JOMO Pride Inc Pride Planning & Board Meeting Minutes
Thur. June 10th , 2021 @ 6pm
In-person Blackthorn Pizza & Pub
Submitted by Co-Chairs: Ron & Loni
Call to Order
Roll Call – Approve Quorum
Board Members - Johnny, Hailey, Ashley, Ron, Larry, Loni, Raymond
Others in attendance - Cecil, Ryan, JoLynn, Shayna, Cher, Moriah, Stephan, Charlie, Eli, Mel, Patricia, jessica j, jessica N
Approve Board Minutes May 27th - approved by unanimous consent
Approve Board Agenda for June 10th - approved by unanimous consent
1. Reports of Officers and Committees
Co-Chair(s) - Rotary Club presentation, grant submission, catching up on payments
Treasurer - $15,322
Secretary - not present
Sponsorship - Dalton Emergency Medicine $400 Rainbow, Aunt Sallys Emporium $250, reworked sponsorship tiers, collecting donations for event
Entertainment - turned in resignation letter before start of meeting, position open
Asst. Entertainment - position open
Vendor - resigned in board chat. Natalie to assist and go to Food Truck Friday to help reach out to more food vendors.
Volunteer - no update
Media - no update
Marketing - graphics for grant ads finished and turned in.
At-Large - resigned in board chat, position open
Youth Liaison - position open
Guest Speaker(s) -
2. Unfinished Business
A. Pride Pageant - June 26th
C. Turnabout fundraiser -
MOTION - Cancel Turnabout Show due to time constraints and replace with a Drag Show Fundraiser - Approved by unanimous consent. Stephan to assist with show. Board wants to make Ron do a drag number anyway.
D. Grant submitted yesterday. Requesting $7,187 in grant funds, total 2022 budget 15,200
F. Marketing -
G. Treasurer -
H. National Anthem singer -
John to have community member submit her singing national anthem for approval
I. Crystal Methyd Contract - clarification/negotiation
J. Introduction of guests: Jolynn Higgins - Springfield videographer. Helps out on media events in area including springfield pride. Offers video recording and staging services. She will get together information on cost and get back with the board. Would ensure high quality production and post production etc.
Ryan with Men's Choir of the Ozarks - Group of about 15 expresses interest in performing during Pride. Segment could be between 20-30 minutes at no booking cost but they will accept donations to their organization. Will travel from Springfield.
Motion by Ron for Mens Choir of the Ozarks perform at Pride, no objections from Board, motion carries.
J. Open positions
K. Decisions @ meetings, minutes/agenda, communication - Discussions about organizing happens in the group chat as well as in board meetings. All main decisions happen in board meetings. Board members are required to attend meetings regularly and read the posted agenda and minutes. If members aren’t present it is their job to keep up with what they have missed. Just because there might be members who are regularly absent and don’t participate in group chat or respond in private, doesn’t mean votes, actions and organizing of the board stops.
Discussion about cochair response online after public statements were made about himself and Pride. Acknowledges he never should have fed into the online comment and that his reactionary response was inappropriate. Natalie also states actions were inappropriate, hailey agrees actions were inappropriate. Entertainment directors screenshot and took board conversations and misconstrued info to community members causing public statements online and offline to occur against members and board against our rules and code of conduct. Victoria acknowledges her actions were against our rules when resignation was dropped off.
Ron agrees to be more tactful and level headed publicly in dealings with board. Board members urge Ron to take higher ground and ignore public statements and let them talk.
L. Loni motions to help Nevada pride out like we helped Miami Pride out and donate $100. Motion carries with no objections.
M. Charlie Brown encourages messages of support to Liberty Utilities, they are under fire for putting the lgbtq+ progress flag up. Go to their facebook and make calls of support. Employees receiving threats.
N. Loni motions to include JOMO Pride Inc in Maple Leaf festivities in October 2021. Motion carries.
3 . New Business