Executive Board April 2020 Meeting Minutes

Citrus LGBTQ Pride Inc. April 10, 2020 a virtual meeting using Zoom.

Present: Steve Miller, Wayne Morris, Tim Fellencer, Charles (Chuck) Higgins, John Gileza, and Nicola (Nicki) Biesel. Absent was Lisa Benson, who is still living in Texas.

The meeting began at 310 PM.

Tim moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting. 2nd by Steve. Motion carried without discussion.


President - Chuck reported that he had completed the application requesting tax-exempt status and submitted the packet to the IRS. Chuck also reported that Crew is having permitting problems with the City of Crystal River. Chuck contacted the city on Crew’s behalf.

Treasurer- Steve reported that he had been in contact with Drummond Community bank and was waiting for an appointment to open a bank account. Currently he is holding $268 until the account is open. Chuck will send Steve the EIN and the registration paperwork showing Citrus Pride is a not for profit corporation.


The president appointed members to the following standing committees as listed in the by-lays.

Tim will head up Events.

Nicki will head up Education/Community Outreach.

Tim will ask Lisa if she is willing to chair the Fundraising / Finance committee.

There was discussion on someone to head up the membership committee. The consensus was that this person should not be someone on the board, but should have strong ties to the community. Tim suggested the administrator of the LGBTQ of Citrus County Facebook page. Wayne invited the board to like LGBTQ of Citrus County. The consensus was that Tim should approach this person and ask if there was an interest.


Tim and Steve volunteered to begin working on 2021 since the Corona Virus may still be present in June 2020. The preferred location will still be at the Crystal River Mall. Tim reported the need for a Citrus Pride website and will research the options to create a website.

The 40 free minutes Zoom allows were up so the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted

Wayne Morris

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