GSV Council Bulletin: Welcoming Thunder & Call for Suggestions

Hello Brothers!

As we are preparing for the 2015 Fall Conference, the Council is working hard to continue our efforts to respond to community feedback by improving communication and pathways into leadership in GSV. As part of that, we wanted to write you a brief note to let you know about an exciting development in our Gay Spirit Visions Community, and put out an invitation for your suggestions for themes, keynote speakers, and conveners for our 2016 and 2017 conferences. We want to draw on the tremendous wisdom, creativity, curiosity, and passion in our community as part of the planning process, and we need your input to do that!

First, the Council is delighted to welcome Mark Thunder Zumbach as Elder of Archives. Thunder has been an instigator, teacher, performer, advocate, guardian, and organizer in GSV and the larger faerie community for many years and brings to the Council tremendous skills in community building, creative flair, and a passionate commitment to including and empowering every member of our community. We are excited to have him on the team!

Second, the Council is actively seeking suggestions for themes, keynote speakers, and conveners for GSV’s 2016 and 2017 gatherings. If you have a passionate desire to organize a conference, be a keynote, explore a particular topic, or hear from a particular GSV brother, please send your suggestions to [email protected]. All suggestions will receive a response from the Council and will also be shared with the Keynote and Theme work group. Because we need to begin planning for the 2016 Spring Conference, we need all of your 2016 Spring suggestions before the  2015 Fall Conference…so please send them in right away!

We hope you are having a wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing many of you at the Fall Conference! Remember to get your registration in soon—enrollment is moving quickly this year!

The GSV Council

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