Minutes – Annual Convention, January 2021

lpepcMINUTES

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Annual County Convention
Date – Saturday, January 9, 2021
Time – 11:00am
Location – Tilted Kilt, 7061 Commerce Center Drive
  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Roll Call/Quorum Check
Board Members Present:
Tori Ciraolo, Nathan Foutch, John Hjersman, Molly Foutch, Judy Dary
Others present: Sterling Cardin, Mike Mc Redmond, Ed Duffett
Quorum
Call to Order: 11:51am

 

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  1. Announcements
    1. If you’re planning to run for the Board please check in with a current board member
    2. LPCO State Convention May 21 to 22, 2021 at the Marriott Denver West, 1717 Denver West Blvd, Golden, CO 80401
  2. Adoption of Agenda
    Motion: Judy Motion to adopt as presented
    Second: Tori
     MSCU
  3. Approval of Previous Board Meeting’s Minutes
    Motion: Judy Motion to adopt as Presented
    Second: Tori
     MSCU
  4. Officer Annual Summary Reports
    1. Chairman: Victoria Ciraolo – Many Protests, went to all the meetings, lots of training, ran for County Commissioner, had a baby, started as Vice Chairman, promoted to Chairman & Secretary
    2. Vice Chairman: Nathan Foutch – Attended meetings, Ran for House District 18, Ready for the next fight
    3. Secretary: Molly Foutch – Appointed a few months ago, I do this because I care about the people, Training & meetings.
    4. Treasurer: John Hjersman – In writing, all the meetings, helped with training, rand for House District 16
    5. LPCO Affiliate Representative: John Hjersman – Also State Treasurer, State Convention in Golden, CO for the Golden Anniversary
    6. Outreach Director/Social Media Coordinator: Judy Darcy – In writing, Meetings, Protests, Forum, training, outreach, social mediaJohn Motion to go Out of Order to Elections so those that need to leave can go
      Judy Second
      MSCU
  5. Election of Officers
    Vote by show of hands from all credentialed attendees using Approval Voting

    1. Chairman
      John Nominates Ed Duffett
      Ed Accepts
      Mike Nominates Nathan
      Nathan Accepts
      Nathan 5
      Ed 3
      NOTA 0
    2. Vice Chairman
      Tori Nominates Ed
      Ed Accepts
      Ed 6
      NOTA 0
    3. Secretary
      Judy Nominates Molly
      Molly AcceptedTori Nominated Ed
      Ed Accepted
      Molly 1
      Ed 4
      NOTA 0
    4. Treasurer
      Judy Nominated John
      John Accepts
      John 5
      NOTA 0
  6. Campaigns Reports
    1. https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/El_Paso/105998/web.264614/#/summary
  7. Bylaws Proposals
    1. https://lpepc.org/2021-bylaws-proposals/Proposal 1
      Discussion: Anyone can vote with credentialsFINAL: 6.3.2.1 In case of permanent vacancy by the Chair, the Vice-Chair assumes duties as Acting Chair until a Convention can be called where the new Chair will be elected.

      Motion to adopt as amended: John
      Second: Nathan
      MSCU

      Proposal 2
      FINAL: 7.6. Contributing Members are granted a 30-day grace period from year end until annual convention.

      Motion to adopt as presented: Judy
      Second: Ed
      MSCU

      Proposal 3
      Motion to go out of order for later discussion on proposal 3: Judy
      Second: Molly
      MSCU
      Proposal 4
      Motion for division: Judy
      Second: Ed
      MSCU

      Part 1
      FINAL: 7.3. If there is a change in the dues amount, the change shall take effect for each person upon renewal of membership or upon paying for a new membership.

      Motion to adopt as Presented: Judy
      Second: John
      MSCU

      Part 2
      FINAL:10.2.     The LPEPC shall not engage in the borrowing of money at interest.

      Motion to adopt as Presented: Judy
      Second: Nathan
      MSCU

      Part 3
      Discussion: Proper English

      FINAL: The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 11th Edition shall guide the LPEPC in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the State Party Constitution, State Party or these Bylaws, any standing rules, and special rules of order LPEPC or its Board of Directors may adopt.

      Motion to adopt as amended: John
      Second: Mike McRedmond
      MSCU

      Part 4

      Discussion: merged with Proposal 5
      MSCU

      Proposal 5
      Discussion: Remove as specified, instead of only removal clarify which specification

      FINAL: 11.1.     These Bylaws may be amended by passage of a resolution at a Convention, in accordance with 11.2 of these bylaws, by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the attending Members.

      Motion to adopt as amended: Judy Darcy
      Second: John Hjersman
      MSCU

      Proposal 6
      Discussion: second part already corrected in part 3, Robert’s is too rigid for liberty to prevail.

      FINAL: Article XII. Parliamentary Model

      The rules contained in “Simplified Rules of Order (Slightly Modified Martha’s Rules)” shall guide the LPEPC in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the State Party Constitution, State Party or these Bylaws, any standing rules, and special rules of order LPEPC or its Board of Directors may adopt.

      Motion to adopt as amended: Judy
      Tori Second
      MSCU

      Proposal 7
      Discussion: deemed unnecessary due to the passing of proposal 6
      MSCU

      Proposal 8
      Discussion: Proper English, Attending only

      FINAL: 8.2.4.    At all Meetings, a quorum shall be a majority of the sitting Board of Directors.  Attending Ex-officio board members may be counted in determining that a quorum is present.

      Motion to adopt as amended: Judy
      Second: John
      MSCU

      Proposal 3
      Discussion: Arbitrary number? Purpose of changing? Insurmountable odds from entire Membership, but expecting to hold convention on the request of one Member only is not reasonable. Since 12 is more than normally attend Board meetings it is reasonable that if 12 Members request a Convention it should be considered important.

      FINAL: 8.1.2.    Special Conventions may be called at any time by the Chair, or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the sitting Board of Directors, or upon written request of twelve (12) Contributing and/or Regular Members.

      Motion to adopt as presented: Judy
      Second: John
      MSCU

  8. Member Speaking Time
  9. Adjournment 1:29pm

 

 

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