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" high-energy 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.
THE 2022/2023 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: to be announced email
Europe Meeting Directory Coordinator: Cole M., United Kingdom
Graphics & Advertising: Tom E., New York - Charter Member
Shop Manager: to be announced
Shop Assistant Manager: to be announced
Bookkeeping and Accounting: Lisa A., North Carolina
Tax Accountants: Debora Hartman., Texas
Fundraising Transition Lead: Joe T. from Minnesota email
Transgender Community Liaison: to be announced
Conference Planning Committee:
2023 Conference Chair: Mario M., Texas email
2023 Conference Co-Chair: to be announced email
Delegate Chair: TJ E., Washington email
Driver: Artie, New York
Entertainment Chair: to be announced email
Entertainment Co-Chair: to be announced email
Greeting and Security Chair: Carlos R. from Texas
Hospitality Chair: Anthony B., New York
Hospitality Co-Chair: to be announced
Housing Chair: Ron S., Tennessee email
Housing Co-Chair: to be announced
Logistics Chair: to be announced
Logistics Co-Chair: to be announced
Midnight Meeting Coordinator: to be announced
Parade Chair: Emmanuel D., California
Parade Co-Chair: Bobby F., California
Production Chair: to be announced email
Production Co-Chair: to be announced
Program Chair: Steven B., Florida email
Raffle Chair: Will H., California email
Raffle Co-Chair: Shane S., Alabama email
Registration Chair: Phil B., New Jersey email
Registration Co-Chair: Mitchell T., Minnesota
Social Activities Chair: to be announced email
Social Activities Co-Chair: to be announced
Talent Handler: to be announced
Transit Chair: to be announced
Transit Co-Chair: to be announced
Volunteer Chair: Charlie W., Massachusetts email
Volunteer Co-Chair: TJ E., Washington
Shane S, Area Delegate Alabama
Bobby F., Area Delegate California
Emmanuel D., Area Delegate California
Will H., Area Delegate California
Andrew V., Area Delegate Florida
Mateo A., Area Delegate Florida
Steven B., Area Delegate Florida
Cecil D., Area Delegate Illinois
Raymond C., Area Delegate Illinois
Charlie W, Area Delegate Massachusetts
Mitchell T., Area Delegate Minnesota
Joe T., Area Delegate Minnesota
Mitchell T., Area Delegate Minnesota
Landon H., Area Delegate Tennessee
Carlos R., Area Delegate Texas
Mario M., Area Delegate Texas
Michael E., Area Delegate Texas
TJ E., Area Delegate Washington
Dick G., Area Delegate Canada
Gabriel K., Area Delegate Panama
Alexis C., Sweden
Cole M., Area Delegate United Kingdom
Kevin S., Area Delegate United Kingdom
(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 Financial Officer: Amanda McCaleb, Tennessee
Board Member at Large: Sandra S. C., Texas