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"The Premier Republican Organization of Business and Occupational Professionals in Virginia" 
Just a reminder for you to send in your RSVP as soon as possible as seats are filling up quickly!
If you have already sent in your RSVP and received a confirmation from a member of our Board, then we look forward to seeing you this Monday, July 25th!

You are invited to a REAL INSIDER'S Briefing of the RNC Convention


Ed Gillespie
Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee

Ed Gillespie will provide the RPN an insider's briefing of what really happened at the RNC Convention just days after it ends.

You do not want to miss this Special Dinner Meeting!

 This Monday, July 25th, 2016
Town Center City Club - Virginia Beach

Please join some of our state and local elected officials and your fellow RPN members and friends for this dinner.

Meet Ed Gillespie:


Ed Gillespie is one of the country’s top communications strategists with a long record of success in business, politics and government. He is founder of Ed Gillespie Strategies, a strategic consulting firm that provides high-level advice to companies and CEOs, coalitions, and trade associations.

Ed Gillespie is founder of Let’s Grow Virginia and a 2017 Candidate for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

At the beginning of 2010, Gillespie was named chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee, which helps elect state attorneys general, lieutenant governors, secretaries of state and house and senate candidates across the country. He took the position after successfully serving as chairman of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s campaign in 2009, which has been described as a model for Republican victories.

In January 2014, Gillespie announced a run for Virginia's U.S. Senate seat, and on June 7, 2014, he received the Republican nomination. He conceded the razor-thin election on November 7 race three days after Election Day.  He was originally predicted to lose the race by 10 points, but exceeded all expectations and shocked the country with how close he came to winning.

Gillespie was Counselor to the President in the last 18 months of the Bush Administration. During his service at the White House he helped handle a series of historic events that included the successful 2007 surge of US troops in Iraq, the response to the financial markets collapse in the Fall of 2008 and the peaceful transition of presidential power in 2009. More than a year before taking the Counselor title, Gillespie had led the successful Supreme Court confirmation efforts of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito.

A former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Gillespie in 2004 became the first GOP chairman in 80 years to preside over his party’s winning the White House, House and Senate. His aggressive outreach to African-American and Hispanic voters was a highlight of his tenure, and he was known for being an effective advocate on television and talk radio shows.

From December 4, 2006 – June 13, 2007 Gillespie served as the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. In the 7 months he was Chairman; he turned the party around, raised millions of dollars and did more than any Chairman has done in a standard 4 year term. Gillespie left as Chairman to become the White House as Counselor to President George W. Bush

One of a small number of Americans to have had offices in the West Wing of the White House and within steps of the Dome of the US Capitol, Gillespie was a long-time aide to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey. As policy and communications director for the House Republican Conference, he was a principal drafter of the Contract with America, the 1994 campaign platform on which Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. He edited the book version of Contract with America, which reached number two on the New York Times’ bestsellers list.

Ed Gillespie is the author of Winning Right: Campaign Politics and Conservative Policies, published by Simon and Schuster in spring 2006. He is a popular public speaker represented by Leading Authorities speaker’s bureau.

Ed Gillespie is a graduate of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He, his wife Cathy and their three children live in Fairfax County, Virginia.

When:  Monday, July 25th, 2016

             begins at 6:00pm

             Dinner Program is from 
             6:30pm to 8:45pm 

Where: Town Center City Club
             222 Central Park Ave, Ste. 230
             Virginia Beach Town Center

Cost:    $40 for RPN Members
             $45 for Non-Members

Cost includes: salad,entree,dessert and ice tea

You can mail your check to RPN
P.O. Box 2265, Virginia Beach, VA 23450 or bring your check with you.

If you want to pay by credit card, please log on to:  and select the "Contribute" tab on the top of the web page.  Please respond to this email that you paid on-line and include the names of any guests.

We now take Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover at the door. There will be a $5 convenience charge for credit transactions at the door.

RSVP no later than Sunday, July 24th to the Chairman: Bruce Meyer
757-717-5274757-717-5274 (o) 757-333-4831(fax)

Directions from the Oceanfront:
From I-264 West take the Independence Blvd - Pembroke exit. Continue up Independence to Virginia Beach Blvd. and turn right. Continue to Central Park Ave. and turn right. The Armada Hoffler Tower Parking Garage entrance will be on your left next to California Pizza Kitchen.

City Club members and guests should take the South Elevator to the lobby. Exit to the right and turn right at the flower shop. Take this set of elevators to the 2nd floor and exit left into the Town Center City Club.
Each RSVP will be confirmed by a member of our board in order to attend this event so we can give the City Club an accurate dinner count.
The Republican Professionals Network (RPN) is an organization of Business and Occupational Professionals who are Republican. In addition to being a Political Action Committee, the Republican Professionals Network also serves as a Networking Organization. The RPN was founded in 1997 by its Chairman, Bruce Meyer and holds a Dinner Meeting with a special guest speaker the third Monday of each month at the City Club located in the Virginia Beach Town Center. The RPN Board of Directors are the governing body of the Republican Professionals Network.

Republican Professionals Network
c/o Meyer Group Insurance
582 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
All funds solicited in connection with this event are
by the Republican Professionals Network