1998-09-07 ExComm Minutes
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by Luke Setzer

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).

  1. Officer Reports:
    1. 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.
    2. Vice-Chair: No report (absent).
    3. Treasurer: No report (absent).
    4. Secretary: Luke Setzer reported that he is continuing to add necessary LPB papers to the web site for easy referral.
  2. Committee Reports:
    1. Membership: Ross reported that he has updated the database to incorporate the latest information gathered from members and potential members.
    2. Public Relations: No report (absent).
    3. Web Site: Ross reported that the web site continues to improve in both content and appearance.
  3. Monthly LPB Meeting
    1. 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.
    2. Determine Projects for September Meeting: The primary focus of the September meeting will be on the widespread promotion of Revision 11 in October.
  4. Projects and Activities
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. New Projects: No report.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
  5. 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.


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