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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.


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, Oct 17th, 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


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

Denver Turnverein Board Meeting Oct 17th News 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 Present 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: none A quorum was met. Meeting called to order at 6:28. The minutes of the September meeting were approved as corrected: Ballroom - David Tippett Ballroom report, no motions or votes in this area. Country – Bert Country report for Tarasa. No motions or votes in this area. Dance Hosts – Larry Dance Host report. No motions or votes in this area. New Year’s Eve – Bert The pricing is $60 for tickets purchased through November 30th, $80 for ticket purchased December through 12/28/23, and $100 for last minute sales starting on 12/29/23. Ticket sales will be capped at 125. Decorations - Carla Murphy. Carla moved to increase the decorating budget from $50 to $100 per month. William Buck seconded the motion. The motion carried 5 to 3. Building committee. – David David asked the board if they would approve getting bids on restoring the sign on the front of the building now. He would like to combine sign improvement with basement window restoration. The next grant application window for History Colorado is the spring of 2024. Board consensus was that he should move forward with bids for next spring’s application. Reflective striping has been placed on one side of the front steps. The board approved testing white parking lot stripe paint on the other side to see which would be more visible. Treasurer’s report William provided financial statements. Marketing & CRM Solution Report – Jennifer Marketing report. Jennifer updated on CRM solution status. No motion or vote in this area. Membership – William Buck Membership report. No motion or vote in this area. Grants – William Buck for Jeanette Hensley Grants report give by William Buck. No motion or vote in this area. Conflict of Interest – George George sent the proposed conflict of interest policy to all board members before the meeting. There was discussion about the word significant. The board approved the policy with the following changes: 1. In Article 3 the words “the potential for significant benefit to” are replaced by “the potential to benefit.” 2. In paragraph 3 of Article 4 the words “has a sufficient conflict of interest” are replaced by “has a conflict of interest.” Harassment Policy – George and Carla Report give on status of the new Harassment policy. No motion or votes in this area. Dance Bash Trademark Renewal assigned to TIna. Fire Safety and Emergency Plan - Jennifer Liability Waiver The board agreed to remove the vaccination clause from the Turnverein Rules and Regulations. Meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm Next meeting: November 14, 2023, at the Turnverein

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.

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