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St. Cloud Out - Meeting Minutes

February 9th, 2006

Present: Gabi, Jerry, Shawn, Joe, Brandi, Gary S, Stephen, Timothy

Secretary's Report:

Last month’s minutes read by Brandi. Motion to approve by Shawn and seconded by Stephen. Approved by all.

Treasurer's Report:

  1. Donations for the film festival $2105
    $1500 of which is a loan
  2. Outfront balance $367.28
    OUT balance $2227.59
    Total $2594.87
  3. Question: if we empty the OutFront account, will we have to reapply to have them as our fiscal host?
  4. Donations: GAB donated $400 (plus $100 for a full page ad), GLBT Services paying $500 for 2 films (will make dummy deposit/withdrawal to acknowledge their donation).

Funding/Grants/Fundraising Committee Report:

Tabled until after Film Festival

Film Fest Committee Report:

  1. Met with Dan Barth to finalize details.
  2. No room for information tables
  3. Leesa will be playing onstage, not in lobby.
  4. Doors open at 5:30, Leesa at 6:30
  5. Jerry brought posters and postcards to distribute
  6. Speakers: Friday: Phillippe will contact Dean S-J; Saturday Gabi has contacted State Senator Tarryl Clark. Larry Haws, Pastor Jane from University Lutheran are other possibilities
  7. Budget is looking okay.
  8. Interpreters: we’ll need them for Friday night discussion as well
  9. We should make a handful of large-print programs available
  10. Should we reserve a block of hotel rooms? Group decides not to – don’t want to be responsible for them if they don’t book.
  11. We should invite an SCSU student to come announce OUTProud week.

Resource Committee Report:

  1. Total visits to the web site are at a record high!
  2. Web site statistics:
      • Total Visits: 1639
      • Average per day: 52
      • Unique Visitors for the month: 464
      • One-time Visitors: 313
      • Repeat Visitors: 15

Advisory Committee Report:

Advisory committee did not meet

Old Business:

  1. Pride Booth reserved: let groups in Resource Directory know we’ll have a table again, and that again they are welcome to have resources their in exchange for help staffing the table. Jerry will let groups know.

New Business:

  1. We received a request for a speaker for the MN School of Business. Used the SC-OUT list to advertise their need, but made it clear the person they found does not speak for SC-OUT.

Announcements:

  1. GAB dance Friday, 2/17/06 at the Red Carpet.
  2. GAB potluck on the 18th.
  3. Lutherans Concerned up and running again. Meetings the 3rd Thursday of the month.
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