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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
The Taco Joint
100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson

Something a bit different this month, and at a different location. We showed the film In Search of Liberty, an entertaining, patriotic and educational movie that follows a modern day family on an adventurous journey in which they learn key elements of the US Constitution. It aims to educate its viewers by providing a light and playful approach to discussing one of the most important topics in American history.



Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Gail Spurlock. We continued discussion of upcoming speakers for 2018. Mimi will contact Tom Giovanetti of IPI to see if he would be available in January to discuss tax reform.



Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252

Our speaker was Texas State Senator Don Huffines, who provided a summary of what happened (both good and bad) in the last session of the Texas legislature. Hard work and faith are his legacy. They have guided him to be an uncompromising advocate for freedom while preserving family values. Our members came armed with ytheir questions for Senator Huffines.

We recorded the meeting, uploaded the video to Vimeo, and published it on our Videos page.



Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. As usual, we continued discussion of possible future speakers. Last month Donna and Todd put the notice on the NextDoor site and we got 3 new members. Gail and Sandy offered to do the same this month. We still need someone to handle the Mailchimp and Punchbowl systems, and Donna will ask Ted to announce this at the October meeting.



Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252

Our speaker was Texas State Senator Bob Hall, who discussed the current status of protection for the electric grid. The United States has three main electrical power grids, one that covers the western U.S., one that covers the eastern portion, and one that covers all of Texas. Protecting that grid from natural and manmade Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) incidents is high on Bob Hall’s to-do list.

EMPs are created in different ways, through solar flares and storms, or through the detonation of a nuclear device above the earth’s atmosphere, which induces a high current and “will fry everything electronic.” Senator Hall discussed the problem, the solutions he has proposed and where those proposed solutions currently stand.

We recorded the meeting, uploaded the video to Vimeo and published it on our Videos page.



Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Donna Starnes. As usual, we continued discussion of possible future speakers and of a potential movie night in November. Tod brought a video that is one possibility for previewing after the meeting. Tod agreed to create the name tags for our September meeting. Donna agreed to run the steering committee meetings until the end of 2017, and Mimi will continue to update the web site, Facebook page and Twitter feed. We still need someone to handle the Mailchimp and Punchbowl systems.



Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252

Our speaker was Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas, which fights for transparency and fiscal responsibility in local government. Mr. Harris provided an update on Direct Action Texas's efforts on voter fraud in Texas.

Direct Action Texas (DAT) filed its 4th criminal complaint with the Texas Secretary of State’s office regarding election violations in as many counties. Dallas’ ABC affiliate ran a report on voters who have complained about receiving ballots which they did not apply for. When they requested copies of their alleged applications, voters told reports the handwriting is not theirs, nor the signature.

We recorded the meeting, uploaded the video to Vimeo and published it on our Videos page.



Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Tod Chapman. As usual, we continued discussion of possible future speakers and of a potential movie night in November. Donna Starnes agreed to contact Coverica about their request that we provide proof of liability insurance, and Mimi Buser said she would send an email out with a list of her duties as leader of the group.



Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252

Our speaker was Australian native, best-selling author, Fox News contributor and honorary Texan Nick Adams.

Political correctness is the root of every problem and challenge America faces today. It robs individuals and nations of their uniqueness; of their character. It celebrates mediocrity, and punishes the great. Nick Adams believes it is leading to a generation of plastic people and leaders worldwide, and is desperate to save America from a pale, limp and lifeless European future. Adams thinks there is one vaccine for the PC disease- the American idea itself. In this keynote speech, he exposed the PC agenda, punctured its premise and urged Americans to make war on it.

We recorded the meeting, uploaded the video to Vimeo and published it on our Videos page.



Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mimi Buser. As usual, we continued discussion of possible future speakers. October is still open, and the possibilities are Tom Giovanetti on Federalism and Kevin Freeman on the globalist agenda for a cashess society. Beth Van Duyne is a possibility for the future but cannot do any public speaking at the moment. Another possiibility is Don Huffines and Matt Rinaldi on the concluded special session of the Texas legislature. November will be a movie, probably at Coverica but Sandy will check if we can serve refreshments. Most likely we will show the new Dinesh D'Souza movie.



Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252

Our speaker was retired Marine Staff Sergeant Steven Gern, who imparted first-hand knowledge about the Middle East. You can see a YouTube video of Mr. Gern being interviewed on Hannity.

He was working as a private security contractor in Iraq when he posted a video to Facebook on the temporary travel ban. His video got so many views that he was forced to flee the country and was evacuated. His first-hand account of what life is like for Americans in Iraq was riveting.

We recorded the meeting, uploaded the video to Vimeo, and published it on our Videos page.



Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Gail Spurlock. As usual, we continued discussion of possible future speakers. Nick Adams is scheduled for July, and State Senator Bob Hall is scheduled for September. October is still open, and the possibilities are Tom Giovanetti on Federalism and Kevin Freeman on the globalist agenda for a cashess society. Beth Van Duyne is a possibility for the future but cannot do any public speaking at the moment.



Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252

Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institute for Policy Innovation spoke on the increasingly relevant topic of media bias. Mr. Giovanetti is an excellent speaker who last spoke to our group a year ago on the perils of selecting security over privacy. You can see the video of that presentation on the Videos page of this web site.

Specifically, Mr. Giovanetti spoke on how bad media bias has become, and more importantly, how we can identify reliable news sources in a world full of "fake" news. In addition, he focused on liberal and conservative "news" sources which tend to be the most biased.



Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. Sandy agreed to be backup at the July and August meetings and will arrive at 5 to assure access. We discussed plans to hold a silent auction at the May meeting. We continued discussion of possible future speakers.



Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252


Raz Shafer, who has been involved in training conservative activists and candidates for nearly a decade, shared key strategies and tactics that will help each of us impact our electoral process, and explained WHY each of them is important. Hopefully you left with a new appreciation for how your individual actions can help win elections and gained a better understanding of why campaigns need what you have to offer.

We recorded his presentation, uploaded the video to Vimeo, and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Rod Jenkins. Ray suggested we get another sign and put the signs on both doors to the new meeting room. We also continued discussion on possible future meetings. We tabled the discussion on becoming a 501-c4, since Donna Starnes was unable to make the meeting.



Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Wade Miller, south central region coordinator for Heritage Action, spoke on the state of the Presidential transition. He served in the United States Marine Corps and is an infantry combat veteran with multiple deployments including Iraq and the Horn of Africa. After completing his military service, Wade enrolled at The University of Texas at Dallas and majored in Political Science. While a student, he served as an intern for the President of The Heritage Foundation, then attended the American Enterprise Institute Summer Institute.

He discussed how the new administration is doing in keeping its promises to the American people, and what else needs to be done. Some of the relevant topics included repealing and replacing Obamacare, actions with regard to illegal immigration, and reducing the size and scope of the Federal government.

We recorded his presentation, uploaded the two videos to Vimeo and embedded them on our Videos page.



Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Tod Chapman. We continued discussion of alternate meeting places beginning in early 2017, since Valley View will be torn down, which has since been resolved when we agreed to move to the Coverica building. Sandy showed us some shirts and two videos from FreedomWorks and volunteered to hold a drawing at each meeting. We also continued discussion of possible future meetings.



Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

We had to cancel our October meeting with Virginia Prodan, but were able to reschedule her for January. She is a Christian international attorney, activist, writer and speaker who defends the United States Constitution. She has lived and experienced the tyranny of communism and the affects of a socialistic society living under the thumb of the government. Her message of defending the U.S. Constitution, freedoms, the free enterprise system and the American way of life is especially relevant with the recent election, which will have a profound impact on the future of this country.

Signed copies of her book, Saving My Assassin, were available for purchase. See her web site, VIrginia Prodan Books for more information.



Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. We discussed the upcoming speaker lineup. We also continued discussion of alternate meeting places beginning in early 2017, since Valley View will be torn down. Donna Starnes volunteered to also take charge of the February meeting, and Cindi and Ray Turnbull said they would handle March and April.



Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Donna Starnes. We discussed the upcoming speaker lineup. We also continued discussion of alternate meeting places beginning in early 2017, since Valley View will be torn down. Lastly, we discussed how Sandy Neff's duties as program chair should be divided up. Donna Starnes volunteered to take over for the January meeting, and Cindi and Ray Turnbull said they would handle March.



Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
The Taco Joint
100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson

Something a bit different this month, and at a different location. We showed the film Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit. In the film, you join Curtis Bowers as he sets out to expose the Masters of Deceit and their purposeful attacks on our freedom.



Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Gail Spurlock. We discussed the upcoming speaker lineup. We also continued discussion of alternate meeting places beginning in early 2017, since Valley View will be torn down. Lastly, Donna Starnes presented us with options for becoming an organization for protection and also to qualify for hosting meetings at the Fretz Park library.



Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Rod Jenkins. Donna Starnes suggested we consider becoming an LLC and agreed to look into the matter. Sandy Neff agreed to look into UTD and Brookhaven as possible meeting places. We discussed the upcoming speaker lineup. We also continued discussion of alternate meeting places.



Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Beth Van Duyne, Mayor of Irving, talked about sharia law and the battle of municipalities to prevent the radicalization of local mosques, including controlling the rise of sharia courts.

Mayor Van Duyne is no stranger to this topic, having dealt with it first hand in Irving. From the "clock boy" to the challenge to rule of law posed by the Sharia Court at the largest Mosque in Irving, the Mayor is on the front lines of the fight against the dangerous influence of radical Islam on our communities, state, and country.

We recorded her presentation, uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. We discussed the upcoming speaker lineup and settled on Agenda 2 as the movie to be shown at our November meeting at The Taco Joint. We also continued discussion of alternate meeting places beginning in January, since Valley View will be torn down.



Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Dr. Carole Haynes is an American education expert and frequent speaker about why education reform by bureaucrats always fails. She exposes the truth about how our own government -- in concert with the United Nations and several wealthy American families -- has for several decades colluded to gain and maintain control of the American population through education. She also discussed the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act and how this dangerous legislation will affect Texans.

We recorded her presentation and uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Donna Starnes. We discussed the speaker lineup for the next three months. We also continued discussion on the possiblity of having a movie night at The Taco Joint in November - everyone agreed and the room has been reserved. We also continued discussion of alternate meeting places beginning in January, since Valley View will be torn down. Finally, we received a treasurer's report from Rod.



Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Ross Kecseq of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, spoke on the very relevant topic of local debt and property taxes. How do your local government officials increase your property taxes? The answer is, by doing nothing! Ross also discussed how to tell whether your local officials are being completely honest when they say they did not raise taxes and how local debt affects taxes.

We recorded his presentation, uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Tod Chapman. We discussed the speaker lineup for the next three months, and decided to ask Chris Salcedo if he was available for October. Donna suggested Barry Curtis as a possible speaker as well. Turns out Chris is not available in October, but Barry accepted our invitation. We discussd the possiblity of having a movie night at The Taco Joint in November, and everyone agreed. We also broached the possibility of moving our meetings to the Richardson Civic Center beginning in January, since Valley View will soon be torn down.



Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Dwayne Stovall, former candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas and founder of Get Off My State, led a frank discussion that mixed religion, politics, and history. The focus of the discussion was the differences between the federal system of government chosen by the framers and agreed to by the States, and today's national system which is adverse to the U.S. Constitution. We also learned how easy it should be to control the Supreme Court.

We recorded his presentation, uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mimi Buser. We primarily discussed possible speakers for the next few months. We will contact Beth Van Duyne about speaking in July, and if she can't we'll ask Ross Kecseq of Empower Texans to speak. Several other future speakers were also discussed. Sandy said Gateway Church is not renting out their space to groups, so other possible meeting sites will be addressed..



Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institute for Policy Innovation, spoke on privacy vs security - where do we draw the line?. Government’s first job is to keep us free, not keep us “safe.” Mr. Giovanetti explored the ramifications of opting for security over privacy.

We recorded his presentation, uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. We discussed possible future topics for our meetings and decided we would ask Beth Van Duyne, mayor of Irving, to discuss the perils of multiculturalism. We will work up a possible topic for her. Assuming she accepts, we will ask Dr, Carole Haynes to speak in August on the perils of using public education as a change agent. One suggestion was that we hold an informal after-the-meeting event at a nearby restaurant or club to allow people to continue the discussion of the evening.



Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our April meeting featured candidates running for Dallas County Sheriff. Republican challengers Kirk Launius and Aaron Meek participated in the forum. Our own Donna Starnes moderated, and the candidates each had a table where they distributed campaign literature and yard signs. This was a great opportunity to find out more about the challengers. This forum was much less formal than those we've hosted in the past. Each of the candidates presented his vision for the office, and we also entertained questions from the audience.

We recorded the forum, uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Gail Spurlock. The bulk of the meeting was dedicated to finalizing plans for the Dallas County Sheriff runoff candidate forum. Donna Starnes will moderate, David Espinoza agreed to record the forum. Craig Owen volunteered to handle the signin desk since Sandy will be out of town.



Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Richardson Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho, Richardson

Casa Linda Tea Party, Garland Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party co-hosted our meeting on Understanding Radical Islam. Amil Imani, an expert on radical Islam, spoke on the imminent and present danger of expansionistic theocratic Islam. Having witnessed first-hand the horrors and indignity that Islamofascism visits on people it subjugates, he has taken it upon himself to do his part in defeating this ideology of oppression, hate and violence.



Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. New steering committee member Kenzie Patek introduced herself, and we accepted the resignation of Mark Montgomery, who can no longer serve on the Steering Committee since he was elected incoming Dallas County GOP chairman. We discussed possible speakers for the April meeting, and decided to hold a sheriff candidate forum. Donna Starnes graciously volunteered to be the moderator, and David said he could record it, and Craig Owen said he could handle check-in at the April meeting since Sandy f will be out of town.



Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

The three Republican challengers, Paul Brown, Russell Ramsland and Cherie Roughneen, and the Libertarian candidate, Ed Rankin, participated in our US House District 32 candidate forum. Our own Donna Starnes moderated, and the candidates each had a table where they distributed campaign literature and yard signs. We also had a table where candidates for other offices displayed campaign literature. This was a great opportunity to find out more about the challengers.

We recorded the forum, uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Rod Jenkins. New steering committee member Craig Owen introduced himself. The bulk of the meeting was dedicated to finalizing plans for the Feburary 18 CD-32 candidate forum. David Espinoza agreed to record the forum and prepare the candidate name plates.



Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

In preparation for next month's CD 32 candidate forum and early voting for the Texas primary, we jumped into the 2016 political season back at our regular meeting place. Laura Pressley, who ran for Austin City Council and lost to a barrage of voter fraud, presented her findings that resulted in a lawsuit, especially with regard to problems with electronic voting machines. Mary Bosworth discussed the problem of voter fraud in Dallas.



Monday, January 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mimi Buser. We voted to reimburse Mimi the $100 she paid to the Taco Joint and voted to move the steering committee meetings to the first Thursday of each month so David could attend - the vote was unanimous. The bulk of the meeting was dedicated to planning for the Feburary 18 CD-32 candidate forum.



Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 6:30-9:00 pm
The Taco Joint
100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson

We had a special showing of They Come to America III, The Cost of Obama’s Legacy. Edith Schreiber graciously provided this DVD for us to show on the Taco Joint big-screen TV. The 3rd installment of Dennis Michael Lynch’s THEY COME TO AMERICA series is the best in the series and the most disturbing of all. The film focuses on President Obama and how he is using immigration, both legal and illegal, to fundamentally transform America. Our culture, lives and future are at risk. This film depicts how dangerously open our borders remain, not just in the south but also in the north. Is it too late, or can we repair the damage?



Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Alice Linahan of Voices Empower and Women on the Wall spoke about how "The Global Becomes the Local - Fundamentally Transforming Education in America." In 21st century learning, our children are being taught social and emotional skills in lieu of literacy, math and science. Alice Linahan is a powerful speaker who focuses on the important issue of education as opposed to indoctrination.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, November 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Donna Starnes. We continued discussion on other possible meeting locations. Caron Hill will attend the grand opening of the Fretz library and see if it's a possibility. We began planning for the CD 32 candidate forum in February. So far, four announced candidates have accepted and will participate. Donna will moderate.



Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Ray Myers, founder of the Kaufman County Tea Party, presented an informative talk on the dangers of illegal immigration and its threat to Texas and the nation. He also talked about the resettlement of Syrians throughout the United States and presented a plan to help solve the problem.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Caron Hill. We continued discussion on other possible meeting locations. Prestonwood Baptist Church turned us down. Caron will check on Fretz library when it reopens. Looks like we still have a few more months at Valley View before they tear it down. Alice Linahan accepted our invitation to speak on education in November. We will ask Mary Bosworth to participate in our January meeting on voter fraud with the lady from Austin who ran for City Council and found substantial fraud. Mark suggested someone from the Sheriff's association to speak on the powers of the sheriff's office. It was Donna's birthday, and we had a cake and sang happy birthday to our primary founder.



Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

The Texas legislature meets for 140 days every two years. Two highly rated freshmen, District 16 State Senator Don Huffines and District 115 State Representative Matt Rinaldi graciously volunteered to provide an update on the recently completed 84th session.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Rod Jenkins. We continued discussion on other possible meeting locations. Donna suggested Coffee House Cafe on Frankford and volunteered to look into it. We also still need information on Prestonwood Baptist Church and Fretz Park. We finalized plans for the September meeting with Don Huffines and Matt Rinaldi. We tentatively scheduled Alice Linahan to speak on education in November, pending her availability, and decided to not schedule anything for December.



Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our August meeting featured Ross Kecseg of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, who talked about the black hole that is the DART regional transportation system, including how it's paid for, what the plans are for rail versus bus service, how the rail expansion is damaging bus service, and who uses it versus who is paying for it..

We recorded the meeting, uploaded it to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Monday, August 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Gail Spurlock. Sandy updated us on the status of Valley View Mall (nothing to report as yet), and we discussed several other possible meeting locations. We hope to be at Valley View through the end of the year. We also formulated plans for the September meeting with Don Huffines and others discussing the recent Texas legislative session and discussed possible meeting topics for November.



Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our July meeting was a little different than usual. We showed the excellent hour-long film Blue, which exposes the anti-human, anti-freedom, anti-science radical green movement. For decades the Green Movement has claimed that Earth is threatened by the activities of mankind. Green policies dictate that we should relinquish our liberties to "save" the planet. This film challenges those philosophies, explores issues like carbon emissions, climate change, and over-population, and unmasks the UN's Agenda 21. We provided a popcorn machine and water, plus wine glasses so people could bring wine.



Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mark Montgomery. We authorized rental of a popcorn machine for the July meeting and discussed plans for the next couple of meetings. Mark suggested we ask local Police Chiefs and Fire Chiefs to speak at an upcoming meeting, and Mimi suggested asking Merrill Matthews to talk about whether we are becoming Greece.



Thursday, June 16, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our June meeting featured several Dallas city council members who discussed current activities of the council. Lee Kleinman of District 11, Sandy Greyson of District 12 and Jennifer Gates of District 13 represented the Dallas City Council, and Ross Kecseg of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility moderated. The council members spoke briefly, followed by questions from the moderator, then questions from the audience.

We recorded the meeting, uploaded it to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.



Monday, June 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. Ross Kecseg also attended. We formulated several questions for Ross to ask at our June membership meeting. Caron Hill suggested we check into Levine Academy as a possible meeting place, and agreed to contact them to see about their cost and availability. We also finalized plans for our July meeting and discussed possible meeting topics for August.



Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our May meeting featured Paul Brown, author of Total War: America's Roadmap to Victory. For the last 70 years the United States has been fighting limited warfare with very limited objectives and without commitment to winning. Paul Brown believes that this leads to unnecessary embroilment in wars that don't seem to end.

We recorded the meeting, uploaded it to Vimeo and embed it on our Videos page.



Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Tod Chapman. We voted to reimburse Mimi Buser $400 for purchasing one year of Punchbowl Professional, our new invitation software. We also discussed possibilities for future meetings and suggested showing the documentary Blue in July. Sandy Neff reported that the Valley View meeting room would likely be available through the end of the year. Caron Hill will check on the availability of a church south of 635 as an alternate meeting place..



Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our April meeting featured cyber-warfare expert Kevin Freeman, author of Secret Weapon and Game Plan. HIs subject, "End game - how Russia and others are preparing for a world without America," was very informative on Russia and China's attempts to replace the dollar as the world currency.

Contact us for a link to the video and the password.



Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mimi Buser. This was a very lightly attended meeting as many steering committee members were out of town. We discussed the changeover to Punchbowl from Evite but tabled a vote until the next month. We also discussed the upcoming Tax Day statewide Tea Party rally.



Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our March meeting featured constitutional attorney Michael Connelly, Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation. He specialized in Constitutional law during his practice and has handled cases involving the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, and 10th Amendments to the Constitution .He talked about the state of the Constitution and what we can do to minimize the damage that is being done every day by people who choose to ignore it.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mark Montgomery. Andrew Stowe, who was interested in joing the steering committee, attended. We discussed replacing Evite, which has been responding very slowly, with Punchbowl, a much better but more expensive invitation system. This decision was tabled until our next meeting. We also discussed possible meeting topics for April, and received a treasurer's report from Rod. Andrew Stowe decided he does want to join our committee.



Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our February meeting featured Dorrie O'Brien, a chapter leader for ACT for America and an expert on radical Islam. With the recent increased terrorist activity, this was a very timely presentation. She talked about the history of ISIS to the present day, and the threat that ISIS and other terror groups present to this country.

Contact us for a link to the video and the password.



Monday, February 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Gail Spurlock. We will encourage members to attend the huge Allen West event Feburary 12 in Richardson, and will have flyers there for our February 19 meeting. Caron reported that the Lutheran Church on 635 is too expensive a location for our meetings, will keep looking for possible locations when Valley View is torn down.



Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Ross Kecseg, who recently opened the DFW office of Empower Texans, talked about what we can expect from the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature, and how best we can influence our lawmakers. Ross also expounded on the reelection of Joe Straus as House Speaker and the effect that could have on legislation.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. We discussed potential future meetings and potential meeting places when we lose our meeting room. We also accepted the resignation of Ben Bratcher from the steering committee and introduced two new members, Jim McVicar and Gail Spurlock.



Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Caron Hill. We further discussed speakers for the January and subsequent meetings. We also identified several new meeting locations since the Valley View community room will no longer be available after the first quarter of 2015 and assigned steering committee members to investigate the potential sites. Lastly, we identified some potential new steering committee members and will contact them.



Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Nationally syndicated Ron Edwards, the host of The Edwards Notebook Radio Commentary, is a talented and gifted commentator and a well versed journalist with a fiery delivery of humor, information and thought provoking conversation. He brought unapologetic truth and conviction as he told us how we got here and what we can do to restore the greatness of this Republic.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mimii Buser. We discussed several possibilities for increasing attendance at our special November meeting. Steering Committee members made some excellent suggestions for upcoming meetings. We regretfully accepted the decision by Margert and Mert Jessen to term-limit themselves from the steering committee.



Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Dennis Morrow and the Texas Border Volunteers talked about their work in identifying and reporting illegal immigrants to the Border Patrol. They are active on the front line of this crisis and brought us up to date us on the current state of the border and what else can be done to better protect our national sovereignty and security.



Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mark Montgomery. We finalized the wording on the Dallas Tea Party door hanger which is the basis for our late October door hanger campaign. Several steering committee members volunteered to put out door hangers in their neighborhoods, and we're going to ask for more volunteers in our next email.



Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

We hosted a candidate forum with George Clayton (Democrat) and Linda Koop (Republican), who are vying to represent House District 102 in the Texas legislature. George Clayton is a professional educator who served on the State Board of Education. Linda Koop is a businesswoman who most recently represented District 11 on the Dallas City Council.It was a great opportunity to meet and hear from both candidates before early voting begins. The forum was moderated by Ken Emanuelson, co-founder of Dallas Tea Party, who stepped in at the last minute and did a great job.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Rod Jenkins. Steering committee members were asked to prioritize and edit the list of questions to be asked at the September candidate forum. We decided to use the Dallas Tea Party door hanger as the basis for our late October door hanger campaign. We also discussed whether to leave door hangers at homes with No Soliciting signs. Lastly, we discussed upcoming meeting over the next few months.



Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our speaker was black conservative Karen Watson, owner of Karen Watson Mortgage, founder of GOP Buzz and the author of Being Black and Republican in the Age of Obama. She has been the keynote speaker at numerous Tea Party events and communicates her message that conservative values are the right values for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. She believes that minorities, especially blacks, have been voting Democrat for years but have not benefited from their allegiance, in fact they have been harmed by their monolithic vote. The focus of her talk was how we can win back America.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. Sandy suggested we design a logo for our group and use it on the doror hangers. Caron Hill volunteered to help with the design and also volunteered to write a summary of the Pete Sessions town hall for Member Articles. We also voted to purchase 20 chairs which a local group will put on sale, at a max of $10 per chair.



Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Allen Clark, an intelligence officer in Vietnam and the author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior and Valor in Vietnam, discussed why the Ambassador was in Benghazi, what other American presence was in the vicinity, who conducted the attack, and what transpired that night and the next morning. Also to be discussed will be the CIA mission in Benghazi, what were the security breakdowns, and what were the possible military options for protection of our people.



Monday, July 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Margaret and Mert Jessen. We started formulating plans for the September HD 102 candidate forums, and assigned some preliminary tasks to steering committee members, including timekeeper and sergeant at arms. Barry Curtis will be the moderator. New steering committee member Janet Jenkins was introduced, and volunteered to help design door hangers to be put out in late October inviting people with political signs to join our group and attend the November meeting. We also discussed possible speakers and topics for the October and November meetings.



Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Dwayne Stovall, who ran for US Senate from Texas on a federalism platform, spoke on the very important topic of Keeping Texas Free. We learned about federalism: the main principle on which the U.S. Constitution was based, the difference between federalism and nationalism, and how federalism has been destroyed. He also talked about how voters are manipulated, and how our morals, principles, and traditional values can be used to fleece us.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, June 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Tod Chapman. We discussed having an HD 102 candidate forum in September if both candidates agree to participate, or alternately asking Pam Colquitt to host one of her candidate debates. Linda Koop and George Clayton have both since accepted, so we're going to have the candidate forum. We also voted to ask Barry Curtis to join the steering committee. We voted not to make a donation to operation underground railroad since not all SC members were in favor. Tod suggested putting door hangers on doors where they have political signs in the yard, and we will pursue that idea.



Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Chad Kent, author of Un-Complicating The Constitution, gave a very entertaining talk on the Constitution as it was intended to be, as opposed to the way it is being interpreted today. His weekly Constitution Revolution segment is heard Saturday mornings on The Blaze Radio.

We recorded the meeting and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Caron Butler. We discussed possibilities for upcoming meetings, and Sandy Neff presented an idea for a good cause for donation by our group. We will vote on that suggestion at the next meeting, which will be Monday, June 9.



Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Our multi-group Meet the Candidates event was hugely successful. Barry Curtis, host of The Curtis Report on 660-AM The Answer, did a great job as Master of Ceremonies, and we had 16 candidate tables set up so runoff candidates could interact with their potential constituents.

We recorded the candidate introductions and presentations and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mimi Buser. A representative of North Texas Tea Party was also present. The primary topic of this meeting was preparation for our April 17 Meet the Candidates event.



Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Kevin Freeman, author of Secret Weapon and an expert on economic terrorism, talked about the potential threat to our way of life by electro-magnetic pulses (EMP). There is a very real risk to the American power grid from both natural and externally generated electronic pulses, and it's important that we be aware of this threat and take steps to protect the grid. It was a thought-provoking presentation.

We had camcorder problems and missed the first few minutes, but were able to record most of his presentation and embed it on our Videos page.



Monday, March 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Margaret and Mert Jessen. Representatives of Garland Tea Party and North Texas Tea Party were also present. The primary topic of this meeting was preparation for our April 17 Meet the Candidates event. We decided that we would invite all runoff candidates from the area and for statewide offices to participate. Tables will be $20 and candidates will be given 3 minutes to introduce themselves at the beginning of the meeting. We also allocated funds to purchase a credit-card sized ad in the SD 30 convention program.



Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

The convoluted tax code is a mess and must be reformed, but which tax plan would be best? Two taxation experts presented the Fair Tax and the Flat Tax, then answered questions from the audience. Reformed tax attorney Steven Hayes presente the Fair Tax and Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institute for Policy Innovation, addressed the flat tax and the similarities and differences between the two plans, either of which would be a huge improvement over the current way of collecting revenues.

We were able to record the candidate forum and have embed it on our Videos page.



Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Mark Montgomery. We introduced new steering committee Caron Hill, discussed posibilities for upcoming meetings, and recapped the meeting some of us held with a representative fromm an Austin conservative think tank which specializes in local issues.



Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

At our best attended meeting yet, we were joined by Addison Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party in hosting a primary candidate forum for Texas House District 102. The four Republican primary candidates (incumbent Stefani Carter and challengers Adryana Boyne, Sam Brown and Linda Koop) participated, but the lone Democratic primary candidate declined our invitation. The forum was very well received and quite informative.

We were able to record the candidate forum and embedded it on our Videos page.



Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Rod Jenkins. A representatives of Richardson Tea Party was also present. The primary topic of discussion was finalizing preparations for the HD 102 candidate forum. We went through all the questions and suggested final modifications and prioritized the questions. We also assigned some specific tasks for the forum. The next steering committee meeting will be February 10 at the home of Mark Montgomery.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

At our best attended meeting yet, we held a debate on the pros and cons of a Convention of States as described by Mark Levin in his book The Liberty Amendments. Wade Miller, regional coordinator for Heritage Action, was the moderator. Constitutional attorneys Tara Ross (for) and Michael Connelly (against) were the debaters, and members of the audience were active participants.

We were able to record this presentation and embedded it on our Videos page.



Monday, November 6, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Sandy Neff. Representatives of Addison Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party were also present. Donna Starnes presented her vision for the January candidate forum for HD 102, and all present agreed to her suggestions with minor revisions. We also discussed how best to publicize the forum and whether additional security would be required. The final topic was finalization of plans for the December Christmas Party. The next steering committee meeting will be January 6 at the home of Rod Jenkins.



Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Are you outraged that the NSA and other agencies of the federal government spy on law abiding citizens? Does “data mining” terrify you? Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institure for Policy Innovation, spoke about NSA spying and encroachments on our personal privacy, and emphasized the reasons that conservatives must be civil libertarians

We were able to record this presentation and embedded it on our Videos page.



Monday, October 9, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Donna Starnes. Representatives of Addison Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party were also present. The primary topic of discussion was the structure and basic ground rules of the January candidate forum for HD 102.The next steering committee meeting will be November 6 at the home of Sandy Neff.



Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Evgeniy Gentchev, Associate Professor of International Business at Northwood University, talked about the differences between Keynesian (the prevalent system in this country) and Austrian economics. It might sound academic, but gaining an understanding of these differences is critical.

We were able to record this presentation and embedded it on our Videos page.



Monday, September 9, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee met at the home of Margaret and Mert Jessen. We discussed topics to include in the next membership survey, scheduled for October. Mimi Buser will prepare a draft survey and send it to steering committee members for comment. We discussed the upcoming meetings and decided to have a social event in December, with a tentative date of Friday December 6 if the community room is available, and voted to spend $300 on refreshments. David Espinoza will be in charge of the sound system. The next steering committee meeting will be October 7 at the home of Donna Starnes. Richardson Tea Party and Addison Tea Party will be encouraged to attend to help plan for the January HD 102 candidate forum.



Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Eugene Ralph, founder of Game Chaingers, and immigration attorney Elizabeth Alvarez of Alvarez Law Firm presented some interesting ideas in an interactive session on how best to reach the black and Hispanic communities.



Monday, August 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Mimi Buser. Sandy Neff volunteered to help Wade Miller with check-in at the Defund Obamacare town hall Tuesday the 20th. We also discussed preparations for the next membership survey, which we hope to send out in October. Steering Commmittee members were asked to present possible survey topics before the next meeting, which will be Monday, September 9, at Mert and Margaret Jessen's house.



Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Ed Ireland, Ph.D., executive director of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, gave us a great deal of information about the abundance of natural gas resources in Texas and drilling in the Barnett Shale. We learned about hydraulic fractionation, commonly called fracking, from an expert. The Dallas city council heard about the possibilities of fracking in western Dallas and has failed to act.

We were able to record this presentation and embedded it on our Videos page.



Monday, July 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Tod Chapman. We authorized Tod to purchase a Micro SD card for use in recording our meetings. David Espinoza presented some ideas for youth and libertarian outreach. Mimi confirmed that Eugene Ralph and Sylvia Guzman will lead the August membership meeting. We also discussed having a meeting in September to educate members on the benefits of Austrian economics as opposed to Keynesian. Next meeting was set for August 5th at Mimi Buser's.



Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Cathie Adams, President of Texas Eagle Forum and International Issues Chair for the national Eagle Forum, gave a riveting presentation on past and current history of the most impactful group affecting the Middle East today, the Muslim Brotherhood. She also identified some of the many ways the Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated American life, and talked about the Muslim charter schools that are present and expanding in Texas. She touched on some of the statements our current CIA Director, John Brennan, has made in the past regarding Islam. It was an excellent presentation by Mrs. Adams, and we appreciate her taking the time to talk to us.

We were able to record this presentation and embedded it on our Videos page.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Sandy Neff. New steering committee members K.J. Sams (75254) and Tod Chapman (75252) attended their first steering committee meeting. Rod Jenkins volunteered to be the next featured member on our email to members, after Sandy who is next. We discussed adding the bios to our web site, and those present agreed to be included. Tod Chapman will help with final selection of a camcorder so we can assure that future meetings will be recorded, and we voted to fund the purchase. Dwayne Stovall, who is considering running for Senate, was our guest and spoke on his priorities and agenda. Lastly, Eugene Ralph talked to us about a fundraising idea that involves selling of electric services.



Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, spoke on the impact of the Obamacare legislation on our lives and on state policy. He is a public policy analyst specializing in health care issues, and is the author of numerous studies in health policy and other policy issues. Dr. Matthews is a past Executive Director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance. His knowledge is amazing, and we were given full background on how Obamacare came about and its already unfolding negative ramifications.



Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Rod Jenkins. Sandy Neff reported on the Restoring Liberty event that she attended, and the potential speakers for our meetings who wre there. We discussed recruiting new steering committee members from zips 75240, 75252 and 75254, and received a treasurer's report from Rod.



Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Virginia Prodan, who was an attorney in Communist Romania under the rule of Nicolae Ceausescu, spoke on Gun Control as a Prelude to Tyranny. She became a target of the Securitate, Romania's secret police, when she became a Christian and began fighting religious persecution in that country. She was granted political asylum by the Reagan Administration in 1988, and currently practices law in Dallas, Texas.

The presentation was recorded, and we uploaded it to Vimeo and embedded the video on our Videos page.



Monday, March 11, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Sandy Neff. Wade Miller told us about his role as the new regional coordinator for Heritage Action, the action arm of the Heritage Foundation. We decided to spotlight one member of the steering committeee in each email to members, beginning with Wade. Mert Jessen will get information on the two candidates for City Council from District 11, so we can distribute it to our members. We are out of business cards - Mimi Buser will reorder and they should arrive in time for the March 21 meeting.



Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Room, Valley View Mall
Preston at I-635, Dallas 75240

Former County Commissioner Maurine Dickey regaled us with memories of her eight years of service as a County Commissioner, and discussed the many problems in Dallas County government as it is currently administered. She had many suggestions for improvements, and also discussed her views of potential improvements at all levels of government, from local to the national level.



Monday, February 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Ben Bratcher. Those present voted to reimburse Ben $80 for the cost of a new Five Principles sign which is displayed at our monthly meetings. The primary topic for the evening was led by member Dan McCabe, who discussed our online presence and how it can be improved. He agreed to perform multiple Google searches, determine where our group comes up in the list, and suggest keywords to add to our web site.



Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Richardson Room, Richardson Civc Center
411 W. Arapaho, Richardson 75080

This meeting was co-hosted by Garland Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party. Cathie Adams spoke on the very serious problem of the U.N.'s Agenda 21, which was one of the highly rated initiatives on our member survey. She is currently President of Texas Eagle Forum, past Chair of the Texas Republican Party, and national committeewoman for the Republican Party. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and given numerous presentations that champion conservative causes. You can read one of her articles on the Member Articles page of our web site.

The presentation was recorded, and we uploaded it Vimeo and embedded the two videos on our Videos page.

Donations by members exceeded the expense of renting the room, and the excess is being donated to the North Texas Food Bank.



Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of John Scobey in a joint meeting with representatives of Garland Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party. We finalized plans for our January 22nd Cathie Adams presentation at the Richardson Civic Center. Mert Jessen said the police station is no longer an option as a meeting place, and the steering members present voted to commit to the community room at Valley View Mall, at a cost of $150 per meeting, for the rest of the year. Meetings will be the third Thursday of every month at least through December.



Monday, December 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of John Scobey and discussed the survey results and how best to pursue the areas of concentration deemed most important by our members. We also identified some possible meeting locations. Sandy Neff and Nick Ryan will pursue those, and Mert Jessen will contact the police station to see if they will allow us to continue meeting there.



Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252

Amil Imani, Far North Dallas Tea Party member and Iranian-American writer, has been speaking out about the danger of radical Islam both in America and internationally. He has become a formidable voice in the United States against the danger of global jihad and Islamization of America and is the author of Obama Meets Ahmadinejad and Operation Persian Gulf. His website is AmiliImani.com. Mr. Imani had a lively presentation to our group about the level of infiltration by radical Islamists in Europe, and the increased impact of radical Islam in the United States.

We collected unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.



Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Margaret and Mert Jessen. The primary discussion centered on the inititiatives to be included on our member survey. Mert Jessen presented two initiatives to be added to the list submitted by members: idenitifying and educating new voters as they reach voting age, and persuading at least 100 conservatives in each precinct to vote. The survey was completed and sent out a few days after.



Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252

Adryana Boyne, founder and National Director of Voces Action and one of the most well-known Hispanic conservatives in Texas and the US, discussed their ongoing outreach program and what we as an organization can do to help this important effort. Mrs. Boyne's mission is to inform and empower Hispanics to express their conservative fiscal and social values, and to serve as a bridge between Hispanics and non-Hispanics on conservative issues.

Our North Texas Food Bank food drive continued, and was very successful. We've reached our expanded goal of 500 lbs of food for North Texas families.



Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Mimi Buser. We continued our discussion of our Get Out the Vote effort, and Mert Jessen volunteered to call members in the 75248 zip to encourage them to vote if they haven't done so yet. We also continued the discussion about finding a suitable site (i.e. a large home) for our December Christmas party.



Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252

Kevin Freeman, author of Secret Weapon, talked to us about who's really to blame for America's catastrophic financial meltdown and the devestating recession that followed. The failures of Wall Street and Washington have opened us up to economic warfare, and our enemies are exploing weaknesses in our financial system. It was a sobering presentation, with many facts most of us had not heard before, and no one seemed to care that it ran over a bit. Please consider buying his book - everyone needs to know the facts he presented. Unfortunately we were not able to record tonight's presentation, but go to his site and check out his blog.

Our North Texas Food Bank food drive continued, and was very successful. We're getting close to our expanded goal of 500 lbs of food for North Texas families.



Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252

Pastor Stephen Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship, who ran for U.S. House of Representatives from District 30 in 2010, spoke about the organization he founded, Constitutional Defenders of Texas. He addressed just a few of the 50 Constitutional violations by our government that his committee has identified, and the redresses that are available to us as citizens. There's a picture on our Pictures page, and we recorded his presentation and uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.

Many attendees brought canned goods and other non-perishable food for our North Texas Food Bank food drive. We've increased our goal to 500 lbs of food, and a lot of North Texas families will benefit from the generosity of our members.



Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for the Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of CE and Jackie Stewart. We discussed the ongoing GOTV efforts in 75248 and 75252, and the lack of action so far in 75240 and 75254. Mimi reported that she is close to uploading email addresses to Mail Chimp for future mailings. Mert agreed to conduct a search for an LCD projector we can purchase. Nick reported on the three meetings scheduled in September and October and the decision was made to have the November meeting on November 29. We also discussed finding a suitable site (i.e. a large home) for our December Christmas party.



Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252

Octavio Lima, who came to the United States from Brazil and has immersed himself in the American way of life, led an interactive session on what policies will best serve to preserve our liberties and economic freedom. Octavio entertained questions from the audience and displayed a tremendous amount of knowledge on this subject. We recorded this excellent and thought-provoking discussion and uploaded the video to Vimeo and embedded it on our Videos page.

Many attendees brought canned goods and other non-perishable food for our North Texas Food Bank food drive. We far exceeded our goal of 100 cans or 100 lbs of food, and a lot of North Texas families will benefit from the generosity of our members.



Monday, August 6, 2012 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for the Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Ben and Carol Bratcher. We discussed recent changes in the procedure for greeting new members and decided to request food donations for the North Texas Food Bank at our next membership meeting. Jan Mikol talked about the Twitter account she set up for us, we received an update from Ben Bratcher on the Get Out the Vote effort, and we set the date for the September steering committee meeting.



Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252

Virginia Prodan, an attorney who was exiled from Communist Romania for representing churches fighting for religious freedom, spoke to us about her experiences dealing with a Communist regime. She drew some frightening parallels between what happened in Romania and what is happening here today, and emphasized the importance of fighting for our freedoms. We recorded this very inspiring talk and embedded two videos, one of her talk and one of the question-and-answer session, on the Videos page. If you missed her talk, please go to that page to see the videos.



Monday, July 9, 2012 - 7:00 pm

The steering committee for the Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Sandy Neff. Discussion focused on funneling events for the Upcoming Events page on the web site, extending the 75248 Get Out the Vote efffort to the other zip codes, and suggestions for discussion at the August meeting on policies that would advance freedom. We also announced that the Facebook page is being renamed from 75248 to Far North Dallas and a Paypal Donate button would soon be added to the web site.



Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252

Far North Dallas Tea Party member Bill Ames spoke to our group about his book, Texas Trounces the Left's War on History. Mr. Ames has been very active in setting social security standards for Texas schools, and was instrumental in defining a standards framework that teaches our students to be proud Americans. He revealed how conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education, with support from hundreds of mainstream Texans, rejected the left's attempt to change history to reflect contempt for American values.. You can find out more about his book and order your copy on his web site, www.wnaenterprises.com.
 


Monday, June 4, 2012 - 7:00 pm
 
The steering committee for the Far North Dallas Tea Party met at the home of Donna Starnes, and discussion centered on the best way to announce the formation of the Far North Dallas Tea Party to Dallas Tea Party members from zips 75240, 75248, 75252 and 75254. There was also considerable discussion on potential additional content for the web site, and of possible speakers and/or topics for future meetings.
 

 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:30-8:30 pm
North Central Police Substation
6969 McCallum, Dallas 75252
 
The Texas Border Volunteers presented a status report on the border between Texas and Mexico.  Texas Border Volunteers, Inc. patrols private property in South Texas and reports trespassers directly to the U.S. Border Patrol at no cost to taxpayers. What happens after that, of course, is out of their control but their aim is to reduce illegal activity on the porous Texas border. Their primary missions are to assist law enforcement officials in securing the border and to educate the public on immigration issues.

Several members of the Volunteers joined us and presented vital information about the various crises caused by illegal immigration, including terrorism, economic problems, criminal activity, medical issues, and environmental deterioration along the border. These men and women provide a vital service and deserve our support. You can find out more about them on their web site, www.texasbordervolunteers.org.
 

 
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:00 pm
 
The steering committee for zip code 75248 met at the home of Sandy Neff, with Dallas Tea Party co-founder Ken Emanuelson also attending.  Coordinators from zip codes 75240, 75252, 75254 and 75287 were also invited but none were able to make it.  Discussion centered on the positives and drawbacks of forming the Far North Dallas Tea Party with zips 75240, 75252 and 75254 joining with 75248.  The decision was made to proceed.  There was also discussion of the need for a meeting place which can be scheduled more easily and on the same night each month.  The search for such a meeting room will continue.