2018 Sunshine Summit Info and Agenda

The following is a quick summary of the events and plans for 2018 Sunshine Summit and RPOF Meetings June 28-30 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Kissimmee. Tickets are still available for Friday June 29th at $50/person.

Thursday June 28 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST –  Nationally televised Florida Gubernatorial Debate– Gaylord Palms – SOLD OUT


Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum of Fox News (FNC) will Co-Anchor 2018 the Nationally Televised Florida Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate on

Thursday, June 28 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 pm. EST in Kissimmee, Florida


followed by a Statewide Candidate Reception, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

and Chairman's Sponsor's Reception, 10:00 pm - midnight.


Friday, June 29th, a Speakers Series will be held from 10 am - 6:00 pm. – At Gaylord Palms.   Cost is $50.  – Purchase Tickets for event at https://secure.anedot.com/florida-gop/sunshinesummit2018


Confirmed guest speakers: Jason Chaffetz, Dinesh D’Souza, Senator Rand Paul, Dan Bongino, Kayleigh McEnany, Stephen Moore, Grover Norquist, Matt Schlapp, Deneen Borelli, Tom Borelli, Dick Morris, Candice Owens, David Webb.  Recently added: Puerto Rico Rising Panelists: Jose Carrión, Jose Fuentes,


Saturday, June 30th, RPOF Quarterly Meetings will be held from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM – At Gaylord Palms.  REC Members may attend as Guests of the Chairman and SCM or SCW.   No cost.


A brief summer quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday, June 30th at the Gaylord Palms. The schedule is the following:


8:30 – 9:00AM            CD 4 Caucus (for the purpose of electing a Caucus Chair)


9:00 – 10:30AM          Absentee Ballot Chase Seminar (Very informative seminar - open to REC members and registered guests of members)


10:30 – 11:30AM        Chairman’s Caucus  (REC members may attend with Chairman)

10:30 – 11:30AM        SCM/SCW’s Caucus  (REC members may attend with SCM or SCW)

10:30 – 11:30AM        Appointee Caucus


11:30AM – 1:30PM    Executive Board Meeting


Tickets for Day 2 of the Sunshine Summit are still available.  Tickets can be purchased here: https://secure.anedot.com/florida-gop/sunshinesummit2018.


Additionally, this is a reminder that we have been able to secure two overflow hotels at pricing equal to or better than the Gaylord Palms.


Here are the links to both hotels for your use.  The reservation links expire on Friday, June 22nd  so make sure you take advantage of the pricing by that date.  Please feel free to share this.


Marriott Orlando World Center

8701 World Center Drive

Orlando, FL  32821





Room $145.00

Resort Fee  $  25.00 

Tax 12.5%  $  21.25

Total $ 191.25

On property parking is additional


Marriott Village Springhill Suites

8601 Vineland Avenue

Orlando, FL  3281-6499





Room $139.00

Tax 12.5%  $  17.38

Total $155.38


There is no resort fee or charge for parking.  A courtesy shuttle runs between the Springhill Suites and Gaylord Palms hotel.


Also, Thursday June 28 from 10-3 PM -  Training for Republican attorneys and interested committee members – Gaylord Palms – cost is free but you must register.


The RPOF is partnering with the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) to host a half day of training for Republican lawyers from 10am-3pm on Thursday, June 28th in conjunction with the RPOF's Sunshine Summit at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, 6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 32746.  All of your Republican attorney volunteers should attend this crucial training where they will receive valuable instruction to help them assist you and your REC this election cycle.  The training will include instruction from top Republican attorneys around the country and all three of the Republican candidates for Attorney General!  This is a FREE CLE and you do not have to register for Sunshine Summit to attend (although you still should!).

Visit https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fsunshinesummit.org%2frnla-cle%2f&c=E,1,nsnb7K6f_NqCzKigUtdsUb_wxw8PVpfdnI-PKy6XUJd1UwarRp5oKEbtyejGqmPefugL6qdYl9ETOXsMCrVy-hK9noRVgg-eJaGN78wOTR8kWPeIAQ,,&typo=1 for more information and to register.  Please pass this information along to all of your volunteer Republican lawyers.

We have a number of people from Highlands County now planning to attend some or all of the preceding events.  There is still room for more for all day Friday and for Saturday morning.   Hope you will consider making plans to attend.