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2017 September

Oct 20, 2017

St Pete Pride Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

Board Members in Attendance: Chrys Bundy

J. Aller

Stanley Solomons

Nathan Bruemmer

Scion Provenzano

Eric Skains (Executive Director)

Board Members Absent: Susan McGrath

Laura Legaretta

Agenda Item

Discussion and Action



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


  • Daniel Stevens – President, Tampa Pride Band

    • Discussion about St. Pete Pride Participation

Approval of Minutes

  • No approval of minutes due to special

Executive Director’s Report

  • Several meetings lined up with various vendors.

  • EmPath, TB Rays, Tyrone Mazda, TD Bank, AT&T all on the schedule for meetings.

  • Various new sponsorship leads on the schedule

  • Social Media Update – Met with DASH about increasing social media presence / frequency of updates throughout the year.

  • Travel Guide was discussed. – printing soon. 1,500 copies

  • Additional table giveaways, board member apparel was discussed.

  • City applications for park reservations were discussed

  • DASH to come back with a proposal of increased Social Media.

  • Luke to submit city applications for 2018 park reservations

Treasurer’s Report

  • Savings 15,898.98

  • Checking 139,309.76

  • Operation 1,373.21

  • Brokerage 17,000.00

Associate Board Report

  • No report

Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee

    • Homeless Youth Project donation was discussed

  • Outreach Committee – No report

  • Finance Committee – No report

Old Business

  • Executive Direction job description was discussed

  • Scion will lead the hiring committee and will also reach out to Donald P, former board member to assist and will update the board with results

New Business

  • Correspondence - None

  • 2018 5k was discussed. Luke to meet with a potential organizer (Ryan Jordan, St. Pete Run Fest) this week and will update the board at the next meeting.

  • Upcoming Events

    • InterPride – Luke, Stanley & Scion will be attending this year in Indianapolis.

    • Out and Equal - Scion will be attending in an unofficial capacity and will be providing feedback.

    • Red & Green – Luke has met with the organization. Date: Dec 2, 7-10pm Various changes to event were discussed – entertainment, décor, food, alcohol. Kori Stevens will be engaged.

    • Taste of Pride – Tentative date 3/3/2018

    • Florida Pride Schedule Update

  • InterPride attendees to share notes of meetings

  • Luke to send out updated schedule of Pride


  • Meeting Adjourned 8:23pm

  • Next meeting will be Tuesday, October 17th.


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