Olympia Men's Project

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Friday, April 07, 2006

core group minutes

APRIL 7TH, 2006


MOVIE NIGHT: Watched RENT followed by brilliant discussions. Thank you all who attended.


GENDER SMASH IS GETTING CLOSER!: We need two volunteers who would be willing to volunteer and help out. Please call or e-mail OMP for more info.

STONEWALL YOUTH GAY PROM, April 15: No shirt, no shoes, no problem!

OLYMPIA DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION: Looking for volunteers to help clean-up downtown. Great for networking!



How did you hear about OMP?: Were curious to know. Catch sight of our pretty fliers downtown? Heard it through the grape-vine? Dragged in by your boyfriend? Please let us know. This can help us with outreach in the future.

What does OMP mean to you?: Where is OMP now? What do we want from OMP and where do we want to see OMP in the future? These are very important questions. Help make a difference in your community and make OMP into what you think OMP should be.

WISH LIST: Went over the unofficial OMP WISH LIST. Were growing and need cool stuff. Stop by the office and see if theres anything on the wish list that you or someone you know could donate.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE: If you have any connections or ideas of place where we could outreach or, even better, new ways of reaching out in the community to spread the word of OMP come to the OUTREACH MEETING in the office from 5:30-7:00 NEXT FRIDAY.


MOVIE NIGHT, April 15: Come join us at UCAN to watch The Adventures of Felix
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN FIELD-TRIP, April 18: Come join us @ the Olympia Film Society for a buckin' bronco of a good time. 6:30-9:00PM. We have seven free tickets available if someone NEEDS one. Inquire Nick for more info.

STITCH and TALK, April 9: Bring a needle, bring yarn, bring some kind of project for Stitch and Talk. Enjoy hours of chatting while making crafty goodness. 6:00-8:00PM @ Jim's. call us for more info: 360-352-2375

GENDER SMASH, April 20 at the MANIUM WAREHOUSE: Help support GVHP and enjoy an evening of open mic, spoken word, music, dance and silly human tricks. 8:00-12:00.

COFFEE TALK WITH ROSALINDA NORIEGA: Looks like we're planning on meeting here at UCAN. Come learn about her work in PARTNERS IN PREVENTION EDUCATION and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and youth communities among many other things. April 21st from 6-8.00PM.

DAY OF SILENCE on APRIL 26: Do you recall any time when you've been silenced due to your orientation think about how many times this has happened not only in our community, but in the world. Help commemorate the memory of those whose voices have been silenced in the queer community and take the vow of silence. Tentative celebration and talk afterwards. Location TBA.

BAR OUTREACH, April 28: Turn your head and cough. This months bar outreach theme will be DOCTORS AND NURSES. So come on, but on some scrubs and help keep Olympia healthy. Meet us at UCAN @ 9.00PM

EQA/OMP SESSION: On Evergreen Campus. Time and Location TBA

Thank you OMPers for making this month so successful. We're looking forward to having tons of fun. As always, office hours are from 3:00-7:00PM on Mondays and Fridays and HIV Testing from 1:00-4:30PM every Friday. Hope to see you soon!
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

St. Patrick's Day Party and other OMP! News

Hey Amazing OMP Folks!!

OMP is having a St. Patrick’s Day Party this Friday!!!! Bracket and his room mates have been awesome enough to open up their house for the event. Bracket lives at 809 14th Ave SE. We are going to meet there from 7:30 to 10:00pm. I you can, please bring some form of food and games if you have them. This event is open to all 18+ LGBTQ people. So bring your queer lady buddies!!! Expect games! Food! Queerness!! Fun! St. Patrick’s Day!!

Also: OMP! is having its regular Core group meeting this Thursday (tomorrow!) As always we will start meeting at 6:00 but will quit meeting about ½ and hour early. This is so we can have time to head down to Gender Smash!!!!!! Gender Smash is an amazing open mike event focusing on issues around gender. Gender Smash is co-sponsored by OMP, Stonewall and GVHP. It goes from 8-12 at Manium.

Want more info? Give us a call at 352-2375.

Nick and Joseph

Start out going NORTH on ROGERS ST NW toward HARRISON AVE NW.

Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit onto OLYMPIC WAY NW.
Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto 5TH AVE SW.
Turn LEFT onto 14TH AVE SE.
Turn RIGHT onto 14TH AVE SE.

End at 809 14th Ave SeOlympia, WA 98501-2424, US

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Core Group! CAB! Stitch and Talk!

Hello Beautiful OMPers,

Hey, this is a last minute reminder to come to our core group meeting this Thursday. As always tons of exciting OMP activities are in the works. Plus their will be fun people and food!

Also, this Friday we are having a community advisory board meeting. The community advisory board is a group of people with experience and connections in community building and HIV prevention. The CAB advises the OMP's coordinators and core group on how to do their work the most effectively and also paves the way for future collaboration. We will be meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 at UCAN. Anyone from the core group is more than welcome to attend. We would really appreciate input from people involved with the project. We will also provide food and coffee.

And last reminder: Stitch and Talk is on Saturday. We will be meeting from 6-8 to make crafts and chit chat. We are meeting at Jim's house.

Directions to Jim’s House. Jim lives at 300 Kenyon St. Apt M3. Jim lives in the Olympic Heights Apartments in the M building. We suggest using www.mapquest.com for directions especially if you are coming from a place other then UCAN. Otherwise here are directions to Jim's House from UCAN: Go west on Harrison until you come to Kenyon Street. Turn right on Kenyon. Go straight down the street until you come to Olympic Heights. Once you are on Olympic Heights you take a right and drive down the drive way around the complex until you see building M. Jims apartment is M-3 and it’s on the bottom. Jim's number is 360-357-4017 incase you get lost.

If you have any questions about any of this excitement, please give us a call at 352-2375. You can also email us at this address.

OK, We hope everyone is doing well and that we see you soon.

Nick and Joseph

Friday, February 24, 2006

Core Group Minutes

February 23rd, 2006


Valentine's Day Party: All sorts of crafty goodness was to be had.
Gender Smash: Thank you everyone who volunteered – it's great to be helping another community organization. If you haven't already, come to Gender Smash! There's all sorts of fun, music, and TREATS!
Glass Museum: Thank you Chris and Derrick… how about that hot shop?
Coffee Talk: Thank you Lorenzo, you rock! Next coffee-talker will be Lucas – location TBA.


MOVIE NIGHT MOVED TO SATURDAY: We will be watching the Broken Hearts' Club! (drools in anticipation of sexy movie-star sexiness)

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING – FRIDAY, March 10th: Please e-mail Nick and Joseph if there's anyone who you would like to suggest to represent us at the Community Advisory Board. Preferably local known LGBTQ and Allied folk would be great!

GENDER SMASH: Want to volunteer? Please contact the Olympia Men's Project or GVHP! It's great!!!

SAINT PATTY'S DAY BASH: If you want to really make people green with envy, volunteer to bring food, games and crafty goodness! Extra kudos if you come with some random bit of Irish LGBTQ history or a fresh four-leafed clover!

BAR OUTREACH on the 17th

OMP SESSION on the 28th: Come one, come all! Bring a GBTQ friend and have a blast learning about sex, talking about sex, and having… a gay ol' time!

Friday, February 17, 2006

March Madness!

Hey there OMPers! February may be almost over, but if Cupid left you standing alone let the Luck o’ the Irish lift up your spirits this month. Here’s what’s goin’ on for the month of March.

Core Group is now every Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00! Please come if you can make it.

7th Movie Night 7:00-9:00PM @ UCAN

11th Oasis Mardi Gras Party, call Nick or Oasis Youth Center for more information

14th Drag Ball at The Evergreen State College sponsored by the EQA

16th Gender Smash at the Manium on 4th 8:00-10:00, sponsored by GVHP and co-sponsored by Stonewall Youth and The Olympia Men’s Project

17th St. Patty’s Day Party! Time and location to be announced

18th Drag Ball sponsored by Stonewall Youth, 6:00-10:00PM at the Capitol Theater, admissions, $6 – 10.00

21st OMP Session 7:00-9:00PM. Come learn the ropes of safer-sex and meet other cool guys like yourselves! Call or e-mail us for more information.

Also, don’t forget, you can come keep Joseph, Nick and Mike company during Office Hours every Monday and Friday from 3:00-7:00PM & from 1:00-4.30 please stop on by if you’re interested in HIV Testing.

Look forward to seeing you!

The Olympia Men’s Project
147 Rogers St. NW, on the corner of Rogers and Harrison.
Contact us at 352-2375 or mpowermentoly@yahoo.com

Friday, January 13, 2006

Come and break your new years resolutions at OMP!’s first annual Resolution Revolution Potluck!!! Remember all those silly promises you made to yourself, like no caffeine, grease or sugar? Well we like you healthy, safe and happy, so come over and share what it takes to make you content with other queer guys ages 18-29!

Well be hanging out and having our usual fun and also including a new activity, a spot survey were we will improve our outreach and std prevention efforts by identifying where we see gay people. They are everywhere these days.

So if you can make it to Gordon’s house at 3710 cooper crest Dr NE Olympia WA you’ll be in for a fun time. If you need help getting there call Gordon at 360-703-3772

Hope to see you all there!

Olympia Men’s Project