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