Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, who defeated incumbent Mary Bono Mack in the 36th Congressional District in November 2012, is the expected guest speaker at a Pass Economic Development Association luncheon Thursday Aug. 22 at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa.
The luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to organizers. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required.
"We are honored to have Congressman Ruiz join us to give us a briefing on what is happening in Washington, D.C.," Pass EDA chairman Jeff Davis said in an announcement. "This is his first appearance with Pass EDA, and we appreciate his service on our behalf in Congress."
The event is scheduled in the 360 Lounge on the Morongo Casino Resort's 26th floor, according to organizers.
The congressman is also expected to appear at a forum, "Keeping Our Commitment to Veterans" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Beaumont City Hall.
"Representative Ruiz invites you to join him for a special forum for Veterans and their families, active duty personnel and their families, and Veterans Service Organizations to discuss the pressing issues for the Veterans community and how we can join together to improve the lives of Veterans throughout the 36th Congressional District," Ruiz' staff in Palm Springs said in an announcement.
On Sept. 7, Ruiz is the announced keynote speaker for a fundraising dinner in honor of the late Roman J. Dominguez of Beaumont.
"All funds raised from the dinner will be awarded as a scholarship to a distinguished Beaumont Unified High School student graduating in 2014," event organizers said. "The student will be selected based on his or her achievements in either healthcare or in the Armed Services."
The event is scheduled 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7 at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 702 Euclid Ave. Cost is $20 per person for adults and $10 for children.
For more info or to purchase tickets contact former Beaumont Unified School District board member Mark Orozco at email@example.com or (626) 806-9314.