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Networking for Gay Women in Ireland

I was at a community meeting a month or two ago and heard a lady there who was interested in there being a professional networking group in my city area. So well, now I am trying to start one.

One thing that came out of that particular meeting was that to me it was clear that there was a level of "anything and everything" that had crawled into the resource centre involved because of an obsessive committment to everything being on a "drop in" basis. As a result not only was every group reduced to the lowest common denominator and creative groups effectively neutered by the impossibility of committment and overemphasis on the "social" nature of events, but I also got an impression that some people had been uneasy at some of the characters who had "dropped in". I felt that in order to build an effective and strategic group, it would be necessary to be discriminating in the groups membership.

Let me explain why I feel this way. It is not out of ex…