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The United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire

The oldest GLBT organization in Southern Colorado – The Highest Court in all the Land!

What We Do

The United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire conducts charitable and public service projects and events to benefit legitimate charities, and we provide social and charitable activities for the benefit of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

We are a 501(c)3 organization and your donations are tax deductible.

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Latest News

May 17 2020 BOA Meeting Minutes

May 17th 2020, United Court Pikes Peak Empire Board of Advisors meeting (Virtual)

BOA and members present: Water Xaris – President; Vice President – Adam Martinez; Mesha Narie Fierce – Recording Secretary; Carroll Hillebrand – Treasurer; Sean Andrews – Public Relations; William St.Pierre – Member At Large – Membership Chair; Nic Grzecka – Emperor 44; Autumn Quinn – Empress 44; Sable Gordon – Co-Regent

Call to order: 12:09pm; Water Xaris, President, presided the meeting.

President Report- No significant activity to report

Vice President Report – N/A

Secretary Report – No significant activity to report

Treasurer Report – Carroll presented details on finances and the checks and balances. Nic motioned to accept report, Sean second, with 7 in favor, 2 abstention, motion passed.

Committee Report – No significant activities to report.

State of the Reign Report – Autumn discussed past recent virtual events. Plans for future events during social distancing are in the works. Nic discussed possible candidates for the position of Correspondence Secretary. Concerns on the lack of involvement from Board Members and the support of the members of the UCPPE were discussed. Brainstorming ideas to implement safety measures and practices for future interaction in public venues.

State of the Regents Report – Sable Gordon discussed fund raising opportunities. Plans for Aspen Brunch is suspended until further notice. Tentative date for a Regents meeting (possibly virtual) for August 16th. The potential for the current Reign to continue for another year was suggested, further discussion to be held during the Regents meeting.

Old Business – Discussion of membership list and reaching out to current members as well as conducting a membership drive. Policy Manual, By Law and Donation Letter has been updated and posted. In need of a new Games Manager. The use of Google Suite for sharing and uploading files are in plans and will be further discussed and announced in the future. For Denver Pride Virtual, UCCPE will have advertisement and will have a booth set for year 2021. President will be sending the Vice President all items necessary to conduct duties.

New Business – Discussion of action plans for the needs of care packages again for the COVID-19 were discussed and tabled for the next meeting. Plans for possibly conducting a care drive for residents at the Nursing home were discussed. Nic motioned to grant Lauren Ashley in favor of a waiver to be eligible for cadency for future positions after submitting her resignation from Games Manager, Carrol second, discussion was held, voting tabled pending Lauren’s response to give a detailed reason in support of the letter she provided and if she wants a waiver. Participation and involvement from the BOA were discussed. Details for Black and White Ball to be determined, but still scheduled to be conducted. Adam motioned to grant Penni Cillen a one

time $100 for art supplies for a reoccurring show she has been conducting, Autumn second, discussion was held, with 5 in favor, 1 oppose, and 2 abstention motion passed.

ACTION ITEMS

Treasurer:

Update on Overage in the reign checking account. 

Recording Secretary:

Verify that updated by-laws and policy are uploaded to the website

Reign:

Joshua Hart corresponding secretary

Website updates: BOA meeting schedule

Black and White Ball 06/13/2020 (tentative) 

Regents: Sable & Anka

Regent participation

Fund raising water color, cake decorating, cooking class

Organize the virtual Regent meeting 08/16/2019 following the BOA meeting

BOA Meeting 11:00 am / Regent meeting 1:00pm 

Membership: Bill

Organize a virtual membership drive

Work with Public relations chair on flyers for Membership drive,

Verify and update member contact information

Promote and execute the membership drive 

Games Manager:

Water will send link for Games Manager training 

Public Relations:

Google Suites set up and review with Water and the BOA. 

COS Pridefest:

Information will be forth coming from Pridefest planning committee

Corona (COVID-19)-Kindness Campaign:

Carrol will get the contact information for a nursing home to Sable.

Sean will revise the donation letter as a request for what will bring joy.

Sable will call the nursing homes and ask how we can partner with them for this program

Autumn will do flyers for both fundraising and distribution.

Campaign Season

Campaign for Reign 45 suspended until further notice.

BOA:

BOA Positions: We need a gaming manager. Water will reach out to Anka and Loren regarding their status / resignation.

With no further business to discuss, next Virtual BOA meeting is set for June 20th, at 12:00pm. Link to virtual meeting will be announced.

Meeting adjourned at 1:53pm … Read More

April 19 2020 BOA Meeting Minutes

April 16th 2020, United Court Pikes Peak Empire Board of Advisors meeting (Virtual)
BOA and members present: Water Xaris – President; Vice President – Adam Martinez; Mesha Narie Fierce – Recording Secretary; Carroll Hillebrand – Treasurer; Sean Andrews – Public Relations; Member at Large – Lauren Ashley; Empress 44; Nic Grzecka – Emperor 44
Call to order: 12:15pm; Water Xaris, President, presided the meeting.
President Report- No significant activity to report
Vice President Report – N/A
Secretary Report – No significant activity to report
Treasurer Report – Carroll presented details on finances and the checks and balances. Nic motioned to accept report, Sean second, with 5 in favor, 1 abstention, motion passed.
Committee Report – No significant activities to report.
State of the Reign Report – Nic discussed past events. Upcoming events are to be announced with details as the event approaches due to the COVID-19. Ideas and plans for a Drive thru BBQ are forthcoming. Nic motioned to allocate up to $1000.00 for care packages – COVID-19 Care Kit Readiness, that will have essential needs and a committee of volunteers to put together and handout by May 3rd, Sean second, discussion held, with all in favor, motion passed.
State of the Regents Report – No member present to report.
Old Business – Discussion of the vacancy for Vice-President, Adam Martinez (Connie) was interviewed for the position. After interview, Adam was nominated for candidacy for Vice President. With 6 in favor, 1 abstention, Adam Martinez was voted for the position of Vice President.
New Business – No business to discuss
With no further business to discuss, next Virtual BOA meeting is set for May 17th, at 12:00pm. Link to virtual meeting will be announced.
Meeting adjourned at 1:34pm.
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March 15 2020 BOA Meeting Minutes

March 15th 2020, United Court Pikes Peak Empire Board of Advisors meeting
BOA and members present: Water Xaris – President; Mesha Narie Fierce – Recording Secretary; Carroll Hillebrand – Treasurer; Sean Andrews – Public Relations; Sable Gordon – Co-Counsel; Autumn Quinn – Empress 44; Nic Grzecka – Emperor 44; Draken – member
Call to order: 12:22pm; Water Xaris, President, presided the meeting.
President Report- No significant activity to report
Vice President Report – N/A
Secretary Report – No significant activity to report
Treasurer Report – Carroll presented details on finances and funds. Nic motioned to accept report, Mesha second, with all in favor, motion passed.
Committee Report – No significant activities to report.
State of the Reign Report – Nic and Autumn discussed past and upcoming events. With the recent decisions from the Board of Directors for the ICRME, Nic and Autumn question their attendance to ICRME Coronation. The UCPPE BOA have decided to write a letter to the ICRME BOD detailing key concerns and will attend Coronation per guidance of By Laws.
State of the Regents Report – Regent’s meeting will be September 13, 2020 at Club Q at 10:00am followed by the Aspen Brunch at Club Q at 12:00pm.
Old Business – Discussion of the vacancy for Vice-President, anyone interested in the VP vacancy should attend the April meeting; Policy Manual and By Laws updates; In Person Games Manager Training has been canceled for the near future. All online classes are recommended. Water will keep everyone updated on changes. Denver Pride Booth application is being submitted.
New Business – Water presented safety tips for the CoronoVirus. Carroll suggested to purchase a shed for the material and equipment to save money on storage, which would be stored at Club Q. Sable also suggested to store the items at her home. Further discussion will be held with the Regents.
Educational Segment – Water discussed possible guest speakers for future BOA meetings. The history of the Black and White Ball will be presented at April’s BOA meeting.
With no further business to discuss, next BOA meeting is set for April 19th, at 12 noon, at the Engel and Volkers office
Meeting adjourned at 2:03pm.
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BOA Meeting Minutes 02-16-2020

February 16th 2020, United Court Pikes Peak Empire Board of Advisors meeting
BOA and members present: Water Xaris – President; Mesha Narie Fierce – Recording Secretary; Carroll Hillebrand – Treasurer; William St. Pierre – Membership Chair; Sean Andrews – Public Relations; Lauren Ashley – Games Manager; Anka Shayne – Co-Counsel; Sable Gordon – Co-Counsel; Autumn Quinn – Empress 44; Nic Grzecka – Emperor 44; Lucy Roxia – Corresponding Secretary; Ed Sander – Web Master; Joseph – Member; Draken – member; Crede – Regent; Roy – Regent; Drew (Andrea Star) – Member
Call to order: 2:06pm; Water Xaris, President, presided the meeting.
President Report- No significant activity to report
Vice President Report – No significant activity to report
Secretary Report – No significant activity to report
Treasurer Report – Coronation budget discussed. Total for estimated budget will be $18,700.00, Nic motioned to accept, Lauren second, with all in favor, motion passed.
Committee Report – No significant activities to report.
State of the Reign Report – Nic and Mesha will be attending the San Francisco Coronation Feb 22nd.
State of the Regents Report – Dates for the Aspen Brunch as well as the Regents meeting will be determined and announced soon.
Old Business – Water Xaris was voted for President, Vice President position will be announced for vacancy and candidate review and voting will be at later date. Sable Gordon was voted in to be Co- Counsel/Regent with Anka Shayne.
New Business – Water presented and motioned By Law change to BOA cash handling (see policy 2 – Finances, Section 2; Expenditures) Nic second, discussion was held, with 8 in favor, 0 opposed, and 3 abstained, motioned passed. Discussion of revised BOA responsibilities and duties for Coronation was presented. Nic motioned to accept as written and with additional information, Lucy second, discussion held, with all in favor, motion passed. Joseph spoke about upcoming events with Inside/Out Youth Services.
With no further business to discuss, next BOA meeting is set for March 15th, at 12 noon, location TBD
Meeting adjourned at 3:47pm.
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Our Reigning Monarchs

Emperor 44 Nic and Empress 44 Autumn

Our Charitable Work

Charitable Organizations We Support:

MDA

M.O.M.Y.

Pikes Peak MCC

A Kidz Hope Homes Inc

Urban Peak

Colorado Leatherfest

Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue

Pikes Peak Hospice

Wounded Warrior Project

Save Me Scout Rescue

BuildABear Workshop

Rainbow Rose Scholarship Fund

Silver Key Services

Transformative Freedom Fund

JDRF

One Nation Walking Together

Marian House

Inside/Out Youth Services

Peak Area Gender Expressions (PAGE)

Special Olympics

In 2017 (Reign 41) We Raised

$15,170.25*

for 11 Charities!

Our Monarchs and line members work to raise money through donations at our performances. The money we raise is then given back to the community at the end of each year. We get all our money from the generosity of those who attend our shows and donate. Come join us at our next event to see more about what we do, and help us to help those in our community, one dollar at a time.

* The actual amount raised was higher than this.  We are gathering the figures for disbursements that were given out at times other than Winter Cotillion.

Where We Meet

3430 North Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917

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Contacts

Sean Gooden President of the Board of Advisors

president@ucppe.org

Ed Sanders WebMaster

webmaster@ucppe.org

Dan Alexander Treasurer

treasurer@ucppe.org

Anka Shayne Empress 43

empress43@ucppe.org

Our Address:

UCPPE

P.O. Box 6925

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80934

 

Organizations For Which We Raise Money:

S-CAP

 MCC Church

 PFLAG

 Citizens Project

 PAGE

 Inside Out

The Humane Society

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Silver Key

Bars That Help Us Raise Money

Club Q

Business and Organizations that Support Us

The Pikes Peak Summit Masters

 

Our Mother Court

The Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire
Denver, Colorado

Our Daughter Court

The United Court of the Sandias, Inc.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Our Sister Court

The Imperial Court of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our Brother Court

The Imperial Court of Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

Our Brother Court

The Imperial Court of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona

 

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