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Older gay men’s group need new committee members

Graham Robson June 1, 2016

WEB.300Brighton GEMS (Gay Elderly Men’s Society) are looking for new committee members after announcing a period of restructuring.

Current chair, Robert Douglas – who has been with the group for 12 years, three years as chair – has decided to step down from the post this month. He believes that now is the time for change and for someone else to take the group forward. Robert will be staying on the management committee for a while though in the new role of Chief Advisor to the Chair.

The group was formed in 1997 and five years ago received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service to the Community. Brighton GEMS hold a series of events every month ranging from meals at local venues to playing ten pin bowling and going on theatre trips. Future plans include forging closer links with other groups in the area and holding larger events.

The group is looking for new committee members, especially a treasurer to help move the organisation forward.

The new committee will be voted in at a Special General meeting to be held at the Dorset Methodist Church Hall in Dorset Gardens on Friday, June 24 from 7pm.

Those wishing to be considered for the committee should email committee member Stephen Ashfield by June 17 or telephone him on 07561 166 407.

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