We have vacancy on the LNC. Lee Wrights effectively resigned by not maintaining his Sustaining Membership in the LP, which Article 8, Section 4 of our Bylaws require as a necessary condition of LNC service. Lee became a Sustaining Member on April 7, 2008 and expired last week.
If Lee reestablishes his Sustaining Membership before the July meeting, we would have the option of selecting him to fill the vacancy.
Attached below is the notice I sent to Lee earlier this evening.
Meanwhile, I am copying the state chairs on this message should any Sustaining Member wish to apply for the seat. Please direct applicants to me at email@example.com.
Bob Sullentrup, Secretary
Libertarian National Committee
From: Bob Sullentrup
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:04 PM
To: Lee Wrights At Large
Subject: Notice of Vacancy
One of the duties of LNC Secretary is to keep the LNC’s official membership roll. Article 8, Section 4 of our Bylaws mandates a necessary condition of serving on the LNC is to be a Sustaining Member. I regret I must inform you that your Sustaining Membership lapsed on April 7, 2009, making you ineligible to serve on the LNC. Accordingly, on April 8th the National Committee seat you previously held became vacant.
I have always respected your courage to hold fast to your personal convictions. It is my understanding you made clear at our most recent LNC meeting, when you announced during one of the breaks, that you will never again give a dime to this Party. However, our Bylaws are quite clear in this regard. One must be a Sustaining Member to be eligible to serve on this body.
I’ve confirmed with Robert Kraus that you were mailed two renewal notices (one in February and one in March), so I imagine you made this decision after considerable thought and reflection.
If you should choose to become a Sustaining Member of the LP again, you would then become eligible to be appointed by the National Committee to fill the vacant seat – which will presumably be filled at the July LNC meeting.
Thank you for your past service and dedication to Liberty.