JOMO Pride Inc Pride Planning & Board Meeting Minutes
Thur. July 8th , 2021 @ 6pm
In-person Blackthorn Pizza & Pub
Submitted by Co-Chairs: Ron & Loni
Call to Order
Roll Call – Approve Quorum
Board Members - Ron, Johnny, Shana, Lydia, Ashley, Preston, Larry
Others in attendance - Kim, Patricia, Tania, Remi, Kennedy (Jasco CASA)
Guest Speaker - Kennedy Jasco CASA - Local branch of a national nonprofit that serves children in foster care. Organization is seeing a rise in children on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. They are hoping to increase volunteer base to help care for the overflow of kids in the foster care system, especially within the LGBTQ community.. National organization that started off in the 90’s. Must be 21, pass a background check and have a High School diploma or equivalency. Volunteers need to go through a 30 hour training. When a volunteer is assigned to a child they usually perform 8-12 hours of volunteer time by meeting with kids in their foster homes, schools, daycares, games etc and will write reports to the judge letting the courts know whats going on and what recommendations the CASAs have. Local casa serves 150 out of 450 kids in the foster care system in Jasper County, they are hoping to be able to reach more kids. Visit the CASA website to learn more and volunteer, or reach out on their FB page Jasco CASA.
Board offers booth space on day 2 August 29th to help them reach more people. Will touch back.
Approve Board Minutes June 24th - no objections, passed
Approve Board Agenda for July 8th - no objections, passed
1. Reports of Officers and Committees
Co-Chair - signed crystal methyd contract - treasurer to pay 1500 deposit, Working on grant presentation to JCVB Advisory Board, Meeting with Probert Insurance
Co-Chair - not present
Treasurer - balance 15,511.36
Secretary - not present
Sponsorship - collecting donations for July 24th
Vendor - not present
Entertainment Director - preliminary updated Pride performer list, Stephan Storm gave Shayna a contact list of additional performances.
Asst. Entertainment Director - same as above
Media - not present
Marketing - Getting with Hailey to go over specks for shirts. Needs access to email and files.
2. Unfinished Business
A. Pageant - June 26th
B. Drag Show Fundraiser - July 24th - All Ages 7pm - Blackthorn
C. PrideFest Aug 28th - 29th
D. Grant 2022-
E. Marketing -
F. Treasurer -
G. National Anthem singer - John to submit
H. Board positions review,
I. White Party event & fundraiser - Tania Carrington - Board thinks a big event less than 2 weeks after PrideFest might be too much - October a possibility or end of September. To discuss at next meeting. Drag show + horderves, ticket sales online, offer limited vip tables up front. Board likes the idea of added event after Pride sometime. This will act as a fundraiser as well.
J. Web Payment to Patrick Haase invoice received for $450 over last 3 months. Motion to pay Patrick passes with no objections.
3 . New Business