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San Fernando Valley Republican Club
Meeting Notice and Newsletter
In This Issue
Featured Speaker: Chuck DeVore
New RPLAC Chair: Glen Forsch
Important County Meeting
SFVRC Calendar of Events
SFVRC on Facebook
February Meeting: How Republicans Can Win
Holiday Greetings
Quick Links
December 24, 2008 
Dear Gary,

The next meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club will be on

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Galpin Ford, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405)
North Hills. 


There is a $5.00 event fee, except for first time visitors, students and guest speakers who may attend at no cost.

Assemblyman Chuck Devore, Candidate for U.S. Senate, will be our will be our featured speaker.

Newly elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, Glen Forsch, will be introduced.
Featured Speaker:  Chuck DeVore  
Chuck DeVore Chuck DeVore to Challenge Barbara Boxer for U.S. Senate

Chuck DeVore represents California's 70th Assembly District, an area that includes about 450,000 people in the Orange County communities of Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, and Tustin. His legislative committee assignments are: Vice Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, Veterans Affairs, and, Budget. He also serves as a Republican Whip. He was elected in 2004 and reelected in 2006.

Chuck has been named the Legislator of the Year by five organizations: the California Veterans of Foreign Wars, the California State Commanders Veterans Council, an umbrella organization of 19 veterans groups, the Young Republican Federation of California, the California College Republicans, and the Republican Party of Orange County. United Way of Orange County honored Chuck in 2006 for his legislation to improve childcare.

Chuck served as a Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988. As Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs his duties included working with Congress to advance the President's foreign and military policy. Chuck's official travels took him to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Central America. His initiative helped develop the Arrow Anti-Ballistic Missile program.

Visit Chuck's website for U.S. Senate.
New RPLAC Chairman  
Glen Forsch Glen Forsch

At the Organizational Meeting of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County on December 6th, a new slate of officers was elected to serve as the RPLAC Executive Board for 2009-2010. 

That slate is:

Chairman:  Glen Forsch
First Vice Chairman:  Lydia A. Gutierrez
Second Vice Chairman:  Robert W. Vaughn
Secretary:  Roger L. Eshleman
Treasurer:  Gary A. Aminoff
Asst. Secretary:  Constance S. Ruffley
Asst. Treasurer:  Gwen S. Patrick

Glen Forsch will introduce himself at our Meeting on January 6, 2009.
Voting Members of Central Committees  
RPLAC Important County Meeting

The Organizational Meeting of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County on December 6th was not completed due to insufficient time.  On January 8, 2009 the County Committee will reconvene to finish organizing the State Senate and Congressional Committees for 2009-2010.

All voting members of the Central Committee, or their alternate, should appear at the January 8 meeting to complete the Organizational Meeting.

The January 8th meeting of RPLAC will be at Luminarias, 3500 Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, at 7:00pm.
SFVRC Calendar of Events
New Active Calendar of Republican and Club Events

Google CalendarWe have now set up a Google Calendar on our club web site.  The calendar is regularly maintained and includes not only events of SFVRC but many other Republican events in the area.  Organizations wanting their information included, please send the info to me by email.

To access the calendar, go to and click on "Calendar" on the menu, or go to:

The calendar is in monthly mode by default, but you can click on "week" to see the calendar by the week.  If you click on any event it will open up and give you details.  The calendar can also be printed.
SFVRC on Facebook  
SFVRC has a Facebook Group

We now have a group page on Facebook.  If you are on Facebook already, go to and click on "Join this Group."

If you are not yet on Facebook, you can go to and sign up.  The purpose of the Facebook group is to be able to communicate more easily with our members who are on Facebook and to be able to organize Facebook events that support the activities of the SFVRC and to receive information about other Republican and conservative activities being organized on Facebook that we might have interest in.

February Meeting  
How Republicans can Win

As we previously decided, we will not have a featured speaker at the February meeting.  We will have open discussion about how we as a Republican Club can do our part to bring success for Republicans in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, and the State of California.

One of the reasons for the success of the Democrats in the 2008 election was their ability to make use of the new media technology to organize and to raise money. 

Republicans are learning how to make use of technology as well.  There are many ways to use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to have success politically.  As part of the February meeting I will give a demonstration of how both Facebook and Twitter are being used today to get the conservative message across.  While Twitter may seem confusing to those of you who have checked it out, there are ways to make it useful.  I will go into that in some detail.

We expect to have another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, January 6, 2009.  I hope to see you all there.

I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas or Happy Chanukah.  I also wish you a very Happy New Year.


Gary Aminoff
Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club