San Fernando Valley Republican Club 
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J.E. Dyer - Recovering our Strength
Susan Shelley - 45th Assembly District
SFVRC 10th Anniv. Event at Reagan Library
Dine and Donate at Fatburger
Republican Business Directory
SFVRC Calendar of Events
SFVRC Facebook Page
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September 22, 2013 

The next meeting of the 
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, October 1, 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 October will be J.E. (Jennifer) Dyer, CDR, USN (Ret.) who will speak on "Recovering our Strength - The Reagan Strategy for the 21st Century."

Please check out the important announcements and event notices below.
Recovering our Strength  
J.E. DyerThe Reagan Strategy for the 21st Century

J.E. (Jennifer) Dyer is a retired US Naval intelligence officer who served around the world, afloat and ashore, from 1983 to 2004.  
Her Cold War years were spent in anti-submarine warfare and military operational planning.  After the Soviet Union collapsed, her emphasis shifted, with much of her community, to aerial targeting and campaign planning. Jennifer served in naval operations throughout the world, as well as in joint operations in the Balkans and the Persian Gulf in the 1990s. 
She was the first woman to deploy for operations in submarines in the Mediterranean Sea, in the early 1990s.  As a Navy Commander, her final assignment was as the chief intelligence officer for the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group from 2001-2004.  With the Nimitz Strike Group, she deployed for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in 2003. 
She lives in the "Inland Empire" of Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative.  J. E. Dyer's articles have appeared at Hot Air, the Commentary blog,, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, The Weekly Standard online, and the blog Liberty Unyielding.
Jennifer will give us her strategy for Victory for Republicans going forward. 
Susan Shelley  
Susan Shelley45th Assembly District

Susan Shelley is in the runoff election on November 19th for the 45th Assembly District Seat.
The results of the September 17 election are shown below.

Her opponent Matt Dababneh is a former staffer with Brad Sherman and is well-connected.  He will be well-funded.  We won't be able to compete as far as financing, but we can make up for it by having a well-planned ground game.  

We need to knock on every Republican door and make calls into every Republican household in the next eight weeks. That means that we need YOU to volunteer to make phone calls or walk precincts.  This election will be won on turnout. 
If we can turn out more Republicans than they turn out Democrats, we can win this race.  There was a 9% turnout in the election last Tuesday.  If we can get a 20% Republican turnout, Susan will win in November.  That is our task.
Volunteer for Susan by clicking here.  You can call her at 818-22-SUSAN.  Email Susan at

Results of September 17th Election:

 You will note that there are 250,486 registered voters.  There were a total of 21,529 people who voted - not even  9% of registered voters. Of the 21,529 votes, 7,916 went    to Republican candidates (37%).  Some voters who voted  for  Democrats and the No Party Preference candidate are  likely  to vote Republican in the November election.  But our  job is to get Republicans out to vote.  Forget anything  other than  getting Republicans out to vote in  November. 

Also, our congratulations go to Chris Kolski and Armineh Chelebian for stepping up to the plate with their campaigns.
SFVRC 10 Anniversary Event  
September 15, 2013

We had our 10th Anniversary Luncheon at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Sunday, September 15th.  It was a grand event.  We maxed out the room with 200 guests. Great speakers were Evan Sayet, Fred Dryer and Larry Elder.

You can see some pictures on our Facebook page and many
 other pictures by clicking here.
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 1, 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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