Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM NYC Inc.) is seeking nominations for members of the board. Anyone who is or was a member during our 25-year history can run for the board. Please see the board position descriptions attached hereto.
You must be a member in good standing by March 31, 2016. A member in good standing has 1) filled out and returned the Membership form, 2) Paid dues and 3) Attended a Member Orientation.
The board member’s term will run until January 31, 2017.
Candidate Nominations and information due to LSM by Friday, February 19, 2016, 11:59PM
Send in nominations by emailing: LesbianSexMafia@gmail.com.
Or by mail to: LSM c/o The LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011
Please include your name, email, the position you’re interested in running for, and a brief statement as to why you’re seeking election. Your statement will be included in the ballot sent to the membership.
Candidate announcement, and electronic ballot distribution at Friday, February 25, 2016
Election ballots will be sent electronically to all active members via the LSM Members list (http://firstname.lastname@example.org/index.fcgi/info/lsm-members)
Vote for your person of choice or write in any LSM member, including yourself.
Return ballot to LSM:
-Electronically via email to LesbianSexMafia@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 15, 2016;
-Mail your ballot to the P.O. Box by Friday, March 11, 2016 or
-Vote in person at the Friday, March 18, 2016 Meeting
The election tally will be held immediately after the workshop at the Good Stuff Diner, 109 West 14th Street, NY, NY.
New Board is Active – Schedule first meeting of the new board April 2016
Board Position Descriptions
Chair or Co-Chairs
-Chairs and develops the agenda for LSM board meetings.
-Ensures proper scheduling of all LSM events.
-Coordinates the smooth integration of the various activities and committees.
-‘President’ for purposes of incorporation.
-Keeps and distributes meeting minutes.
-Records changes in policies and procedures.
-Keeps monthly minutes and distributes them to Board of Directors electronically.
-Picks up mail at the P.O. Box at The Center.
-’Secretary’ for purposes of incorporation.
-Maintains LSM’s bank account
-Receives and disburses LSM funds
-Supplies regular financial reports including yearly financial statements.
-Maintains incorporation status and apprises Officers of related requirements.
-Collects door fees at monthly workshops and coordinates merchandise and ticket sales.
-‘Treasurer’ for purposes of incorporation.
-Maintains the website, internet hosting, domain names sites and subscriptions.
-Maintains the Queernet email listservs
-Arranges to update domain name and hosting on a regular basis.
-Updates the website’s calendar and various links with input from other officers.
-Handles and forwards inquiries via LSM Hotmail account.
-Sends out monthly meeting announcement to LSM email lists (announcements, membership, media) and party organizers.
-Posts monthly meeting information to social media, including, but not limited to Fetlife (LSM group and others, creating events) GoMag, and Facebook.
-Establishes and maintains contacts and reciprocal relationships with other leather or BDSM groups and businesses and keeps LSM members apprised of member discounts and reciprocal arrangements with the above.
-Compiles, maintains and updates lists and mailing information for Pledges, Active and Inactive Members, and those declined Membership.
-Tracks dates and attendees of Orientation and Safety workshops.
-Supplies approved names/contact information to Treasurer.
-Supplies names of all women declined for membership to Treasurer.
-Schedules and coordinates Orientation/ Safety Meetings.
-Conducts Safety portion of meetings and provides pledges with a history of LSM as well as the membership process and benefits.
-Distributes Safety Manual electronically or via snail mail.
-Creates a written documentation of decisions to decline or withhold membership and supplies these to the Secretary as appropriate.
-Coordinates LSM play parties.
-Develops and promotes social gatherings with input from LSM officers and members.