Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We have good news to report! Last week at our gathering we decided to support WNCW, 88.7 on your FM dial, with a $60.00 contribution from The Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution Jar. WNCW is a great PBS station. If you are not a fan, tune in and become one. And thank you for your contributions to TANC.

One of our members, while on a business trip to Florida, away from home and bummed out over the present political situation, decided to check out the local Drinking Liberally gathering there. Walked in, asked if it was the DL gathering, and was greeted with much warmth. Our member said it was just like going to one of our gatherings. When she walked in "you knew you were with your people". Nice. So when you travel, check out the DL National page to see if there is a chapter where you'll be. It's fun.

The Barbrary is becoming very successful. Check it out, then check out a book or two. You don't need a Barbrary card, although that might be cool, just take what you think might be an interesting read.

Diane's birthday is Tuesday! Let's help her celebrate. Al will bring the cake, you bring your well wishes.

We always want to know what everyone is thinking of or bothered about. And we all know there's not a lack of frustrating topics to discuss. So bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday March 24th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

Cass, Diane, Al, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Might we suggest that one of the topics of discussion Tuesday be the most interesting bit of news or commentary you've heard this past week. Bring a tasty tidbit or two to toss about at the table Tuesday. Let's hear what's grabbed our interest this past week.

The weather Tuesday should be warm and sunny, which means we'll gather on the patio! Maybe Putin will show up. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday March 17th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring you thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Kevin, Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

The Barbrary is up and running at The Nu-Way!! It works like this--if you have a book or two around that you're not interested in reading for the third or fourth time, donate to The Barbrary. Then pick a book or two from the shelf and enjoy. Reading is fun, enjoyable, interesting, informative, and it's the Liberal thing to do. And isn't it nice that we meet at probably the only bar in town with a Barbrary.

Please plan on gathering with us this Tuesday to hear from Haley and Dana, two AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers doing wonderful work in our town. We'll give them some time around 7:30 PM to chat with us.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday March 10th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. If it's not raining, we just might be out on the patio. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Feel the Warmth!!

Al, Kevin, Cass, and Diane

Special Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Just a short notice that we'll have special guests at our gathering Tuesday March 10th. Dana and Haley with America Corps Vista will be with us and inform us about what Vista is all about these days. They have been volunteering in Spartanburg so it should be interesting. Make the gathering if you can. Thanks.

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We welcome Dana and Haley to our group this week. It was great to meet them and hear about all the interesting and wonderful things they are doing in our community. We look forward to visiting with them in the weeks to come. And a big "Thank You" goes out to Tom D. for bringing Dana and Haley to us.

We received a wonderful "thank you" card from Karyn D. for our contribution to The Stone Soup Storytelling Festival. "Thanks so much for supporting the Stone Soup Institute! Drinking Liberally is a great example of the tradition and importance of "story" Love and Peace to you all-Karyn". DL's contribution was made possible using our ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY NON-OBLIGATORY CONTRIBUTION JAR stash. We all should feel proud and pleased.

We're starting a library at The Nu-Way, we'll call it The Barbrary. If you have books to donate, bring them in, but don't expect them back. It's just a bit of a sharing thing. We'll have some signs up, hopefully by Tuesday.

We still can't find out when Netanyahu's speech will be Tuesday or if it will be televised. Hoping in the evening so we can watch it. If it's not televised, we can practice the art of CLFDTing, (Correct Liberal Form of the Drink Toast)

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday March 3rd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

With Appreciation,

Al, Diane, Cass, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

A quick look at our Gathering Reminders from February/March 2008 mentioned our move from The Cellar to Hickory Taverns. Not much else was going then it appears. Maybe February/March is a normally slow news time as we're having a problem in making this reminder interesting. Oh, except for the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security could be shut down by the end of the week and Russia is about to over run Ukraine.

Netanyahu's speech to the joint session of Congress is scheduled for March 3rd. It will be televised in Israel but will be on a five minute delay so their president's speech can be edited? What?

The ice is gone so those of us who live on the perimeters will be able to join you all Tuesday. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday February 24th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk. See you there.

With Gratitude,

Cass, Al, Kevin, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

After checking the news before posting this reminder and finding it all not good, happy, inspiring, fun, a big THANK YOU must go out to Saturday Night Live for successfully promoting talent and fun entertainment for 40 years. Great tribute Sunday.

We're sure everyone is checking the weather. Doesn't look real pleasant for Tuesday. Take care this week. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Feb. 17th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way, weather permitting.

Al, Diane, Cass, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Do you all remember the conversation we were having last Tuesday? Let's pick that up where we left off. And have you noticed that the price of gas is going up? Does anyone really have a clue as to why it dropped so suddenly a few months ago? Is it simply a case of supply and demand, a sign of Spring, or just pure manipulation? Any bets on when Haley's administration will actually start throwing down some asphalt in our potholes?

These and many more questions will be answered when we gather again Tuesday February 10th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk and CLFDT,(Correct Liberal Form of the Drink Toast).

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al

Gathering Reminder


We have a couple of announcements. Daniel Z will be performing at The Chapman Cultural Center Friday February 6th, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00, free to active service members and veterans. It will be an evening of very cool jazz. Join together to support our DL member Daniel with his cool vibes.

For those of us living in Spartanburg City, district 4, we have an election for city council March 31st. It's a non-partisan position and our friend Don Bramlett will be on the ballot. Please take some time to get to know Don, and please vote.

Correct Liberal Form of the Drink Toast: CLFDT. There was a bit of confusion about this last week, as to what it really meant. But we all did well with our first round of clfdting. Let's practice again and again.

The Stone Soup Story Telling Festival in Woodruff will be happening April 16th through April 19th. Visit the festival's face book page for all the details. For those of us who have been to The Festival, it has been a super experience. The Festival is a gem in NW South Carolina. Mark your calenders, you really don't want to miss it. Our DL friends Karyn and Tom are involved in this, you'll like it.

Come to the table Tuesday and we'll talk about more good things. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday February 3rd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

Al, Cass, Kevin, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We had a great group last week to view The State of the Union Address, and a good time playing SOTU Bingo. Our big Bingo winner was Jinx! Your prize will be waiting for you Jinx when you join us again.

Just a reminder that Daniel Z will be performing at The Chapman Cultural Center Friday Feb. 6th at 7:00 PM. The cost is $10.00. For those of us interested in hearing Daniel perform, we can gather together for an early dinner around 6:00 at a local pub as yet to be determined, then go listen to one of DL's own lay down some cool jazz.

Governor Haley's plan to fund road repair has finally surfaced. From what can be understood, she wants to raise the gas tax and offset that tax increase with a reduction of tax money going to education. And from what can be discerned, this will bring less money into the treasury. Surely she can't be serious.

Your hosts are on a mission, that being to introduce the correct liberal form of the drink toast. Call it CLFDT, pronounced any way you wish. We will be practicing this at every gathering until we all get it right. So be prepared to practice, over and over again.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday January 27th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.


Diane, Cass, Kevin, and Al