San Jose, SF Bay Area, this coming Thurs. the 30th: gun rights meeting, I'm speaking.


Jim March
January 28, 2003, 02:22 PM
If you're in the SF Bay Area, esp. the south bay/San Jose area, the following may be of interest. I didn't write this, it's the EMail broadcast by the NRA Member's Council leadership there. Note the guest speaker:


MC of Silicon Valley: Meeting Reminder


* NRA MC of Silicon Valley Officers Election Meeting: Thursday
night, January 30

The next meeting of the NRA Members Council of Silicon Valley is Thursday night, January 30, at 7:00 PM at Harry's Hofbrau in San Jose, on Saratoga Ave near Highway 280. Please sign-in at the front desk so that we can keep your membership current.

Scheduled guest speaker for this meeting is Jim March, covering California Concealed Weapons permits issuance processes and their abuses.

Optional no-host dinner begins at 6PM; the meeting begins promptly at 7:00PM.

The meeting location is:
Harry's Hofbrau (rear meeting room, end of the hallway past the register)
390 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose, CA

From freeway 280, take Saratoga Avenue northbound. Pass one light (Kiely) and turn into the driveway after the Chevron station.

Parking is limited by the restaurant and tends to fill up. Some street parking is available on Saratoga Ave. and Kiely Ave. Also, the North end of the lot (toward Stevens Creek Blvd) by the bank building, the area in front of the long-closed Squeezer's Burger restaurant, and the Radio Shack Outlet areas tend to have parking available at that hour.

Good "parking citizenship" can help us stay at Harry's.

If you plan to have dinner there, please arrive early... there's generally little seating available at tables by the time the meeting starts.

Note: Harry's Hofbrau no longer requires us to save meal receipts, but we still encourage our members to have meals there as a "thank you" for the use of their large meeting room.

Alan will also have recent editions of the California Constitution books (with the US Constitution and other related documents) available for $5 each.

NOTE FOR NRA MEMBERS: Please sign-in at all meetings so that you can maintain your "voting member in good standing" status. If you know in advance that you must miss a meeting, notify Alan so he can record you as "excused" for that meeting. Members who miss three or more consecutive meetings (excluding "excused" absences with advance notice) lose "good standing" status (which generally affects only your voting rights in the Council). All NRA members will be given a copy of the bylaws upon initial sign-in and upon request.

NON-MEMBERS and GUESTS are welcome at all Public Outreach meetings; these monthly meetings are always open to the public. For Members Council private business (such as annual elections), the President may adjourn to an Executive Member Session whose attendance will be limited to NRA Members in Good Standing; if this occurs, the meeting will revert to a Public Outreach meeting once any such Member-specific business is completed.

The Members Council of Silicon Valley does not currently charge membership dues; instead, we rely on donations and our meeting prize drawings to pay expenses. Donations of cash and of merchandise suitable for our drawings are always welcome. For a free ticket to the monthly meeting drawing, send a plain written request to the P.O. Box listed above with your full name and address. One ticket request per envelope. Ticket will be held for you on a "will call" basis at the meeting. Such requests must be received at least two weeks prior to that meeting date.

TO ALL: Please periodically verify your contact information with Alan at the entrance desk and NOTIFY HIM of ANY changes as soon as possible; this is particularly important for automated phone call recipients. You can email updates to Alan at at any time.


NRA Members Council of Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 640756
San Jose, CA 95164-0756

Contact database changes/adds/deletes: email

24-hour message and info line: (408) 235-9175

Members' Council Women's Page:

NRA national WWW:

Current California Legislation information and legislator contact tools:

List of gun clubs in California:


This is an unofficial publication on behalf of the NRA Members Council of Silicon Valley by Alan Denney, who assumes all responsibility for its content. Statements here represent only the opinion of the author or editor. Candidates or officeholders mentioned herein are not necessarily endorsed by NRA unless so indicated.

Thank you for your participation in and support of the Members Council.
Johann Opitz <> RKBA!

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January 28, 2003, 03:57 PM
The pendulum in CA re: gun control will eventually swing back as a result of grassroots efforts. Good luck on the 30th! ;)

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