Political notes from around Manatee County

November 26, 2012 

Reception set for new


BRADENTON -- The League of Women Voters and Manatee Tiger Bay Club invite the citizens of Manatee County to meet their newly elected representatives at a celebration reception 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Ezra Café, 5629 Manatee Ave. W.

Admission is $20 a nperson and will include hors d'oeuvres, music and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available.

To make your reservation, mail your check made out to LWV Manatee to 10613 Forest Run Drive, Bradenton, FL34211. Walk ins will be welcome, space permitting.

Information: 941-896-3700 or email lwvmanatee@yahoo.com.

Republican women to enjoy Christmas entertainment

BRADENTON -- The Women of Manatee County Republican Club will meetDec. 7 at the Bradenton Country Club.

Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch meeting at noon.

Christmas entertainment will be provided by Marianne Barnebey. Lunch is $17 and a reservation is required by noon Dec. 5.

For information or reservations, call Sue at 941-792-7278.

Manatee Legislative Delegation sets meeting

BRADENTON -- The Manatee County Legislative Delegation meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 in the Manatee County Commission Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.

To schedule any local legislation or general presentations to be heard be-fore the delegation, call 941-708-4968 or email kathi.brown@myfloridahouse.gov.

All requests and materials must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.

Manatee Forum to have holiday program at meeting

BRADENTON -- Manatee Forum, Republican Women Federated meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W.

There will be a musical salute to veterans. Mem-bers are asked to bring Crystal Lite packets for troops, to be delivered by Manasota Operation Troop Support.

Also planned: installation of officers, recognition of new members and a Christmas gift exchange.

Dinner: $20. RSVP: Janebgrace@aol.com

East Manatee GOPplans Toys for Tots brunch

PERIDIA -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 for its annual Toys for Tots brunch at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd

Members are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or toys, as many as possible. They will be collected by a club Marine, David Miner, for distribution.

Guest speaker will be Scott Bill, father of a Navy SEAL, Brian Bill, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan along with many others from SEAL Team 6.

Christmas music will be played by Cathy Faust. All Republican elected officials are invited to attend.

Cost: $15. Reservations: Diane at 941-739-3813 or longboatfl@aol.com.

-- Herald staff report

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