2023 Lincoln Club of Morongo Basin Schedule

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Please visit our home page to view current events on ticker tape. LCMB meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month.

January 2024

January 17
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting, Dr. Patricio Vargas, Superintendent, Morongo Unified School District

Dr. Vargas' Topic: Dr. Vargas will provide an overview of the Master Plan for Morongo Unified School District, highlighting the vision in providing support to maximize student learning and ensuring social well-being.

Dr. Patricio Vargas educational career started back in 1996, serving in different roles at the site and district levels successfully contributing in each setting to the creation of a highperformance culture that emphasizes teamwork, commitment, and purposefulness. Currently, as the Superintendent for Morongo Unified School District, he has strategized specific actions that have contributed to increasing the academic achievement of all students by providing focused staff development and ensuring a shared decision-making process. He holds a PhD from the University of California Riverside with an emphasis on Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies and is one of the Adjunct Professors at La Sierra University where he has been instrumental to develop leadership capacity and whole system change.

February 2024

February 21, The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting, Capt. Robert Warrick, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept, Morongo Basin Station

Capt. Robert Warrick is a 25-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. During his career, Robert has been assigned to corrections (West Valley Detention Center, Central Detention Center and Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center). He has worked patrol at the Twin Peaks Station as a Deputy Sheriff, the Morongo Basin Station as a sergeant/watch commander and the Yucaipa Station as the Executive Officer (Lieutenant). Robert served as an instructor at the Department's Training Division. Robert was a tactical officer at the Basic Academy and instructed firearms training, Taser training and defensive tactics. Robert spent seven years assigned to the Specialized Investigations Division - Homicide Detail as a Detective then later as a Sergeant. During these assignments, Robert investigated high profile murder cases, officer and deputy involved shootings and in-custody death investigations. Robert was the Commander of the Sheriff's Public Affairs Division for three years where he worked with the Office or the Sheriff and Executive Staff on various projects and community outreach while maintaining relationships with elected officials, faith-based organizations, members of the education sector, and many other groups. Robert promoted to Captain and took over command of the Morongo Basin Station, effective August 13, 2022.

Capt. Warrick's Talking Points :
Morongo Basin Station Make Up
Services Offered in addition to responding to calls for service Programs
Community Outreach efforts
Legislation affecting law enforcement/recidivism/public safety

Primary ballot information at our Feb 21 meeting with endorsements and special report on Measure W by Dan Munsey.

Fire Chief Dan Munsey has been active in the fire service for over 28 years, rising through the ranks of the County of San Bernardino Fire Protection District from firefighter-paramedic to fire chief.

Chief Munsey is a Center for Public Excellence, Chief Fire Officer, is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer, possess a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University, is a graduate of the California Special Districts Leadership Academy, and holds a California State Fire Training Chief Officer Certificate.

Chief Munsey believes strongly in collaboration with allied stakeholders that results in synergy to achieve better public safety outcomes. Of particular interest is emerging technologies and the efficiencies it brings to public safety.
- Download information about Measure W -

March 2024

March 20
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting.

Speaker: Liz Meyer, Board of Trustees, Copper Mountain College

Liz Meyer is a lifelong educator in the Morongo Basin. She graduated from Twentynine Palms High School, and taught at her alma mater for 30 years. She also taught Spanish as an Adjunct Professor at Copper Mountain College.

Liz is currently a Trustee at Copper Mountain College, and has served in that elected position for the past 18 years. Her public service in the community includes serving eight years on the Twentynine City Council, and has twice been the City’s Mayer. She is a member of the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club, an Elder at Little Church of the Desert, Twentynine Palms’ first church, founded by her parents and other early Pioneers. She is also a Pelican Club member.

Liz will be speaking about the role of Copper Mountain College in the Morongo Basin, the growth of our Career Technology classes, the college’s voting districts, and the importance of conservatives being in elected leadership roles.

April 2024

April 24
Lincoln Club Annual Meeting,The Roost at Hawk's Landing, 55100 Martinez Trail, Yucca Valley, 6pm

Speaker: Jim Brulte, California State Senator (ret.)
"American Politics - Why we are so divided"

Jim Brulte is the only freshman in California history to be elected leader of his party in both the State Senate and the State Assembly. He served in the state legislature from 1990-2004 representing the Inland Empire counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.

During his time in Sacramento, Brulte established a reputation as an expert on the California Budget and wrote comprehensive legislation to reform California’s worker’s compensation and welfare systems. He also wrote legislation to equalize the education funding formula which supported disadvantaged rural and suburban school districts. Brulte also wrote California’s Safe Surrender Law that allows mothers to drop off their newborn babies at hospitals or fire stations with no questions asked.

Senator Brulte is a highly acclaimed speaker on California politics and public policy. He is regularly interviewed by local, national and international television, radio and newspaper outlets. His national interviews can be seen on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, One America News as well as CBS, NBC and ABC. He is also regularly interviewed by national television affiliates in Southern, Central and Northern California.

Brulte was also the longest serving Chairman of the California Republican Party; a position that then House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy recruited him for. During his tenure as Chair of the California Republican Party, Brulte focused his party’s efforts on electing Republicans to County Boards of Supervisors, City Councils, School Boards and Special Districts.

Last year, Brulte partnered with former California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and brought together the California Medical Association and the California Consumer Attorneys to negotiate a compromise of the California Medical Malpractice System. (MICRA). That compromise was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom. As a result, a ballot initiative related to MICRA was withdrawn from the ballot.

Brulte has served in three presidential administrations and was appointed by two California governors to state boards. After he left the legislature, Capitol Weekly wrote that “over the last 15 years, there has been no more enduring force in California Republican politics than Jim Brulte.”

May 2024

May 15
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting...

Speaker: Michelle Sabino,
District 3 Caucus Chair, San Bernardino County GOP

Michelle Sabino is a graduate of Loma Linda University and a mother who, in 2019, began advocating for families of the less than 1% of medically fragile children in California. During that time, she focused her efforts on engaging state and local leaders by making it her priority to conduct as many educational sessions among elects, showing specifically how legislation would disenfranchise various demographics in her region.

Today, she has successfully expanded her efforts through collaboration with grassroots organizations, furthering her mission to empower concerned Californians to participate in the legislative process. Additionally, Michelle serves as a community resource to elected officials, and multiple state and local organizations by interpreting legislation; tailoring legislative reports; and training local parent / advocacy groups on how to establish working relationships with leaders in their communities.

Current and past positions held by Michelle Sabino:
~ Councilwoman, Grand Terrace City Council
~ District 3 Caucus Chair, San Bernardino County GOP
~ Legislative Director, San Bernardino County GOP
~ West Coast Regional Director, Republican National Hispanic Assembly
~ Political Director, Republican National Hispanic Assembly, California
~ Regional Director, California Federation of Republican Women
~ President, Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated
~ Legislative Analyst, Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated
~ Legislative Analyst, Civil Review Board

June 2023

June 21
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting...

July 2023

July 19
We won't have a meeting during July...

August 2023

August 16
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting...
Speaker, Karen Faulis, Chief Executive Officer, Hi Desert Medical Center

Karen Faulis, Chief Executive Officer, Hi Desert Medical Center
Karen has served as Chief Executive Officer at Hi-Desert Medical Center since February 2016. She also added the CEO position of JFK Memorial Hospital in February of this year to her plate. Karen is a Fellow with the Academy of Healthcare Executives and has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of roles, including quality and risk management director, nursing director, healthcare consultant and has assisted and led hospital relocation projects. Karen earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

September 2023

September 23
The Roost at Hawk's Landing, 55100 Martinez Trail, Yucca Valley, 7pm for LCMB Annual Meeting...
Speaker, Brad Dacus, President, Pacific Justice Institute

Brad Dacus, CEO Pacific Justice Institute
Brad Dacus served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law.
Brad coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the Western States for five years prior to founding Pacific Justice Institute in 1997. PJI handles more case matters—always free of charge—defending faith and family coast to coast more than any other legal organization of its kind with hundreds of volunteer attorneys. https://pacificjustice.org.

October 2023

October 18
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting...
Speaker, Dawn Rowe, Chair, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, 3rd District

Dawn's Topic: Understanding the new campaign finance law, SB 1439, that impacts all local elected officials. How it hurts incumbents and presents opportunities for those interested in running for office.

Dawn Rowe, Chair, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, 3rd District
She is a member of our LCMB, a Southern California native, San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in December of 2018. In March of 2020, Dawn was re-elected by her Third District constituents and began her first four-year term on the Board of Supervisors in December 2020. In January 2023, she was unanimously selected by her colleagues to serve as Chair of the Board for a two-year term.

As a County Supervisor, Dawn is focused on making San Bernardino County a business-friendly environment, improving infrastructure, and strengthening public safety. She is also an off-road enthusiast and is very active in promoting recreation on our public lands.

November 2023

November 15
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting...
Speaker, Jim Bagley, member Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), San Bernardino County

Jim's Topic: I will be discussing the purpose and use of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for San Bernardino County. I am the voting Public Member of the Commission. The Commission does municipal service reviews of cities and special districts. We make determinations on boundary adjustments for agencies for municipal and rural services. The Commission is made-up of two supervisors, two city electeds, two special district members, and the public representative.
Here is the link to our website: https://sbclafco.org/

Jim Bagley, member Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), San Bernardino County
Professional Experience:
• Real Estate
• Commercial Pilot
• Real Estate Specialist for the Department of Defense.
• University of California
• United States Senate Intern - Washington DC 1977
Current Civic Experience:
• Local Agency Formation Commission San Bernardino County
• Airport Commission for San Bernardino County
• Hi-Desert Medical Center Governing Board
• Bureau of Land Management’s Desert District
Resume includes a long list of past civic organization and administrative involvement.

December 2023

December 13
The Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, 6pm for board/general meeting...

This is going to be a board business and planning meeting, no general discussion or speakers, but members are welcome to attend.

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