Free food! Yep, setting the course for the advance of liberty right here in Guilford County by electing new officers for 2015-16 is hungrifying work. Please come and help us choose our best path forward…or at least make sure there are no leftovers!
The fastest-growing political party in Guilford—up 15.4% in 2014 compared to +0.6% for the Democrats and Republicans (combined)—will be choosing leaders for 2015-16. In addition to discussion of our what’s happening in Guilford, we will have a presentation by J.J. Summerell, Chair of the LPNC, to tell us about the state party’s 2020 Strategic Plan, which includes the objective of electing at least one Libertarian to the North Carolina General Assembly by 2020!
So, come and help select leaders who will work to increase freedom, peace, and prosperity in Guilford County over the next year.
Call to order
Treasurer’s opening remarks and report—Richard Schilhavy
LPNC 2020 Strategic Plan”—JJ Summerell
Election of officers for 2015-16
Any other business
Anyone is welcome to attend. Any member of the LPNC with a domicile in Guilford County is eligible to vote in our officer elections. Are you a member? You might be even if you are not registered to vote as a Libertarian…check out the qualifications. (Note: to be eligible to hold office, there is one additional requirement: you must not be registered to vote as a Democrat or Republican.)
The officers we will be electing include:
Chair. The Chair is responsible for presiding over all operations of the LP party county affiliate. This includes (unless delegated) conducting business meetings, arranging for topical speakers/presenters at social meetings, organizing and running the annual convention, and relations with the LPNC. The Chair should also ensure that other key tasks such as social media channel management and PR, event management (e.g., farmers’ markets, gun shows), SBOE filings, candidate and volunteer recruiting and nurturing, special projects, et cetera are appropriately assigned and effectively performed.
Vicechair. The Vicechair is a versatile role that involves supporting the other activities of the other officers. A large part is to offer support and help the Chair get new projects started and helping keep current projects running smoothly; this can vary from year-to-year. The Vicechair is generally expected to be available to serve as Chair the following year, if needed.
Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for scheduling and recording minutes at GuilfordLP business meetings and the archiving of officer reports, minutes, and official correspondence. The Secretary is also responsible for managing e-mail distribution and publishing information to the GuilfordLP Facebook page. The Secretary should also help to define the communications strategy (content and channel), help to define and deliver effective messaging to advance the communications strategy, and act as the “voice of the constituent” in developing new programs and initiatives.
Treasurer. The GuilfordLP Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all financial accounts in good order, recording transactions, and filing disclosure reports and other paperwork as pertinent with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Financial accounts include the GuilfordLP checking account and any donation accounts such as PayPal, Piryx/Rally, et cetera. The Treasurer also manages all transactions between the LPNC and GuifordLP. The Treasurer must be certified as having been trained by the SBOE within three months of appointment (and retrained every four years).
These officers—and potentially any designates they might name—may divide up the following functions any way they find appropriate depending on their individual skills and preferences, so long as everything is covered. They should:
- Define strategic goals for the term and develop ways to quantify, track and report progress those goals
- Thought leadership and positioning
- Tracking local political developments
- Enhancing connections to registered Libertarians
- Define outreach programs that engage the broader Guilford community
- Growing membership
- Develop relationships with outside organizations that complement GuilfordLP
- Ensure that records are well kept and effectively transitioned to the next set of officers at the end of their term
Please consider taking on one of these roles for 2015-16 and help us make progress locally! And even if you can’t serve yourself, please plan to attend to help us make the best selections (and eat the food!).
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Greensboro, NC 27408
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