Board Meeting Minutes
The Imperial Sovereign Empire of
Attendees Don Hilton, Craig Van Deen, Michael Gaffney, Cris Cringle
Absentees Steve Lafata and Joe Kunkel (
¨ Call To Order: Meeting called to order at
¨ Meeting Minutes from December: Motion by Cris to approve the minutes with second by Don (passed).
¨ Treasures Report: Checking: $3,293.42 Savings: $2003.37
New member Regina Wells
¨ Bios and Photos: This is supposed to be taken care of today in the general membership meeting.
¨ Gay Pride:
It was discussed that we want to be in the parade this
year. Monarchs to ride
in the car, board and Candidates.
It was suggested by Cris to check with the Lambda
Car Club on cars. The line will be
performing on the Community Stage for about an hour. They would like to do Best Little Whorehouse
¨ Membership: Ongoing process and everyone needs to be involved. This should also be mentioned at each event as well as having applications available.
¨ Turnabout Show: Held at Charlie’s raised $1,032.00 for Joshua Tree. Lady Joy was given the check to deliver. One suggestion was making the show shorter.
¨ Cupids on Fire: Held
at Cash Inn Country and raised $1,746.00 for the
¨ Coronation Committees: We have begun setting up the following committees. A board member will head each committee with help from anyone else interested.
1. CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS: Chairperson – Steve LaFata
2. AD SALES (PROGRAM): Chairperson – Craig Van Deen
3. SET BUILD
CENTERPIECES Ken Barker
4. HOSPITALITY SUITE: Chairperson – Michael Gaffney
5. PRINTING: Chairperson – Jennifer aka Joe
(TICKETS & PROGRAMS) Stephen Bloom
6. TICKET SALES: Chairperson - Cris Cringle
7. OUT OF TOWN
8. BUS TOUR: Chairperson(s)
– Prince Joseph & Princess
(BAR SPONSORS) Tiffany Rose (coordinators Bus tour)
9. PROTOCOL & Emcee(s) Chairperson – John Nelson
Scripts Ashley Michaels
10. VENDORS: Chairperson – Jennifer aka Joe
11. CORONATION NIGHT: Ball Coordinator(s) – Liz St. James &
13: VICTORY BRUNCH: Chairperson – Jennifer aka Joe
Dee Dee Deviant
¨ Coronation Tickets: Will be available online very soon for the following: Weekend packages ($65.00), Tables of 10 and ad sales.
¨ Set: Ken Barker
will be coming in to
¨ Bus Tour Proposal: Don looking at different companies. Paul from Marriott let him know who the hotel uses and Craig spoke with Sean at Friend’s about the bus company that they use. He will let Craig know and he will forward to Don.
¨ Aspirants: Tabled pending applications, interviews, etc.
¨ Church for Voting: Spoke with Torrie and she will check the church calendar for Saturday April 28 for voting.
¨ Empress’ Ball: Everyone to be there on Saturday February 24 at for decoration and rehearsal. No time listed on posters, per website doors to open at and festivities begin at
¨ Silent Auction Items: Please let Joe know if you have any items that can be used. There are two items left over from Cupids on Fire from Daddy Wayne that can be used.
¨ Letters to State Officials: Craig will be writing these and will contact Joe for copies of those sent last year.
¨ Publication of our Books: On Hold Cris having problems with his computer.
¨ Vendor at Gay Pride: We will be manning a soda/water booth at Gay Pride all proceeds to go to the Court. Don Hamill has sent information to Craig and will discuss in detail at the next meeting.
¨ Absolut Vodka: Joe has sent a very nice letter to the representative of Absolut outlining what we would like from them. We are waiting for a response.
¨ Upcoming Events:
February: Empress’ Ball Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. To be held on February 24 at the American Legion at 35th Ave and Thunderbird. Regine and Ashley will be working closely with Jennifer on this event. There will be 3 commands done that evening.
Sheriff’s Pink Party March 10 at the Bunkhouse to benefit
March: Roast at Friend’s for Steve and Jennifer. Hosted by Liz St James and Truly LaFemme. This event is set for March 24.
April: A Night at the Grand Ol’ Opry. Hosted by Don Jeff and Dame Regine. This event to be held at The Rock and time and date to be announced at a later date.
¨ Adjourned: Motion by Joe second by Cris