Thursday, August 12 2021

Zoom call about the future of the SF Catalyst

From the public announcement from the Bay Area Leather Alliance's Facebook page:

Dear community,
On Thursday, 8/12/21, at 8:30 PM, the Board of the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance will hold a Special Meeting (via Zoom). This meeting is open to the public.
Following the general consensus of the board members present at a recent retreat, the Board is meeting to formally vote on ceasing its operation of SF Catalyst. If it does vote to do so, it will then consider options including the transfer of SF Catalyst to a new organization or sale to a private interest.
The Alliance recognizes that SF Catalyst is an important community resource and invite you to participate in the discussion. Zoom info will be provided here. (Ed. on the facebook page)


SF Bay Area Leather Alliance Special Board Meeting Regarding SF Catalyst - Thurs. 8/12/21

The SF Bay Area Leather Alliance (Alliance) has been running SF Catalyst since 2016 as a project of the Alliance. It has been a labor of love meant to serve the needs of the Bay Area communities. As time has gone on, and changes have happened within the organization and the needs of the community, we have regularly evaluated the Alliance’s involvement. The Alliance had originally intended its involvement in the project to be transferred to another organization at some point in the future.

The time has come for the Alliance to formalize the Board’s recent agreement that the space and its constituents are better served by transferring ownership of the space and its operation to an organization/group/person.

This Thursday, the Alliance is holding a special meeting to formally vote on this decision. Additionally, in this meeting, we will be discussing the options we see as available to the Alliance in making sure that the space lives on. We know it’s important to all the communities in the Bay Area and want to make sure it continues on.

During this meeting, the Alliance board will discuss possible next steps including but not limited to: the process we will use to solicit proposals from the community, the process by which these proposals will be evaluated, and the setting of a future date in which a public forum can be held for the community to ask questions.

This Thursday’s meeting will be short, focused, and open to the public. As written above, a meeting for questions to be asked by the public will be set up shortly after this meeting to answer general questions and those who are interested in submitting a proposal.

If you are interested in this procedural meeting, we hope you can join us this Thursday. Again, this meeting is solely for the purpose of taking a formal vote about the Alliance’s role in running the space and to confirm the next steps in the process. It is of paramount importance that the space remain open and a resource for the communities the Alliance has had the pleasure of serving over the past five years.

The meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday 8/12/2021 at 8:30 pm Pacific Time. Details below:

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