Galvano to address Ranch GOP
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Lakewood Ranch Republican Club meets at noon Jan. 25 at Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive. Guest Speaker: Bill Galvano, recently elected state senator for district 26. Reservations by Jan. 23 at www.lwrrc.com. Luncheon cost: $20.
Political bloggerto address Manatee Forum
BRADENTON -- Manatee Forum, Republican Women Federated meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at Pier 22, 1200First Ave. W.
Guest speaker will be blogger Javier Manjarres, a.k.a El Sharko. He will comment on current events and "Florida's political feeding frenzy."
RSVP required to Janebgrace@aol.com 941-758-4878. Cost: $20.
Port director to address Republican women
BRADENTON -- The Women of Manatee County Republican club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W. The invited speaker is Carlos Buqueras, executive director of Port Manatee. Lunch is $17 and a reservation is required by noonJan. 30. For reservations or information, call Donna at 773-512-9366.
SRQ chief to addressEast Manatee GOP
PERIDIA -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd., East Manatee.
Guest speaker will be Frederick J. Piccolo, president and CEO of the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.
Reservations: Diane at 941-739-3813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Reagan to keynote Lincoln Day Dinner
BRADENTON -- Michael Reagan, eldest son of former President RonaldReagan, will deliver thekeynote address at theannual Manatee LincolnDay Dinner fundraiser Feb. 16.
For nearly two decades Reagan has championed his father's inspiration, values and principals in the public policy forum through a syndicated daily conservative radio talk show.
He is chairman and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation.
The evening starts with a private reception, including photographs, at 6 p.m.at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,with dinner and programfollowing at 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.
Sponsorship and gen-eral admission donations are available beginning at $100.
Information: Manatee Republican Party at 941-714-0600.
-- Herald staff reports