The Republican Club of Lakeland's next monthly luncheon meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 4th at Cleveland Heights Golf and Country Club, located at 2900 Buckingham Avenue in south Lakeland. Our guest speaker will be Marian Johnson, who will be giving a presentation on Florida's current political climate and expectations for the future.
Marian is the Senior Vice President of Political Strategy for the state's largest business federation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce (FCC). She's also the Executive Director of the Chamber's Political Institute, and the "Tallahassee Mama" of Florida politicians far and wide. As one of our state's most seasoned political advisors, Marian was involved with every presidential campaign from 1964 through 1984. Most notably, she served on Ronald Reagan's 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns, and coordinated massive voter contact efforts in eight southern states for President Reagan's reelection campaign. In addition, she has been involved in all aspects of many State Senate and House campaigns, including candidate recruitment and management. In fact, former State Senator Vince Bruner credits Marian with his 1988 “upset” victory over a long-standing, powerful incumbent, Senator Dean Dempsey Barron. During that same year, she also ran a successful statewide amendment campaign to defeat a proposal put forth by medical and insurance interests seeking to limit "pain and suffering" damages to $100,000. To this day, as she has through many past election cycles, she still interviews every Republican, Democratic and Libertarian legislative candidate in every district throughout the state. In summary, Marian's presentation is not to be missed!
As our attendance continues to increase, it becomes ever more important that you RSVP for the 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 opening 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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