Director of the Center for Mass Destruction Defense, a CDC Center in Public Health Preparedness, for which he received $2.6 million in funding from the CDC over five years. This Center has now become the Institute for Disaster Management, and is tasked with the emergency management exercises for all hospitals and nursing homes in the state of Georgia, in addition to other national training and research responsibilities pertaining to mass casualty medical response. Dr. Dallas has received a total of over 17 million dollars in funding as Principal Investigator over the past decade for emergency response research and training.

Dr. Dallas was tasked to develop the mass casualty plan for the G-8 annual economic summit at Sea Island, Georgia in the summer of 2004. He was also asked to address the United Nations in 1996, 2006, and 2007 on what we’ve learned from the Chernobyl nuclear accident that will better prepare the world for the use of terrorist nuclear weapons. He has also testified before the U.S. Senate and House Homeland Security Committees, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.

Additional Information on The Institute for Disaster Management at UGA 
College of Public Health - Institute for Disaster Management - Website:
Video #2: What Happened at Fukushima and Why (Interview w/ Katie Couric) 

Monday, August 04, 2014

Athens GOP Meeting on Monday, August 11th

Join us on Monday, August 11th at 6:00pm for our monthly GOP meeting at the Country Inn & Suites.  Our guest for the evening will be Richard Woods, candidate for State School Superintendent.  We will also have representatives from the offices of Senator Isakson and Congressman Broun give a presentation on the current Veterans Affairs issues.  At the end of the meeting we will hold the drawing for the Big Green Egg.  Tickets will be available at the meeting.  We look forward to seeing everyone at 6:00pm on Monday!

When:  Monday, August 11th at 6:00pm

Where: The country Inn & Suites, 236 Old Epps Bridge Road, Athens, GA (Map)

Richard Woods, GOP Candidate for State School Superintendent 

Richard Woods will speak to the Athens GOP regarding his race to be the next State School Superintendent of Georgia.  Following his speech there will be a brief question and answer session with the audience.  For more information on Richard Woods, please visit his site at:

Presentation on the VA
Jessica Hayes, District Director for U.S. Congressman Paul Broun and Tate O’Rouke, Regional Director for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will jointly provide an update on Veterans Affairs issues. They will provide details of the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 that both chambers passed last week. In addition, they will discuss the way each office provides services to veterans.

Green Egg Raffle 
The Athens GOP will hold its drawing for the Big Green Egg (And Ham) at the end of the meeting on August 11th.  Tickets are $10.00 a piece and will be available leading up to the drawing. Proceeds benefit the Athens-Clarke County Republican Party.  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Richard Woods at the August 11th Meeting

The Athens GOP will host State School Superintendent Candidate Richard Woods on Monday, August 11th at 6:00pm.  The meeting will take place at the Country Inn & Suites (236 Old Epps Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30605).  We will also have a presentation on the VA (More information coming soon!).  Continue to check in to find out more details on our August 11th meeting!

About Richard Woods

Proven Leadership
Richard Woods knows that for change to be effective you must involve those who
are impacted directly – our students, parents, and teachers. That is why in 2010,
Richard raised concerns about the adoption of Common Core and the acceptance
of Race to the Top federal monies.

Richard is committed to child focused and classroom centered decision-making that
will put an end to Washington micromanaging.

Richard supports a fair instrument for evaluating teachers, a diagnostic approach to
standardized testing, and standards that are Georgia grown, whereas his opponent
seeks to continue us down the path of failed federal policies.

Richard’s educational background coupled with his conservative principles gives him
the wisdom to pursue and promote policies that support our students and teachers.

Click here to read more more about Richard Woods