Center Mins – 7 Sep 16

  • Call to order
    1. Time
      1. 18:05
    2. Attending
      1. Members
        • Angel, Nolin, Gary, Sally, Brent, Ivy, Aiden, Elijah
      2. Guests
    3. Absent
      1. Excused
        • Tom
  • Approval of the Current Agenda
    1. M: Nolin, s: Sally; Pass
  • Approval of the Previous Minutes
    1. M: Sally, s: Nolin; Pass
  • Public Forum
    1. None
  • Reports
    1. Chair
      1. N/A
    2. Vice Chair
      1. Communication/Events
        • Started sending out emails for NCOD
          • Already sent to Pam at Hunter Health
          • Will be sending the rest this week
        • Still posting as events for Kids Connect and GLSEN so FB uses a different metric to track their response rate
      2. Website/Social Media
        • Overall hits on FB down, but demographic spread is more even, system outlined last month is working
        • Website is now getting a sine wave of hits over week with periodic spikes
        • Have been copying all posts that break reach of 150 to the Get Connected page and the Tumblr page
        • Even without a specific page outlining P-FLAG information on the website, the calendar has shown P-FLAG meeting times and that is already the third most common hit on the website for the last month
  • Calendar
    • Received this semester’s events from Office of Diversity and Inclusion who governs ‘Spectrum LGBTQIA’ at WSU so will be adding their events
  1. Secretary
    1. N/A
  2. Treasurer
    1. Balance
      • ~$1159.00
    2. Primary Org Balances
      • Bears and First Geek Caught Up
      • EQKS getting there
      • Two-Spirits paid up significantly
      • GLSEN having weird balance issues from National Office
  • Donations
    • Paypal now has some repeated donations set
    • Amazon Smile moneys have come in
    • Dillon’s moneys have come in
  1. Current Committees
    1. LGBT Health Coalition
      • Expanding provider directory to include western KS
      • Applying for Grant through KHE and pairing with another org likely GLSEN and LGBT Friendly Black orgs
        • Divided into thirds: start-up, establishment, then maintenance
        • Being issued based on existing organizations and existing missions so project start-up is not a consideration
  1. Library Committee
    • New books
      • Wonder and Sneeches have been added to the collection
      • Five new books added total
      • Christy Parker from Liberty Press has been sending all books that are reviewed from LP
    • Fund Raising & Endowments
      • N/A
  1. Kids Connect
    • No new progress on fundraising efforts as everyone has been busy with back to school
    • No major issues have arisen so far in schools, no complaints and actually more support than expected in some cases
    • Facebook traffic has been about average, between 75-150 per post
    • Field trip day was a hit
  2. Get Connected
    • Suggest running an ad in the school papers in the local schools
  3. WiTCoN
    • Some receipts have been coming in
    • sporadic deposits
  • Grants
    • Connor wishes to step down
    • His Home Depot grant is still pending so that will require
    • There’s also a Lowe’s grant for infrastructure that he had been contemplating
  • Old Business
    1. Liaison officer contacted Nolin regarding FB threat last month
      1. Safety has been emphasized and doors are being locked during group hours
  • New Business
    1. CCAT Org Assessment
    2. The Center’s Get Connected group was awarded the Paula Keiser “For The Kids” Award by K-STEP and a Thank You has been signed by the board to reply as we were not able to attend the award banquet on 26 Aug 2016
  • As arises
  • Announcements
    1. National Coming Out Day
      1. A Price Woodard Park
      2. 11 Oct 2016
        • 5p Setup
        • 6p Start
      3. Next meeting 5 Oct 2016