Burgh Bears Membership Meeting
November 14, 2017
Nominations for board are officially closed. Candidates are as follows:
President: Chip Barnes
Membership: Mike Reiss
Secretary/Web/IT: Marcus Knopsnider
Treasurer: Jeremy Lott
Social Events: Maurice Gage
Fundraising: Larry Griffin
Bears at Large: Dale Boyd
Light Up Night instead of Happy Hour possibly going out for drinks after if people are interested
Drag Show Saturday night, with all proceeds (performers tips) going to Thrive, this will be our last big fundraiser. Lee, Troy, Jay & Larry are providing baskets in addition to the club and P-Town.
Current: 94 Paid + 7 Lifetime = 101 Total
Expired in Oct: Tom Josephi, Todd Springer, Sean Taylor, Kevin Truscott, & Mark VanDervoort. Tom indicated to Larry that he intends to renew.
Expiring in Nov: Garry and Jeff Altavilla, Chris Arter, Claude Mauk (Cesar & Esteban renewed)
Hangry Bear – on backburner until next year possibly February.
Christmas Party email was sent out, and there is a private Facebook event everyone should have been invited to.
Any motions needed to make purchases? Do we need to spend the money now?
Where are we for Thrive?
Bear at Large-
Have a cupcake!
11/1 Richard Bender
11/3 Doug Palenica
11/5 Marcus Knopsnider
11/8 David Pfeiffer
11/12 William Kofalt
11/13 Thomas Dumez
11/21 Larry Griffin
11/22 Doug Whye
11/29 Mark Thompson
11/30 Christopher Pryor-Shiloff
First want to thank everyone who made it to movie night and d&b night ..
Nov 14 membership meeting at blue moon (Nominations for board openings are officially closed)
Nov 17 light up night meeting at market square in front of chipotle at 6:30
Nov 18 drag Benefit For THRIVE at ptown starts at 11
Will have some baskets to raffle off for thrive 5-6
Nov 19 koffee Klutch 2-5 at panera center ave
Nov 25 burgbear bar night at ptown theme is Flannel night.
The TRLC are coming in support of our bar night plus it a boots to balls fundraiser for Thrive night
Dec 2 sat xmas party… ( chip put out email for rsvp 1 of nov please rsvp with the email or facebook member page only )
Get ready for
Dec 23 bar night ugly sweater night …lands on sat before christmas currently set as a club fundraiser night
Candidates for the board will have the opportunity to present a 3 minute presentation as to why they would like to be on the board. Strictly voluntary. Speech should also be written so it can be sent out to members that aren’t preset. If anyone would like to have a excerpt of their speech included in the email Chip will be sending please email it to him.
Speeches were made by:
Dale Boyd – candidate for bear at large
Larry Griffin – candidate for fundraising
Maurice Gage – candidate for social events
Jay Thigpen – candidate for membership and social events
Mike Reiss – candidate for membership
Chip Barnes – candidate for president
Mike moved to close & forcefed cupcakes.
Motion approved, with Bill decenting 😛