Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

A review of past reminders at this time eight years ago had us scheduling debate watches for both president and vice-president. Maybe now that the games are over we can get down to some really interesting viewing. This is not to make light of a great two weeks watching outstanding athletes perform at their very best. The people of Brazil also need to get a thumbs up for pulling this whole thing off. But now it's debate time! Bring them on!

The heat is brutal, time to wrap your hands around a cold pint or two at our clubhouse. Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday August 23rd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

The new members joining us last week were Steve, Michelle, Steven, Bill, and Terry. We look forward to having them around in the weeks and years to come. Welcome!

A recent pole in South Carolina, commissioned by the South Carolina Democratic Party, shows Trump leading Clinton by just 2 points. These results have prompted talk of South Carolina turning blue in November. But whatever color we turn out to be, it's looking to be a close election. There are some other races other than just the presidential one on the ballot, so get your family, get your friends, get your neighbors and get out to vote.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday, August 16th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Peace,
Al, Diane, and Cass--with special recognition to Kevin, one of the Founding Five.

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Our newest member, Michele, joined us last week. It's always great to meet new people around the table, and thanks to Jim we had the pleasure of Michele's company. We hope to talk with her in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Michele!

We want to thank Victor, Simone, and Jay from the Atlanta DL chapter for taking the huge effort of driving up to Spartanburg just to be with us last week. It was great seeing them again. And a "thank you" goes out to Russell Lynch, candidate for Spartanburg County Sheriff, for dropping by and fielding questions. Always good to see him.

The state of Colorado has contacted Bernie Sanders to solicit his help in passing Colorado's plan to offer free health care for their residents. It's a good fit right? Senator Sanders seems interested in helping, but he won't be vacating his Senate seat.

Mike and Jessica should be back from the Green Party Convention in Texas. We're hoping they will be able to join us Tuesday to give us a little talk about what's going on with the Green Party.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally Gathers Tuesday, August 9th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Thank you for all you do,

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We welcome two new members this week! Jessica L. and Mike S. joined our friendly little group last week and it was great to get to know them. We're looking forward to having them around in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jessica and Mike!

Your hosts have been receiving emails from someone or something called "copier@drinking liberally.org". We are not sending them out and I'm pretty sure they're not coming from National. We haven't opened any of them and deleted them all. Have any of you received emails like this?

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday August 2nd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

This week we get to welcome new member Andrei to our group. Andrei actually came looking for us about a month ago but not knowing that we were all out on the patio, and seeing the back room empty, left. We're certainly glad he found us last week and look forward to seeing him again in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Andrei!

The Democratic National Convention begins Monday. It should be interesting Tuesday to take in a bit of viewing.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday July 26th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

PEACE,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Another week, one more new member! This is fun! This week we welcome Jim to our group. It was great meeting him last week, and we look forward to having him with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jim!

Diane and Cass will be going to the DL National conference in Philadelphia the weekend of July 29th. Do you have any suggestions, questions, or comments you would like them to bring up at the business meeting? Now is the time to have your voice heard on the National level so don't be shy.

For those of us living in school district 2, Boiling Springs, there will be a referendum on the November ballot asking us to approve a $120 million dollar loan to build a new high school. As we understand, no new taxes will be assessed, the loan will be paid out over 25 years with the expected increase in tax revenue over the term. We hope to have our Boiling Springs folk with us so we can talk about this.

Time to wrap our thoughts and hands around a pint or two, it's been another not so great week.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday July 19th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Brings your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

PEACE

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Another week, one more new member! This is fun! This week we welcome Jim to our group. It was great meeting him last week, and we look forward to having him with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jim!

Diane and Cass will be going to the DL National conference in Philadelphia the weekend of July 29th. Do you have any suggestions, questions, or comments you would like them to bring up at the business meeting? Now is the time to have your voice heard on the National level so don't be shy.

For those of us living in school district 2, Boiling Springs, there will be a referendum on the November ballot asking us to approve a $120 million dollar loan to build a new high school. As we understand, no new taxes will be assessed, the loan will be paid out over 25 years with the expected increase in tax revenue over the term. We hope to have our Boiling Springs folk with us so we can talk about this.

Time to wrap our thoughts and hands around a pint or two, it's been another not so great week.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday July 19th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Brings your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

PEACE

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

It's time to think about good things. A few weeks ago Daniel ask us if we could help in a community project in which he's involved. The City of Spartanburg has received a grant to install art projects within the city. Daniel wanted to know if we as a group could help for a couple of hours in hanging one of the cool things planned to light up our city. The initial response from those at the gathering that night was positive. It will happen some time in August, and we all requested a weekend day. This would be a good thing, we can bring our banner to get our name out there, we won't be too far from a pub, so beer is definitely an option, and we can be a part of what will turn out to be a great event. Hopefully Daniel can attend Tuesday with more details.

Deb is thinking about planning a "Meet Your Neighbors" gathering, possibly at Cleveland Park. A cook out and community event with invites going out to our law enforcement personnel and community at large. This will also be a good thing. Deb will fill us in on what her plans are for this next time she's with us and we'll see how we can help.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday July 12th, 6:00 PM at The New Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Peace,

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

It's time to think about good things. A few weeks ago Daniel ask us if we could help in a community project in which he's involved. The City of Spartanburg has received a grant to install art projects within the city. Daniel wanted to know if we as a group could help for a couple of hours in hanging one of the cool things planned to light up our city. The initial response from those at the gathering that night was positive. It will happen some time in August, and we all requested a weekend day. This would be a good thing, we can bring our banner to get our name out there, we won't be too far from a pub, so beer is definitely an option, and we can be a part of what will turn out to be a great event. Hopefully Daniel can attend Tuesday with more details.

Deb is thinking about planning a "Meet Your Neighbors" gathering, possibly at Cleveland Park. A cook out and community event with invites going out to our law enforcement personnel and community at large. This will also be a good thing. Deb will fill us in on what her plans are for this next time she's with us and we'll see how we can help.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday July 12th, 6:00 PM at The New Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Peace,

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder/ROAD TRIP!

Hi Gang,

First off please accept our apology for the several previous reminders. Still having a situation with the not so new now laptop.

So you have read about welcoming our new members, so no reason to go over that again. But good that they were welcomed twice!

The Nu-Way will be closed Tuesday and that's where the road trip comes in. Dan and Nicole have offered to open their home, yard, and pool for a DL Gathering/Fourth of July Party on July 4th, Monday. Bring a swimsuit, towel, a side dish to share, anything you would like to drink or grill, and musical instruments to make merry. Fireworks welcome, kid friendly. In case of inclement weather, everyone out of the pool!!

To RSVP and get directions, email Nicole: Nicole@ThatVoiceWorks.com or phone 864-266-9806.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers MONDAY July 4th at 4:00 PM at Dan and Nicole's. Put on your happy face on and join us!

Diane, Cass, and Al