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2018 February

Mar 20, 2018

St Pete Pride Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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

Board Members in Attendance: Chrys Bundy

Laura Legarreta

J. Aller

Stanley Solomons

Susan McGrath

Nathan Bruemmer

Scion Crowder

Luke Blankenship (Interim Executive Director)

Board Members Absent:

Agenda Item

Discussion and Action



  • Scion called the meeting to order at 7:02pm


  • Jody D. Clark, our Raymond James financial adviser joined the meeting to give us an overview of our current financial standing.

  • Richard Brandt, board applicant joined as well.

  • Nathan asked for additional information from Jody. Scio will follow up.

Approval of Minutes

  • Scion made a motion to approve. Laura seconded.

Approved unanimously.

Executive Director’s Report

  • Registration is now live, with a 3% increase in fees. New option on the website that will allow entrants to select their own spot.

  • SunTrust renewed sponsorship (MORE INFO FROM LUKE)

  • In discussion with Delta Airlines, will likely be involved at a lower level this year – we do not currently have an official Airline sponsor.

  • Creative Loafing sponsorship (in-kind) renewed for 2018

  • Taste of Pride – 17 restaurants, breweries and bars have committed to participate. Sales are below average but new advertisements are going out very soon. Luke to reach out to various media outlets for additional advertisements. Slump in sales possibly due to not having the event last year.

  • New “Taste of Pride” awards voting system will be in place for attendees to vote for their favorite restaurant or brewery.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Savings $15,900.17

  • Checking $37,474.88

  • Operating Cash $1,373.21

  • Brokerage $18,226.15

Associate Board Report

  • No report

Committee Reports

  • Grand Marshall Committee - A potential list of Grand Marshalls were discussed Board members are requested to send in their final recommendations to Luke by the end of the week.

  • Trans Committee – An update on the Trans March was discussed. Nate brought up the potential of a family friendly event.

Old Business

New Business

  • Upcoming Events

    • March and April Prides – List was sent around to board members to sign up for attendance

    • SPP Pageant – May 20th at Quench

    • Turnabout – This topic will be tabled for additional discussion at the next meeting

    • Chili Cookoff – Chrys & Jay to cook.

    • Yacht Party – Pride on the Bay – June 22nd

  • Festival Time Discussion

    • 11a – 5p was proposed and agreed upon by the board


  • Meeting Adjourned 9:17pm Board members are requested to send in their final recommendations to Luke by the end of the week.

  • Next meeting will be March 20th


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