Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice president, is scheduled to visit the Woodway Country Club in Darien on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2:30 p.m. The private, invite-only reception is closed to the media.
Guests are asked to show up not later than 1:30 for security check in. Event co-chairs include area Republicans such as State representatives Terrie Wood, Toni Boucher and Larry Cafero, as well as Darien’s First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, New Canaan’s First Selectman Robert Mallozzi, Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia, Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia and former Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Mike Fedele.
The event is asking $1,000 per person to attend the general reception, although the RSVP deadline was Thursday, Sept. 27. Attendees interested in a photo reception could pay $5,000 for that opportunity, and a roundtable discussion would be available to those contributing $10,000. Children 17 and under of supporters are complimentary guests.
All money would go to Romney for President, Inc., the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to the invitation.
On Saturday, The Darien Times received an press release from Yale Global Health and AIDS Coalition announcing a protest outside the country club during Ryan’s visit. According to the release, “Yale is teaming up with local activists to hold a rally around domestic and global reproductive rights and women’s health, as well as around his proposed cuts to programs like Medicaid.”