Tuesday December 4th will go down in Sarasota Patriots history as the first CHANGE OF WATCH in our clubs history. It was the day that our endearing and faithful Leader Beth Colvin retired after ten years. She has chosen a successor who has spoken to us twice, one who is well connected in the political arena and a true Patriot in his own right.
But we'll let Beth make the introduction. (December 04, 2018)
Hello my Patriotic Friends!
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December is finally here...the most favorite time of the year if you're a child that is.....I welcome you all to our final meeting of 2018. It brings promise of being truly unique because it will be the very last meeting organized by me.
It is with great pleasure and great sorrow that I am handing over the night brigade to (drum roll) Mr. John Michael Chambers. Yes John has offered to be the master of ceremonies/organizer for 2019. I am so very grateful and I know most of you are already acquainted with John. He starts my day with many posts on his facebook page Eye on the World. John lives part time in Thailand and the rest of the year in the United States. He wrote the book Trump and the Resurrection of America. John loves America like tonight's guest speaker Trevor Loudon.
He is extremely well connected with well known speakers, authors, and statesmen. He will continue the meeting right here at the firestation on the 1st Tuesday of each month beginning in February since New Years Day is the 1st Tuesday in January. But before he speaks to you of the transition I want to give each one of you a huge hug for being solid Patriotic Americans.
Some of you were with us from our conception before we had a name & now we have over a quarter million visitors to our Sarasota Patriot webpage thanks to Sandy Estabrook our web guru. Stand up Sandy! We have met for a decade mostly here in this room free of charge. We have had internationally known guests like tonights' guest. We've met at the Hyatt Hotel and we've met at the Kissing Statue and we've met at Mattison's 41 and at Waterfrontoo. We are a motley crew and our conversations glisten with passion. I've said we are a brain trust and this I firmly believe. You are what kept me going. It was a continual challenge to bring the best our way. It was a monthly headache to write my script. I did miss two meetings in 10 years. I owe you some of the best years of my life.
I am not a joiner. I joined the tri-delt sorority at the U. of WA. with 125 women and left before my third year. I also joined the Malibu Women's Club and served as their President for 2 years. Neither one of these were wonderful experiences for me. I joined a tennis team and became the Capt and resigned after one season. I was always interested in politics one way or another and remember voting for Barry Goldwater and having a can of gold water in my fridge.
I was entrenched with Nixon when he was testifying. I loved Ronald Reagan and we helped a hispanic and her family get amnesty. We travelled on a cruise with World Net Daily and Joseph Farah's family. It was wonderful. When I saw and heard Obama I was determined to work for his opposition. This is when the Sarasota Patriots were born. I have been faithful to my husband ever since we met and I've been faithful to the Sarasota Patriots too. You all hold a special place in my heart and always will. Jack Colvin (Jackie Boy) and the Sarasota Patriots are my two passions! It will be a challenge to reinvent myself but that's what I must do.