We open August with a great deal of activity:

First, we said farewell to our dear friend and longtime RPVB member Merrilu Ablowich. Her visitation was held on Tuesday and a private graveside service will be held later. Please continue to hold her husband Al in prayer and give him support.

The National Night Out event at Green Run was a tremendous success. We appreciate the Governor’s visit and all the candidates who participated. The RPVB had a membership table set up and we were a gold level sponsor. Thanks to the RPVB membership committee for setting up and staffing our table. It was great to support this national annual event.

There were also several candidate campaign events and I continue to encourage all to support our candidates by volunteering and making financial contributions. Running for office is demanding and expensive and we appreciate each person who makes the courageous decision to run. Let’s support them!

The City of Virginia Beach recently issued an administrative directive governing how and where campaigning, and other activities, can be held on public property “Petitioning, Picketing and Other Expressive Activities in City Buildings and Work Areas". The directive is attached, and each candidate should become familiar with it, as well as others who gather on public property to support various concerns.
Look to see the precinct observer and poll worker training session schedule posting. It begins this month, and we need volunteers to stand up and support the RPVB at each precinct in the city. We have 108 precincts and need representatives at each site on election day, and during early voting which begins in September. Come out and support the party and our candidates. Our elections require a unified team to be successful.

Don’t forget our August City Committee meeting on Monday 8 August, beginning at 7:00pm at the Law Enforcement Training academy (LETA). Our precinct organization will give an outline of our approach to this year’s elections and all Republican candidates, who are members of the RPVB, will be allowed an opportunity to address the City Committee with a campaign update.

Finally, come out and support our RPVB August First Friday event. It will be held at Granby Station Sports Bar at 2720 N. Mall Drive, near Lynnhaven Mall. Come in out of the heat and have a drink and a bite with your friends.

 
Please don’t forget that our local City Council and School Board candidates need our volunteer time and financial support to ensure success!
 
Our prayers continue to go out to the people of Ukraine. 

Bill Curtis
RPVB Chairman
Weekly News
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Weekly Saturday Educational Leadership Breakfast

Start your weekend off Right;
Eat breakfast with Republicans!
No RSVP is needed.
All Welcome!
Last week featured Senator John Cosgrove
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Speaker: Delegate Glenn Davis
Breakfast Begins at 8:00 AM
Program runs from 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

 *Please note NO Videotaping or Recording allowed unless approved by Chairman Curtis.*
The RPVB will be collecting food items for the food bank at every City Committee meeting and Breakfast. For more information on our efforts to collect donations, please contact Ann Abrams annabrams4@gmail.com
Affiliated Republican Party clubs and Republican Party candidates are encouraged to submit meeting notices, fundraisers, and other events to communications@rpvb.org by 9 PM Monday for inclusion in the weekly newsletter.
Rocky Holcomb
Thursday, August 4th
8:00 am Breakfast

Westin Town Center
4535 Commerce Street
2nd Floor
for more information and to RSVP email:
Star Spangled Ball
Join the Republican Ladies of Virginia Beach for the 32nd Annual Star Spangled Ball

September 9th, 2022
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities available now.
An Evening on the Inlet
Senator Bill DeSteph
Tuesday, August 16th
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Water Table
530 Winston Salem Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

For ticket information and RSVP
or visit the event page
Delegate Barry Knight
Sunday, September 25, 2022
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Military Aviation Museum

Election Integrity
Three ways you can get involved to support Election Integrity Efforts for the upcoming November election.

Officer of Election - Official paid election workers are needed during Early Voting and on election day. Early voting hours vary and election day hours are 5am -8pm. This role is paid by the city and requires training at the Registrar’s Office.

Poll Watchers or Observers – Volunteers can work as many hours as they wish and can be flexible. Coordinated with the Republican Party to ensure consistent coverage. Volunteers are authorized Representatives of the Republican Party to observe the poll and its operation. Training highly encouraged and will be provided. 

Outside Poll Workers or Outside Mingling with Voters – Support our candidates at the polls and meet your neighbors. Volunteer for your polling precinct or another in need.  Set your own schedule and coordinate with our volunteer coordinator to ensure consistent coverage. No training required. Great job for Teens or those interested in Elections.

Interested in knowing more about our Elections? 
Call the Republican office at (757) 486-2382.
Betts Werbiskis
Precinct Organization
Pat Davis
Election Integrity
Election Integrity Resources
Visit Virginia Fair Elections for weekly training resources and workshops.
Events Committee
First Friday August
August 5th @5:30 pm
Granby Station Sports Bar
2720 N. Mall Dr.
By Lynnhaven Mall
First Friday September
September 2nd @5:30 pm
The Casual Pint
3380 Princess Anne Rd.
Landstown Commons
Annual BBQ
Annual BBQ, Saturday, October 15th
Gene Hansen Farm (More information to come)
Voter Registration
Voter Registration will now be available daily at our RPVB Headquarters.

2955 Virginia Beach Blvd
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Republican Party of Virginia

The Republican Party of Virginia is looking for motivated individuals for a field internship program in the 2nd Congressional District. If you or someone you know is a college student or recent graduate looking to be involved in Republican Politics, this is the chance to do so! Additionally, there is the possibility of future employment. If you are interested or know someone who may be, please contact Jonathan Gragnano at jonathan@virginia.gop.
Poll Workers Wanted
Virginia Beach needs citizens to serve as poll workers on Election Day.

Poll workers are paid $152.00 each election and an additional $20.00 to attend a specialized training class.

For more information click here
Republican Professionals Network (RPN)
Monday, Aug 15, 2022
6:00 pm (Networking), 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Dinner & Program)
The Virginia Beach Town Center City Club
$40 members, $45 guests. RSVP to Bruce Meyer at bruce@meyergroupinsurance.com.
*The Republican Professionals Network meets on the 3rd Monday of each month*
Republican Lunch Club
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Vino Italian + Bistro
5200 Fairfield Shopping Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
email contact@vinoitalianbistro.com for more information
*The Republican Lunch Club meets every Tuesday at 11:30 am*
Virginia Beach Young Republicans
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location TBD
email vbyoungrepublicans@gmail.com for more information
*The VBYR meets every 4th Wednesday at 7:00 pm, location varies*
Princess Anne Republican Women's Club (President, Chelle Davis)
Summer Hiatus - Next meeting in September
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Doors open @6:30, program and dinner @7:00
Doubletree Hotel, 1900 Pavilion Drive by the Convention Center
$25/person must be paid in advance with RSVP.
VENMO @Princess-Anne-1 or Check
For more info or to RSVP, contact parwrsvp@outlook.com
(meets 4th Monday of each month)
Nimmo Republican Women's Club (President, Daphne Stagg)
No Meeting in July
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Beach National Golf Club, 2500 Tournament Drive, Va. Beach 23456
$23/members $25/guests
Contact daphne.stagg@gmail.com for info.
(meets 1st Monday of each month)
Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club (President, Jill Eyler)
Lunch meetings resume September 14th. 
But watch out for our next summer event
For more info or to be added to their email list, contact susanhurley@mac.com 
(meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, Sept-May)
Virginia Beach Republican Women's Club (President, Laurel Rohlfs)
Summer break to resume in September
Tuesday, September 27th
RSVP to Sharon at skygirl@cox.net
Contact Joyce Field for membership info vbrwcmembership@gmail.com or
Brigid Kahng vbrwc757@gmail.com for other info.
(meets 4th Tuesday of each month, Sept-May)
Join/Renew your City Committee membership
$50 a year
Complete online at https://rpvb.org/join/.
or
Join the 120 Club for 2022!
Every dollar directly supports the operational expenses of our HQ office!
Please, make check payable to "RPVB" for $120.00
Mail to:
RPVB 120 Club,
2955 Va. Beach Blvd., Suite 105,
Va. Beach Blvd, VA 23452
The RPVB supports the efforts of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. We ask that you support this local charity to help our neighbors in their time of need.
Visit the Southeastern Virginia Foodbank - www.foodbankonline.org.
2955 Virginia Beach Blvd.Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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