September 21, 2017


September 21, 2017 – 10:00am

310 Hammons Dr.

Junction City, KS 66441





  • Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President), Spence Koehn, 4th (Parliamentarian), Kelly Johnson, 4th (Treasurer); Carly Feldhausen 3rd (Training); Kelsey Cox 18th (Public Relations) Stephanie Springer, 27th (Membership/Nominations); and Ryan Duckers, 29th (Secretary)

  • Chris Esquibel 29th (President) joins by phone conference

  • Mike Clark 21st also attends



  • Reading/Review of the Minutes:

  • Tom Weishaar (1st), called the meeting to order.

  • Minutes from August executive board meeting reviewed

  • Stephanie Springer (27th) moves to accept minutes as presented.  Carly Feldhausen (3rd) seconds the motion.  All in favor and motion approved


  • Treasurer’s Report – Kelly Johnson (4th):

  • Lobbyist Update

  • Current balance of Lobbyist dues is $5,884.00 with a couple of checks received today that are not counted

  • July Treasurer’s Report

  • Report was distributed and reviewed with a July ending balance of $35,403.36.

  • Stephanie Springer (27th) moves to accept the report as presented and Spence Koehn (4th) seconds the motion.  All in favor and motion approved.



  • Training – Carly Feldhausen (3rd):

  • Upcoming Conferences:

  • Fall 2017 Marriott Junction City, KS on October 18-20 (Contract)

  • Met with hotel staff and confirmed menus for lunch and dinner.  Breakfast included with the rooms

  • Agreed to do soda and bottled water on consumption

  • Confirmed hospitality room and libation for banquet

  • Discussion on dollar limit for hospitality room food, conference candy. Spence Koehn (4th) moves to set limit at $500.  Stephanie Springer (27th) seconds the motion.  All in favor and motion carried.

  • KACSO tumblers will be brought for sale and four will be used in the star giveaway.

  • 50/50 Raffle

  • Chris Mechler will be at conference.  Chris will get appreciation plaque for presentation.

  • Spring 2018 Holiday Inn – Wichita, KS in April 4-6 (Contract)

  • Fall 2018 Prairie Band Casino – Mayetta, KS October 18-20 (Contract)

  • Spring 2019 Four Points – Manhattan, KS April 9-11 (Contract )


  • Legislative :

  • Legislative meeting was earlier this week with discussion on consolidation and raises

  • Brad and Chris met with lobbyist to further discussion of association direction

  • Brad went to sentencing commission meeting where effectiveness of dips and dunks, reduction of sentences on drug crimes were discussed

  • Chris spoke to Lt. Governor Colyer recently and talked about pay, JV reform and officer safety.

  • DL reinstatement fee is directed to fund the current budget and to pay increase

  • OJA will be at KACSO conference and want to talk about e-filing and a few other things


  • Public Relations - Kelsey Cox (18th):

  • Kelsey is finalizing vendor list for upcoming conference and will have all information and fees.

  • Kelsey unable to attend conference and requested assistance with dealing with vendors etc.  Spence agreed to be point person with help from all board members.


  • Membership and Nomination - Stephanie Springer (27th):

  • Executive Board Nominations:

  • 164 ballots have been returned to date for the upcoming election

  • Will have final count at conference and at this time looks like current positions will remain in place






  • None




  • Gun Raffle Fundraiser:

  • Mike Clark (21st) presents on findings of the study group and discusses basic numbers. 

  • Agreement to look further into doing a six gun raffle with drawings monthly

  • Spence Koehn presents sample rules and tickets from other similar raffles

  • Review of suggested rules which Spence will type up and send to Chris for submission to Lobbyist and OJA



  • Regional Training Request for Money :

  • Discussed that requests can be submitted once a year for up to $300

  • Kevin Murray (21st) submitted a request for funding to provide Command Spanish Training

  • Kelly Johnson (4th) moves to approve up to $200 for this request.  Carly Feldhausen (3rd) seconds the motion.  All in favor and motion approved.



  • Chris discussed sending out correspondence to legislators at their homes prior to the legislative session.



  • $347.24 (real colors instrument) paid to National Curriculum and Training Institute Inc.

  • $124.20 mileage Tom Weishaar (1st)

  • $118.77 mileage Stephanie Springer (27th)

  • $122.04 mileage Kelsey Cox (18th)

  • Carly Feldhausen (3rd) moved to pay all bills as submitted.  Ryan Duckers (29th) seconded the motion.  All in favor and motion approved.



  • No new business



  • The next meeting with be on October 17, 2017 at 2:00pm in Junction City, KS.



  • Kelly Johnson(4th) made a motion to adjourn, Stephanie Springer (27th) seconded the motion.  All in favor.   Motion approved.


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