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 referred to as the LPOC.

Section II

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

Section I

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.

Section II

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

Section I

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.

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 voting members present at the November meeting of each year.

Section IV

Officers must be a voting member of LPOC, a registered member of the Libertarian Party of Florida, and reside 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 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 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 voting membership.

Section II

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

Section III

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

Section IV

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

Section I

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

Section II

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.

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 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.

Section III

Only voting members who are residents of Orange County shall will 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

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

Section II

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