Northeast Queens Republican Club Fundraiser Succeeds
The NEQRC held its annual fundraiser on June 26th at the Clearview Golf Course. The event included a golf outing during the day and a barbecue dinner with raffle prizes in the evening.
Special guests included Congressman Bob Turner, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Congressional candidate Grant Lally, Assembly candidate Phil Gim and former Councilman Tom Ognibene.
Club president Kevin Ryan commented, “It’s great to see so many fellow Republicans supporting our club. Thanks to their generosity and sense of community, we continue to grow. It hasn’t been the easiest time to be a Republican in Queens lately, but our highly successful fundraising proves that the club and the party are still very strong. Despite the unfortunate passing of Phil Ragusa that week, we raised thousands of dollars for the club. We even gained a few new members that night and continue to grow through community outreach, like our free Easter egg hunt in Bowne Park in April. I’m very grateful for the generous support of our members and all those who donated. They stood up to say that scandal and corruption do not define our neighborhoods or our party. We know the core values of the GOP are the most inclusive, proven way forward for all New Yorkers.”
2014 meetings so far have included gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, National Review Editor Jay Nordlinger, Republican strategist Lynn Krogh and a congressional candidate forum with Stephen Labate and Grant Lally.
Local businesses and other organizations that supported the fundraiser include: Boston Market (Bay Terrace), Bourbon Street, Bridge to Life, Christie & Co. Salon, Christie Lauren Headpieces, CJ Sullivan’s, Forest Park Republican Club, Garden Works, Kinturk General Contractors, La Mirage Salon, Monahan Fitzgerald’s, North Merrick Republican Club, Outback Steakhouse (Bay Terrace), Pizzeria UNO (Bayside), Queens Village Republican Club and Villa Rustica Restaurant.
Many thanks to all those who supported our 2014 fundraiser, a day and night of golf, food and camaraderie for active Republicans in Queens and beyond.
View the hi-res photo gallery
Congratulations to the Fundraiser Event Committee:
Look for more NEQRC events coming soon and enjoy the summer.