Thursday, May 28, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 6

Michael B. Everling reports: 

On Tuesday, May 26, I spoke to Angie, one of the managers at Dinah's Family Restaurant, our regular venue for over ten years. She said that their best guess is that indoor dining will not be restored before at least July 1.

I will consult with Dinah's management again by the end of June, if not earlier, to get updated information.

This means, of course, that we must continue to stay our program. We have considered alternate modes of operation, such as podcasting, Zooming, webinars, etc. but our model is an in-person, face-to-face, indoor dining, with post-meal address, which facilitates dialog among the participants.

If when indoor dining is resumed, there are rules for assembly which we deem overly restrictive, such as "social distancing" or even prescription of persons who are not closely related or residing in the same domicile, etc. then regretfully, we will continue to wait.

This may necessitate revamping our schedule of programs. We regret any inconvenience to our speakers and members.

While in hiatus, we will continue to publish the ennouncement and eMinder to provide updated information as to conditions. You are also welcome to comment on this blog, and visit our FaceBook page.

Thank you for your interest in and support of our club, and your service to our cause of freedom.


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 5

Michael B. Everling reports:

It is with great regret that we are suspending club meetings until further notice.

Due to the extension of the "Safer at home" edicts -- state, county, and city -- Dinah's will not reopen their dining room until at least August. We will continue to monitor their progress toward resuming normal operations. We hope to reschedule all pending programs to later dates.

We do not have an alternative venue for a face-to-face supper club experience. We might experiment with podcasts, or Zoom style virtual meetings, if feasible.

Until we resume as usual, please enjoy the content provided in our emails. We are grateful for your support of the club and of our cause.

Please expect the June ennouncement in a few weeks.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 4

From Michael B. Everling:

I spoke to Angie at Dinah's. She said that they have not yet gotten a definitive answer as to reopening. It is possible they won't restart indoor dining on Friday, as previously thought. I'll call Dinah's again on Friday

Even if the are nominally open for business on Monday, it is probable there will be rules in place that may preclude our meeting.

So, bottom line, it is not looking good for us in May. However, I’m reserving judgment until I have more definite news.

Meanwhile, thank you for your forbearance and patience.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 3

From Michael B. Everling:

Today, Monday April 27, I spoke to Angie, one of the managers at Dinah’s, our long time venue.

The current projection is that the dining room will reopen on Friday May 15, so we should be able to resume our normal schedule on Monday May 18.

This could change however, so we will continue to monitor the situation and report to you our intentions by the time of the eMinder, on or about Thursday May 14.

Let’s keep a good thought and meanwhile, be well and keep up the side!


Thursday, April 02, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 2

Michael B. Everling writes:
As of March 31, we must again postpone our monthly meeting due to the exigent situation. We have confirmed that our venue will not be available through at least April 30.

We hope and trust we will resume in May. Our schedule has been adjusted to reflect this circumstance. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Conoravirus Closure Update

Michael B. Everling writes: 

Dear Karl Hessian,

We regret that it was necessary to postpone the March meeting to April, at very late notice, due to the closure of our venue. This is uncertain, but we trust that by April we may resume as usual.

We trust that our speaker for April, Bob Weber, will then have a thing or two to say about this virus situation. We will reschedule the program on Liberland (originally scheduled for April) sometime later this year.

This was the first postponement in 26 years of our club's operation.

Thank you for your patience. Please know that your support of the club is very much appreciated and valued.

Please note the new times for the club meetings. The restaurant closes at 9 p.m. We appreciate your understanding and assistance.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Butler Shaffer, R.I.P.

Michael B. Everling reports:
Butler Shaffer passed away Monday December 30 at the age of 84. Butler was a valued friend and colleague in The Cause. He was a past speaker at the Karl Hess Club and the 2010 recipient of The Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Chauntecleer, the KHC’s highest award for service.
Our sincere condolences to Jane, Bretigne and all the family and to his many friends, students and colleagues. R.I.P. Butler.