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7th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference
Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2011 at University Center in Downtown Chicago,
  with new state of the art audio/visual facilities, across the street
from Roosevelt University, site of the last 4 year's conferences.

$395 registration

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Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute,
This is our 2011 Conference brochure and schedule. Photos, bios and subjects of speakers are presented first; the actual schedule of their speaking times is at the very end. Days and times of speakers talks are subject to some alteration. A few continuing confirmations of outstanding speakers may still come in.

Congressman Dennis Kucinich said llast week, that this week (Sept. 12-19) he will re-introduce HR 6550 which reforms our money system on the lines advocated by the AMI. It turns a corrupt private debt system based on privately created debt into a government money system based on government created money.

Several talks will focus on what HR 6550 will do for America and how we can help get it passed into law. The banking disaster, created and perpetuated by false people and false economic and monetary ideas, now pose a clear and present danger to the survival of the species. We'll transform the disaster they created into an opportunity to achieve real and lasting reforms for humanity. We'll focus on why a moral approach is at the heart of successful reform. To the fools and worse - who still support their falsehood, we say "Stop doing evil - Learn to do good!"
Time is short but its still possible to register for the conference. There are 15 or so spaces left.
Warm regards,
Stephen Zarlenga

Thursday 29th September

1:00 PM  Stephen Zarlenga opens the Conference:
AMI's Purpose, Objectives and Methodology
  Stephen Zarlenga     Stephen Zarlenga
(early photo)
  Director and co-founder of the American Monetary Institute in 1996; author of The Lost Science of Money book; and the Refutation of Menger's Theory of the Origin of Money; and Greening the Dollar, a free CD of his presentation at the U.S. Green Party's July 2007 National Convention; plus various articles and speeches; presents the background; objectives; methodology of the AMI and the Conference agenda and goals. An overview of what the AMI has accomplished since its founding in 1996, and our challenges and plans for the future.


Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi will again travel from Japan to present his continuing
Economic Modelling of the American Monetary Act

Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi
Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi
  Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi has completed an important task that significantly advances the process of monetary reform - he created an economic model of implementing the American Monetary Act. This includes the results of paying off the US national debt as it comes due, through provisions of the Act. Professor Yamaguchi heads the System Dynamics Group of the Doshisha Business School at Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan. He wrote us that:
  "I'm pleased to let you know that my macroeconomic model on the American Monetary Act which was presented last week at the plenary session of the System Dynamics International Conference in Seoul (2010), being attended by more than 300 researchers, was well received, judging from the audience feedback following my talk."
On July 26th, the Same International Conference asked him to speak on this matter again, at their meeting in Washington, DC. Prof. Yamaguchi also took time to make a well received briefing to a packed room at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington DC, to congressional aides.

Dr. Michael Clark speaks on:
                                International Ramifications of Monetary Reform

 michael clarkMichael Clark
  Dr. Michael Clark, is in charge of UNCTAD of the United Nations. He is the man who in 2009 sparked the issue of 240 billion new SDRs by the International Monetary Fund, though they had only issued 21 billion of them since inception in January 1970. A fascinating story in itself, which we hope he will relate.  Dr. Clark's participation will be dependent on a very full work schedule, (e.g. crisis meetings in Europe) coming to a head at the time of our conference, as well as other possible international emergencies.
Dr. Clark will focus on the international implications of monetary reform, including how the IMF structure and operating procedures may be revamped to become a positive factor in monetary reform.

Prof. Joseph Huber addressses   "Post-Crisis Measures and Monetary Reform"
including the necessity and crucial importance of ending "fractional reserve banking,"
what he regards as the monetary "cause of causes" of financial crises.

Prof. Joseph Huber
Prof. Joseph Huber

Joseph Huber is the key monetary reformer of Germany. He is Chairman of the Economic Sociology Department at Martin Luther University at Halle an der Saale in Germany. Becoming tenured in 1991, he previously worked as policy advisor to various governments. In the 90s he developed what's known as the "Plain Money" approach to monetary reform, and (working with James Robertson of the UK) seigniorage reform from 1999. His talk discusses various remedies proposed after the 2007-09 crisis and how they miss the crucial  point - the monetary "cause of causes" which is fractional reserve banking. His talk then focuses on overcoming fractional reserve banking and thereby putting an end to the bank's ability to create additional means of payment, thereby strongly fuelling whats known as asset price inflation, causing for example, the real estate bubble which created ridiculous prices for real estate; and continuing stock market bubbles.

Prof. Nicolaus Tideman, will speak on
                       Dealing with the Concerns for a Possible Collapse of the Dollar.

Prof. Nic Tideman   Prof. Nic Tideman 

  Prof. Tideman received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (where he studied under Milton Friedman and others); taught at Harvard and served as Senior Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors before moving to Virginia Tech in 1973. He has been Professor of Economics there since 1985.  While his research has focused primarily on urban economics, public finance, voting rules and social justice, in 1975 he collaborated with Nobel Laureate James Buchanan in writing on “Gold, Money and the Law.” His topic is Dealing with Concern for the Possible Collapse of the Dollar.

Nic is a senior advisor to the American Monetary Institute. Note - neither the AMI nor Prof. Tideman is predicting or expecting a collapse of the Dollar.

William Bergman discusses:
Market Failure, Public Choice, and the Public Credit
 William Bergman
 William Bergman

William Bergman, economist and formerly an official at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, until he became a whistleblower on improper Federal Reserve practices. This year he will review the basic forms of market failures, outline the perspective of the public choice school of economics on market failure and the role of government, and then discuss two examples of government as a borrower and lender of money in that light.

Robert Poteat speaks on:
     The Case for Monetary Reform

bobpoteat    Robert Poteat
  Robert Poteat is one of America's most knowledgeable, reality based experts on our money system. A long term and meticulous monetary researcher, certainly among the top half dozen in America in awareness of monetary systems, and the leader of AMI's Northwest Chapters. Money has ceased to be a just means of exchange, if it ever was, and has become, or still is, a means of power and control.
       Three hundred seventeen years (Bank of England) of private monetization of government debt as a monetary base has brought the world to an unsustainable level of intellectual corruption,  inequity, injustice, plunder, violence, and pollution.  It is time to reform it.
Bob discusses why the American Monetary Act is needed in order to help resolve the greatest crises we now face. 

Bob is a senior advisor to the American Montary Institute, and a recipient of the AMI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Michele St. Pierre speaks on:
Turning Talk into Action - Presenting the American Monetary Act to
the People and to Congress
 Michelle St. Pierre
 Michelle St. Pierre
  Michele St. Pierre, thoughtful leader of the highly successful Ron Paul movement in north Washington State, will tell us how HR 1207 (the Audit the Fed Bill) gained a majority of Congressional co-sponsors through the efforts of Campaign for Liberty throughout the country. This important talk will discuss:
* The Tea Party movement's significance to monetary reform. They see the debt, but don’t understand how we got there. When you explain the fraudulent monetary system they become enthused about monetary reform.
* Auditing the Fed
what happened and where we go now. Washington State's Democratic and Republican State Conventions both passed resolutions to audit the Fed! Michele will explain how that happened.
* Mobilizing a coalition grassroots army to pass monetary reform legislation. How it's getting done in Washington State and how to cookie cutter that around the country.

* Finding and educating
candidates on monetary reform. Why it's a key campaign issue, which can lead to them winning their elections.
* November elections – who's on our side and how do we reach them. 
* Getting a bill passed when you don't have the majority. The power of the committed, tireless minority.
* How party politics works and how to take over a political party. The party wants you to think that the Leadership runs things, but the truth is that the power lies with the people, if only they would realize it.

* There are no solutions without a political solution.

Ben Dyson discusses  Monetary Reform in Great Britain - Objectives, Methods
and Progress

Ben Dyson
Ben Dyson

A Sad Bank Cat
A Sad Kitty
  Ben Dyson, head of the "Positive Money" reform organization is the lead British monetary reformer, working closely with James Robertson, and Richard Werner, and James Gibb Stuart; specializing in the necessary accounting techniques to achieve monetary reform by allowing banks to make loans without creating money.  In other words, ending fractional reserve banking. Ben will take some time from his full UK reform schedule to come across the "pond" to bring us up to date on the rapid progress and plans of the "Positive Money" campaign which he heads. He will discuss the necessity to shift the terms of debate, presenting the current monetary system as indefensible. He will talk about the importance of the Internet and how to use it to get the message out and coordinate local campaign groups. Ben Dyson's visit has been made possible by the James Gibb Stuart Trust, an educational charity registered in the United Kingdom.
Ben's group, Positive Money, has brought super communication skills to bear on eradicating "fractional reserve banking" - arguably the most serious social disease now afflicting humanity!

Edward Dreby speaks on:
     The Growth Dilemma and the Monetary System

    Ed DrebyEdward Dreby

Economies require growth to provide prosperity. Yet economies are already larger than earth’s commonwealth of life can support, and more growth seems mainly to enrich the very rich.

Those with plenty are urged to acquire still more, and those in debt, to borrow more, while many of the working poor are unable to improve their condition. Why is there an inadequate response to evidence that we are destroying our species’ ecological foundations? How our debt-based monetary system is at the root of these problems, and how the Quakers in Philadelphia intend to respond.

Ed Dreby; former Quaker school teacher and administrator; 15 years educating through the Society of Friends for a just and ecological sustainability; member of the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group, 1997 to 2002; Coordinator of the PA Council of Churches’ Climate Campaign 1999 to 2002. Since 2003, he has led a project on Friends Testimonies and Economics; has written several Quaker Eco-Bulletins on the money system; and published “Seeds of Violence, Seeds of Hope,” a three-volume resource.

Will Abrams of Canada presents the Reforms Instituted
Gerald Gratton McGeer

Will Abrams

     Will Abrams
Will Abrams of Duncan, British Columbia, (Long term monetary scholar), presents the neglected story of Gerald G. McGeer, "father" of the Bank of Canada, who instituted major monetary reforms on the lines of the American Monetary Act. Canada used them successfully for decades, getting out of the Great Depression before the US and Great Britain. The great unrecognized importance of this is that Canada is a big industrial country not a tiny island (Guernsey). Thus the example of workability has far reaching and unignorable consequences for the rest of the world.
Then in the 1970s Hayekian idealogues attacked them theoretically, with negative effect on all Canadians. This is why such economists love to concentrate and wallow in theory, and then ignore the facts. This factual aspect of Will's Talk, presented by video since travel is inadvisable, will show the error in methodology which economics generally makes, and then ignores the ill effect on humanity.

Dick Distelhorst presents by video:
Why Monetary Reform Can't Wait

Richard Distelhorst
Dick Distelhorst
  Dick Distelhorst, our dear friend and long term monetary reformer, passed away in February 2011, in his 90th year. Dick prepared a last video for us explaining exactly how to  proceed in gaining passage of the Act. He was among the most knowledgeable Americans regarding the workings of our monetary system and his presentation last year brought the audience to its feet. This year we'll show that video: "Our nation and its people cannot survive the continuance of the present privately-owned, debt-based monetary system. Either we kill that system now or it will kill our representative democracy. That is the stark choice now facing us. There is no doubt that the solution to our economic and social justice problems is to institute the debt-free monetary system proposed in the American Monetary Act."
The AMI will announce the Distelhorst Award for Excellence in Monetary Reform to be awarded when conditions merit.

  zarlenga  bobpoteat  photo of jamie walton   hudsonProf. Nic TidemanMichelle St. PierreDavid Kelley
A panel including some speakers field more questions on their subjects

Jamie Walton speaks on:

The American Monetary Act - Why all Three Elements are necessary,
and What they will do

photo of jamie walton

Jamie Walton
  Jamie Walton, a very serious money reformer from New Zealand, will describe why all three elements of the American Monetary Act are necessary. Those three elements of this single reform are:
* Incorporation of the Federal Reserve into the U.S. Treasury;
* Changes in lending accounting rules so that banks no longer create any part of the money supply;
* New money needed in a developing society is introduced by  government spending money into circulation on things like infrastructure, starting with the $2.2 trillion our engineers (ASCE) tell us is needed over the next 5 years. Also included will be the "human infrastructure" of education and health care. Jamie is an experienced civil engineer, and an AMI Researcher; he wrote the definitive expose showing why the proposal for states to go into the banking business is a distraction that reforms nothing, at this critical moment when reform is possible (see Ami homepage). 

Greg Coleridge speaks on a crucially important theme too often ignored by "progressives":
Finding Our Place in the Monetary Reform Movement

Greg ColeridgeGreg Coleridge

A movement for monetary reform is in full swing. It consists of diverse strategies, tactics, actors and organizations - some of which complement while others compete with each other. What is our place in that movement? How to maximize our energies? Collaborate where possible? Go it alone when needed? And how do we best connect our effort to democratize the US monetary system with other movements to democratize other elements of our economy and society?
  Greg is Director of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee (Quakers). He is on the National Steering Committee of the Move to Amend / Campaign to Legalize Democracy Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy (POCLAD) national collective.

Jules Brouillet examines Strategy for the Monetary Reform Movement

Jules BrouilletJules Brouillet

In addition to assisting in AMI research and operations, in 2011 Jules Brouillet worked with the AMI Chicago Chapter,, and US Uncut, and other local groups to effect monetary reform.  He has written on financial market crises, penitentiary privatization, public health policy, and grassroots organizing.  Jules will speak on AMI’s 2010 and 2011 successes. How did they happen and how can we replicate them?

We at AMI have the economic know-how and the legal expertise to define money, account for the mishandling of the money power throughout history, counter Trojan Horse monetary reform proposals, and guide a real monetary reform bill into the Congress- we need only train our political muscle to make reform into reality!  How can a non-partisan movement force corrupt, partisan officials in Washington to approve real reforms? Why and how Fractional Reserve banking must be made  illegal, How every one of us can use our unique skills and strengths to grow monetary reform? How can we grow this into a real, national movement that cannot be ignored by a press whose primary responsibility is to preserve the status quo?  How can we activate millions of adult Americans with imaginations destroyed, childhoods prolonged, and communities splintered by our education system? 

Prof. Michael Hudson speaks on:
The European Crises: Debts That Can't be Paid, Won't be Paid!

Prof. Michael Hudson
  Author, Super Imperialism and Global Fracture; editor, Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East; economic commentator for National Public Radio; distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Chief Economic Advisor to the 2008 Kucinich for President campaign. Dr. Hudson was the first to publicly identify the mechanism of "Dollar Imperialism" through the U.S. balance of payments deficits. Always sharp and on target, just before the conference Prof. Hudson will have returned from a trip to Russia and his talk will focus on the coming momentous and timely monetary developments in Europe.

  Dr. Norman Ehrentreich,
Quantitative Investment Analyst, speaks on
The Future of Our Pensions- Why are the Disappearing?

Norman Ehrentreich  
  Dr. Norman 

Dr. Norman Ehrentreich, born in East Germany, served as a quantitative investment analyst in the fixed income departments of Investments houses; responsible for forecasting the interest rate decisions of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee.
Bad “public” governance structures and a misapplication of economic and financial theories by consultants fostered a gambling mentality among all parties at the bargaining table. Sound investment advice has been systematically ignored. He will talk about his experience with pension reform on the national as well on the state level and will describe how public pensions are trying to pick the advantages of two mutually exclusive pension systems while avoiding their disadvantages.

Dr. Cay Hehner, Director Henry George School of Social Science, NY.
                     How Henry George Scholars view the Crash - Causes and Solutions.

           Cay Hehner Photo
      Cay Hehner
Dr. Cay Hehner, holds a Masters degree in Economics and Phd in Social Science and Languages (Magna Cum Laude) on the Ideological Origin of the Holocaust and the Intellectual Resistance, Free University, Berlin. He has taught languages and economics in Berlin, Milan, Rome and New York, and has done extensive work as a Television writer/producer including with The Discovery Channel.
He summarizes the Georgist viewpoint ragarding how land speculation is an ongoing cause of monetary collapse
& of global economic & ecological calamity.

Dr. Edward Chambers, President of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) discusses:
Organizing for Power, Action and Justice

Awaiting photo of Dr. Ed Chambers
Dr. Edward

  Ed Chambers is a philosopher, political organizer, and author of "Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action and Justice", the advanced source book for achieving progressive goals. Dr. Chambers trained Barack Obama in street organizing when he moved from the Harvard Law Review to Chicago's South Side; and in the difference between what is, and what should be! Ed discusses principles of organization that can apply to monetary reform. The IAF, founded by the late Saul Alinsky, has an exceptionally strong record in getting movements started and into self financing positions of strength.

Christoph von Freydorf  discusses
                              The Potential For Monetary Reforms in the European Union

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of Christoph von

"Beginning with a short introduction to the European Central Bank and the Maastricht Treaty / Stability and Growth Pact, I will outline the European fractional reserve system. After addressing the current national debt crisis (Greece, etc.) in the EU, the potential for a monetary reform will be discussed."
Since 2010, Christoph Freydorf is research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Chair of Financial Sciences and Fiscal Sociology at the University of Erfurt, Germany. His research project focuses on mapping the interdependencies and trade-offs between several functions of monetary systems in order to outline the potential for and general limitations of regulation. Besides his personal research, he is giving seminars on the history of economic thought, heterodox economics and complementary currencies.

         Michelle St. PierreCarol BrouilletBen DysonGeraldine PerryJoe Bongiovanni & Pete YoungJoe Bongiovanni and Peter YoungMark PashWarren CHamberlain
A political action panel field questions on their non partisan methods

Steven Walsh discusses how
  Spartan Money Demonstrates Money Need Not Be Precious Material

Steven Walsh
Steven Walsh, leading Chicago educator and expert authority on New England Colonial moneys, at recent conferences described how banks create money out of thin air. This subject has been complicated by counterintuitive bank accounting terminology (it could be called "logomachy") and by completely unjust mechanisms, counter to the public good. Presenting it to an audience is usually like leading them into a pit of quicksand. This year Steven discusses how the Spartan money system shows that money need not be of precious metal.

Mark Pash speaks on:
Progressive Economic Principles as Guidelines for Macroeconomic Decision Making

Mark Pash   Mark Pash
"Progressive Economics answers the failures of both socialism and laissez-faire, libertarian economics," writes Mark Pash, who will highlight those key principles. He is a Certified Financial Planner with a Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration, from UCLA and USC respectively, and who served as an officer in the US Army Quartermaster Corp. For 40 years he has helped clients in all areas of financial planning, founding several financial organizations. He is Managing Director of NPB Financial Group LLC and has served as an officer of various industry associations. His unique background brings a grounded understanding of the practical and theoretical. Long involved in politics, Mark has been active in politics and was once a Congressional candidate.  He has politically advocated monetary reform for almost twenty years.

Stephen Zarlenga, Director of the American Monetary Institute, spoke last year on how
"Economics Has Become a Clandestine Religion, Not a Science."

This year he focuses on The Chicago Plan - precursor to the American Monetary Act

Stephen Zarlenga  Stephen
  Last year:The world economy is wrecked by false monetary, banking and economic theories, yet major media continues to evaluate economists' proposals as though they know what they're doing. The farce continues partly because it would be very scary to admit how mismanaged the nation's economy really is! We examined how it happenned - and how Ayn Rand and her disciple Alan Greenspan managed to bring down the world economy, with merely a bunch of words - with logomachy!

This year: Learning from the 1934 "Chicago Plan;" similarities to the American Montary Act; How they promoted it; and Avoiding mistakes they made in not getting it passed into law.

AMI Panel discussion on Proposed Legislation
American Monetary Act: Outline of the three main, uncompromisable elements of the act -
the minimum actions necessary to place time on the side of justice and humanity.

panelbobpoteatSteven Walshphoto of jamie waltonBen DysonMichelle St. PierreJoe Bongiovanni & Pete Young
Stephen Zarlenga, Robert Poteat, Steven Walsh, Jamie Walton and others will discuss The American Monetary Act and how to advance it.

An important discussion focuses on organizing AMI Chapters around the country.

Here is the full program schedule still
taking shape:

Thursday 29th September PM:
Introductions of what the AMI is, What we are doing and Why

1:00 PM Stephen Zarlenga opens the Conference with:
        AMI's Purpose, Objectives and Methodology

1:45 Robert Poteat on
        The Case for Monetary Reform

2:30  To be announced

3:15 Dick Distelhorst (by video presented by Glenn Fritz) on
        Why Monetary Reform Can't Wait

4:00 Jules Brouillet on
        The Green Party's Monetary Reform Plank and

    Strategy for the Monetary Reform Movement

4:30 Panel with Poteat, Walsh, Walton, Zarlenga and Brouillet

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Get Acquainted Reception
Juices, fruits & veggies, rolls & crackers, cold cuts, cheeses and some tasty salads. Special University Center Punch - Don't ask!! A few acknowledgement comments, perhaps some entertainment! Dress: your choice from informal to fancy.

Friday 30th September AM:
Defining and understanding our Money and Banking System
9:00 AM Greg Coleridge on
    Finding Our Place in the Monetary Reform Movement

9:45 Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi presents
    An Economic Modelling of the American Monetary Act

10:45 William Bergman discusses:
Market Failure, Public Choice, and the Public Credit

11:30  Will Abrams presents by Video on
    Does Canada Need Monetary Reform?

12 noon - break for lunch

Friday PM:
Getting Results with Non-Partisan Political Action
1:00 PM Michele St. Pierre on
    Turning Talk into Political Action

1:45  Ed Dreby on
     The Growth Dilemma and the Monetary System

2:30   Dr. Norman Ehrentreich on
    The Cause and Cure of  Monetary Collapse

3:00 Coffee Break

3:15 Mark Pash on
    Progressive Guidelines for Monetary Reform

3:45  Joe Bongiovanni on
     How and Why to Blog Intelligently

  Then Joe moderates himself, Ben Dyson, and Glen Fritz, starting with descriptions by each, of their successful activities.

Ben DysonMichelle St. PierreJoe BongiovanniCarol Brouillet

4:30 Michele St. Pierre, Mark Pash, Carol Brouillet, Geraldine Perry and Warren Chamberlain join in the panel, each describing their successes.

5:00 Steven Walsh on
    Spartan Money Demonstrates Money Need Not Be Precious Material.

5:45  Christoph von Freydorf  on
      The Potential For Monetary Reforms in the European Union

6:30 Break to go out for Dinner

Saturday 1st October AM:
International Monetary Developments

9:00 AM Ben Dyson on
    Developments in British Monetary Reform

10:00 Michael Hudson on
   Debts That Can't Be Paid, Wont Be Paid!

11:00 Michael Clark speaks on
    International Monetary Fund Developments

12 noon - break for lunch

Saturday PM:

1:15 Prof. Joseph Huber on"Post-Crisis Measures and Monetary Reform"

2:15  Jamie Walton on The American Monetary Act

3:15 Coffee Break

3:30 Prof. Nicolaus Tideman on  Concerns for a Possible $ Collapse

4:15 Cay Hehner on How the Georgists view the Crash

5:00   International Panel including Prof. Kaoru Yamaguchi, and
Joseph             Huber; Michael Hudson; Michael Clark; Ed Stuart; Robert Poteat;         Von Freydorf; Jamie Walton; , moderated by S. Zarlenga.
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7:00 PM Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
featuring Special Guest Speaker

Sunday 2nd October AM:
9:00 AM Open Session and Critiques by participants
Other "Reform" Ideas.

9:45  AMI Chapters: How - Why - Where - What
Materials: Books, CDs, Brochures Can Help
(Zarlenga, Poteat, Walton, Dyson, Walsh, Brouillet,Fritz)

10:30 Edward Chambers, President of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)
on Organizing for Power, Action and Justice

11:00 AM Stephen Zarlenga Closes the Conference

A brief summary, outlining some objectives until the next conference, September 27-30, 2012
Hotel Checkouts possible

Sunday 2nd October PM:

12:00 PM  Participants take readily available taxis for the 3 mile trip to North Avenue Beach
where our beach barbecue party is already set up and cooking, 250 yards South of the Beach House, under the trees in the grassy area. Shade and chairs available. This event is somewhat weather dependent, however there is a covered area at the
Beach House if it rains. The one mile swim
challenge may be limited to expert swimmers, as the Park District sometimes removes many of the
exit ladders early, normally 40 yards apart. They may be one quarter mile apart!

1:00 PM Beach Party Barbecue is underway at the North Avenue Beach, 200 yards south of the beachhouse in the tree and grass arrea.
Swim/Walk Challenges , horseshoes; badminton; volleyball.

Registration form below.

Registration $395.
1 PM - 5 PM  Beach Barbecue Party

(Assuming that Lake Michigan and the weather co-operate!)

Oak Street Beach North Ledge
The North Ledge of Chicago's world renowned Oak Street Beach
Stephen Zarlenga's summertime office is located under an umbrella just beneath
the bottom middle of the photo. This is where we keep our sanity and stay in shape -
physically and spiritually! It's exactly one mile to the sand and back, with ladders
every 40 yards. We'll have hot dogs, sausages, and a vegetarian alternative; volleyball;
badminton and horseshoes. A one mile swim challenge (if Lake Michigan co-operates)
and an alternate one mile walk. A Magnificent Mile Swim T-Shirt goes to each serious
swimmer, and maybe some walkers! We'll have the swim, as long as wind and wave
conditions permit. Swimmers should bring good goggles, a bathing cap really helps keep
you warm, ear plugs and a nose plug.

Reed in Waves Reed arriving at beach zarlenga arrives at beach Swimmers!
R.Simpson in waves and 1/2 mile later arriving at Oak St. Beach. Zarlenga arrives at beach.        2006 swimmers S. Zarlenga, R. Simpson, S.Walsh and G. Rinecker.                
Ben Gisin & Micheal Hudson Waves were at max  elizabeth, Alistair and Stephen
Ben Gisin and Mike Hudson                  Waves were near maximum                                  Elizabeth, Stephen and Alistair                                                                          for the swim challenge to go forward.   


Congressman Dennis Kucinich and         Dr. Lucienne DeWulf,             Parachutist at                      Congressman Kucinich &
            wife  Elizabeth                                 AMI Co-founder                Oak St. Beach                        unidentified Red Head

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