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!
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 DREAM TEAM
Development & Operations:
Fundraising Chair: to be announced email
Grant Writer: Aaron A., Washington DC.
Fundraising Consultant: Gerry P., California
Transgender Community Liaison: to be announced
Community Development: to be announced email
London Conference Development: Peter S., United Kingdom
London Conference Development: David H., United Kingdom
Information Chair: Gary L., Texas - Charter Member
Meeting Directory Coordinator: Thomas L., Tennessee email
Europe Meeting Directory Coordinator: Cole M., United Kingdom
Graphics & Advertising: Tom E., New York - Charter Member
Shop Manager: Caroline Collins, New York email
Bookkeeping and Accounting: Lisa A., North Carolina
Tax Accountants: Donald A., California
Regional Legal Counsel: Thomas S., New York
Conference Planning Committee:
2021 Conference Chair: Landon C.H., Tennessee
2021 Conference Co-Chair: Robert A., Texas
Art Department: Tom E., New York - Charter Member
Delegate Coordinator: Steven B., Georgia
Driver: to be announced
Entertainment Chair: Ruaraidh H, California email
Entertainment Chair: Juan G., California email
Hospitality Chair: to be announced
Hospitality Co-Chair: to be announced
Housing Chair: Tony B., Montréal email
Logistics Chair: to be announced
Logistics Co-Chair: to be announced
Marathon Meeting Coordinator: to be announced
Parade Captain: to be announced
Program Overall Chair: Dick G., Ottawa, email
Program Co-Chair: Don S., North Carolina
Raffle Chair: Mitch A., California email
Raffle Co-Chair: to be announced
Registrations Chair: Robbie V., New York email
Security/Greeting Chair: Christopher K., New Jersey
Security/Greeting Co-Chair: René C., Texas
Social Activities Chair: Eric B., Minnesota
Social Activities Co-Chair: Luis C., Florida
Speaker Coordinator: to be announced
Talent Handler: to be announced
Transit Chair: to be announced
Transit Co-Chair: to be announced
Volunteer Co-Chair: Mario M., Texas email
Volunteer Co-Chair: TJ E., Washington email
Workshop Coordinator: to be announced
Alejandro T., Area Delegate California
Juan G., Area Delegate California
Ruaraidh H., Area Delegate California
Mike J., Area Delegate Colorado
Luis C., Area Delegate Florida
Orlando R., Area Delegate Florida
James G., Area Delegate Georgia
Micah G., Area Delegate Georgia
Eric C., Area Delegate Minnesota
Christopher K., Area Delegate New Jersey
Armando P., Area Delegate New York
Mark Paul, Area Delegate New York
Robbie V., Area Delegate New York
Tommy W., Area Delegate New York
Mark T., Area Delegate North Carolina
Phillip T., Area Delegate Ohio
Kent J., Area Delegate Oregon
Christopher E., Area Delegate Pennsylvania
Landon H., Area Delegate Tennessee
Ryan B., Area Delegate Tennessee
Jeffrey D., Area Delegate Texas
Joe L., Area Delegate Texas
Ken H., Area Delegate Texas
Peter T., Area Delegate Texas
René C., Area Delegate Texas
Robert A., Area Delegate Texas
Aaron A., Area Delegate Washington DC.
Dick G., Area Delegate Canada
Gio C., Area Delegate Canada
Joe M., Area Delegate Canada
Luke W., Area Delegate Canada
Tony B., Area Delegate Canada
John O., Area Delegate Ireland
Gabriel K., Area Delegate Panama
Emmett H., Area Delegate Sweden
Cole M., 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
Executive Secretary: Sandra S. C., Texas
Chief Financial Officer: Lisa Lewis, North Carolina
Chief Legal Counsel: Thomas Shanahan, New York