March Meet & Greet:

Koko Bar & Grill
201 W. Ruby Street, downtown Tavares 
Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
Sunny Beseler & Shonne Henry hosts
50/50 raffle
Happy hour prices 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Please feel free to bring Lake Cares non-perishable donations


April Meet & Greet:

Tillie's Tavern & Grill
(Tillie's is moving - new location is former 1884 building)
12 E. Magnolia Avenue, downtown Eustis
Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m. 
Tom Harry & Don Shoemaker hosts
Happy hour prices 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
50/50 raffle
Please feel free to bring Lake Cares non-perishable donations

May Meet & Greet:
Date/location to be announced soon

Tea Dance 2  (June Meet & Greet):
Koko Bar & Grill
201 W. Ruby Street, downtown Tavares 

Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m.

$5 cover charge at the door - No ticket needed
Cash bar
Alan Darcy is DJ

No meal included with this event but you may purchase dinner from restaurant's menu


- Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is March 31.  More info below.

- Mark your calendars for June 20, 2020 Pride event sponsored by Lake County Pride 2020.  For more information, visit this group's official website at https://www.lakecountypride2020.org/  


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Weekly Social and Entertainment Opportunities in the Area:


Pisces Rising is the location for weekly Friday cocktails, starting around 5:30 p.m. - 239 W 4th Ave, Mt Dora. This tradition of gathering at Pisces on Fridays has been going on 14+ years. 

Two weekly breakfast groups look forward to welcoming you as follows:

 * Lake House is the place on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. - 315 N. Highland St, Mt Dora.

 * Geronimo's is the place on Thursdays 8 a.m. - 359 E. Burleigh Blvd, Tavares.

Serendipity hosts Drag Queen Bingo weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. - 144 W 5th Ave, Mt Dora. Call Serendipity at 352-729-2213 to reserve your table. "Big Mama" is always ready for show biz on Wednesdays.

Mt. Dora Plaza Live continues to feature some great LGBTQ+ shows.  For more details see their website:  https://www.mountdoraplazalive.com/
 
Also check out our friends at Rainbow Family & Friends in The Villages for their activities and initiativesOur sister organization is just down the road a few miles NW of where most of us live. Their Thursday evening event at Bonifay is incredible. More details at  http://www.rainbowfamilyvillagesfl.com/


Other TC News:







Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is March 31.  TDOV is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.  Did you know that there are approximately 40 million transgender people worldwide? Two million in the U.S. alone.  United we stand.

The William A. Sievert Scholarship100% of the donations collected for the scholarship fund go to the students.  100%.  We make this happen with the Triangle Connection organization paying all administrative fees.  For example, when you buy raffle tickets at Meet & Greets (and any other donations to TC), that money is part of  TC operating budget and about 20% of the funds annually are used to pay the administrative costs to manage the William A. Sievert Scholarship enabling all donations to scholarship to go directly to the well deserving students.  Donations:  Please make your check payable to William A. Sievert Scholarship Fund and mail to Triangle Connection, P.O. Box 382, Mt. Dora, FL 32757.  
Mark your Calendars for June 20, 2020 Lake County Pride event.  The Lake County Pride 2020 organization is leading a Pride in Wooten Park in Tavares on June 20, 2020, starting at 11 a.m.  Here’s this organizations link:  https://www.lakecountypride2020.org/  This Pride organization is led by Danielle Olivani, and she invites you to connect with her. Part of their proceeds are to be donated to Triangle Connection’s William A. Sievert Scholarship Fund.  Below is a link to this Pride group’s official website to obtain more information, volunteer, and leave a message to inquire about the group and plans in general.  

800+ TC friends strongWhen you look at the 610 email addresses our newsletter is sent to, 565+ FB followers, and knowing there are some duplicates between the two, it appears our TC population is at least 800 people strong.  We are a diverse population of LGBTQ+ people and allies.  While mostly in central Florida, we have FB followers all over Florida, the U.S., and some followers as far away as Canada, Africa, South America, Europe, and Asia.  Yes, TC is an international community of friends.

In loving memory of Kevin Barnicle:  Our dear friend Kevin passed away in late 2019. Kevin and Philip Tomarchio have been part of our Triangle Connection community for many years, and Kevin is greatly missed by Philip and all of us. Philip recently told me that prior to Kevin’s passing the two of them had planned to make a donation to the William “Bill” A. Sievert Scholarship Fund to assist local high school students to attend college. I saw Philip in downtown Mt Dora last week and he quietly slipped me a check payable to the scholarship fund in Kevin’s memory. The amount is significant and greatly helps us support more worthy students.  I know Kevin must be looking down and smiling at this announcement. It should do all our hearts good today. Philip, the Triangle Connection family thanks you for this special contribution and please know it will be put to good use for these students in Kevin’s memory.    

Kevin Barnicle - 1947-2019