April 29th Meeting at the Lantana Library
We had a great meeting at the excellent facilities of the Lantana Library last evening, with quite a lot of new and returning members, candidates for office, and radio host (and also candidate for Florida House) Dick Farrel.
Jason kicked it off with a formal reading of the minutes from the last meeting, after a prayer and the Pledge, then Shannon welcomed everybody and gave her view of the challenges we face and the need to get involved.
Ed Fulop talked about the “Coffee or Tea” public forum in which he will be participating next month at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. Many 912ers are planning to attend, so please RSVP and let us know if you would like to organize a carpool.
Fred Scheibl then took us through the CD19 election results and the measurable difference that the 43 volunteers from 912 made with our phonebank. For the upcoming elections (August primary and November general) we will have an online system in place so you can work on the campaign of your choice from the comfort of your home.
Doug Armstrong then introduced the team that is creating a course for members that is based on the Glen Beck “Faith, Hope and Charity” agenda that a lot of us heard at the Orlando event last month. David DiCrescenzo, Frank Donnino and his son all gave overviews of their sections. The course is expected to be rolled out for the leaders next month for fine-tuning and for the general membership in June.
After a short break, Dick Farrel gave us his unique brand of political humor, dumping on Republicans, Democrats, Barrack Obama, the County Commission, Clear Channel Radio, the Palm Beach Post, and media in general. A member of the Palm Beach REC, and a Republican candidate for the Florida House, Dick is not one to mince words.
Last but not least was the opportunity for the candidates present to speak, and we had an impressive assortment including Mike Lameyer (FL Senate district 27), Tami Donnally (Fl House district 85), Joe Budd (Congressional district 19), Karl Dickey (County Commission seat 4), Steven Rosenblum (FL House district 89) and Dick Farrel (FL House district 88). Commissioner Jess Santamaria, running for re-election to County Commission seat 6 and a long-time friend of South Florida 912 was also in the audience.