Minutes from January 3, 2012
The January meeting of the Lowcountry 9/12 Project was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Holiday Inn Express, Summerville, SC. There were approximately 55 people attending. Members were treated to coffee, ice water, and apple cobbler. Linda Ensor called the meeting to order. Bill Hanna led the group in a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Linda Ensor explained that the original plan for a discussion of “Our Region/Our Plan” with Larry Hargett and Rob Durbin had to be cancelled.
Bob Peeples gave a treasury report and promised a detailed year-end report at the February meeting. Bob spoke on the Principles and Values.
Representatives with the campaigns of Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney were present to answer questions. Wiley Johnson cautioned them to give short answers, no speeches. Many questions were posed from members of the group. After the question and answer session, a straw poll was conducted, resulting in a three-way tie for first place between Bachmann, Gingrich, and Paul. Rick Santorum received most of the 2nd choice votes.
Linda Ensor reported on a meeting with Representatives Jenny Horne and Chris Murphy concerning the I-95 Corridor Authority. Linda felt that they had made up their minds and would not listen to other views.
Howard Bridgeman and Kendra Linkowski conducted a brief survey to find out what members want from this organization. Results indicated that most members desire information, education, and fellowship.
The topic for the February 7 meeting will be FairTax and will include election of officers. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted, Gwen Peeples, acting secretary