Sunday, March 18, 2018

Vietnam veterans, Sharia Law and Politics and Eggs

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, I received an announcement (via email) from the office of Rep. Ryan Zinke.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 included the authorization of a commemorative lapel pin (lasting memento) to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War (2016).
So, I said to myself - “opportunity knocking.” Gary Carlson, guest speaker for Saturday, May 7, Politics and Eggs Breakfast-Montana Style served in Vietnam – U.S. Marines. What if Rep. Zinke was in this area and could attend the event and thank Mr. Carlson.
I sent the email and received a reply that same day. I chuckled to the response: “Due to House Ethics Rules we are not allowed to conduct any political activity on government resources.” Resources must be the “pin.”
Well, I tried. Just wondering if this “resource” was made in the U.S.A. What was the cost?
Now, Sharia Law. I was given a name for a speaker on this topic for a future P & E. Great. However, this speaker lives in Virginia Beach, Va.. On Sunday, April 24, 2016, I sent an email to Bill Federer. My story went something like this: “Perhaps you have family in this area or have Yellowstone National Park on your ‘Bucket List’ because I have ‘zero budget’ to cover your transportation costs to Columbus but really would like you as a speaker. The email had a “Request Read” option.
Later that afternoon I received an acknowledgment that it had been read. Then later that evening I received a response from Mr. Federer with a solution to the “zero budget” problem. I’m working on the solution.
Check out which is a daily history lesson by Bill Federer. You can also Bing or Googgle his name for more information.
Involvement brings awareness? True. Involvement means activity? True. Activity can vary? True.
If you are 18 years of age, reside in Stillwater County, Mont., you can be a member of the Stillwater Republican Women organization. There is a place for you at our table. We each bring value to the table.
Politics and Eggs Breakfast-Montana Style hosted by Stillwater Republican Women serves two purposes: (1) education (2) scholarship program. I wish to thank all of the attendees that have supported this event which includes SRW members and their spouses.
The programs are open to the public. The location is the 307 Bar & Grill in Columbus. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. with buffet breakfast until 8:30 a.m. then the program.
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–Shirlee Keffer