Monthly Archives: September 2012

SVC October Events

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will have a table at the Woolly Worm Festival at Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg next Saturday, October 6 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.

 Please stop by our table to say “hello”, pick up some campaign materials, and see our new SVC banner.

We will also have fliers available promoting our political forum scheduled for Monday, October 8 at 7:00PM at the Campus Theatre. This event is open to the public and will feature two Conservatives, Andre Harper and Ana Puig, and two Liberals, Peter Kresl and John Peeler, each presenting their vision for the future of America. We welcome Dr. Gary Sojka who will serve as moderator for this forum.


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Upcoming Events in October

Monday, October 1 at 7:30PM in the Trout Auditorium (Vaughn Literature Building) at Bucknell University           

Dinesh D’Souza will speak about multiculturalism and “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”. His New York Times best seller served as the basis for the movie, 2016 Obama’s America. He is being hosted by the Bucknell University Conservatives Club. Plan to hear Dinesh D’Souza and show your support for the BUCC.


Monday, October 8 at 7:00PM at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg
“A Vision for America—the Conservative versus Liberal Perspective”

 Moderator                     Dr. Gary Sojka

Conservative panelists   Andre Harper & Ana Puig

 Liberal panelists            Peter Kresl & John Peeler

Panelists will present their “Vision for America”, challenge the opposing panelists, and take questions from the audience.

Susquehanna University College Republicans – Upcoming Event – October 9

The Susquehanna University College Republicans will be hosting Bryan Anderson, a triple amputee Iraq War veteran who is a motivational speaker that travels all over the United States, in Isaac’s Auditorium in Seibert Hall at 7:00PM on October 9th (may be moved it to a larger venue on campus).

In addition to incorporating our university theme of “Freedom and Responsibility” into his speech, he will be talking about his experience in Iraq, his life story, and what he has overcome. After the event, there will be a question and answer session as well as a book signing. This will be a bipartisan event with both the SU College Republicans and the SU College Democrats.

Additional information can be found on SVC’s Community Corner page.

Bucknell University Conservatives Club – Upcoming Event – October 1

Dinesh D’Souza will speak at Bucknell University on Monday, October 1 at 7:30PM in Trout Auditorium

Additional information can be found on SVC’s Community Corner page.

September 10th Meeting summary

Five Republican candidates; 3 of whom are seeking re-election to the General Assembly, and the other 2 campaigning for the offices of Pennsylvania Attorney General and State Treasurer, made their case before a receptive audience at the Sept 10 meeting of Susquehanna Valley Conservatives.

Senator Gene Yaw (23rd Senatorial district) , Fred Keller (85th), Diana Irey Vaughan (candidate for State Treasurer), David Freed (candidate for Attorney General), Representatives Linda Schlegel-Culver (108th Legislative district), Bob Harder (SVC), Bob Lebda (SVC), Graham Showalter (Introduced candidates)

Representatives Linda Schlegel-Culver (108th Legislative district) and Fred Keller (85th), and Senator Gene Yaw (23rd Senatorial district) were in agreement that jobs and the looming crisis in funding for public pensions were among the most pressing issues facing the Commonwealth.  Schlegel-Culver and Keller both reaffirmed their commitment to spending their constituent’s tax dollars wisely as well as the close ties they have to their respective communities.

In response to a question about reducing the size of the legislature, each explained their position. Schlegel-Culver indicated she could not support the bill as presented because there was no specific language that set any kind of target for cost reductions commensurate with the reduction in number of representatives. Yaw indicated he did not support the bill because the people of Pennsylvania had set the size of the legislature years ago and he felt that they should be given the opportunity to do so again if that was their wish. Keller (sponsor of the bill) felt that savings would accrue.

David Freed; candidate for Attorney General, led off by stating that the five candidates present ‘all recognize that we work for you.’ He indicated his record as a prosecutor showed that he is tough on crime; however, he spoke more passionately about the success of his efforts with Fight Crime/Invest in Kids; an early intervention, educational program aimed at giving young offenders options and opportunities before they become life-long criminals.

He also spoke of his innovative solution for dealing with DUI cases by making the process more efficient, and as a result, foregoing the need for additional staff.

Perhaps the highlight of the evening was the presentation by Diana Irey Vaughan – candidate for State Treasurer. The word ‘discipline’ was used repeatedly throughout her presentation, and when she listed her accomplishments during her 17 year tenure as County Commissioner in Washington County, it became evident that her success is indeed due to the personal discipline and commitment that distinguish her.

During her service she balanced Washington County’s budget 7 consecutive times without increasing taxes. She played a major role in economic development, resulting in the addition of 6,000 jobs in her county. In 2011, The U S Department of Labor ranked Washington County 3rd in the nation for job growth. According to Vaughan, that success / growth is due to low taxes.

The state treasurer is responsible for the oversight of $120 billion in Commonwealth assets. If elected there is no doubt Vaughan will provide superb leadership.

As a side note, her husband, Lt Colonel Robert Vaughan, U. S. Army, was introduced. He received a standing ovation when it was announced that he recently returned from his 5th deployment to Afghanistan.

  SVC National Debt Tracker

Debt at Beginning of Meeting                $   16,064,453,190,441
Debt at End of Meeting                                   16,064,793,435,573
Increase in Debt During the Meeting      $               340,245,132

Increase per Minute *                              $ 3,780,501   Our National Debt increased at the rate of $ 3.78 MILLION DOLLARS PER MINUTE during the 90 minutes of this meeting ! If this does not alarm you…..

 Next Monthly Meeting

Next monthly meeting will be held Monday October 8 at the Campus Theater in downtown Lewisburg. (See below)

Save The Dates – Mark Your Calendar

Monday, October 1 at 7:30PM in the Trout Auditorium (Vaughn Literature Building) at Bucknell University

Dinesh D’Souza will speak about multiculturalism and his New York Times bestseller – “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” – which served as the basis for the movie, ‘2016 Obama’s America’. He is being hosted by the Bucknell University Conservatives Club. Plan to hear Dinesh D’Souza and show your support for the BUCC.

Monday, October 8 at 7:00PM at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg

  “A Vision for America—the Conservative versus Liberal Perspective

Moderator                     Dr. Gary Sojka
Conservative panelists   Andre Harper & Ana Puig
Liberal panelists            Peter Kresel & John Peeler

Panelists will present their “vision for America”, challenge the opposing panelists, and take questions from the audience.

DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT

Monday’s Meeting – September 10

WHAT: A forum for Republican candidates who are running for election or reelection in November. Each will speak on behalf of his or her own candidacy and then take questions from the audience.

WHO: The following Republican candidates who are running for election or reelection in November:

Lynda Schlegel Culver – PA State Representative, 108th Legislative District
David Freed – PA Attorney General
Fred Keller – PA State Representative, 85th Legislative District
Diana Irey Vaughan – PA State Treasurer
Gene Yaw – PA State Senator, 23rd Senatorial District

WHEN: Monday, September 10 at 7:00PM

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

AUDIENCE: The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

September 10 Meeting

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will host a forum for Republican candidates running for election or reelection in the November General Election. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 10 at 7:00PM in the Baylor West Conference Room in the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg. The following candidates plan to participate in the forum:

Lynda Schlegel Culver               PA State Representative, 108th Legislative District

David Freed                              PA Attorney General

Fred Keller                                PA State Representative, 85th Legislative District

Diana Irey Vaughan                   PA State Treasurer

Gene Yaw                                 PA State Senator, 23rd Senatorial District