Patriot Calendar: May 2018

May 1, 2018
Updated highlights: National Day of Prayer events; speakers galore–Evan Sayet, Nonie Darwish, Lisa Vartanian and CA gubernatorial candidates live at 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 May 1 update includes a variety of national, state and local events.
We begin with a powerful and inspirational video of a Louisiana State Senator who recently switched from Democrat to Republican. (Source: The Larry Elder Show).
Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas): “Why I am a Republican” (Video 4:07) Web site:
  • National Day of Prayer (Local events highlighted)
  • 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: NCIR Political postcards and escape to freedom family saga and AD 45 candidate.
  • “Safe Spaces: It’s Not the Gun, Stupid” Seminar (American Freedom Alliance)
  • 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: National Day of Prayer (5/3)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at multiple times. Check the National Day of Prayer web site for videos, handouts and events: Post on Twitter #Pray4Unity.
Program: There is a National Observance Livestream at 4:30 p.m. PDT via the web site or on GodTV (link is at the NDOP web site).
LOCAL SFV Events (morning to evening):
9-10 a.m. SFV Pastors Unite for Prayer at LifeHouse Church, 18355 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325; Contact Jeff Fischer 818-960-9447 at
Noon-1 p.m. Prayer Time at Calvary Church, 7115 Shoup Ave., West Hills, CA 91307; web site:
6:30-8:30 p.m., National Day of Prayer at Heritage Christian School, 17531 Rinald St., Granada Hills, CA 91344; Contact: Joan Norris, 818-368-7071 at
7 to 8:30 p.m. National Day of Prayer Event at Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 6642 Reseda Blvd., CA 91335; Childcare available by RSVP only :; web site: http:/
7 to 8:30 p.m. National Day of Prayer (Prayer & Praise) at The Bridge Bible Fellowship, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335.
Web site:
No. 2: “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
No. 3: 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)
RSVP contact: Randall Jordan at
No. 4: 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. 5: 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.
No. 6: 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.
No. 7: 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! Candidate Speaker: Justin Clark (AD 45). Check his web site for positions and bring your questions:
CLUBHOUSE UPDATE–New Dining Room: Effective immediately, we are being relocated to the larger, rear dining area. We will share this with the public unless we get 50 RSVPs. (Our minimum RSVP to reserve meeting space is 35.)
I know we are all adjusting to changing rules.
The REAR dining room allows us to grow and be more comfortable–even if our meeting is “semi-private” with public diners present unless we reach 50 diners.
Remember, your RSVP to 818-881-7176 and in-person food order from our extensive tear-sheet circle menu offers 5 entrees–most with side-salad, too– 2 sides, beverage and the BARGAIN price just under $17 includes tip and taxes! Please pay when you order. It worked well last month!!
No. 8: “Safe Spaces: It’s Not the Guns, Stupid” Seminar (5/20)

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)
No. 9: 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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