Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LPIN Convention Update

The 2007 Indiana Libertarian Convention is this coming Saturday!

It is not too late to register for the Convention. If you plan on attending and have not registered yet please contact Mike Sylvester by email at or by phone at 260-338-0833. You can still pay at the door for $150 and you can still pay for a guest to attend dinner Saturday evening for $45!

The time for procrastinating is over, contact Mike Sylvester today!

Friday May 18th:

A party will be held honoring Mark Rutherford and his seven years of outstanding service to the LPIN. The party will be held at 4205 North Washington Road at the house of Jack and Hillary Evans. Everyone who has paid to attend the 2007 Indiana Libertarian Convention can attend this party at absolutely no charge. A wide variety of food and beverages will be available all evening; the main courses include vegetarian lasagna, two pork roasts with dressing and gravy, and Hungarian goulash with sour cream and knoudles. The party will run from 6:30 PM until the “wee hours.” This party is being held about four miles from the Convention site. Please call 260-432-2091 or 260-760-7090 for directions to the house of Jack and Hillary Evans. If you need a ride between The Hilton and the Party please call Doug at 260-704-4698.

Saturday May 19th:

The Convention is being held at the Grand Wayne Center. The Grand Wayne Center is located at 120 West Jefferson in downtown Fort Wayne. The Grand Wayne Center is connected to the Fort Wayne Hilton.

Registration will occur in Calhoun Ballroom B from 8 AM – 9 AM.

9 – 9:15 Mike Sylvester will welcome everyone and discuss schedule for Convention in Calhoun Ballroom B.

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote speech from Mitch Harper in Calhoun Ballroom B. Mitch Harper will discuss the history of the LPIN and ballot access from his perspective as a Republican State Representative from 1978 – 1990.

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Andy Downs will give a presentation about Indiana Municipal Government in Calhoun Ballroom B.

11:15 – 11:30 Daniel Imperato, Libertarian candidate for President 2008 will speak, Calhoun Ballroom B.

11:30 – 11:55 Andy Downs will do a session where he does nothing other then answer questions in Calhoun Ballroom B.

Mike Sylvester will give a presentation on “The impact of Public Meetings and how to influence them” in Calhoun C.

Rebecca Sink-Burris will give a presentation “Where do we grow from here” in Calhoun D.

11:55 – 12:00 Break

12:05 – 12:30 Rex Bell will give a presentation on “Rex Bell’s campaign for the Indiana Legislature” in Calhoun Ballroom B.

Mike Kole will give a report on running for Secretary of State in 2006 in Calhoun C.

Margarette Fette will give a presentation on "Getting LP Concerns in the Media" in Calhoun D.

People will be dismissed from each individual session and all will be provided with a map of local restaurants. We will eat on our own in small groups. There are a lot of choices.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch on own.

13:30 – 15:30 Business meeting of Convention, Calhoun Ballroom B.

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:15 Christine Smith, Libertarian candidate for President 2008 will speak, Calhoun Ballroom B.

16:15 – 16:45 Mike Jingozian, Libertarian candidate for President 2008 will speak, Calhoun Ballroom B.

17:00 – 18:00 1994 Society event in the private banquet room at the Park Place Grill. The Park Place Grill is located five blocks from The Grand Wayne Center. Guests at the Hilton can call for the Hilton shuttle to transport them to and from the Park Place Grill if they so choose. Dr. James Lark, Chairman of the Libertarian Party 2000 – 2002, will give a brief presentation. Appetizers will be served during the event and will include cheese, bread, vegetables, and fruit.

18:00 – 23:00 A buffet dinner will be provided in the private banquet room of The Park Place Grill. A plated salad will be served at 18:00, dressings are ranch, balsamic, and Raspberry. The buffet line will be open from 18:15 – 20:30. The buffet line will include: Roast Beef w Au jus and horseradish, Italiano Chicken with Romano cream sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Rice Pilaf, and Vegetable style Pasta Primavera. Desert will be Banana Fosters at 20:05. A cash bar will be setup in the banquet room and will be staffed for the entire evening.

19:00 – 20:00 Central Committee Meeting at The Park Place Grill. A large corner table will be reserved for this meeting.

23:00 - ? We will go to the 412 bar owned by Byron Peters, a Fort Wayne Libertarian who is running for City Council. His establishment is within walking distance of both the hotel and the restaurant…

Sunday May 20th:

We will have the use of the Hamilton Hall at the Hilton.

9:00 – 10:00 A breakfast buffet will be provided. The buffet will include juice, fruit, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, link sausage, biscuits and gravy, donuts, rolls, coffee, tea, and milk.

10:00 – 10:05 Opening Remarks, Jennifer Jeffrey, Allen County Chair

10:05 – 10:50 Dr. James Lark, Campus Connecting

10:50 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 Doug Horner, Secretary of Allen County LP and host of Public Access
Show Libertarian Perspectives will give a presentation about Public Access Television.

11:30 – 11:50 Candidates will be given time to speak

11:50 – 12:00 Closing Remarks, Jennifer Jeffrey, Allen County Chair

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