Our next meeting will take place on August 2nd at Cleveland Heights Golf & Country Club, located at 2900 Buckingham Avenue in south Lakeland. This month's guest speaker will be one of the true movers and shakers of Florida politics, Florida's District 65 State Representative, Chris Sprowls. Why a freshman State Representative from Palm Harbor, you might ask? Well, Chris is a likely contender for the position of Speaker of the House for the two-year term that begins in 2020!
He was elected to the Florida House in 2014 and immediately became a strong advocate for free-market economic polices that reward innovation and prevent government from picking winners and losers. During his first session, Chris was instrumental in the passage of legislation covering a variety of issues, including:
- assisting craft breweries;
- reforming the Public Service Commission;
- protecting property owners from losing their homes at the hands of out-of-state corporations;
- ensuring healthcare patients the right to an upfront cost estimate; and,
- allowing parents to send their child to any public school they wish to, so long as their is room.
Chris also brought a pilot program to Pinellas County that allows high-performing principals to have more autonomy in how they manage their schools, while providing additional leadership training and higher salaries. The topic for his presentation to us will be "The Future of Florida".
We anticipate a big crowd for this event, so please RSVP early. While completing your RSVP, please indicate the number of meal tickets you will be purchasing and the number of people you will be bringing with you in the boxes shown below, then click on the RSVP button. We anticipate a big crowd for this event, so please RSVP early. As always, we encourage you to bring a friend, preferably a Republican! We hope to see you there!
2900 Buckingham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
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