Letter to Potential BoD

Dear Potential Board Member,

Thank you for your interest in the Common Ground LGBT Center! We would like to invite you to take a hands-on role and become a member of our Board of Directors. We are looking for people of diverse backgrounds, skills and resources to create a strong board of directors to move this great project forward.

Athens lacks dedicated resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth, older adults, and anyone not affiliated with UGA. It is especially important that we welcome everyone as there are not many other places people can turn to in Northeast Georgia. Common Ground would work to serve the needs of the entire community.

Athens also needs LGBTQ social space. The local LGBTQ groups have nowhere to hold meetings and there is not even a gay bar in town for social events.

Our mission at Common Ground is to create a place where people can come together in a safe, judgment-free environment to socialize, access programs and services, and collaborate to build a vibrant, diverse community.

We want to accomplish this by having a physical multipurpose space that can be used for casual get-togethers, organization meetings, and events. We have already held several game nights and co-sponsored events with other local groups. We plan to have many more social events and could use your help in planning them!

This is a great opportunity to get in at the ground level of establishing a local resource, to learn about the running of a nonprofit, to celebrate the local LGBTQ community and to have fun!

We request your support in making Common Ground succeed and invite you to join us. Please contact Ricky Ericka Roberts (e.rickyroberts@gmail.com) if you have more questions.

Ricky Ericka Roberts, MSW
Elise Stangle, MSW
Craig Page