October 12, 2021 Meeting — Election Preview

Fairwood logoThe next meeting of Eastside Republican Club is Tuesday, October 12, 6:30-8:30PM. All candidates who consider themselves to be Republicans are invited to come and address the club on the status of their campaigns and what we can do to help! If you’re a candidate who considers yourself to be a Republican, whether it be for elections in 2021, 2022, or beyond, then please come and speak!

Once again we’ll meet at the beautiful Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, 17070 140th Avenue SE. If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance so we can give a firm number of attendees to the country club. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service.

Mark Your CalendarPlease mark your calendar now for our upcoming meetings and events. On November 9, we’ll have a post-election wrap-up and look ahead to 2022. And on December 4 we’ll have our Annual Holiday Banquet and Auction at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club on the shores of Lake Washington. Registration for the Holiday event will be posted soon! We hope to see you!

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September 14, 2021 Meeting — Save Our Schools!

The next meeting of Eastside Republican Club is Tuesday, September 14, 6:30-8:30PM, and our topic will be Education: Saving Our Schools and our kids from the pernicious advancement of progressivism. Once again we’ll meet at the beautiful Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, 17070 140th Avenue SE. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

The program features three excellent speakers who are on the front lines of this battle.

Sharon Hanek
Sharon Hanek

Sharon Hanek, known as “Research Mom”, is past President of the East Pierce Republican Women’s Club and currently serves as First Vice Chair of the Washington Federation of Republican Women. Sharon is the founder of My Family My Choice, a grassroots activist group to promote the rights of families. She believes that citizens getting involved can change our state and is committed to helping others learn to be a strong voice in their community and in politics.

Dawn Land
Dawn Land

Dawn Land is chair of the 30th Legislative District Republicans. She has been an outspoken advocate for stopping the sexualization of kids in public schools and normalizing transgenderism. She has opposed programs such as drag queens reading to kids in libraries and the availability of books in the Puyallup schools that encourage kids to explore their sexuality at a young age.

Karen Larsen
Karen Larsen

Karen Larsen is the current vice chair of the Pierce County Republican Party. In 2014 she co-founded Washington State Against Common Core, which grew to over 3,000 members and became part of a national coalition of parents in every state to fight the implementation of Common Core and the federal strings attached to it. More recently, she helped to found a local organization, My Family My Choice, in response to the many anti-family bills sponsored in 2019 including comprehensive sexuality education and statewide home visitation for all families.

Following remarks by each of the panelists, we’ll have a joint Q&A and discussion focused on what we can each do to make a difference. Join us to hear from these strong women who advocate for our schools and our kids!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance so we can give a firm number of attendees to the country club. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service.

Mark Your CalendarPlease mark your calendar now for our upcoming meetings and events. On October 12 our monthly meeting topic will be a preview of the general election, including opportunities to hear from candidates on the ballot. On November 9, we’ll have a post-election wrap-up and look ahead to 2022. And on December 4 we’ll have our Annual Holiday Banquet and Auction at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club on the shores of Lake Washington. We hope to see you at all of them!

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No August Meeting — and remember to VOTE!

It was great seeing so many of you at the ERC Picnic on July 13. We appreciate Paul Hess hosting the event! Thanks to everyone who brought desserts and side dishes to share. We hope you all had a good time hearing from and mingling with the candidates.

As usual, there’s no ERC meeting in August. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14. We’re working on confirming availability of speakers, and will have details for you soon.

And don’t forget to vote in the August 3 primary!

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2021 Eastside Republican Club Annual Picnic on Tuesday, July 13 — Register Now!

ERC Picnic Apron2021 Eastside Republican Club Annual Summer Picnic!

Tuesday, July 13, 5-8:30 PM
at the Hess Hacienda
19235 73rd Avenue NE, Kenmore

From I-405, take SR-522 West (toward Seattle).
In about 4 miles, turn right onto 73rd Ave NE
[O’Reilly Auto Parts on the corner].
Go about 0.8 miles. The house will be on your left.
If you reach NE 201st Pl, you’ve gone too far.
Click Here for Bing Map Directions

$10 per person
(kids under 5 eat free)
Click Here to Register and Prepay

Celebrate the old-fashioned American way! Enjoy hamburgers fresh off the grill, topped off with chips, non-alcoholic drinks and an assortment of potluck sides, salads, and desserts!

Come, mingle with the candidates, and hear about their campaigns. 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!

Please bring folding chairs for everyone in your party.

COVID-19 Guidelines
If you are feeling ill or showing symptoms,
please stay home.

(Click Here to read COVID Symptoms per CDC)
We recommend following CDC guidelines.

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June 8, 2021 Meeting — Tim Eyman and Glen Morgan!

We’re excited to announce that the next meeting of Eastside Republican Club is Tuesday, June 8, 6:30-8:30PM, and our special guests will be Tim Eyman and Glen Morgan! If there’s one meeting you need to get to, it’s this one! Once again we’ll meet at the beautiful Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, 17070 140th Avenue SE. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

Tim Eyman
Tim Eyman

Tim Eyman is best known for sponsoring many conservative ballot initiatives in Washington, including I-695 (“$30 Car Tabs”), I-747 (1% limit on property tax levy increases), I-18 (reducing the King County Council from 13 members to 9), I-900 (government performance audits), I-960 (2/3rd legislative vote to raise taxes), and many others. He has stood strong in the face of legal persecution by the Washington State Attorney General. His web site is http://www.permanentoffense.com/.

Glen Morgan
Glen Morgan

Glen Morgan is Executive Director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. He was the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director at Freedom Foundation from 2011 until 2015. He enjoys creating videos documenting Big Government’s abuses of citizens, particularly on property rights issues. He frequently testifies on property rights issues at local government hearings and at the Washington State Legislature.  He has filed over 430 campaign finance complaints with the Public Disclosure Commission (from late 2016-2019) which have resulted in over 50 lawsuits against state legislators, county Democratic Party committees, labor unions,  judges, and other politicians who violated Washington’s campaign finance laws. His web site is http://www.wethegoverned.com/.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance so we can give a firm number of attendees to the country club. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service.

Also, if you haven’t yet done so, this is a great time to renew your ERC membership for 2021! Just click on Join, select your desired membership level, and click “Continue to Payment”. Thanks for your support and membership!

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May 11, 2021 Meeting — KCGOP and Legislative Update

Fairwood Golf & Country Club | Troon.comIt was great to see so many of you in person in April, so we’re meeting in-person again in May! The next meeting of Eastside Republican Club is Tuesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30PM, at Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, 17070 140th Avenue SE. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

Joshua Freed
Joshua Freed
Rep. Jesse Young
Rep. Jesse Young

The guest speakers for this meeting will include King County GOP Chair Joshua Freed and 26th District State Representative Jesse Young (R-Gig Harbor).  Joshua will provide an update on happenings in the KCGOP and prospects for this fall’s elections. Rep. Young will offer his perspectives on the recently-concluded session of the state legislature. We also have an open invitation to any Republicans and conservatives who have announced their intention to run for election or re-election this year; candidate filing week is coming up May 17-21!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance so we can give a firm number of attendees to the country club. The cost is $10 per person to cover the cost of the meeting space, and includes dessert and coffee service.

Also, if you haven’t yet done so, this is a great time to renew your ERC membership for 2021! Just click on Join, select your desired membership level, and click “Continue to Payment”. Thanks for your support and membership!

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April 13, 2021 Meeting — A Look Ahead to 2021 Elections

Join Us for an In-Person Meeting of Eastside Republican Club!

This meeting was originally scheduled for April 6 but has been postponed to April 13 due to a positive Covid test for one of the staff at Fairwood Golf & Country Club.

Fairwood Golf & Country Club | Troon.comWith the relaxing of distancing restrictions, we’ve decided to have our first indoor in-person ERC meeting since the start of the pandemic! We’ll be meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30PM. The meeting will be held at Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, 17070 140th Avenue SE. The meeting will also be available online for those who prefer to remain socially distanced (link will be posted soon).

Rep. Jim Walsh
Rep. Jim Walsh
Mark Miloscia
Mark Miloscia

The guest speakers for the meeting will include State Representative Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen, 19th District) and former State Senator Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way, 30th District) who is now the head of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. They will give us an update on the current legislative session and the extent of the damage already done by the Democratic majority.

Jerrod Sessler
Jerrod Sessler
Dana Ralph
Dana Ralph

We’ll also hear from Kent mayor Dana Ralph, and Jerrod Sessler who is a candidate for Congress in the 4th District.

This will be a great opportunity to look ahead to the 2021 local elections – county, city, school district, fire district, and more – and to meet old friends in person once again.

If you plan to attend the meeting in person, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance so we can give a firm number of attendees to the country club. The cost is $10 per person and includes dessert and coffee service. If you plan to attend online, please click RSVP to register, but there’s no need to pay; we’ll send you the link before the meeting.

Also, if you haven’t yet done so, this is a great time to renew your ERC membership for 2021! Just click on Join, select your desired membership level, and click “Continue to Payment”. Thanks for your support and membership!

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April 6, 2021 Meeting — Postponed to April 13!

The ERC meeting that had been scheduled for April 6 has been postponed to April 13 due to a positive Covid test for one of the staff at Fairwood Golf and Country Club. For information on the meeting, please visit that post. If you prepaid for the meeting on April 6 and are not able to attend on April 13, please contact the club treasurer, Michael Scheele, at treasurer@eastsiderepublicanclub.org for a refund.

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January 12, 2021 Meeting — Legislative Preview and Annual Business Meeting

Happy New Year!

Please join us for the next meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, January 12, at 7:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live. There’s no cost to attend!

We’ll start with the Annual Business Meeting to elect ERC officers and board members for 2021. If you’re interested in serving, please email us at info@eastsiderepublicanclub.org and let us know!

Mark Miloscia
Mark Miloscia
Rep. Jim Walsh
Rep. Jim Walsh

After the short business meeting, we’ll hear from two fantastic guests: State Representative Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen, 19th District) and former State Senator Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way, 30th District) who is now the head of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. They will give us the inside information we need to be prepared for this year’s legislative session.

Please click RSVP to register, and we’ll email you the link to attend the Zoom meeting so you can ask questions of our guests and participate in voting. If you just want to watch, you can view the live stream of the meeting on the ERC Facebook page. You don’t need to be a member of Facebook to watch!

About the Annual Business Meeting

To be eligible to vote for our officers and board members during the business meeting, you will need to be a paying member of the club either by registering and paying by January 12 or being a paid member from 2020.
It is time for everyone to renew your membership as well. Membership prices are still only $25 Basic, $50 Silver, and $100 Gold. Please renew today so you don’t forget! You can join or renew your membership on the Join page.

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No August Meeting — Enjoy Your Summer!

It was great seeing so many of you at the ERC Picnic on July 21. We appreciate Paul Hess hosting the event! We hope you all had a good time hearing from and mingling with the candidates.

As usual, there’s no ERC meeting in August. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1. We’re working on confirming availability of speakers, and will have details for you soon. Given the progress of the coronavirus, it will likely be another online meeting.

And don’t forget to VOTE!

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