Friday, February 11, 2011

Ronald Reagan Centennial Event featuring Best-selling author James Strock

Thursday, February 17 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

LocationRevolver Lounge
7316 E. Stetson Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ

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Politics on the Rocks is pleased to announce our Ronald Reagan Centennial Event featuring Best-selling author James Strock author of Reagan on leadership, former Reagan political intern Steve Nickolas, and former United States Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr. This event will take place on Thursday, February 17th 6:00 PM at Revolver Lounge located at 7316 E. Stetson Dr. in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are also pleased to announce that... Sheriff Paul Babeu has been selected to receive the 2011 Politics on the Rocks Ronald Reagan Leadership Award for his service and leadership in Arizona. We would like to thank our marketing partners Gem Ray & Scottsdale Nights for all of their support! This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Best-selling author James Strock is the author of Reagan on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Great Communicator, which is being released in a new Reagan Centennial edition later this month. Politics on the Rocks members will be able to purchase signed copies at the special discount price of $20 at the event. Jim is a longstanding supporter of Politics on the Rocks. He is a speaker, consultant and entrepreneur with wide experience in business and politics, including in the Reagan administration.

Steve Nickolas was assigned to assist then ex-Governor Ronald Reagan as a political intern in 1975 while attending Claremont Men’s College (now called Claremont McKenna College). Steve was a college sophomore who had already developed an extensive resume in California Republican circles having worked in a number of Southern California primary and political campaigns in 1974 (the election after Watergate). Steve also spent time working as a legislative aid in Sacramento in late 1974 through early 1975. Steve spent the better part of six months in part-time service to President Reagan as he started developing his plans for his run at the Presidency. Steve’s knowledge of grass roots campaign organizations in California and enthusiasm for the “Get Out The Vote” was of interest to the ex-governor. Steve was later assigned to assist then President Gerry Ford.

Barry Goldwater Jr. served as a United States Congressman from 1969–1983. He served on a number of committees, including Committee on Science and Technology, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, and the Joint Committee on Energy. His areas of expertise included energy, the space program, aviation and defense, and government procurement. He was on the committee that reviewed the disaster involving the space shuttle "Challenger." Barry authored and saw the Privacy Act of 1974 signed into law. He served on the privacy Commission that looked into privacy issues affecting the private and corporate sectors. This issue remains a matter of his concern as we move into a global electronic network and information systems. He was very instrumental in all facets of energy policy and research and development including authoring the Solar Photovoltaic Act. He has also been involved with organizations as diverse as the National Aeronautic Association, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He is a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association. He is also looked upon as an expert concerning transportation matters.

Politics on the Rocks has committed to championing a different charity each month of the year. This month we would like to promote the "Run for Ryan House" at DC Ranch on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Launching from Market Street at DC Ranch, courses will wind through the community that lies at the base of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. The event features four elements: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run. Turn by turn course information is now available! For more information, please click on this link:

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, February 17th 6:00 PM at Revolver Lounge!


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