2022-12-15 FLPNM SCC Meeting Minutes

This meeting of the Free Libertarian Party of New Mexico (FLPNM) State Central Committee (SCC) was held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 6:50 PM, over Zoom. The Chair opened the floor for public comment, and Richard Gurry spoke. The agenda was posted, and was approved with no objections. The minutes from the previous meeting were posted, and a motion was made to approve them as written by the Campaigns Director. The motion received no objections and was approved.

The Treasurer gave a short report of the current status of the organization’s funds. Recent contributions were noted, and the current balance was given as $640. The topic of the March 2023 Convention was raised, but no set amount for appropriation was given at that time.

The Chair then moved to nominate Nathan Shocklee to the position of Affiliate Director. Shocklee provided a short statement about plans and his nomination was discussed among the members of the SCC. The possible availability of voter lists was discussed. After the end of discussion, a voice vote was conducted and Nathan Shocklee was elected Affiliate Director.

Next, the Chair nominated Deborah Beatty to the position of Fundraising Director. After a statement by Beatty, there was some discussion and some questions from the SCC. After the conclusion of discussion, a voice vote was held and Deborah Beatty was elected to the position of Fundraising Director.

The topic of email hosting and associated funding was then raised by the Chair, who detailed a plan and a provider, as well as a price for hosting at $8 per month, plus tax. There was discussion about the issue of website hosting and possible issues arising from that, as well as some necessary features. After some discussion, the Fundraising Director moved to fund the email hosting. The motion was passed by voice vote and the funds allocated.

The Chair then asked the various Directors to provide a short report, if applicable, on any efforts in progress. The Membership Director noted that the FLPNM has 33 pledges, most with sufficient contact information for correspondence. There was discussion about getting preferred contact methods from the membership.

The Outreach Director gave a status report on the newsletter. He also described looking into various events to attend in 2023 for outreach purposes. Various groups to contact were discussed, as well as contributions to the newsletter.

The Chair then paused the Director reports for public comment. Elizabeth Honce commented that she was interested in helping with the newsletter.

Returning to Director reports, the Communications Director had no significant problems or issues to report. The Campaigns Director reported that he was researching rules and regulations for nonpartisan city elections in Albuquerque, and assisting others in looking for positions to run for.

The Legistative Director reported some research on expected legislation coming in the next session, and that he was looking for groups that craft legislation to work with. There was some discussion about incoming bills to be aware of, specifically in the area of gun control. There was also some discussion about gathering information about legislative action groups.

The Chair then asked the Convention Committee for a report. The date of the Convention was noted tentatively as Saturday, March 4, 2023, and the visit from the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) the next week was also noted. Various possible events for the Convention were discussed. The proposed budget for the Convention was also discussed, but no hard number was provided at that time.

The Chair then opened the floor for public comment, and Elizabeth Honce asked about required notice for the SCC meetings. There was some associated discussion.

The Campaigns Director made a motion to move public comment to the end of the meeting agendas, as a rule. There was some discussion, and the Campaigns Director withdrew the motion and instead moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed a voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 8:21 PM.