2018 Eastside Republican Club Annual Picnic and Reunion on Tuesday, July 10 — Register Now!

2018 ERC Annual Picnic and Reunion

Tuesday, July 10th, 5-8 PM
at Grass Lawn Park, 7031 148th Ave NE, Redmond

$10 per person (kids under 5 eat free)

Click Here to Register and Prepay

Celebrate July the old-fashioned American way! Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill, topped off with a refreshing summer salad, chips, non-alcoholic drinks and an assortment of potluck desserts!

Come, mingle with the candidates, and hear about their campaigns in this very important election. Visit with old and new friends as we reach out to past members of ERC.

Bring a dessert to share and get a free raffle ticket!

Door Prizes!  Games!

Directions: Take SR-520 East, then the 148th Ave NE northbound exit. Head north about 2.3 miles. Turn left at Old Redmond Road (NE 70th Street). The parking lot entrance is about a quarter-mile west on the right. The picnic is in the large round shelter just a short walk from the parking lot. (We recommend using the parking lot on Old Redmond Road instead of the one on 148th Avenue NE — it’s a lot closer to the picnic shelter.)

Grass Lawn Park Picnic Dome

Grass Lawn Park Picnic Dome

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Come and hear Trevor Loudon

Please join us for a free event to hear Trevor Loudon. Trevor provides a passionate argument, backed by facts on the grave and looming threat that imperils America’s security and very existence.

June 18, 2018: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mercer Island Public Library
4400 88th Ave SE Mercer Island WA 98040

Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker and public speaker from Christchurch, New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

Trevor’s accomplishments include:

  • Trevor is currently working on his new film with Director Judd Saul: “Enemies Within: The Church.”
  • Trevor’s hard-hitting political documentary, Enemies Within, was released in 2016.
  • In Collaboration with the Capital Research Center, Trevor Loudon and Director Judd Saul created a series of mini-documentaries free to the public:
  • Trevor Loudon discovered the long-hidden relationship between notorious Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and the young Barack Obama in 2007.
  • After extensively researching Obama’s ties to the New York and Chicago Marxist movements, Loudon began publishing his findings online, catching the eye of such prominent voices as Accuracy in Media and syndicated radio host Glenn Beck.
  • In 2009 Loudon exposed the communist roots of Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. After an extensive campaign by Glenn Beck and others, Jones was forced to resign from his White House position.
  • Loudon has addressed more than 400 conservative, tea party, religious and Republican groups in more than 37 states.

The doors open at 6:30. Dessert will be provided. Limited seating is available so come early to make sure you get a seat. Please direct questions to info@eastsiderepublicanclub.org.

Sponsored by Eastside Republican Club and South King County Patriots

 

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June 5, 2018 Meeting – Public-Sector Labor Unions and the First Amendment

Public-sector unions use compulsory dues to elect Democrat candidates, support liberal causes, and bargain for salaries, pensions and accommodations not available to most of the taxpayers who are forced to pay for them.

Caleb Jon Vandenbos

Caleb Jon Vandenbos

The Supreme Court is about to rule on the Janus v. AFSCME case; see the article here for details. A positive verdict in the case will restore the First Amendment freedoms of those currently forced to join public-sector unions, and could potentially reduce the amount of money that flows to liberal candidates and causes. At our meeting, Caleb Jon Vandenbos of Freedom Foundation will discuss the upcoming decision and implications of the Janus case.

Caleb Heimlich

Caleb Heimlich

Also at our June meeting, Caleb Heimlich, recently-elected Chair of the Washington State Republican Party, will discuss the very important 2018 election.

Note: We will have our book exchange at the meeting (cash or check only for purchases). Thanks to all who have donated! Proceeds will purchase school supplies for children from disadvantaged communities. This will also be the final meeting to bring unused toiletry and hygiene items for donation to YouthCare which supports homeless teens.

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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May 1, 2018 Meeting – Property Rights and Gun Rights

The May 1, 2018 monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club will continue our focus from last month on fundamental civil and human rights with a discussion on Property Rights and Gun Rights, including how they are threatened in our current political climate.

Glen Morgan

Glen Morgan

Our speaker on property rights will be Glen Morgan, who is Executive Director of Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. He served as the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director at Freedom Foundation from 2011 until January 2015. He blogs at We The Governed, and enjoys creating videos documenting Big Government’s abuses of citizens – particularly on property rights issues. He is a frequent writer and speaker on property rights, the environmental movement, Big Government, and the importance of citizen activism. He enjoys exploring policy issues in local government and exposing government corruption and incompetence which impacts all of us.

Boyd Kneeland

Boyd Kneeland

Our speaker on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms will be Boyd Kneeland, immediate past president of Washington Arms Collectors, sponsor of the largest gun shows in the state. He is Projects Director at Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and previously served as Communications Director at Second Amendment Foundation. He is assistant treasurer for Gun Owners Action League, an NRA Training Counselor and certified firearms instructor of more than 20 years, and served as a Director and Chief Instructor at Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club. He works in the tech industry, and has lived in Bellevue since 1976.

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. If you are able, please bring unused toiletry items and dental samples for homeless youth at risk for trafficking, as well as books you would like to donate to the upcoming book exchange.

 

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April 3, 2018 Meeting – First Amendment Freedoms Panel

Tim Eyman

Tim Eyman

The April 3, 2018 monthly dinner meeting of Eastside Republican Club will feature a panel discussion on all five Freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly, and to petition the government. Speakers will include Tim Eyman of Voters Want More Choices, Matthew Carlson, Marty McClendon of the “Eyes on Washington” program on 1590AM,

Joseph Backholm

Joseph Backholm

Joseph Backholm of Family Policy Institute of Washington, College Republicans, and more. It will be a great opportunity to learn about and discuss these fundamental principles, while enjoying the company of like-minded Republicans.

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly dinner meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. 

Marty McClendon

Marty McClendon

Dinner is served at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting. Monthly dinner meetings cost $20 per person. If you are able, please bring unused toiletry items and dental samples for homeless youth at risk for trafficking, as well as books you would like to donate to the book exchange (which will be at the May meeting).

 

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March 6, 2018 Meeting – Former Police Chief Bill Cooper on Terrorism, Active Shooter Situations, and Winning Elections in Democrat-controlled Districts

On March 6, the Club welcomes back Bill Cooper. Mr. Cooper is a retired Chief of Police, who served in senior management in Corporate Security at Microsoft and T-Mobile before becoming a professor at Northwest University.  Bill holds an MBA and second Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He founded Cooper Management Institute, is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has authored 7 books and coauthored 3 others. Bill is a terrorism expert who has presented to local, state, and federal organizations, detailing the realities of terrorism, emphasizing it in the United States.

Bill will speak about the current issues in terrorism, focusing on threats, concerns and attack potential in America and how to respond during active shooter incidents.  Time permitting, Bill, current Chair of the 1st Legislative District Republicans and former Snohomish County Republican Chair, will provide his unique strategies for winning 80% of the races in 2017 in a 60/40 Democrat district.

Eastside Republican Club’s monthly dinner meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevueclick here for location information and directions. Dinner is served at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting. Monthly dinner meetings cost $20 per person. If you are able, please bring unused toiletry items and dental samples for homeless youth at risk for trafficking, as well as books you would like to donate to the book exchange (which will be at the May meeting).

 

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February 6, 2018 Meeting – Former Congresswoman Linda Smith on Combating Sex Trafficking

Our dinner speaker on February 6 will be former Congresswoman Linda Smith, who represented Washington’s 3rd Congressional District (the southwest corner of the state) from 1995 to 1999.

In 1998, Rep. Smith traveled to Falkland Road in Mumbai, India, one of the worst brothel districts in the world. The hopeless faces of desperate women and children forced into prostitution compelled her to found Shared Hope International (SHI). As a foremost expert on international and domestic trafficking, Linda has spoken out against the trafficking of women and children in numerous Congressional hearings and in national and international forums. She has subsequently founded the Women’s Investment Network (WIN), Homes of Hope and Villages of Hope, and the War Against Trafficking Alliance (WATA), and led many other efforts to combat sex trafficking of children through prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance. We look forward to hearing Linda’s comments on this important work.

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

 

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January 9, 2018 Meeting – Dino Rossi and Annual Business Meeting

The Eastside Republican Club will proudly welcome Dino Rossi, Republican candidate for 8th Congressional District to replace the retiring Congressman Dave Reichert, as the keynote speaker at our first meeting of 2018!

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 6:00PM (NOTE: the second Tuesday) due to proximity of the usual date to the New Year’s holiday. This will be the first meeting at our new monthly dinner location, at the Red Lion Bellevue Hotel.

This meeting will also be the Annual Business Meeting for the Club, at which we elect board members as well as officers for 2018. 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 dinner meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevue; click here for location information and directions. Dinner is served at 6:00PM, and the program begins at 6:30PM. Please RSVP online if you plan to attend the upcoming meeting. Monthly dinner meetings cost $20 per person.

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Registration is Open for Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction

Eastside Republican Club
Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction

Saturday, December 2, 5:30-9 PM
Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
100 112th Avenue NE

$65 per person
Click Here to Register

Buffet items include Grilled London Broil Au Jus with Northwest Craft Beer Carmelized Onions; Herb-Crusted Salmon Filet with Local Sauvignon Blanc-Citrus Cream Sauce; Herb-Roasted Potato Wedges; Beechers Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese; Asparagus & Carrots; Tossed Organic Baby Greens with Roasted Yellow Beets, Carrots, Feta Cheese, Pepitas & Basil Vinaigrette; Local Dungeness Crab Salad
with Artichokes, Scallions & Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Dessert will be Assorted Cakes for the Dessert Dash

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

Auction Items Needed!

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).

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November 2017 ERC Meeting Cancelled

The November 2017 meeting of Eastside Republican Club is cancelled. Please check back here soon for information on the 2017 Holiday Dinner and Auction, which will be held on Saturday, December 2, 5:30-9PM, at the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel.

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