November Chairman's Message

In November we celebrate a uniquely American holiday, Thanksgiving.  In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared what is acknowledged as the first Thanksgiving celebration.  In 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government, specifically for the successful conclusion of the War of Independence and the ratification of the US Constitution.  Celebrated by individual states over 200 years, in 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.  


For many, this is an opportunity to create the Black Friday shopping list!  This process is proof as to how blessed we are to be able to give gifts to others from the bounty of our labors.  The high point of the day for many is to sit around the Thanksgiving table filled with the harvest of our hard work and to express thanks to God for His Blessings to our families.  90% of Americans eat turkey that day compared to the seal, swan and lobster of the first Thanksgiving.

Hard work always comes before enjoying the harvest of our efforts.  The hard work is at hand now and crucial and will be finished long before Thanksgiving!

The Annapolis general election is Tuesday, November 7! We need to re-elect Mayor Mike Pantelides and elect as many as five Republican Alderman.  What can you do to help?  

1. Door knock with us on Super Saturday, November 4th.  We need drivers, door knockers and navigators.  Door knocking impacts voting by up to 7%!  Mike‘s margin last time was 59 votes.  Door knocking provided the victory.  If you can do any of these rolls, please join us at Graul’s supermarket 607 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD at 9:30 AM Saturday morning
2. You can door knockmake phone calls or help man the polls up through election day, Tuesday, November 7.  You can contact the Pantelides Campaign by navigating and connecting with them.

Thank you in advance for your participation and contribution to victory this November.

Wayne Smith

Chair, AAGOP

MDGOP Candidate