Guess Who’s Coming To (Montclair Republicans) Dinner?

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.

Official portrait of New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie by Paul Newton.

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.

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  1. Thank you, Baristanet, for mentioning our event. Gov. Christie was very happy to return to ‘Montclair’ after many years. Mark Porter was a birhgt star in the evening, as he usually is. All in all, a very memorable time. Thank you again.

    Republican, conservative or libertarian folks who are interested in affiliating with Montclair Republicans or Essex County NJ Republican Women can email &/or for more information. Our next events are in April and May, featuring a pro-life program and guest speaker Barbara From Harlem, respectively. We are welcoming to sociable individuals, couples and families who value economic opportunity, liberty and limited government.

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