Center develops partnership

RALEIGH — The Board of Directors of the LGBT Center of Raleigh has announced that it has formed an alliance with Triangle Community Works (TCW).

The two organizations have agreed to share office space (TCW already has offices that the two will co-rent) and to work together on creating and maintaining programs that will benefit the Triangle LGBT population. Although remaining independent for the near future, it is anticipated that at some point the two organizations will merge to create a more efficient and beneficial operation.

The Center recently released its new lineup of board members.

Following the resignation of Board Chair Eddie Sartin, who is in the process of relocation, the Board appointed Dr. Glen Medders as Board chair. Assuming the position of vice chair is Bobby Hilburn and Bob Watson will become the chairman of Board Development. Anthony Garcia-Copian and Erin Iannachionne will co-chair the office of Development/Outreach. Justine Hollingshead will remain as secretary and Les Geller will continue as treasurer.

In other news, the Crape Myrtle Festival, Inc., has offered a $1,500 grant toward the establishment of a community center in Raleigh.

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Meeting time

RALEIGH — The Raleigh Business and Professional Network, Inc., will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St.

The program will be an update on the Human Rights Campaign entitled “HRC-101.”

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This article was published in the Jan. 9 – Jan. 22 print edition.

Lainey Millen

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