LPM Online

May 14, 2002

Contents

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Libertarians of Allegan County Help Defeat KVCC Annexation
  3. LPM Convention -- Attendance and Voting
  4. Don't Miss LPM Convention

  1. Upcoming Events

    May 14, 2002 - 7:30 PM
    LP of Oakland County Executive Committee Meeting. All dues-paying members are welcome. Business begins at 7:30pm.
    Location: CJ's Brewing Co, 8115 Richardson Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48390
    Contact: Fred Martin Phone: (248) 738-9099 E-mail: chair@lpocmi.org

    May 17, 2002
    LPM Annual Convention, May 17-19, 2002. Real World Politics.
    Location: Troy Marriott Hotel, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, Michigan.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 592-9731 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    May 18, 2002
    LPM Annual Convention, May 17-19, 2002. Real World Politics.
    Location: Troy Marriott Hotel, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, Michigan.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 592-9731 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    May 19, 2002
    LPM Annual Convention, May 17-19, 2002. Real World Politics.
    Location: Troy Marriott Hotel, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, Michigan.
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 592-9731 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    May 20, 2002 - 6:30 PM
    Regular Business Meeting

    6:30 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. Speaker (if scheduled), followed by the regular business meeting For more information visit www.mi.lp.org/tclp/ or call (989) 671-TCLP

    Location: The Tri-City Libertarian Party meets on the third Monday of every month at Howard Johnsonís Restaurant (located at I-75 and M-84) in Bay City. Public is welcome.
    Contact: Stephen M. Townsend Phone: (989) 631-4853 E-mail: president@makingfreedomring.com

    May 21, 2002 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarians of Allegan County monthly meeting. We will work on our booth for the Allegan County Fair coming up this September, and will discuss the LAC's participation in upcoming parades and other events.
    Location: James Joyce residence, 334 Cutler Street in Allegan. Take M-222 to Allegan City Firestation, go south on Walnut, one block, turn right on Cutler, the Congregational Church is on the left, park in the church parking lot, the Joyce home is across from the church.
    Contact: Rick Dutkiewicz Phone: (616) 673-5503 E-mail: rdoogie@datawise.net

    May 22, 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: chair@lpocmi.org

    June 4, 2002 - 6:30 PM
    Monthly Meeting of the Libertarian Party of Wayne County.
    City Tavern
    14316 Michigan Ave.
    Dearborn
    between Greenfield and Schaefer
    Meetings are free and open to the public.
    Dinner starts at 6:30pm.
    Program starts at 7:45.
    Location: City Tavern
    14316 Michigan Ave.
    Dearborn
    between Greenfield and Schaefer
    Meetings are free and open to the public.
    Contact: Greg Stempfle Phone: (313) 565-4407 E-mail: stempfle@hotmail.com

    June 9, 2002 - 12:00 PM
    Bullets For Liberty Pistol Shoot. $5.00 per table of bowling pins. $2.50-$3.50 for lunch. All ages and pistols welcome. Bowling pins and lunch from noon to 3pm. Free range shooting and bonfire afterward. All proceeds go to help libertarian candidates. Sponsored by the Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party.
    Location: Polk Gun Club--Clare County.
    Contact: Ghazey Aleck Phone: (989) 386-2699 E-mail: aleckfamily@voyager.net

    June 12, 2002 - 6:30 PM
    Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:30 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM.
    Speaker - June Klyle Lohmiere- NRA intructor, writer for The Voice newspaper in Macomb County. His topic "Flaws in the Law"
    Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 810-415-4500.
    Contact: Keith Edwards Phone: (586) 777-7468 E-mail: keithmarni@aol.com

    More
    For more events, see the online calendar at:
    http://www.michiganlp.org/lpmonline/events.php

  2. Libertarians of Allegan County Help Defeat KVCC Annexation by Rick Dutkiewicz

    For the past year, the Libertarians of Allegan County have been up against Kalamazoo Valley Community College's attempt to add Allegan County to it's annexation district. Our members wrote letters to the editor, attended government meetings, and helped pay for and distribute literature as well as "Vote No" yard signs. LAC members were quoted in several local newspaper articles and TV spots. Significantly, this campaign has helped the Libertarians of Allegan County forge a friendship with the non-partisan Allegan County anti-tax group called "Citizens for School Accountability" (an outgrowth of Kalamazoo County Taxpayers Association). On April 30, the annexation was turned down in a special election; with roughly 10,000 "NO" and 2,000 "YES" votes. The LAC is claiming only a small part of the credit for this victory. We owe a debt to Ray Wilson from "Citizens for School Accountability" for several mailings and the great signs. Most of all, we owe plenty to the voters of Allegan County, who have a history of turning down frivolous millage requests. Whenever you watch western Michigan election returns, you will notice that new millages pass easily in other counties and districts, but very rarely do you see a new millage get passed in Allegan County. Libertarians of Allegan County are proud to be living in a county that is tough on politicians.

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  3. LPM Convention -- Attendance and Voting by Leonard Schwartz

    Recent e-mail indicates that some persons are confused about who is allowed to attend and vote at the LPM convention.

    Traditionally, anyone can attend the convention. One need not be a member.

    But voting (on the nomination of candidates, election of LPM officers, amendments to our bylaws and platform, etc.) is governed by articles VI and VIII of our bylaws.

    One can vote only if:
    (1) one registers for the convention and
    (2) one has been an LPM member for at least 30 days and (3) ones dues are current.

    If you have been a member, but your dues are in arrears, you can pay your dues at the convention and vote.

    There is no registration fee, but there is a charge for the Registration Packet. It is recommended that those planning to vote buy a Registration Packet. The Registration Packet is included in the "Complete Package" Convention Option.

    Although pre-registration is not required. It will save you time at check-in, and allow better planning by the Convention Committee.

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  4. Don't Miss LPM Convention

    LPM Convention is coming up this weekend. Don't forget to make your reservations. You can sign up online at: http://www.michiganlp.org/Convention/index.html

    This year's convention is being held in Troy, Michigan - the only city in Michigan to have two Libertarian councilmen. Please join us as we are welcomed by, not only our Libertarian councilmen, but by the Mayor of Troy as well.

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