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.

Save the Dates for Upcoming SVC events in Fall 2014


Monday, September 8: Joe Bastardi, Weatherbell Meteorologist – “Climate Change or Climate Cycles?”

Joe will analyze key points in the climate change debate, focusing on theories of man-made climate change versus natural, cyclical climate patterns.

Monday, October 13: Congressmen Tom Marino and Lou Barletta have been invited to be our speakers.

Monday, November 10: Program is being developed.

Monday, December 8: Matthew J. Brouillette, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation

He is a prominent voice in statewide public policy debates through frequent appearances in print, television, and talk radio across the Commonwealth.


Friends of Susquehanna Valley Conservatives:

There will be no July or August meeting as we work to put together our fall/winter line-up. The next public meeting will be held Monday September 8. Meteorologist Joe Bastardi will present an update on the ongoing debate over climate change/global warming.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Remember, if you would like to sponsor a meeting in the future; or be a media sponsor, you can do so by sending your check for $ 125.00 (meeting sponsorship fee) or $ 50.00 (media sponsorship fee) to Susquehanna Valley Conservatives, P O Box 199, Lewisburg PA 17837.

Enjoy your summer. We hope to see you in September when we resume our efforts to bring programs on topics of interest to conservatives to the Susquehanna Valley.

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

Meeting tonight!

WHAT:         “They Come to America”, a film by Dennis Michael Lynch.

WHEN:        Monday, June 9 at 7:00PM

WHERE:     Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg
Baylor Conference Room
Lower level west side

AUDIENCE:      Public is invited free of charge. People who are interested in learning about illegal immigration and the effect it is having on our country are encouraged to see this film.

Upcoming Meeting – Movie

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will meet this coming Monday, June 9, at 7:00PM at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg. We will be viewing an outstanding film titled, “They Come to America.”

They Come To America

a film by
Dennis Michael Lynch

Dennis Michael Lynch has often been seen on Fox News and other programs. He is neither Republican or Democrat but a citizen who decided to explore illegal immigration. He drove all over the nation investigating who these people are and how it impacts our nation.

He meets many of our citizens who can’t get jobs because they are being undercut in wages, others who can’t be employed because they don’t speak Spanish. He travels to the southern border and interviews ranchers and watches them defend themselves from drug smugglers.

How does this impact our economy, schools and safety? Politicians are challenged, compassion is shown and the cost is counted with this hard-hitting view of illegal immigration.

Monday’s Upcoming Meeting

WHO: Charles F. Mitchell
Executive Vice President
Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives

WHAT: “Public Policy Issues That Face Pennsylvania Conservatives and How We Need to Enact Them”

Taxes and Spending
Jobs and Energy
Energy and Environment
Unions and Labor Policy
Accountable Government

WHEN: Monday, May 12 at 7:00PM

WHERE: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg
Baylor Conference Room
Lower level, west side

AUDIENCE: Public is invited free of charge

May’s Upcoming Meeting

Charles F. Mitchell, Executive Vice President, Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, will be the speaker for Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting on Monday, May 12. The meeting will begin at 7:00PM in the Baylor Conference Room at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg.

Mr. Mitchell’s presentation is titled, “Public Policy Issues That Face Pennsylvania Conservatives and How We Need to Enact Them.” He will specifically address the following:

  • Taxes and Spending
  • Jobs and Economy
  • Energy and Environment
  • Education
  • Unions and Labor Policy
  • Accountable Government
  • Privatization

Charles Mitchell earned a B.A. at Bucknell University, where he appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine. He is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program, the Mackinac Center’s Leadership Conference, and the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship Program. His writings have appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Allentown Morning Call and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others, and he has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, National Public Radio, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

Charles grew up in Delaware County and is a graduate of Pennsylvania public schools. He has been a financial supporter of the Commonwealth Foundation for many years and returned to the Keystone State in 2010 to join its staff. He has spent his career in the freedom movement, with stints at the Heritage Foundation and American Council of Trustees and Alumni in Washington, D.C., and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in Philadelphia.

Charles and his family reside in the Harrisburg area, where it is their privilege to serve their church, New Covenant Fellowship, in various capacities.

Summary of April Meeting – Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley was the speaker before an enthusiastic audience of 85 people and discussed “The State of the Commonwealth and Beyond”.

The Lieutenant Governor spent several minutes discussing his role and duties as established in the Pennsylvania Constitution and as otherwise delegated to him (including the Marcellus Shale Task Force).  The second part of his presentation, including a number of audience questions, centered on the re-election efforts of he and Governor Corbett, particularly around economic and fiscal development in the state.

Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley Speaks to SVC on April 14, 2014

Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley Speaks to SVC on April 14, 2014

Prior to Lt. Gov. Cawley, State Rep. Fred Keller and State Sen. Gene Yaw spoke briefly about events in Harrisburg and pending actions and legislation.

Senator Gene Yaw

Senator Gene Yaw

Rep Fred Keller

Rep Fred Keller

Additionally, Guy Graybill of Snyder County was the first recipient of the SVC Certificate of Valor for his role in writing an editorial for The Daily Item and supporting a conservative stand on principles.