++ CLOUDS OVER AMERICA CONFERENCE
++ ADA TEA PARTY
++ NOT EVIL, JUST WRONG
++ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, January 20th will be held at Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. The program this week will feature State Representatives Sally Kern and Lewis Moore.
They will be talking and taking questions about legislation they are introducing for this year’s session. They each have a 10th Amendment piece of legislation and Representative Kern has legislation to modify our current divorce laws. The latter is already drawing support and criticism from many corners. Depending on his recovery from a cold, Senator Steve Russell will also be with us. He has a 10th Amendment piece of legislation and a couple of interesting Second Amendment bills to tell us about.
++ CLOUDS OVER AMERICA CONFERENCE
The organizers of this conference have been planning this event for several months and the line-up of speakers is outstanding. Conference sponsors are the local chapters of the John Birch Society and Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ. That I know of so far, pastors and others are coming in from Wyoming, Utah, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as from all over the state of Oklahoma.
Please pay close attention. The Conference begins at 1:30 p.m. on Friday the 22nd and lasts until 6:00 p.m.. There is a 30 minute break then a dinner banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 9:00 p.m..
The conference begins again at 8:45 a.m., Saturday morning and concludes at 12 noon. The location is the Character First Center, 520 West Main in downtown Oklahoma City. The Friday afternoon AND/OR Saturday morning sessions cost $25 for a single person to attend or $40 for a couple. The cost for students is only $10. The banquet has a separate cost of $25 per person to attend. Deadline for reservations to attend the banquet are 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday the 20th. For reservations for the banquet AND/OR the conference call (405) 348-9991 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (405) 348-9991 end_of_the_skype_highlighting weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m..
I believe all speeches are 29 minutes long. Following is the list of speakers.
CHARLIE MEADOWS - I start the conference off with the subject of understanding the conditions in America ry-region>, educating for change - applying scriptural principles and organizing for solutions.
JOHN McManus - Mr. McManus is the President of the John Birch Society. His subject will be about the History of our Opposition. Mr.
McManus is one of the most informative speakers I have ever heard. I have probably heard him speak in excess of 20 time and I have never been disappointed.
STATE REP MIKE RITZE - Representative Ritze is also a medical doctor and will thus talk about the health care issues facing America from a conservative perspective.
PASTOR PAUL BLAIR - Pastor Blair will speak on the possible threats to liberty from so called “hate crimes” legislation. He has become quite an authority on this subject and is fearless in taking it on.
STATE REP CHARLES KEY - Representative Key has become an expert on State Sovereignty issues. He will talk about this movement, both on a local level as well as a national level.
PASTOR DAN FISHER - Pastor Fisher will talk about the modern day revival of the Black Robe Regiment. Named by the British during our war of Independence, those pastors were public enemy number one for stirring the hearts of the colonists toward LIBERTY.
ART CRINO - Mr. Crino is a retired industrialist who has wrestled with the liberal environmentalists in Oregon from the governor on down. Foolish folks who have wanted to implement “Cap & Trade” on a state level, regardless of what the feds want to do.
Dr. STERLING LACY - Author of the book VALLEY OF DECISION, Dr. Lacy will expose the plague affecting the church - RELIGIOUS NEUTRALISM.
REP JASON MURPHEY - Rep Murphey will talk about the concept of reducing the size of government to its proper functions, making government efficient and lowering the tax burden upon the citizens.
ART THOMPSON - Mr. Thompson is the CEO of the John Birch Society and will close out the conference by issuing a challenge to grow the Constitutionalist movement
We will have two additional speakers for the Friday evening banquet.
PASTOR STEPHEN BRODEN - Pastor Broden is from Dallas and will discuss the “progressive agenda” and “how to restore America.” He will also be one of the conference speakers.
DR. EVERETT PIPER - Dr. Piper is the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Ok. He is a dynamic speaker who will challenge us to be engaged in the culture war.
As you can see, we have a tremendous line-up of speakers focused on the pertinent issues facing the people of America today. As I said previously, we will be having several people coming from out of state to learn and benefit from the tremendous information to be gained from the conference. For those of us locally, please don’t let this opportunity to learn and equip yourselves escape you.
If you are already familiar with some of this information, bring some friends and get them started as allies in the struggle ahead of us.
Call (405) 348-9991 for you reservations. If you are a pastor, call the Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ number for your arrangements (405) 348-1745.
++ ADA TEA PARTY
The folks in Ada and Seminole county will conduct another tea party gathering this Thursday evening, January the 21st. The location will be in the Industrial Arts Training Classroom on the campus of Ada’s Pontotoc County placetype> Technology Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
and feature a candidate forum. Forum speakers will be Dr. Janet Barresi, Republican candidate for State Superintendent of Schools, Senator Jonathan Nichols (R-Norman) and Ryan Leonard, both are Republican candidates for attorney general. Also on the panel will be State Representative John Wright (R-Broken Arrow) a candidate for Lt.
Governor and the Ada incumbent, State Representative Todd Thomsen. The final panelist will be Mr. Bill Hodges, a Republican candidate for House District 60.
The folks in Ada do a good job in organizing these events. These forums provide a valuable service for citizens to learn and get to hear from as well as ask questions of candidates. If you live anywhere in the area, don’t miss this meeting.
++ NOT EVIL JUST WRONG
Our friends from Americans For Prosperity are hosting two screenings of the documentary, NOT EVIL, JUST WRONG. By all accounts this is an excellent production about the truth behind the radical environmental movement. Therefore, this Thursday evening January 21st, one of the screenings will be held in room 128 of the Liberal Arts Building on the campus of UCO in Edmond. The other screening will be held in room
236 of the Learner Resource Center on the campus of ORU in Tulsa. Both screenings will be from 7 until 9:00 p.m.. There is no admission to attend.
++ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
As of this past Saturday, January 16th, we now have 92 dues paying members in OCPAC for this year. I know we are experiencing some difficult times in the economy for the State of Oklahoma, which makes it all the more impressive that we have such support. Another local club announced they set a record for membership last year at 40 dues paying members. Their dues are $25, which means they raised $1,000.
Though our minimum membership is $50, we have many members who join at one of the two higher levels by sending us a check or have us draft their checking accounts on a monthly basis. That is what allowed us to raise close to $20,000 last year and we are on schedule to do even better this year. Regardless of which level anyone joins, the support for OCPAC and its goals is so very much appreciated. If you have not joined as yet, please consider doing so by following the instructions below. Thanks again.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.