Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl.
Business Meeting Minutes
February 19th, 2019
The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:35pm on February 19th, 2019 at Orlando Brewing by Chair – Derek Ryan.
Executive Committee: Derek Ryan – Chair, Pedro Geliga – Vice Chair, Mari Morrell – Secretary, Greg Peele - Treasurer, Wayne Jackman – Platform Chair
Voting Members: None
Regular Members: None
Guests: Ralph Grover, Scott Cox, Izzy Aly
Determination of Quorum
Quorum of voting members was established.
Approval and Adoption of Agenda
Greg Peele moved amend the agenda to add a motion to new business that would state: I move to increase the finance committee annual mail budget from $90.00 to $110.00. Wayne seconded the motion to amend. Passed unanimously.
Wayne moved to adopt the amended agenda. Pedro seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Approval of the Minutes
Wayne Jackman made a motion to accept the minutes from the January 15th, 2018 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.
Guest Speaker – none
State Party Coordination Report – Greg Peele
Chair Report –Derek Ryan
Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga
Secretary Report – Mari Morrell
Treasurer Report – Greg Peele
By-Laws Report – No Report
Communications Report – Greg Peele
Finance Report – No Report
Membership Report – No Report
Candidates Report – Greg Peele
Wayne Jackman moved to take a five-minute break and the motion was seconded by Derek Ryan. It was approved by unanimous consent.
Platform Report – No Report
Motion 19-006: Amending Governing Documents to Define Excused Absences (second reading)
Mover: Greg Peele
Main Motion Disposition: passed unanimously
Special Rule of Order: Constitutional amendments must be approved by ¾ vote on their second hearing.
Text: I move to amend the Constitution to add a section to define the police for excusing absences as described in Constitution and By-Laws Amendment - Motion 19-006 Excused Absences (Appendix A)
Motion 19-007: Motion to Increase the Finance Committee Annual Mail Budget
Mover: Greg Peele
Second: Mari Morrell
Disposition: passed unanimously
Text: I move to increase the finance committee annual mail budget from $90.00 to $110.00.
Pedro Geliga made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and it was approved by a unanimous vote.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:20pm by Chair – Derek Ryan. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on 19, 2019, at Orlando Brewing.
Minutes submitted by: Mari Morrell
Appendix A: Constitution and By-Laws Amendment - Motion 19-006 Excused Absences
Article I: Name and Object
Article II: Membership and Dues
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 regular business meetings. An active member who does not maintain the required attendance shall automatically become a regular member. If any member provides good and sufficient reason for an absence from a business meeting, the absence may be excused by a two-thirds vote. Absences from special called meetings and absences incurred by public officials due to conducting official duties shall be automatically excused. Excused absences shall be treated as if the member were in attendance at the business meeting for the purposes of determining active membership status and for requirements of state law, but not for any other purpose, including but not limited to determining quorum, threshold for passing motions, etc.
(no changes in remainder of Constitution or Bylaws)