El Paso County Ballot Endorsements November 2016

CANDIDATES

United States President/Vice President – Gary Johnson/Bill Weld
United States Senator – Lily Williams
Representative to the 114th United States Congress District 5 – Michael McRedmond
State Board of Education Member, Congressional District 5 – NO ENDORSEMENT
Regent of the University of Colorado, At Large – NO ENDORSEMENT
State Senate District 10 – NO ENDORSEMENT
State Senate District 12  – Manuel Quintel
State Representative District 14 – NO ENDORSEMENT
State Representative District 15 – NO ENDORSEMENT
State Representative District 16 – John Hjersman
State Representative District 17 – Susan Quilleash-Nelson
State Representative District 18 – Norman “Paotie” Dawson
State Representative District 19 – NO ENDORSEMENT
State Representative District 20 – Judith Darcy
State Representative District 21 – Michael Seebeck
District Attorney – NO ENDORSEMENT
County Commissioner District 2 – NO ENDORSEMENT
County Commissioner District 3 – NO ENDORSEMENT
County Commissioner District 4 – NO ENDORSEMENT

Judges

The Libertarian Party of El Paso County takes no position on individual judges at this time.
The LPEPC encourages you to visit the page Clear the Bench Colorado to educate yourselves on individual judges.

Ballot Issues

Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition – ENDORSE
Amendment U: Exempt Certain Possessory Interests from Property Taxes – ENDORSE
Amendment 69: Statewide Health Care System – OPPOSE
Amendment 70: State Minimum Wage – OPPOSE
Amendment 71: Requirements for Constitutional Amendments – OPPOSE
Amendment 72: Increase Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes – OPPOSE
Proposition 106: Access to Medical Aid-In-Dying Medication – ENDORSE
Proposition 107: Presidential Primary Elections – OPPOSE
Proposition 108: Unaffiliated Voter Participation in Primary Elections – OPPOSE
El Paso County 1A – OPPOSE
Town of Palmer Lake 2A – OPPOSE
Town of Palmer Lake 2B – OPPOSE
Town of Palmer Lake 2C – OPPOSE
Town of Palmer Lake 2D – OPPOSE
Town of Palmer Lake 300 – OPPOSE
Town of Palmer Lake 301 – ENDORSE
Town of Green Mountain Falls 2E – OPPOSE
Town of Green Mountain Falls 2F – OPPOSE
El Paso County School District No. 20 (Academy), 3A – OPPOSE
Falcon School District No. 49, 3B – OPPOSE
Colorado Springs District No. 11, 3C – OPPOSE
Colorado Springs District No. 11, 3D – OPPOSE
Hanover School District No. 28, 3F – OPPOSE
Green Mountain Falls – Chipeta Park Fire Protection District, 4A – OPPOSE
Triview Metropolitan District, 5A – OPPOSE
Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District, 5B – OPPOSE
Stratmoor Hills Fire Protection District, 5C – OPPOSE
Stratmoor Hills Fire Protection District, 5D – OPPOSE

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2019 Bylaws Changes

LPEPC logo glow torchBYLAWS CHANGES

2019 Annual Convention Meeting
Date – Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time – 11:00 AM
Location – Haverkamp home,
13520 New Discovery Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Report of the Bylaws Committee
Presented to the 2019 Annual County Convention
January 19, 2019

Chris Houtchens, Chair
Judy Darcy, Committee Submitter
John Hjersman, Committee Submitter

Legend of Report

Text of the Bylaw is in Times New Roman
Text to be inserted is in increased Bold Underline Blue
Text to be deleted is in increased Bold Strikethrough Red
All other text is in Arial (which our website does not currently recognize – for a true copy of this report please contact bylaws@lpepc.org)
Report section headers are underlined

The procedure for amending the Bylaws is listed here for reference.

Article XI.  Amendments to Bylaws

11.1.    These Bylaws may be amended by passage of a resolution at a Convention (if specified) by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the Members.

11.2.    All proposed amendments to these Bylaws shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors no later than two (2) weeks prior to the Convention at which they are to be addressed.

11.3.    Each proposed amendment shall be limited to a single topic.


Proposal #1

Subject: Old wording deadwood

Problem: The Second Annual Convention was held in 2014, making some verbiage unnecessary.

Solution: Clean up the verbiage.

Substantive?: NO

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.7, as follows:

5.7.             After the Second Annual Convention, all All Directors shall be Contributing Members for no less than ninety (90) consecutive days prior to election.  If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

Discussion regarding proposal 2 Competing
Motion to vote as presented
Motion: Susan Quilleash
Second: Lexi Buschmann
MSCU


Proposal #2: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Board eligibility

Problem: Prohibitive voter registration requirement delays recent arrivals from abandoned parties participation on the board.  A recall election nomination requires only one day.

Solution: Relax the requirement for libertarian registration and allow until the next meeting for a new director to become a contributing member.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.7, as follows:

5.7  After the Second Annual Convention, all Director Candidate Candidates shall be Contributing have been at least Regular Members for no less than ninety (90) fourteen (14) consecutive days prior to their elections. Newly elected or appointed Directors shall be Contributing Members by adjournment of the first Board Meeting after the meeting in which they were elected or appointed.  If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

Discussion Susan proposed Amendment to match proposal #1 that passed. John concurred.
Motion to approve amendment: Chris
Second Eric
MSCU

5.7  All Director Candidate Candidates shall be Contributing have been at least Regular Members for no less than ninety (90) fourteen (14) consecutive days prior to their elections. Newly elected or appointed Directors shall be Contributing Members by adjournment of the first Board Meeting after the meeting in which they were elected or appointed.  If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

Discussion: 90 days was added to more thoroughly vet Candidates. Not advised to shorten that. The purpose of the amendment is to make sure that, given the nature of the community – college students & military that move regularly – it is advisable to amend to allow those that were Libertarians in another community to serve in the County if their move didn’t make it possible to meet the requirement. This does not leave a candidate open to not be a Contributing member, but does allow for those not registered in the county, but registered elsewhere to be eligible. A compromise was reached and the item amended again:

5.7  All directors shall be Contributing Members Members of the Libertarian Party for no less than ninety (90) consecutive days prior to election.  If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

Motion to accept as amended
Motion: John Hjersman
Second: Lexi Buschmann
MSC 6-2 Susan & Judy against.

 


Proposal #3: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Conventions

Problem: Convention registration is implicitly defined in the section after which it is used.

Solution: invert the order of existing 8.1.5 and 8.1.4

Substantive?: NO

Proposed language: Amend Article VIII, Section 8.1, Subsections 8.1.4 and 8.1.5, as follows:

8.1.45   At all Conventions, a quorum shall be forty percent (40%) of all Members registered as attending the Convention.

8.1.54Members shall be required to register their attendance and departure with the Secretary when attending any Convention.

Discussion Out of order. Reverse
Motion to approve as presented
Motion: Eric Mamu
Second: Daryl Kuiper
MSCU


Proposal #4

Subject: Clarify vote recording process for votes between meetings

Problem: Some of the votes the Board have taken have fallen under the “other means” clause.  The Bylaws Committee feels it is a good idea to clarify the vote taking process to resolve any ambiguity.

Substantive?: YES

Solution: Add language to clarify.

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.2, Subsection 5.2.2, in the following manner:

5.2.2  Expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC, between Meetings and Conventions, may be undertaken by a vote of the Board of Directors in person or by phone, email, or other means, so long as a written or electronic record of the vote is made or collected by the Secretary and validated as accurate by a majority of the Board of Directors. The votes shall be formally collected by the Secretary and saved for a period of one (1) year and made available to any Member on request.

Discussion Correct grammar

5.2.2  Expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC; between Meetings and Conventions, may be undertaken by a vote of the Board of Directors in person, or by phone, email, or other means so long as a written or electronic record of the vote is made and collected by the Secretary and validated as accurate by a majority of the Board of Directors at the next meeting. The votes shall be formally collected by the Secretary and saved for a period of one (1) year and made available to any Member upon request.

Motion to approve as amended
Motion: Susan Quilleash
Second: John Hjersman
MSCU


Proposal #5: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Email voting

Problem: The fact that this applies to votes that occur between meetings is submerged in the text.

Solution: Begin the text with the condition to which it applies.

Substantive?: NO

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.2, Subsection 5.2.2, as follows:

5.2.2  Expenditure Between Meetings and Conventions, expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC, between Meetings and Conventions, may be undertaken by a vote of the Board of Directors in person or by phone, email, or other means. The votes shall be formally collected by the Secretary and saved for a period of one (1) year and made available to any Member upon request.

Discussion amend to update with approved changes on Proposal #4

5.2.2  Expenditure Between Meetings and Conventions, expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC; , between Meetings and Conventions, may be undertaken by a vote of the Board of Directors in person, by phone, email, or other means so long as a written or electronic record of the vote is made and collected by the Secretary and validated as accurate by a majority of the Board of Directors at the next meeting. The votes shall be formally collected by the Secretary and saved for a period of one (1) year and made available to any Member upon request.

Motion to approve as amended
Motion: Susan Quilleash
Second: Eric Mamu
MSCU


Proposals #6 & 7

Subject: Resolve confusion over which Directors are on the Board of Directors and which aren’t.

Problem: The current composition of the Board of Directors is not functioning efficiently as needed with a good distribution of labor and needs adjustment.  The problem is that the number of Directors does not match up to the number of Committees, creating two tiers of Committees that are either headed by Directors, or not.

Solution: Make the 5 Directors explicitly be Chairs of permanent standing committees, with the provision that if a chair of a standing committee is also an Officer, then that person only has one vote.  Clarify the powers of the board in regards to standing and ad-hoc committees.

Current Committees:

Bylaws, Platform, Outreach, Education, Media, Volunteer, Campaigns, Convention, Fundraising, Voter Registration, Finance

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language:

  1. Amend Article V of the Bylaws, Section 5.1, as follows:

5.1.      The Board of Directors of the LPEPC shall be composed of the following Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and up to five (5) other Directors the five (5) Chairs of the Standing Committees, for a total of no more than nine (9) Directors.  The Secretary and Treasurer positions may be combined out of personnel necessity as determined by the Board of Directors.  Other Officer positions shall not be combined, and other Directors may be combined but only count as one (1) position and one (1) vote.  The Standing Committees shall be Bylaws, Platform, Outreach, Education, and Media.

  1. Amend Article V of the Bylaws, Section 5.2, as follows:

5.2.      The Board shall have full powers to conduct all business of the LPEPC, including fundraising; creating, appointing, and dissolving ad-hoc committees as needed; appointing Chairs of Standing Committees; and the expenditure of funds belonging to the LPEPC.  No expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC may be undertaken, except: …

Discussion #6 & #7 These changes move these decisions from a matter of Policy to a matter of law.
Motion accept 5.1 as presented
Motion: Judy Darcy
Second: Susan Quilleash
MSFU
Motion to approve 5.2 as presented
Motion: Susan Quilleash
Second: Judy Darcy
MSFU


Proposal #8

Subject: Who gets elected and who gets appointed

Problem: At Convention, the Members elect the Party Officers, and those Party Officers appoint the Standing Committee Chairs.  But the Bylaws state that the Convention elects the Board of Directors.  There is an inconsistency here that needs fixing.

Solution: Change such that the Members elect the Party Officers.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VIII, Section 8.1, Subsection 8.1.1, as follows:

8.1.1  The Party shall hold an Annual Convention for the purposes of electing the Board of Directors Officers and conducting any other business prior to the State Party Annual Convention.

Discussion: What is the difference between an officer & a Board of Directors? Directors may be put up for election by the Officers, but also may be appointed by the Board. Officers are Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer
Motion to approve as presented
Motion: Judy Darcy
Second: Susan Quilleash
MSCU


Proposal #9

Subject: Succession of vacant Chair

Problem: The recent resignation of a Chair for relocation reasons caused some confusion about the role of the Vice-Chair in the duration of the vacancy.  After consultation with an impartial source, it was determined that the wording of the Bylaws meant that the Vice-Chair became Chair upon the resignation of the previous Chair, to finish out the term of office.  The original intention of the Bylaw was to have the Vice-Chair become Acting Chair until the Board of Directors appointed a new Chair.  However, the Bylaws don’t explicitly state that.  Bylaw 5.6 states that a vacancy on the Board of Directors is filled by the Board appointing a person to fill the spot, to finish out the term.

Solution: Clarify the role of the Vice-Chair in the case of the vacancy of the Chair such that the Vice-Chair will explicitly be the Acting Chair until the Chair vacancy is filled via Bylaw 5.6.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VI, Section 6.3, Subsection 6.3.2, as follows:

6.3.2 The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in their absence or vacancy or at such times as the Chair so designates as Acting Chair.

6.3.2.1 In case of permanent vacancy by the Chair, the Vice-Chair assumes duties as acting Chair until the next meeting of the Voting Members of the Board can be held either at the next Board Meeting or by calling for a Special Meeting.

Discussion wording is imprecise. Does not specify what will happen at the next meeting

6.3.2   The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in their absence or vacancy or at such times as the Chair so designates as Acting Chair.

6.3.2.1 In case of permanent vacancy by the Chair, the Vice-Chair assumes duties as Acting Chair until the next regular or Special Meeting of the Voting Members of the Board where the new Chair will be elected or appointed.

Motion to approve as amended
Motion: Judy Darcy
Second: Lexi Buschmann
MSCU


Proposal #10

Subject: Keeping quorum with LPCO BoD involved

Problem: The State Party Bylaws have a provision in them (Article II, Section 13) that makes all State Party Board of Directors, all 11 of them, as ex-officio members of LPEPC’s Board of Directors, and every other county affiliate Board of Directors in the State.  Per Bylaws 8.2.4, LPEPC’s meeting quorum is a majority of the sitting Board of Directors.  Combining these two, a LPEPC quorum is suddenly the LPEPC’s 9 board members PLUS the LPCO’s 11 Board members, making a quorum of 11 Board Members, which makes conducting any and all LPEPC business impossible without having full attendance of the LPEPC Board of Directors plus two LPCO Board members, since a quorum would be impossible.

Solution: While the correct answer is to remove the ex-officio membership clause from the State Party Bylaws (and that’s being worked on), to keep the ability to actually conduct business in LPEPC, change the quorum requirement to exclude ex-officio Board Members.  This allows conformance to the State Party Bylaws but also protects LPEPC’s ability to do regular business.

(NOTE: There is also a dispute over the LPEPC’s Residency requirement under Bylaw 4.2, but that’s not in scope here.  The LPEPC position on that is that there is no prohibition against such a requirement in the State Party Bylaws, so LPEPC can impose it.  Bylaw 10.5 reflects that as well.)

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VII, Section 8.2, Subsection 8.2.4, as follows:

8.2.4  At all Meetings, a quorum shall be a majority of the sitting Board of Directors, not including ex-officio Board members.

Discussion Although LPCO Bylaws have been amended this would be good to change in order to prevent any issues if the subject comes up again. Suggested that a new bylaw should be written, by a future bylaws committee, to prevent any extraneous parties from voting themselves as ex-officio Board Members .
Motion to approve as presented
Motion: John Hjersman
Second: Chris Houtchens
MSCU


Proposal #11: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Dues

Problem: Only Contributing Memberships expire.  The duty to notify members of membership expiration is not specifically assigned.

Solution: Assign the duty to announce membership expirations in the Policy Manual so that it’s easily adjustable.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VII, Section 7.5, as follows:

7.5  Contributing Members shall be notified of upcoming Membership expiration no later than thirty (30) days before said expiration. Such notification shall include the Membership type, dues amount, and expiration/anniversary date.

Discussion Wording is misleading and requires contact of every registered Libertarian voter in El Paso County. Adding one word corrects.
Motion to approve as presented
Motion: Susan Quilleash
Second: Lexi Buschmann
MSCU


Proposal #12: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: NOTA

Problem: Permanently eliminating potential candidates after a NOTA win ignores the possibility that one or more candidates was misunderstood by the voters.

Solution: After a period in which candidates can redeem themselves, a repeat vote after a NOTA result should not exclude potential assets to the Board of Directors or other elected position.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article XIII, Section 13.3, as follows:

13.3  “None of the above” or “NOTA” is recognized as a legitimate candidate for every vote regarding elections, nominations, or appointments. If NOTA should win the ballot, the balloting must be repeated with all previous candidates for that vote (except NOTA) being ineligible.  At no time shall NOTA be removed from a balloting.

Discussion Concept was misunderstood in the proposition. One word was changed in favor of more liberty for the members.

13.3  “None of the above” or “NOTA” is recognized as a legitimate candidate for every vote regarding elections, nominations, or appointments. If NOTA should win the ballot, the balloting must may be repeated with all previous candidates for that vote (except NOTA) being ineligible.  At no time shall NOTA be removed from a balloting.

Motion to approve as amended
Motion: Judy Darcy
Second: Chris Houtchens
MSCU


Proposal #13

Subject: Appointees to the Board should be Contributing Members

Problem: Elected Board Members have a requirement in Bylaw 5.7 to be Contributing Members; however, there is no such requirement for appointed Board Members.

Solution: Add the requirement for appointed Board Members for consistency.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.7, as follows:

5.7  After the Second Annual Convention, all Directors shall be Contributing Members for no less than ninety (90) consecutive days prior to election or appointment. If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

Discussion Relates to Proposal #1 & #2. Amend to updated approved changes, then add requested verbiage.

5.7   All directors shall be Members of the Libertarian Party for no less than ninety (90) consecutive days prior to election  or appointment.  If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

Motion to approve as amended
Motion: Judy Darcy
Second: Chris Houtchens
MSCU


NOTE: The following two proposals are competing.  In general, per Robert’s Rules § 57, p. 592, if the first proposal passes, the language passed carries over to be considered in the second proposal.  If the first proposal does not pass, then the second proposal is treated as presented.

Proposal #14

Subject: Who calls the meetings?

Problem: Calling meetings and conventions is implicitly the duty of the Chair under Bylaw 6.2.1, 6.2.2, and 6.2.3, but it has not been done by the Chair lately because others have decided to do it themselves without the Chair’s approval.  The LPEPC has worked with it for the time being, but the duty is not the duty of the others doing it.

Solution: Make the duty explicit.  This was overlooked in the original Bylaws drafting.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VI, Section 6.2, Subsection 6.2.3, as follows:

6.2.3  The Chair shall call and conduct all Meetings and Conventions.

Discussion If this is law then it conflicts with other exceptions & leaves no discretion to the Board when calling meetings.
Motion to approve as presented
Motion: Judy Darcy
Second: Chris Houtchens
MSFU


Proposal #15: (Submitted by Judy Darcy)

Subject: Change duties of Chair

Problem: The Education Director has been leading Educational/Social Meetings as long as there is an Education Director in place.  In order to be in compliance with the Bylaws, a new Chair would be required delegate these duties to the Education Director every time a new Chair was in place.

Substantive?: YES

Solution: Change duties in Article VI, to reduce requirements so that delegation is allowed by standing Policy.

Proposed language: Amend Article VI, Section 6.2, Subsection 6.2.3, in the following manner:

6.2.3  The Chair shall conduct all Board Meetings, and Conventions, and special business meetings.

Discussion Specify which meetings the Chair should conduct. Remove one word to increase liberty of the Board.

6.2.3   The Chair shall conduct all Board Meetings, and Conventions, and special business meetings.

Motion to approve as amended
Motion: Eric Mamu
Second: Susan Quilleash
MSCU


Submitted by Judy Darcy for approval by the Board 01/22/2019

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Minutes – Annual Convention Meeting – January 2019

LPEPC logo glow torchDraft MINUTES

Annual Convention Meeting
Date – Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time – 11:00 AM
Location – Haverkamp home
13520 New Discovery Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80908

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
    Call to Order:
    12:15pm
  2. Roll Call/Quorum Check
    Board Members present:
    Chris Houtchens, Lexi Buschmann, John Hjersman
    Other Members present:
    Eric Muma, Daryl Kuiper, Susan Quilleash, Lance Haverkamp, Judy Darcy

    1. Credentials verified by John Hjersman
  3. Announcements
    1. If you are planning to run for an Officer position please check in with a current Board Member
    2. LPCO State Convention April 26 to 28th, 2019 at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colorado (2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906).
    3. A meeting of the Bylaws Committee was held prior to start of Convention to streamline Proposals.
  4. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
    Adopt as Presented
    Motion:
    Susan Quilleash
    Second: Lexi Buschmann
    MSCU
  5. Minutes from Previous meeting
    Discussion: Digital copy was unavailable for distribution prior to meeting.
    Postpone to next Convention
    Motion: Judy Darcy
    Second: Lance Haverkamp
    MSCU
  6. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Chris Houtchens – submitted in writing
    2. Vice-Chair, Lexi Buschmann – Learning to perform Secretary Duties.
    3. Secretary, vacant –
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Submitted in writing
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman –
      LPCO Chair concerned that as many as possible attend Convention.
      LPCO is changing to CiviCRM
  7. Committee Reports
    1. IT, Lance Haverkamp – CRM updates & Cloud updates needed.
    2. Social Media Committee Chair, Judy Darcy –
      All interaction increasing except on Meetup.
      James Grady assigned Twitter.
      Paotie LinkedIn.
      Mariana Instagram & Pintrest.
  8. LPEPC Member Mission Report – Submitted in writing
    1. Discussion: Daryl Kuiper gave a description of Pillar Institute
      1. Pillar is a lifelong learning organization
      2. 60 classes per Trimester
      3. Opportunity to present Libertarian information
      4. www.pillarinstitute.com
  9. Campaigns Report
    1. Submitted in writing with Chair report
    2. Municipal:
      1. Colorado Springs:
        Due Tuesday, January 22, 2018
        Bylaws 9.3 applies to Non-partisan
      2. Mayor
        1. Candidates
          Juliette Parker
          Daryl Kuiper
      3. Three Council at Large
        1. Some candidates
          Bill Murray, Tom Strand, Tony Martinez, Tony Guierrella, Wayne WIlliams
  10. Bylaws Proposals – full documentation attached
    1. Proposal #1 – 5.7 Old Wording
      1. Discussion regarding proposal 2 Competing
        Motion to vote as presented
        Motion: Susan Quilleash
        Second: Lexi Buschmann
        MSCU
    2. Proposal #2 – 5.7 Board Eligibility
      1. Discussion Proposed changes needed to match changes of Proposal #1
        Motion to amend to newly accepted version after vote on Proposal #1
        Motion: Chris Houtchens
        Second: Eric Muma
        MSCU
      2. Discussion simplify wording of proposal to more closely match intent of change (see bylaws report for exact wording)
        Motion to approve as amended
        Motion: John Hjersman
        Second: Lexi Buschmann
        MSC 6-2 Judy Darcy & Susan Quilleash opposed
    3. Proposal #3 – 8.1.5 and 8.1.4 Conventions
      1. Discussion Out of order. Reverse
        Motion to approve as presented
        Motion: Eric Muma
        Second: Daryl Kuiper
        MSCU
    4. Proposal #4 – 5.2.2 Clarify vote recording process for votes between meetings
      1. Discussion Correct grammar
        Motion to approve as amended
        Motion: Susan Quilleash
        Second: John Hjersman
        MSCU
    5. Proposal #5 – 5.2.2 Email voting wording
      1. Discussion amend to update with approved changes on Proposal #4
        Motion to approve as amended
        Motion: Susan Quilleash
        Second: Eric Muma
        MSCU
    6. Proposals #6 & #7 (two sections of the bylaws that were on a similar topic) – #7 5.1 Resolve confusion over which Directors are on the Board of Directors and which aren’t, #8 5.2 Resolve confusion over which Directors are on the Board of Directors and which aren’t
      1. Discussion #7 & #8 These changes move these decisions from a matter of Policy to a matter of law.
        Motion accept 5.1 as presented
        Motion: Judy Darcy
        Second: Susan Quilleash
        MSFU
        Motion to approve 5.2 as presented
        Motion: Susan Quilleash
        Second: Judy Darcy
        MSFU
    7. Proposal #8 – Who gets elected and who gets appointed
      1. Discussion: What is the difference between an officer & a Board of Directors? Directors may be put up for election by the Officers, but also may be appointed by the Board. Officers are Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer
        Motion to approve as presented
        Motion: Judy Darcy
        Second: Susan Quilleash
        MSCU
    8. Proposal #9 – Succession of vacant Chair
      1. Discussion Wording is imprecise. Does not specify what will happen at the next meeting.
        Motion to approve as amended
        Motion: Judy Darcy
        Second: Lexi Buschmann
        MSCU
  11. Recess: called by Chair, Chris Houtchens in order to research LPCO Bylaws prior to #10 2:28pm
  12. Call to Order: 2:38pm
  13. Roll Call/Quorum Check
    Board Members present:
    Chris Houtchens, Lexi Buschmann, John Hjersman
    Other Members present:
    Eric Muma, Susan Quilleash, Lance Haverkamp, Judy Darcy
    Quorum retained
  14. Bylaws Proposals resumed
    1. Proposal #10 – Keeping quorum with LPCO BoD involved
      1. Discussion Although LPCO Bylaws have been amended this would be good to change in order to prevent any issues if the subject comes up again. Suggested that a new bylaw should be written, by a future bylaws committee, to prevent any extraneous parties from voting themselves as ex-officio Board Members .
        Motion to approve as presented
        Motion: John Hjersman
        Second: Chris Houtchens
        MSCU
    2. Proposal #11 – Dues
      1. Discussion Wording is misleading and requires contact of every registered Libertarian voter in El Paso County. Adding one word corrects.
        Motion to approve as presented
        Motion: Susan Quilleash
        Second: Lexi Buschmann
        MSCU
    3. Proposal #12 – NOTA
      1. Discussion Concept was misunderstood in the proposition. One word was changed in favor of more liberty for the members.
        Motion to approve as amended
        Motion: Judy Darcy
        Second: Chris Houtchens
        MSCU
    4. Proposal #13 – Appointees to the Board should be Contributing Members
      1. Discussion Relates to Proposal #1 & #2. Amend to updated approved changes, then add requested verbiage.
        Motion to approve as amended
        Motion: Judy Darcy
        Second: Chris Houtchens
        MSCU
    5. Proposal #14 – Who calls the meetings?
      1. Discussion If this is law then it conflicts with other exceptions & leaves no discretion to the Board when calling meetings.
        Motion to approve as presented
        Motion: Judy Darcy
        Second: Chris Houtchens
        MSFU
    6. Proposal #15 – Change duties of the Chair
      1. Discussion Specify which meetings the Chair should conduct. Remove one word to increase liberty of the Board.
        Motion to approve as amended
        Motion: Eric Muma
        Second: Susan Quilleash
        MSCU
  15. Platform Proposals
    1. No new proposals
  16. Election of Officers
    1. Chair
      1. Nominations: Chris Houtchens & Lexi Buschmann
      2. Votes:
        Chris Houtchens – 5
        Lexi Buschmann – 2
      3. Result: Chair: Chris Houtchens
    2. Vice-Chair
      1. Nominations: Eric Muma, Lexi Buschmann, Chris Houtchens
      2. Votes:
        Eric Muma- 1
        Lexi Buschmann – 5
        Chris Houtchens – 2
      3. Result: Vice-Chair: Lexi Buschmann
    3. Secretary
      1. Nomination Eric Muma
      2. Votes
        Eric Muma – 7
      3. Result: Secretary: Eric Muma
    4. Treasurer
      1. Nomination: John Hjersman
      2. Votes:
        John Hjersman – 7
      3. Result: Treasurer: John Hjersman
  17. Announcement of next meetings and state convention
    1. Upon approval of the Board the following will be the schedule of upcoming meetings
      1. 3rd Thursdays at Fargo’s
      2. State Convention April 26 to 28th, 2019 at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colorado
      3. Board Meetings 2nd Sunday at American Tire Exchange
      4. Annual Convention tentative date January 18, 2020
  18. Adjourn 3:39pm

Submitted by Judy Darcy for approval by the Board 01/22/2019

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Minutes – Board Meeting, December 2018

Libertarian Party of El Paso County

PO Box 7952

Colorado Springs, CO  80933

MINUTES

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Sunday December 9, 2018
Time – 10:00 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange, Inc. 740 Babcock Rd C/S 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Call to Order by Chair Chris Houtchens at 11:02am

Board Members present: Chris Houtchens, John Hjersman, Alexis Buschmann. There are currently 3 board members, all are present. This constitutes a Quorum.

 

  1. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
  2. Minutes from Previous meeting
  3. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Chris Houtchens – Nothing to report
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschman – Nothing to report.
    3. Secretary – vacant
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Written.
    5. Affiliate Representative, John Hjersman – State convention will be April 26-28, 2019 at Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs.
    6. Director-at-Large-Education  – vacant
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  4. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      12/11 –Birthday Party Meeting – John ordered cake. Ask if people are intended on running for board.
    2. Community Events
      1. Christmas Giveaway – December 22 9am-3pm LPEPC volunteering
    3. Convention
      1. Announcement language – 1/19/19 Location is TBD based on number of RSVPs
  5. New Business
  1. Postcards. Mailing the postcards has been expensive. Remaining postcards to be hand delivered. John created Excel from CRM of most recently registered El Paso County Libertarians. Alexis created Google Map of all data points. Hand delivery will begin in January.

6. Announcements

  1. Dues for 2018 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
  2. January Board Meeting to be held, January 19, 2019 at convention location.
  3. Convention Planning meeting to be held January 6, 2019 at this location
  4. Member meeting January 17, 2019 to be held at Fargo’s

7. Discussion/Q&A

  1. Topics for Monthly Meetings?

8. Adjourn – 10:29 Submitted by Alexis Buschmann for approval at the next board meeting

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2019 Proposed Bylaws changes

A Copy of the proposed Bylaws changes will be available to Members at the 2019 Annual Meeting to be held January 19, 2019

LPEPC logo glow torchPROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGES

2019 Annual Convention Meeting
Date – Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time – 11:00 AM
Location – Haverkamp home,
13520 New Discovery Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Report of the Bylaws Committee
Presented to the 2019 Annual County Convention
January 19, 2019

Chris Houtchens, Chair
Judy Darcy, Committee Submitter
John Hjersman, Committee Submitter

Legend of Report

Text of the Bylaw is in Times New Roman
Text to be inserted is in increased Bold Underline Blue
Text to be deleted is in increased Bold Strikethrough Red
All other text is in Arial (which our website does not currently recognize – for a true copy of this report please contact bylaws@lpepc.org)
Report section headers are underlined

The procedure for amending the Bylaws is listed here for reference.

Article XI.  Amendments to Bylaws

11.1.    These Bylaws may be amended by passage of a resolution at a Convention (if specified) by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the Members.

11.2.    All proposed amendments to these Bylaws shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors no later than two (2) weeks prior to the Convention at which they are to be addressed.

11.3.    Each proposed amendment shall be limited to a single topic.

 

 


Proposal #1

Subject: Old wording deadwood

Problem: The Second Annual Convention was held in 2014, making some verbiage unnecessary.

Solution: Clean up the verbiage.

Substantive?: NO

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.7, as follows:

5.7.             After the Second Annual Convention, all All Directors shall be Contributing Members for no less than ninety (90) consecutive days prior to election.  If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

 

 


Proposal #2: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Board eligibility

Problem: Prohibitive voter registration requirement delays recent arrivals from abandoned parties participation on the board.  A recall election nomination requires only one day.

Solution: Relax the requirement for libertarian registration and allow until the next meeting for a new director to become a contributing member.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.7, as follows:

5.7  After the Second Annual Convention, all Director Candidate Candidates shall be Contributing have been at least Regular Members for no less than ninety (90) fourteen (14) consecutive days prior to their elections. Newly elected or appointed Directors shall be Contributing Members by adjournment of the first Board Meeting after the meeting in which they were elected or appointed.  If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

 

 


Proposal #3: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Conventions

Problem: Convention registration is implicitly defined in the section after which it is used.

Solution: invert the order of existing 8.1.5 and 8.1.4

Substantive?: NO

Proposed language: Amend Article VIII, Section 8.1, Subsections 8.1.4 and 8.1.5, as follows:

8.1.45.    At all Conventions, a quorum shall be forty percent (40%) of all Members registered as attending the Convention.

8.1.54Members shall be required to register their attendance and departure with the Secretary when attending any Convention.

 

 


Proposal #4

Subject: Clarify vote recording process for votes between meetings

Problem: Some of the votes the Board have taken have fallen under the “other means” clause.  The Bylaws Committee feels it is a good idea to clarify the vote taking process to resolve any ambiguity.

Substantive?: YES

Solution: Add language to clarify.

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.2, Subsection 5.2.2, in the following manner:

5.2.2  Expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC, between Meetings and Conventions, may be undertaken by a vote of the Board of Directors in person or by phone, email, or other means, so long as a written or electronic record of the vote is made or collected by the Secretary and validated as accurate by a majority of the Board of Directors. The votes shall be formally collected by the Secretary and saved for a period of one (1) year and made available to any Member on request.

 

 


Proposal #5: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Email voting

Problem: The fact that this applies to votes that occur between meetings is submerged in the text.

Solution: Begin the text with the condition to which it applies.

Substantive?: NO

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.2, Subsection 5.2.2, as follows:

5.2.2  Expenditure Between Meetings and Conventions, expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC, between Meetings and Conventions, may be undertaken by a vote of the Board of Directors in person or by phone, email, or other means. The votes shall be formally collected by the Secretary and saved for a period of one (1) year and made available to any Member upon request.

 

 


Proposals #6 & 7

Subject: Resolve confusion over which Directors are on the Board of Directors and which aren’t.

Problem: The current composition of the Board of Directors is not functioning efficiently as needed with a good distribution of labor and needs adjustment.  The problem is that the number of Directors does not match up to the number of Committees, creating two tiers of Committees that are either headed by Directors, or not.

Solution: Make the 5 Directors explicitly be Chairs of permanent standing committees, with the provision that if a chair of a standing committee is also an Officer, then that person only has one vote.  Clarify the powers of the board in regards to standing and ad-hoc committees.

Current Committees:

Bylaws, Platform, Outreach, Education, Media, Volunteer, Campaigns, Convention, Fundraising, Voter Registration, Finance

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language:

  1. Amend Article V of the Bylaws, Section 5.1, as follows:

5.1.      The Board of Directors of the LPEPC shall be composed of the following Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and up to five (5) other Directors the five (5) Chairs of the Standing Committees, for a total of no more than nine (9) Directors.  The Secretary and Treasurer positions may be combined out of personnel necessity as determined by the Board of Directors.  Other Officer positions shall not be combined, and other Directors may be combined but only count as one (1) position and one (1) vote.  The Standing Committees shall be Bylaws, Platform, Outreach, Education, and Media.

  1. Amend Article V of the Bylaws, Section 5.2, as follows:

5.2.      The Board shall have full powers to conduct all business of the LPEPC, including fundraising; creating, appointing, and dissolving ad-hoc committees as needed; appointing Chairs of Standing Committees; and the expenditure of funds belonging to the LPEPC.  No expenditure of funds or official action of the LPEPC may be undertaken, except: …

 

 


Proposal #8

Subject: Who gets elected and who gets appointed

Problem: At Convention, the Members elect the Party Officers, and those Party Officers appoint the Standing Committee Chairs.  But the Bylaws state that the Convention elects the Board of Directors.  There is an inconsistency here that needs fixing.

Solution: Change such that the Members elect the Party Officers.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VIII, Section 8.1, Subsection 8.1.1, as follows:

8.1.1  The Party shall hold an Annual Convention for the purposes of electing the Board of Directors Officers and conducting any other business prior to the State Party Annual Convention.

 

 


Proposal #9

Subject: Succession of vacant Chair

Problem: The recent resignation of a Chair for relocation reasons caused some confusion about the role of the Vice-Chair in the duration of the vacancy.  After consultation with an impartial source, it was determined that the wording of the Bylaws meant that the Vice-Chair became Chair upon the resignation of the previous Chair, to finish out the term of office.  The original intention of the Bylaw was to have the Vice-Chair become Acting Chair until the Board of Directors appointed a new Chair.  However, the Bylaws don’t explicitly state that.  Bylaw 5.6 states that a vacancy on the Board of Directors is filled by the Board appointing a person to fill the spot, to finish out the term.

Solution: Clarify the role of the Vice-Chair in the case of the vacancy of the Chair such that the Vice-Chair will explicitly be the Acting Chair until the Chair vacancy is filled via Bylaw 5.6.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VI, Section 6.3, Subsection 6.3.2, as follows:

6.3.2 The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in their absence or vacancy or at such times as the Chair so designates as Acting Chair.

 

 


Proposal #10

Subject: Keeping quorum with LPCO BoD involved

Problem: The State Party Bylaws have a provision in them (Article II, Section 13) that makes all State Party Board of Directors, all 11 of them, as ex-officio members of LPEPC’s Board of Directors, and every other county affiliate Board of Directors in the State.  Per Bylaws 8.2.4, LPEPC’s meeting quorum is a majority of the sitting Board of Directors.  Combining these two, a LPEPC quorum is suddenly the LPEPC’s 9 board members PLUS the LPCO’s 11 Board members, making a quorum of 11 Board Members, which makes conducting any and all LPEPC business impossible without having full attendance of the LPEPC Board of Directors plus two LPCO Board members, since a quorum would be impossible.

Solution: While the correct answer is to remove the ex-officio membership clause from the State Party Bylaws (and that’s being worked on), to keep the ability to actually conduct business in LPEPC, change the quorum requirement to exclude ex-officio Board Members.  This allows conformance to the State Party Bylaws but also protects LPEPC’s ability to do regular business.

(NOTE: There is also a dispute over the LPEPC’s Residency requirement under Bylaw 4.2, but that’s not in scope here.  The LPEPC position on that is that there is no prohibition against such a requirement in the State Party Bylaws, so LPEPC can impose it.  Bylaw 10.5 reflects that as well.)

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VII, Section 8.2, Subsection 8.2.4, as follows:

8.2.4  At all Meetings, a quorum shall be a majority of the sitting Board of Directors, not including ex-officio Board members.

 

 


Proposal #11: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: Dues

Problem: Only Contributing Memberships expire.  The duty to notify members of membership expiration is not specifically assigned.

Solution: Assign the duty to announce membership expirations in the Policy Manual so that it’s easily adjustable.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VII, Section 7.5, as follows:

7.5  Contributing Members shall be notified of upcoming Membership expiration no later than thirty (30) days before said expiration. Such notification shall include the Membership type, dues amount, and expiration/anniversary date.

 

 


Proposal #12: (Submitted by John Hjersman)

Subject: NOTA

Problem: Permanently eliminating potential candidates after a NOTA win ignores the possibility that one or more candidates was misunderstood by the voters.

Solution: After a period in which candidates can redeem themselves, a repeat vote after a NOTA result should not exclude potential assets to the Board of Directors or other elected position.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article XIII, Section 13.3, as follows:

13.3  “None of the above” or “NOTA” is recognized as a legitimate candidate for every vote regarding elections, nominations, or appointments. If NOTA should win the ballot, the balloting must be repeated with all previous candidates for that vote (except NOTA) being ineligible.  At no time shall NOTA be removed from a balloting.

 

 


Proposal #13

Subject: Appointees to the Board should be Contributing Members

Problem: Elected Board Members have a requirement in Bylaw 5.7 to be Contributing Members; however, there is no such requirement for appointed Board Members.

Solution: Add the requirement for appointed Board Members for consistency.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article V, Section 5.7, as follows:

5.7  After the Second Annual Convention, all Directors shall be Contributing Members for no less than ninety (90) consecutive days prior to election or appointment. If a Director ceases to be a Contributing Member, then they automatically resign from the Board of Directors as well.

 

 


NOTE: The following two proposals are competing.  In general, per Robert’s Rules § 57, p. 592, if the first proposal passes, the language passed carries over to be considered in the second proposal.  If the first proposal does not pass, then the second proposal is treated as presented.

Proposal #14

Subject: Who calls the meetings?

Problem: Calling meetings and conventions is implicitly the duty of the Chair under Bylaw 6.2.1, 6.2.2, and 6.2.3, but it has not been done by the Chair lately because others have decided to do it themselves without the Chair’s approval.  The LPEPC has worked with it for the time being, but the duty is not the duty of the others doing it.

Solution: Make the duty explicit.  This was overlooked in the original Bylaws drafting.

Substantive?: YES

Proposed language: Amend Article VI, Section 6.2, Subsection 6.2.3, as follows:

6.2.3  The Chair shall call and conduct all Meetings and Conventions.

 

 


Proposal #15: (Submitted by Judy Darcy)

Subject: Change duties of Chair

Problem: The Education Director has been leading Educational/Social Meetings as long as there is an Education Director in place.  In order to be in compliance with the Bylaws, a new Chair would be required delegate these duties to the Education Director every time a new Chair was in place.

Substantive?: YES

Solution: Change duties in Article VI, to reduce requirements so that delegation is allowed by standing Policy.

Proposed language: Amend Article VI, Section 6.2, Subsection 6.2.3, in the following manner:

6.2.3  The Chair shall conduct all Board Meetings, and Conventions, and special business meetings.

 

 


This post is of Proposed Changes only. Accepted Amendments will be on another post to be attached (linked on the site) to the Minutes of the 2019 Annual Convention Meeting.

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Agenda – Board Meeting, December 2018

AGENDA

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Sunday December 9, 2018
Time – 10:00 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange, Inc. 740 Babcock Rd 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Chris Houtchens –
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschman –
    3. Secretary – vacant
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman –
    5. Affiliate Representative – John Hjersman
    6. Director-at-Large-Education  – vacant
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  5. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      12/11 –Birthday Party Meeting
    2. Community Events
      1. Christmas Giveaway
    3. Convention
      1. Announcement language
  6. New Business
  7. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2018 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. January Board Meeting to be held, January 19, 2019 at convention location.
    3. Convention Planning meeting to be held January 6, 2019 at this location
    4. Member meeting January 17, 2019 to be held at Fargo’s
  8. Discussion/Q&A
    1. Topics for Monthly Meetings?
  9. Adjourn
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Agenda – Board Meeting, November 2018

AGENDA

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting November
Date – Sunday 10/28/2018Time – 11 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange; 740 Babcock Rd. 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Chris Houtchens –
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis
    3. Secretary –
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman –
    5. Affiliate Representative John Hjersman-
    6. Director-at-Large-Education  – vacant
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach –
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee –
    2. Platform Committee –
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison-
    4. Newsletter –
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. November meeting
      2. Birthday
      3. Convention
    2. Community Events
    3. Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway
  7. New Business 
    1.  
  8. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2018 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. December Meeting date TBD at this same location.
  9. Adjourn
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Agenda – Board Meeting, October 2018

AGENDA

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting October
Date – Sunday 10/28/2018Time – 10 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange; 740 Babcock Rd. 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Chris Houtchens –
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis
    3. Secretary –
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman –
    5. Affiliate Representative John Hjersman-
    6. Director-at-Large-Education  – vacant
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach –
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee –
    2. Platform Committee –
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison-
    4. Newsletter –
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. November meeting
      2. Birthday
      3. Convention
    2. Community Events
    3. Douglas Randall
      1. How can the local party help
  7. New Business 
    1.  
  8. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2018 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. November Meeting to be held Sunday October 28, 2018 at this same location.
  9. Adjourn
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Agenda – Board Meeting, September 2018

AGENDA

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting
Date – Sunday 9/09/2018Time – 10 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange; 740 Babcock Rd. 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions
  2. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes from Previous meeting
  4. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Chris Houtchens –
    2. Vice Chair,–
    3. Secretary –
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman –
    5. Affiliate Representative John Hjersman-
    6. Director-at-Large-Education  – vacant
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach –
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee –
    2. Platform Committee –
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison-
    4. Newsletter –
  6. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. Elections meeting
        1. Guests
        2. issues
    2. Board meeting date change for October
    3. Community Events
    4. Douglas Randall
      1. How can the local party help
  7. New Business 
    1. Vice chair discussion
  8. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2018 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. October Meeting to be held Sunday October14, 2018 at this same location.
  9. Adjourn
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Minutes – Board Meeting, November 2018

MINUTES

Meeting – Libertarian Party of El Paso County Board of Directors Meeting November
Date – Sunday 10/28/2018Time – 11 AM
Location – American Tire Exchange; 740 Babcock Rd. 80915

  1. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Call to Order by Chair Chris Houtchens at 11:02am

Board Members present: Chris Houtchens, John Hjersman, Alexis Buschmann. There are currently 3 board members, all are present. This constitutes a Quorum.

  1. Presentation and Adoption of Agenda
  2. Minutes from Previous meeting
  3. Director/Officer Reports
    1. Chair, Chris Houtchens – Nothing to report
    2. Vice Chair, Alexis Buschmann – Nothing to report
    3. Secretary – vacant
    4. Treasurer, John Hjersman – Written. Upcoming expenses for cake and webhosting.
    5. Affiliate Representative John Hjersman- Nothing to report
    6. Director-at-Large-Education  – vacant
    7. Director-at-Large-Outreach – vacant
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Bylaws Committee –
    2. Platform Committee –
    3. Manitou Springs Issues Liaison-
    4. Newsletter –
  5. Unfinished Business
    1. Events Calendar (topics/dates/education and social)
      1. December meeting – 12/9/18
      2. Birthday – 12/11/18
      3. Convention –
    2. Community Events
    3. Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway – Norris Penrose Event Center, 12/22/18
  6. New Business 
    1.  
  7. Announcements
    1. Dues for 2018 are due to remain a Contributing Member & eligible for Board position.
    2. December Meeting date TBD at this same location. December Meeting to be held Sunday December 28, 2018.
  8. Adjourn – 11:18am. Submitted by Alexis Buschmann for approval at the next board meeting.
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