2013

  Things continue to be very busy into 2013

    My time out is now centered around Thursdays, but I do get out alot more than once a week. The early part of the year was a little slow and I enjoyed my days out shopping and meeting with friends.

 I continue to work with the Fayetteville FFEAC Inclusion Group. My work with this group has continued to be productive. The Mayor and one City Alderman, a Female, are regular membees as well as other City Administrators.They have all come to accept Jamie as a Peer.

 The Inclusion Group shifted gears and now the primary role is the Compassionate Cities Project. This is just as it sounds. Compassionate Cities is an international organization to recognize cities that exhibit compassion towards others. It has started off slow but shows a good possibility for growth.Here again, Jamie has been accepted as a Peer.

    I have been a member of the Vanity Club for several years and we have always managed to get together with some Sisters at SCC every year. This year we wanted to add to that so we organized a short visit to Nashville Tn.We all met up at the Opry Hotel and had a great time visiting. During our stay we managed to have a dinner at a very nice Steakhouse in downtown Nashville. We also managed to pay a visit to see the Grand Ole Opry. Of course, during this time there were a few photos taken.

                            

                             Outside the Opry the day before

  The rest of Spring and Summer was filled with Outreach sessions and just being out and enjoying life.

 

                                                        

        Outreach class at Community College

 

 

I also attended the PRIDE parade in June again. We finally started to get more participation from the Trans community.


                                

    I did not get to go to Southern Comfort this year. My Wife and I spent the summer in Colorado Springs Co. I did get Jamie out several times in the Springs. One of my favorite things to do there, besides shopping , in playing some golf with a favorite Sister. Datti and Jamie make a formidmable twosome on the course.

 

            

 

      

   
 

 

 I am also still working with the NWA Center for Equality Transgender Peer Support group. We have managed to keep a good attendance each month. This is a mix of M-F and F-M individuals. Some are Post Transition and other are just getting started. I was selected for a Board of Directors position in November so the Trans community now has a representative on the Board.

  
  All in all, 2013 has continued to be a very busy, fun and productive year.

 

These photos from 2013 give some good examples of how things are proceeding.

 

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