As an illustrious fuddy dudy it falls on me to outline some major changes in the club this year. We’ve come a long way since we established the club two years ago and because of this fact our focuses and situations have developed and changed. We are in the process of updating the club to better reflect the concerns of its membership.
The first major change is the discontinuation of the regular St. Pete meet ups. We unfortunately did not have a lot of St. Pete member participation and for the members that did participate the travel to St. Pete was a major hurdle. We will still visit St. Pete for special events, such as our planetarium visits, but we will no longer be meeting at Mad Hatter’s for regular events.
The second major change is a refocusing of the club’s messaging to highlight ourselves as a queer space. The concerns of club membership have begun to crystallize on the intersection of the occult and queer lives and so I do not anticipate major deviations from our discussed content. This by no means indicates we will be restricting membership to queer practitioners or that the club will not continue to seek to accommodate all members. We more wish to acknowledge the composition of the club and to better position ourselves to serve the ends of its membership. I will likely write at length about this intersection in another article.
The third major change will be the selection of an outdoor space for regular meetings. We are still evaluating options, but we wish to vary the environments in which we hold our meetings and establish a long term camping ground for the club.
Finally, we are working on compiling articles and other content for a club publication. We are not yet committing to a timeline, I believe that our interests will be better served by waiting for submissions and publishing when we have a decent collection to really sit down and edit into a classic ‘zine. This is the beginning of our official long term projects.
There will be many other changes coming up, though they are not far enough along for me to outline them with certainty. Regardless, I am excited to see newfound momentum within the club and at the prospect of better supporting our community. To the successful start of an exciting year!
Ego Dormio Cum Spiro,