Lincoln Day Dinner with Mark “Oz” Geist from “13 Hours”

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Chelan County Lincoln Day Dinner With Mark ‘OZ’ Geist, Benghazi Security Team and Hero AND author of ’13 Hours

Join our elected officials and candidates as we hear about what really happened in Benghazi

(it wasn’t caused by a video!)

Chelan County Lincoln Day Dinner with Mark ‘OZ’ Geist, Benghazi Security Team Hero AND author of  

Join our elected officials and candidates as we hear about what really happened in Benghazi
(it wasn’t caused by a video!)


Congressman Dave Reichert will be speaking along with several of our statewide and local Republican candidates.

The VIP Reception is at 5:00 p.m. followed by a social hour starting at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner and the Program begin at 7:00 p.m.

Table Captains:  $700 (paid with one check/credit card); 2 VIP Reception tickets; picture with Mark Geist; VIP table w/10 dinner tickets.

VIP: $300; 2 guests: VIP Reception with picture; VIP seating, social and dinner.

Club $200 ( or $100/1 ticket): 2 guests: VIP Reception with picture; Social and dinner

General Tickets $70/person

Tickets can be purchased here or checks can be mailed to CCRCC, PO Box 764, Wenatchee, WA  98807. or call Fredi Simpson at 509.664.2420

Mark “Oz” Geist was a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. A Colorado native, Mr. Geist joined the United States Marine Corps in 1984. During his time in the service, he served in Barracks Duty in the Philippines, then with the 2nd Battalion 9th Marines Golf Company, as well as the Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon. He then was chosen to serve in the newly formed Marine Cadre program as an Anti-/Counter- Terrorism Instructor. Upon the completion of a very successful tour and re-enlistment, Mr. Geist changed his military occupational specialty to the Intelligence field, specializing in Interrogation Translation. He attended language school where he studied Persian Farsi.

After serving 12 years in the United States Maine Corps, Mr. Geist became a Deputy Sheriff in Teller County, Colorado. In that role, he was assigned as liaison with the Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as an Investigator for Crimes against Children. Certified as a Forensic Interviewer of children, he investigated numerous case of abuse in which he helped to secure convictions of the perpetrators. He then took a job as Chief of Police in Fowler, Colorado. After leaving the Fowler Police Department, Mr. Geist began his own business in private investigations as well as bounty hunting and bail bonds.

In 2004, Mr. Geist began doing contract security work in Iraq. He worked for Triple Canopy, providing Personal Security Details for Department of State personnel in Baquba, Iraq. Upon the completion of that contract he worked for USIS, the United States Investigative Services, training Iraqi SWAT teams and Personal Security Details. He also served as a mentor/advisor to the Personal Security Detail of Dr. Ayad Allawi, the former Prime Minister of Iraq.

Mr. Geist finished his career as a security contractor in Benghazi, Libya, where he was credited with helping to save the lives of more than 25 Americans.  He is a co-author of the bestselling book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”

Date: October 1st
Location: Wenatchee Convention Center

Time: 6pm Social
Dinner: 7pm



4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat, Jul 30, 2016
Rocky Reach Dam
6151 US-97 ALT, Wenatchee, WA 98801

You are invited to the Hands Across the River BBQ/potluck that will be held at the Rocky Reach Dam on July 30th! This is a unique and fun opportunity to meet a variety of candidates from ALL levels and if you are still undecided… now would be a great time to ask candidates questions and get their take on issues that matter most to you.

ALSO, we picked this location specifically because it is VERY family friendly, so kids of all ages are welcome and invited. No need for a babysitter!

We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, with condiments, dessert and water. We would ask you bring a side (fruit /veggies/ chips/ salad or other non alcoholic beverage, etc) to bring and share with others. Also, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit in the grass as the picnic tables will be limited.

Please invite your friends and family to this event and enjoy an evening with your Chelan and Douglas County Republican Party

P.S., we will be at the covered area closest to the playground and there is parking right by the shelter, along with bathrooms.


“It’s Time For New Leadership” Rally!

Please Join New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (chair of the Republican Governors Association) and me at our “It’s Time For New Leadership” rally.

Kick off a year of victory with me, Secretary of State Kim Wyman, House Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen, Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler,
and local government leaders from across Washington State.

Sign up today! Admission is free but you need to reserve a pass. Passes are  limited and first come, first served.  If you have enough folks from your area to fill a bus, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

When:  June 25, 2016
Where: Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
For more information:
Bill Bryant for Governor


On March 30th,

we elected all of our Chelan County delegates to the state party convention AND we adopted our platform. We also heard from almost all of our statewide candidates. AND….while we started at 6:30pm we ended before 9:30pm. Chelan County Republicans… ROCK!!!

Wenworld photo resized

Here is a photo from the convention:

2016 Chelan County Convention Resized


A big THANK YOU for the most successful Lincoln Day Dinner Ever!


THANK YOU for all who attended Chelan County’s most successful Lincoln Day Dinner ever!  Lt Colonel Allen West was both inspiring and fun!

Lincoln Day Speaker and MC

Lt. Colonel Allen West is pictured here with National Committeeman/RNC Vice Chair Jeff Kent.

Justin Peterson with Northwest Honor Flight

Justin Peterson, who is raising money for the Inland Northwest Honor Flight, graced the event with his presence.  They send WWII, Korean War, and terminally ill Veterans on trips to DC to visit the war memorials.  It is no cost to the veterans and Justin has raised over $70,000.  He is only 14 years old.

Colonel West working the crowd!

If you had your photo taken with Colonel West, you should receive it in 14 days.  Thanks Again for the great event!