Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC)

                                    July 16, 2009     

The next Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC) meeting will be held on THURSDAY, JULY 16 rather than on the 2nd Tuesday of the month to avoid a conflict with the next Winnipesaukee Republican's bi-weekly meeting at the Wolfetrap Restaurant in Wolfeboro. Please mark your calendars with this change of date. 

Here are the particulars about our next BARC meeting:   

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Time: Dinner (at your option) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Meeting begins at 6:30 pm

Location: J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley        Rd (Route 28), Center BarnsteadNH 03225, 269-8300



Our guest speaker will be Economist Robert Bestani of Newmarket, candidate for U.S. Congress in the 1st Congressional District.   Bob will talk about the current financial crisis, and his opinions about the current approach to get the economy back on track. 

Bob is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford University.  As a resident of Newmarket, Bob is the Chairman of both the Municipal Audit and Energy Committees and serves as a member of the Municipal Budget Committee.  He is also a member of the Republican State Committee and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Rockingham County Republican Committee.  And, until May of 2008, Bob served as the Director General of Private Sector Finance at the Asian Development Bank, a multilateral bank dedicated to alleviating poverty in Asia

For more information about Bob, please see his website


In addition to our guest speaker, our agenda also includes:  

  • Information about the recent State of NH budget process
  • A recap of "special" elections held, and "special" elections in the future
  • An update about Rt 28 upgrade plans
  • Information about the recent Belknap County Commission meetings with Selectmen and the public of the 11 towns of Belknap County
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