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
- Officer Reports:
- 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
- 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.
- Treasurer: No report (absent).
- Secretary: No report.
- Committee Reports:
- 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
- Public Relations: No report (absent).
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Monthly LPB Meeting
- 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.
- Projects and Activities
- 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.
- Adopt-A-Road: No report.
- New Projects: Membership drives per earlier statements.
- Annual Budget: No report.
- 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.