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.

SVC – February meeting -County Sheriffs Panel Discussion

What: Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monthly Meeting

Topic: Panel Discussion-County sheriffs in Central PA discuss issues facing their jurisdictions

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

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

Who: County Sheriffs from Montour, Columbia, Union, and Lycoming counties are confirmed. We are continuing efforts to also include sheriffs from Snyder and Northumberland counties.

This is an opportunity for local sheriffs to tell people living in their jurisdictions about crime in their neighborhoods and let people know how they can help law enforcement do their job.

Many of us have been directly affected by crime over the course of our lives. We have also witnessed the recent assaults on the law enforcement community. This is an opportunity to show our respect and support for law enforcement.

SVC Meeting tomorrow 1/9/2017

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monthly Meeting – Monday January 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Topic:     1. Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom of Worship
2. Update on Attacks on Religious Freedom/Current Litigation

Who: Randy Wenger, Chief Counsel for Pennsylvania Family Institute/Independence Law Center

Prior to joining PFI, Mr. Wenger’s legal practice specialized in public policy law including the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, the definition of marriage, gambling, and whether special rights should be given on the basis of sexual orientation. He has also written a number of Amicus Curiae briefs in the area of homosexual marriage, adoption, and intelligent design.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Family Institute is to strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well-being of society. PFI is the only full-time, professionally staffed non-profit organization representing family values in the state capitol. They encourage responsible citizenship and involvement in civic affairs to promote respect for life, family, marriage, and religious liberty.
Through its Independence Law Center, the Institute engages in the legal arena, defending the constitutional rights of citizens against challenges to life and religious freedom as well as advocating for the historic and beneficial role of family and marriage.

 

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

***** Other Upcoming Events You May be Interested in *****

Tuesday, February 7 at 7 pm
Campus Theatre, Lewisburg – RIO BRAVO – DIGITAL RESTORATION!  Introduced by Alf Siewers, Professor of English at Bucknell University.

If you are of a certain age you will remember this classic John Wayne film.

Rio Bravo was Howard Hawks’ 1959 answer to High Noon, the 1952 western in which Gary Cooper spends two hours of reel time trying in vain to rouse the local citizenry to help him exterminate the town skunk. “Now, that’s a rather silly thing for a man to do,” said Hawks, “especially since at the end of the picture he is able to do the job himself. So I said, we’ll do just the opposite, and take a real professional viewpoint.” As John T. Chance, sheriff of a tiny Texas border town, Wayne’s job is to keep a jailed killer in, and his cohorts – who have the town surrounded – out. But he doesn’t do it alone. During the course of events he is saved or protected by a reformed drunk (Dean Martin at his finest), a gimp-legged old geezer (Walter Brennan), a dance-hall gal with a past (Angie Dickinson), and a singin’ cowboy (Ricky Nelson). (Adapted from Pacific Film Archive Program Notes)

Sunday February 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Lewisburg Downtown Republicans sponsor the annual Lincoln’s Birthday Party at the Civil War Cider Co. on Market Street in Lewisburg, 5 to 7 p.m.

Live Civil War era music and brief readings from Lincoln’s most famous speeches: US Army Col. (ret.) Mike Sullivan will read the Gettysburg Address, and Bucknell Professor Emeritus Bill Moore will read his Second Inauguration Address.

Civil War Cider Co is located at 606 Market St in Lewisburg  (next to the Towne Tavern by 6th St).

Upcoming January SVC Meeting

Topic:     1. Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom of Worship
2. Update on Attacks on Religious Freedom/Current Litigation

When: Monday January 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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

Who: Randy Wenger Esq,  Chief Counsel for Pennsylvania Family Institute/Independence Law Center

Prior to joining PFI, Mr. Wenger’s legal practice specialized in public policy law including the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, the definition of marriage, gambling, and whether special rights should be given on the basis of sexual orientation. He has also written a number of Amicus Curie briefs in the area of homosexual marriage, adoption, and intelligent design.

Mr. Wenger grew up in Lancaster County and attended Lancaster Mennonite High School. He studied international business at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. Following graduation he worked in the strategy wing of Coopers & Lybrand’s management consulting division. Mr. Wenger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000. He served as president of the law school’s Christian Legal Society. Upon graduation, Mr. Wenger clerked for the Honorable James R. Cavanaugh of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Family Institute is to strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well-being of society. PFI is the only full-time, professionally staffed non-profit organization representing family values in the state capitol. They encourage responsible citizenship and involvement in civic affairs to promote respect for life, family, marriage, and religious liberty.

Through its Independence Law Center, the Institute engages in the legal arena, defending the constitutional rights of citizens against challenges to life and religious freedom as well as advocating for the historic and beneficial role of family and marriage.

SVC December Meeting Announcement

What: Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monthly Meeting

When: Monday December 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM

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

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NOTE: In the spirit of the holiday season we ask that you bring non-perishable items to be donated to the Lewisburg Food Bank to this meeting.
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Who: Brittney Parker of the Commonwealth Foundation will bring us a year-end wrap up of events in Harrisburg as well as her outlook for the upcoming legislative session.

The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, commonly known as the Commonwealth Foundation, is Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank. Their mission is simple: to transform free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.

“The Commonwealth Foundation is the leading organization in Pennsylvania that champions free markets and limited government.  No public policy group in the state is more effective at advancing the common sense reforms that our state so desperately needs.” U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

Brittney Parker is a Senior Entrepreneur Engagement Officer for the Commonwealth Foundation. She graduated with a B.A. in Middle East Studies from The George Washington University. After graduation, she became the Communications Manager for CampusReform.org at  the Leadership Institute.

Before joining CF, Brittney worked as the Youth Projects Manager and then the Virginia Field Director for The LIBRE Initiative—an organization that promotes economic freedom to the U.S. Hispanic community.

Brittney occasionally speaks at events like RightOnline, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, and other conservative panels/summits on youth and minority engagement. She was named one of Huffington Post’s “Top 50 Latino Voices to Follow on Twitter” and the 2015 Great Communicator by Think Freely Media. She has been published in outlets such as the Patriot News, The Guardian, NBC Latino, and Al Dia.

Hope to see you Monday evening !

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

Upcoming November SVC Meeting

What: Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monthly Meeting

When: Monday November 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM

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

Nationally-known meteorologist Joe Bastardi will bring us an update on global warming/climate-change (or whatever else it is being called these days) as well as his peerless prognostication for the upcoming winter.

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

Speaker at Bucknell – November 1

Bucknell’s Catholic Campus Ministry is hosting a pro-life physician and ethicist from Geisinger on Nov. 1.

Respect Life:  A Catholic Physician’s Call to a Culture of Life

Greg Burke M.D. is co-chair of Bioethics and Chief Patient Experience Officer at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  He has published widely in the areas of physician ethics and spirituality in medicine and patient care.  Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and an associate in the General Internal Medicine Department at Geisinger, Dr. Burke has been practicing medicine for 25 years.  He holds degrees from the University of Scranton and the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  He is president of the Harrisburg Catholic Physicians’ Guild and member of the national Catholic Medical Association.

From a Catholic physician’s pro-life perspective, Dr. Burke will explore the complex, challenging and controversial bioethical issues involved in the medical treatment of persons from the beginning to the end of life.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bucknell University Bertrand Library, Traditional Reading Room (Rm. 213, 2nd floor)
FORMAT:           Lecture followed by Q and A and discussion.
SPONSORED BY:         Bucknell Catholic Campus Ministry
QUESTIONS/INFORMATION:       Email ccm@bucknell.edu

October 10 SVC Meeting

What: Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monthly Meeting

When: Monday October 10, 2016

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

New rules (377 pages of them) issued by the federal Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD) went into effect in mid-July. These rules; known
as “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” are so broad and intrusive that
they have the potential to change every community in the United States;
overriding local zoning ordinances, affecting local education, and generally
imposing a federal mandate on every American property owner.

If you are a believer in the constitutionally-defined law-making process,
you need to know that Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is a set of
rules issued by a department of the Executive branch; not legislation
initiated, and passed, by either the U. S. House of Representatives or the
U. S. Senate.

At our October 10th public meeting, Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will be
showing a film entitled “No Choice: How HUD Controls Your Property Rights.”
This 52 minute film features John Anthony – who has studied the AFFH rules –
breaking down the 377 page ruling, presenting the gist of those rules, and
demonstrating how the rules will affect your community. This is not a
Republican or Democratic issue – it affects every community and every
property owner in America.

Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend on October 10. You will be
shocked ! Educating yourselves now can help avoid making decisions later on
that will lock you into a loss of local control.

It’s that important.

Stan Zellers, President
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives