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March 13, 2001


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Date Change for Oakland County's March Meeting
  4. Berrien County LP Updates

  1. Upcoming Events

    March 13, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Oakland County Executive Committee Meeting All dues paying members are welcome. Business begins at 7:00PM.
    Location: LPM HQ, 619 East Nine Mile in Hazel Park, just east of I-75
    Contact: Chris Pellerito Phone: (248) 373-9411 E-mail: chair@lpocmi.org

    March 14, 2001 - 6:30 AM
    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

    March 15, 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 or postponement due to inclimate weather conditions
    Location: Chili's Restaurant, Hilltop Road at Washington St, Saint Joseph MI
    Contact: Glenn Whitt Phone: (616) 473-2764 E-mail: trombonist1@juno.com

    March 15, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of Van Buren County will hold it's monthly meeting at 7pm. Dinner will be be served at 6:30. All are welcome.
    Location: CTs Restaurant at the corner of M-140 and Blue Star Highway.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (616) 637-4525 E-mail: free@cybersol.com

    March 19, 2001 - 6:30 PM
    Tri-City Libertarian Party of Michigan. 6:30 PM Dinner Club 7:00 PM Guest Speaker "Liberty Day" 7:30 PM Regular business meeting
    Location: Howard Johnson restaurant on M-81 and I-75 in Saginaw.
    Contact: Clint Foster Phone: (517) 671-TCLP E-mail: cooljay@triton.net

    March 20, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarians of Allegan County monthly meeting at the Blue Heron in downtown Allegan.
    Location: Directions: The entrance to the Riverfront parking is at the corner of Hubbard and Chestnut. Drive down and park behind Dockerty's. The Blue Heron is right next door to Docherty's, entrance on the riverfront.
    Contact: Rick Dutkiewicz Phone: (616) 673-5503 E-mail: rdoogie@datawise.net

    March 21, 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

    March 21, 2001 - 6:30 PM
    LP of Oakland County General Membership Meeting. Public welcome. Meet for dinner at 6:30PM, business begins at 7:30PM.
    Location: Sila's, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley. Sila's is located 2 blocks east of Greenfield on 12 Mile Rd.
    Contact: Chris Pellerito Phone: (248) 373-9411 E-mail: chair@lpocmi.org

    April 3, 2001 - 7:00 PM
    Kalamazoo Libertarian Party General Meeting
    Location: TGI Friday's Restaurant, 5650 W. Main St., Oshtemo MI
    Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668-3951 E-mail: thmiley@yahoo.com

    April 11, 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

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Date Change for Oakland County's March Meeting

    Just a special alert regarding the March Meeting for the LPOC. Sila's was already booked for the usual fourth Wednesday, March 28, so we are holding the meeting one week early.

    This is a one-time change only; we will be back to our normal meeting date in April. We hope to see you at Sila's on March 21!

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    Candidate Donations.The Liberty Leadership Council, a Michigan Political Action Committee (PAC), will be considering donations for libertarians running for non-partisan office in 2001. Please provide the following information to Liberty Leadership Council, 2623 S. Clare Avenue, Clare, Michigan 48617 or email at MakingFreedomRing@yahoo.com:

    1. Name and address of candidate.
    2. Name and address of campaign committee.
    3. Office sought and date of election.
    4. Name of opposition, if available.
    5. Please asses your level of campaign activity. You may respond with "Active, Very Active or Extremely Active" if you wish.
    6. Please assess the level of campaign activity of your oppoenent, if known.
    7. State the number of times you have run for office.
    8. Briefly indicate your campaign issues, if available.
    9. Briefly indicate your oppoenents campaign issues, if available.

    Please send requests as soon as possible as funds are limited. Depending on the dates of elections and number of requests, more donations can be made if everyone responds early. A PAC is the mutual funds of politics so if you are or are not a candidate, remember to contribute to your favorite PAC today, for candidates later. Thank-you!

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  4. Berrien County LP Updates by Glenn Whitt, Secretary and Campaign Coordinator

    Monthly Meeting Cancelled

    The monthly meeting for the Berrien County Libertarians scheduled for Thursday, 15 March 2001 is cancelled. I repeat, it is cancelled! We will postpone it for next week, Thursday, 22 March 2001. Location will also change to the James White Library on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

    The officers will be unable to attend this week due to invitations to participate in local government and school board meetings. These are very important for Libertarians to attend whenever possible, especially when there are invitations extended.

    Oronoko Township Residents Want Libertarian Help

    Oronoko Township, which is where Berrien Springs is located, has a coalition of citizens who are organizing a recall of the township clerk and 4 trustees. This is a majority of the township board. The major players of this coalition have expressed appreciation if we could help them organize. Right now, they have an attorney who is working with the Berrien County District Court and the Berrien County Clerk's Office on getting the proper wording of the recall approved.

    I am inviting them to attend our meeting on the Andrews University campus so that that we can get information from them about the sewage project that both the Oronoko Township Board and the Berrien County Board of Commissioners approved in the face of great opposition from the people they are supposed to represent. This is a window of opportunity that we cannot pass up. Our help could produce Libertarians elected to office in Berrien County. We plan to alert the local media of our intentions.

    Libertarians living in the Berrien Springs area are being called to consider running for these township board vacancies that will be created as a result of a recall vote that we believe are going to be successful. So far, we have Berrien County Vice Chair Jay Sauve, who will give it a second go at township clerk, and I will run for trustee. We will begin collecting signatures to get on the ballot after a successful recall. We will need at least three more for a full slate of Libertarian candidates in Oronoko Township. Please contact me at 616.473.2764 or email me at trombonist1@juno.com if you would also like to run.

    New Buffalo City Council Elections

    Also, Mr. Ray Kirkus would like to thank all who gave financial and moral support for his election campaign for the city council of New Buffalo. As I write this article, the voting is going on. When you get this, the voting will be over and a winner will hopefully be decided WITHOUT RECOUNTS.

    He has a very good chance of winning. Only one small local paper had anything negative to print about his campaign. The other four newspapers, which includes the Harbor Country News, the Southcounty Gazette, the Herald-Palladium, and the South Bend Tribune, had articles about his campaign that were either very positive or unbiassed. He even won the support of zoning board members and one of the sitting councilmen who does not run for reelection this time around. Many have expressed disgust with the way the city council conduct fiscal business and are ready for a change. The fact that Mr. Kirkus is running against a man with many years of experience in local politics is what makes this race very close. Let's cross our fingers.
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