May 10, 2022 Meeting — Secretary of State Candidate Forum!

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the May monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 PM. We meet at the Kirkland Eagles club, 258 Central Way in beautiful downtown Kirkland! See the Location page for driving directions, a map, photos, and parking information. Please RSVP if you plan to attend! Note that ERC members can’t enter the Eagles Club until an Eagle is there to sign you in — so please consider not arriving until 6PM or so (maybe 5:30). Thanks!

Photo of Ari Hoffman
Ari Hoffman

This month we’re having a Candidate Forum for Washington Secretary of State. Our moderator for the forum will be 570 KVI host Ari Hoffman! All three declared Republican candidates have committed to be there — Tamborine Borrelli, Bob Hagglund, and Keith Wagoner. Please click on each of their names to learn more on their web sites — and come to the meeting to hear their priorities and plans, and to get your questions answered!

Please RSVP!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance. The cost is $15 per person ($10 for College Republicans and Young Republicans) to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service. Note that the Kirkland Eagles club has a full bar and serves delicious food — click to see the menu. And it will be Taco Tuesday!

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April 12, 2022 Meeting — The Republican Party: The Next Generation

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the April monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held at the Kirkland Eagles club, at 258 Central Way in beautiful downtown Kirkland! See the Location page for driving directions, a map, photos, and parking information. Please RSVP if you plan to attend! Note that ERC members can’t enter the Eagles Club until an Eagle is there to sign you in — so please consider not arriving until 6PM or so (maybe 5:30). Thanks!

The Republican Party: The Next Generation

This Month’s meeting features The Republican Party: The Next Generation! Our guest speakers are Katie Daviscourt from the Washington State chapter of Turning Point USA, and Lenny Chacon, Washington State director for the Young Republicans! Join us as we celebrate and support our next generation of young Republicans!

Please RSVP!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service. Note that the Kirkland Eagles club has a full bar and serves delicious food — click to see the menu. And it will be Taco Tuesday!

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March 8, 2022 Meeting — Dave Workman on Your Gun Rights!

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the March monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held at our new location — the Kirkland Eagles club, at 258 Central Way in beautiful downtown Kirkland! See the Location page for driving directions, a map, photos, and parking information. Please RSVP if you plan to attend! Note that ERC members can’t enter the Eagles Club until an Eagle is there to sign you in — so please consider not arriving until 6PM or so (maybe 5:30). Thanks!

Dave Workman
Dave Workman

Our special guest speaker this month is Dave Workman. Dave is editor-in-chief of TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press in Bellevue, and is the Communications Director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

A lifelong resident of Washington state (fourth generation!), he is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in editorial journalism. A career journalist, he is widely regarded as an authority on firearms and gun rights. He authored a book titled “Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities” in the 1990s with the final edition appearing in 2012.

He has authored Op-Ed pieces in several major national newspapers, and he has co-authored seven books with Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He also writes a monthly column on “2A Defense” for GUNS Magazine, and a weekly on-line column for “American Handgunner.” His articles have also appeared in Northwest Sportsman, where he writes a monthly column on guns and hunting, and his byline has also appeared in GUN WORLD, American Shooting Journal, Fishing & Hunting News, Gun Digest and other publications. Dave is a certified firearms instructor and has taught firearms and self-defense at Highline Community College.

Please join us to hear from Dave on threats to our 2nd amendment rights and actions you can take to defend them!

KCGOP Chair Candidates, too!

In addition to hearing from Dave, we’ve also invited candidates for chair of the King County Republican Party to come to our meeting to meet ERC members and address us. 

Please RSVP!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service. Note that the Kirkland Eagles club has a full bar and serves delicious food — click to see the menu. And it will be Taco Tuesday!

Time to Renew Your Membership!

It is time for everyone to renew your membership as well. Membership prices are still only $25 Basic, $50 Silver, and $100 Gold. Please renew today so you don’t forget! You can join or renew your membership on the Join page.

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February 8, 2022 Meeting — Ari Hoffman, in Kirkland!

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the February monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, February 8, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held in a new location — the Kirkland Eagles club, at 258 Central Way in beautiful downtown Kirkland! See the Location page for driving directions, a map, photos, and parking information. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

Photo of Ari Hoffman
Ari Hoffman

Our special guest speaker this month is Ari Hoffman, who will share his perspectives on 2022. Ari is heard weekdays on Talk Radio 570 KVI where he provides a current of common sense in a sea of insanity every afternoon from 3-6 p.m. 

A local businessman and civic activist, Ari ran for Seattle City Council after its failed policies affected him, his family and his community. Now he has a more powerful platform on America’s first Logo of 570 KVI Radioconservative talk radio station, 570 KVI where he continues to expose corruption and hypocrisy in government. 

Ari is also known for his humor and pop culture savvy. He never backs down from a challenge and enthusiastically engages with anyone, no matter their political ideology. Ari has been featured on Fox News, Newsmax, The Dr. Drew Show, 60 Minutes, and the KOMO News Documentary “Seattle is Dying.” Ari also reports regularly on Northwest issues in The Post Millennial. He lives in Seattle with his wife and 3 children.

Please RSVP!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service. Note that the Kirkland Eagles club has a full bar and serves delicious food — click to see the menu. And it will be Taco Tuesday!

Time to Renew Your Membership!

It is time for everyone to renew your membership as well. Membership prices are still only $25 Basic, $50 Silver, and $100 Gold. Please renew today so you don’t forget! You can join or renew your membership on the Join page.

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January 11, 2022 Meeting — Jeff Harvey, Dave McMullan, Annual Business Meeting

Happy New Year!

Willowcrest Stables SignPlease join us for this month’s meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, January 11, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held in the loft of the big barn at Willowcrest Stables in Redmond, 12053 154th Place NE, hosted by our good friend Brian Heywood. Please go to the Location page for driving directions, a map, and photos to help you get there. And please RSVP if you plan to attend!

We’ll start with the Annual Business Meeting to elect ERC officers and board members for 2022. If you’re interested in serving, please email us at info@eastsiderepublicanclub.org and let us know!

Jeff Harvey
Jeff Harvey
Dave McMullan
Dave McMullan

After the short business meeting, we’ll have the pleasure of hearing from chair of the Pierce County Republican Party Dave McMullan, and Executive Director of the King County GOP Jeff Harvey. We’ll have a great discussion on this year’s legislative session (which starts on January 10) and what will be an amazing political year for all of us! 

About the Annual Business Meeting

To be eligible to vote for our officers and board members during the business meeting, you will need to be a paying member of the club either by registering and paying by January 11 or being a paid member from 2021.
It is time for everyone to renew your membership as well. Membership prices are still only $25 Basic, $50 Silver, and $100 Gold. Please renew today so you don’t forget! You can join or renew your membership on the Join page.

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Register NOW for 2021 ERC Holiday Banquet and Auction!

Eastside Republican Club
2021 Annual Holiday
Banquet and Auction
with keynote speaker
Ivory Hecker

Saturday, December 4, 5:30-9 PM
Lake Forest Park Civic Club
17301 Beach Drive NE, Lake Forest Park

$100 per person
(Early Bird Price $75 per person
if paid by November 30)

VIP Ticket $150 per person
includes special reception with Ivory Hecker
($175 per person after November 30)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Ivory Hecker
Ivory Hecker

Our keynote speaker this year is Ivory Hecker. She owns Ivory Media LLC (ivoryhecker.com), an independent journalism company free from corporate overlords and untethered from special interests. The company was founded in August, 2021 with the primary goal of providing citizens who value their individual liberty with the information they need to remain free and self-governing.

Ivory realized the need for independent journalism while witnessing the corruption inside her own company FOX Corp over the course of 2020 and 2021. While working as a reporter and fill-in anchor, she watched the corporation repeatedly put its special interests ahead of the viewers’ interests and the truth. She called out the corruption live on air on June 14, 2021. The video went viral around the globe. People reached out from countless parts of the world, expressing their own concerns about propaganda in the media. Thousands donated to Ivory, giving the opportunity to launch her own company.

Prior to all this, Ivory spent nearly four years as a full time hard news reporter and fill-in anchor at the Murdoch-owned FOX local station in Houston—FOX 26. Ivory covered some of the biggest stories, from presidential visits by Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton and Carter, to the death and funeral of President George H.W. Bush in his home town. She covered the massive march and funeral of George Floyd, two World Series’ involving the Astros, the Hurricane Harvey recovery, the Santa Fe mass shooting, and chemical fires and explosions in the oil and gas industry, with appearances on local and national news.

Prior to FOX 26, Ivory was a reporter and fill-in anchor for the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis for two years. She was a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky for two years prior to that. Ivory’s first full-time TV job was as a reporter for the FOX affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ivory holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

She got her start as a reporter at CitrusTV at Syracuse. Ivory was chosen for the New York State Broadcasters Association paid internship at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY. While still in college, Ivory spent a summer reporting for KBJR-TV in Duluth, MN. She also interned at KABC-TV in Los Angeles and at YNN Syracuse.

Ivory grew up in Wisconsin where she discovered her passion for journalism through high school radio speaking competitions and as a radio announcer at WRLS-FM. In her free time, Ivory enjoys playing guitar, producing songs she’s written, health, and fitness.

Contact auction@eastsiderepublicanclub.org if you have any questions.

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October 12, 2021 Meeting — Election Preview

Fairwood logoThe next meeting of Eastside Republican Club is Tuesday, October 12, 6:30-8:30PM. All candidates who consider themselves to be Republicans are invited to come and address the club on the status of their campaigns and what we can do to help! If you’re a candidate who considers yourself to be a Republican, whether it be for elections in 2021, 2022, or beyond, then please come and speak!

Once again we’ll meet at the beautiful Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, 17070 140th Avenue SE. If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance so we can give a firm number of attendees to the country club. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service.

Mark Your CalendarPlease mark your calendar now for our upcoming meetings and events. On November 9, we’ll have a post-election wrap-up and look ahead to 2022. And on December 4 we’ll have our Annual Holiday Banquet and Auction at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club on the shores of Lake Washington. Registration for the Holiday event will be posted soon! We hope to see you!

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September 14, 2021 Meeting — Save Our Schools!

The next meeting of Eastside Republican Club is Tuesday, September 14, 6:30-8:30PM, and our topic will be Education: Saving Our Schools and our kids from the pernicious advancement of progressivism. Once again we’ll meet at the beautiful Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, 17070 140th Avenue SE. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

The program features three excellent speakers who are on the front lines of this battle.

Sharon Hanek
Sharon Hanek

Sharon Hanek, known as “Research Mom”, is past President of the East Pierce Republican Women’s Club and currently serves as First Vice Chair of the Washington Federation of Republican Women. Sharon is the founder of My Family My Choice, a grassroots activist group to promote the rights of families. She believes that citizens getting involved can change our state and is committed to helping others learn to be a strong voice in their community and in politics.

Dawn Land
Dawn Land

Dawn Land is chair of the 30th Legislative District Republicans. She has been an outspoken advocate for stopping the sexualization of kids in public schools and normalizing transgenderism. She has opposed programs such as drag queens reading to kids in libraries and the availability of books in the Puyallup schools that encourage kids to explore their sexuality at a young age.

Karen Larsen
Karen Larsen

Karen Larsen is the current vice chair of the Pierce County Republican Party. In 2014 she co-founded Washington State Against Common Core, which grew to over 3,000 members and became part of a national coalition of parents in every state to fight the implementation of Common Core and the federal strings attached to it. More recently, she helped to found a local organization, My Family My Choice, in response to the many anti-family bills sponsored in 2019 including comprehensive sexuality education and statewide home visitation for all families.

Following remarks by each of the panelists, we’ll have a joint Q&A and discussion focused on what we can each do to make a difference. Join us to hear from these strong women who advocate for our schools and our kids!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance so we can give a firm number of attendees to the country club. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service.

Mark Your CalendarPlease mark your calendar now for our upcoming meetings and events. On October 12 our monthly meeting topic will be a preview of the general election, including opportunities to hear from candidates on the ballot. On November 9, we’ll have a post-election wrap-up and look ahead to 2022. And on December 4 we’ll have our Annual Holiday Banquet and Auction at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club on the shores of Lake Washington. We hope to see you at all of them!

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No August Meeting — and remember to VOTE!

It was great seeing so many of you at the ERC Picnic on July 13. We appreciate Paul Hess hosting the event! Thanks to everyone who brought desserts and side dishes to share. We hope you all had a good time hearing from and mingling with the candidates.

As usual, there’s no ERC meeting in August. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14. We’re working on confirming availability of speakers, and will have details for you soon.

And don’t forget to vote in the August 3 primary!

I Voted - Did You?

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