Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

We have a new member to welcome this week. Nick dropped by last week just to see what we were all about. It was good to meet him and hope to see him around on all the Tuesdays to follow. Welcome Nick!

State Senators Sheheen and Grooms have introduced a gas tax hike bill to fund road repair and construction that actually passed the Senate. It is expected to pass the House also and should not be vetoed by Governor McMaster. The bill calls for a 12 cent per gallon tax increase but SC residents can report that tax on our state return. Can we finally envision a time where it's enjoyable to drive around our beautiful state? Thank you to Senators Sheheen and Grooms!

The primary for Congressional District 5 is Tuesday May 2nd. If you live in District 5 or know someone who does, please vote or tell your friend to vote. All elections are important.

May 1st is May Day, always was since we can remember and always should be. Wear some flowers in your hair, put a little dance in your step, spread good tidings to all you meet.

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

Peace,

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Greetings everyone,

We all watch the news, read the articles, check out our favorite on line sources daily. There probably isn't anything we, as a collective group, don't know about. There are not many things better than having the opportunity to gather around the table with a bunch of knowledgeable people sharing ideas and opinions while enjoying our favorite beverage.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday April 25th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts and glass to the table.

In Appreciation,

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

There is so much happening every day that it's becoming frustrating trying to keep on top of things. But we must. DL is always here for us to vent our frustrations over a pint or two around the table. Come join us for interesting conversation as we try to solve the world's problems.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday April 18th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Keep On Keeping On,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Greetings,

If you read the news online this evening you might have come across two articles about our present administration. One began with "Trump officials tell Russia...." the other started with "Tillerson, Trump team try to clarify foreign policy....". One can only wonder when our actual president will explain things to us, Can we expect a "100 days" speech from Trump? Or will the team speak to us?

Upstate R.E.S.I.S.T is organizing a Tax March April 15th at the Greenville City Hall, 12:00 PM. Where are the tax returns you promised us Trump? We'll show you ours if you show us yours.

The 30th annual Stone Soup Storytelling Festival is happening in Woodruff April 21st-23rd. More information can be found at www.stonesoupsc.com or just ask any of your hosts. We highly recommend this. You won't be disappointed.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti celebrated his 98th birthday last week. Happy day to you Lawrence and long live City Lights Bookstore.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday April 11th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. If the weather is pleasant we'll be on the back patio. Bring your thoughts to the table.

War No More!

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hello All,

We've been very fortunate these last several months to be able to welcome many new members to our gatherings. Now might be a good time to point out a few things to our new members. We just have one request, The Bring Your Own Glass request. We do this to cut down on the plastic that goes into the landfill. It's very easy once you get into the habit.

We have the Randy Fowler Barbrary located in a corner of our inside gathering spot. Got a book around that you don't need to read anymore, drop it off, see something of interest in The Barbrary, pick it up.

The TANC, Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution jar will always be on the table. These funds are used to do good in our community. Around the end of each year, we as a group decide how we want to use the TANC funds. Totally, absolutely, non-obligatory.

Thank you all for making Spartanburg DL what it is. We gather again Tuesday April 4th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. If the weather is pleasant, look for us on the back patio. Bring your thoughts to the table.

"Always look on the bright side of life"

Al, Diane, and Cass, with recognition to Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hello Friends,

The Spartanburg County Democrats posted that SC Representative Steven Long, author of the SC Bathroom Bill, will be hosting a lunch and learn gathering at the Boiling Springs library Friday March 31st from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. This might be fun.

Our good friend and member Sidney will be joining us Tuesday after a long absence. She is now living in New Orleans, but is in the upstate for a short visit. Along with her musical talent, she is involved in her business called Humane Heart Jewelry Co. She will be bringing her creations Tuesday. All of the profits, excluding cost, go to animal rescue and rehab.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday March 28th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, there is a lot to talk about.

Get It Up, Keep It Up,

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

It's with pleasure that we get to welcome Jane, Alexis, Michael, and Maryeah to our group. It was great to get to know them last week and look forward to gathering with them again in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jane, Alexis, Michael, and Maryeah!

The post card mailing to President Trump March 15th was a big success with an estimated one million cards sent. So we're going to do it again on April 15th. We all have some thing to say on tax day right?

Our thanks go out to David Kulma, Green Party candidate for Congress, District 5 for visiting with us last week. It was a very informative talk. Always good to see fresh faces running for office.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday March 21st, 6 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Rock On Chuck Berry,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

This is so cool! Another week, another time to welcome a new member. Jacob joined us for the first time last Tuesday. It was great to get to know him and we all hope to see him with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jacob!

David Kulma, the Green Party challenger for the South Carolina Congressional District 5 seat will be joining us Tuesday. District 5 does include a portion of Spartanburg County. This should be a good opportunity for us to focus on what's happening with state elections, 2018 is not that far away.

This Tuesday is the last time to bring your postcards for Trump in so that your hosts can mail them on March 15th. We have a few blank cards available for those of us who don't have a card. But if you have a card please bring it Tuesday so that they can be mailed March 15th.

Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday March 14th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Respect,

Cass, Al, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi All,

"Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine..." Nine is the number of new members we had at our gathering last week! Welcome Shani, Andrew, Joseph, Seher, Angel, Laura, Anders, Megan, and Carrie! It was great to meet you all and we all look forward to having you join us in the weeks and years to come. With more people at the table, the more informed and active we can become.

For those of us who could use a little down time, The Stone Soup Story Telling Festival is happening April 20th through April 23rd. in Woodruff. Professional story tellers from around the country will amaze you, make you laugh,, make you cry, make you glad that you were there. It's family friendly, and a great night or two out. Mark the dates, check it out.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday March 7th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Solidarity,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Two new members joined us recently so we would like to welcome Emily and Ron to our weekly gatherings. We all hope to see them again at the table in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Emily and Ron!

Members of The Spartanburg Activist Meet-Up will be with us Tuesday. This will be a good opportunity to connect with some of the new Activist groups in the Spartanburg area.

Donald Trump will be addressing a joint session of Congress Tuesday beginning at 9:00 PM. We'll have the television on for all who are interested.

On Friday March 3rd at 12:00 PM there will be a demonstration in front of Trey Gowdy's office at 101 West St. John Street, Spartanburg, to protest the lack of a town hall meeting from Mr. Gowdy. This activity is being organized by R.E.S.I.S.T. and will last until 2:00 PM.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday February 28th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Cass, Diane, and Al