Sun Senior News Article
By Sandi Dolbee
The new year brings new – and returning – leadership for Lavender Friends. Elaine Kalani, who has been with the club since its inception, was elected vice president at our biannual business meeting Jan. 19. She joins president Joan Lacktis, treasurer Nancy Sartor and secretary Sandi Dolbee, who were reelected.
Marilyn Kupcho was appointed as a new member to the Steering Committee.
Looking back, 2018 was a busy year for the club – not only for social gatherings but also for outreach efforts. The club helps support Stand Up Placer (an Auburn-based charity combating domestic violence and human trafficking), donates baskets to the Sacramento Women’s Chorus and volunteers at the Salt Mine charity in Lincoln.
Lavender Friends represents LGBT residents and their allies. Among the upcoming big events is a Sunday afternoon “tea dance” on May 5, honoring a gay tradition that goes back to the 1960s and is being revived across the country – from New York to Palm Springs.