Executive Committee (ExComm) Activities
The ExComm met on Monday, July 6, 1998 at 7:00 PM at Bagel World, 1301
South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach. The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM.
Members present were Lee McLamb (Chair), David Hobbs (Vice Chair), John Cornett
(Treasurer), Luke Setzer (Secretary), and Ross Nordeen (Membership Committee Chair).
1. Officer Reports:
Chair: Lee reported briefly on the parade, its successes, and lessons learned. He
also mentioned that he would like to see the LPB focus on Proposition 11 (Ballot Access)
and membership drives between now and the 1998 elections. He stated that he will notify
the relevant authorities and bureaucrats of the changes in the ExComm officers.
Vice-Chair: No report.
Treasurer: John moved that all parade expenses be reimbursed by the LPB upon
presentation of valid receipts. Ross seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Secretary: Luke received the LPB secretarial notebook from the previous secretary,
2. Committee Reports:
Membership: Ross Nordeen reported that only one person on the entire list of
registered Libertarians who received notice of the June LPB social actually appeared at
that social. He questioned the value of continuing to deliver notices to those who are
simply registered Libertarian. After some discussion, it was decided to pursue this
strategy until all registered Libertarians in Brevard County had been contacted at least
once. At that point, the database would be purged of all inactive Libertarians.
Public Relations: A lively debate erupted for a few minutes over the status of this
currently inactive committee. Points included whether this committee served any useful
purpose at this time in the LPB. No resolutions were reached, so the topic was shelved.
Web Site: Lee McLamb transferred chair responsibilities for this committee to Ross
Nordeen to allow himself more time to focus on his new duties as LPB chair.
3. Monthly LPB Meeting
Review of June Meeting: A total of thirty (30) persons appeared at the June 27
social at John Cornett's home in Melbourne. Credit for the larger-than-usual turnout was
given to the phone tree approach and the importance of the concurrent annual business
meeting and LPB officer elections.
Plans for July Meeting: Wayne Harley has volunteered his home for the July 25 LPB
social. John Cornett will contact Wayne for information on start time and directions.
Projects Completed: The rapidly executed parade project was completed successfully.
Projects in Progress and Persons Assigned: Luke reported that the Adopt-A-Road
project was nearing completion. He solicited volunteers from the ExComm to participate in
the necessary safety training. Ross and Lee volunteered. Luke made arrangements to contact
them with information about exact time and location for training.
- Speakers: John will begin contacting candidates for local office to attend our
monthly socials. The caveat for their opportunity to speak to us for a few minutes will be
a requirement that they take the "World's Smallest Political Quiz". This will
afford candidates the opportunity to learn more about libertarianism and will let local
Libertarians know where these candidates fall on the political spectrum.
- Future 1998 Events: David will begin arranging OPH booths and other events
through the end of 1998 to give the LPB a head start on gathering volunteers and
- July Newsletter: Luke will author this month's newsletter in a new format to
attempt to deliver more information at less cost. Ross will still generate the needed
- Coalition for Constitutional Property Rights: Lee will contact this local group
to search for opportunities for synergy between their group and LPB.
5. Lessons Learned from Melbourne Independence Day Parade: Though the parade was
considered a success at getting the LPB message out to people, the actual number of
attendants at that parade was disappointing. It was decided to pursue participation in a
Satellite Beach parade this fall that would have a much larger anticipated audience.
6. Operation Politically Homeless (OPH) and Other July Activities: David Hobbs
stated that attempting to pursue an OPH booth in July in light of all other activities
would yield disappointing results. He does intend to contact Market Pro about setting up
an OPH booth in late August at their next computer show in Melbourne Auditorium.
Calendar of Events
3rd Monday 6:00 PM
Monthly ExComm Meeting
This month the ExComm will complete the painting of the interior of the LPB parade
float sign at the home of John and Ann Cornett. They will follow this with their regular
John and Ann Cornett 255-2064
Call our Secretary, Luke Setzer, if you have something you want printed in the LPB
newsletter or calendar for September.
Luke Setzer 639-9062
17th-21st Mon-Fri 8 AM-5 PM
Operation Politically Homeless (OPH) Booth
Let's see how many Brevard Community College (BCC) students fall into the Libertarian
quadrant of the "World's Smallest Political Quiz"! Call David Hobbs to volunteer
at this very important tool of "Operation Everywhere" at Brevard
Community College, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa. The more volunteers we have, the more
hours we can operate this booth, and the more students we can reach!
David Hobbs 452-6902
29th Saturday 6:00 PM
Vice Chair David Hobbs has volunteered to host this month's social at his home at 1525
Glen Haven Avenue, Merritt Island. Bring a covered dish and beverage to complement his
main course of deep fried turkey and enjoy the company of local Libertarians
who largely share your political views.
David Hobbs 452-6902