Restructuring for 2020: New “Clubhouse.” New Choices.

Dear Friends of the San Fernando Valley Patriots:
Our “Combat Civics” theme continues at a public restaurant with a new focus that ALL of can share as we head into a year of local, statewide and national elections.
The SFV Patriots will continue to meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Saturdays of most months, excluding December (family/religious holidays).
Our new “clubhouse” is Black Bear Diner, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356; 818-457-4071. The meeting room is HALF the size of Marie Callender’s, which closed due to bankruptcy, but the space is semi-private, comfortable and affordable.
The Diner’s room size means we must SPLIT our membership. Instead of 25-35 people regularly attending a monthly meeting, we’re experimenting with TWO work groups, so that up to 15 people can attend a SFVP meeting at least every other month.
We offer a choice of Adams’ Groups with shared, but separate focus: John Adams (even months); Sam Adams (odd months). John Adams (election/legislative issues); Sam Adams (project/event/rally planning).
Loss of our “clubhouse” at Marie Callender’s means large meetings are out, small work groups are in; banquet menus are out, off-the-menu dining is in; bulk receipts are out, individual payments are in; passive civic action is out, fun work groups are in.
At this time, SFVP staff and I will be the only members permitted to attend both groups. This makes more seats available to patriots, but RSVP is essential.
Here’s what you need to know for our Oct. 12 or Nov. 9 meetings:
  • Select membership in EITHER the John or Sam Adams’ group.
  • RSVP the number of your party to the SFVP hotline at 818-881-7176.
  • Please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting date.
  • Attendees MUST order food for us to maintain our clubhouse reservation.
  • The Diner food prices are between $9 to $15 for lunch/breakfast meals.
  • Our “opportunity drawing” will still offer 6 tickets for $5 to support SFVP.
  • This restructuring is geared to keep SFVP affordable, intimate and effective.
A number of you RSVP’d for the work groups while we were still at Marie Callender’s. PLEASE update your RSVP as we move to the Black Bear Diner.
Blessings in Liberty!
Karen Kenney, coordinator SFV Patriots
Our Sergeant Needs a Minute Man Navy!
ACTION UPDATE: We’re making this a Sam Adams/Minute-Man priority due to Sgt. Hale’s special request. (He just returned from a month-long special assignment in Afghanistan.)
You select a new or used DVD and include a personal note in the shipping carton. Imagine if we create a pipeline, rather than just a carton of DVDs. It would give our troops something to look forward to from back home.
***Got a stack ready to ship, but need a ‘sail’!***
Contact info:
USPS Mail: Hale, Austin
TF ODIN (Gray Eagle)
Bagram Airfield
APO, AE 09354

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