The November regular assembly meeting will be held at Caffe Villa, 602 7th St., Prosser, starting at 6:30pm. We will be taking nominations for the executive board election next month, and Jim Mackey will be giving a presentation on emergency well pumps.
UPDATE: Sheriff Hatcher will attend the meeting to answer questions about the recent passage of Initiatives 1639 and 940.
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The October regular assembly meeting will be a candidate forum held at Caffe Villa, 602 7th St., Prosser, starting at 7:00 PM. You are encouraged to bring others to this meeting. Candidates in attendance will be:
1. Lori Sanders – Benton County Commissioner District #2
2. Shon Small – Benton County Commissioner District #2
3. Jamie Raebel – Benton County Coroner
4. William ‘Bill’ Jenkins – Legislative District 16 State Rep. Pos. 1
5. Bill Spencer – Benton County Assessor (unopposed)
The next regular assembly of the whole will be on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the WestWind Aviation Services hangar at the Prosser airport at 6:30pm. Bring your handheld radios with you for the radio exercise. There will also be a potluck dinner. An email will go out with potluck assignments/suggestions, so please be on the watch for it. Your radio is your ticket to eat. Don’t forget it!
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The Tri-City Self Reliance group is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 26th.
TIME – Thursday 6:30-8:30
LOCATION -Island View Worship Center
1520 Fowler St.
Richland WA. 99352
JULY Topic – Water & Sanitation by Kathy James
WITH A SPECIAL INTRO – From Clint Didier
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The next regular Assembly of the Whole will be held on Thursday, July 12th, at 6:30 pm in the Patriot Barn, 22202 N Hinzerling. During his talk, Dennis Walters will be demonstrating how to protect small electronics. If you would like to follow along, please bring a small, metal container like a cookie tin or ammo box and a small, electronic device such as a cell phone or hand-held radio that fits in your metal container. We’ll have some of the additional materials needed on hand at the meeting for your use. Once you have mastered the technique on a small device, you can expand to protect more/larger items.
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Please join us at the Patriot barn on June 14th, at 6:30 pm for an LVA barbecue. We will have a short business portion followed by food and fellowship. We ask that everyone bring a side dish and lawn chairs. BBQ chicken will be provided as well as dessert. Also please save the date of Tuesday, June 26th for the Center for Self-Governance screening of the Finicum documentary Dead Man Talking, with Lavoy’s widow Jeanette Finicum. We want to be an encouragement to both of them and their efforts.
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The next General Assembly of the Whole will be held on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Patriot Barn at 22202 N Hinzerling RD.
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The next General Assembly of the Whole will be held on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:30pm at Caffe’ Villa/Mustang Grill in Prosser.
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Eric gave a nice overview of SALUTE reports at the last meeting. Click here to download his slides.
Glen Morgan will be speaking at the April 12th, 2018 Lower Valley Assembly of the Whole in Prosser, WA.
Glen is currently the Executive Director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. Glen Morgan was the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director at the Freedom Foundation from 2011 until January 2015. He enjoys creating videos documenting Big Government’s abuses of citizens – particularly on property rights issues.
He is a frequent writer and speaker on property rights, the environmental movement, Big Government, and the importance of citizen activism. In 2014, Bill Whittle called Glen, “The ascended high master of political messaging.” Glen doesn’t consider himself a high master of anything, but he enjoys exploring policy issues in local government and exposing government corruption and incompetence which impacts all of us.
In 2015, Glen was honored with the annual Rodney & Laurel McFarland Award presented by the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) “for exemplary performance in preserving and protecting property rights for the year 2014.”
Glen’s articles have been reproduced in publications ranging from the Heritage Insider to local blog sites. He has also appeared on King5 News, KOMO News, Fox News (Q13), KUOW (NPR), The David Boze show, Todd Herman (Seattle -AM 770)and a variety of other television and radio programs. He frequently testifies on property rights issues at local government hearings and at the Washington State Legislature. Glen is also known for writing opposition statements in the official voter’s guide for voter-approved tax increases. Recently, Glen has also been involved in attempting to address campaign finance reforms to make the process easier and simpler for beginners to be involved in the process.
Glen is also an investigative citizen journalist who frequently meets with anonymous whistleblowers from various state agencies, local governments, and political parties who want to expose wrongdoing where they work.
As a former elected School Director in the Rochester School District from 2011 to 2015, Glen has also been involved in his local community. He is also a current board member of the Thurston County Farm Bureau, and has served on the State Policy Board for the Washington State Farm Bureau. Glen was a candidate for the Thurston County Assessor’s office in 2010, when he received 48% of the vote. Glen was the Project Manager for Stop Taking Our Property (S.T.O.P.) Thurston County, a Freedom Foundation project, and he is always engaged in various policy and advocacy issues throughout Washington State.
As a fifth generation Washingtonian, Glen’s roots run deep in Washington State. His great-great grandmother helped start the Pike Place Market, where multiple generations sold flowers in Seattle for many years. His great-Uncle Ed Dalby installed the first power-generating waterwheel in Union, WA in the early 1920s. Glen’s father helped found the City of Newcastle, and his father served as a City Councilman in that city for years. After graduating from college with a BA in political science from Columbia College in New York City, Glen returned home and worked for small start-up companies and local manufacturing businesses. He currently lives on a small tree farm in Thurston County with his wife and their four children.
The next General Assembly of the Whole will be held on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 6:30pm at Caffe’ Villa/Mustang Grill in Prosser.
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K of Combat Studies Group will be the featured speaker at the March 8th, 2018 Lower Valley Assembly of the Whole in Prosser, WA. His topic will be digital security.
K is a combat veteran, owner/instructor of CSG Inc, overseas government contractor, and a wilderness medic. He has trained thousands of personnel from all four branches of the military, special operations forces, federal agencies, police and responsible citizens, in firearms, tactics, survival and trade-craft. Combat Studies Group teaches classes in firearms tactics, kidnap defense, austere medicine, vehicle and home defense and most recently has been teaching many classes around the country about digital security dubbed “Groundrod” courses. Combat Studies Group also creates and sells secure phones, tablets and laptops.
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
The next regular assembly of the whole will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8th at Caffe’ Villa, 602 7th St, Prosser, WA. Mark Herr of the Center for Self Governance will be the featured speaker.
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Mark Herr of the Center for Self Governance will be speaking at the next Lower Valley General Member Assembly on Thursday, February 8th, 2018, 7:15pm at Caffe’ Villa in Prosser. The Center for Self Governance is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to advancing a stable civil society, balanced human government, and a well educated populace.
Mark Herr Sr. is a U.S. Air Force retiree, president and co-founder of the nonprofit educational institution the Center for Self Governance (CSG). Since 2012, Mark has been traveling across the country training citizens to inform discretion, instruct delegated authority, and control instituted government.
Led by the vision of the Founding Fathers, Mark works tirelessly to further the Center for Self Governance’s mission to institutionalize self-governance across the United States. Under his leadership, CSG has trained over 2000 students across 18 states to date. CSG graduates have had Legislative and Election cycle successes at the School, City, County, State and Federal levels of government.
The next regular assembly of the whole will be held on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 7:15pm at the Jordan Hay Shop, 22202 N Hinzerling Rd.
Please note that venue has changed back to the Jordan Hay Shop.
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