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Article I - Name and Purpose

Section 1.

The name of this organization shall be the Libertarian Party of Brevard hereafter referred to as the LPB.

Section 2.

The purpose of the LPB is to implement and give voice to the principles embodied in the Statement of Principles currently adopted by the LPB by:

  1. Supporting candidates for national and state offices
  2. Supporting candidates for local offices
  3. Entering into political information activities, including the promoting and securing of party members
  4. Serving as an effective affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Florida

Article II - Membership

Section 1.

LPB membership is open to all interested individuals who have met the requirements for membership as defined in the Standing Rules.

Section 2.

No change in the Constitution, By-Laws or Standing Rules may have the effect of disenfranchising a member.

Article III - Officers, Executive Committee and Standing Committees

Section 1. Officers

The Officers of the LPB shall be a Chair, a Vice Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The duties and election of the Officers shall be specified in the By-Laws.

Section 2. Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Officers and the appointed committee chairs. The powers and duties of the Executive Committee shall be prescribed in the By-Laws and Standing Rules, to provide the control and management of all the affairs, properties, and funds of the LPB consistent with this Constitution.

Section 3. Standing Committees

The Chair of the LPB with the approval of the Executive Committee shall appoint committees and Committee Chairs unless otherwise provided in the Constitution. Actions of all Committees shall be reported to the Executive Committee.

Standing Committees of the LPB shall include the following:

  1. Membership Committee
    The Membership Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee and shall consist of at least five members of the LPB with the majority not being members of the Executive Committee. The principle duties of the Membership Committee shall be responsibility for increasing the membership in LPB and for increasing LP voter registration.

    The Membership Committee Chair is responsible for maintaining party membership records and sending out dues notices on a timely basis to those members who are about to lapse.

    The Membership Committee is also responsible for contacting members prior to regular meetings and special events.

Article IV - Meetings

Section 1. Annual Business Meetings

The LPB shall hold an Annual Business Meeting in accordance with provisions of the By-Laws and Standing Rules.

Section 2. Executive Committee Meetings

The conduct of the business and meetings of the Executive Committee shall be prescribed in the By-Laws and Standing Rules.

Section 3. General Meetings

The conduct of general meetings shall be prescribed in the By-Laws and Standing Rules.

Article V - Statement of Principles

The statement of Principles of the Libertarian Party is hereby ratified. The LPB may develop a Statement of Principles consistent with the Libertarian Party's.

Article VI - Finance and Accounting

The LPB shall handle finances and accounting as prescribed in the By-laws and Standing Rules.

Article VII - Adoption and Amendments

Section 1. Adoption

This Constitution shall be adopted when passed by three-fourths vote at the 1998 Annual Business Meeting.

Section 2. Amendments

Amendments to the Constitution must be published among the Executive Committee and all members in good standing thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Business Meeting and passed by two-thirds of the members present at that meeting.



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