August 2021 Business Meeting Minutes – Draft

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  1. Call to Order
    The regular business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Brevard County, Fl. was called to order at 6:53 PM by Chair – Brian Fleming
  2. Present:
    Executive Committee: Brian Fleming –Chair, Mari Peele -Vice-Chair, Greg Peele – Treasurer, Rick Heffelfinger –Secretary, Nathan Slusher -Director-At-Large
    Voting Members: Robert Klimkowski
    Visitor:, Danielle Mial
  3. Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
    Quorum was met
  4. Approval and Adoption of Agenda
    Motion to approve the agenda passed unanimously.
  5. Approval of the Minutes
    Motion to approve the minutes from the July 2021 Business Meeting passed unanimously.
  6. Officer Reports

Director At Large Report – Nathan Slusher
• Attended and spoke at the Brevard County and Titusville meetings.
• Toured the Mims water department in support of the Fluoride vote and posted a report on the Face book page.
• Continue to work party growth online.

Secretary Report – Rick Heffelfinger
• Currently have 7 eligible voters and 19 registered in our Mail chimp database.
• Contact information of all verified LP party members in Brevard County from the SOE database has been imported to Mail Chimp.
• Content of welcome email to be used for campaign to all registered Libertarians is currently under review by the Chairman.

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele
• Financials:
o Total donations for last month: $30.00 cash. $50.00 electronically
o Total Current Monthly Pledges: $150.00
o Expenditures last month $162.06
 Banking Fees $2.31
 Office Rental $159.75 (3 months)
o Total balance of all accounts: $1,488.02
• 2021 3rd Quarter Treasurer Report due on October 12th .
• Made a Fundraising post on Facebook.
• Started #launchliberty Twitter account in March. Up 14 followers since last report.
• Continue working to get Facebook approval for purchasing ads.
• Answered questions regarding political Campaign finance law arising from Face book podcast.
Vice Chair – Mari Peele
• Performing research for November Campaign Fund Raising event (Gala).
• Setup website for posting write-ups from Face book. Page will be called 321 Transparency. It will go live after some final tweeking and several articles are populated.
• Future effort required to continue to develop web content to support Gala.
Chair – Brian Flemming
• Visited potential Venues for State convention. Quotes have been requested.
• Communications have begun with LPF to coordinate getting LPBC events and other information up on the State webpage. The Chairman will contact the State Communication Committee to determine what actions LPBC can take to insure our information continues to flow.
• Keep Brevard Beautiful has still not gotten back about adopting a park.
• Chairman has a goal to get text messaging setup by September.

  1. Unfinished Business:
    • Chili cookoff has been punted to Region 9
    • State convention planning
    • 25 thru 27 February 2022.
    • Vote will occur on August 27th.
    • Potential venues have been visited and quotes are in work. One quote has already been shared with the State Convention committee.
    • LPBC convention planning.
    • Current planning is to have it at Cape Royal 2nd floor. The Chairman will contact the building manager to discuss availability.
    • November Campaign Fund Raising event Planning.
    • The theme will be the Golden Liberty Gala
    • The first milestone of selection a venue needs to occur during this meeting in order to meet schedule.
    • To achieve the first milestone, the Director-At-Large presented 3 venue options (1) Indian River Queen paddleboat (2) Victory Casino boat (presented by Danielle) (3) Brevard Zoo
    • Cost, capacity, amenities, catering, and pro’s and con’s were discussed for each.
  2. New business
    • Motion 2021-08: Motion to select and fund venue for November 2021 Campaign Fundraising Event
    Mover: Nathan Slusher
    Motion: I move to allocate a cost of $909.50 to be paid to Brevard Zoo to retain their venue to use for the Libertarian Party of Brevard County fundraising event hosted in November 2021. And to allow the treasurer and chair to review and sign all necessary documentation for that venue acquisition.
    • Disposition: Seconded by Mari Peele and passed unanimously.
  3. Notice & Announcement
    • The next monthly meeting will be:
    o Monday September 20th at 6:30pm
    o Cape Royal Professional Business Center
    1980 N Atlantic Ave Suite 330
    Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
    • No future Social planned
  4. LP/LPF News
  5. Summary/Action Item List
    • Contact the State Communication Committee to determine what actions LPBC can take to insure our event information continues to flow.
    • Contact the Cape Royal building manager to discuss availability of 2nd floor for LPBC convention.
    • Reserve the Brevard Zoo venue for the Libertarian Party of Brevard County fundraising event in November 2021
  6. Adjournment
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM (or thereabouts) by Chair – Brian Fleming
    Minutes prepared by: Rick Heffelfinger

September 2021 Business Meeting Agenda

This draft agenda is subject to approval by the voting membership.

Sign in
Meet-and-Greet

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
    ● Chair
    ● Vice-Chair
    ● Treasurer
    ● Secretary
    ● Director-At-Large
  3. Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Approval of last meeting minutes
    ● Approve Minutes from 8/9/2021
  6. Officer Reports (2 minutes each)
    ● Director-At-Large
    ● Secretary
    ● Treasurer
    ● Vice-Chair
    ● Chair
  7. Unfinished Business:
    ● February 2022 State Convention
    ● January 2022 Brevard Convention/Election
    ● November 2021 Campaign Fundraising Event
  8. New Business:

● Motion 2021-09: Motion to pay $75 out of the Party’s account to adopt a park as part of the Keep Brevard Beautiful Program
Mover: Brian Fleming
Motion: I move to pay the Keep Brevard Beautiful program $75 annually to sponsor a park in Brevard County. The Park will be chosen in the 2021’s 4th quarter by the Chair. We will also advertise for a volunteer to administer/organize cleanup of the selected park. This will stay into effect until the LPBC Executive Council feels that it is no longer beneficial to the affiliate.

● Motion 2021-10: Liberty Gala Expenditures
Mover: Nathan Slusher
Motion: I hereby move to approve expenditures up to $1,000 for costs directly related to the 2021 Golden Liberty Gala to included services or goods applied to the event. Including but not limited to musicians, audio and video services, and supplies. And NOT to include venue cost, and catering cost. All expenses to be approved by the Libertarian Party of Brevard County treasurer and Liberty Gala committee prior to expense.

● Motion 2021-11: Liberty Gala Catering
Mover: Nathan Slusher
Motion: I hereby move to approve the expenditure of up to $____________ directly relating to catering for the 2021 Golden Liberty Gala on November 10th, 2021.

  1. Notice & Announcement
    ■ Next Mtg Date & Location:
    ■ Next Social Date & Locations:
  2. LP/LPF News
  3. Summary/Action Item List
  4. Adjourn

July 2021 Business Meeting Minutes – Final

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  1. Call to Order
    The regular business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Brevard County, Fl. was called to order at 6:43 PM by Chair – Brian Fleming
  2. Present:
    Executive Committee: Brian Fleming –Chair, Mari Peele -Vice-Chair, Greg Peele – Treasurer, Rick Heffelfinger –Secretary, Nathan Slusher -Director-At-Large
    Voting Members: Thai Heller
    Visitor:, Marcos Murrero, Fritz Neumann, Dennis Misigoy
  3. Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
    Quorum was met
  4. Approval and Adoption of Agenda
    Motion to approve the agenda passed unanimously.
  5. Approval of the Minutes
    Motion to approve the minutes from the June 2021 Business Meeting passed unanimously.
  6. Officer Reports
    Director At Large Report – Nathan Slusher
    • Highest facebook growth month to date. City and County meeting reports drawing the most attention.
    • Largest political group in the parade with 32 marching. Gained 19 followers the day of the parade. Only spent $109 for the event therefore it was a large return on investment.
    • Along with other meetings Nathan would like to add Palm Bay to the meeting attendance circuit.
    • Sign beautification plan for Titusville as an example of community service. Brian will create an event and a call for volunteers.

Secretary Report – Rick Heffelfinger
• Currently have 10 eligible voters and 18 registered in our Mail chimp database. Most recent mail campaign advertising the meeting was opened by 11 of the 18.
• Currently working content of welcome email to be used for campaign to all registered libertarians.
• Made request to work toward driving more people to register via web page from Facebook. Currently we try to include the web address in postings but the click rate is very low. Possible solutions are to add a sign up button.

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele
• Financials:
o Total donations for last month: $100.00 cash. $175.00 electronically
o Total Current Monthly Pledges: $125.00
o Expenditures last month $280.45
 Banking Fees $6.84
 Printing costs $57.61
 Email verification $16.00
 Event registration (parade) $50.00
 Event supplies (region kit) $150.00
 Total expenditures for May 2021: $99.61
o Total balance of all accounts: $1,586.08
• 2021 2nd Quarter Treasurer Report submitted on-time and without issue.
• 2021 3rd Quarter Treasurer Report due on October 12th .
• Reported on other party and PAC contributions.
• Started #launchliberty Twitter account in March. Currently have 49 followers.
• Still working for a solution to make sure donation information is captured. Stripe has the same integration limitations as PayPal and will not be pursued. For now, the website will stay the same and further research will be needed.
• Working to get Facebook approval for purchasing ads. Went through organizational validation by submitting SOE report and bank statement. Email and phone number have already been validated.
Vice Chair – Mari Peele
• Gave update on the increase in registered libertarian votes in Brevard County – up by 4. Started with 1900 in January. Currently at 1965.
• Future effort required to continue to develop a strategy/plan to approach NPAs using text and email.
• Never bounce email verification of April data from SOE completed and provided to Secretary. 54% of email addresses are Gmail. Marcos informed the group that the region has a G drive that contains the SOE voter data.
Chair – Brian Flemming
• Believes planning is the key to good events. We need to plan thoroughly to make sure we can communicate the details.
• Attended gun show with Osceola. Fundraising for Joe Hannoush
• Working to get more info on IRL from Kimberly. Planning to meet within the next couple of weeks and will report out.
• Keep Brevard Beautiful has still not gotten back about adopting a park. Will call again.
• Meet with Marcos Marrero, Dennis Misigoy (US Senate Candidate), and Nat (Vice Chair of Osceola) in Osceola.

  1. Unfinished Business:
  2. New business

• Chili cookoff
o Brevard hosting of September’s Regional Chili cookoff planning is tabled. Richard Perez was unable to attend the meeting.
o Marco is working with Osceola to consider taking over the event and hosting in Osceola.
• State convention planning.
o 25 thru 27 February 2022.
o Brian emailed the Palm (hosted convention in 2017) and has not heard back.
o Need venue ideas for 200.
o Nathan mentioned the Cape Canaveral Convention Center (Radison).
o Fritz mentioned Marriot on the NASA causeway is a possible to explore.
o Need a venue selected and under contract by August 1st.
 State Guidelines for venue selection will be out on Wednesday.
 County that is selected to hosts will need to meet volunteer criteria to support the event.
 County selected to host will receive funds from state via a state wide convention fundraiser.

• LPBC convention planning.
o Current planning is to have it at Cape Royal 2nd floor.
• November Campaign Fund Raising event Planning.
o Would serve as an announcement and fund raiser for all Brevard campaigns for 2022. Include Entertainment, speakers.
o Opportunity for all candidates to speak and fundraise. Donations to County and to individual candidates.
o Danielle Liberty has already volunteered to help.
o Desire to host at unique location and have it be themed not just a standard convention facility.
 Exploration tower will be investigated as an option.
o Dennis Misigoy suggested that a list of potential donors be identified and targeted for an RSVP feeler. He also recommended a text campaign to get a higher audience.
o RSVP and prior ticket sales need to be planned.
o All donations prior to the event will be used to offset cost of the LPBC throwing the Gig. Attendees will then be encouraged to donate to the candidates that attend.
o Need to be ready to role out advertising and RSVPs by September
o Milestone set for September 1 to have locations, some speakers, some entertainment, and expected attendance/size. If milestone met, rollout will occur on September 11th .
• Marco reported that the total collection for the regional event kit will be $600 ($150 from each county. Brevard and Orange have already paid). Until the Region Kit purchase occurs, the region 9 counties will have access to the materials from the convention committee (tablecloth, banner, pens, and buttons). Event literature will be provided by each participating county.
• Marcos asked for items we would like him to take up the ladder to state.
o Brian asked for better communication and messaging.
o Facebook data is not helpful.
o Would like to get more legislative info out of Tallahassee.
• Marco reported that there is now a region 9 G drive.
• Dennis Misigoy gave us a brief overview of his planned campaign for US Senate in 2022. Information on his campaign can be found at https://www.misigoy.com/

  1. Notice & Announcement

• Due to lack of EC member availability to support the normal 3rd Monday of the month, the next monthly meeting will be:
o Monday August 9th at 6:30pm
o Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Suite 330
Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
• No future Social planned

  1. LP/LPF News
  2. Summary/Action Item List
  3. Adjournment
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:43 pm. by Chair – Brian Fleming
    Minutes prepared by: Rick Heffelfinger

August 2021 Business Meeting Agenda

This draft agenda is subject to approval by the voting membership.

Sign in
Meet-and-Greet

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
    ● Chair
    ● Vice-Chair
    ● Treasurer
    ● Secretary
    ● Director-At-Large
  3. Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Approval of last meeting minutes
    ● Approve Minutes from 7/19/2021
  6. Officer Reports (2 minutes each)
    ● Director-At-Large
    ● Secretary
    ● Treasurer
    ● Vice-Chair
    ● Chair
  7. Unfinished Business:
    ● Chilli Cook-off
    ● February 2022 State Convention
    ● January 2022 Brevard Convention/Election
    ● November 2021 Campaign Fundraising Event
  8. New Business:

● Motion 2021-08: Motion to select and fund venue for November 2021 Campaign Fundraising Event
Mover: Nathan Slusher
Motion: I move to allocate a cost of $_________ to be paid to ___________ to retain their venue to use for the Libertarian Party of Brevard County fundraising event hosted in November 2021. And to allow the treasurer and chair to review and sign all necessary documentation for that venue acquisition.

  1. Notice & Announcement
    ■ Next Mtg Date & Location:
    ■ Next Social Date & Locations:
  2. LP/LPF News
  3. Summary/Action Item List
  4. Adjourn

June 2021 Business Meeting Minutes – Final

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Called to order at 7pm

The Chair appointed Mari Peele to serve as interim Secretary for the meeting.

Nathan Slusher motioned to approve the agenda; it was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Nathan Slusher motioned to approve the minutes from the May 2021 Business Meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Director At Large Report – Nathan Slusher

  • Attended Candidate training at the LPF convention.
    • Spike Cohen was the presenter.
    • The focus was on growing your base by providing value and building on brand.
  • Conducted weekly or biweekly candidate meetings with willing candidates.
  • Facebook followers have grown by 122 followers since the last meeting.
  • Planning a live show podcast starting June 26th and running every Saturday at 7pm.
    • Episode one will feature Rob Klimkowski and Richard Perez.
    • Episode two will feature a debate between veterans to coincide with Independence Day.
  • Planning a fundraising event for possibly November.
  • American Legion Independence Day Parade in Melbourne.
    • $50 entrance fee
    • Volunteers need to march
    • Vehicles need

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

  • Financials:
    • Total donations for May 2021: $85.00
    • Total Current Monthly Pledges: $100.00
    • Expenditures
      • Banking Fees $3.62
      • PO Box $72.00
      • New Checks $23.99
      • Total expenditures for May 2021: $99.61
    • Total balance of all accounts: $1,599.50
  • 2021 2nd Quarter Treasurer Report Due July 10th.
  • Obtained new checks
  • Reimbursed the Secretary for the PO Box
  • Got Facebook authorization form notarized for purchasing ads.
  • LPF Convention
    • A constitutional amendment passed within the state party clarifying procedures for nominating candidates. The passing of this amendment eliminates the need for the county party to pass similar measures.

Vice Chair – Mari Peele

  • Gave update on the increase in registered libertarian votes in Brevard County.
  • Conducted research on website integration of Stripe, PayPal, and Anedot. Preliminary conclusion is that Stripe has the same integration limitations as PayPal. For now, the website will stay the same and further research will be needed.
  • Still working on email verification.
  • Presented a request from the affiliates in Region 9 to contribute to a region-wide event kit.
    • The initial budget and planning were conducted by three Region 9 Vice Chair’s at the request of the Region 9 Representative, Marcos Diego Marrero.
    • Two budgetary figures were presented:
      • Base budget:
        • $785 total for the region
        • $196.25 per affiliate
      • Stretch budget:
        • $1375.00 total for the region
        • $343.75 per affiliate
    • Participation is voluntary and with a goal of helping the region grow by having volunteers work events in each county.

Chair – Brian Flemming

  • Attended LPF Convention Affiliate Training
  • Served on the 2021 LPF Convention Committee
    • Volunteered to continue serving on the committee for 2022.
    • Started researching future convention proposals for Osceola and Brevard County.
  • New business meeting schedule and location
    • 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm
    • Cape Royal Professional Business Center
      1980 N Atlantic Ave Suite 330
      Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
    • Next meeting will be July 19th
  • No June Social planned
  • Discussed the Independence Day Parade in Melbourne.
  • Will possibly attend a fundraising dinner on July 17th.
  • Discussion on potential booth/tabling events
  • Still trying to get a response from Keep Brevard Beautiful.
  • In the process of testing a contactless business card.
  • Will talk to Polk County about using text messaging for outreach.
  • Discussed keeping our social media posting focused on local issues rather than national.
  • Discussed creating affiliate support documents.

Announcement: Petitions for Joe Hannoush for Congress are available for signature.

New Business

  • Motion 2021-05: Motion to Establish Standing Rules with Written Motions and Notice
    • Mover: Greg Peele
    • Text: I move to create the LPBC Standing Rules as a subordinate governing document to the LPBC Bylaws and adopted parliamentary authority with the following initial content:
    • Standing Rules
      Article I: Meetings
      Section I: All Motions Submitted in Writing
      New business including main motions, resolutions, appointments, confirmations, and amendments to governing documents must be submitted in writing to the Secretary prior to consideration. Motions to amend the substantive text of any main motion, resolution, or amendment to governing documents must also be submitted in writing to the Secretary prior to consideration of the amendment.

Section II: New Business Limited to Adopted Agenda
New business submitted in writing by an LPBC voting member to the Secretary no later than 4 days prior to a regular business meeting shall be included on that meeting’s proposed agenda. New business may also be added to the agenda prior to adoption at the regular business meeting by a motion to amend the agenda. New business must be on the adopted agenda to be considered during a regular business meeting.

  • Disposition: Seconded by Mari Peele and passed unanimously.
  • Motion 2021-07(Floor Motion): Independence Day Parade
    • Mover: Nathan Slusher
    • Text: I hereby Motion to make a $50 donation to the American Legion Site 163 for Access to be in the July 4th Parade 2021 of Melbourne Fl.
    • Disposition: The motion was presented in writing to the Interim Secretary and adopted in the agenda by unanimous consent. Greg Peele seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
  • Motion 2021-06: Region 9 Event Kit
    • Mover: Mari Peele
    • Text: I move to authorize the expenditure of $343.75 for the LPF Region 9 Event Kit.
    • Disposition:
      • Seconded by Brian Flemming.
      • Motion to postpone by Rob Klimkowski, 2nd by Richard Perez.
        • Motion failed: 1 aye, 4 nay
      • Motion to Amend:
        • Mover: Nathan Slusher
        • Text: I move to amend the motion to change $343.75 to $150.00.
        • Seconded by Mari Peele.
        • Disposition: Passed unanimously.
      • Amended motion text: I move to authorize the expenditure of $150.00 for the LPF Region 9 Event Kit.
      • Amended motion passed unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Mari Peele was seconded and pass unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 9:15pm.

Next meeting:

          July 19th, 2021, 6:30pm

Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Suite 330
Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931

Minutes prepared by: Mari Peele