Fresh Ideas in a New Venue
Anyone who has been participating in the conservative grassroots knows what we are about – free markets, limited government, fiscal responsibility, prosperity through economic growth, and most of all liberty for all. But we are also about fairness and compassion and helping others – something we share with those of a different political persuasion. But while we may be fair and compassionate – that’s not how we frame our messages – whether it be on economic issues, entitlements or the impact of some ‘social’ issues on the above.
At our meeting on Thursday we discussed sharing our common ground and aspirations with those that may frame their thoughts with different words.
Anchored by the video of Dr. Arthur Brooks of American Enterprise Institute, who spoke at the AFP convention in Orlando in the summer, we heard from Christina Martin of the Pacific Legal Foundation on PLF’s past and present cases preserving the Constitution, and Dan Guethon, chairman of the REC’s youth outreach committee, and the Young Conservatives at Florida Atlantic University. We had a lot of impassioned debate on several topics related to communications and how to also relate to youth.
Additionally – Andrea Plescia talked about various actions in support of our Veterans. She encouraged all to contact her if they are interested in donating items for veterans who are destitute, as well as writing Christmas Cards to veterans as well. She suggested that cards be plain – with no adornments/ribbons/glitter/buttons etc. Shannon Armstrong (founder) also discussed the annual Christmas visit to hospitalized children. Shannon will be providing more information in a future post.
Thanks to all who helped out – Dennis Lipp as MC and for his large projection screen, Doreen Baxter as membership chair, Mickey Polulack with his great audio equipment!
It was great to see old and new members! Hurricane Grill & Wings worked out great as a mid-county venue and we plan to alternate with LaBamba monthly.
Save the date for our December meeting at La Bamba in North Palm Beach on Tuesday, December 17th. Watch for more details.
- Dennis Lipp
- Dan Guethon
- Shannon Armstrong
- Andrea Plescia
- New Venue at Hurricane Grill
- Christina Martin