Meeting of 12 August, 2017

Libertarian Party of San Francisco Agenda:  Saturday, August 12, 2017
Meeting Location:  San Francisco Main Library – 4th Floor Conference Room

  1. Welcome – Introductions 3:05-3:10
  2. Activist Reports 3:11-3:35
  3. Announcements 3:36-3:50
  4. Membership/Newsletter Report 3:51-3:55
  5. Website Report 3:56-4:00
  6. Treasurer’s Report 4:01-4:05
  7. Change to Credit Union 4:06-4:20
  8. Upcoming Events-Summer/Fall 2017 4:21-4:40
  9. “Just Vote No” 4:41-5:00

Libertarian Party of San Francisco Monthly Meeting
12 August 2017, Civic Center Library 4th Floor

Attendance:
Aubrey Freedman (chair)
Nick Smith (secretary)
Jeffrey Wilson
Thomas Busse
Annie Henry
Starchild
Phil Berg

1. Welcome - Introductions
Jeff and Thomas join us for the first time.

2. Activist Reports
Jeff: Mostly talking to people about liberty and introducing them to a new perspective.

Thomas: Investigating corruption in local politics and the SFPFA (Public Finance Authority).

Annie: Started coming to the LPSF meetings last month after discovering Libertarianism!

Nick: Not much aside from attending a speaking event from Adam Kokesh. My employer (Google) has been in the news this week for an internal document which was leaked after receiving a lot of backlash.

Aubrey: Finished the last newsletter and will send out the new one tomorrow.

Starchild: Was contacted by Glide a month ago via meetup about getting involved in some political events to represent a Libertarian perspective. Going to the LNC meeting in Kansas City next weekend.

3. Announcements
Depolarizing Politics- Sponsored by America’s Future Foundation
Pacific Research Institute’s Young Leaders Circle- Crowdpac
486 Bryant Street- Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-9:00 PM

Golden Gate Liberty Revolution Monthly Meeting
Richmond District Police Station Community Room
461 6th Ave, Monday, August 28, 7:00-9:00PM

Gala for the Future (PJ O’Rourke, Timothy Draper, Yeon-mi Park)
Sponsored by the Independent Institute
The Ritz-Carlton - 600 Stockton in San Francisco

Friday, September 22, 6:00-10:00PM
Gun Show at the Cow Palace- Golden Gate Liberty Revolution
2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City
Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 9:00AM-4:00PM

9th Annual Silicon Valley Mises Celebration
Cypress Semiconductor Corp
198 Champion Court Building 6 in San Jose, Sunday October 8, 5:00-10:00PM

Sonja Trauss, a YIMBY activist, is running for supervisor in District 6, and will probably be better than whoever else in in District 6.

Folsom Street Fair is coming up on September 24th, Starchild will be volunteering for activism to promote decriminalizing sex work.

4. Membership/Newsletter Report
20 current monthly paid members,, 21 lifetime. Total 41 (up 1 from last month).
323 - 2 = 321 sent out for the latest newsletter.

AI for Nick: Set up a listserv so that it’s a lot easier for Aubrey to send out the newsletter.

5. Website Report
LPSF calendar is being kept up to date. Nick will be looking into revamping the website over the next month, and our web hosting is set to renew in October.

Starchild has an idea to start aggregating information on local government agencies, keeping track of what they are doing.

Starchild also wants to add social media sharing buttons to the website.

6. Treasurer’s Report
BoA: $2,140.21
Paypal: $856.86
SFCU: $2,500.00
Total: $5,497.07

7. Change To Credit Union
Les and Aubrey went down to SFCU two weeks ago and opened our account with an initial balance of $2,500. Jajw, our treasurer, has to go down and fill in the signature card. We will soon be free of the big banks!

8. Upcoming Events - Summer/Fall 2017
Wine and Liberty event coming up in September
Sunday, September 24 1:00-4:00 PM at Westover Vineyards Winery 34329 Palomares Road in Castro Valley

Aubrey is trying to set up an event next Saturday where Chris Madden will be performing, just a social gathering.

We will have a table at the gun show in Cow Palace, November 18th-19th.

9. “Just Vote No”
Marcy read in the Marin Independent Journal about all the different tax measures which are coming up next year. We usually recommend “no”-votes in general, but other organizations are starting to share the same message-- “Just vote no on tax measures”. We're happy to hear this but probably won't take much part in it.