Agenda for June 23rd, 2020 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our success by making a Donation.

Location:    Orlando Brewing   1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

6:00 – Meet and Greet

6:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for May 19th, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Guest Speakers – Libertarian BlackLivesMatter protesters

6:55 – Discussion on Libertarian solutions for a broken justice system.

7:15 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

7:30 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • Vice-Chair Election

7:45 – New Business 

  • Floor Motions

8:00 – Adjourn

8:00 – Venues Close

Agenda for May 19th, 2020 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, May 19th, 2019.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our success by making a Donation.

IMPORTANT: Our meeting will be starting early this month at 6pm. The Libertarian National Committee Region 2 Caucus will occur electronically during our business meeting. The Caucus is called to choose our Region 2 Representative and Alternate for the next two years. Our business meeting will occur around the caucus so we can participate together.

Location:    Winter Garden Pizza Company   42 W Plant St, Winter Garden, Florida 34787

6:00 – Meet and Greet

6:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for March 24th, 2020 Business Meeting

6:40 – Guest Speaker – Scott Billue, founder of Matthew’s Hope of Winter Garden.

7:00 – LNC Region 2 Caucus

8:00 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

8:15 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

8:25 – Old Business

  • Vice-Chair Election

8:30 – New Business 

9:00 – Adjourn for Social Hour

11:00 – Venues Close

Agenda for February 18th, 2020 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, February 18th, 2019.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our success by making a Donation.

The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 7:00 PM. The official call to order for conducting party business is at 7:30 PM. If you can’t make it then, feel free to join us for some social time after!

Location:    Orlando Brewing   1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

7:00 – Meet and Greet

7:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for January 21st, 2019 Business Meeting

7:35 – Guest Speaker – Deacon Fred Molina: Diocese of Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force

Deacon Fred Molina was the first director of the Diocese of Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, which began in 2014.  The task force educates the community to detect human trafficking victims and empowers the community to end trafficking and support survivors for their recovery. The task force has 80 members who train people in parishes and schools to recognize labor and sexually trafficked people and how to help them.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops uses the diocesan model nationwide to set up other task forces.

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/DOHTTF

7:55 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – N/A

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

8:15 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

8:25 – Old Business

8:30 – New Business 

  • Motion 2020-09
    • Mover: Mari Peele
    • Motion: I move to accept the resignation of Derek Ryan as Vice-Chair.
  • Floor motions
  • Open discussion

9:00 – Adjourn for Social Hour

11:00 – Venues Close

Agenda for January 21st, 2020 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, January 21st, 2019.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our success by making a Donation.

The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 7:00 PM. The official call to order for conducting party business is at 7:30 PM. If you can’t make it then, feel free to join us for some social time after!

Location:    Orlando Brewing   1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

7:00 – Meet and Greet

7:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for December 17th, 2019 Business Meeting

7:35 – Guest Speaker – Frank Blanco – Candidate for Florida House District 44

Visit his website at – https://www.blancoforhouse.com/

7:55 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Derek Ryan

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

8:15 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Candidates Report

Platform Report

8:25 – Old Business

8:30 – New Business 

  • Motion 2020-07
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion: I move to authorize the expenditure of up to $100 to the Libertarian Party of Florida for the purpose of reserving a vendor table at the Libertarian Party of Florida Convention for use by the non-profit organization Operation: Blazing Sword.
  • Discussion
    • Speaker: Greg Peele
      • Topic: Branded state and national party materials such as brochures, rack cards, posters, bumper stickers, clothing, etc.
    • Speaker: Greg Peele
      • Topic: Potential commission of designs for branded LPOC t-shirts, polo shirts, and/or neckties for members.
    • Speaker: Greg Peele
      • LPF 2020 Convention and LPOC’s level of support as host affiliate.

9:00 – Adjourn for Social Hour

11:00 – Venues Close

Agenda for DECEMBER 17th, 2019 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our success by making a Donation.

The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 7:00 PM. The official call to order for conducting party business is at 7:30 PM. If you can’t make it then, feel free to join us for some social time after!

Location:    Village Inn Restaurant     3130 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787       Side room on the left

7:00 – Meet and Greet

7:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for November 19th, 2019 Business Meeting

7:35 – Guest Speaker – Izzy Aly: “Solving the Millennial Puzzle” Book Tour

“Izzy Aly is the founder, owner, and current president of Kronotiq Media as well as the author of ‘Solving the Millennial Puzzle: A guidebook to modern marketing.’ He will be speaking about his book, the latest updates on social media outreach efforts within the LPF and how these new concepts and techniques could be tailored to benefit the Libertarian Party of Orange County. He will also be discussing common issues affecting social media outreach and growth on politically biased platforms, as well as possible solutions to those issues.”

Visit his website at – www.kronotiq.com/

Check out his book at: www.millennialpuzzle.com/

7:55 – Guest Speaker – Steven Nekhaila – LPF Chairman and LNC Region 2 Representative

“Steven Nekhaila is the current Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida as well as the Region 2 Representative on the Libertarian National Committee. He will be giving an update on the current state of the LPF and his vision for the party in 2020.”

8:05 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Derek Ryan

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

8:15 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Candidates Report

Platform Report

8:25 – Old Business

8:30 – New Business 

  • Committee Appointments (if any)
  • Motion 2020-02
    • Mover: Rob Casterline
    • Motion: Propose the LPOC publicly endorses, and promotes our endorsement of, the petition and ballot initiative titled “Right of Adults to Cannabis”. (Appendix A)
  • Motion 2020-03
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion: I move to authorize expenditure of up to $200 to purchase a branded 6′ tablecloth with the current Libertarian Party of Orange County logo.
  • Motion 2020-04
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion: I move to authorize expenditure of up to $50 to purchase approximately 20 branded Libertarian Party of Florida pins.
  • Discussion
    • Speaker: Greg Peele
      • Topic: Branded state and national party materials such as brochures, rack cards, posters, bumper stickers, clothing, etc.
    • Speaker: Greg Peele
      • Topic: Potential commission of designs for branded LPOC t-shirts, polo shirts, and/or neckties for members.
    • Speaker: Greg Peele
      • LPF 2020 Convention and LPOC’s level of support as host affiliate.

8:45 – Adjourn for Social Hour at Chili’s

11:00 – Venues Close

APPENDIX A

“Right of Adults to Cannabis” Ballot Initiative

Ballot Summary:  This amendment guarantees the right of persons over twenty-one years of age to possess, use, and cultivate cannabis (commonly referred to as marijuana), reserving to the State the power to regulate its purchase and sale in the interest of health and safety.  This amendment applies only to Florida law and state action, and does not immunize violations of federal law.”

Full Text:  All people in the State of Florida twenty-one years of age and older shall have the right under state laws to possession, use, and cultivation of cannabis.  This right shall not be infringed except that the transfer of cannabis by purchase or sale may be regulated as necessary to ensure health and safety.

“Cannabis” in this section is defined as all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not, and the seeds thereof.

The provisions of this section are sever-able and if any clause or sentence of this measure, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible.

Agenda for November 19th, 2019 Business Meeting and Annual Officer Elections

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our success by making a Donation.

The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 7:00 PM. The official call to order for conducting party business is at 7:30 PM. If you can’t make it then, feel free to join us for some social time after!

Location:    Village Inn Restaurant     3130 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787       Side room on the left

7:00 – Meet and Greet

7:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for October 15th, 2019 Business Meeting

7:50 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Derek Ryan

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

8:00 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Candidates Report

Platform Report

8:20 – Old Business

None

8:30 – New Business 

  • Officer Elections – (See Appendix A and Appendix B for eligibility requirements.)
    • Nominations
      • Chair
      • Vice Chair
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
    • Opportunity of Nominee Speeches
    • Elections
      • Chair
      • Vice Chair
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
  • Committee Appointments by Chair (See Appendix C and Appendix D for additional information on committee composition.
  • Motion 2020-01: Motion to Authorize an Annual Budget
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Text: I move to authorize an annual budget of the following expenditures:
      • Up to $100 for the Communications Committee to maintain IT services including renewing the email and domain name services.
      • Up to $110 for the Finance Committee to renew the USPS PO Box and purchase mail supplies.
      • Up to $250 for the Membership Committee to plan and conduct outreach events.
      • Up to $120 for the Communications Committee to print flyers, brochures, and other materials as needed.
      • Up to $150 for the Communications Committee to sponsor social media advertising.

8:45 On-boarding for newly elected officers

9:00 – Adjourn for Social Hour at Chili’s

11:00 – Venues Close

APPENDIX A – MEMBER ELIGIBILITY

Constitution

Article II: Membership and Dues

Section I

A regular member in the LPOC is defined as a person who signs the membership pledge “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals” and supports Libertarian principles. Registered membership in the Libertarian Party of Florida is sufficient to qualify as signing this pledge. Regular members maintain their membership status for life unless explicitly revoked.

Section II

An active member is defined as any person who is a regular member and has attended attends 6 of the previous 12 or 4 of the previous 6 regular business meetings. An active member who does not maintain the required attendance shall automatically become a regular member. If any member provides good and sufficient reason for an absence from a business meeting, the absence may be excused by a two-thirds vote. Absences from special called meetings and absences incurred by public officials due to conducting official duties shall be automatically excused. Excused absences shall be treated as if the member were in attendance at the business meeting for the purposes of determining active membership status and for requirements of state law, but not for any other purpose, including but not limited to determining quorum, threshold for passing motions, etc.

Section III

A voting member is defined as any person who is an active member, is not a member of another political party, and resides, is employed, or attends school at a documented physical address in Orange County. A voting member who joins another political party or fails to maintain an Orange County qualifying address shall automatically become an active member.

APPENDIX B – ELECTIONS

Constitution

Article III: Officers and Executive Committee

Section I

The officers of the LPOC consist of a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. These persons will be members of the Executive Committee.

Section II

Committee chairs, whether elected or appointed, will be members of the Executive Committee.

Section III

Officers shall be elected for a term of one year by a majority vote of voting members present at the November meeting of each year.

Section IV

Officers must be a voting member of LPOC, a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida, and reside in Orange County.

Section V

The Chair shall preside over meetings.

Section VI

The Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in conjunction with, or in the absence of, the Chair.

Section VII

The Secretary shall keep LPOC records including, but not limited to:

  1. Minutes of meetings
  2. Records of membership; and
  3. Official correspondence

The Secretary shall ensure members are informed of meetings and events. The Secretary shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and the Vice-Chair.

Section VIII

The Treasurer shall be the Chief Financial Officer and shall receive, hold, disburse, and account for all funds under the direction of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, and the Secretary.

APPENDIX C – COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Constitution

Article III: Officers and Executive Committee

Section II

Committee chairs, whether elected or appointed, will be members of the Executive Committee.

APPENDIX D – COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

Bylaws

Article II: Standing Committees

Section I

There will be the following standing committees: Finance, Communications, Membership, Bylaws, and Platform.

Section II

Committee chairs shall be appointed by the Chair and confirmed by majority vote.

Section III

The Vice-Chair shall be a member of the Membership Committee and the Platform Committee. The Treasurer shall be a member of the Finance Committee. The Secretary shall be a member of the Communications Committee. The Chair shall be a member of the Bylaws Committee.

Section IV

Special committees may be created by majority vote for a specific purpose. Special committees shall conduct business in accordance that purpose and dissolve with a final report at the next annual business meeting or an earlier date as specified in the authorizing motion. Unless otherwise specified in the authorizing motion or in these Bylaws, special committees shall have the same duties, requirements, and privileges as standing committees.

Agenda for October 15th, 2019 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.

NOTICE: This meeting is at our new regular business meeting venue in Winter Garden.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our success by making a Donation.

The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 7:00 PM. The official call to order for conducting party business is at 7:30 PM. If you can’t make it then, feel free to join us for some social time after!

Location:    Village Inn Restaurant     3130 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787       Side room on the left

7:00 – Meet and Greet

7:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for September 17th, 2019 Business Meeting

7:35 – Guest Speaker – Erin Palette from Operation: Blazing Sword

“Operation Blazing Sword is a grass-roots organization dedicated to helping LGBTQ people become responsible firearm owners. If you think you may need a firearm for armed self-defense but don’t feel comfortable going to a shooting range or a gun store by yourself, seek out any of our LGBTQ-friendly volunteer instructors. They will teach you the basics of firearm safety, operation and ownership for no cost and without judgement for your color, gender, sexual orientation, biology, or manner of dress.”

Please visit their website at – Operation: Blazing Sword

7:50 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Derek Ryan

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

8:00 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Candidates Report

Platform Report

8:20 – Old Business

None

8:30 – New Business 

None

8:45 – Adjourn for Social Hour at Chili’s

11:00 – Venues Close

Agenda for September 17th, 2019 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.

NOTICE: This meeting is at our new regular business meeting venue in Winter Garden.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates. Can’t make it and want to support the party? Follow our Livestream during the event and please consider contributing to our succes by making a Donation.

The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 7:00 PM. The official call to order for conducting party business is at 7:30 PM. If you can’t make it then, feel free to join us for some social time after!

Location:    Village Inn Restaurant     3130 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787       Side room on the left

7:00 – Meet and Greet

7:30 – Call to Order

Determination of Quorum – 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for August 20th, 2019 Business Meeting

7:35 – Guest Speaker – Britney Stinson from Transitional Space

Transitional Space is a group that aims to bring transgender folks and allies (and potential allies) together thru fun events, social functions and support groups.

7:50 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Derek Ryan

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

8:00 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Candidates Report

Platform Report

8:20 – Old Business

None

8:30 – New Business 

None

8:45 – Adjourn for Social Hour at Chili’s

11:00 – Venues Close