First Monday is a Republican Forum allowing members of the club to become acquainted with and participate in discussions with elected officials, candidates and party leaders.

Although the emphasis of the monthly meetings is to feature political speakers, First Monday frequently features individuals who discuss issues that will impact each of us.

First Monday is a Republican forum. We are open to any persons interested in learning more about the political process.

Deb Sofield
Deb Sofield
Jill Kintigh

Jill Kintigh

Paul Wickensimer
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First Monday is Sept. 18, 2017
Join us Sept. 18th at 12 noon to hear Congressman Trey Gowdy. As always reservations are needed for this meeting - when registrations opens please register in the blue box that says - “Register Here" once registered correctly - you will receive a confirmation.

Remember our meeting begins at 12:00 and we're done by 1:00pm. Plan to come and bring a friend. If you need to cancel a reservation please email Deb Sofield by Thursday, September 14, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

First Monday meets at the Poinsett Club located on East Washington Street in historic downtown Greenville.

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August, 7th, 2017

Frank Rainwater, Executive Director of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office provides a variety of economic analyses and reports generated in response to the statutory responsibilities of the office. Topics addressed include state revenue reports and forecasts, analyses of tax revenues, local government finance, education, and local property taxes. Learn more here:

July, 3rd, 2017

No meeting in July

We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July. Deb - Jill - Paul

March, 6th, 2017

Ashley Landess - President of The South Carolina Policy Council will be our March Speaker.

The South Carolina Policy Council was founded in 1986 as an independent, private, non-partisan research organization to promote the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty and responsibility in the state of South Carolina. The Policy Council’s purpose is to promote freedom, to protect freedom, and to prove that freedom works. In short: we want South Carolina to be the freest state in the nation. It’s that simple. Equally simple is our view of government. We don’t think of it as some impersonal force. It’s a real factor in all of our lives, and its value or intrusiveness is determined by the real people who lead it: politicians. Our aim is to make our politicians the most accountable – and therefore the least powerful – politicians in the country. The problems created by an overbearing and expensive government may be complicated, but their remedies are not. Those remedies are: lower taxes and fewer regulations for all, not just for those with effective lobbyists; separation of powers and clear lines of accountability; independence from federal money and micromanagement; and the expansion of individual choice. For more information visit: (info from their website)