Register NOW for ERC 2022 Holiday Banquet and Auction

Eastside Republican Club
2022 Annual Holiday
Banquet and Auction
with keynote speaker
Ari Hoffman

Saturday, December 3, 5-9 PM
Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue

$125 per person with advance payment
($150 if paid at the door)

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Ari Hoffman

Our keynote speaker this year is our good friend Ari Hoffman. Ari is heard weekdays on Talk Radio 570 KVI where he provides a current of common sense in a sea of insanity every afternoon from 3-6 p.m.

A local businessman and civic activist, Ari ran for Seattle City Council after its failed policies affected him, his family and his community. Now he has a more powerful platform on America’s first conservative talk radio station, 570 KVI, where he continues to expose corruption and hypocrisy in government.

Ari is also known for his humor and pop culture savvy. He never backs down from a challenge and enthusiastically engages with anyone, no matter their political ideology. Ari has been featured on Fox News, Newsmax, The Dr. Drew Show, 60 Minutes, and the KOMO News Documentary “Seattle is Dying.” Ari also reports regularly on Northwest issues in The Post Millennial.

Ari is a guest speaker at many college and high school campuses, volunteers with local youth organizations, and is a certified water sports instructor. Originally from New York, Ari is a glutton for punishment as a Mets fan. He lives in Seattle with his wife and 3 children

Contact auction@eastsiderepublicanclub.org if you have any questions.

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October 11, 2022 Meeting — Election Preview

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, October 11, 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. Please RSVP 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!

As you know, the general election is coming up on November 8. The October meeting will be our Election Preview! We’ll be joined by leaders from both the King County GOP and Washington State Republican Party to update us on how things are going around the state and how we can help. Also, all candidates are invited to come to the meeting to meet ERC members and provide a brief update. 

Note that we will not be having a meeting in November. Our next gathering will be the Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction on Saturday, December 3. The location and other details will be announced shortly, so watch for announcements here and in your email! If you’re not currently on our email list, please email info@eastsiderepublicanclub.org and we’ll get you added, and you can also click the Subscribe button to the right to be automatically notified when new posts are made on the web site.

Please RSVP!

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!

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September 13, 2022 Meeting — Education

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, September 13, 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. Please RSVP 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!

September is our annual “Back to School” meeting focused on education policy. Our guest speakers will include Joyce Fiess, long-time advocate for responsible education, who has been in the trenches in Olympia making sure our kids receive an appropriate education without liberal indoctrination. She’ll talk about where we are, how we got here, and what we can do about it!

We’ll also hear from Craig Rhyne, President of Freedom Education Foundation about their curriculum called “FreedomCivics”, and Derek Hanusch, Editor/Contributor with FEF. And we’ll also receive an update about the revitalized King County chapter of Young Republicans, from chair Gentry Gevers.

More about Joyce: Joyce Fiess is the chairman of Citizens United for Responsible Education (CURE), a Washington state research and advocacy group which has been examining education issues since the 1990s. Joyce has taught in public and private schools and has worked at Sylvan Learning Center and Kumon Math and Reading Center. She has also worked in vocational training programs for adults and was the Operations Coordinator for the King-Snohomish Comprehensive Employment and Training programs.

When she and her husband homeschooled their children, she was co-chair of the Bainbridge Island-North Kitsap Independent Homeschooling Families support group. Now that her children are grown, she continues to be active in the Kitsap County Republican Party, and is also on the Puget Sound Patriots Board.

Joyce especially urges parents and grandparents to see through the smoke and mirrors and deception when seeking solutions to improve education.

Other education specialists are invited as well. It will be a great meeting!

Please RSVP!

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!

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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 12! Thanks to everyone who brought desserts and side dishes to share, to our chef, to our board members and officers who shopped for food and provided the raffle prizes, and to everyone who came early and stayed late for setup and cleanup. 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 13. We’re working on confirming availability of speakers, and will have details for you soon.

And don’t forget to vote in the August 2 primary! Ballots will arrive this week if they haven’t already!

Have a great summer!

I Voted - Did You?

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2022 Eastside Republican Club Annual Picnic on Tuesday, July 12 — Register Now!

ERC Picnic Apron2022 Eastside Republican Club Annual Summer Picnic!

Tuesday, July 12, 5-8:30 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 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.

Grass Lawn Park Dome Shelter
Grass Lawn Park Dome Shelter

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June 14, 2022 Meeting — Washington Veterans Vote!

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

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. Please RSVP 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!

Jerry Hust
Jerry Hust

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!

Please RSVP!

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!

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May 10, 2022 Meeting — Secretary of State Candidate Forum!

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the May monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, May 10, 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. Please RSVP 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!

Photo of Ari Hoffman
Ari Hoffman

This month we’re having a Candidate Forum for Washington Secretary of State. Our moderator for the forum will be 570 KVI host Ari Hoffman! All three declared Republican candidates have committed to be there — Tamborine Borrelli, Bob Hagglund, and Keith Wagoner. Please click on each of their names to learn more on their web sites — and come to the meeting to hear their priorities and plans, and to get your questions answered!

Please RSVP!

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!

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April 12, 2022 Meeting — The Republican Party: The Next Generation

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Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the April monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held at the Kirkland Eagles club, at 258 Central Way in beautiful downtown Kirkland! See the Location page for driving directions, a map, photos, and parking information. Please RSVP 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!

The Republican Party: The Next Generation

This Month’s meeting features The Republican Party: The Next Generation! Our guest speakers are Katie Daviscourt from the Washington State chapter of Turning Point USA, and Lenny Chacon, Washington State director for the Young Republicans! Join us as we celebrate and support our next generation of young Republicans!

Please RSVP!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance. The cost is $15 per person 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!

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March 8, 2022 Meeting — Dave Workman on Your Gun Rights!

Kirkland Eagles Sign
Kirkland Eagles Sign

Please join us for the March monthly meeting of Eastside Republican Club on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be held at our new location — the Kirkland Eagles club, at 258 Central Way in beautiful downtown Kirkland! See the Location page for driving directions, a map, photos, and parking information. Please RSVP 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!

Dave Workman
Dave Workman

Our special guest speaker this month is Dave Workman. Dave is editor-in-chief of TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press in Bellevue, and is the Communications Director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

A lifelong resident of Washington state (fourth generation!), he is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in editorial journalism. A career journalist, he is widely regarded as an authority on firearms and gun rights. He authored a book titled “Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities” in the 1990s with the final edition appearing in 2012.

He has authored Op-Ed pieces in several major national newspapers, and he has co-authored seven books with Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He also writes a monthly column on “2A Defense” for GUNS Magazine, and a weekly on-line column for “American Handgunner.” His articles have also appeared in Northwest Sportsman, where he writes a monthly column on guns and hunting, and his byline has also appeared in GUN WORLD, American Shooting Journal, Fishing & Hunting News, Gun Digest and other publications. Dave is a certified firearms instructor and has taught firearms and self-defense at Highline Community College.

Please join us to hear from Dave on threats to our 2nd amendment rights and actions you can take to defend them!

KCGOP Chair Candidates, too!

In addition to hearing from Dave, we’ve also invited candidates for chair of the King County Republican Party to come to our meeting to meet ERC members and address us. 

Please RSVP!

If you plan to attend the meeting, please click RSVP to register, and pay online in advance. The cost is $15 per person 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!

Time to Renew Your Membership!

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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