It has been a while since I made an entry. We were very, very buisy in September and October doing classes and meeting new people. Membership continues to grow and we have added several new chapters and alliances as well. November and December will be devoted to planning for 2012 and 2013. Keep two dates in mind (1) the Annual Meeting in Hammond IN on March 24th and the Camp Independance at Tippecanoe River State Park on the weekend of May 4-5-6. The empowerment and support of Live Free chapters is a high priority for the comming years. While each chapter may be at a different point in development and face different situations, they should have the same basic missions as followes.
The four prime missions of a Live Free USA chapter provide an unlimited challenge that should direct the efforts of every member indefinitely. None of these goals can be fully achieved, but offer a path to individual security and independence. Collectively, the success of multiple chapters and groups can make significant difference on how our communities and our nation survive and recover from the multiplicity of disasters and the general collapse of existing systems. They are intended to provide security, and safety without sacrificing choices and freedoms.
1. MEMBER EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SUPPORT
Support members and their families in achieving the capability to survive and recover from common short and medium tern natural and man-made disasters without the support or interference of outside agencies. To this end, provide training, information, equipment and supplies in affordable and practical programs.
2. MEMBER LIBERATION THROUGH SELF-RELIANCE
Support members and their families in achieving increased self-reliance and independence from centralized and failing sources of life essential needs such as food, water, energy, protection, and medical aid. Work to create semi-independent life style and economic network that reduces risks, regulation, taxes and waste, while improving life security and quality.
3. STRENGTH THROUGH NETWORKING & MUTUAL SUPPORT
Recruit and develop new members, while developing networks with other Live Free chapters and organizations with compatible and like-minded goals. These networked communities of self-reliance will be able to exchange instructors, share resources, combine operations and purchases and engage in trade and barter for critical supplies and skill in an emergency.
4. COMMUNITY SERVICE & EDUCATION
Advocate and educate for preparedness and self-reliance through community-based programs including educational seminars, speakers, and fairs. Support government and private community preparedness and emergency response programs whereever practical.