May 7, 2019 Meeting – Mark Miloscia on Protecting Human Life

Please join ERC at the Red Lion Bellevue at 6PM on May 7 when our speaker will be former State Senator Mark Miloscia speaking on Protecting Human Life. In addition to hearing from Mark, we will also hear the moving story of a woman who survived an abortion. Please invite your friends from church and prayer groups in addition to your fellow Republicans! 

Mark Miloscia

Mark Miloscia

Mark Miloscia serves as executive director of Family Policy Institute of Washington, a state-wide Christian policy and advocacy organization focusing on uniting Christians on Life, Family, Marriage, Parental Rights, Religious Freedom, and Christian Social Justice.

Mark served in the Washington State Senate as a Republican from 2014-2018 after serving as a State Representative for seven terms as a Democrat from 1999-2013. He is known as both a pro-life leader and in the efforts to combat homelessness and drug addiction. He served on the National Board of Examiners for the U.S. Department of Commerce Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, where he has assessed the performance of many organizations. He has worked as a lobbyist for the Washington State Catholic Conference, as a substitute school teacher in the Federal Way School District and Catholic Archdiocese, as a Director for Goodwill Industries, and as the Executive Director of Federal Way Youth and Family Services. Mark also previously served as an elected commissioner for the Lakehaven Utility District.

Baby FeetMark served as an Air Force officer and a B-52 pilot and contract manager for 10 years. He has a BS in Engineering from the Air Force Academy, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Chapman University, and an MBA from the University of North Dakota. Mark and his wife Meschell have been married for 38 years and have three children and eight grandchildren.

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.

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April 2, 2019 Meeting – Tim Eyman and Glen Morgan on Fearless Activism

Please join ERC at the Red Lion Bellevue at 6PM on April 2 when our speakers will be Tim Eyman and Glen Morgan, speaking on “Fearless Activism“.

Tim Eyman

Tim Eyman

Tim Eyman is best known for sponsoring many conservative ballot initiatives in Washington, including I-695 (“$30 Car Tabs”), I-747 (1% limit on property tax levy increases), I-18 (reducing the King County Council from 13 members to 9), I-900 (government performance audits), I-960 (2/3rd legislative vote to raise taxes), and many others. This year he’s promoting Initiative 973, “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs”, which would repeal the onerous Sound Transit car tab tax among others, and Referendum 80, “Give Them Nothing”, which would repeal recent pay raises for state legislators and statewide elected officials. He has stood strong in the face of legal persecution by the Washington State Attorney General, who is demanding he be permanently banned from political activity in Washington. His web site is http://www.permanentoffense.com/

Glen Morgan

Glen Morgan

Glen Morgan is Executive Director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. He was the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director at Freedom Foundation from 2011 until 2015. He enjoys creating videos documenting Big Government’s abuses of citizens, particularly on property rights issues. He frequently testifies on property rights issues at local government hearings and at the Washington State Legislature.  He has filed over 430 campaign finance complaints with the Public Disclosure Commission (from late 2016-2019) which have resulted in over 50 lawsuits against state legislators, county Democratic Party committees, labor unions,  judges, and other politicians who violated Washington’s campaign finance laws. His web site is http://www.wethegoverned.com/

Some activists write letters to the editor. Groups such as  the American Coalition for Equality (ACE) hold state politicians accountable. Organizations such as Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) and Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) alert citizens to bills that affect their families and candidates that support property rights.

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.

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March 5, 2019 Meeting – Christopher Rufo on Homelessness and Seattle Politics

Please join ERC at the Red Lion Bellevue at 6PM on March 5 when our speaker will be Christopher Rufo.  A Discovery Institute Research Fellow, filmmaker, and writer focused on cities, inequality, and social capital, Christopher has directed four documentaries for PBS — “Roughing It”, “Diamond in the Dunes”, “Age of Champions”, and “America Lost”. “Age of Champions” grossed $1.5 million and reached more than 3 million viewers on PBS, iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix.  He’s appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News, and his writing has appeared in National Review, The Federalist, Seattle Times, Crosscut, Puget Sound Business Journal, Filmmaker, and Indiewire.

Christopher Rufo

Christopher Rufo

Christopher is the Executive Director of the Documentary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to producing and distributing documentaries about the American experience. His most recent film, “America Lost”, tells the story of families struggling for survival in three forgotten American cities.

Christopher is active in Washington State public policy, both as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the City of Seattle’s income tax and as a board member for the Washington Policy Center Young Professionals. In September 2018 he announced his intention to challenge Mike O’Brien for a seat on the Seattle city council, but withdrew his candidacy in December after he and his family were subjected to extreme harassment and hatred by progressive activists.

Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

Here are links to Christopher Rufo’s article in the City Journal  and to a WPC podcast interview

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.

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February 5, 2019 Meeting – State of the Union!

Late Breaking Change!

President Trump SOTUPlease join ERC at the Red Lion Bellevue at 6PM on February 5 to watch President Donald Trump deliver the State of the Union Address from the House chamber in Washington DC. We’ll have a light dinner, watch the address on a big-screen TV, and share our thoughts and comments with each other afterward. Doors will open at 5:30PM so everyone can arrive early and get settled in for the address.

Christopher Rufo, who had been scheduled to speak to us on February 5, has graciously agreed to accommodate the change in date for the State of the Union address and will instead be with us March 5.

Year of the PigHappy Lunar New Year to all our Asian friends!

Jun Tang, from the 1st Legislative District, is a principled conservative who had the great honor of speaking at Donald Trump’s rally in Everett in 2016.  He will speak on how people of Chinese descent support conservative principles and want to work with other Americans to make our state and county a better place. Click Here to read Jun Tang’s remarks.

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 5:30PM (special start time for this month), and the program begins at 6:00PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.

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January 8, 2019 Meeting – Kirby Wilbur and Annual Business Meeting

Please join ERC at the Red Lion Bellevue at 6PM on January 8 when our speaker will be Kirby Wilbur for a retrospective on 2018 and the lessons learned. He will also offer a look ahead in 2019, including the latest on heroin-injection sites and gun rights in Washington (I-1639 and Ferguson’s Wish List). Join us for a light dinner buffet at 6:00 at the Bellevue Red Lion.

Kirby Wilbur

Kirby Wilbur

Kirby Wilbur moved to Seattle from Washington DC at the age of 8 and graduated from Queen Anne High School and the University of Washington with a degree in history. He has been active in politics since high school. He was state chairman of the Young Republicans (1979-1981), and has been a delegate or alternate delegate to eight national Republican conventions. Kirby was a familiar voice on talk radio on KVI between 1993 and 2009. After leaving KVI, he became state director of Americans for Prosperity, and then was elected chairman of the Washington State Republican Party in 2011. He left that position in July, 2013, to become executive director of the National Journalism Center in Reston, Virginia. Kirby returned to KVI in 2016. Kirby and his wife Trina met working on Ronald Reagan’s campaign and have two sons.

On January 8, ERC will also hold our Annual Business Meeting, electing board members as well as officers for 2019. Individuals who have been ERC members for at least the three months preceding the meeting will be eligible to vote. If you are interested in serving on the board, please email info@eastsiderepublicanclub.org.

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.

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2018 ERC Auction Items

The Eastside Republican Club 2018 Holiday Auction will have many great items! Here’s a list of a few of them. We’ll add to this list as new items arrive!

For those who value the Second Amendment:

  • One Year Family Membership to the Bellevue Indoor Range. Membership privileges include free lane use, free rentals and much more.
  • Shoot a Muzzle-Loading Rifle. Experience the fun of shooting with black powder! A two-hour session for 1-2 people.
  • Shoot Historic Military Firearms. Choose from a collection of classic small arms for a two-hour session for 1-2 people.  Learn how the guns helped shape American history.
  • African Dangerous Game Shooting Practice. For two people to experience the most powerful sporting production rifle made.

For you, your friends and family:

  • Safe indoor skydiving. This certificate entitles the holder to two 5-minute flights.  Give yourself wings!
  • Remembering Reagan. A basket with all things Reagan: framed picture, books, jelly beans and more!
  • Gardening Basket. Perfect for the friend or neighbor with a green thumb – or one who would like to have a green thumb…
  • Let There Be Light basket. Add to your  Christmas decorations or help someone start on their collection.  Includes lighted reindeer, lighted candy canes, projector and more.
  • Baby basket. Adorable bear-themed set includes hand-knit blankets and hats, comforter, stuffed bear and more.
  • MAGA basket. A basket of deplorable items to honor our president who is working hard to drain the swamp.  It includes a life-side cutout of President Trump himself.
  • Family Freedom basket. Books, DVDs and activities to help teach your children what they aren’t learning in school about their exceptional nation.
  • Tea Time basket. A gorgeous Classic China tea set.
  • Bartender basket. A variety of spirits and service ware to make entertaining a breeze
  • Blessing bucket. Contains a flag that flew over Forward Operating Base Blessing in honor of the ERC, 2 lbs of soldier fudge and a bottle of wine to toast the soldiers, including the more than 100 soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving at FOB Blessing.
  • Patriotic basket. A selection of goods chosen to help you display your love of country.
  • Bellevue Collection. The ever popular hotel and shopping package.  Give yourself or a visiting friend/family member a treat!
  • Jewelry collection from the estate of Lois Dobish. Lovely costume jewelry including some with a patriotic theme.  Pieces offered separately.
  • Framed Jon McNaughton Lithograph. In this artwork entitled: Respect the Flag, Donald Trump clutches a tattered and trampled flag inside an NHL arena.
  • Seahawks basket. Perfect hostess gift filled with items that will appeal to any Seahawks fan.
  • Mad-Dog Mattis collection. Enjoy his book, a bottle of wine and a t-shirt knowing that you can rest easy because our Secretary of Defense is keeping the bad guys awake at night!
  • Unique metal art wine holder and a bottle of wine.
  • Distinctive antique metal frame mannequin. Decorative or use in your entry for guest’s coats.
  • Paradise Galleries Fine Porcelain Fairies. Perfect for the little princess in the family.
  • EZ TV certificate for professional video production for your business, your campaign, a public service announcement or showcase a talent…
  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Gift Certificates
  • Wine and spirits
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Register Now for ERC 2018 Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction

Eastside Republican Club
2018 Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction
with keynote speaker
Michael Medved

Saturday, December 1, 5:30-9 PM
Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
100 112th Avenue NE

$70 per person

A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $105 per person to be seated with Michael and Diane Medved.

Registration is now closed.

Eastside Republican Club is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Party and Auction! We will be serving a Northwest Table Buffet which includes grilled London Broil, Herb Crusted Salmon and much more. We are planning a wonderful event to celebrate successes, honor efforts and set the tone for a wonderful holiday season and year to come.

Dress up and celebrate with your friends!
Purchase gifts for yourself, family, and friends from our silent and live auctions!
Photo Spot — Music — Activities!

Click Here to see a list of Auction Items

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

Auction Items Needed!

The money made at the auction is crucial to the club as it helps to offset the cost of monthly meetings, covers operating expenses, encourages young members, provides support to the College Republicans as well as our troops, and allows for outreach activities designed to promote Republican principles. ERC members have always been very generous with their donations.

To donate an item to the auction, please click here to download the procurement form (Word file), complete it, and send it as an attachment to auction@eastsiderepublicanclub.org.
Click here to download a list of suggested auction items (PDF):
Suggested Donations and Hot Items for Auctions

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October 2, 2018 Meeting – Business and the Regulatory State

Our speaker for the October 2nd meeting with be Gary Smith, Executive Director of the Redmond-based Independent Business Association. IBA is the largest broad-based small business organization based in Washington State, helping over 4200 small business owners. IBA publishes the monthly Small Business Report sent to IBA members across Washington State as well as a number of special reports on specific issues affecting small businesses.

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Gary is an expert on small businesses and the regulations with which they are burdened.  He has lobbied on behalf of small businesses for over 45 years.  On a national level, he attended the 1980 White House Conference on Small Business and attended the President’s signing of the Regulatory Flexibility Act for Small Businesses.  In Washington State, he has been an expert on the Governor’s state Small Business Conference for government regulations and convinced Governor Gregoire to issue an Executive Order to stop imposing new regulations on small businesses in 2010.  Gary has been a speaker on government regulations for Washington Policy Center’s Small Business Issues conference.  He has an outstanding show-and-tell on the regulations small businesses in Washington State must comply with.

At the October meeting, we will also receive campaign updates from several Republican legislative candidates.

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.

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Registration Open for 2018 Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction

Eastside Republican Club
2018 Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction
with keynote speaker
Michael Medved

Saturday, December 1, 5:30-9 PM
Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
100 112th Avenue NE

$70 per person

A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $105 per person to be seated with Michael and Diane Medved.
Click Here to Register

Eastside Republican Club is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Party and Auction! We will be serving a Northwest Table Buffet which includes grilled London Broil, Herb Crusted Salmon and much more. We are planning a wonderful event to celebrate successes, honor efforts and set the tone for a wonderful holiday season and year to come.

Dress up and celebrate with your friends!
Purchase gifts for yourself, family, and friends from our silent and live auctions!
Photo Spot — Music — Activities!

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

Auction Items Needed!

The money made at the auction is crucial to the club as it helps to offset the cost of monthly meetings, covers operating expenses, encourages young members, provides support to the College Republicans as well as our troops, and allows for outreach activities designed to promote Republican principles. ERC members have always been very generous with their donations.

To donate an item to the auction, please click here to download the procurement form (Word file), complete it, and send it as an attachment to auction@eastsiderepublicanclub.org.
Click here to download a list of suggested auction items (PDF):
Suggested Donations and Hot Items for Auctions

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September 4, 2018 Meeting – Fixing a Broken Education System

When a free and prosperous nation has citizens voting for socialists, tearing down historical monuments, and violently disrupting free speech, then something is broken.

Please join us on September 4 when the topic will be “Fixing a Broken Education System.” The discussion will focus on school choice, restoring parental control, the dangerous school-to-work pipeline, and returning to an accurate, knowledge-based curriculum designed to prepare children to be self-governing citizens in a free and sovereign nation.

Liv Finne

Liv Finne

Liv Finne is the Director of the Center for Education at Washington Policy Center. Prior to that position she served as an adjunct scholar focusing on education policy issues, authoring in-depth studies including An Overview of Public School Funding in Washington and Early Learning Proposals in Washington State. She is the author of Washington Policy Center’s Education Reform Plan: Eight Practical Ways to Improve Public Schools, Learning Online: An Assessment of Online Public Education Programs, Review of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Programs for Child Care Services, and more.

Vicki Alger

Vicki Alger

Vicki Alger is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and author of the book Failure: The Federal “Misedukation” of America’s Children. She holds Senior Fellowships at the Fraser Institute, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C. Alger is also President and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona. She served on President-elect Trump’s Transition Agency Review team for the U.S. Department of Education.


Meeting Materials

This handout provides lots of ideas how you can protect your children and grandchildren from indoctrination, data collection, invasive surveys, group-think and more.

The Women of Washington Focus Group on Education has compiled this summary of some of the challenges parents face when protecting their children (data collection, personalized learning, socialized learning, school-to-work etc.)

Freedom Center has a published an excellent brochure called Leftist Indoctrination in our K-12 Public Schools. Give copies to friends and family. Send to people and agencies responsible for education (school superintendents, board members and teachers). Provide copies to legislators.


Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Monthly meetings cost $20 per person and include a light buffet. Food and networking are at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting.

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