At the turn of the 20th century, political activism in the United States reached a fever pitch.  In no other place was this more visible than the spirited policy debates between William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.  On April 27th, 1911, against this backdrop, thirty-two young men came together under the leadership of Benjamin M. Day, along with, Philip J. McCook, Lloyd Carpenter Griscom, Frederick Paul Keppel, Henry W. Goddard, Edward R. Finch, Alfred Conkling Coxe Jr., Lindon Bates Jr., Thomas D. Thacher, and Albert S. Bard to organize young Republicans in New York City.  They sought a forum where they could work within and for the Republican Party, yet be free to champion local candidates and criticize party policies when warranted.  To this end, these young men formed the New York Young Republican Club, as an offshoot of the earlier New York Young Men’s Republican Club, founded in 1879, which itself was a descendant of the even earlier New York Young Men’s Republican Union founded in 1856.

The Club grew quickly and in December 1911 held their first gala.  Senator William Edgar Borah was the keynote speaker at the gala for Guest of Honor, President of the United States William Howard Taft.  On February 19, 1912, the Club formally incorporated as the New York Young Republican Club Inc. with the express purpose:

“To promote and maintain the principles of the Republican Party; to foster within the Republican Party and make practical in service of the municipality, state and nation, the idealism characteristic of youth; to correct in our own party that tendency of all parties to make organization an end rather than a means; to develop sound principle and public spirit in party politics; to promote honest and fair electoral methods, to the end that the expression of the popular will by whatever party or body, shall be as free, untrammeled and equal as possible; to resist and expose political corruption; to advocate merit rather than partisan service as entitling to public office; to watch legislation and to encourage public attention to and efficiently criticize the conduct of government.”

Since that day, the Club has worked diligently to further the objects entrusted to us by the founding members for over a century.  As stewards of a proud tradition of advocacy, we invite you to join us as we build the Club and prepare it for the next 100 years.

Meet our Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is composed of all elected and non-elective Club officers.

Gavin M. Wax


Gavin serves as the 76th President of the New York Young Republican Club, the oldest and largest Young Republican club in the country. He was elected unanimously in April of 2019 and re-elected unanimously to a second term in December of 2020.

Gavin is also a Turning Point USA Ambassador, a Newsmax Insider, and the Corresponding Secretary of the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs.

In 2020, Gavin was awarded the Republican Youth of the Year Award by the Queens Village Republican Club, the oldest Republican club in the country. In 2021, Gavin was recognized as a Rising Star by the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs.

Gavin has appeared on Bold TV, Fox News, Newsmax, One America News, Real America’s Voice News, Right Side Broadcasting Network, The First TV, Victory News, and Compound Media.

Gavin’s articles have been published in American Greatness, American Thinker, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, Foundation for Economic Education, The Hill, Human Events, Mises Institute, The National Pulse, Newsmax, Newsweek, RealClearDefense, RealClearPolicy, RealClearPolitics, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, and The Western Journal.

President's Message

Nathan E. Berger

Vice President

Claire E. Roeschke


Nicholas J. Tan

Recording Secretary

Ilana A. Markstein

Corresponding Secretary

Viswanag B. Burra

Executive Secretary

Dylan J. Gallagher


Meet our Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors is composed of all appointed committee chairmen and standing committee co-chairmen.

  • Activism Chairwoman: Lucian B. Wintrich IV
  • Advisory Chairman: Brian J. Iwanicki
  • Campaigns Chairwoman: Nicole Kiprilov
  • Communications Chairwoman: Chelsea J. Hall
  • Design Chairwoman: Becky N. Oliveira
  • Finance Chairman: Paxton G. Cane
  • Fundraising Chairwoman: Lauren I. Mazer
  • History Chairman: Aldo J. Solares
  • House Chairwoman: Elizabeth S. Ruh
  • Law Chairwoman: Kiera M. Guzzo
  • Library Chairwoman: Joyce Wu
  • Media Chairwoman: Denice Flores Almendares
  • Membership Chairwoman: Asha D. Rampertaap
  • Outreach Chairwoman: Lauryn D. Lamp
  • Philanthropy Chairman: Jarret N. Freeman
  • Policy Chairman: Troy M. Olson
  • Publications Chairman: Nicholas T. Rafael Jr.
  • Recruitment Chairwoman: Amanda L. Sullivan
  • Rules Chairman: Alexander B. Zhik
  • Socials Chairwoman: Catherine M. Ziesmer
  • Speakers Chairwoman: Macayle A. Carey


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Meet our Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors is composed of influential minds in the conservative movement.

  • Darren J. Beattie
  • Eugene Garrett Bewkes IV
  • Tyler S. Bowyer
  • John J. Cardillo
  • William I. Chamberlain
  • Ronald D. Coleman
  • Steven C. Cortes
  • Austen L. Fletcher
  • Ryan A. Fournier
  • Pedro L. Gonzalez
  • Paul A. Gosar
  • Joshua B. Hammer
  • Raheem J. Kassam
  • Michelle Malkin
  • David B. Marcus
  • Chadwick A. Moore
  • Yechezkel Moskowitz
  • Deroy Murdock
  • John M. Posobiec III
  • Anthony Shaffer
  • Matthew R. Tyrmand

Members Holding Public Office

  • Federal:
    • Elise M. Stefanik, Chair of the House Republican Conference, United States House of Representatives (NY-21)
    • Lee M. Zeldin, United States House of Representatives (NY-1)
    • Claudia L. Tenney, United States House of Representatives (NY-22)
  • State:
    • Michael R. Martucci, New York State Senate (SD-42)
    • Colin J. Schmitt, New York State Assembly (AD-99)
    • Anthony F. Sabatini, Florida House of Representatives (HD-32)
  • Local:
    • Joseph C. Borelli, Minority Leader, New York City Council (CD-51) 
    • Inna E. Vernikov, Minority Whip, New York City Council (CD-48)
    • David Michael Carr, New York City Council (CD-50) 
    • Vickie Paladino, New York City Council (CD-19)
    • Marcus J. Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive
    • Brian M. Maher, Supervisor, Montgomery, New York
    • Benjamin N. Geller, Dutchess County Legislature (LD-4)
  • International: 
    • Harald Vilimsky, European Parliament (Austria)
    • Susanna Ceccardi, European Parliament (Italy)

Members Holding Political Office

  • John Burnett, Executive Vice-Chairman, New York Republican State Committee
  • Vanessa P. Simon, Secretary, New York Republican State Committee
  • Anthony Reinhart, Chairman, Richmond County Republican Committee
  • Richard T. Loughery, Chairman, Young Republican National Federation
  • Peter R. Giunta, Chairman, Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs
  • Augustus O. LeRoux, Chairman, New York Federation of College Republicans
  • Ashton Theodore Randle, Chairman, Tri-State Log Cabin Republicans

Club Documents







Original Certificate of Incorporation


Free Speech Policy


Sexual Harassment Policy


Code of Conduct


Clubhouse Rules

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