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November 2018 Minutes


November 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Hilton Garden Inn

3320 S. 9th St.

Salina, KS 67401


  • Chris Esquibel, 29th (President), Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President), Kelly Johnson 4th (Treasurer), Spence Koehn, 4th (Training), Kelsey Cox, 27th (Public Relations), Brad Schuh, 3rd (Legislative), Ryan Duckers, 29th (Secretary), Brian Swenson 28th (Parliamentarian)


  • Reading/Review of the Minutes:

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

  • Reading and review of October Executive Board minutes.

  • Kelsey Cox (27th) moved to approve the October 2018 minutes as submitted. Kelly Johnson (4th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • Treasurer’s Report:

  • October 2018 report submitted with an ending balance of $24,442.91.

  • Spence Koehn (4th) moved to approve the report as submitted. Brad Schuh (3rd) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • Fall Conference summary was sent out with expenses being $3,585.58 over revenues.

  • Tom Weishaar (1st) moved to accept the conference summary as submitted. Kelsey Cox (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Training

  • Next Training Committee meeting will be in Topeka on 12/6/18.

  • There will be CEU’s for mediation at the Spring Conference, but no CEU’s for LSI-R EBP.

  • Regional officer safety training was discussed and will be explored more.

  • Conference surveys were sent out and returned with an overall good response and good results.

  • Conducted site visit of Salina Hilton Garden Inn for possible Spring 2020 conference. Overall great facility but is not able to accommodate a conference of our size.

  • Agreed to reach back out to the Four Points in Manhattan, KS to explore contract with them for Spring 2020.

  • Site Selection

  • Upcoming Conferences:

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

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

  • Spring 2020 – April 22 – 24 – In discussion with Four Points Manhattan, KS

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

  • Legislative

  • Next Legislative meeting will be on 12/11/18 at OJA.

  • Brad sent an e-mail to lobbyist to set up a meeting later this month to meet and discuss upcoming legislative session.

  • Will also have a conference call with OJA tomorrow to discuss upcoming legislative session as well.

  • Public Relations

  • Nothing new to report.

  • Membership and Nomination

  • Notice was sent out to members and districts regarding the increase of membership fees in the upcoming year.


  • Nothing new to report


  • KACSO Raffle:

  • Still have about 250 tickets that have not been sold or requested for sale and are available for members to request.

  • KACSO Gear:

  • More items have been added for sale and the website will be re-opened for members to purchase. All prices are at cost and KACSO is not making any money from sales.


  • Non-member Conference Fee Increase:

  • Discussion of non-member conference fees which are currently at $155.00 for one day and $190.00 for full conference.

  • Kelly Johnson (4th) moved to increase non-member conference fees by $35.00. Kelsey Cox (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.

  • 2019 Executive Board Meeting Dates:

  • January 17th – Topeka, KS

  • February 21st – Topeka, KS

  • March 7th – Manhattan, KS

  • April 9th – Manhattan, KS

  • May 16th – Topeka, KS

  • June 20th – Topeka, KS

  • July 18th – Emporia, KS

  • August 15th – Emporia, KS

  • September 5th - Mulvane, KS

  • October 15th – Mulvane, KS

  • November 21st – Emporia, KS

  • December 19th – Topeka, KS

  • State-wide Open CSO Positions:

  • Issue was brought up about not posting open positions throughout the state on KACSO website and facebook page.

  • Openings are already posted on the OJA website, but it was agreed that we would post a link on both to OJA to current openings.

  • KACSO 40th Anniversary:

  • Discussion on upcoming 40th anniversary and shared ideas on bringing back former members for the conference.

  • Will continue to look into this and explore ideas.


  • None


  • $183.60 – Tom Weishaar (mileage)

  • $68.67 – Kelsey Cox (mileage)

  • $250.00 – CNA Surety (Bond)

  • Spence Koehn (4th) moved to pay bills as submitted. Brian Swenson (28th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • The next meeting with be on December 13th, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Topeka Public Library.


Kelly Johnson (4th) moved to adjourn and Spence Koehn (4th) seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting adjourned.

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