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Emperor Shel Anderson
Empress Nicki Lee
Prince Royal Frank Wimberley
Princess Royal Mary

Proclamation

Let it be known this day, June 19, 1977, in order to insure the line of succession, we, Count I, Shel, and Countess I, Nicki Lee, do hereby decree the permanent titles “Lord and Lady Protectors of the the Throne.” We hereby invest:

His Royal Highness, Lord Sylvester Batton

Her Royal Highness, Lady Loose Lillie

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done.

Let it be known this day, June 19, 1977, throughout the land of Southern Colorado that no person need humble his or her presence before the first Count and Countess by bowing, as it is requested we stand together as equals.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done.

Let it be known this day, June 19, 1977, that Emperor and Empress III of the Rocky Mountain Empire, Chuck and Billie shall be known from this day forth as the Father and Mother of the Court of Southern Colorado for Life.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done.

His Most Imperial Highness, Shel Anderson

Her Most Imperial Highness, Nicki Lee

Photo

Reign I Emperor Shel Anderson Empress Nikki Lee

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Emperor Cliff May
Empress Viv
Prince Royal Buddy Brokaw
Princess Royal Lady Bubbles

Photo

Reign II Emperor Cliff May Reign II Empress Viv

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Empress Roxie
Prince Royal Sugar Bear
Princess Royal Tracy Dianne

Proclamation

Proclamation of His Most Imperial Majesty, Emperor III, Jim

I hereby proclam [sic] on this day, the 18 of June, 1979, throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado that the Prince and Princess Royal well [sic] serve a full year of their reign in of the year of appointment. By this proclamation the prince and princess well [sic] not be eligible to seek the title of Emperor or Empress durning [sic] the year of their reign/appointment and if they resign or submit a letter of leave of absent [sic], from their title of Prince or Princess Royal this eligibility well [sic] also apply durning [sic] the year of appointment. So be it Spoken. So be it written. So be it done.

H. M. I. M. Emperor II
Jim

As Empress III, I proclaim that there shall be an annual award presented by the reigning Empress to the person or persons who have exhibited and practiced those humaitarian qualities which distinguish them in our society.

The first recipients of this award exemplify the traits of love, respect and trust to such a degree that ll of us might well use them as a standard to judge our own contributions to our friends and society.

They were introduced on October 14, 1954, by Frieda in a bar called the House of Oscar, here in the Springs. For those of you who have not been around for [the] last 25 years, that bar is now called Bob’s Cafe and is on the nortwest corner of Nevada and Fillmore. For those of you who have been around for that long, you may remember one of them as the bartender at Norton’s Tavern; which used to be where the parking south of the utility building is now.

Talking with these two people brings up some interesting memories from the past. Remember the basement piano bar at The House of Oscar “complex” with such notable entertainers as Randy Lee, George Marvin, and Johnny Burdell? How about the Red Fox in the old Antler’s Hotel where Liberace played in 1954? Bill O’Hare and his favorite phrase, “Garden of the Gods, God speaking…”? The Manhattan Lounge on Pikes Peak between Cascade and Tejon was a local hot spot back then. The Cheift Theater across the street wasn’t known as the Chief complex, but was connected with somebody’s grandfather which might account for the “showbiz” flare of the Hide and Seek Complex. Both of them remember the Colorado Grill before it was the old Hide and Seek, and described the food as good… that tells you how long ago that was.

They remember the Exit when Bud and Martha Knowles owned it and Chuck Gavin started bringing the gay crowd down there. Remember Jessie? Bury the Fairy Logan? Niles? Gary Jones? Bruen Hilda? Lee Tague? Second Hand Rose? John Greenthumb?

How about Joe Brady’s first girl’s bar called Sappho’s? (Tom sure does:)… and so do our two humanitarian award winners.

However, they don’t dwell in the past. They live in the present. At the ages of 66 and 68, they took a hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque in 1977. They recently had lunch at the Back Porch in the Raintree and had to suspend conversation while Peter Purse cruised the customers. They voted for Emperor and Empress IV in a dirty book store. They had been lovers now for 25 years, 23 of which they could not live together because of their obligations they fulfilled– one to her dying mother, and the other to her dying sister. When you ask either one that makes a relationship last for 25 years, they reply almost simultaneously– “mutual love, respect and trust in each other.”

Because of their philosophy which has survived 25 years, because of their dedication to life and its obligations, because of their contribution to our lives, and because they exhibit the humanitarian qualities of love, respect and trust, I proclaim that the first recipients of the Steve and Dorothy Humanitarian Award are:

Virginia “Steve” Stevenson and Dorothy Brown.

So be it spoken.
So be it done.
Empress III – Roxie
June 18, 1979

Photo

Reign III Emperor Jim Brazell and Empress Roxie


 

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Empress Lily Langtree
Prince Royal John Stewart
Princess Royal Dana Wortinger

Proclamation

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado, that after the Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire decreed that the Sub-Court of Southern Colorado would become a full and independent Empire in 1978, This becoming [sic] the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado.

THAT THE FIRST ELECTED Monarchs were sworn in as Emperor and Empress III, since the Southern Court had already existed for two years prior to their appointment, and that during the two previous years there was no appointed Prince and Princess Royals because the Heads of State prior to the Third Reign were titled Count and Countess.

THAT THIS DID cause the Prince and Princess Royals appointed by Emperor and Empress III to be dubbed Prince and Princess I of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado, and that this created confusion within the line of succession of Southern Colorado.

THEREFORE, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, June —, 1980, That the Numerical order all Past, Present, and Future Reigning Prince and Princess Royals shall run concurrently with that of their Reigning Emperor and Empress. Thus the line of succession will be Prince Royal IV to Emperor IV and Princess Royal IV to Empress IV and so forht.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the Power invested in me,

The Silver Dove Empress,

Empress IV, Lilly

STEVE AND DOROTHY HUMANITARIAN AWARD

In keeping with the tradition of the past reign, The Court of the Stag and Doe, I am to present the Humanitarian Award as was designated from the proclamation made last year by Empress III Roxie.

A Man For All Seasons. I have known this gentleman since Nineteen Seventy Two when I first arrived in Colorado Springs. He is not one to gather Awards or Certificates for his own benefit, ego or profit. He is always there to help, if asked and yet he does not ask for any special recognition for his endeavors. He keeps a low profile and he stays away from the limelight. He is sincere. He is honest. He is truely [sic] a friend.

He is a Man For All Seasons.

This years the Humanitarian Award goes to Jim Watson.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the Power invested in me,

The Silver Dove Empress,

Empress IV, Lilly

Coronation 1980
Empress IV Lilly
21 June 1980

Photo

Regin IV Emperor Gino Riddle Reign IV Empress Lilly Langtree

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Empress Lady Bubbles
Prince Royal David Bates
Princess Royal Lois Lane

Proclamation

Let it be known through out the Empire of Southern Colorado, from this day forward, June 20, 1981, that any person seeking office of either Emperor or Empress of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado shall be either a Gay man or Lesbian [a person who] has been active supportor [sic] of this or another Court system in the U.S.A. or Canada for the period of at least one (1) year.

They may appoint to their Court any person residing in Southern Colorado, Heterosexual or Homosexual whom they feel will work toward the betterment of the Gay Community. [rest deleted].

So be it Spoken
So be it Done
By the Power invested in me.

Peter D. Quick
Emperor V
Imperial Court of So. Colo.

Appoved by the Board of Advisors: 15 June 1981.

Amended: June 13, 1987.

As Empress of the 5th reign, I hereby proclaim a day set aside for the Prince and Princess Royale Ball to be held annually the eve preceeding investitures.

This will be a cause of celebration for the past and current P.R.’s to present a show to benefit the new reign.

So be it Spoken
So be it Done
By the power invested in me.

Lady Bubbles
Empress V
Imperial Court of So. Colo.

As Empress of the 5th reign, I hereby proclaim that the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado should have at least one (1) function per month th [sic] (to) help raise funds to support our cause.

So be it Spoken
So be it Done
By the power invested in me.

Lady Bubbles
Empress V
Imperial Court of So. Colo.

June 19, 1982

Photo

Reign V Emperor Peter Quick and Empress Lady Bubbles

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Emperor Keith Nicks
Empress Tracy Dianne
Prince Royal John Lendenmann
Princess Royal Kay Patrickd

Proclamation

As EMPEROR VI, I hereby establish a new title within THE IMPERIAL COURT OF SOUTHERN COLORADO. Although titular in nature, this position will be looked upon with respect by everyone within the realm of the IMPERIAL COURT OF SOUTHERN COLORADO. This title will be known as THE QUEEN GRANDMOTHER OF THE IMPERIAL COURT OF SOUTHERN COLORADO, and will be held for life. I now present to you, your QUEEN GRANDMOTHER, Empress IV, Loose Lilly.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

Empress VI–KEITH

June 19, 1982

As EMPEROR VI, I hereby proclaim that the GRAND DUKE and the CZAR of each and every court to follow the sixth reign shall hold, for the benefit of THE IMPERIAL COURT OF SOUTHERN COLORADO, and the entertainment of the gay community in general, THE MR. RIGHT CONTEST, on January of each year.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

Empress VI–KEITH

LET it be known throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado from this day forward, 19 June 1982 that a function be held as close to the first day of Spring as possible.

THIS function is in Memory of Dorothy Brown who was laid to rest the first day of Spring, 20 March 1982.

Dorothy was a constant supporter of our gay and lesbian community for years. As request, at the time of her death, that all proceeds go to Silver Key, so shall the proceeds from these functions go to Silver Key or a Senior Citizens Home of the Courts chosing [sic]…

Love and Devotions such as Dorothy Brown’s shall live on within our commuinty.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Gold Butterfly – Empress VI Tracy Diane,

LET IT BE KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE EMPIRE OF SOUTHERN COLORADO…

where as: The Positions of Emperor and Empress are elected by the Majority of the Gay Community vote

where as: In the past, the decision on Prince Royal and Princess Royal is made by one individual

where as: If for some reason a prince or princess royal should have to take over the office, it is important that they realize and know that the needs of the community and the courts are:

therefore: Anyone being appointed the titles of Prince Royal and Princess Royal that or those persons must have at least six months active service with a previous court.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Gold Butterfly – Empress VI Tracy Diane

Photo

Reign VI Emperor Keith Nicks Reign VI Empress Tracy Dianne


 

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Emperor Bill Swearengen
Empress Fran
Prince Royal Donald Duncan
Princess Royal Jaydenne

Proclamation

WHEREAS… during my two attempts to become Emperor of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado. It became very apprent to me that the impact of a campaign has great influence on your involvement in the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado, regardless of the election results…

WHEREAS… having been the first recipient of a Vice Presidents good campaign award…

WHEREAS… it is my belief that a good and sincere campaign should be rewarded for the endeavor regardless of election results…

THEREFORE… I do hereby proclaim that at each Coronation of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado at sometime prior to the entrance of the new monarchs, the Vice President of the Board of Advisors of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado will give an award to one Emperor or Empress Candidate. The award being for running, in the Vice President’s opinion, the best campaign.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Emperor of the Rainbow
Emperor VII Bill
Imperial Court of Southern Colorado.

Whereas… during my year of service as Grand Duke to the Sixth Reign of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado, there was one person upon whom I came to depend for help with numerous functions…

Whereas… during my reign as Emperor VII of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado, I have come to depend even more upon this person for help, support, and ideas…

Whereas… it is my sincere feeling that such services and support should be duly and publicly acknowledged…

Therefore… I do hereby proclaim that the titleof First Lady to Emperor VII Bill shall be bestowed upon and shall be carried from this day forward, For Life, by Jedene, a.k.a. Jerry Dean Atkins.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Emperor of the Rainbow
Emperor VII Bill
Imperial Court of Southern Colorado.

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado that in the past it has been the stepping down Empress’ responsibility to purchase the crown for the new Empress.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, June 16, 1983, the B.O.A. [Board of Advisors] shall purcahse the crown to be worn by the new Empress and the crown shall be identical to the one first worn by Empress III, Roxie.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Unicorn Empress,

Empress VII, Fran

Amended June 13, 1987.

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado that from this day forward, June 16, 1983, that for many years the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado has held a Winter/Christmas function to raise money and or toys for needy children. This year the Seventh Emperor and Empress decided to turn the function into a Cotillion.

THEREFORE, I DO HEREBY PROCLAIM, that each year there shall be held a “WINTER COTILLION” to raise money and or toys for needy children. This Cotillion shall be a “Debutante Ball” and the winners shall be called the King (Prince) and Queen (Princess) of Snow.”

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Unicorn Empress,

Empress VII, Fran

Amended June 13, 1987.

Photo

Reign VII Emperor Bill Seearingen and Empress Fran

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Emperor Tim Holt
Empress Lyda Rose
Prince Royal Danny Entler
Princess Royal Ann Cagel

Proclamation

DURING MY REIGN, the management and owners of the Iron Springs Chateau, allowed the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado to sponsor a “GAY NIGHT at the IRON SPRINGS CHATEAU.” The evening was a great success, and was enjoyed by many.

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado, from this day forward, June 16, 1984, that as long as the owners of the “Iron Springs Chateau” will accomodate us, that each year there shall be held in the Emperor’s honor, a “GAY NIGHT at the IRON SPRINGS CHATEAU.”

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Prosperity Emperor,

Emperor VIII, Tim Holt

EACH YEAR, according to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado, the Stepping down Monarchs are allowed to make two Proclamations, that must be approved by the Board of Advisors before being proclaimed publicly.

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado, from this day forward, June 16, 1984, that all past, present and future proclamations, once approved by the Board of Advisors, shall Automatically [sic] become BY-LAW.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Prosperity Emperor,

Emperor VIII, Tim Holt

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the empire of Southern Colorado, from this day forward, June 16, 1984, that each year at Coronation that both the Emperor and Empress shall give an “Appreciation Award” honoring the individual that they feel has been most supportive to them throughout their reign.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The White Rose Empress,

Empress Regent VIII, Lyda Rose

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the empire of Southern Colorado, that in keeping with the past proclamation regarding the “Dorothy Brown Function” that Empress VI, Tracy Diane proclamated to be held as close to the First day of Spring as possible, that from this day forward, June 16, 1984, that

This function will hereafter be known as the “BLACK AND WHITE BALL” and will be held in honor of the Queen Mother and King Father.

Furthermore, the Queen Mother and King Father shall decide to which senior center the proceeds shall go.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The White Rose Empress,

Empress Regent VIII, Lyda Rose

Photo

Reign VIII Emperor Tim Holt and Empress Lyda Rose

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Emperor Bobby Steinborn
Empress Lois Lane
Prince Royal Jeff Dilworth
Princess Royal Barb Grannis

Proclamation

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the empire of Southern Colorado, that this day forward, June ___, 1985, that all subcommittee [sic], such as the membership committee, will be established with the approval of the Board of Advisors, to serve for a period of one year from the date of appointment unless otherwise disbanded or reappointed, with the approval of the B.O.A., by the current reign.

Let it be said,

Let it be written,

By the power invested in me,

The Lion Emperor,

Emperor IX, Bob Steinborn

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the empire of Southern Colorado, that this day forward, June ___, 1985, that anyone who pays a membership fee, to be determined by the current reign and the Board of Advisors, shall be given a membership card and said membership shall run for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Furthermore said member ship[sic] shall be given the following benefits:

  1. A quarterly newsletter that shall contain pertainate[sic] information, such as; calendar of events, minutes and treasures [sic] reports.
  2. A copy of the Constitution and By-Laws of the I.C.S.C. by request (for a small fee to cover cost of reproduction).
  3. Discount rates of various court functions, functions and rates to be approved by the Board of Advisors.
  4. Quarterly club night: to be held when and where the current reign chooses for the purpose of socializing and meeting informally.
  5. Members will be provided with contracts to subcommittees that will have specific group activities in mind, I.E. [sic] camping, skiing, hiking, bowling, entertainment, etc.

All B.O.A. members, line members and candidates for office must be a current member of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado.

A membership committee will be established each year for the purpose of promoting membership sales and maintaining the membership roster.

Let it be said,

Let it be written,

By the power invested in me,

The Lion Emperor,

Emperor IX, Bob Steinborn

LET IT BE KNOWN, throughout the empire of Southern Colorado, that this day forward, no member of the Board of Advisors can openly support any candidate running for an office of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado.

So it be Spoken,

So it be Done,

By the power invested in me,

The Pussy Cat Empress,

Empress IX, Lois Lane


 

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Emperor David Gutierrez
Empress Kelly
Prince Royal Rusty Fuller
Princess Royal Debbie Morgan

Proclamation

November 3, 1986
That from this ay forth there shall be a “COUNCIL OF REGENTS” made up of all PAST MONARCHS of the IMPERIAL COURT OF SOUTHERN COLORADO.

The purpose of the “COUNCIL OF REGENTS” shall be an advisory committee to the BOARD OF ADVISORS on matters on which the BOA can not resolve or is unsure of how the BY-LAWS should be interpreted.

The COUNCIL does not have any vote on the BOARD but may vote among themselves regarding issues brought before them and the outcome presented to the BOARD in an advisory capacity.

DAVID G.
EMPEROR X

Photo

Reign X Empress Kelly Reign X Emperor David Gutierrez

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Emperor Duane Thompson
Empress Tracy Dianne
Prince Royal Cher Pennington
Princess Royal Barb Grannis

Coronation Pin

11-pin

Proclamation

During the course of the past eleven years many proclamation have been handed down by past Monarchs that require future Monarchs to fulfill requirements pertaining to scheduling a particular function or event. Over the course of time, new Monarchs must fulfill the obligations imposed upon them by past reigns and thus have very little time to express and promote their own ideas during the course of their reign. Therefore, it has been proclamated by the power invested in me, that no future proclamations may impose or schedule specific functions or events upon future reigns, thus allowing future Monarchs the freedom to promote their own ideas within their realm.

Let it be said,

Let it be written,

By the power invested in me,

The Cadillac Emperor,

Emperor Regent XI,Duane Thompson
June 13th, 1987

LET IT BE KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE EMPIRE OF SOUTHERN COLORADO

where as: THE POSITION OF PRINCE ROYAL AND PRINCESS ROYAL ARE ASSISTANTS TO THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS. AND THE P.R.’S REIGN AND RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUE FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH PAST THAT OF THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS AND THE LINE OF SUCCESSION.

therefore: I, EMPEROR OF THE ELEVENTH REIGN, PROCLAIM THAT AT THE TIME THE P.R.’S ARE APPOINTED, THEY WILL GIVE OUT ONE EACH, A SUB-LINE TITLE. THAT TITLE BEING A CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS TO THE P.R.’S.

the purpose: TO ASSIST THE P.R.’S WITH DUTIES AND FUNCTION THROUGH OUT THEIR REIGN. PRIMARILY HELP WITH THE PLANNING AND PRODUCTION OF THE P.R. BALL, THUS BEING THEIR ATTENDANTS.

termination: THE CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS’S LENGTH OF REIGN WILL BE THAT OF THEIR P.R.’S. THEY MAY BE REMOVED AND REPLACE AS SEE FIT BY THE REIGNING P.R.’S. IF EITHER P.R. IS REMOVED, SO SHALL BE THEIR CROWN PRINCE OR CROWN PRINCESS. UNLESS THE NEW P.R. WISHES TO KEEP THEM OR THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS HAVE ANOTHER PLACE FOR THEM.

protocol: THE POSITION OF CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS TO THE P.R.’S WILL BE PLACED UNDER THAT OF THE LINE OF SUCCESSION OF THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS.

Let it be said,

Let it be written,

By the power invested in me,

The Cadillac Emperor,

Emperor Regent XI,
Duane Thompson
June 13th, 1987

Let it be known, that from this day forward, that the rules and regulations governing the campaign and the candidates competing for the positions of Board of Advisors Member at Large, and Emperor and Empress, and the inforcement [sic] of such rules and regulations, shall be the responsibility of the Council of Regents.

So it be said,

So it be done,

By the powers invested in me,

The Gold Butterfly – Empress XI Tracy Diane,

The position of Emperor and Empress being an elected positions by the Community, is one that should be earned as well as elected. Therefore, one is not truly an Emperor or Empress until they step down showing they have served the community. Therefore, it has been proclamated by the power invested in me that no person elected to either position that does not fulfill their required term or office shall be allowed to retain the title elected to them, thus being elected Emperor or Empress.

The time required for completing their term as stated in the By-Laws being that of the following Coronation, in which they will step down in full honor.

So it be said,

So it be done,

By the powers invested in me,

The Gold Butterfly
Symbol of Rebirth
Empress XI Tracy Diane,

Photo

Reign XI Emperor Duane Thompson, Empress Tracey Dianne, Prince Royal Cher Pennington and Preincess Royal Barb Grannis

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Emperor Jeff Dilworth
Empress Erica Courtland
Prince Royal Ralph Chapman
Princess Royal Beverly Hills

Proclamation

June 18, 1988

Let it be known throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado:

Let it be known that, from this day forward, Mr. John Renn shall be a permanent member of the Council of Regents will full honors and privileges and respect due this position.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the power invested in me,

The Phoenix Emperor
Emperor XII, Jeff Dilworth

June 18, 1988

Let it be known throughout the Empire of Southern Colorado

Let it be known that the new Monarchs shall, by the first Board of Advisors meeting after the while line is in position, have a list of the responsibilities of each line member, i.e.: who does what, who does posters, who does decorating, who does shows, etc.

Whereas each line member knows his or her job description and responsibilities; so that the whole line takes a part in the outcome of the year with the Monarchs overseeing and helping them.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the power invested in me,

The Phoenix Emperor
Emperor XII, Jeff Dilworth

I, Erica Iseult Courtland, do hereby proclaim that:

At the end of each reign, the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado will hold no more than $1000.00 in its bank account to start the new reign with. Monies in excess of this will be divided 50/50 between the Emperor and Empress to be given to the charities or organizations of their choice within the geographical boundaries of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado. The presentation of this money shall be made a P.R. Ball.

I give the Board of Advisors of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado the right however to withhold more than the $1000.00 prescribed. The amount to be determined by the current inflation rate within the State of Colorado should be it be determined that this will be necessary.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the power vested in me,

The Jade Dragon Empress
Empress XII
Erica Iseult Courtland

I, Erica Iseult Courtland, do hereby proclaim that:

Having once attained the title of Emperor, Empress, Prince or Princess Royale, one has fulfilled their obligations for that year of service. Once you have stepped down, your title is permanent. Therefore, from this day forward all Emperors, Empresses and P.R.’s may not take a line title any lesser than the highest permanent title they hold. This is to insure the growth and prosperity of the Imperial Court of Southern Colorado and to lessen the inbreeding which occurs. I leave the responsibility to each new Monarch to propagate new blood in the Imperial Family.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the power vested in me,

The Jade Dragon Empress
Empress XII
Erica Iseult Courtland

Photo

Reign XII Emperor Jeff Dilworth and Empress Erica Courtland


 

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Emperor Danny Entler
Empress Barb Grannis
Prince Royal Dennis Lewis
Princess Royal Brown Sugar

Proclamation

Let it be known, throughout the Empire of the United, Royal, Sovereign, Imperial Court of the Rising Sun Empire of Southern Colorado. Empress Tracy Diane VI and XI will hold the title of, the Living Legend of all Legends to all Empresses for Life. In Southern Colorado. On this day, August 26, 1989.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the power vested in me,

The Freedom of the Yellow Rose
Empress XIII Barbara Grannis

During the last year, the Thirteenth reign has helped raise thousands of dollars for various charitable causes by requiring that the entertainers of these benefits donate all of their tips towards the cause.

Therefore, let it be known throughout the Empire of the United Royal, Sovereign, Imperial Court of the Rising Sun Empire of Southern Colorado. That from this day forward, Saturday, August 26, 1989, that all designated fundraising benefit events and designated benefits show that all entertainers who participate in such benefits shall be required to donate all of their tips towards the benefit.

Furthermore, that the Court shall insure that at least eighty (80%) percent of the net benefit proceeds shall be delivered to the recipient or cause for which they were intended and that the Court may take no more than twenty (20%) per cent of the net proceeds to help cover expenses and costs incurred in the production of the benefit and to help promote the continuing existence of the Court as a Charitable Organization.

Finally, it shall be up to the Reigning Emperor and Empress if they desire to override any portion of the twenty (20%) percent that does to the Court and apply up to one hundred (100%) percent to the benefit cause. As long as the Reigning Monarchs are in agreement in this matter then they must abide by the majority vote cast by the Board of Advisors.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the powers vested in me,

The Freedom of the Yellow Rose,
Empress XIII Barbara Grannis
August 26, 1989

Over the past year, the Court has consulted a lawyer and had its entire set of By-Laws reviewed, expanded and rewritten. With the changes taking place in our Court today, it shall be required that the Board of Advisors be expanded from a seven (7) member Board to a nine (9) member Board. In so doing, and in accordance with State and Federal laws, all positions on the Board of Advisors shall also eventually become elected positions, elected by the majority vote of the general membership of the Court.

Therefore, let it be known throughout the Empire of the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire, that on this day, Saturday, August 26, 1989, that the two (2) new Positions shall also be Members at Large and shall serve for one year or until the following Coronation, making three (3) elected Member at Large positions on the Board.

The positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary shall remain two (2) year terms. These positions shall be elected in a separate election through the General Membership to occur no later than the End of March each year. Written notification to all Court Members must be mailed sex (6) weeks prior to the elections informing them of the date of the upcoming elections and the deadline, set by the Board, by which time they must complete an application should they choose to run for a position on the Board. Written notification to all Court Members must also be mailed no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the elections, notifying members of the candidates, and the place, and time at which these elections shall occur.

Beginning in the year 1990, and in reoccurring even years, the positions of President and Treasurer shall be elected for two (2) year terms. The Positions of Vice President and Secretary shall be elected for two (2) year terms beginning in 1991, and in reoccurring odd years. In the interim the Board may extend the terms of these two positions or appoint temporary replacement until the election in 1991. The only restrictions placed upon these elected positions are the following:

They must been Court Members for at least one full year prior to the elections.

They must reside in Southern Colorado within the Realm of the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire.

Any candidates for the position of Treasurer must meet specific requirements set by the B.O.A. and approved by a 3/4 majority vote of the Board.

Any candidates for the position of Treasurer must meet specific requirements set by the B.O.A. and approved by a 3/4 majority vote of the Board.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the powers vested in me,

The Wizard Emperor,
Emperor XIII, Dan Entler
Amended 18, January, 1990

Let it be known throughout the Empire of the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire, that from this day forward, Saturday, August 26, 1989, that the process for selecting Queen Mother or King Father shall be chosen by a combined majority vote to the Council of Regents and the Board of Advisors present. Should a member of the Council of Regents also be seated upon the Board of Advisors, then this person shall only have one vote in this process.

Once the Queen Mother or King Father has resigned or been removed from office, the process for choosing a replacement for Queen Mother or King Father shall be by written notification to all Court Members and the Council of Regents. This notification must request that anyone whom wishes to apply for the position contract the Board and complete an application by a date set by the Board. The date for the application deadline must occur no later than forty-five (45) days after the position has been vacated, and the Voard and Council of Regents must meet and vote upon the replacement and install them no later than sixty (60) days after the vacancy occurs. The Board may appoint a temporary replacement to the vacancy during this transition period. However, should a situation arise during this transition period that would call for this person to assume the position of Emperor or Empress, then they first must be given the approval of both the Board and Council of Regents before being installed in office.

Qualifications for Queen Mother or King Father shall be based upon both past and present involvement with the Court, overall knowledge of the Court, their willingness to assume the position of Emperor and Empress, should it become necessary, and their continuing active involvement with the Court and fulfillment of their role as Queen Mother or King Father. These rules shall consist of acting as primary advisors to the Reigning heads of States, their attendance at Most proclmated functions, particulary Black and White Ball, Campaign Kickoff Question and Answers, and Coronation. No other restrictions from qualifying may apply.

Furthermore, the Queen Mother or King Father, may be removed by the Board and the Council of Regents, if it is found that they are not fulfilling the requirements and duties of their position and or they have left the area for more than thirty (30) days without a leave of absence. Second, a leave of adsence may not be granted by the Board for more than sixty (60) days.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the powers vested in me,

The Wizard Emperor,
Emperor XIII, Dan Entler
Amended 18, January, 1990

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Emperor David Eidson
Empress Lyda Rose
Prince Royal Kevin Conboy
Princess Royal Wanna Lee

Proclamation

Due to changes in our by-laws, the Board of Advisors include three Member At Large positions. I, Emperor XIV, David Eidson, proclamate that from this day (October 13, 1990) forward, the Member At Large positions to the Board will carry specific duties. It is the responsibility of the Member At Large to either volunteer for that duty after elected, or the remaining Board members may appoint the duties to the Members At Large.

The first Member At Large will be responsible for promotion of the United Court, meaning he/she will work with the reigning Monarchs to insure that there is a representatitve of the United Court at major meetings of other gay organizations in our realms.

The second Member At Large will be responsible for over-seeing the committee who will be assigned to major court functions. Such as, Winter Cotillion, Black and White Ball, etc. It will be the Member At Large responsiblity to insure the Court’s revenue is not being mishandled on excess production and/or decoration.

The third Member At Large will be responsible for memberships and a promoting membership committee. This Member At Large is to keep the membership records updated and current for the reigning Monarchs. Promote new members and remind past due members of the need to renew. As of this day forward and until either amended or proclamated, the membership dues to the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire will be $10.00 a year, renewed yearly. All lifetime title holders of the United Court will be granted lifetime memberships to this Court at no charge to the individuals. This proclamation is to include all past, present, and future, Monarchs, Lifetime Title Holders, and Prince and Princess Royals.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the powers vested in me,

The Mickey Mouse Emperor,
Emperor XIV, David Eidson

Do [sic} to the increasing demands on the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire, for support to needy individuals in our community. And to be more equal in distributing our funds to the community. The United Court from this day (October 13, 1990) forward, will not sponsor or co-sponsor for an individual any benefit, fundraiser , or show.

The United Court will add a line item to their checking account, or open a separate account which will be designated for personal requests from individuals in the community.

Benefit shows will be held to raise money for this account. Leaving in consideration Empress XIII Barb Grannis’ proclamation on benefits.

No single individual asking for assistance will receive over $300.00 from the United Court as a donation or gift from that current reign.

Any reigning Monarch hosting a personal benefit show or fundraiser, must announce at least twice during the show, that the United Court is not sponsoring the benefit.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the powers vested in me,

The Mickey Mouse Emperor,
Emperor XIV, David Eidson

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Reign XIV Emperor David Eidson and Empress Lyda Rose

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Emperor Mark Merriman
Empress Anita Ramona Baez
Prince Royal Chris Jones
Princess Royal Sable Gordon

Proclamation

LET IT BE KNOWN from this day forward that Reigning Monarchs and all members of the Board of Advisors may, at their discretion perform at Candidate Campaign shows when invited to do so. Performing at such shows shall be construed as encouragement for the campaign process itself rather than open support for the individuals campaigning.

FURTHER, Reigning Monarchs and Board of Advisor Members must not wear candidate campaign buttons unless the buttons of all candidates are worn simultaneously.

This purpose of this proclamation is not to amend any previous proclamation, but rather to clarify appropriate behavior during campaign season.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the powers vested in me,

The Silver Ram Emperor,
Emperor XV, Mark Merriman

August 31, 1991.

LET IT BE KNOWN from this day forward that the line titles of Count and Countess will added to the line of succession of future reigns. The current order of succession will remain as is, with Count following Marquis and Countess following Marquesa (Marquise). The purpose of this proclamation is two-fold. First, additional line members should serve to strengthen future reigns. Second, to honor the dedication and hard work of Patrick Roelle, who served as the Count of the XV reign. May his contributions to the court serve as a measure for future Counts and Countesses.

So it be spoken,

So it be done,

By the powers vested in me,

The Silver Ram Emperor,
Emperor XV, Mark Merriman

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Emperor Dennis Lewis
Regent Emperor Bleu Beamer
Empress Sasha
Regent Empress Brown Sugar
Prince Royal Bleu Beamer
Princess Royal Brown Sugar

Proclamation

August 31, 1991.

Let it be known throughoutthe realm of the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire of Southern Colorado, that the traditional style of crown and matching tiara proclaimed by Empress 7, Fran, shall be reinstated and worn at all state functions by all monarchs past, present and future.

Let it be Said

Let it be Written,

By the Powers invested in me,

The Black Diamond Empress,
Empress XVI of the Sweet Sixteen Reign
Sasha Dior

Presented by my Princess Royal, Bubblin’ Brown Sugar
On the 17th Day of October.

Let it be known throughout the Empire of the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire of Southern Colorado, that from this day forward there shall exist a Baroney of Albuquerque.

Such Baroney will be subject to and abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of the United Court of the Rising Sun Empire.

Let it be Said

Let it be Written,

By the Powers invested in me,

The Gilded Tusk Emperor,
Emperor XVI of the Sweet Sixteen Reign
Dennis Lewis

Presented by my Prince Royal, Bleau Beamer
On the 17th Day of October 1992.

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Reign XVI Emperor Dennis Lewis, Regent Emperor Bleu Beamer, Empress Sasha and Regent Empress Bubblin Brown Sugar

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Emperor Bruce Littrell
Empress Tammi-Lynn Noel
Prince Royal Papa Doc
Princess Royal Wanna Lee

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Emperor Ricky Martinez
Empress Chris Lee
Prince Royal Greg McAllister
Princess Royal Aviva Diamond

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Emperor Stan Wright
Empress Kristy Michaels
Prince Royal Marlow Anderson
Princess Royal Audrey Anderson

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Emperor Sam Relaford
Regent Emperor Ed Sells
Empress Alexis DeMone’
Prince Royal Greg McAllister
Princess Royal Shonte’

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Reign XX Regent Emperor Ed Sells Reign XX Empress Alexis Demone' Reign XX Emperor Sam Relaford

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Emperor Kevin Kane
Empress Rebekka Ryanne
Prince Royal Charlie Davenport
Princess Royal Natasha Ryanne

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Emperor Don Lacey
Empress Kitty Litter
Prince Royal Ralph Chapman
Princess Royal Fefe Charles Litter

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Emperor Alex Carey
Empress Natasha Ryanne
Prince Royal Doug Lewis
Princess Royal Bernice Litter

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Reign XXIII Emperor ALex Carey and Empress Natasha Ryanne

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Emperor Michael Cornejo
Empress Lauren Ashley
Prince Royal Craig French
Princess Royal Ariel McEntire

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Emperor Ralph Chapman
Empress Kassondra McEntire
Prince Royal Tim Myers
Princess Royal Sasha D’Ore

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Emperor Jack Murphy
Empress Phyllis Dawson
Prince Royal Rick Rhody
Princess Royal Dorian Lord

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Emperor Charlie Davenport
Empress Shonte’
Prince Royal Tim Parham
Princess Royal J’Me Spenser

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Emperor James Gideon
Empress Lyda Rose
Prince Royal Paul Parson
Princess Royal Mikala Rah

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Emperor Marc Callan
Empress Dorian Lord
Prince Royal Miguel Navarro-Garcia
Princess Royal Ghetta Canon

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Emperor Jeff Mitchell
Empress Olivia Ryanne McEntire
Prince Royal John Lendenmann
Princess Royal Fefe Charles Litter

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Emperor Miguel Navarro-Garcia
Empress Sharin Peters
Prince Royal Jesse Brackin
Princess Royal Sable Gordon

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Emperor Mark East
Empress Sable Gordon
Prince Royal Doug Lewis
Princess Royal Dorothy Canon

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Emperor Nona Capace
Empress Voluntarily Resigned – Name Deleted by Request
Prince Royal Tim Parham
Princess Royal Candy Rose

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Empress Candy Rose
Prince Royal Rett Rasberry
Princess Royal Ramiyah DeVereaux

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Emperor Roy Merkle
Empress Sable Gordon
Prince Royal Anthony Garcia
Princess Royal Rebecca Hanchar

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Prince Royal Carroll Hillebrand

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Empress Leandra Ledbetter
Prince Royal Creede McQueen
Princess Royal Shelby Givin Moorehead

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Empress Adraine Powers
Prince Royal Doug Lewis
Princess Royal Ramiyah Devereaux

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Prince Royal Travis Henderson
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