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This is a place to learn about events of interest to Republicans, conservatives, libertarians or others of a rightward slant in New York City.

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Saturday, January 01, 2005


January 5, 2005, 7:00 PM: Townhall.com Meetup at Manhattan Lounge, 1720 2nd Ave bet 89th & 90th. All meetup.com events are free.

January 5, 2005, 7:00pm: Join the New York Young Republican Club's (the affiliated one) January Social and raise a glass to George's 2nd term at the aptly named nightspot G2! The Club will be collecting donations for the USO'S OPERATION PHONE HOME, a campaign designed to provide prepaid international calling cards to our service men and women overseas. As always, admission is FREE OF CHARGE! G2 is located at 39 9th Avenue at 14th Street.

January 6, 2004, 6:30pm: Metropolitan Republican Club First Thursday at 122 East 83rd Street, between Lexington and Park. On the first Thursday of each month, the Met Club presents its monthly informal social and political salon. $10 at the door for Met Club members, $20 for nonmembers, includes all refreshments and light snacks.

January 6, 2005, 6:30 p.m: At the NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 170 Central Park West (77th Street) A DEBATE, co-sponsored by the N-Y Historical Society and the Virginia Historical Society: “Alexander Hamilton vs. Thomas Jefferson: Of these two Great Americans, Which had the Greatest Impact Upon America?” Columbia Law School vs. University of Virginia Law School Debaters: Matthew Schwartz, Law Alumnus of Columbia University, Jeffrey Williams, Law Student of Columbia University. Adrienne Penta, Law Alumnus of University of Virginia and Matthew Adams, Law Alumnus of University of Virginia. Spontaneous Speeches by: Provost Alan Brinkley, Columbia University and Provost Gene Block, University of Virginia. This debate will bring the Republican and Federalist viewpoints of post-Revolutionary America to life for a modern audience. Alumni and students from the law schools of Columbia University and the University of Virginia will speak on behalf of Hamilton and Jefferson, respectively. Reception to follow. The program is part of The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. To register for New-York Historical Society programs, send an e-mail to continuinged@gc.cuny.edu or call (212) 817-8215. Non-members: $10 Members, seniors, educators, students: $5

January 11, 2005, 8:00pm: 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 RobertH@nycyr.org to rsvp or with any questions. WHERE: Belle Harbor Yacht Club, Beach Channel Drive (bet Beach 126th and Beach 127th)

January 11, 2005: 6:30 p.m. prompt. Debate: "Outsourcing and Offshoring: Boon to Economic Growth or Bane to Employees and Their Incomes?" Sponsored by the Donald and Paula Smiith Family Foundation. With Matthew Slaughter, Economics Professor, Dartmouth; Lee Price, Research Director, Economic Policy Institute. Moderator: Harvey Shapiro, Senior Contributing Editor, Institutional Investor. Reception to follow. The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York (northeast corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue). RSVP for this event on the Smith Foundation Website. Free.

January 12, 2005, 7:00pm: Club for Growth Meetup. The Club for Growth is an influential group that is dedicated to electing free market supporting, tax-cutting candidates. Our first meeting will be pretty informal. It will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Lobby, East 42nd+Lexington and we may move to one of the Hyatt's bars after everyone arrives. This should be a really terrific meetup and I urge people to get involved. UPDATE: I CAN NOT MAKE THIS MEETUP. PLEASE CHECK INTO THE BULLETIN BOARD TO SEE IF OTHERS WILL STILL ATTEND.

January 13, 2005, 8:00pm: Please join Log Cabin Republicans for a forum on the current fiscal state of New York State: Why Is New York State A Mess? Who's To Blame? Panelists: Jay DeDapper Political Correspondent, News 4 New York, Robert George Associate Editorial Page Editor, New York Post, E.J. McMahon Senior Fellow, the Manhattan Institute, A representative from the New York Times, Moderator: Jonathan Capehart Senior Counselor, Hill and Knowlton at the Women's National Republican Club 3 West 51st Street. Free Admission Please join us for cocktails after the forum. RSVP: info@nyc.logcabin.org

January 13, 2005, 7:30pm: NYYRC (the independent one) General Meeting. 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 info@nycyr.org with "RSVP BRET SCHUNDLER" in the subject. Please include your FULL name and contact info. 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.

January 13, 2005: 7 p.m. The NYYRC (the affiliated one) meeting will feature Mark Krikorian, the Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, who will discuss the many immigration challenges facing the nation, immigration's connection to terrorism, and the president's immigration proposal at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues. BUSINESS ATTIRE IS REQUIRED for all general membership meetings of this club.

January 17, 2005, Congress of Racial Equality's 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner National Holiday Ambassadorial Reception & Awards Dinner. New York Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas Reception - New York Ballroom.....6:30pm Dinner - Imperial Ballroom...........7:30pm. Black Tie / Formal Attire Requested. Honoree Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Prize Laureate. Special Guest Mr. Karl Rove, Senior Advisor to the President ("The Architect"). Master of Ceremonies Sean Hannity, WABC Radio Host. Dinner Co-Chairman Mr. Bob Dubrish, President & CEO, Option One Mortgage Corp, Dr. Herbert I. London, President, Hudson Institute, Mr. Joseph Lovece, Jr., President, Northstar Foley Contracting. To attend you need to do two things: 1. RSVP to RobertH@nycyr.org. 2. Make a check out to "CORE" for $125 per ticket and send to: Robert Hornak, 244 Madison Ave, #426, New York, NY 10016. You may need to be a member of the NYYRC (the independent one) to get this rate. Email Robert for more info.

January 18, 2005, 10 AM - 6 PM: Congress of Racial Equality World Biotechnology Conference "Implications and Realities". The United Nations World Headquarters, 46th Street & 1st Ave. Join the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the lion's den of the United Nations as they openly and fairly discuss the issue of biotechnology and the great potential that it has to defeat hunger and starvation around the world. This is in contrast to the "Green" movement that opposes these technological advancements and the great benefits they bring to poor countries. CORE, which has consultive NGO status with the UN, is organizing this conference with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC). There are four sessions that will include academics, scientists, attorneys, farmers, diplomats and other distinguished guests to make their case for or against the use of biotechnology. RSVPs must be received by January 7 (advance registration is required to meet UN Security Protocol). You can RSVP on the CORE website.

January 18, 2005, 6:00-8:00pm: James Panero & The Young Friends of The New Criterion In recognition of the fate of “Fitz” and “the current crisis” invite you to a cocktail reception at the offices of The New Criterion, 900 Broadway Ste #602(Between 18th & 19th). RSVP IS A MUST to Dawn Steeves (212) 247 6908 or steeves at newcriterion.com (replace at with @).

January 20, 2005, 6:30 - 9:30: Join New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at the Inaugural Celebration and Charity Fundraiser of the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. (state affiliated), Log Cabin Republican Club, New York State Association of Young Republicans and the Metropolitan Republican Club. All Net Proceeds Will Be Donated to AMERICARES For Southeast Asian Earthquake Relief Aid. Where: The Beekman Tower, Three Mitchell Place (49th Street & 1st Avenue) New York City. Cost: $100 Minimum Contribution Per Person. Please make checks payable to "NYYRC" Black Tie Optional, Business Dress Required. R.S.V.P. By January 18, 2004 to: rsvp@nyyrc.com or call 212-465-3377. If you cannot attend but woudl like to give a donation, please sned any donations to NYYRC, P.O. Box 892, NY, NY 10268-0892. A Charitable Donation Receipt Will Follow Directly From Americares Noting The Net Contribution.

January 20, 2005: Presidential Inauguration. There will be many house parties happening throughout the city. Visit GOP.com/party, enter your zip code and find one near you.

January 27, 2005, 7:00 PM: Republican Party Meetup at Typhoon, 22 East 54th St between 5th Ave & Madison Ave on the 2nd floor.


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