May 2012 Meeting Recap

Posted on: May 28, 2012

Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend for our meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington. This was our last meeting at that location for awhile, so make sure you take note of the new location of our June meeting at Eddie Deen CrossRoads in Arlington.

There have consistently been 50 to 60 people at our meetings every month. May’s meeting was no exception with at least 55 attendees. We are filling up all of the seats every time, and the time has come for us to find a new home for our meetings where we can welcome even more people into our group. The church has been integral to our growth as an organization so far, and we are extremely grateful to them for opening their doors to us. We are excited about this necessary change which signifies the growing number of Texans in DFW who are joining our movement because they want to change the laws.

Executive Director Shaun McAlister introduced several new additions to the DFW NORML Board of Directors. Loretta Labrada, Colin Wham and Steve Williams have all displayed great initiative and leadership in the chapter recently, and without them, some of our biggest events like the Global Marijuana March would have been impossible. We welcome them all to the Board of Directors and look forward to the contributions they will continue to make for DFW NORML.

As an educational group, we are continuing to spread our message outward into the community. Chelsey Bonewitz spoke about her efforts to organize a DFW NORML softball team as a way to reach out to a new group of people we can talk to about legalization. We have also been invited to attend the Libertarian Party of Texas state convention. It takes place June 8 at the DFW Airport Marriott in Fort Worth. This is a great opportunity for activists to get a taste of state politics. Email if you’d like to help out, as we still have a couple volunteer spaces we need to fill.

Be sure to join us on June 16 at Veteran’s Park in Arlington for our picnic smokeout – it’s $5 a plate, but you can eat for free if you bring a dish for the potluck.

Don’t forget the new location for next month’s meeting, Eddie Deen CrossRoads restaurant in Arlington, across the street from the Cowboys Stadium. It’s a high traffic area, will fit even more activists, and the $10 BBQ buffet will be available during our meeting. We hope to see you all there, and at our many events in the meantime. Herb’s the word!

Watch our entire meeting in HD, broken up into 3 segments.

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