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Monday, January 21, 2008

FEBRUARY LIST OF EVENTS (Check back often, list is updated all the time)

Feb. 4, 2008, 7:00pm: Robert Hornak, has declared his candidacy for City Council in Astoria, Queens. This seat, currently held by the term-limited Peter Vallone Jr., is the most conservative district in the city currently represented by a democrat. Please give Robert your support in this challenging endeavor as he will surely need all our support in order to be victorious in this race. His kick-off fundraiser is on Monday, February 4th and we every urban republican to turn out in force to help send Robert to be our voice in the NY City Council!!

Please join special guest hosts
Hon. Anthony Coles
Niger Innis
Dr. Herbert I. London
Hon. Phil Ragusa
Curtis Sliwa

and the entire host committee* at a cocktail reception in honor of Robert Hornak as he officially kicks off his campaign for City Council and introduces the 2009 Urban Republican Platform. Woman's National Republican Club, 3 West 51st Street. Suggested Contribution, $100 - $500 per person ($50 - $100 special rate for Young Republicans).

February 5, 2008, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) Monthly Social at Honey, 243 W. 14th St, Btwn 7th and 8th Avenues. Meet other republicans, network, drink, have a great time. Drink Specials & Food: $5 apple martinis, watermelon martinis, and cosmos, $4 select draught beers and $3 Bud Select bottles. Food will include a selection of appetizers and fondues.

February 5, 2008, 8:00pm: The New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) will once again team up with the Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century and co-sponsor a huge social event that will be hosted by NY1's Dominic Carter and feature elected officials (past & present) and many other special guests.

Tonic Lounge
Time Square
727 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
2nd & 3rd Floors

Come watch the Super Duper Primary Tuesday returns with your favorite political group at one of the city's liveliest sports bars in the heart of Times Square.

* Flatscreen TV's with all network coverage (CNN, Fox, CSPAN, the networks)
* Surprise speakers and special guests TBD
* Candidate raffle - predict who will win each state for both parties!
* And much more...

Feb. 6, 2008, 8:00pm: Debates at Lolita Bar, NEXT DEBATE: Reactions to the presidential primaries -- on the day after Super Duper Tuesday -- with National Review’s John Derbyshire vs. Seth Colter Walls, freelancer at Newsweek, HuffingtonPost, etc.(plus hosts Todd Seavey and Michel Evanchik and more). Did it turn out to be Obama vs. Huckabee? Edwards vs. Giuliani? Ethno-politics or principle? Find out. Free admission, cash bar. The debates, usually pitting two opponents against each other (in a civil and often humorous fashion), take place on the basement level of Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St. at the corner of Allen St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop.

February 7th, 2008, 6:30-9:00PM: Met Club First Thursday Monthly Social, $10 for members, $15 for non members/guests. Light food and refreshments served. 122 East 83rd Street (between Lexington and Park).

February 7, 2008, 7:00pm: Junto (Admission Free, No reservation necessary). Junto will be at the General Society Library on the first Thursday of every month.) is a group that shares information and discusses current issues...plus presents speakers to talk with us: Celebrating Ayn Rand's 103rd birthday:
* 7:00pm A selection of Ayn Rand's favorite music.
* 7:15pm Ayn Rand in a wide-ranging 1979 interview.
* 7:45pm Anne Heller tells interesting facts about Ayn Rand.
* Interview videos from The Objectivist History Project.
* Glenn Cripe: "Ayn Rand in the old Russia, and the New."
* Birthday cake: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged 50th anniversary.

General Society Library
20 West 44th Street, NYC
between 5th and 6th Avenues
near the Grand Central Terminal

February 10th, 2008, 3:00PM- 4:30PM: 2008 Great Decisions Program Series. Great Decisions Program series is a discussion group that covers issues of concern to U.S. Policymakers today. The briefing book and program are published by the Foreign Policy Association. The briefing book places the thematic or geographic issue in historical context and provides background, current policies and alternative policy options. Topic to be discussed on Sunday: Iraq end-game: A recurring question found in most public opinion polls and on the 2008 presidential campaign trail: What will be the end-game for the U.S. in Iraq? How will U.S. decisions about continued engagement affect Iraq itself, and the Middle East? $20 for members and non members (includes briefing book) Please email mail@metclubnyc.org or call (212) 288-8606 to reserve. 122 East 83rd Street (between Lexington and Park).

February 20, 2008, 6:30 P.M. Prompt (Free and open to the public): The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion: “Should the US Reduce or Increase the Rate of Immigration?” Featuring Tamar Jacoby, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute. Tamar writes extensively on immigration and citizenship and is the author of Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means To Be American. A leading voice in the media and elsewhere in favor of immigration reform, she works to organize the center-right behind reform proposals taking shape in Washington. Jack Martin, Director of Special Projects, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Jack, who joined FAIR in 1995, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish). Moderator: Julian Morris. Executive Director, International Policy Network. Co-Sponsors: Manhattan Institute, International Policy Network, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), The Smith Family Foundation. There is widespread agreement that current US immigration policy is not working. But there is little agreement about the solution. This debate will feature two protagonists with diametrically opposing views. Tamar Jacoby supports more legal immigration. Meanwhile, Jack Martin believes that the rate of immigration should be reduced. Who is right? Come along and decide for yourself. Better than that – participate! Donnell Public Library, 20 West 53rd Street, (Between 5th and 6th avenue) For more information contact Dawn Steeves at dawn@policynetwork.net Click here to RSVP for this event at Thesmithfamilyfoundation.org. If you signed up for the mailing list at a previous event, but have not visited the site before, you may be asked to complete your registration and select a password in order to RSVP. Once your account is activated, you can use it to RSVP for future events and receive updates from The Smith Foundation.

February 21, 2008, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) Monthly Meeting- Conservative Author and Legal Analyst Mark Smith and New York State Senator Marty Golden will both be speaking at the February Monthly Meeting of the NYYRC, Inc. We're very excited to host these dynamic, influential individuals. Come join us! METROPOLITAN CLUB, 122 EAST 83RD STREET, BTWN PARK AND LEX AVENUES. Email INFO@nyyrc.com with questions! Mr. Smith will be speaking to us about his newly released book The Official Handbook of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy 2008: The Arguments You Need to Defeat the Loony Left This Election Year. Many of us heard Mr. Smith speak to the NYYRC back in 2004 and we're excited he'll be joining us Thursday. For more info on the Mr. Smith's new book, click here: http://www.amazon.com/Official-Handbook-Vast-Right-Wing-Conspiracy/dp/1596980494/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203450175&sr=1-1 Senator Golden plans to give us a legislative update on the goings on in Albany, aside from Eliot Spitzer's fall from grace. For more info on the Senator, click here: http://www.senatorgolden.com/22/default.aspx

February 21, 2008, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: NYYRC (the independent one) 5th Annual Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration & Awards Dinner. Please join us as we pay tribute to the legacy of our 40th president in honoring those who have kept the Reagan spirit alive.
Honor List: Pete Hegseth - Executive Director of Vets for Freedom. Get your Tickets Now!!! Rates will go up at the end of the month! www.nycyr.org/join.php Women's National Republican Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY. Cocktail or Business Attire Requested.

February 27, 2008, 6:00-8:00pm: TR Group Rough Rider Award. Honoring Curtis Sliwa for his lifetime commitment to the New York Republican Party. Open Bar. Business attire required. Where: Tiro a Segno, 77 MacDougal St. between Houston and Bleecker Streets. Admission: $90 for TR Group Members, $100 for non-members. Email tonycorrao@yahoo.com or call the phone at the TR Group 917-606-0730 for more information.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

JANUARY LIST OF EVENTS (Check back often, list is updated all the time):

January 2, 2008, 8:00pm: Debates at Lolita Bar. Or monologue, in this case: “What I Learned in Hillsboro,” by quintessential New York resident Michael Malice, co-author with Ultimate Fighting champion Matt Hughes (from Hillsboro, IL) of the Hughes bio _Made in America_, hosted by Todd Seavey. Signed Hughes bookplates will be available for free for those who bring their copy of _Made in America_, available at all bookstores on Jan. 1, 2008 (the day BEFORE Mr. Malice’s appearance at Lolita with the bookplates). Free admission, cash bar. Basement level of Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St. at the corner of Allen St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop.

January 9, 2008, 7:00pm: New York Young Republican Club (the state-party affiliated one) January Social. DRINK SPECIALS: $5 cosmos, appletinis, watermelon martinis; $4 select drafts. We're sick of liberals just as much as you are. Dip, 416 3rd Avenue (between 29th & 30th Streets).

January 10, 2008, 6:30pm: Metropolitan Republican Club presents First Thursday (special date this month), its monthly informal social. $10 at the door for members, $15 at the door for non-members, includes all refreshments. Met Club, 122 East 83rd Street (between Lexington and Park).

January 10, 2008, 7:30pm: New York Young Republican Club (the independent one) Speakers Forum featuring: Curtis Sliwa is the founder of the Guardian Angels and hosts WABC Radio from 5:00 to 6:00AM every weekday . From 2000 until November 2007, Sliwa co-hosted "Curtis and Kuby in the Morning" with leftist lawyer Ron Kuby and a television show, "Curtis and Kuby", on MSNBC in 2002-2003. Mario Bruno is New York State Executive Director for the Rudy Giuliani for Presidential campaign. He served as Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and was originally appointed by Mayor Giuliani. Jo Jensen is executive director of Students for Saving Social Security. Students for Saving Social Security is a grassroots network on college campuses across the country. They represent the interests of our generation by advocating for genuine Social Security reform through personal ownership. Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor. Business Casual requested. Please be on time. Come join us afterwards for drinks at: Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Avenue, Between 38th and 39th streets.

January 17, 2008, 7:00pm: Come join the NYYRC (the state-party affiliated one) Members and Non-members alike to hear from Jonah Goldberg, editor of the National Review! WNRC 3 W 51st btwn 5th and 6th.

January 23, 2008, 6:30 P.M. Prompt(Free and open to the public): The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion: Is the War on Terror is a threat to liberty and security? Featuring Ivan Eland , Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Peace and Liberty, The Independent Institute, Author:The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed and Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy, as well as The Efficacy of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool. Andrew C. McCarthy, Director, Center for Law and Counterterrorism, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and a Contributor at National Review Online. From 1993 through 1996, while an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he led the prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, in which a dozen Islamic militants were convicted of conducting a war of urban terrorism against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Moderator: Julian Morris, Executive Director, International Policy Network. Co-Sponsors: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, International Policy Network, The Independent Institute On September 20, 2001, in the aftermath of the atrocious mass murders committed by members of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, George W. Bush initiated a “war on terror”, which, he vowed. “will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” More than six years later, there seems to be no end in sight to this war. Supporters of the war say that it has made America a safer place. However, critics contend that not only has the war cost hundreds of billions of dollars, necessitating increases in federal taxes, as well as imposing further restrictions on the liberty of US citizens, but it has actually been counterproductive, acting as a recruitment vehicle for terrorists. Donnell Public Library, 20 West 53rd Street(Between 5th and 6th avenue).

January 27, 2008, 10:30 Late registration, 11:00 Convention business/election of officers, 1:00 Lunch, 2:00 Speakers: Manhattan Libertarian Party Annual Convention. More details here.

January 28, 2008, 8:00pm: NYYRC (the state-party affiliated one) will co-host a bi-partisan State of the Union watch party. Watch Bush's final State of the Union at a festive fete with political friends --whether you cheer or you jeer, sigh, cry or just say goodbye...all while playing a drinking game of course. Attendees of all stripes welcome to join this true political party. Drinks will be available or bring your own (bring enough to share & make a new friend) FREE Admission, DCTV - 87 Lafayette St. btw Walker & White (below Canal) 6,A,C,E,N,Q,R,W to Canal Street. Hosted by Living Liberally, GenerationEngage, the NY Young Republican Club, Inc. and the NY Young Democrats.