LPM Online

December 18, 2007

  1. Upcoming Events

    January 02, 2008 - 6:00 PM
    The LPSWM will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at IHOP, 1981 Pipestone Road in Benton Harbor, to elect officers for the coming year.
    Location: IHOP, 1921 Pipestone Road, Benton Harbor
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswm.org

    January 02, 2008 - 7:00 PM
    The LPSWM will hold its monthly Political Discussion Forum on Wed. Jan. 2 at the Livery Brew Pub, 190 Fifth St. in Benton Harbor. The public is invited to attend and take part.
    Location: Livery, 190 Fifth Street Benton Harbor
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: Secretary@lpswm.org

    January 23, 2008 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County annual convention & election of officers. Optional dinner starting at 7:00.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 248-765-3213 Email: goodman582@hotmail.com

    February 03, 2008 - 11:00 AM
    LPM LANSING OFFICE LIQUIDATION The LPM will be auctioning off its office equipment and furniture by silent auction. Viewing starts at 11 am, bidding closes at 1 pm. No Minimum Bids! Open to the public! See inventory list at www.mi.lp.org. Cash and Carry--bring your checkbook and your truck! Snow date: Feb 10.
    Location: LPM Office, 2722 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 22, Lansing. Park and enter in back.
    Contact: Emily Salvette, LPM Secretary Phone: 734-645-5809 Email: salvette@umich.edu

    February 03, 2008 - 11:00 AM
    LPM Office Inventory Auction. Equipment, furniture and other miscellaneous items will be sold at silent auction. Bidding closes at 1 pm. Cash and Carry.
    Location: LPM Lansing Office at 2722 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 22. Park and enter in back.
    Contact: Emily Salvette, LPM Secretary Phone: 734-668-2607 Email: salvette@umich.edu

    February 03, 2008 - 2:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee will meet to address party business. LPM members are welcome to observe. Park and enter from the back of the building, which has a Xango juice company in front. Proceed up the stairs to the conference room on the right side of the hallway, behind Xango juice company.
    Location: LPM HQ, 2722 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI
    Contact: Bill Hall Phone: 616-460-9516 Email: chair@michiganlp.org

    March 08, 2008 - 00:00 AM
    2008 Campaign Conference, free to all interested candidates. Includes assistance completing filing paperwork and training in campaign basics. Will also serve as a forum for signing up and rallying our delegates to the Libertarian National Convention in Denver in May, for a Libertarian Presidential Straw Poll and to announce our Defenders of Liberty Awards. You won't want to miss it!
    Location: To Be Announced
    Contact: Greg Stempfle, Erin Stahl Phone: 313-929-1789, 586-524-6289 Email: MichiganLibertarian@gmail.com , vicechair.lec@earthlink.net

    For more events, see the online calendar at:


    These items are currently in the LPM office, 2722 E Michigan Ave, Lansing. If you donated an item below and would like it back, please contact LPM Secretary Emily Salvette by January 15, 2008 to arrange a time to pick it up. All unclaimed items will be sold at a silent auction on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the office. Snow date is Feb. 10. Viewing begins at 11 am, bidding closes at 1 pm. No minimum bid! Cash and Carry (bring your checkbook & your truck).

    Equipment -13.5" screen Mitsubishi TV (not sure if it works) - fair condition
    Equipment -2 scanners - not sure if they work
    Equipment -a box w/coffee pot (Connoisseur) & various computer junk (maybe speakers?)
    Equipment -old computer w/peripherals
    Equipment -Dell computer - Dimension 2400 - with peripherals - works
    Equipment -HP Photosmart C4180 All in one Printer Scanner Copier - purchased Aug. 2007(?)
    Furniture -2-door tan metal chest with 1 shelf inside 23" x 26" x 22" - good condition
    Furniture -3 chairs with arms and wheels - rose fabric - very good condition
    Furniture -30 slot wood literature cabinet 26" x 54" x 9" - unfinished - good condition
    Furniture -5'X18" table with folding legs - good condition
    Furniture -6 folding chairs - from poor to very good condition
    Furniture -6' x 4' 6-drawer metal desk - 1 drawer is file size - good condition
    Furniture -black metal storage cabinet w/2 sliding doors 42" x 18" x 18" (?) - very good condition
    Furniture -desk chair with arms and wheels - brown vinyl and fabric - good condition
    Furniture -metal and orange vinyl chair - fair condition
    Furniture -tan metal printer cabinet w/paper slot and shelf inside 20" x 26" x 22" - good condition
    Furniture -two 2-drawer tan metal file cabinets 15" x 29" x 18" - good condition
    Furniture -wood computer desk with shelves and keyboard ledge 35" x 33" x 29" - fair condition (no wheels)
    Furniture -wood computer stand with 1 shelf 48"x 28" x 24" - fair condition
    Literature - 2 boxes of "vintage" literature including ISIL stuff
    Literature -various info from other groups e.g. Mackinac Center, old Reason magazines from 2005-06
    Office Supplies -4 plastic or metal clip boards
    Office Supplies -8 empty 3-ring binders
    Office Supplies -a box of wooden clip boards - 28 legal size, 8 letter
    Office Supplies -various office supplies e.g. adding machine, staplers, telephones, paper clips, pens, pencils, reams of paper
    Stationery -~1000 9X12 white envelopes with an old LPM address
    Stationery -~200 #10 window envelopes with an old LPM address
    Stationery -bulk mailing supplies (rubber bands, stickers, etc)

    updated 12/13/07 by Emily Salvette salvette@umich.edu
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  3. LEC Should Reconsider Office Closer

    I believe it would be wise for the LEC to reconsider their decision to close the State Headquarters. That being said, I do not wish to cause any ill feelings. I know running an all-volunteer organization is a difficult task, and you canít please everyone. The libertarian party did not have an office during the 1980ís and early 1990ís. It survived that.

    Consider the following:

    * It is only $200 per month.

    * The Lansing organization is one of the most rapidly growing affiliates.

    * It is a presidential election year.

    * The at-large membership was not given a chance for input.

    Finally, I have pledged $50 to keeping it open. Only 47 equal pledges needed to make it happen. Anyone who feels as I do should leave a message with:
    1-888-FREENOW .

    If that doesnít happen, then I will find myself in agreement with the majority of the LEC. There is no point keeping it if it is not valued by a small portion of the membership.

    Just another view
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