The “Celebration of Freedom – a Salute to Veterans” was a rousing success, with a standing room only crowd and $2805 raised in the silent auction sheparded by Michele Poole
Special guest Congressman-elect (Lt. Colonel) Allen West made his first visit to the club after his resounding defeat of Democrat Ron Klein who ran one of the nastiest campaigns in South Florida, and was as excellent a speaker as ever. One of the rising conservative stars of the party (along with fellow Floridian Marco Rubio), the eyes of the nation are on Allen as he will be taking his place alongside the approximately 100 NEW members of Congress in January.
The entertainment was excellent, as local artist Madison McIntosh rendered the anthem and other patriotic songs to an appreciative audience, and the presenting of the colors by the Dwyer High School ROTC started the event with distinction.
The numerous veterans in attendance were recognized, and each was presented with a lifetime membership in RCPB.
Quite an event and it certainly raised the bar for next year. Here are a few pictures from the event:
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Wonderful event! There was a great turnout, with $2800+ raised for scholarships in the silent auction. The talent was exceptional. Kudos to Lt. Col. Allen West, Congressman-elect – U S District 22 – one profound speaker and motivator – stuck to the message throughout the campaign; and to Chris Noel, USO star in the 60′s & 70′s in Vietnam; – great to see you darlin’.
I was out of town but Anita Mitchell sends this posting: The “Hot Off The Press” luncheon featuring Justin Sayfie of the award winning web site “Sayfie Review” was a big hit.
Often seen on FOX and formerly Jeb Bush’s speechwriter during his terms as Governor Justin brought insight and perspective to those attending . The timing couldn’t have been better as it was just a week before the election.
We have invited him back in the New Year. Stay tuned.