Dear Young Republicans:
Welcome to the fourth issue of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia's Convention Newsletter! We wanted to let you know about the many updates and the registration deadline quickly approaching! The convention planning committee has been busy preparing for your arrival to beautiful Richmond for the Convention. This year's convention will be held on April 4-6, 2008. We can't wait to see each of you!! There will be some great opportunities to network with other YRs from across the commonwealth and meet leaders from around Virginia.
The deadline to keep in mind is Monday, March 31st, which is the last day for the $40 Early Bird registration fee. The registration rate goes up to $65 on April 1st. You can register online here. Payment can be made either online or via snail mail.
Please check out our exciting agenda and line up of Virginia leaders!
We look forward to seeing you in Richmond!!
Yours in Republican Victory,
Lori-Ann Miller- YRFV Chairman
The YRFV Would Like to Thank Its Sponsors*
U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Gilmore
Attorney General Bob McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling
Speaker of the House Bill Howell
Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart
Del. Sam Nixon
Sen. Ryan McDougle
Del. Jeff Frederick
Del. Brenda Pogge
Del. Lee Ware
(*) As of 3-29-08
The YRFV Convention Site is the Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
The YRFV Convention will be held at the Omni Richmond Hotel, so where will you be staying? The Omni Richmond is where YRFV Convention attendees should make their reservations. You can stay in a beautiful hotel room overlooking the State Capitol and be near the nightlife. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 804-344-7000 (make sure you mention the Young Republican Federation of Virginia) or click here to reserve online. The special room rate has expired but please do indicated you are with our group when reserving the room. If you have any questions, please contact Cristen Vehorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YRFV Convention on April 4th and 5th, 2008 will be a great way to network with various young professionals from across the Commonwealth and there are various panels being held that will captivate your attention. We are expecting great speakers such as Virginia Lt Governor Bill Bolling, Attorney General Bob McDonnell, U.S. Senatorial Candidate Jim Gilmore and many others. We will talk about important topics such as immigration and using new media in communicating to YRs.
Now, I know that you really want to register, so click on the link that will take you to the YRFV website. If you apply before April 1st, you will receive the Early Bird Registration Fee of $40. However, starting on April 1st, the fee will be $65. Additionally, there will be a Welcome Reception on Friday, April 4th, and a brunch on Sunday, April 6th.
Friday, April 4th
7-9 p.m.-Evening Welcome Reception, BlackFinn Restaurant, 1001 Haxall Point
9:30-11:30 p.m.-Hospitality Suite sponsored by Attorney General Bob McDonnell
Saturday, April 5th
7-8:30 a.m.-Conference Registration
8-8:30 a.m.-Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 a.m.-Welcome from Attorney General Bob McDonnell
8:45-9:45 a.m.-General Assembly Update: Senators and Delegates from around the Commonwealth
9:45-10 a.m.-Break-includes coffee, teas and sodas. Meet and Greet with Senators and Delegates, including Senator Ryan McDougle and Delegate Bill Janis
10-11 a.m.-Issues Roundtable-Immigration, including Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Corey Stewart and PWC Pro-Legal Immigration Activist Greg Letieq
11-12 p.m.-YRFV Business Meeting-Vote on Proposed Amendment proposals
12-1:15 p.m.-Lunch (buffet)-Luncheon Speaker-U.S. Senate Candidate and Former Governor Jim Gilmore
1:15-1:30 p.m.-15 min. Break
1:30-1:50 p.m.-RPV Chairman John Hager--Looking Forward: Where we are and Where we are headed
1:50-2:10 p.m.-Del. Jeff Frederick, candidate for RPV Chairman
2:10-2:20 p.m.-PM Break, includes snacks and drinks, Meet and Greet with Hager and Frederick
2:20-2:40 p.m.-Lt. Governor Bill Bolling--Looking Forward: Where we are and Where we are headed
2:40-3 p.m.-Jessica Colon, Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation
3:30-4 p.m.-Issues Roundtable-New Media, including Chris Beer from the Mason Conservative and Shaun Kenney from ShaunKenney.com
4-5 p.m.-Tours of the Newly Renovated Capitol (for those interested)
3:45-4:45 p.m.-YRFV Executive Board Meeting
Please join us for our evening event to celebrate being Young Republicans! Our evening event will be taking place at Sine Irish Pub or Cha Cha's Cantina starting at 8 p.m. We will then head to Toad's Place to catch a live band and the Hospitality Suites.
Sunday, April 6th
10:30 a.m.-Brunch (Location-TBD)
1-2 p.m.-Tours of the newly renovated Capitol (for those interested)