Citrus LGBTQ Pride Inc. Organizational Meeting MARCH 14, 2020 meeting at Ft. Cooper State Park picnic pavilion during the Zero Discrimination Day Picnic.
Present: Steve Miller, Wayne Morris, Tim Fellencer, Charles (Chuck) Higgins, John Gileza, and Nicola (Nicki) Biesel. Absent was Lisa Benson
By-Laws: Tim moved that we adopt the proposed by-laws as presented. 2 nd by Nicki. Motion carried by 6 votes.
Election of Officers: Chuck nominated himself for president. 2 nd by Tim. No other nominations were heard. Nominations were closed. Chuck was elected President by 6 votes. Tim nominated himself for vice-president. 2 nd by Steve. No other nominations were heard. Nominations were closed. Tim was elected Vice-President by 6 votes. Tim nominated Wayne for Secretary. 2 nd by Nicki. No other nominations were heard. Nominations were closed. Wayne was elected Secretary by 6 votes. Nicki nominated Steve for Treasurer. 2 nd by John. No other nominations were heard. Nominations were closed. Steve was elected by 6 votes.
Meeting Dates and Times: The consensus was that this board would have monthly meetings on the second Friday of each month at 3 PM. The first few meetings will be held at Crew, The Bar located at 564 N Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. As a backup location, Unity Church in Lecanto was mentioned.
Dues : Tim moved that we set our annual dues at $10 per year. 2 nd Nicki. Motion passed by 6 votes.
Bank Account: Wayne moved to authorize Citrus LGBTQ Pride Inc. to open a bank account. 2 nd Tim. Motion passed by 6 votes.
Tax Exempt Status: Tim moved to authorize Citrus LGBTQ Pride Inc. to pursue tax-exempt status with the IRS. 2 nd Steve. Motion passed by 6 votes. Chuck volunteered to shepherd the process.
Steve moved that we adjourn. 2 nd John. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned
Respectfully Submitted Wayne Morris