TOn October 11, 2020, Bisexual Organizing Project held its annual meeting and board elections via Zoom. We are excited to announce our newly elected Board of Directors!
Chair: Jeff Burfiend, They/Them
Co-Chair: Devin Malone, He/Him
Secretary: Kimberly Malone, She/Her
Treasurer: Sarah Ann Post, She/Her
Leah Yoemans, She/Her
Shawna McNamara, She/Her
Kristin Massmann, She/Her
Kate Kunkel Bailey, She/Her
Emily Boyajin, She/Her
Newly Elected Directors-at-Large:
Lakisha Joy Latham, She/Her
Barb Silvis, She/Her
Sirius Chessmore, He/Him
Antonio Rodriguez, He/Him
Tess Huber, She/Her
Congratulations and welcome to our new and returning officers and directors-at-large. We are excited to start a new year of bi+ support, advocacy, and social justice with you!
Sunday, October 11th 2:00 PM central time we will have our Annual Board Meeting which will include our yearly financial statement and board member elections via ZOOM. Please join us!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 890 9538 4147
Celebrate everything we've accomplished in 2020 and the possibilities that 2021 holds for our future.
BOP's annual presentation is a great way to learn about the history and operations of the organization, and will cover highlights from 2020 and discuss upcoming events and programs of note. The annual election will follow the presentation. Anyone attending the meeting may vote, and nominations are made during the meeting. If you are unable to attend, but wish to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you get elected to the BOP Board of Directors?? To run for a position, all you have to do is show up to our annual meeting and be nominated, either by yourself or another attendee! Don't forget to bring friends to support and vote for you! The following positions will be elected:
-Chair (two-year term)
-Co-Chair (two-year term)
-Treasurer (two-year term)
-7 At-Large Directors (one-year term)
The BOP Board of Directors is a working board, rather than a governing board. As a BOP board member, you would:
- Attend monthly board meetings.
- Expect approximately 2 hours of involvement a week, plus committee and special project work.
- Help to shape BOP's strategic direction and planning for the upcoming year.
- Participate in BOP events such as BECAUSE, Twin Cities Pride, and Celebrate Bisexuality Day, as well as table at events and conferences.
- Provide organizational trainings about the bi+ community
- Make strategic planning decisions in cooperation with the rest of the board.
- Support BOP's goals and programming.
- Be a visible ambassador for BOP at events sponsored by other LGBTQ+ organizations.
Interested in a leadership role with BOP, but want to know more? Contact email@example.com with any questions!
Bisexual Organizing Project - BOP has gathered somemakers/sewists, donations of supplies, and money to be able to provide our community with free masks while supplies last.
Bi+ humans face greater health disparities making us at higher risk for COVID-19. Many of our bi+ community members report a lack of access to medical care and biphobia when they do.
If you need masks, please fill our our google form. If you can help add to our supply, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BECAUSE 2020 Cancelled
The BECAUSE leadership team and the BOP board have been reviewing forecasts for what this Fall will look like including continued COVID hotspots, limitations on travel, and how people are going to be feeling about being large groups. We feel the most responsible action at this time is to cancel BECAUSE 2020. We have explored moving the conference on line as many conferences and gatherings have done and find it is not the best option for BECAUSE.
The BOP board is developing virtual community building that we hope will help bridge this time for our community. Please check out BOP's Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Meetup Group, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.
We are currently in discussion with our location, Wellstone Center, and our planned speakers and special guests to make BECAUSE 2021 one of the best ever. We hope you will join us in October 2021.
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice.
Within the next five years grow Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) into a successfully-run Upper Midwest nonprofit organization with annual funding of $100,000 that provides community building, education, and advocacy for the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community and our allies.