Meeting July 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

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18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

NC Gay + Lesbian Film Festival 2018

The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau named the NCGLFF a Signature Event for Durham, the highest honor bestowed on a cultural event or attraction by the organization.

The NCGLFF celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay, lesbian and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.

Our speaker this month is Chuck Wheeler. This is Chuck’s 22nd year with NCGLFF as a volunteer, and the Film Festival is 23 years old. Chuck has been the Men’s Programming Committee Chair for 20 years. Though strictly volunteers, committee members spend hundreds of hours previewing the films that are submitted for consideration. Easily a full-time job.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting June 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Will You Still Love Me, Will You Still Need Me ……

It is estimated that by year 2030 one of every five residents in the US will be over 65, and communities, companies, and individuals are adjusting to the significance of this demographic shift. This presentation will center around research conducted by SAGE USA and by AARP that demonstrates, when compared to a heterosexual cohort, LGBTQ seniors experience health disparities, are more likely to be isolated, often have more fragile support networks, and have higher levels of concerns related to our aging.

At the same time, many segments of the aging services community appear to be ill-prepared to deal with our specific concerns. That opens up opportunities for businesses and individuals who are sensitive to our interests and concerns. While this aging generation has redefined what it means to get older, it is important that we understand the range of services and care that abound as our life situations change.

Programs such as RBPN, SAGE, and other LGBTQ groups become an important part of our support system as well as some of the local aging services that demonstrate sensitivity to LGBTQ issues. This topic is important for people of all ages.


Joseph Wheeler

Joseph Wheeler has for almost 30 years been a successful consultant focusing on diversity and inclusion, leadership and communication skills, and strategic organizational development. In recent years, he has dedicated his work to understanding LGBTQ aging issues. In July 2017, he became the Coordinator of SAGE Raleigh, a program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh for people 50+.

That organization maintains a robust schedule of activities and events, advocates for LGBTQ-sensitive aging services, and educates service providers about LGBTQ issues. While this presentation includes a fair amount of data, there will be ample time for questions and response.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting May 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Ames Simmons
Director of Transgender Policy
Equality North Carolina

Ames Simmons

Ames will address how federal assaults on trans healthcare have affected state policy, and the ways that we can respond as an LGBTQ community. Please join us for this important talk from an engaging expert in our community.


Equality North CarolinaAmes Simmons is Equality NC’s Director of Transgender Policy. He attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, and Emory University Law School where be obtained a juris doctor degree.

Ames is Equality NC’s lobbyist at the North Carolina General Assembly and advocates for public policy on priority issues affecting the transgender community. Ames serves as a resource to connect trans and gender non-conforming people in North Carolina with resources via community engagement, public education and outreach. He previously served for almost two decades as in-house counsel at a healthcare consulting company based in Atlanta.

Ames serves on the Board of Directors of Human Rights Campaign, including service on the Healthcare Equality Index National Advisory Council. His policy activism emphasizes diversity and inclusion with focus on transgender justice.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting April 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Josh Stein
Attorney General

Josh Stein - NC Attorney General

Josh Stein was sworn in as North Carolina’s 50th Attorney General on January 1, 2017. Stein is focused on protecting North Carolina families from crime and consumer fraud.

Stein has made combatting the opioid crisis a top priority. His office drafted the STOP Act to reduce the number of people who become addicted to opioids through smarter prescribing practices and the Synthetic Opioid Control Act to close loopholes in state criminal law concerning fentanyl. Both laws passed the General Assembly unanimously and were signed into law by the Governor.

Prior to being elected Attorney General, Stein served as a state Senator and as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice. In the State Senate, Stein successfully led efforts to put more violent criminals behind bars by expanding the state’s DNA database. Stein wrote the School Safety Act and legislation that banned stalking using GPS tracking devices.

For his work in the state Senate, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the AARP of North Carolina each named him legislator of the year and his Republican and Democratic colleagues ranked him as the most effective Democratic senator.

As Senior Deputy Attorney General, Stein worked to protect kids from online sexual predators and to help run the payday lenders charging loan shark interest rates out of the state.

Stein previously taught high school in Zimbabwe, served as legal counsel in the United States Senate, and worked with two economic development organizations in North Carolina.

Stein is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned law and public policy degrees from Harvard University. He and his wife Anna have three children, who all attend North Carolina public schools like they did.

 


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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