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May 18, 2004


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Hazel Park Office Closing
  3. New LEC Kicks Off New Year
  4. LPOC Shootout was a Blast

  1. Upcoming Events

    May 20, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    LPWC Work session. Preparation for mailing of newsletter and/or calendar. Dinner 7pm; meeting 7:30pm.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center), 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    May 22, 2004 - 10:00 AM
    The final clean up, throw out, and dissolution of items at the Hazel Park Office will take place this Saturday, the 22nd. Your help is requested to make this happen in an expeditious manner from 10:00 - 2:00.
    Location: 619 E. 9 Mile Road Hazel Park
    Contact: Leonard Schwartz Phone: (248) 546-3569 E-mail: schw22@aaahawk.com

    May 26, 2004 - 6:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County general membership meeting. Meeting starts at 7:30. Optional dinner starts at 6:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. Twelve Mile, Berkley, 2 blocks east of Greenfield.
    Contact: Nathan Allen Phone: (248) 891-3003 E-mail: chair@LpocMi.org

    May 27, 2004 - 9:00 AM
    Libertarian National Convention from May 27 through May 30. For information go to www.lpconvention.org or write the national LP at 2600 Virginia Ave. NW, Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20037
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia.
    Contact: Lawrence Johnson Phone: (734) 476-7817 E-mail: michlibertarian@comcast.net

    May 27, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    LP Washtenaw County - social meeting. Dinner 7pm; meeting at 7:30pm.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center), 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    June 3, 2004 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County Monthly Business Meeting. Dinner 7pm; meeting starts at 7:30pm.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center), 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    June 5, 2004 - 8:00 AM
    Golf Fundraiser: 2 person scramble supporting The Committee to Elect Mariano Diaz, Jr., Libertarian candidate for State Representative in the 90th District. 18 Holes of golf, cart, lunch, and prizes is only $50. Show your support for Junior's campaign by attending this event.
    Location: Crestview Golf Course, Borculo (Ottawa County)
    Contact: Campaign Manager Andy Diaz Phone: (616) 550-4319 E-mail: diazcampaign@yahoo.com

    June 6, 2004 - 9:00 AM
    On Nine Mile in Ferndale, 9am to 9pm.
    Location: Pride fest. The LPWC will help the Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns staff their libertarian information booth at this colorful LGBT outdoor affair.
    Contact: James Hudler Phone: (734) 475-9792 E-mail: aguli@provide.net

    June 9, 2004 - 6:30 PM
    MACOMB COUNTY monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:30 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM.
    Location: Miles World Restaurant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 586-415-4500.
    Contact: Keith Edwards Phone: (586) 777-7468 E-mail: keithmarni@aol.com

    June 10, 2004 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of West Michigan monthly meeting
    Location: Club North Banquet Room at 1359 Plainfield NE; just North of Leonard in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Membership Director Steve Van Til Phone: (616) 738-2807 E-mail: stevev@lpwm.org

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Hazel Park Office Closing

    The former office of the LPM in Hazel Park will be closing this Saturday, May 22. Your help in clearing out the building or taking any remaining items for your own use would be appreciated. The final clean up and clearing out is scheduled to take place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There are items in the office (shelving for example) that will be available to anyone who might be interested in taking them. At 2:00, anything remaining will be pitched into a dumpster. The office is located at 619 E. Nine Mile Road in Hazel Park. Contact Leonard Schwartz for more information at schw22@aaahawk.com or 248-546-3569.

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  3. New LEC Kicks Off New Year

    The 2004 LEC had its first meeting of the year at the State Office in Lansing, laying the groundwork for managing the structure of the Party and organizing for the coming election season.

    Chairman Mike Donahue presented an outline of his organizational plan which he intends to implement in the coming months. He made appointments to several of the positions within his plan and intends to have a definite structure so those involved will have clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Mike announced that he hopes be to working with each of the officers and their committees to provide support and direction, as well as following up to ensure timely accomplishment of important tasks.

    Some of the preliminary appointments are as follows:

    The Finance Committee of the LPM was formed with Treasurer Will White as Chairman. Nathan Allen was appointed as Finance Director. He will assist the LEC Treasurer in developing the 2004 budget and financial plan. Dan Sheill will act as Fundraising Director, developing such projects as needed to develop funds for our various efforts.

    Secretary Tom Quinn will Chair and organize our Communications Committee. Within this area is the newsletter, which will continue to be produced by Newsletter Editor Jamie Lewis. Jamie announced that other than the June 1st deadline previously established for the current issue, the LEC meeting will act as the standard deadline. The Communications Director position is expected to be filled soon, with a specific candidate known but not ready for announcement. It was announced that Steve Van Til will take over duties as Website Director.

    Rae Jozwiak will act as Convention Director, recruiting managers for LibertyFest and Convention 2005.

    Vice-Chairman Jim Miller will Chair the Outreach Committee of the LPM.

    Greg Stempfle was announced as the Political Director, developing such areas as candidate training, lobbying efforts, and running the Speak-Out Michigan system. Greg immediately announced that he wants to have two leadership conferences this summer to train our candidates.

    Bill Gelineau will act as Field Director, and will focus on affiliate activities, membership, and coordinating the Lansing office.

    The good working atmosphere at the meeting ensured that all topics received an appropriate amount of time for discussion. The next meeting of the LEC will be held on July 25.

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  4. LPOC Shootout was a Blast by Michael Netski

    The results of our shooting fundraiser (April 29, 2004) and "Almost Banned Movie Night" fundraiser (May 8, 2004) netted the party a grand total of $670.00, with zero casualties and great fun had by all of the participants.

    The financial gains exceeded our expectations due to the large number of participants and most notably the generosity of our members who donated not only ammo and use of their firearms, but also their time and patience with the new shooters. In several instances foregoing their own full participation in the event.

    It appears as though we are not the only ones who had this idea. Two of our presidential candidates participated in a shooting fundraiser as well. As cited at:


    We also extend out gratitude to Al and the people at Double Action Indoor Shooting Center for use of their facilities and their assistance in making the shooting fundraiser a safe and successful event.

    If any member has suggestions for future fundraising ideas or thoughts on improving existing ones then contact Mike Netski at: michael@netski.org or call his cell phone at: 586-350-5596

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