March 2007 Bay Area Republican Party Vice Chairman Luis Buhler
Bay Area GOP March Newsletter
Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines in Bay Area
Mike Villines

Mike Villines was elected in 2004 to represent the 29th Assembly District, which includes Madera, Fresno, and nearby communities.

Previously Villines served Gov. Pete Wilson, first in advance, and later in the Department of Fish and Game reforming burdensome environmental issues. He also served as chief of staff to State Sen. Chuck Poochigian, and owned his own small business. A graduate of CSU, Fresno, he holds a BA degree in political science. Mike and wife Christina live in Clovis with their three children.

Recognizing his strong negotiating skills and his ability to lead a united Republican caucus, his colleagues chose Villines in November 2006 to serve as Assembly Republican Leader. The Leader provides direction for the Republican Caucus. With his leadership team, he plans Republican legislative strategy. He also serves as chief negotiator for Assembly Republicans, crafting solutions to the critical problems facing our state.

Improving California’s business climate, reducing the tax burden, and restoring common-sense solutions and accountability to state government are Assemblyman Villines’ top legislative priorities. The Orange County Register recently lauded his fiscal discipline stating, “it’s good to see somebody, at least, is sticking up for the taxpayers and insisting on a balanced budget.”

Assemblyman Villines will be speaking Monday, March 5 to the CWLA Bay Area annual meeting.

The Bay Area will host a number of special guests in March. Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines makes his first Bay Area appearance at the annual meeting of the California Women’s Leadership Association on March 5 in San Francisco. Newly elected CRP Chairman Ron Nehring is the featured guest at SPARC’s annual meeting in Mountain View on March 6. CRP Vice Chairman Tom Del Beccaro addresses the Tri-Valley Republican Women on March 8. Karen King, 1st Vice President of the County Chairmen’s Association, hosts “Coffee with Karen” on March 1. Former State Senator Tom McClintock headlines the San Francisco Lincoln Day Dinner on March 13 and the Marin Lincoln Day Dinner on March 24.

Our first election of the new year is March 6, when San Jose voters will choose a new City Council member to fill the vacancy created by the election of Chuck Reed as Mayor. Please help elect Republican Hon Lien by walking a precinct on March 3-4 or helping to get out the vote on election day. Contact Jenniffer at 408-666-4731 or to sign up.

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Coffee with Karen: Meteorologist Bob Cohen on "Is This Global Warming or a Natural Weather Trend?": Thursday, March 1, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Congratulations to San Mateo County Republican Chairman Karen King, who was elected First Vice President of the County Chairmen’s Association at the recent state Republican Convention. Join her for a continental breakfast and a talk by Certified Consulting Meteorologist Bob Cohen. The fee for this event is $25; visit or call 650-701-0515 for more information. LOCATION: our Redwood City Headquarters, 805 Veterans Blvd. Suite 230 Redwood City 94063

Marin Republican Women Movie Night: Thursday, March 1, 7:00 PM

Feature Film: "Broken Promises - the UN at 60". This is a fundraiser for the Marin Club (MRWF). Cost is $10 pp. RSVP by Feb. 26 to Diane, 415-472-7956, or email Faye: LOCATION: Quail Hill Club House (for directions, see link at

Lead21 reception with Laurie Firestone: Thursday, March 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Laurie Firestone served as White House Social Secretary to Vice President and President George Bush. The reception is for members and prospective members. Join Lead21 LOCATION: The home of Lead21 presidential members Kathryn Higa and Lance Hansche in Foster City. The address will be sent to registered attendees.

CWLA Bay Area Annual Meeting & Reception with Michael Villines: Monday, March 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The California Women’s Leadership Association Bay Area Chapter invites you to its 2007 Annual Meeting & Reception with Honored Guest Assembly Republican Leader Michael Villines on “Straight Talk from the Capitol”. This will be Assembly Leader Villines' first visit to the Bay Area.

Please register online by February 28. Or by mail, please send a check payable to CWLA to: ATTN: Cindy Chin, 1 Federal Street #25, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Tickets: $35.00 current CWLA Members, $50 Non- Members, Sponsorship opportunities available. For questions, email: . LOCATION: Bankers Club, 555 California, 52nd Floor, (Bank of America Building), San Francisco

Rudy Giuliani Breakfast With TechNet: Tuesday, March 6, 8:30 AM

Event Hosts Floyd Kvamme, Tim Draper, etc. along with TechNet Federal PAC invite you to attend a breakfast with Rudolph W. Giuliani. 8:00 a.m.-Private reception, 8:30-Breakfast. $1000 Breakfast, $2300 Private Reception /Photo. For more information, please contact Marcie Hutchings at 415.381.4954 or fax: 415.383.2033 or email: LOCATION: Stanford Park Hotel, 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Conservative Forum Meeting with Rabbi Nachum Shifren: Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 PM

This former teacher and coach and author of “Kill Your Teacher” will discuss “How Multiculturalism is really reverse-racism with the goal of destroying our county”. Registration starts at 6:00 PM, Program at 7:00 PM. Non-members $10. LOCATION: The American Legion Hall, 958 Homestead Road, Santa Clara 95050.

SPARC Annual Meeting with Ron Nehring: Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition Annual Membership Meeting & Election. Speaker: newly- elected CRP Chairman Ron Nehring, on “Building on the Past into a Great Future for California’s GOP”. Hors d’oeuvres & No-host Bar. 6:30 PM – Registration & Reception, 7:15 PM - Program. Members: $25, Non- Members: $30.

SPARC 2007 Membership renewals accepted at the door: Individual $35, Family $50. RSVP by Friday, March 2, to (650) 917-9125 or or prepay to SPARC, 171 Main St. #171, Los Altos 94022. Location: Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

East Contra Costa Republican Women Luncheon with Stephen Frank: Thursday, March 8, 11:30 AM

Topic: "Are We Winning the War With Illegal Aliens?" $22 per person. RSVP with Sharon Andersen (925) 634-5404 or Location: Discovery Bay Country Club, 1475 Club House Drive, Discovery Bay

Tri-Valley Republican Women Monthly Meeting with Tom Del Beccaro: Thursday, March 8, 6:30 PM

Speaker: CRP Vice Chair Tom Del Beccaro. Dinner is $26 per person. Choices are beef or chicken. Reservation deadline is March 2. Reserve to (925) 426-1995. Please be sure to leave names of those attending, meal choice(s), and your weekend phone number. Or mail your check to TVRWF, c/o Candace, 5799 Athenour Court, Pleasanton, CA 94588. LOCATION: Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel, 5990 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton

California Elected Women's Association Annual Conference in Anaheim: March 8-9

Speakers and workshops. Contact CEWAER at 916- 551-1920 or for more details. LOCATION: Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, 1717 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim

Peninsula Republican Women Spring Luncheon Friday, March 9, 11:30 AM

Peninsula Republican Women cordially invite you to Our Spring Luncheon with Special Guest Speaker Orlean Koehle speaking on: "The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America", A borderless super-highway from Mexico to Canada! Social Hour at 11:30; Luncheon at 12:15.

Price: $30 per person. Guests are invited; bring your friends. Mail check payable to "PRWF" to: Mrs. Anne Harding, 38 Sequoia Court, San Carlos, CA 94070. Prepaid reservations are required by March 4th; reservations will be held at the door. Questions? Call President Elsie at (650) 697-1964. LOCATION: Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

Blackhawk Republican Women luncheon with Berkeley College Republicans President Josiah Prendergast: Monday, March 12, 11:15 AM

Hear the President whose club members outnumber those of the Democrats’ club on campus address “Bridging the Generation Gap: Combating Political Discontinuity”. $20 per person. RSVP (by noon, Mar. 9) to Ms. Lyons, 856 Turrini Dr., Danville 94526 or or 925-820-6452. Location: Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville, CA 94506 (all welcome).

Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women Tour of Lawrence Livermore Labs: Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 AM

Bus trip to Lawrence Livermore Labs, which conducts some of the most innovative science research in the nation. After touring the lab we’ll have lunch at the Pleasanton Hotel. $60 includes bus trip and lunch. Limit 30 people. Must be 18 years old, US citizen and register by Feb 27th for security clearance. Contact: Lisa Marshik at 408-358-0828. LOCATION: Depart Los Gatos Park and Ride at 7:30 AM, Return at 4:30 PM

SFRP Lincoln Day Dinner with Tom McClintock: Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 PM

The San Francisco Republican Party & Chairperson Christine Hughes cordially invite you to the Lincoln Day Dinner with Honored Guest Speaker Senator Tom McClintock. 6 to 7 pm No Host Cocktails & VIP Reception; 7:30 pm Dinner; 8:15 pm Speaker. Live Music By sponsored by David and Johanna Harra. Dinner $75; VIP Reception & Dinner $150; Student Discount Available.

Space limited so RSVP early but no later than Monday, March 5. Call 415.261.2613 or email LOCATION: California Culinary Academy, 625 Polk Street, San Francisco

Monthly Committee Meeting of SVGOP with Talk Radio Host Rusty Humphries: Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 PM

Nationally syndicated talk-personality Rusty Humphries will share his views on "The Real Meaning of Patriotism", including highlights of his recent visit to support the troops in Iraq. He currently appears on The Talk Radio Network, featured on over 250 radio stations. LOCATION: County Admin Building, 70 West Hedding St., San Jose (near North First Street)

Governor Mitt Romney Dinner in Burlingame: Wednesday, March 14, 6 PM

Dinner Chair Meg Whitman cordially invites you to an evening with Governor Mitt Romney. Dinner and reception $2300 per person. Reception only $1000 per person. For further information, please contact Kristin Hueter at 510.420.1199 or LOCATION: The Hyatt Regency, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California

Young Professionals Mixer in Burlingame: Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 PM

Join fellow young Republicans for a Social Hour. Contact for more details. LOCATION: Straits Restaurant, 1100 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame

Peter Newman hosts Rudy Giuliani: Saturday, March 24, 2 PM

This event will be held at Peter’s home. The limit is 100 people. The price is $2,300 per person. Contact Peter at (831) 626-3563 or (831) 601-0201 or

Marin Republican Party Lincoln Dinner with Tom McClintock and Melanie Morgan: Saturday, March 24, 6 PM

Special Guest Speaker State Senator Tom McClintock. Also being honored will be KSFO talk show host Melanie Morgan as Marin conservative of the year. There is a VIP Reception beginning at 6 pm: $150 per person with dinner. Dinner starts at 7 pm and is $75 per person.

Register online or mail your check to Marin Republican Party, 336 Bon Air Center, #139, Greenbrae, CA 94904. For info, call Morgan Kelley at 415-446-4111. LOCATION: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael

March Calendar

Tuesday, March 6 and March 27: New Citizens Voter Registration; your help will be greatly appreciated. Times: 7:00 - 9:15 AM Hand Out Literature, 10:15 - 11:30 AM Register Voters. Check recording at (415) 921-4844 if weather is bad. Please RSVP to . Location: Masonic Center, 1111 California St. (between Jones & Taylor), San Francisco 94108

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 PM: SFGOP General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, March 14, 7 PM: Santa Clara County Republican Party Monthly Meeting. See above.

Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 PM: Alameda County Central Committee Monthly Meeting. 1039 MacArthur Boulevard, San Leandro.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 7:00 PM: Marin Republican Party Committee Meeting. Monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. Call 415-446- 4111 for more information. LOCATION: 1600 Los Gamos Dr, Suite 355, San Rafael, 94903

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