Board Meeting Minutes
The Imperial Sovereign Empire of
Attendees Cris Cringle, Steve LaFata, Joe Kunkel, Don Hilton, Ron Caputo, Craig Van Deen, Michael Gaffney
¨ Call To Order: Meeting called to order at
¨ Meeting Minutes from August: Motion by Cris to approve the minutes with second by Joe (passed).
¨ Treasures Report: Read by Cris: moved by Joe with second by Steve and Don (passed). Checking: $2,324.19 Savings: $2001.35
There are 3 – 4 members due to pay their memberships this month.
¨ Doug Giffore
¨ Hellfire Ball:
Steve, Don, Craig and Michael met with
1st $150.00 cash
2nd $75.00 Bar Tab donated by Judy
3rd $50.00 Bar Tab donated
Opening production number to either be from Thriller, Little Shop of Horrors or Monster Mash.
¨ Business Cards: Marshall and Jazmeen yet to pay. These are for a box of 1,000 cards for $32.00. If there are any changes to be made there is an additional $20.00 fee to redo the file. The cards already ordered should be here in about a week.
¨ Bio’s and Photos:
The photo session went well on September 9th with
¨ Rainbow Festival: We are not allowed to share a booth with Agape or any other organization. But Ron has allowed the Court to put our literature in his booth for people to pickup on both Saturday and Sunday of the Festival October 7th and 8th. We have also been sent an email to allow the Court 1 hour on Saturday October 7th to promote the Court and perform. We will be checking into this further with Don Hamil, to get times, etc.
¨ Tom Simplot: Joe has contacted Tom’s office and he will have one of his aide’s check into this with Mayor Phil Gordon’s office.
¨ Coronation Ads:
¨ CPA Doug Giffore: Received invoice for $375.00 for working up the 1023 for the Court. Moved by Michael and second by Cris to accept and pay.
¨ Agape Event for 1 Voice: Agape to sponsor a drag show for 1 Voice to held at Plazma on October 21st. This to be brought up at the General Membership Meeting for volunteer performers.
¨ VA Needs: Leroy to bring this up in the General Membership Meeting to list items needed. We could possibly come up with items throughout the year that are needed off the list.
¨ 1 Voice Community Center:
Is holding a meeting for different organizations to meet and greet on Wednesday
September 20th. Craig may attend
this event. They are meeting at Lucky
Dog Creative 830 N 6th Ave (Roosevelt &
¨ Silent Auction Diva By Diva: October 20 – 22 need volunteers to watch the silent auction items on the tables. This to be brought up at the General Membership Meeting.
¨ Coronation Committee: It was decided that the same people from last year would head up this year’s Coronation also. They are Steve, Joe, Don, Craig and Michael Steve will again be in charge of Corporate Sponsorship and Don will be in charge of set design. The other committee heads will be decided at a later date.
¨ Gay Pride Float: Craig suggested that we start thinking about either building a float for the parade or to have cars.
¨ In-Touch Magazine: Steve suggested that Craig contact Gina to find out when articles that Steve writes will be published. It seems that articles are a couple of months behind so they are published after our event has run. Craig will discuss further with Steve and try to come up with a plan with Gina.
¨ Membership Drive: Michael revised an application found online to use on our website. This will be given to Joseph to implement.
¨ Charlie’s Turn-About Show ‘You’ve Been Served: Steve to forward this poster to our emails in Yahoo.
¨ Agreements: It was brought up that that we should come up with a blanket form to use for both fundraisers and when we are asked to volunteer for someone else’s event. This way we will have everything in writing as to what we expect and what is expected of our organization. Michael will work on this and try to keep it basic.
¨ Upcoming Events:
September: Speak-Easy Sam’s: A Tribute to the Roaring 20’s at Pumphouse II Prince Joseph and Princess Tiffany September 23 at . To benefit County Hospital Pediatric Aids
October: Hellfire Ball at Cruisin’ 7th Emperor Steve Lafata October 14th at . To benefit H.O.W (Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness).
Sock Hop (1950’s Theme) at Eagle Grand Duke Gaby and Grand Duchess Sandy November
18th at . To benefit
December: Winter Wonderland at Nu-Towne Count Cris and Countess Jazmeen December 16th at (Cris has purchased some items for raffles and auctions already and some have been donated). To benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Cris is having 1,500 raffle tickets made up and you don’t have to be present to win. It was also suggested to bring an unwrapped toy.
¨ Adjourned: Motion by Joe second by Cris to adjourn
Internal Contest for
1st Prize Weekend Coronation Package
2nd Prize Coronation Ticket
***Anonymous donor to add $100.00 cash to first prize and buy a second Coronation ticket for second prize***
This passed with 3 Yes 2 No
Agape request to use four sections of
risers for Twister at Burger Betty’s
This passed with 4 Yes and 1 Abstention