Come on out and help us protest Disney to show that Libertarians are active.

Joe Biden issued an executive order on March 9th that sets the stage for a government backed CryptoCurrency. A Federal Digital Currency (FDC) would allow the government to track ALL transactions. It’s beyond Orwellian – with an FDC, the government can stop you from paying anyone they don’t approve of. FDC makes it impossible to pay anyone, from undocumented workers to contractors, or even your hair dresser. We saw bank accounts frozen in Canada with the Freedom Convoy. Will America be next?

With an FDC there are no anonymous donations to the charity of your choice. Gone is the ability to anonymously spend on the recreational activity of your choice. Every single transaction is tracked, followed, and logged. FDC is one of the most significant infringements on Liberty in recent years. 

Independent currencies are essential to our freedom. We must bring the liberty and crypto communities together NOW to defend this right. I’ll be speaking about this at Bitcoin 2022, but the conversation can’t stop there.

On Saturday, April 9th at 11 AM, I am hosting a roundtable brunch at Havana 1957 in Miami Beach. We’ll have Crypto superstars Dan HeldJessica Vaugn, and Mark Moss plus Liberty legends Martha Bueno and Lyn UlbrichtGet your tickets as soon as possible and join us to make an impact in bringing these communities together.
 
Hope to see you there!

– Jo Jorgensen

Libertarians are attending this! Please RSVP to FreeTheFloridians@gmail.com by 8pm April 7th so you have a Libertarian sign at the event. 

During their November 2021 meeting, the Libertarian Party of Orange County (LPOC) hosted a second speaker on the theme of community volunteerism.  On that theme, Scott Billeu, Director of the Matthew’s Hope charity in Winter Garden (pictured center), presented details about Matthew’s Hope and its many volunteers who help the homeless in West Orange County.  In addition, at the November meeting, the existing LPOC officers were re-elected for another year in office: Ralph Groves, Chairman; Will Dukes, Vice Chairman; Wayne Jackman, Treasurer; and Christian Perley, Secretary. 

During their October 2021 meeting, the Libertarian Party of Orange County started a series of speakers on the theme of community volunteerism.  On that theme, Bob Perron, Director of the JMJ Pregnancy Center in Orlando (pictured right), spoke about the many volunteers at JMJ who help pregnant women — many of them unwed teens.

Guest Speaker: Ralph Groves on the natural right to self defense and gun ownership.

We will be meeting on May 18th, 2021 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6:00 PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

January 19TH, 2021

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 6:52 PM on January 19th, 2021 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Ralph Groves.

Present

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

Voting Members: Katie Groves

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

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

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman moved to approve the minutes from the December 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

  • Agenda and minutes approved

New Business

  • Discussion
    • Meeting Discussions:
      • No nominations for Secretary John Morrisey will continue Month to Month till new secretary is found.
      • Ralph led a discussion on the Pro Life movement. He read a letter written to Governor Cuomo. The topic went into a group discussion with varying points of view.
      • Chair Report Registrations are up and increasing. Opportunities for increasing was opened for discussion.
      • Vice Chair Report. Will suggested we put flyers in CBD shops, Vape Shops, Gun Ranges and Breweries.
      • Secretary – nothing to report
      • Treasury Report – Filed on time/ Current Balance 4,298.06 on hand. Tabled a Budget Discussion to next meeting in February
      • Bylaws nothing to report
      • Finance waiting on transition to Wayne from for statements and control of account from bank
      • Communications – 47,800 Post Reactions and 16,200 engagements both increases. 27 new likes which may suggest some shadow banning. 48,000 viewed activity and page views came in lower at 418. Wayne is awaiting list of e-mails.

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm by Chair – Ralph Groves. The next business meeting will be at 6:00PM on February 16th, 2021, at Orlando Brewing.

Minutes submitted by:     John Morrisey

Agenda for the February 16th, 2021 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.

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

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

6:00 – Meet and Greet

6:30 – Call to Order

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

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for 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

Libertarian Party of Orange County presents:

We will be meeting on February 16th, 2021 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.

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

Agenda for the January 19th, 2021 Business Meeting

 DRAFT AGENDA – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.

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

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

6:00 – Meet and Greet

6:30 – Call to Order

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

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes – Minutes for 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

Libertarian Party of Orange County presents:

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.

We will be meeting on January 19th, 2021 at the Orlando Brewing at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806

Join us for a meet and greet starting at 6PM followed by our business meeting at 6:30PM.

All are welcome to the social and to attend the Business Meeting which will follow.