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The Lavender Friends Club is a social organization serving Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered and those in friendship who live in SCLH.
A great time was had by the volunteers for the December 4 KVIE sweep phone bank. We’d like to thank the Holiday Committee who organized the Fifth Annual Holiday Party at Turkey Creek Golf Club. A great time was had by all, and our DJ Jammin’ Jo kept everyone dancing till midnight. Thanks to our members and guests, we had a four-car caravan to take all the canned goods we collected to the “Salt Mine.” We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy Holiday. May the New Year bring Joy, Peace and Happiness to all.
A big Thank You to Howard Friedman for writing such wonderful articles this past year. He has decided to hand over the reins so that he may concentrate on other endeavors. The October 18 potluck at KS was a great success with 42 members attending. One of our guest speakers was Wendy Rae Hill, Executive Director Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center. Phil Washburn, President of Lavender Friends Club, was invited to speak at the Placer County chapter of PFLAG meeting on October 11. He gave an overview of what Lavender Friends is about and our goals for seniors in SCLH. The discussion was also about the Senior LGBT in our society and Lincoln Hills in particular and the support that is provided by groups such as the Lavender Friends Club. If you would like to join, contact Jacquie or Herman.
by Howard Friedman
The Lavender Friends Club consists of Gay men, Lesbians, and those in friendship. Both singles and couples are warmly welcomed.
- October 11 — Were we ever proud that President Phil Washburn was invited to speak before the PFLAG chapter meeting about our Club.
- December 11 — our annual holiday party with a delicious buffet and dancing to a great DJ. RSVP!
- October 18 — Next potluck, 6:00-9:00 PM, KS. Hosts will be the dynamic duo of Jackie and Judy. RSVP!
- December 4 — KVIE on air participation (11:15-4:00 PM).
It has been my honor, pleasure and privilege to write these monthly articles in our first year as a sanctioned Club. This will be my last article, as my memory is not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be. Keep up the good work, everyone!
by Howard Friedman
Our August potluck was great! Lavender Friends has some superb cooks! Thanks to hosts Lou, Margie, Jan and Gin.
- Remember monthly coffees and breakfasts
- Dinner out this month will be at Max’s Caféin Auburn
- Participation in the KVIE sweeps week is in December
- The Valley annual Aids Run / Walk is September 12
- Executive Board meeting is September 18, 4:00 PM (OC)
- October 23 is “Make A Difference Day” in Lincoln. Give a few hours!
- Our holiday party in December
Thanks to our incredibly successful Parking Lot Sale, our Community Services Committee (formerly known as Lavender Hearts), continues considering worthy do- nations. We will contribute to the Lincoln Salt Mine food locker drive and we will “adopt” families for holiday dinners.
by Howard Friedman
What a great night we had at the PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Diversity Celebration. We felt welcome, with reserved tables and a warm introduction. Food was wonderful.
Lavender Friends enjoying themselves at the PFLAG Diversity && Fundraising event: Jack Fallin with the amazing rainbow balloons; Sheila Rose, Michelle Poirier and Howard Friedman; Richard Wong and Club President Phil Washburn and entertainment by the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus was outstanding. There were raffle prizes and we “made out like bandits,” winning 14 (!!) prizes. Thanks to Sharon and Marie for the great effort in organizing our participation.
Our first (but not last!) expenditures from money raised at the Parking Lot Sale were $100 to PFLAG and $100 to Lincoln Hills Foundation — two very worthy causes.
Coming attractions: A two-night stay at a gay-friendly cabin resort in Lake Tahoe? Watch for emails. October 23 is “make a difference day“ in Lincoln. Let’s help make a difference in our town!
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