Written by Greg Ellifritz
I’m happy to announce that I will be teaching at the upcoming Paul-E-Palooza 2 training event in August! This premiere training seminar will be held in August to benefit the children of our late friend Paul Gomez. The first event raised over $40,000 for Paul’s children. Some of the best instructors in the business are donating their time to the cause. It will be an excellent value for your training dollars and a great way to celebrate Paul’s life with some like-minded friends.
All the class details are below. I hope to see some of you there!
A Memorial Training Conference To Benefit the Children of Our Great Friend Paul E. Gomez
Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, 2014
8:00am to 5:15pm daily
Raven Concealment Systems Range
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Raven Concealment Systems
Combat Focus Shooting
Triple Aught Design
Faculty of Trainers
Honoring Paul’s memory and status in the community, an extraordinary cast of instructors will be donating training time to the cause, including:
Craig Douglas (“Southnarc”)- totalprotectioninteractive.com and Shivworks [Tentative]
Rob Pincus- Combat Focus Shooting, Personal Defense Network
Cecil Burch- Immediate Action Combatives
Dr. Keith Brown- Univ. of Nebraska School of Medicine, All-Around Death Merchant
Dr. Sherman House- The People’s Dentist and Medical Director of Paul-E-Palooza
Greg Ellifritz- Active Response Training
Paul Sharp- Sharp Defense
Larry Lindenmann- Shivworks
Chris Fry- Modern Defensive Training Systems
Spencer Keepers- Keepers Concealment
Michael Goerlich- Raven Concealment Systems
Claude Werner- Firearms Safety Training LLC
John Hearne- Rangemaster and DVC Targets
Ian Wendt- Special Circumstances
William Aprill- Aprill Risk Consulting and Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza
Caleb Causey- Lone Star Medical
Morgan Atwood- BFE Labs
Ryan Mayfield- Kodiak Security Solutions
Chuck Haggard- Emperor of the Known Universe and Lieutenant, Topeka, KS, Police Department
In order to maximize learning potential with this unique gathering of talent, 2 and 4-hour blocks of instruction will be conducted from 8:00am to 5:15pm daily on 4 simultaneous tracks:
A detailed program schedule will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the dates of the conference. Attendance at all courses is “first-come-first served”, and instructors reserve the
right to limit class size in the interest of safety and comfort.
Registration fee for the conference is $250, with the proceeds going to the Children’s Trust, dedicated to the support and education of Paul’s beloved children. Registration is limited based on the size of the facility and demand is high, so please do not delay in signing up.
To register, send a check for $250US payable to Paul Gomez Children’s Trust to:
5721 Magazine St., Unit 180
New Orleans, LA 70115
Please include your full name, mailing address, and email address with your payment. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a confirmatory email. Many have inquired about making donations to the Children’s Trust even though they are unable to attend the ‘Palooza. We appreciate this generosity immensely and encourage you to follow the above directions to donate any amount large or small.
Paul-E-Palooza 2: Electric Boogaloo will be held in Garrettsville, OH, at a private range under the administration of Raven Concealment Systems. Exact address and directions will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the conference date. Travel Information Garrettsville, OH, is approximately 50 miles southeast of Cleveland. Multiple connecting flights are available daily into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Akron Canton Airport(CAK), each roughly 50 miles from the training site.
Please note; We strongly encourage attendees to carpool, ride-share, and be creative There is the possibility of some form of shuttle service between CLE and the training site, and any developments in that area will be distributed to registered attendees as early as possible.
There are several hotels within driving distance of the training site, including:
Holiday Inn Express Lordstown-Newton Falls/Warren
4185 State Route 5
Newton Falls, OH 44444
4100 Ohio 5
Newton Falls, OH 44444
4248 Ohio 5
Newton Falls, OH 44444
136 North Park Avenue
Warren, OH 44481
Fairfield Inn Warren Niles
1860 Niles Cortland Road Southeast
Warren, OH 44484
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Youngstown N (Warren/Niles)
135 Highland Terrace Boulevard
Warren, OH 44484
In addition, campsites are available on the Conference site, for both RV (with utility hookups) and tents (with shower and restroom facilities) for reservation per night. Please mention camping interest, if any, in a note with your registration and you will be magically referred to personnel appropriate to that discussion. Not us, though…we like our outdoors just fine when equipped with walls and ceilings.
Finally, for the truly discerning among you, desirous of the true full-Gomez experience, we will provide the number to the sleaziest local skank-pit of a dive-motel-from-hell upon request…just don’t say you weren’t warned.
The Conference will be conducted at an outdoor facility in August. Please prepare accordingly. Plenty of water will be provided for hydration safety, lunch will be available for purchase onsite both days, and attendees are welcome to bring any food and drink they desire. The facility features electric power, potable water, and restrooms, though it is best described as “Spartan chic”, if not Spartan chick…
Auction, Bonfire, and Celebration of Paul’s Life
On Saturday evening following the last class block, an auction of various highly desirable goodies for the discerning tacticophile will be conducted; proceeds to enrich the Children’s Trust. Bring yo’ wallet, friends ’n’ neighbors because the gettin’ has been good
Following the auction swine volunteers will be roasted by the Range Gnome crew, many adult beverages will be slaughtered before a raging bonfire and ribald tales of Paul told….some of them true
BYOB and LYDG, of course.
—If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact us by email to discuss. Preference given to items likely to fetch the highest bids preferred, of course, but all generous thoughts are appreciated.
—Check for yourself, of course, but it is believed that Ohio honors concealed carry permits from WA, ID, WY, UT, AZ, NM, AK, ND, NE, KS, OK, MO, AR, LA, MI, KY, TN, WV, VA, NC, SC, FL, AND DE.
—Recruiting is underway for 2 cohorts of minions:
1. Team Medics, trained and qualified EMT-types to serve under the direction of Dr. House in managing the health and safety needs of attendees, and
2. Range Gnomes willing to perform any other damn sort of stuff that needs doin’, under the direction of Boss Gnome Paul Carlson, of Safety Solutions Academy (we had to give him the job, he already had the weird beard-thing working…what were we s’posed to do?)
Likely rewards for both positions include sweat, toil, scant regard, and perhaps a t-shirt.
Please indicate interest in the form of an email, listing qualifications and defects of character.