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Clubsters at work ...on low Starbuck prices, deregulation...save our free parks

Posted by anonymous on November 20, 2009 at 3:49 PM
  • Clubster T. Clark, right, gets congrats after he led an effort that made Starbuck Coffee prices lower. He started a dialogue when he realized they were charging different prices for the same formula under different names. He has now joined the local postal council...
  • New attendees D. Mooman and E. Ferro have informed us there are strange Federal regulations afoot that raise costs, prices for appraisals. We'll be posting more as they develop info...
  • Clubsters Kennon and Kira Gilson are researching private alternatives to stop or lower proposed park fee hikes as part of youth effort on local board...
  • Len Schmiege received nearly 30% in St Pete Council races on his first try and will leverage his visibility in continued election fairness efforts...
  • Share your story at the next meeting...

TEEN LIBS ON 3 ADVISORY BOARDS

Posted by anonymous on September 8, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Kennon and Kira Gilson present draft fundraising Pinellas Trail Animal Spotter's guide to Advisory Board head as younger brother Taylor beams on.

Kennon and Kira Gilson are not only the youngest Libertarians in public office--they started at 15 and 13 respectively--but are now on three local appointive boards: an experimental youth advisor group for the Pinellas Trails (where they're developing a fundraising tool to help meet the park goal of entirely private funding) , the St Petersburg Library Youth Advisory Board (where they have proposed several voluntary programs) , and have now just been appointed by the Pinellas County Commissioners to the County Youth Advisory Board (where they hope to bring the Home School perspective and better study county programs).

 

Said Clubster Ralph Swanson, who co-founded the Libertarian Party of Florida and the national USLP as a charter member, "No Libertarian can complain that Libertarians are not getting into office or claim youth rights is a 'radical' position when these teens are on three boards.A Libertarian in the party who is not on some sort of board should look into getting onto something. I encourage all youth to look into this means of community participation. In some countries people can vote at 16 and there was even a teen mayor in the UK who did a credible job, and there is now a Teen mayor system there and Teen mayors in the US. " The Libertarian Party paved the way almost electing a teen Natiopnal leader some ytears ago and formally encourages youth involvement.  Kira recieved recognition from the LPF at a recent state meeting as well.

 

Kennon and Kira are both walking for health fans. Kennon is interested in computers, graphics, acting and real estate law. Kira is interested in zoology, ecology, fantasy art and says she might want to be a veterinarian.

 

RESOURCE--TEEN Mayor system in UK:

http://docklandswire.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/teen-mayor-rocks-the-vote-in-lewisham/

US Teen mayors:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3033/is_13_108/ai_n29249193/

 

 

 

CLUBSTERS AT WORK ON BETTER ELECTIONS

Posted by anonymous on December 22, 2008 at 6:33 AM

Clubsters--Libertarian, Democratic, Independent, and more--are continuing election reform efforts, where they've scored substantial wins,  and many  are focusing on mechanics of improving statewide petitions and fair district efforts. For further information see www.ERCPinellas.org  Clubster Leonard Schmiege, who heads a citizen voting integrity group,  and others recently gave a talk at the St Pete Beach theater on improvements in election reform after screening a movie of the subject.

HOMELESS: CLUBSTERS TAKE ACTION

Posted by anonymous on December 12, 2007 at 5:07 PM

International Club Host MG looks at devastaion of Homeless' belongings wrougfht by police.

 

Some 30 Clubsters have worked on Homeless issues for the last 3 years, and recently participated in the St Pete Mayor's Homeless Summit they called for and various rallies on the issue. Officials presented statistics that confirmed Club user contentions that over 25% of the Homeless were Iraqi or other veterans, and pledged to halt police abuses. Club attendees helped present voluntary and tax-cutting means for pass-through housing brainstormed by the Homeless themselves.

 

In addition, anonymous Club fans embarrassed the city into action by buying tents for the Homeless, creating a tent city with their own 'mayor' in a donated area. Clubsters worked with Homeless to get involved in programs such as the volunteer supported FoodShare and Clubster Bill Sachs has started a TV show on affordable housing alternatives as well.

TOOL: http://www.lppinellas.org/consumerhelp.htm

CLUBSTERS MEET, IN CIVIC AWARDS

Posted by anonymous on December 12, 2007 at 5:03 PM

Clubsters received recognition at our bi-annual event and the LPPC annual meeting. Clubsters are slated to do well in the Light of Liberty awards for another year.

See: http://www.theadvocates.org/lights-2007.html

UPDATE (C-Pinellas Club user, F-Florida Club):

Florida

FBrian Bustamente

CLee Clar

C***Julie Chorgo

CKennon Gilson

CKira Gilson

C***Michael Gilson-De Lemos

CAnn Kovolyak

FMichael Meroney

CPaul Molloy

CWilliam Sachs

CDan Skinner

C***Ralph Swanson