Dear Kenyas LGBTIQ Community,
Greetings from the General Meeting Process Steering Committee.
A famous president once said-"Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future". The is a very important season for LGBTIQ movement in Kenya, infact it is the most important season we could ever have, a season where we get to put our heads together, our voices in unison as we forge ahead for progression.
This year so far, we have registered tremendous progress as well and encountered challenges along the way. For this reason we are required to pick ourselves up, go back to the drawing board, identify the areas we went wrong and accept collective responsibility and re-strategize in accordance to our overall objective.
Like in almost all LGBTIQ and Kuchu events, the venue will be made public as close to the event date as possible. All the invitees representing member groups, new applicants, affiliate and partner organizations and observers shall receive communication detailing the venue and directions, programme and agenda on Wednesday 29th of August.
The General Meeting Process that will go beyond this weekend presents a window of opportunity. It is an opportune time that welcomes ideas for change, a time that welcomes and accommodates innovative modes of thinking that perhaps we may have not considered before. This is a time that enables us to trace back our footsteps and identify where we may have strayed away and how to make it right.
The General Meeting process committee welcomed a rigorous consultative process with the community which in essence was GALCK back to the community. The committee has also had a series of dialogues with the GALCK member organisations that have helped bridge the gap between the GALCK Secretariat and the coalition member organisations.
As you have been made aware of the last couple of days, the 2012 GALCK Biennial General Meeting is to be held on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September at a venue that shall be soon communicated to the invited delegates. Final touches logistical and security preparations are being undertaken by a combined team that beams with optimism and hope of a marvellous meeting.
Looking forward to having the community representatives from various organizations, and groupings come together. Tusonge Mbele Pamoja!!