Document:Libertarian Party of Florida 2015 Annual Convention Minutes

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UNOFFICIAL DRAFT

Minutes of the 2015 Annual Convention Business Meeting of the Libertarian Party of Florida

CALL TO ORDER

10:30 AM EST, June 6, 2015 by Dana Cummings LPF Chair


ROLL CALL

Delegates Registered: 117
Delegates Present: 99 (See addendum A)


DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

Quorum was established


APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Approve the agenda by unanimous consent
Objection by Bill Wohlsifer - Withdrawn
Motion carried without objection


FIRST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (Listed in last name order)

Chair
Joseph Wendt
Adrian Wyllie
Vice Chair
Lynn House
At Large 1
Jared Jones
Tom Reich
At Large 3
Michael Hamlin
Omar Recuero


OLD BUSINESS

None


NEW BUSINESS

Note: Dana Cummings turns gavel to Adrian Wyllie for the Rules Committees motions


APPEAL RULING OF THE RULES COMMITTEE

Author: Bill Wohlsifer
Motion: Reverse decision of the rules committee that proper notice was given regarding motions to amend the Constitution of the LPF
Disposition: Failed


RULES COMMITTEES MOTIONS

Title: Motion to Amend Constitution Article II, section 1
Author: Moved in writing by Ryan Bell, chair of the rules committee
Current Wording: Section 1. LPF membership is open to whoever signs the pledge: “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals” and asks to be a member of the LPF.
Change To: Section 1. LPF membership is open to whoever signs the pledge: “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals” and asks to be a member of the LPF registers as a Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) voter with the county Supervisor of Elections office where that person resides and in accordance with the statutes of the state of Florida.
A. Any member who is elected or appointed to a representative or leadership position within the LPF, including convention or electoral college delegate, committee member, or party officer, shall sign the pledge: “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals” prior to nomination to such position.
Vote: (see addendum B)
Yes: 51
No: 35
Abstain: 1
Disposition: Failed


Title: Motion to amend Constitution Article II, section 5
Author: Moved in writing by Ryan Bell, chair of the rules committee
Disposition: Withdrawn


Title: Motion to amend By-Laws Article IV, section 5, part A
Author: Moved in writing by Ryan Bell, chair of the rules committee
Current Wording: The Executive Committee shall appoint the committees and host affiliate at least one hundred eighty (180) days before the date of the annual convention. The Executive Committee shall also notify the state party members at least ninety (90) days before the Annual Business Meeting. If within 90 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting, the host affiliate is unable or unwilling to fulfill the assigned duties, the Executive Committee shall assume all responsibility for the Annual Business Meeting. If the Executive Committee exercises its authority to take control of the Annual Business Meeting under this section, then the Executive Committee shall notify the county affiliates of any such changes within 10 days.
Change To: The Executive Committee shall appoint members to the Convention Committee the committees and host affiliate at least one hundred eighty (180) days before the date of the annual convention. The Executive Committee shall also notify the state party members at least ninety (90) days before the Annual Business Meeting. If within 90 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting, the host affiliate is unable or unwilling to fulfill the assigned duties, the Executive Committee shall assume all responsibility for the Annual Business Meeting. If the Executive Committee exercises its authority to take control of the Annual Business Meeting under this section, then the Executive Committee shall notify the county affiliates of any such changes within 10 days. The Executive Committee shall assume all responsibility for the Annual Business Meeting, including but not limited to: the annual business of the Libertarian Party of Florida, hosting events, the rental of accommodations to hold the annual business meeting and all other events surrounding said meeting. The LPF will split in a 50/40/10 manner all net profits from annual business meeting with the following breakdown: 50% to the state party, 10% to the host county affiliate if in good standing, at the time of selection, and 40% to be split equally amongst the remaining county affiliated in good standing at the time of the conclusion of the convention. Otherwise the split shall be 50/50 with half to the state party and half split equally amongst all county affiliates in good standing at time of conclusion of the convention.
Disposition: Carried


Title: Motion to amend the By-Laws Article IV, section 1
Author: Moved in writing by Ryan Bell, chair of the rules committee
Current wording: A. The Executive Committee shall set the date(s) of the Convention and Annual Business Meeting of the Libertarian Party of Florida with proper notice while coordinating with the host county affiliate. The date(s) shall be within six (6) months prior to due date of Libertarian National Convention delegate list submission.
Change To: A. The Executive Committee shall set the date(s) of the Convention and Annual Business Meeting of the Libertarian Party of Florida with proper notice while coordinating with the host county affiliate. The date(s) shall be within six (6) months prior to due date of Libertarian National Convention delegate list submission.
Disposition: Carried


Title: Motion to amend the By-Laws Article IV, section 6, part D
Author: Moved in writing by Ryan Bell, chair of the rules committee
Current wording: The party checking account must be established to require two signatures per check on all checks in excess of $500. The Treasurer shall be responsible for signing checks in the normal course of business. There must be, at least, three (3) authorized signatures on the checking account. When a check is issued to a signer, other authorized signer(s) must sign and/or co-sign this check.
Change To: The party checking account must be established to require two signatures per check on all checks in excess of $500 $2500. The Treasurer shall be responsible for signing checks in the normal course of business. There must be, at least, three (3) authorized signatures on the checking account. The signers will include the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and the Treasurer. The signers shall be the Treasurer, Chair and other delegate elected director of the LPF-EC. When a check is issued to a signer, other authorized signer(s) must sign and/or co-sign this check.
Disposition: Carried


Title: Motion to amend the By-Laws Article II, section 6
Author: Moved in writing by Ryan Bell, chair of the rules committee
Disposition: Withdrawn


RECESS FOR LUNCH

Motion to recess for lunch until 3:30
Without objection


CALL TO ORDER

3:30 PM EST, June 6, 2015 by Dana Cummings LPF Chair


ROLL CALL

Delegates Registered: 118
Delegates Present: 91 (See addendum C)


DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

Quorum was established


SECOND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Chair: None
Vice Chair: None
At Large 1: None
At Large 3:
Michael Hamlin - Declines nomination


THIRD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Chair: None
Vice Chair: None
At Large 1: None
At Large 3: None


DELEGATE COUNT

Motion: To seat the delegates, Denise Smith & Kevin O’Neill that entered late
Author: Char-Lez Braden
Disposition: Carried


UPDATED ROLL CALL

Delegates Registered: 120
Delegates Present: 93


PREFERENCE VOTES FOR OFFICERS

Chair: (See Addendum D)
Adrian Wyllie 70
Joseph Wendt 8
NOTA 2
Abstain 4
Not Present 9
Vice Chair:
Lynn House 83
NOTA 1 (Alexander Snitker)
Abstain 0
Not Present 9
At Large 1:
Tom Reich 27
Jared Jones 46
At Large 3:
Omar Recuero


REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS

Region Name
1 Peter Blome
2 vacant
3 Bill Wohlsifer
4 Crystal Turner
5 Ken Willey
6 Michael Hamlin
7 Vicki Kirkland
8 John Pierce
9 George Liebovitz
10 Denise Smith
11 vacant
12 Dawn Drellos-Thompson
13 Karl Dickey
14 Steven Nekhaila


LPF EC MEETING TO ELECT OFFICERS PER PREFERENCE

Motion: Chair seeks unanimous consent of executive committee members to elect the nominees for office presented en toto per the preference vote of the delegation.
Disposition: Carried without objection


ADJOURN

Motion: Motion to adjourn until 10:00 AM EST, June 7, 2015
Disposition: Carried


CALL TO ORDER

10:00 AM EST, June 7, 2015 by Alexander Snitker LPF Vice-Chair


ROLL CALL

Delegates Registered: 94
Delegates Present: 65 (See addendum C)


DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

Quorum was established


MOTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

Motion: Request to allow Dr. Alan Feldman to address the delegation
Author: Vicki kirkland
Disposition: Withdrawn


Motion: A minute of silence for John Wayne Smith
Author: Joseph Wendt
Second: Adrian Wyllie
Disposition: Carried


TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE


MOTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

Motion: To amend Platform Article I, section 4
Author: Charles McBrearty
Current Wording: We support equality under the law, and condemn any law that either rewards or punishes any individual based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other group identification. Each person has the same inalienable rights. It is the state’s duty to protect those rights for each individual equally.
Change To: We support equality under the law, and condemn any law that either rewards or punishes any individual based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other group identification. Each person has the same inalienable rights. It is the state’s duty to protect those rights for each individual equally.
Disposition: Carried


Motion: To amend By-Laws Article IV, section 3
Author: Jared Grifoni
Current Wording: Delegates shall be members as prescribed in ARTICLE II of the Constitution on the day of commencement of the annual business meeting and a delegate must have been a registered Libertarian voter in the state of Florida for the immediate 60 days prior to the start of the annual business meeting. Delegate status may be denied by a 2/3 majority vote of the Executive Committee if a potential delegate has been found to have violated the non-aggression principle.
Change To: Delegates shall be members as prescribed in ARTICLE II of the Constitution on the day of commencement of the annual business meeting and a delegate must have been a registered Libertarian voter in the state of Florida for the immediate 60 days prior to the start of the annual business meeting be a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter in the state of Florida or have signed a new voter registration or party change form to become a valid registered LPF voter to the LPF secretary prior to the start of the annual business meeting. Delegate status may be denied by a 2/3 majority vote of the Executive Committee if a potential delegate has been found to have violated the non-aggression principle.
Disposition: Carried


ADJOURN

Motion: Motion to adjourn
Disposition: Carried


Addendum A

Delegates present at roll call 10:30 AM EST, June 6, 2015

Count Last Name First Name
1 Allen Scott
2 Blackman Adelle
3 Bowen Gregory
4 Braden Char-Lez
5 Burk James
6 Cadorette Philippe
7 Caso Tony
8 Christenson Justin
9 Cole Brian
10 Copps William
11 Costa Robert
12 Craft Bryan
13 Creamer Richard
14 Cummings Dana
15 Cummings James
16 Drellos Dawn
17 Edmonds Steven
18 Enright Robert
19 Faubion Stephanie
20 Fernandez Robert
21 Foxall Alison
22 George Shane
23 George Susan
24 Ghiglieri Ed
25 Gilmore Suzanne
26 Gluck Amanda
27 Gorgolione George
28 Grifoni Jared
29 Hamlin Michael
30 Hanna Vincent
31 Hayes Sally
32 House Chuck
33 House Lynn
34 Invictus Augustus
35 Jacobs Joseph
36 Jensen James
37 Jensen Pamela
38 Jones Jared
39 Kerr Patrick
40 Kirkland Vicki
41 Knezinek Joshua
42 Leavitt David
43 Lebovitz George
44 Legget James
45 Legget Silvia
46 Linthicum Burt
47 Locke Robert
48 MacNaughton George
49 Marrero Marcos
50 Martinez Elsa
51 McBrearty Charles
52 Meek Amy
53 Menzel Donald
54 Minton Ken
55 Miralles Marcos
56 Molek Rick
57 Morris Anna
58 Morris James
59 Nekhaila Steven
60 Oeseburg Carolina
61 O’Neill Kevin
62 Ray James
63 Roe Gregory
64 Rollins Ronald
65 Recuero Omar
66 Paulus Richard
67 Peterick Elaine
68 Powers Bethany
69 Salem Sami
70 Saviola Robert
71 Schnackenberg Matthew
72 Segarra Ramonita
73 Selleck Stacey
74 Sellers Anthony
75 Smith Sharon
76 Snitker Alexander
77 Snitker Patricia
78 Stephen Beverly
79 Sullivan Martin
80 Svoboda Deana
81 Tancer Marc
82 Tesky Jon-luc
83 Thompson Jote'
84 Thompson Kevin
85 Turner Crystal
86 Vazquez Christopher
87 Vaccarino Jo Ann
88 Vaccarino Mike
89 Wagner Edward
90 Wall Larry
91 Watson Dean
92 Wells Traci
93 Wendt Joseph
94 Willey Ken
95 Wohlsifer Bill
96 Wood Beatrix
97 Wood Russ
98 Worley Matthew
99 Wyllie Adrian

Not present:

Count Last Name First Name
1 Aiken Stephen
2 Dickey Karl
3 Dillard Christopher
4 Garris Phillip
5 Gough Lawrence
6 Hanlon Christine
7 Higgins Gabe
8 Higgs Michael
9 Hindmarsh Geoffrey
10 Jasuwan Gongkiet
11 Meadowcroft James
12 Mountain Joel
13 Reich Thomas
14 Rizzo Nick
15 Schoen Karen
16 Taylor Alicia
17 Taylor David
18 Wright Matthew


Addendum B

Vote on Motion to Amend Constitution Article II, section 1

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JGA4WkObh877Cdrujd-q0cb0Z646Ta8DiFxhML7916c/edit?usp=sharing


Addendum C

Delegates present at roll call 3:30 PM EST, June 6, 2015

Count Last Name First Name
1 Allen Scott
2 Blackman Adelle
3 Bowen Gregory
4 Braden Char-Lez
5 Burk James
6 Cadorette Philippe
7 Caso Tony
8 Christenson Justin
9 Cole Brian
10 Copps William
11 Costa Robert
12 Craft Bryan
13 Creamer Richard
14 Cummings Dana
15 Drellos Dawn
16 Edmonds Steven
17 Enright Robert
18 Faubion Stephanie
19 Fernandez Robert
20 George Shane
21 George Susan
22 Gilmore Suzanne
23 Gluck Amanda
24 Gorgolione George
25 Grifoni Jared
26 Hamlin Michael
27 House Chuck
28 House Lynn
29 Invictus Augustus
30 Jacobs Joseph
31 Jensen James
32 Jensen Pamela
33 Jones Jared
34 Kerr Patrick
35 Kirkland Vicki
36 Knezinek Joshua
37 Leavitt David
38 Lebovitz George
39 Legget James
40 Legget Silvia
41 Linthicum Burt
42 Locke Robert
43 MacNaughton George
44 Marrero Marcos
45 Martinez Elsa
46 McBrearty Charles
47 Meek Amy
48 Menzel Donald
49 Minton Ken
50 Miralles Marcos
51 Molek Rick
52 Morris Anna
53 Morris James
54 Mountain Joel
55 Nekhaila Steven
56 Oeseburg Carolina
57 O’Neill Kevin
58 Ray James
59 Rollins Ronald
60 Recuero Omar
61 Paulus Richard
62 Powers Bethany
63 Salem Sami
64 Saviola Robert
65 Schnackenberg Matthew
66 Selleck Stacey
67 Sellers Anthony
68 Smith Denise
69 Smith Sharon
70 Snitker Alexander
71 Stephen Beverly
72 Sullivan Martin
73 Svoboda Deana
74 Tancer Marc
75 Tesky Jon-luc
76 Thompson Jote'
77 Thompson Kevin
78 Turner Crystal
79 Vazquez Christopher
80 Vaccarino Jo Ann
81 Vaccarino Mike
82 Wagner Edward
83 Wall Larry
84 Watson Dean
85 Wendt Joseph
86 Willey Ken
87 Wohlsifer Bill
88 Wood Beatrix
89 Wood Russ
90 Worley Matthew
91 Wright Matthew
92 Wyllie Adrian
93 * Smith Denise
94 * O’Neill Kevin
  • Arrived late. See motion.

Not present

Count Last Name First Name
1 Aiken Stephen
2 Cummings James
3 Dickey Karl
4 Dillard Christopher
5 Foxall Alison
6 Garris Phillip
7 Ghiglieri Ed
8 Gough Lawrence
9 Hanlon Christine
10 Hanna Vincent
11 Hayes Sally
12 Higgins Gabe
13 Higgs Michael
14 Hindmarsh Geoffrey
15 Jasuwan Gongkiet
16 Meadowcroft James
17 Ray James
18 Reich Thomas
19 Rizzo Nick
20 Roe Gregory
21 Peterick Elaine
22 Schoen Karen
23 Segarra Ramonita
24 Snitker Patricia
25 Sullivan Martin
26 Taylor Alicia
27 Taylor David
28 Wells Traci
29 Willey Ken


Addendum D

Preference vote for Chair

Count Last Name First Name Vote Adrian Joe NOTA Abstain Not Present
1 Allen Scott x 0 0 0 0 1
2 Blackman Adelle a 1 0 0 0 0
3 Bowen Gregory a 1 0 0 0 0
4 Braden Char-Lez ab 0 0 0 1 0
5 Burk James a 1 0 0 0 0
6 Cadorette Philippe a 1 0 0 0 0
7 Caso Tony a 1 0 0 0 0
8 Christenson Justin a 1 0 0 0 0
9 Cole Brian a 1 0 0 0 0
10 Copps William a 1 0 0 0 0
11 Costa Robert a 1 0 0 0 0
12 Craft Bryan a 1 0 0 0 0
13 Creamer Richard a 1 0 0 0 0
14 Cummings Dana x 0 0 0 0 1
15 Drellos Dawn a 1 0 0 0 0
16 Edmonds Steven ab 0 0 0 1 0
17 Enright Robert a 1 0 0 0 0
18 Faubion Stephanie a 1 0 0 0 0
19 Fernandez Robert a 1 0 0 0 0
20 George Shane a 1 0 0 0 0
21 George Susan a 1 0 0 0 0
22 Gilmore Suzanne j 0 1 0 0 0
23 Gluck Amanda x 0 0 0 0 1
24 Gorgolione George a 1 0 0 0 0
25 Grifoni Jared a 1 0 0 0 0
26 Hamlin Michael j 0 1 0 0 0
27 House Chuck a 1 0 0 0 0
28 House Lynn ab 0 0 0 1 0
29 Invictus Augustus j 0 1 0 0 0
30 Jacobs Joseph a 1 0 0 0 0
31 Jensen James x 0 0 0 0 0
32 Jensen Pamela a 1 0 0 0 0
33 Jones Jared a 1 0 0 0 0
34 Kerr Patrick a 1 0 0 0 0
35 Kirkland Vicki j 0 1 0 0 0
36 Knezinek Joshua a 1 0 0 0 0
37 Leavitt David a 1 0 0 0 0
38 Lebovitz George a 1 0 0 0 0
39 Legget James a 1 0 0 0 0
40 Legget Silvia a 1 0 0 0 0
41 Linthicum Burt a 1 0 0 0 0
42 Locke Robert a 1 0 0 0 0
43 MacNaughton George a 1 0 0 0 0
44 Marrero Marcos a 1 0 0 0 0
45 Martinez Elsa a 1 0 0 0 0
46 McBrearty Charles n 0 0 1 0 0
47 Meek Amy x 0 0 0 0 1
48 Menzel Donald a 1 0 0 0 0
49 Minton Ken j 0 1 0 0 0
50 Miralles Marcos a 1 0 0 0 0
51 Molek Rick a 1 0 0 0 0
52 Morris Anna a 1 0 0 0 0
53 Morris James ab 0 0 0 1 0
54 Mountain Joel x 0 0 0 0 1
55 Nekhaila Steven a 1 0 0 0 0
56 Oeseburg Carolina a 1 0 0 0 0
57 O’Neill Kevin a 1 0 0 0 0
58 Ray James a 1 0 0 0 0
59 Rollins Ronald a 1 0 0 0 0
60 Recuero Omar a 1 0 0 0 0
61 Paulus Richard a 1 0 0 0 0
62 Powers Bethany j 0 1 0 0 0
63 Salem Sami a 1 0 0 0 0
64 Saviola Robert a 1 0 0 0 0
65 Schnackenberg Matthew a 1 0 0 0 0
66 Selleck Stacey a 1 0 0 0 0
67 Sellers Anthony j 0 1 0 0 0
68 Smith Denise a 1 0 0 0 0
69 Smith Sharon a 1 0 0 0 0
70 Snitker Alexander a 1 0 0 0 0
71 Stephen Beverly a 1 0 0 0 0
72 Sullivan Martin a 1 0 0 0 0
73 Svoboda Deana a 1 0 0 0 0
74 Tancer Marc a 1 0 0 0 0
75 Tesky Jon-luc a 1 0 0 0 0
76 Thompson Jote' a 1 0 0 0 0
77 Thompson Kevin a 1 0 0 0 0
78 Turner Crystal x 0 0 0 0 1
79 Vazquez Christopher a 1 0 0 0 0
80 Vaccarino Jo Ann a 1 0 0 0 0
81 Vaccarino Mike a 1 0 0 0 0
82 Wall Larry a 1 0 0 0 0
83 Watson Dean a 1 0 0 0 0
84 Wendt Joseph j 0 1 0 0 0
85 Willey Ken a 1 0 0 0 0
86 Wohlsifer Bill a 1 0 0 0 0
87 Wood Beatrix a 1 0 0 0 0
88 Wood Russ a 1 0 0 0 0
89 Worley Matthew a 1 0 0 0 0
90 Wright Matthew x 0 0 0 0 1
91 Wyllie Adrian n 0 0 1 0 0
92 * Smith Denise x 0 0 0 0 1
93 * O’Neill Kevin x 0 0 0 0 1
COUNT 93 70 8 2 4 9
  • Late arrival (See motion)


Addendum E

Video recordings of the convention for reference.

Session 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1USa2OasQg

Session 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6VrEGufvHU

Session 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI0v6A65jNg

Session 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzY05mSrD00


Source: https://docs.lpf.org/2015-convention-minutes/