Roundup of political notes from Manatee County

December 31, 2012 

Cesar Gomez to address Republican Women

BRADENTON -- The Women of Manatee County Republican Club will meet Jan. 4 at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W. Social is set for 11:30 a.m., lunch meeting at noon. The speaker is Cesar Gomez, former executive director of Sarasota-Manatee Latino Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is $17 and a reservation is required by noon Jan. 2. Reservations: Donna at 773-512-9366.

ACLU official to addressLWR Democrats

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Pete Tannen, president of the Sarasota/Manatee/DeSoto ACLU and chair of the ACLU State Public Education Committee, will be guest speaker for the Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.

Democrats host discussion of health care law

BRADENTON -- Manatee Democratic Women's Club hosts Suzanne Dickie for a discussion of The Affordable Health Care Law at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. E., at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8.

Cost $16. Reservations: Marydine Lamb at 813-230-2257.

Charlie Hunsicker to address East Manatee GOP

PERIDIA -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. E.

Cost of the lunch is $15.

Guest speaker will be Charlie Hunsicker, who heads up the Manatee CountyNatural Resources De-partment. He will focuson the new environmental land restoration efforts around the county andwill give a power point presentation lasting about 30 minutes and then hold a question-and-answer session.

The club will induct officers for 2013-14, with Sen. Bill Galvano doing the honors for the installation.

Reservations: Diane at 941-739-3813 or email

Historical look to be taken at political messaging

PERIDIA -- Robert Toplin, retired professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, will speak on "The Power of Words: Political Messaging from Jackson to Obama" at the Southeast Manatee County Democratic Club meeting at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd.

RSVP by calling Paul Dain at 941-756-4050.

-- Herald staff reports

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