Friday, 19 January 2018

GPN with Lady C on Tuesday at the Savile Club

Join your Network on the 23rd January at the exclusive Savile Club in Mayfair.

We are a group of Gay Professionals who like their comfort, good wine and food, comfortable surrounding and great people.

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell has graciously accepted to be our guest of honour on this occasion.

The Savile Club was established in 1868 by a group of the most distinguished writers and artists of the time. Its home is a fine 18th Century house in the heart of Mayfair, whose air of elegant exclusivity reflects the uniquely creative ambiance which is preserved in the Savile Club of today.

Dress code (for Members and Guests)
The Club has no formal dress code, other than a rather undefined rule of not offending other members, so although for example jeans and trainers are not permitted and a jacket is required (except in very hot weather when a notice will be posted on the board), a tie is not de rigueur.
It reflects of course on the price since we  pay for room hire and more expensive wines and include canapés.


The choice (this may change pending new menus in 2018) is

White Burgundy: Macon-Uchizy and Bordeaux: Chateau Beauregard-Ducourt.

Canapés:

 Selection of Crostini:
            Oven dried cherry tomatoes and feta cheese, mustard dressing
            Parma Ham and horseradish cream
            Smoked Salmon, crème fraiche and dill
            Marinated artichoke hearts with olive pesto
                       Tiger Prawns on a stick with dipping sauce
                       Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil kebab
                       Chicken Satay
                       Honey & Mustard Sausages
                       Smoked Haddock Welsh Rarebit
                       Salmon Fishcakes, Lemon Mayonnaise
                       Anchovy Sticks and remoulade sauce


The price is £49.50 and includes a small fee towards the running of GPN.
GPN is a non for profit membership organisation operating since 2010. The excess from the membership fees after food, drinks and room hire pays for the website, promotion, organising, stationary including the badges, transport & banners, guests and guest speakers. 

Members who have already paid for the year, there is no further charges except that we now will meet bimonthly and up to five times a year.

By hiring private rooms, we can talk and make the occasional presentation without the noise associated with cheaper venues. 

As we did over the last few years, drinks will be included, (up  to a point though!).

I am also delighted to extend another exclusive invitation to the Whitefriars Club, of which I am the Honorary Secretary, at the Palace of Westminster to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary on Thursday 22nd February. Although not exclusively Gay, I can assure you of a few LGBT tables... details and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whitefriars-club-150th-anniversary-at-the-palace-of-westminster-tickets-35239904503

Please keep checking this blog as this is where special offers and other events from affiliated organisations are posted on a regular basis. http://gaypronet.blogspot.com/

If you have not yet done so, please consider joining us at www.gpn.one and please spread the word about the Gay Professional Network. Sharing it with friends, colleagues and the wider world helps us to grow and expand.
 
The Gay Professional Network is a really good way to meet like minded people for business or social reason. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphereI incite you to keep in touch and nurture the contacts you make as you never know when they might come useful. 
 
The Gay Professional Network is your platform to promote your cause, your business, venue and yourself. It  helps your further your business or career and makes meaningful business and social contacts. You get connected, proactive and productive. 
 
Get connected, productive & proactive with GPN, The LGBT platform to promote your causes, companies, venues & businesses.
 
As always, I'd like to hear your thoughts and feedback about the events and your online experience too through our Facebook Group and our LinkedIn Group.
 
I very much look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Yours ever, 

J-F.

Jean-François Dor
  Founder
Gay Professional Network
jf@gpn.one
www.gpn.one

The rites and passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain

The rites and passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain

22nd February 2018

The Workshop 


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

GPN, our first event of the year at The Savile Club

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 at 18:00
The Savile Club
69 Brook Street Mayfair London
W1K 4ER London
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Join your Network on the 23rd January at the exclusive Savile Club in Mayfair.

We are a group of Gay Professionals who like their comfort, good wine and food, comfortable surrounding and great people.

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell has graciously accepted to be our guest of honour on this occasion.

The Savile Club was established in 1868 by a group of the most distinguished writers and artists of the time. Its home is a fine 18th Century house in the heart of Mayfair, whose air of elegant exclusivity reflects the uniquely creative ambiance which is preserved in the Savile Club of today.

Dress code (for Members and Guests)
The Club has no formal dress code, other than a rather undefined rule of not offending other members, so although for example jeans and trainers are not permitted and a jacket is required (except in very hot weather when a notice will be posted on the board), a tie is not de rigueur.
It reflects of course on the price since we  pay for room hire and more expensive wines and include canapés.

The choice (this may change pending new menus in 2018) is

White Burgundy: Macon-Uchizy and Bordeaux: Chateau Beauregard-Ducourt.

Canapés:

 Selection of Crostini:
            Oven dried cherry tomatoes and feta cheese, mustard dressing
            Parma Ham and horseradish cream
            Smoked Salmon, crème fraiche and dill
            Marinated artichoke hearts with olive pesto
                       Tiger Prawns on a stick with dipping sauce
                       Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil kebab
                       Chicken Satay
                       Honey & Mustard Sausages
                       Smoked Haddock Welsh Rarebit
                       Salmon Fishcakes, Lemon Mayonnaise
                       Anchovy Sticks and remoulade sauce


The price is £49.50 and includes a small fee towards the running of GPN.
GPN is a non for profit membership organisation operating since 2010. The excess from the membership fees after food, drinks and room hire pays for the website, promotion, organising, stationary including the badges, transport & banners, guests and guest speakers. 

Members who have already paid for the year, there is no further charges except that we now will meet bimonthly and up to five times a year.

By hiring private rooms, we can talk and make the occasional presentation without the noise associated with cheaper venues. 

As we did over the last few years, drinks will be included, (up  to a point though!).

I am also delighted to extend another exclusive invitation to the Whitefriars Club, of which I am the Honorary Secretary, at the Palace of Westminster to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary on Thursday 22nd February. Although not exclusively Gay, I can assure you of a few LGBT tables... details and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whitefriars-club-150th-anniversary-at-the-palace-of-westminster-tickets-35239904503

Please keep checking this blog as this is where special offers and other events from affiliated organisations are posted on a regular basis. http://gaypronet.blogspot.com/

If you have not yet done so, please consider joining us at www.gpn.one and please spread the word about the Gay Professional Network. Sharing it with friends, colleagues and the wider world helps us to grow and expand.
 
The Gay Professional Network is a really good way to meet like minded people for business or social reason. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphereI incite you to keep in touch and nurture the contacts you make as you never know when they might come useful. 
 
The Gay Professional Network is your platform to promote your cause, your business, venue and yourself. It  helps your further your business or career and makes meaningful business and social contacts. You get connected, proactive and productive. 
 
Get connected, productive & proactive with GPN, The LGBT platform to promote your causes, companies, venues & businesses.
 
As always, I'd like to hear your thoughts and feedback about the events and your online experience too through our Facebook Group and our LinkedIn Group.
 
I very much look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Yours ever, 

J-F.

Jean-François Dor
  Founder
Gay Professional Network
jf@gpn.one
www.gpn.one
 
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Thursday, 21 December 2017

From the Elton John Aids Foundation

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Project Dispatches, Winter 2017
• Our Club Love event round up
• The world's first social bond to fight HIV/AIDS
• Our communication with you: your preferences
Video thumbnail of Sir Elton meeting young people, with a 'play icon'
November's Club Love black tie dinner and cabaret, hosted by the one and only Graham Norton, was held during the run up to World AIDS Day in London, and proved to be wildly fun and exciting.

Guests included Ellie Goulding, Pixie Geldof, Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Dolph Lundgren and Darcey Bussell, who were treated to performances by Sam Smith and Anne Marie and entertained by a line-up of cabaret artists including the Gypsy Queens, Le Gateau Chocolat, and Pam Ann.
 

The evening raised over £1m for our local partner organisations working in Africa, providing support, testing and treatment to the hardest-to-reach communities in countries that criminalize same-sex relationships. 


Lord Harry Dalmeny of Sotheby’s was auctioneer, presiding over bids for exclusive lots such as an 18-carat white gold and diamond Bulgari Diva’s Dream necklace.

Vincent Reynes, Managing Director, Bulgari UK, commented: “We are proud to continue to partner with the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the creation of inspirational fundraising events which continue to achieve so much in the fight against AIDS across the globe.”











Check out more photos from the night

EJAF launches the world’s first social impact bond
to fight HIV/AIDS



The Elton John AIDS Foundation has launched the world’s first ever social impact bond to fight HIV/AIDS, supported by the Big Lottery Fund.


Our bond, the Social Investment Partnership, is a new way of funding HIV/AIDS interventions by focusing and paying for concrete outcomes. By identifying new cases of HIV and re-engaging those who have dropped out of HIV care, our SIP tackles the most difficult and entrenched HIV/AIDs related issues in South East London.

We have brought together private investors with the NHS, local councils and voluntary groups to bring about these outcomes using evidence-based interventions.

Email Pedro Sampaio if you would like to discuss making an investment.
Keep reading about our Social Investment Partnership

Our communication with you: your preferences

We hold information on our supporters – whether collected at events or other activities, or found in the public domain – in order to understand their interest in the Foundation.

We do this to make sure we only send information that is relevant, such as invitations to our events and activities which build towards an AIDS free future, and to keep you informed on our pioneering work across the world.
We will not share your information with third parties. It is important to us to know that we are not sending you unwanted information and that we are using the right means of communication for you.

If you would prefer us not to contact you, or if you would prefer that we use a different method of communication for you (for example, by post or telephone) please let us know by emailing fundraising@ejaf.org at any time. 

A thank you from Sir Elton

This year we provided over 750,000 people with an HIV test: the information that can save their life and protect their future. We absolutely couldn’t do this without all the support we receive from people like you.

You have made 2017 a special year. Thank you.

... and finally, Happy New Year from Coco Privé


Coco Privé - whose exclusive Maldivian Island getaway attained the highest bid during the Club Love auction - have kindly extended a very special offer to us. 

If you book before 12 January 2018, you can get sole hire of the island for $35,000 per night (inclusive of taxes). The Island is fully staffed with an extensive wine cellar, cocktail bar, dining room, kitchen and private chef, indoor and outdoor gym, 40-metre pool and lounge, a private chef, and a discreet butler service. For more information please contact Lynn Villadolid at lynn@lifestylecapitalpartners.com
At Elton John AIDS Foundation we believe that we can achieve a future free from AIDS for everybody in this world. With enough support, love and creativity, we know this is possible. With your help we can do more.

94% of the contribution you are willing to make will go directly to achieving our goal.
Donate today - join our fight for a future free from AIDS
ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION, LONDON
ejaf.org
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