Our next Meet and Greet:  Wednesday, August 16, at 
Jeremiah's in Mount Dora!


Announcing:

The Triangle Connection Scholarship

At a recent meeting the Steering Committee of The Triangle Connection agreed to explore the possibility of establishing a scholarship for area high school students pursuing further education.

We are pleased to announce that one or two such scholarships in the amount of $500.00 will be available this year, through the auspices of The Educational Foundation of Lake County. Carman Cullen-Batt, the Executive Director of the EFLC, will announce the scholarships the week of April 17.

The successful applicant will be a graduating senior with a 2.5 or higher grade point average who has been a member of his or her high school’s Gay/Straight Alliance. The funds will be paid directly to the institution (university, college, or trade school) to defray the cost of the student’s tuition, fees, or books.

A delegation from the Steering Committee will participate in the selection of the winner or winners.


Announcing the winners of 

The 2017 Triangle Connection Scholarships:

Paige Dignoti

Finnian Spencer


Students interested in applying for The 2018 Triangle Connection Scholarship should contact their Guidance Counselor for the application form.

For further information, email: scholarship@thetriangleconnection.com 

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THESE FINE BUSINESSES CONGRATULATE OUR MEMBERS
ON OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO MARRY

The Triangle Connection encourages you to patronize these supporters and to thank them for their encouragement.

 
ATTENTION!
Some of our members have not been getting their E-Mail reminders of the Meet and Greets. If you do not have our address listed in your computers address book, the mail will not go through and it will end up in your trash/junk/spam file. If you have not been getting our E-Mails, check your address book. If it is still a problem, please drop us a line, webmaster@thetriangleconnection.com.
Thank You.



MOUNT DORA PRIDE TEE SHIRTS
Mount Dora Pride tee-shirts are still available for purchase. You can contact one of these Pride committee members: Bill Sievert or Dale Gruber. Click on web site below.  The Pride tee-shirts are also for sale at the WOW Factory in Mount Dora.
Buy with Pride! Wear with Pride!





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The Triangle Connection's Marriages

 

Meet and Greet at Jeremiahs 7/14/15 and Marriage Equality Celebration at Pisces 6/26/2015









 

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Our E-Mail Policy
The Triangle Connection will be trying to send fewer e-mails to its members, trusting that our new website and calendar will keep you tuned in to what's happening in our community. 
 
Let us know what you like and don't like.  Drop a line to  webmaster@thetriangleconnection.com

 
Our Privacy Policy:
 At no time will our address list be made available, in whole or in part, to any group or individual.
 
"Blind Carbon Copy" will be used in sending messages to our membership to ensure that no member's address is inadvertently shared with other members.
 
There is no financial obligation in being a member of The Triangle Connection, Inc., a nonprofit social and service organization.
 
The mention of any person's name or depiction of them on this website is no indication of their sexual orientation. If you want to know, you'll have to ask them.
 

The Triangle Connection

Our Next Meet and Greet

Jeremiah's
500 North Highland St.,Mount Dora
Wednesday, August 16, @ 5:30


Please remember--We always collect for Lake Cares.

Any and all non-perishables, including 
          • canned goods
          • paper goods
          • toiletries
          • mixes and instant foods
          • egg cartons!
          • coupons (including expired ones!)
          • (we even had a pair of shoes once!)
They're all of use!

And of course, there will be another exciting 50/50 drawing!

Forthcoming Meet & Greets:

Tuesday, September 19, The Mellow Mushroom!

Thursday, October 26, The Country Club of Mount Dora!

                    

DINING OUT

THE MEET-AND-GREETS
Our purpose is to bring good people together, and it all starts at our monthly Meet-and-Greets.  Many of our terrific Triangle Area restaurants open their doors to us as we make new friends and reconnect with those whom we call family.  Click on the calendar entry for more details.
 
 
FRIDAY EVENING AT PISCES RISING
Eat your heart out, Key West, we've got the deck at Pisces!  Many of our members gather informally each Friday evening at Pisces Rising (click on the calendar entry for more details).  Come raise a glass or two with our neighbors, gay and straight, young and--seasoned.  The week doesn't end until Happy Hour at Pisces!
 
 
THE BREAKFAST CLUB(s)
Breakfast groups meet Monday mornings at 9 a.m. at Denny's on Hwy 441 in Eustis and Thursday mornings at Geronimo's, 129 Juniper Way, in Tavares.  Feel free to join us any time, rain or shine.
  
 
LUNCH AT CECILE'S
Once a month, you need that gracious event--the leisurely, tasty lunch at Cecile's with your friends.   Enjoy a quiche, soup, salad, sandwich, or crepe on the patio or inside.  Beer and wine available. Check the calendar for dates. 
 
 


PERFORMING ARTS

BAND & COLOR GUARD
The new Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard is looking for musicians, flag twirlers, baton twirlers, Band Aides, sponsors and supporters! Get your Instruments Out of the Closet! For more info:  www.cflsfband.org.

ORLANDO GAY CHORUS
A new season is underway, so please visit www.orlandogaychorus.org for a schedule. Or, contact Bob Smith-Trent at racrjs@aol.com to get involved. 

SOCIAL GROUPS

4 CORNERS RAINBOW GROUP
This group meets for coffee & free wi-fi on the 3rd Friday of each month from 7pm-10 pm at Starbucks located on US 27 in front of Lowes in Clermont (2 miles north of Hwy 192 & 35 miles south of SR 44 in Leesburg).
For More Information:  contact Larry:  gizmozoebob@yahoo.com 

OVER THE RIVER
Volusia & Seminole counties' gay, lesbian, transgender, & straight supportive social group; meets twice a month. One event is on the 4th Sunday of every month and is usually held at La Hacienda Mexican Grill, 2260 South Volusia Ave, Orange City, 386-851-0966. To contact the group, email: overtheriver@yahoogroups.com or call: 407-928-8376.

RAINBOW FAMILY & FRIENDS
For activities of interest to LGBT people in The Villages, go to www.rainbowfamilyvillagesfl.org
 
 
SPORTS
GOLF
A Central Florida LGBT Golf League is forming. Here is an opportunity to meet other family golfers and make new friends. All levels of players welcome. The organizers would like to start out with a once a month golf outing; if the interest is there to play more often it will be arranged. The days will alternate between Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested call Maryann at 352-516-8941 or e-mail golfer1179@yahoo.com.

HORSEBACK RIDING
Horseback Riding: Anyone interested in organizing some outings?  Register your interest by emailing: horsebackriding@thetriangleconnection.com.


RAINBOW PADDLERS
Rainbow Paddlers, Central Florida LGBT kayak paddlers: We explore our springs, rivers and coastal waterways at least monthly, often with rentals available. Novices welcome. For information on upcoming events, register at groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbowpaddlers. 

WOMEN'S GOLF
Women's Golf League & Just Plain Golf: If you are interested in playing golf and would like to join a women's golf league at the Country Club of Mount Dora, call Heather Earnest at 325-735-7183 or email earnesth@ci.mount-dora.fl.us. 

ANYTIME GOLF
Any men or women who would like to golf at any time, contact Glenna at 352-383-9189 or glennaburch@mac.com 


Want to form a group or organize an event?

Contact us with the details and we'll spread the word! We’ve had a group that met occasionally to play euchre at a member's home. Perhaps you'd like to team up with other bird enthusiasts for occasional forays into the great birding trails in our area.

How about organizing a couple carloads to go see a show in Orlando? A cooking club? A bowling night?

While the organization's distribution list is confidential, we'd be happy to distribute your plans and have interested members contact you. Email: events@thetriangleconnection.com.

 

Watermark

Hard copies of Watermark, Central Florida’s twice monthly LGBT news magazine, are now available free in the Mount Dora-Eustis-Tavares area at the following locations:




Barrel of Books and Games
128 West 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Betty’s Greenhouse Grill
3725 Old Hwy 441, Mount Dora, FL

Bowersock Gallery
137 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Pisces Rising
239 W. 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Sew-Mini-Things
3820 N Hwy 19A, Mount Dora, FL

A letter to our group

from the Executive Director
of Lake Cares:
The reason I'm writing today is to thank The Triangle Connection for supporting our cause.  I know that your membership has been donating canned goods on a monthly basis for a while now, and you deserve to be recognized for that.
 
Please pass on my appreciation to all the fine people in your organization.  Let them know that the recipients of their generosity are really thankful for what your members are doing.
 
Lake Cares is fortunate to be staffed by more than 175 dedicated volunteers.  And, because of actions taken by groups such as yours, we were able to provide much needed food in 2016 to 29,219 children and adults in 6,185 families*.  With your continued support, there's no doubt we will exceed those numbers this year.
 
I urge you to keep up the spirit of giving.  Needy people in Lake County depend on the goodness of kind-hearted individuals such as the folks in The Triangle Connection.  You are making a difference.
 
Once again, thank you very much for what you've accomplished thus far and for all your future efforts.
 
Sincerely,
Irene O'Malley
Executive Director
 
*Irene O'Malley updated her letter with 2016 statistics.