Meeting of 12 February, 2011 | Libertarian Party of San Francisco

Meeting of 12 February, 2011

Jawj Greenwald

Libertarian Party of San Francisco Agenda:  February 12, 2011

Meeting Location:  Conference Room, Archstone (3rd St & Folsom), entrance 170 Hawthorne.

Meeting Starts                                                                                                                                       3:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction/New Agenda Items                                                                  :05           3:05 pm


Officer Reports :10           3:15 pm

Treasurer:  Marcy Berry . Les Mangus on leave.

Secretary:  Jawj Greenwald

Vice Chair:  Ron Getty

Chair:  Marcy Berry


Committee Reports :05         3:20 pm

Internet /Social Networking:  Rob Power

Initiatives/Ballot Measures:  Ron Getty

Membership:  Marcy Berry

Outreach:  Starchild


Political Candidates/Activists’ Report :10         3:40 pm 

Announcements :10         3:50 pm


Old Business

Update: Pride Festival participation                                                                                     :05         3:55 pm


Update: connecting with youth and other groups                                                               :10         4:05 pm


Webmaster:  who, what, how                                                                                                 :10         4:15 pm

Communications/Social Networking


Revision of LPSF By Laws:  What is needed/why                                                                 :30         4:45 pm

Re-writes as In Meeting Activism                                                                                                          

New Business

Ideas for In Meeting speakers and debates                                                                        :15         5:00 pm

Minutes of the LPSF Meeting of February 12, 2011


Members Present: Phil Berg, Marcy Berry (Chair), Aubrey Freedman, Jawj  Greenwald (Secretary),  Rob Power, Starchild, Catherine Tripp.


Guests:  Anthony Adams, Jack Mulcahy.

Officers’ Reports:


Chair:  No report

Vice Chair: No report

Treasurer: Marcy Berry reported for the Treasurer that the LPSF has $5029.20.

Secretary: Minutes of the January meeting were posted to the online “activists’ list” for review.



Committee Reports:


Internet Communications/Social Networking: Rob tried without success to get the state party to include where it mentions local parties in its website ( a one-sentence statement with a link to the LPSF website.


Initiatives/Ballot Measures:  Aubrey Freedman reported on his conversations with the Dept. of Elections about the voter initiatives likely to be on the June ballot and the dates governing the ballot argument process.  The propositions and the dates for submitting arguments are not yet known.  His best guess is that the propositions will be posted on the Dept.’s website at noon on March 15, and that we will thereafter have a mere two days to submit arguments for the lottery for free “official” arguments on measures for which no supervisor claims the privilege of writing one.  Since this will happen shortly after our March meeting, we will keep our ears to the ground for word of measures being proposed, and will consider approaching Sean Elsbernd or any other Supervisor with sympathetic views on an issue to see if they might delegate writing an official argument to us.


Membership: Marcy Berry reported that last month one member renewed and one new member signed up.

Outreach: Starchild reported on his usual heroic outreach efforts, including speaking against police brutality at a rally on the steps of City Hall.


Political Candidates’/Activism Reports: Those who felt so moved reported on what they had done to strike a blow for freedom this month.  Several members attended a vegan “Wellness Central” dinner debate on whether or not the poor would fare better without government programs.  Others posted libertarian-leaning articles online, or talked to people about their views.


Announcements:  Starchild announced various upcoming “meet the candidate” functions, including a regular Monday evening gathering at Delirium restaurant in the Mission, and occasional events for mayoralty candidates hosted by Bill Hemmenger at his home.


Old Business:

Participation in Pride Festival, June 25/26 2011: We have signed up and been accepted for a booth at this year’s Pride Festival. Rob Power will give Aubrey Freedman the tent, table and banner to store in his garage.  We will discuss the literature for our booth at a later meeting.  Marcy will circulate a schedule for volunteers to sign up to staff the booth.  Starchild will explore the possibility of joining other like-minded groups for those wanting to march.

Webmaster: We discussed possible candidates to take over from Rob Power as webmaster when he leaves for New York City this summer. We will approach Steve Dekorte,  and Sander Lewis of Outright Libertarians in the East Bay.  Although it is a function that can be performed at a distance (and Rob in fact volunteered to provide support from afar), it is better to have someone who regularly attends meetings. 

By-Laws Revision: Rob walked us through a draft of revised By-Laws that he prepared to bring our by-laws into conformity with the State party’s.  All are invited to review it in the light of state bylaws and our previous LPSF by-laws for further discussion next month.