Patriot Calendar: April and May 2018

Updated highlights: Gun Club event, Safe-space Insanity, Speakers galore–Evan Sayet, Nonie Darwish, Lisa Vartanian and candidates for CA Governer at live 870AM broadcast with Brian Whitman and Jennifer Horn; a celestial event, the CA GOP Convention , a Walk to Africa benefit and monthly Valley VOTE meeting.

Dear Friends of the San Fernando Valley Patriots:
This late April and month of May listing is combined due to pre-event discounts and RSVP requirements for a few of these special events.

  • Evan Sayet in Van Nuys (Southern California Republican Women and Men)
  • Oak Tree Gun Club 2018 Two-day Parking Lot Sale Event
  • “Safe Spaces: It’s Not the Gun, Stupid” Seminar (American Freedom Alliance)
  • Celestial event: The Full Pink Moon (courtesy of God and Mother Nature)
  • An Evening with Nonie Darwish: (joint Jewish Republican Alliance chapters)
  • Tea Party California Caucus pre-California Republican Convention BBQ
  • Contact info for California Republican Convention (CRP) in San Diego
  • Walk to Africa benefit walking routes in Santa Monica for Medical Missions
  • Midterm Madness: Gubernatorial Candidates and breakfast in Eagle Rock
  • San Fernando Valley Patriots: Political postcards and escape to freedom
  • Valley VOTE monthly meeting date

We include meeting/event announcements for Civic groups with a Constitutional or Conservative focus that promote American values and principles. We also publish contact information (web sites etc.) when provided.

We can’t do that if we don’t receive notices in a timely manner or at all. We thank those who resend the Patriot Calendar to their mail lists to promote the goal of civic education and lawful action. Send submissions/verified links to

Blessings in Liberty!

Karen Kenney,
San Fernando Valley Patriots


No. 1: Southern CA Republican Women & Men (4/28)

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, 16320 Raymer St., Van Nuys, CA 91406.

Sponsor: Southern California Republican Women & Men (SCRWM)

Program: Evan Sayet, conservative comedian and author “The Kindergarden of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks.”

Admission: None stated, but luncheon order from menu “strongly encouraged.”

RSVP: Ginger at


No. 2: Oak Tree Gun Club “2018 Summer Blast” (4/28 & 29)
Saturday/Sunday, April 28 & 29, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oak Tree Gun Club, 23121 Coltrane Ave., Newhall, CA 91321; 661-259-7441.

Sponsor: Oak Tree Gun Club

Events: Huge Parking Lot Sale includes BBQ, discounted memberships ($200), demo guns from major manufacturers.

Admission: Free entry and parking

Web site:


No. 3: “Safe Spaces” Seminar (5/20 ticket discount ends 4/28)

Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Sponsor: American Freedom Alliance

Program “Safe Spaces: It’s Not the Gun, Stupid” includes breakout sessions and discussion of school policies. Presenters with impact topics include: John Lott (gun violence); Dr. Warren Farrell (fatherless families); Dr. Linda Lagemann & Jonathan Emord (psychotropic drugs and medications).

Variable fees: $85 (discount); $95 to $855 (sponsorship)

Ticket purchase:

Web site:


No. 4: Full Pink Moon (Celestial Event–4/29)
Sunday, April 29, 2018 (Best local time 5:58 p.m. PDT)

Sponsor(s): God and Mother Nature

Program: Known by several names including the “Sprouting Grass Moon,” it is commonly associated with the blooming of the “Moss Pink” or Phylox flower. If you can’t catch it, there will be photos on the internet.

Web site:


No. 5: “An Evening with Nonie Darwish” (5/3)

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 to 9 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Sponsor(s): Joint event of the Conejo Valley and San Fernando Valley chapters of the Jewish Republican Alliance.

Program: Nonie Darwish, Egyptian-American human rights activist and author (7:30); includes dessert/coffee (7:00); Check-in (6:30)
Variable fees: $15 (JRA members); $18 (general admission); $20 (at the door/cash or check only); $49 (VIP/Sponsorship–reserved seating).

For information: 805/380-7721, ext. 701

Ticket purchase:


No. 6: Tea Party California Caucus Convention Kick-off (5/4)

Friday, May 4, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Phil’s BBQ, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego 92110

Sponsor: Tea Party California Caucus

Program: Keynote speaker Graham Ledger host of “The Daily Ledger” on One America News Network. Event includes complete BBQ dinner.

Fee: $60 (ribs/chicken or vegetarian)


Web site:

RSVP contact: Randall Jordan at


No. 7: CA Republican Convention (5/4-6)

Editor’s note: Most of the early-bird hotel or convention discounts have expired. The web site practically costs to get essential information. Here’s the link for only the hearty.

For fun, check out the Golden State Leadership Team (GSLT) membership levels from $1,000 to $10,000.


No. 8: Walk to Africa 10th Anniversary benefit (5/5)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405  Casa Del Mar Hotel, 1910 Ocean Way., Santa Monica, CA 90405. (Please check web site for registration and race location.)

Sponsor: Lighthouse Medical Missions, coordinator Bob Hamilton, M.D.

Events: 2, 4 and 8-mile course routes in Santa Monica for adults and children.

Web site:



No. 9: Midterm Madness: Gubernatorial Candidates (5/11)

Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6 to 9 a.m. at Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse, 1833 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), CA 90041

Sponsor: 870 AM Hosted by Brian Whitman and Jennifer Horn

Program: Live radio broadcast of the Morning Answer with 4 candidates for CA governor including Republicans Travis Allen, John Cox and Steve Knight and Democrat Antonio Villarigosa.

Fee: $8.70 includes breakfast and live broadcast with check-in at 5:30 a.m.
Web site:



No. 10: A Family’s Escape from Tyranny to Liberty (5/12)

Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rosie’s BBQ & Grillery, 8930 Corbin Ave., Northridge, CA 91324.

Sponsor: San Fernando Valley Patriots

Program: Keynote speaker Lisa Vartanian, author of “The Price of Power and Freedom,” tells the saga of her family’s exodus from Soviet Armenia to legal immigration to the USA.
Guest Speaker: Fred Sottile of the National Coalition for Issue Reform (NCIR) at
Join us in a civic postcard/mailing project to get the truth out to district voters on Rep. Maxine Waters. Hint: 3 for $1 covers postage. Who knew bulk mailings would be fun?

Get inspired for Mother’s Day!

NOTE: Remember, your RSVP to 818-881-7176 and in-person food order from our extensive tear-sheet circle menu is essential for us to meet our 35 person minimum to reserve our new “clubhouse.” Our menu lets you circle/select from 5 entrees –most with side-salad, too — 2 sides, beverage and the price just under $17 includes tip and taxes! Please pay when you order. It worked well last month!!


No. 11: Valley VOTE monthly meeting (5/21)

Monday, May 21, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Galpin Ford, second-floor conference room above Mustang Showroom, 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343.

Sponsor: Valley Vote (new president, Susan Shelley)

Admission: None listed. Free parking on the West side of Orion Avenue.

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