Schedule of Presentations

Our regular Friday presentations:


Muleskinners meetings are free and open to the public.
There is an optional buffet lunch available for $15, (Students  $10).
Dessert & coffee/tea  $5.
Lunch starts at 11:30 and the meeting starts at noon.

Columbia Country Club
2210 N Country Club Dr, Columbia, MO 65201  map

Upcoming Muleskinners Meetings

March 23 – Boone Hospital Board
March 30 – Dr. Peter Stiepleman, Superintendent, Columbia Public Schools -upcoming bond issue & current CPS initiatives

April 6 – Municipal Election recap
April 13 – Hallie Thompson, Candidate for MO 4th Congressional District
April 20 – Adam Saunders, Development Director, Columbia Urban Agricultural Center
April 27 – Maren Bell Jones, Candidate for MO 44

We welcome suggestions for future meeting presenters.
Contact: Chimene Schwach

Previous Muleskinners Meetings

March 16 – Columbia School Board candidate Forum
March 9 – Adrian Plank, candidate for MO 47th
March 2 – Columbia City Council Forum – Mike Trapp & Paul Love

Feb 23 – Mike Jenner,  Columbia Missourian
Feb 16 – Evonnia Woods, ReproAction & Maternal/Fetal Health
Feb 9 – Brianna Lennon, GOTV and voting rights
Feb 2 – Darren Hellwege, Tom Pauley, BCDP Central Committee Exec Committee

Jan 26 – State Auditor Nicole Galloway;    Also — Our 2018 Chili Supper
Jan 19 – Dr. Terry Smith, Columbia College Political Science professor on the ‘The Coming Year’
Jan 19 special evening event! – First Annual Stump Speech Contest at Cafe Berlin
Jan 12 – Rev Breyfoyle, Contemporary Politics and wealth
Jan 5 – Business Meeting, plus “State of the Party”

Dec. 15: Stephen Webber, MO Democratic Party Chair, gives a State of the Party
Dec. 8: Roger Wilson, former Missouri governor
Dec. 1: Renee Hoagenson US 4th Congressional District candidate

Nov 24: Thanksgiving Holiday – no meeting.
Nov. 17: Wes Shoemyer
, Status of farming
Nov. 10: Helene Tatum, Immigration lawyer
Nov 3: Sheriff Carey to answer your questions

Oct. 27: David Leuthold What we learned from Republican failures and successes
Oct. 20: Diane Suhler President of the Columbia LWV, offered a diverse view of our community
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