SOLIDARITY

Some say "it takes a village". At Gay & Sober, we really believe that. An adventure of this scale doesn't happen on its own and it does not revolve around one or two individuals. It's a collective team effort from many talented people from all over the United States. We also have delegates and *volunteers from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Great Britain, Argentina, Sweden, Japan, and Brazil! 

Our annual activities and especially our Men's Conference and Pride Celebration call for an "all hands on deck" approach from everyone involved. 

 

Little by slowly, we've created planning and development committees by calling on like minded friends and fellows that are enthusiastic about a convention of this sort. The end result is a carefully curated team of individuals and Area Delegates that bring their own strengths, passions, talent, and know how to the table. Another side effect of this kind of service are closer connections with fellow volunteers and a stronger sense of community.

Every volunteer has one thing in common... they all like to have fun in sobriety!

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU 

Make certain you truly want to dedicate your time and effort. Think about the services you offer and the value they are going to add. Learn as much as you can about the organization’s goals and programs. Offer suggestions, treat the organization, its staff and its volunteers with respect. Accept the Rules; they’re there for a reason, even if you don’t understand. Ask questions - it’s important to clarify things you don’t understand. Training is essential to any job or service position - some positions may require extensive training. Department managers are necessary to our work - your cooperation with supervisors is vital. Follow through on your commitments, and don't make promises you can't keep. We all have a role to play and important skills to contribute; we must work together to be successful.

JOIN OUR SERVICE FAMILY!

Would you like to be a part of our growing *team?

If so, please send us a message and someone will reach back out to you.

*We are currently accepting volunteers for the conference weekend. However, please be advised that all volunteers and participants are still required to have tickets and wristbands for entry to all GSM official events. With the exception of scholarships, you will need to register and pay if you intend to come to the conference. 

BECOME A DELEGATE!

**To join our service family as an AREA DELEGATE, please send an email here and tell us a little bit about your self and where you live. To be a delegate, all you need is 90 days of continuous sobriety.

An Area Delegate:

- represents Gay & Sober in your local community

- lets others know about our happenings

- serves as a point of contact in case someone needs help (perhaps by bringing them to a meeting)

- provides updates to local meetings for our online meeting directory 

- occasionally helps with our raffles and fundraisers 

- joins us for a conference call on the first Monday of every month

For information on speaking at the nightly big meetings during the conference, please click here.

As a reminder, Gay & Sober or the annual Gay & Sober Men's Conference in New York is in no way associated with the Big Apple Roundup. More information on this can be found at the bottom of our mission page.

GSM2019 Downloadable Flyer.jpg

THE DREAM TEAM

Development & Operations:

Grant Writer: to be announced

London Conference Development: Peter S., United Kingdom

Information Chair: Gary L., Texas - Charter Member 

Meeting Directory Coordinator: Tim H., Washington email

Europe Meeting Directory Coordinator: Cole M., United Kingdom

Graphics & Advertising: Tom E., New York - Charter Member

Shop Manager: Curtis D.H., California email

Shop Assistant Manager: Andrew G, Idaho

Bookkeeping and Accounting: Lisa A., North Carolina

Tax Accountants: Debora Hartman., Texas

Fundraising Chair: Mark C., New Jersey email

Fundraising Co-Chair: Logan S., New York email

Transgender Community Liaison: to be announced

Conference Planning Committee: 

2022 Conference Chair: Mitch A., New York email

2022 Conference Co-Chair: Mario M., Texas email

Delegate Chair: Matthew H., Minnesota email

Driver: to be announced

Entertainment Chair: to be announced email

Entertainment Co-Chair: to be announced email

Housing Chair: Tony B., Montréal email

Logistics Chair: Christopher K., New Jersey

Logistics Co-Chair: Jon B., New Jersey

Midnight Meeting Coordinator: to be announced

Parade Chair: Luis C., Florida

Production Chair: Benjamin M., Minnesota email

Production Team: T.J. E., Washington

Production Team: Brian D., Minnesota

Program Overall Chair: Dick G., Ottawa, email

Program Co-Chair: Drew P., California

Program Team: Matthew H., North Carolina

Raffle Chair: Kyle M., Ohio email

Raffle Co-Chair: to be announced

Registrations Chair: Robbie V., New York email

Registrations Co-Chair: Stephen C., California

Social Activities Chair: to be announced

Talent Handler: to be announced

Transit Chair: to be announced

Transit Co-Chair: to be announced

Volunteer Chair: Todd B., Illinois email

Volunteer Co-Chair: to be announced email

Area Delegates:  

Kent J., Area Delegate California

Stephen C., Area Delegate California

Tim H., Area Delegate California

Luis C., Area Delegate Florida

James G., Area Delegate Georgia

Micah G., Area Delegate Georgia

Todd B., Area Delegate Illinois

Tim M., Area Delegate Missouri

Christopher K., Area Delegate New Jersey

Logan S., Area Delegate New York

Robbie V., Area Delegate New York

Tommy W., Area Delegate New York

Kyle M., Area Delegate Ohio

Landon H., Area Delegate Tennessee 

Carlos R., Area Delegate Texas

Mario M., Area Delegate Texas

TJ E., Area Delegate Washington

Simon P., Area Delegate Australia

Dick G., Area Delegate Canada

Tony B., Area Delegate Canada

Gabriel K., Area Delegate Panama

Cole M., Area Delegate United Kingdom

Executive Team:

(Gay & Sober Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit company. It is not operated like a traditional 12 step group or local roundup. Our books are open to anyone that asks and that provides their mailing address - we utilize certified mail.)

Chief Executive Officer: Christian Cerna - Parker, New York

Chief Executive Secretary: Landon Harless., Tennessee

Chief Financial Officer: Lisa Lewis, North Carolina

Board Member at Large: Sandra S. C., Texas 

Service Team

Intranet