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I am a Colorado Springs WebMaster and UCPPE Member offering my skills as webmaster to the public at my site at https://mredsanders.net. I was Crown Prince 42 and currently Grand Zar 44, and volunteer to do this website.

BOA Meeting Minutes June 20 2020

Nic discussed recent events conducted by the Reign. Black and White Ball will be set for a new date. Discussion for hosting an event for Senior Citizens with Sable Gordon being the lead, more details forthcoming. Nic motioned to approve a budget up to $40.00 to purchase material for making additional masks to sell as a fundraiser in the effort to raise money for UCPPE (with assistance from Teresa Grzecka), Carroll second, discussion held, with all in favor, motion passed. Opportunities for events at Club Q were discussed.    ... Read More

Pridefest 2020 Week of Events

Saturday, July 11 – Virtual PrideFest PrideFest events throughout the city and a virtual drag show live on Facebook.Sunday, July 12 – PrideFest Motorcade and Virtual Events: Join us to drive across the city to show our pride. ... Read More

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-RegentCall to order: 12:09pm; Water Xaris, President, presided the meeting.President Report- No significant activity to reportVice President Report – N/ASecretary Report – No significant activity to reportTreasurer 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 onetime $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 ITEMSTreasurer:Update on Overage in the reign checking account. Recording Secretary:Verify that updated by-laws and policy are uploaded to the websiteReign:Joshua Hart corresponding secretaryWebsite updates: BOA meeting scheduleBlack and White Ball 06/13/2020 (tentative) Regents: Sable & AnkaRegent participationFund raising water color, cake decorating, cooking classOrganize the virtual Regent meeting 08/16/2019 following the BOA meetingBOA Meeting 11:00 am / Regent meeting 1:00pm Membership: BillOrganize a virtual membership driveWork with Public relations chair on flyers for Membership drive,Verify and update member contact informationPromote 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 committeeCorona (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 programAutumn will do flyers for both fundraising and distribution.Campaign SeasonCampaign 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

Order Covid Readiness Kits

Hello fellow courtiers, during this time of transition from our “stay at home” order to our new “safer at home” order the current reigning monarchs and board of advisors have realized that it is more important then ever for our at risk, elderly and under-employed individuals to be extra prepared and cautious while adjusting back to living life outside of the safety of our homes. We will be preparing COVID-19 Readiness Kits to include: • Hand Sanitizer • Bleach • Masks • Gloves • Handsoap • Toilet Paper • Eggs • Flour • Rice • Beans These kits will be ready for pick up and home delivery starting May 3rd at 5:00 pm. Pick up will be at Club Q ( 3430 N. Academy Blvd. ) If you or someone you know are in need of one of these kits please have them fill out the form in this link: ... 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. ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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. ... Read More

General Membership Meeting Minutes 02-16-2020

February 16th 2020, United Court Pikes Peak Empire General Membership meeting Members present: 23 Call to order: 1:02pm; Water Xaris, Vice President, presided the meeting. Election Results- Twenty-Two members voted yes for Carroll Hillebrand for the position of Treasurer. Water presented the financial report to include the profits and losses. State of the Reign Report – Nic and Autumn discussed the past successful events as well as upcoming events. Made emphasis on the importance of Members of the UCPPE being present for events and meetings so there is a clear understanding of Reign 44’s goal and mission. State of the Regents Report – $539.36 was turned over to the Hospitality funds. Old Business – Water addressed a motion that was presented last year regarding Campaign Rules and Regulations – Qualified Candidates, Nic second, discussion and details were held, with 21 in favor, 0 opposed and 2 abstained, motion passed. Sable Gordon mentioned that the King Father has not received his ring to date. New Business – Discussion of the By Laws changes. Nic motioned to change the membership due date for all be on the same date, 1 May of each year, for a more feasible way to account for members paid up to date. Current paid members will roll into the next annual due date. Lucy second, discussion held, with 20 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstained, motion passed. Nic presented the Non-Binary option to Reign if elected to be added to the By Laws, Autumn second, discussion held, with 22 in favor, 0 opposed, and 1 abstained, motion passed. Carroll addressed and motioned the option to receive the regalia of choice for Female and Male, Autumn second, discussion held, with 22 in favor, 0 opposed, and 1 abstained, motion passed. With no further business to discuss, next General Membership meeting will be announced at its annual time. Meeting adjourned at 1:52pm. ... Read More

Agenda for Membership Meeting 02-16-2020

The United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire General Membership Meeting – January 19, 201912:00 pm Check In:• Please verify your contact information with the Membership Chair • • Sign up for presentation to the membership. Due to time constraints each person will only be allowed 5 minutes please be prepared.12:00 pm to 12:45 pm Voting:12:45 pm to 1:00 pm vote counting and review of minutes from last General Membership meeting.1:00 pm Call to Order: • Election Results • Approval of Minutes from Last General Membership MeetingTreasurer’s ReportBOA Updates • Coronation P&L • BOA Cash handling issues- Review of policyState of the Reign ReportState of Regents’ ReportNew Business • By-Law changes • Membership addressesOld Business3:00 pm Adjournment: Begin BOA Meeting ... Read More

BOA Updates for 2-5-2020

Winter Cotillion: Winter Cotillion is 3 days away and will be held on 02/08/2020 at Club Q Doors are at 5:00 PM with the event starting at 6:00 PM. This year’s theme is “3 Ring Circus” and promises to be an amazing evening filled with food, fun and laughter.General Membership Meeting: Our annual General Membership Meeting is 11 days away!! This year's meeting will be held in our new Coronation venue: The Gold Room 18 S Nevada ave Colorado Springs, CO 80903 ... Read More

BOA Meeting Minutes January 19 2020

January 19th 2020, United Court Pikes Peak Empire Board of Advisors meeting BOA and members present: Water Xaris – Vice President; Mesha Narie Fierce – Recording Secretary; Dan Alexander – Treasurer; William St. Pierre – Membership Chair; Sean Andrews – Public Relations; Anka Shayne – Co-Counsel; Autumn Quinn – Empress 44; Nic Grzecka – Emperor 44; Lucy Roxia – Corresponding Secretary; Ed Sander – Web Master; Candy Rose – Regent; Carroll Hillebrand - Regent Call to order: 1:08pm; Water Xaris, Vice 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 – Dan detailed the financial breakdown for the monthly finances. Nic motioned to deduct the Coronation deposits and move to the balance each year, William second, with all in favor, motion passed. Mesha motioned to accept the Treasurers report, Nic second, with all in favor, motion passed. Committee Report – No significant activities to report. State of the Reign Report – Line members held a show at the G.A.Y Bar in Pueblo for the first time and raised $444.34. The Coat and Sock drive is ongoing until the 21st of Jan, handout TBA. Trip to Minnesota will be a big group. Wine tasting with Princess Royal 44 Jan 25th. State of the Regents Report – A Co-Chair Counsel will be announced at February General Membership meeting. Discussion of upcoming events. Old Business – Two candidates for Member At Large were reviewed, one selected. Discussion of Coronation 44 feedback was held. Nic motioned to purchase up to $125 in raffle tickets for events through Coronation, Lucy second, with all in favor, motion passed. Policy Manual updates discussed and approved to be presented at the General Membership meeting. Water motioned to accept the presented changes to the Policy Manual to Appendix C (see policy), Nic second, with all in favor, motion passed and signed by Vice President and Recording Secretary. New Business – Dan motioned to add a column in the candidate application for BOA with a date they would be eligible, Nic second, with all in favor, motion passed. BOA Job Description and Responsibilities for Coronation were discussed and tasked to each member. 50th Anniversary Coronation funding account was presented by Mesha, and will be tabled for the General Membership meeting. Nic presented a drafted Inclusion of Gender Neutral titles to the RSAR and will be further discussed at the General Membership meeting. With no further business to discuss, next BOA meeting is set for February 16th following the General Membership meeting at The Gold Room. Meeting adjourned at 4:22pm. ... Read More

Agenda for BOA Meeting 01-19-2020

The United Court of the Pikes Peak EmpireBOA Meeting – January 19, 2019Call to Order:Minutes from December MeetingTreasurer’s ReportCoronation 44 profit & LossState of the Reign ReportReign 44 Calendar updates Upcoming Travelling Winter Cotillion updatesState of Regents’ ReportAspen Brunch FundraisersOld BusinessReview of candidates for open BOA position Co-Chair Appointment Member at Large Appointment Coronation 44 feedback – how can we improve for next year Bingo License Renewal Sponsorship package – updated pricing Storage shed BOA 1st Quarter Ad Goals Policy Manual UpdatesEducational Segment:The History of Winter Cotillion How to put together a By-Law change proposal for General Membership meeting Future Guest Speaker for MarchNew BusinessIncluding the following the reign Calendar so that we have a complete Calendar for the year. Aspen Brunch Bingo, Campaign Season Annual Regents MeetingPacket Pick up ~ review of eligibility requirements BOA Job Description updates to include specific Coronation Responsibilities: Coronation Program Invitations / Promotion Script / schedule Regalia Coordination Rooming List Welcome packets / Dias Gifts Set Coordinator Entertainment / DJ/ sound system Ticket sales / Sponsorships Anniversary Monarchs / VIP Guest / Regent Recognition Awards / Recipients50th Anniversary Coronation Gear up Other New Business Plan for Next BOA Meeting – to follow General Membership MeetingLocation: Gold Room Date: February 16, 2020 Time: Following General Membership Adjournment: ... Read More

UCPPE BOA Updates

Good Evening Fellow Courtiers,On behalf of the Board of Advisers we bring you the following updates.~Winter Cotillion: Winter Cotillion will be held on 02/08/2019 at Club Q Doors are at 5:00pm with the event starting at 6:00pm. This year’s theme is “3 Ring Circus” and promises to be an amazing evening filled with food, fun and laughter.~Profit and Loss Statements: Recently our treasurer presented the BOA with a graph showing the estimated profit and loss for Coronation over several years. In the interest of remaining transparent with our Regents, membership and Community this information was publicized. We will give more detail at the General Membership Meeting on how this information was compiled as well as some updates to the Coronation P&L after digging deeper into those numbers.~BOA office updates: In our January Meeting we will look to fill the 2 positions listed below.  If you are interested in any of these positions please reach out to the me via email vicepresident@ucppe.org no later than 9:00 PM January 18th.the next BOA meeting January 19, 2019 1:00 pm at Club QMember at Large – Public Relations Regent Co- Council – to be appointed by Empress 43 Anka Shayne to assist with planning and fund raising for Hospitality.~Packet Pick up for General Membership Meeting Elections: Prior to the General Membership meeting we will hold voting for the following positions:Treasurer BOA Board PresidentBoth positions have a 2-year term commitment. Job descriptions and requirements for both positions are listed in the policy manual on our website. If you would like to run for either position please pick up your packets January 19 from 3:00 to 6:00pmCandidate Review for these positions: TBD~General Membership Meeting:Please mark your calendars for the General Membership Meeting: Sunday February 16, 2019 Gold Room Noon to 4:00 PMVoting will be held from Noon to 1:00 PM. General Membership meeting will follow voting at 1:15 PM The positions of President and Treasurer are open for re-election. You must be a dues paid member to vote, so please make sure that your dues are current or pay them at the door before voting. This is a great time to also update your contact information with the Membership Chair.~By-Law changes: In accordance with ARTICLE XIX: AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS during the General Membership Meeting we invite you to submit any proposed changes to our By-Laws.o  When submitting your proposed change please remember that changes should be submitted in writing.o  Please print enough copies so that the membership can review the change before discussing and voting on it.~Calls for Protocol:On behalf of Reign 44 this is your first call for protocol for the following Coronations. Please message me directly with which Coronation you plan to attend.Remember to send all updates to your protocol to vicepresident@ucppe.orgThe Empire of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star, Inc (Houston TX) - January 18, 2020 ~ Coronation 36, “Northern Lights: A Winter Odyssey”Imperial Sovereign Court of the Evergreen Empire (Bellingham, WA) - January 18, 2020 “The Reign of Cakes”Imperial Sun Court of all Florida Coronation Two (Ft Lauderdale, FL) - January 25, 2020Imperial Court of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) - February 1, 2020 “Rockin' In Rio: A Carnival Extravaganza”San Diego Imperial Coronation (San Diego, CA) - February 8, 2020 “A Military Affair”The Imperial Sovereign Court of all Connecticut Coronation (Windsor, CT) - February 15, 2020 Coronation XXI: “An American Horror Story”The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire (Seattle, WA) - February 15, 2020 “A Stroll Down The Runway Lowering Heaven & Raising Hell”The Imperial Council of San Francisco, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) - February 22, 2020 Coronation 55: “Disco in the Jungle”Yours in service to the community,UCPPE BOA Vice PresidentEmperor 41 Water Xaris ... Read More

BOA Meeting Minutes December 2019

December 14th 2019, United Court Pikes Peak Empire Board of Advisors meetingBOA present: Water Xaris – Vice President; Mesha Narie Fierce – Recording Secretary; Dan Alexander – Treasurer; Autumn Quinn – Empress 44; Nic Grzecka – Emperor 44; Lucy Roxia – Corresponding Secretary; Ed Sanders – Web Master; Candy Rose - RegentCall to order: 6:15pm; Water Xaris, Vice President, presided the meeting.President Report- No significant activity to reportVice President Report – No significant activity to reportSecretary Report – No significant activity to reportTreasurer Report – Dan presented the financial breakdown to include Coronation 44 profit and loss. Mesha motioned to accept the Treasurers report, Nic second, with all in favor, motion passed. ... Read More

Youth Entrance Fee to Coronation 44

The Board of Advisors of the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire (UCPPE) is pleased to announce a special price for the youth of our community to attend Coronation 44.  The Board has set a price of $20 for youth admission to the ball on November 2, 2019. ... Read More

Contacts

Water Xaris President of the Board of Advisors

president@ucppe.org

Nic Grzecka Emperor 44

emperor44@ucppe.org

Ed Sanders WebMaster

webmaster@ucppe.org

Carroll Hillebrand Treasurer

treasurer@ucppe.org

Autumn Quinn Empress 44

empress44@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

 

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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