Minutes – Board Meeting, February 13, 2021

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Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Saturday, February 13th, 2021
Time – 1:30pm
Location – Treasurer’s House, 2320 Oriole Place, Colorado Springs, CO
  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    Board Members Present:
    John Hjersman, Nathan Foutch, Ed Duffett, Judy Darcy
    Others Present:
    Crystina Page
    Quorum: Yes
    Call to Order: 1:30 PM
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda as Amended
    Motion: Judy Darcy
    Second:Ed Duffett – Carried Unanimously
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting
    Motion: Ed Duffett
    Second: John Hjersman – Carried Unanimously
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chairman, Nathan Foutch – Shared LPEPC Facebook posts. Mises Caucus invited Nathan to join.
    2. Vice Chair, Ed Duffett – Nothing to report
    3. Secretary, Ed Duffett – Still learning. However, Christina Page has volunteered to take over Secretary duties. She has paid her dues and was verified on the govotecolorado.gov on 3/4/2020.
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – In writing – 30 Jan Minutes.
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – Working on the by-laws for LPCO.
    6. Education Director, Molly Foutch – Sent out an invitation to a speaker for the February monthly meeting. Speaker has not been confirmed yet.
    7. Outreach Director, Judy Darcy – In writing on Facebook page.
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee, John Hjersman, Judy Darcy – Held meeting on 31 Jan 2021 to discuss wording for the annual meeting.
    2. Media Committee, vacant –
    3. Fundraising Committee Chair, John Hjersman – We have our first monthly donor in some time.
    4. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison, vacant –
    5. Social Media Committee Chair, Judy Darcy –
    6. Newsletter, vacant –
    7. IT Committee, vacant –
    8. Campaigns Committee, vacant –
    9. Policy Committee, Chris Houtchens, John Hjersman, Judy Darcy –
    10. Volunteer Coordinator, vacant –
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      02/13 – Outreach Training/Board Meeting
      02/15 – CDEP Training
      02/18 – Monthly Meeting – End The Lock Down
      02/27-28 – RK Gun Show
      03/14 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Canceled?
      03/18 – Monthly Meeting – April Municipal Elections
      03/27 – Board Meeting

04/06 – Colorado Springs Municipal Elections

04/15 – Monthly Meeting

04/24 – Board Meeting

    1. Pending Board & Committee Appointments

EPC Political Issues Liaison – vacant

Colorado Springs Polital Issues Liaison – vacant

Volunteer Coordinator – vacant

Campaigns Committee Chair – vacant

Voter Registration Drive Chair – vacant

Fundraising Committee Chair – vacant

Media Committee Chair – vacant

IT Committee Chair – vacant

Meeting Host – vacant

Event Photographer – vacant

Meeting Host – vacant

Event Photographer -vacant

    1. Postcard Mailing
      1. Art Complete – Lance
      2. 5000 cards ordered – www.gotprint.com
        1. Total cost – $162.80
      3. $40 label budget approved
      4. Postage budget already approved, unknown date & amount.
      5. John will bring postcards to 3rd Thursday meeting
      6. Position Training
    2. Volunteer Training Scheduling
      1. LNCC CDEP
        02/15/2021 @12:00pm
      2. Outreach Training for Gun Show
        02/13/2021 @ 12:00pm @ John’s
      3. Secretary Training
        02/02/2021 @12:00pm @ Judy’s
      4. Education Director
        01/31/2021 @ 12:00pm at Judy’s
    3. Phone Call Volunteers
    4. Website, CRM, cloud, IT
      1. Judy contacted Aldo who will fix website.
      2. Judy contacted Lance about cloud.
    5. Parade
      1. 2020 – Money held over for 2021, which has been canceled.
      2. Ed Duffett will call them about next steps.
    6. Participation in Reopen activities
      1. Contacted by Douglas Carey on Meetup asking if any were being held
      2. Unknown activities pending
    7. Donate Button on Facebook
      1. Not fixed yet
      2. Christina and John will work on Fixing.
    8. Recruiting more people
      1. Phone calls between meetings
      2. Phone calls between meetings
    9. Outreach planning
      1. RK Gun Show – February – Training and scheduling for event has been completed.
      2. $70 Paid
    10. Election 2021 – Ed will find out how to insert our folks into the following positions.
      1. Poll watchers
      2. Election Judges
      3. Ranked Choice Voting – Linda Templin – John will contact
    11. City Council Election
      1. Deadline has passed to nominate candidtates.
      2. Worked on Questionnaire
        1. Questions were decided upon.
        2. Possible additional questions may be brought up in Monthly meeting.
      3. City Ballot Issues – none yet.
    12. Annual Minutes
      1. Informal Bylaws Meeting 01/31/2021
    13. About Me’s have been completed.
  1. New Business
    1. Action for End The Lockdown was discussed.
    2. E-mail Service – Discussed – still working on the problem.
  2. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2021 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. March Meeting to be held at The Tilted Kilt on 6 March at 2:00PM.
  3. Discussion/Q&A – None
  4. Adjourn – 4:12 PM


Submitted by Ed Duffett – Draft until approved by the board

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