MCADSV is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state's survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in Michigan.

LBGTIQ & Allies
How to Get Involved

Planning Committee Description

The LBGTIQ & Allies Task Force is a statewide collaboration of members of the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) who meet throughout the year to address issues of domestic and sexual violence within the LBGTIQ community. The LBGTIQ & Allies Task Force is governed by the Planning Committee, a body of at least 7, but no more than 12, members who are responsible for the activities of the Task Force. The Planning Committee meets 6 times throughout the year. Additionally, three of the meetings are open meetings, in which general body members of the Task Force are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Planning Committee Member Responsibilities

Candidates Interested in Planning Committee membership must:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to support and actively strive towards the mission, vision and purpose of the LBGTIQ & Allies Task Force.
  • Be a staff member or volunteer at a MCADSV member agency or belong as an MCADSV individual member.
  • Commit to one year of service on the Planning Committee.
  • Attend a majority of Task Force Meetings (4 of 6 annually) either in person or via conference call.
    • Of the six planning committee meetings, one meeting serves as the annual planning committee retreat, and three meetings per year include an open meeting portion which is open to the task force general body membership.
    • If absence from a meeting is required, Planning Committee members should make arrangements to relay information to other committee members and to obtain information from the missed meeting.
  • Commit to one major task force project per year.
  • Submit an application to the Planning Committee

Planning Committee Member Application


Questions can be directed to Claudine Goeddeke, Task Force Co-Chair at 586.463.4430 ext. 248, or Co-Chair Jillian Pastoor at 517.372.5976 ext. 11, or to Tammy Lemmer, Task Force Liaison at 517.347.7000 ext. 27.

Open Meetings

Purpose:  Open meetings will contain information on the LBGTIQ and Allies Task Force activities and can be used for recruitment to the Planning Committee.  Open meetings will include education on the issues related to the mission of the Task Force.


Logistics:  The task force will hold three open meetings per year; time and location to be determined by the LBGTIQ and Allies Task Force Planning Committee.  The open meetings (generally two hours in length) will be available to any staff or volunteer of an MCADSV member agency or an individual MCADSV member.  Member agencies are encouraged to host meetings.  Attendance will be in-person or via dial-in and conference calling by request.


Meeting Announcements:  Meeeting announcements will be faxed or emailed to all member programs and individual task force members, considering confidentiality on a per-case basis, approximately one month in advance of the meeting date.