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OCTOBER 2007 CENTER NEWSLETTER

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  • Michael Sessa
    In case you haven t seen our newsletter...it s included below. And don t forget that tonight is our: UPDATE ON HIV VACCINE an interactive, educational
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      In case you haven't seen our newsletter...it's included below.  And don't forget that tonight is our:
       
      UPDATE ON HIV VACCINE

      an interactive, educational discussion
      that talks about what an HIV Vaccine is,
      how close we are to achieving a vaccine,
      who’s working on an HIV Vaccine and where,
      and how you can volunteer and get involved

      When:
      Monday, October 1, 2007

      Where:
      Dakota Cowgirl/Titan
      1337 14th Street NW

      Time:
      7 pm – 8:30 pm

      Speakers:
      -Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Viral
      Pathogenesis Laboratory and Clinical Trials
      Core, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      -David Mariner, DC Care Consortium
      -Scott Simpson, Former Co-Chair of Capital Area
      Vaccine Effort (CAVE)

      Co-Sponsors:
      HIV/AIDS Administration, DC Department of Health
      Whitman Walker Clinic
      Dakota Cowgirl/Titan Bar

      Free and Open to the Public.
      Light Snacks Provided.
      Rain or Shine.
       
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      Standards Make the Network!

      Building Community in the Nation's Capital
      In This Issue: OCTOBER 2007 NEWSLETTER 
      •   MESSAGE FROM THE CENTER'S PRESIDENT: NEXT STEPS
      •   CRYSTAL METH WORKING GROUP
      •   ELDER THINK TANK MEETS EVERY FOURTH MONDAY
      •   OPEN COMMUNITY MEETING ON HIV VACCINE, OCT 1
      •   SET THE DATE FOR ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING and HOLIDAY BRUNCH: DECEMBER 8
      •   2007 DC GLBT CALENDAR AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION LISTINGS
      MESSAGE FROM THE CENTER'S PRESIDENT: NEXT STEPS
      We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we've received which is just over $10,000. We thank everyone that has contributed...we are truly grateful. Running a small non-profit takes tremendous time and resources and we are very grateful to those that continue to nurture the growth and stability of The Center. With each year our foundation becomes that much stronger. This year we believe our next step is to bring The Center to a more visible, high foot-traffic location, so that the community can see The Center and become more familiar with our programs and our vision. We hope to find an affordable storefront from which we'll run The Center and the David Bohnett CyberCenter. Simulataneously, we'll continue to offer and support programs and services, like the DC Crystal Meth Working Group, the ElderThinkTank, and our newest program "Update on HIV Vaccine" scheduled for this Monday October 1, 2007 at Dakota Cowgirl/Titan. We need volunteers to help us run these programs and services; and we need volunteers to work on our Board of Directors. Interested volunteers should contact me directly at MikeSessa@....

      Again, we thank our supporters:
      VIP Peter Wharton
      VIP Joseph Palacios
      Neil Alexander
      Robert Baldre
      David Bohnett Foundation
      Mark Clark
      wesley Combs
      J. Cox
      Edwin Craft, Dr.P.H, LCPC
      Colleen Dermody
      Ron Dooms
      Christopher Dyer
      Jeff Englar & Joe McCall
      Ian Gibson-Smith & David Womack
      Stephen P. Gorman & Richard E. Cytowic, M.D.
      Christine Grisham
      Patricia Grossman
      Donald Hitchcock
      Latino GLBT History Project
      Jim Marks & Nick Apostol
      Robert Mason
      Patrick Menasco
      William Miles
      Richard Moschella & Jim Kontnier
      Michael Plankey
      Michael D. Sessa & Mike P. Tinker
      Barbara Warren
      Brian Watson

      ELDER THINK TANK MEETS EVERY FOURTH MONDAY
      The Center's Elder Think Tank brings together representatives from GLBT organizations concerned with elder issues and members. This past spring Elder Think Tank organized a three part city-wide program "Living Well and Facing the Future." At our September meeting we began to brainstorm for 2007-2008 programs. Please join our next meeting... bring your ideas:

      MONDAY
      OCTOBER 22
      6:30 - 8:00 PM
      Lesbian Services Program
      1810 14th St., N.W., DC.

      SET THE DATE FOR ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING and HOLIDAY BRUNCH: DECEMBER 8
      The Center invites all community organizations to send representatives to our Annual Community Meeting. The meeting provides an opportunity for community organizations to share their 2008 calendar items in order to construct a community-wide calendar. It is also provides an opportunity to meet other community leaders and share concerns.

      This year The Center will provide a holiday brunch. We hope you will join us.

      SATURDAY
      DECEMBER 8, 2007
      10:00 AM -- 1:00 PM
      The Center's Conference Room
      1111 14th Street NW Suite 350
      Washington, DC 20005

      CRYSTAL METH WORKING GROUP
      The D.C. Crystal Meth Working Group consists of individual members of the local community dedicated to education and treatement advocacy around methamphetamine. In addition to the Metro DC LGBT Community Center, these organizations are represented in the Working Group: The Whitman-Walker Clinic, The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), PreventionWorks!, the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit of the Metropolitan Police Department, the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration of the D.C. Department of Health, and the Lambda Center program of the Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

      The Crystal Meth Working Group invites people to learn more about the group and crystal meth prevention. For more info on current activities contact Mike Sessa at mikesessa@....

      Crystal Meth Working Group Website, please click.

      OPEN COMMUNITY MEETING ON HIV VACCINE, OCT 1
      AN UPDATE ON HIV VACCINE

      an interactive, educational discussion
      that talks about what an HIV Vaccine is,
      how close we are to achieving a vaccine,
      who’s working on an HIV Vaccine and where,
      and how you can volunteer and get involved

      When:
      Monday, October 1, 2007

      Where:
      Dakota Cowgirl/Titan
      1337 14th Street NW

      Time:
      7 pm – 8:30 pm

      Speakers:
      -Sandra Sitar, M.S., Community Outreach and
      Recruitment Specialist, Vaccine Research Center
      (VRC), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      -Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Viral
      Pathogenesis Laboratory and Clinical Trials
      Core, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      -David Mariner, DC Care Consortium
      -Scott Simpson, Former Co-Chair of Capital Area
      Vaccine Effort (CAVE)

      Co-Sponsors: HIV/AIDS Administration, DC Department of Health,
      Whitman Walker Clinic

      Free and Open to the Public.
      Light Snacks Provided.
      Rain or Shine.

      2007 DC GLBT CALENDAR AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION LISTINGS
      GLBT Community Groups can list their organizations and events through MetroWeekly's online services. Please go to the following webpage to enter your organization's information:

      http://www.metroweekly.com/community/directory/

      For up-to-date calendar listings go to:

      http://www.metroweekly.com/community/calendar/

      OCTOBER
      1 The Center's Community Meeting on HIV Vaccine: Titan Bar
      5-7 Mormon Affirmation: National 2007 Affirmation Conference
      6 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner
      6 KhushDC: Chutney Saturday
      11 National Coming Out Day
      11-20 One In Ten: Reel Affirmations Film Festival
      13 WWC: AIDS WAlk
      15 WWC: Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Fashion Event
      15 National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Activities
      30 High Heel Race, 17th St

      NOVEMBER
      3 KhushDC: Chutney Saturday
      30 National Meth Awareness Day

      TBD:
      ∑ WWC: Art-For-Life Auction, first week in Nov
      ∑ SMYAL: Smyal Brunch

      DECEMBER
      1 WWC: World AIDS Day Activities
      1 KhushDC: Chutney Saturday
      1 TGEA/
      8 THE CENTER'S ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING

      WWC = Whitman-Walker Clinic

      METROWEEKLY COMMUNITY DIRECTORY AND COMMUNITY CALENDAR

      2007 Year of the Pig
      CONTACT THE CENTER

      The Center-Home for GLBT in Metro DC
      1111 14th Street NW Suite 350
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202)518.6100 Main Line
      (202)289.0006 Fax
      www.thedccenter.org

      Center Board:
      Michael Sessa, President; Joseph Palacios, Vice President; Steve Gorman, Treasurer; Honorable Neil Alexander
      Staff: Jim Marks, Development Manager

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