Events

2014 IGLA Annual General Meeting

Annual-MeetingINTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN AQUATICS
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SUNDAY,  AUGUST 10, 2014 3 to 5 PM EDT

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
STUDENT CENTER ROOMS 313 & 315
2121 EUCLID AVENUE
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44115

 

  1. Call to order, confirmation of notice and quorum
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 2013 annual general meeting held in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
  3. Committees
    1. Women’s Development
    2. Growth and Outreach
    3. Championship Rules, Policies and Procedures
    4. Diving – Croft Vaughn
    5. Swimming
    6. Synchro
    7. Water Polo
  4. Activity Reports of Officers for 2013-2014
    1. Co-President – Scott Kohanowski
    2. Co-Chairs – Damian Strogen and Robert Ryan
    3. Treasurer – Shane Ewen
    4. Secretary – Ryan Robertson
    5. FGG Representatives – Charlie Carson and Ken Heard
    6. Webmaster – Jason Stone
  5. EuroGames Stockholm/IGLA Championships 2015
  6. Presentations from the bidders for the IGLA Championships 2016
    1. Auckland, New Zealand
    2. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    3. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  7. Election of Board Members
    1. Two Co-Chairs: Two-year terms, the first year as Co-Chairs, the second year as Co-Presidents. The current Co-Chairs, Damian Strogen and Robert Ryan, become the Co-Presidents at the end of the meeting.
    2. FGG Representative: Four-year term. Charles Carson is the outgoing FGG Representative and his term expires at the end of today’s meeting. Ken Heard is the alternating FGG Representative and his term expires in 2016.
    3. Secretary: Two-year term. Ryan Robertson is the outgoing Secretary and his term expires today.
  8. Banner handover
  9. Adjournment

There is a metered parking garage directly underneath the Student Center and can be accessed from either 21st (going south) or 22nd (going north).  Meters are $1 for 30 minutes to a max of 3 hours and must be prepaid before you enter the building.  Elevators from the parking level can go up directly to the 3rd floor where rooms 313 & 315 are located.

Directions to campus:
Directions from the South (I-77)
Follow I-77 north to the East 22nd/East 14th Street exit (#162B) to East 22nd Street. Turn left onto East 22nd Street; drive several blocks to Euclid Avenue.

Directions from the South (I-71)
Follow I-71 north to the East 22nd Street exit (#172B). Turn left onto East 22nd Street; drive several blocks to Euclid Avenue.

Directions from the East
Follow I-90 west to the Chester Avenue/CSU exit (#173B). Turn left onto East 24th Street; drive a half block to Chester Avenue.

Directions from the West (I-90)
Follow I-90 east to the East 22nd Street exit (#172B). Turn left onto East 22nd Street; drive several blocks to Euclid Avenue.

Directions from the West (Route 2)
Follow the Shoreway (Route 2) east to I-77/I-71 South. Exit at the Chester Avenue/CSU exit (#173B). Turn left onto East 24th Street; drive a half block to Chester Avenue.

Copenhagen Celebrates 30 Years of LGBT Sports

Copenhagen Mermates

Come celebrate our 30th birthday with us! We invite you to a fun swim meet and water polo tournament in Copenhagen from august 27th to august 30th. Not to mention the parties around in the city.

Swimming was one of the first sports in PAN Idræt. Now you can choose between 11 different sports. Copenhagen is a great city to visit so we offer to host you during the PAN Games.

Come stay in a private home and save the cost of a hotel room. Please send an e-mail to lars@mermates.dk to ask for hosted housing and a place to stay when in Copenhagen.

You can also join the Copenhagen Pride that same weekend and do the 2K open water swim in the canal around the Danish Parliament. Yes, the water is clean enough.

Visit the website: http://www.panidraet.dk/pangames2014.aspx

Join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pangames2014

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen!

EuroGames Stockholm to host the 2015
IGLA World Aquatics Championships

IGLA2015

EuroGames Stockholm is pleased to announce that it will host the 2015 International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) World Championships in conjunction with its cultural, sport and political programme. The aquatics championships held from the 5th to the 9th of August will include swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming and will be the world’s largest LGBTQ aquatics event of 2015.

- Our organization hopes that this collaboration will lead to a long-lasting relationship to further our mission of promoting aquatic sports, friendly competition of the highest standards and stronger ties within the international LGBTQ sporting community, says Scott Kohanowski, IGLA Co-President.

- We are happy to make EuroGames Stockholm an even greater international event as well as receive the recognition of IGLA, which has ensured high-quality aquatics competitions and defended human rights since 1987, says Jakob Jansson, EuroGames Stockholm President.

EuroGames is among the world’s largest LGBTQ-events, founded by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) in 1992 to combat discrimination, encourage integration, and promote the right to engage in sport, politics and culture – regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, ethnic origin, political beliefs, or athletic or artistic ability.

EuroGames Stockholm is a sports, cultural and political event which will take place between the 5th and 9th of August 2015 and is expected to attract over 5.000 participants and more than 250.000 visitors. EuroGames is held about three times per decade. Previous host cities include Barcelona, Paris, London and Antwerp.

IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting LGBTQ swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming. The annual IGLA Championships are the world’s largest LGBTQ-aquatics event and attract hundreds of participants from around the globe each year. The IGLA Championships were first held in San Diego in 1987 and most recently in Copenhagen, Honolulu, Reykjavik, and Seattle. The 2014 championships will be held in conjunction with the Gay Games in Cleveland.

Registration for EuroGames Stockholm and the 2015 IGLA World Championships is now open at the following link: http://eurogamesstockholm.com/registration

Follow Team EuroGames Stockholm for information, news and updates via:

www.facebook.com/eurogamesstockholm
www.twitter.com/eurogamessthlm
www.instagram.com/eurogamessthlm

Share your stories via the official hashtag #eurogamessthlm

For more information, pictures or interviews please contact:

Niklas Torsell, EuroGames Stockholm 2015
niklas@eurogamesstockholm.com or +46 +46 (0) 70 897 43 26

K. Scott Kohanowski, IGLA Co-President, New York
copresidents@igla.org or +1 212 382 6651