SMRA elects officers - Dec. 2006 SMRA Newsletter

The SMRA Newsletter is edited by Thomas Schlueter-White and the Membership Committee

Election of Officers
Officers for 2007 Elected by General Membership

At its monthly meeting on December 2, 2006, SMRA's general membership voted to elect the following executive officers to serve throughout 2007:

President - Grigsby White
Vice President - Jack Marshall
Treasurer -Bill Tedder
Secretary -Terry Sharp

Congratulations to the newly-elected Executive Board who will be planning a new and exciting year. We are a strong and growing organization in our community.

As committee chair, let me give special thanks to Tom S-W, Tam K., and Gary J. for their help with the committee through elections. Let me assure all members that the integrity of the elections process was our utmost concern. There was a wonderful amount of participation from the membership in the voting process, for which we are all grateful!

Terry Sharp -Elections Chair

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Pride Travel Guide

Pride Month is a time of celebration and solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community, and what better way to immerse yourself in the festivities than by visiting some of the best destinations for Pride events? These cities offer vibrant parades, festivals, and a rich history of LGBTQ+ activism. In this Pride travel guide, we'll explore the nine best places to visit for Pride Month and links to pride organizations in each city.

New York City Pride

crowds of people celebrating the Pride parade in NYC.NYC Pride Photo by Josh Wilburne on Unsplash

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HIV progress with treatment plans.

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I saw my first case of HIV when I was a medical student in Bangkok, and it was incredibly sad. I compare the beginning of the HIV epidemic to the COVID-19 pandemic when the disease was an alarming mystery. Patients were locked up in their rooms. We had to wear gowns, gloves, masks, a suit, and full personal protective equipment, just to see them. We were afraid of what we didn’t know.

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National Pride Grant money

The LGBTQIA+ National Grant allows eligible small businesses to receive one of 25 grants totaling $25,000. Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led companies generating over $1 million in revenue and creating premium-wage jobs. To be eligible, the company's founder must identify as LGBTQIA+, have an active U.S.-based business, be the CEO, President, or owner, and employ between 2 and 50 employees

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) May 06, 2023 -- Founders First CDC (Founders First), a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers the expansion of diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses alongside TurningPoint Executive Search, is pleased to announce that the inaugural National Pride Grant, a grant fund to support U.S. based LGBTQIA+ small business owners, is now open for pre-registration.

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