RLC Board Telecon Summary
- The National RLC Board of Directors met by teleconference onWednesday evening.Acting Vice Chairman Mike Hewitt has resigned. See hismessage below. Philip Blumel was nominated and secondedfor the position, with a final vote planned for the next meeting.Members who are interested in being a candidate for the VCposition should contact members of the Board for advice andto solicit nominations. The Directors thanked Mike for hiscontribution and wished him well in his statehouse race.A News Release on Eminent Domain was approved. The textwill be available to state RLC organizations for editing and localdistribution. The Release will be sent to our media list late onAugust 14th. Another release is being prepared on Social Security,offering support for privatization proposals by RLC Advisors.The Board has approved resumption of state dues sharing.Chartered State organizations will be required to submit areport of any and all dues receipts for new or renewed membersduring the past year, to allow reconciliation of share balances.The Florida RLC, which had been mailing receipts to National,will receive an immediate disbursement. A report for all otherChartered states will be issued shortly by the Treasurer.After discussion, the Board decided to take no action onestablishing an RLC Blog. Aside from editorial concerns andthe lack of personnel to manage a site, there is a possibilitythat we can integrate Blogish features on the new website.The Directors also granted full editorial discretion to thecurrent Moderators of National eGroups. Guidelines andpolicies will be issued shortly.The fundraising letter to Reason Foundation contributorsin on schedule for mailing September 1st.Plans to have a membership preference vote on the RLCeGroups for an official logo will proceed in the absence ofany objection. Directors will make the final determinationbased on preferences in the polls and the Convention votes.The next teleconference will be moved to a new dayand time. Sessions will be held on the Second Mondayof each month. The next meeting is September 12th.Meeting times are moved back one hour (9:30pm ET).Bill WestmillerRLC National Chairman----------------------------------MSH0118 writes:
With my campaign heating up much earlier than I expected it has become obvious that I can't contribute the appropriate amount of time to RLC-National in the capacity of Vice Chair.
IN the best interest of RLC-National and my campaign please accept this as my resignation from the post of Vice Chair. Termination at whatever date you feel is best for the organization - I assume after you've had a chance to fill the chair. That said, it is my continued desire to have an active role with RLC thereafter and at your discretion. I recall you making some suggestions in our last email exchange on this subject, which I liked very much.
Lastly, an endorsement of my candidacy will be greatly appreciated.
Mike Hewitt, Acting Vice Chair