DEC 16, 2017 – Members of the North Pinellas Republican Club (NPRC) were out in force in local Christmas parades, handing out candy and beads to hundreds of people lining the streets of Safety Harbor and Palm Harbor. These small town parades have been enjoyed by locals for many years and the NPRC uses them to spread cheer and show their support for the communities in the northern part of Pinellas County.

“It’s just a fun way to give back to our communities,” said Ron Ogden, the NPRC coordinator for the parades, “To see the faces of the people along the parade route, particularly the little ones, is a very rewarding experience.”

Many NPRC members walked or rode the parade routes. Special mention should be made of the efforts of Sylvia Sullivan who coordinated the Safety Harbor parade. In Palm Harbor, Jim Cooper donated the use of his trailer and provided carpentry support. Elizabeth & Demitri Posner worked tirelessly on the design of the float, along with Kristin Chambers. PCREC Secretary Pam McAloon was also active in the preparation of the float.

Also marching in the Palm Harbor parade with NPRC was Ed Hooper, candidate for Florida Senate District 16. Ed was joined by his lovely wife Lee, and supporters Mari Riba & Quyen Le Trujillo.

The participation in local Christmas parades by NPRC is growing each year. We hope to eventually be represented in other towns next year, including Dunedin and Tarpon Springs.





Finishing the float                                                 Waiting for the start of the parade


Lee & Ed Hooper

-Notice distributed by Tim Bryce of NPRC.

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Saturday, December 16th – NPRC in Xmas Parades

Come and join us!

Contact Ron Ogden for details.

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PCREC Names Dunedin’s Justin Ascherman 1st “First Responder”

DUNEDIN, FL (Aug 19, 2017) – The Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee (PCREC) named Justin Ascherman of the Dunedin Fire Department the recipient of its 2017 “First Responder Award.”  The award was created this year to recognize a Pinellas County firefighter/paramedic for their unselfish service to the community.

The award was presented at the PCREC Summer Sizzler BBQ held at the Dunedin Country Club.  Presenting the award was State Representative Chris Sprowls.

Justin Ascherman’s biographical sketch includes:

In the firefighting line of work, you are expected to perform at a high level of awareness and professionalism and do so through training and education. It is done to further oneself and to help the public in their time of need. All take pride in what they do, and sometimes it’s the little things that the public doesn’t see that they do not get recognition for. For example, the endless hours of training, the lack of sleep, the hours spent away from families, and the stresses encountered from this type of work, all to ensure that the lives and safety of the public are kept. They carry each other through the rough times and mentor the ones who are new. This is the attitude and professionalism of a truly great firefighter and that is why Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Ascherman deserves this recognition.

Justin has been a loyal firefighter with the city of Dunedin for the past ten years and during that time he has become a driver/engineer for both the engine and truck companies. Having spent many years boating in the area and obtaining his marine Captain’s license, he was credited as being one of the first boat operators for the newly acquired Dunedin Fire/EMS/Rescue boat and has trained multiple people to become boat operators as well.

Justin just recently aided the fire department’s training division by helping design and
construct a ventilation/confined space prop. This allows firefighters to practice hazardous operating skills in controlled situations. Firefighter Ascherman has furthered himself by taking extra courses to pursue his officer’s certification and will be taking his state certification test soon. This is a perfection example of well deserving firefighter and we should all praise his hard work and dedication.

So, as a small token of our appreciation, PCREC provided him with a check and plaque
that bears his name as the first “First Responder” and includes the motto:

“These things we do
that others may live”

Justin was accompanied to the presentation with his wife and two sons, along with Dunedin Shift Supervisor Dewayne Fast.

The PCREC is the governing body  for Republican activity in Pinellas County.  Their web site is located at:

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Tuesday, August 15th, 12 noon

Tuesday, August 15th, 12 noon
Church of the Good Samaritan
2165 N.E. Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765
Officiating: Father Brian M. Beno
For info:

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Saturday, August 19th, 5pm – 8pm

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It’s that time of year again.  Please see the SOCIALS section of our web page for details.

UPDATE (4/27/2017) – The NPRC Kentucky Derby is now sold out! We have had an overwhelming response to attend this fun annual event. We will not be able to accept non-registered guests at the door.  For those of you that have registered already – we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 6th at 5 p.m.  Please call Julie Peluso at (727) 804-1668 or by email at , if you have any questions.

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Pictured (L-R):   Deputy Angus receives the PCSO Deputy of the Year plaque from Pam McAloon

OLDSMAR, FL (December 11, 2016) – The North Pinellas Republican Club (PCRC) recently recognized Deputy William Angus of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) as “Deputy of the Year.” The tribute was developed to thank the men and women of the sheriff’s office for their service to the county. In particular, it identifies an individual deputy who best exemplifies the PCSO’s code of “Trust, Integrity, Accountability, and Respect.” Deputy Angus was selected because of his role on July 15th in stopping a burglary in Clearwater.

The presentation was made at the NPRC Christmas Party where Deputy Angus was formally recognized.  Also in attendance where his superiors. Making the presentation was Pam McAloon, Secretary of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee. NPRC Club President Jim Downes remarked, “As a community, we owe the men and women of the PCSO a lot for their service. This presentation is the least we could do to show our support for them. We hope others will recognize their fine work as well.”

The North Pinellas Republican Club supports members of the GOP in the north end of the county. They can be found on the web at:

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