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.

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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: Chris N., North Carolina 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 Chair: Mark C., New Jersey email

Fundraising Team Member: Joe T. from Minnesota

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

Hospitality Chair: to be announced

Hospitality Co-Chair: to be announced

Housing Chair: Ron S., Tennessee email

Housing Co-Chair: to be announced

Logistics Chair: Christopher K., New Jersey

Logistics Co-Chair: to be announced

Midnight Meeting Coordinator: to be announced

Production Chair: to be announced email

Production Co-Chair: to be announced

Program Overall Chair: to be announced email

Program Co-Chair: to be announced

Raffle Chair: to be announced email

Raffle Co-Chair: to be announced

Registration Transition Chair: Robbie V., New York email

Registration Chair: Todd B., Illinois

Registration Co-Chair: Philip B., New Jersey

Social Activities Chair: Richard A., Kentucky

Social Activities Co-Chair: Dan K., Minnesota

Talent Handler: to be announced

Transit Chair: to be announced

Transit Co-Chair: to be announced

Volunteer Transition Chair: Todd B., Illinois email

Volunteer Chair: Brett K., New York email

Volunteer Co-Chair: Holland A., Minnesota email

Area Delegates:  

Bobby F., Area Delegate California

David V., Area Delegate California

Emmanuel D., Area Delegate California

Andrew V., Area Delegate Florida

Devin M., Area Delegate Florida

Steven B., Area Delegate Florida

Cecil D., Area Delegate Illinois

Raymond C., Area Delegate Illinois

Todd B., Area Delegate Illinois

Richard A., Area Delegate Kentucky

Charlie W, Area Delegate Massachusetts

Charles L., Area Delegate Michigan

Dan K., Area Delegate Minnesota 

Holland A., Area Delegate Minnesota 

Joe T., Area Delegate Minnesota

David L, Area Delegate Nebraska 

Christopher K., Area Delegate New Jersey

Jeysson A., Area Delegate New Jersey

Sandy G., Area Delegate New Jersey

Ben E., Area Delegate New York

Brett K., Area Delegate New York

Christopher C., Area Delegate New York

Tommy W., Area Delegate New York

Ron L., Area Delegate North Carolina

Kyle M., Area Delegate Ohio

Jason Z., Area Delegate Pennsylvania

Landon H., Area Delegate Tennessee 

Ron S., Area Delegate Tennessee 

Carlos R., Area Delegate Texas

Mario M., Area Delegate Texas

James G., Area Delegate Utah

TJ E., Area Delegate Washington

Dick G., Area Delegate Canada

Gabriel K., Area Delegate Panama

Alexis C., Sweden

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

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