KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY OCTOBER 17, 2011 eMinder
Richard B. Boddie “SEK3 Was Right After All”
Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles (310) 645-0456. The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.
7:00 p.m. Gathering Time [Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge ]
8:00 p.m. Dinner (Order from the regular menu)
8:45 p.m. Announcements
9:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Richard Boddie
10:00 p.m. Q & A
10:30 p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s (Please depart premises promptly)
11:00 p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Doubletree Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City
For information on the Karl Hess Club: http://www.karlhessclub.org/
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Richard Benjamin Boddie, Esq., the self-described “Judeo Christian epicurean existentialist zen agnostic and anarcho-capitalist libertarian ideologue,” as well as “THE Black Libertarian ~ Since 1983 ~,” will tell us “SEK3 Was Right After All.” Well, we already knew that, right? But Dick will tell us why, and in his inimitable, very entertaining, and informative way. A not to be missed evening!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Richard Boddie is the President and Founder of The Motivators, a professional speakers bureau in Huntington Beach, and is also an adjunct professor in political science, business law at Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, California in addition to being an Independent Associate with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE), and a well known raconteur and idealogue.
Dick was born in Elmira, New York and raised in “upstate N.Y.” in Rochester, the was son, grandson, and great grandson of Baptist ministers, and has the honor and distinction of having been the first black youth to ever achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in Rochester.
He was also the first African American to become a bank executive in that city’s history, which was also the home of two other great American liberty activists: women’s suffragette, Susan B. Anthony, and the dynamic Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, Richard’s spiritual mentor.
As both a former Democrat and former Republican, Boddie is quite well known for his political activism over the years, having been the “radical” president of the Student Bar Association while at Syracuse University College of Law, an anti Vietnam War activist, and community organizer in the 60s; a Congressional aide, and executive with the National Center for Dispute Settlement of the American Arbitration Association in the 70s; a dynamic motivational speaker, political activist, in addition to being the road manager and fund raiser for the 1984 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, a position that he himself sought in 1991 for the 1992 U.S. Presidential race.
Richard did run for the U.S. Senate in 1992 and again in 1994 in California, and also for Congress in the 46th District of CA in 2000. He served as Chair the Orange County Libertarian Party from 1996 -1998, and was Press Secretary for the Steve Kubby for Governor campaign in California in 1998.
He has been affiliated with a whole host of other groups, companies, institutions and associations, past and present: as “Citizen Advocate” a Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBS) sponsored television ombudsman show WCNY-TV in Syracuse, NY, Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, Eastman Kodak Company, New York Life Insurance Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Xerox Corporation, National Center For Dispute Settlement of the American Arbitration Association, was the first Director of Admissions at the new Chapman University School of Law in Anaheim, CA in 1995, hosted a talk radio show “Black To White” on WAXC-AM in Rochester, N.Y., and was a New York State Administrative Hearing Officer.
Dick Boddie is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and holds a law degree from Syracuse University. He resides in Huntington Beach, California having lived in The O.C. (Orange County) since 1977, was married to his late wife, Ann, from July 1963 to November 9, 2009. He married Shirley Ory-Boddie on August 21, 2010.
Upcoming Programs Scheduled:
November 21, 2011 Will Otey “Freedom is Not for Everyone: Creating a New Libertarian Country”
December 19, 2011 Don Meyer “Crisis in Counterpoint: Another View of 9/11-OR-What Really Happened at Building 7?”
January 16, 2012 Bob Weber “Three Conspiracies: Two I Don’t Believe in and One I Do”
February 20, 2012 Howard Hinman “Who’s Century in the 21st is it and why?”
March 19, 2012 [Award Night: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer]/ Paul Gibbons and Bob Weber “The Myth of the Rule of Law”
Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles. The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.
The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time. Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until 8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m.
Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you. Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.
Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.
Special Note: VENUE FOR AFTERMEETING: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOUNGE (Formerly RADISSON)
Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Doubletree Hotel Culver City. When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Doubletree and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.
The Doubletree is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one block West of Sepulveda Boulevard). It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away, but it is recommended to park in the hotel lot. N.B.: the available hotel parking is a pay lot, however the bar will validate your parking with any purchase. The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.
It is not permitted to make a left turn onto Centinela from Arizona, so a good way is to turn right and go to the intersection with Sepulveda, make a U-turn and drive back to the hotel, which will be on the right hand side.
Doubletree Telephone: (310) 649-1776 For More Hotel Info, see: Doubletree Website:
Random End Notes:
There will be no Konkin–Rothbard Limited Club meeting on October 31. [Correction: We are meeting! Howard Hinman will speak on the Halloween nightmare that is MERS and the mortgage meltdown. ]The next scheduled meeting is set for January 30, 2012. Details will be forthcoming at a later date.