UPCOMING EVENTS:

All events at Willow Oaks Country Club at 12 noon (networking at 11:30 and lunch starting at 12:00 noon). Register online at bottom of center column.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, December 20




February meeting photographs

RFC tours VCU Practice Facility







Welcome to the Richmond First Club. Join our members and guests for our series of speakers, the second Wednesdays of the month, at noon (networking at 11:30 and lunch starting at 12:00 noon) at Willow Oaks Country Club, see calendar at left. The club's purpose is to generate conversation among knowledgeable regional leaders and residents on current topics of civic and public affairs.


Next monthly meeting: Wednesday, December 20 at noon at Willow Oaks Country Club

Jeff Schapiro - Political columnist, the Richmond-Times-Dispatch

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Jeff E. Schapiro is politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He has covered campaigns and government for more than 35 years, a period during which Virginia has emerged as a decisive swing state prized by the national political parties.

Schapiro joined the Times-Dispatch in 1987 after reporting from the state Capitol for United Press International and Virginia Business magazine.

He has covered nine gubernatorial campaigns, 10 governors, every session of the General Assembly since 1981, 10 presidential primaries and conventions, as well as dozens of congressional and legislative elections.

Schapiro's column appears in the Times-Dispatch Wednesday and Sunday. It also is carried by many other Berkshire Hathaway-published newspapers in Virginia. Schapiro's video column is posted Thursday to the Times-Dispatch's website, richmond.com.

Schapiro can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.com at @RTDSchapiro.

Schapiro has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association for his coverage of the Bob and Maureen McDonnell corruption scandal, attempts to dismantle the state's monopoly on liquor sales, the political influence of the tobacco industry, and the historic renovation of the Jefferson-designed state Capitol.

Schapiro is a 2015 inductee of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Since 1991, Schapiro has been a correspondent for The Economist, the British newsmagazine, covering Southern politics and culture.

Schapiro also has contributed to State Policy and Legislative News, the magazine of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and Regardie's Magazine, writing on Virginia topics for the Washington-area publication..

Before moving to Virginia in 1979 for a position in UPI's Richmond bureau, Schapiro worked on daily newspapers on the Louisiana Gulf coast and in the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York City.

Schapiro is an analyst for WCVE-FM, the Richmond public radio station, and has discussed Virginia politics on numerous national and regional television and radio programs.

A native of New York City, Schapiro was graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in history. His wife, Clare, is a food columnist for the Times-Dispatch.



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Richmond First Club
Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, December 20

The public is cordially invited to join us at our next Lunch Meeting.   


Willow Oaks CC - 6228 Forest Hill Avenue., Richmond, VA
$25 general public and the public/ $20 for members
Reservations, email: emglazier1@gmail.com or call 804-358-0011.


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