Hey there everyone!
Happy *whateveritisyoucelebrate* Season!
First, just a quick note to remind all of our Sponsor Members that the nominations for our 2013 Steering Committee Election are now open. All active Out Astoria Sponsor Members are eligible to run for the five (5) open seats on the committee. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate yourself or another member (or if you have any questions at all about the process or requirements). You can also find more information about the elections here. We’ll be accepting nominees through 5:00 PM on January 3rd. Only active Out Astoria Sponsor Members will be allowed to vote in the election.
Next, we have a few more events happening before we close the books on 2012:
FRI – DEC 7– OUT ASTORIA HOLIDAY PARTY 2012 – 8PM – FREE
Time Café –44-18 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103
Our annual holiday party/mixer…come make the yuletide gay! A time to celebrate the year that was and the holiday season with your favorite neighborhood Gaystorians.
We’ll be at Time Café with the following drink specials:
8PM-9:30PM – 2 for 1 drinks (no top shelf)
For the rest of the night: $4 shots
All are welcome! If you have a few friends that have never come out to one of our mixers before, this is one to take them to – there’s always a big turnout for the last mixer of the year!
Also coming up this month:
FRI-DEC 21 – TOYS FOR THE ALI FORNEY CENTER ASTORIA – 8PM
Veronica’sBar – 34-04 36th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
Okay so it’s not really “toys” we’re looking for – we’ll actually be collecting item donations for the Ali Forney Emergency Shelter in Astoria. We’re asking everyone to bring an item or two from the list of requested items from the shelter. You can find that list here. It’s the usual list of requests – Personal Grooming items, Pantry (dry/canned goods), Clothing (new/gently used – see list for specifics), and Household items that the shelter can always use.
Veronica’s Bar is giving us the usual cheap drink specials to help get you all out and in the mood for giving! $4 well vodka drinks and the notorious $4 PBR with a shot of your choice!
If you don’t have time to go shopping before the event, we will also be taking cash/CC/Check donations at the door too –checks should be made out to Out Astoria, Inc.
Now a few other upcoming things of note:
The Out Astoria Running group meets every Sunday at 11:00 AM at the water fountain at the Astoria Park track – you can check their status on their Facebook Group here.
Out Astoria is being honored at the Queens Lesbian & Gay Pride Committee 2013 Winter Pride Dinner Dance on Saturday, January 26 from 7:00 PM to Midnight – Tickets are $85 and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and open bar! Out Astoria is hosting a table there – so if you’d like to sit with us, contact me directly. Half our table is already booked! Also – if you are interested in placing an ad in the Winter Pride Journal you can email me and I’ll send you the rates/form.
The Out Astoria Book Club will meet again on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 PM and we’ll be discussing David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas – perhaps after the discussion over wine and cheese we’ll arrange a screening of the film adaptation (if it’s out on DVD by then). The location of the Out Astoria Book Club is secret and only open to Sponsor/Affiliate Out Astoria Members. You can sign up here or email Jason Olsen if you have a question about your membership status.
See you all Friday night!
Out Astoria, Inc