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Center Minutes – 4 May 16

Call to order 18:00

Members
Gary, Nolin, Angel, Brent, Sally, Tom, Aidan (Youth Rep)

Guests
Nick – volunteer
Conor – volunteer
Dawn H. – Wichita Children’s Home: Ultimately looking for a connection between herself and The Center for experienced contacts and information flow

Absent
Ivy
Approval of the Current Agenda
Pass

Approval of the Previous Minutes
Pass

Public Forum – NA

Reports
Chair –
Attended Community Parade

Vice Chair –
Communication:
National Day of Silence Attended, Table Highly Visited
WSU Drag Show Attended, Table Less Highly Visited
Douglas Avenue Art Days Attended, Not well attended due to weather, Table Very Highly Visited, High social media presence because of Artists At Large and Douglas Ave Art District networks
Website/Social Media:
Website averaging 200 hits a week
Primary hits are main page, Get Connected, Kids Connect
The Kids Connect “Absolutely Emma” in our top 20 page views for the history of the website
Facebook weekly averaging 2000, with average 200 engagements
Most recent hits focused on legal successes such as the MS Adoption Law defeat and the Topeka Rally

Calendar
Up to date as of May

Secretary
Sound system donation

Treasurer
Balance Report
Center Operating Balance ~$2,000
Fundraising Account, Upcoming is a Youthgroup Fundraiser
Wichita Pride Fest with Ads, tables, and parade entry
Motion to rent three tables exclusively for The Center
M:Tom, s: Nolin; Passed

Current Committees –
LGBT Health Coalition:
They will be doing the Buffalo Room for PrideFest, with an additional amount that can be used for an ad in the prideguide
The committee itself is being overhauled a bit because of changes from Positive Directions and SG Co Health Department
Rep from the Dept. of Aging came and spoke to their meeting
Directory is being expanded to include locations beyond Sedgwick County

Library Committee-
New books, 3 to be featured, “Suicide Information for Teens”, “The Power To Prevent Suicide”, and “Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood”

Fundraising & Endowment Committee – NA

Get Connected – NA

WiTCoN –
Motion has been made by Nolin to authorize development of bylaws for WiTCoN and the filing of the EIN forms through Nolin and Tom so as to facilitate the separation of WiTCoN from The Center
M: Nolin, s: Tom; Pass

Kids Connect – Webmanager has been requested to attend The Center Board Meeting: she was contacted and has agreed

Volunteers -NA

Old Business –
Wal-Mart Grant was submitted, no reply as of yet
Movie Night was not well attended based on previous

New Business –
Contact from McConnell LGB Office
Contact from International Rescue Committee for LGBTI resource and/or training
Request from CenterLink for interview

As arises –
Tav will be beginning the ‘Stay Connected’ group to be discussed at a later date
Treasurer attended a Hate Crimes legislation conference held by Interfaith Ministries

Announcements –
Get Connected will have a speaker on suicide coming up (specific day to be determined)

Next meeting –
1 Jun 16

Adjournment
M: Nolin, s: Brent

Center Minutes 6 Apr 16

Call to Order – 18:00

Present – Nolin, Cindy, Gary, Tom, Brent

Absent – Ivy excused, Sally excused

Guests – Nick S, Aidan, Tavaris

Approve Current Agenda with youth reps not included as “Board Members”
M:Gary, s:Brent; Pass

Approve Minutes from previous
M: Gary, s: Tom; Pass

Reports –

Chair – NA

Vice –
Facebook 1100 hits/week, 20% engagement
Website: Monthly 550 until March when doubled
Highest pages are Kids Connect and Main
Calendar updated to include WSU events from Office of Diversity
Walmart Grant non-financial sections completed and given to Treasurer
Attending National Day of Silence
Attending WSU ‘Drag Show’

Secretary – NA

Treasurer –
Balance: Avaliable, little change from last month
M: Nolin, s: Gary; Pass

LGBT Health – NA

Library – NA

Fundraising – NA

Kids Connect – NA

Get Connected –
Activity Discussion for gatherings
Motion to change age range for pending Stay Connected group to 17 and then including High School Graduates to age 24
M: Gary, s: Tom; Pass

WiTCoN – NA

New Business – Alijzah and Aidan appointed as Center Board Youth Reps

Announcements –
14 Apr: National Day of Silence
22 Apr: Center Movie Night
23 Apr: Community Parade
29 Apr: Rally in Topeka with EQKS
30 Apr: Youth Picnic

Next Meeting – 4 May 16

Adjournment – 18:45

Center Minutes 3 Feb 16

Call To order: 18:00

Present – Cindy, Ivy, Sally, Gary, Brent

Absent – Tom excused, Nolin excused

Approved agenda with the following –
Click and pledge
BLGT fundraiser
Liberty Press
PFLAG

M: Cindy, s: Ivy; Pass

Approval of Minutes – Jan 6 2016

M: Cindy, s: Ivy; Pass

Reports:

Chair – Deferred to New Business

Vice –

Review of Walmart grant app to be submitted online, focused on Get Connected and Kids Connect
Facebook “likes” 1200; reach 500/week, engagement 35/week

Secretary – NA

Treasurer –
Balance: $1266, details available
LGBT Health Coalition: Nothing to report

Library – SOPs updated

Fundraising – NA

Get Connected –
Proposal to change age level, this was modified to separate groups
PreK to 5th grade
6th grade to HS grad
M: Cindy, s: Sally; Pass

GLSEN wishes to cooperate on Kid’s Bingo / Game & Pizza night, all agreed

WiTCoN – NA

New Business –
Vending machine changed focus
Motion to remove Cox Cable TV and keep internet
M: Cindy, s: Ivy; Pass
Laptop computer in Center Office ownership unknown
BLGT Fundraiser payment still pending
Liberty Press will speak to Library regarding new items
PFLAG General Statement The Center will avoid any further involvement or requests for involvement

Announcements –
Feb 28: Bears Meatloaf Cook-Off
March 24: GLSEN Bitchy Bingo at Rain
April 14: National Day of Silence

Center Minutes 6 Jan 16

  • Call to order
    1. Time
      1. 18:02
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Sally, Gary, Brent, Angel, Nolin, Tom
      2. Guests
        • Aaron P.
          • Contact info provided to Tom for EQKS
  1. Absent
    1. Ivy
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
    1. With addition of election
      1. M: Nolin, s: Tom; pass
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
    1. M: Nolin, s: Tom; pass
  • Public Forum
  • Reports
    1. Chair
      1. WalMart Grant proposal form found
        • Brent will be filling out
      2. Vice Chair
        1. Communication
        2. Website/Social Media
          • Calendar update for January
  • Phone system situation
    • pending
  1. Secretary
    1. N/A
  2. Treasurer
    1. Bank Change to Sunflower State
    2. Balance Report
      • Donation Account
        • $200 anonymous donation this week
        • Get Connected drag show fundraiser over $500
      • Accounts receivable still has a pending for James Pryor requesting payment from 4 years ago
        • Motion made to write off the expense and issue a 1099 to James P.
          • M: Tom, s: Nolin; Pass
        • IRS forms submitted
  1. Financial office being rearranged so paperwork somewhat in flux for public available
  2. Article will be written for Liberty Press advocating PayPal renewal giving
  3. Report Moved
    • s: Tom; pass
  4. Current Committees
    1. LGBT Health Coalition
      • Haven’t met for two months due to holidays
    2. Library Committee
      • Library SOPs have been found from when they were last approved several years ago
        • Sally will be rewriting the bulk of the SOPs with final approval and discussion pending for February meeting
      • New books
      • “Gender Neutral Parenting”
        • Write-up was done by Sally to be posted to Facebook
      • Fundraising & Endowment Committee
        • Teamed up with Dillon’s Rewards Program
          • This has been posted to Facebook by Brent
  1. Get Connected
  2. WiTCoN
    • N/A
  • Old Business
    1. Wichita Pride Inc.
      • Board of Directors election complete
        • President, Vice President, Communications, and Entertainment Dir replaced
      • New Business
        1. Guest requesting Trans support group for parents and supporters of under 13 year olds
          1. There is a National Trans Youth Network out of UK who just recently had a conference of 21 orgs and that was only recently
          2. Brent and Sally will do some research about underage Trans youth work as well as orgs related to
        2. Elections
          1. Secretary: Gary
            • M: Tom, s: Angel; Pass
          2. Motion to confirm current Board as 2016 Board with the modification of Gary to Secretary by acclamation.
            • M: Tom, s: Angel; Pass
  • As arises
    1. Motion to excuse Tom W. from The Center meetings for the duration of the Kansas State legislative session.
      1. M: Nolin, s: Gary, Tom Abstains; Pass
    2. Next Meeting 3 Feb 2016
      1. As an addendum to that, both Nolin and Angel will have to require the meetings for March and April also be set to the first Wednesday as their scheduling limitations will dramatically increase for the tax season. Their schedule needs to be as set as possible as early as possible for that reason.
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment
    1. M: Tom, s: Gary; 19:02

Center Minutes 7 Oct 15

  • Call to order
    1. Time
      1. 18:08
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Sally, Gary, Brent, Angel, Nolin
      2. Guests
        • WiTCoN Rep Katie
      3. Absent
        1. Ivy, Tom
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
    1. M: Sally, s: Ivy; Pass
  • Public Forum
  • Reports
    1. Chair
      1. Found out about a WalMart grant that might be available to us
        • Turns out the DAVs are quasi-independent and some of them are decidedly not gay friendly
      2. Vice Chair
        1. Communication
        2. Website/Social Media
          • Facebook for The center getting good hits, between 70 and 100 per with outliers
            • There will be some book reviews starting to come from Sally for updates and relation to the library
            • Will also be receiving info from Sally (as well as just posting about it) that Oct is National Bullying Month
            • Request for two donations to the library
              • “One Family” – Shannon
              • “Stella Brings the Family” – Schiffer
            • Chung editorial from Eagle on prosperity of Wichita connected to interdependence and respect
          • No major changes to website
            • Will be mounting referral list to website tomorrow
          • Phone system situation
            • Waiting on the right phone and plan
            • Motion to make the cost of a phone for Shirley (Nolin’s secretary) to have an independent phone for Center related business. M: Angel, s: Sally – Pass
  1. Newsletter
  2. Community Calendar
    • So far mostly up to date
  3. Brochure
  1. Secretary
    1. N/A
  2. Treasurer
    1. Bank Change to Sunflower State
    2. Balance Report
      • New Account will be created for Wichita Health Coalition because some of the groups involved can receive their event deposits from PrideFest others cannot because it was an allocation
        • This will become a development fund for groups that have difficulty affording events and the like for presentation
  1. Current Committees
    1. LGBT Health Coalition
      • PrideFest Numbers were up significantly from last year
      • KU Med is having a women’s health event on the 10 Oct
      • ArtAID 10 Oct
      • NCOD 11 Oct
      • Youth Health Faire by The Center at the pop-up park of Douglas on 24 Oct
      • Discussion of LGBT Homeless Housing with Rob Simon
        • Bridges Program run by Wichita Children’s Home is LGB friendly, not T (this may or may not be related to ignorance of the topic therefore may perhaps benefit from WiTCoN and ICTLGBTHC contact through The Center)
      • 1 Dec at Garvey Center is World AIDS Day chili-feed fundraiser
    2. Library Committee
      • New books
        • “Trevor” the book that corresponds to the movie
      • Fundraising & Endowment Committee
        • N/A
  1. Get Connected
  2. WiTCoN
    • Bowling numbers were good
    • Support Group was just open forum last month
      • Of those 10 were new so there is good word-of-mouth
    • 22 Oct is the next Social meeting (it was rescheduled)
    • Will be getting business cards
  3. Volunteers
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    1. PayPal
      1. Has been updated for new banking
      2. After PrideFest two individuals came in stating that they had been paying their memberships online to Paypal
        • Turns out they had saved the link from a pay pal account that has not been active for several years
        • Nolin has contacted Paypal, that account is now completely shut down
      3. PrideFest
        1. Wichita Pride Elections Upcoming
  • As arises
    1. NCOD Price Woodard Park (between Century II and River), get the info out
      1. Booths and tables open and free
      2. No food so far
  • 15:00 to 19:00
    • 4p to 6p for actual event
  1. Brent has been assigned NCOD
  • Announcements
    1. Next meeting
      1. 4 Nov 15 – 18:00
  • Adjournment

Center Minutes 1 Sep 15

  • Call to order
    1. Time
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Sally M, Tom W, Nolin, Brent, Angel, Gary
      2. Guests
        • WiTCoN
      3. Absent
        1. Ivy
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
    1. Pass
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
    1. Pass
  • Public Forum
    1. N/A
  • Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
      1. Communication
      2. Website/Social Media
        • Checked Voicemail
        • updated Facebook & Tumblr
          • Reposted “BLgT” notification
        • Tumblr starting to get friend/link requests
  • Website Stats
    • Peak visit weeks were in the last two weeks of June
    • “Get Connected”, “Helpful Numbers”, and “Sponsorship” are the highest
    • Worth noting are the event listings for WiTCoN and First Geek on the Calendar getting several hits between them
    • YTD total 2015: 5000 hits
  1. Website Updates
    • Calendar Updated to end of year
    • Will be placing more news stories on website as well as HHS notes for a sort of virtual Newsletter
  2. Social Networking Stats
    • Get Connected
    • The Center
      • National News significantly higher hit ratio than local info
  1. Scans of sign-in and contact form documents completed
  • Script for most common phone messages complete based on last year of calls
  • We have been receiving several VMs over the last few months for GED and ESL coursework assistance
    • I found why and have contacted “The Best GED Classes (dot) com” at (888) 814-1675 as well as submitting to their ‘contact form’ to notify them to remove us from their listings in the “Wichita KS” section
    • This will likely require more than one contact from us
    • Website link is: http://bestgedclasses.com/wichita-ks/
  1. Brochure
  1. Secretary
  2. Treasurer
    1. Balance Report
      • Center Operating Balance
    2. Current Committees
      1. LGBT Health Coalition
        • Doing very well
          • Looking into elderly health and long term care
        • PrideFest
          • Will also have a booth in the Buffalo Room
  1. Library Committee
    • There may be a delay in continued processing of books due to personal issues for volunteer for the next few weeks
    • Two new books donated
      • “Homophobia” which includes ideas for workshops that could potentially be hosted by The Center
      • “Uncommon Heroes” which is a photo/biography book on role models for youth
    • Fundraising & Endowment Committee
  1. WiTCoN
    • Most recent meetings have had over 30 attending
    • the large meeting room is actually becoming fairly large
    • Bowling night coming up
  2. Volunteers
  • Old Business
    1. Invitation to PFLAG meeting at CHUM was answered by Nolin, he attended
  • New Business
    1. Website Additions
      1. “Featured Book”
      2. “HRC”
  • Online Newsletter
  1. WiTCoN direct reference
  2. First Geek Page
  • As arises
  • Announcements
    1. Next meeting
  • Adjournment

Center Minutes 4 Aug 15

  • Call to order
    1. Time
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Gary, Sally, Nolin, Angel, Brent, Tom (then excused)
      2. Guests
        • WiTCon Rep. Katie
      3. Absent
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
  • Public Forum
  • Reports
    1. Chair
      1. N/A
    2. Vice Chair
      1. Communication
        • See Phone Note in “As Arises”
        • Voicemails are being answered when possible
      2. Website/Social Media
        • Will be updating website
          • PayPal
          • GoFundMe
          • Spreadsheet for referral list
            • Remove Auntie Mae’s
            • Remove Fantasy
          • Newsletter
          • Community Calendar
            • Will be updating this week
              • Community Calendar documented at The Center until end of year
              • Will be put on website by next meeting
            • User names set up for various orgs to website
            • Will require others
              • WOOLF
              • EQKSState
              • GLSEN
              • WiTCoN
            • Brochure
  1. Secretary
    1. none
  2. Treasurer
    1. Balance Report
      • Center Operating Balance
    2. Current Committees
      1. LGBT Health Coalition
      2. Library Committee
        • 5 new trans books
        • Need help removing non-use books
        • Need help removing excess storage
  • Fundraising & Endowment Committee
    • BLgT still unknown
      • Which is troubling because it’s supposed to start tomorrow
    • Kids and Club Boomerang both interested in another Drag Show
      • First one did very well for attendance and monies
      • Aiming for Dec
  1. Get Connected
    • Quite a few new faces
    • Even with it being Summer
  2. Volunteers
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    1. Request from Tom for next detailed list of upcoming building improvements to rear of building
  • As arises
    1. WiTCon (line item to future agenda)
      1. Significant growth
        • Last meeting had 28 attending
        • Several informational presenters so far
          • Thessen
            • HRT and medical issues for Trans
          • Rindt
            • Psychology of transitioning
          • Next social event on 6th of this month
            • Off site
          • 20th is the Support Group Meeting at 7p
  1. Regular updates to Facebook and Website
    • PayPal now active on website
    • Good traffic
  • Brenda has been met with
    • Regular receipt exchange
    • Social Media and organizational access assured for Center Representatives
    • Representation at Center Board Meetings confirmed
  1. Women’s Group (Women of Wichita; will become another line item)
    1. Only one arrived for the first meeting
    2. Next meeting will be 12th September 7p-9p
  2. WPD meeting on Thursday at 6p
    1. Reps from WASAC as well as those already planning on attending
  3. Phone System
    1. New volunteer found for answering phone and providing live person for The Center
      • System will be forwarded to a new number eventually
    2. TeeShirts?
      1. Discussion of logos as well as overall design
    3. Approval for Wichita Pride Fest booth and parade entry for The Center at a cost of $150
      1. M: Nolin, s: Brent; Pass
  • Announcements
    1. Invitation to the PFLAG group at CHUM
      1. Nolin will be speaking on the 13th of this month
    2. Trust Women
      1. Having a panel discussion
      2. 27th of this month
  • Oak Park Villa
  1. Democratic Convention
    1. The Center has a booth
    2. Aug 22nd
  • 9am – 6p
  1. Next meeting
    1. Tues, Sept 1st 2015
  • Adjournment
    1. M: Nolin, s: Gary

Center Minutes 7 Jul 15

  • Call to order
    1. Time
      1. 18:03
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Tom, Ivy, Nolin, Angel, Sally, Brent, Gary
      2. Guests
    3. Absent
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
    1. M: Tom, s: Gary; Pass
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
    1. M: Nolin, s: Gary; Pass
  • Public Forum
  • Reports
    1. Chair
      1. N/A
    2. Vice Chair
      1. Communication
        • Wichita Eagle’s article on Trans group WiTCoN gave us FB traffic as well as visibility
      2. Website/Social Media
        • Extremely high traffic on Facebook
        • The article and momentum generated by the trans group relationship to The Center initiated a discussion of sponsored group oversight
          • Motion: Any group operating under The Center is required to submit their sign-up lists to The Center Board. M: Tom, s: Nolin; Pass
          • Motion: Each sponsored group must have a liaison from The Center for administration. M: Sally, s: Tom; Pass
          • Motion: At least one officer on The Center’s Board of Directors must have administrative access to any social media pages related to sponsored groups and organizations. M: Tom, s: Nolin; Pass
        • Newsletter
  1. Community Calendar
    • Nolin has requested direct links be added to The Center’s website so that we can avoid the issue of posts about drink specials and such
    • However, listings of fundraising for the various Wichita organizations are fair game and will be included on our Community Calendar
    • Tom has requested two logins, one for the Equality KS Central Chapter as well as Equality Statewide
  2. Brochure
  1. Secretary
    1. N/A
  2. Treasurer
    1. Balance Report
  3. Current Committees
    1. LGBT Health Coalition
      • Four new people/service reps added to the Coalition
        • Highly productive meeting
      • Health Fair will be 24 Oct ‘15
      • The Center itself will get two booths on the main floor at PrideFest, one for The Center specifically and one for The Health Coalition
        • Coalition will submit to The Center, The Center will pay Pride
        • WASAC has been added to the Coalition list and may be at Pride as well
  1. Library Committee
    • Card Catalog pending
  • Fundraising & Endowment Committee
    • Drag Fundraiser 6 Jul 15
      • Fairly successful
      • ~$450 brought in
    • BLgT fundraiser sitrep is currently unknown
      • Haven’t heard from them at all
  1. Get Connected
    • See Fundraising for Drag Show
    • Upcoming Events
      • 16 Jul 15
        • Botanica
        • 13:00
        • $3 cost / kid
      • 1 Aug 15
        • Art Museum,
        • 14:00
        • Free Day so no additional cost to The Center
      • Several new kids at Youth Group
      • Some question of Young Adult group getting started
        • Possibly Sundays
        • Will need to be revisited
  1. WiTCoN
    • Seem to be doing well with their overall attendance and recent programming
    • Had an article in The Wichita Eagle’s online article list last week
    • Movie Night
      • 2 Jul 15
  1. Volunteers
  • Old Business
    1. Meeting with WPD
      1. 23 Jul 15
      2. 18:30
  • All orgs have been invited, most have confirmed
  • New Business
    1. Women’s Social Group contact
      1. Woman who left VM on system
        • Met with Nolin
        • Already developed a plan
      2. She was recently coming out but older so was looking for social outreach
        • Does not want to have to do it herself
        • She will instead be working with the people Nolin connected her with
  • Planning meeting on 22 Jul 15
  • As arises
    1. An oddly worded invitation from Bryan Sutton to speak at his PFLAG group at College Hill United Methodist will be done by Nolin at the next PFLAG meeting
  • Announcements
    1. Next meeting
      1. 4 Aug 15
      2. 18:00
  • Adjournment

Center Minutes 2 Jun 15

  • Call to order
    1. Time
      1. 18:16
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Tom W, Sally M, Gary K, Brent K, Angel, Nolin C
      2. Guests
        • N/A
      3. Absent
        1. Ivy
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
    1. M: Tom, s: Nolin; Pass
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
    1. M: Nolin, s: Gary; Pass
  • Public Forum
    1. N/A
  • Reports
    1. Chair
      1. None
    2. Vice Chair
      1. Communication
        • Voicemails being answered
        • Messages relayed
      2. Website/Social Media
        • Social media
          • Facebook medium traffic
        • Community Calendar
          • Up and running
          • Updated to August
        • Website
          • Uploading notes from previous minutes
          • Uploading updated pictures for meeting space
        • Documentation
          • Attendance sheets up to Feb 2015 scanned and saved
  1. Secretary
    1. N/A
  2. Treasurer
    1. Balance Report
      • Center Donations
        • See previous minutes
      • WiTCoN
      • Pepsi
      • ViceChair additions to website
        • PayPal monthly
        • GoFundMe link
  1. Current Committees
    1. LGBT Health Coalition
      • 1 Jul for next meeting
      • They are currently moving their facility to the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
      • Buffalo Room is already set up for PrideFest
      • Health Fair will be after Aug
        • Event will be held at The Center of Wichita
      • Provider list is being expanded to included Western Kansas
    2. Library Committee
      • Library is nearing completion
  • Fundraising & Endowment Committee
    • Get Connected is interested in doing a Drag Show at Boomerang
  1. Get Connected
    • Several new kids coming
    • Some are graduating and moving away
    • Motion: No Get Connected activity and event may have a food and attendance combined per person cost exceeding $15 for the youths
      • M: Tom, s: Gary; Pass unanimous
    • Drag Show at Boomerang
      • Youths will MC
  1. WiTCoN
    • Meeting 1st and 3rd Thurs of every month
  2. Volunteers
  • Old Business
    1. Trans Conference in Manhattan KS
      1. 11th & 12th of Sept
  • New Business
  • As arises
  • Announcements
    1. Next meeting
      1. 7 Jul 15
  • Adjournment
    1. 19:26
    2. M: Gary, s: Tom

Center Minutes 7 May 15

  • Call to order
    1. Time
      1. 18:06
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Sally, Nolin, Brent, Gary
      2. Guests
        • Three representatives with WiTCoN
      3. Absent
        1. Tom (election)
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
    1. M: Nolin, s: Sally; Pass
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
    1. M: Nolin, s: Gary; Pass
      1. With the addition of the phrase “for a fundraiser” to Vice-Chair’s reason to contact Buffalo Wild Wings and Granite City
      2. With the addition of the phrase “to aid her coming out process” to reason Sally will be meeting with a lesbian who contacted us
  • Public Forum
    1. Brenda with WiTCoN
      1. She’d been through The Center looking for volunteer work
      2. Directly affiliated with and inspired by the work of Elle Boatman
  • They are approaching The Center for a meeting space, a safe space, and occasional consultation such as Nolin providing financial work/information
  1. This is ultimately being created as a program being offered by The Center and if it is successful possibly moving them to a 501(c)(3)
  2. Overall interest from The Center members was high
    • WiTCoN will need to provide a monthly report
      • M: Sally, s: Gary; Pass
    • Reports
      1. Chair
        1. N/A
      2. Vice Chair
        1. Communication
          • Corrected VM
            • Previously had Bert’s voice and gave the old address
            • Calls are now forwarded to Google Voice exclusively rather than also to Bert’s cell
            • All voicemails are accessible from the Center’s Google email
            • All voicemails caught up to most recent and appropriate parties were either emailed or the caller was contacted
              • oddly some were previously ‘hidden’ somehow and were from several months ago
            • Scanned previous documents
              • Permission slips
              • Dated Attendance sheets
              • More will be scanned to bring them current they will then be emailed in a batch to The Center’s gmail for accessibility
  1. Website/Social Media
    • Online Contact forms
      • All form fills and submissions are now accessible from the Center’s Google email
      • Updated the Board member list to include Gary, Sally, and Angel while maintaining privacy of those who did not wish their details readily available
      • Calendar now mounted to front page left side, scrolls according to upcoming events
      • Regular updates to the following
        • Tumblr for the youth group
        • Facebook for the youth group and The Center
        • Traffic is slight but steady
      • Visits to website are averaging 100 to 140 per day
    • Community Calendar
      • On website
      • Now will be setting up orgs with their own names and passwords to post their own events and info
  1. Secretary
    1. N/A
  2. Treasurer
    1. Balance Report
      • We are being charged $5 fees per account, and we have 2 accounts
        • May be switching institutions
  1. Current Committees
    1. LGBT Health Coalition
      • Health Fair moved from June to accommodate GSAs, so likely sometime after August
      • Smoking Cessation funding has been taken over by KS Academy of Physicians
    2. Library Committee
      • Progress has been made, all the books so far taken in have been sorted
      • Kathy S. will be assisting in the cataloging process
      • 39 books have been purchased to augment sections that were lacking, specifically trans
      • Each category is being color-coded for ease of re-shelving
      • Will be drawing up a chart for process of check-out so anyone in the organization can check them out to the public
  • Fundraising & Endowment Committee
    • Registry website that contacted us to register for their national fundraiser
    • BLgT
      • They will be coming through this area in August
    • From Vice-Chair’s Report
      • Funds/fundraising
        • Two-Spirits officially submitting financials through the Center and therefore paying the servicing fee
        • Grant searched for The Center as well
      • Person to person
  1. Get Connected
    • Had between 20 and 30 for Movie Night
    • Will be losing several due to graduation as well as moving locations
  2. Volunteers
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    1. State Trans-Gender Conference will be in Manhattan KS
      1. September 11 & 12
      2. Likely will need to have a table at that
  • As arises
  • Announcements
    1. Next meeting
      1. 2 June 15
  • Adjournment
    1. 19:30