DRAFT January 2019

Meeting Date: January 23, 2019
Meeting Location: Board Member’s House St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Present Telephonic Absent
D. Chrys Bundy, President
Nathan Bruemmer, Vice President
Stanley Solomons, Treasurer
Richard Brandt, Secretary
J. Aller
Scion Crowder
Laura Legarreta
Susan McGrath
Luke Blankenship, Executive Director (Non-Voting)
Agenda Discussion & Action Follow-Up
Approval of Minutes

Laura motioned to approve. Chrys seconded. Approved.



Executive Director’s Report

Sponsorship Update

Reviewed update and current status of sponsorships

TV Performance Zone

  • See images below 

2019 Budget

  • Luke to email electronic version to Board Members
    • Only details cost of televised aspect, separate from typical costs (ie: city, alcohol, etc)
  • Separate meeting to be scheduled to review

2018 Financial Report

  • Separate meeting to follow to review in detail
  • All members to review emailed 2018 Report and 2019 Budget and send any feedback or questions by Monday (1/28).
  • Schedule special meeting to review budget and 2018 report within the next 2 weeks (weekend preferred)
  • Richard to format 2018 Financial Report (Income vs Expenses)
Treasurer’s Report

Checking: $65,748.67

Savings: $17,274.89

Total: 83,023,58


*Investment Account balance to be updated quarterly*

Committee Reports

Hiring Committee

  • Development Director
    • Committee availability confirmed
    • 3 candidates to be vetted for committee to proceed forward with the process


  • Available budget to hire tactical writer to formalize official documents


  • Cox media to partner on headliner as sponsor
  • Additional $10k set aside for Drag Queens and local talent
  • Vetting out Battle of Bands 

Scholarship & Grants

  • Winner of Taste of pride decides charity recipient of $1,000 donation
  • Possible sponsors of smaller events to alleviate costs 

Trans Advocacy

  • No update
  • Luke to contact Cox Media regarding additional coverage and assistance with contracts and rider.
Old Business

Great Gay 5k

  • Update from Luke at next meeting after meeting with Race Sponsor 
    • Nate to attend 1/24 meeting with Luke due to prior experience
  • Chrys with potential sponsor 

Grand Marshal Overview

  • Nominee process on tap, will be presented on site shortly
  • This time last year community submitted nominees
  • Location of GM reception to be moved
  • GM “perks” and treatment during parade
  • Invite past GM’s to announce current year recipient


  • Jay to publish community nomination form
  • GM Committee to meet prior to next meeting to formulate proposal and structure of kick off party and reception
New Business

Parade Route

  • (see image below)
  • Possible changes to route due to construction
  • Discuss with police to allow pedestrians cross


Upcoming Events
  • Sign up for 2019 Pride events here
  • Taste of Pride
    • (Luke to send confirmed vendors and menus)
  • Gulfport Pride
    • 2/10
  • Chili Cook Off