LPPC Annual Convention & January Meeting Minutes

Libertarian Party of Pinellas County

EC Business Meeting / Convention

 

Thursday January 18 2018

 

  1. Call to Order 7:01pm
    1. Opening Remarks – per rules of convention, following Agenda explicit
    2. Annual Convention Delegates Election – 2 spots Marcia and Mark R elected as delegates to Annual State convention
    3. Minutes – Read by the chair (Daryle).  Motion to accept by Scott Shipman, Seconded by Jeff Macolina. Motion to correct “2015” to “2016”. Accepted unanimously as corrected.
    4. Adopt Rules – Rules of convention will follow Robert’s Rules
    5. Adopt Agenda – Chris McGlaughlin motion to accept agenda, Jeff Macolino to 2nd. vote results: Unanimous acceptance.
    6. Treasurer Report – AS of Q4 we reported on time. $182 in donations for the qtr. $337.33 in expenses. $1037.25 in the bank account.  Jeff Macolino motion to accept, 2nd by Matt Skopek. unanimous acceptance of report.
    7. Introductions – round the table intros. Jeff Macolino SR officially announced registration from R to LPF. Mary Kovacks first time attendee & recent registrant.
    8. Announcements
      1. ApplesBee will be the official  Mtg Place going forward
      2. Foxall Campaign – “Vote with Allison”. Volunteers required. https://www.foxallforflorida.com/
      3. State Convention – Ramada in Fort Walton Beach Feb 23-25. Early Bird registration is $250 for all inclusive. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibertarianPartyPinellas/ for discussion about state convention.
      4. Sunday LIbertarian Brunch downtown St Pete Thirsty 1st. Ave North. 10am to noon. Jan 21.
      5. Region 8 Announcement – 8 confirmed candidates, and ~30 unconfirmed local candidates for Nov 2018 election cycle. Pasco county 3 potential officials for form affiliate maybe by March. on Facebook – 3 days got 95 interactions and 12 likes after setting up page.
  2. Officer Reports
    1. Chairman – Restructured from 8 to 4 elected officers. Tightened up membership requirement – rolling membership 2 mtgs in 6 month. Set goal to elect candidates and get registrations, and finally get volunteers. Found a fixed location (Applebees). Updated Banner, made branding consistent, t-shirts.
    2. Treasurer – see above. Same report.
  3. New Business
    1. Jeff Motion to Amend Bylaws Article 6 – Conventions,
      1. Section 1 AS IS: “The LPPC shall hold an Annual Convention. The Annual Convention shall be used to elect Officers of the LPPC, to nominate candidates of the LPPC, to make an annual reporting of the LPPC’s financial condition, to amend these by-laws, and to elect delegates and alternate delegates from the LPPC to the state convention.
      2. Changes to: The LPPC shall hold an Annual Convention. The Annual Convention shall be used to elect Officers of the LPPC, to nominate candidates of the LPPC, to make an annual reporting of the LPPC’s financial condition, AND to amend these by-laws.
      3. Section 6 AS IS: The order of business of the Annual Convention shall include, but is not limited to the following: After the Call to Order, the first item of business is to credential and seat LPF members residing in Pinellas County to the Annual Convention. The second item of business is the reading and approval of the minutes of the first preceding Annual Convention. The third item of business is to adopt rules for the Annual Convention. The fourth item of business is to adopt an agenda for the Annual Convention. The Chairperson shall submit proposed rules and an agenda for initial consideration. The attending members of the LPF shall adopt said rules and agenda by majority vote. In the absence of the adoption of rules and/or an agenda, the Chairperson shall adopt rules and an agenda on his/her own initiative. The fifth item of business is the annual financial report by the Treasurer of the LPPC.
      4. Changes to: The order of business of the Annual Convention shall include, but is not limited to the following: After the Call to Order, first item of business is the reading and approval of the minutes of the first preceding Annual Convention. The second item of business is to adopt rules for the Annual Convention. The third item of business is to adopt an agenda for the Annual Convention. The Chairperson shall submit proposed rules and an agenda for initial consideration. The attending members of the LPF shall adopt said rules and agenda by majority vote. In the absence of the adoption of rules and/or an agenda, the Chairperson shall adopt rules and an agenda on his/her own initiative. The fourth item of business is the annual financial report by the Treasurer of the LPPC.
    2. Mark 2nd. Discussion – no open discussion. Vote: unanimous
      1. Jeff Macolino friendly motion to amend his original proposal to include section 6, 2nd by Matt Skopek. vote on friendly amendment – unanimous
    3. Motion by Jeff MAcolino to amend Bylaws Article II Section II, remove bullet 3. 2nd by Matt Skopek. voted unanimously.
      1. Scott Shipman motion for friendly amendment to change the bullet numbering so 4th bullet becomes 3rd bullet. 2nd by Jeff Macolino SR. 11 aye, 1 abstain.
  4. Elections
    1. Roll Call – 12 members in attendance. 11 registered.  We need 8 for Quorum, we have 11.
    2. Chairman – Mark Rodriguez Nominates Jeff Macolina (Jr). Elected by Acclamation.
    3. Vice-Chairman – Marcia nominates Matt Skopek. Matt elected by Acclamation.
    4. Treasurer – Daryle Hamel nominates Gabe Higgins. Gabe elected by Acclamation.
    5. Secretary – Brian nominates Scott Shipman – Scott elected by Acclamation.
  5. Members / Open Forum
    1. Marcia – feature film “In Search of LIberty”. Should we do anything with this?
    2. Marcia praises for Tom Cuba’s book “Dragon Fly” under pen name Sebastian Roberts.
    3. Open discussion about so many things: member roles, who can do what online and why & when. Maybe Tom Cuba to help with Education Committee
    4. “Happy Birthday” Brian Mclaughlin
  6. Adjournment – Scott Shipman Motion to adjourn, 2nd by Jeff Macolino :830:pm.