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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST
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The Home Church, Charis Room 
1711 S. Winchester Blvd.
Campbell, CA 95008

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Neil Mammen, President of VAC 
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 VAC Luncheon - Tuesday Nov 13, 2018


Mark Turner
President & CEO, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce
The consequences of the Nov 2018 Elections
on Local Politics, Local Business and Commerce


By the time we meet, the Nov 2018 Elections will be over, the writing will be on the wall. What will become of California? What are the consequences of our choices going to be? Mark will disassemble and discuss both the political and commercial consequences as well us bring us upto speed on the current business climate in California and the Bay area. He will also discuss the challenges business owners are and will be facing, from both Government regulations and liberal attitudes.


Message from the VAC President:

Whatever the November results maybe, just remember this -  there are probably over 8M Christians in California (out of a population of 39M), yet statistics indicate that maybe 6M of them do NOT vote. That means the results of the 2018 Elections will be purely the fault or the blessings of Christians. So whatever you do between now and then, make sure you, get a fellow Christian who does not vote, to vote and to vote for Godly values. 

It's a lot easier to get a person who does not vote but agrees with your values to vote for Godly men and women, than it is for you to get a person who does vote but disagrees with your values to change and vote for Godly men and women.

 Focus on what works and is easier. Take a friend to the polls (Make sure they are registered - last day to register is Oct 22nd, use this link below):

Register to vote online here: https://registertovote.ca.gov/

Register for this event now!

Speaker BIO 

Mark is the President/CEO of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. He recently received the Russell J. Hammer Award from the Western Association of Chamber Executives. The Hammer Award recognizes a chamber chief executive who best exemplifies excellence and professionalism and is deemed to have the potential to be a future chamber industry leader. Mark consistently writes articles on the topic of leadership and life lessons for a blog he calls, Matters of Leadership.

Prior to accepting his current role, he was an Associate Pastor at South Valley Community Church (SVCC) for 12 years where he combined his talents as a stand-up comedian and inspirational speaker to motivate audiences of all ages. The pinnacle of his 12 years on staff at SVCC came on May 21, 2013, when he was invited to deliver the invocation at an opening session of Congress at the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

As an auctioneer, Mark assists a number of charities, non-profit organizations and local schools with their fundraising efforts. He has helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Pratham USA and Operation Freedom Paws just to name a few. Over the years, Mark has helped raise over $6,000,000 for charitable efforts. Mark is an amateur photographer and posts many of his photos on his Instagram page, thescenicshutter.

He has been married to his wife Sue for 35 years. He has 3 daughters and two sons-in-law and a grandbaby on the way.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST
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The Home Church 
1711 S. Winchester Blvd.
Charis Room
Campbell, CA 95008  

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