May 2014 Members’ Meeting: Meet the Candidates & LCR-DC Board Elections

Meet the Candidates and LCR-DC Board Elections

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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About our candidates:

Marc Morgan is a candidate for an At-Large position on the D.C. City Council.  Marc serves Ward 1’s LeDroit Park Neighborhood as an ANC Commissioner and civic association leader. He has encouraged small business development, worked on public safety issues, and local sustainability initiatives. He wants to bring his commitment to leadership across our city. That’s why he’s running for D.C. Council At-Large. http://www.morganfordc.com/  ( @MarcMorgan_DC )

Nelson Rimensnyder is a candidate for D.C. Delegate to the U.S. Congress.  Nelson is a historian, preservationist, DC voting rights activist, longtime resident of the District of Columbia, 3-time candidate for shadow representative and senator from the District, husband and father of three.  Nelson founded NO VOTE – NO TAX.  http://nelsonrimensnyder.com/ ( @NRimensnyder )

John Vihstadt is a candidate for Arlington County Board.  He has been actively engaged and a leader in neighborhood, community, and public school activities since moving to Arlington over 30 years ago.  John is a partner with Krooth & Altman, LLP, in Washington, where he concentrates in lender representation nationwide for multifamily and health care facilities transactions.  http://www.voteforvihstadt.com/ ( @voteforvihstadt )

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And also: this meeting is also our Annual Meeting in which BOARD ELECTIONS will be held.

Per our By-Laws, May is when we hold our annual Board Officer Elections. The DC-LCR Board consists of nine positions, including: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five At-Large positions. IN ORDER TO VOTE, YOU MUST BE CURRENT ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON MAY 7TH.
Anyone interested in running for the board should submit a 3-5 sentence candidacy statement to chris.allen@dclogcabin.org by May 9th so that it can be included on the ballot.

As many of you may know, the DC-LCR Board is a working board made up of dedicated members who volunteer their time and resources to coordinate our Monthly Membership Meeting, Monthly Happy Hours, Social Events, Fundraisers, while also maintaining a presence on social media, our website, press releases, and Op-Eds on issues that represent the viewpoint of our members.

DC Log Cabin in Roll Call

D.C. Log Cabin Republicans Fete Ex-Rep. Jim Kolbe

By Julie Ershadi Posted at 6:22 p.m. on May 23

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The Washington, D.C. chapter of organized gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Republicans hosted former Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., and his husband at a small mixer Wednesday night.

The D.C. Log Cabin Republicans convened the event at the Roosevelt Camden apartments on 16th Street Northwest to discuss the Senate immigration bill and Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy’s withdrawal of his amendment to include consideration for LGBT families in the bill’s provisions at this week’s markup.  more…

May Members’ Meeting: Immigration Reform & Officer Elections

IMMIGRATION REFORM and Officer Elections

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

(Cocktails at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm)

The Camden Roosevelt – 2101 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

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Please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans for an evening to
discuss the issue of Immigration Reform with:

former Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) &

Immigration Equality Policy Director Julie A. Kruse

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About our speakers:

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Former Congressman Jim Kolbe served 11-terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the state of Arizona. He is currently a fellow at the German Marshall Fund think tank and a consultant at Kissinger McLarty Associates, where he focuses on issues of trade, aid and migration. In 2006, Rep. Kolbe co-sponsored the United American Families Act and recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to amend the immigration bill to include a path to citizenship  or permanent residency for same-sex partners — including his own.

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Immigration Equality is the first and only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to achieving full equality for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.  Julie A. Kruse leads the national effort to pass the Uniting American Families Act and has over 15 years of experience working for LGBT, immigrant, and women’s rights and economic justice.  http://immigrationequality.org/

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And also: this meeting is also our Annual Meeting in which BOARD ELECTIONS will be held. Due to our growing membership and expanding Chapter activities, the number of board seats has been increased from seven to nine. If you are interested in running for a position on the board or would like more information about what serving on the board entails,
please email Chris Allen at Chris.Allen@dclogcabin.org.

Although the deadline for running on the ballot has passed (as of Sunday the 19th), members can still run as write-in candidates!

(And remember, you must be a registered member in order to vote, so register and pay your dues before the meeting:  https://dclogcabin.wordpress.com/membership/ )

Exciting news for tonight’s meeting!

Exciting news for tonight’s meeting! Fred Karger is in town and plans to stop by our meeting to say hello.  For those of you who don’t know him, last year Fred was the first Republican to establish a Presidential Exploratory Committee for 2012.  Today, he will be the first to file for President with the Federal Election Commission, turning in his paperwork this morning.

Fred was the Founder of Californians Against Hate, which help lead the fight against Proposition 8.  He has also played major roles in the campaigns of Presidents Ford and Reagan.

While he may not on the radar of the national media, Fred is a proud gay Republican, and we gladly welcome him.

Please stop by tonight to hear from Fred, our featured guest Julie Kruse, Policy Director at Immigration Equality, and to vote on endorsing Patrick Mara for City Council.  And don’t forget that we host an open bar both before and after the meeting.

See you tonight!