Proposed Minutes for February 7, 2024 SCC Meeting

The Free New Mexico (FNM) Party State Central Committee (SCC) called a meeting to order at 7:03 PM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The members present at the call to order were the Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Legislative Director, Communications Director, and Fundraising Director.

The agenda, read by the Secretary, was:

1) Discuss signature drive plans

2) Allocate funds to the Signature Drive Committee

3) Discuss State Convention plans and make any necessary motions/allocations

The discussion of signature drive plans began with the Secretary reporting on the Libertarian National Committee Executive Committee meeting to which SCC members were invited on the previous Sunday. The Campaigns Director joined the meeting during this initial report and discussion. The Communications Director reported on a possible way to get voter rolls from counties with minimal monetary investment.

After some discussion, the Chair moved to allocate $150 to the Signature Drive committee. During discussion, the Treasurer moved to amend the amount to $300. The amendment passed without objection, and the amended motion passed with a unanimous voice vote.

The Chair opened the floor to public comment in order to learn about and address the concerns of a member of the public regarding the procedure for selecting national delegates. After that discussion, the Vice Chair/Outreach Director joined the meeting.

The Chair opened the floor for the Convention Committee Chair to discuss plans for the Convention. After some discussion, the Chair moved to allocate $500 to the Convention Committee. That motion passed by unanimous voice vote of all members present.

Discussion moved to the timing of the State Convention. Certain venues were only available on certain dates, and the Bylaws say that the State Convention must be held “on or about” the first weekend in March, or as the law requires. The Vice Chair moved to schedule the Convention for March 2, 2024, at 8 AM. After some discussion, the Secretary moved to amend 8 AM to be 10 AM, then, after more discussion, the Convention Committee Chair moved to amend that amendment from 10 AM to 12 PM. That amendment passed without objection, and the amended motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

The Chair moved to have the Secretary send notice to the members for the Convention once the location was locked in. This motion passed without objection.

The Chair then moved to create an agenda for the Convention and put that into the email. After some discussion, the proposed agenda was as follows:

1) Elections of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Outreach Dir., Legislative Dir., Fundraising Dir., and Affiliate Dir.

2) Discussion and vote on amendment proposed and posted to website

3) Election of delegates and alternates for the National Convention

4) A speech by the current Chair

This agenda passed by unanimous voice vote.

The Chair then opened the floor for issues for the next meeting. There were no suggestions. The Chair then moved to ratify the proposed minutes from January 17, 2024. After some discussion, the motion was passed with no objections.

Discussion then went to the method for national delegate selection and related topics.

Finally, the Chair moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with no objections and the meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM.