Minutes – Board Meeting, May 2021


Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Saturday, May 08, 2021
Time – 2:00PM
Location – The Tilted Kilt, 7061 Commerce Center Dr., Colorado Springs CO

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    Board Members Present: Nathan Foutch, John Hjersman, Judy Darcy, Crystina Page
    Others Present: Greg Lauer, Ken Cain, Justin Carpenter, Justin Carpenter Jr, Faith Mack
    Quorum: Yes
    Call to Order: 2:48 p.m.
    Mr. Lauer’s introduction. Currently serving as City Council; running for Mayor in November as an unaffiliated Libertarian
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda:
    Motion: Nathan Foutch
    Second: John Hjersman
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting
    Motion: Judy Darcy motions to table approval of April 2021 Minutes until next meeting
    Second: John Hjersman
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chairman, Nathan Foutch – filled oout all paperwork for Manitou Springs. Had 110 people or so that seemed to be positive, 30 that were not. Has been going through the LPCO bylaws, and will try to be completed by Monday 1300.
    2. Vice Chair, Vacant (Holding report for resignation)
    3. Secretary, Crystina Page – Need passwords to website and laptop
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – $648.93 bank balance, $2 in undeposited contributions. $539.54 in PayPal, totaling $1190.47
    5. Outreach Director, Judy Darcy – In Writing: Voter rosters have not been updated in at least four months. Governor turned over control to counties.
      org – Need someone to answer google voice number. Nathan volunteered. Updated events on website. Lance Haverkamp and Aldo Delgado have been working on the cloud. Aldo will have repaired by end of week. Will let us know what the cost is and is aware of budget. Tanner Gun Show dates. Colorado Gun Collectors Show. Festival of Lights Display dates. 12th Annual Meadowgrass Music Festival. Beards, Bonnets and Brews Festival. Judy will find more info. Juneteeth Event. El Paso County Fair. Lantern Festival. Spring Spree 5K. Pridefest. Comicon. Summertime Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking. Liberty in the Park. UCCS Job Board. Book club.
      6,440 to 5,641??? to 6,765 for the last 3 months.
      Facebook threatening to unpublish. Reach was 275. Last month was 656. Engagement down to 34.
      May – Gun Laws
      June – Police Accountability
      Judy motion for future meetings at 1400. Nathan seconded. MC
      El Paso County Democrats facebook 3485 to 3493
      MeWe page – 81 members
      Needs Picture and About Me from Crystina
      Needs Speaker info to update events
      Discussion regarding awning / canopies
      Will work on editing pamphlets
    6. Education Director, Molly Foutch – Nothing to report
  5. Director/Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee, John Hjersman, Judy Darcy – Bylaws clarified regarding expenditures and reimbursement. Bylaws Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday May 25 12 noon at Nathan’s house.
    2. Media Committee, vacant
    3. Social Media Coordinator, Judy Darcy – See Outreach Report
    4. Newsletter Editor, vacant
    5. Convention Committee, Lance Haverkamp – NSTR
    6. Campaigns Committee, vacant
    7. Education Committee, Molly Foutch – NSTR
    8. Policy Committee – Have not had meeting
    9. Fundraising Committee, vacant
    10. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – Posted report
    11. IT Committee, Judy
    12. Volunteer Coordinator, vacant
    13. Voter Registration Drive Committee Chairman – vacant
    14. Event Photographer, vacant
    15. Political Issues Liaisons,
      1. Manitou Springs,
      2. Colorado Springs
      3. El Paso County
      4. Fountain,
        Judy Nominates Greg Lauer
        No Second Necessary  Crystina second
      5. Monument
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Volunteer Training Scheduling
    2. City Council Visitors – Neighborhood districts suggested
    3. Upcoming Meetings
      5/20 – Monthly Meeting
      5/25 – Bylaws Meeting
      6/17 – Monthly meeting
    4. Pending Board & Committee Appointments
      1. EPC Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      2. Colorado Springs Political Issues Liaison – vacant
      3. Volunteer Coordinator – vacant –
      4. Campaigns Committee Chair – vacant
      5. Voter Registration Drive Chair – vacant
      6. Fundraising Committee Chair – vacant
      7. Media Committee, vacant
      8. IT Committee, vacant
      9. Meeting Host – vacant
      10. Event Photographer – vacant
      11. Phone Call Volunteers
    5. Website, CRM, cloud, IT
      1. Results of Judy’s contact with Aldo, See Outreach Report
      2. Results of Judy’s contact with Lance about cloud, education email password, chair email, See Outreach Report
    6. Donate Button on Facebook
    7. Recruiting more people
    8. Phone calls between meetings
    9. Outreach planning
  7. New Business
    1. Google Voice
    2. Gift envelopes
  8. Announcements
  9. Discussion/Q&A
  10. Adjourn 4:42pm

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