NRA Voting Membership

Article III, Section 6 of the NRA bylaws states in part that: “Fully paid lifetime members and annual members with five or more consecutive years of membership, as shown in the Association’s membership records, who have obtained the age of 8 years on or before the fiftieth (50th) day prior to the date of the annual meeting of members and who are citizens of the United States of America shall be entitled to vote. Each such member shall be entitled to cast a vote for not more than one person for each vacancy on the Board of Directors to be filled by the membership at any election of Directors ….”

This means ….. if you are a lifetime or 5-year member, you receive a ballot in your NRA magazine the third week of January (February issue). If not, or if you’re not certain of your membership status, or if you’ve lost/misplaced your ballot then please contact NRA Membership.

As in any election with multiple candidates for multiple vacancies, “bullet” voting is most effective. For example,  in a small election if you vote for five candidates to fill five positions, each candidate is tied.  For the NRA election, best is to do your research and vote for one (I hope to have your support and to earn your vote), perhaps three, and absolutely no more than five. Voting for 25 to fill the 25 seats effectively nullifies your votes and does not help to elect candidates you desire on the Board of Directors.

Army-Navy

It’s not only my history with the Army-Navy game, it is also my NRA work that makes this visit so comfortable. 

America’s Game. Go Army. #pride #DefenderofFreedom #americasgame

Fields of friendly strife. Go Army. Go Navy. Commander-in-Chief halftime journey. #DefenderofFreedom #USMA West Point – The U.S. Military Academy #WillesLee #patriot #freedom #merica

Fields of friendly strife. Go Army. Go Navy. Always want to sing last. #patriot #loveofthegame #DefenderofFreedom #USMA 

Hawaii & Hawaii Friends of NRA Banquet

East coast late election results, 4:30 am at the airport for 15 hour travel. More 2A to do. Doh. Now, another 2 hours delay, so far. Five total. Uh, did I mention how much Unitedairlines sucks? 2 hours ago: United message here at gate “we are delayed doing a maintenance inspection.” So you waited until departure to do an inspection??? Way-to-go. ‬… 

First thing I did, 24-hours from start of trip thanks to @unitedairlines, walk to the beach. Less sun at 10 pm than my original landing time in the afternoon. No sympathy, it is the beach.

I know. Life sucks w that way-too-long flight into the middle of the night. Then, bam, 8am for a 2-hour conference call (note the earphones). Hey, it’s difficult to hold coffee, phone, pad, pen in the sand.  So far, made all my appointments & meetings even when I didn’t want too (joshing, it’s been good & valuable). #politics #2A #discipline #transparency 

Proud of Hawaii Rifle Association Hawaii Rifle Association President Harvey Gerwig & Kerry who do an amazing job in ALL facets of the association from training, safety, shooting, legislation….in a very tough (political) environment. (brief rain brought a rainbow). Met w former State Senator Sam Slom yesterday, last saw him at Second Amendment  Foundation #GRPC#SecondAmendment #2A #M2AGA #StandandFight #NRAClubsandAssociations 

Veterans Day commemoration w Sub Vets and US PACFLT Sub Force, Pearl Harbor. #lovevets #myflag #veteransday #WillesLee #subs #submarines #GoArmyBeatNavy Brett Kulbis #torpedo #PearlHarbor 

Aloha. Different sorta office. ”Freezing” cold & windy day (yes, cold is relative) for Hawaii Republican Action – HIRA meeting. As National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), bittersweet to give up duty as Hawai’i National Director (maybe keep honorary, or emeritus stuff so I can attend these beach-front gatherings). Hawaii team led by BFF Eric Ryan is very effective, great, at holding liberals, Democrats & Republicans, accountable. Mahalo. #politics #HIRA #NFRA #conservative #conservativesolutions #truth #transparency #merica 

Doh. Be calm, this is last year’s meeting. I’m still here, at least you think you know it’s me. #sharksinthewater #whowon #SCUBA #seenbigger #holdmybeer h/t BFF Emil Svrcina for reposting.

Asked to give brief remarks to FNRA Banquet (anyone been knows these run way-long if you dally up front) on Veterans Day, 100th commemoration of the WWI Armistice. Sold out Marine Corps Base-Hawaii venue at 300+ in solid liberal blue-state w many #SecondAmendment supporters. Only Dinner that is organized & run by scholastic student-athlete shooters (this year, one set state girl’s record, another girl headed to Jr Oly). My message 1. NRA President Oliver North’s challenge to us to double NRA membership, join or sign up a friend 2. Per NRA Outreach Chairman (me) invite a non-#2A friend to a range, meeting, gun store, competition. It’s Hawai’i Veterans Day: watch when I ask vets, service members, & families to stand for recognition, more than 2/3 of the room stands. Great sponsors make this Dinner work. This is NRA Foundation, not political, but for an idea of the political environment, not a single sitting Republican legislator (only 5/76, & they’re liberal) attended. PS – no, NRA does not pay for this trip. #NRA #NRABoard #WillesLee #FreedomsSafestPlace #FNRAinParadise #KBay #gunowners @WillesLee Harvey Gerwig Dawn Horn #studentathletes #firearms #gunrights #USA www.WillesLee.com #NRAFoundation #keepshooting #freedom Willes Lee NRA Board of Directors #aloha  

CNP, Council for National Policy, Charlotte NC

First to know about CNP, is sorta, not exactly, like a Fight Club thing. I can tell that I am a member but cannot divulge who are any other members. There are many guest and visitors so the photos and names are not an indication of membership, though they may be, though maybe not. Get it?

Who’s done NASCAR Hall of Fame? Totally fun evening. Not that I’m competitive or anything, but the stopped *ss who I t-boned on the backstretch dropped me to 6 of 50, but it was all fun, all friends, & no animals were hurt using the simulators. 148 mph isn’t so fast w people doing 160. CNP (more about this group later) dinner included keynote by BFF Hall of Famer Richard Childress Richard Childress Racing & NRA – National Rifle Association of America 1VP, who was introduced by BFF fav NRA 2VP Carolyn Meadows. This history (& stories) in this place!!  #NASCAR NASCAR CNP #Charlotte #fast #feeltheneed

 

Yeah, you know, if you hang out long enuf, NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Childress of Richard Childress Racing (50th 

anniversary next year!) & NRA – National Rifle Association of America 1st VP will give a couple 

hints before you strap in the simulator. His leadership w NRA hunter mentorship program helping to rejuvenate America’s love for the outdoors… & he is a plain ole good (& friggin highly successful) southern boy determined to #MAGA. Theme for his keynote at NASCAR Hall of Fame “only in America”. #holdmybeer #NRA #NRABoard @WillesLee NRA’s American Hunter (Official) #M2AGA #2A 

#FreedomsSafestPlace #hunting #guncollectors www.WillesLee.com  Willes Lee NRA Board of Directors

Had one (or two) of these? Hit this lobby for a weekend conference. Knew immediately that I’d been here. I call ‘em PTSD moments, not like actual PTSD, just like a not-so-good experience seared into my little brain (before haters go off, please check the bio). About 4-5 years ago, we did RNC meeting same place. About 2AM, computer dies. Down to the lobby for a geek or some help. On the phone, computer whiz asks what city I’m in and …. nothing, at all. That year, too many cities, stops, travel. Had to ask the clerk what city. Had a ‘can’t recall the city’ moment? or state? BFF Chad M Barth loaned me his “spare” computer (who travels w a spare ‘cept really savvy travelers?) Turns out city is Charlotte, site of 2020 Republican National Convention, & I’m back for another conference. #goodfriends #perspective #transparency #neverends #ontheroadagain 

Banquet keynote Jim Jordan got off elevator unescorted looking for the Green Room, me: “this is why you need a green room so people aren’t stopping you for pics”. As Pres National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), supporting the national effort to make him US House Speaker.

BFF Catherine Glenn Foster Pres/CEO Americans United for Life, catching her breath as she came off the big stage. Scored a 24th floor view. Sat next to BFF fav Cleta Mitchell is always, always, working. #conservative #winning #America

So, another CNP evening, our great #MAGA #conservative Mick Mulvaney (also see House Freedom Caucus) is casually cruising thru reception. Went for scotch when the conversation got like 3 levels above my little brain. No decorum. BFF Marjorie Dannenfelser Susan B. Anthony List Boss, spoke & was departing in her ride, yeah, door closed, when I popped in to ask for a pic. Marjorie a great sport. Greeted dynamo Carol M Swain for Nashville looking for next after her shot in Mayor’s race.  #NARCAR great Jeff Hammond is on our NRA – National Rifle Association of America Hunters Cmte, me “like meeting a celebrity in a room full of celebrities”. #conservativesolutions #CNP #WillesLee #Charlotte #politics #myflag #winning #freedom #grassroots #merica #VOTE We have formal pics but these are more funner.  Disclaimer: I can tell that I am CNP member, but can’t finger others. So some may be, some are visitors. Important that #NFRA (& #NRA) participate.