Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Athens GOP Meeting This Monday

Please join us this Monday when we host Dr. Harold Brown and Col. Mitchel Swan. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm at the Country Inn & Suites. We will have campaign signs available at the meeting!

Dr. Harold Brown

Harold Brown, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia. Born and raised on a farm in Laurens County, Georgia, he graduated fromDexter High School anattended Abraham Baldwin AgriculturalCollege and the University of Georgia before receiving a Ph. D. in Agriculture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1962.

Professor Brown taught and conducted research on field and pasture crops at Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1962 to 1966, the Texas A&M University Research Station at Beaumont from 1966 to 1968, and the University of Georgia from1968 to 1995. He is the author of 12 book chapters and over 120 journal articles.

Once retiring from the University of Georgia in 1995, he researched environmental and wildlife records in Georgia, publishing his findings in a book entitled The Greening of Georgiathat describes changes in the Georgia environment during the 20thcentury.

He also wrote a short novel entitled The Overriding Miracle, published in 2007 by Lighthouse Christian Publishing, that recounts the incredible odds against an individual human birth.

Currently a Senior Fellow, Professor Brown writes commentary on environmental and other topics for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Monday's Meeting w/ Dr. Harold Brown
Herbert Hoover was demeaned during his presidency and in following decades because of the Great Depression that started late in the year he was inaugurated. Most Americans know little or nothing about the dramatic humanitarian work he did during and following World War I. This presentation is about his activities as a young man, entrepenuer and organizer of relief efforts.

Col. Mitchell Swan - Presentation on National Security Threats by 
Mitchell was born in Boston and remained in that area throughout his childhood, until 1983 when he left to attend Marquette University’s Business School and NROTC Program in Milwaukee. He graduated from Marquette in May 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He would later earn his MBA at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mitchell has been a resident of Athens for nearly 20 years. He first came this area in 1988 as a student at the (then) Navy Supply Corps School. He returned again in 1995 when he was brought back to serve as  an instructor at the school; it was here his three children, Matthew, Andrew and Samantha, were born. In 1999, upon completion of his four year assignment, Mitchell chose to leave active duty service to raise his family in Athens and pursue a career as an investment advisor. He later returned to the Marines, as a reservist, in April 2001—five months prior to 9/11.  Since then he has been recalled to active-duty and deployed away from the area—and his children—for a total of 5 ½ years. His last active duty assignment was as a staff officer for U.S. Central Command, developing U.S. Policy for the Middle East.

A seasoned veteran and graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, Mitchell understands U.S. foreign policy and the threats we face as a nation. This experience, coupled with his financial background, gives him a unique perspective on domestic and world events.

Monday's Meeting w/ Col. Mitchell Swan
Col. Swan will give a detailed presentation on national security threats to the United States and will give an update on the current conflicts with ISIS.  Following the presentation, Col. Swan will take questions from the audience.  

Athens GOP Campaign HQ Office Hours
Monday: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm 

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Please contact Secretary Evelyn Eidell at

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Please contact Chairman Matt Brewster at

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