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San Fernando Valley Republican Club
Meeting Notice and Newsletter
In This Issue
Featured Speaker - Michael Mandaville
Next RPLAC Meeting - November 13
RPLAC Martin Luther King Jr Awards Dinner - January 16, 2010
SFVRC Calendar of Events
San Fernando Valley Job Board
Do business with fellow Republicans
SFVRC Facebook Page
Quick Links
November 22, 2009

The next meeting of the
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, December 1, 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.

Our featured speaker will be filmmaker, writer and activist, Michael Mandavillle.

The run-off election for the City Council race for CD-2 is on Tuesday, December 8th.  The candidates are Christine Essel and Paul Krekorian.  Christine Essel will be at our meeting and will state her positions, and answer questions.  Paul Krekorian has another engagement that night so he will have a surrogate appear to state his positions and answer questions.  This will not be a debate. Each candidate will have five minutes to present why they should be elected, and then will answer questions from the floor. 

There are important announcements contained in this newsletter.  Please read the items below.
Michael Mandaville  
Michael Mandaville Filmmaker, Writer, Activist

Michael Mandaville is an activist, filmmaker, and writer. His interests in history, politics, warfare, and technology led him to write a book on fighting the growing threat of Radical Islam in the Information Age: the Citizen Soldier Handbook: 101 Ways For Every American To Fight Terrorism.

Citizen Soldier Handbook

Working with political organizations, he creates media to use during their campaigns. He created videos for the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Los Angeles ( to push California's Bill AB 221, which would prohibit the investment of state pension funds in companies that do business with Iran. Michael testified at the L.A. City Council about the need to deny funding to Iran. His videos have appeared at Washington D.C.'s GI Film Festival and Frank Gaffney's He line produced the short, "The Iraq Study Group," directed by David Zucker ("Airplane", "Scary Movie"). He also directed the political short, "Winning the Race." Stealing Thunder

Mandaville's first novel, Stealing Thunder, was recently published. He has directed commercials, shorts, and documentaries. Currently, he is putting the finishing touches on two more novels: a drama entitled Journey and a Parisian thriller, A Cold Death, as well as a non-fiction book about working on an Arabic language comedy in Egypt.

You can find out more about Michael Mandaville on his web site, and on his blog.
Some Upcoming Events
Evan Sayet Evan Sayet - November 29th

Event: Evan Sayet and his Right to Laugh Comedy Tour in S.California
Visit Evan's Web Site.
Where: Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at
Nov. 29th
6:00 PM
Valet Parking after 8:00 just $3
Special Guests: al Sonja Schmidt and Eric Golub
Reservations: 818-824-6545
Day and Date:  Sunday,  November 29, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20.00


Hollywood Congress of Republicans
Christmas Dinner Party/Talent Showcase
December 2, 2009

Join us for our annual Christmas Dinner Party/Member Talent Showcase. This will be our chance to spotlight our fellow members. We are, after all, a group of entertainers. We might as well take advantage of that and entertain each other during the party (optional of course).
Hollywood Congress of Republicans
If you have a Christmas song (or any song for that matter) that you'd like to sing, or if you have some other kind of 5 minute act that you'd like to perform, e-mail and let her know. Bring sheet music if you like accompaniment.  Also, our own Evan Sayet will be performing for us.

Join us as we celebrate the Holidays with our fellow HCR members. Bring friends and new members!
Date:   Dec. 2nd, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Approx)
(Reception/Check in-6:30-7:00 PM,
meeting begins at Approx 7:15)
 Place:  Mayflower Club
                11110 Victory Blvd (Across from Target)
               North Hollywood, CA 91606
Cost:   $16.00 for Members, $21.00 for Non-Members
 (Meal Included)-(Cash or Check- Sorry no credit cards)
Free Parking behind building, on street after 7:00 and in the Target parking lot.

Find out more at the Hollywood Congress of Republicans web site.


The Republican Clubs of Los Angeles County
in conjunction with the Southern California Republican Coalition are pleased to invite you on December 5th to...

5th Annual Joint Republican
Christmas / Hanukkah Party!

When: Saturday, December 5th  7pm to 11pm
Where:  655 N. Harbor Dr. Redondo Beach
Former Red Onion (next to Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach).
Parking:  Lots of Free Parking
Catered French California Dinner & Hors d'oeuvers
by Bagatelle included
No Host Bar 
Entertainment: Music, Dancing, Santa, & Prizes

Tickets: $25 per person in advance ($30 at the door)
RSVP: 310-294-9314 or by email to:
Mail Check to Southern California Republican Coalition (SCRC)
P.O. Box 2321 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Pay online & get more info at
All Republicans & their friends & families are welcome!

Next RPLAC Meeting  
RPLAC logo 100px January 14, 2010

There will not be an RPLAC Meeting in December.

The next meeting of RPLAC will be on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at the Mike Curb Financial Center at the Junior Achievement Center, 6250 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.  The gubernatorial candidates have been invited.

RPLAC Martin Luther King Jr Awards Dinner  
Martin Luther King Jr January 16, 2010

The Republican Party of Los Angeles County is sponsoring the First Annual Martin Luther King Jr Recognition Awards Banquet at the Renassiance Montura Hotel, 9620 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045 on January 16, 2010 at 6:30pm.

Hold the Date.  You can find out more here.
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.
There are several events occurring during the next few weeks.  Be sure and check the calendar to find out when and where.
Looking for Work?  
 San Fernando Valley Job Board

Gary Starr and I have formed a job board.  Those looking for work can post their resumes and information on the job board for free.  Employers posting jobs will pay a nominal fee.  We are providing this job board as a service to the community and especially our members to assist you in finding a job.

To post your information go to the San Fernando Valley Job Board.
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.
The San Fernando Valley Republican Club has a Facebook Group Page.  Please join us at:

We expect to have another great meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, December 1st. I hope to see you there.


Gary Aminoff

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club

Help support the San Fernando Valley Republican Club.  There are very important elections coming up in 2010 for Assembly, State Senate, Congress and Senate, as well as statewide elections for Governor.  We want to build a war chest to use to help get Republicans elected in the San Fernando Valley.  Please consider a contribution.

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