Past Events

Events from 2016

January:3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy’, a film with follow-up from Michael Geer  with the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

February: William Federer on “The Fall of Rome and the Decline of America”

March: State Representative Dr. Rick Saccone on legislation codify displaying the national motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ in  public buildings in Pennsylvania.

Events from 2015

January:An Inconsistent Truth’, a film with follow-up from award-winning radio talk show host Phil Valentine who starred in the file.

February:  Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute and Randall Wenger Esq. Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center – ‘Freedom in the Balance’

March: John Rizzo – author of Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA. 

April: County Commissioner candidate forum for candidates running in Union, Snyder, and Northumberland counties. Candidates who attended:

  • Union County
    • John Showers
    • John Mathias
    • Preston Boop
  • Snyder County
    • Joe Kantz
    • Malcolm Derk
    • Peggy Chamberlain Roup
    • Elizabeth Paige
  • Northumberland County
    • Thomas Aber
    • Kim Best
    • Nathan Savidge
    • Myron Turlis
    • George Zalar
    • Rick Shoch
    • Mike Millett
    • Sam Schiccatano

May: Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch

September: Matt Brouillette, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, and Representative Kerry Benninghoff discussed the budget impasse in Harrisburg as well as other issues facing state government.

October: Dr. Victor Vogel,  “Hope, Faith and Reason at the End of Life: How we can avoid a financial crisis in American health care”

November:  Dr. Daniel Shayesteh on Multiculturalism and Political Correctness

December:  U.S. Congressman Tom Marino, Washington Update


Events from 2014

January: Sam Rohrer, President of Pennsylvania Pastors Network – A Republic—If you can keep it?—The Threats and the (Biblical) Solutions

February: Robert E. Heffley, Chapter Leader for ACT! FOR AMERICA – Jihad in America

March: John Bouder, Commonwealth Foundation – Paycheck Protection

April: Jim Cawley, Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania

May: Charles F. Mitchell, Executive Vice President of Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives – “Public Policy Issues That Face Pennsylvania Conservatives and How We Need to Enact Them”

June: They Come to America”, a film by Dennis Michael Lynch.

September: Joe Bastardi, Weatherbell Meteorologist – “Climate Change or Climate Cycles?”

October: U S Representative Tom Marino 

November: Panel Discussion on the ‘War on Coal’ – Panelists will include State Senator Gene Yaw, former U S Senate candidate Tom Smith, and Penn Strategies President Jason Fitzgerald

December 8: Matthew J. Brouillette, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation

Events from 2013

January: Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation – ObamaCare: It’s Implications for Life

February: Johanna Persing, Press Assistant with the Republican National Committee and Lewisburg High School graduate – Working Inside the RNC

March: State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R – Butler) – Protecting Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms

April: Joe Lundberg, AccuWeather Meteorologist in State College – Global Warming: Fact or Fiction

May: Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center in Harrisburg – Flexing Our Liberties in an Age of Growing Tyranny.

June: Brittney Morrett, Youth Projects Manager for The Libre Initiative: An Organization for Economic Freedom- “Engagement, Rhetoric, and How Conservatives Can Lead on Hot Button Issues”

July: Louis Petolicchio, Constitutional Organization of Liberty – First Amendment Review

September: Lindsey Burke, the Heritage Foundation – Common Core

October: William Federer, – Preserving the American Way of Life

December: U S Congressman Lou Barletta – Town Hall style meeting

Events from 2012

January: Sam Rohrer – Conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012

February: “Republican Candidates of US Senate Forum” -a forum for the four Republican candidates currently vying for the party’s nomination and the opportunity to unseat Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Jr this fall:

  • Sam Rohrer
  • Marc Scaringi
  • Tom Smith
  • Steve Welch

March: U S Congressmen Lou Barletta and Tom Marino – an informational meeting with the congressmen, who shared their views on the federal budget crisis, Attorney General Holder’s tenure, how to improve the message/brand of the Republican Party, the Keystone pipeline, defense appropriations and the incarceration of U S military personnel, how liberal colleges and universities are indoctrinating our young people into the liberal mindset, and took many questions from the audience.

April: “Get Out the Vote” – a workshop presented by Ana Puig and Anastasia Przybylski from FreedomWorks encouraging people to get actively involved in the upcoming election.

May: Dr. Daniel Shayesteh  – an informative presentation on “Islam, Muslims, and the Democracy.” Dr. Shayesteh discussed Islam the religion and its influence in society and government, including the United State’s government.

June: Michael Geer – President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute gave examples of how the federal government’s insidious encroachment on our religious freedom is slowly eroding away one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to all U S citizens in the Declaration of Independence.

August: John Vinci, a staff attorney for Americans for Limited Government, “Obamacare at the Supreme Court and what’s next – The Supreme Court’s Decision: the Bad, the Ugly, and the Good”

The Bad: Obamacare is still the law
The Ugly: Robert’s contrived justification and its potential effect
The Good: Limiting Congress’ commerce power and spending power

September: A forum for 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

October: “A Vision for America – The Conservative vs Liberal Perspective” forum a the Campus Theatre.

  • Moderator: Gary Sojka
  • Conservative Panelists: Ana Puig and Andre Harper
  • Liberal Panelists: John Peeler and Peter Kresl

November: U S Congressman Tom Marino – Overview of the election results and what to expect during the next four years

December: No meeting – Have a Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in 2013

Events from 2011

January:  “Are you a Confident Conservative?”  A discussion of SVC’s conservative principles and how to effectively communicate your beliefs with elected officials.

February:  “Educational Options for Our Children” A panel discussion including Lewisburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark DiRocco, Meadowbrook Christian School Administrator Rodney Baughman, and Local Homeschooling Parent Caroline Rodgers.

March:  “Labor Unions – Asset or Liablity”  A discussion between National Right to Work Committee President Mark Mix and Pennslyvania AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale.

April:  “Candidates’ Forum”  A forum including all candidates in the contested Republican primary for Northumberland County Commissioners.

May:  “Candidates’ Forum”  A forum including all candidates in the Republican primary for Snyder County and Union County Commissioners.

June:  “Protecting the Environment While Developing the Marcellus”  A presentation by Board Certified Environmental Engineer E. Charles Wunz.

August:  “ObamaCare:  Replace it or keep it”  A panel discussion including local Family Practice Physician John P. Pagana,  MD,  Evangelical Community Hospital President and CEP Michael N. O’Keefe, and Pennsylvania Medical Society President Ralph Schmeltz, MD.

September:  “What Makes a Leader”  A presentation by Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research President Lowman Henry.

October:  “Candidates’ Forum”  A forum including all candidates in the contested election for Northumberland County Commissioners.

November:  “Occupy Wall Street:  An Opportunity for Conservatives”  A presentation by “Political Emancipation” author and political analyst Andre Harper.  Mr. Harper’s Topics included:

  • The Occupy Wall Street protests have provided conservatives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
  • Conservatives should never concede the youth vote
  • 2012: Confronting the combined forces of the Democrats and the Media

December: SVC’s Christmas and Second Anniversary Celebration

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