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.


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