Homo It’s Official: Shannon Thomas Out at LGBT Center
posted by July 25 at 16:08 PMon
The email that was sent out today…
From: Shannon Thomas < email@example.com> Date: Jul 25, 2007 2:17 PM Subject: Center Updates
First of all, a HUGE shout out and thank you for all your wonderful volunteer time and energy. We had a fantastic couple of months…Fruit Bowl was a huge success with nearly 400 in attendance (our largest ever), as was QueerFest. This past year we also had two organizations (Ingersoll and GCSS) merge with The Center, we held a very successful winter event (SnowBall), we made huge impacts in our community through the work of our Fiscal Projects (including Inlaws & Outlaws, ERW, FTM Gender Odyssey, and more), and QArts had 12 great shows, all curated by volunteers.
We have many exciting things planned for this next year, and expect a year of growth and change. And we’d LOVE you to be a part of that change.
However, part of growth always involves change. After almost 4 years here, I have decided to make a change in my life, and have resigned from The Center. I will be here through the first week in September, with some eeded vacation in August. The Board of Directors has started the transition process, which includes a search for a new Executive Director. We will update you as things progress.
The Center is an important piece in our movement for social change, and will continue to make a positive impact in our Seattle and LGBTQ communities - and with you ongoing support, it will grow even stronger. As we move forward we’ll be offering many new ways to get involved.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I have truly enjoyed working with all of you, and I cannot tell you enough how important you have been to keeping The Center open and alive! I will miss each of you, and wish you nothing but the best.
And please, make sure you come to the Volunteer Appreciation party, planned for Thursday, August 9th, tentatively from 5-8pm, location to be determined.
Thank you again for all you’ve done and will do. You are the backbone of The Center, and are appreciated!
Shannon Thomas, MNPL
Queen City Community Development/
The Seattle LGBT Community Center