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GBYR Christmas Party on December 17

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Greater Birmingham Young Republican Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday December 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Wine Loft.

The event is free for members of the GBYR. For non-members the cost is to pay dues to join the GBYR. Dues to join the GBYR are $25 for individuals and $35 for married couples. Drinks and Heavy Hors D’oeuvres are included as well as complimentary valet service. There will be door prizes and awards.

The Wine Loft is at 2200 First Avenue North in Birmingham.

The new Chair of the GBYR is Jackie Curtiss. She was elected the group’s Chairman in their November meeting without any opposition. Curtiss was a delegate to the 2012 Republican Convention and served on the GOP’s platform committee. Curtiss is a past state committeewoman for the GBYR and served on the group’s finance committee. Curtiss was Vice President of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty while a student at Montevallo and has been an active volunteer in numerous campaigns across the state.

Also in the November meeting Clayton Mark Turner was re-elected as Vice Chairman. Ward Henecker was selected as Secretary. Marshall Hollis was elected to be Treasurer. Marshall Yates was chosen to be State Committeeman. Haley Lucido was elected as State committeewoman. Joel Blankenship was selected as Sargent at Arms, and John Macklem was selected as County Liaison.

The outgoing GBYR Chairman, Jimmy Entrekin, is now the legal counsel for the Office of the Alabama Speaker of the House’s office. Entrekin is a lawyer with an established practice in Jefferson and Shelby Counties and is an experienced campaign consultant.

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Sponsorship opportunities may still be available for the Christmas Party.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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