WPI February 16th 2015 Minutes

  1. Convene
    1. Open @ 7:01pm
    2. The Center: 800 N Market, Wichita KS
    3. Steering Committee Meeting
  2. Attendance
    1. In Attendance: Evan S, Lester S, CJ T, Karen H, John R, Sherry O, Jim M, James A, David M, Junior S, Dennis P, Martin W, Rollin D, William H
    2. Excused: Pat M
    3. Unknown
  3. Open Session
    1. Guests
    2. Non-Agenda Issues
      1. Presidential Concerns
    3. Previous Minutes
      1. Under Fundraiser C center needs to read will be instead of will on
      2. Last part under New Business needs to say second by Chuck, fix throughout

Motion to accept Previous Minutes as corrected made by David second by Martin

  1. Old Business
    1. Pride Pageant
      1. Ad Hoc Committee
        1. Martin will head up the committee

Motion to create an ad hoc committee to be overseen by the Vice President to Plan and present to the board plans for the Pride Pageant made by Evan second by Chuck

  1. Fundraisers
    1. March Fundraiser
      1. Plan on doing a restaurant fundraiser for march
    2. Restaurant Fundraisers
      1. We are set for February 27th with Buffalo Wild Wings on the west side
      2. Will be looking at Chipotle for April or March
        1. Give 50% of the ticket to the organization
  • Bitchy Bingo
    1. Date set at April 23rd at Rain Café and Lounge
      1. Will be talking to Adina to host again
      2. Need to start looking for prizes
        1. Karma Connections
        2. Warren Theater
  • Bail Bonds coupons
  1. Verizon Wireless
  1. Fundraiser for Chuck between Wichita Bears and Pride
  2. Make Up fundraiser
    1. Look at places to hold it
      1. Lutheran Church or Riverside Hair
    2. Balance Report
      1. Nothing to report
    3. Reports
      1. President
      2. Vice President
        1. Spread sheet is now done
          1. Looking at what needs to be on the excel file
        2. Treasurer
          1. Nothing new to report
        3. Entertainment
          1. Talked to four vendors today: Bound Fur Life, Pure Romance, Jessica Trudellism, Christi Smith
          2. Confirmed the face painter
  • Balloon Artist is coming back
  1. Contacted Big Sky about rental
  2. Melinda Ryder is coming in to perform and will be MC on Sunday
    1. Have talked to Adina about performing Saturday and MC
    2. Need two rooms one with one bed and one with two beds
  3. Communications
    1. Met with T-Mobile and they are on board and sent them a packet
      1. They will be purchasing a Gold Sponsorship for 1,500 dollars
      2. Asked if they need to pay a security deposit
    2. Met with the Gayly
      1. Meeting went very well and made sure that we will not be doing the same deal, and they will be doing a sponsorship package
      2. Will be doing a Pride Expose for the Gayly, Wichita Pride will be included
  • Have a phone meeting set up on Wednesday with YWCA to discuss what they want at Pride 2015
  1. Site Manager
    1. Celebrity Cruise has purchased a Bronze Sponsorship package
    2. Trying to work out a deal between Celebrity and pride for the June Wedding
  • Working with Alan from Rain to co-sponsor the Party Bus
  1. Webmaster
    1. Web Page still needs updating
      1. Theme
      2. Artwork
      3. Sponsorship aka remove platinum
      4. Minutes
      5. Bylaws
      6. Stonewall memorial needs to be taken down
    2. New Business
      1. Donna Sweet announcement
        1. Need to see what it’s going to cost for The Eagle
      2. Liberty Press Ad
        1. Will not be putting an Ad in the Liberty
      3. Announcements
        1. Equality Kansas Oscar Viewing Party February 22nd at Quincys @ 5:30pm
      4. Close @ 8:54pm