Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bisexual Organizing Project Announces New Board, New Strategic Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: CAMILLE HOLTHAUS, camille.holthaus@bisexualorganizingproject.org

Sunday January 12, 2014

Bisexual Organizing Project Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Minneapolis, MN, USA Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) held its annual meeting and board elections on Sunday January 12, 2014. The annual meeting featured the unveiling of BOP’s new Strategic Plan 2014-2019 with a new mission statement: Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi*) community to promote social justice.
The 2014 board of directors is as follows:

Camille Holthaus, Chair
Lou Hoffman, Co-Chair
Martha Hardy, Secretary
Michelle Moses, Treasurer
Tara Durney, Director
Mary Hoelscher, M. Ed, Director
Cathe Jones, Director
Jim Larsen, Director
Jeff Miller, Director
Beth Wright, Director

“We have a very strong team who bring a lot to the table,” said, Camille Holthaus, Chair of the board. “The 2014 board includes individuals who were active with BOP and our conference BECAUSE at the very beginning in the mid 1990’s, some returning board members from 2013 and as well as new board members. We have a nice mix of experience, skills and areas of interest and I’m very excited to be working with them.”

Highlights of the Strategic Plan 2014-2019 include revised mission and vision statements which refocus programming from the Twin Cities to the Upper Midwest and set targets for growing the size and scope of the organization. Short and long term goals expand the number and variety of the organization’s community programs and the size and scope its conference, BECAUSE.

BECAUSE stands for Bisexual Empowerment Conference: A Uniting, Supportive Experience. It is the largest and longest running conference in the US which is by, for and about the bi* community and allies. Expansion of BOP’s programs will be facilitated by hiring a volunteer coordinator, a first for the organization.

The BOP board of directors is elected by members attending the annual meeting. Additional board members can subsequently be appointed by the board. Anyone interested in working with the board or volunteering with BOP should contact bop@bisexualorganizingproject.org for more information. BOP is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.

Bisexual Organizing Project, 501(c)(3) PO Box 18143, Minneapolis, MN 55418
www.bisexualorganzingproject.org
To download BOP's entire Strategic plan, click here.

Special note from Faith: I HEART BECAUSE! Everyone who can should try and go. Also, I salute BOP on their journey so far and the stellar plans they have for 2014. Rock ON!