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OutWorlders, Inc. Regular Meeting Minutes for 2020/11/15

Attendees: Robert Allen (Vice-President), Christian Hain (President), Bryan Faris (Treasurer), Robert Marshall (Elections Coordinator).

11:05 AM - Called to Order

Reading and Approval of Minutes

October Minutes approved.

Officer Reports

  • President: Created online order form for sweaters; designed two face masks; Ordered 100 masks, 40 sweatshirts, and 2 t-shirts; created mockups for apparel, Facebook graphics, and Instagram graphics.
  • Vice-President:
    • Trans Housing Coalition: Contacted director of Trans Housing Coalition; her suggestion was to make donations via PayPal or CashApp.
    • Zoom: Set up reusable Zoom meeting link for OutWorlders
    • Happy Hour Poll: 15 respondents chose weekend evening, 12 respondents chose weeknight evening; 6 respondents indicated they weren’t interested.
  • Treasurer: One $50 check deposited.
  • Secretary: No Report.
  • Events Coordinator: Vacant. Duties performed by Vice-President. Will host a Game Night and Happy Hour once per month. Next Game Night will be Code Names, Happy Hour will be on the 28th.
  • Public Relations Coordinator: Vacant. Duties performed by Vice-President. Began posting more LGBTQ+ content and sci-fi “holidays” (such as Stan Lee’s Birthday).
  • Internet Coordinator: Vacant.
  • Historian: Vacant.
  • Elections Coordinator: Nominations are: Andy Shavers and Wendy Darling, Secretary; Bryan Faris (incumbent), Treasurer; Robert Allen (incumbent), Vice-President; Christian Hain (incumbent), President.

Committee and SIG Reports

  • Bylaws Committee: No updates.
  • Out@theMovies SIG: Suspended.
  • OutReaders SIG: Has not met since last meeting.

Unfinished Business

  • 501(c)3 Registration: No updates.
  • Merchandise: On hold.
  • Game Library: On hold.
  • OutlantaCon: OutlantaCon announced they are suspending their 2021 convention. Matter closed.
  • Black Lives Matter:
    • Hoodies: Ordered apparel. Updated Formsite Swag Form to include hoodies; 18 hoodies ordered for members, 22 hoodies ordered for inventory to meet minimum thresholds; hoodies sold for $40/each and shirts sold for $30/each; some orders included $9.95 for shipping.
    • Masks: Designed two versions of masks
    • Proposal 2020-10-A. Fundraising for Trans Housing Coalition: passed during November 2, 2020 Emergency Meeting.
  • New Facebook member welcome: Message finalized. Matter closed.

New Business

11:59 AM - Adjourned.

Submitted by Christian Hain, December 19, 2020