The Spring 2014 GREEN LIGHT is now available online! View our latest newsletter here: Spring 2014.
The GREEN LIGHT is the official newsletter of The Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association
Special focus in the latest GREEN LIGHT on upcoming DGALA events:
MINI REUNION: JUNE 13-14, 2014
ALL-CLASS REUNION October 31-November 2, 2014
Edited by Pete Williams ’76
4th Annual LGBT Women’s Pride in the Pines Dance Party
(Over 400 LBT Women Expected)
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014. 2:30 – 6 pm
Where: Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines
More info visit: https://www.hmi.org/womens-pride
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/521866887891551
Host Committee Includes: DGALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Yale GALA
For additional information about the event please contact DGALA Director Melanie Pastuck ’11 <email@example.com>
Dance Cost: $75 (before 5/1), then $90 (5/1 to 6/20) and $125 at the door (if available). Tickets mostly tax-deductible.
RSVP: Advance tickets are available at HMI.org https://www.hmi.org/womens-pride
Join us on Saturday, June 21 in Fire Island for the 4th annual LBT Women’s Pride in the Pines Dance (400 women expected), including COMPLIMENTARY wine, vodka & hors d’oeuvres plus a great silent auction (fantastic high-end bargains in 2013, such as theatre tickets and travel). Music by DJ/Producer Charo Velecio. Dress code: Classic White. Pride in the Pines benefits an LGBT charity each year (rotates): in 2014 HMI (the Hetrick Martin Institute) is the beneficiary. HMI helps LGBTQ youth to reach their full potential, especially at-risk youth and homeless young people: 40% of homeless youth are LGBT and 30% are thrown out of their homes after they come out. In 2013 over 75% of event proceeds benefited the designated charity.
To get to Whyte Hall from NYC: via Sayville Ferry (http://www.sayvilleferry.com – $16 round-trip) or take the special MTA LIRR-Ferry packages (take the Manhattan or Brooklyn LIRR to Sayville LIRR Station, transfer via Colonial Taxi to Ferry – $31 round-trip package) or via water taxi from any other beach on the Island.
DGALA New York Happy Hour
This winter has been a killer, so we are going to celebrate its imminent demise with a gathering at this great new “Cave a Manger”. Please join us!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:OCabanon, 245 West 29th Street, New York, New York 10001
COST: No cover, cash and credit card accepted
DRINK SPECIALS: $5 Beer; $8 Wine; $10 Mojito
RSVP: Not required, but it is appreciated here.
2013 Group of the Year: Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni/ae Association
“DGALA exemplifies thoughtful partnership. Partnership amongst alumni members. Partnership between students and alumni. Partnership between alumni and the College. Such partnership was very evident in 2013.
DGALA continues to demonstrate strong support of LGBTQA students at Dartmouth, on both an individual and financial level. Through a partnership with the Dartmouth College Fund, DGALA members’ contributions made 2013 its third record-breaking year and resulted in the naming of seven DGALA student scholars. The group also maintains the Bourne Fund, which provides students with assistance if they enter financial crisis after coming out. DGALA continues strong communication efforts with its members and the College, with regular newsletters, a wonderful website, a vibrant Facebook group and regular communication with staff.
The group’s leadership navigates issues adeptly and with a sense of balance, taking care to support the College as well as its members’ varying perspectives. DGALA’s leadership sets high standards, is conscientious, insightful, and remains informed on College happenings. Members exhibit a commitment to strengthening the College, as evident through their participation on various committees this year, which included: the search committee for the new Assistant Dean and LGBTQA Advisor in the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL), the Triangle House planning committee, as well as, the Alumni Council’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion.
As part of the 2013 June Reunions, DGALA organized a slate of engaging and thoughtful programs which included the annual breakfast with President Hanlon, a private tour at the Hood museum, a faculty lecture, a jam-packed cocktail hour, and a Q&A with Senator Kristen Gillibrand `88. All of these events resulted in record attendance numbers. The group continues to foster meaningful connections between its members and the College, coordinating programs in Hanover and beyond and has big plans for their upcoming 30th anniversary all-class reunion in October, which promises to be engaging and exciting. We look forward to seeing it all come to fruition!
For all these reasons and more, we are proud to acknowledge DGALA as the 2013 Group of the Year.”
Full article: https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/awards/clubandgroupawards/DGALA
SAVE THE DATE: DGALA All Class Reunion & Triangle House Grand Opening
October 31, 2014 to November 2, 2014
DGALA turns 30 next year and we want you to celebrate this tremendous milestone with us in Hanover next fall. More details to come but for now mark your calendars and make plans to join us. Drawing nearly two hundred alumni back to Hanover, our ’09 Reunion included three days of events, panels, dinners, mixers, and special events, and we look forward to exceeding expectations again next year.
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DGALA has negotiated discount rates at the Hanover Inn, the Norwich Inn and the Marriott Courtyard — just mention “DGALA” when you book to take advantage of this reduced pricing.
Want to help with reunion planning? Have questions?
Email us at DGALA2014Reunion@gmail.com.
DGALA was founded in 1984 with the hopes of connecting Dartmouth’s LGBT alumni/ae from all classes. Now boasting over 800 members worldwide, our organization sponsors a wide range of programming across the country, provides an advisory role to Dartmouth faculty and administrators on issues of LGBT concern and collaborates with the Dartmouth College Fund to provide financial assistance to students through the DGALA DCF Scholars Program. To learn more about DGALA, visit www.dgala.me.