New Shooters Clinic–September 14th

THE NRA MEMBERS’ COUNCIL OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY will host its New Shooter Clinic September 14th, 2019 at the Santa Clara County Field Sports Park Rifle Range and Pistol Range (directions below)

Subject to change due to range availability. New shooters are invited to join us for a fun time learning to shoot! (18 years and older) THE PURPOSE OF OUR NEW SHOOTERS CLINIC IS TO INTRODUCE FIRST TIME SHOOTERS TO FIREARMS. WE HAVE PLENTY OF DIFFERENT FIREARMS, AMMUNITION AND INSTRUCTORS AVAILABLE AND WORK CLOSELY WITH RANGE MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND FRIENDLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS, AND ABSORB MOST OF THE COSTS OF THE EVENT.

To our invited guests: Reservations are required! Starting time slots are available at 9:00 am; 10:15, 12:00 and 1:15. For more information or to reserve a place, contact Nick Kirchner at nick.kirchner@sccmc.org or (408) 710-4305 to reserve your spot.
We want you to have a safe, informative and fun learning experience hosted by our membership. The only costs to you are a $40.00 range fee which includes hearing and eye protection. We provide the firearms, ammunition and training. You will experience:
• A firearm handling and safety class, conducted by an NRA certified instructor • One-on-one coaching on the firing line • The opportunity to shoot a variety of firearms • A wonderful time!

Barbecue! Santa Clara County MC Board Members will once again provide us with a barbecue lunch. For a nominal $5 fee, lunch offers a choice of a hamburger or hot dog plus chips and soda or water. Important range information: This shoot will be for those 18 and older. Directions: Take 101 to the Bailey Avenue exit. Turn east (towards the hills) on Bailey (becomes Malech). follow Malech Road right at first stop sign (approx. 1 mile), right at “Y” into range. The first stop will be the Clubhouse for check in and the Safety Orientation. As you drive into the facility you will see the Club house building up on the side of the hill next to the trap and skeet range. Once through the safety orientation our guests will be directed to the 75 yard multi purpose range. Please arrive promptly or before your reserved start time.

The Santa Clara County Field Sports Park 9580 Malech Road • San Jose, CA 95013 Phone: (408) 463-0769 (Clubhouse) • (408) 463-0652 (Rifle and Pistol Range Office) For more information or to reserve a place, please contact Nick Kirchner at nick.kirchner@sccmc.org or (408) 710-4305
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THE NRA MEMBERS’ COUNCIL OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY will host its New Shooter Clinic! Please contact Nick Kirchner at (408) 710-4305 Email: nick.kirchner@sccmc.org For Sign Up www.newshooterclinic.com/ New shooters are invited to join us for a fun time learning to shoot! (18 years and older) THE PURPOSE OF OUR NEW SHOOTERS CLINIC IS TO INTRODUCE FIRST TIME SHOOTERS TO FIREARMS. WE HAVE PLENTY OF DIFFERENT FIREARMS, AMMUNITION AND INSTRUCTORS AVAILABLE AND WORK CLOSELY WITH RANGE MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND FRIENDLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Please contact Nick Kirchner at (408) 710-4305 to reserve your spot. Cost: To our invited guests: Reservations are required! Starting time slots are available at 9:00 am; 10:1512:00 and 1:15. Please contact Nick Kirchner 408 710-3477 to reserve your spot . We want you to have a safe, informative and fun learning experience hosted by our membership. The only costs to you are a $35 range fee which includes hearing and eye protection. We provide the firearms, ammunition and training. You will experience: ·A firearm handling and safety class, conducted by an NRA certified instructor ·One-on-one coaching on the firing line ·The opportunity to shoot a variety of firearms · You will have a wonderful time! http://www.newshooterclinic.com/

Survey Results–Top Issues for SVARW Members

Special thanks to the almost 50 SVARW members who responded to our survey asking for topics you’re most interested in hearing about at our upcoming meetings.  You might be interested in the survey results:

  • By far, the number one issue according to our members is border security and illegal immigration, along with the corollary issue of voter integrity. Over half put that down as their number one concern.
  • Tied for second was progressivism and government overreach. Progressivism concerns included the strong shift toward socialism, abuse of power, the use of issues like climate change to gain power, winning by any means possible.
  • Government overreach items included our out of control government, burdensome regulations, money policy, taxes, deficit, and wasteful spending like high-speed rail.
  • National security was a pretty significant concern, including terrorism, law enforcement, sanctuary state policies, cyber security, containing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, corruption within our own government.
  • Next, our members were concerned with Republican loss of power; how do we regain control, how do we assure our President is reelected.
  • Quality of life issues came next, including homelessness, affordable housing, erosion of religious and family values, the need for mental health programs (and our survey was taken before this weekend’s tragic shootings).
  • Lastly, there were several concerned with the impact of fake news, media bias, weaponizing education, dumbing down of our youth, loss of our history, and all this leading to hatred by Democrats.

Surprisingly, only one person mentioned health care as an issue; with the amount of news time health care receives, one would expect it to be way up top. Not sure if we can attribute this inconsistency to fake news or simply the demographics of our group.

Once again, thanks for your inputs; they’ll be used to develop our programs heading into the future.

Check Out Raffle Prize Highlights for Stars and Stripes

Every year guests at Stars and Stripes have an opportunity to win wonderful and unique raffle prizes and help our candidates raise money.  For every $10 you donate to the candidate of your choice, you receive a raffle ticket.  Donate $50 and get 6 raffle tickets.  Drop the tickets in the bowl matching the prize you want to win!!

Haven’t purchased a ticket for Stars and Stripes yet?  There is still time!  Member tickets are $69 and non-member tickets are $79.  Non-members who join SVARW today pay the member rate, plus there membership is good until December 2020.  Purchase Tickets Now!

Highlights of Raffle Prizes for 2019 Stars and Stripes!

Personal Tour of the Reagan Library by Celebrated Political Pundit and Activist

 Steve Frank, publisher of the daily California Political News and Views Newsletter, will meet you at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley for a personal tour.  Steve worked on the 1966 Reagan for Governor Campaign and worked with Reagan on behalf of the POW/MIA’s.  As a member of the Electoral College in California, Steve actually got to vote for Reagan for President in 1980.  When Reagan was in the White House, Steve continued his service by working with his speech writing team.

The prize includes a $500 Gift Certificate towards a stay at Courtyard Marriott hotel in Simi Valley and two tickets to the Reagan Presidential Museum.

Prize donated by SVARW Members:  Joe and Jane Kearney.

Treasure Trove of Trump Swag

 Everything you need to celebrate the re-election of President Trump.  Those of you who regularly attend SVARW meetings, know that our sponsor, Kat Knowles regularly donates sought after Trump items for our door prize drawings.  Now you can will an entire basket full of goodies.

Prize donated by SVARW Sponsor, Kat Knowles of Keller Williams Realty

Hand Crafted Jewelry

 Each year, Frank and Linda Chavez of Chavez Jewelry, donate a beautiful piece of that is always a much sought after item in our raffle.  This year will be no different!

Prize Donated by SVARW Members:  Frank and Linda Chavez

12 Gauge Hawk Shotgun Model 982

 Brand new in the box 12 Gauge Hawk Shotgun will be won by one of our guests.  It will be properly transferred through a gun dealer!

Prize Donated by SVARW Members:  Rev. John Avery Palmer and Sherrill Martinez

Shooting Outing

 Join SVARW’s number one promoter of the NRA, Jess Guy, for an outing to a shooting range to practice the use of fire arms.

Prize Donated by SVARW Members:  Jess and Valerie Guy

Wild Game Dinner for Eight

 Each year SVARW’s favorite French Chef, Rolande, hunts and processes an array of wild game.  This is a dinner for 8 that you absolutely cannot get anywhere else!

Prize Donated by SVARW Sponsor:  Rolande Haaberg

SVARW Meeting September 25th–Sex Education in Public Schools

Sex Education in California Public Schools has become unbelievable! 

Once, parents were required to give their permission.

  Today it has become compulsory, detailed, and graphic – a required course of study from Kindergarten through high school. 

Parents cannot opt their child out.

                          Mark your calendars.  Our September 25th speaker will be Gina Gleason, California Republican Party Delegate and past President of the Chino Valley Federation of Republican Women.  Married for over 40 years, Gina and her husband reside in Southern California.

Gina will discuss AB 329 and the Comprehensive Sex Education Framework that is being forced upon students in the public schools.  She will provide the facts, proof that children are being indoctrinated.   Only one curriculum is offered online for anyone to read.  If you’re interested, visit Advocates for Youth at www.advocatesforyouth.org and their video outlet Amaze at www.amaze.org.

Some background:  liberal legislators and Governor Brown passed AB 329 in 2015.  The law amended the California Education Code.  All public school districts in California are required to conduct comprehensive age-appropriate instruction in sexual health beginning in kindergarten and continuing through 12th grade.  Included is how to prevent HIV/AIDS.  Old textbooks have been revised.  New textbooks are more explicit and descriptive, discussing gender, sexual orientation, family life, and human reproductive organs and their functions.  The instruction is intended to ensure an understanding of normal human development, body image, gender, produce an unbiased acceptance of sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, family, with knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases, including clear tools and guidance to accomplish this.

What AB 329 is really about is government taking over the rights and responsibilities of parenting to decide what is healthy and what is not healthy.  It’s about government deciding what is normal and what is not normal.  Sexual Health Education aims at encouraging students to explore their sexuality and to accept and normalize students on the fringe.  Parents who cannot afford to home school or put their child in a private or parochial school are feeling powerless.  Parents feel removed from something so important to them, their child’s understanding of their sexuality.  As Charter Schools are not restricted by the Ed Code, they may have found a way around this law, or maybe not.  Compounding the fears of parents is the fact that each teacher behind the closed door of their classroom interprets curriculum through their own life experience.  Many parents have not been made aware of AB 329 and are expressing deep concerns.  Gina Gleason will provide insights, updates, answer questions, and help us all understand what can be done.

For those who believe that citizens must control their government — not the other way around– the question is whether in our Constitutional Republic government has the right to indoctrinate our children.  Has California crossed the line?  Should parents demand to be involved?  Should parents take their children out of the public school?  Is school the proper place to discuss sex and sexuality?  Why should children as young a five or six be subjected to a discussion of sex even if that discussion is deemed age-appropriate?

September 25th is an important presentation.  In advance of September 25th, those who want to understand more about the California Healthy Youth Act:  check out these two websites: https://capitolresource.org/comprehensive-sex-ed/  and  https://capitolresource.org/sex-ed-is-a-vehicle-for-social-change/

Date:  Wednesday, September 25th

Time:  Check in 9:00 AM

Location: Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave. , San Jose

Cost:  $15 includes buffet breakfast.  Free to premium members

Click here to pay or rsvp.

Stars and Stripes Gala set for August 24th–Tickets on Sale Now!

SVARW Annual Stars and Stripes Gala

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 5:00-9:00 PM

Address: 18588 Woodbank Way, Saratoga, CA  95070

Only tickets remaining are for the AT THE DOOR PRICE of $95 each

SVARW’s Stars and Stripes Gala is the premier event for conservatives to have fun!  Meet and mingle with fellow conservatives and office holders.  It’s a great way for candidates to meet and be known to this very active group of conservatives.

This year the event will again take place at the beautiful Saratoga Estate of Suzanna Cody and her husband Ron Hills.  The evening includes appetizers, a gourmet dinner, wine and music under the stars!

If space is available, the price of tickets at the door will be $95.   Price includes valet parking.

Raffle—Our raffle drawing is famous!  Raffle items include a wonderful array of gifts!

Declared Republican candidates for 2020 will have an opportunity to raise money for their individual campaigns by offering raffle tickets to those who donate to their campaigns.  Raffle tickets are $10 each. Last year at Stars and Stripes, candidates raised over $5,000 collectively.

Live Music–-Back again is the group everyone loved last year!  The Family Music Trio!

Check them out on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/familymusictrio/

Sponsorship Opportunities at Stars and Stripes

Do you have a business or organization that you would like to promote to conservatives?  SVARW’s Sponsor Platinum membership level enables you to promote your organization through SVARW’s website, newsletter and eAlerts.  Plus, with Sponsor Platinum membership, you will have a space at Stars and Stripes to promote your organization and Stars and Stripes tickets for you and your spouse are included.  Visit http://www.svarw.com/?page_id=60 to learn more.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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