October Meeting Recap

Posted on: November 5, 2012

The Amsterdam Bar in Dallas hosted DFW NORML’s monthly meeting and cannabis comedy show on Saturday 11/28, and provided a patio for a cool outdoors discussion of recent efforts to legalize cannabis in Texas.

Before Shaun McAlister and Will Jenkins discussed their attendance at the 41st Annual NORML Conference in Los Angeles, board members gave the group updates about their latest projects.

Colin Wham promoted this weekend’s upcoming Day of the Dank at the Red Goose Saloon in Fort Worth. The event, sponsored by Chronic Candy, features 6 local bands, face painting, burlesque dancers, and a huge raffle, and is sure to be one of DFW NORML’s biggest events yet.

Loretta Labrada announced our next Freedom Fighter membership, Wayne Sweeney of Hostile Pipes. Freedom Fighters are recognized for their generous donations of $1,000 to DFW NORML. Wayne’s donation and others like it are instrumental in our fight to end prohibition.

Steve Williams is working with the City of Fort Worth to allow DFW NORML to adopt a street to clean and maintain as part of a way for us to give back to the community.

DFW NORML was recently asked to represent our chapter at the National NORML conference. This year in LA at the Omni hotel, Shaun and Will were asked to participate on a panel called “Putting the ‘Grass’ into Grassroots Activism” due to DFW NORML’s success and exceptional growth as an organization.

Members in attendance voted to accept a proposed change of the group’s officers. Due to time constraints, Eric Moreno stepped down from his position of Deputy Director, and Will Jenkins stepped up as the perfect person to fill that position with his unstoppable efforts to educate citizens and legalize marijuana in Texas.

Aaron Gutknecht announced that he was leaving the position of Treasurer due to time constraints and family responsibilities, and Andrea Brown will step into the position. As a professional accountant by day, Andrea is a great fit to take on the vitally important job of Treasurer. Kelsey Beene, our tireless volunteer and merchandise coordinator, made the next natural step into the position of Secretary of DFW NORML.

After the conclusion of the meeting was the first DFW NORML cannabis comedy show, and local pot friendly comedians put on a hilarious show. Big thanks to the following comedians for dedicating their time and talent to the cause:

– Alison Egert
– Pat Merchant
– Seth Brock
– Vince Quick
– Michele Benson
– Herman Gallegos
– Mama Michelle
– Ken Mathias

Thank you to the Amsterdam Bar for being a great host, and for being the perfect location for such a fun and informative meeting. Make sure you join us for our next monthly meeting on November 24 at Eddie Deen CrossRoads in Arlington. Herb’s the word!

Here’s the UStream video from the meeting: