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Libertarian Party of Brevard
Meeting held on 1/8/2022
Cape Royal Professional Business Center
1980 N Atlantic Ave Second Floor, Cocoa Beach
- 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
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
- Approval and Adoption of Agenda
o Motion to approve the agenda passed with two objections (Heffelfinger and Keyser)..
- Approval of the Minutes
o Motion to approve the minutes from the December 13, 2021 Business Meeting passed with two objections (Heffelfinger and Keyser).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Final Call for Nominations
- 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
- Executive Committee Meeting to Certify Officer Slate
- New Business – Floor Motions – Constitution
- New Business – Floor Motions – Bylaws
- New Business – Floor Motions – Standing Rules
- Final Announcements
o Need to think about volunteers and a table for LPF convention
- Concluding Remarks
- Notice & Announcement
o Next Social – Park Cleanup
- Saturday February 26th at TBD
- Rotary Park at Suntree
Rockledge, FL 32955
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
o Meeting adjourned at 1:36 PM by Chair – Brian Fleming
Minutes prepared by: Rick Heffelfinger