Agenda for the February 16th, 2021 Business Meeting

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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 January 19, 2021 Business Meeting

6:35 – Guest Speakers – TBD

7:05 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Will Dukes

Secretary Report – John Morrisey (temporary appointment)

Treasurer Report – Wayne Jackman

7:20 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

  • Floor motions

8:00 – Adjourn

Agenda for the January 19th, 2021 Business Meeting

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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 December 15th, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Guest Speakers – Ralph Groves – As January is tradionally the month for nation-wide pro-life marches — including in Florida — Chairman Ralph Groves will speak about the contentions issue of abortion.

7:05 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Will Dukes

Secretary Report – John Morrisey (temporary appointment)

Treasurer Report – Wayne Jackman

7:20 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

  • Floor motions

8:00 – Adjourn

Agenda for the December 15th, 2020 Business Meeting

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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 November 17th, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Guest Speakers – Jim Turney speaking about 2020 elections and the lessons Libertarians can learn for next time.

7:05 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Will Dukes

Secretary Report – John Morrisey (temporary appointment)

Treasurer Report – Wayne Jackman

7:20 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

  • Floor motions

8:00 – Adjourn

Agenda for the November 17th, 2020 Business Meeting

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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 October 13th, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Roundtable Discussion – Election Results

7:05 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

7:20 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

  • Annual Officer Elections:
    • Chair Election
    • Vice Chair Election
    • Secretary Election
    • Treasurer Election
  • Floor motions

8:00 – Adjourn

Agenda for the October 13th, 2020 Business Meeting

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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 August 18th, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Guest Speakers – Valerie Anderson, Philip Frye, and Marcos Marrero will be speaking on the Split Oak Forest issue.

7:05 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

7:20 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

  • Motion 2020-16 (See Appendix A and Appendix B)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion: I move for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida to make the following endorsements:
      • Jo Jorgensen for President and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen for Vice-President
      • To write in “None of the Above” for Orange County Sheriff
      • To write in “None of the Above” for Orange County Property Appraiser
      • To vote “NO” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 1
      • To vote “NO” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 2
      • To vote “NO” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 3
      • To vote “YES” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 4
      • To vote “NO” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 5
      • To vote “NO” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 6
      • To vote “NO” on Orange County Charter Question #1
      • To vote “YES” on Orange County Charter Question #2
      • To vote “YES” on Orange County Charter Question #3
  • Floor motions

8:00 – Adjourn

Appendix A

Mover’s Rationale:

Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen are the Libertarian National Committee’s nominees for the offices of President and Vice-President. They are principled Libertarians that have boldly and uncompromisingly promoted our party’s platform of individual rights and limited government. We recommend that Libertarians give them unreserved support.

Orange County Sheriff did not have a competitive election outside of the Democratic primary that only Democrats could vote in – silencing the voice of 57% of Orange County voters who are not Democrats. Incumbent Sheriff John Mina is no friend of liberty: he has continued the policies of his predecessor Jerry Demings enforcing the tyrannical Drug War and allowed abusive use of force procedures that inspired substantial protests in Orlando – in which his deputies responded with tear gas, pepper spray, curfews, and corralling measures on nonviolent protesters. One silver lining is that he has not used the Republican-led gun control measures from the 2018 Marjory-Stoneman Douglas Act to the same extent as his Republican colleagues; ironically making Orange County an unexpected sanctuary for gun rights. He has similarly shown little enforcement of the abusive COVID-19 lockdown policies passed by the Orange County Commission and Orlando City Council. However, in both cases his approach seems to be due to hesitation to commit law enforcement resources rather than philosophical objection. While Sheriff Mina will certainly win reelection, we do not believe his anointing by Orlando Democratic power brokers and a minority of Orange County voters is legitimate and we recommend writing in “None of the Above” as a protest.

Orange County Property Appraiser did not have a competitive election outside of the Democratic primary that only Democrats could vote in – silencing the voice of 57% of Orange County voters who are not Democrats. Amy Mercado is a loyal Democratic partisan with no expertise whatsoever in the office she seeks – she defeated incumbent Rick Singh primarily based concerns about Singh’s ethics plus party support. We cannot predict how Mercado will actually perform in office. Libertarians believe the office of Property Appraiser should not exist in the first place as it exists solely for the purpose of theft; to extort Orange County property owners of the County’s rent on their private property at whatever valuation they feel is “just.” While Amy Mercado will certainly win election, we do not believe her anointing by Orlando Democratic power brokers and a minority of Orange County voters is legitimate and we recommend writing in “None of the Above” as a protest.

For the Florida Constitutional Amendments, I incorporate the Libertarian Party of Florida’s Legislative Action Committee Report by reference.

Some brief additional notes:

  • Amendment 1 is unnecessary since federal law prohibits non-citizens voting, the current Constitutional language is clear, and no Florida jurisdictions are advocating otherwise; it is purely virtue signaling by Republican nationalists with no practical effect
  • Amendment 2 will be ruinous to Florida’s already hurting economy, and it reflects a level of national socialist control over labor and pricing that should not exist in a free society. While Orange County will probably be less affected than most since the cost of living and wages are already higher here than the Florida average, it will be absolutely devastating to rural counties.
  • Amendment 3 will make it far more difficult for candidates not belonging to the Republican or Democratic Party to make it to the general election in November, and practical implementation in California and Washington shows it actually reduces turnout while reinforcing the one party rule problems those states already had. The correct solution is to switch all elections to Ranked Choice Voting on the November general election and Amendment 3 will make it harder, not easier, to fix things.
  • Amendment 4 is purely a strategic choice; the Libertarian platform is silent on it. Constitutional amendments should be carefully conceived, carefully measured, and passed only when absolutely necessary, with plenty of time for each side to make their case. It is for the same reason that LPOC already requires Constitutional amendments to our own bylaws to pass two consecutive votes; how much more important is the Florida Constitution?
  • Amendments 5 and 6 are tinkering with existing exemptions to property tax. While some would argue that any reduction in tax is good, these exemptions are robbing Peter to pay Paul and are in violation of the platform requirements for equal treatment under law; county and city governments are not restricted from increasing the millage to compensate for homestead reductions and indeed have consistently done so. This does not reduces taxes, it merely shifts the burden from a favored class to a disfavored class. It also indirectly causes increases in rent since non-homesteaded owners receive the brunt of the related millage increases.

Orange County Charter Question 1 involves establishing “rights” for inanimate objects such as rivers and springs to be free of pollution. While we adamantly oppose pollution as an act of aggression against the public that the government already often fails at preventing, this perversion of legal philosophy is absurd. At the end of the day, only individual people have rights and thus have standing to sue in court. If this measure is passed, certain privileged people will appoint themselves as the protectors of the environment and thus arbiters of these rights however they see them – and given how things have gone in Orange County the past two decades, it’s not hard to guess how little this approach will care about individual human rights and how far this will go off the rails. As a practical issue, passing this charter question will also result in extensive lawsuits costing Orange taxpayers possibly millions, since the Florida legislature has already passed laws that forbid local jurisdictions from enforcing such laws and have the authority to do so. We believe that using the government – always susceptible to developer and corporate cronyism and lobbying – as the mechanism to defend the environment is ridiculous. We need to promote better solutions using private property and individual interests to defend our environment. We recommend voting “NO” on Question 1 and holding companies accountable for polluting the environment by better means.

Orange County Charter Question 2, ironically, involves the government failing to honor environmental protection by violating property and contract rights in spirit if not necessarily in law. The Split Oak Forest was put under government control to protect a sensitive environmental area with the promise that the Orange and Osceola county governments would continue to honor that in perpetuity. Of course, now that they’re chasing shiny developer money from the Tavistock Group and want to build a toll road for the crony Central Florida Expressway Authority, let’s forget the promises that were made when this environmental preservation contract was established, right? While we advocate private property as the mechanism for protecting the environment for exactly this reason – government promises are fleeting at best and easily forgotten in the face of lobbyist money – we believe that voting “YES” on Question 2 is appropriate to hold the Orange County government to its promises and honor the environmental decision that created the Split Oak preserve in the first place. Make the Tavistock developers figure out an alternate solution that isn’t violating the spirit of the contract made with Orange and Osceola county residents.

Orange County Charter Question 3 is purely a procedural question about how to add charter amendments to the ballot. There is already a difficult process to do that via petitions across all six Orange County districts, and it has a time limit of 180 days. One of the required elements of this process is government approval, and petitions cannot be collected while the government is doing said review. This amendment changes the process so that the time spent for government approval does not count against the 180 time limit for petitions. While we believe that constitutional and bylaw amendments should be difficult, giving the government the ability to deny such amendments merely by failing to act in review and run out the clock is a bad idea. We recommend a “YES” vote on Question 3.

Appendix B

Links to Ballotpedia.org Florida Amendment summaries:

Amendment 1: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_1,_Citizen_Requirement_for_Voting_Initiative_(2020)
Amendment 2: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_2,_$15_Minimum_Wage_Initiative_(2020)
Amendment 3: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_3,_Top-Two_Open_Primaries_for_State_Offices_Initiative_(2020)
Amendment 4: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_4,_Require_Constitutional_Amendments_to_be_Passed_Twice_Initiative_(2020)
Amendment 5: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_5,_Extend_%22Save_Our_Homes%22_Portability_Period_Amendment_(2020)
Amendment 6: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_6,_Homestead_Property_Tax_Discount_for_Spouses_of_Deceased_Veterans_Amendment_(2020)

2020 Charter Review Commission Final Report

https://www.occompt.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-CRC-Final-Report.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1DEPeiNDyceGXagjFVK4cGHJcoCy4ZBxIu4oS4lFQvzJ2mIamI7Pl-5uU

Agenda for the September 8th, 2020 Business Meeting

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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 August 18th, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Roundtable Discussion – Planning session for supporting the Jo Jorgensen Campaign.

7:05 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

7:20 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

8:00 – Adjourn

Agenda for the August 18th, 2020 Business Meeting

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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 July 21st, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Guest Speakers – Florida Jo Jorgensen Campaign Coordinator, Chandler Langevin.

6:55 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

7:15 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

  • Motion 2020-12 SECOND READING (See APPENDIX A)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion:  I move to amend the Libertarian Party of Orange County Constitution Article III Section IV to replace the text “a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida” with  “a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter, a Libertarian Party of Florida member” and to append “If an officer election is conducted and no qualified person is elected to that office, a motion to suspend the rules to waive officer eligibility requirements for that office for the duration of the term of office and reopen nominations for that office may be passed by a 2/3 vote. The requirement for an officer to be a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and member may not be waived. “
    • Special Rule: According to Article V Section III: “Amendments to the Constitution, By-Laws, and Platform must be brought up for consideration at the previous business meeting.” Therefor, this vote will be on whether or not to take up the motion to amend. If it passes, the final vote on the bylaws amendment shall occur during the next business meeting.
  • Motion 2020-13 SECOND READING (See APPENDIX B)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion:  I move to amend the Libertarian Party of Orange County Bylaws Article II Section II to be replace with “The Chair may appoint any person who is a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and Libertarian Party of Florida member to serve as a committee chair subject to a majority confirmation vote if the appointee is an LPOC voting member or a 2/3 confirmation vote otherwise.”
    • Special Rule: According to Article V Section III: “Amendments to the Constitution, By-Laws, and Platform must be brought up for consideration at the previous business meeting.” Therefor, this vote will be on whether or not to take up the motion to amend. If it passes, the final vote on the bylaws amendment shall occur during the next business meeting.
  • Floor Motions

8:00 – Adjourn

8:00 – Venues Close

APPENDIX A

CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE III: OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section IV

Officers must be a voting member of LPOC, a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter, a Libertarian Party of Florida member, and reside in Orange County. If an officer election is conducted and no qualified person is elected to that office, a motion to suspend the rules to waive officer eligibility requirements for that office for the duration of the term of office and reopen nominations for that office may be passed by a 2/3 vote. The requirement for an officer to be a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and member may not be waived.

APPENDIX B

Bylaws

ARTICLE II: STANDING COMMITTEES

Section II

Committee chairs shall be appointed by the Chair and confirmed by majority vote.
The Chair may appoint any person who is a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and Libertarian Party of Florida member to serve as a committee chair subject to a majority confirmation vote if the appointee is an LPOC voting member or a 2/3 confirmation vote otherwise.

Agenda for July 21st, 2020 Business Meeting

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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 June 23rd, 2020 Business Meeting

6:35 – Guest Speakers – Andrew Darling for Orange County Sherriff

6:55 – Officer Reports

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

7:15 – Committee Reports

Bylaws Report

Finance Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Platform Report

7:35 – Old Business

  • None

7:35 – New Business 

  • Motion 2020-12 (See APPENDIX A)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion:  I move to amend the Libertarian Party of Orange County Constitution Article III Section IV to replace the text “a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida” with  “a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter, a Libertarian Party of Florida member” and to append “If an officer election is conducted and no qualified person is elected to that office, a motion to suspend the rules to waive officer eligibility requirements for that office for the duration of the term of office and reopen nominations for that office may be passed by a 2/3 vote. The requirement for an officer to be a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and member may not be waived. “
    • Special Rule: According to Article V Section III: “Amendments to the Constitution, By-Laws, and Platform must be brought up for consideration at the previous business meeting.” Therefor, this vote will be on whether or not to take up the motion to amend. If it passes, the final vote on the bylaws amendment shall occur during the next business meeting.
  • Motion 2020-13 (See APPENDIX B)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Motion:  I move to amend the Libertarian Party of Orange County Bylaws Article II Section II to be replace with “The Chair may appoint any person who is a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and Libertarian Party of Florida member to serve as a committee chair subject to a majority confirmation vote if the appointee is an LPOC voting member or a 2/3 confirmation vote otherwise.”
    • Special Rule: According to Article V Section III: “Amendments to the Constitution, By-Laws, and Platform must be brought up for consideration at the previous business meeting.” Therefor, this vote will be on whether or not to take up the motion to amend. If it passes, the final vote on the bylaws amendment shall occur during the next business meeting.
  • Floor Motions

8:00 – Adjourn

8:00 – Venues Close

APPENDIX A

CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE III: OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section IV

Officers must be a voting member of LPOC, a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter, a Libertarian Party of Florida member, and reside in Orange County. If an officer election is conducted and no qualified person is elected to that office, a motion to suspend the rules to waive officer eligibility requirements for that office for the duration of the term of office and reopen nominations for that office may be passed by a 2/3 vote. The requirement for an officer to be a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and member may not be waived.

APPENDIX B

Bylaws

ARTICLE II: STANDING COMMITTEES

Section II

Committee chairs shall be appointed by the Chair and confirmed by majority vote.
The Chair may appoint any person who is a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter and Libertarian Party of Florida member to serve as a committee chair subject to a majority confirmation vote if the appointee is an LPOC voting member or a 2/3 confirmation vote otherwise.

Agenda for June 23rd, 2020 Business Meeting

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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

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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

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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