August 30, 2010

Minutes 28 August 2010

New Business

Softball tournament

  • Volunteers are needed for the softball games September 11 and 12 at Dewey Durant Park. We will be working concession and picking up trash.

  • What are more ways we can volunteer? How can we integrate our interests with volunteering?
  • Walking dogs at animal shelter
  • Ousting Invasive plant species
  • Adopt a highway program
  • We have the opportunity to be interviewed by the newspaper. Look for details later.
  • What are sources of sustainable funding?

Old Business

  • Please provide feedback on the newsletter. What changes would you like to see? Also, one person cannot do the newsletter alone, so we need people to help out by writing articles
  • T-Shirt sizes are still needed. They will be available before we volunteer at the softball league tournaments.
Officer positions
  • We still have three positions open: President, PR Officer, and Parents’ Ally. Let us know ASAP which position you would be interested in.
  • Alongside email bombardment, we will also have members of the organization talk to school officials and personally hand them information such as the SafeSpace poster.
  • Start talking to people about the organization
  • Continue saving and asking people for pop cans
  • Write an LGBTQ-related article for the next newsletter (due October 1st)
  • If you haven’t already, tell us your T-shirt size and color

August 22, 2010

Summer 2010 Newsletter Now Available

Our summer 2010 newsletter is now available for download. Click here to access and download the file. I would be interested in your responses, so please send your comments here.

August 19, 2010

T-Shirt Logo

We're finally coming around to getting T-shirts printed. This is the semi-final design for the logo. If you would like to see any changes to the design, please let me know as soon as possible.

My cousin is able to print the T-shirts for around $10 per shirt, due around the time you receive the shirt. They shrink to be "average". The reason there is only two colors is to keep the cost down - the more colors, the more cost. The T-shirts can be printed on a black or white shirt. Let me know your size as soon as possible. We hope to get the shirts by September 10.

August 12, 2010

Minutes 12 August 2010

How to get name out and to allow the group to grow
  • Volunteer --> contact former owners of Tawas Bar, St. Joseph Hosiptal for hospice programs, get in contact with homeless and women's shelter in Oscoda
  • Skype meetings
  • Blogging
  • Blog Talk Radio
  • Website
How to get funding
  • Pop can drive
  • Individual donations
How to get more people to attend
  • Skype for anonymity
  • IRC chatting
  • Talking to friends about the group
  • Having less formal meetings for fun
  • $5 donation in pop cans
  • Write LGBTQ-related article (due 16 Aug) for newsletter