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This Sunday Afternoon! January Meet & GreetJoin us in Donnelly Park on Sunday, January 24 at 4 p.m..  We'll gather in the park near the corner of 5th and Donnelly streets.  Bring your own mask, chair, and beverage for a safe Meet & Greet. We'll make sure we all maintain social distancing and have a good time reconnecting.  "Furbabies" are welcome too.  Cheers!

Lake Cares Drop-off Our next non-perishable food drop-off for Lake Cares will be Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  The location is Gilbert Park near downtown Mt. Dora and at the corner of Liberty and Grandview.  Look for the playground equipment and your TC friends will be there to collect and will drop off to Lake Cares the same morning.  See the "Lake Cares" tab for suggested items to donate. 

Lake County COVID Vaccination Update Here's the latest:  Lake County COVID-19 Immunization Scheduling (lakecountyfl.gov)

AdventHealth Sign-up for COVID UpdatesThanks to Scot for providing this info: to receive updates from Advent Health please go to Sign Up for the Latest Coronavirus Updates | Coronavirus Resource Hub | AdventHealth


Other News:

  • $525 Scholarship Fund Donations Received in December. Thank you for the $525 in donations already in December to support the 2021 scholarship, $1,800 received year-to-date.  We awarded $3,000 total for the year in 2020, so we'd like to exceed $3,000 in donations for the year to make sure the scholarship fund is healthy.  To make a donation, mail your check to Triangle Connection, P.O. Box 382, Mt. Dora, FL 32757.  Please make you check payable to "William A. Sievert Scholarship Fund".
  • Salandra Johnson Joins TC Board Team. Triangle Connection was pleased to announce in October that Salandra Johnson joined the board of directors team.  Salandra and her wife Theresa of 10 years live in Sorrento Springs.  They were introduced to our family by friends and neighbors WIlsa and Mari. Salandra has degrees in HR, Industrial & Labor Relations, Criminology and Business & Organization Security Management.  She has held various HR roles throughout her 22 year career here in FL.  She is currently working towards her SHRM certification and intends on pursuing her PHD.  She is joining us with the hopes of giving back to the community and making a difference in the lives of the LGBTQ family. Welcome, Salandra, to the board team. One of the board’s primary goals has been to expand our diversity of friends within the community. One way to see this goal become more of a reality is to ensure our board is more diverse and inclusive. In summary, to connect with more people we need a more diverse board of directors. 
  • Kathy Russell Named TC Board Secretary.  In early December, TC asked via FB if anyone was interested in joining the board as our official Secretary. Within a few hours Kathy volunteered, and we are pleased to announce she is our new Secretary. Here’s a little about Kathy:

    Kathy was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin, a small town on the Wisconsin River. She met and married Jim in high school. He then joined the Army and they moved on average every 2 years. It was great to be able to interact with so many different people than what we grew up with and see so many beautiful areas. Jim retired after 20 years and they ended up back in their hometown for a few more years while our son (Kyle) finished high school. During that time, their daughter (Leanne) left her husband, took their kids (Nate and Wynter), and announced she was lesbian. The only difference it made to Kathy and Jim was how much happier she was, it felt like they got their daughter back, the happy go lucky one that was hard to find after she started school.  In 2006, Kathy and Kim moved down to Lake County Florida, for two reasons: they really could not take the cold anymore and wanted to be here for their parents if/when they needed them. They have been here since and, besides the politics, love it here.  Both their kids still live up north, Leanne is now married to their second daughter, Chane, and they had our youngest grandson, Conner) in June 2007, so they have 3 grandchildren. They all live in Minneapolis, with Wynter going to college at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Kyle is single and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.  


Weekly Social and Entertainment Opportunities in the Area

Note for the time being all of the belowTC physical activities and events are delayed until after we get past this pandemic.  Your health and safety are our primary concern right now.  

Events on hold are as follows:

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 15 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.
 
Also check out our friends at Rainbow Family & Friends in The Villages for their activities and initiatives.  Our 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/