116 N. Kings Ave., Brandon 33510 6:30 pm Libertarians Check-in
7-9 pm Meeting open to the public
7:00 Open to the Public Suggested guest donation $5.00
7:15 Call To Order
Attendance and Quorum
The Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County, FL is a registered political committee organized to solicit candidates to run for office, to sponsor ballot referendum, to organize for ordinance, charter, statute changes, and more. We receive and rely on voluntary contributions and donations where strings are not attached. We spend these funds for these above efforts in compliance with known law.
We are dedicated to the ideals of liberty, freedom and limited government. While we may differ on the details, we agree that the current national, state and local governments are too bit, too expensive and too intrusive. We seek to work together to improve this situation and return the people to more liberty and freedom as is described by our US Constitution and founding documents.
Motion I, Susan Stanley, having received a request to resign as soon as a replacement can be found from our current Vice Chairman, Eric Owen, move to seek nominations for a new Vice Chair effective immediately in order to hold an election to replace his service position, such that we can accept his resignation.
Motion I Susan Stanley, as LPHC Chairperson have removed Kevin O'Neill from the role as Development Committee Chair and have appointed Kevin O'Neill as the Acting Campaign Chair such that he can handle the FL House District 58 Special Election. I seek to have the members have an opportunity to vote Kevin O'Neill officially into the Campaign Chairperson's position or not. Therefore I, Susan Stanley, move that the LPHC seek nominations for the now vacant Development Chair and to hold a Special Election on September 19th to address the 3 positions of Vice Chair, Development Committee Chair, and Campaign Chair.
Motion I, Kevin O'Neill, having vetted this candidate as the acting chairperson of the Candidate committee move to endorse current Candidate for FL House District 58, Bryna Zemina beginning on Monday, August 21st, provided no other Libertarian Candidate steps up to run against him by the filing deadline of Weds August 16th at noon.
Motion I, Susan Stanley, move to shift the Outreach door-to-door canvasing of LPF Voters from
the current area based around Brandon and Riverview to the LPF Members in District 58 as soon as Bryan Zemina has rack cards or something that we can distribute to support his efforts.
Sad News - It is with a heavy heart that I share that our fellow Libertarian Friends from up in northern FL share the loss of their 5 day old baby to SIDS. We feel their loss. A card is available to sign here this evening. Donations to Brandi Hicks and Ryan Ramsey's baby Xander's Fund can be made here
GRATEFUL note: Kevin O'Neill and Bryan Zemina have been working nearly non-stop since Monday August 7th to react to the short term notice of the Special Election in December for FL House Seat for District 58 in North East Hillsborough County. They found love and support from many Libertarians. and have a special shout out of gratitude to Josh Knezinek for his extreme gesture support. Regardless of the outcome, the experience and the knowledge gained have been worth it already.
EXCITING NEW VOLUNTEER NEWS: Jason Carter has volunteered to be our Social Media Coordinator. Susan Stanley, Chairperson and Travis Brace, Communications Chair, will be meeting with him soon to discuss the new social media strategies. Get involved with this new and exciting Social Media Team today.
On a PROUD note: It is with great pleasure that we share that our very own Susan Stanley, is stepping down this year as the FL State Chair of NOLW as she has been elected the
National Chairperson for the National Organization of Libertarian Women. We are so fortunate to have a personal connection at the National Level and all of the training and networking that comes with her new position. She is actively recruiting to find a new FL State Chairwoman to help her get women more included and involved in politics. The NOLW's current projects include kids day camp during the LP National Convention in New Orleans June 30-July 3, 2018, an interactive booth of Libertarian Leaders and Candidates in the Vendors Section and hosting the Women's Leadership Panel one evening of the convention. They are currently creating a print magazine issue to be distributed at the convention. Susan is also currently collecting Libertarian women's stories including why they became Libertarian, what living the #LibertarianLife means in their home, and if they have ever run for office a bit about that experience and what they would share with the women who are considering running for office in the future. Susan can be contacted for these efforts at SusanForLiberty@gmail.com
Many thanks to Travis Brace ~ the VOLUNTEER of the MONTH ~ who has been learning Libertarianism, marching with banners, helping people complete the 10 question quizzes, taking pictures with his fancy camera for us not to mention helping to get our website upgraded a bit, and spent a Tuesday night learning about knocking on doors to get signatures for a potential candidate to get on the ballot and smiles and enjoys all the fun. WOW TRAVIS ! You are quite the inspiration.
LPHC Vice Chairperson (Eric is stepping down - assists Chairperson)
LPHC Development Director (vacant - collects voluntary donations from Libertarians)
LPHC Campaign Chair (currently acting chair - Kevin O'Neill)
Audio Visual Team needs people NOW !!
Writers: for our blog and newsletters
Canvassers to go door to door
Phone Callers to invite Libertarian Voters to our events
Speakers: to speak for LPHC at county and city meetings on current issues
HubSpot Data Base: Help us track all the data. Reports directly to the Chair
SOCIAL EVENT HOSTS - plan an event to invite the LPHC to (bowling, skating, pizza, drinks)
Volunteers are needed on every committee. http://lphc.news/GetActive
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
August 26th Tubing Rainbow River and Picnic
September 2-4 Canvassing Plant City (leaving door hangers)
September 5th Leaders and Executive Team Meeting
September 16th Leadership Training in Tampa
September 19th Members Business Meeting
** more events and details can be found HERE
Each person on these committees play an important role in protecting our people's freedom and liberties. Some are volunteering their limited time on a sub-committee and some are activist and at meetings and speaking out. Some are funders and some are our fans in the stands where we can count on their votes at the polls. In all cases, each of us are responsible to make our best efforts to work as a group for the success of our mission. If you have already stepped up, thank you. If you are waiting for an invitation to do so, - we invite you to do so now. Donate your passion, your enthusiasm, your time, your skills and your funds towards our worth while mission today. Get involved at www.LPHC.org
Motions to be made to the body of Hillsborough can be written in Robert's Rules of Order fashion and emailed to the Chair@HillsboroughLibertarians.org. A FORM will be available on the website soon.