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Vol. 10 | JUNE 2009

Membership Changes

Summer Picnic

Spectrum’s free membership for the last year has been a great success as we have over 300 members. Over the last year the board has discussed what would be the most practical membership fee to charge. After several meetings and input from everyone on the board we have decided to only charge $10.00 per person per year. That’s right folks only $10.00 for a membership that brings you new friendships, outdoor activities, annual BBQ picnic, and also the favorite Christmas Party! We are very proud of all the support we have received from the community and we still need continued support for the future.

With the kick off of summer just this past weekend, Spectrum Northern Nevada would like to invite you to the Annual Summer Picnic! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 25th, 2009 from 11 am to 4 pm. The location of the Annual Picnic will be held at Idle wild Park in Reno.

We encourage you download a membership form on our website and mail in your fees. Or if you plan on joining us for the BBQ in July, please bring your application and membership fees. Also, encourage your friends to join Spectrum because your “Community” is here! Click here to fill out the membership form on our website. The form allows you to fill in your information and then print it out on your printer.

Come join us for some great food and camaraderie as we celebrate under the sun with games and laughter! We are in need of volunteers to help out with numerous tasks. If you are good on the BBQ grill or would like to help out with setup and teardown, we need you! Please contact Spectrum for information on how you can help out with the picnic.

BFD Party Success! Thank you to all Spectrum members who joined us for the Breakfast for Dinner Event! We were able to raise some cash and had a wonderful time at the Fresh Squeeze. Please thank our sponsor by visiting the Fresh Squeeze for breakfast or lunch! Everyone thank you again for your continued support for Spectrum and keep up the good work! Our community will only strive with more events like the BFD at the Fresh Squeeze. Encourage your friends and family to join us for the next event and stay tune to Facebook, Twitter, and the website for more events like our most recent.

Yes, Spectrum members you now can add us as your friend on facebook. Join the movement of social media and allow yourself to catch up with formal classmates, relatives, and meet new friends. Facebook members’ you can complete a search for ‘Spectrum Northern Nevada’ within the Reno, NV network. If you are not a member of facebook simply visit and sign up for an account. The process is very simple and you will be reconnecting with people within a matter of minutes!

Upcoming GLBT Community and Spectrum Events June 2009 Connections Monthly Publication of Spectrum Northern Nevada

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Connections is a monthly newsletter of Spectrum Northern Nevada which provides members of Spectrum with news and events about the GLBT community.

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June 20 Publishing Deadlines Members are encouraged to submit articles and events of interest to the membership of Spectrum. Connections is published on the 15th of each month. Articles are due by the 12th of each month. Articles due by: 12th Published: 15th Send Articles to:

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First Thursday Lunch @ Heidi’s Dining Ladies High Sierra Prime Timers @ Carrows Purple Pen @ Border’s Books High Sierra Rodeo Assoc meeting Spectrum Board Meeting High Sierra Prime Timers Pot Luck Reno Hopes Aces Baseball night Men’s Group Pot Luck Stonewall Democrat BBQ @Galena Park Queer Bake @ La Bussola Lesbian Discussion Group Bocce Ball @ The Patio Reno Gayla Film “Word is out” 3 Degrees @ Apple One HRC Mixer @ Chocolate Bar Reno Artown

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SB283 Passes the Legislature!

Membership Information Membership is free until June 2009. Join today by visiting our website at and click on the “Join” link at the top of the website.

If you have not heard domestic partnership is official in Nevada!. Starting in October of this year you and your partner will be able to register with the Secretary of State for domestic partnerships. Over the next couple of months more details will be available including the registration fee along with details of what domestic partnerships in Nevada will provide. Keep an eye on the Secretary of State’s website as they are the agency which will administer this registration. The Secretary of State’s website is

Calendar Submit your events to be posted on our calendar. Events must be of interest to Spectrum or the GLBT community. Send Calendar Events to:

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We are looking for articles for our monthly newsletter from members of Spectrum. Do you have a story or article about a GLBT related issue or event? We are open to ideas as well for feature articles. To submit y our article simple email it to Remember this is your newsletter!!

June 2009 - Connections  

June 2009 Connections Newsletter