He may be persona non grata at the majority of Montclair clubs and meetings, but on Thursday night, New Jersey’s 55th governor Christopher J. Christie will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women, in recognition of “his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms.” The event takes place at the Montclair Golf Club.
Also accepting honors Thursday night — Mark S. Porter of Montclair, long-time editor of The Montclair Times, who will receive a 1st Amendment Award.
“We’re proud to honor Mark Porter at our upcoming Lincoln Day dinner, for his contributions not just to his chosen field of journalism, but to his service to the Montclair community on multiple levels as an oasis of reason and measured ideas,” says John Van Wagner, president of the Montclair Republican Club.
Republican Club Lincoln Day fundraisers are held around the nation in recognition of the first Republican president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. Jointly sponsored by Montclair Republicans and Essex County NJ Republican Women, whose activities date back to 1880 and the 1920s, respectively, this fundraiser will offer sociable Republicans, conservatives and libertarians a terrific evening of cocktails, dinner and program at one of Essex County’s most gracious and historic settings, the Montclair Golf Club. Proceeds will support the two organizations and the Montclair Republicans Scholarship Fund.