Elders elect new board members

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC recently elected new advisory board members. They are Ed Hillman, Ed Heidel, Misty Davidson and Nathan Rice.

Remaining on the board are Amy Fowler, Bob Tomasulo, Dawn Sponseller, Eva Reynolds, Michael Harney, Rowan Lischerelli, Yvonne Cook-Riley and Zoe Love.

Stepping down from her role as chair is Rebecca Chaplin.

In other news, the organization is heading out to see the Asheville Tourists on Aug. 9, 7 p.m., at McCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Pl. The gang will be sitting in box seats, section L. Participants should meet at the gate at 6:45 p.m. outside the gate to pick up tickets.

Tickets are $7/over 65, $9/under 65. Email em.reynolds08@gmail.com to purchase tickets.

info: lgbtelderadvocatesofwnc.org. facebook.com/LGBTElderAdvocatesofWNC.

Leader training slated

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Living healthy leadership training for the LGBT community will be held on Aug. 7-8 and 14-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Eliada Homes, 2 Compton Dr., PARC Building.

The LGBT community experiences worse health outcomes than their heterosexual peers and are less likely to have healthcare coverage. This workshop is geared toward learning more about how to make a difference in one’s health and the health of the community. Attendees will receive support on behavioral and perspective shifts and how it impacts individual and community through the training module.

Lunch and supplies will be provided. There is no charge to participants from Buncombe, Madison, Henderson and Transylvania counties who agrees to commit to leading one class in the next 12 months. However, registration is required and space is limited.

info/registration: rebecca@landofsky.org. 828-251-7438.

SisterCare fundraiser approaches

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — “Skirts & Suspenders: A Fundraiser for SisterCare” will be held on Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. at a private location (which will be supplied to those who purchase tickets).

Minimum donation for this adult event is $15 which includes holder’s first bid.

Attendees receive three raffle tickets with opportunities to bid on “babes” who are being auctioned off. A full list is available online at stellasplace.weebly.com/skirts-and-suspenders.html.

Live music and entertainment, plus hors d’oeuvres, wine and filtered water will be provided.

Skirts and suspenders are the recommended attire for the evening. Bringing chairs or blankets is recommended.

info/rsvp/tickets: stellasplace.weebly.com/store/p7/Skirts_%26_Suspenders_Fundraiser.html. emeldridge@yahoo.com.

Fundraiser to benefit youth

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A fundraiser is currently in progress to support the work of Youth Outright through wine purchases at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St..

The shop is offering three best-selling wine selections, Honoro Vera Rueda, Garnacha and Picpoul.  Upon purchase, 10 percent of sales goes to Youth Outright until the end of September. Be sure to tell the wine shop’s staff to earmark the sale of the wines for the youth group.

Youth Outright serves LGBT youth, ages 14-24 in the Asheville/Hendersonville and surrounding areas. Youth  meetings are at 4 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St.

info: youthoutright.org. metrowinesasheville.com.

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Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to specialassignments@goqnotes.com. In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.