Q: Do I have to pay in advance?
A: Yes. Tickets are not reserved until payment is received.
Q: How is seating assigned?
A: 1) Reservations for “VIP Experience” ticket holders have seating at preferred tables. 2) Mixed reservations with VIP and General Admission tickets are then arranged. 3) General Admission ticket seating is assigned based on when tickets are purchased. Tickets purchased early will be closer to the podium than tickets purchased later.
Q: What do I get if I purchase a VIP ticket?
A: All VIP ticket holders will be invited to join our featured keynote speaker with elected officials and various other luminaries in a private VIP Cocktail Reception. It features a full open bar gourmet food displays including butler-passed hors d’oeuvres. Attendees will receive a keepsake photo with US Senator Rand Paul. VIP guests also receive preferred dinner seating over general admission guests. Complimentary Valet Parking is also provided.
Q: Will all persons on a single RSVP/Ticket Order Form be seated together at the same table even if they buy fewer than 10 tickets?
A: Almost always, yes. We try to keep reservations together. Of course, anyone who purchases an entire table will automatically get the whole table to themselves. Make sure everyone in your party uses the same reservation reference name if you want to sit together.
Q: When should I arrive?
A: Try not to be late as we expect many guests. VIP ticket holders, in particular, are strongly advised to arrive by 6:15 PM to assure easy entry to the VIP reception and get their photo taken with our speaker. General Admission guests should arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 PM.
Q: What happens in the receptions?
A: The VIP reception includes an opportunity to mingle with other VIP guests and elected officials and of course to meet and take a photo with our speaker and other dignitaries. The General Admission reception is an opportunity to mingle with other guests and share the excitement before dinner. You can also bid on political and collectable memorabilia during our silent auction to take home as a way to commemorate the evening.
Q: Will I actually receive a physical ticket that I have to bring to the event?
A: No. Your name is all that is needed. Provide your name to the staff at the check-in table at the event. It is a good idea to know who purchased your ticket for reference purposes in case we have to track down the reservation.
Q: Will everyone get a chance to meet the featured speaker?
A: We expect many hundreds of guests. Only VIP ticket purchasers are assured the opportunity to meet our speaker personally.
Q: Who else will be attending the dinner?
A: Many well-known elected officials and candidates are expected to attend.
Q: Who can and cannot purchase tickets?
A: All U.S. companies and individuals may purchase tickets. Foreign citizens may not, unless they have green cards.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Cocktail Chic.
Q: What about children?
A: Well behaved older children who can sit in their own chairs are welcome with tickets. Infants are discouraged in view of the formality and length of the event. As with all public events, we respectfully request that crying or disruptive children be taken to the lobby by parents.
Q: What about parking?
A: All guests have Complimentary Self-Parking.
Q: Who has to complete the “Required Purchaser Information” part of the RSVP/Ticket Order Form
A: Only the person or business who is actually buying the tickets (i.e their name is on the check or credit card). The information is NOT required for all guests unless their cheek or credit card is used.
Q: What if the “Required Purchaser Information” is incomplete?
A: We are not permitted by law to accept contributions without this information, therefore the reservation will be rejected and no tickets reserved until we can obtain the required information.
Q: How important is it to provide names on the RSVP/Ticket Order Form?
A: VERY important. Every guest is given a nametag upon check-in. All attendee names must be submitted at least one week prior to the event to avoid registration difficulties.
Q: What happens with the money raised?
A: Funds are used by the Orange County Republican Party to register Republican voters, get Republicans to the polls and assist Republican candidates in the general election.
Q: What about special dietary requirements?
A: We will make an effort to accommodate special dietary requirements. Please contact us to reserve your meal.
Q: How do I get there?
A: Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located on Universal Boulevard just off of the Beachline Expressway (SR 528, Exit #2) and a half mile east of the Orange County Convention Center. Click here for a map and directions from your location.
Q: Is there anything else I need to know?
A: Purchases are considered contributions. Contributions to the Orange County Republican Executive Committee are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions permitted under federal law will be deposited into the OCREC federal account (OCREC’s federal component) unless otherwise designated and are subject to federal contributions limitations. Contributions not permitted under federal law will be deposited into the OCREC local committee account (OCREC’s non-federal component) as permitted by law. Contributions from foreign nationals are prohibited. Federal law requires political committees such as OCREC collect & report the name, employer, address and occupation of individuals contributing over $200/year.