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:
  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