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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No August Meeting — Enjoy Your Summer!

Thanks to the more than 90 people who joined us at the ERC Picnic on July 10 and the sell-out crowd for the showing of “Death of a Nation” on July 31! We had a great time and hope you did, too. If you missed our special preview showing of the movie, it opens in theaters nationwide on Friday!

Liv Finne

Liv Finne

Please join us on September 4 when the topic will be “Fixing a Broken Education System.” Liv Finne, Director of the Center for Education at Washington Policy Center, will be joined by several other speakers. 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.

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Special Prescreening of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie “Death of a Nation”

Sorry — Sold Out!
All Tickets have been sold!

The Eastside Republican Club is proud to offer a special prescreening
of Dinesh D’Sousa’s newest film!

“Death of a Nation”

July 31st, 7:00 pm

Regal Crossroads Stadium 8
1200 156th Avenue N.E. Bellevue, WA

Tickets $15 per person. Only 80 tickets available!

Sorry — Sold Out!
All Tickets have been sold!

Pick up your tickets from the ERC representative outside the theater before entering.

If you want to have dinner ahead of the movie, consider “freedom friendly”
Firenze Ristorante (425-957-1077) across the parking lot from the theatre.
When you make your reservation, tell them ERC sent you.

Click here to see the movie trailer.
Visit https://www.deathofanationmovie.com/ for more information.

Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. They smeared him. They went to war to defeat him. In the end, they assassinated him.

Now the target of the Democrats is President Trump and his supporters. The Left calls them racists, white supremacists and fascists. These charges are used to justify driving Trump from office and discrediting the right “by any means necessary.”

But which is the party of the slave plantation? Which is the party that invented white supremacy? Which is the party that praised fascist dictators and shaped their genocidal policies and was in turn praised by them? Moreover, which is the party of racism today? Is fascism now institutionally embodied on the right or on the left?

Through stunning historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, Death of a Nation cuts through progressive big lies to expose hidden history and explosive truths.

Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time. Can Trump—and we—come together and save America for the second time?

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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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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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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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