Burgh Bears Membership Meeting
September 12, 2017
President Report –
Kevin’s Resignation – Chip’s new role
Rumors and Hearsay (Maurice)
Do not discriminate (except for 21)
The Burgh Bears are a non-profit social group for bears and their admirers, and allies, created to both promote social/recreational activities for its members, as well as charitable fundraising for the local community. The Burgh Bears are an equal opportunity/affirmative action group that embraces all forms of diversity, not limited to attraction, disability, gender identification, race, religion, and sex. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but have members from many surrounding states, and our electronic membership is worldwide.
You make the group, get more involved.
Current Board Makeup
Board changes (Motion placed)
Fundraising – in charge of fundraising and being contact for our charity
Secretary/Web/IT – combining into one. (Update bylaws) Larry presented motion, Mike seconded. Motion to vote during October’s membership meeting; carried.
Thrive – current state, Start considering charities for next year (Proud Haven) new contract is Eric, youth programs director.
Ideally looking for suggestions in late November, early December so the membership can vote in January.
Membership Report –
Current Totals: 86 Paid Members, 7 Lifetime for a total of 93 Members
Bill Faust and Lee Volk expire in September, already renewed.
Lost Donald Nardelli in August
Now is a great time to really try and bring friends to events. Many things going on over the next couple months and may be able to drive our membership total by the end of the year.
Christmas Party and Member Only events
Members Only Facebook Group (Membership’s responsibility to maintain)
Treasurer Report –
Motion to increase budget for Xmas gifts from $250 to $500 Jeremy introduced the motion, Johnn seconded. Motion approved with no dissent.
Motion to remove Kevin Truscott from bank account Jeremy introduced the motion, Mike seconded. Motion approved with no dissent.
Web/IT Report –
We finally have ALL the passwords, and have been able to update the group photo on the home page.
The Happy Hour & Bears on the Prowl events will be updated monthly on the website. Also we are planning some extensive remodeling on the page.
Facebook – 626
Instagram – 122
Twitter – 615
Bear at Large Report –
9/1 Michael Eversole
9/3 Pete Worth
9/7 William Gebauer
9/19 Gary Fenchak
9/26 Randy Dicks
Social Events Report –
Successful recent events
Hangry Bear (Members Only Dinner), 3 restaurants up for vote soon. Looking at Oct 25
Bowling at Princess Lanes…motion to stay there? Larry introduced a motion to move to princess lanes, David seconded. Motion passed without dissent.
9/15 Happy Hour – Cruze 7pm-9pm
9/17 Koffee Klutch 2pm-5pm
9/23 Bar Night 10p-2a – Bare Leather (Fundraising for club)
10/4 Dinner & Bowling
10/10 Membership Meeting
10/14 Bears on the Prowl – Phantom Fright Nights
10/20 Happy Hour– to be decided
10/22 Koffee Klutch
10/28 Bar Night – Halloween Costume Contest (Fundraising for Thrive)
Drag Show Benefit for Thrive – Date TBA
Mike moved to end the meeting Johnn seconded, passed without dissent