OSCAR WILDE MEMORIAL SOCIETY, INC.
MAY 2013 NEWSLETTER
The Oscar Wilde Memorial Society, Inc. and QueerView had planned to co-host events at the Windsor Hotel on Pride Friday and Saturday. However, due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with the Windsor Hotel, the May 31 and June 1 events have been moved.
The Friday, May 31st event has been moved to The Regal Beagle at The Marlborough Hotel (331 Smith St.). Saturday, June 1 has been moved to The Urban Shaman (290 McDermot). QueerView's Pride Dance Party on Sunday, June 2 at the Windsor Hotel will be held as planned (at the Windsor Hotel).
Please visit 'QueerView-Winnipeg' on Facebook for more information.
The OWMS seeks venues in which to hold occasional socials. We are light on funds for rent but are willing to work hard to put on fun, diverse events. If you know of any rent-free or low-rent locations where a social could be held, please contact us at: email@example.com
Help Plan Fun GLBTT* Events
Have Your Voice Heard
Represent Our Diversity
Support Your Community
There is one vacancy on the nine-member board of directors of
the Oscar Wilde Memorial Society, Inc.
For 31 years, we operated Gio’s Club and Bar. Now without a
physical space, we are planning to hold occasional fundraising
(and fun!) socials at various venues.
We require talented, energetic volunteers interested in working
as a team to plan and hold great events, and in bringing
to the board the suggestions, wishes, and concerns of the
We seek a wide range of backgrounds and ages.
Representation which reflects our community’s diversity will
be enthusiastically welcomed.
If you are team-oriented and have been a member of the Oscar
Wilde Memorial Society, Inc. for the past six months, we would
like to hear from you.
Please e-mail a resume by May 20, 2013 to the board via:
Gio’s Club and Bar, one of North America’s longest-operating GLBT*-community owned pubs, closed in February 2013, after 31 years of continuous operation.
Gio’s had experienced financial difficulty for approximately five years prior to closing. The prevalence of social networking, a more open and accepting society, and a significant loss of patronage to competing interests, are factors which account for much of the loss.
The Oscar Wilde Memorial Society, Inc., a volunteer board of directors which has operated Gio’s since its inception in 1982, made many member-requested changes. Among these were customer service improvements, and diversity of events, music, and DJs. The board instituted deep cost-cutting in all areas of operation, which ultimately saved the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars. The board is confident that it has done everything possible to raise attendance and responsibly reduce debt.
We wish to sincerely thank all who supported and enjoyed Gio’s Club and Bar over the past 31 years. Should you wish to contact us, please refer to the address listed on this home page.