Meeting of 8 April, 2017

Author: 
Nick Smith

Libertarian Party of San Francisco Agenda: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Meeting Location: San Francisco Main Library – 4th Floor Conference Room

 

  1. Welcome – Introductions 3:05-3:10
  2. Activist Reports 3:11-3:30
  3. Announcements 3:31-3:40
  4. Annual California State Convention April 28-30 3:41-3:50
  5. Membership/Newsletter Report 3:51-3:55
  6. Website Report 3:56-4:00
  7. Treasurer’s Report 4:01-4:05
  8. Change to Credit Union 4:06-4:20
  9. Tax Day 2017/4th Annual Panel Discussion 4:21-5:00

 

San Francisco Public LIbrary, 4th floor conference room
8 April 2017

Attendance
Aubrey Freedman (Chair)
Nick Smith (Secretary)
Rebecca Lau
Françoise Fielding
Jawj Greenwold (Treasurer)
Michael Denny
Phil Berg

Activist Reports
Rebecca: Attended 4 or 5 Libertarian events; speakers: Tom Palmer, Larry Reid on Free Speech, GGLR meetup speaking about Free State Project, Free Market Road Show

Nick: Also attended GGLR event to hear about the FSP and the Free Market Road Show

Aubrey: Finally wrote and sent a Newsletter, working on getting speakers for the panel discussion event we are planning. Also attended GGLR event with Matt speaking about FSP.

Jawj: Also went to the FSP event on Tuesday!

Mike: Introduced a group of French dinner party guests to Libertarianism, which they were excited to learn more about.

Announcements
Gun Show going on at Cow Palace this weekend. Aubrey will look into getting a table for LPSF at the next event, probably in about 3 months.
https://www.meetup.com/RonPaulSF/events/239017585/

Free Speech March in Berkeley next weekend
https://www.meetup.com/RonPaulSF/events/238455279/

GGLR Monthly Meeting
https://www.meetup.com/RonPaulSF/events/239058405/

JSA Semi-Annual Convention - Aubrey will be tabling

California Libertarian Party Annual State Convention
https://ca.lp.org/convention-2017/

This will be held in the Bay Area for the first time in years, in Santa Clara. The speakers are announced including David Friedman and Patrick Byrne.

Membership / Newsletter Report
21 lifetime members, 23 regular members - 44 total
Aubrey: Record keeping by the State party is still messed up, but they are working on it.
Newsletter sent out to 298 people, with only a few bounces and one unsubscribe.

Webmaster Update
Full access to site administration is transferred, credentials are changed.
Backup service is expiring and will renew on 8-May, ($30/yr).
Calendar module is fully working and auto-imports events from GGLR, ca.lp.org, lp.org, our meetup group.
Added some analytics, using a self hosted Free (as in freedom) software called Piwik..
AI: Nick to take a look at Yahoo! Announce list to fix timezone issue (event times in GMT)

Treasurer’s Report

Bank of America $4,612.11
Paypal $946.27
Total $5,558.38

 

Change to Credit Union
Starchild has previously told us about SF Fire Credit Union Mike banks with SF Federal Credit Union and highly recommends them. Either option seems good, the biggest deciding factor for us is convenience-- Jawj, our Secretary, lives in Oakland and wants something near the financial district.

 

Aubrey called the IRS yesterday and gave them all the information, needs to mail a letter into the IRS requesting this information-- this will take at least a month.

Vote to switch to SF Federal Credit Union
Aubrey makes the motion, Francoise seconds. The resolution passes with 5 votes for, 0 votes against.
In favor: Aubrey, Françoise, Mike, Jawj, Nick

4th Annual Panel Discussion
Topic: Sanctuary Cities

Opposing side speaker: Steve Frank -- he is a writer for California Political Review http://www.capoliticalreview.com/.

Pro side: Contacted David Campos, who seemed interested, but since has been unresponsive. Also reached out to Jeff Adachi, who replied he is not available. Matt Gonzalez, who has not replied at all. Then Aubrey tried Sandra Fewer, but she has not responded either. Marcy suggested to try Kevin DeLeon, but has no response. Also contacted Jane Kim, whose office declined. Most recently: Tim Redmond, editor of 48 Hills-- waiting for a response, but not for too much longer.

Aubrey was looking to use the main library as the location, hoping to have a room for about 50 people, but it is booked through the summer. Looking for other locations, Aubrey has looked at the Mechanics Institute, the Unitarian Church, and the Jewish Community Center.