San Fernando Valley Republican Club 
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In This Issue
Stephen Kinney - Public Opinion Strategies
Howard Hyde - Republican Priorities and Strategies
Wake-Up America Rally - October 7th
Operation Swing State
Walk Precincts in Las Vegas
Voting Recommendations on Propositions
Dine and Donate at Fatburger
Republican Business Directory
SFVRC Calendar of Events
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September 28, 2012
Dear Gary,

The next meeting of the 
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, October 2,  2012
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.

In October we will have two speakers. Stephen M. Kinneyof Political Opinion Strategies, who will talk about the national elections, and Howard Hyde, who will speak on Republican Priorities, Strategies and the Hispanic Vote 2012

Please review the important announcements and other information below.  Many activities will be happening in the next few weeks that you should know about.  Read the information in this newsletter.
Please keep in mind that our November meeting will be on the SECOND TUESDAY of the month, November 13.
Stephen M. Kinney
Stephen Kinney
Stephen M. Kinney
Political Opinion Strategies

Stephen M. Kinney is a partner of Public Opinion Strategies, L.L.C., one of the nation's premier
political and public affairs survey research firms. His institutional knowledge, critical insight,
and expertise in survey analyses contribute to his reputation as a respected pollster and strategist
on the current scene.
Since 1992, Steve Kinney has conducted research in 52 of the state's 80 assembly districts and 22 of the state's 40 senate districts. Whether on behalf of
individual candidates, the Republican caucus, or independent organizations concerned with the
outcome of the elections, we have been involved in virtually every competitive state legislative
race in the last decade. 
Stephen will discuss the November race.  You can find out more about Stephen Kinney by visiting his website:
Howard Hyde  
Howard Hyde
Howard Hyde
Republican Priorities, Strategies and the Hispanic Vote 2012

Howard Hyde is a former liberal socialist progressive Democrat from Berkeley who now defends and promotes free markets, limited government, and capitalism in English and in Spanish on various blogs.  See his blog:
Howard also writes on the above issues on and in Spanish.
as well, in Spanish-languages churches and radio stations, and to Republican clubs and organizations.
"The Hispanic citizen voter population is 20 million strong and growing faster than any other (43% in the last 10 years). We Republicans must win over this group if we are serious about regaining the White House and Congress, repealing Obamacare and restoring economic growth, full employment and limited constitutional government.
This presentation is about how to enlist the help of Hispanicvoters to achieve our highest-priority goals." 

He is also an IT professional, a musician, a swimmer, a unicyclist, and dad of a retired competitive ice dancer. 
Wake-Up America Rally  
Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 2PM-6PM


Call it a fortuitous development, divine intervention, or whatever you want. President Obama will be attending a fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles (Nokia Center) on the very same day and at the very same time as theWake Up America! 2012 Rally (Sunday, October 7,  2-6pm).


This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to tell Obama what you think about his failed presidency and express your concern about the fiscal demise of our country and state.


This rally will also provide you with concrete ways to get involved in grassroots initiatives so that you can make an immediate difference in the November election.  And you will get to hear from Dennis Prager, Steve Bannon, Bill Whittle, Mark Meckler, Rosa Koire, and AlfonZo Rachel!


We will gather at the Wake Up America! 2012 Rally by the thousands on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2-6pm at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles and send a message to Obama and the national and local media that will be following him that day!


A small number of people can make a big difference in politics. Those with the loudest voice get heard. We need your voice! Our country and state are on the precipice, but the ship can be turned around this November. Now is the time to get involved. Wake Up America!...Liberty is Waiting...Let's Roll!


For more information, please visit the Wake Up America! Rally web site here. The rally Facebook page is here. The rally flyer can be downloaded here.


The #1 best selling pro-American rock band, Madison Rising, will be performing at the event. If you would like to receive a FREE Madison Rising CD and T-Shirt and help us make our vision for this event a reality, please click here.


This will be a family-friendly event (including bounce houses for the kids). Join us on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the grass of the Federal Building in Westwood with your family and a community of like-minded people!

Operation Swingstate  
Call into Swing States for Romney/Ryan  

Operation Swing State is organizing calls into the states that will make a difference in the November election.  Here is a notice from Operation Swing State:


We Can Win the White House by Calling Swing State Voters!
Your choice: either make phone calls now or have Obama for 4 more years!! 

Consider these key facts: 
  • The Presidential race is very close and will be won or lost in the swing states.
  • 4 swing states are already voting.
  • You can call swing state voters using the Romney campaign online phone bank.

1. Call today from home or wherever you are using a computer and phone. To make calls for Romney, go to and move your cursor on the Get Involved Tab and click on Call From Home (or for more detailed instructions and for suggested swing states to call, go to and then click the Romney-Ryan tab). Ordinarily, you will be calling Nevada voters. If you want to call swing state voters in Virginia, Ohio or Florida, see for instructions on how to do this.
2. Organize or attend an easy, fun, weekly Romney-Ryan Calling Party!  For free tips and materials on organizing, publicizing and conducting Romney-Ryan Calling Parties contact Susan Silver or Don Silver: or call (310)282-8440 

Contact info:

Susan Silver and Don Silver 
National Co-Chairs, Operation Swing State    Swing State Co-Chairs, Republican Party of Los Angeles County
310.282.8440, Los Angeles
Walk Precincts in Las Vegas  
All Expense Paid Weekends to Walk Precincts. 

Susan Shelley is heading up an operation to make a difference in Nevada, a swing state.  

Here is the information about the opportunity to go to Las Vegas for a weekend in October, all expenses paid, to walk precincts and get out the vote for the Romney-Ryan campaign.

A CNN poll in Nevada last week had the race at 49 Obama, 46 Romney. Nevada has early voting, and it's estimated that a majority of voters in the state will cast their ballots early. If we can turn out the GOP vote, it could be the difference in the election.

We'll have two buses each weekend and can take 112 people. The buses will leave the L.A. area at about 5:00 p.m. Friday after making pick-ups in several locations and will arrive in Las Vegas at about 11:00 p.m. On Saturday morning, 8-passenger vans will shuttle us to Romney headquarters, where we'll pick up walk sheets and get a ride to the precincts, and we'll walk for about two hours. Then it's back to the headquarters for lunch, then out to the precincts to walk for two more hours. Saturday night is free, and on Sunday morning we'll check out of the hotel and return to the Romney headquarters to pick up walk sheets for a couple of hours more of getting out the vote in this crucial swing state.

In addition to bus and local shuttle transportation, the Romney campaign will pay for the hotel (rooms are double occupancy) and provide meals (and/or expense money to cover meals).

The available dates are:

October 12-14
October 19-21
October 26-28
November 2-6 (if possible, volunteers are asked to stay through Election Day on Tuesday, but most likely there will be a bus available on Sunday for those who want to return to L.A.)

The sign-ups and logistics will be handled by two interns at L.A. GOP headquarters, but I don't have their names or contact info yet. 

Anyone interested in signing up is welcome to contact me at or 818-850-2131, and I'll put them in touch with the right people. Or they can try e-mailing for more information.

For those of you who would like to go to Ohio to walk precincts, contact me.
Recommendations on Statewide Propositions  
Propositions 30 -40

There are 11 Propositions on the November ballot, numbers 30-40.  If you didn't attend last month's meeting or you would like to know what our recommendations are on how to vote on the Propositions, visit our website, and click on Talking Points.  The link is:
Dine and Donate at Fatburger  
Fatburger LogoPanorama Fatburger is offering an opportunity to help SFVRC

As you know the Panorama City Fatburger is owned by two Republicans, Julie Nguyen and John Quintanilla.  They are offering an opportunity for SFVRC members to eat at Fatburger.  It is only two blocks from where we meet at Galpin Ford, so it is easy to go there before or after our meeting, but the offer applies anytime.  

Go eat at Panorama City Fatburger, 8261 Sepulveda Blvd (at the corner of Roscoe) Panorama City, 91402.  The phone number there is (818)894-7888.  Keep your receipt and bring it to me or to Karen Klaparda, our secretary.  We can then turn the receipts in to Fatburger and they will donate 15% of the receipts to SFVRC.  It is a great way to help the club by having Fatburger donate a percentage of your bill, but it also helps a local business run by Republicans.
Republican Business Directory  
Do Business with fellow Republicans

We now have our Republican Business Directory up and functioning.  
Please go to our website:
and click on the "Local Directory" tab.  On the left side of the page you will find classifications of businesses.  Click on a classification and it will give you a list of Republicans in that classification. 

 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: 

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.
SFVRC Calendar of Events
Active Calendar of Republican and Club Events

Google CalendarWe have 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.
We expect to have another great informative meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.  Come out and join us.

I hope to see you there.


Gary Aminoff

Gary Aminoff
San Fernando Valley Republican Club


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