We would like to let everyone know that our coffee nights are up and
running strong again; March 19th at Chimo's and starting April 2nd we will be holding them back at Smitty's Lounge in the
Our annual general meeting is coming up in April (date and place to
be announced next week). In order to have voting rights as to who you would like to see on the board you must be a member
in good standing order; what this means is that you MUST have paid the $15 membership fee. Anyone willing to let their name
stand for a position on the board please contact a board member. For those of you wondering who is presently on the board
the list is as follows:
Phyllis - Co- President
Andrew - Co-President
Richard - Vice President and Director of Sacred Seal
Sam - Treasurer
Sheri - Secretary
If you wish to purchase a membership you can do so at coffee night
or by contacting us. Any memberships purchased from February on are good for the 2002-2003 season (April to April).
Our newsletter is in the works and will be finished by mid-April.
We will only be mailing these to people who REQUEST it as discretion is very important to us all. Please email us to have
your name put on our mailing list. They will be mailed in plain white or manila envelopes with NO return address. If you wish
to have yours emailed instead, again please let us know.
Our phone line is now up and running (403)581-LGBT(5428). It is with
great sadness that I must announce the resignation of Shelley Kakish as Co-president. Shelley did an awesome job of getting
the LGBT up and running and we hope to continue growing in a positive manner to bring awareness to our community. The board
has been working alot behind the scenes this last month to get this society established. We have now applied for our society
status and it is just a matter of time now.
The HIV network has been very supportive of us and our goals and we
are in great debt to them. One way of showing our thanks to them is by helping out when and if they ask for it; and that time
is now. The HIV network has asked for volunteers to help out for their fundraising auction. We need a few people to help out
on the afternoon of April 8th to set up for it and also on the evening of April 20th when the auction takes place please email
us to let us know if you are available to help out.
We have some events planned over the next couple of months that we
need committees for. If you are able to help out please email or talk to us at coffee nights to let us know. Please hold onto
all that junk you have been wanting to throw out as we are holding a garage sale with the HIV network in June (date to be
announced) half of the proceeds from this event will go to the LGBT.
Now the part you have all been dreading; because we are a not-for-profit
society we rely on fund-raising events, donations and volunteers. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, if you feel that
you have a little extra to spare please see one of us at coffee night.
We would also like to let you know that we will be featured in a magazine
the Medicine Hat News will be putting out in late March. We have had some members express concern about the recent publicity.
Although we have had a great reaction from the community at large we realize how important creating a safe and comfortable
atmosphere for the gay community is. Therefore we have put a hold on any more press releases in the near future.
We look forward to seeing you at Glow Bowling on Friday March 22nd
at 10 pm at Panorama Lanes.