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Monday, May 01, 2006

MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS (Check back often, events are added frequently):

May 3, 2006, 6:30pm: Federalist Society Presents "Customary Int'l Law and the Constitution". How does customary international law relate to the U.S. Constitution, particularly the Supremacy Clause? What are the roles of the three branches in interpreting customary international law? FIND OUT! New York City Bar Association, 630PM, 42 West 44th Street, New York, N.Y. RSVP: rsvp@fed-soc.org

May 3, 2006, 7:00-10:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) May Social - "Tre-o de Mayo" at Calico Jack's Cantina as we celebrate the defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 -- otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo! 42nd @ 2nd Avenue, Northeast Corner. **No Cover** Members & Non-Members Welcome! Contact Events Chairperson, Gail Allen, events@nyyrc.com for more info.

May 3, 2006, 8:00pm: John Carney and Michele Carlo debate the question "Is Immigration Harming the United States?" (with Michel "The Brain" Evanchik
moderating and Todd Seavey hosting) at the next Jinx Athenaeum, downstairs at Lolita bar (free admission, cash bar) on the northeast corner of Broome and Allen on Manhattan's Lower East Side, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. subway stop. (Volunteers to debate specific future topics, especially if you have a willing, serious opponent, are welcome.)

May 4, 2006, 6:30pm: Republican Jewish Coalition host Bill Weld. Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2006 New York gubernatorial candidate Bill Weld will speak. Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, 11 East 63rd Street, Manhattan. Free and open to the public. RSVP by phone (212-922-0839) or email (newyork@rjchq.org)

May 5, 2006, 7 pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club presents the 104th Annual Metropolitan Ball at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South. Featured speaker is Bill Weld, candidate for governor; special honored guest is KT McFarland, candidate for US Senate. Reception, dinner, music, dancing, casino games, silent auction. $225 for the entire evening ($150 for persons under 30). To make reservations, please call Georgiana at 212-288-8606 or email at mail@metclubnyc.org.

May 9, 2006, 6:30pm: Republican Jewish Coalition host KT McFarland. KT McFarland, 2006 candidate for US Senate from New York will speak. The Law Offices of Skadden Arps, 4 Times Square, 37th Floor, (corner of 42nd St. next to ESPN Zone), Manhattan. Free and open to the public. RSVP by phone (212-922-0839) or email (newyork@rjchq.org)

May 11,2006, 6:45pm: The Women's National Republican Club Young Professionals Invite You to our Spring Fling. The Spring Fling features...Open Bar * Appetizers * Full BuffetDancing in the Ballroom with one of New York’s Top DJs. RSVP by Wednesday, May 10 debraleible@yahoo.com or 917-923-5515.

May 11, 2006, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) May Political Forum featuring Candace de Russy, a nationally recognized public official, writer and speaker on education and cultural issues will be our guest. Throughout a career dedicated primarily to education reform, she has led efforts to raise academic standards, strengthen core knowledge, and bring accountability to campuses and schools. Dr. de Russy chairs the Academic Standards Committee of the SUNY Board of Trustees. In 2002, President Bush appointed her to the Board of Visitors of the US Air Force Academy. John P. Avlon, columnist for the New York Sun and former head speechwriter for Mayor Giuliani, will speak about political reform and the Republican Party. Reform issues in NY would seem to be core issues for NY Republicans. But with the party having trouble reforming it's own moribund ways and becoming less effective each year, the question on everyone's mind is, will the NY Republican Party be able to put it's own house in order so that it can fight for real reform in NY state? We hope Mr. Avlon has the answers to this and other questions. Our 2006 Candidate Series continues with J. Christopher Callaghan, candidate for NYS Comptroller. Since 1997, he has served as Saratoga County Treasurer. Previously he served as Budget Officer for the Town of Waterford and is President of the New York State Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers. More information about his campaign can be found at Callaghan for Comptroller. 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.

May 16th, 5:30 to 7:00pm: Diarmuid Hogan will be hosting an Irish-American Republican reception in honor of John Faso, candidate for Governor of New York at Global access partners LLC, 555 Fifth avenue. Contribution - $150. Please rsvp to vikki Pietruccia at vikki@johnfaso.com or Christina comer at Christina@johnfaso.com
Inquiries call 518-465-2006

May 18, 2006, 6:00pm: From 6:00pm - 9:00pm Please Join ITALO ZANZI, Candidate for United States Congress from New York's First Congressional District at his NEW YORK CITY CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF at Midtown Loft, 267 Fifth Avenue (at 29th Street),4th Floor. Cocktails with Italo, Complimentary Full Bar & Hors d'Oeuvres, Minimum Donation: $200 (includes Celebration) 9:00pm - 1:00am Kick-off Celebration Complimentary Full Bar & Music, Minimum Donation: $100. Kindly RSVP with names of all guests to: rsvp@zanzi2006.com by May 11. Please donate in advance online at: www.zanzi2006.com/contribute

May 18, 2006, 6:30 pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club presents a special edition of First Thursday, its informal social and political salon. (Because of the Met Ball on May 5, First Thursday is moved back this month.) $10 at the door for members, $15 for non-members, includes all refreshments. Met Club, 122 East 83rd Street, just west of Lexington.

May 22, 2006, 6:00pm: IRISH TOAST honoring J. CHRISTOPHER CALLAGHAN, Saratoga County Treasurer & Conservative & Republican Candidate for Comptroller of New York State at O'NEILL'S, 729 Third Avenue, New York City, $75. Checks should be made payable to "Callaghan for New York" and can be mailed to PO Box 11256, Albany, NY 12211 RSVP: 518-210-1200. Please visit our website at www.callaghanforcomptroller.com

May 31, 2006, 6:30 pm: Campaign Kickoff Party for Robert Heim, candidate for New York Assembly 65th District(East Side) at JD’s Restaurant (Upstairs Dining Room). 206 East 52nd Street -- Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar. Suggested Donation: $65. RSVP before 5/26 preferred to Andrew@RobertforNewYork.com, but walk-ins are OK as well.