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