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THE RICHMOND FIRST CLUB

Connected, Informed & Involved

Founded in 1919, when Richmond was in need of leadership during its rapid expansion, the Richmond First Club (RFC) began a long tradition of informing members and the public about important community concerns.

RFC provides an opportunity to connect with political, community and business leaders on a broad spectrum of current issues in the Richmond regional area.

WHEN ARE MEETINGS?

Monthly luncheon meetings are held at noon on the second Wednesday of each month at Willow Oaks Country Club. Excellent speakers have long been the centerpiece of RFC's work. Known as a knowledgeable, informed group, our membership attracts respected, well-known leaders.

Speakers include educators, candidates for office, government officials, political analysts, and specialists in transportation, tourism, regional cooperation, health care, housing, and other matters of public interest.

WHO BELONGS?

Membership is open to all who want to stay well informed about community and governmental issues.

If you're looking for an opportunity to learn and to contribute to our region, RFC is the right choice.

IS RFC PARTISAN?

No, RFC strives to be nonpartisan in the selection of speakers and topics for meetings. Balance has always been a hallmark of the club and its leadership.

ADVOCACY:

RFC joins with like-mined organizations to advocate for good government and community development:

  • • Redistricting-Ending Partisan Gerrymandering of Political Districts
       www.OneVirginia2021.org


  • • Transparency in Government
       www.opengovva.org and transparencyvirginia.wordpress.com

HOW CAN I JOIN?

Please check our Membership page for additional information.

OUR NEXT PROGRAM:

Join us on September 9 for an informative program on "The Past and Future of Home Rule in Virginia," an examination by Richard Schragger of the Dillon Rule, believed by many to contain financial and political roadblocks for the City of Richmond. Professor Schragger holds the Perre Bowen Professorship at the University of Virginia School of Law. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned an M.A. in legal theory from University College London and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

This meeting will be held via Zoom at noon on September 9. All Richmond First Club members will receive a Zoom invitation on that day and several days prior. If you are not in our membership directory and wish to be added to the Zoom invitation, please contact Suzanne Munson Jernigan, RFC president, at suzmunson01@gmail.com.