Minutes – Board Meeting, April 2019

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO 80933


Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date –
Sunday April 14, 2019
Time – 10:00 AM, Start time: 10:12 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange, Inc. 740 Babcock Rd. C/S 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    1. Voting members in attendance: Chris Houtchens, Alexis Buschmann, John Hjersman, Eric Muma, and Daryl Kuiper
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda. John Hjersman motions to adopt the agenda. Alexis Buschmann seconds. Motion passes (unanimous).
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting. Not completed.
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Christopher Houtchens – We need to hype the state convention.
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann – Nothing to report
    3. Secretary, Eric Muma – Nothing to report
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Report is in the cloud. Notable items: Account balance is $975.60. Spent $50 on a table for the convention. We collected $38 at the last social meeting.
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – Nothing to report.
    6. Director-at-Large-Education, Daryl Kuiper – Needs clarification on responsibilities and duties. Taking suggestions for potential speakers for social meetings. Look for other potential venues due to noise at Fargo’s. Panera Bread and local libraries are suggestions.
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee – nothing to report
    2. Platform Committee – to be appointed
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison – to be appointed
    4. Newsletter – to be appointed
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. 04/18 – Monthly Meeting: Judy Darcy invited a speaker to attend to discuss Bitcoin/blockchain
      2. 05/16 – Monthly Meeting
      3. 06/20 – Monthly Meeting
    2. Pending Board & Committee Appointments
      1. Nominate Bylaws Committee Members
        1. John Hjersman motions to appoint Chris Houtchens and Alexis Buschmann to the Bylaws Committee. Eric Muma seconds. Both are appointed with unanimous votes.
      2. Nominate LPCO Legislative Review Rep
        1. Eric motions to appoint Judy Darcy as the affiliate representative to the LPCO legislative review committee. Alexis Buschmann seconds. The vote carries, 4 – 1.
    3. Postcard Mailing
      1. Lexi volunteers to hand deliver remaining postcards. The board reconfirms the February vote to revisit the program next convention. John notes there are stamps remaining so we can still mail, but no additional funds will be used for the program until it is revisited at the 2020 LPEPC convention.
    4. Community Events
      1. Territory Days: Still waiting for word from insurance company. Will ask for potential volunteers next social meeting in case we are approved.
    5. Volunteer Training
  7. New Business
    1. Local Elections
    2. Outreach Volunteers
      1. LPCO Annual Convention: Chris may miss the convention due to family obligations. Every other board member intends to attend. Need to have volunteers to man our table. Will have a signup sheet available at social meeting for table volunteers along with convention information (candidates for excomm, proposed bylaws/platform changes, convention schedule).
      2. Territory Days: Discussed in “unfinished business.”
      3. Pridefest: Dates are 13-14 July. Table is between $200 and $250. Will ask for earmarked donations for a table at social meetings. Will ask for volunteers.
  8. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2019 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. May Meeting to be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1066 Swayback Dr. Fountain CO 80817.
  9. Discussion/Q&A
    1. Topics for Monthly Meetings:
      1. 5/16 – Lecture on citizenship
      2. Other ideas: moderated debates, lectures on basic libertarian topics
  10. Adjourn: 12:24 PM

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