December 19th, 2020 (Draft)

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:32PM on December 19th, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

Executive Committee: Chair – Ralph Groves, Will Dukes – Vice-Chair, John Morrisey – Secretary, Wayne Jackman – Treasurer

Voting Members: Katie Groves

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 Wayne Jackman and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman moved to approve the minutes from the November 15th, 2020 business meeting. The motion was seconded by John Morrisey and without objection.

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – John Morrisey

Guest Speaker – Jim Turney

Treasurer Report – Wayne Jackman

By-Laws Report – No Report

Finance Report – Wayne Jackman

Communications Report – Wayne Jackman

Membership Report – Wayne Jackman

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Annual Officer Elections
    • Meeting Discussions:
      • No nominations for Secretary. John Morrisey will continue month to month until a new secretary is found.
      • Izzy Point of Order to discuss responding to people on the web. Discussion on how we should respond on debated topics. John Morrisey expressed his concerns for a more polite and welcoming approach to political debate on the Facebook Page or Group. Izzy believed a more aggressive approach attracts more members. He went on to say debate many times not nice attracts more than it loses. Wayne and Izzy agreed to take this debate to be tabled between them.
      • Jim Turney gave a campaign update from the Jorgensen Campaign. He reviewed the pluses and the minuses and the forward view for the Libertarian Party.

Adjournment

Wayne Jackman made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by John Morrisey and passed unanimously.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:17pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on January 19th, 2021, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     John Morrisey

NOVEMBER 17TH, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:44PM on November 17th, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

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

Voting Members: Katie Groves, Will Dukes

Regular Members: Phillip Frye

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 Wayne Jackman and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman moved to approve the minutes from the October 13th, 2020 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and without objection.

Roundtable Discussion- Election results.

5 Minute Recess

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

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Annual Officer Elections
    • Chair nominations:
      • Mari Peele nominated Ralph Groves for Chair. The nomination was seconded by Wayne Jackman and accepted by Chairman Groves.
      • No other nominations were put forth and Chairman Groves was reelected unanimously.
    • Vice-Chair nominations:
      • No eligible candidates were nominated in the first round.
      • Greg Peele moved to wave the requirements for residence and attendance. Wayne Jackman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
      • Chairman Groves nominated Juana De La Cruz for Vice-Chair. The nomination was seconded by Greg Peele. She was not present but had previously expressed her willingness to serve to the Chair.
      • Mari Peele nominated Will Dukes for Vice-Chair and the nomination was seconded by Greg Peele. Mr. Dukes accepted the nomination.
      • Nominations were closed and Will Dukes was elected by a majority vote.
    • Secretary nominations:
      • No eligible candidates were nominated in the first round.
      • Greg Peele moved to wave the requirements for residence and attendance. Wayne Jackman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
      • Greg Peele nominated Wayne Jackman for Secretary and the nomination was declined.
      • No further nominations were made and the position remains vacant.
    • Treasurer nominations:
      • Greg Peele nominated Wayne Jackman for Treasurer and the nomination was seconded by Mari Peele.
      • Wayne Jackman accepted the nomination and was elected with four ayes and 1 abstention.

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:56pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on December 15th, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

OCTOBER 13TH, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:38PM on October 13th, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

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

Voting Members: Katie Groves

Regular Members: None

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

Quorum 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 August 18th, 2020 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and without objection.

Guest Speaker- Valerie Anderson from Friend’s of Split Oak speaking on the Split Oak Forest issue.

5 Minute Recess

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 – BBQ 10-17-2020 at Langford Park on Bumby Ave.

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Motion 2020-16 (See Appendix A and Appendix B)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Pedro Geliga
    • Disposition:
      • Pedro Geliga made a motion to divide the question to consider the recommendation on Amendment 4 separately. This motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.
      • Wayne Jackman made a motion to divide the question to consider the recommendation on Amendment 5 separately. This motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.
      • The remainder of the main motion passed unanimously.
    • Text: 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
  • Motion 2020-17 (Division from Motion 2020-16)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Disposition: Passed (5 yea, 1 nay)
    • Text:
      • I move for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida to make the following endorsements:
      • To vote “YES” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 4
  • Motion 2020-18 (Division from Motion 2020-16)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Disposition: Passed (4 yea, 2 nay)
    • Text:
      • I move for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida to make the following endorsements:
      • To vote “NO” on Florida Constitutional Amendment 5

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:28pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on November 17th, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:42PM on September 8th, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

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

Voting Members: Katie Groves

Regular Members: None

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

Quorum 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 August 18th, 2020 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and without objection.

Roundtable Discussion- Planning session for supporting the Jo Jorgensen Campaign.

5 Minute Recess

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 – BBQ 10-17-2020 at Langford Park on Bumby Ave.

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Motion 2020-15 – Candidate Contribution
    • Mover: Ralph Groves
    • Second: Greg Peele

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 7:56pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on October 13th, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

AUGUST 18TH, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:34PM on August 18th, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

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

Voting Members: None

Regular Members: Kadesha Bruce, Will Dukes, Katie Groves, Jonathan Scocco

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

Quorum 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 July 21st, 2020 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and without objection.

Guest Speaker – Florida Jo Jorgensen Campaign Coordinator, Chandler Langevin

Chair Report – Ralph Groves

Vice-Chair Report – No Report

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

By-Laws Report –Differed to the bylaws motions on the agenda.

Finance Report – No Report

Communications Report – Greg Peele

Membership Report – Wayne Jackman

  • Motion 2020-14 – Budget Increase
    • Mover: Wayne Jackman
    • Second: Greg Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously
    • Text: I move to increase the events budget up to $400.
    • Notes: This increased the previous events budget from $250 to $400. At the time of this motion, no expenditures had been made from this budget item.

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

  • None

New Business

  • Motion 2020-12 – Second Hearing (See Special Rule and APPENDIX A)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: no required for second hearing
    • Disposition: The question was called by Wayne Jackman and seconded by Mari Peele with no objection. The original motion passed unanimously.
    • Text: 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 Hearing (See Special Rule and APPENDIX B)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: not required for second hearing.
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  
    • Text: 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.

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:04pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on September 8th, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

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.

Business Meeting Minutes

JULY 21ST, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:37PM on July 21st, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

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

Voting Members: Rob Casterline

Regular Members: None

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

Quorum 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 June 23rd, 2020 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and without objection.

Guest Speaker – Andrew Darling for Orange County Sherriff

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

  • None

New Business

  • Motion 2020-12 – First Hearing (See Special Rule and APPENDIX A)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Rob Casterline
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  
    • Text: 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 – First Hearing (See Special Rule and APPENDIX B)
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Second: Mari Peele
    • Disposition: passed unanimously  
    • Text: 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.

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on August 18th, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

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.

Business Meeting Minutes

JUNE 23RD, 2020

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:31PM on June 23rd, 2020 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

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

Voting Members: Wayne Jackman

Regular Members: Rob Casterline

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 Wayne Jackman and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman moved to approve the minutes from the May 19th, 2020 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and motion carried without objection.

Guest Speaker – First hand accounts from members who attended BlackLivesMatter protests in downtown Orlando.

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 – Mari Peele nominated Pedro Geliga for Vice-Chair. The nomination was seconded by Wayne Jackman. Pedro Geliga was unanimously elected as Vice Chair in absentia. Acceptance of the nomination was verified by Secretary Peele prior to the meeting.

New Business

  • None

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:07pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on July 21st, 2020, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     Mari Peele

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, 2020 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, 2020 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