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Attendees: Luc B., Benedette K, Stephanie Mott, Liatris S.
Meeting was called to order at 7:06 PM.
The minutes from the prior meeting were approved by unanimous vote.
Chair report: Luc – MLK event. Luc networked during the soup portion, dealing with some people who had history with him, diplomatically. The venue was packed. Luc’s report started a discussion of faith, within Equality Kansas, Topeka. Luc’s proposal for a workshop at BTMI was approved, to talk about being trans and physically challenged. Luc is now officially staff, with BTMI. The BTMI conference will be April 25th to May 1st, 2016. Matching funds, up to $300, are available for Luc’s expenses to attend the conference.
Vice-chair report: We discussed joining with Topeka Pride for a fund-raising/PR event.
Treasurer: The opening balance was $738.85. We paid Tom Witt $500, leaving a balance of $238.85 A motion was made and approved to donate $100 to Luc as matching funds for the BTMI conference.
Chapter Conference: The annual meeting will be in Wichita, 1/30/16. Stephanie will be there, Luc may join via the internet. Officer elections will be held.
Equality Efforts: We discussed challenges in the Kansas House and Senate, and continued to evaluate local equality opportunities.
Topeka Pride meeting will be 2/17, 6pm, at Central Congregational Church.
Announcements: Trans-Kansas #4 will be located in Topeka, August 26th & 27th. Capital City NOW is holding Womyn Rising on March 26th, at Washburn University, with the theme of Women in Leadership.
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.