October Meeting – Better Late Than Never

Whew what a month!  I apologize for the late notice.  Too many things going on!  I know many of you can relate.

So this month we are trying something New!  Don’t get nervous its okay seriously.  You the group will set the agenda.

We are using a discussion technique called Lean Coffee it let’s the group set the agenda and determine what is most important to discuss. Much better than relying on us to decide what we are talking about.

you can read about the ground rules here http://leancoffee.org/

PSA – If you want real coffee please bring it yourself – I’m not providing it

I’ll bring the sticky notes and pens and such you bring topics to discuss and a smile – see you there

W

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September Meeting Picnic Time !!!!!

It’s time for our annual pot luck picnic!  Our picnic will be behind the Church starting at 6:00 until 9:00 which ever comes first. So please sign up and let us know what you are bringing as people sign up we will periodically  publish a list of what is being brought and what remaining items we need.

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August Meeting – Update from Aids Delaware

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This month we are pleased to welcome Elise Mora, Clinical Director of Aids Delaware.  Elise will be talking about Aids Delaware and the important work they do to support public health in Delaware.  In addition she will share information about Prevention, Testing and Treatment of HIV and Aids.

If you have a question you would like Elise to answer or discuss please submit it below and we will get it to her so she can come to the meeting prepared.

HIV and Aids have faded from the daily news but remain a public health issue.  From The CDC some basic statistics:

  • An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2015, the most recent year for which this information is available. Of those people, about 15%, or 1 in 7, did not know they were infected.
  • Yes. In the United States, 6,721 people died from HIV and AIDS in 2014. HIV remains a significant cause of death for certain populations. In 2014, it was the 8th leading cause of death for those aged 25-34 and 9th for those aged 35-44.
  • In 2016, the number of new HIV diagnoses in the United States was 39,782. There were 32,131 diagnoses among adult and adolescent males (13 years or older), 7,529 among adult and adolescent females, and 122 among children younger than 13 years.

So in the face of this persistent disease what can we do?  Getting educated and tested is a great place to start fighting.  So don’t miss this meeting!

 

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Delaware Pride Festival August 11th

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Of general community interest!   Plan on attending the 2018 Delaware Pride Festival and support our community and the work of Delaware Pride!!   Get your fabulous on and be there!

More information here

Delaware Pride  

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July Meeting – Game Night!!

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This month its GAME NIGHT!!!! Woo Hoo!!! Join us for a relaxing evening of games and conversation.  Feel free to bring snacks to share.  So plan to join us this month and get your game on!!!

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June Meeting – Transgender Healthcare

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This Month Diana M. Collins MSN, ACNP, will be joining us to discuss trans health care needs and give tips, questions or conversation starters that patients should asks their practitioners about their healthcare needs. Including basic preventive care and healthcare maintenance. She will cover both Women’s and Men’s healthcare needs.

Please joins us!  Having good health makes everything in life better.  Good information is an important first step towards improving your health.

Diana’s Biography:

Diana M. Collins is a Nurse educator and an Army Veteran. She is a wife and a mother and is currently working as a Clinical Instructor at Delaware Technical Community College. Prior to working at the college, she worked as a Nurse Educator at Memorial School of Nursing in Albany, NY as well as a medical surgical nurse on a Neuro-orthopedic post-surgical unit at Albany Memorial Hospital. It was on the medical unit where she learned to be innovative in patient care and it fed her passion to effectively teach patients to advocate for their health care.  She discovered that there was more that she wanted to do to improve patient health and decided to enhance her involvement by participating in conventions and healthcare symposiums to not only teach patients but to also advocate for the health care disparities that she noticed over the years focusing on the LGBTQ community and Transgender healthcare .

Diana’s passion to teach and mold minds enhanced her propensity and love for nursing education. While teaching patients she found that by encouraging not only Nurses to educate their patients better but also to teach the patients to advocate for themselves was a great way to bridge the gap. She has a deep appreciation and commitment to her work in the healthcare setting that supports and promotes innovative high quality patient centered care.

 

 

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Delren May Meeting Special Guest James W Walker VII Executive Clearance

Join us to hear from our special guest James W Walker VII Electrologist from Executive Clearance.

Hair some of us love it others hate it!  It all depends where you land so to speak.   If you fall into the yuck get this hair stuff off me camp, then you need to be at this meeting to hear what James has to say.  More About James and his unique approach to hair removal:

“James W. Walker VII has 30 years experience in the practice of permanent hair removal. Trained in all three forms of electrolysis, he utilizes what is best for the individual client’s needs at any given time.  Having traveled the world for training and mentoring others in the profession, he has removed literally millions of hairs from thousands of clients from every part of the body.

Unlike the majority of practitioners in the field of Electrology, James does not limit nor restrict the areas of the body he will work on, nor genders he will service.  All clients are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.  His open door policy of treating any who wish to be treated, has found a positive reception within the Transgender Community specifically, who are readily encouraged to show up for their appointments in the gender they prefer and be treated accordingly. In his focus on Transgender Care he has developed innovative techniques for clearance of facial beards that minimizes notice-ability and recovery time, granting clients a degree of secrecy to their hair removal endeavor.”

As always when we present medical and cosmetic practitioner information sessions, it is not an endorsement of the service, procedure, or practitioner from Delaware Renaissance, its board, leadership or membership.   It is solely your responsibility as an individual to determine the fitness of the information provided in this session.

Doors open at 7:30 Meeting starts at 8:00

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington , DE 19803

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April DelRen Meeting Special Guest Karla Fleshman from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware

Please Join us for this special meeting.  Karla Fleshman LCSW, Ordained Pastor in the MCC and LGBTQ Outreach Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware (BBBSDE) will be speaking at our meeting.  Karla will tell us about BBBSDE, their programs and opportunities to get involved and change a child’s life for the better.

What better way to make the world a better place than to do it by helping an LGBTQ child thrive?  Please plan to attend and learn about this important topic.

Doors open at 7:30 Meeting starts at 8:00

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington , DE 19803

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DelRen Meeting March 10 at 8:00 P.M.

It’s Magical March! Leprechauns, Four Leaf Clovers and Rainbows!  (we do like Rainbows)

Join us this month for community conversation round table and check in! Bring your questions, thoughts, and musings to share.  Who needs a pot of gold  we have a community worth so much more.  See you at the meeting!

Doors open at 7:30 Meeting starts at 8:00

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington , DE 19803

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February Meeting

 Shake off the mid-winter blahhs.  Come join us for our monthly meeting!   Yes, we know it’s February talk about a month of mixed emotions!  Valentine’s Day, the most two-edged holiday of them all!  President’s Day, Ground Hog Day The party just keeps rolling! Add to that cold ice and snow.  It’s a wonder we get through it!

Be brave and join us!  It’s so worth it!

On the bright side, there is chocolate and one month closer to spring.  Let February know how you feel by defying its cold grip.  Join us and bask in the warmth of friends and supportive conversation!!

Doors open at 7:30 Meeting starts at 8:00

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington , DE 19803

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