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Meeting Minutes of the Board of Libertarian Party of Allegheny County 10/21/2020

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3. VII. Adjournment Bruce L . moved to adjourn, and Bill B. seconded. Bruce Letterle adjourned the meeting at 8: 11 pm . Minutes submitted by : Bill Baierl Minutes approved by : Bruce Letterle

2. 3. In the event of a tie, the candidat e with the longest tenure as a member of the chapter shall be elected. 4. NOTA shall be listed on the ballot along with the candidates. No candidate shall be elected if he or she receives fewer votes than NOTA. 2.) Article V. Voting Other Than for Ch apter Elections I would delete this article entirely. As far as I can recall, all such votes have occurred in response to a motion made at the meeting, and never have any votes been announced prior to the meeting. Thus, all voting is done in pers on, and no proxy voting has ever occurred. (I could be wrong about that since I had limited involvement in the chapter for a number of years.) Anyway, I think proxy voting is a bad idea however it’s done. 3.) Article VI. Meetings I was surprised t o find out that the first sentence in this article says “Regular meetings of the Chapter membership shall be held on the third Tuesday of each month.” We clearly need to change “Tuesday” to "Wednesday.” Also, I would add a sentence “The meeting date may be changed by a vote of the board of directors as long as notice is given to the membership at least two weeks in advance of the new date.” 4.) Article VIII. Finance and Accounting The second sentence says “ ... the Treasurer may authorize new exp enditures of up to fifty dollars, and the Board may authorize new expenditures of up to 200 dollars.” I would increase the Treasurer’s limit to $100, and delete the last phrase “of up to 200 dollars.” I see no reason the Board shouldn’t be allowed to aut horize spending the entire treasury if so desired. However, if that seems too loose, we could say that a super majority of the board is required to authorize expenditures of over $1000. We should delete “All new expenditures exceeding 200 dollars shall r equire prior authorization by a majority of the membership at a regular meeting...” Same article, Subsection B states that all disbursements exceeding twenty dollars shall be made solely by check. I would delete this all together and leave it up to the t reasurer how to disburse funds. There may be other changes that would improve the bylaws, but these are what I see as the most important. — — Henry VI. New business – Learned Ritter’s under Covid rules closes at 8:00 pm. November meeting should begin at 6:00 pm if at Ritter’s.

1. Libert a rian Party of Allegheny County Meeting Minutes Oc t ob er 2 1 , 2020 Online & In - Person Board Meeting of LPAC Board at Ritter’s Diner. I. Call to order Bruce Letterle called to order the regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Allegheny County at 7 : 1 0 pm on October 2 1 , 2020 at Ritter’s Diner and on a Google Meet conference call hosted by Bruce Letterle . II. Roll call Bill Baierl conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: At Ritter’s : Bill Baierl, Henry Haller, Bruce Lett er le , John Odermatt and Sam Robb. ; Online: David Vesely. Harold Kyriazi and David Soltesz w ere absent. III. Approval of minutes from last meeting Minutes of September meeting were accepted . IV. Committee Reports a) Political Committee – List of polling places in Allegheny County was shared by email prior to the meeting . Sam Robb organized volunteers in the state including poll workers for Allegheny County. Focus in 2021 will be on Municipal Races. Want to get upda ted registration list for Allegheny Libertarians and nonD/R from state or national LP. b) Communications – Sent some email on officer nomination s and posted on social media . c) Outreach – No report . d) IT – No report. e) Finance – $2, 246 balance. Deposits of $109 .47 with $48.25 from new members (online fees). Expenses of $435 on signs and some mailbox expenses . Discussion assumed there would be no refund from Pittsburgh Pride. f) Fundraising /Membership – No report . V. Old Business a) The following report on p roposed c han ges to the by - laws w as submitted by email to the board prior to the meeting by Henry H. Proposed changes were accepted to be approved at the November meeting . Report: I have reviewed the bylaws, and I would propose a few changes as follows: 1.) In Article IV (Officers and Elections), the method for tabulating votes for at - large directors is horribly complicated and needs to be changed. I would propose going back to a simple majority count as is done for at large LNC members at the national conventi on. Specifically - 1. Each member shall cast a vote for up to five candidates. 2. The ballots cast for each candidate shall be tabulated, and the five candidates with the most ballots shall be elected.


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