Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Mission

SVC MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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SVC Meeting Announcement / Call for Action

Topic: Remembering 9/11, Harrisburg Happenings, Representative Saccone Seeking Bob Casey’s Senate seat

Who: State Representative Rick Saccone

WhenMonday Sept 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, north of Lewisburg along Route 15

Dr. Rick Saccone was first elected to serve the people of Washington and Allegheny counties in November 2010. He has since been re-elected three times and currently serves on the House Judiciary, State Government, Children and Youth, Veterans Affairs, and Emergency Preparedness committees.

He served our country for more than a decade as a United States Air Force Counterintelligence and Special Agent conducting felony, criminal, fraud and counterintelligence investigations and operations worldwide. After retiring from the USAF, Dr. Saccone remained in South Korea to work as a TV news anchor and later moved on to work in international business for several corporations operating in South Korea and Central America. He later became a representative for an international organization implementing the Agreed Framework with North Korea. As the only American citizen living in North Korea during this time, Rick gained invaluable diplomatic experience working and successfully negotiating with international officials to build nuclear power plants.

Upon his return to the U.S to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, Rick became a full-time professor at Saint Vincent College teaching Political Science, Government, International Business and other international courses.

When America went to war with Iraq, Rick volunteered for an assignment to the U.S. Army as a civilian. He served in Baghdad and in the hotspot of Mosul as a Senior Counterintelligence Agent responsible for identifying, capturing and interrogating insurgents. After returning to the United States and Saint Vincent College, Dr. Saccone embarked on a Fulbright-Hayes summer scholarship to Egypt studying Islam, history and politics, and, most recently, an education and research scholarship to Africa.

Rick has traveled to 75 countries; penned numerous articles on international politics, business and culture for top national and international newspapers such as USA Today, the Baltimore Sun and the Korea Times. He has authored seven books on North and South Korea and one on Iraq. His ninth book was released in 2013 and chronicles the faith convictions of our nation’s founders and how they understood the relationship of God and government.

Active in his local community, Dr. Saccone has served on the Elizabeth EMS Ambulance Board, the Elizabeth Forward School Board and many years as a church youth leader. He is also a graduate and member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, as well as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and a life member of both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC). As a school board member, Dr. Saccone was successful in his efforts to cut school property taxes twice, eliminate a wasteful spending project that was strongly opposed by the public, and increase the overall level of government transparency and accountability.

Rick resides in Elizabeth Township with his wife, Yong. Married for 37 years, they are the proud parents of two adult sons, Nick and Matthew, who are both officers in the Air Force.

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

 A CALL FOR MAXIMUM EFFORT FROM EVERYONE ON THE SVC MAILING LIST !!!

As you may know the situation in Texas and Louisiana is being called the most costly natural disaster in American history.  We have experienced flooding close to home here in Central Pennsylvania; however, it has been nowhere near the magnitude of what we see on TV.

I am asking EVERY PERSON ON OUR MAILING LIST to make a monetary contribution, no matter how large or small to the American Red Cross to be used for flood relief.

This is not a political issue – it is a HUMAN issue. You need not identify your contribution as originating from this call by SVC. We seek no credit for raising any funds you are willing to give. We only seek to do our small part in responding to this unprecedented disaster.

Upcoming SVC Meeting – June 12

What: Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monthly Meeting
Where: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, north of Lewisburg along Route 15

Topic: Making Pennsylvania a Right-To-Work State

When: Monday June 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Who: State Representative Daryl Metcalfe

  • Also in attendance will be Representatives Fred Keller and Garth Everett; both of whom are sponsoring individual bills that are part of the overall legislative package.

Representative Metcalfe is the Chairman of the State Government Committee. He represents Butler County. Representative Metcalfe has introduced a series of bills collectively known as the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative. If enacted, these bills will make the Commonwealth a state in which union membership will no longer be necessary in order to take a job with an organization whose labor force is represented by a union – in other words Pennsylvania would become a ‘Right-To-Work’ state.

Representative Metcalfe’s legislative initiative will have a significant impact on the state’s economic future if enacted. Economic growth, vibrancy, robustness, and opportunity are all attributes of “Right-To-Work” states across America. If we want to see Pennsylvania become more competitive, create more jobs, and provide opportunities where our young people would have a better economic future, making the Commonwealth a right-to-work state would be perhaps the most significant legislative act the General Assembly could perform.

We urge you to attend this important meeting, learn about the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative, and support its passage.

NOTE: Monday June 12 is a legislative session day in Harrisburg. Senators and Representatives don’t know when their work on ‘session days’ will end so it is possible that Representatives Metcalfe, Keller, and Everett may be late or unable to attend at all.

If that is the case, Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will show a film entitled ‘Where the Grass is Greener: Biblical Stewardship vs. Climate Alarmism‘. The film is a one-hour documentary that calls upon the expertise of over 30 world-class scholars in climate science; developmental, environmental, and energy economics; and theology, ethics, and public policy to address global warming from a biblical perspective to protect the world’s poor from harmful climate and energy policies.

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

OTHER EVENTS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

Beth Anne Mumford of Americans For Prosperity will present a program entitled “Free our Spirits” at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company, 5 N 8th St #1 Vault Room in Mifflinburg. Ms Mumford’s program will begin at 5:30 PM and run until 7:00 PM.

To register for this FREE event go to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afp-pa-free-our-spirits-mifflinburg-tickets-34866616990?aff=eivtefrnd

Organ Recital at Bucknell Friday, June 2

Organ Recital Performance by Dr. Steven Ball of Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City

Friday, June 2, 8 p.m. Rooke Chapel – No charge (Sponsored by the Class of 1957)

Everyone is invited for this special performance by Dr. Steven Ball of the Historic Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ. Dr. Ball is a master of “the largest instrument on Earth,” a pipe organ containing 33,112 pipes. Dr. Ball will showcase Bucknell’s Reuter pipe organ, one of the largest in central Pennsylvania.

Click here to download the Organ Recital Flyer for more information.

May’s Upcoming SVC Meeting

Topic: Capital Update
(Tentative-Please be sure to read the note below)

Who: State Representative Fred Keller

When: Monday May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, north of Lewisburg along Route 15

Fred Keller represents the 85th district in the House of Representatives in Harrisburg.
The 85th district covers Union and Snyder Counties.

It’s budget time in Harrisburg. Representative Keller will bring us news about budget negotiations as well as other timely legislative issues including liquor privatization and legislation aimed at ending the union practice of having teachers whose salaries are paid by taxpayers do no teaching, instead they work full-time for their union on union business. This is especially prevalent in the Philadelphia area.

Fred will also discuss other current legislation before the General Assembly.

As an announced candidate for Tom Marino’s federal House of Representatives seat, Fred will also discuss the process involved in seeking that seat as well as items that would be of importance to him if elected.

NOTE: Monday May 8 it a legislative session day in Harrisburg. Senators and Representatives don’t know when their work on ‘session days’ will end so it is possible that Fred may be late or unable to attend at all.

If that is the case, Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will show a film entitled ‘Where the Grass is Greener: Biblical Stewardship vs. Climate Alarmism‘. The film is a one-hour documentary that calls upon the expertise of over 30 world-class scholars in climate science; developmental, environmental, and energy economics; and theology, ethics, and public policy to address global warming from a biblical perspective to protect the world’s poor from harmful climate and energy policies.

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

Upcoming April 10 SVC Meeting

Topic: College Campus Culture

When: Monday April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Where: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, north of Lewisburg along Route 15

Who: Scott Greer – Editor and Author

Scott Greer is an editor and columnist at The Daily Caller. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, BBC Radio and NPR. His work has appeared on the Drudge Report, Fox Nation, Breitbart, and numerous other media outlets. No Campus for White Men is his first book.

Click here for an article and video at The Daily Caller on his new book.

Greer’s book shines a bright light on the growing obsession with diversity, victimization and identity politics on today’s college campuses, and shows how it is creating an intensely hostile and fearful atmosphere that can only lead, ultimately, to ever greater polarization in American society.

Scott Greer’s investigative work links such seemingly unrelated trends as “rape culture” hysteria and Black Lives Matter to an overall campus mindset intent on elevating and celebrating leftist-designated “protected classes” above everyone else while intimidating, censoring, and punishing those who disagree with this perversely un-American agenda.

In No Campus for White Men, Greer broadens the usual media focus well beyond coverage of demonstrations by easily offended college students, to spotlight the darker forces at work behind the scenes that are feeding higher education’s metastasizing crisis and how all this results in sustained animosity, first and foremost, toward white men. Greer also documents how this starkly totalitarian culture is not isolated to higher education, but is rather a result of trends already operating in society. Thus, he shows, today’s campus madness may eventually dominate much more of America if it is not addressed and reversed soon.

Fox News star Tucker Carlson endorsed No Campus for White Men, saying: “Something’s wrong on college campuses. Most of us are dimly aware of that. In this bracing and sometimes horrifying book, Scott Greer pulls off the bandage to reveal the suppurating wound beneath. Higher education is rotting in this country. After reading Greer’s account, you’ll think twice before sending your children off to school.”

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

You may also be interested in the following:

Thursday, April 6th, at 7pm, Chadwick Moore will be visiting Bucknell. He came into the spotlight recently when, in a New York Post article, he publicly denounced liberalism and came out as a gay conservative. He was on Tucker Carlson to talk about it too.
More info can be found here: http://www.thecounterweight.net/events.html

March SVC Meeting

What: Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monthly Meeting

Topic: Terrorism / The rise of ISIS

When: Monday March 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, north of Lewisburg along Route 15

Who: Dr. Hasan Askari, Author (writing as ‘The American’) of How to Defeat ISIS: What All of Us Must Know

Dr. Askari was born in Pakistan where he completed his medical studies. For many years he was also a student of religious studies and theology. He was forced to leave Pakistan in 1994 citing that “Taliban and ISIS-like groups have been assassinating all who oppose their ideology without any accountability to Pakistani law.”

Dr. Askari focuses on Wahhabism, a perverted, violent, and intolerant version of Islam, as the source of the rise of terrorism across the world. He will talk about the historical roots of Wahhabism and contrast it with Islamic ideology.

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

You may also be interested in the following:

Grove City College’s Center for Vision and Values will host their annual two-day conference on April 20 and 21, 2017. The conference will feature a stellar cast of leading intellectuals and commentators who will seek answers to: Why does socialism suddenly seem on the surge in America in a way that it hasn’t before? Where, why, and how are today’s young people learning to like socialism?

Please join Grove City College’s Center for Vision and Values for “The god that failed: communism & socialism then and now.” Speakers will include Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review; David Horowitz, founder and president of the Freedom Center; Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation; Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host; Ron Radosh, a historian, former communist, and America’s leading expert on the Rosenbergs; plus several others. Many Grove City College faculty members will also participate including historian and Oxford University Press author Gary Scott Smith and our executive director and best-selling author Paul Kengor.

To register please contact Mrs. Brenda Vinton at blvinton@gcc.edu or call (724) 450-1541.

Video Clip -County Sheriffs Drug Dog Demonstartion

Video Clip from SVC’s February 2017 Meeting with County Sheriffs – Drug Dog Demonstration