The North County Republican Club (NCRC) was founded in 1991. Originally, it had been the Town Neck Hundred Republican Women’s Club. When women started to go back into the work force, they lost most of their members. Faith Loudon was President at the time. Doug Arnold was a member of the Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee at the time and wanted to build the party in District 31 and in the northern county. He talked to Faith about starting a club again and in the fall of 1991, the North County Republican Club had their first meeting at Berger’s Restaurant on Mountain Road in Pasadena.
Robert Neall, the County Executive, was the guest speaker at the first meeting. Approximately 80 people attended this first meeting. It was the beginning of a great group of interesting people with the goal of making this peninsula a Republican majority and then moving up Ritchie Highway with the same goal.
There was a Steering Committee that wrote a set of By-Laws and a Nominating Committee for electing officers. The Steering Committee members were Mr. Nisser and Jane Nisser, Frank Halgas, Dave Blanch, Faith Loudon and Doug Arnold. Doug Arnold was the first President and Dave Blanch was the Vice President.
As long as we met at Bergers and Doug was President we averaged 70 people at our meetings. We have come along way since then. If you check the vote counts in the Pasadena area, you will find almost without fail, our area votes Republican.