Our Governance Officer would like to ask you a question about the CONSTITUTION
Out in Salford’s constitution states that the quorum of any general meeting, which includes the AGM should be 15 members of 10% of its membership.
As membership is based upon Facebook membership and many only want to know what’s going on rather than attend meetings, I feel the quorum should be changed to reflect this.
Therefore I am proposing that the quorum for general meetings and the AGM should be not less 8 members or 10% of the membership.
Please indicate with feedback what your answer to this would be or attend the AGM on the 15th April 2015
We can announce the confirmed acts for this year’s Peel Park Pink Picnic so far are Gifford, NoIdea and the fabulous Hazell Dean will be headlining at this years picnic. As well as music by Gaydio and DJ Mark Jones. So dust off those picnic blankets and get your picnic baskets ready, as this year’s Peel Park Pink Picnic is going to be one awesome day in the park.
Visit www.peelparkpinkpicnic.org.uk for further details about the event. And don’t forget to invite all your friends to be a part of Salford’s biggest FREE LGBT event. If you haven’t already seen the amazing video done by Bellyfloptv of last year’s event, check it out!!
Join us for a fun packed afternoon in the heart of Peel Park.
The Peel Park Pink Picnic is an annual free LGBT community event that is open to all. held each year in Peel Park, Salford. The event allows people from the local community and surrounding areas to gather in the centre of Peel Park to enjoy a family-friendly event with the intention of building respect and community cohesion.
Further details about this year’s event coming soon
Here is a film of last year’s event. Click here
Post Event Log
Although the weather was not that kind Rozalla and Hazel Dean were both superb. Here’s Hazel Dean with Daughter Sarah Dean
The committee would like to thank The Peel Park Pink Picnic for organising this annual event. Onward and upward to next year’s event
Here’s Rosalla; see how the weather could not pour a dampener on this event
Some still images to cherish
This area is for any ideas that people have in general for Out In Salford. We will have a discussion section here, but for the moment please send them to email@example.com, and we will publish them here.
There is to be the next Special Meeting of Out IN Salford coming up
Lots to consider and talk about like
- Manchester Pride – Help the Youth Group to make their prize winning float for this year, Theme: Devotion. Volunteers Needed for the stall
- Peel Park Pink Picnic, loads of acts already announced. Volunteers needed for the stall and set up take down
- Rainbow Flower Beds. How did it go. Anyone got photos
- Liverpool Pride. Who wants to go. Enough numbers and we can go on their Parade March
If you want to come, the meeting is being held at Pendleton Gateway
See you there
Special Message from Gemma Paget Community Cohesion Coordinator Equalities and Cohesion Team Salford City Council
As you are aware, Salford City Council will be creating a Rainbow Flower Bed in Victoria Park, Swinton to raise awareness and visibility of Salford’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The ambition is for Rainbow Flower Beds to “pop up” across the city over the summer months. The first flower bed was created by Salford’s LGBT Youth Group at the Beacon Centre with partners such as Salford City College, Salix Homes and University of Salford all planning to have Rainbow Flower Beds by the end of the summer.
I am looking for volunteers to help prepare and plant the Rainbow Flower Bed in Victoria Park, Swinton, and the provision date is Tuesday 9 June from 6pm – 8pm (this will be confirmed tomorrow morning). The meeting point will be the entrance of Victoria Park on Manchester Road, Swinton (opposite the Farmers Arms).
The Rainbow Flag is a symbol of LGBT pride and social movement, commonly being used since the 1970’s.
Please let me know if you can spare any time on 9 June, all help would be appreciated!
I am so pleased and excited to announce on behalf of the group that we have a new Chair of Out IN Salford in the name of Amy Rose who attended tonight’s special general meeting along with her two friends Mark Hunt and Natalie Kheirkhah for the very first time
We had a very busy meeting … lots of different ideas and thoughts we considered but I will let my very worthy successor to my former post tell you once she settles in
On behalf of the group as the former Chair, welcome aboard Amy … I hope you enjoy the role as much as I did
See you this Saturday for the next Manchester LGBT Heritage Walk
In view of the former Chair Vic Hanley’s unexpected departure we could not find a willing successor at the recent AGM, so we are calling an open Special General Meeting for all of you wonderful readers to attend
During this meeting we will also be looking at changing the Constitution which has not been amended since 2012 , this is because we need to amend the rule on quorum ie the amount of attendees at the AGM to allow a vote to becoming a mandate to serve the group as an officer
To attend the meeting you DO NOT need to be a member of the group but to vote you will
The meeting venue is Pendleton Gateway; to find it click here
Another chance to come on the trail of Manchester’s LGBT heritage and discover the stories that lie beneath the city’s rainbow mosaics…
Meet outside the LGF: Number 5 Richmond Street M1 3HF
Price per Person: We would like to ask that if you can afford to pay just £2.00 towards our overall costs for this event, which go to paying for the historian to give the tour
Event Full Details: So you’ve seen those rainbow mosaics scattered across the city but you don’t know what they signify? Why not us and come on the Manchester LGBT heritage trail to find out?
With the help of local historian Paul Fairweather you will see the city with new eyes and discover more about Manchester’s hidden LGBT history as you are guided around the city. Stories will be shared, places of interest pointed out, and the city’s LGBT history brought to life.
The trail itself lasts around an hour and a half and will require walking. Appropriate footwear is advised.
We can’t guarantee the weather but we can guarantee that you’ll be entertained and informed!
Meet outside the LGBTF Building, you can find out where that is here
Thanks to everyone who came along today and gained as much of an insight into the creation of Manchester Gay Village and Community as I did. The superb sunny weather helped too. Special thanks must again go to Paul Fairweather for his superb insight and ability to illustrate what life for LGBT people used to be like. Here are some images to help you see what you missed ….
The lovely ladies from the Sponge Sisters now have their own café/bar in Urmston. They are inviting the LGBT community to come to The Hideaway for a friendly, hot, safe and fun chill out session. There will be lots of chilled music, good food all homemade, wine and beer. This starts from Saturday 2nd May from 6pm. For further details please contact Joanna Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find the best kept secret in Urmston you can find the Hideaway here