NY GOP State Convention Agenda


Contact: Alex Carey
Cell: 518-817-5501


 To:         All members of the media
From:   Thomas J. Basile, Executive Director; Alex Carey, Director of Communications
Re:         Order of 2010 NYS GOP Convention and State Dinner
Date:    Friday, May 28, 2010

Please find below, for your planning purposes, the Order of Convention Business and speakers list for the 2010 New York State Republican Convention.   A more detailed schedule will be distributed on site at the convention on Tuesday June 1, 2010.  Please refer all questions to Alex Carey at acarey@nygop.org.  Our staff is working hard to ensure that each of your organizations has the information and facilities necessary at the Sheraton to make covering the event as convenient as possible.  Please note that any media wishing to attend must have a Convention Credential to be admitted to any Convention facilities.  Those members of the press who have missed the deadline to submit requests for credentials should budget in time to fill out application forms at our registration table upon entering the Sheraton.  All others, who have properly returned their paperwork providing details for credentials can show photo identification and simply pick up their credentials in the Sheraton Hotel lobby.  Every member of your organization must display his credentials at all times, or else will be denied admittance.  

Also note that, following the Acceptance Remarks, candidates will, at their discretion, hold media availabilities in the Press Filing Center so the convention can continue with scheduled business.  The State Party will conduct a media-walkthrough of the event site on Monday of next week, and you will receive a separate media advisory with the time and meeting location.  Director of Communications Alex Carey is available at the Sheraton beginning on Sunday for any media outlets who desire a walk-through before or after the scheduled time on Monday. 

The official Republican State Convention logo will be available on the blog portion of our website, via www.NYGOP.org.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

1PM -    Call to Order

Presentation of Colors - Boy Scout Troop 78, Rockland County

National Anthem - George Rios, Westchester County

Invocation - Rev. Michel Faulkner

Remarks - Chairman Edward F. Cox
                Housekeeping Motions

                Remarks - Hon. Michael Garcia

                Remarks - Hon. Rob Astorino
                Comptroller Nominations/Roll Call

                Acceptance Remarks

Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award - Hon. William D. Powers
                 US Senate Nominations - (Full Term)/Roll Call

                 Acceptance Remarks

6:30 PM  Recess

7:30 PM  Young Professionals Event Featuring Kara DioGuardi

8:00 PM  Hospitality Receptions

 Wednesday, June 2, 2010

9AM -   Call to Order

                Presen. of Colors - Rockland County Sherriff's Dept. Honor Guard

                National Anthem - Kelly Schaeffer, Suffolk County

                Invocation - Rev. Jason McGuire

                Gubernatorial Nominations/Roll Call

                Acceptance Remarks


                Remarks - Senate Leader Dean Skelos

                Remarks - Assembly Leader Brian Kolb

                Attorney General Nominations/Roll Call

                Acceptance Remarks

3PM -    Recess

3PM -    Leadership Institute E-Campaign Training Session

6PM -    State Dinner Cocktail Reception/VIP Reception

7PM-     2010 New York Republican State Dinner

                Presentation of Colors - TBD

                National Anthem - Kelly Schaeffer, Suffolk County

                Invocation - His Excellency, Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

                Remarks - Chairman Edward F. Cox

                Remarks - Monica Crowley, Conservative Commentator

                Remarks - Hon. Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida


                Remarks - Congressman Peter King

                Remarks - Senate Leader Dean Skelos

                Remarks - Assembly Leader Brian Kolb


Thursday, June 3, 2010

9AM  -   Call to Order

                National Anthem

                Invocation - Chairman Jim Ellis

Remarks - Former NY Secretary of State, Randy Daniels

                US Senate Nominations (Special Term)/Roll Call

                Acceptance Remarks

                Lt. Governor Nominations/Roll Call

                Acceptance Remarks

3PM   -   Close of Convention