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January 9, 2001


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Change of Meeting Place for the LP of Berrien County
  3. New LPSC Officers
  4. Ballot Drive Commitments More than Double in One Week
  5. LP of Oakland County to Plan Strategy
  6. LPOC Interim Meeting Cancelled

  1. Upcoming Events

    January 9, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    Kalamazoo Libertarian Party general meeting
    Location: TGI Friday's Restaurant, 5650 W. Main Street, Oshtemo MI
    Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668-3951 E-mail: thmiley@yahoo.com

    January 10, 2001 - 6:30 PM
    Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:30 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM
    Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 810-415-4500.
    Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: dbarnes98@aol.com

    January 11, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of Berrien County will hold its monthly meeting. Please contact us in case of a change of meeting location. Please tune in to designated broadcast stations in case of cancellation due to inclimate weather conditions.
    Location: 1421 E. Indiana St., New Buffalo, MI
    Contact: Glenn Whitt Phone: (616) 473-2764 E-mail: trombonist1@juno.com

    January 13, 2001 - 10:00 AM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County Strategic Planning Meeting. Open to members only.
    Location: LPM HQ, 619 E. 9 Mile in Hazel Park.
    Contact: Gary Bora Phone: (248) 446-9095 E-mail: chair@lpocmi.org

    January 17, 2001
    Monthly meeting of the St. Clair County affiliate
    Location: Figaro's is located at 1503 11th Street, Port Huron, MI 48060. TX: (810) 987-3588. Join us for dinner at 6:00 PM. Business begins at 7:00 PM.
    Contact: Richard Friend Phone: (810) 982-7178 E-mail: rfriend@advnet.net

    January 18, 2001
    Monthly meeting. Public Welcome. Business begins at 7:30pm. Optional dinner begins at 6:30pm.
    Location: CT's Restaurant (M-140 & Blue Star Highway)
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (616) 637-1788 E-mail: bbradley@cybersol.com

    January 23, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    The monthly meeting of the Ottawa County Libertarian Party
    Location: The Yellow Jacket Inn. 12011 Lake Michigan Dr. West Olive, MI
    Contact: Jason C. Miller Phone: (616) 669-2851 E-mail: jcmiller@triton.net

    January 24, 2001 - 6:30 PM
    LP of Oakland County General Membership Meeting. Public welcome. Meet for dinner at 6:30PM, business begins at 7:30PM. Election of officers and bylaws changes will take place at this meeting.
    Location: Sila's, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley. Sila's is located 2 blocks east of Greenfield on 12 Mile Rd.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 515-3675 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    January 25, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    Organizing meeting for the LPM's Ballot Access Restoration Committee. We will be making our preliminary plans for our ballot access petition drive.
    Location: LPM Headquarters, Hazel Park (see www.mi.lp.org/hq/ for directions)
    Contact: Nancy O'Brien Phone: (313) 562-5778 E-mail: nobrien321@aol.com

    February 4, 2001
    LPM 2001 Winter Leadership Conference

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Hosted by the Ottawa County Libertarian Party.

    For more information, contact Ben Steele III at 517-288-5616 or bsteele1@tir.com or Jason Miller at 616-669-2851 or jcmiller@triton.net

    Location: The Comfort Inn, 622 Allegan Street, Plainwell
    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (517) 288-5616

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Change of Meeting Place for the LP of Berrien County by Glenn Whitt, Secretary


    There has been a change of the meeting place for this week's monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of Berrien County. We will meet at 7:00 pm at the Pizza Hut located at 700 E. Buffalo Street, New Buffalo MI. Phone (616)469-6900. This restaurant is only 2 blocks from the original meeting place.

    Directions: I-94 to New Buffalo exit 1. Go North on exit 1 (M-239) to the light in the middle of town (the only light). Turn right at light (US-12) and go about 1/2 miles. Pizza Hut will be on the left.

    If there are any questions, feel free to email Ray Kirkus at or telephone him at (616)469-5856.

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  3. New LPSC Officers

    The Libertarian Party of Shiawassee County has new officers. They are:

    Mark Owen - Chair

    David Keyes - Vice-Chair

    Trafton Jean - Treasurer

    Ben Steele III - Secretary

    The LPSC is now meeting on the first and third Sundays of each month at 701 S. Chipman, Owosso, 7:00 p.m.

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  4. Ballot Drive Commitments More than Double in One Week by Ben Bachrach

    Last week 26 people let me know that they would collect 2,895 signatures to get the LP on the Michigan Ballot. That brings the total responses to:
    67 people
    4,998 signatures.

    We still need more people to agree to get involved. "Many hands make light work."

    Whether you expect to get 0, 1, 5, 50 or 500 signatures, please let me know. Usually, it takes about 1 hour to collect 25 signatures. Although we have 180 days to collect the signatures, the planning committee would like to encourage everyone to collect as many as possible in the first 60 days.

    I would like to hear from the 95% of our membership who have not responded.

    Please email me an estimate of the number of signatures you expect to collect. If you will not help, that information is important too. My email address is: Ben45@aol.com

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  5. LP of Oakland County to Plan Strategy by Greg Dirasian, LPOC Vice Chair

    Got Ideas? Here's your chance. All Libertarian Party of Oakland County members are invited to attend the Strategic Planning Session, Saturday, January 13, 2001, at LPM Headquarters. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM and last until we are finished.

    Many of our members have offered excellent ideas, but planning, funding, and volunteer labor are always at a premium. Join us, discuss your ideas, and round up the support to turn your ideas into reality. At the end of the day, we will have a project plan (with dates) for the next year.

    Several people have already told me about exciting ideas they want to advance. In addition, we already have at least two exciting (and winnable) campaigns planned for this year. If you only make it to two meetings this year, this should be one of them!

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  6. LPOC Interim Meeting Cancelled by Greg Dirasian, LPOC Vice Chair

    The LPOC Executive Committee meeting scheduled for January 10, 2001 has been cancelled due to the forthcoming Strategic Planning Session. Please join us on January 13 at LPM headquarters instead.

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