Category Archives: Board Of Directors Meetings

Center Mins – 6 Sep 17

Call To Order at 6:00 pm
Members Present: Nolin, Gary, Cindy, Brent,
Youth Representatives Present: Aiden
Absent: Tom (excused), Morgan (excused)
Guests: Milo
Approval of Current Agenda
• Agenda moved and seconded; passed
Approval of Minutes :::
• Minutes moved and seconded as amended; passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
• Discussion regarding Library Plaque
• Discussion about building cleaning
• Discussion regarding the website
• Review of prior issues regarding “Get Connected”
• Discussion regarding emails from The Theater League
• Discussion regarding email from Wichita Chamber
 Vice Chair (Brent)
• Update regarding Social Media statics and discussion about other communications
• Inquiry about obtaining list of “non-LGBTQ friendly” physicians to be passed onto LGBT Health Coalition
 Secretary (Gary)
• no report
 Treasurer (Nolin)
• Balance Report
• Amazon Smile donation received … $42.39
• PayPal Donations down
• Report Moved as presented, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• Applying for $25,000 Grant, which would include the addition of a part-time position
• Discussion about Wichita’s “Open Street” event – September 24
• Discussion about “Out Of The Darkness” event – September 16
• Intern from WSU will be working for The Center / Health Coalition. Will also be working on “HQI”
• Working on “Health Quality Index” (HRC)
• Working to obtaining Grant Writing Interns from WSU as well
• Planned Parenthood to offer transgender services started Sept 1
 Library
• Work began on library’s card catalog
 Fund-raising and Endowment
• no discussion
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• Things are going well. I have 1 parent I put in touch with Keith Reynolds parent has managed to get the district to agree to have GLSEN come in, train the teachers, interested to see if we can get the district to do this with other middle schools. Had an off site family dinner Sunday, we will plan another in Oct, since there was much interest. Next meeting scheduled for Oct 25.
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• We have a real need for us to find more volunteers (background checks required).
• Discussion about Kitchen / Dish available
• Discussion about future guest speakers
• Discussion about use of two-way radio.
 Phoenix
• Previous meeting cut short due to weather
• Upcoming meeting September 9th
• Facebook group going well … no issues
 Grants
• no discussion
Old Business
• Discussion regarding (Liberty Press) potential fund raising efforts with “The Center”
New Business
• no new business
As Arises
• no discussion
Announcements / Upcoming Events
• “Out Of The Darkness” event – September 16
• “Sweet Affair” Donna Sweet Fund – September 19
• Wichita’s “Open Street” event – September 24
• “Return to Fantasy” – September 30
• “National Coming Out Day” — October 11
• Pride will be hosting two events in 2018 … One in June and one in September.
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6 PM
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm

Center Mins – 2 Aug 17

Call To Order at 6:00 pm
Present: Nolin, Gary, Morgan, Cindy, Brent, Milo & Thomas
Youth Representatives: None
Absent: Tom (excused),
Guests: None
Approval of Current Agenda
• Agenda moved and seconded; passed
Approval of Minutes :::
• Minutes moved and seconded as amended; passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
• Discussion regarding Library Plaque
• Discussion regarding getting youth representative to the board for “Get Connected”
• Discussion regarding getting carpets cleaned / general cleaning
• Discussion about web site
 Vice Chair (Brent)
• “The Center” site hit number received a boost following following President Trump’s tweet regarding transgender persons
in the military. Most of these visitors were seeking links to other LGBT organizations.
• Received contact emails regarding transgender support groups. These were forwarded to Phoenix Group web site
• Overall numbers holding at about 1,400 to 1,500 likes per week, Followers now close to 1,500 (any drop-off may be due
to automated dis-likes)
 Secretary (Gary)
• no report
 Treasurer (Nolin)
• Balance Report
• Report Moved as presented, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• Goal to increase access to data
• Working on trying to get on the “Health Quality Index” (HRC) – Working on Survey
• Working on increase responses to health assessment surveys
• Planned Parenthood to offer transgender services starting in September
 Library
• General Discussion – work on the library in progress
 Fund-raising and Endowment
• discussion of venues for events and different possibilities for fund-raising events
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• General Discussion
• Expanding scope of Kids Connect to include more parental support group activities
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• General Discussion
 Phoenix
• Continuing to actively posting on Phoenix group web site
• Previous group meeting successful
• Looking into getting a button maker as small fund-raising effort
 Grants
• KDH grant submission in process
Old Business
• no old business
New Business
• no new business
As Arises
• none
Announcements
• “Return to Fantasy” event has been postponed to September 30
• “National Coming Out Day” … October 11
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6 PM
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:58pm

Center Mins – 5 Jul 17

Call To Order at 6:01
Members Present: Nolin, Gary, Morgan, Cindy, Brent
Youth Representatives Present: None
Absent: Tom (excused), Milo & Thomas (The Phoenix Group) (excused)
Guests: None
Approval of Current Agenda
• Agenda moved and seconded; passed
Approval of Minutes :::
• Minutes moved and seconded as amended; passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
• no report
 Vice Chair (Brent)
• Report Presented
 Secretary (Gary)
• no report
 Treasurer (Nolin)
• Balance Report
• K-Step grant received from Tides Foundation, 2% goes to “The Center” for general use.
• Report Moved as presented, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• Ran out of Custom printed First Aid Kits at Pride
 Library
• General Discussion
 Fund-raising and Endowment
• no report
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• General Discussion
• Considering adding a parenting blog on “The Center” page
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• Addie (Boomerangs) to be working with “Get Connected”
 Phoenix
• Phoenix had its very first in-person meeting the Saturday before last, on June 24th. First meeting a success. It was open, friendly, and active. focused on building community and members had active discussion. There were no conflicts, meeting lasted to 10pm.
 Grants
• no report
Old Business
• Discussion about “The Center” table at Pride was unmanned
New Business
• Discussion about planning future events at “Rain” and other venues. Looking into Roxy’s as possible event venue.
As Arises
• none
Announcements
• “Return to Fantasy” event has been postponed to September 30
• “National Coming Out Day” … October 11
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6 PM
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:03pm

Center Mins – 7 Jun 17

Call To Order at 6:10pm
Members Present: Nolin, Gary, Brent, Morgan,
Youth Representatives Present: None
Absent: Tom (excused), Cindy (excused),
Guests: Milo, Thomas (The Phoenix Group)
Approval of Current Agenda
• Agenda moved and seconded; passed
Approval of Minutes :::
• Minutes moved and seconded as amended; passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
• no report
 Vice Chair (Brent)
• i) Communication/Events
• (1) No events to announce so far
• (2) Some question about WiTCoN trying to start a youth group
• (3) Ad in school newspaper panned out nicely, should do that again
• ii) Website/Social Media
• (1) Facebook
• (a) Page likes steadily increasing by around 100 a week, currently holding at 1500
• (b) More women than men but not by much
• (c) Mostly between 18 and 40
• (d) Will be posting about Pridefest intermittently for the next two weeks
• iii) Phone system
• (1) Been checking and forwarding as necessary
• iv) Calendar
• (1) Will be updating this week
• (2) Will include Pridefest details
 Secretary (Gary)
• no report
 Treasure (Nolin)
• Balance Report
• will be getting first aid kits for the Health Coalition to give out at Pride
• Paid City of Wichita for “National Coming Out Day” location
• Received donation of the 25th anniversary pride flag
• Report Moved as presented, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• LGBT Health Coalition completed work for Health Fair for Wichita Pride
• Health Research Project: work continues on new health assessment survey
• Review continues 2017 plan and funding possibilities from KHF
• will be getting first aid kits for the Health Coalition to give out at Pride
 Library
• Sandra has offered to help re-organize “The Center” library
 Fund-raising and Endowment
• Discussion about offer to help with fund-raising
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• Continues to grow
• Meetings scheduled for 4th Wednesday of each month through summer
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• General discussion of new rules
 Stay Connected (17 to 24)
• see “Old Business” *
 Grants
• no report
Old Business
• Stay Connected to be removed from discussion / agenda until further notice
New Business
• The Phoenix Group — Proposed that “Wichita Phoenix” trans support group to become a program of “The
Center”. – Discussed, Moved by Gary, Seconded by Nolin … Motion Passed.
As Arises
• “The Center” participation in / staffing for the Pride Parade discussed
Announcements
• Equality March … June 11
• Youth Night with Pride … June 17, 5:30 to 9:30pm at AAIC
• Pride Rally, Parade, and closing events … Sunday, June 18th
• “Return to Fantasy” event has been postponed to September 30
• “National Coming Out Day” … October 11
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6 PM
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 8:31pm

Center Mins – 3 May 17

Call To Order at 6:30pm
Members Present: Nolin, Gary, Brent, Morgan,
Youth Representatives Present: None
Absent: Tom (excused), Cindy (excused),
Guests: none
Approval of Current Agenda
• Agenda moved and seconded; passed
Approval of Minutes :::
• amended to add Ivy resignation added to New Business
• Minutes moved and seconded as amended; passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
• no report
 Vice Chair (Brent)
• Calendar filled until June on website
• WiTCoN removed from affiliated groups listing
• New trans group contact, called Phoenix, asked if we’ll provide meeting space
• No specialty events to announce
• Stats:
• Website still on par at 750 for month, top page (other than home page) is GC
• Facebook now at 1400 hits per month
 Secretary (Gary)
• no report
 Treasure (Nolin)
• Report Moved as presented, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• Work on Health Fair for Wichita Pride continues
• Health Research Project: work continues on new health assessment survey
• Review continues 2017 plan and funding possibilities from KHF
• still in the process of collecting payments for Wichita Pride
 Library
• Reorganization of Library discussed
 Fund-raising and Endowment
• Discussion about hosting a “Bitchy Bingo” fundraiser for The Center
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• Meeting plans pending for May at time of meeting – May 10 likely date
• New family joined group
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• general discussion and review of parts of the regulations
• discussed getting games for entertainment at group
 Stay Connected (17 to 24)
• no report
 Grants
• no report
Old Business
• Discussion on moving Email / web site
New Business
• Youth Night with Pride … June 17, 5:30 to 9:30pm at AAIC … discussed
• Board resignation received from Ivy … received and accepted
As Arises
• nothing
Announcements
• Youth Night with Pride … June 17, 5:30 to 9:30pm at AAIC
• Pride Rally, Parade, and closing events … Sunday, June 18th
• “Return to Fantasy” event has been postponed to September 30
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6 PM
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:58pm

Center Mins – 5 Apr 17

Call To Order at 6:09 PM
Members Present: Nolin, Cindy, Gary, Brent,
Youth Representatives Present: None
Absent: Tom (excused), Ivy, Morgan,
Guests: none
Approval of Current Agenda
• Agenda moved and accepted
Approval of Minutes :::
• no changes
• Minutes moved and seconded; passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
• no report
 Vice Chair (Brent)
• Largest FB traffic and website traffic from week of 13th March
 Generated by three FB posts & 1 paid ad
• Testimonial of woman whose quote was used out of context to shame trans and she fought back (900 hits)
• Article that dictionary already had gender-neutral pronouns (650 hits)
• Jessy Tyler Ferguson reacting to “Beauty and the Beast” gay character (400 hits)
• Paid ad for Drag Show (1200 hits)
 Average web hits consistent with last four months around 800
 Average FB consistent with previous month overall
 Most common website hits
• Main page
• Get connected
• Contact form
 Contacts forwarded and answered as appropriate
 No known upcoming events
 One request for ‘Day of Silence’ dates
 Secretary (Gary)
• no report
 Treasure (Nolin)
• Received $805 for the matching funds campaign, for a total of $1600.00.
• T-shirts ordered for The Center
• Report Moved as presented, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• In the process of collecting payments for Wichita Pride
• working on new health assessment survey
• reviewing 2017 plan and funding possibilities from KHF
• Pursuing professional vendors for Health Fair at Pride
 Library
• Received two new books for the Library

 Fund-raising and Endowment
• Pursuing possibility of a “Bitchy Bingo” fundraiser for The Center – would be scheduled on the 2nd or 4th Thursday of any
planned month.
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• Meeting Planned for April 26
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• general discussion
 Stay Connected (17 to 24)
• no report
 Grants
• no report
Old Business
• Discussion about membership at COSCO
• Discussion on new Email received as well as the email system itself
New Business
• Pride Parade Participation – Discussed
• WPD Parade Participation – Discussed
• Kitchen to be reorganized to make permanent space for Morgan
• The Board resolves that The Executive Board, as defined as The President, Vice President, Treasurer, and
Secretary; is provided emergency powers in the case that a decision must be reached before the next schedule
general board meeting. — moved by Nolin, Seconded by Gary … approved.
As Arises
• nothing
Announcements
• National Day of Silence … April 21st
• Positive Directions AIDS Walk … April 29th
• Youth Night With Pride … June 17th
• Pride Rally, Parade, and closing events … Sunday, June 18th
• “Return to Fantasy” event has been postponed to September 30
• Starbucks LGBT group meeting at The Center
• Camp Sunflower to be hosting meeting at The Center
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6 PM
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:41 PM

Center Mins – 1 Mar 17

Call To Order at 6:03
Members Present: Nolin, Cindy, Gary, Brent, Morgan
Youth Representatives Present: None
Absent: Tom (excused), Ivy,
Guests: none
Approval of Current Agenda
• Agenda moved and accepted
Approval of Minutes :::
• no changes
• Minutes moved and seconded; passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
• Presently working on policies and procedures regarding the The Center kitchen and rest room
• Discussion / update regarding “Center” t-shirts
• Discussion about getting “Center” stickers for “Get Connected” kids
 Vice Chair (Brent) :::
Facebook
• Jan Per Week
• 1685 visits
• 122 engaged
• 1393 Likes
• Dec Per Week
• 936 Visits
• 74 Engaged
• 1386 Likes
• Nov Per Week
• 1074 Visits
• 83 Engaged
• 1378 Likes
• Oct
• 1556 Visits
• 89 Engaged
• 1369 Likes
• National Coming Out Day – $25
Website
• Feb
• Will be posting results of Matching Fundraiser
• Ad for National Geographic extremely successful
• Update sent to contact
• Photos of event will be loaded to website
• Meeting notes to current will be loaded to website
• Jan
• 777 Visits
• Sally removed from Website
• Ads scheduled
• Matching fundraiser
• National Geographic Showing
• Dec
• 825 Visits
• WiTCoN removed from website
• Top Pages For Quarter
• Home Page
• Donations
• Archives (Meeting Notes)
• Board of Directors
• Organization Listings
• Rental
• Kids Connect
• Nov
• 927 Visits
• Calendar updated
• Oct
• 832 Visits
• Top Pages
Communications
• Emails forwarded appropriately
• Two legal questions
• Three volunteers, one for grand writing
• Library volunteer
• Invitation to WSU’s 4th Annual Gender and Sexuality conference Mar 3
• Invitation to WSU’s Diversity & Inclusion Event second week March
• Voicemails completed by Morgan
 Secretary (Gary)
no report
 Treasure (Nolin)
$795 Raised for the matching funds campaign
Report Presented, Moved, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• no report
 Library
• no report
 Fund-raising and Endowment
• no report
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• Planning to meet once per month at a park during summer months
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• Discussion about the Get Connected fund-raising drag show … date to be established in conjunction with spring break,
needs to be discussed with Brad at Boomerangs – March 19th
• April 29 … Positive Direction AIDS Walk
• June 17 … Youth Night with Pride
 Stay Connected (17 to 24)
• no report
 Grants
• no report
Old Business
• Discussion about membership at COSCO
New Business
• Discussion on new Email received as well as the email system itself
As Arises
• nothing
Announcements
• no announcements
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6 PM
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:14 PM

Center Mins – 1 Feb 17

Call To Order at 6:11pm
Members Present: Nolin, Cindy, Gary, Brent, Ivy, Morgan
Youth Representatives Present: None
Absent: Tom (excused),
Guests: none
Approval of Current Agenda
Motion to accept agenda ::: moved and accepted
Approval of Minutes :::
• no changes
• moved and seconded as amended, passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
Discussion about youth pride event and participation in pride turn about show
Liz (GLSEN) is testing remind.com as a communication tool for their board with expansion to their youth
NATGEO Movie, “Gender Revolution” pre-screening scheduled for February 10, 2017.
 Vice Chair (Brent) ::: Report Pending
 Secretary (Gary)
no report
 Treasure (Nolin)
Report Presented, Moved, and Seconded
Current Committees
 LGBT Health Coalition
• Review of key areas to focus on for 2017
• Will be seeking out more providers for the directory and to get more hand out information to those listed providers
 Library
• work to be done to get plaque to be presented to Sally for her service.
• Organization of books continues
 Fund-raising and Endowment
• WOOLF is going to undergo fund-raising efforts to raise money for The Center
 Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
• planning to meet once a month due to school scheduling. Meeting schedules to be revisited for summer months
 Get Connected (12 to 18)
• Discussion about the Get Connected fund-raising drag show … date to be established in conjunction with spring break,
needs to be discussed with Brad at Boomerangs
• turn-about show is on February 24 if the kids would like to participate
• June 17 … Youth Night with Pride
• April 29 … Positive Direction AIDS Walk
 Stay Connected (17 to 24)
• no report
 Grants
discussion continues about connecting with WSU for advancing grant efforts
Old Business
no old business
New Business
• Looking into membership at COSCO
As Arises
• nothing
Announcements
• no announcements
Next Meeting
• Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:31pm

Center Mins – 4 Jan 17 (Annual Meeting)

Call To Order at 6:00
Members Present: Nolin, Cindy, Gary, Tom, Brent, Ivy, Tom
Youth Representatives Present: Aiden
Absent: Morgan (excused)
Guests: none
Approval of Current Agenda
Motion to accept agenda ::: moved and accepted
Approval of Minutes :::
 Correction: under Get Connected, “Emergency contact list availability in the “event” of an emergency…”
 Correction: under New Business, “…Rev. Jackie Carter has offered ‘meet’ for the Get Connected group…”
 moved and seconded as amended, passed
Annual Meeting
 Election of Board Members
 moved to be retained as board members :::
 Cindy
 Brent
 Gary
 Ivy
 Morgan
 Tom
 Nolin
 moved by Nolin, seconded by Cindy
 Election of Officers to retain current officers :::
 Cindy … Chair
 Nolin … Vice President
 Nolin … Treasure
 Gary … Secretary
 moved by Nolin, seconded by Cindy
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
officer liaison meeting planned
 Vice Chair (Brent) ::: Report pending
 Secretary (Gary)
no report
 Treasure (Nolin)
2016 P/L Report Presented
Balance Report Presented
Report Moved and Seconded
Current Committees
• LGBT Health Coalition
◦ no report
• Library
◦ Received resignation from The Center Board of Directors. Discussion and Motion to allocate $75 for a plaque to be
presented to Sally for her service … moved by Tom, seconded by Ivy.
◦ Motion to rename the library at The Center to, “The Sally Morse Library” … moved by Tom, seconded Ivy.
• Fund-raising and Endowment
◦ Brent researching grant possibilities specific to LGBT organizations
• Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner) Pre-K to 5th Grade
◦ no report
• Get Connected (12 to 18)
◦ Discussion about the Get Connected fund-raising drag show … date to be established in conjunction with spring break,
needs to be discussed with Brad at Boomerangs
◦ chore list successful, suggested that they could distribute responsibilities over more of the kids
◦ discussion about hosting Get Connected at Boomerangs again
◦ discussion about cooking / kitchen use at The Center during Get Connected
• Stay Connected (17 to 24)
◦ no report
• Grants
discussion about connecting with WSU for advancing grant efforts
Old Business
work will continue policies regarding youth programs
New Business
• Parking available across the street from The Center after 6pm and unrestricted on weekends
• Police Parade planned for April … discussion of Center participation
• Transgender Community Support – discussion / motion to use trans-group resources to organize a new transgender
community organization … moved by Tom, seconded by Ivy … passed
Announcements
non-discrimination and anti-sodomy laws are already being drafted
Next Meeting
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6pm
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:36pm

Center Mins – 7 Dec 16

Call To Order at 6:00
Members Present: Nolin, Cindy, Gary, Brent, Ivy, Morgan
Youth Representatives Present:
Absent: Sally, Tom
Guests: none
Approval of Current Agenda
Motion to accept agenda ::: moved and accepted
Approval of Minutes ::: moved and seconded, passed
Public Forum
no public forum
Reports
 Chair (Cindy)
no report
 Vice Chair (Brent) ::: Report not available at time of printing
 Secretary (Gary)
no report
 Treasure (Nolin)
Balance Report Presented
Report Moved and Seconded
Current Committees
• LGBT Health Coalition
◦ Will be applying for $25,000 Grant from Kansas Health Foundation
• Library
◦ no report
• Fund-raising and Endowment
◦ no report
• Kids Connect (Morgan Beisner Pre-K to 5th Grade)
◦ Still trying to puzzle out fundraising for field trips/activities
◦ Nov. meetings were uneventful, still no luck bringing in family with bullying issues bc of their work schedules.
• Get Connected (12 to 18)
◦ Get Connected food budget is working, though a file cabinet key would be helpful for efficiency?
◦ GC teens are now signing up for a chore when they sign in each day. Am interested to see if I have missed any of the
chores we need done on the list.
◦ Emergency contact list availability in the even of an emergency discussed
• Stay Connected (17 to 24)
◦ Discussion on ‘Stay Connected’ moving forward
• Grants
no report
Old Business
WITCON update ::: they are now registered with the Sec. Of State as a separate entity and have their own Tax EIN
Disccussed response to WITCON wanting to become a 501c4
New Business
• Rev. Jackie has offered meet for ‘Get Connected’ group on Friday nights
• reached out to Brett of Positive Directions as discussed with Nolin and now have more condoms in stock, and an offer to
come in and speak w/ the teens anytime.
As arises:

Announcements
no announcements
Next Meeting (Annual Meeting)
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6pm
Moved to adjourn … Meeting adjourned at 7:37pm