Schedule of Presentations

Our regular Friday presentations:
There is an optional buffet lunch at Muleskinners available for $15. Students will receive a discount, $10.Dessert & beverage (coffee/tea) $5. Lunch will start at 11:30 and the meeting starts at noon.

Oct. 20: Diane Suhler President of the Columbia LWV, member of the BOCO Democratic Central Committee, and faculty member of Columbia College offers a diverse view of our community

Oct. 27: David Leuthold asks What can we learn from Republican failures & successes?


Nov 3: Sheriff Carey to answer your questions
Nov. 10: Helene Tatum, Immigration lawyer
Nov. 17: Wes Shoemyer, Status of farming
Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Holiday, no speaker, have a wonderful one


Dec. 1: Pending
Dec. 8: Roger Wilson
Dec. 15: Stephen Webber, MO Democratic Party Chair, gives a State of the Party
Dec.22-29 No meetings, enjoy the holidays!


Previous Muleskinners Meetings

Oct 13: Former 47th MO District Rep John Wright on the topic of the moment
Oct 6: The Rev. C. W. Dawson – today’s political scene


Sept. 29: City Manager Mike Matthes – tax revenue lost to the internet, past, present & future.
Sept. 22: Shakir Hamoodi answered questions about Islam
Sept. 15: Jalal El Joyyoasi “A Homeland Denied- a Palestinian Perspective”
Sept 8: George Lombardi, immediate past director of the Dept. of Corrections
Sept 1 – Labor Day Holiday – No meeting


Aug 25 – Sheriff Dwayne Carey presented an update on his office with looks at the past and future
Aug 18 – David Webbe introduced his second play, Practicing Democracy
Aug 11 – Larry Brown, One of America’s Best Storytellers, passed along a few political stories
Aug 4 – Ibtisam Barakat discussed what it was like growing up Palestinian in Israel


July 28: The Boone County road tax – an August ballot issue — pros and cons.
July 21: Kristine Cho, the 2016 selection as the ‘Young Democrat of the Year’ returned to update the party on the Democratic Club at Rock Bridge high school and give a brief piano concert
July 14: Candidates for the vacant 50th state legislative district seat were invited: We heard from Michaela Skelton, Democrat. Sara Walsh, Republican, didn’t come.
July 7: An introduction to the ‘Center for Missouri Studies’ better known as the new home of the State Historical Society of MO


June 30: Independence Day Weekend, No meeting.
June 23: Martha Stevens, MO State Rep 46th Dist, reviewed her first legislative session from a rookie’s perspective
June 16: Kip Kendrick, MO State Rep 45th Dist, reviewed  the recent legislative session and discuss the future
June 9: Tom Pauley, Convener of the Central Committee’s Strategic Planning Subcommittee, updated the membership on the committee’s work
June 2: George Kennedy, Columbia Missourian Columnist shared his views of the news