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March 2019 Minutes


March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

Four Points Sheraton

530 Richards Dr.

Manhattan, KS 66502


  • Chris Esquibel, 29th (President), Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President), Kelly Johnson 4th (Treasurer), Spence Koehn, 4th (Training), Stephanie Springer, 27th (Public Relations), Brad Schuh, 3rd (Legislative), Ryan Duckers, 29th (Secretary)


  • Reading/Review of the Minutes:

  • Chris Esquibel (29th), called the meeting to order.

  • Reading and review of February 2019 Executive Board minutes.

  • Kelly Johnson (4th) moved to approve the February 2019 minutes as submitted. Tom Weishaar (1st) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • Treasurer’s Report:

  • January 2019 Treasurer’s report submitted with an ending balance of $54,214.27.

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


  • Training

  • Met with hotel and confirmed all Spring conference details.

  • Fall 2021 conference is booked for Wichita and contract is signed.

  • Chris is visiting the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan today to discuss Spring 2021 conference.

  • Spence will send out upcoming conference booklet out next week to the board for review.

  • Discussion regarding one day conference attendees and if they can come to Wednesday opening session on one day registration fee. Agreed to put this on agenda for the banquet at conference and discuss this as a standing rule.

  • Site Selection

  • Upcoming Conferences:

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

  • Fall 2019 – October 16 - 18 Kansas Star Casino – Mulvane, KS – Contract

  • Spring 2020 – April 15 – 17 – Drury Inn – Wichita, KS - Contract

  • Fall 2020 – October 21 -23 – Prairie Band Casino Mayetta, KS – Contract

  • Spring 2021 – Still in talks with Manhattan

  • Fall 2021 – Drury Inn – Wichita, KS – Contract

  • Legislative

  • Budget meetings recently took place with the House committee recommending enhancements for pay increase over the next three years. Senate committee pulled enhancements completely.

  • HB 2018 was proposed to form a committee to look at Adult reform. Initial recommendations will be submitted in December 2019 with the final report scheduled to be submitted by December 2020.

  • Brad reports he was contacted by Shawn with OJA about contributing to another new legislators’ luncheon for those that missed the first one. Another luncheon is scheduled for March 18th. Discussion was had on if KACSO would contribute to this luncheon along with the other associations.

  • Ryan Duckers (29th) moved that we make financial contribution for the lunch. Stephanie Springer (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • Next legislative meeting is scheduled for 3/26/19 at 11:00.

  • Public Relations

  • At this time, four vendors have been secured for the upcoming Spring conference. Continuing to work on additional vendors.

Membership and Nomination

  • Three nominations were received for CSO of the year award. Recommendation letters were reviewed by the board and discussion had.

  • Tom Weishaar (1st) moved to award Ted VanDonge (3rd) with the CSO of the year award and Teresa Greenwood (23rd) for the Rick Land MTXE award. Kelly Johnson (4th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • Discussed upcoming CSO retirements and agreed to clarify rules on gifts for retirements of CSO’s that are and are not KACSO members at the next meeting


  • Chris sent out conference invitations to members of OJA and legislators. Initial e-mail to legislators was returned so it will be sent out again.


  • $119.88 – Tom Weishaar (mileage and tolls)

  • $142.79 – Stephanie Springer (mileage and tolls)

  • Ryan Duckers (29th) moved to pay bills as submitted. Spence Koehn (4td) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • The next meeting with be on April 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Four Points in Manhattan.


  • Brad Schuh (3rd) moved to adjourn and Stephanie Springer (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting adjourned.

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