BE. members provided input on our group’s accomplishments for the past five years. Based on the number of surveys turned in, a small fund was sponsored and enough was raised to fund part of an upcoming meal serve at the Ronald McDonald House.
Read the full May 2016 group report [click here].
Choosing from our many focus areas, members indicated those that engaged their highest interest. Four focus areas tied for most interest:
- Environmental Issues
- Encouraging STEM interest in at-risk youth
- Separation of Church and State
- Gratitude, Kindness, and Positive Living
Regarding our group values, goals, and mission, our members most closely identified with the core values of Service, Gratitude, and Inclusiveness.
Members suggested some great new events, including volunteering, civic-minded social events, and needs drives.
Specific volunteer interests included Save the Manatees, family-friendly park & beach cleanups, Rally for Target, mentoring and tutoring, Ronald McDonald House, and hosting a sporting event to combat homophobia in sports.
Needs drive suggestions included collecting classroom supplies for a STEM-focused charter school; pet food for seniors on a fixed income; donations for homeless veterans; blankets; and books.
Members were interested in social events such as monthly socials; LGBTQ+ book club or movie night; playing with shelter animals; scrabble; and a monthly dinner with a themed discussion.
Interested in helping us BE better?
There is a lot you can do!
Membership is free and open to the public. We have leadership opportunities for active members including event hosting, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and marketing.
The more awesome people engaged in attending, providing, or guiding opportunities, the better we will BE.
Your involvement is invited and welcomed. Contact BEOrlando@live.com for more information.