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WELCOME TO BGS

Conviviality, diversity, inclusion, open-mindedness. These are the core values of the Brussels Gay Sports and the values which mould and define our mission: personal fulfilment and social integration of the LGBTQI+ community through sport, cultural and leisure activities, all conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony.

BGS provides its members with the opportunity to practice sport and other activities in a welcoming and friendly setting, where the pleasure of being together, of sharing and meeting each other takes precedence over the competitive and sometimes exclusive nature of sport. BGS is open to everyone and is able to present a different image of the LGBTQI+ community in the sporting domain where there is still a need for greater recognition and diversity.

Check out what we offer and come and join us. You are always welcome!

Season 2022-2023

Dear member and friend of BGS,

While the temperatures outside may have made it feel like summer never ended, the new BGS season has well and truly begun, especially for the activity coordinators and members of the Board who have been quite busy.

First of all, several new activity coordinators took over from their predecessors, whom it was necessary to meet and support to continue the smooth management of their activity. The activities affected by these changes are: choir, improvisation in Dutch, swimming, Pilates, mixed volleyball and water polo.

Then, two promising new activities have started thanks to the enthusiasm of young and new members: Queer Moves and Tarot and Belote card games.

The beginning of the season has also been marked by preparations for two major events for BGS:

Finally, we had to deal with the closure of a sports hall at short notice and which impacted no fewer than four activities: badminton, body condition, futsal and women's volleyball. It was no small task to find, at the beginning of the season, venues that are suitable both in terms of time slots as well as location. It is with great pleasure that we can announce the resumption of these four activities, including for futsal and badminton, both of which were still waiting for a conditional resumption.

For 31 years now, BGS has allowed its 800 or so members to flourish in a benevolent and safe environment. Such success would not be possible without the investment, devotion and altruism of each and every coordinator. As members of the Board, this investment inspires us to continue to support them with empathy and especially to have a deep appreciation for their volunteer work. A huge THANK YOU to each one!

 

Renewal of BGS membership

BGS currently has 18 regular activities. To try out one of these activities, we ask you to contact the activity coordinator first. The first session is always free.

If you haven't done so yet, there is still time to renew your BGS 2022-2023 membership fee and/or your activity subscription via http://members.bgs.org/buy_online.php

If you have trouble connecting to your member’s space, do not hesitate to ask for help at ca-rvb@bgs.org.

As a member of BGS sports activity, you can also check if you can benefit from a financial contribution from your mutual insurance company. All you have to do is get the relevant form and send it to be completed by your activity coordinator or by the treasurer via cash@bgs.org.

 

Invitation to the BGS General Assembly

Mark your diary now: our next General Assembly will take place on Saturday 17 December 2022 from 9:30-13:30 in person. The venue, agenda and preparatory documents will be sent out in the coming weeks.

All paid-up members are cordially invited to participate in the meeting of the Assembly and to debate in accordance with the procedures. However, only the status of ‘voting member’ gives the power to vote at the General Assembly.

 

Call for candidates for the position of auditor

At the last General Assembly, we appointed an auditor for the 2021-2022 season. As per statute, at least two auditors must be elected by the assembly. We are therefore seeking members to submit their candidacies by email to ca-rvb@bgs.org by 17 November at the latest.

Candidates for auditor must be available the week of 28 November to 5 December to review the accounts of the association, verify the accuracy of the accounting documents and formulate an opinion on the conformity of the elements reviewed in relation to the accounts.

 

Call for candidates for voting members and for the Board

Are you a member of BGS and want to get involved and participate in the life of the association? If yes, then become a voting member! This allows you to:

  • vote at the General Assembly;
  • validate the report and the main guidelines of the association;
  • elect the members of the next Board;
  • stand to be a member of the Board if you want to get involved and participate throughout the year in decisions on the operation and management of BGS.

Would you like to know more about the administration of the association? Questions about the roles and responsibilities of a BGS administrator? Want to get more involved in the life of BGS by helping to organise events (such as the Brussels Games and other important events that bring the association together) or by becoming a member of the Board? If so, send an email to ca-rvb@bgs.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

See you soon!

The BGS Board,
Damien, Frank, Jihan, Juan and Michel

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