Sun Senior News Article
By Sandi Dolbee
Awhile back, our club was fielding a team for the weekly trivia game at Meridians’ Sports Bar when we were asked if we were called “Lavender” Friends because we collected lavender. Not exactly, was part of our answer.
Last month, a new resident attending a meet-and-greet of some of the clubs at Lincoln Hills also asked about our name. Why the color lavender? Club president Joan Lacktis answered with her usual aplomb: it’s because lavender is the color that has been historically associated with the LGBT community.
Among our visitors was a new resident who actually joined the club as soon as she bought her house and another new resident who will join soon.
Club president Joan Lacktis talks to a soon-to-be new member
The meet-and-greet, which is held in the hallway outside the Orchard Creek ballroom where the new member orientation is held, is designed as a way of introducing just some of the clubs and activities offered in Lincoln Hills to these buyers and renters (those present ranged from line dance to painting to supporting Lincoln schools). If your club is interested in participating, contact the association staff.
At our section, we offered flyers that explained how our club “is a group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and those in friendship” who live here. We also reported that “our primary goal is to create, and sponsor social gatherings and events that will appeal to the broad base of our members who enjoy getting together with others and sharing quality time and their experiences.” And we invited folks to visit this website for details.