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UPDATE APRIL 2006


Established January 1997
OUR LADY REJOICE MINISTRIES
a unique bridge between lifestyle and spirituality
 
UPDATE APRIL 2006
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Dance Through The Decades
To Benefit
Fort Wayne Pride Festival 2006
 
The Summit City Singers and Hide~n~Seeks Pub & Eatery have joinned together to host a benifit dinner and concert performances for Fort Wayne Pride Festival Committe on the sixth of May 2006. The menu for the dinner includes HnS's classic dinner salad, your choice of Chicken or Porkchops, baked potato, seasonal vegtable, and dessert.There will be two sittings for Dinner at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. with the option of one the two half hour performances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
 
Come hear the sound of Fort Wayne's 3 year-old, Gay, Bi, and Allied Straight Mens Chorus. Delight your memories and make new friends as they Dance Through The Decades of popular and stage classics like: Tears On My Pillow; Reach Out, I'll Be There; In My Room; Oh What A Beautiful Morning; and, You Raise Me Up, along with many others. Come visit them at Hide~n~Seeks on Wells Street on Saturday the sixth of May and see the many changes and innovations to this neo antique pub while you dine on the exceptional americana cuisine prepared exclusively by Chef and Co Owner Jim Simerman to assist the celebration of Fort Wayne's Pride Festival IX, the last weekend of July.
 
Ticket prices are $ 5 for either of the concert performences at 7:30 or 9:30 and for dinner and the concert it is $ 12 if you reserve in advance or $ 15 at the door. Paid Reservations can be made at Hide~n~Seeks on Wells Street through Thursday night the fourth of May 2004. You can visit The Summit City Singers on the web at http://www.summitcitysingers.org/ and find out about membership and how to join your support for this beautiful chorus.
 
THE REIGN AND ROOK
(our quarterly periodical, email: olrmreignrook@earthlink.net)
 
As some are aware, THE REIGN AND ROOK was released during the first week of April to resounding applause and acceptance. It is available for free at BORDER'S & MITCHELL'S BOOKS, THE AIDS TASK FORCE,  AND THREE RIVERS FOOD CO~OP, other locations are to be announced soon. Our next issue will be either 8 or 10 pages and coming out to a newstand in the very beginning of July 2006. THE REIGN AND ROOK will be online hopefully before the tenth of May, 2006 as will OLRM's web presence be loaded and ready for you to observe and assist us in going further in service and advocacy.
 
OLRM's Yahoo! Groups are beign updated as I write this and will be as fully functioning as possible by the first week of May. The one has a new logo and the other has crossed the point of success at 12 members. Thank you for your support and prayers for the outreach that OLRM provides everyday.
 
THE FODDER TROUGH
(feedback from our readers of THE REIGN AND ROOK and
interested third parties as well as an ocassional bitch fest)
 
Why isnt my community of faith listed as open and affirming, etc.?
Certain parishes or groups have not made that declaration of being o&a or welcoming or reconciling in regards to GLBTIQAS persons. It has been assumed all to often that a community is because of the reception by or opinion of one or two persons when in actuality the congregation does not allow active glbt membersship. Then there are others whom do not wishto limit their stance and policies by stating that it is or is not. OLRM will not state without due cause which ones to refrain from attending, but we will not list those whom have not made a general invitation for glbtiqas persons to attend without being harmed. The ones where a dual track record exists will be avoided until as such a time proves a change in the pastoral care and character of the community in question.    
 
POSITION AVAILABLE: Program Director
April 12, 2006
FREEDOM TO MARRY, the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide, offers the following full-time staff position:
POSITION: Program Director
DATE POSTED: April 12, 2006
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references all in a single Microsoft Word document as an attachment via e-mail with JOB-DIRECTOR as the subject to Charles Ignacio, Deputy Director, at charles@freedomtomarry.org. No faxes, please.  Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
LOCATION: New York, NY
DUTIES: Shape and implement program activities for national marriage equality campaign on behalf of national organization; encourage and empower community organizing and provide technical assistance to partner organizations; mobilize and provide support for allied organizations and activists; oversee regranting to partner organizations.
The Program Director reports directly to Freedom to Marry's Executive Director; supervises our Mobilization Coordinator; works closely with leaders and counterparts in national, state and local partner organizations.  Applicant must be excellent strategist, manager, educator, and coalition-builder; must possess exceptional oral and written communications skills; and must have leadership experience in fast-paced national or state wide advocacy organizations, political campaigns or the like.
Community Organizing/Technical Assistance:
q       Provide strategic planning and support to partner organizations (including national, state and local grassroots organizations) in developing and executing community organizing and outreach campaigns; provide partners with regular, on-going technical assistance, information and advice; assist diverse gay and non-gay groups to build infrastructure and capacity
q       Plan and execute partner-based efforts that create a core of motivated leaders in key states, build clergy networks, mount state wide public education campaigns, etc.
q       Plan and manage Marriage Training Institute at NGLTF Creating Change conference
q       Network and prospect for funding resources to partner organizations
q       Hire consultants with specialized skills to work with local and state wide organizations
Outreach/Ally-Building:
q       Serve as liaison between Freedom to Marry and non-gay allies (both current and potential), maintaining and nurturing these relationships
q       Conduct high-level outreach to and recruitment of key national, state and local organizations and leaders (religious, professional, political, labor, opinion shapers, etc.) to support the freedom to marry movement
q       Supervise Freedom to Marry’s Mobilization Coordinator, who works with targeted constituencies (i.e., people of color, labor)
q       Coordinate mobilization and empowerment of faith-based groups and leaders
Regranting:
q       Supervise regranting process, from proposals to grantee reporting, in compliance with Freedom to Marry’s fiscal agent, the Astraea Foundation
q       Consult with target states and demographic groups on proposed projects
q       Consult with target states on proposals submitted to freedom to marry funders

Requirements:
q       Dynamic public speaker; experience facilitating educational trainings and workshops
q       Experience leading a non-profit organization and/or mobilizing grassroots constituencies, including working for national or state-wide advocacy campaigns designed to achieve a major public policy goal
q       Proven ability to bring together diverse individuals and/or organizations to pursue a common objective, as well as to work with a wide range of organizations and/or national leaders and public figures
q       Experience working with at least one or more of the following groups: faith, feminist, labor, LGBT, people of color
q       Solid contacts with progressive organizations
q      Experience with proposal writing, general grants management, report writing, prospect research or foundation stewardship
q       Experience managing, supervising, and evaluating staff
q       Ability to work quickly, in a campaign-like environment, managing multiple assignments simultaneously

COMPENSATION: $75-80,000, commensurate with experience. Through the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Freedom to Marry offers a generous benefits package, which includes medical and dental insurance, 403B and employer-contributed pension plan, long-term disability, four weeks vacation after the first year, and transportation vouchers.
HIRING POLICY: Freedom to Marry is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment.  People of color, people with disabilities, and non-gay as well as gay people are encouraged to apply.
 
Calendar Changes:
 
Indiana Equality & City Social (monthly):
 
The Co Chair of Indiana Equality Region 3 announced last night that they will not be meeting at a set monthly time anymore due to lack of regular attendance. For more information you may still contact Rob and Fred through the GLBT Hotline or the Corporate Steering Committee at www.indianaequality.org.
 
Fort Wayne HomoSapiens (biweekly): 
After consulting with Group Leaders they are still meeting bi weekly or monthly at a minimum. However the dates may very slightly due to members schedules. Please contact the group directly through their Yahoo! Group. The 1st Wednesday is a Social Night while the 3rd is a Book Discussion the location is at the group leaders residence at least as a starting point.
 
Summit City Pagan League (biweekly): 
Summit City Pagan League Meetings
Tuesday April 18, 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event repeats every other week.
Event Location: HIgher Grounds (St Joe and Maplecrest east of Kroger) 
6122 Saint Joe Center Road Fort Wayne, IN

Notes: Every two weeks we will be getting together just to hang out and spend some time together. This is for anyone living in or near the Fort Wayne, Indiana area.
Next Meetings are on the 2nd, 16th, and 30th of May 2006
 
THE SUMMIT CITY SINGERS
 
Summit City Singers Performence Schedule Spring and PRIDE 2006
  • 7:30 PM - Friday, May 5, '06 -Unitarian Universalist Meeting House 
  • 7:30 & 9:30 PM - Saturday, May 6, '06 - Hide~n~Seek's
  • 2:00 PM - Sunday, May 7, '06 - Unitarian Universalist Meeting House 
  • 7:30 PM - Friday, May 19, '06 - Chub Scouts Jambearee 6
  • Saturday, July 29, '06 - Fort Wayne Pride IX
  • more information to come as available.
     
    Summit City Singers Weekly Rehersal 
    Sundays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 
    Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Fort Wayne
    5310 Old Mill Road 
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 
     
    NOTES:
    The Summit City Singers are Fort Wayne's own Gay, BiSexual, and Allied Straight Men's Choral Group, founded in 2003. Weekly rehersals are open but please call or email ahead. Auditions are held by appointment and involve a 2 stage process including a personal audition and rehersal with the group as a whole. Phil Zimmerman 260~424~3018 or Noel Maze 260~485~4505
     
    Contact Information:
    M. Rev. Kenneth White, Jnr., Public Relations olrmfwi@earthlink.net
    Greg Crawford 260~750~5313 Web Master webmaster@summitcitysingers.org
     
    Other Events:
    We would like to remind you of these upcoming events....
     
    Spirit Fayre
    Northeast Indiana's Largest Mystical Arts Expo
    Visit us at www.spiritfayre.com Reach us by phone, call 260-246-3605.
    Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006 & Sunday, April 30, 2006
    Hours: Sat 10 - 7 & Sun 106
     
    At the Mizpah Shrine Building
    407 W. Berry Fort Wayne, IN
    (downtown - at the corners of Berry & Ewing)
    Over 40 Exhibitors, Readers and Local Artists
    Door Prizes, Free Workshops and Seminars, Free Parking,
    $7 admission, Kids free,
     
    Have a Blessed Beltane and Mary's Month of May, 
    BRUNO
     
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    Most Rev. Fr. Kenneth Roland Jude~Thaddeuss of
    Prompt~Succor Michael White, Jnr., OIRCC, ULC
    Founder, Bishop, and Executive Director

    OUR LADY REJOICE MINISTRIES
    Post Office Box 11365
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46857~1365
     
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    Phone: 260~312~2200
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