If “Annual Meeting” doesn’t sound like your ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I invite you to reconsider!
Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) hosts an annual meeting that is warm and inviting, and nourishes the body and the mind. Come learn about what BOP has been doing and what is planned for 2015.
12:30 PM: Light lunch
1:00 PM: Presentation
The Annual Meeting will be held at the community meeting room downstairs at :
347 E 36th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
When you go in the front door, take an immediate right and go down the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, the meeting room will be to your left through the double doors. If you need to take the elevator, it's to the left of the front doors. Go down one level, and the meeting room will be on your left as you leave the elevator.
Last year BOP introduced its Strategic Plan 2014-2019. This year’s presentation will cover the progress BOP has made both on the strategic plan and on advancing the social justice vision of the 2014 board.
You will also learn about: open committee chair positions, program lead openings, big and small volunteer opportunities throughout the year, and opportunities for personal development. BOP’s new volunteer coordinator will be on hand to answer your questions about getting involved!
Annual elections will follow the presentation. All people attending the meeting may vote. Nominations are made during the meeting. If you are unable to attend but wish to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t be shy about getting involved! BOP elections are very low key.
The following positions will be elected:
Board chair Camille Holthaus and board secretary Martha Hardy are halfway through their two-year terms.
The 2014 board made a commitment to work toward social justice within the bi+ community as well as for the bi+ community. A program to provide education to the board and the community about dismantling privilege was started. BOP began reviewing programs and systems within BOP in order to provide better access and inclusion for bi+ people and community allies with marginalized identities. The 2015 board is expected to continue this work. To this end, the 2014 board members who plan to run for election again are specifically seeking people of color and trans/genderqueer individuals who are interested in being a part of these changes to join them on the board.
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.