New Team Selected at Vigorous and Fun LPM Convention 2015
With the LPM’s first(?) pub crawl on Friday night, featuring fab keepsake t-shirts that invited multiple inquiries and positive comments (sometimes intense), the LP of Michigan’s 2015 convention in Kalamazoo demonstrated convincingly that what’s fun gets done… or at least sets up a positive foundation cooperative, productive behavior. The speakers:
- C. Michael Pickens—keynote
- Darryl W. Perry—banquet
- Brian R. Wright—breakout
- Pastor Neil Carrick—luncheon
… all gave rousing and thoughtful presentations to the enthusiastic assembly. The new leadership team has set its sites on a plan and vision, the sense of the body is that the principle ‘factions’ negotiated to an amiable result with opportunity to be part of the next phase. Kudos to the new team, shown below:
Left to right (standing): Jason Brandendburg, Secretary Mary Buzuma, Jeff Wood, Chair Kim Moore, James Weeks II, Arnis Davidsons, Treasurer Jonathan Osment, Vice Chair Karl Jackson, and Justin Burns. The other business of the convention was bylaws and platform. The following link below takes you to the convention announcement page:
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Convention 2015 in Kalamazoo, Saturday May 9
“Let’s Grow Liberty”
We have an exciting convention in the works for LPMers and guests this year, in the original home of Gibson guitars and major player in founding the modern American craft beer movement: Kalamazoo. In fact, Friday night (5/8) plans are to host a pub crawl! [For $20 you get a snazzy LPM t-shirt, august company, and transportation to downtown and back to the hotel… which is the Holiday Inn West.]
Convention speakers are:
- C. Michael Pickens—keynote: current chair of the LP of Washington, author: Libertarian Leadership: Planting the seed for a Libertarian future.
- Pastor Neil Patrick Carrick-Luncheon: Religious freedom and marriage.
- Darryl W. Perry—banquet: award-winning author of Duopoly: How the Republicrats control the electoral process.
- Brian R. Wright—breakout: LPM Webmaster and author, will be discussing his forthcoming book, Satyagraha Liberty, as it relates to practical Libertarian strategies.
- Reverend Neil Carrick—luncheon speaker, on fighting to decriminalize marriage choice in Michigan
This is the ‘in between’ convention year, with officers and bylaws/platform up for reconfiguration. Please don’t miss what promises to be a fertile event… one for the books. We’re trying to keep costs down in these trying times on the threshold of ‘rEvolution.’ So come one, come all. Here is the price schedule:
- Full Package: Before 5/6: $60, After 5/6: $80
- Convention + Lunch: Before 5/6: $35, After 5/6: $50
- Convention Only: Before 5/6: $25, After 5/6: $40
- Banquet Only: Before 5/6: $30, After 5/6: $50
- Lunch w/ Neil Carrick: Before 5/6: $20, After 5/6: $25
Proceed here to register: http://michiganlp.org/?p=3961
In downtown Kalamazoo’s vibrant restaurant and brewery district. The fee for this event will be $20 (includes an LPM newly designed custom t-shirt and transportation to Downtown Kzoo and back to the Holiday Inn West, at the end of the evening. (Drinks not included.) The t-shirt (logo at right) enables pub crawlers to get into all participating bars without a cover charge. The Pub Crawl is separate from the convention, so we
have had a separate payment button:
Saturday, May 9: Business and Banquet
Business begins at 8:00 a.m. lasting ’til 5:00 p.m. Includes election of party officers and central committee, as well as any revision of platform and bylaws. Kim Moore hosts bylaws: please send any revisions for bylaws to Kim at email@example.com. James Weeks II hosts platform committee: please send revisions to his attention here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Convention keynote speaker is C. Michael Pickens. Breakout session(s): Brian Wright (and others).
Buffet style banquet: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., banquet speaker is Darryl W. Perry.
Details as they develop.
You must be a current Libertarian Party of Michigan member to vote on party business.
Holiday Inn West will be offering a special room rate of $105 (through April 20th).
2747 South Eleventh Street
Kalamazoo, MI, 49009, US
Book By Phone: 269.375.6000
Special Notice of Roadwork Near Hotel
We didn’t plan for this, but road construction has the exit ramp to the Holiday Inn West completely closed. It’s going to be closed all summer long. Anyone coming here via I-94 should use this route to get to the convention.