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  January General Membership Meeting
  January 2, 2007

  Dear Gary,

We have planned an outstanding meeting for January, with an exciting featured speaker.

The meeting will be on Tuesday, January 2nd, at 7:00pm at Galpin Ford, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 15555 Roscoe Blvd, North Hills, just west of the 405.

All are welcome. Bring your friends.

Featured Speaker - Nonie Darwish, Author of "Now they call me Infidel"

Born in Cairo, Nonie was later raised in the Gaza Strip. In the 1950s, Egypt occupied Gaza and Gamal Abdel Nasser, who later became Egypt's president, appointed her father to lead the fedayeen guerilla operations, whose sole mission was to destroy Israel. As Nasser rallied the Arab world to wipe out the Jewish State, Arabs throughout the Middle East flooded into Gaza to join the fedayeen headed by Nonie's father, Lt. Col. Mustafa Hafaz. The fedayeen became the model for modern terrorist organizations.

Growing up in an environment of intense hatred, Nonie witnessed firsthand the death and destruction Fedayeen operations caused. By attending Gaza elementary schools, she and her siblings were indoctrinated in anti-Semitism at an early age.

Nonie's story is one of enlightenment and transformation as she worked for a Middle-East news agency and traveled abroad, eventually moving to the United States where she realized how much she became indoctrinated and had to speak out.

Nonie is married and the mother of three children. She is a freelance writer, public speaker and an interpreter. Her articles have been published in the U.S. and international media and she lectures regularly, bringing her positive message and call for change to audiences across the country.

Nonie has recently written a book, "Now they call me Infidel", and will bring copies of her book to the meeting if anyone wants to purchase a copy. She also is featured in the video, "Obsession". If you haven't yet seen it, I urge you to do so before the January meeting.

This will be a lively meeting discussing the Middle-East, Islam, the naivete of the Left, and the real threat to America, Israel and Western Civilization. Don't miss it.

Read Nonie's Biography here

Board of Directors for 2007

At the December meeting the following were elected to the Board of Directors for 2007:

President: Gary Aminoff
Vice-President: Val Cymbal
Secretary: Karen Shapiro
Treasurer: Chris Pavik
Asst. Treas.: Rick Schilf

Committee Chairmen:
Political Activism Committee - Jim Pavik and Duane Buckley, Co-chairs.
Public Relations Committee - David Hernandez, Chairman
Youth Programs and Recruitment - Rick Schilf and Saul Rios, Co-chairs.

Volunteer Appreciation Recognition

We urge all of our volunteers who worked in the Victory '06 campaign to attend the January meeting. Whether you were walking precincts, working in the phone bank, putting out yard signs, whatever you did in the 2006 campaign, you will be recognized at our January meeting and receive a Certificate of Appreciation. Please attend so you can be recognized for all that you do.

  This will be another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club. I look forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2007.