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December 6th Christmas Luncheon

SVARW Celebration Luncheon

Celebrating Christmas, Hanukah, and the Installation of SVARW Officers for 2018

 Wednesday, December 6

Check in Starts: 11:00 AM

Maggiano’s Restaurant —  Santana Row

3055 Olin Ave Suite 1000, San Jose, CA 95128

 Purchase your ticket today for SVARW’s annual Christmas Luncheon!  Our program includes:

Installation of SVARW Officers for 2018. 

Judge Steven Bailey
Judge Steven Bailey

Officiating at the installation of SVARW officers will be Judge Steven Bailey. Elected twice and served 8 ½ years in the Superior Court of El Dorado County, Bailey recently retired from the bench to run full time for California’s Attorney General in 2018.

Featured Charity—Teen Challenge.

 Each year, SVARW features a local charity giving our members and guests the opportunity to learn and donate during this season of giving.  Teen Challenge provides successful recovery for men, women, teens, children, and families with destructive, abusive, and addictive lifestyles through mentoring, education, training, and spiritual direction. An amazing 86% of those who have completed the program remain drug free and are currently employed. Teen Challenge is a 12-18 month residential recovery program with three local homes; a Women’s and Children’s Center and a Family Center in San Jose and a Men’s Center in Oakland.

Special Yummy Luncheon.

This year our Christmas Celebration will be held at Maggiano’s Restaurant at Santana Row where there is plenty of parking.

Menu for Luncheon —  Served Family Style

With freshly baked Ciabatta Rolls

First Course:  Mozzarella Marinara, Stuffed Mushrooms and

Chopped Salad

 Second Course:  Four Cheese Ravioli w/ Pesto Alfredo Sauce,

Braised Beef Pappardelle, Chicken Piccata

Dessert: Vera’s Lemon Cookies, Chocolate Zuccotto Bites

Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea, Soft Drinks

No host bar available

 Cost:  $40 and is Free to Sponsors.  Purchase tickets online.  Sponsors should RSVP to Lisa Seago.

October 18th Meeting–Antifa

Antifa–Riots, Attacks, Property Destruction, Racism, Violence!

Are Conservatives Right Wingers?

Neil MammenCharlottesvile, Berkeley, Statues of Robert E Lee. Chinese men named Robert Lee. In recent days we’ve been asked to choose between what people say is the extreme left or the extreme right: the Anti-Fascists (Antifa) or the Fascists (NAZIs).

But as Neil will explain, first this is a false demarcation and second these are false choices. There’s a lot more going on here and a lot more choices. He will also discuss freedom of speech and what this battle is really about.

Best of all, this will be a chance for you to learn how to explain and educate your kids, your liberal friends and your family about this false dilemma.

Learn about Anarchy, Dictatorships, Democracies, True Theocracies and Republics. The story of power, the story of freedom and the story of the corruption and the story of the loss of freedom.

Bring a guest especially if he or she is a liberal. Bring your home school students.

About Neil Mammen

Neil Mammen, a non-hyphenated first generation American immigrant is an Engineer during the day and an Apologist at night. As an engineer, he spends his time designing video and networking systems, computer chips and boards with TentmakerSystems.com and other US and international engineering companies. Neil was born in Ghana and grew up in Sudan and Yemen. He came to the U.S. for college and at 20 earned his BSEE in Computer and Electrical Engineering; at 22 he earned his MSEE in Solid State Physics and Computer Engineering. Neil has co-founded four startup companies in Silicon Valley and helped raise over $88M in Venture and Investment funding for his companies. He has about 20 issued and pending patents in areas varying from Networking, Traffic Shaping, and Packet Processing to LED Local Dimming TV methodologies.  Neil is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the American Family Network.

Neil is also the founder of NoBlindFaith.com, an apologetics, theology and evangelization ministry. Apologetics is the investigation and defense of the truth of Christianity using facts, reason, science, history, archaeology, and philosophy.

Despite the fact that Neil’s extended family were well-known atheists, socialists and communists (including one who was the Chairman of the World Council of Churches), Neil is the author of multiple books that counters all those positions. His books include “Jesus Is Involved In Politics! Why aren’t You? Why isn’t your Church?”, and “Who is Agent X? Proving science and logic show it’s more reasonable to think God exists.” Neil is a speaker at conferences and churches around the US and has spoken for the Family Research Council and has trained youth at Summit Ministries.

Neil has been featured on: NPR debating Eric Rothschild of the ACLU and Eugenie Scott; and on over 100 radios shows including the Eric Metaxas Show, the Bob Dutko Show, the Lars Larson Show, American Family Radio, the Sam Sorbo show and on KKLA with the late Frank Pastore.

He is also the President of the Values Advocacy Council, a Silicon Valley organization whose goal is to get pastors and Christians involved in local politics. To his great pleasure, he’s been tagged by the leftist watchdog “Right Wing Watch” 4 times so far (he’s trying to increase this).

In 2014 Neil toured the great state of Kansas with its Governor, Sam Brownback calling Churches and Christians to get involved in the Awakening Freedom Tour.

Neil’s Daily Jesus and Politics One Minute Broadcast can be heard on 160 stations around the U.S. on AFR radio. To hear them online visit www.J3IP.WordPress.com

(Note: Mammen is pronounced like Ramen as in the Noodles)

Date:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time:  9:00 AM doors open

Location:  Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

Cost:  $15 includes buffet breakfast (Free to premium SVARW members:  Sponsor, Gold, Reagan)

Purchase tickets at:  www.svarw.com

SVARW Emails to Liccardo and Cortese in Response to Shooting of Scalise

Dear Mayor Liccardo:

As leader of our great city, the Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women AGAIN respectively request that you issue a statement that violence against Trump supporters in San Jose will not be tolerated.

This morning we all woke up to the news of the attempted assassination of House Republican Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, as he practiced on the Republican baseball team.  The assassin was a deranged Bernie Sanders volunteer who filled his Facebook page with anti-Trump rhetoric.   As you recall, this is the same rhetoric that used as justification for the violence at the Trump Rally in San Jose last June.  It is also the same rhetoric repeated in your “We have your back” message last November.

Last November (11/18/16), we asked you to hold a press conference with Police Chief Garcia after a suspected hate crime took place against one of our members at our November meeting at Three Flames.  Speaking from a position of power, will you now join fellow Democrats and condemn violence against Republicans?

We understand that Democrats are disappointed by the last presidential election but, as you know, winning by even a slim margin still counts as a victory. Every day we see examples of scorn and condemnation aimed at our president but it does not change the outcome of the election, and leads to crimes like this.  Do you agree that it’s time to put this animosity behind us?  Will you issue a statement from your office condemning this violence?

Dear Supervisor Cortese:

As leader of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, the Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women respectively request that you issue a statement that violence against Trump supporters in Santa Clara County will not be tolerated.

This morning we all woke up to the news of the attempted assassination of House Republican Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, as he practiced on the Republican baseball team.  The assassin was a deranged Bernie Sanders volunteer who filled his Facebook page with anti-Trump rhetoric.   As you recall, this is the same rhetoric that was expressed as the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed their anti-Trump resolution.

Speaking from a position of power, will you now join fellow Democrats and condemn violence against Republicans?

We understand that Democrats are disappointed by the last presidential election but, as you know, winning by even a slim margin still counts as a victory. Every day we see examples of scorn and condemnation aimed at our president but it does not change the outcome of the election, and leads to crimes like this.  Do you agree that it’s time to put this animosity behind us?  Will you issue a statement from your office condemning this violence?

CA Dems Silence Opposition–Republican Senator Nguyen Removed From Senate Floor

The Democrat’s bullying and silencing tactics aren’t just happening at speeches or on college campuses they are happening IN OUR CAPITOL!

Senator Janet Nguyen, who is a refugee from the Vietnam War, was denied her First Amendment rights by the California Democratic Leadership in the Senate Chamber for speaking her opposition to the Communist-led government in Vietnam.

If you stand with Senator Nguyen and believe every American has the right to speak freely without fear of reprisal, then sign our petition today.

Please use our secure link to watch the video here: https://www.cagop.org/stand_with_janet

Team CAGOP