CVIR Christmas Dinner & Social

WHEN: Monday, December 13, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Manteca CA
TIME: 6-7 PM Social Hour, 7-8:30 PM Dinner & Main Program
COST: $40/CVIR members, $50 non-members

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans and fellow conservatives as we celebrate the Christmas season! We will be holding our Christmas Dinner & Social on Monday, December 13th, in Manteca.

We are excited to be hosting as our special guest Sam Paredes, Executive Director of Gun Owners of California. Sam Paredes has been with Gun Owners of California for over 35 years, currently serving as Executive Director, a position he has held since 1998. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Gun Owners of America and Treasurer of Gun Owners Foundation.

GOC is a non-profit lobbying organization formed to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights in California. Paredes is a registered lobbyist, has testified in hundreds of legislative committee hearings and has advocated on behalf of the gun community before the California Fish and Game Commission, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Justice.

Paredes has been interviewed by virtually every California news outlet as well as national and international media such as Fox News, ABC World News Tonight, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Larry Elder Show, Al Jazeera and the BBC (Britain and Australia) as an expert on gun laws in the Golden State. He is a frequent speaker before conservative groups and has given workshops on “Confrontational Politics” in Missouri, Nevada and throughout California and has served as co-host of Sacramento’s “Just Guns” radio show on Money 105.5 FM.

In addition to his work with GOC, Paredes was appointed by California Governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson, serving in both administrations in the Trade and Commerce Agency.

Born in Los Angeles to immigrant parents, Sam is the second of three children. He attended Pepperdine University on scholarship and graduated with a degree in political science; he also studied at the Foundation for Economic Education in New York.

Sam is a certified firearms instructor, an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all shooting sports, hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling. He has served as a volunteer firefighter and as a board member of his local fire protection district in El Dorado County. He is the father of three children and grandfather to an ever growing brood of grandkids. He lives with his wife in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

With your ticket, you will receive a complimentary buffet dinner. Social hour will be from 6-7 PM, and dinner will be at 7 PM. There will also be a no-host bar and opportunities to win raffle prizes.

Tickets are $40/person for CVIR members, or $50/person for non-CVIR members. Our event will be held at a private location in Manteca, CA. The location will be emailed to you upon your ticket purchase. For any questions, please contact us at (209) 624-0044 or info@cvimpactreps.org.

November Meeting – Mark Meuser, Candidate for US Senate

WHEN: Monday, November 15, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Modesto CA
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST: Free, but RSVP necessary

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans for our next meeting on Monday, November 15th. Our meeting will be at 6:30 PM, and will be held at a private location in Modesto, CA. Our special guest will be Mark Meuser, Election Law Attorney and candidate for US Senate in 2022.

​Mark Meuser is a native Californian with a proven record of fighting for your constitutional rights. As an attorney, Meuser secured an important victory for disabled Americans against United Airlines. In Gilstrap v. United Airlines, Meuser represented a disabled American injured by United when it failed to follow applicable federal law in how it handled her travel. The 9th Circuit agreed with Meuser that federal law permitted disabled Americans to sue airlines if those airlines failed to care for passengers as the law provided.

In 2017, Meuser joined the Dhillon Law Group where he has focused on Election, Political, and Constitutional Law. At Dhillon Law Group, he has had the privilege of protecting critical First Amendment rights, for example, by defending Troy Worden from a frivolous lawsuit brought against him by Yvette Felarca, a national organizer for the organization By Any Means Necessary, one of antifa’s front groups. Meuser was also involved in a lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom when California tried to remove President Trump’s name from the primary ballot by unconstitutionally changing the qualifications to run for President. Over the last year, Meuser has been involved in 22 lawsuits brought against Newsom for his unconstitutional usurpation of power as a result of COVID-19.

To RSVP for this meeting, please call us at (209) 624-0044 or email us at info@cvimpactreps.org. You can also click the button below to RSVP online. Once you have RSVP’d, we will send you a message with the address of the meeting and further details. Meeting attendance is free, but RSVP is required. We look forward to seeing you!

October Meeting – Sheriff Patrick Withrow

WHEN: Monday, October 18, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Lodi CA
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST: Free, but RSVP necessary

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans for our next meeting on Monday, October 18th. Our meeting will be at 6:30 PM, and will be held at a private location in Lodi, CA. Our special guest will be San Joaquin County Sheriff Patrick Withrow.

Sheriff Withrow was elected Sheriff on June 5th, 2018, and was sworn into office on January 7th, 2019. This is Sheriff Withrow’s first term as Sheriff, but it is his 29th year with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. During his tenure, he has worked in almost every division of the department, including five years with S.W.A.T. and 12 years with the Canine Unit and Lathrop Police Services. He has also been nominated five times for the Italian Athletic Club’s Officer of the Year Award, as well as being nominated for the California State Life Saving Award.

Sheriff Withrow graduated from Central Catholic High School in Modesto, California, and attended Modesto Junior College and Stanislaus State University. He graduated from Union Institute and University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and graduated from the West Point Leadership Academy.

Sheriff Withrow enjoys riding his motorcycle with his wife, Kathy Withrow, and camping across America with his wife and three kids.

To RSVP for this meeting, please call us at (209) 624-0044 or email us at info@cvimpactreps.org. You can also click the button below to RSVP online. Once you have RSVP’d, we will send you a message with the address of the meeting and further details. Meeting attendance is free, but RSVP is required. For those who wish to eat dinner, pizza will be available for purchase for $20 (feeds approx. 2-3). RSVP does not guarantee attendance. We look forward to seeing you!

September Meeting – Assemblyman Heath Flora & Sheriff Jeff Dirkse

WHEN: Monday, September 20, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Modesto CA
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST: Free, but RSVP necessary

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans for our next meeting on Monday, September 20th. Our meeting will be at 6:30 PM, and will be held at a private location in Modesto, CA. Our special guests will be Assemblyman Heath Flora and Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse.

Heath Flora was elected to represent California’s 12th Assembly District in 2016. Before joining the Assembly, Heath was a farmer, small business owner, and spent 15 years as a volunteer firefighter. Heath and his wife Melodie live in Ripon with their two girls, Lacy and Paris.

Sheriff Jeff Dirkse was born in Southern California and raised in Denair.  He graduated from Turlock High School in 1990 and the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 1994, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree.  He subsequently served in the US Army as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Ranger Platoon Leader, Infantry Company Commander and most recently was a Watch Officer at Special Operations Command, Europe.

Sheriff Dirkse began his career in Law Enforcement in 2007 with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.  He served on Patrol and as a detective in STING (Special Team Investigating Narcotics and Gangs) and Rural Crime.  He promoted to Sergeant in 2013 and served on Patrol and in Internal Affairs.  In 2015 he promoted to Lieutenant and was appointed as the Chief of Patterson Police Services.  He manages the Explorer program and was a founding member of the Sheriff Department’s Mobile Field Force, which assists other agencies during disasters and search and rescue missions.

To RSVP for this meeting, please call us at (209) 624-0044 or email us at info@cvimpactreps.org. You can also click the button below to RSVP online. Once you have RSVP’d, we will send you a message with the address of the meeting and further details. Meeting attendance is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP does not guarantee attendance. We look forward to seeing you!

Stanislaus GOP District 3 Meeting w/ Terry Withrow, Stanislaus Co. Supervisor

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
WHERE: Redwood Cafe, 4342 Dale Rd, Modesto CA
TIME: 5:30 PM
COST: Free, but registration necessary

The Republican Party of Stanislaus County will be hosting a District 3 meeting on Wednesday, August 25th, at 5:30 PM. The special guest speaker will be Terry Withrow, Stanislaus County Supervisor. This will be an exciting event and opportunity to connect with local Republicans and hear from one of our local elected officals!

The location for the meeting is Redwood Cafe, located at 4342 Dale Road in Modesto. The meeting is free to attend, but registration is required and guests are encouraged to purchase dinner to thank the venue for hosting us. Register using the button below. For more information, call (209) 571-8118, or email stanislauscountygop@gmail.com.

4th Annual Celebrate our Independence Fundraiser, w/ Kevin Kiley

WHEN: Monday, July 19, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Lodi CA
TIME: 6:00 PM
COST: $40 for CVIR members, $50 for non-members

Central Valley Impact Republicans is honored to announce our 4th Annual Celebrate our Independence Fundraiser, to be held on Monday, July 19th, at 6 PM. Join us for a fun evening of food, wine, raffles, and networking, celebrating our nation’s independence with fellow conservatives.

We are excited to be hosting as our special guest Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, State Assemblyman for California’s 6th Assembly District, candidate for Governor of CA, and author of the book Recall Newsom: The Case Against America’s Most Corrupt Governor. In 2020, Kevin Kiley was reelected to the State Assembly with the highest vote total for a Republican in California history.

Kevin has won statewide acclaim for his legislation to expand parental choice for underserved students, ensure transparency in government, and end the practice of government double taxation. He has authored successful bills to advance education, public safety, and criminal justice reform. You won’t want to miss this chance to hear from one of the most active defenders of our freedom in the state legislature.

We are also honored to be hosting Corrin Rankin, Central Valley Regional Vice Chair for the California Republican Party, as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. With your ticket, you will receive complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvre. There will also be a no-host bar and opportunities to win raffle prizes.

Tickets are $40/person for CVIR members, or $50/person for non-CVIR members. Our event will be held at a private location in Lodi, CA. The location will be emailed to you upon your ticket purchase. For any questions, please contact us at (209) 624-0044 or info@cvimpactreps.org.

August Meeting – Kevin Lincoln, Mayor of Stockton

WHEN: Monday, August 16, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Lodi CA
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST: Free, but RSVP necessary
Dinner Optional - $20

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans for our next meeting on Monday, August 16th. Our meeting will be at 6:30 PM, and will be held at a private location in Lodi, CA. Our special guest will be Kevin Lincoln, Mayor of Stockton.

Mayor Kevin J. Lincoln was elected to office in November 2020. He is serving his first term as Mayor of Stockton beginning January 2021. Born in Stockton, Mayor Lincoln was raised in an Army family and was inspired to serve others. Throughout his youth, Kevin served in many community outreach programs providing food and clothes to the homeless and those in need. Kevin also volunteered at the California Youth Authority where he spoke to and encouraged youth in the juvenile justice system.

With a desire to serve his Country, Kevin joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 2001 and began his training at the military police academy. Kevin was later recruited by the White House Military Office and assigned to Marine One, where he would serve President George W. Bush.

Following his service in the military, Kevin worked for one of the nation’s top private security companies for eight years in Silicon Valley. He would ultimately serve as District Manager, responsible for an annual budget of over $55 million, a district support staff of 22 personnel, and a total employee base of over 1,300.

In 2013, Kevin felt the desire to resign his corporate position to serve the community of Stockton through full-time ministry at a local church. In his ministry work, Kevin served as the Executive Administrative Pastor overseeing the finances, implementation of the vision, daily operations, as well as community outreach initiatives. Kevin gets the most fulfillment by assisting those in need and helping them find the resources that will aid them and give them hope.

To RSVP for this meeting, please call us at (209) 624-0044 or email us at info@cvimpactreps.org. You can also click the button below to RSVP online. Once you have RSVP’d, we will send you a message with the address of the meeting and further details. Meeting attendance is free, but you have the option to purchase pizza for $20 (feeds approx. 2-3). We look forward to seeing you!

June Meeting – Doug Ose, Candidate for Governor of CA

WHEN: Monday, June 21, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Lodi CA
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST: Free, but RSVP necessary

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans for our next meeting on Monday, June 21st. Our meeting will be at 6:30 PM, and will be held at a private location in Lodi, CA. Our special guest is Doug Ose, businessman, former Congressman, and Candidate for Governor of CA.

Doug Ose is a lifelong resident of Sacramento, small business owner, job creator and former 3-term member of the United States Congress with deep agricultural ties. A respected Northern California business leader, Doug Ose has helped create hundreds of jobs, and is widely recognized for his role in negotiating a resolution to the energy crisis in the early 2000’s.

A no-nonsense community leader, Ose believes the top issues facing California include reforming the public education system, supporting public safety, aggressively addressing homelessness across the state and refusing to turn a blind eye to those with mental health and substance abuse issues. Doug Ose lives in Sacramento with his wife of 32 years and they have two grown daughters.

To RSVP for this meeting, please call us at (209) 624-0044 or email us at info@cvimpactreps.org. You can also click the button below to RSVP online. Once you have RSVP’d, we will send you a message with the address of the meeting and further details. We look forward to seeing you!

May Meeting – Terry Withrow, Stanislaus County Supervisor

WHEN: Monday, May 17, 2021
WHERE: Private Location, Modesto CA
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST: Free, but RSVP necessary

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans for our next meeting on Monday, May 17th. Our meeting will be at 6:30 PM, and will be held at a private location in Modesto, CA. Our special guest is Terry Withrow, Stanislaus County Supervisor for District 3.

Terry Withrow has lived in the Modesto area most of his life. He attended St. Stanislaus School and Central Catholic High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from California State University, Stanislaus in 1982.

He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1984. Withrow Koftinow & Baggett, LLP is a full service accounting firm located in downtown Modesto that is committed to delivering value to businesses and individuals. WKB has been serving the Central Valley since 1990. He also farms almonds and grapes.

Terry has been active in our community over the last 30 years. He helped found St. Luke’s Family Practice and the Stanislaus County Farmland Trust. He is also a past board member of Woodland Avenue Fire District, Gallo Center for the Arts, Central Catholic High School and the Stanislaus County Assessment Appeals Board. Mr. Withrow began his first term as Stanislaus County’s Supervisor for District 3 on January 4, 2011.

To RSVP for this meeting, please call us at (209) 624-0044 or email us at info@cvimpactreps.org. You can also click the button below to RSVP online. Once you have RSVP’d, we will send you a message with the address of the meeting and further details. We look forward to seeing you!

August Meeting – Jim Ridenour, nominee for State Senate

WHEN: Monday, August 10, 2020
WHERE: Private Residence, Stockton CA
TIME: 6:30 PM
COST: Free, but RSVP necessary

Join Central Valley Impact Republicans for our next meeting on Monday, August 10th. Our meeting will be at 6:30 PM, and will be held at a private residence in Stockton, CA (with appropriate social distancing). Our special guest is Jim Ridenour, Republican nominee for State Senate in District 5.

Jim Ridenour is a former Modesto Police Chief and also served as Mayor of Modesto from 2003-2012. During his tenure as Mayor, Jim also served as President of the League of California Cities. He currently is employed part-time in the evidence and property division of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, and formerly was an executive of an ambulance company. The 5th State Senate district covers all of San Joaquin County, plus Galt, Riverbank, and portions of Modesto.

To RSVP for this meeting, please call us at (209) 624-0044 or email us at info@cvimpactreps.org. You can also click the button below to RSVP online. Once you have RSVP’d, we will send you a message with the address of the meeting and further details. We look forward to seeing you!