The Gainesville Community Alliance (GCA) is a social membership
organization that provides an environment in which gay. lesbian,
bisexual, transgendered people, and their friends have opportunities
to meet through educational and social activities.
GCA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Wishing all our GCA members a great February and a Happy
I wish to give a great shout out to Greg and Ben for hosting
yet again a well-attended, diverse group who came together
in January for great food and good times. Your continued support
to GCA is very much appreciated.
On Saturday, February 22nd, beginning at 6pm, Mark and David
will welcome GCA members and friends to their home and GCA
will ask all who attend to bring items such as those for personal
hygiene and cleaning and laundry products to donate to GAAP
(Gainesville Area AIDS Project) for their clients and their
TREE (The Replenishment of Everyday Essentials) project. Know
that all items are welcome, but please do bring your items
this evening. Give from the heart and be as supportive as
you can. Thank you. Invite a friend as your guest and introduce
him/her to our 22+ year old social group. It is your group
and your membership is essential.
Speaking of membership, please renew your 2014 dues now,
due as of the beginning of each year. We depend upon your
continued support and interest so that we may provide events
monthly. We are always encouraging new hosts and love our
annual hosts. Hosts will now receive $150.00 from your Board
so that you are able to supply the basics to create a great
evening for all. Call me to get details at 352-284-3881. We
are working on the hostings for March and April with dates
and times TBA.
As we enter the end of Winter and welcome beautiful Spring
shortly, stay healthy and enjoy each day. Go Gators, Go USA,
support Equality Florida for same-sex marriage, and know each
of you do make the difference. Lastly, register and vote as
all politics are local. Congratulations are in order to all
members and their partners who have "taken the plunge"
to become engaged, and/or are planning their future together.
Rejoice and Renew (your dues) with our gratitude.
Joe Antonelli, President