Business Meeting Minutes

December 17th, 2019


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.


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


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


“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.