Northeast Queens Republican Candidate Guide

Dear Fellow Republican,

It hasn’t been easy to be a Republican in New York lately, but we can turn the tide together. Politics is cyclical and the pendulum is starting to swing back our way. We must get out and vote on November 4th for our local candidates and stick together through next year, as we continue to build our party at the local level and prepare for the coming 2016 elections. Like you, we know that the core principles of the GOP are the proven, inclusive way to safety and prosperity for all New Yorkers.

I hope this 2014 Republican candidate guide is useful to you and your family before heading out to the polls on November 4th. The NEQRC stands with you to promote the values of the GOP here in our community and we will never give up. We ask you to help by making sure you and your family vote on November 4th.

We cannot afford to let our fellow Republicans or Conservatives, Libertarians, moderates and independents stay home on Election Day. Low voter turnout, apathy and cynicism pose as great a danger to our party as any Democratic candidate or Left-wing PAC. I urge you to get out on November 4th, cast your vote and be heard. I ask you to encourage all of your family members and friends to do the same.

The NEQRC strives to bring our club members the most interesting and timely guests for our meetings and 2014 has been no exception. We kicked off our 2014 general meetings with guest speaker Jay Nordlinger, Senior Editor of the National Review and continued to attract some of the most prominent and relevant figures in New York politics. Our guest speakers this year have included Rob Astorino, John Cahill, Chris Moss, Grant Lally, Phil Gim, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Congressman Bob Turner, strategist Lynn Krogh and author/GOP operative Roger Stone.

We presented the only candidate forum for the 3rd Congressional District primary, which gave Republican voters a chance to see the two candidates answer each other’s questions as well as ours. And many voters who thought their votes didn’t count were shocked to learn that the primary was won by a mere 11 votes.

We brought Northeast Queens Republicans a chance to hear from Rob Astorino back in April, before many voters knew him. With the help of many of you, we held a successful fundraiser in June that allows us to provide services like this mailer and our many events.

I also believe that a political club should provide community service and opportunities to expand the appeal of the GOP in Queens. That’s why we do more than just talk politics. For the second consecutive year, our club hosted a free family Easter egg hunt in Bowne Park which featured our own Easter Bunny to entertain more than 150 children and parents and has become an Easter tradition in the neighborhood. Other events like our blood drives, charity collections, golf outings and barbecues give us opportunities to come together as a community, do some good and have some fun.

We support groups like the Bridge to Life and the New York Blood Center because they value human life as much as we do. This year’s holiday activities are being planned right now and I hope you’ll get in touch with me or check our website/Facebook pages and join us.

If you’re not sure which Assembly District you live in or which poll site to vote in, visit the Board of Elections website or call 866-VOTE-NYC.

I hope to see you at the polls on November 4th and at one of our upcoming NEQRC gatherings. I ask you join us. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view the 2014 NEQRC Republican Candidate Guide

Kevin J. Ryan

President, Northeast Queens Republican Club

Roger Stone Book Signing: Nixon’s Secrets Oct. 23rd

Meet veteran Republican operative (Presidents Nixon, Reagan and Bush) and best-selling author Roger Stone. Hear him talk about his new book about the Nixon few people knew. Discuss the recent reevaluation of Nixon, his place in history and what we can learn going forward in the GOP. Get your copy of Nixon’s Secrets signed by Roger Stone at this event hosted by the Northeast Queens Republican Club.

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Our October Meeting with NYS Assembly Candidate Phil Gim

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Join the Northeast Queens Republican Club for our October meeting and hear from our NYS Assembly 40th District candidate, Phil Gim.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clearview Park Golf Course
202-12 Willets Point Blvd, Queens, New York 11360
7:30pm

As always, coffee and cake will be served and a cash bar will be available. See you then.

Photos: Our September Meeting

At the NEQRC’s September general meeting, we were joined by NYS Lieutenant Governor candidate Chris Moss, NYS Attorney General candidate John Cahill and US Congressional candidate Grant Lally. Stay tuned for information about our next general meeting on October 15 and other upcoming club events.

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Grand Opening of Lally for U.S. Congress’ Queens Campaign HQ

Show your support for Grant Lally by attending the grand opening of his Queens Campaign Headquarters
This Sunday, September 14th
3:00 – 5:00 PM
24-55 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Refreshments will be served

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Our September Meeting with Chris Moss, Grant Lally and John Cahill

The summer has flown by after our successful annual fundraiser in June and we are quickly approaching the third Wednesday in September. That means it’s time for our next general meeting.

Join the Northeast Queens Republican Club for our September meeting and hear from the next Lieutenant Governor of NYS, Sheriff Chris Moss, our next Congressman, Grant Lally AND our next NYS Attorney General, John Cahill.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Clearview Park Golf Course
202-12 Willets Point Blvd, Queens, New York 11360
8pm

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2014 NEQRC Summer Fundraiser a Success

 

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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:

Sal Bacarella

Amanda Ryan

Andy Brennan

Ronnie Reiburn

Kevin Ryan

Look for more NEQRC events coming soon and enjoy the summer.