The next meeting of the San Fernando Valley Republican
Club will be on
6, 2008 at 7:00pm at
Galpin Ford, 15555
Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405), 2nd Floor
Meeting Room, North Hills. There is a $5.00 event fee,
except for first time visitors, students and guest
speakers who may attend at
Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
will be our featured speaker on May
6th. Dr. Joksimovich will give us insight into what is
happening now in Kosovo.
Featured Speaker - Vojin Joksimovich
Serbian-American Author and Activist
Vojin Joksimovich, PhD was born, raised and educated
in Belgrade, Former Yugoslavia, now Serbia. As a
child, he was an eyewitness to German and
Anglo-American bombings of Belgrade during World War
II. At the age of eight, he was an eyewitness and
sole survivor of a Nazi bombing which killed seven
Upon obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering
from the University of Belgrade, Vojin emigrated to
the UK where he was employed in the nuclear energy
industry and where he obtained a Ph.D. in Nuclear
Engineering from Imperial College, London
University. He became a nuclear power plant safety
specialist and consultant with careers in
Yugoslavia, UK and the U.S. Vojin arrived in the
U.S. in 1970 and became a citizen in 1976.
Dr. Joksimovich has written over 125 professional
papers presented at various international
conferences. As a Serbian-American activist Dr.
Joksimovich has published over 60 newspaper and
internet columns. He has delivered a similar number
of talks on various aspects of Balkans conflicts in
the 1990s and the 21st century at most of
the San Diego Universities, World Affairs Councils
in Boston, Orange County and San Diego, the
Commonwealth Club of California, Colorado University
at Boulder, Kennedy School of Government at the
Harvard University, various Rotary Club branches,
Dr. Joksimovich is the author of two comprehensive
Kosovo Crisis: A Study in Foreign Policy
The Revenge of the Prophet: How Clinton and His
Predecessors Empowered Radical Islam. Vojin
is a two-term Serbian Unity Congress president with
11 terms on the Board of Directors. In that capacity
met with numerous officials at the National Security
Council and the State Department, many congressmen
and analysts at various Washington think tanks.
Currently, he is Deputy President of the North
County Chapter of the San Diego World Affairs
Council. He is a columnist and blogger at several
web sites including the
serbianna.com site. With his wife of 38 years,
Nada, lives in Escondido, California.
Armineh Chelebian - 40th Assembly District
Precinct Walkers needed
The San Fernando Valley Republican Club has precinct
walks every Saturday to talk to Republicans about
Armineh Chelebian and her candidacy for the 40th
Assembly seat. We also place lawn signs for Armineh.
We can always use more volunteers. If you are
interested in helping Armineh win her primary election
by walking precincts with SFVRC, please contact Jim
Campaign Headquarters for San Fernando Valley
Ventura Blvd., Suite 106
The campaign headquarters for the San Fernando Valley
for the 2008 election will be located at 20121 Ventura
Blvd., Suite 106. The headquarters was arranged by Mary
Hawkins of the West Valley Republican Club. The
headquarters will be managed by Nancy Spero. Nancy
heads the California Republican League in the Valley,
and was an early McCain activist. Nancy will be ably
assisted by Sue Abato and Robert Bender all of whom have
much experience in successfully running campaign
The Grand Opening of the headquarters will be on
May 4th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
Everyone is encouraged to attend and support Nancy and
the 2008 headquarters.
Ben Stein's EXPELLED, the Movie
Join us on Thursday, April 24th in Burbank
We are getting a group together to see the movie,
EXPELLED, on Thursday, April 24th at the following
AMC Burbank Town
201 E. Magnolia Blvd #345
Burbank, CA 91501
We will meet at the theater at
6:15pm for the 7:00pm
showing of Expelled. We already have a group of
about 12 people attending. Please join us. If you
plan to attend, please email me at email@example.com
so I have some idea of how many we are expecting.
After the show we will go to a nearby coffee shop
and discuss the film.
Save the WLA Veterans Home
Rally for Veterans - Every Sunday
Public Rally to support America's Military Veterans
and Save their Los Angeles National Veterans Home in
To stop the disgraceful and irreverent land grabbing
of this hallowed property and demand government's
full compliance and enforcement of the Land Grant
Deed of 1888.
"SAVE THE HOME"-
This land was specifically Deeded 120 years ago to
be permanently maintained as a National Home for
America's Military Veterans. Our government must
cancel the no-bid, behind-the-scenes land-grab of 16
acres of Veterans hallowed property that was given
away rent-free for a public community park.
This parcel of land is estimated to be worth nearly
one billion dollars, yet Veterans receive absolutely
nothing while their healthcare services are
seriously underfunded and woefully inadequate.
A non-profit, special interest group has plans
to take control of Veterans land and build a "central
park west." This National Home is a place of
historic quietude for Veterans rehabilitation and
convalescence and there must never be any
consideration for a noisy public community park.
There is absolutely nothing in the Deed of 1888
that allows anyone to designate any land for a
public park, open space, commercial use, or any
other purpose whatsoever, other than for the direct
benefit of America's Military Veterans. America's
citizenry must demand government's enforcement of
the Deed just as it was patriotically granted on
March 3, 1888: "To be permanently maintained as a
National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers."
The Veterans Public Rally will be held at the Front
Gate and on the Sidewalks outside of the National
Veterans Home, situated at the Northeast Corner of
Wilshire and San Vicente Boulevards in Brentwood.
Southern California Veterans and local community
supporters will gather together at Sunday's Rally.
Every Sunday, 85 year-old Steve Palmer, a WW II
wheelchair Veteran from Panorama City in the S.F.
Valley is at the Rally, and so is 80 year-old Dick
Breithaupt, a Marine Veteran and member of the "Sons
of the American Revolution." Fellow Veterans from
Orange County, the Inland Empire and Thousand Oaks
have been attending as well.
Sunday, April 20th From 1:00 - 4:00 PM - and every
Sunday until the Home is Saved!
Show up and "Save Our Veterans Home." It's Our
Two Successful Events this month
Republican Jewish Coalition Statewide Convention
The RJC Convention in San Francisco two weeks ago
was very successful. As Dan Pine, writer for the
minority in a minority in a minority."
The Republican Party of Los Angeles County held its
RPLAC Academy last weekend, which was a huge success.
Presenters were Ron Nehring, Chairman of the California
Republican Party, Tom del Becarro, Vice-Chairman of the
California Republican Party, Senator George Runner and
Assemblywoman Sharon Runner talking about his initiative
for SAFE Neighborhoods, (which I will cover in a later
newsletter) and other excellent speakers. For a review
of what happened at the Academy, read
Matt Kauble's review in Red County.
That's how conservative strategist and author David
Frum jokingly described the Republican Jewish
Coalition's annual California conference, held last
weekend in deep blue San Francisco.
On Saturday the convention featured a discussion
panel which included Sally Pipes and Vicky Murray
Pacific Research Institute who presented on
"defeating socialized medicine and promoting
educational choice and competition". In the
afternoon Larry Greenfield (rjchq.com),
Richard Baehr (AmericanThinker.com),
Rick Richman (jpundit.typepad.com)
and Eric Goulab (blacktyrrrr.wordpress.com)
presented on "Making the GOP case in the Jewish
Community". Immediately following was a panel of
experts which included Debra Saunders (sfgate.com),
Gary Aminoff (beartotheright.blogspot.com),
(sayetright.blogspot.com) and Tom Del Beccarro (politicalvanguard.com)
that discussed California Politics. The day
concluded with a reception hosted by the RJC
National Women's Committee followed by a banquet
honoring Vets for Freedom. An Ice Cream Party
concluded the evening with humorist Evan Sayet.
The convention concluded on Sunday with discussions
on "Helping Israel's Image", "Israel and the Media"
and "Existential Threats to Isreal".
For more information on the RJC
RPLAC Academy for Candidates and Campaigns