The following members of the Libertarian Party of Queens County have been elected to serve as delegates from New York State to the Libertarian Party's National Convention that will be held May 28-31, 2010 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri: Mark Axinn, Andrew Clunn, Dan Halloran, Dodge P. Landesman, Alden Link, Carl Person, Sam Sloan & Dr. Tom Stevens.
Each of the delegates have been encouraged to purchase at least the mandatory Basic Package, which costs $99.00 up front. However, a $50.00 rebate is available for those who purchase the Basic Package and who reserve a room in their name at the Renaissance Grand Hotel for a minimum two-night stay. The special convention room rate is $109.00 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. To be eligible for the rebate, each delegate must keep a copy of their Convention Registration Fee receipt and a copy of their final Hotel Bill. Rebate forms will be handed out at the National Convention. All reservations can be made through links at http://www.gatewaytoliberty.com/
Delegates have been informed that Southwest Airlines is the least expensive carrier flying from New York City to St. Louis although most of its flights are not direct. Most stop in Chicago. However, the fare on Southwest can total less than $300.00 round trip. It has been suggested that delegates fly into St. Louis on Friday morning and leave on Monday afternoon. Of course, if a delegate has more time to spare, adding an extra few days to the trip can serve as a nice vacation.
Dr. Tom Stevens, LPQC State Representative, who made the motion to have the above-mentioned individuals elected as delegates, has requested that he be told when each of the elected delegates has purchased the Basic Package, made their room reservations, and purchased their round trip airline tickets. Time is of the essence since Convention Registration Fees and airline fares both go up the closer it gets to the event.