Planet George is the place that George Michael fans call home
On May 1st 1997, G-Notes was launched with a simple website, and a newsletter
that aimed to keep GM fans in touch with one another, and with news. George’s
new album Older had recently come out, and the fans were very active. The
online community flourished, and soon we had thousands of members from all over
Then, we changed the name to Planet George, as we realized that George’s music
truly touched all corners of the world. Our map of members
showed that there were fans in over 100 countries, and increasing every day.
Through the years, we have been involved in many projects, and George has
noticed our contributions. Several times we collected donations from our
members for one of George’s favorite charities – Help A London Child. When
Central America was ravaged by Hurricane Mitch, we held a special collection,
and George personally matched our collection. With George’s help, we donated
over $8,000 to the victims of the hurricane of the century. George
Michael fans are now older, more established, worldly, and we hope to
continue making a contribution to the world, as George has always done.
In the past, we have held fun contests that kept fans involved. Bingo was very
popular, but became difficult to maintain as our membership soared into the
thousands. Many generous members have donated the prizes to us, and we are
grateful for the generosity of GM fans.
Many friendships have begun at the Planet George newsletter.
With our Introductions newsletter, new members can introduce themselves to fans
around the world. If you have a story of a special friend that you met at
Planet George, let us know about it!
Planet George is truly a community, not just a newsletter. The assistants are
vital to us. So many fans have been involved with our administration,
everything from organizing parties, to compiling birthday messages for George.
Check out the Assistants section to find out who is actively managing the club.
If you want to get involved, write to us.
Now is the time to look to the future. It’s 2003, and George Michael is working
on a new album. It may be time for a few appearances, we hope, which would rock
our community again. Planet George is releasing this new dynamic website in
order to serve GM fans better. Dax
Pandhi from India is the genius behind the design and organization, and
we are eternally grateful for his inspired contribution to Planet George.
So, now is the time to get involved in Planet George.
Look around the new website, and tell us if you find any problems. If you have
ideas for a new feature, let us know. If you’d like to manage something, like a
feature in our daily newsletter, or a section of
the website, let us know. We will be announcing new posts in the daily
newsletter, so if you’re interested in helping out, we’d love to hear from you.
Together, we make Planet George “the place George Michael fans call home”.