Email Ballot 2017-10: Donation to the Mark Wicks campaign

wicks-dogThe following ballot was started:

Sponsor: Sarwark

Motion: that the LNC contribute $5,000 to the Mark Wicks for Congress campaign

Voting “aye”: Bilyeu, Bittner, Demarest, Harlos, Hayes, Hewitt, Katz, Sarwark, Vohra

Voting “nay”: Goldstein, Hagan, Lark, Marsh, Mattson, McKnight, Redpath, Starchild

With a final vote tally of 9-8, the motion PASSES.

Email Ballot 2017-09: Lee Wrights

R. Lee Wrights
R. Lee Wrights
Co-Sponsors: Lark, Starchild, Harlos, Bilyeu, Hagan, Hayes, Bittner, Goldstein, Marsh, Demarest, McKnight

Motion: The Libertarian National Committee expresses its sorrow at the passing of Lee Wrights, and extends its condolences to his family and friends. In addition, the LNC expresses its appreciation and gratitude for his work for liberty, and for his many years of service to the Libertarian Party.

Voting “aye”: Bilyeu, Bittner, Demarest, Goldstein, Hagan, Harlos, Hayes, Hewitt, Katz, Lark, Marsh, Mattson, McKnight, Redpath, Sarwark, Starchild, Vohra

Voting “nay”: (none)

With a final vote tally of 17-0, the motion PASSES.

August 19-20 LNC Meeting Details

14643372033257What: LNC Meeting 08/19-20

Where: Holiday Inn KCI Expo Center – 11728 NW Ambassador Drive – Kansas City, MO 64153 –

Room Rate: $110 Single King a night ($120 Doubles) & this includes free wifi in both sleeping & meeting rooms. Additionally they are provided free hot breakfast buffet.

Reservations: – enter in your dates & then click on “check availability” & the discount code (LIB) & IATA # (99801505) will auto fill. Rate good for Thu 08/17 thru Tue 08/22.

Or call 866.617.6369.and ask for the “LIB” Discount for the Libertarian National Committee room block.

Parking: Complimentary plus there is a free shuttle from/to KCI & also to Zona Rosa or anywhere else within 4 miles

Meeting Time & Location: Missouri Ballroom on 1st Floor of Hotel – time TBD (but typically 9 am – 6 pm Sat & 9 am – 3 pm Sun). A light lunch will be served Sat around 12:15pm

Fri Night: Free Happy Hour provided by the hotel and KC CVB. Please meet in lobby 5 pm Fri 08/18 for a walk thru of the Expo Center followed by a complimentary happy hour after the tour.

April Membership Report Released

membshipreport-smallThe April Membership Report has been released, and a copy can be found here. I have started to compile a running chart of how our Region’s BSM numbers are trending. Membership numbers are trending down in the states, and we need to boost this. I have begun a program of calling lapsed members.

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This report has some interesting charts as usual.

Active Donors are dropping slightly after leveling:

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New Donors continue to hopscotch:

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Lapsed donors have went down from the month….

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But renewing donors are down….

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Motion: December LNC Budget Meeting set

email_ss_1920Co-Sponsors: Hayes, Harlos, Goldstein, Bilyeu, Redpath

Motion: The 2017 LNC budget meeting shall be held at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency on December 9th and 10th, 2017.

Voting “aye”: Bilyeu, Bittner, Demarest, Goldstein, Hagan, Harlos, Hayes, Lark, Marsh, Mattson, McKnight, Redpath, Starr

Voting “nay”: (none)

Express abstention: Katz

With a final vote tally of 13-0, the motion PASSES.

2016 National Convention Minutes Approved

Libertarian2016conventionThe 2016 National Convention minutes are approved and can be viewed here. The delay was due to the fact that I had previously objected to the minutes when initially presented due to what I believed was inappropriate editorializing about Robert’s Rules of Order. The comments, which were originally in the text of the minutes, now appear as an appendix. I still objected as this is still considered part of the minutes, and I don’t believe any editorializing belongs in the minutes—as appendixes or otherwise. However, these minutes did pass the threshold required for a vote. It is not that I don’t find the appendixes useful; in fact, quite the opposite. I simply believe that they belong in an editorial comment in which perhaps all of the convention officials could offer helpful commentary.