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Shooting Range Social and Fundraiser [with GUN RAFFLE]

Please come and support liberty at the McLean County Libertarian Party Social and Fundraiser! Where: C.I. Shooting Sports in Bloomington/NormalWhen: Friday, October 14th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm The event will include: - Meet and greet with Illinois Comptroller Candidate Claire Ball and U.S. Senate Candidate Kent McMillen- A variety of guns to shoot with instructors available to assist any beginners- Open lanes for those who wish to bring their own gun- Gun Raffle! (gun to be announced)You do NOT need a FOID card for this event unless you are bringing your own gun. Certified range instructors will be available to assist everyone without a FOID card. Continue reading

How can we entice more attendees?

I would like to see more people at our meetings. What will it take for YOU to come? Let me know. 

The first announced Senate candidate on July 7th.

Come meet Chris Michel on July 7th at Buffalo Wild Wings. Chris recently announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party of Illinois nomination for Senate. Show your support of the party and hear where Chris stands.

Who is going to the Convention in Springfield?

This is the perfect opportunity to show our support for the party while sharing time with other Libertarians. There is a great lineup of speakers and workshops. Plus the Annual Business meeting is the only time you can vote on party business directly. Who is in? 

Meeting Event for May

I notice that Events are not listed on the first page of this site. There is a meeting tonight, May 5, 2015. If you haven't made plans already, come on out at 6pm to Buffalo Wild Wings. The Field Operations Director, Brian Lambrecht, is coming to join us. I also expect guests from other areas of Central Illinois. Let's plan the summer tonight!

Elections Over, Back to Work

Do you want to walk in the Memorial Day parade? Do you want to host a shooting event and invite Peoria and Champaign libertarians? Do you want to be a precinct committeeman?

Support Lupe Diaz

We need to support anybody from our group that runs for office. Please consider going door to door for Lupe Diaz, who is running for Ward 5 in Bloomington. Let's all show our support. Also, if you can, please make a donation to Lupe so he can get yard signs and flyers.

Present and future meetings

I think it was a good meeting. It was a tad chilly, but I expect better things as we move into spring. Do we want to try another place or stay at Buffalo Wild Wings?

January 6, 2015 McLean County Libertarian Party Minutes

It is time for another monthly MCLP Board meeting and Freedom on Tap. Monthly MCLP meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. We welcome you to join in our topical discussions. We are now meeting in the patio area of Buffalo Wild Wings in Bloomington, IL. There are heaters that keep it fairly comfortable and the noise level is lower than inside.   January 6, 2015 MCLP Minutes The board voted to postpone the annual officer elections and instead hold a special election later in the year.   Lex suggested some outreach activities to participate in or sponsor in an effort to grow the MCLP chapter. Some suggested activities were participating in parades, hosting an event at a shooting range, having a booth at the McLean County Fair.   Operation big Dog is Lex’s name for the final topic on this month’s agenda. It concerns the Libertarian Party transitioning its election procedures to follow state election laws. If the Libertarian Party wishes to become an established party, they need to be ready to follow state election laws.  Among other things, we will need to have in place precinct and committee chairs in each county. The by-laws are being re-drafted to allow the MCLP to follow state election laws. 

Review of Venue

I, personally, was not impressed with Fiesta Ranchera as a meeting place. I like the food and the beer, but the music in the speaker was too loud. I think we should try another place. Karen and I looked at the enclosed patio at Buffalo Wild Wings. It is heated and doesn't have the level of noise you get inside the restaurant. What do you think?