Good Day All,
With a number of members absent in observance of Yom Kippur, a smaller crowd was still able to enjoy a tasty lunch.
On the program schedule, today was marked as an “open” meeting, so we did not have a scheduled guest speaker.
However, club member and FL. Rep. Joe Gibbons was in attendance and I asked him to address our group. Joe graciously provided a brief update on the recent election and the new boundaries of the district he represents. Also, he agreed to share some non-partisan information on additional items which will also be decided in the November election. Joe has researched these “down the ballot” items and will pass along his findings from a non-partisan group as well as the League Of Women Voters. I agreed to forward this information on to the membership, so we can make an informed decision on what we are being asked to vote on.
Joe also made the following salient points:
* Regardless of the party or candidate(s) you support – VOTE!
* Put some effort into reviewing “ALL” the items on the upcoming ballot, so you can make an informed decision.
* Early voting opportunities will be available, but the available days to vote “early” are less than previous elections.
Thanks to Rep. Gibbons.
After Joe’s remarks, we enjoyed enlightening, provocative, and stimulating conversation (at least at my table), followed by Happy Dollar$ and the 50/50 Raffle. Our good friend Claudia won today’s raffle, but failed to draw the Queen of Hearts, so the pot continues to grow (no pun intended) to $67 and counting.
And, in case you wanted more … how about some items from a favorite topic – This Day In History.
1960 – The first Kennedy – Nixon Debate
1776 – Congress elects agents to negotiate treaty with France
1820 – Famous frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri
1969 – The Brady Bunch premiers
1971 – Baltimore Orioles have four 20 game winners on their team
2012 – R.I.P. crooner Andy Williams
I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast at any time.” So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance
— Steven Wright
See you next week.