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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

JUNE LIST OF EVENTS (Check back often as events are added all the time):

June 1, 2006, 6:30 pm-9:00pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club presents First Thursday, its informal monthly social event. $15 ($10 for members) includes all refreshments. 122 East 83rd Street, just west of Lexington.

June 4, 2006: 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Salute to Israel Parade. The parade route begins at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue and continues north on Fifth Avenue to 79th Street. Rain or shine. For more information, go to http://www.salutetoisrael.com/ Republican Jewish Coalition members from New York will participate. RJC members get a free T-shirt. Meet up at 57th Street and 5th Avenue at 11 a.m. For more information on the RJC, go to http://www.rjchq.org/ (THANKS TO TONI'S CONSERVATIVE CALENDAR FOR THIS LISTING)

June 5, 2006, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campaign Finance Seminar. The New York State Board of Elections explains campaign finance laws at a free seminar. Hunter College School of Social Work, Harold Lewis Auditorium, 129 East 79th Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues). Call 1-800-458-3453 for more information. Free. (THANKS TO TONI'S CONSERVATIVE CALENDAR FOR THIS LISTING)

June 6th, 2006, 6:30pm (prompt): The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion Did the Progressives Rewrite the Constitution? Featuring Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago VS. William Treanor, Dean and Professor of Law, Fordham University, Moderator Francis J. Menton Jr., Partner, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP. The Progressive movement inspired the New Deal and ultimately, Richard Epstein argues, "rewrote the Constitution.” Initially the Supreme Court held much of FDR's New Deal legislation unconstitutional. When the Court's stringent protection of economic liberties and limited national government eventually crumbled, some saw a 14th Amendment right to economic “liberty” falling too. Yet, most of the legal academy – including Robert Bork inspired originalists – see decisions protecting economic liberties such as Lochner as a ghost that still haunts constitutional law to this day. Is judicial activism in the defense of economic liberty defensible? Should it be restored? Would restoration threaten the separation of powers and our representative democracy? (Free and open to the public - Reception to follow). The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York (Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue).

June 6, 2006, 6:30-9:30: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) Monthly Social in Conjunction with the COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE & Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation. YR Members guest bartend at Katwalk on 35th and 5th from 6:30-9:30. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation. Happy hour specials: $3 Select Domestic Drafts, $6 Premium Wines, $4-$6 Cocktails. Come have a drink for a great cause! SOCIALS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

June 8, 2006, 7:30pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) June Political Forum, Our Speakers: We are fortunate this month to have not one, but two accomplished authors, speakers and experts in their respective fields: Lawrence Kudlow is a former economic advisor from the Reagan administration, a syndicated columnist, and the host of CNBC's Kudlow & Company. He is also the author of American Abundance: The New Economic & Moral Prosperity and co-author of Bullish On Bush: How George Bush's Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger. Mark W. Smith is the author of the perennial favorite, The Official Handbook of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. His latest book is the forthcoming Disrobed: The New Battle Plan to Break the Left's Stranglehold on the Courts, due to be released the following week. Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor, Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2. After-politics Socializing The meeting may adjourn at 9:30, but no YR event is complete without a trip to our favorite local pub for a chance to network, socialize and make new friends. So, plan on a late evening and please join us at: Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Avenue, Between 38th and 39th streets.

June 9, 2006,7:00pm: Good Counsel Homes announces the annual Ball for Life black tie gala to benefit its five homes for homeless, single pregnant women and their children to be held on Friday night June 9th. at 370 Park Avenue in Manhattan at 7:00 PM. A Mass for Life will be held prior to the ball at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Rev. Benedict Groeschel as Celebrant and Homilist at 5:30 PM. Fr. Groeschel is Co-Founder and Chairman of the board of Good Counsel homes and has a weekly television program on EWTN TV. Advance tickets are $195 per person in advance and $225 at the door. More information on this event in the post below.

June 10, 2006, 10:45 am-midnight: 20th Annual Belmont Stakes Triple Crown Event.
All day event starts with a champagne and bagels toast at Tir Na Nog, a traditional Irish tavern near Penn Station; then continues with an excursion to Belmont for the Belmont States, the third jewel of racing's Triple Crown where we have a large block of well-located reserved seats (covered, in case it rains); and culminates with a loft party in the South Street Seaport (the roof will be open, weather permitting), with light buffet and open bar. The only expenses to our guests are tickets to Belmont at their $60 face value, plus $10 for optional round trip transportation to Belmont, by bus or LIRR. The party sponsors pick up the remaining costs. We do ask you to make a contribution (donation jars are available) to the Exceller Fund, a thoroughbred retirement charity, but donations are at your discretion. While this is a private party and a nonpolitical event, a number of Manhattan's more discerning Republicans regularly attend. If you are interested in attending the event, or for further details, please send an email to robertlmorgan@hotmail.com as soon as possible (our seats are likely to sell out in the near future). The party website is http://www.raceparty.info.

June 14, 2006, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club Petitioning Party at the Met Club. All registered Republican voters in Manhattan are welcome. This is an opportunity to meet other local Republicans and help all our local candidates get on the ballot by signing a legally required petition on their behalf. Petitions for all areas in Manhattan will be available for signature. Refreshments will be served and a number of the candidates will be present. 122 East 83rd Street, just west of Lexington.

June 15, 2006, 7:00PM: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) Monthly Meeting at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, Close to Park Avenue. Our featured speaker is TBD. Business Attire required, check your coat at the door, please be kind enough to turn your cell phone off!

June 21, 2006, 7:00PM – 9:00PM: The Metropolitan Republican Club presents: Let's Talk Republican! Topic: Immigration. Immigration is one of the most important topics facing the United States today. Bring your questions, comments, and informed opinions to our lively and informative open forum. Moderator will be announced prior to June 21.We especially invite our members with expertise in this area to join us and share your wealth of knowledge. Please RSVP before June 20 to letstalkrepublican@yahoo.com.

June 21, 2006, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: THE NEW YORK SALON in association with New York Society for Ethical Culture present: Is There a 'Culture of Corruption' in Politics and Business? Arrive early. New York Society for Ethical Culture FREE ADMISSION. The NY Salon proudly announces Is There a 'Culture of Corruption' in Politics and Business?, a public debate featuring Robert Pollock, Matthew Continetti, David Callahan and Daniel Ben-Ami, and moderated by NY Salon's James Matthews. From Abramoff to DeLay, many claim Washington is riddled with corrupt practices. At the same time, confidence in Corporate America has yet to fully recover from the blows of Enron and other scandals. This apparent explosion of corruption has led some to wonder if our political and business institutions face a deep-rooted problem of illegal and unethical behavior. Robert Pollock, Editorial Board member at The Wall Street Journal, recognizes the problem that corruption represents, but thinks the solution lies in a freer market for corporate control and criminal prosecutions where warranted, not the regulatory excesses that emerged in the aftermath of Enron. Matthew Continetti, journalist at The Weekly Standard and author of The K Street Gang, says the current problems in Washington can be traced back to the Republican reformers elected in 1994, who succumbed to the temptations of power and became worse than the Democrats they had been elected to replace. David Callahan, Research Director at the think-tank Demos and author of The Cheating Culture, contends that Americans in all walks of life are cheating more than ever, and blames the unfettered market and economic inequality for corroding our values. And Daniel Ben-Ami, London-based financial journalist and author of Cowardly Capitalism, identifies a growing anti-corruption movement internationally, and says that the pre-occupation with scandal is the result of today’s political and business leaders being unable to promote their missions positively. Are political and business organizations rife with corruption today? Has there been an increase in corruption in recent years, or is the extent of corruption exaggerated? Is the current focus on corrupt behavior an important democratic check on authorities, or a negative statement about the low horizons of politics today? Will these charges lead to the demise of the Republicans, or will both parties be tarred by the brush of corruption? What’s the solution to corruption? The panel discussion begins at 7pm, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The event will take place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West. Admission is FREE. For more information, please call (212) 874 5210.

June 24, 2006, 11 AM to 5 PM: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) sponsored Street Fair will stretch ten blocks in the heart of midtown Manhattan, on 7th Ave from 57th St to 47th St. The club will set up a table on 7th Avenue and 53rd St, right in front of the Sheraton Hotel.

June 27, 2006, 12:30pm: American Friends of Likud invites you to join us for a book signing and lunch with Dr. Kenneth Levin, author of: The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Seige. "The Oslo Syndrome is an indispensable contribution to understanding the roots of the Oslo process--this is a book that anyone who cares about Israel should read and re-read."
--- Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow, the Shalem Center, and Israel correspondent for The New Republic. "This hugely interesting, highly informed and very timely work is a must read for all those looking to understand the self-loathing that exists among some Jews when it comes to attitudes to Israel and wider Jewish issues."
---Professor Efraim Karsh, Head, Mediterranean Studies Programme, King’s College, University of London. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 25th FL. cost: Members: $25; includes book and lunch, Non-Members: $36; includes membership, book and lunch.

June 30, 2006, 6:00pm: New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement (NY I.C.E.) will rally in front of Senator Hillary Clinton’s Office at 780 Third Avenue in Manhattan (cross street is 49th Street) to protest the Senator’s support of illegal aliens. After rallying in front of Senator Clinton’s Office, NY I.C.E. plans to walk two blocks to Senator Schumer’s Office at 757 Third Ave. and rally there, since he, likewise, has supported illegal aliens.