GLCS of SEMN Board Meeting Minutes

December 20, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church


Administrative Business:
  • Ken Tollefsrud resigned as Chair and as Board Member.
  • Joshua was appointed Acting Chair for meeting.
  • Last meeting minutes-
    • May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15: presented to be filed by Richard, second by Branson, passed.
  • Treasurer’s Report-
    • Monthly reports for October and November presented.
    • November 30th balances were $16,628 General, ($554) Pride, $2,819 Youth, $18,893 Total.
    • Richard informed Board that Federal Government was inquiring about the operations of GLYS. Filed a report saying GLYS has not been functional for several years.
  • Committee Reports:
    • 2018 PrideFest Committee discussion (Josh)-
    • Josh announced stepping down as 2018 PrideFest Chair for personal reasons.
    • Approved the disposal of unsold 2017 PrideFest buttons.
  • Student Scholarship Committee (Richard) –
    • No report.
  • LGBQTIA Mentoring Program (Vangie)–
    • Committee did not have its first meeting on November 20 as scheduled so no meetings have been held by this committee.
    • Discussion was held on missing information needed to be able to move forward with the program: 1) detailed description of program, 2) needs report for Olmsted County, 3) needs report for other Counties in southeastern Minnesota, 4) liability insurance issues.
    • Motion by Brandon, second by Kami to rescind motion of June 21, 2017, to participate in the LGBQTIA Mentoring Program as presented to GLCS.
    • Motion by Rick B., second by Brandon, to table indefinitely any further action to sponsor this program.
    • Discussed providing an advisory LGBQTIA+ training to other mentoring organizations.
  • Old Business:
    • Discussed attendance at GLCS monthly meetings and quorum requirements.
    • Discussed payments for GLCS web site maintenance of $100/ month. Reviewed IRS’s three questions to determine if employee or contracted services. Looks like employee. Further action tabled until discussion with David can be had.
  • New Business:
    • Discussed holding Annual Meeting on Monday, February 5th, 2018 at Broadway Bar and Pizza. Back up date is February 12th. Richard to check with Broadway Bar and Pizza.
  • Next meetings --
    • Pride committee meeting, January 3rd, 6-7 pm at Café Steam.
    • Pride committee and Board meetings, January 20th, 7-8 pm at Christ United Methodist Church.