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Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 11:36pm.
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
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 2:15am.
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
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 11:07pm.
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
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 09/25/2016 - 9:54pm.
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.
Al, Diane, and Cass
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:43pm.
The first Presidential Debate happens Monday Sept. 26th. We must make an effort to gather on that night because, well just because it's what we do. The Nu-Way schedules Trivia Night on Mondays but we'll talk to the powers that be about what it's like on Mondays. If we can't get a Monday at The Nu-Way, maybe a road trip to another venue would be our best bet. We'll talk about this Tuesday. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
An International Day of Peace event is happening Wednesday Sept. 21st, 6:00 PM on Morgan Square. Bring your portable instruments and your willingness to sing and your desire for peace in our world.
Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday Sept. 20th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Time to release your frustrations over a pint or two. See you there.
Al, Diane, and Cass
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 09/11/2016 - 11:59pm.
This week we get to welcome our newest member. Stephen C. joined us last week. It was good to get to know him and we all look forward to having Stephen with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Stephen!
Thanks to all who participated in the Upstate Pride Day Saturday. Our banner and our voices singing "This Land is Your Land" was well received. It was a hot one, but much fun.
The banking firm of Sandler O'Neill and Partners lost 66 men and women from their offices on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Four days later the firm set up a foundation to fund college tuition for all 76 children of their fallen colleagues.
So far 54 young men and women have had their college tuition paid by the firm. The youngest eligible child was born 6 weeks after September 11th. When that child graduates from college, the Foundation will cease to exist.
Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday September 13th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. If the weather is cool, look for us out back on the patio. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll be talking.
Cass, Al, and Diane
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 09/04/2016 - 11:33pm.
Upstate Pride is happening Saturday Sept. 10th at Barnet Park. Your DL Chapter supports this event. The march begins at noon. We will gather at the front entrance of the park at 11:30 or so with our banner, bells, whistles, kazoos, anything and everything that makes some kind of music to send the march off. Then we'll gather at The George to welcome the march back. There will be some opposition to contend with, just keep smiling and making happy sound. Do not confront! This is a family friendly event. Please join us.
Roman who has been our chef, bartender and bouncer at The Nu-Way for the last 5 years, is leaving us. This Tuesday will be his last day. There will be a card for all to sign and if you can let's all put in a bit of cash to go along with the card.
Luke Quillin, running for District 34 State House, will be joining us Tuesday. If you live in, or know people in District 34, come out and meet Luke.
The first Labor Day happened Tuesday Sept. 5, 1882 with a plan developed by Matthew Maguire's Central Labor Union in New York City. Mr. Maguire felt the need to focus the public on just what labor was doing for this country. So he called a day off. It wasn't until 1894 that our federal government recognized Labor Day as a legal holiday. So if you have the day off Monday, raise your pint to toast Mr. Maguire and the Central Labor Union.
Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday Sept. 6th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll be talking.
"Gray skies are going to clear up, put on a happy face..."
Al, Cass, and Diane
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 08/28/2016 - 10:43pm.
Spartanburg Pride March is coming up soon, September 10th to be exact. Your DL Chapter has supported this day over the years. Please mark the date and join us at Barnett Park around 11:30 with kazoos, bells, whistles, any kind of portable instrument, to show our support for equal rights for all. We'll have more details for you Tuesday.
The words "What if there were a war and nobody showed up" believed to be said by John Lennon, comes to mind when you realize that Turkey celebrates Victory Day this Tuesday. Can we not all announce a victory day, stop warring, and get on with the work together of making our home called Earth a good place for all?
Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday, August 30th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll be talking.
Cass, Diane, and Al
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:06am.
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
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 11:36pm.
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.
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