sending out the flyers in July. Jeff is downsizing them a bit, so they can be
folded, then mailed.
read her letter, so we could approve it for the Journal.
a letter from Tom Pajak. He suggested that we approach the Palmer Town Council,
as he did, about the Casino Impact Study that was done by a Palmer committee.
He suggested to them, that they should use it as an outline to establish an agreement
with Mohegan Sun, monetarily, and otherwise.
Iris suggested that most of us meet at the next Town Council meeting, and ask
them more about using this study.
having our meeting posted in the Journal Register, a few weeks in advance.
contacting any groups or people that we know are interested in ousting the casinos,
in regards to the Repeal The Deal petition. They need some contributions so they
can pay the lawyer to get the ball rolling.
send some contributions to Colleen, so we can afford to mail out the flyers. She
has moved to Westfield, but mail is forwarded to her. For now, send contributions
Park St., follow Route 20 to School St. Turn
onto School St. Turn left
into the gate in the chain link fence Bear
right around the building & park in front of the building Enter
by the front door Go left
and go up the staircase The
meeting room is on the left at the top of the stairs
a copy of the DVD, send a $5.00 check made out to QVAC to QVAC c/o Shepherd 4
Carpenter Rd. Monson, MA 01057
Please be sure to include
your snailmail address Put the word Donation on the memo line of the check
signs are still available Call 413-267-5210 to arrange pickup
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a grassroots anti-casino organization welcoming any interested person. We are
opposed to casino gambling in Massachusetts and specifically opposed to a casino
in Palmer, MA. Our intention is to expose the rotten core in this alleged golden
apple and our goal is to protect our homes, our families, our serenity and our
way of life here in rural western Massachusetts. We invite everyone to attend
opposition to the potential siting of a class III casino in Palmer has been voiced
by residents and business owners in the abutting region. Palmer is a town situated
west of Worcester and east of Springfield with access from the Mass turnpike,
Rt 90. Palmer has approximately 12,600 residents and is surrounded by small towns
including Monson, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Ware, Belchertown, Warren, Brimfield, Holland,
Wales and Sturbridge.
former Palmer Town Manager conducted meetings with developers from Northeast Realty
to discuss siting a casino there. The developers signed an exclusive agreement
with the Mohegan Sun casino to create a class III casino should expanded gambling
become legal in the Commonwealth. The proposed casino would be a commercial casino
not a Native American casino and no issues of Sovereignty or IGRA (Indian Gaming
Regulatory Act) are applicable.
The Monson Board of Selectmen prior to the release of the Governor's endorsement
for expanded gambling, voted unanimously to form a regional impact committee consisting
of Selectmen and town managers/administrators from the 11 communities within the
30 mile radius of the proposed site. Stating that they would, "demand to have
a place at the (decision making) table."
The State Senate and House of Representatives sent a joint bill to Govenor Patrick
in September 2011 which he signed. The Attorney General 's opinion is that the
way the bill is writte, a referendum petition cannot be circulated. Casinos are
now legal in Massachusetts.
treasury needs to be built up. In addition to our lawn signs and T-shirts, we
want to be able to donate to political candidates as we are a Political Action
Committe with the legal right to endorse candidates and contribute to their campaigns.
We are accepting donations. Make checks
out to QVAC with the word "donation" on the memo line. Mail them to
QVAC, c/o Colleen Cekovsky, Treasurer, 211 Bumstead Road, Monson, MA 01057
you would like more information, email us at QVAC
We want to thank the folks
in Middleboro for their generosity in allowing us to use this link on their website
for their assistance in maintaining this page.