Email from Steve Scheetz:
So Tom has a convention committee in name only. Of the young men involved, one, Nicholas Hillman (former Bucks County Chair) told me that Tom did his thing, and never bothered to listen to the committee, or any suggestions made by any members therein.
Recently he told Betsy Summers, Eastern Vice Chair, after her notice of an emergency board meeting independent of Tom Stevens that he would drop all of his responsibilities regarding the convention and leave it for Betsy to clean up.
Given that the hotel is looking for a place to fall down, it looks more like tom is looking for a way to bail out of his responsibilities. Shortly before this exchange, he renamed all of the facebook LPPA pages he controlled, or he took them down. He has been working feverishly to stop posts to the LPPA e-mail list particularly if he does not like what the posts happen to say.
Currently, Past LPPA Chair, David Jahn (who is chair of Delaware County) is being refused access to the membership data for his county. Tom has repeatedly lied about this, and changed his stories from one e-mail to the next, he also has Marc Connuck lying and covering for him… (he is doing a terrible job of it) On a side note, Marc is Toms pick for Secretary in 2013.
Erik Viker, Chair of his county has requested his member data, and was given his member data. I of course, was not despite the fact that I have been chair for 4 years. According to Tom, he is not holding up any membership requests, yet he very vocally demeaned me, and demeaned david jahn for even asking. (More of the story changes)
Roy Minet, and the rest of the board has been silent other than Roy, occasionally posting something to the effect “can’t we all just get along?” Well, I guess it is hard for Roy being Tom’s hand-picked successor who Tom has been campaigning for over the past couple months.
There are many levels of irony here… First being that if Tom had not been on his little power trip in the first place, he would have sailed to a landslide re-election. Roy, back in the beginning of this mess, was someone I was actually interested in helping to elect to the position of Chairman of the LPPA. HOWEVER, since the board has done absolutely NOTHING regarding their jobs, i.e. facilitating discussions, helping counties find each other in order to work with each other, etc.. (I won’t bother to go into the disaster that is the “convention”)
Anyway, Delco and Montco got together on Saturday Night along with members of “Truth Freedom Prosperity” a non-Libertarian/partisan group that focusses on promoting Liberty in general… Anyway, I am working on a project to bring awareness to the drone command center sitting at the Horsham Naval Air Station… After that meeting, we started talking about the convention and what we can do to make it something other than what it is… (a disaster) During this conversation, we came up with some action items, but we also had Betsy on Speaker, and talked with her about the issues in PA for 45 minutes.
At the end of this, we had Betsy on record as getting a board meeting together without Tom Stevens in order to fix many of the communications issues, like figuring out what county committees are in existence, who the officers are, what the membership consists of, etc.
I will be going to a candidate forum on the 4th, and I will make sure that Betsy is holding the board’s feet to the fire.. My guess, they will drag their feet till the convention on the 27th.