We have not been as active as we were in the past, it is true.
We had nearly 18 consecutive monthly Forums with distinguished and knowledgeable people presenting an address to us, and then we kind of tapered off.
This was for a variety of reasons, but we are now poised to pick it up again, somewhat.
We are very excited to announce TWO upcoming Forums, with distinguished national leaders willing to come to Hilo and address us on issues of major importance to all citizens.
Please mark your calendars, please attend, and please forward our future announcements to ALL your contacts.
Without good attendance, we cannot expect national figures of this caliber to want to come to Hilo, and with attention, they WILL come.
First, MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 7:00 pm, Naniloa Hotel (Crown Room), Hilo
National Rifle Association President David Keene will speak on 2nd Amendment issues: the recent Supreme Court ruling, pending other significant court cases and concealed carry legal issues.
This is the first time a sitting president of the NRA has ever come to Hawaii in an official capacity, and we are very excited he has agreed to speak at our Forum in Hilo. He is here as well for other engagements on Oahu and in Kona.
Second, in JANUARY 2013, Matt Kibbe CEO and President of FreedomWorks. (venue and details pending)
(Founded in 1984, FreedomWorks is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has hundreds of thousands of grassroots volunteers nationwide. The organization is chaired by former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey and the President is Matt Kibbe. FreedomWorks originated from a campaign called Citizens for a Sound Economy. Citizens for a Sound Economy merged with Empower America in 2004 and was renamed FreedomWorks.)
An economist by training, Matt Kibbe is a well-respected national public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria.
Kibbe is coauthor, with Dick Armey, of the New York Times bestseller Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto (HarperCollins, 2010)
We will have other Forums as opportunities arise.
Stay tuned for more details, and hope to see you all on 12 November !
Forward the info to all you friends.