Friday, April 21, 2006

NYYRC General Meeting

For Immediate Release April 21, 2006
Contact: Jen Saunders, Public Relations Chair
E-mail: pr@nyyrc.com

THE NEW YORK YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB, INC.
WELCOMED R.P. EDDY & KT MCFARLAND
TO APRIL GENERAL MEETING

New York, NY - The New York Young Republican Club held our general monthly meeting on Thursday, April 20 at the Union League Club. U.S. Senate Candidate KT McFarland and Manhattan Institute Fellow R.P. Eddy addressed the club. Newly elected club President Richard Brownell presided over the meeting.

Senatorial candidate KT McFarland gave members a history of her impressive government experience and explained how the events of September 11 prompted her to reenter public service. Ms. McFarland outlined her agenda and goals should she be elected to represent New York in the Senate.

“KT has a depth of experience in foreign policy that is head and shoulders above our current junior Senator from New York,” President Brownell said after the meeting. “We should be so lucky to have more people like her not only running for public office, but serving as well.”

R.P. Eddy, Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism at the Manhattan Institute, Executive Director of the Center for Policing Terrorism (CPT), which focuses on the role of police in the fight against terror, and Managing Director of Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's leading primary research firm, gave an enlightening presentation on the risk of home-grown terrorists and Hezbollah.

“Mr. Eddy gave as clear a picture as anyone we’ve heard from in some time about the true state of affairs in the fight against terrorism,” President Brownell said. “We’ll need the kind of understanding he possesses in order to win the war against the radical Islamic fundamentalists.”

The Community Outreach Committee recently adopted a soldier in Iraq. At the meeting they collected items for a care package to send to the soldier and her unit. At the conclusion of the meeting, members gathered for a picture to include in the care package, and signed a card thanking her for her dedicated service. The club plans on regularly corresponding with the soldier and periodically sending care packages to Iraq.

The New York Young Republican Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit political organization that exists to bring Republicans aged 18-40 together to discuss the Republican Party platform and aid the Republican Party in the education of the public about the Republican agenda and the promotion of Republican candidates for office. To find out more about the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. please visit the Website at http://www.nyyrc.com.

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