Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2007 LPPa Convention Details Announced

Saturday, May 5th: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

The 2007 convention of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the Radisson-Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill, PA.

The convention is being held in a central location this year in order to give everyone the opportunity to attend. There is a special room rate of $104.00 available for Friday and Saturday night for those who need to travel. There are only a few rooms that have thus far been set aside at this rate. If we have a strong showing of interest in attending the convention, there is a possibility of getting additional rooms at this rate. So, if you think you want a room, the earlier you send your convention form back, the more likely you will be able to get the room at the special room rate. An added bonus for sending your form back early is you get a discount on the convention rate.

There will be both morning and afternoon business sessions. We hope all convention attendees will participate and vote on the issues at hand.

One of the most important business issues is the election for next year’s Executive Board members. If you, or a worthy Libertarian that you know is interested in serving on the Board, it is in your best interest to be at the convention to nominate your candidate or have someone nominate you. Other business items will include proposed bylaws or platform changes, and the vote on the retention of platform planks.

A continental breakfast, a box lunch, a pre-dinner reception and a sit-down dinner are included in the price of the convention. We anticipate presentations from several contenders for the Libertarian Party ‘s Presidential nomination. Registration opens at 7:30 am on May 5, 2007 and dinner concludes at 9:00 pm.

It will be difficult to follow the screening of Aaron Russo’s film America: Freedom to Fascism last year as our Friday night offering. We are still looking into various presentations that would be of general Libertarian interest for Friday evening so that those who arrive the night before will have a planned activity. Of course, the Montgomery County Libertarians will be hosting their annual hospitality suite on both Friday and Saturday nights. Good conversation, interesting topics and your choice of adult beverages is assured (which is never a bad way to spend an evening).

There will be a short break between the afternoon business session and the pre-dinner 1788 Society VIP reception, providing an opportunity to meet with Libertarians from across the Commonwealth. It will be a chance to meet new friends, touch base with old ones, and recharge the batteries for the work we have ahead of us.

Now is a good time to be a Libertarian; we have some dynamic personalities who are vying for our Presidential nomination and we have the opportunity to hear some of them at the convention. You won’t want to miss your chance to meet the Presidential candidates in a relaxed atmosphere before the campaigns kick into high gear.

Register for the 2007 LPPa Convention Online Today

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