John R. Bolton

John R. Bolton

Former National Security Advisor to President Trump, United Nations Ambassador under
President George W. Bush, Author and News Commentator  to  FOX, CBS, ABC, and BBC

February 10, 2023 at 11:30 AM at the Naples Hilton

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John R. Bolton served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from April 8, 2018 until his resignation on September 10, 2019. From January 2007 until April 2018, he served as a Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

John R. Bolton was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Bolton served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from May 2001 to May 2005.

Ambassador Bolton began his public service career in the Reagan administration, continuing into the Bush presidency

He appears daily on U S news stations as well as media outlets around the world. His op ed articles appear in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Review, NY Post, Daily Telegraph and others.

Ambassador Bolton was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is married and has one daughter.

WHEN: Friday, February 10, 2023 11:30 AM
WHERE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

Kathleen Passidomo

Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo

January 13, 2023 at 11:30 AM

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Senator Kathleen C. Passidomo was elected to the Florida Senate in November 2016 after having served in the Florida House of Representatives since 2010. Senator Passidomo was elected by her peers to serve as President of the Florida Senate for the 2022-2024 legislative term.

During the 2018-2020 legislative session, Senator Passidomo served as Senate Majority Leader. She also previously served as the Senate President’s appointee on the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking from 2017-2019. Senator Passidomo served as the Chair for the Senate Committee on Rules for the 2020-2022 legislative session.

Senator Passidomo graduated in 1975 from Trinity College (now University) in Washington, D.C., after which she spent eight months backpacking in Southeast Asia. In December 1978, she received her law degree from Stetson University’s College of Law and built her practice around Real Estate and Business Law in Naples. She was in the first group of attorneys in the state to obtain Board Certification in Real Estate Law, and her peers elected her to serve as President of both the Collier County Bar Association and the Collier County Women’s Bar Association.

As Senator Passidomo’s career progressed, she used her background and legal skills to help almost 100 civic, charitable, and business organizations with their corporate documents and governance structure.

From creating the Collier County Juvenile Justice Council to serving as Co-Chair of the Community Engagement Initiative of the Education Foundation of Collier County- Champions for Learning (“Connect Now”), and as President of the Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust to chairing the Board of The United Way of Collier County, she had the opportunity to work with citizens from all over Southwest Florida with a common goal of making the community a better place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

Senator Passidomo and her husband John have lived in Naples for 43 years. Together, they have three children, Catarina, Francesca and Gabriella, and two grandsons, William and Emilio.

WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2023 11:30 AM
WHERE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

Holiday Gala Fundraiser

Holiday Gala Fundraiser to Benefit Hurricane Relief

DECEMBER 7, 2022

10:30 AM Holiday Bazaar with Prosecco and Music

12:00 Program with Helen Aguirre Ferré Executive Director, Republican Party of Florida


The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort 

2600 Tiburon Dr, Naples FL 34109 

WHEN: Wednesday December 7th, 2022 10:30 AM Holiday Bazaar, 12 PM Program
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Dr., Naples, FL 34109

Please help make a child's Christmas special by bringing a new unwrapped toy to our December 7th meeting. The toys will collected and taken to the Toys for Tots drop-off location. THANK YOU! If you have any questions please contact: Yvette Benarroch, CCREC Vice-Chairwoman & Chair Community Outreach Committee: or text to 239-253-8507.

Senator Rick Scott

U. S. Senator Rick Scott

and a Veterans' Day Commemoration with VFW Post 7721

NOVEMBER 11, 2022 at 10:30 AM

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Rick Scott was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018 and is currently serving his first term representing the state of Florida. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Rick Scott served two terms as the 45th Governor of Florida, working every day to turn around Florida's economy and secure the state's future as the best place for families and businesses to succeed.

Rick grew up in public housing in the Midwest. His adoptive father, a World War II veteran and truck driver, and his mother, a store clerk, struggled to financially support their family. After marrying his high school sweatheart, Ann, Rick joined the Navy, where he served active duty as a radar man aboard the USS Glover. He used the G.I. Bill to attend the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and eventually opened his first business - a donut shop. Rick went on to run the world's largest healthcare company and continues to fight every day so families across the state can have the same opportunities he had to live the American dream.

Rick Scott knows firsthand that a good paying job is one of the most important things for a family. Following Florida's economic collapse ten years ago, he successfully championed more than $10 billion in tax cuts and cut thousands of burdensome regulations that led Florida businesses to create nearly 1.7 million new jobs. Under his leadership the unemployment rate dropped from 11 percent to 3.3 percent, Florida paid down $10 billion in state debt, and record investments were made in what matters most to Floridians - education, the environment and public safety.

Rick and his wife, Ann, have been married for 50 years and have two daughters, Allison and Jordan, six grandsons and one granddaughter.

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2022 10:30 AM
WHERE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

OUR EVENT SPONSOR: Representative Lauren Melo, Florida House District 80

Byron Donalds

Byron Donalds, Republican for Congress

OCTOBER 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM

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Congressman Donalds comments on President
Biden's recent speech, corruption and Governor
Newsom's in-laws moving to Naples, FL..

"More than 60% of my district in Southwest
Florida would identify as a MAGA Republican and I can
assure you they're some of the most hardworking,
freedom-loving, proud Americans I've ever met. The
President might hate you, but I love you and
I'll always fight for our republic."

WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2022 11:30 AM
WHERE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

Kristina Arriaga


Kristina Arriaga

September 9. 2022 at 11:30 AM

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Join Kristina Arriaga - Trustee Meta Oversight Board, Delegate to the U.N. Human Rights commission and Congressional Appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Kristina is a proud conservative Cuban American woman who for the past three decades has passionately advocated for freedom worldwide. She was instrumental in the rescue of a Cuban woman and her two children being held hostage by the Castro regime when her husband defected. She also played an active part in the release of American Paster Brunson who was unjustly held in a Turkish prison.

She is currently the CEO of Intrinsic, Trustee in Meta's Oversight Board, Keynote speaker and an expressive rights activist.

In 2016 Speaker Paul Ryan appointed her to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, where she advocated for human rights in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Nigeria, Turkey and other countries. Before the Commission, Arriaga was a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Commission and the executive director of a public interest law firm where she oversaw and won several freedom of religion cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby.

Arriaga is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 Newseum Free Expression Award for her tireless work. She has appeared on BBC, MSNBC, C-Span, CNN and NPR, among others, and has lectured worldwide. Her 2020 op-ed for USAToday, "My family fled Fidel Castro's Cuba, where 'cancel culture' was deadly serious," went viral.

Since 2021 Arriaga has served in the inaugural international cohort of trustees for Meta's Oversight Board. Other members of the panel include a Nobel laureate, the former Prime Minister of Denmark, numerous academics and the newspaper editor who broke the Edward Snowden story.The board issues binding decisions on content moderation for Facebook and Instagram.

She is married to a Marine, lives in Alexandria, Virginia, has three adult children, a disobedient dog and two cats!

DATE AND TIME: September 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM

PLACE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples FL 34103


Jennifer Edwards


Join Jennifer Edwards (Collier County Supervisor of Elections) and other local primary candidates for discussions on key issues and policies.

"Democracy is built from the ground up". This is your opportunity to meet each local candidate and learn why they should earn your vote. Be sure when you vote in the primary at August 23, 2022.

Don't miss this valuable event!

DATE AND TIME: August 12, 2022 at 11:30 AM

PLACE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples FL 34103


Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway

Senior Counselor to the President under President Trump

First woman to run a successful US presidential campaign.

As a highly respected pollster for corporate and Republican clients and a frequent television talk show guest, Kellyanne Conway had already established herself as one of the brightest lights on the national political scene when Donald Trump asked her to run his presidential campaign. She agreed, delivering him to the White House, becoming the first woman in American history to manage a winning presidential campaign.

DATE AND TIME: July 8, 2022 at 11:30 AM

PLACE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples FL 34103

Proudly sponsored by Naples Airport Authority:

Naples Airport Authority

LUNCH AND a signed copy of "HERE'S THE DEAL"

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Amira Fox


AMIRA FOX is the State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida covering the Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.  In 1999, she became the first female head of the Collier County office.

In November 2018, Ms. Fox was elected State Attorney, becoming the third State Attorney, and the first female State Attorney, in the history of the Circuit.  She has prosecuted hundreds of cases including numerous first-degree murder death penalty cases.  Ms. Fox serves as the Secretary of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association.  She also serves on Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking and the Supreme Court of Florida Criminal Court Steering Committee.    She is the recipient of the GEM award for excellence in public service, a Leader in the Law award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Commitment to Justice award from the Fallen Officers Foundation and the Woman of the Year award from the Ladies Leading Right.

Ms. Fox is a member of the Fort Myers Rotary Club, serves on the board of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, the board of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, the board of the PACE Center for Girls and has been a Captain and Event Lead for Relay for Life.  Amira’s husband Mike served with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years and they have four children.

DATE AND TIME: June 10, 2022 at 11:30 AM

PLACE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples FL 34103


Erika Donalds

Please Welcome Erika Donalds - CEO OptimaEd
Former Collier County School Board Member

Erika Donalds will moderate our school board forum. She brings years of commitment to school choice and deeply understands the challenges facing educators, parents, and students.


When you vote in the primary, you may vote for one school board candidate in each district, no matter where you live:
District 1 - Kimberly Ann Boobyer Ki, Jerry D. Rutherford
District 3 - Jana Greer, Kelly Lichter, Jen Mitchell
District 5 - Timothy Moshier, Roy Terry, Ana Turino

DATE AND TIME: May 13, 2022 at 11:30 AM

PLACE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples FL 34103