South Florida 912 is Five Years Old!
Old friends and new filled the room at the South Florida 912’s Fifth Anniversary celebration. Jim Hunter regaled us with songs between 6 and 7 while folks checked in and had dinner. Meanwhile Hunter Armstrong and Kayce Shields worked the room for 50:50.
Shannon Armstrong – co-founder spoke about that first event. No one new exactly what to expect and where we were going. She spoke about the Principles and Values and talked about the importance of involvement. Doug Armstrong – co-founder, along with Shannon, described what it was like meeting Glenn Beck in Dallas the prior week. See Doug’s posting for a complete description. The most poigniant moment was Doug’s description of speaking and then praying with Glenn. Doug also spoke about the importance of ‘boots on the ground’ in winning in 2014.
Also speaking were Chuck Suits about working with Ronald Reagan, and Fred Scheibl on what the recent CD 13 election means to our local CD 18 race. Brief updates were given by Doreen Baxter on membership, Iris Scheibl on local issues, Mel Grossman on Seven50, Alison Rampersad requesting conservatives to join the REC. Candidate Alan Schlesinger, for CD18 also spoke about the importance of the race.
Special thanks to Jim Hunter for performing during the meeting. Thanks to Dennis Lipp who was our MC for the evening, Chuck Suits for leading us in the Pledge, Doug Armstrong for the invocation, David Donnally leading us the Star Spangled Banner, Jim Hunter and Kayce and Hunter for singing America the Beautiful with Jim, and the staff at Hurricane Grill and Wings who helped with the set-up and served the room efficiently with little interruption to the meeting.
We ended the evening with an anniversary cake – to celebrate and fortify us for the year ahead! See some pictures below.
- Trudy and Chuck Suits
- Shannon and Doug Armstrong
- Iris Scheibl
- Barry Carson and Alison Rampersad
- CD18 Candidate Alan Schlesinger
- Happy 5th!
- Dennis Lipp and Chuck Suits
- Co-Founder Doug Armstrong
- Co-Founder Shannon Armstrong
- Mercedes Garcia and Delia Garcia Menocal
- Hunter Armstrong, Kayce Shields, Jim Hunter
- Dennis Lipp and David Donnally Singing the National Anthem
- Doug and Dennis Invocation
- Mel and Barbara Grossman
- Good Crowd at Hurricane Grill and Wings