Republican Club of Longboat Key Membership

Republican Club membership is open to all – join us today.

Why you should join the Republican Club of Longboat Key:

From January thru December the Republican Club of Longboat Key holds six full-course dinner meetings that are well attended, highly informative and great experiences for members and their guests. We receive terrific presentations from military leaders, intelligence experts, candidates for office, book authors, local, state and national political leaders. These are fun filled evenings, as we enjoy lively and informative interactions between our members, speakers, and guests!

You won’t hear us bashing Democrats, Liberals or others who don’t agree with our point of view at our monthly meetings. Rather, our purpose is to present the issues that affect us in an honest, intelligent, factual manner through knowledgeable guest speakers, so that informed individuals can make educated decisions.

Past speakers include: Bridget Ziegler, Sarasota School Board Member; Dr. Curtis Gilroy, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness; Retired U.S. Army Col. Derek Harvey, Director of the Global Initiative for Civil Society and Conflict at the University of South Florida; Robert J. Wolf, Author of The Awakening of the Silent Majority?  I Pray It’s Not Too LateUS Congressman Brian Mast, (R-FL-18), US Military Veteran Ret.; State Senator Joe Gruters, (R-FL-23) and Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida; Tom Harmer, Town Manager, Town of Longboat Key; Tom Trento, Author of A Culture in CrisisPaul Dezzi, Fire Chief, Town of Longboat Key; Pete Cumming, Police Chief, Town of Longboat Key; Major General David Scott Gray, USAF Retired; Dr. Michael Crosby, Mote Marine; State Representative Will Robinson, (R-FL-71); Andy Berger, VP of Operations, Ocean Properties (The Resort at Longboat Key Club); US Congressman Vern Buchanan, (R-FL-16); Nick Adams, Author of The Case Against The Establishment.

Monthly meetings are held at: The Longboat Key Club and Resort Harbourside Ballroom, 3200 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key, FL  34228 (North Gate by Publix). Meeting times are: Reception from 5:30pm to 6pm, with Dinner and Speaker from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Our schedule for 2020 is:

  • January 14th: Cathi Chamberlain, Author of Rules of Deplorables & Sandy Gilbert on “Solutions to Avoid Red Tide”
  • February 11th: Chuck Whittall, Unicorp Update on the Colony Property
  • March 10th: St. Patrick’s Dinner Meeting; Tom Trento, Author of Death of Israel, The Death of the West; Irish Fiddler’s Feet Dancers
  • April 14th: Lucretia Hughes, Black Activist for Trump
  • July Cocktail Party: A Thank You to the Town of Longboat Key Employees
  • October 13th: Meet the Candidates for Office
  • November 10th: TBD
  • December 11th: Holiday Party

Membership Application

Please complete the application below and click submit. After submission, you may follow the instructions to pay online using Paypal or credit/debit card OR you may bring a check to the next meeting made payable to: Republican Club of Longboat Key

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Joe McElmeel

Past President
Phyllis Black

Lana McDonald

Vice President
Armando Linde

Frank Cona

By-Laws Chair
Judy Williams

Henry Knox Society Chair
Harvey Steinberg

Meetings Events Chair
Ruth Strauss

Sponsorship Chair
Sharon Freeman

Speaker Chair
Jeff Carman

Membership Chair
Jack Gibson

Public Relations Chair
Paul DeFelice

Social Chair
Bob Klosterman