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Featured Speaker - Avi Davis
New State Party Leadership
CRP Chairman Discloses Strategic Plan
Walt Allen needs volunteers
Poll Workers needed March 6th
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February 15, 2007
Dear Gary,

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 7:00pm at Galpin Ford, 15555 Roscoe Blvd, 2nd Floor (just east of the 405), North Hills.

We have a very interesting featured speaker, Avi Davis.
Featured Speaker:  Avi Davis
Avi Davis Expert on Islam, Europe and the Middle East


Avi Davis is an attorney, journalist, commentator, documentarian and co- founder of the American Freedom Alliance and the Israel Christian Nexus.

He is the co-founder of the Israel Christian Nexus, a Los Angeles based organization formed to bring together Christians and Jews in support of Israel. He was born in Melbourne, Australia and graduated from the David Derham School of Law. He arrived in Los Angeles working as Director, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University and in the 1990s, he was president of his own consulting company in Beverly Hills, which raised capital for the Israeli internet industry.

Mr. Davis' commentary on Israel and the Middle East has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Jerusalem Post, Washington Times, Melbourne Age, and The Daily Telegraph and his radio commentary is heard regularly throughout North America.  He has been a television commentator on the Middle East for CNN, Fox News and Adelphia Cable. Mr. Davis lectures widely and teaches a course in the Arab-Israeli conflict at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and a course in journalism at UCLA. His latest documentary "Jenin: The Battle for Truth," was released in September 2003. His first book, The Crucible of Conflict: the Roots of Middle East Terrorism will be published in Fall, 2007.

He is currently the Senior fellow of the American Freedom Alliance - a Los Angeles based organization formed to promote freedom of expression, freedom of inquiry and freedom of conscience among the practitioners of the world's religions.

New State Party Leadership
Ron Nehring Nehring, Del Beccaro Lead CRP
The California Republican Party held its semi-annual convention in Sacramento last weekend, February 9-11.  New officers were elected to lead the party during the next two years.

Ron Nehring was elected Chairman of the state party.  Ron re-energized the San Diego County party and I expect he will do the same with the state party.  Ron is dynamic, organized, focused and determined.  All the qualities that make for great leadership.
Tom Del Beccaro  Tom Del Beccaro, in a contested race, won the office of Vice Chairman of the state party.  Tom also brings energy and excitement to the state leadership, and I anticipate a new, energized and effective party once the newly elected leadership sets its policy and strategic plan.

Our own Doug Boyd was successful in his race for Regional Vice Chairman - Los Angeles against a last minute challenge by former Assembly candidate Michael A. Jackson of Long Beach.
Strategic Plan from new CRP Chairman  
California seal Nehring discloses plan
Chairman Ron Nehring sent the following letter to CRP members:

CRP Board of Directors Launches '08 Campaign with Strategic Plan, Performance Review

With our convention now behind us, I wanted to personally thank you for the opportunity to serve as Chairman of our state Republican Party. With an important presidential and other elections just 21 months away, there's a tremendous amount of work for us to do.

As we move forward together, it's important to me that you be well informed on developments at the CRP, and actions the party is taking to maximize our opportunities for victory.

As promised, your new Board of Directors met immediately following Sunday's convention general session for two extraordinary meetings. First, we held our first joint meeting of the Board with our County Republican Chairmen to discuss our state party's strategic plan and specific action items for strengthening our party through our county committees. It was a great meeting that enhanced everyone's understanding of the challenges, needs and opportunities of the county committees.

Following our meeting with the county leaders, your Board of Directors met for an intensive work session that produced several major accomplishments vital for the growth and strengthening of the party.

The Board has four new members: Vice Chair South Jon Fleischman, Vice Chair Central Valley Laura Gadke, Vice Chair Los Angeles Doug Boyd, and Budget Chairman Tony Krvaric. Past Budget Committee Chair Keen Butcher is now CCA President, past CCA President Tom DelBeccaro is now Vice Chairman, and Duf Sundheim is now Immediate Past Chairman. We have a first class team.

A comprehensive strategic plan was adopted, setting priorities and an action agenda for growth. The plan covers party building, campaign programs, streamlining our management and organization, and other key elements. We now have an excellent roadmap for the future and action items in the highest priority areas.

The California Republican Party Performance Review was initiated, providing the framework for a review our programs and operations so we take advantage of our first non-election year in four years to assess what works well, and where we can make improvements. Watch your email for updates as the Review gets underway.

Several leadership positions were filled so work can begin right away. The Board approved nominations for Chairs of the following committees: Tony Krvaric, Budget; Acquanetta Warren, Base Building; Tom Del Beccaro, Strategic Planning and Volunteer Organizations; Tim Morgan, Rules; Mike Spence, Initiatives; Luis Buhler, Audit. Additional leadership posts will be filled in the coming days and weeks.

Additionally: the CRP's lease on its Sacramento offices was renewed and the County Executive Directors program was revised and renewed.

Looking ahead, a CRP State Leadership Conference to take place in May is now under development, combining multiple leadership and volunteer training opportunities in a single weekend conference. Watch for more information on the Leadership Conference in the coming days.

I'm boldly confident in our party's future in California. We have great volunteers, elected officials, candidates, county committees, donors and activists. We have a solid plan, and a leadership team committed to implementing it. Plus, our party is on the winning side of the issues on the minds of Californians.

The 2008 campaign is under way, and the work of building the California Republican Party into a dominant political force to put our ideas into action has begun.

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your California Republican Chairman.

All the best,

Ron Nehring

Walt Allen seeking Covina City Council Spot  
Walt Allen Walt needs volunteers
Walt Allen, First Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County is running for City Council in Covina.  Walt can use volunteers to make phone calls from home and walk precincts in Covina.
If you have ever met Walt you know that he is a wonderful person, a stand-up guy and a man who embodies the character and principles of a good conservative Republican.  Remember, all politics is local.  Let's do what we can to get Walt elected.  Those interested in volunteering contact me and I will put you in touch with Heather Peters who is coordinating his campaign.
Poll Workers needed for March 6th Election  
You can be part of the process


You can provide a vital service to the community and have a fun, rewarding experience by becoming a pollworker in the upcoming Primary Nominating Election and Council District 7 Special Election Tuesday, March 6, 2007.


For election day service, poll workers receive an $80 or $100 stipend, and a $25 bonus for attending a required two-hour training. Participants must be registered voters. Student volunteers must be 16 years or older, be citizens, and have teacher and parental consent.


For more information or to sign up, call the City Clerk Election Division's Pollworker Recruitment at (866) 899-8683, or visit, and go to "Pollworker Information."

We will have another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, March 6th.  I look forward to seeing all of you there.

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club