Minutes – 2020 Annual Convention


Meeting: Libertarian Party of El Paso County Annual Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Tilted Kilt, 7061 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    Call to Order by Chair, Chris Houtchens at 11:48am
  2. Roll Call/Quorum Check
    Board Members Present:
    Chris Houtchens, Chair; Alexis Buschmann, Vice Chair; John Hjersman, Treasurer, Affiliate Representative
    Quorum confirmed.
    Others Members present:
    Mike McRedmond, Victoria Ciraolo, Judy Darcy
    Others Present: Jessi Darcy
  3. Announcements
    1. If you’re planning to run for the Board please check in with a current board member
    2. Please have your credentials checked to ensure voting eligibility
      Go to: https://www.sos.state.co.us/ > Elections > Voters > Find My Registration
      Enter: Name, Zip Code, and Birth date
    3. LPCO State Convention: April 3 to 5th, 2020 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
    4. National Convention in Austin, TX May 21-25, 2020
  4. Adoption of Agenda
    Motion to adopt as corrected:  John Hjersman
    Second: Lexi Buschmann
  5. Approval of Previous Convention’s Minutes
    Motion: Lexi Buschmann
    Second: John Hjersman
  6. Officer Annual Summary Reports 
    1. Chair: Christopher Houtchens: New faces, 2 Outreach events, trying to move forward & grow. Hoping for more in 2020
    2. Vice-Chair: Alexis Bucschmann: 2 outreach booths, Educational meeting attendance has been steady, rebuilt website, set up Google Cloud, Appointed as LPEPC Bylaws representative to LPCO
    3. Secretary:-vacant: Eric Muma: not present, verbal resignation 12/11/2020 out of state.
    4. Treasurer: John Hjersman: Written Annual report. Monthly reports are in the Cloud as well.
  7. Committee Annual Summary Reports
    1. Education Director: -vacant, No report
    2. Outreach Director: -vacant, No report
    3. County Political Liaison: -vacant, No report
    4. Colorado Springs Political Liaison: -vacant, No report
    5. Manitou Springs Political Liaison: -Paotie Dawson, No report
    6. Finance Committee: -vacant, No report
    7. Minutes Committee: vacant, No report
    8. Newsletter:– vacant, No report
    9. Convention Committee:-Lance Haverkamp, No report
    10. Bylaws Committee:-John Hjersman/Alexis Buschmann/Warren Price, Proposals submitted. Received input from Mike Seebeck at last Board Meeting.
    11. Volunteers Committee:-vacant, No report
    12. Social Media Committee: Judy Darcy, Updated facebook events, scheduled posts.
    13. Campaigns Committee: vacant, No report
    14. Voter Registration Committee: vacant , No report
    15. LPCO Affiliate Representative Annual Summary Report: John Hjersman: In writing, Lexi appointed to Outreach at LPCO & LPCO Bylaws Committee
  8. Campaigns Reports
    1. Municipal:
      1.  Colorado Springs: Reelected a terrible mayor, elected 3 at large council members, of those 3, one came to our campaigns meeting in March.
      2. Manitou Springs: voted for an Art Tax then City Council decided not to implement it.
  9. Bylaws Proposals – See Handout
    1. John Hjersman will be doing the record keeping for Bylaws Amendments & records will be attached as an addendum to the Minutes.
  10. Election of Officers
    1. Chairman
      1. Nomination of Lexi Bushmann by Chris Houtchens
        1. Nomination accepted
        2. Alexis Buschman elected Unanimously.
    2. Vice Chairman
      1. Nomination of Chris Houtchens by Lexi Buschmann
        1. Nomination declined
      2. Nomination of Tori Ciraolo by Lexi Buschmann
        1. Nomination accepted
        2. Victoria Ciarolo elected 5 Aye, 1 Abstain
      3. Secretary
        1. Nomination of Judy Darcy by Lexi Buschmann
          1. Nomination Declined
        2. Position remains vacant.
      4. Treasurer
        1. Nomination of John Hjersman by Judy Darcy
          1. Nomination accepted
          2. John Hjersman elected Unanimously
  11. Announcement of next meetings and state convention
    1. Board immediately following, then TBD
    2. 3rd Thursday
    3. See previous announcements
    4. Elbert 02/03/2020
    5. Colorado Freedom Force requesting collaboration Non-Republican, libertarian minded individuals to attend a discussion with the EPCGOP
  12.  Adjournment 1:49pm MCU






2020-01-18 Annual Meeting Minutes

2020-01-18 Post-Convention Board Meeting Minutes

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