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!

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 DREAM TEAM

Development & Operations:

Fundraising Chair: TBA  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 

Website & Technology Chair: to be announced

Meeting Directory Coordinator: to be announced

Europe Meeting Directory Coordinator: Cole M., United Kingdom

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

Shop Manager: to be announced 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: Ryan B., Tennessee

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

Raffle Chair: Mitch A., California email

Raffle Co-Chair: Ryan F., New York email

Registrations Chair: Robbie V., New York email

Security/Greeting Chair: Christoher 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

Area Delegates:  

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

Micah G., Area Delegate Georgia

Richard B., Area Delegate Georgia

Eric C., Area Delegate Minnesota 

Christopher K., Area Delegate New Jersey

Armando P., Area Delegate New York

Robbie V., 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

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 Operations Officer: Kevin Michael, New York (on leave)

Executive Secretary: Sandra S. C., Texas 

Chief Financial Officer: Lisa Lewis, North Carolina

Chief Legal Counsel: Thomas Shanahan, New York

Service Team

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