Proud Meeting, April 13: LGBTQ focus group, with Melissa Payne

Location: Presidential Room, Maucker Union (lower level)
Date: Tuesday, April 13
Time: 7:00pm

Hello All!

UNI Proud is teaming up with One Iowa, UNIFI, UNI Dems and UNI YAL (Young Americans for Liberty) for the Progressive Picnic. This will be held April 22, 12-2 at the campanile. if you want to help, email Sara! ( There will be FREE FOOD!!! So be sure to stop on by!

Day of Silence – This Friday April 16th. Proud is not holding an official event for this day this year, but we are encouraging our members to participate. This day is where you do not say anything in protest of bullying and name calling, especially that of LGBT individuals. We strongly encourage you to participate. Questions? Contact Sara at

Last Proud Meeting! April 27:

Potluck BBQ at Gay House—everyone brings something! Sara will be passing around a sign up sheet next meeting of items that you should bring (there will be a list and you can sign up to bring a package of hot dogs, or a bag of chips, or whatever else). If you need rides to the Gay House (1009 W 3rd St in CF) Please contact an officer at or Sara at

Nominations for next year’s Officers:

President: Ellie Hail
Social Activism and Outreach: Sara Holmes
Media Relations: Francisco Mota
Public Relations: Amber Zingler
Fundraising: Alexis Johns
Creative Programming: Shelby Long

We will be voting NEXT WEEK—April 20th!!! Please come to have your vote counted!!

If you have any questions, comments, or additions to the minutes, feel free to contact me, and I'll be sure to address them. Hope you're all having a great week!


P.S. The rest of the meeting was a focus group with Melissa Payne, where we discussed what went well for LGBTQIA students at UNI, and what went badly. Melissa Payne works for the Dean of Students Office, and she is going to be writing a report from the information we all shared. Melissa expects the report to be done sometime over summer.