Minutes – Board Meeting, March 2023

Minutes – Board Meeting March 2023


Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting

Date – Saturday, March 4, 2023

Time – 11:00 AM

Location – Library 21C; 1175 Chapel Hills Dr; Colorado Springs, CO 80920

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Board Members present: John Angle, Mike Ciesko, Phoebe Ciesko, Jason Calvert, Daryl Kuiper, Heidi Baird, and John Hjersman


Call to Order: 11:33 AM

  1. Presentation and adoption of Agenda

Adoption without Objection

  1. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, John Angle
      1. Adoption of previous minutes w/o Discussion
      2. Continuity Binders for Officers: Job description, Reports filed to present to Board; LP Treasurer & fines
    2. Vice Chair, Mike Ciesko – Numbers to track, user base (CRM); Training & meeting of people who want to use database; meet with David Aitkin
    3. Secretary, Heidi Baird – Next Board Meeting Saturday, April 8, 11:00 AM at Library 21C; Room B2; May 6 at 11:00 AM in B2 also
    4. Education Director, Daryl Kuiper – NTR
    5. Communications Director, Jason Calvert – NTR
    6. Outreach Director, Phoebe Ciesko – Outreach events; work with Heidi (Secretary)
    7. Fundraising Director, Doug Jones
      1. To be discussed under new business
    8. Phoebe, Bar crawl, no luck
    9. Janet, not present
    10. Treasurer, no activity
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws committee: Bylaw changes list to expedite approval of changes
    2. Newsletter, Access to CRM
    3. IT, John A – Database & emails have been problematic
      1. Made updates to continuity files; deadline for continuity files; cloud files of minutes, agendas, etc.
      2. Using personal emails because LPEPC emails are not working
      3. CRM – David Aitken; administrator access
      4. Amy helped with flyer, information on mayoral forum (March 15 at 5:30 updated website
      5. Next Board Meeting not on 1st Saturday because state board meeting
      6. Mayoral candidate forum
        1. List of topics: John will be sharing a copy
          1. Covid
          2. Colo Spgs Utilities
          3. Mayoral Council
          4. Executive team, staffing
          5. Plans, priorities
          6. Gun ownership & legislation to raise age
          7. Crime
        2. How will we ask questions?
          1. Meeting to decide questions, etc.
    4. Empowerment meetings – presentations on the Constitutions & Declaration of Independence
  3. Unfinished Business
    1. Schedule new meetings
  1. Board meetings: Since the 1st Saturday in April conflicts with the LPCO Annual meeting, Daryl moved that the LPEPC Board meeting be held on April 8
  2. Monthly Empowerment Meetings held on 3rd Thursday – March 16 at 6:00 PM; Old Chicago’s: Austin Bluffs & Academy
  3. Territory Days for outreach event – Daryl proposes this be our priority
  4. Soapbox Event for later in the summer
  1. New Business
    1. Content Calendar – Doug Jones
    2. 1st Saturday, State Convention
  2. Announcements
    1. LPCO Convention April 1st
    2. CO Legislation SB-23/169  – Increased age to purchase/carry firearm to 21
    3. Next Empowerment Meeting to be held March 16, 6:00 PM; Old Chicago’s

Adjourn: 12:42 PM

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