Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Young Republican Federation of Virginia 2008 Convention Update (April 4-6, 2008)

Welcome to the second issue of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia's Convention Newsletter! We wanted to let you know about the many updates and a few deadlines 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 first deadline we would like to bring to your attention is the great rate the Omni Hotel in Richmond is giving us of $119/night! Your room must be reserved by Saturday, March 15th to take advantage of this great rate! Please refer to our YRFV website for more information! For more information, check out!

The second deadline to keep in mind is Monday, March 31st which is the last day for the $40 registration fee. You can register online at 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 Convention Site Is...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? Well, the Omni Richmond is offering a sweet special for all YRFV Convention attendees. At the cost of $119/night, you can stay in a beautiful hotel room overlooking the State Capitol and be near the nightlife. With a bargain like this, rooms are going to fly like the wind. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 804-344-7000 (make sure you mention YRFV) or click here to reserve online. You need to make your reservations ASAP, and the deadline is March 12, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact Cristen Vehorn at

Details, Details

The YRFV Convention on April 4th and 5th, 2008 will be a great way to network with various of 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 Candidates Former Governor Jim Gilmore and Delegate Bob Marshall, 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 between now and April 1st, you will receive the Early Bird Registration Fee of $40. However, after until April 1st, the fee would 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
Hospitality Suites

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 TBD
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
10-11 a.m.-Issues Roundtable-Immigration
11-12 p.m.-YRFV Business Meeting-Vote on Proposed Amendment proposals
12-1:15 p.m.-Lunch (buffet)-Lunch Speaker-Republican U.S. Senate Candidates
1:15-1:30 p.m.-15 min. Break
1:30-3:30 p.m.-Republican State Leadership/Candidates
3:30-4 p.m.-Issues Roundtable-New Media
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! 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)

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