March 2016 ExComm Meeting

The following are the minutes of the March 2016 Executive Committee Meeting of the LPWV held on March 19, 2016, from 10:00am to 11:15am, via conference call. 

LPWV Minutes

Meeting Date: March 19, 2016

Meeting Time: 10:00am - 11:15am EST

Meeting Location: Conference Call

In Attendance (6): Michael S. Wilson, Karl Swisher, David Moran, Luke Brumfield, Brent West and Steven Haddox.


Karl Swisher, LPWV Treasurer, presented the current balance and projected expenses of the LPWV General Fund:

$2,210.79 Available


  • Gross income through March 18, 2016 is $1,008.04
  • Expenses through March 18, 2016 is $37.53 (Online Donation Fees)
  • Net income through March 18, 2016 is $970.51
  • Account balance at Huntington Bank is $746.29
  • Account balance at PayPal is $1,126.12
  • Total cash available $1,872.41
  • Un-deposited funds is $338.38



New Conference Calling System:

For the third attempt of this year, we tried a new conference calling system (abandoning OnStream Meeting due to technical issues). The March conference call was held using an upgraded version of The system appears to work well and provides dial-in (with toll-free option), VOIP and video conferencing with screen-sharing, document sharing and more. This system passed the initial test and will be used again for the April Executive Committee meeting. 


Fund Raising Updates:

Michael Wilson discussed the upcoming need for funding of the Vote Libertarian initiative for 2016. Each member of the Executive Committee was encouraged to get at least 5 additional people to contribute to the $20.16 for 2016 fund drive.

It was made abundantly clear that the members of the Executive Committee were responsible for recruiting additional donors and to facilitate additional fund raising opportunities prior to the 2016 Nominating Convention. 


2016 Convention Updates:

The attending members of the Executive Committee were walked through the new 2016 Nominating Convention page. Each member of the committee has been tasked with contacting their email lists, Facebook and twitter followers, friends and family to invite them to attend the convention.

It was reiterated to the committee that the deadline to meet the voting member requirement of being a registered Libertarian on the voter rolls is March 31, 2016.

The committee was further informed that we have, to date, exceeded 75 RSVPs for the convention and our current goal is to have 150 RSVPs by the next Executive Committee meeting.  


Technologies and Web-Presence Integration:

Michael Wilson and Steven Haddox discussed revamping features on the LPWV website through Liquid Coding. The first online meeting of the technology committee will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:00pm via web-conferencing. 


Scheduling of April, 2016 Meeting:

Discussions were made pertaining to the date and time of the April, 2016 Meeting of the LPWV.  The February meeting is designated as an online web/teleconference. 

The April meeting of 2016 will be held online on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Details of this meeting will be posted on the LPWV Website and shared by email within 48 hours of the meeting.