Secretary of state to speak about Republican Party

LACEY - Secretary of State Sam Reed is scheduled to talk about the state of the Republican Party and whether it is an "exclusive" or "inclusive" organization at the next meeting of the Panorama Republicans in January.

The talk is at 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Quinault Auditorium, located at the Lacey retirement community. Reed, a moderate and member of Mainstream Republicans, has pushed for a broader membership, which some think is key to the party’s success in the 2010 election cycle.

The GOP meetings are open to the public, and a discussion follows the talk. A book exchange and social time also follow. Call GOP chairman Dale Vincent at 360-438-5561 for details.[>