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
 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
• 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