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THE RICHMOND FIRST CLUB

Connected, Informed & Involved

SEPTEMBER 8 MEETING

Our September meeting, the first of the 2021-22 year and the first non-Zoom meeting we will have in quite some time, is fast approaching. We are excited. We hope to see you all at 12 noon on Sept. 8 at Willow Oaks Country Club.

Our September speaker is Lawrence "Larry" Roberts. Mr. Roberts is the director of the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. His illustrious resume includes, among other things, positions as counselor to former Gov. (and present U.S. Senator) Tim Kaine and as chief of staff to current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. This should be a very interesting and informative talk from a person who knows Virginia politics and the essentials of leadership better than just about anyone around. We look forward to gathering together in person for fellowship and interesting programs. Please note that networking begins at 11:30 am and lunch starts at 12 noon.

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.