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Saturday, May 15, 2004

June List of Events:

Events are updated all the time, so check back often.

June 1, 2004, 7:00pm: Friends of Joseph Cinquemani, Congressional Candidate, NY 7th district, invite you to join us for an evening at NY's Famous Sidetracks. See evite here. Suggested Donation $50.

June 1, 2004, 7:00pm: Town Hall Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, Second Avenue between E.89th and 90th. All meetup.com events are free. Other Townhall Meetups take place around New York. The one in Westchester is usually at Fridays in Scarsdale.

June 3, 2004, 6:30pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club presents its monthly First Thursday informal political gathering at the club's headquarters, 123 East 83rd Street, between Park and Lexington. Just $10, payable at the door, covers all beer, wine, soda and snacks. Further information 212-288-8606.

June 3, 2004, 6:30pm: New York Conservative Party State Dinner featuring Georgia Senator Zell Miller. Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street.

June 5, 2004, 9:00am-4:00pm: ACTIVISM SEMINAR- The Leadership Institute will be holding an Activism Seminar in New York City. The event is sponsored by the Tri-State Chapter of Free Republic. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. Morning and afternoon coffee service will be provided. It will be at the Women's National Republican Club, 3 West 51st Street, NYC, fourth floor, Lincoln Room. The topics covered will include forming a message, media contacts, public speaking, rallies and protests, Internet activism, coalition building, forming personal networks, and targeted voter contact. Everyone who has been to a Leadership Institute seminar is full of praise for this very worthy outfit and their top-notch presenters. For those who would like to become more active, this seminar is the ideal way to learn about political activism. In fact, no matter how much we think we know about activism, these people will sharpen our focus, rev up our enthusiasm, and teach us some new tricks. To register in advance, please contact Toni Rachiele at e-mail address nancy2003@sluggy.net. The entrance fee is $65, paid in advance. Scholarships are available.

June 5, 2004, 12:00pm: New York Conservative Party State Convention at the Desmond on Colonie-Wolf Road in Albany.

June 6, 2004, 12:00noon: Walk for Capitalism will begin promptly at noon at Federal Hall (Wall St. & Broad St.).

June 8, 2004, 6:30pm: The New York Regional Office of the Republican Jewish Coalition Invites You To An Evening With Ari Fleischer at the Park East synagogue, 164 E. 68th Street. Free. RSVP to Mordy Lichtenstein at 212-922-0839.

June 8, 2004, 6:30pm: The Donald and Paul Smith Family Foundation presents a debate on Terrorism and Iraq: What is the nature of the relationship? Featuring Walter Russell Mead, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Author, Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America’s Grand Strategy in a World at Risk. Stephen Hayes, Senior Writer, Weekly Standard and Author, The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Had Endangered America. Ivan Eland, Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute and Author, The Empire Has No Clothes: Exposing US Foreign Policy. Moderator Gideon Rose Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs Former National Security Council official in the Clinton administration. Please RSVP on the Smith Family Foundation website.

June 8, 2004, 7:00pm: Bush 2004 Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, Second Avenue between E.89th and 90th. All meetup.com events are free.

June 9, 2004, 8:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) will hold a Candlelight Vigil for Ronald Reagan. The 40th President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan, passed away on Saturday after being afflicted with Alzheimer's disease for the last 10 years. Reagan left office beloved by the American people and respected by his political opponents and the press. He will certainly be remembered as one of America's greatest Presidents - for his character, leadership, humor and love for America. To give New Yorkers a chance to express their feeling of loss, we will hold a candlelight vigil to honor the life and memory of our greatest President. Please join us at Bryant Park on Sixth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets behind the NY Public Library. For more info email RobertH@nycyr.org.

June 10, 2004, 11:00am: You're invited to a Cato Institute luncheon seminar in cooperation with the Donald and Paula Smith Family Foundation, featuring best-selling author and one of America's leading political satirists, P. J. O'Rourke and Washington correspondent for The Economist, Adrian Wooldridge. The luncheon seminar will be held on Thursday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. P. J. O'Rourke will discuss the topic of his new book, Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism. In his book, O'Rourke tries to unravel the mysteries of war by visiting such countries as Kosovo, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Adrian Wooldridge will discuss the topic of his new book, The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America, which explores the history of the conservative movement and its effectiveness in shaping American political life. There will also be brief presentations by Brink Lindsey, director of the Cato's Center for Trade Policy Studies, who will debunk the hysteria about outsourcing and American job loss, and by Cato senior fellow Alan Reynolds on the economic doublespeak of this election year. The registration fee is $75 per person and $525 for a table of eight. As a convenience you can register online here. For further information please contact Lesley Albanese at 202-789-5223 or lalbanese@cato.org. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets)

June 10, 2004, 7:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) holds its monthly meeting. This month's speaker will be Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform - one of Washington's most powerful advocacy and public policy organizations - and a top advisor for the Bush administration. Get a real insiders look at Washington politics! Meeting will be held at the 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.

June 12, 2004, 10:30pm: Dawn Eden, Michael Lynch and Kittybeat, present Pop Gear, a night of 60's pop, Garage, Mod, Britbeat, Psych, Soul, Surf and all the music in between. At Rififi, 332 East 11th Street, Between First and Second Avenues.

June 15, 2004, 7:30pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the independent one)will hold its semi-regular happy hour at Trio, 167 East 33rd Street @ 3rd Ave, Downstairs Room. In tribute to Ronald Reagan, this event is free.

June 15, 2004, 7:00pm: Young Republican Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, 1720 2nd Ave bet 89th & 90th. All Meetup.com events are free.

June 15, 2004 and June 17, 2004, 6:30pm: Petitioning Open House. If you live anywhere in Manhattan, you’re invited to stop by the Met Club, 122 East 83rd Street, on Tuesday or Thursday to sign a petition to put our Republican Candidates on the November Election Ballot. The club will be open from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. for this purpose. This is very important! No candidate can be on the ballot unless we collect enough petition signatures to qualify them. Light refreshments will be served.

June 17, 2004, 7:00pm: The New York City affiliate of the Shooters' Committee on Political Education, a pro-RKBA organization, meets at Charlie Mom's Restaurant, 1491 1st Avenue (between 77th and 78th Streets), at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month except major holidays. Guests are welcome. See their website for additional information.

June 17, 2004, 7:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the state affiliated one) will feature speaker, Linda Chavez. She will be talking to us about her new book, "Betrayal: How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics." Chavez also writes a weekly syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country and is a political analyst for FOX News Channel. Other books authored by Chavez are: "Out of the Barrio: Toward a New
Politics of Hispanic Assimilation" (Basic Books 1991), which the
Denver Post described as a book that "should explode the stereotypes
about Hispanics that have clouded the minds of patronizing liberals and xenophobic conservatives alike." and "An Unlikely Conservative" an autobiography (Basic Books 2002). This meeting will be held at the Women's National Repubican Club at 7pm and, as usual, is free and open to the public.

June 23, 2004, 6:00pm: The Conservative Party of New York invites you to a kickoff fundraiser honoring Marilyn O'Grady, Candidate for United States Senate. Columbus Club, 8 East 69th Street. Tickets: $250. For further information, please call 718-748-6142.

June 24, 2004 7:00pm: Republican Party Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, 1720 2nd Ave bet 89th & 90th. All Meetup.com events are free.

June 25, 2004, 8:00pm: Please join NYC for Bush for a Party for President Bush at PD O'Hurley's - On the Pier at 180 Riverside Blvd., Manhattan. RSVP Required. NYC for Bush is pleased to welcome, at our June 25th event, Emily Csendes, Republican candidate for
New York State Senate, to speak about her campaign, New York City politics, and the importance of conservative mobilization in this critical time in our nation's history. Come and meet fellow Bush supporters and discuss the issues of the day.

June 28, 2004, 7:00pm: June Womens Sport Shooting League: CONTACT : AMY HEATH at “AHEATH0417@aol.com” at the Westside Rifle and Pistol Range. 20 W. 20th St. between 5th and 6th Aves. Basement Level. Cost: $30 covers safety class, rental of a 22 rifle, 1 box of ammo (additionals are $2.80), personal instruction on the firing line, eye/ear protection, and paper targets. For those interested, you can participate in the NRA Marksmanship. Qualification Program where your targets are scored. The scores are
then put towards patches of different levels. Please RSVP!!!

June 29, 2004 The New York Young Republican Club (the state affiliated one) ANNUAL DINNER. The 92nd Annual New York Young Republican Club Dinner will be held at the Manhattan Penthouse located at 80 Fifth Avenue, on June 29th. Former club president and partner of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker, Jerold Ruderman (Recipient of the Herbert Brownell Award), and club friend and partner of Torys LLP, Charles E. Dorkey III will be honored. The event will feature a Photo Op & Keynote Address by Massachusetts Lieutennant Governor Kerry Healey. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bernard Kerik and Kellyanne Conway will also address the attendees in this event emceed by Q104.3's own Jim Kerr. Member tickets to this event cost $150 and $200 (with photo op). Non member tickets cost $250 and $300 (photo op). Email RSVP@nyyrc.com with questions or concerns! Please send payment to "NYYRC" P.O. Box 892, NY, NY 10268-0892.

June 29, 2004, 7:00pm: Paul Rodríguez for Congress Fundraising Reception at Terra Restaurant, 939 Eighth Avenue (Between 55th & 56th Streets)Manhattan.Hors d’oeuvres to be served; Cash bar. Suggested Donation: $50. To get our message across will take a great deal of human and financial resources. I hope that I can count
on your support on June 29th. If you cannot attend, I
encourage you to make a contribution to the campaign.
Please make the check out to: Paul Rodríguez for Congress, 753 39th Street,Brooklyn, NY 11232. The 12th Congressional District is located predominantly in Brooklyn (Sunset Park, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, East New York),but also includes parts of Queens(Ridgewood, Woodside, Sunnyside), and Manhattan’s Lower East Side (Alphabet City, Chinatown). Paul Rodríguez has received the endorsement of the
Republican, Conservative, and School Choice parties.

June 30, 2004, 7:00pm: RJC event with New York State Senator Marty Golden at the home of Eric and Aet Singer, 72 Hicks Street (between Cranberry Street and Orange Street), Brooklyn Heights. Kosher refreshments served. Directions: Driving- Brooklyn Bridge to BQE West, Cadman Plaza West exit, right onto Middagh St., left onto Henry St., right onto Orange St., right onto Hicks. Subway- A or C train to High Street or 2 or 3 train to Clark Street. Please reserve to mlichtenstein@rjchq.org.


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