Annual Appreciation Banquet

Thursday, May 20th, 6:30pm

A delicious potluck banquet in the First United Methodist Church parlor will kick off a festive evening that will include election of new officers, distribution of a written annual report, and recognition of special people in our chapter and in our commu-nity. The board will provide a baked ham, turkey, a vegetarian main dish, spinach salad, table service and beverages. Please bring salads, side dishes or desserts to complete the meal.
The officers to be elected are: Ken Thurow, President; Kristen Kinard, Vice-President;

Melissa Druckman, Secretary; and Richard Butler, Treasurer. Retiring from leadership are Jean and Jack Hodges, co-founders, and Rollie Butler, long-time board member.

Appreciation Awards will be given to the following community honorees:

Faith Community Allies: Rev. Keith Thompson and Rev. Claire Childress, retiring co-pastors of the First United Methodist Church who have strongly supported use of the church properties by PFLAG, Resonance Women’s Chorus, BCAP, and Boulder Pride.

Education Ally: Dr. Charles Serns, principal of Eisenhower Elementary, for his exem-plary leadership in helping a family with a transgender child to find acceptance in his school community.

Education Ally: Dr. Andre Lanier, Director of the Equity Office (whose position has been eliminated through BVSD budget cuts), for his strong support for the Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition to change school climate to be more accepting of LGBT students.

Outstanding Youth: Maria Delmonico, PFLAG board member and graduating senior from Longmont High School, for her leadership in OASOS and her drive to make changes in her school by being a co-founder of the St. Vrain Valley Safe Schools Coali-tion.

LGBT Spirit Award: Somethin’ About Lulu, the trio of remarkable musical lesbians, Bylo Farmer, Angie Holley, and Patty Jackson, who bring great harmony and hilarity to both gay and straight alike.

LGBT Community Service: Gus Spheeris and Carol Christenson, co-directors of our film project, “Faces and Places of Transgender Experience”, as well as long-term con-tributions through Bent Lens Cinema leadership and pro-bono film-making for the Open Door Fund and other LGBT-related causes.

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