San Fernando Valley Republican Club 
Meeting Notice and Newsletter
In This Issue
Larry Sand - Featured Speaker - June 4, 2013
Spin Masters - A conservative novel, by Don Potter
BBQ Summer Bash - June 22
SFVRC - 10th Anniversary Celebration
Dine and Donate at Fatburger
Republican Business Directory
SFVRC Calendar of Events
SFVRC Facebook Page
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May 31, 2013 
Dear Gary,

The next meeting of the 
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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 for June will be Larry Sand, ofCalifornia Teachers Empowerment Network who will speak on Teachers Unions vs. Educational Reform.  

Please check out the important announcements and event notices below.
Larry Sand - Featured Speaker  
Larry Sand
Larry Sand
Teachers Unions vs. Education Reform

Larry Sand began his teaching career in New York in 1971. Beginning in 1984, he taught Elementary school as well as English, math, history and ESL in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he also served as a Title 1 Coordinator. 
Retired in 2009, he is the president of the non-profit California Teachers Empowerment Network - a non-partisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues - information teachers will often not get from their school districts or unions.

CTEN was formed in 2006 because a wide range of information from the more global concerns of education policy, education leadership, and education reform, to information having a more personal application, such as professional liability insurance, options of relationships to teachers unions, and the effect of unionism on teacher pay, comes to teachers from entities that have a specific agenda. Sand's comments and op-eds have appeared in Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Real Clear Politics, The Weekly Standard, Sacramento Bee, Newsweek, Townhall Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News, Big Government, San Jose Mercury News, Orange County Register, U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post, School Reform News, California Political Review, Clarion Call and other publications. 
He has blogged at Union Watch since 2010 and in May 2011 became a regular contributor to City Journal, the Manhattan Institute's policy publication. Sand has appeared on numerous broadcast news programs and talk radio shows in Southern California and nationally.

Sand regularly speaks to political, religious and social groups and has participated in panel discussions and events focusing on education reform efforts and the impact of teachers unions on public education.
To find out more about Larry Sand and the California Teachers Empowerment Network, visit his website.


Spin Masters  
Don Potter, Author  

Club member Don Potter has publshed a conservative novel, called Spin Masters. Here is a synopsis of the book:


Katie Norris pursues a political cause she believes will accomplish two things: re-elect a president and free her from an overly protective and famous father.  She moves from a Madison Avenue ad agency to Washington DC where she is recruited by a stealth organization to produce campaign ads, only to discover her job is to embed subliminal messages into commercials.


Katie suspects a friend's death is really murder and enlists her new love, newspaper reporter Mac McFarland to investigate the incident.


They unearth evidence suggesting the people Katie works for may be responsible for a number of deaths in order to keep their mission secret.


In the year leading up to the presidential election, Katie and Mac realize each new piece of evidence ties in with the murder of another player.  And it is now too late to stop playing this deadly game.  Their only escape is to expose this sinister scheme in which a powerful few manipulate the minds of innocent people to do their will.


 The book is available on Amazon and will also be available at our June 4th meeting.

BBQ Summer Bash  
BarbecueJoin the Westside Republicans and the Westchester-Del Rey Republicans at their Summer BBQ Bash on June 22.
The Westside Republican Club and the Westchester-Del Rey Republican Club are having a joint BBQ in June in lieu of their regular meetings.

They have invited other Republicans to join them. 

Date:  June 22, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:  3019 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA (Kronovet Realty)
$5.00 cover in advance, $10.00 at the door
HOLD THE DATE! September 15, 2013  

On Sunday, September 15th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm we will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the San Fernando Valley Republican Club.  We will provide you more information about the venue shortly.  Just hold the date so you can join us in the celebration.
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, June 4, 2013.  Come out and join us.

I hope to see you there.


David Benning Signature 

David Benning
San Fernando Valley Republican Club


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