January 2022 Business Meeting Minutes – Draft

Meeting Minutes
Libertarian Party of Brevard
Meeting held on 1/8/2022
Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Second Floor, Cocoa Beach

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  1. Call to Order
    The annual business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Brevard County, Fl. was called to order at approximately 1:00 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, Thai Heller, and Jennifer Keyser
    Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
    o Quorum was met
  3. Approval and Adoption of Agenda
    o Motion to approve the agenda passed with two objections (Heffelfinger and Keyser)..
  4. Approval of the Minutes
    o Motion to approve the minutes from the December 13, 2021 Business Meeting passed with two objections (Heffelfinger and Keyser).
  5. Old Business:
    State convention planning
    o 25 thru 27 February 2022.
    o Will be looking for volunteers.
    o LPF convention committee is looking at 7 possible guest speakers.
    o Brian has placed his name in for Convention chair and region rep for next year
    KBB check has been sent. Follow-up required to determine why it has not been cashed.
  6. First Call for Open Nominations for Executive Committee Positions
    Chair – Nathan Slusher self nominated for Chair.
    Vice Chair – Rick Hefffelfinger nominated Mari Peele.
    Treasurer – Rick Hefffelfinger nominated Greg Peele.
    Secretary – Nathan Slusher nominated Rob Klimkowski. Rob Klimkowski did not accept the nomination. Thai Heller self nominated.
    Director At Large – Nathan Slusher nominated Thai Heller. Thai Heller did not accept the nomination. Rick Hefffelfinger nominated Rob Klimkowski.
  7. Officer Reports
    Director At Large Report – Nathan Slusher
    o Facebook report for the year: Started with 255 at beginning of the year. Currently have 1259 followers on Facebook. Meeting attendance and posting minutes has built the following.
    o Growth has also occurred due to Gala and July 4th Parade.
    Secretary Report – Rick Heffelfinger
    o 9 eligible voters (5 EC, Rob, Thai, George, and Jennifer). 8 present at meeting (George absent).
    o Campaign Support Committee will need a motion from new EC if desires to continue it. YTD, no volunteers have come forward.
    o Mailchimp currently has 690 in audience. Annual/Convention meeting campaign was sent out with approximately a 25% opening rate.
    Treasurer Report – Greg Peele
    o Draft of the Audit and Financial statement has been completed. Due on March 31st. This will need to be submitted to the state affiliate as part of reaffiliate process.
    o For the year, LPBC started with approximately $1200 and ended with $6672.08 in contributions. The Treasurer believes this is a record for any LPF affiliate.
    o Spent $4106.16 for the year.
    o Net operating income $2568.92
    o Full report is avaible on the Gdrive.
    o Actions still needing completion: Facebook advertising and credit card reader.
    Vice Chair – Mari Peele
    o Year began with redo of the web site: donation page, events calendar, Agenda and minutes posts, reading list, membership form, and Gala forms.
    o Voter disk analysis ongoing: LP up 85 voters for the year. Republicans have lost 2179 and Democrats 5426 voters for the year. Independents have gained 1,477 and NPAs 3178.
    Chair – Brian Flemming
    o Accomplishments for the year: Gala, Constitution and Bylaws revised, banking sorted, all info moved under one Gmail account, adopted a park, started process to look at using USPO mail contact system.
  8. Rules Report
  • Constitution and Bylaws were updated on March 17, 2021via motion 2021-01. They are available via the website under the “about” tab. Editable copies are also maintained in the affiliate Gdrive for future review/revision.
  • Standing Rules were created on June 14, 2021via motion 2021-05. They are available in the affiliate Gdrive for future review/revision.
  1. Final Call for Nominations
  • None
  1. Election of Officers
    Motions to approve each of the nominees were made and seconded. All motions passed.
    The 2022 Libertarian Party of Brevard County Executive Committee is:
    Nathan Slusher, Chair
    Mari Peele, Vice Chair
    Greg Peele, Treasurer
    Thai Heller, Secretary
    Rob Klimkowski, Director At Large
  2. Executive Committee Meeting to Certify Officer Slate
    o N/A
  3. New Business – Floor Motions – Constitution
    o None
  4. New Business – Floor Motions – Bylaws
    o None
  5. New Business – Floor Motions – Standing Rules
    o None
  6. Final Announcements
    o Need to think about volunteers and a table for LPF convention
  7. Concluding Remarks
    o None
  8. Notice & Announcement
    o Next Social – Park Cleanup
  • Saturday February 26th at TBD
  • Rotary Park at Suntree
    6495 US-1
    Rockledge, FL 32955
    https://www.brevardfl.gov/ParksAndRecreation/ParksByCity/ParksInRockledge/Rotary
    o The next monthly meeting will be:
  • Monday February 21st at 6:30 pm
  • Cape Royal Professional Business Center
    1980 N Atlantic Ave 2nd floor
    Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
  1. Adjournment
    o Meeting adjourned at 1:36 PM by Chair – Brian Fleming
    Minutes prepared by: Rick Heffelfinger

February 2022 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda

February 2022 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda

Libertarian Party of Brevard
Meeting to be held on 2/21/2022
Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Second Floor, Cocoa Beach

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
Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of last meeting minutes
● Approve Minutes from 1/8/2022
5. Officer Reports (2 minutes each)
● Director-At-Large
● Secretary
● Treasurer
● Vice-Chair
● Chair
6. Unfinished Business:
● TBD
7. New Business:
● TBD
8. Notice & Announcement
● Next Mtg Date & Location:
● Next Social Date & Location:
9. LP/LPF News
10. Summary/Action Item List
11. Adjourn

December 2021 Business Meeting Minutes – Approved

Meeting Minutes
Libertarian Party of Brevard
Meeting held on 12/13/2021
Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Second Floor, Cocoa Beach

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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 approximately 6:40 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, George Lebovitz
    Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
    o Quorum was met
  3. Approval and Adoption of Agenda
    o Motion to approve the agenda passed unanimously.
  4. Approval of the Minutes
    o Motion to approve the minutes from the November 15, 2021 Business Meeting passed unanimously.
  5. Officer Reports
    Director At Large Report – Nathan Slusher
    o Attended Brevard County Meeting on November 7th. Planning to attend Titusville meeting on the 14th. Currently have 1255 followers on Facebook. Brevard motion to pay for county employee concealed carry permits failed to pass due to anticipated increase in insurance costs to the county.
    Secretary Report – Rick Heffelfinger
    o 8 eligible voters (5 EC, Rob, George, and Thai). 7 present at meeting.
    o Updated Annual/Convention meeting announcement on the web to include uploading the EC reviewed agenda. Created Beach cleanup event announcement on the web. Thank you letter for the Gala went out. November meeting announcement campaign was sent out to 676 recipients of which 169 (25%) opened.
    Treasurer Report – Greg Peele
    o Financials:
    o Total donations for last month: $1113.92
    o Total donations year-to-date $6647.08
    o Total Current Monthly Pledges: $258.98
    o Expenditures last month $89.33
    o Expenditures to date $4101.95
    o $2545.13 in the black for the year
    o Total balance of all accounts: $3826.99
    o 2021 4th Quarter Treasurer Report due January 10, 2022
    o #launchliberty Twitter account that started in March. Up to 83 followers.
    o Goals for next month: Facebook advertising, card reader, review of Constitution and any Brevard Charter Ballot initiatives, and restart attending City of Cocoa meetings
    Vice Chair – Mari Peele
    o Worked with Chair on Gala Thank You Letter and Facebook post.
    o December voter disk analyzed: LP up 3 voters past month. LP up 85 voters for the year. Republicans have lost 2179 and Democrats 5426 voters for the year. Independents have gained 1,477 and NPAs 3178. Need to reach out to Independents and NPAs next year. County as a whole is down 2800 voters.
    o Future activities: Extract any new voter emails for Mailchimp from the voter disk, Prepare motions for annual, follow up on BCFR audit.
    Chair – Brian Flemming
    o SOE disk request must be renewed every January.
  6. Unfinished Business:
    State convention planning
    o 25 thru 27 February 2022.
    o LPF convention committee is looking at 7 possible guest speakers.
    o Brevard needs to starting thinking about tables.
    LPBC convention planning.
    o Distillery has been contacted to give green light for Friday 7th social. Guest speakers will be in attendance. Food will be available. Venue requests a two drink minimum.
  7. New Business
    ? Motion 2021-15: Annual Business Meeting Lunch Payment
    Mover: Brian Fleming
    Motion: I move to authorize expending up to $500 for the lunch for the annual business meeting.
    Motion was seconded by Nathan. Motion passed unanimously.
  8. Notice & Announcement
    o Next Social
  • Friday January 7th at 5:30 pm
  • Oceanside Distillery Cape Canaveral.
  • 240 W Central Blvd
    Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
    o The next monthly meeting will be the annual/convention:
  • Saturday January 8th at 12:45 pm
  • Cape Royal Professional Business Center
    1980 N Atlantic Ave 2nd floor
    Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
    o Beach Cleanup Social planned
  • Saturday January 8th at 8:00 am
  • Lori Wilson Park

9 Adjournment
o Meeting adjourned at 7:41 PM by Chair – Brian Fleming
Minutes prepared by: Rick Heffelfinger

November 2021 Business Meeting Minutes – Approved

Meeting Minutes
Libertarian Party of Brevard
Meeting held on 11/15/2021
Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Second Floor, Cocoa Beach

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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 approximately 6:54 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, Thai Heiler
    Visitor:, Jennifer Keyser, Vincent Corrado.
    Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
    o Quorum was met
  3. Approval and Adoption of Agenda
    o Motion to approve the agenda passed unanimously.
  4. Approval of the Minutes
    o Motion to approve the minutes from the October 18, 2021 Business Meeting and October 25, 2021 Special Meeting passed unanimously.
  5. Officer Reports
    Director At Large Report – Nathan Slusher
    o Has been reaching out for candidates but to no avail.

Secretary Report – Rick Heffelfinger
o 8 eligible voters (5 EC, Rob, George, and Thai). 7 present at meeting.
o Request for campaign volunteers was placed on Facebook. No responses to date.

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele
o Financials:
o Total donations for last month: $2036.36
o Total Current Monthly Pledges: $283.98
o CY2021 to date: $5533.16
o Expenditures last month $1850.46
o Expenditures to date $4012.62
o $1500 in the black for the year
o Total balance of all accounts: $3,002.18 (not including $715 check from Osceola and $274.78 of uncleared checks)
o Gala income: $3275.62
o Gala Expenses: $3294.95
o Net Loss: $29.23
o 2021 4th Quarter Treasurer Report due January 10, 2022
o #launchliberty Twitter account that started in March. Up to 79 followers.

Vice Chair – Mari Peele
o Gala web link has been removed from web page.
o Photographs are anticipated next week.

Chair – Brian Flemming
o Gala after action items:

  • Planning start 6 months out
  • Make it an official committee. Create in January.
  • Establish timeline by February.
  • Establish Facebook advertising
  • More auction item promotion
  • Auction Item request for donation letters early. Have items at least one month prior to event.
  • Stick to the timeline (someone to tag team with MC)
  • Clarify food vs. Hors d’oeuvres
  • Book venue earlier
  • Determine sponsor/vendor well ahead of time
  • Set RSVP deadline prior to catering deadline
  • Future discussion – weekday vs. weekend.
  • Missed opportunity- list for candidates not available, candidate forms/petitions
  • Name tags/lanyards
  • Obtain list of free event advertising
  • Follow up with attendees who expressed an interest in volunteering.
    o Marcos Marreno has resigned from Regions 9 and convention committee. Brian Stevens will move from Vice of convention committee and assume the chair position.
    o Brian Fleming will assume the position of region 9 rep until next elections.

6. Unfinished Business:
State convention planning
o 25 thru 27 February 2022.
o LPF convention committee selected the LPBC Brevard site, Holiday Inn on Wickham, as the venue for the State convention.
LPBC convention planning.
o Current planning is to have it at Cape Royal 2nd floor.
o The convention will occur on Saturday, January 8, 2022
o There will be a Friday social. Location to be determined.
o There will be a Motion next month for catering after beach cleanup.

7. Notice & Announcement
o The next monthly meeting will be:

  • Monday December 13th at 6:30pm
  • Cape Royal Professional Business Center
    1980 N Atlantic Ave 2nd floor
    Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
    o No future Social planned

8. Adjournment
o Meeting adjourned at 8:46 PM (or thereabouts) by Chair – Brian Fleming
Minutes prepared by: Rick Heffelfinger

December 2021 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda

December 2021 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda – Updated 12/6/2021

Libertarian Party of Brevard
Meeting to be held on 12/13/2021
Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Second Floor, Cocoa Beach

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

Sign in
Meet-and-Greet

Call to Order
Roll Call
● Chair
● Vice-Chair
● Treasurer
● Secretary
● Director-At-Large
Determination of Quorum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
Approval of Agenda
Approval of last meeting minutes
● Approve Minutes from 11/15/2021
Officer Reports (2 minutes each)
● Director-At-Large
● Secretary
● Treasurer
● Vice-Chair
● Chair
Unfinished Business:
● February 2022 State Convention
● January 2022 Brevard Convention/Election
New Business:

● Motion 2021-15: Annual Business Meeting Lunch Payment
Mover: Brian Fleming
Motion: I move to authorize expending up to $500 for the lunch for the annual business meeting.

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