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LORRIE F. ODOM, MD Apr 24, 2018
NICOTINE, MARIJUANA, AND THE TEEN BRAIN
NICOTINE, MARIJUANA, AND THE TEEN BRAIN

Lorrie Odom received her MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1969.  Following an internship and residency in pediatrics, she became a Fellow in Pediatric Oncology/Hematology and a Fellow in Pediatric Immunohematology. Her long and distinguished medical career has included clinical practice, teaching and research.  Lorrie is an active volunteer in numerous organizations and advisory boards, most involving children's health, education, and well-being.

PATRICK BROWER May 01, 2018
THE 2004 BULLDOZER RAMPAGE IN GRANBY COLORADO
THE 2004 BULLDOZER RAMPAGE IN GRANBY COLORADO

Patrick F. Brower is the former editor and publisher of the Sky-Hi News, and a group of weekly and daily newspapers, in Granby, Colorado. He was published extensively for 28 years, as a reporter, editor and columnist and has received numerous statewide and regional awards for his writing. He’s also had short fiction published in the Redneck Review of Literature. His news articles have also been published in the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Brower personally covered almost all of the hearings and interactions relating to the Killdozer rampage before it took place. Brower was also a victim of the rampage and extensively covered the event itself as well as its aftermath. After the newspapers were sold in 2007, Brower owned and operated his own public affairs consulting firm before working in grassroots economic development with the Grand Enterprise Initiative in Grand County. He continues to write.

Brower graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in American Studies.

He is an accomplished jazz drummer, an avid cross-country skier, runner and a masters level national champion biathlete. He has three children and continues to live in Granby, Colorado.

Called “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage,” Patrick’s book takes readers through the rampage’s origins, the shocking event itself and the peculiar way in which the perpetrator of the rampage has become something like an American folk hero.

The rampage took place on June 4, 2004 in the small town of Granby, Colorado, where Marvin Heemeyer, a former muffler shop owner, worked in secrecy for months and built a steel-enshrouded and concrete fortified bulldozer tank armed with three rifles — one of which was a 50-calibre sniper rifle. Invincible in this tank, in a two-and-a-half hour splurge, he proceeded to destroy much of the town, causing $10 million in damage.

 

(Evening Meeting) PATRICK BROWER May 01, 2018
THE 2004 BULLDOZER RAMPAGE IN GRANBY COLORADO
THE 2004 BULLDOZER RAMPAGE IN GRANBY COLORADO

Patrick F. Brower is the former editor and publisher of the Sky-Hi News, and a group of weekly and daily newspapers, in Granby, Colorado. He was published extensively for 28 years, as a reporter, editor and columnist and has received numerous statewide and regional awards for his writing. He’s also had short fiction published in the Redneck Review of Literature. His news articles have also been published in the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Brower personally covered almost all of the hearings and interactions relating to the Killdozer rampage before it took place. Brower was also a victim of the rampage and extensively covered the event itself as well as its aftermath. After the newspapers were sold in 2007, Brower owned and operated his own public affairs consulting firm before working in grassroots economic development with the Grand Enterprise Initiative in Grand County. He continues to write.

Brower graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in American Studies.

He is an accomplished jazz drummer, an avid cross-country skier, runner and a masters level national champion biathlete. He has three children and continues to live in Granby, Colorado.

Called “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage,” Patrick’s book takes readers through the rampage’s origins, the shocking event itself and the peculiar way in which the perpetrator of the rampage has become something like an American folk hero.

The rampage took place on June 4, 2004 in the small town of Granby, Colorado, where Marvin Heemeyer, a former muffler shop owner, worked in secrecy for months and built a steel-enshrouded and concrete fortified bulldozer tank armed with three rifles — one of which was a 50-calibre sniper rifle. Invincible in this tank, in a two-and-a-half hour splurge, he proceeded to destroy much of the town, causing $10 million in damage.

DAVID LEWIS May 08, 2018
HOW TO ORDER MEDICATIONS ONLINE AND BE SAFE

David Lewis is a former Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow who lives in SW Denver. He retired at the end of 2015 from a career in the newspaper industry and non-profits, but remains a consultant in both fields besides caring for grandchildren and working on his golf and tennis games. His program is about how to safely order prescription drugs on the Internet, and it is a personal story connected to his family. He is an adviser to the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies. 

ANDY McKEAN May 15, 2018
THE LIBERTY DAY INSTITUTE
THE LIBERTY DAY INSTITUTE

Ben Franklin challenged us that we will have a republic only if we can keep it. But this great nation will be unable to heed his words if our citizens are not proactive in educating others—especially fifth graders learning about government for the first time.

When Andy McKean founded the Liberty Day Institute in 1996, he never anticipated the things we would accomplish. Because of years of hard work and dedication exerted by countless individuals and our many partners, hundreds of thousands of kids have received copies of the the Liberty Day Institute booklets containing the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Many of these youngsters have learned directly from national and community leaders, parents, teachers, college students, and so many others just what it means to be an American. the Liberty Day Institute has strived to educate tomorrow’s leaders exactly why it is that our nation’s founding documents are so important—and why it is so essential that we preserve them and the freedoms they entail.

(Evening Meeting) RALPH ALVAREZ May 15, 2018
STATE OF THE BEER UNION
STATE OF THE BEER UNION

Ralph Alvarez is the Founder/CEO of Blue Ocean Mercantile

Teaser:

Ever wonder why the most average tasting beer (to be kind) has become the #1 Import in the USA and the number 4 brand overall?

What do Westinghouse Washer & Dryers, Volkswagen Beetles, Amana Microwaves and Corona Beer have in common?

What is a Cereal Adjunct?….if it’s in my beer, is it bad for me?

What is the next BIG thing in Beer.

 

For over 30 years he has fought on the frontlines of the Domestic and International Beer Wars, in both the Ad Agency and Brewery side of the business.

Educated at both Claremont McKenna College and Harvard, Ralph’s has worked with SAB Miller, Anheuser Busch, FEMSa Mexico, Molson Coors and Heineken both here and abroad.

 

He will share with the group his perspective on the US beer business’ current state of affairs and will reveal insights and observations  that have prompted him to greenfield a new company that, as he puts it, will become a player of consequence in the import beer landscape- Blue Ocean Mercantile

COLONEL STOLI NIKOLAI - U.S. AIR FORCE (RET) May 22, 2018
HABITS OF HONOR AND PATRIOTISM
HABITS OF HONOR AND PATRIOTISM

Stoli is a retired Air Force Colonel who amassed 3,000 hours of F-16s flying time including 450 hours of combat time during most of his Air Force career while serving all around the world.  Some of his most notable assignments were working on Capitol Hill as an Air Force Legislative Affairs officer and interacting with Representatives and Professional Staff Members on a daily basis.  He also was the Vice Wing Commander at Kunsan Air Base in Korea where he commanded 4,000 Airmen, U.S. and Korean civilians conducting joint military operations and training to enhance U.S. and South Korean partnerships against the North Korean regime.  Finally. Colonel Nikolai served on the Air Staff at the Pentagon executing an operational budget of over 7 billion dollars and overseeing Air Force training, acquisition and combat readiness.

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