Weekly News & Updates
Week of 1/20/2020 - 1/24/2020


Saturday, January 18th
To celebrate three years since President Trump was inaugurated, we had a training held on door knocking, phone banking, and voter registration at the Sarasota Victory Office!

Calling all 2020 candidates for

When- Saturday, January 25th
Time- 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Where- Sarasota Headquarters
1747 Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34232

Come join us and learn how to become successful in your campaign by learning the ground game, messaging skills, how to use the RPOS website to your own benefit, RNC data, and much more!

Contact rposarasota@gmail.com for RSVP and more information

Thursday, February 13th
Carlisle Inn & Conference Center
3727 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Speaker for February's REC Meeting:
Senator Mike Haridopolos

Mike served in the Florida Senate and Florida House from 2000-2012. He was
elected Senate President from 2010-2012 and his tenure as President, Florida
faced a $4 billion budget shortfall, home foreclosures, and rising unemployment rates.
Fortunately, working with members of the House and Senate and then new
Governor Rick Scott, Florida balanced it's budget without raising taxes. During that time they also reformed the Medicaid system, government pensions, auto insurance and the prescription drug crisis.
Mike also advocated for the wrongfully accused. Through his efforts two men
who were wrongfully imprisoned for over 20 years were given compensation from the state. 
Mike is a former college professor for almost 20 years at the University of Florida and Eastern Florida State where he taught political science and history. He has co-authored four books on politics. He is now a consultant for companies around the nation, and is very active in Republican politics across the country. 
He and his wife Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, a family practitioner, live in Indian
Harbour Beach Florida with their three children.
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Other Upcoming REC Meetings 

Thursday, March 12th
Morgan Family Community Center
6207 W Price Blvd, North Port, FL 34291
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Thursday, April 9th
Carlisle Inn & Conference Center
3727 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Thursday, May 14th
Venice Gardens Civic Association
406 Shamrock Blvd, Venice, FL 34293
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Thursday, June 11th
Carlisle Inn & Conference Center
3727 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Thursday, July 9th
Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, FL 34293
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

We need volunteers to help during the week at the Sarasota Headquarters! Please email Laina at lainamoranrpos@gmail.com with the days and times of the week that you are available!
Clubs and Group Events

East County Republican Club

Next Meeting: Monday, January 20th

Meets 3rd Monday of the Month
Time- 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
 Location: Superior Word Fellowship
6512 Superior Ave
Sarasota, FL 34231

President: Vic Rohe

NOVA Republican Club

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 21st
Appreciation Tribute To Our Law Enforcement Officers

Meets 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Time- 6:45 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Nokomis Community Center
234 Nippino Trail
Nokomis 34275

President: Linda Bauman

Voter Action Team (VAT)

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 23rd

Meets 4th Thursday of the Month
Time- 6:00 P.M.
1747 Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34232

Dan Miller- ddm1@comcast.net
Conni Brunni- jd644h@gmail.com
Ron Cutsinger

North Port Area Republican Club

Next Meeting: Monday, January 27th

Meets 4th Monday of the Month
Time- 6:00 P.M.
Olde World Restaurant
14415 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

President: Dione Ramos
(You may order dinner from the Olde World Restaurant menu. Call Dione Ramos at 941-204-4020 if you have any questions).

Republican Women's Club of Sarasota

Next Meeting: Friday, February 7th

Meets 1st Friday of the Month
Sept. - May.
Time- 11.30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Michael's on East Ballroom
1212 East Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237

President: Lourdes Ramirez

Republican Club of Longboat Key

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 11th
Speakers: Chuck Whittall- Unicorp and The Redevelopment of the Colony Property

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Time- 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Longboat Key Club and Resort
Harbourside Dining Room
3200 Harbourside Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228

President: Joseph McElmeel 

Republican Club of South Sarasota County

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 12th

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the Month 
Time- 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Location: Venice Gardens Civic Association
406 Shamrock Blvd
Venice, FL 34293

President: Matthew Soldano

Gulf Coast Republican Women Federated

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 19th

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time- 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Der Dutchman Sarasota
3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34232

President, Maryellin Kirkwood

Sarasota Republican Club

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 20th

Meets 3rd Thursday of the month
September - May
Social: 6:00-6:30 P.M.
6:30-8:00 P.M. Dinner and Speaker
Marina Jack
2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236

For Reservations:
 Reservation line: (888) 325-3212  
Mail your check and entrée selection to
 Sarasota Republican Club
P.O. Box 51953, Sarasota, FL 34242
$30 members/$35 guests

President: Rod Thomson

VillageWalk Republicans

Next Meeting: Meetings at the call of the President
VillageWalk of Sarasota on Palmer Ranch
President, Roy Wells

Sarasota County Young Republicans
Next Meeting: January TBD
Membership recruitment social! Bring your friends!
President: Trevor Aabel

Republican Party of Sarasota County www.sarasotagop.com