3 Year Anniversary 4/2! Join the party at CADA!

Liberty on the Rocks (Red Rocks) 3 Year Anniversary Party at the “Car Shack!”

Join the festivities this upcoming Monday!!!

  • Watch the NCAA Finals with your Liberty friends (best seats in Denver for the game)
  • Anniversary Cake – Yummy!
  • Catering by Pietra’s (heavy appetizers) http://www.pietraspizza.com/
  • Dynamite Party Facility with large flat screen TV’s and an outdoor patio
  • Invited distinguished guests list will be updated upon confirmation (including a few past distinguished guests)
  • Bottled beer will be available for a suggested $2.00 donation. AND, you can bring your own beer or beverage of choice, please do!

LOTR (RR) greatly appreciates a $5 donation at the door to help with our costs (which will be more than twice that) but that donation is totally optional. If the current economy or “the man” is sticking it to you too much, then we understand and would never turn you away:)

Please RSVP by Friday, March 30th, so that we may appropriately plan for our beer and catering needs to sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org

Date: April 2, 2012
Time: 6:30p.m. through the end of game
Attire: “Red Rocks” Casual
Where: Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
290 E. Speer Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80203
Map/Directions: http://www.coloradodealers.org/about_location.php#directions
Cost: $5.00 donation requested to cover facility/heavy appetizers, etc., but, hey, you can BYOB and save a bundle while having fun with your Liberty friends!

Parking in lot behind the building (Red Cross parking spaces may be used)

Special thanks to all of you participating in our Concealed Carry Class this upcoming Sunday! If you were unable to attend this class due to a scheduling conflict, please feel free to e-mail me that you would be interested in attending a future class.

sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org

What is Liberty on the Rocks?

Liberty on the Rocks is a libertarian, social and educational organization committed to increasing the size and effectiveness of the free market movement.

Through its local networks and events, liberty enthusiasts across the country are connected with leaders in the movement, free market organizations, research and information, opportunities for involvement, and other advocates in their community; helping citizens and activists increase their understanding, build their network, and find where they fit in the movement.

Local Networks

LOTR networks establish a regular meeting place and time where free market leaders, advocates and enthusiasts get together socially to share ideas, increase their knowledge, and learn new ways to communicate the ideals of free markets and the liberty philosophy. Find a network near you or register to start your own!

Economics Training This Saturday!

Are you a liberty enthusiast who loves free markets, capitalism and limited government? Are you looking to meet and network with others who have similar interests? Would you benefit from having one-on-one contact with “liberty experts” in a setting where you can ask all the questions you’d like about free market economics, current policies or the morality of freedom?

Then this is the educational training course for you!

On Saturday, March 31st from 1:30-6:30pm, Liberty on the Rocks will present a hands-on, discussion and activity-driven economics session. During this half-day course attendees will gain a better understanding of how to make the case for freedom from an economic perspective. Through group discussion, activities, and an expert panel, participants will learn intermediate economic principles as well as how to utilize these arguments in today’s battle for liberty.

The seminar will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers for attendees, instructors and individuals on the panel. Light snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day.

Facilitators & Panelists Include:

  • Jeff Proctor of the Charles Koch Institute
  • Dr. Paul Prentice of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute
  • Professor Joshua Dunn of UCCS
  • Justin Longo of the Independence Institute
  • Amanda Muell of Liberty on the Rocks

The cost to attend is $10 and spaces are limited. To RSVP, purchase your ticket(s) here.

Location: Dublin House | 1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs, CO
Date/Time: Saturday, March 31st 1:30-6:30pm

Senior Staff Accountant

SUMMARY:

The senior staff accountant will manage the day-to-day accounts payable process for Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation under the supervision of the Controller. Additionally, the senior accountant will oversee and allocate employee and contractor timekeeping to each organization and code time to individual projects. Working directly with the Controller, the senior staff accountant will play a key role in monthly account reconciliations, month-end closings and the annual financial audit. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of strong accounting and financial experience preferably in a non-profit environment.

LOCATION:

National Office in Arlington, V.A.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage day-to-day accounts payable process including expense report processing
  • Manage organization’s timekeeping system and the allocation of time for national and
  • state employees and contractors for the two organizations
  • Assist in the preparation of state budgets and reconcile these budgets against monthly actuals
  • Assist in the day-to-day donation process for the development database and general ledger
  • Assist the finance department with monthly account reconciliations, the month-end closing process and annual financial audit
  • Perform other tasks and special projects to assist the Controller and finance department as needed

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • College degree in accounting/finance is required
  • Five to seven years of prior accounting experience in a non-profit is preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge is preferred
  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities
  • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners and state chapters
  • A firm commitment to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to: Andrea McCarthy at hr@afphq.org with the position title in the subject line. AFPF is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

 

Recruiter

SUMMARY:
Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation is currently seeking a qualified recruiter to support the Director of Human Resources with the acquisition process. Responsibilities will include coordinating every step of the acquisition process, from drafting job descriptions, posting and networking, candidate selection, phone and in person interviews, interview setup and advising the Director of Human Resources on job offers.

LOCATION:

National Office in Arlington, V.A.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own the acquisition process up to the final hiring decision, including job description creation and candidate research
  • Provide solid judgment on candidate qualifications through correspondence, phone and in-person interviews.
  • Use social networking and solid contacts in the conservative movement to recruit top- level candidates.
  • Act as liaison with advertising and employment referral agencies.
  • Assist on other special projects as needed.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least one year of recruiting experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent time management and ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Understanding each task is imperative to the overall strength of the organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take
    on additional responsibilities
  • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, partners and state chapters.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to: Andrea McCarthy at hr@afphq.org with the position title in the subject line. AFPF is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

Next Meeting (04/01/2012)

First meeting for the month of April. Plenty to talk about that is going on at the local, provincial and federal level as well as the U.S. Hope to see all the regulars as well as old friends and newbies are always welcome. Cheers for liberty!

Event Info

Recognizing Liberty…

You hear the word Liberty used quite freely, especially within the Liberty Movement. But what does it mean and would our Founders recognize Liberty as we view it today?   I invite you to share what Liberty means to you during our 30 second soap-box segment and then we will give the floor to 5th Congressional Candidate Robert Blaha for some unscreened Q & A.  Join us as we celebrate liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers this March 27th 5:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals along with a door prize or two.
So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion with the usual respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics. You won’t be disappointed.


Making a Case for Freedom
March 31st, 1:30pm @
The Dublin House


Are you a liberty activist seeking to enhance their arsenal of talking points surrounding the issues of capitalism and free markets? Then this is the educational training course for you! Liberty on the Rocks is looking for leaders in the liberty movement (current or future) who are interested in increasing their understanding of the fundamental principles of free market economics by attending a half-day educational course in Colorado Springs.
**Tickets to attend are $10**
On Saturday, March 31st from 1:30-6:30pm, Liberty on the Rocks will team up with the Charles Koch Institute to present an exclusive hands-on, discussion and activity-driven economics training session. During this half-day course, attendees will learn and/or better understand:
-The role economics plays in the advancement of liberty

-How to make the case for freedom from an economic and philosophical perspective

-Different ways of looking at public policy from an economic perspective

-The essential arguments for why socialism can’t work

-And more!

COCKTAIL RECEPTION:
The seminar will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers for attendees, instructors and individuals on the panel. Light snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day.
RSVP today by purchasing tickets at:
http://coloradosprings.libertyontherocks.org/economic-freedom-session/

Seating is Limited! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event.

March 31st:
Free Market Economics Training
1:30pm  – 6:30pm
@ the Dublin House $10

For more info
RSVP today by purchasing tickets (click here)

April 10th:
Guest Speaker: Ann Barnhardt
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

April 24th:
Civil Unions/ Marriage
Government’s Role?

5:30pm @ the Dublin House

May 22nd:
Congressman Lamborn, Q & A

5:30pm @ the Dublin House


LOTR – Colorado Springs meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening.
For more info:email David Kelly david@libertyontherocks.org
or call 719.237.4598

Liberty on the Rocks is the place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles while enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers!

Economic Cycles
by Justin Longo

Philosophical Foundations: First Principles

I gave this talk on Saturday, February 11th for the Liberty on the Rocks economics fundamentals class. I guess you could say this is the essay version of what I said. Enjoy!
Continued…

Copyright © 2012 Liberty on The Rocks – Colorado Springs, All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.
Our mailing address is:

Liberty on The Rocks – Colorado Springs

David Kelly
P.O. Box 63562

Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Intern (Paid)

Atlas Shrugged the Movie Part II is coming, and their marketing team is looking for an intern!

Full-time paid internship working with the marketing team in Beverly Hills, CA. Show us your creative writing skills by writing a brief 3 paragraph essay answering the question “Who is Ayn Rand?”

Email your essay and contact info to: internship@atlasshruggedmovie.com.

Making the Case for Freedom

Economic Freedom Session:

March 31st, 1:30pm @The Dublin House


Are you a liberty activist seeking to enhance your arsenal of talking points surrounding the issues of capitalism and free markets?
Then this is the educational training course for you!
Liberty on the Rocks is looking for leaders in the liberty movement (current or future) who are interested in increasing their understanding of the fundamental principles of free market economics by attending a half-day educational course in Colorado Springs.
**Tickets to attend are $10**

On Saturday, March 31st from 1:30-6:30pm, Liberty on the Rocks will host a hands-on, discussion and activity-driven economics training session. During this half-day course, attendees will learn and/or better understand:
-The role economics plays in the advancement of liberty

-How to make the case for freedom from an economic and philosophical perspective

-Different ways of looking at public policy from an economic perspective

-The essential arguments against the new ‘Story of Broke’ video

-And more!

Facilitators and Panelists will include Jeff Proctor of the Charles Koch Institute, Dr. Paul Prentice of the Mises Institute, Professor Joshua Dunn of UCCS, and Justin Longo of the Independence Institute.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION:
The seminar will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers for attendees, instructors and individuals on the panel. Light snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day.

RSVP today by purchasing tickets at:
http://coloradosprings.libertyontherocks.org/economic-freedom-session/

Seating is Limited! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event

Join the
Bastiat Society

If you are not a member of the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs and you would like to be invited to future Bastiat Society events, you need to register (for free) and become a member by clicking here and entering your email address in the “Join the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs Email List”.

Economic Cycles
by Justin Longo

Philosophical Foundations: First Principles

I gave this talk on Saturday, February 11th for the Liberty on the Rocks economics fundamentals class. I guess you could say this is the essay version of what I said. Enjoy!


I want to give you the tools to build a foundation that will guide you to a consistent philosophy. I don’t necessarily want you to agree with everything I’m about to say, but rather, to use the guidelines of establishing first principles to form your ideals. I believe it is extremely important to constantly “check your premises.” First principles are those premises.
Continued…
March 27th:
Recognizing Liberty and Q&A with
5th Congressional Candidate
Robert Blaha
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

March 31st:
Free Market Economics Training
1:30pm  – 6:30pm
@ the Dublin House $10

For more info
RSVP today by purchasing tickets (click here)

April 10th:
Guest Speaker: Ann Barnhardt
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

April 24th:
Civil Unions/ Marriage
Government’s Role?

5:30pm @ the Dublin House

May:
Congressman Lamborn, Q & A

@ the Dublin House
Date to be determined


LOTR – Colorado Springs meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening.
For more info:email David Kelly david@libertyontherocks.org
or call 719.237.4598
Liberty on the Rocks is the place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles while enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers!