Luncheons for January, 2012

Triple-Bill: Candidates for Sherrif and 3rd Court of Appeals, plus Forum Authors

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Campaign Triple-Bill: Candidates for Sheriff,
Third Court of Appeals, and Forum Authors.


Sheriff: Incumbent Greg Hamilton; Challenger John Sisson. Some
observers say that this could be one of the most contentious races of the
year. Issues include ICE in the jail, deportation of prisoners, treatment of
prisoners and boots on the street.

Third Court of Appeals: Karen Watkins and Andy Hathcock. Superb
candidates – who well may win this year, especially given the Republican
strangeness at the top of the ticket.

Special Bonus Appearances: Two authors, two great books: (1) Glen Maxey, “Head Figure Head: The Secret Life of Rick Perry” – the story of Glen’s in-depth investigation of Rick Perry’s alleged relationships and Glen’s convoluted dealings with Huffington Post. (2) Red Wassenich, “Nothing Before Something” – a hilarious novel about a courageous , slackerish, witty librarian and the attempted takeover of the human race by the religious right wing – written by a courageous, slackerish, witty librarian. You can buy both books at the Forum meeting, or order Glen’s book directly from him at or his ebook at, where Red’s book also is available.

Super-Spectacular Door Prizes:

1. Rick Perry, “Fifth in Iowa. That’s More than Three, So I Should Keep
Running, Right?”
2. Rick Perry, “Returning to Texas –My Maxey Pad.”
3. Glen Maxey, “Head Figure Head: The Secret Life of Rick Perry.”
4. Red Wassenich, “Nothing Before Something.”

New Reservation Policy Alert: Please note our new policy on canceling reservations.  As a result of recent last-minute cancellations and no-shows, we will have to start charging for persons who make a reservation but do not attend.  The Forum still has to pay for those lunches, and at times we’ve had to absorb over $150 in costs for non-attendees who made reservations.  We now offer the option to pay online in advance for your lunch.  If you cancel at least 24 hours before the meeting, there will be no charge.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation.

Cost: Lunch is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members

Parking: 816 Congress Avenue/IBC Bank parking garage. Enter the parking garage on 9th Street, between Colorado and Congress. Bring your ticket to the receptionist on the 7th floor and you will be given a coupon to use to exit the garage at no charge.

Reservation required: To reserve your seat, email or or call Chuck Herring or Judy Erben at 320-0665. Please tell us if you intend to bring a non-member guest and if you have any special dietary concerns. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 20. Seating to this event will be limited.

About the Forum: The Forum meets monthly for lunch to hear Democratic speakers. Membership is $120/yr. Non-members may attend, but members have priority and receive discount prices for lunches.