I just wanted to let you in on an awesome event coming up very quickly that I think you’ll really enjoy. I hope you will all check it out.
Alec Weisman, Editor-in-Chief
Greetings! Come on out to the heart of Reagan Country, in beautiful Simi Valley, California for the weekend of August 14-16 for the Young Republican Federation of California’s annual statewide convention, hosted by the Ventura County Young Republicans! The venue takes place at the gorgeous Grand Vista Hotel, where Young Republicans ages 18 to 40 are invited to attend this weekend conference which will feature influential Republicans from all over the Golden State!
The festivities kick off Friday night at the Grand Vista Hotel with registration in the lobby beginning at 5:30pm, followed by a wine reception from 8pm to 9pm with the Republican National Lawyers Association, and ending the evening with a Young Republicans Mixer from 9pm on.
Registration will continue Saturday morning from 8am to 9am in the Gran Vista Hotel lobby and breakfast at the hotel. At 9:30 am, the California Republican Party will lead a workshop focused on Party Building. Lunch will be provided at the Grand Vista Hotel, featuring Jeff Gorell, the Republican candidate for State Assembly in Ventura County’s District 37. After lunch all are welcome to travel nearby to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for a tour.
Among exhibits at the library are a tour through the museum which tells the story of the life and political career of President Ronald Reagan, as well as the 40th President’s final resting place, a large piece of the Berlin Wall, as well as breath-taking views of the Library grounds and the beautiful mountains and rolling hills of Ventura County. The crown jewel of the Library however, would be the Air Force One Pavillion, featuring Reagan’s SAM 27000 Air Force One aircraft, as well as a Marine One helicopter, and numerous Secret Service vehicles used during the Reagan Administration. The Air Force One Pavilion also features the Ronald Reagan Pub, themed after the President’s Irish heritage.
Back at the Grand Vista Hotel at 5:30pm, a cocktail reception will be held, and at 6:30, the dinner banquet will be held. The evening will feature several speakers, among them is keynote Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California USA 2009! Following the banquet, a Cigar mixer on the outside patio begins at 9pm, followed by hospitality suites starting at 10pm.
Sunday morning, breakfast is again served at the hotel from 8am to 10am, and the General Membership Meeting starts at 10am, ending around noon.
Early bird registration for the convention ends August 1st! YR members act now to get the early-bird price of $65, as prices go up to $85 August 1st. Please visit http://www.yrfc2009.com/ for all of your convention information. Hope to see you there!
Jimmy Brooks, Vice Chairman Ventura County Young Republicans