General Membership Meeting
Minutes from 06-17-07
I. Called to order at 2:05pm
II. Minutes from the May Meeting: Approved as written motion by Paul P., 2nd by Jeff Muir. Passed
III. Treasurer’s Report: Cris gave the report $1,279.20 checking, $2,412.74 savings Motion to approve by Jennifer Carroll, 2nd by Steve Lafata. Approved as read.
IV. Old Business:
Investiture – Joe and Ben were very pleased. All went well after the cd player wouldn’t work.
Made $208 at the door along with Don give his tips to the travel fund.
Julie still has more programs at home for those who didn’t get one.
Line Meeting – Kobalt the following week. They have figured out the line members and months, but need to work out schedules and dates
The Board would like to meet with the Line also to get dates worked out between the benefits and fundraisers.
V. New Business:
Beach Blanket Bingo – 1st benefit of the new reign to be held for MCC Gentle Shepherd at Charlie’s on the 23rd of June from 8pm til midnight. It will be out on the back patio. 3 sets with 2 dance breaks in between. We will have raffle items and bags. April will be there. The more auction items we have the better. Decoration will be at 12 noon up at Charlie’s on Saturday. All of those that can please be there.
We also are going to request that someone from the charity to be at the event to do a photo op with the big check at the end of the night.
July event will be handled by the male line. Date, time to be decided, but the venue is Plazma.
August is Dianne and Doug, Sept. Stephen and Anita, Oct. Emperor’s Hell Fire Ball, also a Homecoming Dance, Nov. Lord Wayne and Lady Tiff, Dec. Cris Cringle and Ebony will help, Jan. Paul P. and Regina along with Empress’ Ball, Feb. Gaby and Sandy, March is Jeff and Ashley along with the Monarch’s Roast, April PR Ball Joseph and Regine.
We want to pull in some new venues for events and not just use the same ones we have used before.
We need to have posters and other details done 3 months in advance to get a jump start on everything.
San Diego Coronation was discussed. It was brought up to buy a table instead of individual tickets. Steve L. would check on the cost of the table. Also, we need to know how many people will be going so we can figure out rooming and travel.
Business Cards – We will have quotes from Ron Caputo, AlphaGraphics and online Vista Print. Once the quotes are in and each place has the template then it is up to the individual line member to order their own cards.
Name Tags- Jennifer has already sent the information off to Hartford Badges for the name tags and they will still be $7 for each line member. The court will order 4 generic (Pres., VP, Sec., Treas.) name badges that will be handed down from year to year.
Monarchs’ Travel schedule for the next few months was discussed.
It was approved by the Board that from now on the Board meetings will begin at 1pm and continue right on into the member meeting at 2pm. Remember the board meetings are always open to anyone that wishes to sit in on them.
VI. Open Forum:
Regina Wells is now doing shows on the 1st Thursday of each month at Paco Paco. She would like for all of us to come and join in to show support and help them build up their crowd.
Sandy asked if there was a list of 501(c)(3) organizations in Arizona. Joe will check with the ACC on a list.
Motion made by Grand Duke Gay Tako and was 2nd by Grand Duchess Sandy LaFrance.
All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned until July.