February, 2018

It's that time of the year where we need to remind you that your membership renewal is due .  Please be prepared to renew at the February meeting or mail to:
          MVRC, P.O. Box 1536, Claremont, CA 91711

Members: $25
Seniors: $20 (60 & up)
Students: $10
Active Duty Service: Free
Please pay by 1/31/18
Due will be considered delinquent on 2/12/18.
President Message -  Jack Mercica
Fellow MVRC members,
This morning January 15th, I proudly displayed on my doorstep our American Flag in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  I think it is a good day to take stock and see where we are in accomplishing the vision that this gentleman brought to our culture. When I consider this I reflect on the election of our first semi-black President in 2008 and then again in 2012. I consider how race relations have taken more than a few steps backward as a result of his policies and slipshod administration. I don't remember racial tensions being so prevalent before his election. I was happy that things were on a great road of improvement since the earlier days of the 50s and 60s. I am reminded of Mr. King's prophetic words that "A man should be judged not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character". There was more than enough evidence to indict that President on his offensive and immoral character. Consider his known associations and his adamant promotion for late term abortions.
And yet our own fellow Americans dismissed his immoral character as irrelevant and judged him only by the color of his skin, and his glib proficiency at elegant speeches from his teleprompter. Despite their ignorance of the facts, that was absolutely not a tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rather it was an insult. There were many black leaders both men and women at the time who would have made a wonderful choice as our 1st black President. People of great character and impeccable civility.

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Febuary 12, 2018 Meeting
Bob Lindsey Candidate For
Los Angeles County Sheriff

The community needs a Sheriff with a mindset to lead the Sheriff's Department in a manner that builds trust, confidence and that creates a will to perform because performance really matters. An environment needs to be established where Deputies desire to come to work and embrace the community in the same manner that they are embraced by management. I will give unending and unparalleled attention to the communities of Los Angeles County and to our beloved sworn and professional staff of the Sheriff's Department. I will bring back a solid relationship, and morale. I will build a Department not fractured by mistrust in management and I promise to be faithful to the communities we serve and the deputies who serve them.
Andrew Kotyuk is a conservative reformer running for State Assembly. A successful businessman and Navy veteran, he's served on the San Jacinto City Council since 2010, where he's also served twice as mayor.

Andrew joined the City Council in the aftermath of the indictment of four councilmembers. He oversaw a forensic audit that helped steer the City back to firm financial footing, eliminating a $4.5 million deficit and was instrumental in reforming the City's underfunded pension system, requiring government employees to contribute to their own retirement for the first time and protecting taxpayers from the pension crisis that's impacted so many other cities in California.
From My Prospective - Carolyn Gonzales
Welcome Home
One never knows when God will send to us a message, an inspiration, or a validation.  Last week, He did just that, in a chance meeting of an Army Combat Veteran, a Marine Veteran and me.

As I waited to be called into the lab for a bone density test, the Army Combat  Veteran, arrived and sat a few chairs from me.  I noticed his hat, and smiled as I thought of how my husband proudly, yet humbly wears his Navy Hat.

Preparing to leave, I again noticed the Vietnam Veteran, and for some reason, felt compelled to say a few words, acknowledging his service.  We spoke briefly about the Vietnam War, and in our conversation, he mentioned the awkward moment he experiences when someone says, "Thank you for your service".  He said, "I never know exactly how to respond; "you're welcome" does not seem appropriate, it seems empty, yet, I don't know what else to say."

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SAVE THE DATE  - March 10, 2018
Join the Mt. View Republicans 
At the Biggest Social Event in the Region
Honoring Our Armed Forces and Veterans

Saturday, March 10, 2018
6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Dinner, Dancing, Entertainment, Raffles 
Enjoy The Comedic Genius of Evan Sayet
  $45.00 Per Person
If purchased by  February 11, 2018
$50.00 Per Person
February 12 to March 8

To Purchase a Hosted Table
$425.00 Includes

Table seating for 8
Reserved/Preferred Location at Gala
Recognition in Event program
Complimentary bottle of Chilled Champagne & Sparkling Cider
To purchase a Hosted Table
Contact Carolyn Gonzales  at 909-625-0242
Imagine That Ballroom
1318 W 9th Street
Upland, CA 91785

San Dimas H.E.R.O.S. -The Wall that Heals 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile  
Education Center spreads healing legacy of The Wall and educates about the impact of the Vietnam War  
The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is
coming to San Dimas, California on March 22 through
March 25, 2018 at Lone Hill Middle School, 700 S. Lone Hill, San Dimas and will be open24 hours a day and free to the public.
The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than  
58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited memorials in our nation's capital, with more than 5.3million visitors each year. However, many Americans
have not been able to visit what has become known to many as "The Wall."The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the  organization that built The Wall in 1982, wants to give all veterans and their family members across America an opportunity to see the Memorial.  
Ted Kovach  

Unite IE Conference - Save the Date
Unite IE Conference

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Riverside Convention Center

Please check back here for more details as they become available.
Monthly Meeting Information
Please RSVP     (909) 305-3717   
830 W. Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
(Southwest corner of Bonita/Mountain)
Social: 5:30 p.m.;  Dinner 6:00 p.m
Meeting: 6:40 p.m.  
Speaker begin: 7:00 p.m.
Dinner included with the meeting 
$15.00, Members  
$20.00 Non-Member

Attending meeting ONLY (Starts at 7:00 pm)
Member $5.00 
Non-Member $10  
MVRC Future Meetings
In This Issue
State Races

Travis Allen for Governor

John Cox for Governor

David Hernandez
Lt. Governor

Judge Steven Bailey Attorney General

Meuser for Secretary of State 2018

Local District Races

Tim Donnelly

Toni Holle
52nd AD

Andrew Kotyuk
42nd AD

Sean Flynn 31st CD

CA State Incumbents

Edmund G Brown Jr.

Lt. Governor
Gavin Newsom

Attorney General
Xavier Beccera

Secretary of State
Alex Padilla

State Treasurer
John Chiang

U S Senators
Republican Party
State and Local

The Republican Party of California

Republican Party of Orange County

San Bernardino County Republican Party

Local Clubs

Chaffey Community Republican Womens Federated

Chino Tea Party

Corona Act For America

Unite IE Conservatives

Redland Tea Party Patriots

Training for
Future Leadership

Patriot Academy | Training Champions to Change the World

Young America's Foundation


Pacific Justice Institute

Online Voter Registration

President 2018-2019
Jack Mercica
Vice President
Linnie Drolet
Frank Murray
Deborah Scott-Toux  
Judi Neal
Hayden Lening
Wendy Gish
Fund Raising
Ly Kou
Jon Hart
Student Scholarships
High School and College students are eligible for yearly paid membership as long as they are in school and willing to participate in election canvassing, petition signature gathering and phone banking.

Also, available for High School and College students is the Margaret Scott Reagan Ranch Scholarship.  Participants are required to submit a full page essay on "What being a conservative means to them."  If you know a student who meets this criteria, please have them contact MVRC for contest requirements.

March 12, 2018 Meeting

Candidate for Attorney General   - Judge Steven Bailey

Judge Steven Bailey is a retired judge of the Superior Court of California who has a proven record of enforcing our laws according to our Constitution. He's seen the impact on our
neighborhoods and homes of current criminal justice policies. California needs a new Attorney General, one who is committed to protecting California families.

March 12, 2018 Meeting

Candidate for 31st Congressional District - Sean Flynn
Sean Flynn has grown businesses, taught college students, and even become a champion martial artist: now, America's leading economic educator has dedicated his life to public service and to bringing hope, growth, and opportunity to the Inland Empire.

April 9, 2018 Meeting 

April 9, 2018 Meeting
Guest Speaker Mike Noriega 
Come listen to this young Patriot speak about what he is learning at  Patriot Academy. 
Training Champions, to CHANGE THE WORLD

Patriot Academy is an elite leadership training program specializing in applied civics with a Biblical, Historical, & Constitutional foundation. Students of all ages develop leadership strategies, life purpose plans, public speaking and advanced communication skills, campaign techniques, and a founding fathers' philosophy of government. PA is the premier political leadership training ground in the nation, with the most realistic simulated-legislative session available.
Visit Patriot Academy website

The Mountain View Republican Club makes every effort to bring to its members, speakers who are knowledgeable on a variety of topics.  It does so solely with the intent of broadening its members knowledge.  
Some topics may be controversial, and there may be differences of opinions, however, the Mt. View Republican Club will not censor information that is relative to today's headlines, or political conversations.
If a member finds any speaker objectionable, please contact us at 909-305-3717.