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Vice-Chair / November Report
« on: November 17, 2019, 05:01:12 PM »
  • Identified counties to focus on youth outreach
  • Attended Social Media Review Committee inaugural meeting
  • Reached out to each committee Chair regarding committee manuals and internship positions
  • Discussed with Marc Golob about posting Fundraising Committee positions on Indeed/Facebook Jobs Board
  • Attended business meeting preparation meeting

Vice-Chair / October Report
« on: October 20, 2019, 12:48:46 PM »
  • Started making rubric to track effectiveness of committees
  • Worked on creating Committee internships
  • Contacted Mike Avi regarding starting campus affiliates
  • Attended special EC meeting

My apologies for a seemingly short report this month. I'm positive there was more, but my record-keeping was lacking a bit this past month. I will be back in normal operation this next month.

Vice-Chair / September Report
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:38:46 PM »
     - Attended meeting (8/18)
     - Attended special meeting (8/27)
Committees in General:
     - Put together a spreadsheet to keep track of what committees and EC members have given their monthly reports (8/21); now being kept track of by the Secretary, Ed Appler
     - Worked on affiliate training manuals (8/21): added each committee’s contact info, finalized the sections, and emailed each committee their respective manual to work on
          - Sample:
Audit Committee:
     - Attended meeting (8/21): J Mark Barfield (Chair), Suzanne Gilmore, John Olivadoti, and I in attendance; discussed convention contract and upcoming CiviCRM
     - Attended meeting (8/29); Char-Lez not present
Candidates Committee:
     - Attended meeting (8/19): Only the Committee Chair (Jim Turney) and I in attendance; spoke about ECanvasser and the future of the committee
     - Call with Jim Turney and Steven Nekhaila (8/22) to discuss the goings-on of the Candidates Committee and how to improve
Convention Committee:
     - Attended meeting (8/25), along with Audit Committee members, to discuss the convention contract; everyone present except Gave Wozniak
     - Attended meeting (9/9)
     - Attended meeting (8/19): attended by Larry Gillis (Chair), Nivine Zakhari, and Ben Bachrach; looking into red flag gun laws and how to fight them; expressed interest in a lobbyist
     - Attended meeting (9/9): attended by Derek Ryan, meeting did not reach quorum
Activist Phone Calls:
     - Tom Arnold (8/19): talked about how Tennessee runs its state party; talked about youth outreach in the state
     - Kim Ruff (8/21): learned how Arizona runs its party;
Other projects:
     - Drew Senate districts into Ecanvasser (8/22-8/25)
     - Called Matthew Scott Love (8/22), a Republican formerly involved in Leon County Republican EC; interested in helping out the LPF; passed along info to Justin McCue, R3 Representative
     - Attended LPSRC monthly meeting (8/24)
     - Emailed Walton County contacts from ECanvasser (8/26)
     - Called some Walton County contacts from ECanvasser (8/27)
     - Finished precinct-level 2016 presidential election data for DeSoto, Sumter, and Walton counties (8/28)
     - Attended Committee Chair meetings (9/8)

Vice-Chair / August Report
« on: August 18, 2019, 05:07:43 PM »

Vice-Chair / July Report
« on: July 25, 2019, 12:24:30 AM »
  • Attended Region 1 meeting
  • Worked on notes about what other states are doing well
  • Discussed with Membership Committee about Ecanvasser training, which is planned for early August
  • Participated in Convention Committee discussion about 2020 LPF Convention

Future plans still include updating the LPedia page, as well as starting campus affiliates/increasing youth outreach come the fall semester.

Vice-Chair / May/June Report
« on: July 01, 2019, 12:59:56 AM »
  • Spoke with Dr. Lark, LNC rep, about campus affiliates (5/8)
  • Met with the Region 1 Representative (5/7)
  • Met with the Escambia Chair (5/7)
  • Helped build committees (5/6-5/7)
  • Set up spreadsheet to keep track of committee projects (5/8)
  • Continued setting up ECanvasser (5/5-5/20)
  • Performed soft launch of ECanvasser (5/20)
  • Performed EC onboarding (5/23)
  • Assisted confirming Committee placements (5/23-5/25)
  • Attended Communications Committee meeting (6/2)
  • Attended Committee Chair meeting (6/2)
  • Finished up precinct data for 2016 election (6/10-6/16)
  • Attended LAC meeting (6/13)
  • Attended ASC meeting (6/13)
  • Attended Membership meeting (6/28)

Future plans include ECanvasser training (coming later in July), campus affiliates and increased youth outreach (coming at the start of the fall semester), updating the LPedia (which I have been informed has frequently been used by media outlets, and ours is severely out of date), and helping affiliate more of the panhandle, along with assisting affiliates in becoming stable and creative. I also plan to dig back into that precinct data, adding maps and in-depth analysis of what types of voters live where, cross-referencing it with voter rolls.

Membership Committee / April Report
« on: April 28, 2019, 07:12:30 PM »
  • worked on initial set-up for ECanvasser
  • set projected goal of 10-15% increase in Membership over next year
  • discussed potential of campus affiliates
  • discussed future training on ECanvasser
  • held meetings on 3/20 and 4/17

At-Large Directors / At-Large 1 Report - April
« on: April 28, 2019, 07:08:48 PM »
  • attended Santa Rosa monthly meeting
  • attended Orange monthly meeting/candidate forum
  • continued work on precinct data list
  • co-hosted county affiliate support call with Director Peele
  • attended the Libertarian Party of Alabama's annual convention in Auburn

Membership Committee / March Report
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:17:22 PM »
  • paricipated in a 14-day free trial of ECanvasser, a possible solution for finding a CRM
  • contacted affiliates to discuss ECanvasser
  • searched for future members of the Membership Committee; group of seven found, pending approval

At-Large Directors / At-Large 1 Report - March
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:08:12 PM »
  • attended monthly Santa Rosa meeting
  • attended monthly Escambia meeting
  • called a majority of EC members and affiliate Chairs to discuss potential future for CRM and discuss future affiliate support phone call for March 27th

At-Large Directors / At-Large 1 Report - February
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:29:36 AM »
  • attended inaugural Escambia meeting
  • started making phone calls with affiliates and region reps to introduce myself and see what they need
  • started precinct data for every county in order to pinpoint where more people vote for Libertarians
  • created list of all TV news stations in Florida and their contact info
  • created list of all newspapers in Florida and their contact info
  • created list of motion deadlines to keep track of EC directives of committees

Region 1 / Region 1 Report - January
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:28:29 PM »
  • made several phone calls and an email blast for recruitment
  • confirmed Chair for potential affiliate
  • confirmed Treasurer for potential affiliate
  • meeting with potential Vice Chair on Tuesday, January 22nd
  • meeting with potential Secretary on Tuesday, January 22nd
Santa Rosa
  • attended monthly meeting on January 19th
  • future outreach planned to find new Secretary or Treasurer
  • attended monthly meeting January 16th (did not meet quorum)
  • working on getting a new Secretary/Treasurer
  • working on getting a new Vice Chair
  • outreach planned for the week of Jan. 21-Jan. 26 to form an affiliate

Affiliate Support Committee / Re: Region Rep Job Description
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:47:14 PM »
The Region Rep job is different depending on if a county is affiliated or unaffiliated.
  • actively work to find potential EC members and candidates
  • build rapport with local news outlets/elected officials
  • work closely with the affiliate (if they want) to solve any problems including but not limited to: finding candidates, replacing EC members, and figuring out what they should be doing as an affiliate
  • act as a liaison between the LPF and affiliates

Reports / Region 1 Report - November
« on: November 18, 2018, 07:02:57 PM »
- met with potential Libertarian candidate in Escambia
- attended Santa Rosa monthly meeting
- attempted to get new officers for Okaloosa
- attended Pace fire district town hall meeting for proposal to create a special fire district
- participated in 2 ride-alongs with the new Pace Fire District with the intent of a possible appointment/election to the new Fire District Board of Commissioners

Region 1 / Region 1 Report - October
« on: October 28, 2018, 02:37:33 PM »
  • attended Tom Woods/Alex Merced event in Orlando
  • delivered Hurricane Michael relief supplies to Bay County area
  • attended Santa Rosa County Semi-Annual Business Meeting
  • became verified to run political ads on Facebook
  • renamed "Northwest Florida Libertarian Party" Facebook page to "Okaloosa County Libertarian Party"

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