The RPVB annual Send Off Dinner for the General Assembly held on Friday January 7 at the Westin Hotel at Town Center was a resounding success! All Hampton Roads legislators attended, and special recognition was given to Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares. Former Governor George Allen introduced Jason by first introducing Jason’s wife, Paige Miyares, who brought her husband on the dais after some memorable personal comments. The highlight of the evening was an address by Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin. Former Governor Bob McDonnell introduced the Governor-elect in grand style and the audience thoroughly enjoyed our future Governors comments. It was a wonderful, celebratory evening designed to send our legislators to Richmond in grand style.

The Republican Party of Virginia Beach (RPVB) also recognized its’ volunteers of the year Friday evening: Mrs. Carol Hickman, Mr. Larry Tyler, and Mr. Alan Tyler. The RPVB has large numbers of dedicated, hard-working volunteers, but these three individuals continually stood out this past year and we recognize their contribution.

Finally, the annual send off dinner is also a fund-raising event for the RPVB, and this year’s dinner was a tremendous success. I want to thank Ms. Sandy Canada, who planned and executed the event, and our RPVB events committee led by Mrs. Ann Abrams-Hammond. Events committee members worked the entire evening. Thanks so much for your hard work in making this event a standout success.

On Tuesday 11 January, Norfolk held a special election for House District 89. Our republican candidate, Giovanni Dolmo campaigned hard in this dark blue Democrat district, but was not successful. However, he gave his opponent a significant challenge with only several weeks of preparation. We view Giovanni as a true winner, and we certainly expect to hear from him again as he has a great deal to contribute to the community. Congratulations, Giovanni, on a well-run and hard-fought campaign!

Governor-elect Glenn Younkin’s inauguration is on Saturday 15 January in Richmond. As they expect large crowds with limited parking, we have a bus available, for round trip transportation to the inauguration and parade. Our RPVB Vice-Chair, Nanette Miller, has organized the bus, and it will depart from the park and ride parking lot on Reon Drive, off Indian River Road, at 7:30am Saturday morning, and depart Richmond, for return to Virginia Beach at 5:30pm. There are seats available, but you must call the RPVB office at 757-486-2382 to reserve your seat. Remember, you must have a ticket for the inauguration, in advance, to gain entry, so go to the inauguration website to verify you have a ticket.

We had a great 2021 and look towards an even better 2022. I hope to see each of you at the inauguration and parade on Saturday in Richmond
Bill Curtis
RPVB Chairman
Weekly News
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Weekly Saturday Educational Leadership Breakfast
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Start your weekend off Right;
Eat breakfast with Republicans!
No RSVP is needed.
All Welcome!
Saturday, January 15, 2022
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.*
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.
Inauguration
If you have your tickets to the inauguration and are still looking for a ride to Richmond to avoid the traffic and hassle of finding parking, you can hop on our very own RPVB Richmond express shuttle for the day!
 
NOTE: You MUST have a ticket to the inauguration already. Our shuttle bus is just transportation and does not include your access to the events.
 
The bus will leave Saturday, January 15th @7:30 am from the Indian River Park and Ride located at 970 Reon Dr. in Virginia Beach and will Depart Richmond @5:00 pm
Cost is $45/person. Can be paid in cash or check made payable to RPVB.
 
Questions can be directed to Nanette Miller or Carol Hickman
You may also call the RPVB office at 757-486-2382
Candidate Training
If your interested in running for office or even thinking about helping on a campaign, you don't want to miss the upcoming training event at RPVB headquarters.

January 27th
6:30 pm
RPVB Headquarters
2955 Virginia Beach Blvd. #105
Republican Professionals Network (RPN)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Guest Speaker Former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives - Eric Cantor
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, January 18, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reginella's Italian Ristorante
Contact Commodore Kenny Golden for more information
*The Republican Lunch Club meets every Tuesday at 11:30 am*
Princess Anne Republican Women's Club (President, Chelle Davis)
Speaker: Leon Benjamin, Candidate for Congress
Monday, January 24th
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. RSVP by January 19th
Pay by VENMO @Princess-Anne-1 or check
For more info or to RSVP, contact miadora@msn.com .
(meets 4th Monday of each month)
Virginia Beach Republican Women's Club (President, Laurel Rohlfs)
Speaker: Virginia Beach Police Chief, Paul W. Neudigate
Tuesday, January 25th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Luncheon
Princess Anne Country Club
3800 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
$23/members $27/guests
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)
Nimmo Republican Women's Club (President, Daphne Stagg)
Monday, February 7th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Beach National Golf Club, 2500 Tournament Drive, Va. Beach 23456
$22/members $24/guests
Contact daphne.stagg@gmail.com for info.
(meets 1st Monday of each month)
Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club (President, Jill Eyler)
Speaker: Colin Stolle, Va Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney on Fraud, Scams, & the Internet
Wednesday, February 9th
$25/members $30/non-members
Pay by VENMO @brswc, PayPal @bsrwc@rpvb.org, online or at the door with check/cash
Contact Susan Hurley susanhurley@mac.com for info.
(meets 2nd Wednesday 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.
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