Join us for this month's Books, Brunch, & Babyboomers (BB&B) meet-up. Relax and laugh with some great women while munching on a yummy brunch and discussing our current book. Our books are recommended by our members throughout the year and our reading list is put together at the end of each year based on the list of recommendations. RSVPs open at noon for members on February 7th. A Virtuous Woman- Kaye Gibbons Jack Stokes and Ruby Pitt weave this strong, tightly knit love story in alternating chapters that begin when Jack, grieving over Ruby's death four months earlier, evokes the past. In flashbacks, the two richly cadenced Southern voices explore their vastly differing backgrounds, troubled histories and their unlikely but loving marriage. Born into a proud, prominent country family, coddled and adored, Ruby stuns her parents and two brothers by inexplicably running off with John Woodrow, a migrant worker who savagely abuses her. When John is killed in a brawl, Ruby, too proud to ask her family for help, begins doing housework for the wealthy Hoover family, where she meets Jack, a laconic, immensely capable tenant farmer on the Hoover land. He is 40; she is 20. Both lonely and vulnerable, they regard each other cautiously, carry on a wary courtship and embark on a firmly grounded marriage. The union is enriched by a small, supportive circle of friends, who, like the couple's landlord, Burr, are sharply etched and convincingly drawn. Gibbons, author of the critically praised Ellen Foster , has written a vivid, unsentimental, powerful novel. Please bring a dish for the book group brunch. If you know what you'll be bringing please post it in the comment box when you RSVP. 2014 Wait List and Cancellation Policy: Please be respectful of our members on the waiting list and cancel your reservations by Friday event for our Sunday book group. Members with frequent no shows and/or later or frquent cancellations will be moved to the wait list to give priority to our members who consistenty honor their reservations and to those people on the wait list and our many newcomers who'd like to come to our book discussions. There is a $1.00 Meet-up fee collected at each meeting.
The Capital District LP meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Locations can very so check the Meetup site frequently. We are always seeking new members, ideas and candidates. Join us for a coffee, beer or meal to discuss your focus on liberty. We are the only sanctioned chapter of the New York Libertarian Party in the Capital Region. Between membership, elected officials and our presidential candidates we are often considered America's largest third party. Seeking to maximize truth, minimize the threat of coercive collective action and always stretching the limits of personal freedom. Resistance is not futile, but it does require a seat at the table. Get out there and fight for your liberties! Interested in starting your own chapter? We're interested in helping you, please stop in to discuss. We meet upstairs in the Trojan Room, the hostesses are happy to help.
There is a group of volunteers that is continuing what was started by a group of ladies in Florida called the Star Project about 2005. See "Star Project Begins". http://www.starsforourtroops.org/ Susan Wells, a member of our group, is the President of the local effort...Stars For Our Troops... and suggested that we become active in this mission. We did, and we continue to be. There are two locations where we will participate...Brunswick Fire Dept and Gettysburg Flags in E. Greenbush with each being posted once a month. We will be at the Brunswick Fire Dept on the second Tuesday of each month and Gettysburg Flag Works on the third Monday of each month. What we do is start with sharing some snacks and drinks. We cut the fields of blue, known as the canton, from the old flags, then scissor off the embroidered stars. Into a plastic bag go one of those stars and given to a soldier or veteran with the following message: "I am part of our American flag that has flown over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder thatYou are not forgotten." If you have a flag that you want to donate, they should be approximately 5 feet by 3 feet, so that the embroidered stars are about the size of half-dollars.Collectors of flags in the Albany, NY area include: Gettysburg Flag Works, East Greenbush; Saratoga Flag, Gansevoort; your local Kiwanis Club or to Advanced Hearing Aid Centers, Colonie. Remnants of flags will be properly retired as noted in Flag Etiquette. We are accepting names and addresses of soldiers currently serving, so they can receive their Stars. Include your name and address and we will send you a Star. If you have a flag or want to make a donation to help cover postage and packaging, bring that with you. This is a great project! Let's support Susan and keep it going! Capital District Volunteer policy: If you rsvp for meetups and are a no show two times, your name will be removed from the group. You can choose to reapply in three months. I must enforce this policy to build and maintain a credible and reliable group of volunteers. The agencies and venues that we volunteer at count on us to show up for jobs that they assign us.
Join us for our first meeting! We will start off with a meet and greet so we can get to know each other. Then we will discuss the future of the group, what members would like to see, and what topics should be addressed.