JOMO Pride Inc Meeting Minutes April 26th 630pm Blackthorn Pizza & Pub
Sign-in & Speaking Requests:
Call to Order Roll Call – Board Members; Lydia , Naomi Stephens-Lewis, Sheba Lewis, Ashley Benson, Loni Smith, Kelsey (call in) Other Members - Paula Fenske, Linnea Hanshaw, Cecil Cornish, Michael, Roy Plummer, and Brandon Others in attendance -
Approval of Board Minutes - Mar 15th/April 12th - Board approved Approval of Board Agenda - April 26th - Board approved
1. Reports of Officers Co-Chair - Contract finished and submitted for Kennedy Co-Chair - updated us on Rons meeting about grants Treasurer - $12,013.77 Event made $1,419 after payout Secretary - nothing Sponsorship -nothing Vendor - 17 vendors so far, that's including sponsors first food vendor Volunteer - not here Marketing - N/A Entertainment - not here Asst. Ent - Chaos has been contacted about lunch Media- N/A Committee Director - Michael and director talked with Heather exhibits August 12 to September 30, Call date May 5 to June 17, Who I am, or the Queer Experience, no nude photos. Vote Later about the LGBTQIA or anyone 16 years and older? Juried Cash Prize? Need a sponsor for this. Charging us 250 for costs of Call, need the money to turn in next week to start the call. Entry fees come back to us. Signage for price would be 500 dollars or less, and have a reception on the 11th and can have food if we want. May look at Sponsors for that. It not only helps the community but it helps us for other fundraiser ideas. JOMOEQ would take over it if needed and run with it. Will look for sponsors to help. Giving us 50 percent off the gallery event. Need to get with Sheba for meeting dates to update membership. Volunteers started coming in. 2. Unfinished Business
April Fundraiser Recap
Went really well. Everyone needs to learn every job there.
Any reimbursements needed?
Meeting Minutes need to be submitted to us after each meeting. -They emailed them to us.. WIl have more minutes tonight. Board meeting after Pride Meeting.
Next meeting/activity date - May 16, Resources Night, Joplin Ave Coffee, 6 pm Johnny may come?
Fundraiser Outlook 2023 -
May - look for businesses to work with to do Pride dining where a certain percentage of proceeds go to pride(suggest 10%) Naomi to make some calls to restaurants
June - 17th - Pizza Palace
BAM not available
Find cost efficient band
Coincides with Juneteenth celebration
Ron - we need this to be a money making fundraiser.
Ron needs to find alternative dates, talk ideas next meeting
July - will discuss at a later date.
August - Turnabout Show
Sponsorship - email all old sponsors before the next meeting with info on sponsoring again. Send emails weekly for a month
Bank statements to doc- no
Thea Austin w9 - check with IRS on reporting -no
Balloon Guyz for Pride decor - rounding up options
Pride 2023 Headliner replacement
Contract submitted pending signature - N/A
Spiva/Cornell Queer Artist Showcase - refer back to Committee Director updates for details. Loni sent a copy to Board Members for approval on some ideas that needed to be decided.
Queer Artist Showcase submission
Need syllabus & parameters
Michael Gregory said he would assist in writing.
Drag is art/The Me Within
Cost to us - $250 + signage - Spiva waving the other $250 fee for the space.
Parade updates - need applicants
Invitation to other area prides to attend
Balloon Guys said they could also do the rainbow Parade walkers
Can we find a marching band? Webb CIty Cardinal Marching Pride Band is an idea, and does have connections with the main band director. Joplin has a football game that night and the band will need to be at that event.
Need a maximum measurement for float entries -Waiting on this
Make large PRIDE letters?
Get a large pride flag sewn to walk down Main street? YES
Grant 2023 -
Mandatory grant pre-meeting Wed 2pm.-More info to come
Headliner ideas - discuss
Email sent to Benedetti Group for possibilities
Email sent to Left of Center Productions for possibilities
Grant submission deadline June 2nd 2023 for the 2024 cycle.
Presentation June 20th or July 25th
3 . New Business
Next Meeting dates - May 10, 2023, 6:30 pm, Black Thorn