WPI October 13th 2014 Minutes

  1. Convene
    1. Open @ 7:05pm
    2. The Center: 800 N Market, Wichita KS
    3. Steering Committee Meeting
  2. Attendance
    1. In Attendance: Karen H, Lee J, Rollin D, Junior S, David M, Renee P, Chuck S, Jim M, Pat M, William H, Steven E
    2. Excused: Martin W, Mike, CJ T
    3. Unknown
  3. Open Session
    1. Guests: John aka Bounty Hunter, Lonnie T, David L
    2. Non-Agenda Issues
  4. Previous Minutes

Motion to approve Previous Minutes made by Pat second by Karen Passes

  1. Old Business
    1. Location
      1. Keeping the Location of the Indian Center
      2. Need to come up with a Heat Contingency Plan
  • Need to make sure that we are penciled in for Pride 2016 near the beginning of the year

Motion to keep Pride Fest 2015 at the Mid-American All Indian Center August 29th and 30th made by Pat second by Renee Passes

  1. Pride 2014 Events
    1. Pride Pageant
      1. Location: Mosley Street/Cabaret Old town, MCC Church, Block Party
      2. Leave it as a money pageant
    2. Pride Drag Night
      1. Was a success, we need to keep it
  • Family Picnic
    1. Meeting with Cargill, they are staying on board and are willing to do the Picnic again
    2. Need to keep it at OJ Watson Park, need to check a month out in advance to make sure it IS BOOKED!
  1. Wigstock
    1. Keeping it, need to find out what it would cost to bring in the guy who started Wigstock
    2. Need to discuss location, or whether it is a block party
  2. Skating Party
    1. Tentative Keep, need to figure out whether we can get enough people to pay for the event, needs to be revamped
  3. Cosmic Bowling
    1. Do we need to move it to the afternoon, need to talk to Thunder Bird or another bowling alley to see if it can be done
    2. Tentative Keep
  • Block Party/Pride Fest
    1. Liked how it was set up and done
    2. Start working on donations for the Kids Zone/Rent Big Sky for this year/Book Face Painter for next year
    3. Need to start hitting food vendors now
  • Party Bus
    1. KEEPING IT
  1. Balance Report
    1. Still have not come up with a firm number
    2. Everything is paid besides OCD and State Liquor
  2. Reports
    1. President
      1. Contact April to book the Indian Center
      2. Sent the Invoice to State Farm
    2. Vice President
      1. Planning volunteer party, looking at holding it David M house, or at The Center
    3. Treasurer
      1. Filing the State Liquor License
      2. Having a meeting with Kristi Parker for Pride about getting out to vote
    4. Entertainment
      1. Got first entertainer ready for Pride 2015
    5. Communications
      1. Cargill and Tmobile will be back next year
    6. Site Manager
      1. Nothing new to report
    7. Webmaster
      1. Complete
        1. Updated Home Page to reflect PrideFest ended
        2. Updated Calendar to remove PrideFest schedule and updated secondary events
        3. Removed Vendor Price Guide
        4. Removed Parade Entry Price Guide
        5. Removed PrideGuide price guide
        6. Updated Theme Page to reflect PrideFest ended
      2. •Awaiting
        1. Questions for survey page
        2. Election results
  • •Pending
    1. Page of pictures from PrideFest: Pictures collected, just not yet posted
  1. •Stats
    1. Home Page total views for Pride Week – 1900
    2. 1100 repeated views
    3. Mean Average 217 per day
    4. Highest day 28 Nov – 377 views
    5. Declined 90% by 29 Nov
    6. 800 Unique Views
    7. Mean Average 130 per day
    8. Highest day 28 Nov – 255 views
    9. Declined 85% by 29 Nov
  2. Top search phrases “Wichita Pride”, “Wichita Pride 2014”, “Wichita Pride Fest”
  3. Second highest pages:
    1. Schedule of Events
    2. Theme
  4. New Business
    1. Sponsorship
      1. Need to start hitting places now
        1. Quick Trip
        2. JC Penny
        3. Walgreens
        4. ATT
        5. Verizon
        6. Wal-Mart
        7. Kansas Star

Motion to set Pride 2015 sponsorship levels at the same price as the 2014 levels minus the platinum package made by Pat second by Lee Passes

Motion to set Pride 2015 vendor, Pride Guide Advertising, and Parade entry fees at 2014 pricing levels minus Early Bird and Late Pricing fees made by Pat second by Lee Passes

  1. Stage
    1. Don Eaton has a stage for sale for 500 as opposed to the stage that we have now
    2. Don has admitted that the Decking needs some work, will need to check everything out
  2. Announcements
    1. Equality Kansas is doing a rally on Friday at 4pm in front of the Governor’s Office and the Supreme Court
    2. October 25th The Bears will be having La Cage as a fundraiser for the Food Pantry
  3. Close @ 9:10pm