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Featured Speaker - Steve Frank
Gingrich Praises CRP Platform
American Freedom Alliance Event - March 11
Buck and Ballot Brigade - 50th Anniversary
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March 7, 2008 
Dear Gary,

The next meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club will be on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 7:00pm at Galpin Ford, 15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405), 2nd Floor Meeting Room, North Hills.  There is a $5.00 event fee, except for first time visitors, students and guest speakers who may attend at no cost.

Steve Frank will be our featured speaker on April 1st.  It is always interesting to get the real political "inside" from Steve.
Featured Speaker - Steve Frank  
Steve Frank Political Activist and Publisher
Publisher of the newsletter, "California Political News & Views" with over 200,000 subscribers, Steve Frank's political bio goes back to working for Nixon in 1960.  Mr. Frank actively worked to elect Goldwater, Reagan, Simon, and many more Republicans.  He is a past president of the California Republican Assembly, former Secretary of the California Republican Party, Founder of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, and a prior member of the 1971 White House Conference on Youth.  He has been a member of the California Electoral College and a Delegate to the Republican National Convention.  He currently advises campaigns on Netroots, the use of the Internet for building the base, moving the message, and broadening voter contact.  He is an expert in developing volunteer organizations and building coalitions.

Steve has worked with numerous D.C. based organizations from Americans for Tax Reform, NRA, pro-life groups and many of the supporting groups of CPAC.

Newt Gingrich praises CRP Platform  
CRP Memo from CRP Chairman Ron Nehring

The California Republican Party held its semi-annual convention last week in San Francisco.  Much was accomplished at the convention, including the passage of a new platform.  Chairman Ron Nehring sent a memo to CRP members, which states, in part:

Newt Gingrich, the leader of the 1994 Republican revolution and former Speaker of the House, this week praised the California Republican Party for adopting a platform based on Republican principles and issues with proven "tri-partisan" appeal. 
Gingrich's group American Solutions has spent the last year conducting extensive policy and public opinion research to identify issues rooted in Republican principles that also enjoy the support of a majority of Democrats and independent voters.  Their Platform of the American People is a compilation of this research.
In his update to more than 550,000 subscribers this week, Speaker Gingrich said the following:




The Doers, Not the Talkers: The Real Change Movement Surges Ahead of Campaign '08


The California GOP Adopts Key Provisions of the Platform of the American People


The next group of real change agents I want to tell you about is the California Republican Party.


I've talked to you in the past about the Platform of the American People, an agenda of solutions for America's challenges that have the majority support of Republicans, Democrats and independents.


Last week was a very successful week for the Platform. At their convention last month, the California Republican Party adopted key parts of the Platform of the American People into their state party platform.


(Click here for the full article)


Thank you to everyone who labored to develop the CRP's new platform.  A tremendous amount of work was contributed by leaders from throughout the state to ultimately produce a document that was adopted by the CRP membership without further amendment.
As with every deliberative process, not everyone's ideas made it into the final document.  Yet, our party is stronger and benefited greatly from the dialogue and debate in which everyone's voice was heard. 
Again, special thanks to everyone who worked to produce and improve this document.  Click the link below to see the final platform.

Ron Nehring, Chairman
California Republican Party
CRP Website

American Freedom Alliance Event  
American Freedom Alliance The Roots of Islamic Anti-Semitism
American Freedom Alliance is having an event on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 which is a debate on The Roots of Islamic Anti-Semitism. 


American Freedom Alliance and Scholars for Peace In the Middle East present
a Public Debate



Matthias Kuentzel
winner of the London Book Award for Jihad and Jew Hatred: Islamism,  Nazism and the Roots of 9/11
Robert Spencer
New York Times best selling author  of  The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades

Tuesday, March 11, 2008   7:30 pm   

Grand Salon at Kerkhoff Hall, UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles
Parking Structure 6  ($8.00) at the North end of Westwood Plaza - the campus  extension of Westwood Boulevard

$15.00 with pre-paid reservation     $20.00 at the door
Students with valid ID free

For reservations 

          call 310.444.3085          

An event in support of the  AFA commemorative week
The Lesson of Munich: Appeasment in the Modern World 
September 28 - October 5 2008, Los Angeles, CA


Click here for the website of the AFA

  The Republican Buck & Ballot Brigade  
Buck and Ballot Brigade
50th Anniversary Celebration

The Buck and Ballot Brigade is a political action committee that raises money for the 43rd Assembly District.  It is one of the oldest organizations in Los Angeles County and serves the Glendale/Burbank area and surrounding communities.

The Buck and Ballot Brigade has been very supportive of Republican causes in Los Angeles County, especially in the San Fernando Valley.  I encourage everyone to support the Buck and Ballot Brigade by attending their 50th Anniversary celebration. 


Join with our Honorary Host Committee

Congressman David Dreier

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon

Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel

Senator George Runner

Supervisor Mike Antonovich

Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine

former Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy

our Republican candidate for the 29th Congressional District, Charles Hahn

our Republican candidate for the 43rd Assembly District, Jane Barnett

former Congressman Steven Kuykendall will be representing Senator John McCain

and Araceli Gonzalez will be representing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

---and the list continues to grow


as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Republican Buck and Ballot Brigade on

Thursday evening, March 27th

at the Oakmont Country Club



I will be sending out more information when I receive it.  This is just a "save the date" notice.


Click here for the Buck and Ballot Brigade website.


The March meeting was a great success with over 125 attendees.  Candidates for Congress, State Senate and the State Assembly in the San Fernando Valley introduced themselves and stated their political positions to enable members to make informed decisions in June and to gather support for their campaigns.  Those candidates, and candidates for the County Central Committee were able to get signatures on their nominating petitions so they could qualify to run.

We also gave our club endorsement to Presidential Candidate John McCain.

I also want to let you know that I have been selected to write about Los Angeles County on the blog Red County.  So in addition to writing in my own blog, Bear to the Right (occasionally), I will also now be contributing to Red County.

I have been asked to participate on a panel discussing California politics at the annual convention of the California Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition in San Francisco, April 4-6, and I will participate in a panel discussion on Islamic Jihad at the Contra Costa Republican Party meeting on May 20th, along with Larry Greenfield and Lores Rizkalla.

We expect to have another exciting meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, April 1st.

I look forward to seeing you there.


Gary Aminoff
Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club