Offbeat Events Highlight ConventionParties
NEW YORK - (09/02/04) While most of this weeksevents at the Republican National Convention featured conventionalfareopen bars and buffet luncheons or dinnersseveralstood out as un-conventional. A Sunday night reception forCalifornia Congressman David Drier attended by NAFCUrepresentatives was held at a bowling alley where lawmakers andlobbyists shed their shoes for the sake of the GOP. Monday, theNAFCU Board members attended a reception for former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a favoredlocale last week. CUNA lobbyist Gary Kohn attended a reception formembers of the House and Senate financial services committees atthe famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Bill Donovan went toa Tuesday night party for Texas Congressman Henry Bonilla atCartiers, where attendees were invited to try on expensivejewelry.