“In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to do for them.” —A. Lincoln Fall 2011 • Newsletter Former UN Ambassador John Bolton addressed over 200 members and guests at the 49th Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting, which was held on May 13 at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. Vice President Dr. Kerry Reynolds was named the Member of the Year, and Dr. James Huang, chairman of the Local Elections Committee and co-chairman of the Healthcare Innovations Subcommittee, was named New Member of the Year. CONTENTS: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 President’s Message Membership Committee New Member Spotlight New Member Spotlight/ Communications Committee Legislative & Issues Committee Local Elections & Programs Committee Make Sacramento Shudder 2011 Meetings Calendar Lunch Program: Andrew McCarthy The Great Pension Debate Annual Dinner Breakfast Program: Jeff Flake Lunch Program: Rep. David Schweikert Greg Arbues, Michael Reynolds, Bob Fish, and guest Juan Forster, Rep. David Schweikert, and Pat Douglass Rep. Jeﬀ Flake, Bob Loewen, and Pat Maciariello is summer, Club members also enjoyed visits from Arizona Congressmen Jeﬀ Flake and David Schweikert and columnist Andrew McCarthy. “e Great Pension Debate” prompted a lively conversation between author/columnist Steven Greenhut and OC Employees Association manager Nick Bernardino, while a panel discussion on statewide redistricting exposed the ﬂaws of the Citizens Redistricting Commission’s ﬁnal maps. Continued on page 8.