Monthly Archives: December 2014

P1000365We will meet at ECHO PARK AUTO on 104th and Washington, for our Thursday, January 8th meeting from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

The Reagan Club will be featuring a panel of highly involved, first-hand individuals, with the 2014 Adams County Election, to discuss why it’s never to early to start planning for the next election.  This is going to be a great program.

Admission tickets are available for purchase online with your credit/debit card at or at the door with cash or check.

Your admission (includes dinner prepared by Chef Dan) is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Elected officials are $15.   Members can also bring a guest for $15 more.  You can pay your 2015 annual membership dues of $30 for an individual,  and/or $55 for a couple.  If you don’t want to eat, the cost is $10 per person.

The membership form can be printed out at:

Meeting Agenda:
6:00 p.m.     Doors open at 6:00pm at Echo Park Automotive, 500 E 104th Avenue, Thornton, 80233.
6:15 p.m.     Dinner Service  (available for those who make reservations at
6:45 p.m.     Program :  2016: Get Ready NOW!   Looking Back and Looking Ahead.
7:30 p.m.     Board of Director Candidates
8:00 p.m.     The New Reagan Club . . .
8:15 p.m.     Post Meeting Networking
8:45 p.m.     “After Meeting Session” at Texas Roadhouse (purely optional).

We hope to see you all as we kick off the New Year.

Michael Stoffler, President

The Reagan Club of Colorado

 2014 Board of Directors:
Dana West             Vice President
Gary Mikes             Treasurer
Steve Kelly              Secretary
Bev Berg
Ralph Moore
Mona Mikes
Fred Ramirez
Jack Knight
Josh Bastien




fracking fluidCounties that enact a ban on fracking would have to compensate the owners of mineral rights under a bill Rep. Perry Buck, R-Windsor, plans to introduce during the 2015 legislative session.

Senator-elect Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, will sponsor a similar bill in the Senate, he said.

“It’s only fair, if you have an asset like mineral rights, that you’re allowed to receive the value for it,” Buck said.

Last summer, Sonnenberg, as a state Representative, backed a ballot proposal called Initiative 121 along with Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch. The initiative called for barring cities and counties that banned fracking from receiving state severance-tax funds.

Sonnenberg said his proposal would “make it clear that minerals are indeed property and if you do something to limit access to someone’s minerals then that is indeed is a taking, so there’s no misunderstanding in the courts.”

The proposal was among four pulled from the ballot in August as part of a deal between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Boulder’s U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D). Continue reading

We have finalized our plans for celebrating Sparky’s life –


  1. We will be holding a Celebration of Karen’s Life at the StoneBrook Manor (650 E. 124th Avenue, Thornton, CO  80241) on January 3, 2015 starting at 11:00.  There will be a ceremony and a lunch afterward.  I don’t have emails for all so please pass along this information to everyone you think appropriate.  We want this life celebration to be upbeat and positive so prefer appropriate colorful dress; i.e. anything but black!


  1. We prefer no more flowers but have identified two organizations for donations in Karen’s name if you feel so inclined (both are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations – tax deductible J):


Hospice of Denver                                      Leadership Program of the Rockies

501 South Cherry Street                             1777 South Harrison Street

Suite 700                                                        Suite 807

Denver, CO  80246-1328                            Denver, CO  80210


Hope to be a bit more personal if you can make it to the celebration.  As is tradition you’ll see friends you haven’t seen in years, but then such is life!!  Russ


Russ (Jack) Farmer                                             ReliAscent, LLC            

Direct: (303) 999-3801; cell (303) 829-5655                                 Main: (303) 999-3800

1777 S. Harrison Street, Suite 350 Denver, CO 80210

5710 Flatiron Parkway Boulder, CO 80301


Merry Christmas!   Here’s President Ronald Reagan’s Christmas message in 1981:



charlie brown christmas RCoC

The panel of CIO discusses a law suit filed against Scott Gessler and Adams County Clerk, Karen Long for printing errors that placed individual ID numbers on ballots. They are concerned that votes can be traced back to individuals and was not announced until after the election.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler

Secretary of State Scott Gessler(Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file photo)

A group of voters has sued Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Adams County Clerk Karen Long over the fact that nearly all ballots in last month’s election could be traced to the Adams County individuals who cast them.

The suit, filed Tuesday night in Adams County District Court, demands that a judge void the county’s election. There are six plaintiffs in the suit, including Adams County Republican Party Chair Gary Mikes.

The suit further cites Long, a Democrat, for not revealing the printing error that placed a unique voter identification number on both the ballot and the return envelope until after the deadline for a recount had passed.

The Colorado Constitution guarantees voters a secret ballot. Continue reading

Colorado ballots 2014

(RJ Sangosti, Denver Post file)

Adams County is coming under increasing scrutiny — including the prospect of a legal challenge in court — after County Clerk Karen Long did not disclose that nearly 200,000 ballots in the November election could be traced back to individual voters.

Gary Mikes, chairman of the Adams County Republicans, said Long should have come forward about the erroneously marked ballots six weeks ago, when she first detected the problem in late October.

Long did not notify the secretary of state’s office of the error until Dec. 9, and issued a news release the next day.

“It was her responsibility to inform everybody when she found that out,” Mikes said.

Though Long was not required to tell the secretary of state as soon as she knew about the problem, spokesman Rich Coolidge said his office was “frustrated that the clerk kept us in the dark on this issue.

“We’re continuing to play catch-up and trying to identify the best path moving forward,” he said in an e-mail.

In the meantime, a group of Adams County voters is planning this week to sue the clerk’s office over the validity of the election, poll watcher Marilyn Marks said. She declined Monday to share the names of plaintiffs in the matter but said a suit could be filed as early as Tuesday. Continue reading


Under the Obama presidency, the country has witnessed Christian owned bakeries be forced to go against their religious beliefs and be ordered to bake a cake for gay weddings or face jail time or fines. The gaystapo has gone out in full force attack against these bakeries with protests and intimidation. Some of these bakeries have chosen to fight back and others have closed down after they could not longer afford to fight.

They were told that they could not force their beliefs upon others and had no right to deny service to someone just because gay marriage violated their religious beliefs. Well, what would happen if gay bakeries were approached with an order to make a pro-traditional marriage cake with the message “Gay Marriage is Wrong,” or something to that effect?

Theodore Shoebat, who runs the site, decided to find out. He spent time calling numerous gay owned bakeries to request a traditional marriage supporting cake. He was met with anger, animosity, threats, and even profanity. Some even directly asked him why they would bake such a cake when it goes against their beliefs.

The federal government is not threatening to shut these businesses down. They are not being sued for denial of ‘equal rights’ to a cake. They are not being told they need to abandon their belief system and provide services to everyone. Those types of threats are obviously only reserved for Christians.

The Reagan Club meets on the second Thursday of every month at CB & Potts, 1257 W 120th Avenue, Westminster, CO, 80234 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:00 p.m. Enter via CB & Potts main entrance and head to the back meeting room. Food and beverages are available from CB & Potts. We feature different programs and speakers as we honor the 40th President. The Reagan Club of Colorado seeks to promote the Constitution, smaller government, lower taxes, personal freedom, helping candidates, and educating the public about one of our greatest presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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