FW: LPC Convention bids / ExCom email ballots

For those looking for outdoor meetings, the cruise convention sounds like just the thing.

Huuuummm...like "get on a boat and go far, far away"? Ok, sounds to
me like we better keep our meetings where they are. Thanks to those
who voted.

Marcy

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wrote:

For those looking for outdoor meetings, the cruise convention

sounds like just the thing.

From: Daniel Wiener [mailto:CA_Secretary@L…]
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 12:05 AM
To: Acree, Michael
Subject: LPC Convention bids / ExCom email ballots

From the Libertarian Party of California State Chair:

Dear County Officers,

Several months ago, before the last Executive Committee meeting, we

put out a request for bids for the 2006 state convention. No one
responded at the time.

At this next Executive Committee meeting (August 20) we will need

to come to a decision as to the location of the next convention, if
we are to give adequate notice required by our Bylaws for a
convention in February. Once again, we are asking for those who have
the interest, along with the financial and time resources, to submit
bids.

We do have one intriguing proposal from a company that does

conferences and continuing education courses on cruise ships. They
are proposing a convention during the weekend of February 24-26 to be
held on a Royal Carribean Cruise line that will travel from Los
Angeles to Ensenada and back. The cost, including three nights in a
cabin, all you can eat meals, the entertainment and the convention
itself will be less than $300 per person, which if you know anything
about the cost of cruises is a real bargain. This could be a real
opportunity to get many members to bring their spouses and friends
and make for a very fun time.

But having said all that, it would still be nice to have additional

bids to choose from. So, if you're willing and able to take the
financial risk, and if you have the necessary skills and experience
to organize a convention, please contact me as soon as possible so
that you can submit a proposal by August 6.

Thanks.
Aaron Starr
Chairman
Libertarian Party of California
(805) 404-8693 Mobile
(805) 583-3308 Home

========================================

The LPC Executive Committee recently selected Dr. Scott Lieberman

as the 1st Alternate to the Libertarian National Committee, and
Richard Burke as the 2nd Alternate. The ExCom also defeated a motion
to give Elizabeth Brierly complete editorial control over the
California Freedom newsletter.

As a reminder, the next Executive Committee meeting will be held on

August 20, 2005 at the LAX Sheraton Gateway hotel. The agenda will
be posted at <http://snurl.com/lpcsec> shortly before the meeting.

Daniel Wiener
CA_Secretary@L...

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It is a fabulous idea! Part of me wishes I'd thought of it, though
ironically it probably stands a better chance of being adopted coming
from outside the party. And with such a reasonable price and no other
convention bids, it sounds like even Aaron Starr feels compelled to
give serious consideration to the proposal, though I doubt he's very
happy about it. This could be just the ticket to revitalize the LPC!

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

For those looking for outdoor meetings, the cruise convention sounds
like just the thing.

From: Daniel Wiener [mailto:CA_Secretary@LibertarianParty.info]
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 12:05 AM
To: Acree, Michael
Subject: LPC Convention bids / ExCom email ballots

From the Libertarian Party of California State Chair:

Dear County Officers,

Several months ago, before the last Executive Committee meeting, we
put out a request for bids for the 2006 state convention. No one
responded at the time.

At this next Executive Committee meeting (August 20) we will need to
come to a decision as to the location of the next convention, if we
are to give adequate notice required by our Bylaws for a convention in
February. Once again, we are asking for those who have the interest,
along with the financial and time resources, to submit bids.

We do have one intriguing proposal from a company that does
conferences and continuing education courses on cruise ships. They
are proposing a convention during the weekend of February 24-26 to be
held on a Royal Carribean Cruise line that will travel from Los
Angeles to Ensenada and back. The cost, including three nights in a
cabin, all you can eat meals, the entertainment and the convention
itself will be less than $300 per person, which if you know anything
about the cost of cruises is a real bargain. This could be a real
opportunity to get many members to bring their spouses and friends and
make for a very fun time.

But having said all that, it would still be nice to have additional
bids to choose from. So, if you're willing and able to take the
financial risk, and if you have the necessary skills and experience to
organize a convention, please contact me as soon as possible so that
you can submit a proposal by August 6.

Thanks.
Aaron Starr
Chairman
Libertarian Party of California
(805) 404-8693 Mobile
(805) 583-3308 Home

========================================

The LPC Executive Committee recently selected Dr. Scott Lieberman as
the 1st Alternate to the Libertarian National Committee, and Richard
Burke as the 2nd Alternate. The ExCom also defeated a motion to give
Elizabeth Brierly complete editorial control over the California
Freedom newsletter.

As a reminder, the next Executive Committee meeting will be held on
August 20, 2005 at the LAX Sheraton Gateway hotel. The agenda will be
posted at <http://snurl.com/lpcsec> shortly before the meeting.

Daniel Wiener
CA_Secretary@LibertarianParty.info

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Starchild wrote:

  It is a fabulous idea! Part of me wishes I'd thought of it,…
This could be just the ticket to revitalize the LPC!

Was that sarcastic? I can’t tell.

This means that there will be no way to attend the convention at all,
other than paying the full $300 for the cruise. The option of staying at
a different, cheaper facility and only coming to meetings is impossible if
the meeting is floating in the Pacific. Your concerns from last year
about the need to pay to vote will be fully realized at a much higher
threshold.

~Chris

Chris,

  No, I wasn't being sarcastic, just careless. I confess that in my
excitement at actually hearing a proposal for an unconventional
convention being relayed by an official LP leadership source, I did not
think the implications through before dashing off a message and hitting
"Send." The idea of having a convention on a cruise ship still appeals
to me, but I totally share your concern about the affordability of such
an event for all those who wish to attend, not to mention the
pay-to-vote question. These are issues that must be addressed if we go
with this option.

  In my fantasy, the cruise ship would be dragging behind it a large
floating platform pitched with ramshackle "Waterworld" type structures
(see
http://patrick.heinrich.free.fr/photos/california2003/California_2003_-
_623.htm ), or at least camping tents, to accommodate the budget
attendees, and people would use small lifeboats and the like to go back
and forth between the two vessels. I wonder how Aaron Starr would look
with a shaved head and eyepatch? (
http://wwmovie.tripod.com/pictures/PBWdeacon.jpg ) ... 8)

  Thinking more practically, I wonder if the cruise company would be
willing to just do several day trips back and forth to the Channel
Islands and dock in the harbor at night so that people could obtain
food and lodging ashore if desired? Imagine if the party could just pay
a flat rate for use of the boat and then invite non-Libertarian college
students to come along for free up to the maximum capacity and sail out
to the islands and back with us. Getting a free day cruise would tend
to make them favorably disposed toward the Libertarian Party, and while
on board they would of course be hearing our speakers on deck and in
the common areas, watching pro-freedom films, etc., with basically no
escaping exposure to libertarian ideas. 8)

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

Starchild wrote:

  It is a fabulous idea! Part of me wishes I'd thought of it,…
This could be just the ticket to revitalize the LPC!

Was that sarcastic? I can’t tell.

This means that there will be no way to attend the convention at all,
other than paying the full $300 for the cruise. The option of staying
at
a different, cheaper facility and only coming to meetings is
impossible if
the meeting is floating in the Pacific. Your concerns from last year
about the need to pay to vote will be fully realized at a much higher
threshold.

~Chris

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