The LPB Executive Committee (ExComm) met at the home of our Secretary, Luke Setzer, at
2819 Dunhill Drive in Cocoa on September 7, 1998 (Labor Day). The meeting commenced at
7:00 PM. Members present were Lee McLamb (Chair), Luke Setzer (Secretary), and Ross
Nordeen (Chair of both the Web Site and Membership Committees).
- Officer Reports:
- Chair: Lee McLamb reported that he has submitted the necessary bond papers to
the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) in compliance with Florida statutes. He provided
the Secretary, Luke Setzer, with copies of those documents for filing.
- Vice-Chair: No report (absent).
- Treasurer: No report (absent).
- Secretary: Luke Setzer reported that he is continuing to add necessary LPB
papers to the web site for easy referral.
- Committee Reports:
- Membership: Ross reported that he has updated the database to incorporate the
latest information gathered from members and potential members.
- Public Relations: No report (absent).
- Web Site: Ross reported that the web site continues to improve in both content
- Monthly LPB Meeting
- Review August Meeting: The August 29 social at David Hobbs' house appeared
quite successful. A special treat that evening was an open forum in which members were
invited to share their personal views of "What It Means To Be a Libertarian".
One post-meeting note that David made via e-mail to the ExComm was that some folks need to
practice tolerance with respect to the religious beliefs of others. The ExComm generally
agreed that circulating among the general membership at socials could provide a
"voice of tolerance" should the need arise.
- Determine Projects for September Meeting: The primary focus of the September
meeting will be on the widespread promotion of Revision 11 in October.
- Projects and Activities
- OPH Booth: The booth conducted at Brevard Community College (BCC) in Cocoa on
the first day of class (August 24) produced disappointing results. Most students seemed
focused on getting to class or stopping to ask us for directions rather than expanding
their political horizons. Nonetheless, we did manage to get the names and addresses of
four students interested in learning more about the LPB.
- Revision 11: Extensive time was spent discussing how best to promote Revision
11 (Ease Ballot Access) to the general public. Lee McLamb contended that those who are
ignorant of a proposed revision will likely vote against it. We also speculated about what
"counter-attacks" the Democrats and Republicans might make against Revision 11
to assure its defeat and thus allow them to retain their unfair control of the election
process. We finally decided that the intelligent use of campaign posters, bumper stickers,
and radio and print ads would best help us to deliver the "Yes on Revision 11"
message. Ross Nordeen will check on local laws governing the placement of campaign signs,
while Lee McLamb will investigate the costs of radio and print advertising. Luke Setzer
will write a project plan to bring Revision 11
campaigning into a reality. Luke will also write a pro-Revision 11 article for the online
magazine Brevard Guide, where he
contributes a regular column.
- Adopt-A-Road: The ExComm has agreed not to arrange any trash pick-ups
along the LPB's assigned strip of road until the Florida Department of Transportation
erects the LPB's signs.
- New Projects: No report.
- Annual Budget: In the absence of the Treasurer, the remaining ExComm members
discussed briefly some ideas on future income-generating methods for the LPB as well as
what future expenses to expect.
- LPB Sign Painting: The LPB sign has been moved to the garage of Ross Nordeen,
who has graciously volunteered to shelter the sign. At the next full meeting of the
ExComm, a firm decision will be made about when to paint the interior of the sign.
- Open Discussion: The ExComm reviewed themes available in Microsoft FrontPage 98
and selected the "Blends" theme for the LPB web site. Luke Setzer will spend
some time revamping the web site with the new theme.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM.