[Rescheduled] Notice of AGM


Notice of Meeting


The 2nd Annual General Meeting of Scottish Bi+ Network will be held on Zoom at 8pm on Monday 9th August 2021.  

Agenda:
1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Chair’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Office Bearers
6. Proposals
– Becoming a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation)
– Removing or reducing the role of Treasurer
7. AOB
8. Proposed Date of Next AGM
9. Close  

If you wish to raise any items for the agenda, please email lorna@scottishbinet.org by 5pm on Saturday 7th August 2021.  

For those who cannot attend the AGM, nominations for the positions of Chair and Secretary are to be received by 5pm on Saturday 7th August 2021.  

For members who are attending the AGM, nominations for the positions of Chair and Secretary will be taken at the appropriate time during the AGM.  

All members are welcome to attend the AGM.  

Full details, including the link to the Zoom meeting, will be emailed to members.  

If you have volunteered on behalf of the organisation since August 11th 2019, and have not yet received an invitation for membership, please email lorna@scottishbinet.org

Access Information:
There will be auto-generated live captions and live transcript available.

Additional Information:
See the following documents for more details on the roles of Chair and Secretary.  
To view our constitution, visit our Policies & Guidelines page.

Virtual Escape Room

picture of an open book with a pirate and a pirate ship drawn on top of it and letters scattered around them

Join us for an evening of fun and mystery as we solve puzzles to escape the room!

This Sunday, May 30th, 7.30pm – 9pm on Zoom.

Get your free ticket here!

Access Information

We will have live captions, and a live transcript, provided by Zoom

For any additional accessibility queries, email info@scottishbinet.org, or send us a message through our social media channels.

We have a limited budget to help those who require financial assistance to attend, please email info@scottishbinet.org or send us a message through our social media channels for more details.

June Pride Bi+ Gathering

Pride Month Bi+ Gathering!

Come join the party!

Sunday June 20th 11am - 5pm (GMT+1)

On a sparkly rainbow coloured background.

June is Pride Month – and that deserves a celebration!

Join us on Sunday 20th June from 11am to 5pm (GMT+1), for a day of pride themed online fun, activities, talks and workshops, and plenty of chances for everyone to socialise!

Provisional Schedule:

TimeZoomDiscord
11am – 11.20am Welcome Chat
11.20am – 12.20pmWhat Pride Means to MeSpeed Friending
12.20pm – 1pmLunch BreakLunch Chat
1pm – 2pmBi+ VisibilityFilm Discussion
2.20pm – 3.20pmCrafty SocialOnline Games
3.40pm – 4.40pmVirtual Escape RoomOnline Games
4.40pm – 5pm Thanks & Close

Get your free ticket from Outsavvy!

For more information, including any accessibility queries, email info@scottishbinet.org, or send us a message through our social media channels.

We have a limited budget to help those who require financial assistance to attend, please email info@scottishbinet.org or send us a message through our social media channels for more details.

Access Information

We will have live captions, and a live transcript, provided by zoom available for all of our zoom sessions.

All of our YouTube videos have captions available.

Special Thanks:

The National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

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Equality Network

Equality Network is a leading Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights charity.

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April Bi+ Gathering

Our last Bi+ Gathering was so much fun that we’ve decided to hold another one!

Join us on Saturday 17th April from 11am to 5pm (GMT+1), for a day of online fun, activities, talks and workshops, and plenty of chances for everyone to socialise!

Provisional Schedule:

TimeZoomDiscordYouTube
11am – 11.20amWelcome Chat
11.20am – 12.20pmLearn to Juggle!Speed Friending
12.20pm – 1pmLunch BreakLunch Chat
1pm – 2pmNeurodiverse SpaceSpeed Friending
2.20pm – 3.20pmCrafty SocialBingo!
3.40pm – 4.40pmMystery SessionBingo!
4.40pm – 5pmThanks & Close
Sessions will be added as they are confirmed, along with information about videos!

Get your free ticket from Outsavvy!

Our Bi+ Gathering events keep getting bigger, and that means we need your help!
If you can spare an hour or two, we are looking for discord moderators, zoom support people, workshop facilitators, performers, and people to deliver talks or information sessions. All volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

Sign up to volunteer here!

For more information, including any accessibility queries, email info@scottishbinet.org, or send us a message through our social media channels.

We have a limited budget to help those who require financial assistance to attend, please email info@scottishbinet.org or send us a message through our social media channels for more details.

Access Information

We will have live captions, and a live transcript, provided by otter.ai available for all of our zoom sessions.

All of our YouTube videos have captions available.

Special Thanks:

Soul Scrub – Chris (they/them)

I like to juggle and sing. I also write poetry, play guitar and hanpan, and I produce music using Ableton. My favourite thing to do is collaborate with other creative people. SoulScrub is that.

https://soulscrub.org/chris-gimby

The National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

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Monthly Neurodiverse Space!

Following the success of the Neurodiverse Space at our Bi+ Gatherings, we’re excited to annouce that it’s going to become a regular thing!

Join us on the second Sunday of every month at 7.30pm for our Neurodiverse Space!

Starting this Sunday, February 14th.

A space for all neurodiverse* people to talk about their experiences in a safe space.

*Neurodiverse includes autism, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s, and many other conditions, and this session welcomes those who are self-diagnosed.

This event is hosted on zoom.

Get your free ticket on Outsavvy!

For accessibility enquiries, or if you require financial assistance to attend the event, please email web@scottishbinet.org

An Evening of Queerativity

An evening of queerativity is spelt out using various creative imagery and pride flags. 
Below is a pink swirl with creative symbols around it.
Text underneath reads 'creating art inspired by our queer indentities' 7pm 4th March 2021.

Join us on Thursday, 4th March at 7pm for An Evening of Queerativity!

An Evening of Queerativity will consist of affirming meditation, light movement work, then a guided reflection surrounding queer identities. The session will act as a confidence booster for anyone wishing to create and share their LGBTQ+ themed artwork.

This event will be hosted on Zoom.

Free tickets are available through Outsavvy!

For more information about Queerativity and their work, visit: queerativity.art 

For accessibility enquiries, or if you require financial assistance to attend the event, please email web@scottishbinet.org

January Bi+ Gathering

Our last Bi+ Gathering was so much fun that we’ve decided to hold another one!

Join us on Saturday 9th of January from 11am to 5pm, for a day of online fun, activities, talks and workshops, and plenty of chances for everyone to socialise!

Final Schedule:

TimeZoomDiscord
11am – 11.15amWelcome Chat
11.15am – 12.15pmUnstick Your CreativitySpeed Friending
12.30pm – 1.30pmBeyond Binaries* 
1.30pm – 2.30pmBeyond Binaries*Lunch Chat
2.45pm – 3.45pmNeurodiverse Space 
4pm – 5pmBattle of the Bis 
5pmThanks & Close
*Please note that Beyond Binaries is a single 2 hour long session

Get your free ticket through Outsavvy!

For more information, including any accessibility queries, email info@scottishbinet.org, or send us a message through our social media channels.

Access Information

We will have live captions, and a live transcript, provided by otter.ai available for all of our zoom sessions.

All of our YouTube videos have captions available.

Special Thanks:

Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies: the 42-country collection Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements. Robyn was recently named by Teen Vogue as one of “9 Bisexual Women Who are Making History.”

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The National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

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Single Bass

Singer/songwriter Single Bass “manages to make the bass fill the space most people need a band for” (Scene & Heard, Cambridge).

We’ll be showing the premiere of a short video from a live gig in 2018, featuring the song Love to the Younger Me.

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Notice of EGM

Notice of Meeting

An Extraordinary General Meeting of Scottish Bi+ Network will be held on Zoom at 8pm on Monday 19th October 2020 to elect a new Treasurer.  

Agenda:
1. Welcome
2. Election
3. AOB
4. Date of Next AGM
5. Close

If you wish to raise any items for the agenda, please email chair@scottishbinet.org by 5pm on Sunday 18th October 2020.  

For those who cannot attend the EGM, nominations for the position of Treasurer are to be received by 5pm on Sunday 18th October 2020.  

For members who are attending the EGM, nominations for the position of Treasurer, will be taken at the appropriate time during the EGM.  

All members are welcome to attend the EGM.  

Full details, including the link to the Zoom meeting, will be emailed to members.  

If you have volunteered on behalf of the organisation since August 11th 2019, and have not yet received an invitation for membership, please email chair@scottishbinet.org

Additional Information: 

See the following documents for more details on the role of Treasurer.  

To view our constitution, visit our Policies & Guidelines page.

Exciting Opportunity!

We’ll be doing lots during Bi Visibility Month, but this is perhaps one of our biggest announcements: we are growing!

Until now, we’ve been entirely reliant on our amazing volunteers. Now, thanks to the generosity of The Weir Trust, we’re in a position to be recruiting for our first paid role.

We’re incredibly excited by this, and know it will allow us to expand and reach more people.

See below for details of the role!

Attachments

Bi Visibility Day 2020

Come join us on Saturday 19th September for The Bi+ Gathering from 10.30am – 6pm for a virtual community event in celebration of Bi Visibility Day.

All bi+ people and our allies are welcome to join us for a day of online fun, activities, talks and workshops.

The Bi+ Gathering

Time:Session:Platform:
10:30am – 6pmAll Day Discord Social:
Chat, online games, and general fun!
Discord
Videos, videos, and more videos: including safer sex information from SX, and an exclusive interview with a Hidayah member about being Bi & Muslim.
(These videos will still be available to watch after the event has finished!)
YouTube
11am – 12pmMake-up Tutorials with Kate
Join Kate for some make-up tips and tricks!
Zoom
12:30pm – 1:30pmNeurodiverse Space with Nic
A space for all neurodiverse* people to talk about their experiences in a safe space.
*Neurodiverse includes autism, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s, and many other conditions, and this session welcomes those who are self-diagnosed.
Zoom
2:30pm – 3:30pmMystery Session
It’s a surprise! Join us on the day for more details 🙂
Zoom
4pm – 5pmWhat Do We Want? More Bi+ Things!
Your chance to have your say about what support, resources, and events you would like to see available.
Zoom

The Bi+ Gathering will be hosted through Zoom, Discord, and YouTube.

Get your free ticket through OutSavvy, which will give you access to the zoom and discord links for the event!

For more information, including any accessibility queries, email info@scottishbinet.org, or send us a message through our social media channels.

National Lottery Community Fund

A huge thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, with their support we are able to pay for volunteer expenses, and the accessibility fund, for this event!

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Equality Network

A huge thanks to Equality Network for all of their support, and for providing the Zoom pro that we are using for the event!

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Hidayah LGBT+

Hidayah provides support and welfare for LGBTQI+ Muslims and promote social justice and education about the community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice.

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Shadows at the Door

Connoisseurs of ghostly things & pleasing terrors.
Bringing to life a series of audio drama & spirited debate.
‘Shadows at the Door: The Podcast’ is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Hosted by Mark Nixon
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SX

SX works to improve the physical, sexual and mental health and wellbeing of all men who have sex with men. SX works with cis and trans men, and many other allies across Scotland.

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Glasgow Mission: Order of Perpetual Indulgence

Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community to live happy, fulfilling lives free from stigma, raising money for appropriate charities, perform condom ministry, and strutting their stuff in drag as much as possible!

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