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WakeLP 2014 Annual Convention
March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Call to order
Approval of minutes of 2013 Annual Convention
Pyramid Outreach Plan
Election of officers for 2014-15
Anyone is welcome to attend our Annual Convention.
You can also vote on issues that need to be resolved and for the election of officers for 2014-15 if you are [a] an LPNC member and [b] have a domicile in Wake County.
How do you know whether or not you are a member of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC)? Simple; fulfill any one (or more) of the following conditions:
 be registered to vote as a Libertarian in NC
 be a current LPNC dues payer
 be a current national Libertarian Party dues payer
 file a pledge with the LPNC not to advocate the initiation of force to achieve social or political goals
The officers we will be electing include:
Chair. The WakeLP Chair is responsible for presiding over all operations of the LP party county affiliate. This includes (unless delegated) conducting business meetings (generally once a month; this is the formal forum for policy and strategy discussions), arranging for topical speakers/presenters at social meetings (held weekly but generally there is a special speaker/presenter once a month), 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., the State Fair, gun shows), SBOE filings, candidate and volunteer recruiting and nurturing, special projects, etcetera are appropriately assigned and effectively performed.
Vice-Chair. The Vice-Chair 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, but in 2013-14, the Vice-Chair handled volunteer coordination and ran the LPNC booth at the State Fair (which traditionally WakeLP manages for the LPNC). The Vice-Chair is generally expected to be available to serve as Chair the following year.
Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for scheduling and recording minutes at WakeLP business meetings (typically monthly meetings of the four officers and anyone else they may invite) and the archiving of officer reports, minutes, and official correspondence to the WakeLP. The Secretary is also responsible for managing the e-mail distribution account (currently MailChimp, transitioning to NationBuilder) and publishing information to WakeLP social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, and Pinterest) and website (currently WordPress trasitioning to NationBuilder). 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 WakeLP 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 WakeLP checking account and any donation accounts such as PayPal, Piryx/Rally, etcetera. The Treasurer also manages all transactions between the LPNC and WakeLP. The Treasurer must be certified as having been trained by the SBOE within three months of appointment (and retrained every four years).
Management Team. The four officers—and potentially designates—may divide up these functions any way they find appropriate depending on their individual skills and preferences, so long as everything is covered. They should:
- Ensure that records are well kept and effectively transitioned to the next set of officers at the end of their term.
- Define strategic goals for the term and develop ways to quantify, track and report progress those goals
- Thought leadership and positioning
- Enhancing Outreach to Current Libertarians
- Define outreach programs that engage the broader Wake County community
- Growing Membership
- Develop relationships with outside organizations that complement WakeLP
Please consider taking on one of these roles for 2014-15 and help Wakeup Liberty!