Equality Kansas Meeting 01/23/17
Attendees: Luc B., Benedette K, Stephanie Mott, Dan B. Lanna Allen
Meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM.
Minutes from the November meeting were approved by unanimous vote.
Chair report: Luc – He spoke at the Peoples’ Agenda Rally, good turn-out with many speakers, including Tom Witt. Luc will present at Shawnee Mission East, GSA, 2/1 at 2:45p.m., on behalf of KSTEP, BTMI, and EQKS. BTMI Kansas now has a donation link through the main BTMI web-page. Luc is likely to be a presenter at BTAC , and at the next TransKansas conference.
Vice-chair report: Benedette: She will be vigilant for opportunities to network among MCC, TTA, PFLAG, EQKS, and maybe BTMI.
Treasurer: Per Stephanie M balance is $217.12. We now have internet banking, and Paypal. Our web-site is EQKSTopeka.org, which includes a link to donate to a Transgender Emergency Fund. Disbursements will be done per the discretion of the board.
Chapter Conference: The annual meeting set for 1/28/17, has been moved to 2/5, in Wichita KS. There was no meeting on 1/8.
Equality Efforts: We discussed the current status of Equality efforts in Topeka. There is a bill, that has been talked about, but not yet introduced, to restrict bathroom use by transgender youth . For more information, go to the EQKSTopeka web-site. We introduced a bill to add protections for LGBT citizens of Kansas.
Trans-Kansas 5 is in the planning process, possibly for August.
The KSTEP How-to-Teach-Transgender training is set for 4/8, in Salina.
Capitol City Equality Center, look for announcements to come about a cleaning party. For more info, go to CapCityCenter.org
Meeting adjourned at 8:36 PM