Minutes – Board Meeting, July, 2022


Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Saturday, July 9, 2022
Time – 3PM
Location – Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive


  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    Board Members present: John Angle, John Hjersman, Daryl Kuiper, Mike Ciesko, Michael Giallombardo
    Others present: Jason Calvert
    Quorum Yes
    Call to Order: 3:13pm.

  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
    Motion: John Hjersman
    Second: Michael Giallombardo

  3. Minutes from Previous Meeting
    Motion: Darly Kuiper
    Second: John Hjersman

  4. Director/Officer Reports

    1. Chair, John Angle – Will post at a future date.

    2. Vice Chair, Amy Lunde – NTR

    3. Secretary, Michael Giallombardo – NTR

    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – In writing

    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – In writing

    6. Education Director, Daryl Kuiper – NTR

    7. Communications Director, Mike Ciesko – Email template development in its final stage and should be completed soon. Access to social media sites to promote LPEPC is in progress. Believes we should focus on activism events at this time rather than social meet-ups to enlarge the membership. Will take up a more active role in updating media sites and website calendar with upcoming events.
  5. Committee Reports

    1. Bylaws Committee, John Hjersman – NTR
    2. Policy Committee, John Hjersman, Judy Darcy, John Angle – NTR
    3. Finance Committee – NTR
    4. Colorado Springs Political Issues Liaison, John Angle – NTR
    5. Social Media Committee Chair, Judy Darcy – See Outreach
    6. Newsletter, Daryl Kuiper – Will be working on formatting our Newsletter
    7. IT Coordinator, Lance Haverkamp, John Angle – NTR
    8. Outreach Coordinator, Judy Darcy – NTR
    9. Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Turner – NTR
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Committee & Director Appointments
      1. Fundraising Director – Open
      2. Campaigns Director – Open
    2. Schedule Next Meetings
      1. Board Meetings
        1. Announcement/reminder letters
      2. Member Monthly Meetings
        1. 3rd Thursday – Location change to Old Chicago, Austin Bluffs and Academy
          1. Topics, Speakers, calls to action – Have a presence in front of City Hall  with signage when the City Council meets.
    3. Website, CRM, cloud, IT
      1. Updated database information
        1. John Hjersman will talk with Lexi to get access to database files on her computer.
    4. Election 2022
      1. Follow up with campaigners for their platforms/statements – That still needs to be done.
        1. Ballotpedia listing and headshot – Investigate further.
        2. GoodParty listing – Also investigate further.
        3. John Angle and John Hjersman will look into formatting a guide on “How to Run as a Libertarian” and post it on the website.
  7. New Business
    1. County Development Goals Status – Growing, but slower than projected.
    2. Outreach Events
      1. Film screening – 2000 Mules tonight.
      2. Tip cards, business cards – NTR
      3. Socializer – Bowling on 6/25 was enjoyed by all who attended.
      4. Concealed Carry Certification Course was mentioned as a probable event in the near future.
    3. Volunteer Events
      1. Petition signing – Planned petition signing July 16 at 1pm in front of the King Soopers at Austin Bluffs and Academy. Get permission from management.
      2. City Council buster – Meeting planned 7/14 at 6:30pm Room B6 at library 21C to plan City Council picketing event.
      3. Activism – Look for additional opportunities.
    4. Political Forum Planning – Beginning stages of inviting candidates, venue, contact list.
  8. Announcements – NTR
  9. Discussion/Q&A
  10. Adjourn: 5:00pm

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