Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everybody,

This week we're happy to welcome four new members to our group. Danielle, Jason, Lauran, and Chris joined us last week and it was great to get to know them. We all look forward to having them at our gatherings in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Danielle, Jason, Lauran, and Chris!

The week of December 4th could be a pivotal week for our brothers and sisters at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. On December 4th Wesley Clark Jr. and Michael A. Woods Jr. will be gathering other veterans at Standing Rock to oppose DAPL. They will be there for three days. On December 5th the Army Corps of Engineers will serve an eviction notice. We're sure everyone has thoughts about this. We need to talk.

The election results and a recount. Need we say more? Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 29th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Hang in there,

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

At our gathering last week the decision was made to donate $250.00 to Speaking Down Barriers, a local group in Spartanburg and Greenville that encourages open dialogue on issues that are of importance. Our donation was made possible from your contributions to the TANC jar in 2016. We all felt that Speaking Down Barriers was worthy of our support, especially at this point in time. Thank you all for making this happen.

We have winners in our "President Elect" pool. We also have gifts for the "Pick The Time" contest. As the winners show up the gifts will be distributed. It can be a little glimmer of glee for thee.

Bernie Sanders, in his new book "Our Revolution" gives a shout out to South Carolina progressives.

"To be a progressive in South Carolina and other conservative states means to be in the minority, sometimes a weak minority. It takes a lot of courage to maintain progressive views in that kind of political climate, and I applaud those who do".

We got this, thank you Bernie.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 22nd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Nay. Come to the table and we'll enjoy our differences.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

It's always wonderful when we can welcome new members to this thing we have going on every Tuesday. This week we welcome Marsha, Janet, Dan B., Rodney, Bob, Angela V., and Nana to our group. It was great to meet them last week and we all look forward to visiting with them again in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Marsha, Janet, Dan, Rodney, Bob, Angela, and Nana!

Every week on the table there is the TANC jar (Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution). We use the contributions to donate to local groups that do good in our community. This year we have $250.00 to donate. If you have a favorite organization that you would like to propose as a recipient, please come to the gathering this Tuesday and let us all know. We choose by group vote. Let's get this done, it will make us feel good.

This will be our first post-election gathering. We're certain everyone has something to say, so let it out to open minds and open ears. Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 15th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way.

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We're always pleased to welcome new members to our group. This week we welcome Barbara to our chapter. And we officially welcome Nicole and Ruza. Nicole and Ruza have visited with us before but just now were added to our mailing list. Welcome one and all!

Election Day in the USA. We'll be watching as the results are announced with beers, cheers, maybe some tears, and a justifiable geeze every now and then. Hope to see you all at the table Tuesday. There will be snacks provided but drinks are on your own. We expect a large crowd, so please be patient with Chef Devin and our server Vicki. And as you live liberally please remember to tip liberally.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 8th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Join us.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

We're happy to invite our newest member, Ruza, to our group. It was great to meet and get to talk to her, and we look forward to having her with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Ruza!

Mark the date, November 8th, election night watch party with all of us together around the table at The Nu-Way with smiles on our faces as we watch the results come in. We'll be following it all from president to sheriff, from the Carolinas to California. Light snacks will be provided, drinks are on your own. We hope to have a large turnout, so please remember that there are only two people to serve us, our chef and Vicki. They do a great job in tending to our requests, so as you live liberally, please tip liberally.

There is always so much to talk about, bring it to the table. Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 1st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way.

Cheers,

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

As you all probably already know, tickets for the Fedalei/Gowdy debate in Furman Monday are all gone. But the debate will be live streamed on Chris Fedalei's campaign facebook page, Fedalei for Congress, beginning at 7:00 PM Monday, Oct. 24th. This surely will be interesting.

We're gathering our thoughts together for our Election Night Watch Party on Nov. 8th, not the 28th. With this in mind, we thought we'd have a PICK THE TIME contest. The three people that come closest to when the presidential election is called each win a really cool prize. As always, The Price is Right rule applies. So bring your best guess to the gathering this Tuesday, or reply to this email before Nov. 8th to be eligible.

It's getting down to the nitty gritty. Drinking Liberally Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Oct. 25, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll be talking.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everybody,

Last week we talked a bit about what local do good organizations we can contribute to using the money that was donated to the TOTALLY ABSOLUTELY NON-OBLIGATORY CONTRIBUTION jar this past year. The TANC currently has $276.00 in it, but we like to spend about $50.00 of that to host an election return watch party. Some of the suggestions so far include Miracle Hill Ministries, Jam in the Park, Stone Soup Story Telling Festival,, NAMI, and a local no kill pet rescue organization. We're still gathering thoughts on this and would like to have your decision by our November 15th gathering. All suggestions are welcome, with decision made by group vote. You can respond to this email or at our gatherings with your input.

As mentioned above, we always host an Election Watch Party and invite the Spartanburg County Democratic Party folks to join us.

Anyone know if the Fedalai/Gowdy Town Hall in Furman Oct. 24th will be televised? Please share if you know.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 18th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll be talking.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

We've heard from some of our DL friends living on the coast of South Carolina, and they are all fine. They had tales of nasty travels home after evacuating with fallen trees on interstates, only to be greeted by fallen trees in their yards. Matthew was a big one, just glad that the news we're getting about our friends is positive.

For our new members who may not know, Drinking Liberally has chapters in most of the states and a few internationally. There are seven chapters in South Carolina. It's just not us in Spartanburg but a much larger group of like minded, progressive thinking people who like to do just what we do every Tuesday. You can search Drinking Liberally and locate other chapters throughout the United States. And if you happen to find yourself in a city that has a DL chapter, visit them, you will always be welcome.

We always seem to have topics to discuss so bring your thoughts to the table, we'll be talking. Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday, October 11th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

We know we're preaching to the choir with this bit of information, but the last day to register to vote in South Carolina for the general election is Oct. 8th. Just a thought to keep in mind when we are all going about our daily lives, maybe meeting new friends, having someone over to trim your shrubs, people in line with you at the grocery store. If anything at all, it's certain to start an interesting conversation.

As Cass has already posted on our face book page, there are two huge events happening this Tuesday, one being the premier event of Light Up Spartanburg, the other being the VP debate. Light show activities begin at 4:30, the debate starts at 9:00. It's certain to be a fun filled evening.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 4th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Get it Lit!!

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

The big topic of discussion this week will be Monday Night Football! Don't know what teams are playing, but it's certain to be a most entertaining event. Oh yes, it's also debate night, the first Presidential debate of 2016!! It will be broadcast on most television stations including CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and we think NBC, CBS, and ABC. The debate begins a 9:00 and ends at 10:30 with no commercial breaks. Now this will be exciting. We're sure everyone is going to watch, so take notes and we can discuss the event on Tuesday.

Our friend and member Jim posted on our face book page that he will be at Hub City Ale House to watch the debate on Monday. You can join him there to take in all the action. The Ale House is on St. John Street by The Chapman Cultural Center.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday September 27th, 6:00 PM, at The Nu-Way. We know you all are thinking about stuff, let's share it.

Peace,

Al, Diane, and Cass