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.

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:

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 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

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).