RLC National Board Summary
- The RLC National Board met in teleconference last nightand took several actions.John Reed's resignation as Vice Chairman was acceptedwith regrets and appreciation for his long service and effortsin support of RLC State Chapter development and activitiesof the Texas RLC. We wish him well in his continued effortson behalf of the Texas organization.In the absence of any Board member interested in theposition, we will be soliciting the general membership fora candidate to serve as Acting Vice Chairman until theBylaws qualifications are met.The Board also approved formal notice to Alan Turinthat he will be removed from the office of Treasurer in theabsence of his resignation. A replacement will be selectedfrom among candidates at the March 9th meeting of theBoard.The Chairman reported on the fundraising efforts ofLonnie Brantley, current RLC accounts, and a pendingsolicitation to the Reason Foundation contributors.The Board formally approved the application of theNew Hampshire RLC for an official state Charter, offeredcommendations to Rep. David Shafer for his efforts inthe development of a Georgia legislative Liberty Caucusand decided that a state competition for membershipgrowth will not have a fixed reward. The state with thelargest percentage growth during the coming year willbe "given preference" to host the 2006 RLC NationalJon Boguth of Michigan was appointed as the newRLC Campus Coordinator. Jon managed the LeonDrolet campaign and has extensive contacts amongCollege Republicans and other campus organizations.He attends the University of Michigan. Students andprofessors can contact Jon at boguth@....Phil Blumel reported on the planned join effort withFreedomworks for a John Stossel event on March 29thin Florida. Visit www.rlcfl.org for details.The Board approved RLC membership in a new"Liberty Coalition" being organized by RLC memberMichael Ostrolenk, with many other organizations whosupport the Bill of Rights. The initial project for thegroup is opposing HR418, the National ID Bill. Fordetails on that effort, visit:The Board also discussed brochure printing, theproduction of a national newsletter, the Draft Sanfordwebsite, new RLC website hosting, and state eGroups.Jeff Katz, RLC Media Director, will be promotingthe RLC during his promotional tour of six cities inlight of his new talk radio host position at KNEW inSan Francisco. He had been provided with severalhundred RLC brochures for distribution.Chairman Westmiller will be addressing a meetingof the Log Cabin Republicans in Los Angeles at theirregular April 25th meeting.In a previous email ballot, the Board had approved:1. Authorization of up to $25/month for ISP servicesat the discretion of Secretary Sewell;
2. Endorsed the re-election of Mark Sanford as SCGovernor in 2006;3. Adopted a resolution urging RLC members and
Chartered States to support the nomination of MarkSanford for President of the United States.
4. Authorized the expenditure of funds for DraftSanford URLs and authorized a Draft Sanford website.5. Appointed Phil Blumel of Florida as an Alternate
Member of the RLC National Board of Directors.
6. Authorized reimbursement of travel expensesfor Tim Condon in promoting RLC-NH Chartering.