Business Meeting Minutes

MAY 19TH, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:39pm on May 19th, 2020 at Winter Garden Pizza Company by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

Executive Committee: Chair – Ralph Groves, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer

Voting Members: None

Regular Members: None

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

Quorum was established.

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Greg Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Mari Peele and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Greg Peele moved to approve the minutes from the March 24th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Mari Peele and motion carried without objection.

Guest Speaker – Scott Billue, founder of Matthew’s Hope of Winter Garden

LNC Region 2 Caucus

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

By-Laws Report – No Report

Finance Report – No Report

Communications Report – Greg Peele

Membership Report – No Report       

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • Vice-Chair Election – Chair Ralph Groves called for nominations for the position of Vice-Chair. No nominations were offered therefore None of the Above (NOTA) won by default. The Chair will make a new temporary appointment before the next meeting at which time nominations will be held again.

New Business

Adjournment

Mari Peele made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on June 23rd, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

Business Meeting Minutes

FEBRUARY 18TH, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:38pm on January 18th, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

Executive Committee: Chair – Ralph Groves, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer, Wayne Jackman – Membership Chair        

Voting Members: Pedro Geliga

Regular Members: None

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

Quorum of voting members was established.

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Wayne Jackman made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman moved to approve the minutes from the January 21st, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and motion carried without objection.

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

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

By-Laws Report – No Report

Finance Report – No Report

Communications Report – Greg Peele

Membership Report – Wayne Jackman            

Candidates Report – No Report

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Motion 2020-09 – Acceptance of Resignation
    • Mover: Mari Peele
    • Second: Pedro Geliga
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  
    • Text: I move to accept the resignation of Derek Ryan as Vice-Chair.

Adjournment

Wayne Jackman made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Pedro Geliga and passed unanimously.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:39pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on March 24th, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

Business Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 21ST, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:23pm on January 21st, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

Executive Committee: Chair – Ralph Groves, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer        

Voting Members: Wayne Jackman, Rob Casterline

Regular Members: None

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

Quorum of voting members was established.

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Wayne Jackman made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman moved to approve the minutes from the December 17th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and motion carried without objection.

Guest Speaker – Frank Blanco – Candidate for Florida House District 44

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

By-Laws Report – No Report

Finance Report – No Report

Communications Report – Greg Peele

Membership Report – Wayne Jackman            

Candidates Report – No Report

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Motion 2020-07 – Expenditure for LPF Convention table
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Wayne Jackman
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Text: 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.

  • Motion 2020-08: Resolution
    • Mover: Ralph Groves
    • Second: Greg Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Text: The LPOC endorses the Commemoration of the Centennial of the tragic massacre of Black Ocoee Citizens that occurred in 1920. The LPOC opposes racism in any form and supports harmony among all citizens.

Open 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.

Adjournment

Greg Peele made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Wayne Jackman and passed unanimously.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:02pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on February 18th, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

Business Meeting Minutes

December 17th, 2019

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:52pm on December 17th, 2019 at The Village Inn by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

Executive Committee: Chair – Ralph Groves, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer        

Voting Members: Wayne Jackman

Regular Members: None

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

Quorum of voting members was established.

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Greg Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Ralph Groves and passed unanimously.

Floor Motion 2020-05

  • Motion 2020-05: Motion to Excuse Absence of Rob Casterline
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Wayne Jackman
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Approval of the Minutes

The minutes from the December 17th, 2019 business meeting we approved without contest.

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

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

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

By-Laws Report – No Report

Finance Report – No Report

Communications Report – Greg Peele

Membership Report – No Report              

Candidates Report – No Report

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Committee Appointments
    • Wayne Jackman was appointed Membership Chair by Chairman Groves and accepted the position.
  • Motion 2020-02: “Right of Adults to Cannabis” Petition
    • Mover: Greg Peele on behalf of Rob Casterline
    • Second: Wayne Jackman
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Text: 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: Expenditure for tablecloth
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Mari Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Text: 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: Expenditure for LPF Pins
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Mari Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Text: I move to authorize expenditure of up to $50 to purchase approximately 20 branded Libertarian Party of Florida pins.

  • Motion 2020-06: Change of Venue
    • Mover: Wayne Jackman
    • Second: Greg Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Text: I move to change the venue back to Orlando Brewing for our next meeting.

Open Discussion

Adjournment

Mari Peele made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:58pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on January 21st, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

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.

Business Meeting Minutes

November 19th, 2019

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:54pm on November 19th, 2019 at The Village Inn by Chair – Derek Ryan.

Present

Executive Committee: Chair – Derek Ryan, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer, Platform Chair – Wayne Jackman              

Voting Members: Ralph Groves

Regular Members: Rob Casterline

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

Quorum of voting members was established.

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Greg Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Ralph Groves and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman made a motion to accept the minutes from the September 17th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Chair Report – No Report

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

By-Laws Report – No Report

Communications Report – Greg Peele

Finance Report – No Report

Membership Report – No Report              

Candidates Report – No Report

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Annual Elections
    • Nominations for Chair:
      • Ralph Groves was nominated for the position of Chair by Wayne Jackman and accepted the nomination.
      • Ralph Groves was elected Chair by unanimous vote.
    • Nominations for Vice-Chair:
      • Derek Ryan was nominated for the position of Vice-Chair by Wayne Jackman and accepted the nomination.
      • Derek Ryan was elected Vice-Chair by unanimous vote.
    • Nominations for Secretary:
      • Mari Peele was nominated for the position of Secretary by Wayne Jackman and accepted the nomination.
      • Mari Peele was elected Secretary by unanimous vote.
    • Nominations for Treasurer:
      • Greg Peele was nominated for the position of Treasurer by Wayne Jackman and accepted the nomination.
      • Greg Peele was elected Treasurer by unanimous vote.
  • Motion 2020-01: Motion to Authorize an Annual Budget
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Mari Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  

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.
    • Open Discussion

Adjournment

Greg Peele made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Wayne Jackman and passed unanimously.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:06pm by Chair – Derek Ryan. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on December 17th, 2019, at The Village Inn Restaurant.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. 

Business Meeting Minutes 

October 15th, 2019 

Opening 

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:30pm October 15th, 2019 at The Village Inn by Chair – Derek Ryan. 

Present 

Executive Committee: Chair – Derek Ryan, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer, Platform Chair – Wayne Jackman

Voting Members: Ralph Groves

Regular Members: None

Guest Speaker –Erin Palette – Operation: Blazing Sword

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

Quorum of voting members was established. 

Approval and Adoption of Agenda 

Greg Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Wayne Jackman and passed unanimously.  

Approval of the Minutes 

Wayne Jackman made a motion to accept the minutes from the September 17th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously. 

LPF State Coordination Report –Derek Ryan  

Chair Report –Derek Ryan  

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – Mari Peele 

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele 

By-Laws ReportNo Report 

Communications ReportGreg Peele  

Finance ReportNo Report  

Membership ReportNo Report 

Candidates Report – No Report

Platform Report – No Report 

Old Business 

  • None  

New Business 

  • Motion 19-018: Motion to authorize up to $200 for a branded table cloth and tabling supplies.
    • Mover: Greg Peele 
    • Second: Mari Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  
    • Text: I move to authorize up to $200 for a branded table cloth and tabling supplies.
  • Motion 19-019: Motion to authorize up to $50 to purchase lapel pins to distribute to certain level donors.
    • Mover: Greg Peele 
    • Second: Ralph Groves
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  
    • Text: I move to authorize an expenditure of up to $50 to purchase lapel pins to distribute to certain level donors
  • Open Discussion 

Adjournment 

Wayne Jackman made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.  

Meeting was adjourned at 09:57pm by Chair – Derek Ryan. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on November 19th, 2019, at The Village Inn Restaurant. 

Minutes submitted by: Mari Peele

Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. 

Business Meeting Minutes 

September 17th, 2019 

Opening 

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:30pm on September 17th, 2019 at The Village Inn by Chair – Derek Ryan. 

Present 

Executive Committee: Chair – Derek Ryan, Vice-Chair – Pedro Geliga, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer 

Voting Members: none 

Regular Members: Ralph Groves 

Guest Speaker –Britney Stinson – Transitional Space 

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

Quorum of voting members was established. 

Approval and Adoption of Agenda 

Greg Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Pedro Geliga and passed unanimously.  

Approval of the Minutes 

Greg Peele made a motion to accept the minutes from the July 16th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Pedro Geliga and passed unanimously. 

LPF State Coordination Report –Derek Ryan  

Chair Report –Derek Ryan  

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga 

Secretary Report – Mari Peele 

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele 

By-Laws ReportNo Report 

Communications ReportGreg Peele  

Finance ReportNo Report  

Membership ReportNo Report 

Candidates Report – Greg Peele 

Platform Report – No Report 

Old Business 

  • None  

New Business 

  • None 
  • Open Discussion 

Adjournment 

Greg Peele made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Pedro Geliga and passed unanimously.  

Meeting was adjourned at 10:29pm by Chair – Derek Ryan. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on October 15th, 2019, at The Village Inn Restaurant. 

Minutes submitted by: Mari Peele , approved 10/15/19

Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. 

Business Meeting Minutes 

August 20th, 2019 

Opening 

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:45pm on August 20th, 2019 at The Village Inn by Chair – Derek Ryan. 

Present 

Executive Committee: Chair – Derek Ryan, Vice-Chair – Pedro Geliga, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer, Platform Chair – Wayne Jackman  

Voting Members: none 

Regular Members: none 

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

Quorum of voting members was established. 

Approval and Adoption of Agenda 

Mari Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.  

Approval of the Minutes 

Wayne Jackman made a motion to accept the minutes from the July 16th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously. 

Guest Speaker Brian Cohen CannaCare Wellnesshttps://cannacarew.com/ 

LPF State Coordination Report –Derek Ryan  

Chair Report –Derek Ryan  

Vice-Chair Report – No Report 

Secretary Report – Mari Peele 

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele 

By-Laws ReportNo Report 

Communications ReportGreg Peele  

Finance ReportNo Report  

Membership ReportNo Report  

Candidates Report No Report 

Platform Report – No Report 

Old Business 

  • None  

New Business 

  • Motion 19-015: Motion to authorize $150 Expenditure for Email and Website 
  • Mover: Greg Peele 
  • Second: Wayne Jackman 
  • Disposition: passed unanimously   

Text: I move to authorize the Communications Committee to expend up to $150 to renw the lporangefl.org domain name for one year, obtain an annual subscription to a dedicated email provider for lporangefl.org, and a one-time purchase of a WordPress theme for the new LPOC WordPress website.  

  • Motion 19-016: Rescind Motion 19-002 to Remove $425 Tiger Bay Club Subscription from Budget 
  • Mover: Greg Peele 
  • Second: Pedro Geliga 
  • Disposition: passed unanimously   

Text: I move to rescind Motion 19-002 previously adopted on December 16th, 2018 to cancel a previously authorized expenditure of $425 that has not been expended. 

  • Reference motion: Motion 19-002: Authorize Tiger Bay Club Membership 
  • Mover: Derek Ryan 
  • Second: Greg Peele 
  • Disposition: passed unanimously  

Text: I move to authorize expending $425 to sponsor Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida membership for the Chair. 

  • Motion 19-017: Motion to authorize up to $100 Expenditure for Camera and accessories for creating videos 
  • Mover: Mari Peele 
  • Second: Pedro Geliga 
  • Disposition: passed unanimously   

Text: I move to authorize up to $100 for a camera and accessories for creating videos.  

  • Open Discussion 

Adjournment 

Mari Peele made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Wayne Jackman and it was approved by unanimously.  

Meeting was adjourned at 9:50pm by Chair – Derek Ryan. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on September 17, 2019, at The Village Inn Restaurant. 

Minutes submitted by: Mari Peele 

Approved by: 

Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. 

Business Meeting Minutes 

July 16th, 2019 

Opening 

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:37pm on July 16th, 2019 at The Village Inn by Chair – Derek Ryan. 

Present 

Executive Committee: Chair – Derek Ryan, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer 

Voting Members: none 

Regular Members: none 

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

Quorum of voting members was established. 

Approval and Adoption of Agenda 

Mari Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.  

Approval of the Minutes 

Greg Peele made a motion to accept the minutes from the June 18th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Mari Peele and passed unanimously. 

Guest Speaker Michael Anaya - Clean Energy and Home Savings –https://cleanenergyandhomesavings.com/ 

LPF State Coordination Report –Derek Ryan  

Chair Report –Derek Ryan  

Vice-Chair Report – No Report 

Secretary Report – Mari Peele 

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele 

By-Laws ReportNo Report 

Communications ReportGreg Peele  

Finance ReportNo Report  

Membership ReportNo Report  

Candidates Report No Report 

Platform Report – No Report 

Old Business 

  • None 

New Business 

  • None 
  • Open Discussion 

Adjournment 

Greg Peele made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Mari Peele and it was approved by unanimously.  

Meeting was adjourned at 9:23pm by Chair – Derek Ryan. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on August 20, 2019, at The Village Inn Restaurant. 

Minutes submitted by: Mari Peele 

Approved by: Mari Peele