Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Mission


SVC supports conservative principles and policies and provides area conservatives and the general public with education and information regarding issues at the local, state, and national levels. SVC encourages active participation in the public arena.

November’s Upcoming Meeting

WHAT: Monthly Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Public Meeting

WHEN: Monday November 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Baylor Conference Room – Best Western Country Cupboard Inn – North of Lewisburg along US Route 15.

SPEAKER / TOPIC: Dr. Daniel Shayesteh on Multiculturalism and Political Correctness

In addition, following Dr. Shayesteh’s presentation, State Representative Garth Everett who represents Lycoming and part of Union County is scheduled to appear and speak about what is happening in Harrisburg.

Dr. Shayesteh was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran.  He found renewed faith in Islam throughout his university years, becoming a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini in his ultimate rise to power.  They successfully achieved the exile of the Shah (king of Iran) putting into power the Islamic Fundamentalist Government.  However, after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group, he escaped to Turkey where he began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.

Daniel established the organization ‘Exodus from Darkness’ in 2000 to facilitate his ministry to western churches and to immigrants from the Middle East around the world.  His mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ.

Mark Your Calendars with these dates for future Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meetings:

Monday December 14, 2015
Monday January 11, 2016
Monday February 8, 2016
Monday Mar 14, 2016
Monday Apr 11, 2016
Monday May 9, 2016

All Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meetings are free and open to the public. All points of view are welcome.

Upcoming October 12 meeting


On Monday, October 12, 2015, Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will host oncologist Dr. Victor Vogel, who will discuss end of life issues in his presentation entitled “Hope, Faith and Reason at the End of Life: How we can avoid a financial crisis in American health care“. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM in the Baylor Conference room at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, just north of Lewisburg along Route 15. The conference room is located on the west side of the building.

This is a topic that cuts across all sides of the political spectrum. Whether you are conservative, liberal, or independent Dr. Vogels’ presentation will be of interest to you. Feel free to pass this announcement along to your friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Dr. Vogel currently serves a Director of Breast Oncology and Research for Geisinger Health System. He served as national vice president for research for the American Cancer Society from 2009-2010, and was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also the author of more than 250 articles, book chapters and abstracts.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Vogel has dedicated his life and career to the research and treatment of breast cancer. He has personally worked with hundreds of patients and their families who must make difficult decisions regarding treatment and end-of-life care. Dr. Vogel’s book, “Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?: Hope, Faith and Reason at the End of Life” brings his experiences, expertise and insights to a wider audience, encouraging more open conversations between doctors and patients and expounding on his own thoughts about death and dying.

Dr. Vogel’s presentation will also touch on the current healthcare system in the U.S. and the potential impending financial crisis. He hopes his book will help readers make informed decisions regarding disease management, avoid costly and useless therapies, and find comfort when coping with the reality of losing loved ones.

Copies of Dr. Vogel’s book will be on sale at the meeting.

In addition to Dr. Vogels’ presentation, we expect State Senator John Gordner to attend and bring us a legislative update from Harrisburg. Have your questions ready for Senator Gordner.

Mark your calendars with these dates for future SVC meetings:

Monday November 9:  Daniel Shayesteh will discuss Multiculturalism and Political Correctness

Monday December 14:  Congressman Tom Marino

Monday January 11, 2016:  Film (TBD) at the Campus Theater in Lewisburg

All Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meetings are free and open to the public. All points of view are welcome.

Democracy is not a spectator sport – Get Informed and Get Involved !

Upcoming September 14 SVC Meeting

Can your family afford an additional $1,400 in taxes? Is increased education spending the solution to improve our kids’ futures? Will a severance tax help our economy or hurt it? These are the questions being debated in Harrisburg and across the state as Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled House and Senate remain at odds over the state budget. Matt Brouillette, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation will explain the implications of Gov. Wolf’s agenda on our families and state and what’s at stake in the budget standoff.

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives is proud to host Matt Brioulette, President of the Commonwealth Foundation, as our speaker Monday September 14 at 7:00 PM at the Best Western Country Cupboard. Matt will bring us news of the current budget impasse in Harrisburg as well as other issues facing state government.

As we resume our monthly programming schedule (September through May) we are introducing a new element to our meetings. Each month we plan to invite a local state legislator to join us to discuss issues ‘on their plate’ in Harrisburg and take YOUR QUESTIONS about those and other state government topics. Representative Kerry Benninghoff of Bellefonte – Majority Policy Chariman – will be featured at the September meeting. Representative Benninghoff’s comments will follow our main speaker.

Come prepared with your questions for both Mr. Brioulette and Representative Benninghoff.

We hope to see you on September 14th.

Fall 2015 Upcoming SVC Meetings


Monday, September 14 – Matt Brouillette, president of the Commonwealth Foundation, will be speaking on the the state of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as we head into a new four year term with Democrat Governor Tom Wolf and his dealings with a Republican state Senate and House.
The Commonwealth Foundation is a Harrisburg based Conservative think tank that reviews all state government operations.
September Legislative Update and Q&AState Rep Kerry Benninghoff 

Monday, October 12 – Victor G. Vogel, MD,  Director of Breast Medical Oncology/Research, will be speaking on “Hope, Faith and Reason at the End of Life: How we can avoid a financial crisis in American health care.”
He will also be touching upon his new book, Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?, which confronts complex disease treatments in a direct, relatable manner. Vogel details his experiences, offering case studies, examples, and research to help people choose the treatments that make the most sense.
October Legislative Update and Q&A: State Senator John Gordner

Monday, November 9 – Daniel Shayesteh will be speaking on “Multiculturalism and Political Correctness”
November Legislative Update and Q&A: State Rep Garth Everett

SVC meetings are held at 7pm in the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg – Baylor Conference Room (Lower level on the west side).

All SVC Meetings are free and open to the public. As always, all points of view are welcome.

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O’Reilly on the REAL Race Problem in America

Please click on the below link to watch a short video by Bill O’Reilly on the REAL Race Problem in America:

May’s Meeting – Refugee Resettlement

 Refugee Resettlement Watch blogger Ann Corcoran

Refugee Resettlement Watch blogger Ann Corcoran

In May, SVC hosted  Refugee Resettlement Watch blogger Ann CorcoranYou can find her blog at: