Roundup of political notes from Manatee County

January 28, 2013 

Bloggerto address Forum group

BRADENTON -- Manatee Forum, Republican Women Federated meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W.

Guest speaker will be blogger Javier Manjarres. He will comment on current events and "Florida's political feeding frenzy."

RSVP required to or 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 noon Jan. 30. For reservations or information, call Donna at 773-512-9366.

SRQ chief to addressEast Manatee GOP

EAST MANATEE -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd., at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14.

Guest speaker will be Frederick J. Piccolo, president and CEO of Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

Reservations : Diane at 941-739-3813 or email

Michael Reagan to keynote Lincoln Day Dinner

BRADENTON -- Michael Reagan, eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Manatee Lincoln Day 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 program following at 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.

Sponsorship and general admission donations are available beginning at $100.

Information: Manatee Republican Party at 941-714-0600.

-- Herald staff reports

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