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Your SFFR Week (10/1-10/8)

10/03/2018, 7:15pm PDT
By Liem Nguyen

Welcome to 2018! Here is your weekly dose of all things FrontRunners:

Thanks/Recap From Last Week:
 The SFFR had a closed board meeting last Monday. We concluded that it will be an exciting home stretch to finish! There are plenty of events to look forward to. 

1) Vote, Vote, Vote! We would love to hear from you!
Starting now and until December 1st, there will be 3 different voting or nomination periods. We have End of the Year Awards & Feedback, PRIDE RUN Beneficiaries, and the 2019 Board Elections. To make it easier for everyone, we will break it up into three periods. The time period now until 10/27 is to nominate your fellow members for the coveted end of the year awards and give us your feedback of our organization.

Please participate as the data collected will be used to enhance your experience with SFFR. 

Please check your email to give us your feedback and cast your nomination. 

2) Little Black Dress Run- October 6 @ 9am.
The Annual Little Black Dress run or LBD which began in 1999 is here again giving you the opportunity to stride through the park in your swankiest, slinkiest, snazziest, skimpiest, sassiest or sluttiest little black dress or in any way you want to make a fashion statement. After strutting through the park for about 2 miles we'll sashay over to the catwalk for judging and prizes hosted by Chuck Louden and Reggie Snowden as well as a bagel brunch.  Regular Saturday runs will also take place for those not inclined to seek the inner RuPaul.

If you don't have time to go shopping, contact Bob at bobcallori@gmail.com and he will bring some extra dresses.  Meanwhile watch the video for ideas and accessories.

2017 LBD run video: https://youtu.be/3ZX3iKo3Uc0
We also invite you to check out our History page - https://www.sffr.org/history

3) Beach Day @ Dolores Park w/ the Tsunamis- 10/7 @ 12pm-4pm 
You know the drill! We will be stationed near the Gay Beach at Dolores park this Sunday. It will be a beautiful day. We will have the LGBT swimming group as our special guest. Come meet our aerobic brothers and sisters!

4) "LOVE SIMON" October Movie Night - October 12 @ 7pm
Food: 7pm; Pizza, BYOB
Movie: 8pm
Description: Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.
Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykHeGtN4m94
RSVP to Gary at 415-283-5541 or pfitzzzz@comcast.net by noon Oct 11
Location: 39 Midcrest Way, SF
 

5) The Election Committee has been selected. 
If you are interested in running for the SFFR 2019 Board, then please keep an eye out for the candidacy deadline. Feel free to ask any questions to the following members: Ned M., Dominic P., Gary P., Brennan B., and Steve K.

On The Horizon - Upcoming SFFR News/Events Beyond This Week

  • SFFR Beach Days with the swim team, Tsunami, will be happening sometime in October. Come meet the guys and gals who love to get wet. 

Do you have a burning itch to add something to the newsletter? Well, SFFR will now take submissions!

If you are interested in submitting an event to the newsletter, please click here!

Have A Suggestion? Share It With The Board!
Tell us what we can improve or what fun event the club can put on or attend: email board@sffr.org with your ideas!

Enjoy your week!

Outside Events Supported by SFFR

1) EBFRW 14th Annual Pride Run & Walk - 10/13 @9am
Please join East Bay Front Runners and Walkers at beautiful Lake Merritt on Saturday, October 13 for our signature event offering a 5K walk, 5K run, and 10K run. Registration now open. Hope to see you there! Click HERE for more info. 

2) Lafayette Reservoir Run followed by a lovely brunch- October 21
For the 20th year, Martin Brook & Eileen Macmillan invite all SFFR members to brunch after the Lafayette Reservoir Run on October 21. Want to sleep in and miss the runs?  No problem, just come to brunch and enjoy the view of Briones Park from their deck.  RSVP using this link HERE for an Evite invitation with full brunch details.  Sign up for the 2 mile, 5K and 10K runs HERE  

3) Homeless Connect Volunteer Opportunity- 10/24, 2 shifts 10am- 1pm & NOON- 3pm
100 service providers are in a convention style format at Bill Graham Auditorium.    This “one stop shop” model provides many services that could not otherwise so easily be accessed.

The most needed role is that of  of "guide."  The clients register and select the type of services needed on a form.  You meet the client with their  form in hand and help them find the way through the maze of vendors to that service which is most important to them.  Or another role would be to volunteer at a specific service provider.  You might work in the food pantry area handing bags of food.  You might work at the cafe making sure that everybody who wants to eat gets fed.  You might work in registering clients as they enter the auditorium.  Click HERE for more information. 

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