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2017 October

Nov 21, 2017

St Pete Pride Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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

Board Members in Attendance: Chrys Bundy

Laura Legarreta

J. Aller

Stanley Solomons

Scion Provenzano

Luke Blankenship (Interim Executive Director)

Board Members Absent: Nate Bruemmer

Agenda Item

Discussion and Action



  • Scion called the meeting to order at 7:01pm


    • Bryan Macke

    • Erik Willoughby – from Indy Pride

Approval of Minutes

  • Scion made a motion to approve both Special Meeting minutes as well as September meeting minutes. Stanley seconded.

Approved unanimously

Executive Director’s Report

  • Various sponsorship renewed this week.

  • Meeting scheduled with the DonCesar regarding venue for the kick off party.

  • No update on the 5k – waiting until after Nov

  • Travel Guide – in production, out Nov. 1st

  • Luke met with the GM of Sea Salt – potential event morning of festival.

  • Luke met with Mike Olivero & Miguel Fuller @ Cox Media – various ideas for the concert were discussed.

  • Social Media contract with DASH Creative was discussed. – Decision is TBD. This would encompass twitter, facebook, website, newsletters etc.

  • Relationship renewed with PSTA for 2018 – park and ride from St. Pete High was a success.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Savings $15,899.36

  • Checking $140,022.28

  • Operational $1,373.21

  • Brokerage

Associate Board Report

  • Board has been reconfigured to delegate responsibility and the name has been changed to Directors of Operations.

Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee - No report

  • Outreach Committee – No report

  • Finance Committee – No report

  • Hiring Committee: Donald, Jay and Scion will be meeting Thursday and will be discussion the job description. This should be complete and ready for presentation to the full board by next board meeting.

Old Business

  • InterPride – Copenhagen won the 2021 bid. Ft. Lauderdale lost.

  • InterPride Schedule: AGM – 2018 Saskatoon, Canada, 2019 – Athens, Greece

  • Out & Equal – Scion attended on behalf on Raymond James.

  • Family Resources – Discussion on timeline for our contribution. We will be waiting on the bill from the City of St. Petersburg before making a decision on the amount of our contribution to this organization. Nate will be meeting with Larry later this month.

Attending members to consolidate notes.

Scion to present us with notes from Out and Equal.

New Business

  • Correspondence – none

  • Tabling Materials – Jay discussed the designs that has ordered. Jay and Chrys will be going down Saturday morning to help setup and document the proper setup for the booth.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Sarasota Pride – Luke, Jay, will be going down as well and Chrys (a.m. only)

    • Red & Green – various catering options were discussed. Silent auction items are still needed. Kori will be setting up a drag show for the event.

    • Taste of Pride – Saturday, March 3rd at Coliseum has been solidified. Luke to reach out after the new year to vendors.

    • Pride Turnabout – The potential for a “turnabout” pageant was discussed. Chrys, Jay, Luke and Stanley are fully on board.


  • Meeting Adjourned @ 8:02pm

  • Next meeting will be November 21st, 2017


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