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AMACH! LGBT Resource Centre update

Latest news on progress with AMACH! LGBT Resource Centre.
Thank you to those who attended any of our information meetings and for expressing your interest in being involved with the project. Here’s some details of what’s been happening and what we’ll need help with in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in helping us with any of the following items, please let us know by email to resourcecentre@amachlgbt.com
1. Premises Identified
2. Design and layout
3. Construction
4. Branding and marketing
5. Keep in touch
1. Premises identified
We’ve identified a suitable premises in the city centre, and are currently in negotiations with the landlord/agent and planning authorities, and hope to get the keys in the next month or so.

2. Design and fitout

Once we take possession of the premises, we’ll be looking to get a design and layout plan to best suit our needs. We’ve got some ideas but need some help, so if you’ve got experience in interior design, architecture, etc. please let us know!3. Construction
We will need the assistance of skilled tradespeople – carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc. – to volunteer their time and services to help us get the centre fitted out. If you are willing to help, or know someone else who is prepared to do it, please get in contact with us.

We may also need someone with project management skills to oversee the work :-)

4. Branding and marketing
We’re hoping to develop some merchandise to raise awareness of the resource centre and to generate some income too. We’re holding a brainstorming session for branding/marketing on Thursday 2nd July at 8.30pm in the Secret Garden café, 4 William Street West (next to the Blue Note), so if you’re interested, please come along or email resourcecentre@amachlgbt.com or check our Facebook page for more details.

The Resource Centre also needs a name! We’re planning to run a competition for members of the community to suggest names and we’ll pick the best one. Further details will be announced nearer to the opening date of the centre.

5. Keep in touch
Make sure to visit our website www.amachlgbt.com/ and follow us on Facebook and keep up to date with AMACH! and for details of upcoming events. www.facebook.com/pages/Amach-LGBT-Galway/113113445418635

We’re looking forward to working with PikaPika, an initiative to raise funds for LGBT supports in the west. Further details onwww.facebook.com/PikaPikaGalway

Finally, if you have any questions or suggestions with regard to the development of the LGBT Resource Centre for Galway, please get in contact by emailing resourcecentre@amachlgbt.com.

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Galway’s New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Congratulations to Cllr. Frank Fahy and Cllr. Níall McNelis who were elected as Galway City Mayor and Deputy Mayor on Monday last. We look forward to continuing our work with you and your fellow councillors in City Hall.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cllr. Donal Lyons and Cllr. John Walsh for their support over the last year in their capacity as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Galway City.

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L-R Miriam Walsh AMACH! Mayor of Galway Cllr. Frank Fahy and Nuala Ward AMACH!

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L-R Miriam Walsh AMACH! John Corcoran AMACH! and Deputy Mayor Cllr. Níall McNelis

 

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Quiz night

Fundraising Table Quiz

Thursday the 9th of July at 8pm in Monroe’s Dominick Street AMACH! will be holding its 3rd annual table quiz fundraiser. It is always a night of great craic. We look forward to seeing you there!! Please spread the word and bring your friends!

Funds raised will go to support the work of AMACH! within the LGBT community in Galway. They will also help with the soon to be opened LGBT Resource Centre for Galway. AMACH! are aiming to open the new centre by the end of the summer. It is a project that AMACH! have been working on for many years and we are almost there. Currently we only have limited funding for the centre as well as funding for the every day running costs of AMACH! Fundraising events such as the annual table quiz are vital to keep the organisation going.

All support is hugely appreciated.

The quiz will take place in the side room of Monroes.
Tables of 4 will be 20euro, 5euro per person. Lots of great prizes to be won.

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Old books need a new home?

Do you have books taking up space that you are thinking of re-homing? Why not pop them in a box for now, and when Galway’s LGBT resource centre opens bring them along and help us get a library started!! Thank you!

 

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