Celebrate July the old-fashioned American way! Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill, topped off with a chips, non-alcoholic drinks, and an assortment of potluck side dishes and desserts!
Come, mingle with the candidates, and hear about their campaigns in this very important election. Visit with old and new friends.
Buy Raffle Tickets for Prizes! Bring a side, salad, or dessert to share and get a free raffle ticket!
Seating at the park is on picnic benches.
Consider bringing camp chairs if you would like more comfortable seating.
Directions: From I-405, take exit 17 for NE 70th Place. Head east on NE 70th Place about 2 miles. When you pass 144th Ave NE on your right, take the next left turn into the parking lot for Grass Lawn Park (if you get to the signal at 148th Ave NE, you’ve gone too far). The picnic shelter is about a 100-yard walk from the parking area — look for the dome.
Please join us for the monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, June 14, at 6:30 PM. We meet at the Kirkland Eagles club, 258 Central Way in beautiful downtown Kirkland! See the Location page for driving directions, a map, photos, and parking information. PleaseRSVP if you plan to attend! Note that ERC members can’t enter the Eagles Club until an Eagle is there to sign you in — so please consider not arriving until 6PM or so (maybe 5:30). Thanks!
Our special guest speaker this month is Jerry Hust of Washington Veterans Vote. Jerry is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, he served as Director, Defense Policy and Plans, at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels, and as Director of Policy, International Affairs, in the office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, among many other leadership positions. As a weapons systems officer, he flew the F-111 at Royal Air Force Upper Heyford and RAF Lakenheath, England, and Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. He accumulated 2,400 flying hours, including 100 combat hours during Operation Desert Storm. He previous held command positions at the squadron, group and installation levels, and he has served in staff positions at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Europe, Headquarters U.S. European Command and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He received the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and many other awards. He holds a Black Belt in Korean martial arts (Kuk Sool Won). Come and hear Jerry’s presentation on his work encouraging veterans to vote!
If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance. The cost is $15 per person ($10 for College Republicans and Young Republicans) to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service. Note that the Kirkland Eagles club has a full bar and serves delicious food — click to see the menu. And it will be Taco Tuesday!