Connected, Informed & Involved

November 9

Our next meeting will be at Willow Oaks Country Club Wednesday, November 9, at noon.

Our November speaker is Jesse Lynch, the Director of Legislative Affairs for Governor Glenn Youngkin. His presentation: "The Budget: Key to Virginia's Success."

Jesse served on the transition team for the governor as a policy adviser and a legislative assistant to Del. Chris Head. He has consulted on more than 25 Congressional, General Assembly, and local government political campaigns around Virginia. He's a native of Salem, a graduate of Radford University and UVA's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Bethany, and their dog Dallas the Yorkie.

We encourage you to arrive early at 11:30 a.m. for socializing and lunch at noon, and the program runs from 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Here is the schedule for the 2022-2023 luncheon meetings:

Sept. 14

Oct. 19

Nov. 9

Dec. 14

Jan. 18

Feb. 8

March 8

April 12

May 10

June 14

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

  • • Redistricting-Ending Partisan Gerrymandering of Political Districts

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


Please check our Membership page for additional information.