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San Fernando Valley Republican Club
Meeting Notice and Newsletter
In This Issue
SFVRC Activities Discussion
New Officers at RPLAC
Do business with fellow Republicans
SFVRC Calendar of Events
SFVRC Facebook Page
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May 30, 2009 
Dear Gary,

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

Tuesday, June 2, 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.

There will be no featured speaker at the June Meeting.

There is a lot of important and relevant information contained in this newsletter.  Please read the items below.
SFVRC Activities Discussion  
Our Ongoing Conversation

As you know, in March we had a lively discussion about what our priorities should be and in what areas we should be directing our efforts.  You might recall that I sent an email out listing the topics that were offered and who suggested them.  Here is another copy of that list:

SFVRC Chart of ideas

I then summarized the list as follows:

These can be broken down further into some general categories:

Outreach and Community Involvement
  College Republicans
  Young Republicans
  Republican Women Federated Clubs
  Other Republican Clubs
  Decline-to-states, Other conservative parties
  Ethnic groups, especially Latinos and African-Americans
  Teen-age Republicans
  Local charitable events
  Neighborhood Councils
  Boy Scouts
  Voter Registration at community events
  Veteran organizations, including the VA, Operation Gratitude, etc.
 Work with Educational Institutions
 Set up a committee to come up with a strategy for:
   Community Colleges
Public Relations with media

Establish relationships with various media outlets:
    Daily newspapers
    Talk radio
    Cable TV
    Neighborhood weekly newpapers
   Find a friendly reporter and keep him/her informed as to  what SFVRC is doing, especially what we are doing for the community, and what issues we have taken positions on.
  Help promote the idea of private investment accounts in lieu of social security for those under thirty ("Rise up America")
Utilize the new media to organize and communicate.

Precinct Operations.
    Set up a Precinct Chairman for the club.
    Organize area chairman
     Set up precinct captains under each area chairman
       Have precinct captains organize precinct leaders for every precinct in the Valley.
  Precinct operation to help organize Neighborhood Watch groups, work with local law enforcement agencies,
and find other ways to help make the neighborhoods safe.  Let's have our neighbors, Republicans, Democrats and DTS's alike, know that Republicans are in the neighborhood and we are there to help.
Candidate identification, recruitment and training

    Have everyone be alert to potential candidates in their daily life.
    Find out if they have a core belief in limited government
    Are they passionate about liberty?
    Are they willing to run for office?
    Set up candidate training sessions.


Last, but not least, Ken Nerrie had it right when he said we should have fun.  While what we do is serious business about trying to make sure that our beloved Country stays with the ideals and principles of our Founding Fathers and our originating documents, we should have fun doing it.  We are going to implement some ideas about how we do that, as well.

At the June meeting we are going to continue the discussion.  We will have some additional presentations by members.  We will take some additional input from members, and I expect that we will probably come out of the June meeting with at least three principal activities that we think are priorities for SFVRC to undertake to increase the probability of Republican candidates winning elections in the San Fernando Valley, which is our ultimate objective.
New Executive Board at RPLAC  
RPLAC logo Elections at May Meeting

At its May Central Committee Meeting, The Republican Party of Los Angeles County reorganized itself and held elections for new officers.
The newly elected Executive Board of RPLAC is:

Chairman:              Jane Barnett  (43rd AD)
First Vice Chair:      Gary Aminoff (42nd AD)
Second Vice Chair:  John Cozza (54th AD)
Secretary:             Alex Burrola (56th AD)
Treasurer:              Len Lanzi (41st AD)
Asst. Secy:            Davina Keiser (54th AD)
Asst. Treas:           Gwen Patrick (52nd AD)

Also appointed by the Chair to act as Executive Director on a volunteer basis:  Ashley Ingram

The new Board has already planned its first event with a dinner/roast of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, honoring his 40 years of service to the community on July 16th.
SFVRC Business Roster  
Do Business with fellow Republicans

In these tough economic times we have decided to help each other out economically.

We are preparing a business roster of Republicans for SFVRC members.  This will be merged with a county-wide business directory that is being prepared by LA County Republican Clubs.

We are encouraging all of our members to patronize the businesses of our fellow members and Republicans.  If you need goods and services, why not have them provided by your fellow Republicans?

For those of you who would like to have your business listed in our business directory, please send an email to:
BUSINESS@SFVRC.ORG .  Provide your name, the name and street address of your business, your business phone number, your business web site address, and your email address.  Also provide a description of the services you provide or the type of goods you sell.

We would like to publish this directory by May, so please send in your information.  Send an email to with the above information.
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.
The San Fernando Valley Republican Club has a Facebook Group Page.  Join us at:

We expect to have another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, June 2nd.  I hope to see you there.


Gary Aminoff

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club