Minutes – Annual Convention, January 2022



Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Annual County Convention
Date – Saturday, January 22, 2022
Time – 12:30pm
Location – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Rd, Peyton, CO 80831
  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    Roll Call/Quorum Check
    Board Members Present: John Hjersman, Judy Darcy
    Others present: John Kaufman, Daryl Kuiper, Michael Giallombardo, Lance Haverkamp, Janet Turner, John Angle
    Quorum: 5+ Yes
    Call to Order: 1:13PM

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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 March 12th, 2022 at Lily Farm Fresh Event Center, 1833 Weld County Road 53, Keenesburg Co. 80643.
    3. TANSTAAFL Fundraiser
  2. Adoption of Agenda
    Correct the Time of the Meeting.
    Motion: Daryl
    Second: John Kaufman
    Discussion: Use the slang term Chair, as reflected in the Bylaws. Use proper English Term Chairman.
    Motion to change Agenda to reflect Title of “Chair” and Vice “Chair” as in the Bylaws. :John
    Second: Daryl
    MSC 6-1

    Motion to adopt as amended: Daryl Kuiper
    Second: John Kaufman
    MSC 7-1
  3. Approval of Previous Board Meeting’s Minutes
    Motion: Daryl Kuiper
    Second: Judy
  4. Approval of Previous Convention Minutes
    Motion: Judy
    Second: John Kaufman
  5. Approval of Special Convention Minutes
    Motion Set aside for next regular Board Meeting for the end of the Minutes:  Judy
    Second: John Hjersman
  6. Officer Annual Summary Reports
    1. Chairman: Chris Houtchens – No report
    2. Vice Chairman: vacant –
    3. Secretary: vacant –
    4. Treasurer: John Hjersman – In writing, Total $775.32, TRACER due June 7, Regular expenses, Three Gun Shows, St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    5. LPCO Affiliate Representative: John Hjersman – In writing,
    6. Outreach Director/Social Media Coordinator: Judy Darcy – I did all the things, see previous reports.
  7. Election of Officers
    Vote by show of hands from all credentialed attendees using Approval Voting

    1. Chairman
      Daryl Kuiper Nominates John Angle
      John Angle Accepts
      John’s speech & Q&A
      Winner 7 John Angle
      John Angle 7
      Abstain 1
      NOTA 0
    2. Vice Chairman
      Judy Darcy Nominates Amy Lunde
      Amy Lunde Accepted via LPEPC Board Business Chat at 8:35am
      Winner 8 Amy Lunde
      Amy Lunde 8
      NOTA 0
    3. Secretary
      Daryl Kuiper Nominates Michael Giallombardo
      Michael Giallombardo Accepted
      Michael’s Speech & Q&A
      Winner 7
      Michael Giallombardo 7
      Abstain 1

      NOTA 0
    4. Treasurer
      Judy Darcy Nominated John Hjersman
      John Hjrsman Accepts
      John’s Speech & Q&A
      Winner 7
      John Hjersman 7
      Abstain 1

      NOTA 0
  8. Bylaws Proposals

    1. 2022-01 Bylaws Amendment Proposals
    2. Proposal 1  Number Representation
      FINAL: 7.6. Contributing Members are granted a thirtyday (30day) grace period from year end until annual convention.

      Motion to adopt as presented: Judy Darcy
      Second: John Hjersman
    3. Proposal 2  The Board
      FINAL: Remove “of Directors” from paragraphs 5.1., 5.2.2., 5.4., 5.6., 5.8., 5.9., 6.1.2., 6.4.3., 8.1.2., 8.2.1., 8.2.2., 8.2.4., 10.3., 11.2.; Add “, or “the Board,”” to 5.1
      Motion to adopt as presented: Daryl Kuiper
      Second: John Hjersman
    4. Proposal 3  Attendance at Meetings
      FINAL: 8.2.5. Meeting “attendance” is defined in Standing Rules.
      5.2.1. Expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC may be undertaken by a
      resolution, at a scheduled Meeting or Convention, and passed by majority vote of attending Members; or
      Discussion: Amend: add period due to typo
      Motion to adopt as amended: Judy Darcy
      Second: Lance Haverkamp
    5. Proposal 4  Voting Methods
      FINAL: 13.2. Other voting methods may be used if authorized by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Members at any Meeting or Convention.
      Motion to adopt as presented: Judy Darcy
      Second: Lance Haverkamp
    6. Proposal 5  Amendments to Bylaws
      FINAL: 11.1. These Bylaws may be amended at a Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the attending Members, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing to the Board and published on the website no later than two weeks prior to such Convention.
      Motion to adopt as presented: John Hjersman
      Second: John Angle
    7.  Proposal 6  Redundant Verbiage
      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, or upon written request of twelve (12) Members.
      9.3. Endorsements of or oppositions to ballot initiatives, ordinances, Unaffiliated or non-partisan candidates, or other measures will be made by majority vote of the Members at any Meeting or Convention. Such positions may be made public by means of a press release arranged by the Chair or the Chair’s designee, and identified as being solely an LPEPC endorsement or opposition. Any ballot initiative or referendum may either be endorsed or opposed by a vote of the LPEPC Membership. If neither endorsed nor opposed the LPEPC will have “no opinion” on that particular initiative or referendum.
      Discussion: edited punctuation.
      8.1.2 Creates confusion in Member Types
      9.3. Add “Membership” at end of second to last sentence to clarify.
      Motion to Divide: Judy Dacry
      Second: John Hjersman

      Motion to adopt 8.1.2 presented: John Hjersman
      Second: Judy Darcy
      Motion to 9.3 as amended: Judy Darcy
      Second: Michael Giallombardo


    8. Proposal 8
      FINAL: Article X. Prohibited Actions
      10.6. The Libertarian Party and its affiliates will never release personal information to anyone else without the informed consent of the affected individuals.
      10.7. Access to the Libertarian Party of El Paso County’s contact management system is denied to any person who has not signed an appropriate non-disclosure agreement and provided such document to the Secretary for filing.
      Motion to adopt as present: Judy
      Second: Michael Giallombardo
    9. Proposal 9   Consistency with State Party Documents
      FINAL: 5.8. The Board of Directors shall annually appoint LPEPC representatives to the State Party Bylaws Committee and Platform Committee. These appointments shall be made no later than four (4) months prior to the annual State Party Convention.

      9.2. Nominations of Libertarian candidates for district or county-wide elected partisan public offices shall be made using the Standard Balloting Process by the Members at any Meeting or Convention. Where applicable, district caucuses shall be used and may require coordination with other county affiliates, subject to the provisions of the State Party Bylaws. Such nominations shall be made public by means of a press release arranged by the Chair or the Chair’s designee.

      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 these or the State Party Bylaws, any standing rules, and any special rules of order LPEPC or its Board may adopt.
      Motion to Adopt as Presented: Lance Haverkamp
      Second: Daryl Kuiper
      MSC 7-1 
    10. Proposal 7  Severability
      FINAL: Article XIV. Severability
      14.1. If any Article, Section, or Clause of these bylaws is to any extent determined to be invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced, such Article, Section, or Clause shall be excluded only to the extent of such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability; all other Articles, Sections, and Clauses hereof shall remain in full force and effect, and to this end
      the provisions of these bylaws are declared to be severable.
      Discussion: Issue needs more study
      Motion to reject Amendment: John Kaufman
      Second: Daryl Kuiper
      MSC 6-1-1 
  9. Member Speaking Time
    1. Daryl Kuiper – Education Director campaign.
  10. Announcements
    1. New Board Meeting to follow
    2. New Board Member Training to follow
  11. Adjournment 3:49pm



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