Please join The Republican Club of Lakeland for our next monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at Cleveland Heights Golf and Country Club, located at 2900 Buckingham Avenue in south Lakeland. Our guest speaker will be Jacqueline Byrd, Superintendent of the Polk County Public School District, who will be giving us an informative presentation on the current status and issues facing our county’s public schools.
Ms. Byrd received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of North Florida, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville University. Following graduation, she worked as a teacher, principal and district administrator in Duval County for more than 20 years. She was honored for transforming one of the county’s most challenged schools, improving it performance grade from a “D” to an “A” in three years. Ms. Byrd became Deputy Superintendent of Polk County schools in 2013. In 2016, she was appointed Interim Superintendent, and assumed the Superintendent’s position following the resignation of Kathryn LeRoy. Based on positive evaluations received during a review process earlier this year, she accepted a three-year contract extension this past summer.
As our attendance continues to increase, it becomes increasingly more important that you RSVP for our meetings so that we can get an accurate count to plan for the appropriate meeting space and meal count. While completing your RSVP (below), 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 on the page, then click on the RSVP button. The buffet-style meal is $15 for members and $20 for guests, payable by cash or check at the door. We are anticipating another big crowd for this event, so please RSVP early.
Finally, we will be continuing our 2018 membership drive at this meeting in an effort to start the coming election year with an even larger contingent of loyal Lakeland Republicans! In order to keep our member database up-to-date, we ask that you fill out a new membership form each year so that we always have your most current contact information. Copies of our membership form will be available for you to fill out at all of our meetings, or you can also download and print one out here. Membership levels include: Bull Elephant, $100.00; Trumpeter, $50.00; Patriot, $25.00; and, Student, $5.00. The Bull Elephant and Trumpeter membership levels offer the advantage of including your spouse or significant other as a member. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and, as always, we encourage you to bring a friend, preferably a Republican!
2900 Buckingham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
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