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March 8th, 2018 10:00am

Holiday Inn

549 S. Rock Rd.

Wichita, KS 67207


  • Chris Esquibel 29th (President); Spence Koehn, 4th (Parliamentarian); Kelly Johnson, 4th (Treasurer); Brad Schuh 3rd (Legislative); Carly Feldhausen 3rd (Training); Stephanie Springer, 27th (Membership and Nominations); Kelsey Cox 18th (Public Relations); Ryan Duckers 29th (Secretary)


  • Reading/Review of the Minutes:

  • Chris Esquibel (29th) calls the meeting to order

  • Review of February 2018 minutes. No corrections or additions. Brad Schuh (3rd) moved to approve the minutes as submitted and Kelsey Cox (18th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion to accept minutes approved.

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

  • January 2018 Treasurer’s Report

  • Submitted with an ending balance of $50,494.48

  • Stephanie Springer (27th) moved to approve the report as submitted and Carly Feldhausen (3rd) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • Yearly Audit

  • Audit is scheduled for 3/30/18 in Ottawa


  • Training – Carly Feldhausen (3rd):

  • Spring Conference:

  • Met with Monet from the hotel to finalize conference details, set-up and menus

  • Tom Weishaar (1st) reached out to the Highway Patrol in regards to them doing the presentation of colors, but they could not confirm if they were available on that date. Flags will be on hand for the welcome, but the presentation will likely not be done.

  • Finalizing conference booklets

  • Upcoming Conferences:

  • Fall 2018 Prairie Band Casino – Mayetta, KS October 17-19 (Contract)

  • Spring 2019 Four Points – Manhattan, KS April 10-12 (Contract )

  • Fall 2019 – Site visit at the Kansas Star casino following board meeting today.

  • Legislative - Brad Schuh (3rd):

  • Budget enhancements are scheduled to be reintroduced to committee next Thursday morning

  • HB2439 was passed increasing the penalties for repeat DUI offenders when offense involves physical harm or death to others

  • Next legislative meeting is on 3/13/18

  • Public Relations :

  • Finishing up securing vendors for spring conference

  • Sam with Premier Biotech wants to contribute to the conference, but indicates that he can’t be officially recognized for doing so. It was suggested that he could donate monetary contribution or purchase things himself for the hospitality room

  • Alcohol Detection Systems has donated $200 also

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

  • Award nominations have been received, distributed and reviewed by the board. Discussions had and consensus reached.

  • Ryan Duckers (29th) moved to nominate Sheila Hull (3rd) for the Rick Land Mental Toughness Award and Shana O’Neill (24th) for CSO Of The Year Award. Kelsey Cox (18th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Chris Mechler is back to work and doing well.

  • Legislative session continues

  • No other news


  • E-Courts

  • Process continues to move along with webinar from Tyler Technologies that happened yesterday.


  • Continue looking at ideas for items to sell / give-away at conferences. Chris has looked at coffee mugs and will continue to look at tumblers.

  • There were some bad responses from people regarding the KACSO T-shirts fundraiser. CSO’s from the 5th looked into another possible fundraiser, but that has been put on hold for the time being.


  • Conference invites were sent out to members of OJA and Legislative invites will be sent out this week

  • A representative from El Dorado responded and will be in attendance at the banquet


  • $74.90 – Stephanie Springer (Mileage)

  • $93.18 – Kearney and Associates ( Rural Caucus Lunch)

  • $20.00 – Doug Crisp (February raffle winner)

  • $20.00 – Megan Telfer (February raffle winner)

  • $454.94 – Walmart Visa Gift Card for Doug Crisp (February main raffle winner)

  • Brad Schuh (3rd) moved to pay all bills as submitted and Carly Feldhausen (3rd) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Bylaws and Constitution updated


  • The next meeting with be on April 3, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Holiday Inn, Wichita


  • Stephanie Springer (27th) moved to adjourn the meeting and Kelsey Cox (18th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • 3/12/2018 Board Conference Call:

  • Chris Esquibel (29th), Tom Weishaar (1st), Stephanie Springer (27th), Kelsey Cox (18th), Carly Feldhausen (3rd), Brad Schuh (3rd), Kelly Johnson (4th), Spence Koehn (4th) and Ryan Duckers (29th) all attend via phone

  • Chris advised that he met with members of OJA, District Court Judges Assoc., KADCCA and Court Reporters regarding a bill being drawn up that would separate the budget for Judicial and Non-Judicial staff. The bill would request an increase of $6.6 million dollars for non-judicial raises and a incremental raise over the next three years totaling a 15% increase for Judicial staff.

  • District Court Judges are on board with this, but they are looking for cooperation from KACSO and the other associations that we will support this and not request any additional raises during this session.

  • Discussion had in regards to OJA voicing their support in requesting increases again next year.

  • If passed, the raises would be based on the salary study that was conducted previously.

  • Spence Koehn (4th) moved that the board support the plan as currently presented by OJA. Stephanie Springer (27Th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

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