Message from President Joe Matessa - January

Happy 2017!!!

And welcome to our first monthly newsletter!  While many of us are ready to put 2016 behind us, and are approaching the year ahead of us with skepticism, uncertainty, and even fear – I’d like take this opportunity to share with you, our loyal members and supporters, why we’re really jazzed about the year ahead.

As a working Board of 10, we’ve come together in a pretty magical way to harness our talents and resources in support our families and prospective parents.  Last week we hosted a free legal clinic in partnership with Equitas Health & The Legal Aid Society of Columbus.   We’re looking to re-imagine our [3rd!] annual conference in October to better support the pathways to parenthood, and re-align our educational programming for parents to better accommodate their busy lifestyle.   We’re planning more opportunities for our parents to hangout together by starting a monthly Happy Hour.  We’ll continue many of the social activities that you’ve come to enjoy over the past two years, like the family bowling party and potluck picnics.  We’ll be redesigning our website, creating a community forum, hiring our first part-timer, designing a new line of awesome clothes, and raising money to support our community in a way that won’t be a ‘drag’.

We thank you for your support, and look forward to another exciting year of connecting, supporting and celebrating our families.

In peace & equality,

Joe Matessa