Several Libertarians from Northwest Michigan recently met in Traverse City for some lively political discussion, and to create a plan for the next steps for setting up a Libertarian affiliate in the area.
The group decided that we will meet one more time this summer, on June 13,, with state party chairman Bill Gelineau. At that time, we will choose the people who will represent NW Michigan at the Libertarian State Convention on July 29 in Lansing.
Members agreed that we should have a plan for structured agendas for our future meetings. “Social time is nice, but I have enough social time. I want a serious party,” said Ray Huis, and others agreed.
Members also discussed ideas for future outreach. “We should concentrate on young people, and maybe set up a booth at Northwestern Michigan College events,” suggested John Volk. The idea of recruiting at some of the festivals was also discussed.
There is a Libertarian Party state convention in Lansing on July 29. At this convention, the new state officers will be chosen for a two-year cycle.
Five people from Northwest Michigan will be selected by June to represent our area at the convention. These people will be authorized to vote for the new leadership.
All dues paying state members can attend this convention for free, but you must be a member by June 30. To join the Michigan Libertarian Party, click here.
Become Involved in the NW Michigan Libertarian group
Please come to the meeting at 6:30 on Tuesday, June 13th at the Bayview Inn, located at 5074 N US Highway 31 N in Williamsburg, just outside of Traverse City.
The group, whose primary focus will be to elect Libertarians to local and regional offices, is comprised of members from Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Benzie, Manistee, Wexford, and Missaukee Counties.
To join the Facebook group for the Northwest Michigan Libertarians, go to the Facebook group.