About this event
Celebrate Iowa's YR Legacy!
The Young Republicans (YRs) are the oldest political youth organization in the United States. Important to the growth of the Republican Party, the YRs reach out to registered Republicans, 18 to 40 years of age, and provide them with better political knowledge and understanding of the issues of the day.
It was not until 1931 that the YRs were organized nationally. West Point graduate, and Iowan, George H. Olmsted began to attract the attention of the leaders of the national Republican Party, and he was invited to meet with President Herbert Hoover at the White House. President Hoover, so impressed with his visit with Olmsted, asked the young man to head the Young Republican division of the Republican Party, which Olmsted did. In 1935, the Young Republican division officially became the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF), and the YRNF elected Olmsted as the organization’s first president.
Since its creation, the YRNF has established itself as the premier Republican grassroots organization in the nation, providing essential grassroots support for Republican candidates and conservative issues on the local, state and national levels.
The Iowa Young Republicans are excited to celebrate and honor the legacy of native son, President Herbert Hoover. In honor of President Hoover's key role in the founding of YRs, we are naming our marquis statewide dinner in his honor and intend to hold this event annually in the vicinity of President Hoover's birthday of August 10th. After being orphaned at a young age, President Hoover was a self-made man who always called Iowa home. President Hoover provided critical humanitarian leadership, standardized many commercial products that we use today, and helped restructure and reform the federal administrative structure under President Truman.
Join us for dinner in Solon as we hear from special guests including Allan Hoover III, great-grandson of President Hoover, and L.G. Adam Gregg. Additional speakers are invited and will be announced. Limited tickets will be available at the door for $50.
Hoover Campus VIP Experience
A limited number of VIP Hoover Campus Experience tickets are available for YR members. This will include a tour of the Hoover National Historic Site and a behind the scenes visit of the archives of the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Non-members may be placed on a waiting list for any unused tickets by emailing [email protected].
Host Sponsorship Levels
Sponsorship levels are:
- Blue Sponsor: $300
- White Sponsor: $500
- Red Sponsor: $1000
200 E Main St
Solon , IA 52333
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