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ABOUT OUR MEETINGS

The Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women meets monthly with the exception of July and August.  General meetings are open to members and guests and are typically held on the the third Wednesday of the month.  Check our News section for information about upcoming meetings and events.

Meeting Times and Location

Third Wednesday

 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Los Gatos Lodge

50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd

Los Gatos, CA

Cost:  $15 which includes continental breakfast


Contributions to Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women are not tax deductible. Paid for by Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women, PO Box 3194, Saratoga, CA 95070. Copyright 2007, Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT THE SILICON VALLEY

ASSOCIATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN

Past SVARW Speakers for 2012

Past SVARW Speakers for 2011

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Republican Philosophy

Our Purpose

Our Objectives

Our History

Board of Directors

KSFO's Melanie Morgan Speaking at SVARW Book Signing Event

REPUBLICAN PHILOSOPHY

That government exists to protect the rights and freedom of the citizens, and to guarantee equal protection, under the Constitution, That freedom of opportunity, and the right of the individual to make his own basic choices, should be protected and promoted, and government activities should be limited to those things which people cannot do, or cannot do as well for themselves. That the genius of America stems from the Constitutional system of government and our free enterprise economy which rewards the efforts and creative capacity of our citizens, That the rights of life and liberty are meaningless if the individual’s property is taken from him through excessive taxation, inflation or government waste, That citizens should, through their government, as well as through other means, assist those who cannot provide for themselves.

OUR MISSION

SVARW is an independent, conservative organization committed to supporting and defending the principles of our Founding Fathers as written in the Constitution of the United States of America, whose mission it is to elect qualified, conservatives to Santa Clara County non-partisan offices, and to educate and motivate our members to support Conservative principles.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES

Honesty in government

Business efficiency in the conduct of government

Public officials of high character

Preservation of Freedom

Preservation of our free enterprise system

Preservation of a sound economy

Adequate national defense

OUR HISTORY

The 1964 Presidential election was disastrous for Republicans with Barry Goldwater receiving practically no electoral votes.  A renewed effort was needed to pull the Republican Party up and make it a viable party for the future. 

With this in mind, Mrs. Margaret Leete contacted Darella Allen and Evelyn Morgan proposing the formation of a Republican Women's Club in Los Gatos.  They rallied 10 other ladies to help form the group and their first meeting was December 14, 1964 with 36 women in attendance.  From this group, a new organization was founded in 1997…The Association of Republican Women.  For the last decade, ARW has been very active in local Republican political races, with many members running for positions in local and state government. 

A decade later, our membership draws from an area much wider than Los Gatos and Saratoga and our efforts on behalf of local candidates has reached across Santa Clara County.  In recognition of our growing influence and to rededicate our efforts to electing qualified Republicans , we reorganized as Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2014

Debra Jannsen Martinez

President

TBA

First Vice President

Jan Soule

Second Vice President

Sherrill Martinez

Recording Secretary

Kirsten Williams

Corresponding Secretary

Lisa Seago

Treasurer

Diane Owen

Parliamentarian

Vacant

Past President

Gail DeSmet

Candidate Relations

Jan Soule

Director Online Communication

Marion Cosgrove

Member Communication

Joyce Swanson Hall

Newsletter

Martha Snodgrass

Membership

Trish

Legislation

Lisa Marshik

Patriot Parties/New Member Teas

 

Member at Large

 

Member at Large

 

Member at Large