Proposed Bylaws Amendments 2016-12 Membership
Article I: Name and Object
The name of this organization shall be the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida, here in after referred to as the LPOC.
The object and purpose of the LPOC is to engage in political action in Orange County, Florida, and to serve as an affiliate organization to the Libertarian Party of Florida.
Article II: Membership and Dues
A regular member
Membership in the LPOC is open to whomever defined as a person who signs the membership
pledge “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the
initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals”
and supports Libertarian principles. Registered membership in
the Libertarian Party of Florida is sufficient to qualify as signing
this pledge. Regular members maintain their membership status for life
unless explicitly revoked.
Active membership shall be An active member is defined as any person who is a regular member and has attended attends 6 of the previous 12 or 4 of the previous 6 business meetings. An active member who does not maintain the required attendance shall automatically become a regular member.
Section III (New)
A voting member is defined as any person who is an active member, is not a member of another political party, and resides, is employed, or attends school at a documented physical address in Orange County. A voting member who joins another political party or fails to maintain an Orange County qualifying address shall automatically become an active member.
Section IV (New)
Regular, active, or voting members may voluntarily choose to revoke their membership with a signed written statement.
Section III Section V
In the American heritage of self-reliance and autonomy, the LPOC shall collect no membership dues or fees. The LPOC shall rely solely on donations, contributions, and proceeds for fund-raising activities.
Article III: Officers and Executive Committee
The officers of the LPOC shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. These persons will be the members of the Executive Committee.
Committee chairs, whether elected or appointed, will also be members of the Executive Committee.
Officers shall be elected for a term of one year by a majority vote of
active voting members present at the November meeting of each year.
Officers must be a voting member of LPOC, a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida, and reside in Orange County
and maintain activemembership.
The Chair shall preside over meetings.
The Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in conjunction with, or in the absence of, the Chair.
The Secretary shall keep LPOC records including, but not limited to:
- Minutes of meetings
- Records of membership; and
- Official correspondence
The Secretary shallinsure members are informed of meetings and events. The Secretary shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and the Vice-Chair.
The Treasurer shall be the Chief Financial Officer and shall receive, hold, disburse, and account for all funds under the direction of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, and the Secretary.
Article IV: Adoption and Amendments
The Constitution and By-Laws shall be adopted by a three-fourths vote of the
active voting membership.
Amendments to this Constitution shall be made by a three-fourths vote of the
active voting membership.
Active Voting members of the LPOC may recall any Executive Committee officer with a two-thirds majority vote of the voting membership.
Changes and/or amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws must be brought up for consideration at the previous active membership meeting.
Article V: Standing Committees
There shall be four standing committees: Finance, Communications, Membership, and Bylaws.
Committee chairs shall be appointed by the Chair at serve at his/her discretion. The chair shall be a member ex-officio of all committees.
The Vice-Chair shall be a member of the Membership Committee. The Treasurer shall be a member of the Finance Committee. The Secretary shall be a member of the Communications Committee. The Chair shall be a member of the Bylaws Committee.
Article I: Meetings
The LPOC shall adopt the Constitution and Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Florida as its basic guidance.
The LPOC shall meet each month at a time and place to be determined.
A quorum, necessary to conduct any and all business at the monthly business meeting, will consist of 25% of
active membership all voting members and/or three quarters of the Executive Committee.
Only voting members
who are residents of Orange County shall will be eligible to vote for LPOC party officers and on other LPOC business.
Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (11th Edition) shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered by these Bylaws.
Article II: Suspension and Seccession
The LPOC may suspend and/or reinstate the
LPF Constitution, the LPOC Constitution, and/or Robert’s Rules of Order
by a majority vote of two-thirds of voting members present, with a quorum of three-fourths of
the active all voting members.
The LPOC may secede from the LPF with a two-thirds majority vote of
active all voting members.