Additional Information on LNC Meeting

DataCenter_Header_KansasCity_1738x418_092916From Robert Kraus:

A lot going on in KC especially Fri so just wanted to summarize everything:

Hotel Info: Holiday Inn KCI Expo Center – 11728 NW Ambassador Drive – Kansas City, MO 64153 – – note full hot breakfast is included in our rate – for airport pickup please call (816) 891-7694

Walk-thru & Happy Hour Event: Please meet in lobby 5 pm Fri 08/18 for a quick 20 min walk thru of the Expo Center followed by a complimentary happy hour (beer/wine/snacks) after the tour – we should be finished no later then 6 pm (great chance to pick up a free drink to take to the “room party” see below)

VIP Fundraising Event: Fri 08/18 @ 6:30 PM – The O’Toole & Spragins Residence – 3425 Gladstone Blvd – Kansas City, MO 64123 – full details here (RSVP at bottom of page):

Room Party: Fri 08/18 drop by anytime between 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Michael Chastain’s room – Bring your own beverage (we will have someone post room # to list Fri once Michael is checked in)

LNC Meeting Sat/Sun: Missouri Ballroom on 1st Floor of Hotel – time typically 9 am – 6 pm Sat & 9 am – 3 pm Sun. A KC BBQ will be served for lunch Sat around 12:15pm

Region 1 Second Quarter Report

statescollagedropshadowThe Region 1 report for the August 19-20, 2017 LNC meeting has been turned in and is available for viewing here.

When the live-streaming details are released, I will post them. Remember that Independent Political Report often also live-blogs the meetings. A link for that entry will be shared when available as well.

The proposed Agenda is being worked out.


What: 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: Go Here – 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.

July Membership Report

membshipreport-smallThe June 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, and we need to boost this. I have continued the program of calling lapsed members.

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This report has some interesting charts as usual. One word of reminder though – these are tracking over a one-year period just prior to a highly contentious election and will show volatility. For a better gauge of long-range growth view over longer periods of time. However, it is still critical that we focus on retention. New donors/members may have come because we were Not-Tump and Not-Hillary – but we need to convert that to Yes-Libertarian.

Active Donors are still dropping:

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New Donors are hop-scotching along a pattern:

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Lapsed donors dropped (that’s a good thing):

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And renewing donors are showing the anticipated (but in no sense should we be complacent) volatility:

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June 2017 End-of-Month Financial Report Released


The June End-of Month Financial Reports are attached. The reserve is now down to only $111,075.

Dr. Frank Clinard, Jr., of Los Alamos, NM, left a bequest of $111,863 to the LNC. His bequest was booked as revenue in June. The FEC has ruled that contribution limits apply to bequests. The LNC is still litigating the limit. The amount over the $33,900 limit for general funds is being placed in an escrow account.

Dr. Clinard (1933-2016) was the world authority on Radiation Damage in Materials at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fellow of the American Ceramics Society, Libertarian candidate for New Mexico State Senate in 1992, and served as the LPNM Public Relations Director.

Tim Hagan

You can view the report here.