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Whitley County Patriots November 2011 Meeting

Whitley County Patriots will be holding its November 2011 meeting at the Church of the Nazarene, 506 North Main Street, Columbia City.

The meeting on November 1st begins at 7:00 PM, and a meet-and-mingle will be at 8:30 PM.

We will be asking questions of the candidates for Columbia City council seats.  Susan Davidson will be the moderator.

Full Agenda:

Pledge of Allegiance
CC City Council Candidates Forum and Q&A
Passing of the Buckets
Ingrid sings God Bless America
Meet & Mingle

Bring friends and family, all guests are welcome!

Whitley County Patriots — Monthly Meeting October 4, 2011

Have you decided who you want as Columbia City’s next mayor?

If not, the mayoral candidates will be discussing their policies at the next Whitley County Patriots meeting.  The candidates are Ryan Daniels, Republican; Catherine Heritier, Democrat; and Scott Wise, Libertarian.  Come see what each candidate envisions for Columbia City’s future.

The meeting will be Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of the Nazarene located at 506 N. Main St. in Columbia City.

There will be a meet-and-greet session after the meeting.  Please plan to attend and bring a friend!

As usual, the Whitley County Patriots will accept non-perishable food for the food banks in Whitley County.

Whitley County Patriots — Monthly Meeting Sept. 6, 2011 — Energy Forum



The public and area media are encouraged to attend a special Energy Forum at 7:00 p.m. on September 6 at Church of The Nazarene, 506 North Main Street, Columbia City.  Discussion will revolve around the future of energy availability for every area household and business.
  • What will happen if winter blackouts occur?
  • What is “the grid”?
  • Where does our power come from?
  • Have coal generating plants been shut down?
  • What is being done to ensure that power supplies keep up with demand?
  Whitley County Patriots extend an invitation to everyone concerned about energy issues.  Responses to questions will be aired by a panel to include Gregg Kiess, chief executive officer NEREMC; Larry Graham, NIPSCO public affairs manager N.E. Indiana; and Marc Lewis, vice president external relations, Indiana Michigan Power (AEP).   Moderator will be Dave Shenefield.  A meet and greet session with refreshments will follow.

Whitley County Patriots — Monthly Meeting August 2, 2011

Our monthly meeting for August 2011 has the following agenda, beginning at 7 PM:


Invocation by Retired Reverend John Travelbee

Pledge of Allegiance

Opening Remarks by Mr. Smith

Guest Speaker Mr. Bill Sage from Allegan County TEA Party


Indiana Legislation

Debt Limit

Right to Life Banquet

September Energy Forum

WCCC’s appearance on WOWO

Mourdock vs. Lugar

Finance Report and Passing of the Bucket

Mix and Mingle with snacks and drinks

The meeting is held at the Church of the Nazarene, 506 North Main Street, Columbia City, Indiana.

July 2011 Meeting Agenda

Here’s the agenda for the July 5 meeting:

Invocation, led by retired Reverend John Travelbee

Pledge of Allegiance

Musical Presentation by Brad Yoder

Susan Davison to introduce Simeon Tomaszewski

Pat Miller of WOWO fame

LInda Zimmerman for an update on Lugar/Mourdock

Joan Null for an update on stimulus spending in Whitley County


The Passing of the Buckets

Finance Report

Singing of God Bless America


Please join us at 7 PM, at the Church of the Nazarene, 506 North Main Street, Columbia City, Indiana.

Materials from March 1 Meeting

Here are the presentations from the March 1 meeting:

I am working on getting the video of Mike Delph.

Sharia vs US Law

Net Neutrality

March 1, 2011 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the March 1, 2011 meeting is as follows: 
1.     Indiana State Senator Mike Delph, Senate district 29.
2.     Dave Ditton
3.     Elizabeth Griffin

State Senator Mike Delph is a 7th generation Hoosier with his family coming from Kentland, Frankfort, and Wilkinson Indiana. Mike is a lifelong resident of Carmel and is the first member of his family to graduate college. Mike has been a leader in the Senate to eliminate lifetime healthcare benefits for legislators. He also is in favor of ethics, and re-districing reform. In 2006 Mike was named legislator of the year by the Disabled American Veterans and the Distinguished Public Service Award by the American Legion. Mike has also championed legislation cracking down on businesses who knowingly and willingly hire illegal immigrants.  Mike has served nine years in the United States Army Reserve. Professionally, Mike is President and Founder of MA Advisory Group, Inc., a strategic planning organization.

Dave Ditton is a Senior Project Engineer for General Motors, and the webmaster for the Whitley County Patriots website.  He will explain the concept of net neutrality, and why we should be concerned about it.

Elizabeth Griffin has been politically active for 5 years. Her journey of activism began when her mother gave her the book by Brigitte Gabriel, “Because They Hate.” Ms. Gabriel’s story of her escape from radical Islam as it took over Lebanon in the 1970’s left her shocked, and opened her eyes to history in a way that had never been covered in her educational studies.  Elizabeth started an ACT ( American Congress for Truth ) chapter in Fort Wayne, Indiana with 3 people. During her time in Fort Wayne, Elizabeth organized and facilitated a regional activist training seminar for area volunteers.  Also, she held monthly meetings educating volunteers on the basics of sharia law, radical Islam, and how to defend our precious country against such threats.

Elizabeth now lives in Kalamzoo, Michigan. She is active with the Southwest Michigan Tea Party Patriots. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Mattawan Area Food Pantry. She speaks to various large groups about radical Islam, and mentors other ACT for America chapter leaders around the country as they begin their own chapters. Beth is of the opinion that only through education can America successfully defend herself against political Islam. Beth also believes it is biblically acceptable to stand up for truth, to shine a light on the evil in our midst.
PATRIOTS: We are truly blessed to have a slate of very important people addressing us on subjects of the utmost importance. PLEASE as you go about your daily activities share this agenda with your friends and neighbors. If you are a member of a church please consider having this agenda put in your Church’s bulletin. If you have a sharing time please stand up and make an invitation to your assembled congregation. If you are a member of a Service Organization, please invite the Veterans. Thank you, Whitley County Patriots. See you March 1st, Church of The Nazarene, 506 North Main Street, Columbia City.
God Bless America,
Dave Cooper
Whitley County Patriots

Regular Meeting — July 6 at 7 PM

A patriotic theme is planned for the Whitley County Patriots meeting Tuesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 506 North Main Street, Columbia City.

Highlighting the program will be Emery McClendon, an Air Force veteran from Fort Wayne, who has gained recognition across Indiana and nationally for his support of military men and women and his love for the Constitution and the values of the founding fathers.

McClendon was a Tea Party organizer in Fort Wayne and since has participated in countless Tea Parties, town halls, rallies and other patriotic causes.

“I believe that speaking at these events is a way to help show citizens how important it is to save our Constitution and our Republic,” says McClendon.

A life member of the Disabled American Veterans, he founded Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day ( in 2004 as a way for people in communities nationwide to honor and show appreciation for our troops, veterans, and retired military live over two-way radio.

ARMAD led McClendon to involvement with other military support groups. He has been active with Families United for Our Troops and that mission, Vets For Freedom, The U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute and Americans For Prosperity.
His involvement with patriotic volunteer work began soon after he helped with two-way amateur radio communications at the Glenn Beck “Rally for The Troops” in Fort Wayne and with the national Glenn Beck Rally in Huntington, West Virginia.
McClendon became involved in the Tea Party movement through blog talk radio during the first Tea Party by helping broadcast the event and having live updates from various locations around the country streamed over blog talk radio.
Also contributing to the patriotic theme will be a presentation about the Declaration of Independence by Terry Smith.

Those attending will have an opportunity to add their own signatures to a copy of the document and to obtain a copy of The Tea Party Declaration of Independence.

A new feature of the Patriot meetings will be a random drawing for five free car washes from names previously registered. The drawings are possible because of a substantial donation to the Patriots by Adam Anderson of Andy’s Car Wash.

Regular Meeting — July 6 at 7:00 PM

The next regular meeting of the Whitley County Patriots weill be July 6 at 7:00 PM  The meeting is held at the Curch of the Nazarene, 506 North Main St., Columbia City.

The guest speaker will be Emery McClendon. 

The public is welcome, so bring your friends and neighbors!

Next Meeting — June 1 at 7:00 PM

Fair Tax will be a topic covered at the Whitley County Patriots, meeting on Tuesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Church of The Nazarene.
The speaker will be Dave Armstrong, a Fair Tax director who has studied the tax plan for five years and has been actively promoting it as a volunteer for the past 14 months.
“I am a 62-year-old salesman for a large global plastics manufacturer,” says Armstrong. “I have an engineering background and a gift for gab. I’m nothing special, just an average American who wants his country back.”
Armstrong sees the Fair Tax as possibly the last chance to save the nation from socialism. He notes when the Fair Tax is collected at the cash register there is little, if any, opportunity for avoidance or corruption or manipulation.
Tax contributions would come from everyone who buys anything at retail in America, a much wider tax resource that requires no reporting by the consumer.
“Using taxes and the IRS to control citizen behavior or punish certain social groups would not exist,” says Armstrong.
“It’s easy for politicians to spend more when they have the power to tax more,” he said.
“Fair Tax takes direct taxation of citizens out of the politician’s hands and begins the process to repeal the 16th Amendment,” Armstrong adds.
Armstrong said Fair Tax repeals all taxes on productivity. Americans would have the freedom to choose how much tax they pay by what and how much they buy, and businesses would be freed of tax compliance costs and excessive paperwork.
Proponents say the result would be: more money in the citizen’s pocket, little if any change in the price of goods and services, lower cost of exported products, rapid and sustained economic growth,  substantial investment in manufacturing in America, and lower unemployment which will spur higher wages.
Armstrong says the FairTax is fair, simple, efficient, transparent and revenue neutral. He said it reduces the size of goverment, removes Social Security and Medicare from the threat of bankrupcy, terminates the IRS,  returns power back to the States and “we the people” and would drastically changes politics for the better.
The June 1 meeting also will include a presentation by Terry Smith about the history of Memorial Day.
The public is invited to attend the meeting.
The Church of the Nazarene is located at 506 North Main Street in Columbia City.

God Bless America

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