March 8, 2023 Business Meeting Notes


Monthly Meeting Agenda

Wednesday 8, March 2023, 7:00 PM

Spring Creek BBQ

1993 N Central Expy

Check-in and Registration

If voting is necessary during the meeting, only those who qualify per our by-laws will be able to vote on motions. We do, however, welcome participation and comments either way.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to Order (Ed Kless) 7:00
  1. Moment of Silence (Rich Moore) 7:00

– Gratitude: Got to go back to his job.  Income is good.

  1. Approval of Previous Monthly Meeting Minutes and Secretary’s Report (Paul Thompson) 7:01 – approved and accepted. 
  1. Officer Reports 7:03
  • Treasurer (TJ Reilly) (Balance to come)
  • Vice-chair (Nathan Polsky) 7:03
    • Keep Allen Beautiful – Rich Moore found custom safety vests
    • Required April clean up (Earth Day – Date TBA) 
    • McDermott Dr. and Alma (four corners by Kroger and gas stations)
    • Will be making graphics for it.
    • Two separate Senate Bill
      • Hughs introduce (chair of the election committee) – increase percentage for ballot access from 5 – 10 for State Wide races
      • Middleton – Do away with any convention elections in TX. You can only put people on ballots by primaries. (About 1 million per candidate to petition)
      • Reach Out to Angela Paxton and Jeff Leech to say no. (will be in the newsletter)
  • Chair (Ed Kless) 7:13
    • Talked to Kevin Hale about School Choice bills that may be good for liberty.
    • Moses Rose protest at the Alamo.
      • Vince Cantu – owner.  Bar is getting torn down to be turned into a visitor center using eminent domain.
      • Protest March by Behr County this Saturday from 4pm. 
    • Book Rec: Creating our Freedom: Leading a Culture of Chosen Accountability and Belonging.  “People do not resist change; they resist coercion.”
  1. Welcoming new attendees (Ed Kless) 7:20
  • Evan Weaver
  1. Old business (Ed Kless and members) 7:21
  • (NP) SLEC report
    • 2 motions
      • Policy regarding staff positions – must be affiliated with the state
      • Policy – adjust the members required for the new county affiliation team. 
      • Counties can sign up for political info on new L2 program
  1. New business (Ed Kless and members) 7:27
  • NP motion: to allocate $200 for Safety Vests
    • Rich Moore Seconded
      • No objection – motion carries 7:28
  • Potentially meet at TJ’s gelato shop
  • NP – Agenda has two sections
    • 1. Announcements for members
    • 2. Announcements for non-members
  1. Adjourn (From the floor) 7:36
  • Motion: Stephen Decker
  • Seconded: Nathan Polsky 

Chase Venter

Agatha Venter

Stephen Decker

Rich Moore

Michael Farmer

Nathan Polsky

Steve Guillott

Randall Woodall

Ed Kless

Paul Thompson

Robert Broadfoot