You are cordially invited and encouraged to join any of the active Committees of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District:
- Outreach Committee, chaired by Steve Gaynes and David Hyman
- Governance Committee, chaired by Rand Hunt
- Land Use Committee, chaired by Dahn Van Laarz
- Finance Committee, chair not yet assigned
- Legislative Committee, chaired by Bob Goldfarb
Special expertise and relevant experience and skills are welcome, but they are not required. What is more important is that you represent our community with common sense and a sincere desire to help.
Your time commitment need not be great — even just a couple of hours per month could be enough. But the role and responsibility you will have in guiding our group will be a large and important one.
For these Committees– as for all our District’s work — getting a diverse cross-section of our kinky and queer communities to join in is important. Please help us make sure that we reflect and respond to your interests — as an individual, and as a representative of other trans folks, younger folks, non-binary folks, POCs, or any other element of our broad and beautiful L&LGBTQ spectrum.
You can join any of these Committees most easily by clicking on the words “update your preferences” at the very bottom of any “Mailchimp” email message you get from us. If you are NOT currently receiving those emails, you can sign up at http://eepurl.com/djdUyf, and indicate your committee interests at the same time.
You can also sign up for Committees at any of our open Community Meetings. Or write to the Committee chair listed above for more information or to join.
Here is a quick summary of some upcoming meetings. See the post entitled “General Community and Committee Meetings” for details, minutes, etc:
The next Land Use Committee meeting is set for Thursday December 13, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street, SF CA 94102.
The next Governance Committee meeting is set for Sunday, January 6, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm, at SF Catalyst.
The next Outreach Committee meeting will be scheduled soon.
The next full Community Meeting (aka the “General Assembly” or “Membership Meeting”) is set for Wednesday December 19, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm, at SF Catalyst.
We also plan to have three “Stakeholder Committees”.
- Nightlife Committee
- Business Committee
- Organizations Committee
These Committees have not yet met or had a chairperson assigned to them, but they will be tasked to identify and follow up on issues relevant to them, and bring those issues to the Board or membership for action. Also, once the Bylaws are complete and we are ready to elect our Board of Directors, each of these Committees will identify and recommend people to serve in the “Reserved” seats on the Board.
You can also express interest in serving on the Nominating Committee, but participation on that Committee will be probably be limited under the District Bylaws, which are still being finalized.
All our meetings are free and open to all. Unless otherwise announced, our meetings are held at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom Street (between 6th and 7th Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103.
SF Catalyst can be made wheelchair-accessible. Please write to the Committee Chair, or LCD@hellobob.net, a couple of days in advance to request it.
Once again, to receive emails announcing meetings, and other important information, please visit http://eepurl.com/djdUyf to join the mailing list. Be sure to indicate the Committee(s) in which you are interested. If you are already receiving “MailChimp” messages from us, use the “update your preferences” link at the very bottom of one of those messages to review and adjust your memberships.