May 29, 2023 Regular Business Meeting Minutes

Libertarian Party of Brevard County – Regular Business Meeting Minutes

DRAFT MINUTES – subject to approval by voting membership

Meeting held on May 29, 2023 at

Cape Royal Professional Business Center

1980 N Atlantic Ave 2nd Floor

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Electronic Participation: Facebook live chat


Meet and Greet

  1. Call to Order at 6:32pm
  2. Officer Roll Call
    • Motion: Appoint Secretary Pro-Tempore (Moved / Seconded / Passed)
      • Mover: Thai Heiler, second by Mari Peele
      • Thai Heiler nominated to serve as secretary pro-tempore for duration of meeting.
      • Disposition: Passed by Unanimous Consent
    • Attendance
      • Executive Committee Present: Nathan Slusher (Chair), Thai Heiler (Vice-Chair), Greg Peele (Treasurer)
      • Voting Members Present: Brian Fleming, Mari Peele
      • Associate Members Present: none
      • Guests Present: Brian Heiler
    • Determination of Quroum (75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members)
      • 3 of 5 (60%) Executive Committee present
      • 5 of 9 (55%) voting members present (quorum met)
  3. Adoption of Agenda
    • Motion: Adopt Published Agenda
      • Mover: Mari Peele, second by Thai Heiler
      • Disposition: Passed by unanimous content
  4. Approval of Minutes
  5. Officer Reports
    • Chair Report – presented by Nathan Slusher
      • LPBC recognized for award by Florida Mises Caucus at LPF Convention
      • Brevard County Commission motion to turn off cameras during public comment defeated, cameras will remain on during public comment
      • Spoke in favor of LPF conducting a Presidential Preference Primary
      • Working to recruit candidates
    • Vice-Chair Report – presented by Thai Heiler
      • Working on outreach for birthday cards and on events
    • Secretary Report – no report presented
    • Treasurer Report – presented by Greg Peele
      • Discussed increased cost of meeting space ($50 / hour) and potential need for alternative venue
      • Noted that Clover is cheaper to use than Paypal for donations
      • Noted need to brainstorm ideas for fundraising
      • Started weekly promotion of merch items
      • Twitter following continued to increase
      • Written report on Google Drive
    • Director At-Large report – no report presented
  6. Libertarian Party of Florida Report
    • Presented by Brian Fleming
      • LPF Committees staffed by new Executive Committee
      • LPF purchased Twitter Blue subscription
      • LPF approved Operation: First Step grants for local government appointments
  7. Committee Reports
    • Outreach – presented by Mari Peele, written report on Google Drive
    • Events – presented by Thai Heiler
      • Bowling not too successful
      • Brix Brunch successful
      • Upcoming events: clean-up at park, July 4th parade
    • Gala – presented by Nathan Slusher
      • Gala meeting conducted on Discord to plan event
  8. Old Business
    • None
  9. New Business
    • Motion 2023-11: Accept Resignation of Secretary
      • Mover: Greg Peele on behalf of Rick Heffelfinger, second by Mari Peele
      • Disposition: Passed 4-1
    • Special Election: Secretary
      • Nominations: Greg Peele
      • Votes: Greg Peele (4), NOTA (1)
      • Disposition: Greg Peele elected Secretary for remainder of term
  10. Public Comment
  11. Next Meeting: June 19, 2023 / Next Social: TBD
  12. Adjourned at 8:00pm

Addendum 1 – Motions

Motion 2023-11: Accept Resignation of Secretary

I move to accept the resignation of Rick Heffelfinger from the Secretary position of
the Libertarian Party of Brevard County effective May 8, 2023.

Rationale Submitted by Mover:

Rick submitted his written resignation to the Executive Committee on May 8, 2023
via Executive Committee Discord chat, effective immediately on that date. We
thank Rick for his service to the party. This motion records in the party minutes
that this event occurred