Join the Rochester Area Republican Club for their upcoming meetings


Don’t miss the Rochester Area Republican Club’s (RARC) fall kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the WestWynd Grill, 4161 North Adams Road, Oakland Township, MI. The mid-term elections are just around the corner so it’s time to start getting involved!

Jane Briggs-Bunting

Jane Briggs-Bunting

Jane Briggs-Bunting will be our guest speaker. Jane is a passionate advocate for open meetings and the use of the Freedom of Information Act. She was recently on a panel on the subject in Troy sponsored by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Read more about Jane and her accomplishment in her brief biography below.

Future Guest speakers will be Chris Ward, in October and our Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in November.

WestWynd is located on the East side of Adams Road between Silver Bell and West Gunn Road.

Come early. WestWynd Grill offers meals and adult beverages so join us for dinner prior to the meeting. Meet and Greet begins at 6:30 with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. (See available menu options here: westwynd grille menu-1)

For further information, call Sue at 248-651-1255. Click here for a map to WestWynd Grill.

Jane Briggs-Bunting

Jane Briggs-Bunting is president of the Michigan Coalition for Open Government. MiCOG was founded in late 2012 to promote, protect and expand transparency and accountability in government at the local and state level.

She is a journalist, educator, and media lawyer. Jane is in her fourth journalistic reincarnation going from tree hugger to CAR and web reporter to backpack journalist and now digital news entrepreneur.

Among her many honors, Jane was named the first ever Journalist of the Year by the Metro Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1991 and was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2003. She was a professor of journalism and director of the J-School at MSU and also director of the Journalism Program at Oakland University.

Before joining academia, Jane was a Detroit Free Press staff writer and also reported for People and LIFE magazines during her career. She is the author of several textbooks and three children’s stories.

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