Minutes – Board Meeting, August 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 August 11, 2019
Time – 10:00 AM
Location – Private residence, 505 Blossom Field Rd. Fountain, CO 80817

Board Attendies: Vice Chair Alexis Buschmann, Secretary Eric Muma, Treasurer John Hjersman, and Director-at_Large-Education Daryl Kuiper. Quorum is met.

Start Time: 10:21 AM

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda

Daryl moves to adopt as is. John seconds. Unanimous approval.

  1. Minutes from Previous meeting
  2. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Christopher Houtchens – Absent
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann – NTR
    3. Secretary, Eric Muma – NTR
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Account Balances $927.90.
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – LPCO annual camping trip is coming up on Labor Day Weekend.
    6. Director-at-Large-Education, Daryl Kuiper – Andy Pico is set to speak at our next meeting. He has a calendar with topics forecasted out, which he will resend to the board.
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee –
    2. Platform Committee – to be appointed
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison – to be appointed
    4. Newsletter – to be appointed
  4. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. 08/15 – Monthly Meeting – Andy Pico to discuss utilities
      2. 09/19 – Monthly Meeting – Daryl has scheduled topic on his calendar and will send to the board
      3. 10/17 – Monthly Meeting – Daryl has scheduled topic on his calendar and will send to the board
    2. Pending Board & Committee Appointments
      1. Appointment of Manitou Springs Issues Liason – Paotie Dawson. Alexis sent him a message asking if he would accept. Will vote next month if so.
    3. Community Events
      1. Fountain Festival – Daryl motions to approve up to $350 for the application fee and insurance for the Fountain Fall Festival and to turn in the application. John seconds. The vote is unanimous.
      2. Manitou Springs Coffin Race – Will look into getting enough volunteers to run in the race. If we get enough we will look to get into it. Volunteers will be asked for at the Thursday meeting at Fargos.
      3. Others?
        1. Pueblo Chile Festival – 9/20 through 9/22. The Pueblo County working group needs volunteers. The festival normally gets over 450,000 attendees with many from other counties including El Paso County, so it would be a great opportunity for outreach. We will ask for volunteers at the Thursday meeting.
    4. Constitution Day – Daryl has still been trying to get with the schools to promote Constitution Day. He is not getting much interest. He would like to take out an ad in the Gazette that gets people’s attention. He will check on the cost.
    5. OwnCloud and website – Getting OwnCloud and CiviCRM updated is a high priority. John will try to schedule a meeting with Steve Woodward and our IT director to get Steve the access he needs to fix this. This is the highest priority. Other options are to pay a professional or to fix it, or to change to a completely different system.
  5. New Business
    1. No new business
  6. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2019 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. September Meeting to be held Saturday, June 9, 2019 at American Tire Exchange, Inc. 740 Babcock Rd. C/S 80915
  7. Discussion/Q&A
    1. Topics for Monthly Meetings?
  8. Adjourn 11:43 Motion made by Daryl.

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