Monthly Archives: May 2014

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
Education
Unions and Labor Policy
Accountable Government
Privatization

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.