Every year, Libertarians from around Indiana gather to elect their candidates, select leadership, participate in training, select national convention delegates and enjoy each other’s company! This year, Hoosier delegates will select new party leadership including Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. RSVP via Facebook as well!
The 2013 state convention will be held in Columbus, Indiana from Friday evening April 19 to Sunday April 21, 2013 at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, IN.
|Friday, April 19, 2013||Hospitality Suites|
|6:00 PM — 9:00 PM EST||Join libertarians from every corner of Indiana for cocktails and casual fun!|
|Saturday, April 20||Speakers|
|Mike Maharrey - Michael Maharrey serves as the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center. He has covered local and state politics for several publications in both Kentucky and Florida, and won two Kentucky Press Association awards as a sports writer in 2009. Mike currently produces web content for a Lexington television station.Hailing from Lexington, Ky., he’s extremely proud that his home state originated the Principles of ’98 laying the groundwork for state nullification of unconstitutional acts, and he’s the author of Our Last Hope – Rediscovering the Lost Road to Liberty, a historical, philosophical and moral case for nullification.The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power as required by the Constitution.|
|Ed Bell- Ed Bell is a farmer from Hagerstown, Indiana. He is a family man, speaker, disability consultant, and farmer. Ed grew up on the family farm, graduated Purdue University’s Short course, and returned to his farm to pursue his dreams. In 1982 at the age of twenty-one Ed survived a violent criminal attack and sustained a gunshot wound, which left him permanently, paralyzed. Adversity continues to be a regular visitor to the Bell family, including a fire that destroyed their old log home in 1995. Ed Bell has endured fiery trials of life that could have left him broken, but instead have made him stronger. Ed Bell is a farmer at heart. He enjoys working on the family farm raising strawberries. He also enjoys cultivating people by sowing the optimistic seeds of hope, humor, faith, and perseverance as he speaks to audiences across the nation. Bell’s speeches are harvested from real life experiences. Ed has overcome many storms and now uses his experiences to encourage others. Ed has won many awards for his conquering attitude. He has been featured in national magazines, and TV programs. Ed has brought his homespun style of optimism to conferences and seminars across the nation. He has spoken to hundreds of groups since 1990.|
|Sheriff Brad Rogers- Sheriff Brad Rogers is a 26 year veteran of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department with a total of 30 years of police experience. Brad has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice (from the University of Evansville, Indiana) and is a certified police instructor. Married for 30 years, Brad and his wife, Susie, have three children. Brad is in his third year of his first term as Sheriff. As part of his crime reduction plan, Brad has instituted programming in the jail to change hearts and minds of offenders so that, once released, they can be empowered to be productive citizens. Sheriff Rogers takes his oath-of-office very seriously and considers himself a guardian of the Constitution as the Chief Law Enforcement officer of the county. Sheriff Rogers was the 2011 recipient of the “Interposer of the Year” from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association for his role in challenging Food and Drug Administration and Department of Justice federal employees from violating the rights of a milk farmer in Elkhart County. Brad Rogers will be joining us to speak at the 2013 LPIN Convention.|
|Tim Slagle- Tim Slagle is originally from Michigan, currently living just outside Chicago. Slagle is considered a prominent Libertarian comedian. His material could best be described as Red State Urban. Slagle’s stuff is bright , hip, and edgy, but his perspective runs slightly to the right of New York or L.A. He’s a thirty year veteran of the comedy club circuit, and has performed in 50 states, Canada, and Mexico.Waging a war against political correctness, fighting for truth and justice, and the American way, Slagle has appeared on Fox News Red Eye, the Bob and Tom Show, MTV, Showtime and C-SPAN. He is also known for making regular contributions to Liberty Magazine. In 2000 he also produced and starred in a brief run on local Minneapolis television show: The Mudslingers Ball with Lewis Black, Will Durst, Jeffrey Jena, and host Mike Lukas. His new CD, Europa, was released in October 07, and is currently running in heavy rotation on the XM/Sirius and 24/7 Comedy radio networks. Slagle will be our Saturday night entertainment for the Convention!|
|The year 2013 is incredibly important for building the party! We’ll host several training sessions to equip Libertarians to expand the message of liberty.LPIN Database Training Workshop- In the LPIN Database Training Workshop, Matt Wittlief, former Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Marion County and current District Seven Representative to the SCC, will teach Convention attendees how to use our new database system. This workshop will focus on how to organize such tasks as website, communication, and office tasks to advance the cause of liberty here in Indiana. This workshop will be a look into the future of the LPIN organization. Our staff and Executive Committee will have unprecedented access to information that often took days to compile to achieve specific goals. But, more importantly, our county Chairs will also be able to interact with the database to improve two-way communication with LPIN headquarters.In addition, it allows us to better track prospects, members, volunteers, candidates, and donations to the Party. Come learn what we’re doing, where we’re going, and how you can contribute to this exciting and transformational project!Libertarian Local Activism Workshop- In the Libertarian Local Activism Workshop, panelists Tom Monka, Joyce Morrell, and Dan Drexler will be sharing their successful and difficult experiences working with their local government agencies. The Rush County LP has been attending local county commissioners meetings for the past several years, and is now a fixture at their meetings, and has affected positive change. In addition we will hear about pending legal action from LPIN members directed towards the county government in La Porte County.|
|LPIN Business Meetings - Nomination of party officers, Revision of by-laws, points of order will be discussed. Annual awards for volunteers, candidates and communicators will be announced. The business meeting is free to all LPIN members. All other sessions of the weekend require a convention package.|
|Sunday, April 21, 2013||1994 Society Breakfast|
|An Exclusive Breakfast for 1994 Society Members - The 1994 Society is a monthly pledge program that is the life blood for the Libertarian Party of Indiana. In an effort to thank our members for advancing the cause of the Libertarian Party over the last year, we’ll host a special breakfast on Sunday morning.To gain admission, please join the 1994 Society today!|
Check back for more speaker information.
2013 Libertarian Party of Indiana Convention Agenda
Standing Rules and Business Meeting Agenda
Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Online registration is easy and secure. Simply choose the package you prefer once announced, type in the package name and price and proceed to the secure payment form.You are limited to two people per registration transaction. If you are paying for two people, please enter the second attendee’s name in the box below. If you are registering more than two, please complete this registration the appropriate number of times. If you are registering for multiple people, please e-mail Sam Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. To guarantee your status as a delegate to the convention, including voting rights, you must be a member of the LPIN in good standing. If you prefer to register by check, contact Sam Goldstein at 317-920-1994 or by email at email@example.com.
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- To be a voting member at a Libertarian convention, a person must be a member of the LPIN at least 20 days before the convention – March 31, 2013. Membership dues are $25 per year or at least $10 per month in the 1994 Society. Find out more about membership here. (Membership dues are not included in, nor do they count towards, the LPIN 2012 convention package.) If you’ve previously joined, you may also email State Chair Sam Goldstein to check your membership status (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 2. To serve as a delegate, you must talk to your county chairman about being selected as a delegate. They must inhabit the counties for which County Organizations they serve as Delegate or Alternate Delegate. If your county is not affiliated or if the county’s delegation is full, you can still be seated by the convention credentials committee. If you have questions about the delegate process, please contact Sam Goldstein at email@example.com.
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Registration is open until April 5th.
Hotel costs not included in the package.
Room rate is $99.68 including tax. Rooms include breakfast buffet in dining room.
Attendees staying overnight, should make a reservation directly with the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
Address: 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike , Columbus, IN, US, 47201
Phone: (812) 372-1541
Guests of the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center will enjoy relaxing in the indoor recreation center featuring a large heated pool, whirlpool, game room, billiards, putting green and fitness center. The on-site Old Columbus Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a meal. Catering and room service is available. There are 18 meeting rooms with space to accommodate 1,000 people for banquets and 950 people for conferences.
Start your day with a hot breakfast, featuring eggs, meat, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and more.
Other amenities at this non-smoking hotel include:
- Free wireless high-speed Internet access
- Business center
- Fitness center
- Guest laundry facilities
- Pet-friendly; fees and restrictions apply
Paid for and authorized by the Libertarian Party of Indiana, Sam Goldstein, Chair, 757 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240. This is not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee. Contributions to the LPIN are not tax deductible as charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. There are state and federal laws requiring political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for contributions. Your contribution will be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Contributions from foreign nationals are prohibited.