Re-Organization Retreat Coming Soon

We are currently coordinating a weekend retreat in the SF Bay area for members and supporters to gather and discuss UTOPIASF's future. Please stay tuned for further details. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sedrick at to include your name on the list of attendees.

UTOPIA Celebrates 2010 Pride In The Big Apple

This year, members from UTOPIASF & UTOPIAHawaii will join UTOPIANYC in the NYC Pride Parade Celebration. Please stayed for further details. You can also follow this event via facebook.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Offering Capacity Building Workshop

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance aka GAPA, is a non profit outreach organization based in San Francisco, California. Recently, the organization received a grant from Horizons Foundation this year to create capacity building workshops. As part of that grant, GAPA has offered to put together one or two leadership trainings that are open to the queer API community.

The organization is soliciting feedback from the UTOPIASF and its GLBT Polynesian community at large regarding courses or professional development that may help strengthen UTOPIASF.
GAPA has been meeting with CompassPoint about doing the training. The following link is to the course catalog.

Currently, GAPA is considering perhaps a one day or maybe even two one-day courses with a registration fee of $20 for GAPA or UTOPIASF members(consideration to extend invitation to other organizations to participate is pending) and $50.00 for non-members(The courses are typically $155+).

There are two classes GAPA feel maybe most beneficial to the community which is a one-day
combined Board Governance and Fundraising Class. And possibly a Volunteer
management class.

UTOPIASF agrees with GAPA that this is a great opportunity to invest in some leadership development in our community and also build some more bridges between our organizations.

For more information, please contact Sedrick Vanisi at

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