Countdown to Coronation 43

    How did we start this State Event?

    Coronation is the last event of the Imperial year. It celebrates the birthday

    Emperor Water and Empress Koriandir Reign 41

    Emperor Water and Empress Koriandir Reign 41

    of the Court. The Monarchs have worked hard all year, and they step down with their friends and family from all over the Imperial Court System. Right now, the UCPPE celebrates an entire weekend of events.

    Coronation Weekend is also the start of the new year for the next Reign. The newly elected Monarchs are brought into the ballroom and crowned at the end of the event.

    Coronation had been scheduled in June during the first years of the Court. Coronation was cost effective during the days before summer began. However, Colorado Springs is known for its resorts and sunshine during the summer. Hotels grew to be more expensive during the summer.

    Coronation was moved to November. The event has been enjoyed with both comfortable and inclement weather. But, because of talented people, the event has been a success and affordable for both the organizers and the guests.

    Coronation is a chance for the Monarchs to honor their friends that have been inspirational throughout the year. These guests are Command Performers. They perform at different parts of the evening. Since Reign XXXI, the UCPPE allows for only ten command performers to have appropriate time management throughout the event.

    Coronation is an event where the community sees the results of Voting Day. There is a new Emperor and Empress, but there are also new Members at Large for the Board of Advisors.

    • Emperor 11 Duane Thompson

      Emperor 11 Duane Thompson

      Coronation was originally in June.

    • Coronation was held in several hotels for many years.
      • During Reign XXIV Coronation was held at the Sheraton. During Reign XXXI, the Sheraton changed to the Crown Plaza hotel. Coronation has been hosted by this hotel for over ten years. The hotel itself has become a tradition.
    • Coronation is a Board Function
      • Coronation is supervised by the Board of Advisors. Just like other State Functions, Coronation is started by a greeting from the President of the Board of Advisors. The Monarchs appoint a Coronation Coordinator to make sure the event runs smoothly. Once the event starts, the Monarchs are on the Dias and have no time to make any other planning decisions.
    • Coronation Weekend
      • The In-Town Show, usually the Thursday before
      • Friday, The Out of Town Show and Bus Tour
      • Saturday, Coronation
      • Sunday, Victory Brunch

    The In-Town Show

    Usually, the Thursday before Coronation, the In-Town Show is chance for the Monarchs to honor all the people who helped them with their year in the Realm. Awards and Certificates are given out to In-Town Regents and Line Members.

    Out Town Show and Bus Tour

    The Out of Town Show had been in the hotel for some years, but the space needed along with the cost became too cumbersome. During Reign XXXIV, the Progressive Out of Town Show was developed where the Out of Town guests performed at the bars on the Tour.


    Michael Cornejo (Emperor 24) escorting Lauren Ashley (Empress 24)

    Michael Cornejo (Emperor 24) escorting Lauren Ashley (Empress 24)

    Coronation starts at 5:00pm. Colorado Springs has prided itself on hosting a buffet dinner where guests start eating an hour before the event starts. After the traditional opening ceremonies, guests are welcome to continue eating from the buffet until the end of second set. The guests are able to see talented Command Performers, witness the majesty of In-Town and Out-of-Town walks of Regents, Businesses and Organizations. The Monarchs give out Lifetime Awards and have one last evening sitting on the Imperial thrones. The newly elected Monarchs are crowned at the end of the event.

    Victory Brunch

    Victory Brunch is the Sunday afterwards. Colorado Springs has prided itself on hosting an omelet bar and breakfast buffet. We invite our guests to attend the buffet first, and the event is designed to be both comfortable as well as elegant. The stepping down Monarchs give out more awards to in-town and out-of-town guests. The newly elected Monarchs are given a chance to welcome their new Reign. They announce their reign theme, colors, and the theme and date of their stepping down Coronation. In recent years, the Emperor and Empress of the new year also dub their new Prince and Princess Royal.


    Emperor 42 Charley Fox

    Empress 42 Antoniette Lily


    Coronation Tickets

    Walks and Entrances

    Individuals representing Courts, Businesses or Organizations are encouraged to walk. Groups with five (5) or more representatives are invited to do an entrance limited to a maximum of five (5) minutes. Performances are limited to seven (7) minutes. Appropriate formal or themed attire and regalia is requested for every one on the stage for crowning ceremony. Please, appropriate content: no confetti, nudity, open flames, live animals, bare breasts or exposed buttocks.

    Hospitality Suite

    Breckenridge Suite 2nd Floor
    (Protocol by 1:00pm)
    And After Coronation until 1:30am


    We will reserve entire tables with full pre-payment for (8) eight seats. Prepaid tickets will be held at the Hospitality Suite or at the door at Coronation.
    No refunds will be made.


    Sean Gooden

    President, Board of Advisors President@ucppe.org

    For more information about Coronation, Please contact Sean Gooden at President@ucppe.org


    Out of Town Protocol will be accepted by the Coronation Coordinator in the Hospitality Suite. Businesses and Organizations, please type out and print your protocol to be placed in its own envelope. Hand this protocol to the Coronation Coordinator.

    In-Town Protocol will be collected by the Vice President of the Board. (2nd floor) on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Accepted from 10:00am—1:00pm. Protocol should be typed.
    There is a computer center on the first floor of the hotel. Please spell difficult words or names phonetically.

    Coronation Program Ads

    We invite everyone to place an ad in our Coronation 43 Program. The deadline for placing an ad is Friday, October 12, 2018. All ads should be camera-ready art, digital format. Leave a 1/4” border around each of the four edges of a full 8 1/2” x 11” page. Ensure ad is in either .jpg, .doc, .pub or pdf format.

    Please send payment with Ad. Court checks, money orders or cashier’s checks accepted. Remit in United States Currency.
    Checks should be made out to:
    The United Court of the
    Pikes Peak Empire
    Include Ad payment to:
    Dan Alexander
    Attn: UCPPE Coronation Ad
    P.O. Box 6925
    Colorado Springs, CO 80934
    Program Size 8 1/2” x 11”
    Full Page $120
    Half Page $80
    Ads will not be printed until payment has been received.

    You may also purchase your ad online via our secure server:

    If you order your ad online via our secure server, don't forget to send in your ad copy to president@ucppe.org!

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    Board Meeting Minutes 12-03-2017Posted by on

    This page was most recently updated on August 1st, 2018

    UCPPE Board of Advisors

    December 3, 2017

    Present: Koriandir, Dan, Carroll, Marlow, Sean, Charley, Darryl, Antoniette, Eileen, Water

    Laura excused for health reasons. Sable has car trouble and can’t attend.

    Called to order 6:22 pm.

    October minutes. Correction: Board can’t donate more than $300. Moved Antoniette to accept. Motion passed.

    Treasurer’s report: Bank statement for November not received. Current net balance for 41st reign, $14,000. Seed money already transferred to 42nd reign, so that amount is mostly OK to give away. Still some more transactions to enter, will reconcile next month. All Eventbrite disbursements have been received. Court donates travel funds from shot party and auction. Technically, that money belongs to emperor and empress for travel. In recent years, E & E have divided four ways with PRs—Antoniette and Charley agree that they will split four ways. Dan move to accept report. Motion passed.

    State of the Reign: Sean Gooden appointed Corresponding Secretary. Investiture went well. Snow Ball in Denver was good event. Reign has planned state functions, Winter Cotillion Feb 3, June 9 Black and White Ball, Sept 8 PR Ball. Nov 19 had meeting with Inside Out Youth Services, would like to set up Youth Royalty Society, Board is keen on the idea. Dec 22 Christmas Party at Inside Out with Closed Show. Dec 9 donation show for Inside Out at Club Q, asking for donations of sweaters, jackets, backpacks, socks, gift card—Target, Walmart, Taco Bell, McDonald’s.

    Ad approval $100 for Houston done as a phone poll—10 in favor, zero against.

    Antoniette moved to spend up to $100 on ads for Albuquerque, Waco and Fort Worth, up to $150 for Denver. Motion passed.

    Underground Show Dec 16, Christmas villain show. Dec 29, Superheroes vs. Supervillains show. Jan 13, Millenium Show Sara Bellum, music of the 2000s. Jan 20th James Bond Show (also Build a Bear Show) at Underground, Jan 26 Once Upon a Time at Club Q. Jan 27th Albuquerque, Antoinette and Alexis perform Enchanted Star Show. Plan to get information to Ed—he comes to line meetings and will have it on the website, or Corresponding Secretary will get information to him.

    Winter Cotillion–Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cotillion, Feb 3.

    State of the Regents. Upcoming travel. Upcoming events—looking for busses for Aspen Run. Smack a Star Fundraiser for Hospitality. Denver Pride Booth, Anthem hours reimbursement, Club Q, Underground, Local Restaurants. Have possession of the leftover alcohol, paper products. Coordinate with Sean on donations of bread and bakery, advertising. Carroll Show April 14th, Unturnabout Show Strikes Back, Club Q. Half to Regents half to Reign.

    BOA Job descriptions. Proposals to make Corresponding Secretary responsible for ads, Facebook, social media, third Member-at-Large Games Manager. Water moves to form committee of Games Managers, one of whom is a BOA member, to have a pool of people and make sure we are in compliance. Motion passed.

    Policy Manual will be ready to be presented at General Membership Meeting.

    General Membership Meeting Feb 11, 2-3 voting, 3-6 meeting. Have hard copy of membership list available to prove we have a quorum. Hard copies of motions at meeting. Put motion on website. Carroll will send out letter, email and snail mail, sent out between Jan 12 and Feb 2 in accordance with ICS guidelines. President and Treasurer elections.

    Koriandir moves to extend acceptance date for applications to next board meeting date. Motion passed.

    Discussion about review of Board Officer candidates. Consensus is that Board will review applications, consult or question candidate later.

    Website changes—

    Ed wants to change provider from EarthLink. Koriandir can pass on question or email for person who did website work.

    Koriandir moves to list entire reign as of step down on website, instead of just Emperor and Empress. Discussion: Reign turns in list at end of reign. Can benefit organization to have history if someone is running for office, were they on a reign. Can start going backwards if we want. Motion passed.

    Eileen moves to pay for Constant Contact out of reign funds $200+. Antoinette second. Eileen abstains. Motion carries.

    With website, we have 100 email addresses we can use @ucppe.org. Should standardize those as President@, RecordingSecretary@, Vicepresident@, cocouncilemperor@, cocouncilempress@, etc. Need to ask Ed, Carroll will follow up with Ed, draft policy for manual.

    Policy Manual change 17-03 proposed by Carroll. Marlow takes over meeting in the interim.

    Discussion: Omit “generally”. The Board in extraordinary circumstances may find it necessary to appoint other persons to fill this role. Opportunity to explain exactly what rules of decorum should be. Major point of paragraph is to list out obligations of co-chairs. Carroll accepts amendment to omit “generally.” Motion passed, Carroll abstained.

    Policy manual change 17-04. Compensated rooms and tickets. Second Dan. Discussion: Current reigns have paid for tickets to coronation. Amendments: The monarchs may choose to have the co “added.”

    The monarch may choose to pay for their tickets to limit the cost absorbed from Reign Funds. Remove excess a from “aaproval.” Carroll abstained.

    Water amendment 17-05 to policy manual. Spirit of Hope Award. Motion passed. Water abstained.

    Carroll presented policy manual change 17-06.

    Ed Sells award is a Lifetime award and should be moved to Section 6.02, voted in Reign 40. Carroll abstained, motion passed.

    Carroll presented policy manual change 17-07

    Discussion: Amendments proposed–“This” to “with”, change email addresses to “official email addresses.” Last sentence add “election” meeting, Carroll accepted all amendments.

    Motion passed, Carroll abstained.

    New business—Robin from Build a Bear, $50 credit, 5 bear skins plus one accessory. Will be added to Reign 42 event. Costco sells Build a Bear gift cards discounted, could give reign more money for bears.

    Water—Omaha is doing a teddy bear drive. Can we donate one of those bears to Omaha. Sean moves to allocate $30 to be spent out of reign funds to get bear ready to go and sent off. Motion passed. Carroll will donate postage.

    Sean needs to do the trifold for the Reign. Sept 8 campaign kickoff, All Candidate Show Oct 26, voting Oct 28, Thurs Nov 1- Sun Nov 4 Coronation weekend. Motion passed.

    Sean moved to charge $120 full page, $80 half in our coronation program. Motion passed.

    Coronation prices: discussion about tiered pricing, break-even, table vote for next meeting.

    Sean volunteered to design ballots for upcoming elections; Carrol will print them.

    Adjourn: 8:50 pm

    Next meeting Jan 7, 2 pm Underground

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