1998-11-04 ExComm Minutes
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by Luke Setzer

The LPB Executive Committee (ExComm) met at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa on November 4, 1998. The meeting commenced at 6:00 PM. Members present were Lee McLamb (Chair), David Hobbs (Vice Chair), Luke Setzer (Secretary and Web Site Chair), Ross Nordeen (Membership Chair), and Richard Hall (Editorial Chair). Absent was John Cornett (Treasurer).

  1. Officer Reports:
    1. Chair: Lee McLamb reported that the long-anticipated vote on Revision 11 resulted in its successful passage.  He stated that the focus of the LPB now should be on recruiting new members, increasing our membership and thus our number of potential office candidates.
    2. Vice-Chair: David Hobbs is working on acquiring LPB tee-shirts for income-generating sales at LPB events.  He also reported that pro-Revision 11 speeches given by himself and Lee McLamb at the latest Citizens for Florida Waterways (CFW) meeting had a very positive impact, were very well received, and probably influenced the CFW leadership to reverse their stand on Revision 11 from "NO" to "YES".  He strongly recommended publishing this event in the next LPB newsletter.
    3. Treasurer: No report (absent).
    4. Secretary: No report.
  2. Committee Reports:
    1. Membership: Ross Nordeen suggested that a possible ballot referendum for the next election in 2000 would be a pro-NOTA (None Of The Above) issue.  He recommended working with the Floridians for Fair Elections (FFE) people to determine if this is a worthwhile and feasible goal.  He also agreed with Lee that the LPB should definitely focus on membership drives.  With the passage of Revision 11, there are far fewer reasons for libertarian-leaning people not to change their voter registrations to Libertarian.
    2. Public Relations: No report (absent).
    3. Web Site: The new domain name, www.lpbrevard.org, is now active.  During the meeting, each of the five ExComm members present contributed $14 to pay for the $70 total registration fee required by InterNick, the international domain name registration company.  These funds will be passed to the Treasurer by the Chair for deposit into the LPB account. From there, a check will be written to pay InterNick.
    4. Editorial: Richard Hall had e-mailed the ExComm a list of potential dates and themes for the 1999 LPB general meetings.  The concept is to hold quarterly educational meetings to address specific LP platform planks, with the remaining meetings being similar to our current socials.  Others pointed out that another local "Liberty in Action" session involving the LP Florida ExComm members would provide an excellent opportunity to garner additional coverage from the general public and the press.
    5. Special Activities: David Hobbs continues preparations for an Operation Politically Homeless (OPH) booth at the Melbourne Cannabis Freedom Festival (CFF) November 21-22.  The ExComm agreed on his proposed design for the LPB portion of the CFF T-shirt.  David will also work with Ross Nordeen to prepare the LPB parade sign for public display at the CFF using a street-legal trailer.
  3. Monthly LPB Meeting
    1. Determine Projects for December Meeting: The December meeting will be held at the home of Lee McLamb December 5 at 6:00 PM. The primary focus of the December meeting will be to discuss what sorts of activites will be planned for 1999, with an emphasis on membership recruitment and increased participation.
  4. Projects and Activities
    1. OPH Booth: Luke Setzer reported that he obtained the signatures of numerous volunteers for the CFF OPH booth.  He will begin contacting them to finalize their hours of work.
    2. Adopt-A-Road: No report.
    3. New Projects: Membership drives per earlier statements.
    4. Annual Budget: No report.
    5. LPB Sign Painting: The interior of the sign needs to be painted prior to the CFF.  David Hobbs will work this with Ross Nordeen.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.


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