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YR Newsletter: January 4, 2005

1. NYYRC General Meeting - January 13, 2005

Our guest speaker will be former Jersey City Mayor and candidate for Governor of New Jersey Bret Schundler. Mayor Schundler is a true reformer and conservative and will share his unique experiences of governing as a republican in a very blue city.

As a leading candidate for NJ Governor, Bret needs our help. If you can make a contribution to his campaign, please bring a check made out to "Bret 2005" for whatever you can contribute. Contribution forms will be available at the door.

In order to speed the check-in process, please rsvp in advance to
[email protected] with "RSVP BRET SCHUNDLER" in the subject. Please
include your FULL name and contact info.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club
283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor
Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2.

Please join us for drinks after every meeting in the backroom at Saga,
on Lex and 39th.

Schedule of Upcoming Speakers:
February 10, 2005 - TBA
March 10, 2005 - TBA

2. 2005 City Council Candidates Meeting

We are having a meeting for prospective candidates this Wednesday, January 5 at 7:15pm. It is by invitation only for people seriously interested in running for office in 2005. If you are interested in running but have not yet expressed your interest, please email our Chairman at [email protected] or call him at (718) 358-2848.


3. Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration and Awards Reception

Every February, the New York Young Republican Club hosts our most special event of the year. We hold our Ronald Reagan Birthday celebration and Awards Reception, where we pay tribute to the man who has inspired so many of us to become active in the fight for liberty.

Last years honorees were the National Interest's John O'Sullivan (Great Communicator award), former Deputy Mayor Tony Coles (Shining City on a Hill award) and civil rights activist Roy Innis (Four Pillars of Freedom award). It was a wonderful event that everyone fully enjoyed.

This year's Reagan Reception will be on Thursday, February 3, 2005.
More details will be announced shortly.


4. NY Sun covers YR Holiday Party

ELATED ELEPHANTS The New York Young Republican Club - America's oldest
such organization - hosted its annual holiday party Wednesday at Katwalk on West 35th Street.

The e-mailed invitation encouraged its members to come to a bash where
"We can celebrate W's victory without looking over our shoulders." The
party was held on the mezzanine and was organized by NYYRC's chairman, Robert Alan Hornak.

http://www.nysun.com/article/7016

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Other Political Events Around Town

1. Congress of Racial Equality's Martin Luther King Dinner

The full invite was sent out by our Chairman, Robert Hornak. The event
is on Monday, January 17, 2005 and is CORE's annual black tie
celebration to honor the life and achievements of Martin Luther King.
Special guest will be The Architect - Karl Rove. If you did not receive
the invite please email [email protected] ASAP.

2. SaveNewYork.org

SaveNewYork.org is joining together with The Brennan Center for Justice
and a statewide coalition of reform organizations to conduct a rally
and press conference at the State Legislature in Albany on January 6,
2005.

The purpose of this rally is to demonstrate how strong and widespread
the desire is to reform the legislative process in New York and make
2005 a watershed year in the fight for open, honest and effective
government.

Your participation in this event is welcome and important. Please join
us! Note the details below and e-mail [email protected] if you
want to attend. For more information please visit
http://www.savenewyork.org . Transportation will be available. Your
RSVP is needed immediately.

Reforming the Most "Dysfunctional" State Legislature in America Rally & Press Conference
Thursday, January 6, 2005
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Legislative Office Building, Albany


3. Republican Reform Summit

On Tuesday, January 11, 2005 a group of grassroots republican leaders
from across New York City and surrounding areas will gather to discuss
the future of the New York Republican Party. After the debacle of the
Mills campaign - with the GOP's hand-picked nominee giving Sen. Charles
Schumer the largest margin of victory in a Senate race in NY History -
the Democrats gaining control of many former Republican strongholds
like Nassau and Westchester counties, and the state GOP's disconnect
with local activists, many leaders have come to the same conclusion -
that a major shake-up is needed to the get the party back on track. If
you are interested in attending, please email our chairman at
[email protected] to rsvp or with any questions.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 8pm
WHERE: Belle Harbor Yacht Club, Beach Channel Drive (bet Beach 126th
and Beach 127th)


4. Hillary for President

Not ready to hear those words yet? Well, some people with a good sense
of humor are already preparing for it.

http://www.flowgo.com/funpages/view.cfm/6660

Posted by Ron Lewenberg on Tuesday, Jan. 4
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