We’ll be holding our monthly meetup this Sunday, November 3, at 1:30 PM. It’ll be in our usual spot, and you can get details and RSVP on the event page on Facebook. This meeting, and next month’s, are important to attend if you are at all concerned with the Libertarian Party of Douglas County or libertarians in this county in general.
On Sunday we’ll discuss our path going forward, and invite members to stand for office in elections at our December meeting. We have operated for quite some time with only one officer, our current chair, who will step down following the December meeting.
There is a lot we can accomplish in Douglas with only a small group and a limited commitment of time. But we will not accomplish anything without willingness on the parts of at least a few members to step up and show up, and put in a little time every month. While I am grateful for the few who’ve volunteered for specific tasks – they’ve helped make things more manageable for one person – we must have a committed chair, and an equally dedicated vice chair and secretary/social secretary. If we can’t produce such a team from among our ranks, and support them if we ourselves aren’t officers, then we have no business being a party affiliate and we’ll dissolve the organization.
Are you a member?
Those of you who received this post via our e-mail announcements list will see an accompanying update indicating your membership status, and can join or update via the provided links. We tend to be an informal bunch, eschewing rules and requirements. However, when it comes to voting and making decisions, it’s important for the integrity of the organization that those steering it have, at minimum, said ‘Yes, I am a member of the Libertarian Party of Douglas County.’ As the one who maintains the membership and e-mail list, I can tell you that most of you are not members.
What is required to become a member? It’s pretty simple. Live in Douglas, be a libertarian (i.e., oppose the use of force for political and social ends), and fill out a very short form. If you’re not in Douglas you can still be a member – just ask. We are not collecting any dues or fees. The information stays in our e-mail database and isn’t shared with anyone (voluntarily, anyway).
Hope to see a lot of you Sunday. Don’t forget to RSVP. We always seem to be able to accommodate everyone despite the limited space, but let’s not make it an impossible task.