February 14th

Next Pachyderm Luncheon February 14, 2018

Now that the individual mandate is gone, where do we stand with healthcare?

Featured Speaker:
Bob Williams
Director – Life & Health Actuarial Division

Mississippi Insurance Department

Time:
11:30am to 1:00pm 
Location:
Kabuki Restaurant 

1631 W Jackson . Oxford, Mississippi 

Lunch Fee: $18.00 (Members) $20 (non-members)In our effort attract younger Republicans, donations are encouraged so we can help underwrite their fee.

RSVP by Feb. 12th to:
Jackie@TruthPR.com

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The Future of Health Care: Mississippi Health Care Update Luncheon Feb. 14

OXFORD – The Oxford Pachyderm Club will hold its first meeting of 2018 tackling the current state of health care in the nation and Mississippi.

Now that tax cuts are headed to Mississippians, what is being done to  provide Magnolia State residents more affordable health care?

Bob Williams, director of the Life & Health Actuarial Division in the

​Mississippi Insurance Department, will answer that question as he brings a health care update February 14, 2018.

“We have got to fix access and accountability for Health Care,” Commissioner Chaney said. “To do this we must return more regulatory authority to the states. Increased State decision-making and authority will allow for better oversight of benefit designs and flexibility, rate review, network adequacy and overall management of healthcare needs and costs. “

The Oxford Pachyderm Club luncheon will meet at the Kabuki Restaurant located at 1631 W Jackson, Oxford. 

“Through the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA), thousands of Mississippians have health care they can’t afford to use,” said Russ Jones, Oxford Pachyderm Club founding president. “Our club looks forward to hearing what efforts are being done to bring more health care options to Mississippi.”

The cost is $18 per person (members). A discounted rate of $10 per person is provided for college students. To RSVP email Jackie@truthpr.com or register online at OxfordPachyderm.com.

 

The Oxford Pachyderm Club is formally recognized by the Republican National Committee. There are over sixty Pachyderm clubs across the US. The Oxford Pachyderm Club is the first chapter in Mississippi.

 

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The Oxford Pachyderm Club seeks to promote active citizen involvement and education in government and politics through grassroots efforts.

“Freedom Requires Active Citizens.”

 

Media Contact:
Russ Jones
Rjones60@gmail.com
316.644.6185

Oxford Pachyderm Luncheon – Speaker Bob Williams

Next Pachyderm Luncheon January 18, 2018

Now that the individual mandate is done, where do we stand with healthcare?

Featured Speaker: Bob Williams

Director – Life & Health Actuarial Division
Mississippi Insurance Department

Time:
11:30am to 1:00pm 
Location:
Chancellor’s House

425 S. Lamar Blvd. Oxford, MississippiLunch Fee: $20.00

In our effort attract younger Republicans, donations are encouraged so
we can help underwrite their fee.

RSVP by Jan. 15th to:
Jackie@TruthPR.com

Follow us on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/oxfordPachyderm/

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to Speak at Oct. 26 Oxford Pachyderm Luncheon

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is the scheduled speaker for the October Oxford Pachyderm Club luncheon.

Re-elected in 2015 as Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor, Reeves leads the 52-member Senate with a focus on keeping government spending under control, reforming education and making Mississippi a better place to raise a family.

Under his leadership, Mississippi has a balanced budget that spends more on education and adequately funds other priorities while reducing taxpayers’ overall debt burden.

The luncheon is Oct. 26, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The cost is $20.00 for members and $23.00 for non-members.

Those interested can also follow the group on Facebook at Facebook.com/OxfordPachyderm.

For more information email club president Russ Jones at rjones60@gmail.com.

Oct. Oxford Pachyderm Luncheon – Lt. Governor Tate Reeves

Join us Thursday, October 26 at 11:30 AM – 1 PM to welcome Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

About Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves:

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves stands ready to steer Mississippi on a path to a brighter future. He will work towards better-paying jobs, better schools and a good quality of life for Mississippi families. Lt. Gov. Reeves knows Mississippi needs to continue to improve the climate for companies to bring highly-skilled jobs to the state – keeping taxes low and providing the best in workforce-training opportunities.

 

Oxford Pachyderm Luncheon – Lt. Governor Tate Reeves Oct 26th

Mark your Calendars:
Thursday, October 26 at 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Location: TBD

Speaker: Tate Reeves – The Office of Lt. Governor of the State of Mississippi
Tate Reeves

Re-elected in 2015 as Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor, Tate Reeves stands ready to guide the state toward a brighter future by improving educational achievement for students, supporting the creation of high-skilled jobs and responsibly managing taxpayers’ money.

Reeves leads the 52-member Senate with a focus on keeping government spending under control, reforming education and making Mississippi a better place to raise a family.

Under his leadership, Mississippi has a balanced budget that spends more on education and adequately funds other priorities while reducing taxpayers’ overall debt burden.

RSVP to Jackie@TruthPR.com

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Oxford Pachyderm Club Sept. Luncheon

Stacey_PickeringStacey Pickering
Mississippi’s 41st State Auditor in 2007
Auditor Pickering will be highlighting the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Mississippi at the meeting.

“It is an honor to be invited to speak to the Oxford Pachyderm Club,”
said Auditor Pickering. “I am looking forward to meeting this great group of leaders and influencers in North Mississippi.”

Bio

Elected as Mississippi’s 41st State Auditor in 2007, Stacey Pickering was re-elected to his third term to State Auditor in 2015, receiving over 65 percent of the vote in the November General Election. Since 2008, Pickering has recovered more than $26 million in embezzled, misappropriated and misspent taxpayer money on behalf of Mississippians.

In 2014, Auditor Pickering received the David M. Walker Award for excellence in accountability from GAO. Auditor Pickering was honored with the National State Auditor’s Association’s “National Excellence in Accountability Award” in 2012. In 2009, and again in 2013, the Department of Defense honored him with a Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Mississippi National Guard and Reserve.

Auditor Pickering currently serves on the Domestic Working Group for the Office of the Comptroller General of the United States. He also serves as President of the National Association of State Auditors. Stacey serves in the Mississippi Air National Guard with the 186th AOG, and is a dedicated troop leader for Boy Scouts of America.

Auditor Pickering and his wife, Whitney, live in Laurel, Miss.


Please help us have a great showing by bringing a friend.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 luncheon meeting.

Location: Oxford Convention Center 

102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm.
Non-Members $23 per person.
Members $20 per person.

Reservations and payment can be made at OxfordPachyderm.com.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 19th.

Those interested can also follow the group on Facebook at Facebook.com/OxfordPachyderm.

For more information email club president Russ Jones at rjones60@gmail.com.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering to Speak at Oxford Pachyderm Club Luncheon – Sept 21st

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OXFORD – State Auditor Stacey Pickering is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the upcoming Oxford Pachyderm Club luncheon Thursday, September 21, 2017.

The State Auditor is responsible for auditing all state agencies, county governments, school districts, junior colleges, and universities; conducting investigations into abuse of public funds and violations of law.

Auditor Pickering will address the state’s overall financial health and highlight the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Mississippi at the luncheon.

“It is an honor to be invited to speak to the Oxford Pachyderm Club,” said Auditor Pickering. “I am looking forward to meeting this great group of leaders and influencers in North Mississippi.”

Elected as Mississippi’s 41st State Auditor in 2007, Stacey Pickering was re-elected as State Auditor in 2011, and in 2015. Since 2008, Pickering has recovered more than $26 million in embezzled, misappropriated and misspent taxpayer money on behalf of Mississippians.

Recently Special Agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor arrested former , Mississippi, Gretchin Moody, and former Chief of Police of Ecru, Mississippi, Paul Martin Blaylock, for embezzlement and issued demands of $393,085.56, which includes interest and investigative costs added to the amount embezzled.

Mississippi State Auditor
Photo: Mississippi State Auditor

“Auditor Pickering’s presentation is a great opportunity for citizens to learn how the office oversees and conducts financial audits of local governments in Mississippi, said Russ Jones, Oxford Pachyderm Club founding president. “The fiscal oversight, transparency and accountability this executive branch of state government provides is vitally important.”

The Republican Party affiliated club will meet at the Oxford Conference Center from 11:30am to 1:00pm located at 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS in Oxford. The cost is $20 for members and $23 for non-members. Reservations can be made at OxfordPachyderm.com. Those interested can also follow the group on Facebook at Facebook.com/OxfordPachyderm.

 

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Media Contact:
Russ Jones
Rjones60@gmail.com
316.644.6185

​Sen. Tollison to Speak at May Oxford Pachyderm Club Luncheon

​State Senator Gray Tollison is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Oxford Pachyderm Club Thursday, May 25, 2017. ​
 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
11:45am to 1:00pm 
King’s Grillhouse
1007 College Hill Rd
Oxford, MS
$20.00 per person
 
​The Oxford Pachyderm Club is the ​ first chapter of the National Federation of Pachyderm Clubs in Mississippi. There are approximately 60 chapters across the country.

Sen. Tollison will discuss the state of K-12 education in the Magnola state and the need for elected school board members rather than being appointed.

​A​ Republican member of the Mississippi Senate,  Sen. ​Tollison has represented the​ District 9 (Lafayette and Panola counties)​

 since 1996. In January 2012, Tollison was appointed Chairman of the Senate Education Committee by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves.

He also has a law practice in Oxford.​
 
​Sen. Tollison has led efforts to achieve significant education reform in Mississippi.
RSVP’s and lunch tickets can now be made online at OxfordPachyderm.com.
Join us on Facebook at Facebook.com/OxfordPachyderm
The Oxford Pachyderm Club is off to a great start. Please share with your Republican friends and post meeting notice on your social media pages.

Monthly Luncheon

The club will hold its first meeting Tuesday, April 18 at the Country Club of Oxford from 11:45am to 1:00pm. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) is scheduled to be the featured speaker for the inaugural event.

Republican Alderman candidates Jason Bailey (Ward 6) and Mark Huelse (Ward II) have also been invited to share their thoughts about infrastructure challenges in regards to Oxford’s explosive growth.