|Subject: IMPORTANT: March meeting minutes and help needed items|
|From: "Reis, Elizabeth" < http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contact/?id=1>|
|Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 17:37:50 -0800|
|To: "'SAFE SCHOOLS: post to main list'" |
Dear Safe Schools Coalition members and friends:
Meeting Minutes 3/21/06, 4-6pm
Safe Schools Coalition Meeting
Chairing: Marsha Botzer; Recording: Lisa Confehr
HELP NEEDED in red.
Present: Beth Reis, Public Health - Seattle & King County; Chris Johnson, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center; Frieda Takamura, Washington Education Association; Heather Murphy, individual volunteer; Kristina Armenakis, staffperson shared by SSC and the Seattle LGBT Community Center; Lisa Confehr, Hate Free Zone Washington; Lisa Love, Seattle Public Schools; Marsha Botzer, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Kathy Kaminski, individual volunteer
(2) SSC AT SEATTLE PRIDE - A bus has been ordered. The company has offered to donate the bus and a driver if we include an advertisement banner on the bus looking for drivers. It was agreed that that's a fair trade. The SSC banner will fly in the front of the bus.
a) Handouts to the crowd?? Ideas that are being thrown around are:
-Buttons that would be sold as a fundraiser.
-Candy: Amber willing to donate?
-Stickers: Marsha, Kristina and Frieda are talking to possible contacts about designing a sticker with our new intervention number on it.
Lisa agreed to order items to hand out to the crowd, but if there is designing needed, someone else needs to handle that. We would like the sticker to also include our apple/triangle logo.
b) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RIDING ON THE BUS OR HELPING TO STAFF THE BUS AT PRIDE: Contact Lisa Love by emailing her, firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her at 206-252-0982. The location of where people will meet is TBD. The bus is a great way for people who want to be a part of the parade but cannot march the entire way. Heather will be supervising the bus.
c) Volunteer still needed to shop at Costco and deliver the food to Lisa Love before the march [SSC will pay for the food.]!!
a) NEW NUMBER: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE !! SPREAD THE WORD - Please send people to this number, NOT TO BETH REIS (If she's out of the office or on vacation, we won't have a reasonable response time in a crisis)!!
b) One intervention is on-going
c) Olympia dad is seeking our help
d) To volunteer with the intervention team, contact Heidi Rettke-Bischoff: 206-849-5513
e) Marketing to YOUTH: Volunteer/Intern needed to help create new poster advertising Safe Schools Coalition Intervention Services. Seeking one volunteer to secure donation of new poster design from local advertising agency, organize focus group to review poster, and assist with poster distribution. The poster will advertise the SSC Intervention Services for individuals who have been the target of anti-LGBT bullying in school. The poster will be distributed to elementary, middle and high schools statewide. This volunteer commitment may last 3-6 months but will require no more than 40 hours of work total. To get involved, contact Kristina at http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contact/?id=3 or (206) 324-0698.
(4) FUNDRAISING/DEMOCRACY PROJECT COMMITTEE
a) Seattle Public Schools GSA's planning fundraisers for SSC - Lisa Love
Garfield High is interested, ANY OTHER GSA's or High schools that are interested should contact Lisa Love, email@example.com
**If anyone is interested in promoting this by going to High schools and talking about Safe Schools, also contact Lisa Love.
b) Website Sponsors - we are in the process of having national corporations support our website through buying advertisement spots on it!!
If you know of anyone who may be interested a slot can be purchased:
c) Seattle Foundation Meeting
d) Bar Based Fundraisers - It was decided that we will consider on a case-by-case basis proposals for fundraisers at venues that serve alcohol. We will agree to these proposals only as long as the fundraiser is done respectfully and where SSC is just a beneficiary and not the sponsor of an event. We will not distribute our literature or have an SSC speaker present. There can be announcements as to where the proceeds are going and posted info about the coalition provided by the organizers of the event.
e) House Parties: We recently had a house party on February 10th where we brought in $1,370!! The donations ranged between $10-$250. Thank you to everyone who participated!!!
f) Our next House Party will be on June 3rd in Tom and Linda Bakers Renton Home. A stuffing party to help advertise the event will take place on April 26th 4-6pm, Location TBD, contact Kristina Armenakis if you are interest: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contact/?id=3
(5) PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT & "Stop Kiss" PERFORMANCE -
a) The performances were a success last weekend!! Thank you to all who attended!
b) If you live in King County WA and are willing to be photographed so that SSC can show, on its web site "what LGBTQ people really look like" (especially youth and young adults) - and you are either over 18 or able to get a parent/guardian's signature giving permission - please contact Deb Schaack firstname.lastname@example.org
(6) TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS TO WORK: We were contacted by Miss Magazine asking to support their "Take you Daughter to work" Campaign. Although we think it is a great event, it does not fall under our mission, and is therefore out of our area.
(7) LOVE MAKES A FAMILY- This Photo exhibit is coming to Washington state, of you have the funds and would like the exhibit to visit your town contact lori.stern@DOH.WA.GOV
a) Renewals: None
b) No New Membership Applications
(9) SPEAKERS BUREAU
A training of the trainers is happening in June. If you are interested contact , Kristina Armenakis
(10) Trip to Eastern Washington - Kristina Armenakis is making a trip to Eastern Washington, to meet with contacts out there including Speaker's Bureau members.
(11) BULLY VIDEO GAME - Rack Star is coming out with a new game that simulate Columbine, by giving video game players a chance the "get back at the bully" by shooting them. This game is of great concern to the Coalition. We would love for there to be a project to educate parents on games that promote bullying, WE NEED A HEAD to the committee!! If you are willing to head up the committee or are just interested in being involved contact: Beth Reis. .
Apr 18, 4-6 pm. Frieda chairs and Kathy records
Frieda: 253-765-7062; http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contact/?id=13
Kathy: 206-767-0760, 847-421-7009; email@example.com
May 16, 4-6 pm. Beth chairs and Chris records
Beth: 206-296-4970; http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contact/?id=1
June 20, 4-6 pm. Marsha chairs and Lisa records
Lisa: 206-723-2203; firstname.lastname@example.org
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