Constitution

Article I: Name and Object

Section I

The name of this organization shall be the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida, here in after hereinafter referred to as the LPOC.

Section II

The object and purpose of the LPOC is to engage in political action to defend and advance the cause of individual liberty and minimum government in Orange County, Florida, and to serve as an affiliate organization to the Libertarian Party of Florida.

Section III (New)

The LPOC shall serve as the County Affiliate in Orange County for the Libertarian Party of Florida.

Article II: Membership and Dues

Section I

Membership in the LPOC is open to whomever signs the 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.

Section II

Active membership shall be defined as any person who attends 6 of the previous 12 or 4 of the previous 6 meetings.

Section III

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

Section I

The officers of the LPOC will consist of shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. These persons will be the members of the Executive Committee.

Section II

Committee chairs, whether elected or appointed, will also be members of the Executive Committee.

Section III

Officers shall be elected for a term of one year by a majority vote of active members at the November meeting of each year.

Section IV

Officers must be a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida in Orange County and maintain active membership.

Section V

The Chair shall preside over meetings.

Section VI

The Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in conjunction with, or in the absence of, the Chair.

Section VII

The Secretary shall keep LPOC records including, but not limited to:

  1. Minutes of meetings
  2. Records of membership; and
  3. Official correspondence

The Secretary shall insure ensure 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.

Section VIII

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 Chair in the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, and the Secretary.

Article IV: Adoption and Amendments

Section I

The Constitution and By-Laws shall be adopted by a three-fourths vote of the active membership.

Section II

Amendments to this Constitution shall be made by a three-fourths vote of the active membership.

Section III

Active members of the LPOC may recall any Executive Committee officer with a two-thirds majority vote.

Section IV

Changes and/or aAmendments to the Constitution and By-Laws must be brought up for consideration at the previous active membership business meeting.

 Article V: Standing Committees

Section I

There shall will be four standing committees: Finance, Communications, Membership, and Bylaws.

Section II

Committee chairs shall be appointed by the Chair at to serve at his/her discretion. The chair shall be a member ex-officio of all committees.

Section III

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.

 By-Laws

Article I: Meetings

Section I

The LPOC shall adopt the Constitution and Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Florida as its basic guidance.

Section II

The LPOC shall hold a business meeting meet each month at a time and place to be determined publicly announced at least 72 hours prior to said meeting.

A quorum, necessary to conduct any and all business at the monthly business meeting, will consist of 25% of active membership and/or three quarters of the Executive Committee.

Section III

Only members who are residents of Orange County shall be eligible to vote for LPOC party officers and on other LPOC business.

Section IV

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 Secession

Section I

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, with a quorum of three-fourths of the active members.

Section II

The LPOC may secede from the LPF with a two-thirds majority vote of active members.