Anyway, I ended up going to the monthly meeting tonight, which turned out to be the "Annual Meeting", so I was able to fork over some membership dues and vote (I rather cleverly avoided getting nominated as an officer). It was nice to be sitting in a roomful of Libertarians again, although I think only one of the folks there had been in the Party when I left. At the end of the meeting, they did an "introduction" thing and everybody gave a snapshot (or a dissertation, in some cases) of who they were and how they got to be Libertarian ... it's interesting to see how many people actually enjoyed reading Ayn Rand (I made it about 15% of the way through Atlas Shrugged, and it's been sitting there for a long while!).
Amazingly, the LPC made almost half of its 2005 fund raising goal tonight, between the dues collected there and a challenge that one member made (he put a bunch of cash on the table and said that he'd give that if the rest of us would match it, which we did plus a few bucks). I made the mistake of noting that there still were LPC Cafe Press stores out there ... now I need to go back and spruce up those and maybe add some new swag!