2009 Republican NE Conference – this weekend Newport RI

The 2009 Republican Northeast Conference will be held this weekend on Friday October 2 through Sunday October 4 at the Marriott Hotel in Newport, RI. The conference fee is $125.00, and includes: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & tickets into both Receptions along with the full weekend program.

The agenda just posted by the RIGOP is as follows:

Friday, October 2nd

2:00 – 6:00 PM  Check-in and Registration

4:00 – 6:00 PM  Training by RNC staff, Voter Vault.(Training will continue on Saturday)

Full Program Begins at 5:00 PM

5:00 PM    Welcome Comments with Jody Dow- MASS GOP National Committeewoman

5:00 – 5:30   Governor Jim Douglas of Vermont

5:30 – 5:45   Former Congressman Rod Simmons – Republican Candidate for US Senate, Connecticut vs Chris Dodd

6:00 – 8:00  Welcome Cocktail Party      

Saturday, October 3rd

RNC – Training Sessions Continue

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast @ Marriott

Conference Co-Chairman Louis Pope &  Jody Dow

9:00 AM  Governor Donald L. Carcieri of  Rhode Island

9:30  AM   Ken McKay – Republican National Committee Chief of Staff, Update on 2009 Election and beyond

10:00 AM    Panel of Congressional Candidates from Northeast   (approx 45 minutes)

(8-10 minute speeches – 10 minutes questions)

Candidate – Justin Bernier, 5th District CT

Candidate – John Loughlin, 1st District RI

Candidate – Charles Lollar, 5th District Maryland

10:45 AM  Congressman Thaddeus McCotter  11th District of Michigan, Update on Legislative Issues from Capitol Hill  

11:15 AM  Former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff, Governor John Sununu – Chairman of NH GOP. Overview of Issues Facing Candidate & State Parties in Northeast

12:30 PM Lunch – Marriott Atrium  

Lunch Speaker:  Tony Blankley

1:45 PM   Curt Anderson  – Campaign Strategist & Media  Advisor, Jim McLaughlin  – Pollster & Campaign Strategist, Discussion on Issues & Trends and Strategy                  

2:30 PM  Conference Adjourns for afternoon  

6:00 -8:00 PM Rhode Island Republican Party Invites Registered Attendees to a Reception.

8:00 PM – Midnight Late night Party & Fundraiser – Sponsored by: Young Republicans of RI $20.00 cover charge & cash bar.  

Sunday,   October 4th

9:00- 10:00 AM  Sunday Brunch at the Marriott

9:45 AM  Grassroots Programs.  Attracting new members to your Republican Committee

or Club,and Fundraising ideas on a shoe string budget. AttleboroGOP (Attleboro MA) Howard Bibeault and Susan Blais

10:30 AM  Former Lt Gov. Kerry Healy of Massachusetts

11:00 AM  Panel Discussion of Young Republican Leaders throughout Northeast YR State Leaders (5 minutes each) discussion on how to attract young voters

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND SEND AN EMAIL TO Jodydow@verizon.net with your name, address, phone and contact information.  If you need more information you can also contact Susan@AttleboroGOP.com


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