C. Michael Pickens: Northern Vice-Chair Report (CA Libertarian Party)

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Northern Vice-Chair Report 6/18/11 06/21/2011

Video of my report given at the 6/18/11 ExComm Meeting in Ventura

View the video here

Summary of the LPCA Executive Committee Meeting 6-18-11 06/20/2011

This past weekend I was in Ventura attending the executive committee meeting, put on by the Ventura County Libertarian party. The meeting started around 10:15 with a welcome given by at-large member Dana McLorn of the Ventura County Libertarian party. Most of the executive committee was in attendance with the exception of Paul Darr, an at-large member and Brian Darby, the state party treasurer.

After the roll call our chairman Kevin Takenaga held a moment of silence for the first Libertarian party presidential candidate John Hospers. John Hospers ran for president back in 1972, he was 93 when he passed.

The minutes from the last executive committee meeting were approved. Hopefully they’ll be up on the website very soon.

Then we went straight into officer reports. Kevin Takenaga the current chair gave the first report through PowerPoint presentation. The southern vice chair Matthew Boomer Shannon gave his presentation to PowerPoint followed by my presentation. I plan on creating a voice over video presentation of my PowerPoint that should be available on this website by the end of the week. Lauren Hilton, the secretary gave a brief update. followed by Brian Darby who gave his treasurers report by phone.

Then we took a break for lunch. After lunch we were given a convention proposal presentation by the Ventura County Libertarian Party. The verbal presentation was accompanied by a full-color binder showcasing Ventura’s accommodations, dining and entertainment, transportation, as well endorsements from the Ventura County coalition of labor agriculture and business, the citizens alliance for property rights and the Ventura County Tea Party. it also included their vision to make the 2012 libertarian party convention the best convention yet and a plan to gain media exposure.

After the presentation Gale Morgan motioned to vote on having the 2012 California Libertarian party convention in Ventura. The motion was seconded. A few members expressed their concern that the vote was premature because there were other county parties that were going to submit bids for the 2012 convention. But because there was only nine months left until the convention the executive committee went ahead with the vote and it was decided that the 2012 convention is to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura California.

Because of the confusion about submitting bids and the approval process for future convention locations the executive committee voted to implement a process for the 2013 convention. All proposals for the 2013 convention must be submitted by the third quarter executive committee meeting and the decision will be made on the 2013 convention at the fourth-quarter executive committee meeting.

The next item on the agenda was the bylaws committee appointments. Five party members were elected to the bylaws committee: Mitchell Miller of Los Angeles County, Sean Fox of San Diego County, Gail Morgan of Sacramento County, Richard Vanier of Contra Costa County and Cory Nott of Contra Costa County.

After the elections I was able to discuss my fundraising plan which will also be outlined in the video PowerPoint presentation I’m putting together and Dana McLorn, channeling his inner Michael Badnarik, spoke about his strategic vision for the California Libertarian Party. Which I wholeheartedly agree with.

After that, we discussed the candidates support committee and the need for a new treasurer. Gale Morgan graciously offered to fill the position.

For the sake of time there was a handful of other items that did not get discussed hopefully these items will be addressed the next executive committee meeting.

9 thoughts on “C. Michael Pickens: Northern Vice-Chair Report (CA Libertarian Party)

  1. Neil Klaus

    California LP will be off the ballot completely by 2016 if they don’t increase their voter registration. What steps have they taken to prevent that, or do they plan on waiting until the last minute?

  2. Kleptocracy and You


    In ’14 it would pay to have a vote deflating campaign.


    In the meantime building high school L organizations throughout the state, getting them before time to register can’t hurt.

    Massive amounts of OPHs statewide registering all allies ! IT CAN BE DONE !!

    Viva Libertarians !!!

    ~ – ~ – ~

    What’s the Diff?!: http://www.youtube.com/user/clearsky24#p/u/27/KOji-ZIv4Vs

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C.S. Lewis

    Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY

    “I think now would be an apt time for the Nobel Peace Prize committee to issue the following succinct press release: ‘OOPS’ ”
    Brandon Robison,Winter of 2011 after Obama orders the attack on yet another sovereign nation murdering innocent women, children and babies.

    Where Did the Anti-War Movement Go? : http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/index.html#/v/4619917/where-did-the-anti-war-movement-go/?playlist_id=87530

  3. Sebastian Knowlton

    A good strategic vision for California: Throw out the child molesters. Then maybe it can be called the party of principle again. Until then, it’s just a bunch of shitheads with no standards.

  4. Wes Wagner


    I have heard about the stupid 5th grader political games crap that they play down there (we have a couple 5th graders here in Oregon too… and seems that half the LNC might qualify) … so that is hardly uncommon, but this is actually the first time I heard anyone imply pedophilia charges against CA.

    What is up with that?

  5. Don Lake, FYI, not necessarily a unilateral endorsement

    Wade Sanders, John Kerry apologist and Navy Swift Boat type in Viet Nam!

    Veterans Advocate ‘do nothing’ in the office of California Lt. Governor ——— a position of no official conduct or responsibility.

    A veterans advocate whom constantly argued to CALVETS / CDVA critics to ‘stand up and shut up’ ………..

    now serving hard time in state stir for ……………

    California: why stop at child porn king pins ??????????? East Coast thugs / gangsters ????????? Repeat DUI offenders ?????????? And lots of game playing Libs ???????? (Bruce Cohen, Richard Rider, Edward Tesslier ………)

    Throw all the pedophiles out of the West Coast? That might be a Texas sized order!

  6. wolfefan

    Hi Wes @4 –

    This was discussed at length here on IPR a year or two ago. Google the name matthew barnes and the word libertarian and you’ll know what is being referred to.

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