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2017 March

Apr 19, 2017

St Pete Pride Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Metro Welcome Center – 2227 Central Ave / St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Board Members in Attendance: Chrys Bundy

Laura Legarreta

J. Aller

Stanley Solomons

Eric Skains (Executive Director)

Board Members Absent: Susan McGrath

Nathan Bruemmer

Scion Provenzano

Agenda Item

Discussion and Action



  • Laura called the meeting to order at 7:03pm


  • Richard Brandt

Approval of Minutes

  • Stanley made a motion to approve. Chrys seconded.

Approved unanimously

Executive Director’s Report

  • Eric presented a list of Corporate Sponsorships. We have already met the stated goal

  • 2017 Parade registrations have exceeded 2016 registrations

  • Eric requested assistance from the board in selling the goal of 36 pages of ads for the Pride Guide for this year.

  • Section 7.9 of the contract with the city was corrected – this was the “double negatives” that were included in the contract.

  • Eric is still working with GCD businesses to see about live music during the festival.

  • Eric to follow up with GCD businesses regarding live music at their venues during the festival

Treasurer’s Report

  • Savings $15,896.60

  • Checking $49,273.58

  • Brokerage $16,436.64

Associate Board Report

  • No report

Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee – No report

  • Grand Marshall Committee -

    • Grand Marshall Voting – Still underway

    • Pride Kickoff Party – Tuesday, April 4th at Enigma 7pm – 9pm

    • Grand Marshalls have been notified of the party’s date and time and have been invited to attend

    • The possibility of the final vote tally electing no women/minorities was raised. The consensus of the members present was to let the final vote stand as is. We can consider this on future Grand Marshall nominations.

  • Outreach Committee

    • No report

  • Finance Committee

    • No report

Old Business

  • World Pride – Las Vegas has agreed not to submit a bid for World Pride, however Ft. Lauderdale has stated their intention to submit a bid in October. Now the vote will be between:

    • St. Pete Pride

    • Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Chrys motioned to proceed as planned. Stanley seconded. Motion passes.

New Business

  • World Pride Committee – Stanley agreed to work as a point of contact from the board with Eric on the World Pride Bid.

  • Polk County and Jacksonville Pride is still up for grabs. Chrys will likely take Jacksonville

  • October Pride dates (i.e. Orlando, etc) will be announced later this year and can be assigned at that time

  • Tentative Pride Week Schedule of Events was presented and discussed.

  • Grand Central Market to be held outside of Punky’s during the festival. Eric suggested that we cap the number of booths to 50.

  • Queer Art Block was discussed.

  • Upcoming Events: Tampa Pride 3/25 (Laura to attend)

  • St. Pete Pride Preview and Benefit Party – Sunday 3/26 @ 9pm hosted by Kori Stephens

  • Waiting for cost of street closures for the Street Festival to determine whether we will be serving alcohol on Sunday.


  • Meeting Adjourned 7:57 p.m.

  • Next meeting will be April 18st, 2017


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