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Presidents’ Day Meetup Featuring “Honest Abe!”

Welcome Mr. President!  A special Liberty Presentation for President’s Day…

President Lincoln – Up On The Roof!

“A Fireside Chat with Honest Abe”

Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour

February 21, 2011

A special day, a special presentation, and the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln’s Civil War Presidency. Lincoln historian and presenter, John Voehl, will perform for us for about a half an hour (jokes and stories) before we open the floor for Q&A with “President Lincoln.” Not only will this presentation be interesting, informative, and historical, it will be a great family “civics” event for Presidents’ Day. We’re looking forward to what could be one of our best Liberty meetups yet!

Since this is a special event presented on the holiday, we will probably start the presentation earlier than usual, so plan to arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. or as early as possible based on your commute.

Learn more about our special guest John Voehl and our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln at:

http://www.abelincolnalive.com

President Lincoln Event Details

February 21, 2011

Old Chicago’s rooftop

145 Union Blvd.

Lakewood, CO

Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m.

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Feb. 7th Meetup – “Follow the (State’s) Money”

Walker Stapleton – Up On The Roof!

“Colorado’s Financial Snapshot”

Got cash?

Find out where your Colorado tax dollars go, and how they are invested and dispersed. Bring your questions about state investments, expenditures, revenues, PERA, and other state finance and budget issues for our guest, Colorado State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton.

Learn more about the office of the state treasurer and Mr. Stapleton at:

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Treasury/TR/1190190947060

Friends of Liberty

Join your other Liberty friends on February 10th for the new Liberty West Toastmasters being held at Stevinson Toyota. Details at:

http://www.facebook.com/citizensacco#!/event.php?eid=158305067554239&index=1

Walker Stapleton Event Details

February 7, 2011
Old Chicago’s rooftop
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Jan. 17th meetup — Ken Summers and Education Reform

Ken Summers – Up On The Roof!

“Education Paradigm”
Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour
January 17, 2011

Liberty kicks off 2011 and MLK day with our goals for education and peaceful citizen advocacy in the forefront, with our very special guest, Representative Ken Summers!

Location: Old Chicago (upstairs) | 145 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, CO

Is education a choice? Do great teachers, students, parents, or the union make for great student achievement? Have we lost our way? Is Jeffco really a “local” district? If you get what you pay for, why do we not pay school board members? Do great teachers make great leaders and business executives? Will more money and more union input truly make for better students?

Bring your questions for Colorado’s own HD 22 state rep, Ken Summers. Rep. Summers sits on the state education committee at the capitol, is a pastor, and just one darn nice fellow! He will take on your questions about education reform, school choice, vouchers, and so much more. And I give you my word that even though he will be speaking in Jeffco, we won’t “CENSURE” him. To learn more about Rep. Summers, please visit http://kensummers.org.

Tons of great news and upcoming events, so pay attention! WARNING: THIS UPDATE IS LONGER THAN NORMAL, BUT WE ARE LAYING A FOUNDATION FOR 2011, SO PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ ALL!

First a special thank you to Red Rocks’ members and leaders!
Thank you all for making our 2nd annual holiday party and fundraiser a success!!!
Check out the press we received:
http://www.coloradostatesman.com/content/992491-lotr-red-rocks-has-full-house-and-plenty-vino
Special recognition was bestowed upon a few of our most active chapter leaders/contributors.
The Lucci family
Hans & Teresa Eckelman
Linda Sasenick

And say hello to the two fiery redheads that will rock Jeffco in 2011!
Regan Benson, Community Activist for Jeffco Schools Accountability Group, is leading the charge for education reform in Jeffco. Her group will lead the way to ensure our school district is acting responsibly for every child and every tax dollar. No small task, so help Regan and jump on board. Our “David” cannot do it against this “Goliath” without your help! Contact Regan at communityforums4us@gmail.com or follow her on her Facebook page.

Brenda Smull is starting a west side chapter of Liberty Toastmasters, (a themed club focused on the US Constitution), which will help you:
* Improve your communication and leadership skills
* Increase your effectiveness at meetings and interviews
* Think clearly when answering impromptu questions
The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Meetings will be held at Stevinson West (6th and Indiana) in Lakewood.
First meeting will be an exception to the rule and this demonstration meeting will be held on Thursday Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m.at the Sheriff’s Station 8100 Shaffer Pkwy, Suite 100 Littleton, CO 80127
Email Brenda to RSVP and to ask any questions: bsmull@digital.net

Citizen Advocates’ Network is a great new networking group that I have recently established. Citizen Advocates’ Network is an informal group of concerned citizens choosing to defend their constitutional rights and promote free markets, individual rights, and limited government. The “C.A.N. Do” members will champion issues such as transparency, accountability, education reform, fiscal responsibility, property rights, other civic issues, and a return to Liberty-focused values. We encourage members to lead by example. If you believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and prefer to be a responsible citizen with limited nanny intrusions, this is your group! When you have an issue near and dear to you, please bring it to the groups’ attention and lead the fight.

Information can be found at our FB group page: Citizen Advocates’ Network, so please be sure to request to be added if you are on FB. Also, be sure to adjust your settings on FB if you don’t want to receive an e-mail each time we post to the wall at C.A.N.

For folks that follow us via e-mail, we have started a google group for those interested in participating in the Citizen Advocates’ Network. E-mail (sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org) and I will add you to the group.

Those folks participating in the C.A.N. Group or who are interested in Regan’s Students First group may want to begin to get up to speed on Jeffco school issues by attending the next board of education study session this upcoming Thursday at 7p.m. Details about the study session are posted at http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/board/index.html.
Also, if you have any ideas, school choice week begins January 23-29th and Liberty would be interested in hosting an event if you have any suggestions. Details about school choice week at http://schoolchoiceweek.com.

Upcoming Events

Save the date: January 31, 2011
Bonus Monday with Eric Golub from the Peoples’ Republic of Los Angeles
A conservative, Jewish republican, blogger (at http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com), and a Dennis Miller-like comedian, will be providing some comedy entertainment sure to offend all:)

Ken Summers Event Details

January 17, 2011
Old Chicago’s rooftop
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)
FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)
Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Next Meetup Dec. 6 with Scott Gessler

Scott Gessler – Up On The Roof!

“Best of the Bar

NOTE: NO NOVEMBER 29TH MEETUP – NEXT MEETUP DATE IS THE 6TH

Come help us celebrate Secretary of State-elect Scott Gessler’s victory! Besides being a champion for liberty causes and an all-around good guy, Scott has earned the distinction of being the “Best of the Bar” finalist in 2005 and “Colorado Super Lawyer” in 2006. Liberty looks to challenge Mr. Gessler for “Best AT the Bar” :) ! Bring a photo ID, have a drink, and gear up for 2012.

Here’s your chance to get all your campaign finance, voter registration, election law, constitutional law, lobbyist regulation, and secretary of state duty questions answered. Learn more about our dynamic guest at http://www.scottgessler.com/bio.htm.

SAVE THE DATE, 12/20/10, FOR THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!!! DETAILS BELOW

Follow my FB page (Jeff Sacco) for our “12 Daily Teasers of Christmas” beginning this week.

12/20/10 Second Annual Christmas Party and Fundraiser. We will hold this special event at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association in order to afford a more central location for all. Due to capacity limitations, we expect tickets to sell quickly prior to the event, so stay alert for the invites coming soon.

We are still hoping more Liberty folks will be able to offer support for our Christmas Party and Fundraiser. Contact me at sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org if you can provide donations (cash, food, drink, auction items), help with the event, or have contact with any local celebrities that would be willing to contribute to the entertainment.

Scott Gessler Event Details

December 6, 2010

Old Chicago’s rooftop

145 Union Blvd.

Lakewood, CO

Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Nov. 15th Meetup – Elections Have Consequences

Ross Kaminsky/Ryan Call – Up On The Roof!

Join us for an election wrap-up and a discussion on the future of our Colorado political parties. Ross (an authoritative capitalist blogger and small “l”) and Ryan (counsel to the Colorado Republican Party and Denver chair) will tackle the issues confronting fiscal conservatives, and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly results brought about by the overlapping but diverse ideologies of the Tea Party, Libertarians, American Constitution Party, GOP, and others. What are strategies for best possible outcome, going forward?
We’re excited to host these two “heavyweights,” in what should be a spirited discourse! Ross Kaminsky has been featured on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, and, besides being a blogger extraordinaire, hosts a local talk show (Backbone Radio), and is an expert on financial and economic concerns, as well as being a derivatives trader. Ross considers himself a pragmatic, Libertarian-leaning Republican. Please visit the following links to learn more about Ross:
http://rossputin.com/blog/index.php (blog site)
http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?play=1&video=1494996758 (Kudlow & Co. clip)

Ryan Call, besides being legal counsel for the Colorado GOP and Chairman of the Denver County Republican Party, is an attorney at Hale Westfall LLP, where he is an election law expert, specializing in the whole shebang of political organizational entities . Please find more details about Ryan at the link below.
http://halewestfall.com/attorneys/ryan-call

Upcoming LOTR Events (be sure to mark your calendars as we say goodbye to 2010)
12/06/10 December Meetup (speaker TBA)
12/20/10 Second Annual Christmas Party and Fundraiser. We will hold this special event at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association in order to afford a more central location for all. Please contact me at sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org if you can provide donations (cash, food, drink, auction items), help with the event, or have contact with any local celebrities that would be willing to contribute to the entertainment.

Please note: This would be a great time for individuals looking to take on leadership positions in this chapter to become involved. Linda and I sure could use the help!

November 15, 2010 Ross & Ryan Event Recap

Old Chicago’s rooftop
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)
FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Election Eve (11/1) with Editor, Greg Moore!

“Election Eve Editorial”

Join Greg Moore, editor of The Denver Post for our special Election Eve meetup!  Maybe we can exchange editorial views with Mr. Moore and be the inspiration for a future editorial post? As if Colorado’s political slugfest isn’t enough entertainment for you, there’s Monday Night Football (Texans vs. Colts) and the World Series to enjoy after the event as well.

If you would like to learn more about our special guest, Greg Moore, here are a few links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_L._Moore
and, on the lighter side,
http://www.denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_12614290

Upcoming Event Suggestions

Free Beer!!! Join Amanda and your friends of Liberty this upcoming Monday, October 25th.
Details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156739437699339&ref=mf

Greg Moore Event Details

Date:  November 1, 2010

Time: 5 – 7 p.m., happy hour specials (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)

Where:  Old Chicago’s rooftop (or upstairs bar)
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Oct. 18th Meetup Features the Spending Sleuth!

Amy Oliver — Up On The Roof!

Boo! Former President Bill Clinton is in town on Monday (scary?!) and the political ads will surely get you down, so run from the statists and head on up to the roof for our “stimulus” happy hour with Amy Oliver Cooke.

This week is sure to be a treat as we are joined by the entertaining and engaging Amy Oliver, award winning radio host, blogger, director of the Colorado Transparency Project, and founder of Mothers Against Debt (MAD) for the Independence Institute. (Check out MAD’s video, “Baby Ball and Chain,” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZOBPZctAg4, which was featured on Fox and Friends, for a sample of Ms. Oliver’s work.) She has also started Citizen Auditors, to help train us regular folk on keeping government at all levels accountable.

For more details about Ms. Oliver, please visit: http://www.i2i.org/olivercooke.php.

Other Upcoming Event Suggestions
October 19, 2010
Tax Measures Debate (Natalie Menten & Debbie Schum take off the gloves and go up against Josh Penry & Brandon Shaffer in support of Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101)
Details at: http://www.colorado2010.com/Invite.html

October 22, 2010
Mary Katharine Ham Happy Hour Event in Denver with our friends from the Independence Institute
Details at: http://events.i2i.org/2010/10/12/happy-hour-with-mary-katharine-ham

November 1, 2010
Liberty on the Rocks (Red Rocks)
Election Day Eve with Gregory Moore, Editor of The Denver Post!

AMY OLIVER EVENT RECAP:

Date:  Monday, October 18, 2010
Old Chicago’s rooftop (or upstairs bar)
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)
FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Oct. 4th Meetup at Jackson’s Downtown

Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour takes a Road Trip!

October 4, 2010
SPECIAL LOCATION FOR THIS MEETUP!!!

Liberty on the Rocks (Red Rocks) will be joining our friends from the Independence Institute in downtown Denver at Jackson’s All-American Sports Grill, (1520 20th Street), from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., for a special book signing and visit with the wry and entertaining political analyst and author, P.J. O’Rourke.  His new book, “Don’t Vote, It Just Encourages the Bastards,” will be available for sale at the event, and you’ll have not only the opportunity to get it signed but to personally the dynamic and engaging satirist.

If anyone wants to car pool to the event, let me know by e-mail sacco@libertyontherocks.org ; we can meet at Old Chicago’s between 5:00 and 5:30.

Here’s a link to the Independence Institute’s announcement, for more details:
http://events.i2i.org/category/featured/

Event Recap:

Date:  October 4, 2010
NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE, NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE, NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE!!

Jackson’s All-American Grill
1520 20th Street
Denver, CO

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Sept. 20th Meetup Features Fred Brown!

“Hot off the Press”

Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour Featuring special guest:

Fred Brown – Up On The Roof!

September 20, 2010

You betcha — Denver Press Club Hall of Fame-er and former chief of The Denver Post’s state Capitol bureau, Fred Brown, will be up on the roof! Mr. Brown is a principal in a media consulting firm, a political analyst, and teaches communications ethics at the University of Denver. Our distinguished speaker has received numerous awards for his works, and we’re expecting a lively conversation on issues such as media and politics, ethics in journalism, and our current Colorado political landscape.

Don’t miss a great happy hour, a treasure trove of Colorado politics, and a wealth of “insider” tips and info!

For more information about Mr. Brown, please visit:
http://www.hartmanandbrown.com/index.htm
Reminder — the hot, new, black Liberty on the Rocks t-shirts will be available for $15 at the meeting.

Upcoming Event Suggestions

9/11 Field of Flags
Join the Colorado School of Mines College Republicans in honoring those we lost on 9/11/01. Details at http://www.csmrepublicans.org or FB page invite:

http://www.facebook.com/citizensacco#!/event.php?eid=123887524327262&index=1

9/23 Wine Tasting – A Toast to Freedom
Details at:http://www.facebook.com/citizensacco#!/note.php?note_id=488943654026&id=28211478563&ref=mf

Recap for Fred Brown Event Details

September 20, 2010
Old Chicago’s rooftop patio (weather permitting, if not, meet in the upstairs bar)
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Aug 30th “Bonus” Meetup Instead of Labor Day

NOTE:  We’re swapping out the first Monday in September, Labor Day, for a “bonus” meetup, August 30th.  NO LABOR DAY (9/6) MEETUP! We will meet August 30th, then the following meetup will be the 3rd Monday in September, 9/20.
Black Liberty on the Rocks t-shirts will be available for $15 at the meeting – thank you to all who are helping support us by buying logo gear!

Our Future Statesmen? – Next, Up On The Roof!

“Liberty on the Campus’”

Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour for August 30, 2010 — Bonus Monday!!!
Replaces September 6th (Labor Day holiday) Meetup

Be inspired about the country’s future! Hear views and concerns from the college campus perspective, and learn the passions and liberty-activities of these metro area college leaders from the University of Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Regis University, Colorado School of Mines, and Metropolitan State College of Denver. These kids will rock the roof with their impressive resume’s and insight. This will be a dynamic meetup which will leave you optimistic about the future of America!

Event Details:
August 30, 2010
Old Chicago’s rooftop patio (weather permitting, if not, meet in the upstairs bar)
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).