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Meeting Notice and Newsletter
In This Issue
Karen Siegemund - Featured Speaker
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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October 29, 2013 
Dear Mark,

The next meeting of the 
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
 will be on
Tuesday, November 5, 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 November will be Karen Siegemund, Founder of "Rage Against the Media", and President of the Pacific Palisades Republican Club as she speaks about "Smeared by the media   - How Republicans can fight back."

Please check out the important announcements and event notices below.
Karen Siegemund
Karen SiegemundSmeared by the Media - How Republicans Can Fight Back

Dr. Karen Siegemund is the founder and president of the activist organization"Rage Against the Media," which is committed to fighting against the corruption  of our mainstream media.  After nearly 20 years as a scientist (in the Cold War) then 10 as an educator, she has taken the passions that fueled those endeavors - for the truth, for preserving freedom, for ensuring that all our citizens are as informed as a free nation needs us to be - and is  working towards these same goals by fighting for the objective media that we require and deserve.  Karen is a conservative, and a Republican and currently serves as President of the Pacific Palisades Republican Club.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics, a Master's Degree in International Relations, and a PhD in Education and American Culture.  She was raised in California, spent 30 years on the East Coast where she raised her two daughters, and is thrilled to be back in California.   
Susan Shelley  
Susan Shelley45th Assembly District

Susan Shelley is in the runoff election on November 19th for the 45th Assembly District Seat.

She needs YOU to help her get elected.  Volunteers to make phone calls and to walk precincts are very much needed.  The district is large and we need volunteers to help cover it.  This is an extremely important race.  If Susan is elected it will break the super-majority of Democrats in the State Assembly.

Please try and make the time to volunteer to help her.  Also, please let your friends, neighbors and family in the district that it is very important that they vote, either by mail-in ballot or that they vote at the polls on November 19.

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 preliminary election last month.  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
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 see the whole album by clicking here.  Videos of the event will be available on YouTube shortly.
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, November 5, 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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