We send our congratulations to our mother court, Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire!
Congrats to Dowager Empress Emetrius 48 Cierra Mota LeCher and Dowager Emperor Emeritus 48 Jio on your successful reign as Emperor and Empress.
Congrats to the newly crowned monarchs, Empress 49 Jackie O and Regent Emperor 49 Alexander Sexton! We wish you nothing but luck to last the year through. If there is you need, please know that your daughter court is here to support you!
UCPPE BOA UPDATES
Good Evening Fellow Courtiers,
On behalf of the Board of Advisers this is an update on Coronation 45.
As we are now in the 5th month of the COVID-19 pandemic and with November’s quarantine situation being very uncertain, after much consideration the BOA has decided to post pone Coronation until 2021. This comes as a disappointment to us all.
However, this move will allow the current reign to reschedule its required state events when they can safely be held. The BOA to plan campaign session as well as put into place a plan of action for future reigns should they find themselves in this position in the future.
In the meantime, we are working closely with our host hotel and venue to ensure that all social distancing and safety concerns are observed as needed when Coronation is held. We will discuss further details with our council of regents during the annual Regents Meeting 09/13/2020 at Club Q.
Zoom will be available for all who wish to attend virtually.
As you may have seen on Facebook many issues within our community are coming to light. These issues are deeply concerning to all of us. In an effort to bridge the gap and try to mend the community the BOA and Club Q are partnering to present a series of educational workshops focusing on the issues impacting us all. The first of which is the Transgender Awareness workshop scheduled for next Tuesday night at Club Q. We have received several offers to present workshops form partner organizations as well as other courts. The complete list of courses that will be offered as well as virtual options, dates and times will be announced as soon as the schedule is solidified.
You can join UCPPE online or renew your membership by completing the following form. Dues are only $15 for a new application, and $12 for annual renewal. After submitting your form, you will then be presented with the option to pay for your annual membership or renewal via PayPal or Square on our secure server.
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
• Toilet Paper
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:
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.
The United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire
General Membership Meeting – January 19, 2019
12:00 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 Meeting
• Coronation P&L
• BOA Cash handling issues- Review of policy
State of the Reign Report
State of Regents’ Report
• By-Law changes
• Membership addresses
3:00 pm Adjournment: Begin BOA Meeting
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
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 email@example.com no later than 9:00 PM January 18th.
the next BOA meeting January 19, 2019 1:00 pm at Club Q
Member 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:
BOA Board President
Both 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 6:00pm
Candidate 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 PM
Voting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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, 2020
Imperial 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 President
Emperor 41 Water Xaris
City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Proclamation in honor of PrideFest Weekend, July 13th and 14th 2019.
WHEREAS: Pride Festivals around the country and in Colorado have occurred in remembrance of the Stonewall Riots since the 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Day to remind people about the fundamental human rights denied to LGBT+ populations for so long in our country; and
WHEREAS: The USA officially recognized Pride on May 31, 2016, reading,
“Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth. The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society. They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment — under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics. This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice;” and
This “Adopt A Youth” program will give us, the Regents an opportunity to reach out and have a hand in the growth of our Organization. The idea is to gather Regents who would like to purchase a Ticket for a youth member of our community for Coronation. This will be the beginning of renewed relationships with Inside Out Youth Services, UCCS, CC & PPCC. This Program will also help streghthen the outreach leg of our organization. By doing this we will be able to setup the unlimited growth potential funnel that we can use as a means to educate and grow membership. This is an opportunity for us to see our organization flourish as we begin planting the seeds we will be nourishing into future leaders and monarchs of our beloved UCPPE.