1999-01 Newsletter

General Membership Activities
December 1998

Cannabis Freedom Festival (CFF) Operation Politically Homeless Booth
The annual CFF was held again at Wickham Park next to Brevard Community College in Melbourne November 21-22.  As usual, attendees learned about the history of hemp, a highly useful plant with a long history of positive benefits to people around the world.  They enjoyed some fine music and good food as well.  The Libertarian Party of Brevard (LPB) held an Operation Politically Homeless (OPH) booth there again this year.   As with last year's results, a large percentage of those tested scored in the "Libertarian" quadrant of the "World's Smallest Political Quiz".   All told, the LPB managed to get 56 names of persons interested in learning more about the Libertarian Party.  Our Chair, Lee McLamb, also offered a 15-minute speech detailing the Libertarian Party's unique stand against the War on Drugs and favoring the right of individuals to be masters of their own bodies.

Radio Appearances
"The Naked Truth" has moved its show to a competing radio station after the final eruption from their old station manager condemning them for even questioning the "War on Drugs".  Catch them every Tuesday 10AM-Noon on radio station WINZ 740AM.

Monthly Socials
The monthly social at Lee McLamb's house on December 5 went well.  Several new faces appeared and seemed impressed with the Libertarian message.

Libertarian Party of Brevard T-Shirts
Vice Chair David Hobbs is placing an order for some T-shirts featuring our "Rocket Liberty" symbol and party name.  Call him at 452-6902 for details and ordering information.  The more advance orders we get, the cheaper they will be!

Letters to the Editor
Congratulations to Richard Hall!  He once again has managed to get several "Letters to the Editor" published in the Florida Today newspaper promoting a Libertarian view of issues ranging from allegedly "too many banks" to the privatization of Social Security.

Calendar of Events
January-February 1999

Jan. 4 and 18 6:00 PM
Semi-Monthly ExComm Meeting
Lee McLamb has made reservations for the LPB ExComm at the Central Brevard Library, Cocoa.

Jan. 16-17
Success '99 Training Seminar in Orlando
A Saturday and Sunday training seminar for Florida's Libertarian activists and all those who will choose to rebuild a free America.  Register today!  Learn proven integrated techniques of campaigning and party building using the "6Ms": Message, Messenger, Media, Manpower, Money, Management; Building a Foundation for Libertarian Victory.  This seminar is a part of a nationwide program of the Libertarian National Committee, with sessions given by experienced leaders of the Libertarian Party.  Silver Package $79 (Two Day Workshops and Luncheon) or Gold Package $110 (Two Day Workshops Luncheon and Liberty Banquet).
Libertarian Party of Florida 800-478-0555

Jan. 23 Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM
Space Coast Objectivism Promoters and Explorers (SCOPE) Meeting
Our Secretary, Luke Setzer, has formed a study group for local persons interesting in learning and applying the ideas of Ayn Rand to successful living.  Check it out at his house at 2819 Dunhill Drive, Cocoa.  Bring a rational mind, a working familiarity with Ayn Rand's philosophy, and your choice of munchies and beverages.
Luke Setzer  639-9062

Jan. 23
Newsletter/Calendar Deadline
Call our Secretary, Luke Setzer, if you have something you want printed in the LPB newsletter or calendar for February.
Luke Setzer  639-9062

Jan. 30 Saturday 6:00 PM
Monthly Social
This month, we will conduct our meeting at the home of Ross Nordeen, 305 Quail Drive, Merritt Island. Bring a covered dish and your choice of beverage to complement his Mexican food theme. Come and enjoy the company of local Libertarians who largely share your political views.  As we have done in previous socials, we will have a tough topics session in which we spend 15 minutes per topic (two topics maximum) offering Libertarian solutions to commonly suggested problems.
Ross Nordeen 453-7998

Feb. 25 Thursday 7:00 PM
Quarterly Platform Presentation
Beginning in 1999, the LPB will conduct one presentation per quarter on several planks of the Libertarian Platform.  These quarterly offerings will be held in lieu of the more casual socials for those months.  This first presentation will take place at Choo Choo's B-B-Q and Lounge, 1341 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa.  If you or your friends have some serious questions regarding the application of Libertarian principles, this forum provides the ideal opportunity for answers. Note: If you wish to eat dinner, please arrive no later than 6:00 PM to be seated and to order your meal.  No orders other than for drinks will be taken after the speakers begin their presentations at 7:00 PM.
Choo Choo's B-B-Q and Lounge 636-6160



Libertarian Party of Brevard County
1280 Sarno Road, #115
Melbourne FL 32935
(407) 255-2105

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