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Norm's Notes for June 2019

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Hello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Publisher and Tribal Leader since 1993 checking in with our 306th monthly edition of Club Insider! Yahoo!

Is America a great country, or what? It was great to see PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, and his wife, MELANIA, in England dining at a posh State Dinner with England's Queen ELIZABEH II. Also, radio reports today say that President Trump's D Day speech was phenomenal, and some British journalists are even describing his D Day speech as "one of the best speeches ever given by a President of the United States." I didn't hear his D Day speech yet, but I hope to hear it at some point. That being said, never forget the Greatest Generation.

I'm sad today for a couple of reasons, and one is because I must report to you the loss of two of our industry's most prominent participants: WARREN WERTHEIMER and BOB FITZGERALD. Please see Pages #3 and #6 for their obituaries.

■I'm also sad today because, as I write this, it is "D Day" - June 6th, 2019, which marks the 75th Anniversary of that hugely important day in American history: June 6th, 1944. Folks in my generation, which is known as the "Baby Boomer Generation" who were born from 1946 to 1964 know about it because our parents lived it, and they told us about it. They, and the history books, told us about when, on June 6, 1944, "the Allied Invasion" as it was called, included 156,000 troops with 73,000 Americans and the rest from Canada, England and other countries, and invaded the coast of Normandy, France. Wave after wave of troops landed there to banish the German Army from that country, which they had occupied for years. D Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It involved 11,590 planes and 7,000 ships! And sadly, there were 4,414 verified deaths of Allied Troops, including the deaths of 2,499 American Troops! Extremely sadly, and amazingly, the first wave of the Allied Troops lost 92% and the second wave lost 88%! This huge operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later Europe) from Nazi control, and it laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front. If you're not familiar with D Day, you may find the history of it interesting. Google "D Day," and you can then make the history of D Day part of your increased knowledge of American history. Again, let us never forget the Great Generation.

The 2019 Club Industry Show is coming up fast! So, be sure to grab your calendar and mark October 9 - 11th. And, while you are there, be sure to make plans to attend the Club Industry Trade Show scheduled for Thursday, October 10th from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday, October 11th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Check out for more information. And, Stay Tuned!

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