A "SPARC"-ling Schedule of Speakers Coming Up!
SPARC has a great line-up of speakers scheduled for the coming year.
You won't want to miss any of them!
On March 18, 2015
, SPARC is honored to host the present Chairman of the California Republican Party, Jim Brulte.
He's a veteran lawmaker--the only state representative to serve as party leader in both houses during his tenure in the California legislature (not at the same time, of course). As our SPARC guest speaker in March, he'll go straight to the point with: "Building a Better Bench for the California GOP."
As we head into the 2016 presidential elections, it is a timely topic.
California GOP Chair Jim Brulte.
On April 15, 2015
, SPARC will be hosting George Melchoir "Duf" Sundheim III
, the emeritus
(2003-2007) Chairman of the California Republican Party.
Sundheim, now a longtime member of the bar, is well-known in Northern California for his GOP activism (not to mention his days on the gridiron at Stanford). His focus has long been increasing Republican registration among women and minorities. Don't miss his insightful talk in April: "Lessons Learned From Past Victories.
Duf Sundheim will be speaking at the SPARC meeting on April 15, 2015. Events always begin with a 6:00 PM reception at the Fremont Hills Country Club, followed by dinner and the evening's speaker.
Don't wait to make your reservation for our event on May 20, 2015
, as this one may very well play to an SRO audience. On that date, SPARC looks forward to hearing from the independent-minded, Quentin L. Kopp
, former San Francisco Supervisor (1971-1986), state senator (1986-1994), and retired San Mateo County jurist (1998-2004). His topic, "Crazy Train or the Big Engine That Could?"
will not disappoint.
This former chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority has expressed big concerns about this project he championed. His SPARC address just might be in the next day's headlines.
Quentin L. Kopp is SPARC's guest in May.
SPARC rounds out the first half of the year on June 17, 2015
, when we host the Honorable Ignacio Velazquez
, the mayor of Hollister, California.
In 2012 Velazquez became the first directly-elected mayor in Hollister's history. He reinforced that strength with his re-election to a second two-year term in 2014. This former president of the San Benito County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will join SPARC for his talk: "There's A New Buisiness-Friendly Mayor in Town."
Ignacio Velaquez is now serving his second two-year term as Mayor of Hollister. He'll be speaking at SPARC in June.
That's a look at our coming attractions. Watch this space to make your reservations, which we do on a monthly basis. We will keep you posted on the schedule for the second half of 2015, which will include some terrific speakers as well as our annual summer picnic and our December holiday event.
SPARC (the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition) is a Bay Area grass-roots political organization founded in 2000 and chartered by the California Congress of Republicans (CCR). Our membership comprises many dedicated individuals that come together to learn, have fun, and work to bring positive change to our local, state, and federal politics.
SPARC's mission is to energize the Republican base in support of the overall goals and ideals of the Republican Party:
- Low taxes
- Limited government
- Individual liberty and responsibility
- Strong national defense
- Leadership in world freedom
SPARC members host several local events and educational forums throughout the year and actively participate in grass-roots campaigning. The organization focusses primarily on matters of political interest in Santa Clara county and San Mateo county but keeps the membership well informed on state and national issues as well.
We invite you to attend one of our upcoming events, and we encourage you to become a member.