LP chair Geoff Neale has asked for another teleconference of the Libertarian National Committee’s Executive Committee to discuss reimbursement of travel expenses incurred (mainly by LNC members) as a result of the cancellation of the LNC meeting originally scheduled for December 7-8 in Dallas and subsequently held the following weekend.
The seven ExCom members are Neale, vice chair Lee Wrights, treasurer Tim Hagen, secretary Dave Blau, at large representative Bill Redpath, and regional representatives Jim Lark and Dan Wiener. They can be contacted at www.LP.org/lnc-leadership . Interested persons can also call in and listen on the teleconference, and give ExCom members your feedback.
The original plan was to use money donated to the reimbursement fund in response to an LP fundraising appeal that went out for this purpose. Now the chair is proposing to augment this donated money with an additional $1000 of the members’ money from the party’s general fund, under the aegis of his “chair’s discretionary fund”.
Here is the chair’s message describing his plan, and information on how to call in on tomorrow’s teleconference:
From: “Geoffrey Neale” <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: December 28, 2013 7:41:07 AM PST
Subject: [Lnc-business] Executive Committee meeting Sunday December 29th, 12:00PM Eastern
I am calling for an EC meeting at 12 Noon Eastern on Sunday December 29th.
The single item on the agenda will be the reimbursement of travel expenses for the canceled LNC meeting.
Call in instructions are at the bottom of this email.
My motion will be as follows:
Whereas many LNC members experienced financial costs due to the weather-related cancelation of the December 7th LNC meeting, and the subsequent rescheduling to December 14th; and
Whereas LP members donated $3,352, and Geoffrey Neale has pledged $300, and the Chair is authorizing the expenditure of $1,000 from his discretionary fund, as defined in the Policy Manual, resulting in a total available reimbursement pool of $4,652.00; and
Whereas certain individuals have requested reimbursement for less than their total expenses; and
Whereas the sum of expenses reported to the Treasurer total $6,844.98, with a sum of requested reimbursements totaling $6,102.30; and
Whereas the Executive Committee finds that members will be eligible for reimbursement for travel expenses, excluding baggage fees, and actual hotel costs incurred at the Hyatt DFW airport for up to two nights at a rate of $110.88 per night, and parking expenses, resulting in a total eligible reimbursement amount of $5,859.39; and
Whereas there are insufficient funds available to fully reimburse all LNC members requesting reimbursement;
Therefore, be it resolved that reimbursement shall be according to the following procedure:
Each LNC member shall pay the first $100 of their expenses, or the sum of their expenses that they have volunteered to personally absorb, whichever is higher.
Each LNC member will be reimbursed for their remaining expenses, up to $810 per member.
All expenses in excess of $910 will be absorbed by the LNC member.
Such distribution will result in a total reimbursement of $4,651.46.
The details of this allocation are:
LNC Member / Reported / Eligible / Member Cost / Absorbed / Reimbursed
Visek $187.00 $187.00 $100.00 $87.00
Tomasso $718.25 $681.88 $100.00 $581.88
Starr $838.03 $838.03 $563.80 $274.23
Starchild $372.60 $372.60 $100.00 $272.60
Pojunis $347.00 $347.00 $100.00 $247.00
Lieberman $1,452.48 $1,300.76 $100.00 $385.76 $810.00
Kirkland $927.18 $927.18 $100.00 $12.28 $810.00
Hinkle $175.00 $175.00 $175.00 $0.00
Hagan $783.46 $783.46 $178.88 $604.58
Goldstein $457.80 $457.80 $100.00 $357.80
Cloud $761.18 $706.36 $100.00 $606.36
Totals $7,019.98 $6,777.07 $4,651.45
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