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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastside Republican Club’s monthly meetings are held at Red Lion Hotel Bellevue; click 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.