Winter 2014 Newsletter

A great weekend in our State Capitol was had by all in attendance at the FFYR 2014 Winter Quarterly! Thank you to all who attended; mark your calendars now for the dates of our spring meeting, which will be the weekend of April 11-12th!

For anyone who wishes to attend the next national meeting for YRNF, please note the dates are April 30-May 4th and FFYR will pay the registration cost for any FFYR member who is in good standing and wishes to attend. Please email for more information and to express your interest.

At the meeting, Patrick Juliano, who currently serves as the president of the Flagler YRs, was elected FFYR’s Chairman of Club Presidents Association, a position recently vacated after a superb job well done by Bradley Gerber.

To see all the fun had this past weekend, please visit our Facebook page and LIKE us while you’re at it!

See you in April!

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Fellow GOP Organizations

Congratulations to Adam Cross of the University of Florida who was elected in November as the new Chair of the Florida Federation of College Republicans!

Worthy Reading

The following article was published in BizPac on December 4th and contains quotes from Palm Beach County YR President, Brittany Bruce, Broward County YR Vice-President, Ryan Reiter, and Palm Beach County YR member, Steve Avila! Great job getting the word out about YRs! http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/12/04/gop-message-needs-to-focus-on-bottom-line-young-republicans-say-88321

Great story featuring the St. John’s County YRs and President Jaime Parham, who made a difference in the lives of many during the Christmas season!

Making a Difference in Florida and America

Tampa Bay

tampa-xmas-2013The Tampa Bay YRs hosted their Christmas Gala in December, which was a great success, with elected officials, members and community members attending. Congratulations on a great event, everyone!

Pinellas County

PCYR President Berny Jacques with candidates David Jolly and Mark Bircher

PCYR President Berny Jacques with candidates David Jolly and Mark Bircher

On Thursday, January 2, the Pinellas County Young Republicans (PCYR) hosted a candidates’ forum at the Pinellas Park City Auditorium. All Republican candidates for the District 13 congressional seat were notified and the following candidates attended: Mark Bircher and David Jolly. District 13 has been vacant since the passing of Florida legend, Congressman Bill Young,┬áin late 2013.

Candidates Jolly and Bircher along with moderators on stage; you can see the heavy attendance from this photo!

Candidates Jolly and Bircher along with moderators on stage; you can see the heavy attendance from this photo!

PCYR President Berny Jacques served as the forum moderator. Jacques was joined by SaintPetersBlog Editor Peter Schorsch and Sunbeam Times Editor Dr. David McKalip, M.D. as guest panelists.

The event was free and almost 200 people were in attendance! Congratulations on such a great event that is important to the future of Florida and the country!

As we now know, David Jolly is the GOP candidate for this seat and we wish him and his campaign the best of luck and we look forward to continuing to work with his campaign!

Job Openings

Make sure to check out the Florida Legislature’s employment website!