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February 26, 2002


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Membership Drive -- Tips for Increasing Membership
  3. West Michigan Liberty Banquet
  4. Liberty Bell Online

  1. Upcoming Events

    February 27, 2002 - 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 Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley. Sila's is 2 blocks west of Greenfield on Twelve Mile Road.
    Contact: Fred Martin Phone: (248) 738-9099 E-mail: Fredtmartin@aol.com

    March 5, 2002 - 6:30 PM
    Monthly Meeting - LP of Wayne County
    Optional dinner starts at 6:30pm
    Meeting with program starts at 7:45pm
    All are welcome to attend.
    Business: Election of New Officers
    Location: City Tavern
    14316 Michigan Ave
    Dearborn - between Greenfield and Schaffer
    Contact: Heather Pauli Phone: (313) 538-8208 E-mail: heatherpauli@hotmail.com

    March 5, 2002 - 7:00 PM
    Hillsdale / Branch Libertarians Monthly Meeting
    Location: Fillmore's for Steaks, US-12 in Jonesville, 2 blks west of M-99--in the restaurant, not the bar.
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-2460 E-mail: jamesp@hillsdale.epcorp.com

    March 9, 2002 - 9:30 AM
    Libertarian Party of Michigan Winter Leadership Conference 2002

    9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Steve Dasbach, Libertarian Party Executive Director, will be speaking about Building Party Membership. Other topics covered will include: Candidate Paperwork; Running for Office; and Getting/Using Voter Information.

    All party activists should attend, especially those interested in running for office or helping with a campaign.

    Optional buffet lunch available for $10.

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids

    5700 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Phone: 616-957-1770

    Crown Plaza is located 8 miles east of Downtown Grand Rapids on Interstate I-96 at Exit No. 43. Travel East on 28th Street 1/2 mile to Crowne Plaza.

    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (989) 288-5616 E-mail: bsteele1@tir.com

    March 9, 2002 - 5:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan is hosting its annual Liberty Banquet from 5pm to 9pm. Our guest speaker is Thomas Bowles, founder and chairman of the Michigan School Board Leaders Association. Admission is $25 if you RSVP by the end of February, $30 at the door. Price includes dinner and a good time.
    Location: Crowne Plaza in Grand Rapids (5700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids).
    Contact: Jeff Steinport Phone: (616) 447-0721 E-mail: jeffs@pathwaynet.com

    March 11, 2002 - 7:00 PM
    Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party meeting. Candidates, fundraising, membership drive and campaign finance. Organize a meet the candidate event for April.
    Location: Grant Township Hall, one mile west of Jay's Sporting Goods on Surrey Road.
    Contact: Ghazey Aleck Phone: (989) 386-2699 E-mail: aleckfamily@voyager.net

    March 12, 2002 - 7:30 PM
    LP of Oakland County Executive Committee Meeting. All dues-paying members are welcome. Business begins at 7:30pm.
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 East Nine Mile in Hazel Park, just east of I-75.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 417-2217 E-mail: greg@lpocmi.org

    March 13, 2002 - 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

    March 24, 2002 - 1:00 PM
    The LPM Organizational Plan Work Session, will be held at LPM Headquarters on Sunday, March 24, starting at 1:00 pm. Those interested in participating, please download the plan (www.michiganlp.org/orgplan/), read it, and bring a copy with you to the meeting. Emily and Stacy will facilitate and lead the discussion. We'll start by explaining the plan and its finer points, and then we will facilitate the work (any motions) that result. This is intended to be exactly what it's called--A Work Session. So anyone prepared to roll up their sleeves and get to work is welcome!
    Location: LPM HQ
    619 E Nine Mile Rd
    Hazel Park MI 48030
    Contact: Emily Salvette Phone: (248) 591-3733 E-mail: salvette@ameritech.net

    March 27, 2002 - 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 Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley. Sila's is 2 blocks west of Greenfield on Twelve Mile Road.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 417-2217 E-mail: greg@lpocmi.org

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Membership Drive -- Tips for Increasing Membership by Ghazey Aleck

    Michigan has dropped from 3rd to 5th largest State LP in the Nation. With your attention and help, this is a temporary condition.

    The LPM will be doing its part. In March and April, an outreach letter and an outreach newsletter will go out. We are also going to supply lists of these outreach persons to affiliates for the affiliates to recruit.

    In the meantime, please consider doing the following:

    1. Recruit your local members to join the State/National Party--even if they disagree with some of the things both do, remind them how important it is to put your party first and keep it healthy on both the top and the bottom and everything in between.

    2. Put out news release and meeting notices to all the local press. Every time I get local press in the Clare-Gladwin area, my office gets calls for information.

    3. Find events to have your own local outreach booth.

    4. Create a membership person in your local party.

    5. Recruit, recruit and recruit. Talk to co-workers, neighbors, friends and family.

    6. Get an article with a photo to Greg Dirasion at newsletter@michiganlp.org as soon as possible. Our outreach newsletter should excite and inspire new members. Show them that things are popping in the LP all over Michigan and that we are something great to belong to.

    Remember, this is 2002. It's an election year. We need to get to full strength to be all we can be!

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  3. West Michigan Liberty Banquet by Jeff Steinport

    Join the Libertarian Party of West Michigan for its annual Liberty Banquet in Grand Rapids. The West Michigan Liberty Banquet is an annual event where social and political friendships are renewed and extended. Coupled with this year's Leadership Conference, this promises to be a special event indeed. There are many accomplishments that we hope to recognize this year.

    The cost for the Liberty Banquet is $25 if you register by February 28. Tickets at the door are $30. This includes a complete meal from the award-winning kitchens of Crowne Plaza. The event should be informative, lively, and entertaining.

    Our featured speaker is Thomas E. Bowles. Mr. Bowles is Chairman and founder of the Michigan School Board Leaders Association. This libertarian-leaning membership group for elected school board members provides information and organizational support for members with alternative ideas to the state-sponsored education bureaucracy. Mr. Bowles will provide eye-opening information and hope for our schools.

    For more information or to RSVP, contact Tom Horan at us@horan.net. The Crowne Plaza is located at 5700 28th St SE in Grand Rapids. Join us at 5pm for drinks and dinner at 6. The even should last until 9pm.

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  4. Liberty Bell Online by Stephen M. Townsend

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