Advocacy: ENC, PICASO seeks volunteers

News Notes: Carolinas

ENC looking for volunteers

STATEWIDE — Equality NC is seeking volunteers to help staff their tables at fall Pride celebrations across the state. Participants will also be asked to gather workplace non-discrimination petition signatures, hand out information and stickers and just generally be a smiling face for festival-goers.

The events are: NC PrideFest, Blue Ridge Pride, Pride Charlotte and Catawba Valley Pride.

To sign up or for more information, visit equalitync.org/news/volunteer.

Champions being sought

RALEIGH — Equality NC Foundation (ENCF) is seeking nominations for its first-ever Equality Champion Awards to be presented to individuals from across the state who are making important contributions to the LGBT equality movement in North Carolina.

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Along with the recipient of Equality NC Foundation’s 2010 Legislative Leadership Award, ENCF 2010 Equality Champions will be honored at the 2010 Equality Gala to be held the evening of Nov. 13, at the Empire Room in downtown Greensboro. They will be chosen from the following regions: Western; Charlotte; Triad; Triangle; and Eastern.

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 15 and should be sent to Kay Flaminio at kay@equalitync.org with the following information: nominator’s name, email address, and phone number; nominee’s name, email address, and phone number; and nominee’s region (Western, Charlotte, Triad, Triangle or Eastern).

Tell ENCF in a short essay about the nominee in 250 words or less.

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For more information, visit equalitync.org.

Time to volunteer

GREENVILLE — The Pitt County AIDS Service Organization (PICASO) is looking for volunteers to work at Eastern Carolina University (ECU) football games at their their concession stand. PICASO will make a percentage of all the sales.

Volunteers are needed for an hour-and-a-half before the game, though the entire game. PICASO will provide entry to the stadium. If the booth is fully staffed, participants will generally get a little time to watch the last quarter of the game.

Dates and times are: Sept. 11, 1 p.m. (ECU vs. University of Memphis); Oct. 16, 12 p.m. (ECU vs. North Carolina State University); Oct. 23, 1 p.m. (ECU vs. Marshall University); Nov. 6, 1 p.m. (ECU vs. Navy); and Nov. 26, 2 p.m. (ECU vs. Southern Methodist University).

To jump on board, to make a contribution or for more information, email Aaron Lucier at luciera@ecu.edu (put “football” in the subject line) or visit picaso.org.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

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