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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Apr 29, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.” Winston Churchill

Guests:   Mike Zapor, a guest of Joe Dowdey. Carol Duncan returned after some time off.

Fines: Rev Robinson for a Volcano of whip cream on his short cake. Bezjak for wearing the same shirt for lunch that her wore at the Breakfast feed.

Fund Raising events::  The club made $1,600 hosting the Pancake feed. Great job guys. George says someone else can run the event next time but he will help. Click on the image for a slightly larger copy.

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Announcements:   The club will be having a sealed vote May 27th (a non binding vote) on whether we want to allow women to the club. Bob Reffels niece would like to join when she returns to Colorado. This is an emotional issue as many members are here because it is a male only club and there are women only clubs in the area. One thought is that by allowing women, we might gain membership but will it be at the loss of current members?  On the other hand we need to be looking to the future as our club is beginning to age and times are changing,  Coed clubs are struggling gaining new or retaining members also.  For members that haven’t been to a meeting, please mail a yes or no vote to P.O. Box 38, Englewood, CO 80151 asap so your vote can be counted, it will be kept private.

Pat McKim reminded us we need players for the upcoming Poker Night on May 25th. The prizes are getting better and the grand prize so far is the donation of a condo for the weekend in Beaver Creek that can sleep 17 people. Our lunch hostess has donated several prizes. We have over $8,000 in prizes so far and only about 44 signed up..

Jim Rees acquired a license for the club to use our lemon aide stand in Jeffco. There is an event in Highlands Ranch July 4th. Any one interested in working the stand?

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use. 

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Glenn Combellick was born in Billings, MT on May 8th, 1924. He lived, attended school and fishing there until about the age of 13. While there, he got into playing marbles at 12 and won the City Tournament. He also won the next year and he says those were his “athletic years”. Glenn played marbles in the dirt lot next to his house so much he had dirt imbedded in his hand. He says he was a “good” kid and didn’t get caught doing anything bad.

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Glenn graduated from high school in 1941 and was in the Navy from Dec. 3rd, 1942 until Sep 29th, 1945. He stayed in the States the whole time, being trained. Then he came to Denver and graduated at DU in 1948, followed by passing his CPA exam and into private practice in Englewood for 27 years until he retired in 1976 at 52 years old. Married Vernie Aug 29, 1948 and has 4 kids, 8 grandkids and 1 great grandkid.
Glenn has been a member since 1955, which makes 54 years (2nd active behind Dr. Kelsall) and brought into the club by the charter President. Thanks for being part of the club, Glenn.

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Program:  Mike Magee introduced Mary Reinker and her husband. After talking to friends, they started the 5280 Mile-Hi Patriots in March, a Tea Party group with 15 members and it has now grown to nearly 50 in less then 2 months.

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Basically tea-partiers want to keep America as America. They want to keep our individual liberties as granted under the Constitution, and want to see the government respond to the people for whom they work – us. They don’t want a big socialistic-style of government which is opposed to what our Founding Fathers intended when our country was begun.

The Tea Party Patriots began in Feb., 2009 by a group of Americans fed up with run-away spending and growing government. That hit a chord with middle Americans across the country. They are not partisan, but have 3 principles that unite us: Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets. It’s a grass-roots movement of Americans who feel this administration and Congress are moving this country towards a European style of Socialism.

The local group, Mile-Hi Patriots, in addition to the above principles, they have added Family Values, Value of life from womb to tomb, Religious Freedom, and Freedom of Education. They hold monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of each month. They engage speakers – e.g. Jefferson County coordinator for the Republican Party, a Constitutional expert who will speak on their individual liberties granted under the Constitution. They also study the Constitution and have book discussions. http://www.teapartypatriots.org/Group/5280_Patriots

Also mentioned was GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House). You should join GOOOH if you are concerned about the future of our country. We believe that politicians, political parties, and special interest money are destroying our nation. Our system for electing leaders is broken. GOOOH will effect the needed change, but we need 500,000 members to do so. All that is required to join is an email address
. https://goooh.com/Home.aspx

 
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Upcoming programs:
May 6th: Dr. Patrick Ryan
May 13th: John Barnes, 18 Lessons from Golf about life.
May 20th: Joe Rice, State Representative Colorado State House District 38
 
 
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                       Upcoming SOD list
May 6 – Regular Meeting - SOD Joe Dowdey
May 13 – Regular Meeting and BODSOD Mabe Downey
May 20 – Regular Meeting – SOD Carl Duncan
May 27 – Regular Meeting – SOD Bruce Elsey



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Sean Hannity's call screener recently hung up on me when I had the nerve to call the show and mention  GOOOH. It was the first time I had ever phoned, but she said, "We are tired of hearing about GOOOH. Do not call again! You are not doing yourself any favors." They obviously aren’t interested in what their listeners have to say. A member of a "liberty" group recently had his internet radio show cancelled for scheduling an interview to discuss GOOOH. At least five members of one group have been kicked out of a forum for talking about our plan. A lady emailed and said we must stop our members from offering a prayer before any GOOOH meeting. We continue to be ignored by prime time television. What are these people afraid of? What has become of our nation?

Despite such treatment, I can make the following promises. We will never attempt to filter information. We will never badmouth or attack other groups. We will continue to encourage each of our members to support the non-incumbent of their choice, including those running for the House in 2010, until we reach our membership goal. At that point, we'll ask the candidates and our members to decide which path they wish to pursue. We will not attempt to tell you how to vote on specific issues, trusting you to choose your district’s representative. Term Limits is the only item on which we take a position, and only because we have seen what happens when politicians are given power. Our plan will enable the rotation of Representatives. Most importantly, we will not go away. We will continue working, scrapping each day until we reach our membership goal, however long that takes. As long as we do not quit, we will win. And we will not quit. With the spirit of our Founding Fathers driving our actions, we will succeed!

Imagine what it must have been like on that snowy Christmas night in 1776. Against overwhelming odds, George Washington and 2,000 brave and patriotic heroes, many without shoes, boldly crossed the Delaware River to take on the most powerful military force in the world. Consider how many gave their lives so that we might have the freedom with which we have been blessed. Consider the sacrifices they made to create the greatest nation the world has ever known. I will continue to push forward in honor of those 2,000 men and all who have served, and for all who will follow.

But can our nation retain its lofty status? How much more of our children’s money will we spend? In 2009, 47% of our citizens did not pay income taxes, according to the non-partisan   Tax Policy Center . FORTY-SEVEN PERCENT! We have over $100 trillion in future obligations, an almost incomprehensible number. Ask your friends to look at   this picture   of one trillion dollars and perhaps they will better appreciate the magnitude of the problem.

Now is the time to act. If we do not reach our membership goal by June 30th, nothing will change. Regardless of which party wins in November, the deficit will climb higher, thirty percent of our kids will again fail to graduate from high school, tax inequities will persist, politicians will prosper, and our nation will deteriorate.

Neither party has a solution—they simply seek power to advance their agenda. Neither party comprehends fiscal responsibility. If the Republicans take control they will simply blame a vetoing President for their lack of accomplishment. If the Democrats retain the House they will use their simple majority to push through whatever legislation they like. Both parties will legislate without regard to the Constitution. Either way we lose and our children and grandchildren will be saddled with an even bigger mess. Can we afford to allow either party to retain power? We have seen how both operate: more spending, more government. It is dishonorable to pass this burden to our heirs.

We must reign in this out-of-control government. I know many of you are working diligently to recruit new members. Can you do more? If each of you will continue doing what you can, the increasing numbers will soon tip the scales our way. Here are a few suggestions:

1) Follow the Tupperware model. Host a mock selection session in your home. Invite your friends and make it your goal to find two others who will agree to host an event. The material is available   at this link . It is a truly fun exercise. Watch the  two minute tutorial  for instructions.

2) Write a letter to the editor and send a draft to  goooh@goooh.com  with “Letters” in the subject line. We’ll send you a list of editors to email.

3) Call or email your favorite radio hosts. Send a note to  goooh@goooh.com with “Radio” in the subject line and we’ll send you a list of hosts to email. Or look up your favorite host   here .

4) Find ten others and ask if you can create a GOOOH account for them. Email your friends, go door to door in your neighborhood or desk to desk in your office, and ask for their email addresses and permission to set up an account. It is time to step even further out of your comfort zone if we are to get to 500,000 members this year. For those who give you their email address, go to the   Join page , create an account with their email address, create a forum name (e.g. Name33), and then send them an email with their password (use something simple like aaaa9999). Be aggressive!

5) Print and post or hand out a copy of   this file   or one you create yourself. Leave copies on bulletin boards, on chairs in the airport, in restaurant waiting areas (with permission), under windshield wipers, in doctor’s offices, or anywhere else you can imagine. I cannot begin to tell you how many people have said they first heard about GOOOH after happening upon a brochure or flyer someone left behind.

6) Recruit creatively. Call your friends, don't just email them. Ask if you can sign them up.

7) If you are willing to get more involved, please contact your state leader,  tim@goooh.com, or  lauraw@goooh.com. We need leaders in several districts, and members who are willing to assist their district leader. Our next newsletter will elaborate, but let us know if you are willing to help lead the charge in your district.

Time is running short, the media is ignoring us, but persistence will bring success.

Let me end with this note from the opening of Thomas Paine’s,  The Crisis,  written over 200 years ago:

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

We have it within our grasp to retake control of OUR government. Let’s make it happen before it is too late.

 

 
     

 

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