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The History

How did we start this State Event?

Coronation used to be in June. Summer was the end of the year instead of the middle. Winter Cotillion was originally a Christmas time function to raise money and collect toys for needy children.See Empress VII, Fran's proclamation.Emperor Bill and Empress Fran changed the event to be a Winter Cotillion. There were to be contestants for Prince and Princess of Snow.As the years went on, Winter Cotillion became scheduled in the beginning of the year. Coronation had moved to November to be more cost effective. Now, the Christmas season was really close to the new Monarchs stepping up. There was still the need to celebrate Investitures. Therefore, Winter Cotillion ended up marking the end of the first quarter of the year.In recent years Winter Cotillion has been scheduled in late February and early March. Monarchs know it cannot be scheduled after the 22nd of March, the first day of Spring. The event has been more of a challenge recently because Denver and Colorado Springs have enjoyed attending Seattle's Coronation. Our Texas brothers and sisters also enjoy our visits to Houston. There has always been scheduling issues with all the State Functions, but Winter Cotillion has endured the most changes.Winter Cotillion is also the event where the Monarchs from the year before announce the funds raised during their reign. With the help of the Treasurer, the Monarchs from the previous year are able to close the financial books of their reign and donate funds to the community. Between November and February, all the bills are paid and the accounting is balanced with the bank and the community.

The Debutante Ball

Winter Cotillion is now traditionally a Debutante Ball.Since Reign VII, the Debutantes have been people in the community who were new to the Court. Not everyone has to be young like other Debutantes. But, the contestants are encouraged to make the event their "Coming Out" party to the Court. Coming out as a member of our organization is different from coming out of the closet. We are non-discriminatory, and we want the entire community to feel a part of our success. The new Debutantes get to meet new people and learn from the experienced line members and Regents.The Prince and Princess of Snow Competition has rules.
    • A Debutante wears a white dress, regardless of gender.
    • The Debutante is escorted by an Escort, wearing a suit or tuxedo, regardless of gender.
    • The Debutante cannot talk out right. The Escort walks around the room introducing the Debutante to guests. After the Debutante is introduced, she is allowed to carry on a conversation.
    • At the end of the first set, the candidates for Prince and Princess of Snow waltz.
    • After the waltz, the candidates sell raffle tickets for charity. The raffle prizes vary each year.
    • Usually, there are secret judges picked by the Monarchs who vote on which couple did the best job during the evening.
    • The Prince and Princess are crowned before the last performances of the evening.
The Prince and Princess of Snow use their titles for one (1) year, or until the next Winter Cotillion. Many past recipients of the award have moved on to higher office. It is not a lifetime title. This pageant is a stepping stone towards achieving larger responsibilities.We encourage our community to get involved and strive for greatness while having fun doing so.

This year's Winter Cotillion is Saturday, March 10th, 2018!

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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 apparent 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.

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