New RPOF Loyalty Oath and Code of Ethics – Upcoming Events



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New RPOF Loyalty Oath and Code of Ethics.

The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) has issued a new party loyalty oath.  In addition to clarifying the language of the party loyalty oath, all state and county Republican Executive Committee members are now required to abide by the principles of ethical behavior contained in the RPOF Code of Ethics.
As a result of these changes, all Republican Executive Committee members will need to execute and file a new Oath of Party Loyalty and Ethical Conduct with the BREC.  You may review it here by clicking on this document link: RPOF Oath of Party Loyalty and Ethical Conduct.  We will need an original signed and witnessed hardcopy, and will make the form available at our upcoming BREC Meetings.  We will have a table reserved specifically for this purpose.  If you have any questions, please call Legal Counsel David Di Pietro at 954-462-5500.  These forms are due by May 31, 2011, and must be completed by our May meeting.

Precinct Walks this Weekend:

Jerry Fadgen: Saturday 9:30 AM – Meet at the Publix on Flamingo Road and 595, 225. S. Flamingo Rd.  Saturday 2 PM – Meet at Jerry’s office 21 East Acre Dr.  Sunday 2 PM – Meet at Deicke Park near the tennis courts.  1200 NW 106th Ave.  12th St. and Nob Hill Rd.  Call 954-684-1370 for more info.

Shari McCartney:  Saturday 9:00 AM – Mom’s Kitchen, 1940 NE 45th, Oakland Park, FL 33308 (one block west of Federal Highway on 45th Street).

Monday, February 7th, 6 – 9PM – Buddy Helland, Candidate for Oakland Park City Commission – Fundraiser.  

You Are Invited to Buddy Helland’s Campaign Fundraiser! Monday Night…6:00PM to 9:00PM on February 7th, 2011 at: Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 North Dixie Highway Oakland Park, FL 33334, (954) 938-4473.  Located just a couple of blocks South of Commercial Boulevard on Dixie Highway / West side of the road.  Contact Buddy Helland at 754-214-6460 or[email protected].

Message from Barbara Campbell, Fundraising Chair of the East Broward Federated Women’s Republican Club:

“Our Annual Fashion Show is just around the corner…We would like you to advertise your business in our advertisement program….For those who do not have a business of their own or are not employed, we have our Complements of Page.  Remember every little bit helps.  This is our largest fund raiser of the year.  EBFWRC is very involved with working with the first and second grade students at Bennett Elementary School.  One of the high points of the year is the opportunity to provide each student with a book of their choice to take home and keep as well as a $500 teacher grant and journals and supplies at the beginning of the school year.  We also contribute the maximum amount to each Republican candidate.  Please contact Barbara Campbell at 954-566-9098 if you wish to advertise.  It’s $15 for a Business Card, $30 Half Page, $60 Full Page, and $5 Complements of Page.  THE DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING.

Other Events:

Saturday, February 5th – 3:00 PM – Tea Party Fort Lauderdale presents Margie Patchett of Lower Taxes Now!  Jib Room at 204 East Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale.  (1 Block West of Federal Highway on the South Side).  Ms. Patchett has uncovered millions of misspent dollars in Orange and Volusia Counties in Central Florida.  Ms. Patchett will tell you exactly what to do to effect change in Broward County.   Margie is the sister of BREC Member Mary Drabik.  See


 While campaigning to become your Broward Chairman, I released theEight Point Platform for the Almost 800 Precincts in Broward, which contained the following:

#8 Shared Celebrations.  Recognizing the efforts of our local clubs, volunteers and members will promote more goodwill throughout our organization.”
So in keeping with my campaign promise…
I hereby officially recognize Javier Manjarres, Committeeman Alternate, for being named CPAC Blogger of the Year.

All the best,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

Republican Party of Broward County

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Original Email Date: February 4, 2011

BREC Meeting January 31 – Featuring Clay Shaw


JANUARY 31, 2011

Clay Shaw

Clay Shaw


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BREC Meeting January 31*.

Our next BREC Meeting will take place on Monday, January 31, at the Sheraton Suites Hotel and will feature Congressman Clay Shaw as the keynote speaker. Expect some other special guests to appear as well.  We will also be making many special announcements.  Don’t miss this meeting!  Sign in begins at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  The Sheraton Suites Hotel is located at 555 NW 62nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 off of the Cypress Creek West exit of I-95.

RPOF Annual Meeting.

Last weekend I attended the RPOF Annual Meeting with State Committeeman Ed Kennedy, where elections were held for all of the officers of the RPOF.  Congratulations to Chairman Dave Bitner as well as all of the other officers elected!  I was proud to announce at the caucus of county chairman that Sharon Day had won her campaign for Co-Chair of the RNC.  The applause for that announcement was overwhelming.  Congratulations again to Sharon Day!

George Moraitis Open House January 19th at 5:00 PM.

Stop by the district office located at 2132 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 2, in Fort Lauderdale for the Open House on Wednesday, January 19th, from 5-7 pm and share your thoughts about the future of Florida.  Please RSVP if you can attend the Open House to Morris Kent at 954-762-3757 or [email protected].

Upcoming March Elections.

There are municipal elections coming up in March, and four of our very own BREC Members are candidates:

Jerry Fadgen in Plantation:

Robert Helland in Oakland Park: 754-214-6460

Shari McCartney in Oakland Park:

Jack Murphy in Miramar:

We will keep you posted on their campaign events.  Now is the time to get involved!

In Memory of Grace D. Huebenthal.

A longtime BREC member, Grace Huebenthal passed away on January 15, 2011 at the age of 92.  There will be a visitation on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm, with a service at 7:30pm at Kraeer/Mason Funeral Home and Cremation Center,6701 West Commercial Blvd. Tamarac, FL. Entombment will take place Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:00am at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens South, Plantation, FL. Please call (954) 721-3300 for more information.
With the new RPOF Board in place and BREC moving full steam ahead, this promises to be a great year for Republicans in Broward!
All the best,
Richard DeNapoli, Chairman
Republican Party of Broward County

*This meeting was originally scheduled for January 24th, but was changed due to a scheduling conflict.


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Original Email Date: January 21, 2011

Precinct Walks this Weekend for Jerry Fadgen & Shari McCartney


Jerry Fadgen

Jerry Fadgen


(Plantation Mayoral Candidate) &

Shari McCartney

Shari McCartney


(Oakland Park City Commission Candidate)


 Jerry Fadgen in Plantation

SATURDAY – Jan. 22 – 9 a.m.

Meet at Plantation City Hall, 400 NW 73rd Ave. – Plantation 33317

SATURDAY – Jan. 22 – 2 p.m.

Meet at parking lot of Walgreens, Corner of Nob Hill and Broward

SUNDAY – Jan. 23 – 1:30 p.m.

Meet at Shopping Center

One Block west Central Park Dr. & Broward

If you plan to attend, please contact Jerry at [email protected].

Shari McCartney in Oakland Park

SATURDAY – Jan. 22 – 9:00 a.m.

Meet at JJ’s diner at 9:00 (8:00 if you want to eat)

It is on Andrews Ave., one block north of Oakland Park Blvd., on the east side of street.


We will keep you posted on their campaign events.  Now is the time to get involved!
Don’t forget our BREC Meeting on Monday, January 31st – both of the above candidates will be speaking.
All the best,
Richard DeNapoli, Chairman
Republican Party of Broward County
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Original Email Date: January 21, 2011

Rico Petrocelli is the New BREC Executive Director


Rico Petrocelli

Rico Petrocelli

DECEMBER 27, 2010

BROWARD COUNTY – Former Plantation City Councilman and longtime BREC Member Rico Petrocelli will begin as the new BREC Executive Director on January 3, 2011.  Mr. Petrocelli brings a unique background of experience in business, politics, and media to the position.

Mr. Petrocelli served on the Plantation City Council from 2005 through 2008, and was the Council’s President in 2008.  He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Broward County Housing Authority, and was appointed to the Census Board by Plantation Councilman Jerry Fadgen – also a longtime BREC Member and current candidate for Plantation Mayor.

Mr. Petrocelli is also the owner and founder of The Plantation Journal, a local, community based daily online newspaper.
In his 40-years of work experience, Mr. Petrocelli has displayed a proven ability to motivate others, build effective teams, and get the job done.
“What I want to bring to BREC is teamwork – where we work together hitting on all eight cylinders with the common goal of electing Republicans,” said Mr. Petrocelli.  “We need to take advantage of the Republican tsunami created in the last election and carry it forward to the local, statewide, and federal elections over the next two years.  We also need to maintain and register new Republicans right here in Broward, reach out to Republicans in the business community, and work as hard as we can to represent the almost 250,000 Republicans in Broward County.”
“I know that Rico will bring the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the BREC that we need to strengthen our local party,” said Richard DeNapoli, Chairman of the Republican Party of Broward.
Press Release from Broward Republican Executive Committee Dated December 27, 2010.