Taking Liberty to the Next Level
by Denee Rockman-Moon (email@example.com)
The 2012 Liberty Festival was a HUGE Success!
The Libfest this year was held on November 18th at The Club Venetian in Madison Heights, Michigan. The event was hosted by our own Karl Jackson from Oakland Affiliate. Karl did an amazing job with all aspect of this event and topped it off with our Guest Speaker Dr. Mary Ruwart.
Dr. Ruwart (http://www.ruwart.com/) is a native of Michigan and onetime leader in the Kalamazoo area affiliate of the LPM.
Holding numerous positions in academia and in the pharmaceutical profession, she was able to indentify to the group a great outlook as to the direction we should take to help our state grow even move in the right direction and taking it to the next level.
With over 60 people in attendance, the LEC and I would like to say “THANK YOU” to all of those that were able to attend. Without your support, this event would not have been possible!
The sole purpose of this event each year is to acknowledge all of the Libertarians over Michigan that have went beyond the call of duty, and also at that time award three categories:
Please help me in CONGRATULATING THIS YEAR'S WINNERS:
- TIM KEIRNAN -Spokesperson for Liberty - a member of the community whose patriotism and conviction have inspired contributions to the cause of Liberty
- GARY JOHNSON (The Texan, not the former NM Governor) -Promoter of Liberty - A Libertarian whose efforts have done the most to promote the LP and Libertarian principles
- TOM NARDONE -Producer of Liberty - a dedicated, behind-the-scenes Libertarian whose quiet labors over the years exemplifies the backbone of the LP.
Come be a part of our team….You could be the next Libby award winner!
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - The Club Venetian
29310 John R
3:00 p.m.to 9:30 p.m.
3:00 -- Doors open
3:25 -- Welcome and introduction
3:30 -- Dinner served
4:00 -- Announcement of 2012 Libby Awards
4:15 -- Speaker: Dr. Mary Ruwart
5:15 -- Acknowledgments and closing
Social engagement and LEC meeting to follow
Speaker: Dr. Mary Ruwart
Our speaker is
research scientist and author,
Mary Ruwart. Dr. Ruwart is a native of Michigan
and onetime leader in the Kalamazoo area
affiliate of the LPM. Holding numerous positions in academia and in the
pharmaceutical profession, she branched off two decades ago to become a writer
and social activist particularly in the medical ethics and civil liberties
fields. She has authored several books and her magnum opus, Healing our World—first
edition 1992, second edition 2003—is a libertarian classic. Joseph Terrano of
Visions Magazine refers to HOW as the ‘book of the decade.’ Her
accomplishments and her activities to assist the less fortunate and help sustain
a heathful natural environment are noteworthy: she is profiled in
American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who
in Science and Technology, World Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders of
Achievement, Who’s Who of American Women, Community Leaders of North America,
prestigious directories. She has been active in the Libertarian Party, seeking
several offices, including the nomimation for President in 1983 and 2008. She is
a popular and engaging speaker at worldwide Libertarian and libertarian events.
She currently resides in Texas.
Defender of Liberty Awards
Defender of Liberty Awards ("Libbies") have been presented at our
annual LibertyFest Banquet to a maximum of four select individuals, Libertarian
or otherwise, who have made notable personal efforts in the defense of liberty.
Winners must live and/or work in the state of Michigan. Spokesperson for Liberty - a member of the community whose patriotism and
conviction have inspired contributions to the cause of Liberty
have been established:
Promoter of Liberty - A Libertarian whose efforts have done the most to
promote the LP and Libertarian principles
Producer of Liberty - a dedicated, behind-the-scenes Libertarian whose quiet
labors over the years exemplifies the backbone of the LP.
list below shows the current and former Liberty Fest Award Winners.
Defenders of Liberty Recipients: