Staten Island Libertarian Party Hosts 2nd Annual Convention

The Staten Island Libertarian Party (SILP) held its second annual convention last Thursday evening, August 4th


STATEN ISLAND, NY, August 5, 2011 – The Staten Island Libertarian Party (SILP) held its second annual convention last Thursday evening, August 4th, at Canlon’s Restaurant on North Railroad Avenue.
Outgoing chairman Edward Stehlin presided over the event and election of officers. Mr. Stehlin is stepping aside to focus on select constitutional projects. He will remain active within the party and serve in an advisory capacity to the executive committee.
The SILP membership cast voice votes for the 2011-2012 Board of Directors, electing Dave Narby, Chairman (Silver Lake); Danny Panzella, First Vice Chairman (Manor Heights); Richard Bier, Second Vice Chairman (Travis); Anthony Librera, Secretary (Bay Terrace); and Thomas C. Hancock, Treasurer (Eltingville). Director of Media Relations, Robert DeSio (Westerleigh), was unanimously re-elected to retain his post on the executive committee.
“I’m humbled and honored to be the new chair of the Staten Island Libertarian Party,” said Mr. Narby.  “We have made great strides in the very short time since our inception, the most notable being three 2010 ballot candidates and tripling party membership. Yet there is much, much more to do, both as a party, and as a people.”
Asked about the current political climate and continuing economic woes, Mr. Narby remains optimistic. “I sincerely feel that great change is in the works for our nation, our state, our county and borough,” he said. “I am confident that we will play a significant role in advancing the cause of Liberty, and returning to honest, Constitutional government, with sound money and finances.”
In attendance were 40 residents, including members from other metro area civic and political groups. Among the guests was Ron Moore, Chairman of the Manhattan Libertarian Party, and Mark Axinn, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of New York, who addressed the convention on the rapid growth of libertarianism in the Empire State.
Also on hand was local liberty activist Tina Downer, who delivered a presentation on the 2012 presidential campaign of Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), a longtime favorite in libertarian circles. Ms. Downer is the organizer for Staten Island 4 Ron Paul 2012.
In addition, the party’s newly-minted secretary, Mr. Librera, spoke about his new campus initiative with the Young Americans for Liberty at the College of Staten Island. Many Staten Islanders and South Brooklynites will remember him from the spirited campaign he ran in the 2010 midterm election for state assembly (AD-63).

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Convention 2011 : Libertarian Party of New York

The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY), our state affiliate, will hold its Annual Convention on April 30th. Get your registration in before prices go up April 10th.
See details below:

39th Annual State Convention

Saturday, April 30th

Lily Flanagan’s Pub
345 Deer Park Avenue
Babylon, New York
Mere steps from the LIRR Station

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Registration Information:

Send a check to:

SCLO, PO Box 728, Bellport, NY 11713

Please include proper amount and indicate the package you are purchasing:

Registration @ 9AM Contn’tl Breakfast with lunch Package*
Business Meeting 10 – 12 noon @ no charge
VIP Speakers table – $80 by 10 Apr, $100 after
Food/Speakers Package* – $60 by 10 Apr, $80 after
Speakers only [no food] – $30 by 10 Apr, $50 after

Buffet Luncheon includes one of three entrees: chicken, beef, or fish, which will be chosen the  day of event.

Convention Speakers

Julian HeicklenFully Informed Jury Association: “America: Land of the Prisoners”
Bill Redpath – former Chair of the Libertarian National Committee and current Treasurer
Danny PanzellaOPT OUT Alliance, Libertarian candidate for Assembly on Staten Island
Warren RedlichLPNY 2010 Gubernatorial candidate
Gigi BowmanCampaign for Liberty New York State Coordinator
Peter Nichols – 2010 Huntington Town Supervisor candidate
Masood ManoochehriStudents for Liberty: “The New Libertarian Generation”
George Marlin – “NY’s Financial Treadmill to Oblivion”

Schedule of Events

9am – Registration (Continental Breakfast included with Full Package*)
10am – 12pm – BUSINESS MEETING
12pm – 1pm – Lunch
1pm – Speakers
Immediately following conclusion of convention the LPNY State Committee
will convene in the Pub (on 1st floor)

First Annual Convention: Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Staten Island Libertarian Party (SILP) will have its first Annual Convention on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Karl’s Klipper (40 Bay Street, Staten Island).

Agenda for the Annual Convention

The following initial agenda is set for our first Annual Convention:

  • Identify all those present as members in good standing with the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY).
  • Nominate and elect officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
  • Vote to approve and/or amend the Chapter By-Laws.
  • Nominate and elect a representative to represent the SILP at the state party level.

If you plan on attending the Annual Convention, please notify us!

To be a member of the SILP

To be a member in good standing, you must be a member of the LPNY. Membership in the LPNY requires that you have paid party dues ($25) on or after Sept 1, 2009.

  • Those who are already members of the LPNY should notify the SILP via email so we can add them to our member list. Please include your full name and the approximate date that your dues were paid.
  • Those who are not members of the LPNY must first join the State party prior to submitting their name to the party. Joining requires paying dues $25 (annual). You can join the LPNY via an online form or via the mail. Once you join, please notify us as described above.