Burgh Bears Membership Meeting
February 13, 2018
In attendance: Raleigh Roule, Nate Gerth, Jeremy Lott, Ralph Barnes, Larry Griffin, Dale Boyd, Mike Reiss, Maurice Gage ,Marcus Knopsnider, Jordan Smithson, Mark Hopkinson
Attendance taken at meetings
2018 Charity – Proud Haven
2018 T-shirt – The decision was made not to do the contest this year; instead we will reach out to Sean to come up with a couple alternatives for an official 25th anniversary design.
Check presented to Thrive
Pride Committee – accepting volunteers through the end of February with the first meeting in March
By-laws Committee – Expecting to start working on the new bylaws next month, with them ready to present to membership in August for a vote at September’s meeting.
Ideas for different types of fundraising at our events
Drenched Fur Basket
Drink Special at P-Town – Instead of the dollar off drink ticket; starting with February’s bar night they will do a themed drink special at a set price; to coincide with the nights theme. Having a drink special where a portion of the cost goes to the charity was suggested.
Current Membership: 89 paid members + 7 lifetime = 96 total
10 Expired in Jan
6 Expiring in Feb
Two new members – Raleigh Roule & Dustin Jewell
Public – 665
Official – 69
Twitter – 621
Instagram – 137
Budget being presented for vote
Proposed budget for 2018 was presented, and questions taken. Maurice moved to approve, Larry seconded. Motion passed unanimously
Bears at Large-
Birthdays in February are as follows:
- Mike Hellman – 02/04
- William O’leary – 02/16
- Jacob Piercy – 02/19
- Andy Krut – 02/21
- David Eichelberger – 02/28
Bi-monthly switch between Happy Hour/BOTP March will be BOTP, April will be Happy Hour, and so on.
2/24 – Bar Night (Mardi Gras)
3/7 – Pizza and Bowling
3/10 – Bears on the prowl
3/13 – Membership Meeting
3/18 – Coffee Klatch
3/24 – Bar Night (Kilt Night) – we will have a contest, Larry will try to line up some prizes. This will also be the first boots to balls for the charity.
Shepherd wellness flyers to hand out
Proud Haven flyers to hand out
Asking for donations items for df basket ( already have 2 basket ) Potentially use the budgeted money to buy alcohol for in the basket.
March bar night kilt contests prizes needed..plus volunteers for boots to balls
Larry presented information on both charities, and took questions.
Larry moved to vote for the charity; Maurice seconded.
Unanimous vote for Proud Haven as the charity for 2018.
Mike moved to end the meeting, Maurice seconded…motion approved unanimously