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SVC Meetings Resume 9/9

“Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America” The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will resume our monthly meetings Monday, Sept 9th with a special local program on the 9/11 attack in Penna.  

Our guest – Professor Alexander Riley of Bucknell University.  Prof. Riley is the author of  “Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America”.  You will hear about the symbolic impact and role of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Penna., its place in the nation’s consciousness, about the site and crash,  how it continues to have an impact on who we are as Americans.

Joins us this Monday evening to honor our American heroes of 9/11, 7 pm at the Best Western meeting rooms, next door to Country Cupboard, rt. 15 Lewisburg.

Next Meeting Monday May 13th

What is the state of the economy here in Central Pennsylvania?  Our guests will discuss this topic and related issues Monday, May 13th.

We are the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives inviting you to our regular monthly meeting Monday evening. Our guest – President Bob Garrett of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Our other guest – State Representative Fred Keller of Snyder/Union County who will update us on the a host of local issues including bridge projects, the local economy,
and the latest proposals considered in the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives.

Join us – the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives – for Bob Garrett and Fred Keller Monday, May 13th. for our free and open to the public meeting at the Best Western Meeting rooms, next door To Country Cupboard, Rt. 15, North, Lewisburg. Meeting times are  7pm to 8:30pm.

I’m Paul Hartman reminding you: For more on the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives,  go to

Next Meeting Monday April 8th

The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives invite you to our:
Meet the Republican Candidates Night for County Commissioner in Union, Snyder, and Northumberland counties.

Thirteen candidates are invited to our Forum:

Union County: Preston Boop, John Mathias, Jeff Reber, and Billy Allred.

Snyder County: Joe Kantz, Joe Feehrer, Rylan Ebright, Bob Pyle, and Chuck Steininger.

Northumberland County: Sam Schiccatano, Slade Shreck, Tom Webb, and Joe Klebon.

On the Republican ticket, you will be asked to vote for TWO candidates in your County.

A reminder that due to our one and one-half hour program featuring thirteen candidates, we will not have
extensive time to delve deeply into issues. However, this will be an excellent opportunity to see your candidates
in person, responding to questions and then, if you choose, meet with them afterward on specific issues important to you.

We also believe it is instructive to hear how the three counties compare and differ on a number of local issues.

As always our meeting is free and open to the public. We meet 7pm to 8:30pm, Monday, April 8th, at the Best Western Meeting Rooms, next door to Country Cupboard, Rt. 15 North, Lewisburg. Entrance is in the rear of
the building.

March Meeting

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives welcome Michael Ciccocioppo

Abortion Laws ending the life of an infant are being discussed and/or legalized in Virginia, NewYork and New England!

What is going on?

The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives welcome Michael Ciccocioppo, executive director of the Pennsylvania PRO Life Federation as our guest speaker this coming Monday.

He will discuss and help us understand the truth behind abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.  He energizes pro-lifers at the grassroots to work for a society that respects human life from conception to natural death.

Our topic  – American values regarding infant life and abortion.

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting will be held  March 11th at 7 pm, in the Best Western meeting rooms, next door to Country Cupboard, Route 15, Lewisburg.  As always, the program is free and open to the public.

February Meeting

The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will show the documentary movie ROCKY MT. HEIST this coming Monday night Feb 11th, a documentary
Liberals don’t want you to know about.
What are the liberal opponents of “Rocky Mountain Heist” afraid of? An informed citizenry, an independent media, and conservatives willing to push back.

“Rocky Mountain Heist,”  tells the story of how a wealthy quartet of liberal millionaires and billionaires in Colorado took over the once-republican red state of Colorado inside ten years.
Result?  Liberals captured the governor’s office, the state legislature, and both Senate seats in Colorado. It could happen here in Pennsylvania!

Join us for this documentary.

Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting will be held, February 11th, at 7pm, in the Best Western meeting rooms, next door to Country Cupboard , Route 15, Lewisburg.  As always, the program is free and open to the public.

Our next meeting 1/14/19 will be on Climate Change

Our next meeting 1/14/19 will be on Climate Change and the inconvenient facts concerning how it is benefiting Earth and humanity.

Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist and author of the recently released book Inconvenient Facts – the science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know. The book was the result of Greg’s search for the truth amid the many allegations of climate catastrophe. Greg is a frequent guest of radio and TV hosts on the subject of global warming including Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Fox and Friends and Brian Kilmeade.

He is an official commentator for Newsmax TV, contributing writer for The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and sits on the Advisory Board of the Heartland Institute. His commentaries can be found on some of the most popular conservative websites including the Daily Caller, Daily Wire, American Thinker and many others.

Gregory is a strong proponent of the scientific process and believes that climate policies should be driven by science and facts not by a political agenda.

“I have never heard a more compelling case based on facts to counter the widely propagated/mainstream acceptance of climate change causes and effects”  JM Tan 7/25/18



Our next meeting 12/10 concerns human trafficking

Human beings sold into bondage and slavery?
It is happening not only here in our homeland, the USA, but also happening in the Rt. 15 corridor, our guest this Monday evening, Dec 10th is Rachel Gordner, RN, a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)nurse with Evangelical Community Hospital, will provide a presentation on human trafficking in the Route 15 Corridor and our area in particular.

This program is presented as non-partisan and is being held to increase the interest and knowledge of the people of our area as to the extensive existence of human trafficking in our backyard. Ms. Gordner will discuss the sources of it, how to identify potential situations, and how to then appropriately respond.

This issue is of tremendous importance to all of us and is not well known. The meeting will be held Monday, December 10, at 7pm, at the Baylor Room, Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Route 15, Lewisburg. As usual, our program is free and open to the public at no cost.

As is our December tradition, we are asking for donations of non-perishable food and other items that will be distributed to the Eastern Union County Food Bank.

Next Meeting Monday Nov 11, 2018

The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will hold an open forum this coming Monday on the nationwide election results from this past Tuesday.  We ask you to join us in the discussion of who won, who lost and what it all means.  We’ve invited a panel of local observers to offer their views. And we will look for your participation/ audience participation in the election results locally, statewide and across the nation.

Our guest panel will include local Pennsylvania representative Fred Keller of Union and Snyder counties as we ask the questions: Where does Pennsylvania go from here?   How about the upsets and surprises?  What does it all mean for the next two years in Harrisburg and Washington?

Join us this Monday evening for ELECTION 2018, 7:00 pm at the Best Western meeting rooms, next door to the Country Cupboard, Rt. 15 Lewisburg. Admission is free and open to the public. for more on the Susquehanna Valley conservatives, go to Susquehannavalleyconservativescom.  

An Important Message from Jim Persing

As you recall, Professor Alexander Riley spoke to us in September regarding 9/11.  What follows is an update from him on upcoming activities I would strongly encourage all of you to consider, thanks.  Jim Persing


We are in a special period at Bucknell for the next few months, and I want to share with you some information on a few events that I hope you will consider attending.

Beginning next week, on November 8, and extending through January. a new faculty group (the Bucknell Project for American Leadership and Citizenship) has organized visits to campus by three nationally-known conservative intellectuals as part of a series on the consequences of the 1960s (the three conservative speakers are flanked by three speakers on the left–one of whom already visited campus, the other two of whom will be here in February and March 2019).  Here is the webpage for the series with all the details.

The next three speakers are, in order:

Mark Bauerlein (November 8), a professor of English at Emory University and an editor at the journal of religious culture and American life, First Things.  Bauerlein will be talking about the damage done by the ’60s to our educational culture, and especially to our colleges and universities.  You can get an idea of his thinking by listening to a bit of his podcast here.

Mark Moyar (November 27), who works for USAID and has a Ph D in History from Cambridge University.  Moyar has written several books about the Vietnam War that argue against the now widespread belief among America’s cultural elites that the US role in Vietnam was destructive and that the war could not have been won.  He charges that government officials did not accurately understand Vietnam in historical and cultural terms, and significant figures in the American media misrepresented the situation on the battlefield in such a way as to massively fuel anti-war sentiment even while South Vietnamese and American troops were successfully combating the communist forces.  He will be talking about how the anti-war left came to dominate important American cultural institutions, including much of journalism and most History departments.  Moyar’s webpage is here.

Charles Kesler (January 31), a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College and the editor of the Claremont Review of Books.  Kesler has written one of the best books about the Obama administration (read a short interview on the Obama presidency here).  He will talk to us about the Lyndon Johnson presidency and the utopian Great Society programs it put in place.  These programs, in Kesler’s view, marked a massive retreat from the founding principles of the country and have universally failed to produce what they claimed they would produce while wasting many billions if not trillions of dollars.  Here is Kesler talking about the Trump presidency and the future of conservatism.

I urge you to support all of these talks by attending them and telling your friends to attend them.  We need to show the administration and the rest of the faculty that there is significant community support for events like this, and if we cannot show them that, it is very unlikely that we’ll get the opportunity to do more of this kind of stuff.  So this is an important moment for those who want to hear a wider array of voices and viewpoints at Bucknell.  You can help us make the case that viewpoint diversity is essential to the life of a university and that Bucknell must do much better on this issue.

If you would like more information on any of these events, the BPALC, or any other related matters, please don’t hesitate to write me directly at



May 14 – SVC Meeting – Memorial Day

Be sure to Join Us Tonight!

May marks Memorial Day, and Susquehanna Valley Conservatives is very pleased to announce a special event for our May 14 meeting.

To honor America in the month of Memorial Day and to pay special tribute to our veterans, we will have a program designed around Gold Star families and all military veterans. Karen Long of Milton will be our main speaker. Karen’s son Zachariah died in Iraq in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She will be present, along with a military honor guard, to discuss and demonstrate the significance of flag folding ceremony.

Other Gold Star family members will also be present to discuss and share their experiences. Pastor Dick Devitt of West End Bible Church and Hironimus Union Church. will offer an opening invocation. Devitt is a Viet Nam war veteran.

We are encouraging everyone to spread the word about this special event so that we can be sure of a large turnout that matches the importance of the sacrifice and service of our veterans.

Our meeting will be at the usual place and time: this coming Monday, May 14th, 7pm – 8:30pm at the Best Western meeting rooms, next door to Country Cupboard, Lewisburg Rt. 15, North.

All are welcome. There is no admission charge.