I, Chris Swift am a member of the Middlesex Club.

This is the oldest Republican social club in the United States that was formed in 1867 in
honor of the late President Abraham Lincoln.

It was founded by General Charles Taylor (Militia) who was a Civil War veteran that went
on to found the Boston Globe.

Another founder and the first president of the club was Daniel Needham.

George O. Brastow was the second President.

They have hosted an annual dinner but I never go to it.

George W. Bush is the only Republican President since the start of the 20th Century not to
speak yet.
I am not a resident of Massachusetts anymore but I am the National Commander of the
YDVA that is based out of Boston. In other words I have a little bit of interest as to what
goes on at Beacon Hill.

I am looking to get Republican members of the YDVA further involved in our political
process and the Middlesex Club makes the most sense. The club was founded by a
Massachusetts Militia General so we have a historical connection.

This is a work in process.
I see the Governor's Council as a possible good ramp up to attack to try and get our
members into politics.

The Massachusetts Governor's Council, also known as the Executive Council, is composed
of eight individuals elected from districts, and the Lieutenant Governor who serves ex officio.

The eight councillors are elected from their respective districts every two years. The
Council meets weekly to record advice and consent on warrants for the state treasury,
pardons and commutations, and recording advice and consent to gubernatorial
appointments such as judges, clerk-magistrates, public administrators, members of the
Parole Board, Appellate Tax Board, Industrial Accident Board and Industrial Accident
Reviewing Board, notaries.