2018 November

St
Pete Pride Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting
Minutes

Tuesday,
March 20th, 2018

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

Board
Members in Attendance:
Chrys
Bundy

Laura
Legarreta

J.
Aller

Stanley
Solomons (called in)

Susan
McGrath

Scion
Crowder (called in)

Richard
Brandt


Nathan
Bruemmer

Luke
Blankenship

Board
Members Absent:


Agenda
Item

Discussion
and Action

Follow-Up

Opening

  • Chrys called the
    meeting to order at 7:09pm

Guests

  • None

Approval
of Minutes

  • Richard
    made a motion to approve. Laura seconded.

Approved
unanimously.

Executive
Director’s Report

  • CBS
    – Looks likely to televise the event in 2019. Discussing amount
    of commercial time during Parade. Pending signing of contract.

  • Trulieve
    signed on at $20k level sponsor

  • Parade
    route will be under construction due to pier. Parade will go down
    Beach Dr N instead of Bayshore.

    • Suggested
      using sky walks

    • Meet with the
      Mayor to discuss options

Treasurer’s
Report

  • Savings

  • Checking

  • Brokerage

(report
unavailable currently.

Associate
Board Report

  • No report

Committee
Reports

  • Governance

    • Met
      past week to update bylaws. At end of revision, specialized
      attorney to review.

    • Some
      info in bylaws will be moved into board member agreement.

  • Scholarship
    / Community Grant Program:

    • Grant
      process will be streamlined on the online portal

      • Categories
        for grants:

      • Non-profits,
        artists, etc. 

      • Annual
        budget (small, medium and large)

      • Who
        do they cater to? (children, health, LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS, etc. 

    • Questionnaire
      of why they would like funds and how much they are requesting 

    • Perhaps
      if they are awarded $$$ they may fulfill in-kind obligations to
      us, such as volunteering or promoting our events through their
      channels

    • Should
      we give out a fixed amount of money or % of our budget?

    • Determine
      at our next grant meeting by reviewing the average of how much
      we’ve given out the last three years

    • Always
      want to have good PR with our grants, making them public

    • Documentation
      to be reviewed by third party

    • Finance
      committee to be looped in once more structure is in place

    • Application
      process and repeated/ongoing grants

  • Concert

    • Met
      and submitted top 4 list to inquire about availability

    • Put
      structure around Battle of the Bands

    • Will
      also discuss

  • Trans
    Advocacy & Events

    • No
      update

  • Financial
    Committee

  • Ad
    Hoc Committee

    • Grand
      Marshal – Asking for community input

    • Location
      for Announcement Party

      • St
        Pete Yacht Club

      • St
        Pete History Museum

      • The Getaway
        (Marina District)

Old
Business

  • Correspondence

  • 2018
    5k

  • 2018
    Cruise (or 2019?)

New
Business

  • Upcoming
    Events

    • Red
      & Green (12/1/18)

    • Taste
      of Pride (3/2/19)

    • Grand
      Marshall Announcement (April)

    • Florida
      Pride Schedule Update

  • Pride Feedback
    Survey – Richard offered to take lead

Adjournment

  • Meeting
    Adjourned

  • Next meeting will
    be 12/11/18 7pm-9pm


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