Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Southern Arizona Stonewall Dems Host Nat’l Meeting, May 8-11

The Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats announced that they will be hosting the National Stonewall Democrats on May 8 through 11, for a conference and Board meeting here in Tucson.

The conference will be held at the newly remodeled Holiday Inn Airport at 4550 S Palo Verde (520) 746-3493, and feature training programs designed for Democrats locally, state-wide and nationally, including topics involving media, fundraising, organizing campaigns, and youth programs.

Friday night's (May 9) reception will be hosted by the City of Tucson's City Council, all members of Stonewall Democrats. During our banquet, we'll hear from keynote speaker Governor Barbara Roberts of Oregon. Special recognition awards will be presented.

Saturday night (May 10) begins with dinner at several local LGBT owned/friendly restaurants (Pastiche, Rio and Raz). Bus transportation provided. A Black & White Ball follows including costumes from tuxedos and gowns, leather and lace, or jeans and t-shirts. It is requested the wearing of black and/or white. Sunday will feature a Mother's Day brunch at Colors Restaurant.

A private reception will be held on Thursday evening with Oregon's Governor Roberts for major donors and the Board members of the National Stonewall Democrats and the Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats. If you are interested in becoming a major donor, please contact Les Krambeal, Co-Chair of the Stonewall Democrats and Region 7 Director, National Stonewall Democrats at leskrambeal@yahoo.com. Party officials from across the country will attend the conference. Join with the Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats and make this a very special event.

For more information about the Southern Arizona Stonewall Democrats contact our Co-Chair Brenda Nowlan at sasdtucson@yahoo.com and for more information about the National Stonewall Democrats visit the Stonewall Democrats online.

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