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Board News

News and information for Turnverein membership, from your board of directors.

Your Board of Directors

The Denver Turnverein's Board of Directors is an elected group of volunteers with legal and fiduciary responsibilities for overseeing the Turnverein's mission, goals, and business operations. The Board is elected each June by our membership.

Meet our current Denver Turnverein Board. Further committee chair information can be found below under committees. President - Bert Evans Vice President - David Tippett Treasurer - William Murakami Secretary - Tina Davis (not pictured) Membership Director - William Buck Members at Large: Steve Blakely (not pictured), Art Abington, Carla Murphy (not pictured), George Potts, Jeanette Hensley, Jennifer Corey, & Larry Long. For additional information on our committees and committee chairs please check our our committee section below.

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The Denver Turnverein is not just a place, it's a community.

A heartfelt welcome from the Denver Turnverein Board. We understand that dancing is not just about the steps- it's about creating lasting memories. So, let the music guide you, the rhythm move you, and the joy of dance fill your heart.

Information Sources

For those interested in the behind-the-scenes efforts to keep the Denver Turnverein as the premier place for social dancing in Denver, we have provided some details below. Contact us with questions or concerns you would like the board to address and details on how you can observe our once-a-month board meeting below. 

Upcoming Agenda

Denver Turnverein Board Meeting Tuesday, Jan 16th , 6:30 PM In-Person, Downstairs, Board Room Agenda Denver Turnverein Board Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 6:30 PM In-Person, Downstairs, Board Room 1. Call to Order, Quorum (7) 2. Approval of September minutes 3. Introductions/comments<60sec 4. Reports of Chairs<60sec a. Ballroom, David Tippett b. Country, Tarasa Harlow, by AVE c. Decorations, Carla Murphy d. Marketing, Jennifer Corey e. Grant and Fund Raising, Jeanette Hensley, need organization for donations. f. Dance Host, Larry Long, Dance hosts should not teach, g. Membership, William Buck Membership Levels, new business h. Building Committee, not assigned , 5. Treasurer’s report – William M. 6. Old Business   a. Conflict policy b. Harassment policy use Avalon example? c. Instructed Max to get softener bid from Culligan. d. Lights and/or nonslip tape for exterior stairs, Historical Society, David put paint. e. Denver Architecture Foundation, Larry Long f. Purchased stove $650 g. Dates: October 21: Octoberfest, $18.00 October 28: Halloween Dance Bash NYE Prestige 8:15 to 12:15, $1,500 7. New business a. AVE authorized replacement sound mixer. Art paid $450 b. William Buck, Membership Levels c. Donations need organization. d.   New Year's Eve, Prestige 8:15 to 12:15, $1,500, 125 tickets, add $15, DJ 8:15, Doors open 6:45, 2 bartenders at 7. 2 Page e.   Membership, see William Buck a. Adjournment b. November Board Meeting – 2 nd Tuesday 11/14/23 THIS MEETING WILL BE IN PERSON IN THE BOARD

Committees

A list of our committees. Join a committee, or volunteer to help out. - Building Commitee: Led by David Tippett -Grant & Fundraising Committee - Led by Jeanette Hensley -Marketing Committee: Led by Jennifer Corey - Decorations Committee: Led by Carla Murphy - Ballroom Dance Committee: Led by David Tippett. - Country Dance Committee: Led by Tarasa Harlow. - Dance Host Committee: Led by Larry Long.

Recent Board Update

The Denver Turnverein, Inc. Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting December 19, 2023 – Regular Meeting Directors in Attendance: Name Position Attendance Albert Evans President Present David Tippett VP - Ballroom chair, Building Chair Present William Murakami Treasurer Present Tina Davis Secretary Absent William Buck Membership Present Art Abington Director at large Present Steve Blakely Director at large Present Carla Murphy Director at large – Decorating Chair Present George Potts Director at large Absent Jeanette Hensley Director at large – Grant & Fund-Raising Chair Absent Jennifer Corey Director at large – Marketing Chair Present Larry Long Director at large – Dance Hosts Present Members in attendance: Patty Murton A quorum was met. The meeting was called to order at 6:29. The November 2023 minutes were approved. Members to be Heard Patty Murton introduced herself, and as an interior designer presented her thoughts on the design and décor of the building interior. She suggested the board adopt a master plan for the building. Patty asked the board for input on what type of improvements they would like to see, the priorities, and what vision they have for the building. Significant discussion followed. The board discussed options and decided the short-term emphasis would be on the front entry (floor covering and colors) and the appearance of the ballroom Reports from all departments: Ballroom Report, Country Report, Marketing Report, Grants Report, Decoration Report, Dance Host Report, Treasurer, Membership, & Building Committee. Jennifer reported on the mission statement, vision statement, and tagline for the Business Plan. The board approved the following: The motion passed unanimously. Mission: Fostering community vitality through dance and the cultural arts in our elegant venue. Vision: Our vision is to become the prominent cultural center for the Colorado front range focusing on community well-being through the cultural arts including activities, events, and education for dancing, visual arts, and other personal and socially beneficial programs. Tagline: “Dance, Culture, and Community in the Heart of Denver” William presented the financial reports. The board approved to pay Kathy Murakami for last minute bartending for an event. Old Business The board moved to accept the Rules and Regulations draft presented by Carla and to replace the term “licensed” bartenders with “appropriately trained” bartenders. The motion passed unanimously. New Business The board approved adding a large pull door handle to the ballroom emergency exit door. The board approved a gift card to all employees and contractors. William Murakami volunteered to procure and distribute the gifts. A motion to adjourn the meeting was approved. The meeting adjourned at 8:56 pm.

Upcoming Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets once a month. The 3rd Tuesday 6:30pm. Downstairs conference room. Please contact us before you attend a meeting so that we can give you details, and make sure if you want to address the board about a topic that it is included in the agenda.

Financial Report

Link to Tax form 990

Tax form 990 public information through ProPublica.org

Bylaws & Policies

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